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22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media.

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Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today

Visually SM

Here are five of the top B2B Instagram feeds and some tips on how big brands use the image-sharing service as part of their business to business marketing strategy. It would be easy to dismiss Mailchimp’s approach as frivolous until you take a look at its Instagram feed and realize they’re actually well-crafted images that subtly advance a marketing message without hitting you over the head.

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How Social Media Affects Search

Spin Sucks

For those of you who don’t know Andy, he is the co-founder and strategic director at Orbit Media, a web design and development firm in Chicago. It is billed as how social media affects search , but after I watched a draft of it, I think it’s that and more, particularly for PR professionals. How Social Media Affects Search. By Gini Dietrich. CT, 10 a.m.

7 Warning Signs That Your Blog Needs Better Social Media Management

Idaconcpts

There is no one way to do social media right, but there are a million ways to get it wrong. When it comes to promoting your blog, growing your audience and building relationships with readers in your niche, there are some things that will definitely put you in the black book. No one is interacting with you on social media. No one is sharing your blog posts.

NEVER Feed the Trolls

Janet Fouts

There’s a saying in social media that goes something like this “You know you’ve “arrived&# when you’ve got trolls commenting on your work&#. It’s true, the more connections you have on social media networks the more likely someone will disagree with you. The more you say, the more you feed ‘em. Trolls are a special breed.

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Mobile Install-App Ads, New Twitter Profile, Updates to Facebook’s News Feed Algorithum & More | Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Google , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Bing , Facebook , Google , Groups you admin section , install-app ads , linkedin , MoPub , new twitter profile , news feed algorithum , rich LinkedIn snippets , Twitter , youtube Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place.

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Facebook’s Big News Feed Announcement That Benefits Brands

Firebelly

Today Facebook announced several upcoming changes to the News Feed. One announcement stood out to me as something that may be a big benefit to brands – the Following Feed. The Following Feed contains ALL posts from pages that people Like — not Edgerank-filtered updates. Blog Content Marketing Facebook Social Media Social Media Marketing

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Social Media News & Updates: September

yMarketingMatters

Pages will be able to create ads for desktop and mobile News Feed to boost awareness of events and drive responses. This is how the new event ad will look on the mobile New Feed. Facebook Updates News Feed:  Facebook now shows more timely stories from friends and pages. Sign up  HERE  to get my blogs directly to your inbox! Pretty cool and useful!

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Social Media: The True Impact

Unspoken

We spend a lot of time talking about how to make social media work for business and what kind of marketing targets social media users. But we don’t often take a step back and see the true impact that the addition of social media networks has had on our everyday lives. Social media has made it incredibly easy for news to spread.

Using Hashtags in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Hashtags are increasingly important in social media marketing campaigns. They enable content marketers get in front of their target audience and identify social media conversations that are relevant to their business. They are a way to track topics on Twitter and other social media platforms. What are hashtags? Hashtags are labels for content. Twitter.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy. Cross-Platform Social Media Strategy. Platform-Specific Social Strategy.

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Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

This week, Facebook announced more changes to its news feed algorithm. Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes…Again. Facebook issued news feed algorithm changes again and community managers everywhere are fighting the urge to melt their faces off. Facebook Announces More Links In The News Feed. Blog Facebook Social Media

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Five Social Media Automation Myths Busted

Spin Sucks

In recent years, social media automation has been one of the most widely discussed topics in digital marketing circles and with good reason—a number of tools and apps that enable marketers to derive greater value out of social platforms have sprung up, and many have wondered if the automation will just kill the “social” in social media. By Sophia Solanki.

The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

staggering 74 percent of Internet-using adults are active on at least one social networking website. And with more than 3 billion users online , that amounts to almost 2 billion social network users. The sheer amount of traffic that social media sites see every day makes it an insurmountable task to manage multiple social profiles manually. Happy Friday! DrumUp.

Social Media Updates: March

yMarketingMatters

March saw a few relevant new social media updates that will help you to be more effective, resourceful and efficient in your social media marketing for your business. Instagram Introduces Feed Algorithm to Show Best Posts First :  The inevitable has happened.  Facebook has long had a  News Feed algorithm , one that has drawn the ire of users and marketers alike.

