• IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
    [Comments] Big Ad News at the Big 3 Social Networks | Social You Should Know
    Once they open that CTA button, it will show up in the comments as well and, when Instagram detects additional info such as a price or a store rating, it will automatically add it to the CTA button. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all made moves last week in the ad space that social media marketers will want to be up to speed on, in this week’s Social You Should Know. Facebook Announces New Data Analysis Options for Advertisers. Facebook last week announced five new ad measurement products, all of which integrate with other measurement tools. Instagram Making Their Ads More Interactive.
  • PEG FITZPATRICK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
    [Comments] 3 Powerful Strategies for Delivering Your Best Social Media
    This allows for more time to engage with people and respond to comments which is the true success of your social media. Random acts of social media getting you nowhere? Your Your lack of strategy and planning could be keeping you from social media success and growth of your social platform. I’m going to share three powerful strategies for delivering your best social media. Grab your notebook and get ready to shake things up. 1. Think Bigger. Thinking of your social media and blog as a publication and creating an editorial calendar for your content will help keep you on track.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
    [Comments] PB154: How to Grow Your Blogging Income
    Let me know in the comments on the show notes if you’ve got any questions. Grow Your Blogging Income. Today, I am going to continue on from episode 153 where I outlined a timeline of how I added different income streams over time. . felt like there was a little more I could say about diversifying your income in that way and growing your income. think there are some principles that you can pull out of the story. hope that you find these observations and words of encouragement helpful. Further Resources on How to Grow Your Blogging Income. How to Make Money Blogging. Full Transcript.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #327
    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:  . How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language - Scientific American. Something native Quebeckers have intuitively known for a while, is that the language you speak changes the way you think. It turns out that moral reasoning in your native tongue yields different results. Alistair for Hugh).
  • SOCIALLY SORTED  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
    [Comments] 19 Easy Ways to Survey Your Audience and Crush it with Content
    Ask them to post their biggest challenges/hurdles in the comments while you are broadcasting. Or, if you want to keep it simple, write a blog post and ask your readers to reply and answer the survey question in the comments. 60-second video (asking them to comment). an Instagram Story (where your followers can send you a direct message or comment on a particular post). Leave a comment below (or let me know if you have any other tips!).  . Leave a comment below (or let me know if you have any other tips!).  . Is it time to Survey your audience? Winning.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
    [Comments] Four Ways to Combat Audience Negativity on Social Media
    It can be disheartening opening up your channels on a Monday morning and seeing a wave of negative comments flooding your notifications. From a community management perspective, I can’t emphasize this enough: always respond to questions or comments , even if they’re negative towards the brand or a particular piece of content. Trust me, we’ve all been there before on the community management team — audience negativity is an inevitable part of being in social media. Let’s go over four ways you can manage this common issue. Always Respond. The same goes for social media.
  • JON LOOMER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
    [Comments] How to Create a Messenger Destination Facebook Ad
    Let me know in the comments below! Facebook recently announced several Messenger platform updates , one of which was Messenger Destination for News Feed ads. I’ve already started experimenting with this, and many of those who see my Messenger destination ad have been asking me how I created it. As I type this, Messenger destination is still rolling out, but let’s take a closer look at what it is and how it works… Messenger Destination in Action. The user is presented with a prepared message — or greeting — within Messenger. Messenger Destination: Campaign.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
    [Comments] How To Use Agorapulse To Promote Your Next Event
    Leave chatty comments on their Instagram posts. Let us know in the comments! Have you ever been tasked with the job of managing social media for events? It’s a big job and one that seems to go on and on. You are responsible for building awareness, selling tickets, managing attendee queries, keeping the momentum going during the event, ensuring that people are using the right hashtag and dealing with issues that arise. By the time the event is over your energy levels are close to zero. But your job isn’t finished. Before the event. Connect with your audience. Reports.
  • MYRLAND MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
    [Comments] Lawyers, What Are You Waiting For?
