• SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016
    [Comments] When It Comes to Facebook Posts, Size Matters
    Post activity: Posts that have a lot of likes, comments and shares (especially from the people a person interacts with most) could appear higher in a person’s feed. ePublishing Facebook Algorithms Comments Conversions Engagement family friends Keywee Likes links News Feed organic reach Photos Publishers reach Search-Engine Optimization SEO Shares Videos Yaniv MakoverA proven tenet of online publishing, it’s been shown time and time again that long-form content drives more value than short-form content. Search-engine-optimization results are better.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016
    [Comments] Creating a Communal Narrative: A Case for Skipping the Press Release
    Alone, these posts garnered likes, comments, and shares. Guest Post by Rebekah Iliff. While there are still some valid reasons for creating and pushing out a press release over the newswire, it’s far less necessary now than it used to be. Good reason: Press releases allow you to consolidate messaging and can act as true north throughout a PR campaign. This is especially useful for larger companies that require cross-functional input and approvals. Bad reason: Because you’ve always done them… So, why stop now? Yes, we did that.). But why do this? Image: Alexis Brown via Unsplash, CC Zero.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016
    [Comments] How to Measure Instagram Stories ROI
    Unlike your normal, in-feed Instagram posts where your followers can like and comment, the only way to engage in Instagram stories is to send a direct message. Instagram Stories is all about building powerful, long lasting relationships with your followers by showing them your human side. It’s a way to connect away from the picture perfect regular feed and add a dash of whimsy and personality that disappears after 24 hours. Now that you are using  Instagram Stories for your business , it’s time to get serious and start measuring that ROI. That’s where metrics come in.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Comments] What Your Brand Can Learn From Dollar Shave Club’s Ad Performance
    On Oct. 4 th , the ad was featured in AdWeek ’s “Ad of the Day,” which drove the highest volume, just under 400 comments, doubling their average volume. It wasn’t easy building the Dollar Shave Club into the Billion Dollar Shave Empire. After Unilever purchased Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion, I was interested to see what was next for the men’s grooming genius. 2017 Digital Marketing Predictions From the Experts Download. What emerged next was Wanderer, a new line of body and face cleansers designed to remedy dry skin. Research Your Audience and Act Accordingly. Social Media
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Comments] The Social Media Content Management Plan for Success
    Leave a comment and let us know your biggest tip for putting it together. Content is the lifeblood of social media. Unless you’re a famous celebrity with a huge following , you need to share great content to keep people interested. But what does that look like? Before you start randomly Tweeting and posting pictures on Instagram, create a social media content management plan to guide you along the way. Having a plan in place will help you stay organized, plan ahead and scale your social media marketing strategy. Choose the Right Social Media Content Management Tools. BuzzSumo.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Comments] The 10 Best Social Media SlideShares of 2016 to Get You Ready for 2017
    Feel free to share it with me in the comments below. With all the great articles out there, it can sometimes be hard to catch up on every single one of them. So imagine being able to go through a 2,000-word article in a minute or two. Or even faster. Enter: SlideShare! With SlideShare, great ideas and strategies are condensed into a couple dozen concise slides. For marketers, it’s a powerful content network: Over 70 million people visit SlideShare, and we had several Buffer SlideShares that got over 100,000 views apiece. via 500 Startups ). How to wow! with a presentation.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Comments] PB170: 9 Ways to Stay Inspired and Avoid Bloggers Burn Out
    They may not understand what it is like to get a comment that’s unfair or to be attacked by an anonymous troll. The last 11 or so years of building up ProBlogger – those tough times, where you’re wondering, “Should I keep going?” It’s the emails or the comments that you get from readers, letting me know that I’ve done something that’s had a tangible impact upon them. When were you burnt out, and what did you do about it? I’d love to hear a little bit more about that in the comments of this podcast in the shownotes at problogger.com/podcast/170. Full Transcript. Take breaks.
  • UNMETRIC  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016
    [Comments] 4 Ways your Brand Can Get Festive This Holiday Season
    Within the span of 3 days, the M&S video has amassed engagement in the order of 108,000 Reactions, 98,000 Shares, 12,000 Comments and 5.9 If you take a look at some of the comments on this Post, you will see that an overwhelming majority of users share their experiences. A more condensed version of this article first appeared on the Constant Contact blog on November, 21st, 2016. Thanksgiving is a distant memory and Christmas is almost here! That is enough reason to start putting up Christmas decorations and start drinking eggnog. Holiday campaigns are crucial for most brands.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016
    [Comments] The Power of Podcasting: Driving Social Media and Marketing Results On Air – Tyler Anderson [SSM020]
    If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line in the comments and we’ll respond right away! Have you ever considered starting a podcast for your personal brand or business, but aren’t quite sure where to begin or what results to expect? If you’re on the fence about podcasting, consider this: 21% of Americans ages 12 and up have listened to a podcast in the past month. That is up from 17% in 2015. Monthly podcast listenership has increased 75% since 2013. Now is the perfect time to start recording! This episode is available on: iTunes. Google Play.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016
    [Comments] Engage With Your LinkedIn Company Page Network From the Smart Inbox
    Rounding out our existing publishing and reporting capabilities, users can now monitor and engage with comments on their LinkedIn® Company Page posts directly from the Smart Inbox. To begin managing comments on your Company Page posts, simply select the new LinkedIn® Comments filter in the Smart Inbox. You can reply to comments and take advantage of Sprout’s collaboration and engagement tools by tasking, tagging and marking inbound LinkedIn® messages as complete. Comment below with any questions and stay tuned for more updates coming soon. Product Updates
  • SOCIALLY SORTED  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] Beginner’s Guide to Creating Images for Social Media [Infographic]
    comment? Comment. And generally the share or click through to your blog post or website is worth more than a like or comment, but it really depends on what your goal is when creating images. If you’re ready to start creating images for social media that stop fans in their tracks when scrolling,  then you’re in the right place. . In this post, I  share, step-by-step, how you can create eye-catching images that drive engagement and shares – all without a designer.  . But where in the heck do you start? Grab the FREE PDF Planner. Let’s jump in! share?
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] How Amazon Ruled Social Media Conversations on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016
    Leave us a comment below or connect with us on Twitter. We are well into the shopping season for 2016 and just closed out two of the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With retailers like Amazon and Walmart extending the dates for deals and sales, we should all have been able to knock a few things off our shopping lists. On social media, Black Friday was talked about a lot more than Cyber Monday, generating 3.9 times higher conversation volume than Cyber Monday. Currently uploading my BLACK FRIDAY HAUL! Maybe it's just retail Darwinism. k0kh6b197O.
