• PEG FITZPATRICK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Blog] How to Market on Social Media Like a Global Brand
    Blog Posts Social Media how to curate content market on social media social media checklist social media strategy sprout socialWant to market like a pro? Curious how the big brands market flawlessly? Get your own powerhouse social media strategy in motion complete with a checklist. I’m super excited to partner with Sprout Social on a free webinar on August 2nd at 3 pm ET. Of course, you’re invited! RSVP here. Webinar Details from the Sprout team: A practical webinar to help you market your small business with multiple social media platforms. Post one to two times to Facebook.
  • TALKWALKER SM  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Blog] 5 Great Hashtag Campaigns From The Hospitality Industry
    Screenshot from the Facebook account of Brooke Savard, creator of the popular World of Wanderlust travel blog. Why should you bother creating your own hashtag campaign ? good hashtag can redefine your online brand identity, provide you with new ways to interact with your customers and help you promote product and services to new audience segments. Here are 5 great examples of hashtag campaigns from the hospitality industry that will inspire your social media strategy. LifeWellTravelled: Cathay Pacific sets the travel tone. Right: Screenshot from the Starwood Hotels website.
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Blog] 10 best content marketing tools
    You can achieve that by asking them to write guest blog posts for you, try out your products or services and write reviews for them, or simply hire them as promoters of your brand. Website Grader, Open Site Explorer & 8 more tools. Post by Kate Simpson. ontent marketers have access to hundreds of tools that can make their jobs more effective. With so many options out there, it’s easy to get carried away and start using more tools than necessary. Instead of complicating your life by testing tools that don’t work, you can try some of the most efficient options out there. Cost: free.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Blog] PB136: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Evergreen Content for Your Blog
    “If you could only write one type of content on your blogs – what would it be?” One of the most important things I’ve done in my blogging has been to focus on writing one particular form of content above all others – that being evergreen content. Can You REALLY Make Money Blogging? [7 Things I Know About Making Money from Blogging] – A frequently asked question. How to Craft a Blog Post – 10 Crucial Points to Pause – Introduction to a 10-part series. Make Money Blogging. Choosing a Blog Platform – Advice.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Blog] PB136: The Best Investment of Time You’ll Ever Make as a Blogger
    “If you could only write one type of content on your blogs – what would it be?” One of the most important things I’ve done in my blogging has been to focus on writing one particular form of content above all others – that being evergreen content. Can You REALLY Make Money Blogging? [7 Things I Know About Making Money from Blogging] – A frequently asked question. How to Craft a Blog Post – 10 Crucial Points to Pause – Introduction to a 10-part series. Make Money Blogging. Choosing a Blog Platform – Advice.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Blog] The 3 Best Things About Social Data Visualization
    Just because every blog is singing the praises of video for social marketing doesn’t mean that you’re going to see business impact from this tactic. Our Visualize Your Social Data webinar, in partnership with Tableau , popped off today. Aviel Ginzburg, co-founder and VP of Product at Simply Measured, and Michelle Wallace, Senior Product Marketing Coordinator at Tableau, taught us how to make social data flexible and beautiful, and integrate it with your company’s other data systems — complete with demos and an in-depth Q&A session. The only way to find out?
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Blog] 3 Steps for Making Sure Your New Blog Makes Money Faster
    And when looking at the overcrowded nature of the blogging industry, this concern is completely valid. According to StrataBeat , there are more than 250 million blogs online today that is viewed by more than 409 million users each month. Before launching your blog , try to build relationships with your target audience to establish brand familiarity. What if you wake up one day and don’t have the creative energy to come up with today’s blog post? Post by Adi Englander. Build an audience via social media before you launch. Nail down your personas. Are you ready?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Blog] Please Embrace Owned Media and Help Alleviate a Pet Peeve
    Kara Vanskike explains why having your owned media, such as a website or blog is key to business' long-term success. Many businesses owners rely on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat to carry their businesses. It's very risky to build a community and conduct your business only through a site you don't own. The post Please Embrace Owned Media and Help Alleviate a Pet Peeve appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Above The Noise: A New Book for Communicators Three Myths About Ghostwriting for an Executive Which Brand Storytelling Persona are You?
  • MELTWATER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Blog] Proving Marketing ROI: The Metrics You Should Report
    Everyone needs something to strive for to keep them on track. Key performance indicators (KPIs)… Read More.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Blog] Facebook Open-Sources Surround 360 3-D 360-Degree Camera System
    Research scientist Forrest Briggs made the announcement in a blog post : Today we officially open-sourced the specs for Surround 360 , our high-quality 3-D-360 hardware and software video capture system. Facebook introduced its Surround 360 3-D 360-degree camera system at its F8  global developers conference in April, and this week, the social network open-sourced  its specifications. When Surround 360 debuted at F8, Facebook said it had no plans to brand or sell the system, adding that it would post the specifications to GitHub. That day has come.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Blog] Psychology’s Six Tips for Killer Confidence (and A Story About A Book)
    It’s a conversation you hear over and over again in Facebook groups, in blogging and entrepreneurial circles, anywhere you find people with big goals and big plans. Don’t set your sights on producing the most popular blog that ever there was. Just write a blog post and share it. Being clear on your strengths and what you bring to the world and then using those strengths in your blogging not only helps to build your confidence but it’s great for your wellbeing too! It might be publishing your first blog post, or launching on online course? In Dutch. Hopeless.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Blog] Recipe For a Killer WordPress Blog
    Competition is fierce and you need to be seriously committed to making a killer blog if you want yours even to be seen by anyone searching for what you offer. Here’s the quick recipe for creating a killer WordPress blog, and I’ll go into the details further along: Write for the right group of people, using the right keywords and optimizing for search engines, publishing regular fresh, unique content. And Neil Patel, digital marketing guru, claims you can setup a killer blog in 1 hour. once created a WordPress blog to document a diet I decided to start. SEO plugin.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
    [Blog] How to Monitor Social Media Conversations Using Agorapulse
    Take a peek on how I assigned a Facebook mention of our blog. Did you know that Agorapulse allows you to monitor social media by capturing key conversations on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook? If you’re ready to get serious about social media listening, check out what we can do for you. Monitoring on Twitter. With Agorapulse, you can discover Twitter conversations containing words or phrases specified by you, filtered by language and location.  . Want to set up a listening station like that? Well, great! This is what our own default search list looks like. Monitoring on Instagram.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
    [Blog] The Science and Art of Batching to Increase Your Productivity
    Think of a blogging task that you need to do on a regular basis, like invoicing. Look at the tasks you do in your blogging on a regular basis and decide which ones can be easily batched. Blog writing. Blog maintenance. Blog reading and commenting. The frequency of the batched tasks will vary depending on the nature of the task; email for example is best batched daily, social media on a weekly basis and blog maintenance on a monthly basis. 3. What tasks do you batch for your blog? By ProBlogger Expert Nicole Avery. The science of batching.
