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Social Media and Spam: 5 Must-Reads

Here are 5 must-reads on social media and spam that we don’t want you to miss.

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‘Likejacking’: Spammers Hit Social Media
By Olga Kharif Spammers create as many as 40 percent of the accounts on social-media sites. About 8 percent of messages sent via social pages are spam, approximately twice the volume of six months ago.

Reddit Bans The Atlantic, Businessweek In Anti-Spam Crusade
By Jeff Bercovici Getting journalists to share the content they produce is a high priority for companies like Facebook and Twitter. Reddit sees it more as a nuisance.

What Is Social Media Spam? [INFOGRAPHIC]
By Shea Bennett This infographic from Seo Smarty provides a handy one-page resource as to how each of the major social networks defines spam, what sort of spam you can expect and their position therein.

Tips for Tackling Social Media Spam
By Linda Bustos Thanks to the low barrier to entry and the propensity for “black hat” Internet marketers to stop at nothing to make money online, any social network that has significant traction is going to be a magnet for spam and brandjacking.

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers
By Josh Mackey Marketers who face pushback on social networking spam issues need to be prepared to respond head on. The advice below comes from insights that I have gleaned from being neck deep in social audience measurement product development for the past year and a half.

About Chad Richards

Chad is Senior Social Media Manager at Firebelly Marketing, a social media marketing agency. Connect with him on Twitter, Linkedin and .

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