Social Media Updates January

yMarketingMatters

There have been some important social media updates in January. These updates will keep you informed of the latest changes to social media channels, and in turn, give you the knowledge to help you optimize and improve social media marketing for your business. Read more detailed information from Social Media Examiner. Blog Social Media Update

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

That means the founders are also the marketers, the SaaS developers are also building the startup’s website and blog, and an office manager basically becomes the vice president of miscellaneous things. Here are 13 data-backed growth hacks we learned at CoSchedule while building our social media marketing plan. Mix Up Your Social Messages. highlight to tweet).

Eight Tools for Social Media Listening

Spin Sucks

There are five steps in social media we always recommend to  new clients who are just beginning to branch out online. Social media is no different. To be a master at social media communication you must have a strong foundation of listening. If you don’t know how to do that, this blog post will teach you how to set them up and which terms to use.

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How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social media can be the magic that helps people find your blog articles. A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Blogging was long-form, serious, and crafted. Social media was short-form, personal, and spontaneous. Some people predicted that social media would replace blogging because of declining attention spans.

Using Social Media To Feed Your Blog

Small Business Mavericks

Blogging can be hard work, especially when it comes to delivering good quality content on a regular basis. Some small business blog writers find that two or three times a week is sufficient. ” There is an answer, and you’ll find it through the various social media channels. Blogging for Small Business content creation Social Media writers blockThe key phrases there are “quality content” and “regular basis.” ” We’ll leave it up to you to decide on the timing of your content. Writers block solved.

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How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. They add a few lines of HTML metadata to blog posts and other thought leadership content that enable brands to stand out from the pack in Twitter feeds that are full of text. Branding Content Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Twitter Social media marketing

Association Social Media: ASAE

SocialFish

——————— Let’s welcome Lauren Precker, Social Media Manager for ASAE to the SocialFish stage! 1 ) First things first – in what department in your organization does your role sit? ASAE is active on a variety of social media platforms both public and private.  Who do you report to? Are they interlinked in specific ways?

Companies Invest More in Social Media Marketing in 2014

Unspoken

Last year, Forbes contributor Jayson DeMers wrote a list of predictions for social media trends that would rule this year. One of the most accurate was his prediction that social media marketing would continue to skyrocket, forcing companies who were holdouts in the social media arena to finally buy in. Social media advertising is the wave of 2014.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” You’ve seen the statistics on social media marketing : 93% of marketers use social media for business.

Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014

yMarketingMatters

Social media networks were a novelty 5 years ago, but today their importance is no longer debated.  Yes, businesses have definitely realized the power of social media and accepted that social media marketing has to be part of their marketing and PR mix. 89% of marketers stated that increased exposure was the number one benefit of social media marketing.

Identifying, Understanding and Influencing Social Media Users [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In my last blog post , I wrote about a recent report focusing on how social marketing is more than just ranking up a bunch of likes! Overall, the report talks about how important it is to reach fans with relevant and engaging content in their News Feed, since their interaction with the content makes your message spread to their friends. But who is this social customer?

7 Popular Types of Social Media Fans [Infographic]

Pamorama

If you’re using social media to market your company, you know that social media fans are not all alike. Many different types of people follow you on social networks. While every person is different, social media fans and customers can be broken down into roughly 7  categories. These social media followers think You Rock! Awesome!

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News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

mean content that can be used for Inbound Marketing (hat tip to HubSpot who created the term) things that can be shared socially like blog posts, eBooks, videos, podcasts, research reports. This is the algorithm that controls what you see in your News Feed when you log into Facebook. And you would be surprised what I hear. And the reason that this is so important is because ….

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Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas

Spin Sucks

haven’t posted much there lately because I have the summer doldrums (I have them every summer…I think I should have been a school teacher so I could have summers off), hence nothing showing up in her feed. Increase Blog Traffic. Following is a list of 12 things to increase blog traffic and beat the summer doldrums. by emmahardy This is a smart blog. mean it.