  • MELTWATER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
    [Blog] The Death Of Brand Loyalty: Cultural Shifts Mean It’s Gone Forever
    In the old days, consumers would find a brand that did what it promised: perhaps… Read More.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
    [Blog] Take Back Your Time With These 10 Ready-Made Spreadsheet Templates (And Our Top Tips and Time-Savers)
    This is why marketing spreadsheets have been such a boon for us, helping us to track important social media metrics , see our blog growth , and get more work done in less time. Blog post traffic tracker. The blog post traffic spreadsheet enables us to keep an eye on which pieces of content are hitting our traffic goals and it’s also really great to keep an eye on what topics are performing best, too. 4. One of our cultural values at Buffer , is to live smarter, not harder. We like to think this extends into our workflows as well. We’d love to help. Spilt.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
    [Blog] Best Free SEO Tip for 2016
    Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas: 25 Content Marketing Resources. Preface.            Sometimes the abundance of work to be done make me wanna weep silently surrounded by trees. But I do love my job, and in years, working with eCommerce businesses, dancing around the Pareto principle, and falling asleep in the middle of 15k+ list of keywords, I’ve devised some effective strategies organically boosting SEO. One of the best strategies I’d like to share with you is knotted around a keyword research and a competitors research. It has a massive impact on organic traffic. Step #1. The “Pos.”
  • AGORA PULSE  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Blog] How to Promote Your Blog in 8 Seriously Easy Steps
    Are you missing opportunities to promote your blog? When I first started blogging I’d spend hours writing the perfect post, share it out on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and then move on to the next one. Step 1: Write three  blog headlines. Writing a good blog title is an art. wrote about the process I use to create headlines on my blog earlier this year. It’s worth spending some time crafting not just one, but at least three headlines for each blog post you write. You’ll use each of these when promoting your blog later. Seasonal.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Blog] 2016 Tour de France Sprints to More Than 3.7 Million Tweets
    Barthelemy Collin , who works on sports partnerships for Twitter, said in a blog post  that the top five tweeted-about moments during the race were: Eventual winner Chris Froome starts running while his bicycle is being fixed after a crash with a motorcycle during stage 12. The 2016 Tour de France  was the topic of more than 3.7 million tweets during the course of the race, July 2 through 24, seen on Twitter some 4.1 billion times. The Tour de France committee announces that Froome retains the yellow jersey (worn by the race’s overall leader) at the end of stage 12. Nairo Quintana.
  • SOCIALIZED  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Blog] Comments Were Meant to Be Deleted
    There are other places, however, where the metaphor is not so passive and the idea of a simple feed doesn’t work. I’ve been blogging for over 10 years. I’ve also managed corporate blogs and Facebook pages for some of the world’s largest companies. blog or Facebook page absolutely is owned — editorially and morally — by the person or company who created it and maintains it. Blogging Business Communications Corporate Communications Ethics Executive Blogs Facebook Social Media Social NetworksIf you do, we can be friends.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Blog] PIN’s: The Future of Private Link Building
    What I’m going to reveal in this blog post is a strategy that will likely weed out a certain section of the ViperChill audience. In other words, I’m fully aware that this blog post will make a particular type of person unsubscribe from ViperChill and likely never return. If you are loyal to Google guidelines, the teachings of blogs like Moz and love playing by the book, then you’ll probably realise with this article that we possess a very different perspective. This blog post details one such opportunity, but I realise it will not be for everyone.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Blog] Twitter Wants Non-Users to Come ‘See What’s Happening’
    Chief marketing officer Leslie Berland  announced the new campaign in a blog post , saying that its content, including videos and digital ads, will drive home what Twitter has to offer in terms of breaking news, entertainment, sports and politics, as well as attempt to clear up misconceptions about the social network from non-users. Twitter’s newest marketing campaign encourages non-users to “See What’s Happening.”. Second, they thought if they wanted to use Twitter, they were “supposed to tweet every day” and didn’t think they would have that much to say. ChbWRrSJyK https://t.co/r9AZd9rzI3.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Blog] Why My Blog Motto is “Done and Not Perfect”
    When I entered the world of blogging it all felt so random. looked around at the stunning blogs I admired and felt paralysed. Even although I knew I wanted to share my story and recipes via a blog, it felt like those people knew more, took better photos, had a bigger audience, wrote beautifully. There’s no boss in blogging land. Not only this – I started my blog with a two-year-old and six-month-old in tow. How is one meant to create a work of blogging art under those circumstances?! By Lisa Corduff. remember the deadlines at work. Heard of it?
