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Aug 18, 2009 - Spotting things you'll want to see today.

This is the August 18 2009 special edition of Who's Blogging What, a weekly newsletter that covers more than 1,000 top web marketing blogs to help busy online professionals involved in social media, search marketing, email, user experience and web analytics. Listed below are the recent posts on Twitter marketing that our readers have found to be the most useful. Subscribers receive updated lists with all new links weekly. If you want to be kept up to date you may enter your email address in the box at the right.

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The most useful posts about Twitter

Twitter's long, busy summer. It got burned by a series of DDos attacks and it (so far) has survived a strong response from the ever growing Facebook. Twitter also spent the summer finding increased favor with brands (including Martha Stewart herself) and it steadfastly continued to morph into a search power. Here are the posts that our readers followed most closely during this summer of social media.

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Doing Business On Twitter:
  • Twitter 101 - A Special Guide [business.Twitter.com]
  • 10 Great Ways To Use Twitter To Your Business's Advantage [WebProNews]
  • 6 Ways to Use Twitter to Impact Your Brand [Ogilvy]
  • 4 Ways Brands Are Earning -and Buying- Followers on Twitter [Jeremiah Owyang]
  • 137 Small Business Twitter Tips [Small Biz Trends]
  • 8 Examples of 'Win Great Stuff' Efforts To Drive Twitter Followers [Creativity in Public Relations]
  • Five ways to make money from Twitter [LA Times Technology]
  • What Click-Through Rate Can You Expect From Twitter? [Mashable]
  • Using Twitter To Rate Email Campaign Effectiveness [Mail Chimp]
  • 5 Twitter Tips to Strengthen Your Content Marketing Strategy [Content Marketing Today]
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Twitter Tools You Can Use
  • 15 Useful Twitter Tools For Web Workers [Freelance Folder]
  • 3 Aggregation Tools For Tracking Tweets [Search Engine Land]
  • 50 Free and Exclusive Twitter Icons [Designer Depot]
  • Tinker Becomes A More Powerful Twitter Trends Discovery Engine [TechCrunch]
  • 10 valuable Twitter utilities for business users [Between The Lines]
  • 4 Easy Ways to Find Valuable Business Twitterers to Follow [Scott Fox]
  • The 14 most essential tools for a killer Twitter strategy [Blending The Mix]
Twitter Becomes a Search Term
  • Twitter Search Tips For B2B Marketers [Search Engine Land]
  • The Top 10 Twitter SEO Tips [Mashable]
  • What Bing, Twitter, and Facebook Mean for SEO [WebProNews]
  • Facebook testing real-time search before Twitter becomes defacto [Between The Lines]
  • Twitter SEO - the Future of Keywords [Search Engine Journal]
  • GeoChirp is a Really Cool Local Twitter Search [Mashable]
  • Bing Starts Indexing Twitter Updates, Sort Of [Search Engine Journal]
  • Contextual Ads Based Off Social Network Profile: Twitter and Facebook [Jeremiah Owyang]
Using Twitter Like A Pro:
  • Pro Twitterers Share Their Secrets [Mediapost]
  • 10+ super geeky ways to use Twitter [Download Squad]
  • Eight Firefox extensions for the Twitter fanatic [WebWare]
  • From Corporate to Personal: A Breakdown Of The Four Types of Twitter Profiles [Jeremiah Owyang]
  • Twitter Better: 20 Ways to Filter Your Tweets [Mashable]
Twitter In The News:
  • 10 Stunning [And Useful] Stats About Twitter [Influential Marketing]
  • Top 5 Twitter Related Trends to Watch [Mashable]
  • Twitter Becomes Most Linked to Social Media Site in Email Marketing [Email Data Source]
  • An In-Depth Look Inside the Twitter World [Sysomos]
  • Project Retweet: Phase One [Twitter Blog]
  • A round up of Twitter stats - 3/4 joined Jan to May 2009, 60%+ in US [Social Media Today]
  • For TechCrunch, Twitter = Traffic -A Statistical Breakdown [TechCrunch]
  • Technorati Seeks Some Twitter Juice, Launching Twittorati [Paid Content]
  • 2009 Facebook and Twitter Growth by Age Group [Ignite]
  • The Web in Numbers: Twitter Back on Track, Wolfram Alpha Plummets [Mashable]

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