  • KATIE LANCE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] Top 5 Webinars of 2016
    Leave a comment below or in our Social Media Forum Facebook group and share which webinar you attended and what your top takeaways were! This year we had the pleasure of partnering with many amazing companies to host webinars on a variety of topics. We also hosted several KLC webinars on everything from Facebook ads to content strategy. While it’s hard to choose just a few favorites, today I wanted to share five of our top webinars from 2016. GetSocialSmart: Facebook Ads from Katie Lance on Vimeo. Do you feel overwhelmed with your brokerage’s social media?
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] NFL Teams on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Weeks 10-12
    Other findings by Unmetric  included: The Cowboys also posted a clean sweep of likes and comments across the three social networks during weeks 10 through 12 of the NFL season. Facebook Instagram Twitter Arizona Cardinals Comments Cross-Channel Reports Dallas Cowboys Engagement football Green Bay Packers Likes Miami Dolphins National Football League New England Patriots NFL Oakland Raiders Sports UnmetricThe Dallas Cowboys ’ 10-1 start to the 2016 National Football League  season has not gone unnoticed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #337
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. 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:  . Listening to Trump - Nonsite.org. "I am not going to post links about the election. I am not going to post links about the election. I am not going to post links about the election. So with that: ' he structure of Trump's discourse will never demand that all the pieces be connected. He
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] How Team Sprout Uses Organic Post Targeting to Reach Its Audience
    This ensures the greatest probable impact by suggesting distribution times that correlate with when fans and followers are commenting, liking and sharing. They say timing is everything and when it comes to social, the old adage isn’t too far off. Now more than ever it’s important that social messages are shared at the right time, to the appropriate audience and on the proper social network. While it can vary by social platform, optimizing timing of posts by comprehending your followers’ needs and behaviors is a significant piece of a successful social strategy. Publishing
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] The more the messier for search success
    Contact Chris via email , follow him on Twitter and Google Plus or leave a comment below. Y ou need to spend only 20% of the time you do on your content marketing and marketing SEO than you’re doing — at least for now. Be quick, be messy, be pedestrian, maybe even turn off your Grammatik and your Autocorrect. Churn out five-times the amount of content you’ve been writing then hit publish and walk away for a couple days. Then, feel free to get all anal retentive on your content — but only with the stuff you plan to add to your portfolio. Please. America voted Donald J. And though only.4%
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] Compare Performance Across Pages With Sprout’s Facebook Competitors Report
    Be on the lookout for more reports focused on competitive analysis and provide any feedback in the comments. Sprout’s Facebook Competitors Report enables your brand to track fundamental metrics for any Facebook Page and benchmark these metrics against your own Pages. With this new report you can understand how your brand growth and engagement on Facebook compares to competitors. In addition to benchmarking your success against competitors, you can measure relative social performance across a portfolio of related brands or products. Compare Fan Growth & Message Data. Product Updates
  • SOCIALFISH  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] Hot Association Jobs – December 1
    You will publish blog posts, monitor blog comments and write blog posts as assigned. Here are some of the most interesting jobs you can find via the  SocialFish job board !  We focus on jobs in  social media ,  marketing ,  communications ,  PR ,  advocacy ,  digital  and  technology. Policy Analyst  – The Fiscal Policy Center at Voices for Illinois Children seeks to hire a Policy Analyst to inform and shape public debates on tax and budget policy in Illinois. large part of this role will be focused on the Association’s membership and event program support. Hurry! photo credit ).
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016
    [Comments] We live in the age of the “Next Big Thing”
    Contact Chris via email , follow him on Twitter and Google Plus or leave a comment below. F rom from  Old School is New School by Nate Paul : The latest and greatest smartphones are released every twelve months, rendering the last model about as useful as a paperweight (if you believe the marketing hype).  An entire industry has been built around Silicon Valley’s cult of disruption, a belief that we should always be replacing our old way of thinking and doing with new and exciting ideas. Don’t get me wrong – I love technology. when I was in high school.  The
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016
    [Comments] 37 Free Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills Today
    And we’d love to hear what you think of these webinars in the comments below! Please feel free to leave us a comment below and we may add it to our list! When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes. read hundreds of articles and enrolled in as many marketing courses that I could possibly get my hands on. Even today, millions of resources  continue to be published online every month. Let’s dive in! Digital marketing classes (9-17). Content and blogging classes (25-31).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016
    [Comments] How to Create Consistently Valuable Content for Your Blog
    You should be keeping an eye on the reach and engagement of every article you post, as well as the advocacy on your page (comments, participation in polls and, most importantly, feedback). Doing something of value is a basic motive that drives us in doing pretty much anything in our lives. Writing is a passion and there is a little art in every piece of content we create, irrelevant of the topic or the reason why we put the words in this sequence on the sheet in front of us. The art of blogging. Every professional can tell you that writing is the easy part of blogging. SEO metrics.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    [Comments] Can You Really Use Twitter for Sales?
    Let us know in the comments below! Twitter is well-known for learning about breaking news, sharing funny GIFS , and connecting with friends. But for businesses, Twitter is an opportunity to build relationships with customers and cultivate brand awareness. So is it really possible to use Twitter for sales? Here are four ways your team can do it: 1. Create Promoted Tweets. Research reveals that 80% of Twitter users have mentioned a brand in a tweet. People are actively engaging with businesses online. Promoted tweets can help draw attention to your upcoming sales event or product launch.
  • PAM MOORE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    [Comments] 7 Top Personal Branding Goals To Develop Your Social Brand Strategy
    The truth is everything you say, do, post, like, comment on and share is a representation of your brand. Would you like to have customers come to you organically because they know for a fact you can help them achieve their business and/or life goals? It’s a wonderful thing when you don’t have to sell to your customers, instead they contact you and are excited to business with you! They aren’t thinking “should I do business with this person or brand.” ” Instead they are thinking “HOW can I do business with this person?” If not, you should.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    [Comments] Top Strategies for Taking Your Online Community Offline with Marketing Events – Stefanie Grieser [SSM019]
    If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line in the comments and we’ll respond right away! How do you go from having no conference — from almost having no marketing team, just you being the 9th employee and one of the very first marketers — to a marketing conference of 1,000 attendees, acclaimed in your industry, a must-attend destination on the annual events calendar? How do you do all of that in just four years? And how marketing events help to engage your audience and create delighted customers for life. This episode is available on: iTunes. Google Play. Buffer.