  • PEG FITZPATRICK  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Blog] Drastically Improve your Social Media Success
    read a book or blog that you love ]. Learn new skills and improve your blog. [ try Skillshare or Lynda.com ]. Blog Posts Social Media Being Positive social media successCan you drastically improve your social media success with one tip? Yes, you can. The one thing that’s really holding you back from success is you. Yes, you. Comparing yourself to other people. Comparison is the thief of joy.” Theodore Roosevelt Click To Tweet. Comparison could be making you feel jealous, unhappy, and possibly crushing your creativity. Stop it! Or make more money. Have better cars.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Blog] The Digital Transformation Playbook With David Rogers - This Week's Six Pixels Podcast
    blogging. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Episode #524 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. These days, you can't throw a business professional down a flight of stairs without the words "digital transformation" tumbling out of their mouths. Every business, in every space (small, medium and large) is faced with how digital is transforming the very landscape of business today. And more importantly, exactly how to adapt." Enjoy the conversation. .
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Blog] PB135: How to Grow Your Blogs Traffic and Income by Setting Goals
    Pamela, one of our readers asked this question: “ Darren I’ve been blogging now for 12 months and I’ve seen some growth in my traffic and more recently income – but I’m finding it hard to know whether I’m going well or not because I don’t know where a 12 month old blog should be at? Maybe it’s too hard to give a number but do you have any advice on what kind of goals I should be setting myself for my blogging when it comes to traffic or income?”. It may be a bit hard to answer when it comes to specific numbers because no two blogs are alike. Full Transcript.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016
    [Blog] Should My Agency Use Social Media Automation?
    Don’t be afraid to schedule your industry news and tap into RSS feeds of those influencers you love; balance the scheduled messages with posts, stories and blog articles which will humanize you again. like to work a month out for my clients. I’ll use industry associations to curate content, add in some humanizing photos and videos reflecting company culture, blog posts to establish my client as the experts they are within their fields, and a couple calls to action directing the audience to download some whitepapers or tips to help them within their business. Why does this happen?
  • MELTWATER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016
    [Blog] How to Keep Press Releases Fresh Day in Day Out: 6 PR Tips from Doctor Who
    Nowhere is brand loyalty, and it’s corollary, fandom, more on display than at San Diego’s… Read More.
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA HAT  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016
    [Blog] Watch 65 Smart Marketers Help You Be A Better Marketer
    Everyone's creating all this content online: from blogs to podcasts and videos. The speakers will give you a step-by-step process to go from a "no name blog" to creating a lead-generating machine. The magical sauce that will turn a bland blog into captivating content. Marketing Watch 65 Smart Marketers Help You Be A Better Marketer. But does it matter? More importantly, are you accomplishing your goals with the content you deliver? Or are you simply spinning your wheels in the mud? Well, if you're doing it right, your content is effective and tied to your goals. 12 days.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Blog] #SproutChat Recap: Social Media & Marketing Resources Roundup
    All professionals have their go-to news outlets, blogs, podcasts and social media channels for advice and inspiration to better themselves and advance in their career. keep up with the @SMExaminer , @TamaraMcCleary @RebekahRadice blogs because they provide value to us. At Sprout, we always like to pay close attention to the networks’ blogs for the latest and most accurate info. This week at #SproutChat , the community shared their favorite social media marketing resources. We’ve put together a roundup of some of the best ones. Breaking News about Social Media Networks.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Blog] What Every Social Media Intern Needs to Know
    After reading many blog posts and scrolling through the entire Simply Measured Instagram feed, it was easy to tell I would be working at a cool place with a ton of talented people. My name is Audrey, and I am the Social Media Intern at Simply Measured! I’m going on my fourth week here, and I couldn’t have picked a better place to spend my summer. I’m Audrey! I’ll be a Senior at the University of Washington this fall. When I first heard about this internship, I knew right away that I had to apply. ” I wanted to do more than just tweet things and get coffee. Data Matters.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Blog] The Next Economy Company
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. There have been so many changes in business because of technology. We're just getting started. There is no doubt that we have seen massive shifts in how consumers buy, connect and share in the past decade. It's hard to imagine a world where connectivity, mobile devices and more are not ubiquitous, affordable and available to all. The connection points for that to happen are unfolding before our very eyes. The internet is still at the beginning of its beginning. avatar. brand.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Blog] Sophisticated Marketer's Podcast - Pokemon Go, Personal Branding And The Power Of Great Writing In A Video-Rich World
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Jason Miller is a rocking tour du force of business, marketing and conversation. Jason is a rock photographer and loves all music that is hard and heavy almost as much as I do. He has a history in the music business (as I do) and, after connecting, it felt like we truly were "brothers from another mother." Professionally, Jason is also living the dream. Here's how he describes our show together. What's the real marketing opportunity on Pokemon Go ? advertising. b2b marketing.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Blog] Never Has LinkedIn Been More Powerful Than Today
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. LinkedIn is the most powerful weapon you have in building your reputation. . believe this. Wholeheartedly. The problem, of course, is that we live in this strange new on-demand world. What do you want? What do you need? We can access almost anything with our smartphones and the flick of our thumb. A car. place to stay. Someone to mate with. You name it. It's all right there. Instantly. It's not a smartphone. We expect now, in real-time. Why doesn't everything work this fast?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Blog] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    Managing the Tensions and Tradeoffs Between UX & SEO  | Moz. I’ve seen so much debate over the years on how to fully SEO your site without sounding like you wrote your blog for a keyword-hungry computer. Unless you’re lucky enough to have someone unsubscribe with the comment “this blog is just so BORING” like I did, you may never actually know you’ve sailed past the point of interest for your readers! How I got 20K Views in my Second Month of Blogging | Simply Every. How to Repurpose Your Blog Content [infographic] | Smart Passive Income.
  • MELTWATER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Blog] Getting It Right: Best Practices for Brands Giving Apologies
    Forever burned in my memory is a certain sign about apologies that hung on the… Read More.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Blog] Create an Experience Your Customers Can’t Wait to Share Online
    We want to make sure we capture all of that in our consulting work, so that’s my primary job. I do some other things, like a lot of folks, some of the team. I do write for the blog occasionally, less often now than I used to, and do a lot of speaking at different events and workshops about all of the topics we cover, content marketing, online customer service, customer experience, social media, and that whole gamut. Welcome back to Talk Digital to Me! Here today is Daniel Lemin, Convince & Convert’s Head of Consulting and author of Manipurated. What do you do there?