Social Media Updates: July

yMarketingMatters

July has been a bumper month in social media! All the major social media platforms came out with at least one update. New features include campaign search, better search and dynamic visual reporting, detailed breakdown on social actions related to your Sponsored Updates, audience insights, the ability to post rich media, and an account overview page.

How to Use Social Media Strategy to Reach Mommy Blogs

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Since I had no marketing budget, I decided to spend all of my efforts partnering with other mom blogs and asking them to post about us. This increased our traffic to over 200,000 uniques per month and exposure through guest posts got us on a number of media outlets like CNN, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal — no PR person involved. This is a guest post by Vanessa Van Petten.

Social Media Q&A

Spin Sucks

Afterwards, I was scrolling through the Twitter feed to see what people tweeted the most, in order to give you some of the key points. I don’t know what we did before Twitter. guess we didn’t blog about it the next day! My reasoning being that social media is a TOOL and agencies should not be specializing in tools. At the time I said, “Sure!&#

Social Media Stress Disorder

Spin Sucks

Brian Meeks has delusions of novelist, which he feeds by writing the Henry Wood Detective series (Available soon and on his blahg). Has this happened to you?  Do you suffer from SMSD, or Social Media Stress Disorder? Women have been driven to reckless chocolate bingeing, after trying to keep up with dozens of blogs, while sending out #FollowFriday. She was mortified.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

SocialFish

Content curation describes the act of searching the web for awesome topics, blogs, quotes, news articles, videos, images, or other forms of content to share with your audience. Of course, in this case, we’re not talking about curating content to use on personal profile pages—we’re talking about content curation for the purpose of marketing on social media. Check ‘em out!

50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Socially Sorted

In this post I share 50 shortcuts to Visual Content Creation for Social Media including tools, strategies and apps that work to save you HOURS of time every month.  . Let’s take a look at the tips and tools: 50 ShortCuts for You to Create Visual Content for Social Media Marketing. Here are 50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media. Ready? Let’s

Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?

SocMed Sean

Too many folks get caught up in the numbers game when it comes to social media. They use numbers like “friends”, “followers” and…ewww…”Klout” to determine whether they are doing social right. Heaven knows that it doesn’t tell you whether you’re engaging in social media properly. Maybe. Maybe not. Cheers!

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I’ve been meaning to do this braindump for a while now. I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media. paid media plan.

Social Media for Your Business: Quality Over Quantity

yMarketingMatters

We all want to see our followers on social media skyrocket in numbers. Don’t fall into the social media trap of being obsessed with getting over 100K followers, especially if you are a small business. On Twitter and other social media channels, these “bought” followers will not give your business any added value or boost. Relax. Take a deep breath. You

How to Create Your Social Media Strategy

Rebekah Radice

When it comes to building a solid social media strategy , there are many things to consider. Below are seven tips to equip you with the tools and information you need to take full advantage of all that social media has to offer. How to Create Your Social Media Strategy. 1. Objective: Increase Social Media Content Quality. Social Media

Your Definitive Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Convince & Convert

Social media platforms are always being updated, which means they’re constantly changing their profile and cover photo dimensions, layouts, and dimensions for uploaded images. It However, high-quality and creative imagery is imperative to your social media marketing success, so it’s important that you know the proper dimensions for each network you use. In-Feed Photos.

2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

It’s that time again, time to bring all of my 2012 social media comic strips, cartoons and humorous graphics into one single post. If you haven’t already, also be sure to check out my roundup of social media comics and cartoons that I created in 2011. Comic: The ‘Always On’ Nature Of Mobile And Social Media 25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?

The 10 Golden Rules Successful Social Media Managers Live By

Buffer Social

I was a bit nervous before writing this post because there are so many possible  golden rules for social media managers. From golden rules like setting proper  social media goals to truly understanding consumer behavior and implementing that into your marketing strategy, this post could have taken on a variety of shapes and forms. Let’s go! 1. Communicate. Share.

The Single Most Important Trend to Consider in Your Social Media Strategy

Ignite Social Media

Over the nearly 9 years I’ve been here at Ignite Social Media I have been fortunate enough to have hands on experience working with brands to develop an overarching social media strategy that meets their business and marketing objectives. This presents interesting and obvious challenges to your social media marketing strategy. The Conclusion.