  • KOKA SEXTON  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    [Comments] Did the Amazon CTO get catfished by John Gabriango? An example of Fake News
    At first I posted it to Facebook and the comments were good and then it was pointed out that there was no Linkedin profile for John Gabriango. By now you’ve probably heard about John Gabriango, the ill-informed sales professional that sent a (bad) cold email the Amazon CTO Werner Vogels. When I first read the post, I cried a little on the inside. First because I know what it’s like to send cold emails and sometimes they backfire. Proper research and personalization was missed here. Second because it was clear “who” had sent the email. could have stopped there.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    [Comments] 3 Ways Retailers Can Leverage Facebook Location Pages
    Now that you know some ways to reach your community with Facebook location pages, tell us how you’ll use location pages in the comments below! In an age when buying locally is highly valued, it’s more important than ever for national retailers to communicate with consumers on a local level. On Facebook, this can be easily done through location pages where retailers can create pages for specific storefronts. Here are some key ways retailers can get the most out of Facebook location pages. Display Store Information. Spread Local Messages. Increase Store Traffic with Local Promotions.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    [Comments] 12 Ways to Use Instagram for Small Business
    Dive Into Your Comments. You’re not alone. A lot of small businesses spend little to no time monitoring their comments , partially because it’s not the easiest thing to do within the Instagram app. In order to make responding to Instagram comments easier, use Sprout Social to reply to comments across multiple Instagram accounts and all your other social media profiles. 5. We all know the power of Instagram. Huge companies like Coca Cola, Starbucks and Nike dominate the space. But how can you use Instagram for small business? But here’s the problem.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    [Comments] The Ultimate Guide to More Social Media Shares
    If you’re interested in capturing the comments on these ads on Facebook and Instagram , then use a social media management tool like Agorapulse. Whether you are using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media platform one thing is true: social sharing matters! Social sharing creates awareness of your brand, increases ROI and multiplies your fan base.  So let’s improve your bottom line with this handy guide to more social media shares. 1. Fix Your WordPress Sharing. When people love your content, they will want to share it. Know Your Target Demographic. Gender.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
    [Comments] PB169: Single Author Blog to Multi Author Blog – How to Make the Transition
    began to see that I was attracting readers to my blog, who were engaging in the Flickr group and engaging in the blog post comments, and I was beginning to see, in those comments and in that engagement on the group, that we’d attracted not only beginner photographers, but also a higher level of photographers. People were starting to leave some really good comments on the blog. I was very proactive about trying to get good comments. They were just leaving comments on the blog, and they were sharing photos in our Flickr group. Do they get a lot of comments?
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
    [Comments] Social Media Ecommerce: The Complete Guide to Social Shopping
    That said, we don’t recommend asking your followers to spam review sites with nothing but glowing comments. Social media grew from connecting friends on Facebook to uniting brands and communities across platforms. Over the past decade, social media has become an integral part of people’s lives and, in turn, your marketing strategy. Consumers today are online, they’re mobile and they’re very social. And don’t think brands haven’t noticed the shift. Everything from taking a class to balancing a budget to buying a car can be done online. People Are Already Talking About You.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Innovative Social Media Campaigns of 2016
    Tell us what your favorite social media campaign was this year in the comments below. While the year isn’t over just yet, a lot has already happened in 2016. From the Olympics to Harambe, the elections and everywhere in between, it has been a busy year. Thanks to all of these events and more, the social sphere hasn’t been any different. The only true difference is that I’d much rather prefer an awesome social campaign over a political one. Sorry, not sorry.) So, on that note, let’s take a look at some of the most innovative social media campaigns in this past year. ShareYourEars.
  • PEG FITZPATRICK  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
    [Comments] How To Boost Your Social Media Like a Boss
    Strive to become the resource in your industry and provide information to inspire people to consume, comment on, and share your work. Please share in the comments below. Social media marketing is evolving at rapid speed. Being ordinary isn’t going to help your brand grow. In this article I want to share how to boost your social media like a boss and grow your business or brand. It’s not rocket science to boost your social media but it does take planning and effort. Let’s look at some ideas that you can implement right away. 1. Think progress not perfection.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
    [Comments] Why Community Building is a Responsibility
    Comments LOL! As communications pros we know community building as a great way to drive revenue and awareness for our brands. But it's actually so much more. Laura Petrolino explains the great professional responsibility we have in creating and shaping communities that thrive. The post Why Community Building is a Responsibility appeared first on Spin Sucks. just not on assigned dates.” I actually LOVE. by Laura Petrolino THANKS! by paulakiger Ha! showing up and participating are crucial elements. by Laura Petrolino LOL!!! And most importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! by heidicohen Plus 6 more.
  • UNMETRIC  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
    [Comments] Top 10 Black Friday Brand Social Media Posts
    This Post roped in a lot of comments from Fans who use Amazon boxes for the purpose advertised. Have you ever thought that the Thanksgiving meal is meant to give you all the energy to deal with Black Friday? If you had better luck than I did, you probably got the Black Friday deal you had your eyes own. Sometimes I forget that I can use Discover to find exciting deals. Who said it was only useful for content creators? Hmm, maybe I’m onto something here. Brands took to social media to announce amazing discounts, contests and giveaways and more. Amazon.com. Mary Kay. Harley-Davidson.
  • UNMETRIC  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016
    [Comments] How do Cafes in India Brew Engagement on Social Media
    Café Coffee Day had the most Likes, Comments and Shares per Post. We know that Café Coffee Day gets more Likes, Comments and Shares. The same applies to Comments and Shares. It received over 62,000 Reactions, 100 Comments and 400 Shares. After a hectic week, I really need some quality café time. Read a book, meet a friend, listen to some blues, wolf down a muffin… The weekend can’t get here any faster! It doesn’t help that I am being bombarded with some amazing content from Cafes on Facebook. Costa Coffee posted the most during the period studied here (172). Reach.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016
    [Comments] What’s Driving Social Conversations This Shopping Season?