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Blog] Facebook Connectivity Lab’s Aquila Aircraft Takes Flight
    In a separate blog post , Martin Luis Gomez and director of engineering, telecommunications infrastructure Andrew Cox offered far more details on the preparations that led up to Thursday’s test flight, as well as an outline of the challenges to come: ensuring that Aquila is able to collect enough solar energy; increasing battery power while keeping size to a minimum; working with an unprecedented combination of size and speed for an aircraft; and keeping the project economically viable. Aquila is designed to be hyper-efficient, so it can fly for up to three months at a time.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Blog] Twitter Food Council to Fill Up Twitter, Vine, Periscope With Tasty Content
    The social network announced  Thursday that it created the Twitter Food Council, which Janice Morris , who works on lifestyle partnerships for Twitter, described in a blog post  as “a group of leading culinary figures who regularly join the Twitter conversation on all things food and food culture.”. Twitter is about to get a lot more tasty. Tweet with the #FoodFlock as we debut the inaugural Twitter Food Council https://t.co/ap8bkIQjGp ap8bkIQjGp pic.twitter.com/qToWm6kIaY. — Twitter Food (@TwitterFood) July 21, 2016. Rick Bayless : @Rick_Bayless , celebrity chef. Join us?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Blog] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #318
    Persuasion Update: Clinton Vs. Trump - Scott Adam's Blog. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . We built voice modulation to mask gender in technical interviews. Here's what happened. Interviewing.io. This by way of Tim O'Reilly , who joined us at Startupfest last week. The outcome isn't exactly what you'd expect -- and it's important." Alistair for Hugh). Case for Email Etiquette - Paco Nathan - Medium. Alistair for Mitch). Hugh for Mitch).
  • MELTWATER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Blog] Death to the Page View, Here Are the Four Metrics of the Future
    Since the web’s inception, we have had a crazed obsession with “hits.” ” In the ‘90s… Read More.
  • PAM MOORE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Blog] Future of Social Media Report with Jason Keath CEO of Social Fresh
    What content types are marketers planning to invest in (video, blog posts, infographics, Snapchat stories, whitepapers etc.). To be successful in business using social and digital marketing strategies and tactics, you must do more than simply focus on the near term. You must know where you are going and how you are going to get there. In addition, you must understand the larger ecosystem of which you are working within. In the online world, keeping up with trends can be a challenge. The only one guarantee we have in the social and digital world is change. Get use to it. iTunes. Stitcher.
  • MELTWATER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Blog] Social Sidekick 8/7-8/13
    Please, sir, may I have S'mores Day? Even during the dog days of summer, there's… Read More.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Blog] 7 Types Of Awesome Social Media Content Your Brand Can Be Creating Right Now
    For every 10 blog posts the company shares on social media, one or two will have accompanying GIFs that illustrate a concept from the post. And they’re also quicker to create, meaning you could potentially pump one or two out for every blog post. As you can see, the team took an interesting concept from one of their blog posts and turned it into a simple graph. Have you ever wondered why people love eating at buffets? It’s not because all-you-can-eat options are better for your wallet; in fact, economists have proved  ordering traditional dishes is actually cheaper.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Blog] [Cool Social Tools] IssueLab: To Unlock PDF Jail, Share What You Know
    couple weeks ago, Ernie Smith blogged at Associations Now that “PDF files are like nicotine for nonprofits: Some associations just can’t quit them.”. Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! ———— Pity the poor PDF. The PDF file has its own entry in the Internet hall of shame, “ websites that suck.” But what if the problem is not with PDFs, but the way we share the content that’s in them? photo credit ).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Blog] PB134: How to Decide if You Should Start on a New Social Network or Medium
    There is an unlimited amount of things we could be doing to support our blogs, but not all of them are right for us. I am going to go through some areas where we can ask questions to determine where we really should focus our energy. Blogging, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, FB, G+ in its day, Twitter etc – but to this point I’ve avoided podcasting as it doesn’t seem as natural a fit (although there are successful photography ones that talk gear or video ones that do well that talk technique). 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Should I be blogging? My Audience?
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Blog] The Most Talked-About Topics at the Republican National Convention 2016
    We’ll be posting updates right here on the Simply Measured blog. Even as 721 delegates cast their votes for candidates other than Donald Trump — the most remarkable expression of party dissent since 1976 — Mr. Trump captured the official Republican nomination to represent the party in the 2016 Presidential  Elections. Such a great honor to be the Republican Nominee for President of the United States. will work hard and never let you down! AMERICA FIRST! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2016. That moment when Nevada GOP chief gets the state capital wrong.
  • MELTWATER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Blog] 104 of the Best Free Data Sources For Your Next Infographic
    The best way to make a great infographic? Make sure it has great data. It’s… Read More.
  • KATIE LANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Blog] How Do You Know When to Post to Social Media in the Moment (and When to Schedule It Out?)
    This is a question I get asked pretty frequently so I thought it was important to address on my blog today. How about scheduling or posting later?  I look at our marketing calendar to get a sense of what type of content we want to share on social media; what webinars or events do I have coming up that I’d like to promote, what blog posts are we publishing that we’d like to share, etc. Blog scheduling social media strategyIt’s the age old question in social media – post in the moment or wait and post later? Or, schedule posts in advance?
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Blog] 10 Social Lessons for B2B Companies
    Get Blogging. If you don’t have a corporate blog, now is a good time to start one. Blogging is a great platform to showcase thought-leadership content and exciting events, highlight customer success stories, and more. Having a call to action (CTA) in each blog post is also critical to taking each visitor through the buyer’s journey. If you have difficulty finding social media content, it may be easier to publish a blog post in lieu of creating a page on your website (depending on your internal structure and resources). Subscribe to our blog https://t.co/SyEBjQ6SHZ
  • YMARKETINGMATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Blog] Twitter Basics: How To Get Started On Twitter For Business
    Sign up  HERE  to get my blogs directly to your inbox! What Makes Twitter Different. On Twitter, you’ll find friends and family as well as celebrities, companies and strangers who may share your interests. News networks (like @AP and @CNN ) will post breaking news announcements, companies may hold giveaways, celebrities post announcements on what they’re working on and everyone has conversations! The people that you wish to speak to are approachable. Just tweet to me — @yasminbendror — and you can grab my attention and write directly to me. the list goes on. Branding.
