Enhancement Social Integration - what would you like to see

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  1. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Social integration is a vital part of any website these days, so I request each one of you to give suggestions on what and how would you like RAID101 integrated with other social networking medias like Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

    Points put up so far:
    Facebook/Twitter/Google+:
    - Links to all our latest reviews & articles.
    - Photos from our photography threads.
    - Links to upcoming events & contests.
    - Facebook Recommend, Tweet, G+ Share button on each thread (More prominent than they are now)
    - AddThis on each page
    - Login from these sites credentials
    - Paper.li weekly newspaper with the happening from our twitter and Facebook accounts

    Facebook App:
    - Notification of replies to watched threads

    Twitter:
    - Cool hip hashtags we all can spread.
    - Other interesting/useful tweets from popular sources retweeted.

    Google+ Page:
    - Hangouts (with broadcast & records) on Air

    Flickr/YouTube/Vimeo:
    - Photography contest winners pictures on Flickr
    - Videos on YouTube & Vimeo and then shared via social networks

    Other:
    - AddThis on post permalinks (Available on XF stock) & along with FB/Twitter/G+
    - Bit.Ly setup so all our links are shortened from raid101.com/etc to r.101/etc
    - WiseStamp for all our email IDs with links to RAID's FB/Twitter?G+ pages
    - Company profile on Linked.IN
    - Share locations of restaurants/places members ate out/reviews on foursquare.

    Management:
    - We will need a dedicated team to manage this off-site promotion and maintenance
    - We will also need some tools to automate the posting on the various social media including FB/Twitter/G+/Pinterest/Tumblr/etc
     
  2. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    - Facebook Recommend, Tweet, G+ Share button on each thread (More prominent than they are now)
    - Login from Facebook/Twitter/Google IDs
    - Own Twitter channel/Facebook Page with live feed of newly created threads in all the news/reviews/article sections
     
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  3. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    lets have the buttons in a very compact format. right hand top corner of post/thread. elegant and non-intrusive.
     
  4. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    How about a right & left floating buttons/ribbons on the edge of the pages.. thats how all the cool kids do it..

    Facebook Fan Page
    - Links to all our latest reviews & articles.
    - Photos from our photography threads.
    - Links to upcoming events & contests.

    Twitter
    - Same content of Fb mirrored through tweets.
    - Cool hip hashtags we all can spread.
    - Other interesting/useful tweets from popular sources retweeted.


    Google+ Page
    - Same stuff as Fb/Twitter.
    - Hangouts (with broadcast & records) on Air


    We will need a dedicated team to manage this off-site promotion and maintenance.
    The people responsible will be careful that the content which is promoted though these social media channels should be relevant.
    Also frequency of such updates should be controlled so the user subscribing to us doesnt feel spammed.
     
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  5. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    these floating 'magical' things end up crashing. script goes out of control and ff suggests to kill it. more irritating than anything else. we should imbibe a promotion culture instead, where users get into a habit of sharing quality stuff on social media.
     
  6. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I like the points brought forward, except the floating thing.

    We need to assemble a team for the social sphere promotions, who wants to do this? Raise you hand :p
     
  7. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Google+ I can, accessing others is a problem for me at work.
     
  8. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    We need ideas people!
     
  9. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I like the ideas put out by the dbg. We can start somewhere and then build it from there? what say?
     
  10. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Ideas?!?!?!?
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I can see the tweet/g+ and facebook icon at the bottom. So we as members can also promote/integrate this into our social profiles right?
     
  12. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Some ideas:
    --AddThis on post permalinks (Available on XF stock)
    --Bit.Ly setup so all our links are shortened to r.101
    --Paper.li weekly newspaper with the happening from our twitter and Facebook accounts
    --WiseStamp for all our email IDs with links to RAID's FB/Twitter?G+ pages
    --Photography contest winners pictures on Flickr
    --Videos on YouTube & Vimeo and then shared via social networks
    --Company profile on Linked.IN
    --Share locations of restaurants/places members ate out/reviews on foursquare.

    We will also need some "tools" to automate the posting on the various social media including FB/Twitter/G+/Pinterest/Tumblr/etc
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    --AddThis on post permalinks (Available on XF stock) - GOOD
    --Bit.Ly setup so all our links are shortened to r.101 - URL Shorteners are are in the Grey when using them to share content. Ideally a user should know what link he is clicking on.

    --Paper.li weekly newspaper with the happening from our twitter and Facebook accounts - This is new. have to check it out

    --WiseStamp for all our email IDs with links to RAID's FB/Twitter?G+ pages - New again, no clue

    --Photography contest winners pictures on Flickr - Aaah .. a Flickr account too. We forgots.

    --Videos on YouTube & Vimeo and then shared via social networks - Yes, always on the cards

    --Company profile on Linked.IN - Good to have, as long there are no legal per-requisites.

    --Share locations of restaurants/places members ate out/reviews on foursquare. - Does 4Sq allow us to all to post it under a 'RAID101' group ?


    Lets concentrate on a fewer Social Medias websites as a priority .. Fb/G+/Twitter etc.
    Rest can come in later.
     
  14. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Lets concentrate on a fewer Social Medias websites as a priority .. Fb/G+/Twitter etc.
    Rest can come in later.[/quote]
    1. URL shortener we will use is a custom one r.101 not a generic one
    2. Linked.IN will be done once the company registers
    3. For 4sq we already have a RAID101 ID

    Our primary social media will be FB/Twitter/G+, however we need to have some activity on others too to entice the users there, and honestly other social medias are being looked on as more apt places for content sharing and not just emo quotes and rants like FB/Twitter, that is why we need to concentrate there as well. We need to target users by numbers as well as quality content sharing with a professional approach.
     
  15. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Yes please, lets just keep it to the important ones first, and then roll out to others.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    URL Shorteners are usually frowned upon when sharing content .. Its considered good practice to link the full URL when posting online so the user know what he is clicking on.

    As a initiative even we can discourage URL shorteners.
     
  17. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Normal url shortened:
    bit.ly
    goo.gl
    t.co
    tinurl.com


    Ours, exclusive: r.101


    Get it?
    Advantage? Looks cleaner, professional and good for Twiiter (Character limit)
     
  18. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Yes.. get it.

    but only when on sharing twitter due to char limit.
    When sharing on other social media we should use the full URL.

    I'm speaking of URL shorteners in General.
     
  19. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I beg to differ. Why? So far it has been easy for us, and whatever we have done, anyone can do, Tech part is not hard, hire someone, done. The harder part starts now, marketing, and brining in content. We have to push this as hard as possible in the start itself, because we are going for a hybrid social networking-forum model, which if setup right is self sustaining. So if we concentrate on content AND traffic now (To appreciate the content and make it popular) we willl really decrease the efforts for later. We are not a website/blog where we need to keep generating content, lots and lots of marketing, we can create a self sustaining model.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    We are little short on man-power to manage all these outlets.

    Lets do the bare minimum for now.

    First-time-right.
     

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