    If there is any data that you are interested in or would like us to deep dive into, do leave us a comment below or give us a shoutout on Twitter. Come this Friday, we officially embark on the shopping frenzy of the year – Black Friday. Black Friday marks the busiest shopping season for most retailers, accounting for as much as 30 percent of their annual sales. Hence, the innumerable deals and offers as retailers compete to capture the maximum share of wallet from the consumers. 2017 Social Marketing Planning Guide Download. Excitement about Black Friday Shopping.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016
    [Comments] We Are Not (That) Social Media
    Candidly, we see a lot of content with some likes, shares and comments. Social media was not supposed to act like traditional media. In fact, one could argue that everything we thought was possible about connectivity and social media could best be understood by reading the business book classic, The Cluetrain Manifesto. The anchor quote from that book was, "markets are conversations." Let's roll with that. Would you agree that if you were to split up your marketing efforts by traditional media and social media that your social media activity acts like a conversation? In other words.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
    [Comments] Associations Respond to the 2016 Election Results
    We have reached out to key ALA staff and have asked for an opportunity for people to comment with their thoughts, ideas, and feedback. Associations traditionally send out a bland proforma statement in support of or welcoming the incoming administration after Presidential elections. cough, ASAE, cough ). And of course, it’s important for associations to represent all of their members and also to be able to work effectively with the new administration. But this year, there are obvious concerns that must be addressed. AIA is not alone, of course. ” ( Read more ). Read more!! ).
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #336
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. 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:  . The code I'm still ashamed of. Bill Sourour - Medium. "We live in an era of algorithms, and they will increasingly decide who gets fed, paroled, promoted, or educated. His story became a kind of confessional for developers working on questionable software everywhere. What have we wrought?"
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
    [Comments] 3 Simple Tactics for Using Twitter as a Traction Channel
    Hesitant to follow new users for one reason or another? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Wondering if Twitter could be the marketing tool your business needs? Thinking your company needs a larger Twitter following? Here are the questions you should ask yourself first: Do I need business instantly (and have no following)? If yes, then no social media channel is going to be right for you—try advertising. Do I (or my team) have four hours a week and $100 a month (that’s your estimated tool cost)? If no, then you won’t be able to actually pull this off. “Me.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
    [Comments] Fake News: How PR Pros Can Ethically Fight Back
    Comments I would DEFINITELY add it to my list for discussion. During this year's presidential election, there was an influx of fake news that spread like wildfire. One would hope it would subside, but bottom-feeding PR pros have discovered it works. Here is Gini Dietrich on how to handle it. The post Fake News: How PR Pros Can Ethically Fight Back appeared first on Spin Sucks. It's going. by Gini Dietrich It's not going to stop. You know there are people out there who. by Gini Dietrich Joe Thornley sent that to me. still need to listen! by Bill Smith Plus 4 more.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] How Can Twitter Analytics Tell You If Your Tweets Stink?
    Let us know in the comments! How do you know people like what you tweet? simple measure, of course, is to check to see how many people hit the “like” or “retweet” button on each of your tweets. If you go by those measures alone though, you most likely aren’t seeing the big picture. Let’s take a deeper look at your Twitter analytics, something that many of us rarely do — but need to. Twitter Analytics 101. You can get to that dashboard two different ways. Click on ‘analytics’ to get to the dashboard. Tweets. Top tweets. Engagements.
  • SOCIALLY SORTED  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] Your Best Year in 2017 – 3 Steps to Setting Content Goals
    Please leave a comment and tell me! . Are you ready for your best year in 2017? Want to get started early this year?  . In this post I  share 3 steps to set content goals for your best year in 2017.  . I’ll be the first one to put up my hand and admit that I am not naturally a goal setter and I AM naturally a procrastinator. But I’ve been getting better at it and this past year has taught me a lot about setting goals and working on projects… personal and professional. intend to do them next year as well! STEP 1:  Survey Your Audience. wish. I. earlier. Grab this e-book!
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] Virtual Reality Video is Stupid and I’ll Tell You Why
    Comments Lesson tonight at 8:00. Virtual reality video is here. shiny new toy or the future of content marketing? The question is not if we should use it, but rather how we enhance our clients' story with VR videos. Check out Tony Gnau's take on VR videos. The post Virtual Reality Video is Stupid and I’ll Tell You Why appeared first on Spin Sucks.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] Persicope Lets Broadcasters Send Share, Follow Invitations to Viewers
    Elsewhere, viewers can now tap a “…” button next to the comment box when they’re watching a broadcast to bring up a list of viewer actions. Periscope released an update for its iOS application, which includes a new tool for broadcasters and a viewer action button for viewers. With this update, when a user is broadcasting, they can now send an invitation to their viewers to follow their account or to share their broadcast from the broadcaster actions area. Periscope is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] Instagram Launches Live Video on Instagram Stories: Here’s All You Need to Know
    While you’re live, you can pin a comment for everyone to see or turn comments off altogether. Pinned comments could be a great way to frame the video and let everyone know what’s going on — a pinned comment could also be a great way to encourage interaction and responses from your audience. Share your thoughts in the comments and I’d be excited to join the conversation. Share your thoughts in the comments and I’d be excited to join the conversation. No replays. Getting to know Live Video on Instagram Stories. Office hours / Q&A sessions.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] A Complete Calendar of Hashtag Holidays for 2017
    Tweet us at @SproutSocial or share your thoughts in the comments below! From Puppy Day to Awkward Moments Day, there’s an occasion for just about anything. Ignored by traditional calendars these hashtag holidays are celebrated ad nauseum on social media. Some are meant to generate awareness and promote a cause while others focus their attention on the cute, quirky and nonsensical. When positioned properly these occasions can be a great opportunity for your brand to reach a new audience. Not sure which hashtag holiday makes sense for your brand? Is the Correct Hashtag Being Used?
  • AGORA PULSE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] Your Social Media Manager Resume Better Have This
    Let me know in the comments below. With adoption of social media marketing at an all time high and fans requiring constant attention, both B2B and B2C companies are finding it necessary to hire an entirely new marketing role, one that didn’t even exist 10 years ago — the social media manager. That’s good news for a lot of us looking to get into the industry! However, the bad news is that nowadays, it’s likely anyone who has their own personal Facebook profile considers themselves a capable social media manager. What should be in your social media manager resume?