  • SOCIALLY SORTED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Blog] Canva for iPhone – Design Like a Boss Wherever You Are
    You can share your designs instantly to all the usual suspects (social media sites) as well as Whatsapp, Slack and Email.   I love that it integrates with Slack for our team, just sayin’ A suite of layouts that you already know and love – all the social media images and cover photos/banners, blog graphics, cards, flyers, invitations, posters and even Presentations, with more coming. Do you want to have design at your fingertips? Canva for iPhone lets you design like a BOSS wherever you are. In short, I’ll tell you why it’s awesome. Boss Doggy by Shutterstock.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Blog] Why LinkedIn is the Only Social Media I Use
    You just can’t grow your blog or your brand these days without having a social presence – so everyone races to create their Facebook page, and their Twitter profile, and their Instagram portfolio. For huge blogs there might be enough people on board to cover lots of tasks at the same time, and hire different people who are all really good at different things. But most bloggers are one-person shops – especially with those blogs in their early days. It’s not just for “professional businesses.”. A lot of you might have niche blogs that don’t really fit the “suit and tie” mold.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Blog] Why LinkedIn is the Only Social Media I Use
    You just can’t grow your blog or your brand these days without having a social presence – so everyone races to create their Facebook page, and their Twitter profile, and their Instagram portfolio. For huge blogs there might be enough people on board to cover lots of tasks at the same time, and hire different people who are all really good at different things. But most bloggers are one-person shops – especially with those blogs in their early days. It’s not just for “professional businesses.”. A lot of you might have niche blogs that don’t really fit the “suit and tie” mold.
  • RAZOR SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Blog] 15 Awesome Social Media Apps for iPhone
    Catch up on blog content using Feedly. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up on the blogs you read. Instead of visiting your favorite blogs every day, add them to Feedly and track them through this tool. Using your mobile for social media marketing will make you more productive and efficient  when marketing your business on social media. You have your mobile with you 24 hours a day so you might as well get more benefit from it! How often are you sitting around for 5 or 10 minutes waiting for a meeting to start, waiting for a bus, on a train etc.? PRISMA. Phonto.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Blog] These Are the 9 Best Tips We Got on Medium Marketing: 3 Worked, 6 Didn’t
    The start of every day for me was Medium, I would import a story from the Buffer blog and edit it before publishing and then spending some time updating all of the tracking spreadsheets with the latest numbers, hoping for an indicator of what was working and what content should be posted tomorrow. Repost  older ,  evergreen content from your blog archives. We would wait about two weeks after the original piece was published on our Buffer blog , then republish it to our Medium publication. Truthfully, I was pretty clueless to begin with. Send Medium letters. The results?
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Blog] Google Index: 6 Ways to Get Your New Website Added Fast
    With that in mind, let’s dive into more details: #1: Comment on other blogs. All you need to do is find relevant, credible and popular blog posts and make a comment so that you can add your website link. First, you need to find the right blog posts to comment on. You’ll get search results with blog posts about cutting grass with lawnmowers, and it is those you want to comment on. To simplify your life, use a tool like Google Trends to daily deliver to your inbox, blog posts of relevance that you can comment on. Blog results take time. Method.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Blog] Content and Links – Google’s Top Ranking Factors
    After all, it’s organically earned links that Google values most and PR pros are the experts in earned media. ( Or we should be)  All we have to do is adapt our process so that every piece of content that gets published has a link back to our site, blog or newsroom in it. A new study published today by Stone Temple Consulting shows that inbound links are still one of the top ranking factors in the Google algorithm, despite many changes in the recent past. The results showed that relevant inbound links are an almost perfect correlation to high rankings in Google. Watch this video.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Blog] Reducing Cognitive Load: The Best UX Design for Your Community Site
    This excellent post is by Molly Talbert and originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog.  It’s reposted for SocialFish with permission. Here’s an example: I often search through blogs before deciding to subscribe. If finding the resource library or posting a blog is a constant struggle, then why would members spend the time to do so? ——– Have you ever given up on using a website because it takes too much brainpower to figure it out? Or even find what it’s for? This happened to me last time I flew and tried to check in online. Why was it so bad?
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Blog] You Know You Need These Facebook Live Tips
    Whether you have yet to do your first Facebook Live or you are regularly creating content on Facebook, you hopefully found some Facebook Live tips in this blog post that can help you. With live video being the hottest trend on social media, Facebook Live has become an important part of a page’s marketing strategy. In In fact, with new changes to the Facebook algorithm, Facebook is  giving preference to those some live video posts. But where do you start? What ‘must do’ Facebook Live tips should you implement each time you go live? Before You go Live. People are busy.
  • MELTWATER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Blog] PR Tips: Taking Control of the Conversation in a Digital World
    Public relations is about communications: the message, the medium, and the content. However, the channels… Read More.
  • KOKA SEXTON  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Blog] My End of Tour. #LinkedInLife
    We didn’t even have a blog but when we finally got approvals for the blog and started pushing out social updates, the game was on. Transformation of self. I was once awe struck by this place. From the first time I logged in, I was hooked. That was 2005. LinkedIn has been the app that connected me to opportunity. Literally. I had become one of the most vocal people in the sales industry about it’s potential. I led a social selling movement initially with no data but a solid belief that this was the right thing to do. never imagined the possibility of being within these walls.
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA HAT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Blog] The Democratization of Design Is Coming To An iPhone Near You
    When you open Canva for iPhone, you're offered a number of tabs across the top which give you access to your previously created designs, as well as templates for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Presentation, Facebook Cover, Pinterest, Post, Blog Graphic, Card, YouTube Art, Flyer or Invitation. Related : 5 Reasons Canva Will Rock Your Blog. Social Media The Democratization of Design Is Coming To An iPhone Near You. Great stories happen to people who can tell them." ~ Ira Glass. And now, it's easier than ever for businesses to tell their stories. with images. on the go. The real wild.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Blog] 5 Mistakes Bloggers are Making with Online Courses
    Blogging for DollarsBy ProBlogger expert Sam Nordberg. Online courses are the hottest thing right now. Everyone seems to be launching their own course, and looking for ways to make what they believe is “passive income” – but here are five of the biggest makes people are making with their online courses right now: 1. Not thinking about who they are writing for. When you are creating a course, you need to think really carefully about the end user. Who are they? How much do they know already? What do they want the outcome to be? How do they want to consume the information?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Blog] 5 Mistakes Bloggers are Making with Online Courses
    Related Stories My Blogging Income Breakdown for the First Half of 2016 Could Marketing Automation Be Hurting Your Blog-Reader Relationships? The 4 Rs That Show a Brand Your Blog is Influential. Blogging for DollarsBy ProBlogger expert Sam Nordberg. Online courses are the hottest thing right now. Everyone seems to be launching their own course, and looking for ways to make what they believe is “passive income” – but here are five of the biggest makes people are making with their online courses right now: 1. Not thinking about who they are writing for.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Blog] Standing Out Offline: 15 Ways to Use Tech in Trade Shows
    Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas: 25 Content Marketing Resources. Source: Wikimedia Commons. You’ve used every strategy in the book. You’ve created awesome content, promoted on social media like crazy and even paid third parties to put in a good word for you. And so far, you’re doing great! But you know what else can make your campaign better? Two words: Trade shows. “Wait,” you say. “How can I benefit from offline trade shows, when the bulk of my work is online?” ” Good question! Trade Shows Allow You to Size Up Your Competition. Pre-Show.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Blog] Case Study: How to Drive 300+ Backlinks to 1 Blog Post
    Today I will explain step by step how to write a blog post that will drive 300+ backlinks. This blog post formula works for one main reason: It makes it incredibly easy for people creating content to make their writing sound authoritative and well-researched backed up by data. … and this is how you get backlinks! Exact stats are a great way to grab attention, which is what writers often do with data at the beginning of blog posts. To back up their opinions when writing blog posts! Wondering if this blog post formula would work for other industries? You bet!
  • PAM MOORE  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Blog] Blogging for Business: 10 Foundational Requirements for Success
    It’s probably not news to you that blogging is an incredible way to build your business and your brand. Mastering the skills and knowing how to build and utilize an integrated social and digital platform inclusive of a quality blog will help separate any marketer and business from the crowd of status quo. The #1 question we hear from clients of our consulting and training agency, Marketing Nutz and students of our courses is “how do I build a blog and write content that brings real and measurable business results?” They are two very different things.
  • MELTWATER  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Blog] 37 Best Blog Post Topics to Cure Your Writers Block
    It happens to all bloggers. The day to post has come around and you’re still… Read More.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Blog] Facebook, Instagram and Users’ ‘Behavior and Emotions’ (Study)
    Facebook IQ researcher Vicki Molina-Estolano , the lead on this report, offered more details in a blog post , and highlights follow: Maybe it’s our proximity to Napa, but the relationship between Facebook and Instagram makes me think of white and red wine. What are the similarities and differences between how users of Facebook and Instagram feel about both social networks? Facebook IQ  released a new study  in which more than 5,500 users of Facebook and Instagram in six countries—Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, U.K. and U.S.—were Its findings included: Respondents were 1.3
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Blog] Do You Know How to Create the Perfect Content Marketing Strategy?
    Here’s a quick list of the types of content you can use to market your brand: Blog posts. Your content on social media needs to be consistent with content on your blog, in your videos and any other location. You could then summarize those slides into a blog post. You also have the opportunity to create quote images from that webinar, add them to your blog post and share those visuals across your social media platforms. Creating and curating content is important to businesses both big and small. Content builds your voice, presence and reputation online. Ebooks.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Blog] Why You Should Never Use VLOOKUP Again for Social Analysis
    One day your API returns a particular metric, the next day it’s gone with a little blog post from the platform about its deprecation to try to soothe your soul. One of the things I love about Excel is that there is very rarely only one way to do something. Like any programmatic language, there are different schools of thought about how to address your problem set and get results. The Quick Guide to Social Media Attribution Models Download. Some people want to do everything in pivot tables, and some people like the alchemy of formulaic solutions. INDEX/MATCH vs. VLOOKUP. Bummer, dude.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Blog] Facebook Debuts App Event Optimization, Extends Dynamic Ads, Canvas to Apps
    The social network pointed out in a blog post that some 90 percent of time spent on mobile devices is spent within apps, and 58 percent of mobile purchases in the U.S. The blog post added: Because so many people engage with ads across Facebook, Instagram and the Audience Network , we’re uniquely able to determine whether a person is likely to take actions based on historical data and people with similar characteristics. And dynamic ads for app installs and Canvas for mobile app install ads  will launch “over the next few weeks.”.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Blog] 10 Top Twitter Tips to Improve Your Engagement
    Retweets and reply tweets broaden your network, your audience, and your profile – which in turn drives traffic to your blog and customers to your product or service. The SEO god that is Dan Zarella recently produced a table featuring the most retweeted words , which include “you,” “blog” and “top.”. This guest post is by Josh Sayers of Adventure Connections. One of my biggest bugbears in the world of marketing are people that do not have Twitter. Whether it’s engaged with is a completely different matter but with these Twitter tips you should see a rise in your performance!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Blog] 10 Top Twitter Tips to Improve Your Engagement