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] #measurePR Recap (November 2016): Measuring Engagement
    That can be a click through, a comment, or a share. The November edition of #measurePR focused on measuring engagement. Our trio of guests included: Ashley Brown , Head of Global Communications at Spredfast; Austin Gaule , Media Analysis Director at Universal Information Services; and Angie Jeffrey , Vice President Brand Management at ABX Advertising Benchmark Index. Side note: this was Angie’s first time on #measurePR as a featured guest, though I’ve been asking her to join for ages. Go Angie! measurepr. A2: They key for engagement is knowing your audience. measurepr.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] Three Elements Every Customer Experience Strategy Must Have
    Comments Detail makes all the difference. A successful customer experience strategy is about proactively considering your customer’s needs and taking measures to create the best experience possible, while at the same time knowing things won’t always go as planned and having process in place to deal with those road bumps. Laura Petrolino explains how you can do so by making sure your plan includes these three elements. The post Three Elements Every Customer Experience Strategy Must Have appeared first on Spin Sucks. It's the nuance that defines. You're right, small details.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] Where Social Media Is Headed in 2017: The Biggest Trends to Watch For
    What platforms are you most excited to use? I’d love to continue the conversation in the comments below. What does the future look like for social media? That’s a question we regularly discuss here at Buffer and one we’re not quite sure anyone has a concrete answer to. However, there are some clues out there as to what the future in 2017, and beyond, may look like. As part of our State of Social Media week, it feels like a great time to sit back and reflect on the social media landscape and what may be ahead. Ready to jump in? The standardization of platforms. Facebook.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] PB168: 7 Steps to Editing Your Blog Posts
    You should always give them something to read or ask them a question to comment on or ask them to do something in some way. You can find all the further reading, and there’s quite a bit of it today, and leave a comment to let us know how you do your editing over at problogger.com/podcast/168. Edit Your Blog Posts With Seven Simple Steps. A lot is taught about the importance of writing great blog posts, but it is in the editing of your writing that your post can really be made to shine. In today’s episode, I want to share with you a simple 7 step process to editing  your posts.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] PB168: 7 Steps to Editing Your Blog Posts
    You should always give them something to read or ask them a question to comment on or ask them to do something in some way. You can find all the further reading, and there’s quite a bit of it today, and leave a comment to let us know how you do your editing over at problogger.com/podcast/168. Edit Your Blog Posts With Seven Simple Steps. A lot is taught about the importance of writing great blog posts, but it is in the editing of your writing that your post can really be made to shine. In today’s episode, I want to share with you a simple 7 step process to editing  your posts.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016
    [Comments] Social Media ROI: How to Connect Social to Real Business Results – Neil Patel [SSM018]
    If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line in the comments and we’ll respond right away! We’ve found that one of the biggest challenges  for social media marketers today is connecting social media to real business objectives and goals. From brand awareness right on down to customer conversions, social media has the potential to fit into many parts of the marketing and sales funnel. But where does social media fit best ? That is the important question we set out to answer! How to listen : iTunes | Google Play  | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS. Google Play.
  • PEG FITZPATRICK  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016
    [Comments] 7 Little Tricks To Achieve The Best Results In Social Media
    BuzzSumo counted only shares, not likes + comments. 6.  Be found. You can create your posts as well as track and respond to comments. Everyone wants a shortcut to social media success but sadly there is no “easy button.” ” I’d like to share seven proven little tricks to achieve the best results in social media. They’re sure to give you a boost in your social media results. Be helpful. Best-selling social media author Jay Baer says, “ Youtility is marketing so useful, people would pay for it (if you asked them). Be a problem solver.
  • JON LOOMER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016
    [Comments] The Evolution of Facebook Remarketing
    Let me know in the comments below! I thought about naming this post something like, “Why Facebook Advertisers Don’t Need a Website Anymore,” but that takes what I’m about to say too far. website is still required. But suddenly, those without an active website are more likely to find success with Facebook remarketing than ever before. For those familiar with my strategies, this seems asinine. Blasphemous. Other big words I can’t spell without spell check. But hear me out. What Is Remarketing? The Importance of Remarketing. People who visit specific web pages.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016
    [Comments] 9 Ways Agencies Can Convert Instagram Followers into Clients
    It also gives your followers something to comment about and can spur conversations about your business. Congratulations! Your hard work creating a beautiful Instagram page for your agency is paying off in the form of followers. Gaining followers, however, is just the first step towards using Instagram to increase revenue for your business. To make Instagram really “pay off,” you’ll need to turn those followers into clients—and that begins with using the platform strategically. 2017 Digital Marketing Predictions From the Experts Download. This can be accomplished in a number of ways.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016
    [Comments] #SproutChat Recap: Identifying Your Metrics & Goals on Social
    A1: likes, comments, clicks, how many different people are responding #sproutchat. Marketers understand that the real value of social media isn’t represented in the data but rather in the analysis. The metrics that have real meaning will inform your overall strategy and impact your business’ bottom line. However, However, in order to accurately measure social ROI, you need to first identify the data and compile presentable reports with digestible social media metrics. Conduct a Social Media Audit. SproutSocial A1. SproutChat. — Jordan Bath (@jbath13) November 16, 2016.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #335
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. 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:  . An Integrated Perspective On The Future Of Mobility - McKinsey - Bloomberg. This big report from McKinsey is packed with data and speculation about what a mobile-first market looks like. Holy epic resource, Batman."  (Alistair for Hugh). What have we wrought?" Alistair for Mitch). Read on."
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
    [Comments] How to Boost Your Search Rank with Better Social Signals
    The study found that posts with images received 104% more comments, and 84% more click-throughs, as well as 53% more likes than non-image posts. Please share your thoughts in the comments below. You’re constantly on the lookout for ways to improve your search rankings. And you’ve tried everything from keyword optimization to link building. While these may be enough to amplify your rankings significantly, you can further boost your rankings by improving your social signals. 2017 Social Marketing Planning Guide Download. What are Social Signals and How do they Affect Rankings?
  • AGORA PULSE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
    [Comments] Workplace v. LinkedIn: What Your Business Needs To Know
    Let me know in the comments below! At the end of 2014, Facebook announced a new mystery product: Facebook at Work. Shortly Shortly after the announcement, the app went into a closed beta. And And then… silence. Finally, in October 2016 the mystery product, now called  Workplace , opened up to the public. . The Workplace versus LinkedIn showdown was finally approaching. In this post, I’m going to cover exactly what Workplace is, how it relates to LinkedIn, and what you need to know about it. Workplace v. LinkedIn. It helps job seekers research prospective companies. The shared fun.
  • KATIE LANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [Comments] How to Extend the Life of Each Piece of Content You Create
    When you take the time to create content – you can slice and dice and repurpose it to give it a longer shelf life and really help position yourself as the go-to person in your industry and market! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this – leave me a comment below or join our Social Media Forum Facebook Group! Content is king in the social media world, but sometimes it can feel like a daunting task to always be creating new content to stay relevant and provide really great value. ” Great content = great leads! For us, it’s our blog. Repurpose your content!
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [Comments] The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Prospective Facebook Ads Clients
    Let me know in the comments! If you’re a consultant or agency, qualifying clients is painful–explaining what you do, assessing if they’re nice people, determining if they can pay and seeing if you can solve their problem, all before you get a dime. So I asked Sarah Sal , a longtime friend of BlitzMetrics and an amazing Facebook ads consultant, for some tips here. You may have already seen her tips on how to kick-start a  crowdfunding campaign  or how to revive a dead email list , for example. So Sarah, what are your thoughts on qualifying clients? Waiting in line here is worth it!
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [Comments] The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)
    Feel free to comment below and I’ll be excited to check them out. The social media world is a fascinating one. Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention ( Peach ) or become part of our daily lives ( Snapchat ). The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust! Every week, people build and launch new social media tools, empowering us marketers in our day-to-day work. And here’s the even crazier part: The graphic (from Buddy Media) is four years old. Imagine how jam-packed it’d be today! Panda 5. Yotpo.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [Comments] Introducing Bambu’s All-New App for iOS and Android
    Comment below or reach out to us on Twitter with any questions. The average employee wants to be more involved in your business. In fact, nearly 3 in 4 employees want their company to keep them updated about what’s happening with the brand. There’s no better way to ensure employees have access to consume and share important business information than giving it to them in the palm of their hands. Today we’re excited to announce the launch of Bambu by Sprout Social ’s new apps for iOS and Android, now available in the App Store and Google Play Store. Easily Consume Content Anywhere.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [Comments] 10 Tips to Build Better Converting Twitter Traffic
    Please share your thoughts and tips in the comments! Twitter is an integral part of social media marketing these days. Almost every business, big and small, is on Twitter. It’s the perfect network for connecting to customers in real time and building connections. Unfortunately Twitter traffic has become more difficult to come by over the past few years. Even brands with large audiences have trouble directing users off the app and onto their website. In fact, data from Shareaholic on all major social media sites found Twitter to be the least effective in terms of driving clicks.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Ways Your Social Media Posts Improve Your SEO
    Likes, comments, and shares are the most significant action for SEO. Format tweets so they’re easy to retweet, and respond to all comments on your content. 4. Google has been particularly enigmatic about how, or even if, its rankings are influenced by social media. But the experience of industry professionals has been universal—highly engaged content has much greater SEO value than do less popular pages. And that makes sense. Google’s algorithm is designed—and is constantly being tweaked—to find and rank high-quality, useful content for each search query. highlight to tweet).
  • AGORA PULSE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [Comments] When Is Posting Cute Cats for Facebook Likes a Good Idea?
    Leave me a comment below. Should you be posting cute cat pictures to your Facebook business page? I’m a cat lover. have a private Twitter list full of cat accounts. It’s a place I go when I’m feeling stressed. My Facebook feed is full of posts from cat pages and I may even spam my friends with pictures of my very own meowsers from time to time. It doesn’t stop there. Let’s just say I border on being a mad cat lady. Cats are a massive part of my online life and I’m not alone. The Cat has become the unofficial mascot of the internet. Is it a good idea?
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Visual Content Curation Ideas to Ramp Up Your Blog and Social Strategy
    GIFs have become increasingly popular on social media, and they’re a fun way to respond to a comment or add humor to a post on social media. Transform customer content, testimonials and your comments section into content for your blog or social pages. Guest Post by Jessica Davis. What do you feel when you see the visual on this post? Imagine recreating this visual verbally! wouldn’t be satisfied with the result unless it was penned down in Dylan style – with so much said in just a few words. What if design is not your discipline? It doesn’t have to.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook, Messenger, Instagram in a Single Inbox for Businesses
    Facebook said in the Facebook for Business post that pages alone receive nearly 5 billion comments, messages and posts by visitors each month, adding: If you actively manage communications for your business across Facebook, Messenger and Instagram, you can save time with the updated inbox by responding to all inquiries within a single app. You can reply to Facebook comments, visitor posts, reviews, messages and Instagram comments directly from the updated inbox by tapping on the content you want to answer. Readers: What are your thoughts on the new updated inbox?
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] Sell More This Holiday Season: A Note to eCommerce Marketers
    Insert obligatory comment about “the explosion of mobile” because nobody has ever said that before.] You’ve spent weeks whiteboarding, drawing up the campaign that will make this holiday season the biggest online sales boom your company’s ever seen. You’ve got it all lined up – the creative is done, the ads are loaded, the social posts and emails are scheduled, the landing pages are ready to go live – it’s all set just right. And then, at just the right moment, you click the “Go” button and your masterpiece unfolds before your eyes. But wait, that’s not how this works.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] Actionable Social Media Trends and Stats to Help Guide Your Marketing in 2017 – Bonus Episode [SSM017]
    If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line in the comments and we’ll respond right away! We are excited to share our third, very special bonus podcast episode with you on important social media trends and stats going into 2017! Our bonus episodes offer a fun change of pace from our traditional “interview-style” episodes on The Science of Social Media. Get to know the hosts Hailley, Kevan, & Brian a bit better as they share thoughts on the future of social media – complete with actionable takeaways and useful insights. Google Play. Stitcher.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] How to Sell on Social Media This Season Without Spending A Cent
    Let me know in the comments! The holiday season is here, and your customers are starting to see offers from businesses offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday in their social media news feeds. You can make your offers stand out from the competition this year – without having to spend a cent on social media ads. Here are four tips you can take advantage of so you can effectively sell on social media this (or any other) season. 1. Use Facebook Live. Facebook Live is the best way to get attention on Facebook right now. Show viewers what gifts are popular this year and offer suggestions.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] Social Media’s Impact on SEO
    Leave us a comment with your thoughts on the impact of social media on SEO. Social media is taking up more time in terms of online activities; therefore, its’ users are generating more content to consume. With the influx of content, marketers are likely wondering how this additional branded content is impacting SEO. This post will take a closer look at how social media makes an impact. Social Media’s Impact on SEO. Does social media actually impact SEO results? Well, Google has repeatedly denied that they use social signals for SEO ranking purposes.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Ways to Give Your Charity Auction a Social Twist
    Leave comments open to provide you with more opportunities to communicate with your supporters. Like, comment on, or share fundraisers’ posts. Charity auctions have been a popular staple of event fundraising for decades, and for good reason—they work! However, in order for your auction to attract the most supporters and bring in as many funds as possible, it’s important to give it a modern twist. One relatively easy and cost-effective way to do this is by adding a social aspect to your auction. The problem is that social media is still a new frontier for many nonprofits.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] Watch out Google & TripAdvisor, Facebook Reviews are on the Rise | Social You Should Know