    Retweets and reply tweets broaden your network, your audience, and your profile – which in turn drives traffic to your blog and customers to your product or service. The SEO god that is Dan Zarella recently produced a table featuring the most retweeted words , which include “you,” “blog” and “top.”. This guest post is by Josh Sayers of Adventure Connections. One of my biggest bugbears in the world of marketing are people that do not have Twitter. Whether it’s engaged with is a completely different matter but with these Twitter tips you should see a rise in your performance!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Blog] PB133: The Secrets of Making Money Blogging
    The Seven Secrets of Making Money Blogging. This video is called The Secrets of Making Money Blogging, and I share seven different secrets on how to make money blogging. Of course, these aren’t secrets at all since I shared them in 2010. A lot of this may be stuff that you have heard before, but I put it together for a friend that was really struggling and grappling with whether he should continue to blog or not. I put this video up on YouTube, and it is one of the most viewed videos that I have ever done. At one point in it, I talk about having four blogs.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
    [Blog] Social Media News: Sprout Social All Stars Edition
    This week, we found some noteworthy blog posts from a few of our Sprout Social All Stars. Sometimes the best content can be found right under your nose and on your social feed. As we were scrolling through our Twitter and Facebook, we found a chock-full of actionable content marketing tips, Facebook tricks and even some personal advice that’s sure to pull on your heartstrings. Is A Facebook Engagement Strategy Worth Having Now? From Brooke B. Sellas. Facebook made a few changes to its news feed algorithm that will have your friends and family talking–literally. Brooke B.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
    [Blog] Maria Konnikova On The Confidence Game - This Week's Six Pixels Podcast
    blogging. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. advertisingpodcast audio blog blogging brand businessblog businessbook businesspodcast davidusher digitalmarketing digitalmarketingagency digitalmarketingblog facebook google itunes jwalterthompson jwt leadershippodcast managementpodcast mariakonnikova marketing marketingblog marketingpodcast mastermind mirum mirumagency mirumagencyblog mirumblog scottmonty socialmedia theconfidencegame thenewyorker twitter wppYou know it. audio. brand. google.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Blog] Two Critical Points About The Future
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Recently I heard two quote about the future that really put things into perspective. This week, Startup Festival was taking place in Montreal. I had the pleasure of interviewing Tobi Lutke (Founder and CEO of the $3+ billion company, Shopify ), and I was also able to spend a lot of time listening to those who are inventing the future, thinking about the future and investing in those who are building the future. It's been a fascinating three day experience. This is a fact.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Blog] Getting seen online? Get this page on your site
    Promo shots, I have a mix of black and white or colour head shots, shareable quotes from my blogs and my logo. Social Media & Online Marketing business blogging business marketing tips Business networking business support business tips getting organised at work Internet Marketing Services small business marketingWhen you first dip your toes in the online business world, it seems HUGE, like a massive parallel universe. The idea of anyone finding, never mind being specifically interested in little old you seems absurd. Exciting stuff, hey? Photo, bio, links to website.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Blog] Twitter Kit Adds Support for Vine Videos
    Twitter Kit product manager Ben Ward announced in a blog post  that once developers upgrade to v2.3 Developers using Twitter Kit  can now seamlessly incorporate Vine  videos into their applications. for iOS or v1.14.1 for Android, their apps will automatically expand Vine videos in their timelines and play loops just as they appear within Vine. He wrote: At the start of this year, we extended Twitter Kit’s media support with an enhanced video player , and we were delighted to see video and GIFs from Twitter bring the stories in your apps to life.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Blog] The Current State Of Advertising's Business
    business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. Where is the world of advertising at today? It's easy to say that advertising is dead ( it's not ). Here is something that most people (even the smart business folks that you know) don't realize: advertising spend (paid media) will climb in 2016 by 5.7% to $542.55 billion this year (according to eMarketer 's article, Worldwide Ad Spending Growth Revised Downward ). What does that really mean? WPP has a $28+ billion market cap (as of this writing). advertising holding company.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Blog] What’s New in Facebook Graph API v2.7?
    which will be released this fall, in a blog post , saying that in addition to the Facebook Live features, the updated API also includes improved page insights, more ad placement options and a new daily ad budget format. Continuous Facebook Live videos and audience restrictions  on Facebook Live videos, which were added to the Facebook Live application-programming interface in May , will be added to the social network’s Graph API. Software engineer Steven Elia introduced Graph API v2.7, Elia provided the following details on the new features that will be a part of Graph API v2.7,
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Blog] How to Improve Content Success by Up to 500% with SnapApp
    “I’ve got a blog post for the top. I’ve got a whitepaper or an eBook for the middle, I’ve got a case study, ROI Excel sheet for the bottom or some sales enablement piece.” There are only so many whitepapers and blog posts you can create. Welcome back to Marketing Marvels, where I’m joined by SnapApp’s SVP of Marketing, Aaron Dun. Adding an element of interactivity to your content can improve your results by up to 5x. SnapApp provides easy-access analytics and integrates with all the major marketing automation platforms. Think about that.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Blog] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    hope you’re feeling the same wherever you are, and you kick some pro blogging goals this week! 10 Things You Should Do Right Now to Improve SEO on Your Blog | Jeff Bullas. In this land of epic Pinterest traffic and eleventy billion people on Facebook, I am still surprised to find organic search is the highest driver of traffic to my blog. For all y’all who are contemplating starting a blog, step off on the right foot! I’ve written about it here , and Darren has podcasted about it here , but get the Wizard of Moz’s expert tips on top.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Blog] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    hope you’re feeling the same wherever you are, and you kick some pro blogging goals this week! 10 Things You Should Do Right Now to Improve SEO on Your Blog | Jeff Bullas. In this land of epic Pinterest traffic and eleventy billion people on Facebook, I am still surprised to find organic search is the highest driver of traffic to my blog. For all y’all who are contemplating starting a blog, step off on the right foot! I’ve written about it here , and Darren has podcasted about it here , but get the Wizard of Moz’s expert tips on top.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Blog] Possibly the Most Important Metric of All: Your Gut
    This is not a political blog, so just FYI, if I see comments that cross the line (read the blog guidelines if you haven’t already), I will delete them. I am completely maddened by the world we’re currently living in. Reader alert: there is no sugar-coating in today’s post. It’s pretty raw, because that’s how I am right now. So if you read on – which I hope you do – please keep that in mind. Thank you. . You’re reading this post on the day Donald Trump announced his VP pick… on Twitter. Ten years ago. And how do I measure that?