    This week we see Facebook challenging the likes of review sites, YouTube adding community-oriented features to drive engagement and minimize trolls & inappropriate comments, and social media sites threaten Google in terms of product research, all of this, in this week’s Social You Should Know. YouTube comments have been a notorious breeding grounds for trolls. As As a solution to this, YouTube has updated the comments section with new features for community managers. Facebook Takes On Review Sites. YouTube Gives Tools to Recognize Advocates and Fight Trolls.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] The Future of Social Media (And How to Prepare For It): The State of Social Media 2016 Report
    We’d love to continue the conversation and hear your thoughts – feel free to share in the comments or join the conversation on Twitter using #StateofSocial16. Imagine being able to predict the next big thing on social media, knowing what social media will look like in 2017 and beyond and how will brands use social platforms to connect with their audience. As someone who works with social media every day, this information would be invaluable. The report shows us how marketers, from businesses of all sizes are approaching social media marketing. Contents: – Key takeaways.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] How to Add & Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts for Your Brand
    Tracking things like hashtags, geolocations, comments and likes can give brands an in-depth view into marketing opportunities. However, one of the biggest problems still in existence is Instagram’s API, which prevents third-party tools from commenting outside the native platform. Some points of attack you could take with Sprout include: Increase Instagram engagement: When you’re able to put all your incoming Instagram comments in a single inbox, you can measure your engagement more efficiently. In fact, numerous brands on Instagram have more than one account. TargetStyle.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] More Ways to Grow Your Blog’s Traffic Without Google Search
    It was the fourth posts he published on his blog IWannaBeABlogger.cm and the post has obtained more than 2,000 social media shares and comments to date. Previously, I covered five different tactics: 1) Blog commenting 2) Freebies marketing 3) Crowd sourcing post 4) Creative social media marketing and 5) Leveraging Q&A platforms. By ProBlogger Expert Jerry Low. Google traffic is lucrative – there’s no doubt about that. Often, the most effective way to attract targeted traffic is to make sure your site is optimized for Google searches. Google frequently issues algorithm updates.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] More Ways to Grow Your Blog’s Traffic Without Google Search
    It was the fourth posts he published on his blog IWannaBeABlogger.cm and the post has obtained more than 2,000 social media shares and comments to date. Previously, I covered five different tactics: 1) Blog commenting 2) Freebies marketing 3) Crowd sourcing post 4) Creative social media marketing and 5) Leveraging Q&A platforms. By ProBlogger Expert Jerry Low. Google traffic is lucrative – there’s no doubt about that. Often, the most effective way to attract targeted traffic is to make sure your site is optimized for Google searches. Google frequently issues algorithm updates.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] PB167: My Million Dollar Blog Post (and How Procrastination Almost Stopped me Writing It)
    Tell us in the Facebook Challenge Group ( here’s the specific thread to comment on ). You can do it in the show notes, leave a comment at problogger.com/podcast/167 or search in Facebook for the ProBlogger challenge group and share with us your thing there. How to Overcome Blogger Procrastination. In today’s lesson I want to talk about an issue that I think is at the heart of why many blogs don’t reach their potential. In fact it’s an issue that I think is at the heart of why many people don’t reach their potential in many areas of life. How to Start a Blog. Get to work!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] PB167: My Million Dollar Blog Post? (and How Procrastination Almost Stopped me Writing It)
    Tell us in the Facebook Challenge Group ( here’s the specific thread to comment on ). You can do it in the show notes, leave a comment at problogger.com/podcast/167 or search in Facebook for the ProBlogger challenge group and share with us your thing there. How to Overcome Blogger Procrastination. In today’s lesson I want to talk about an issue that I think is at the heart of why many blogs don’t reach their potential. In fact it’s an issue that I think is at the heart of why many people don’t reach their potential in many areas of life. How to Start a Blog. Get to work!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] PB167: How Procrastination Stopped Me Writing a Million Dollar Blog Post (and how I overcame it)
    You can do it in the show notes, leave a comment at problogger.com/podcast/167 or search in Facebook for the ProBlogger challenge group and share with us your thing there. How to Overcome Blogger Procrastination. In today’s lesson I want to talk about an issue that I think is at the heart of why many blogs don’t reach their potential. In fact it’s an issue that I think is at the heart of why many people don’t reach their potential in many areas of life. Listen to this episode here on iTunes. want to talk about procrastination and why we so often don’t do what we know we should do.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016
    [Comments] Is Your Social Media Strategy Working? Try These Tips to Maximize Your Impact – Hiten Shah [SSM016]
    If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line in the comments and we’ll respond right away! One of the biggest challenges marketers often face with social media is understanding the impact is has on a business or brand. Is social media for lead-gen? For brand awareness? For something else? Measuring social media success and overall impact is a task that may not have one simple solution. So how do you know if your social media is working? How to listen : iTunes | Google Play  | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS. This episode is available on: iTunes. Google Play. Stitcher.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016
    [Comments] Community Discussion: Traffic Growing Tips
    Feel free to share and discuss in the comments below. It can be argued that getting traffic is the number-one priority for just about every blogger – for reach, for influence, for authority, for sales… it’s what we all aim to grow. Over the years here at ProBlogger we’ve discussed traffic and how to get it over and over again. We’ve talked about how content is king (and also so is  being useful ), getting traffic without advertising , optimising for SEO , leveraging your Facebook presence , small tweaks for big results , and how not to kill your traffic.
  • SOCIALLY SORTED  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016
    [Comments] 7 Quick Blogging Tips – How to Power Up Your Traffic
    What will you try first (or if you have a quick tip to share, leave it in the comments below!). . If you are struggling to get results with your blog then you’ll love these 7 Quick Blogging Tips. I’ll walk you through 7 ways you can quickly and easily get results on your blog. This This post is also super useful if you are getting traffic but want to boost it!  . Image by Shutterstock. When I started blogging in 2010 I had NO idea what I was doing. eventually (after a lot of trial and error) started to pay attention to SEO and other ways to optimize by blog. See #5.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016
    [Comments] No Thank You, Trump America
    In all cases I have simply deleted their comments. Given the amount of vitriol I have already received from hateful pro-Trump supporters, I have closed comments on this blog post. It was quiet in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC on election night. It saddens me to see so much racism and bigotry erupt within days of Donald Trump’s election. Of course, these people have political and business interests at stake. I do not. Even if I did have interests at stake, I would not sacrifice my principles and would continue to fight Trump. Very unfair! President.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #334
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. 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:  .   Are You Lost In The World Like Me - Moby & The Void Pacific Choir. It's been an historic week. Many of the changes we've seen this electoral cycle, on both sides of the house, come from a social-first world, and the fact that we're living squarely in an attention economy. amazon.