  • MELTWATER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Blog] Data Storytelling: Separating Fiction From Facts
    Data is playing a larger role in day-to-day business conversations than ever before. The ability… Read More.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Blog] Facebook on Diversity: Slow Progress, More to Do
    Williams concluded her blog post as follows: While there is a lot of distance to cover in the short, medium and long term, we’re moving in the right direction. Facebook’s 2016 diversity update  continued a familiar theme: slow progress and the understanding that more needs to be done. Facebook also released LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) data for the first time, saying that 61 percent of its employees responded to a voluntary survey about sexual orientation and gender identity and, of that group, 7 percent identified themselves as LGBTQ.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Blog] How to Use Social Media to Build Brand Trust
    Here are some places to find great content to share: RSS blog feeds: Actively follow what your partners, competitors, and others in the industry are sharing, so you can stay on top of the latest news, and share your findings. When it comes time to writing, a few of my favorite resources are Convince & Convert’s Content Marketing blog, Ann Handley , and the Content Marketing Institute. Social media is more than just a platform to promote your products, services, and content. It’s a two-way street for communication that can engage your customers and prospects. Authority.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Blog] Working to build scientific communities? Please take the AAAS State of Scientific Community Management Survey
    If you’re wondering what a community engagement professional looks like, or whether the survey is for you, you might also want to check out the series of interviews with scientific community managers on the Trellis blog. The folks over at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are currently running a survey to determine what community management within science looks like. If you’re working to build communities within a professional association or other scientific setting, please do take a look. photo credit ). Featured From the Trenches Implementation
  • SOCIALLY SORTED  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Blog] 6 Smart Social Media Lessons for Small Business from a Car Dealer
    You Betcha! 6  Start Blogging… If you know my blog by now you will know I am a HUGE fan of blogging to grow your business.   In fact it’s one of my biggest social media lessons for small business:  post regulalry on yoru website on a blog. So I tentatively looked up their website hoping there would be a blog, but suspecting there wouldn’t be – I don’t see many small businesses do this at all, let alone a car dealership… but guess what? Blog!   You can check it out here. Image by Shutterstock. It’s about YOU.
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Blog] Essential tools for influencer marketing
    Since my SMNRs are single-page, static sites, I don’t need much horsepower in the back end, so $3.95/month, $44.00/year is just fine for me, though I also have my database-backed, health, sport, and fitness WordPress blog on TotalChoice and they’re awesome on that, too, and were able to survive an amazing reddit flood. And a lot of fancier stuff I don’t need, but of course you can do all the regular mailmerge things such as Dear <<First Name>> I love <<Blog Name>> (don’t do that). OK, now on to tools. BaseCamp 2. always come back to BaseCamp.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Blog] How Did Amazon’s Second Annual Prime Day Go?
    We are still listening in on the topic to understand post-event buzz and consumer sentiments for Prime Day, and will continue to post updates on the Simply Measured blog. This year, when Amazon announced its second Prime day, consumers were skeptical. The first ever Prime Day was held last year to mark Amazon’s 20th birthday, and was described by Greg Greeley, Vice President of Amazon Prime, as “the biggest deals extravaganzas in the world, a global shopping event, with more deals than Black Friday.”. — Amazon (@amazon) July 15, 2015. The buzz for the sale this year was almost 2.5X
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Blog] Instant Articles Come to Facebook Messenger
    Product manager Josh Roberts added in a Facebook Media blog post : When you tap on an Instant Article link in Facebook, it loads up to 10 times faster than a standard mobile web article, so it was important to make sure everyone on Messenger could have the same great reading experience. Facebook’s Instant Articles  were rolled out on Messenger for Android  Thursday, with the iOS  version of the application to follow “in a couple of weeks.”. Look for the lightning bolt in news articles to signal this new experience on Messenger. Readers: What do you think of this new feature?
  • MELTWATER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Blog] Emotionally Connect with Your Audience on Social Media
    Many companies are struggling when it comes to managing their social media engagement. But being… Read More.
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Blog] How Social Media Can Increase Your New Site’s Search Visibility
    So, a quick win here would be to create and update your social profiles with the relevant and correct information about your business according to Neil Patel’s blog post about indexation best practices. Post by Adi Englander. Your content strategy alone isn’t enough when it comes to ranking higher in search. Content is still incredibly important, but there’s a not-so-new beast called social media that many business are still neglecting and missing out on entirely. Search engines are placing higher importance on what’s coming from social media. Need proof? Direct Impact. The catch?
  • MELTWATER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Blog] Sidekick 7/31-8/6
    Are you ready for Rio? The Olympic torch will be running into town (and your… Read More.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Blog] What You Need to Know About Cornerstone Content
    That kind of content represents the most important information your blog has. Darren Rowse of Problogger says: “pillar content – most topics have topics in them that could function as a pillar type article for your blog. They will share the content via social media, email, etc., or they will use it in a blog post. cornerstone content should be a page, not a blog post – When creating your cornerstone content page, use the page content type in your WordPress website. Regular Blogging elements. Copyblogger used this technique to build its blog.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Blog] A Complete Guide to Instagram Marketing: Get the Playbook That Drives Results for Instagram’s Top Profiles
    Some choose to treat captions as a place for sharing stories and micro-blogging, others use them to add a short, snappy headline to a post and others use captions to ask questions and encourage replies. Across the globe, there are over 500 million Instagrammers — more than 300 million of whom use Instagram every single day, sharing an average of 95 million photos and videos per day. Those are huge numbers. And no matter who your audience is — age, gender, occupation, anything — you’ll be sure to reach them through Instagram. The Complete Guide to Instagram for Business.
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