  • UNMETRIC  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016
    [Comments] Social Media Report Card - Cigna
    They received 1,268 Likes, 119 Comments and 186 Shares per Post. Social media is a great way for insurance providers to reach their prospective customers. Since insurance is a recurring investment, social media aids in consistent persuasion. The best part is that everything from reach to conversion is measurable. Still skeptical about insurance brands being on social media? Then, take a look at the performance of Cigna on social media during the month of October 2016. Twitter. At a glance, Cigna has. 33,277 Followers and a Follower growth rate of 6.6%. 134 Tweets in October. Engagement.
  • JON LOOMER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook Page Engagement Custom Audiences: Target Those Who Interact
    NOTE: I’ve reached out to Facebook for comment regarding this feature. Engagement includes reactions (Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, Angry), shares, comments, link clicks or carousel swipes. Let me know in the comments below! When Facebook first released Engagement on Facebook Custom Audiences, it was exciting to think of the targeting possibilities. We’re now able to target those who engage with videos , lead ad forms and Facebook Canvas. We were even (temporarily) able to target people who share links to our website. What These Are. Anyone who visited your Page.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
    [Comments] Leveraging Social To Drive Gender Specific Sales
    To make social media work for you, it’s important to create an inclusive environment where people want to visit your pages and leave comments and feedback. Leveraging Social To Drive Gender Specific Sales. All businesses need to attract new customers. You can’t rely on your existing customers forever. People move away, find new auto repair shops, or give up driving. Marketing the business is essential. In fact, it’s almost as important as taking out a traders insurance policy to protect your equipment, stock and premises. However, social media does make it easier. Be More Approachable.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
    [Comments] Instant Sales Plus Higher Conversion With These Ecommerce Tips
    The blog section should have comments enabled to allow customers and visitors to discuss. Instant Sales Plus Higher Conversion With These Ecommerce Tips. Developing and managing an online store is both easy and difficult. The ecommerce platforms and the vast internet marketing instruments available allow you to quickly set up and promote your online store. It will not be long before you start getting significant traffic every day. Converting those visitors into customers and actually banking sales however can be more difficult than you think. Accepting credit card payments is a must.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
    [Comments] Periscope Introduces Superfans, Groups, More
    website, and they can share comments and hearts while watching live videos on the web. Periscope launched three new features  designed to help users connect on the live-streaming platform. First, a new Superfans feature will now show a broadcaster their 10 most engaged viewers, or Superfans. With this feature, Periscope said, “Broadcasters can get more insight into their biggest fans and create more meaningful relationships with them.” Each ” Each Superfan is identified with an icon and a score. In addition, every member in a group can add other users to the group.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
    [Comments] Your Social Media Behavior Can Hurt Business
    Personal Branding Social Media ceo of hp CEO of the South Florida Chamber of Commerce chamber of commerce how to behave on social media inappropriate social media comment Lawrence Zolnowski LinkedIn Meg Whitman richard branson Shannon Cummings YeunglingYour social media behavior can affect your business. Your brand is yours…until you indirectly publicize the name of your employer on your social channels. Once you do that, your profile and your social media behavior become an extension of your employer’s brand. Jo Lynn Deal has more.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Surprising Reasons To Reconsider Google+ (That You Can Act On Today)
    If you haven’t been posting to Google+, I’d love to know a bit more about why if you’re up for sharing! I’d love to hear what’s working for you and any thoughts you may have in the comments below. I’ve personally always been a huge fan of Google+, but it’s been several years since I’ve been consistently active: It simply became too difficult to keep up with posting. Sharing to Google+ natively was too much of a stretch from my regular routine of scheduling everything in one place. Well, I’m excited to share some good news and some helpful G+ tips.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Comments] How Does Digital Marketing Differ From B2B to B2C?
    As Dhamdhere wisely comments about B2B and B2C marketing, there are a few things that remain same: the “need to communicate powerfully and effectively with the customers… because whether it’s B2C or B2B, ultimately it’s B2P, i.e. business to people.”. The following is a guest post by  Eleonora Israele. Howard Hill gained notoriety for winning all of the 267 archery contests he entered. He could hit a bullseye at 50 feet then defy the odds by splitting the first arrow with the second. One of the most basic and fundamental rules of marketing is undoubtedly “know your audience.”
  • KATIE LANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Comments] 3 Social Media Tips for a Successful Holiday Season
    Also, don’t forget to comment and engage with your clients when they share their holiday traditions! Leave me a comment below or share your insights in our Social Media Forum Facebook group. Ready or not, the holiday season is here. With Halloween and Election Day now behind us, people will be turning their focus toward the holidays and all that that entails. Chances are this season may be less busy for your real estate business, making it an ideal time to reconnect with past clients, nurture your prospects and bring tremendous value to your sphere of influence. Make it personal.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook Page Admin Panels: Notifications Out, Activity In?
    Facebook had not yet responded to a request for comment at the time of this post. Some Facebook page administrators  are seeing an Activity tab in their admin panels in place of the Notifications tab. Reader Chris Ruberg , digital marketing specialist at OneCommand , shared the screenshot below with SocialTimes, speculating that the social network was trying to make page notifications more like its new messaging updates. Facebook page admins: Are any of you seeing this? Advertising/Marketing Facebook Activity Chris Ruberg Notifications OneCommand page administrators Pages
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Comments] Election Day: 716.3 Million Interactions From 115.3 Million Facebook Users; 75 Million Tweets
    million posts, likes, comments and shares about the election. billion posts, likes, comments and shares about the campaign. billion posts, comments, likes and shares from over 67 million U.S. Facebook Twitter #Election2016 2016 Presidential Election Comments Donald Trump Election Day Elections Hashtags Hillary Clinton Likes Politics Shares Ted Cruz VideosFacebook was humming on Election Day , with 115.3 million users generating 716.3 From March 23, 2015, when Ted Cruz  announced his candidacy, through Nov. 1 of this year, some 128 million Facebook users in the U.S.
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