    continue to hear the same comments on a regular basis. ” “I’ve been doing this long enough that they should know to come to me for a comment on this subject.” Post it with a comment about what your message is about. The level of frustration among lawyers irritated because their cases and expertise aren’t being picked up by media is not decreasing. “This was  a major case. Why didn’t anyone pick it up?” ” “My marketing people should see to it that I get mentioned for this type of story.” Discuss. Debate.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
    [Comments] 3 Ways Wahl Professional Grew Its Instagram Community by 56%
    When it comes to Instagram strategy, UCG drives Wahl’s brand awareness, and responding to comments serves to humanize the brand and keep a tight community of loyalists. Sprout’s Instagram analytics tools allow businesses to track post performance, monitor Instagram trends, measure audience engagement, monitor comments and hashtag use, identify influencers and report across multiple profiles. The Smart Inbox, which can reply to Instagram comments directly from the Sprout platform, allowed @wahlpro to increase engagement by 4,307 percent and average 847 interactions per post.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] Why Personal Branding is the Most Important Thing You Can Do for Yourself [SSM005]
    If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line in the comments and we’ll respond right away! Building a personal brand on social media is one of the best ways to become a thought leader in your industry. Whether you’re looking to change roles or simply advance your career, developing a personal brand is a great place to start. And we’d love to share some tips on how. Duke University professor Dorie Clark — a bestselling author and consultant for various Fortune 500 companies —  is an expert in the field of personal branding. Recognized
  • KATIE LANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] Learn How to Leverage Snapchat in a Snap
    How are you using Snapchat? I’d love to hear from you, leave me a comment below or better yet – send me a Snap and let me know you read this! Snapchat has certainly taken the world by storm. In fact, the stats don’t lie. In an article from one of my favorite authors and speakers; Jay Baer – on his website, Convince and Convert , he shares some interesting statistics from Edison Research: Snapchat is better known than Pinterest or Linkedin. Snapchat has more users than Twitter or Pinterest or Linkedin. Snapchat is the country’s second-favorite social network.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] How to Use Facebook Live to Engage with Your Audience
    This not only allows brands to showcase their knowledge, but unlike YouTube, it allows brands to respond to questions and comments in real time. We’d love to hear in the comments! You likely already know that your brand should be utilizing Facebook Live. In just the few short months since being rolled out to the public in early 2016, Facebook Live has captivated social media audiences around the world. You’ve decided that you want to include Facebook Live as part of your brand’s social media strategy. The only question is: how do you use it to engage with audiences? Live Events.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] Top Free Content Marketing Tools for Beginners
    Related Stories How to Master Modern PR: A Three-part Video Series Categorization, Justification, and Your Brand Message 10 Ways to Get Comments On Your Blog. To be successful at content marketing, you need to the right tools. While some may be expensive, here is a list of top free content marketing tools that will help you make a successful start. The post Top Free Content Marketing Tools for Beginners appeared first on Spin Sucks.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] How to Turn Your Business Blog Readers Into Paying Customers
    You might encourage readers to: Leave a blog post comment. Adam Connell encourages readers to leave a comment, but he also uses a CTA widget to promote newsletter sign-ups. Let me know in the comments. This is a guest contribution from Alicia Rades from  aliciarades.com. You started a blog because you recognized the importance of content marketing. You know that businesses that blog get more traffic than those that don’t. But more traffic doesn’t necessarily mean more customers. So how do you get readers to pay for your product or service? Use them to tell your story.
  • RAZOR SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Comments] Instagram Analytics: Tools, Tips and Tactics
    Comments – Even better than getting a like is when someone comments on your photo or video. Here’s an example report, which shows comments by day/time: Instagram comments by day/time. Most active commenters. You are more likely to get their attention with comments on their posts than with an initial follow notification or even a few likes. Did you know that Instagram has over 500 million active users? …And over 300 million of them are active every day…? This article will help! What do you need to track on Instagram? Iconosquare.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Comments] How Harvard Medical School Earned 20 Million Video Views in 4 days
    We’ve also used this article to answer questions and respond to comments that appear on the video. There’s something ironic about content on bacteria going viral, but that’s exactly what happened recently on a video we produced at Harvard Medical School. Social Video Cheat Sheets Download. In under a week, the video received more than 20 million views; trended on Facebook, YouTube, and Reddit ; and had placements on over 50 digital outlets including CNN , Wired , Vox , Gizmodo , NPR , Slate , and the Atlantic (among others). Here’s how we did it. The Video.  . Social Media. https://t.co/8pZXUfs8XV
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Comments] ABC News to Fire Up Facebook Live for Debate Coverage
    ABC News said in an email to SocialTimes that its curated Facebook feed will feature Facebook Live  streams from debate host cities, inside spin rooms and watch parties across the U.S., as well as commentary from anchors and correspondents at the network’s New York headquarters, adding that Facebook users’ comments, questions and conversations will be incorporated into its live coverage on the social network. ABC News  is teaming up with Facebook for its coverage of the upcoming presidential  debates. Coverage of each debate will begin on Facebook Live at 7 p.m.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook Reactions on the Rise (Report)
    Almost 77 percent of all interactions on Facebook are likes and, interestingly, there are almost 5 percent more shares than comments on the site. Facebook Comments dislike button Like Button Likes Pages Quintly Reactions Sad SharesEver since Facebook introduced the like button in 2010 , users have wondered about a complimentary dislike button , or at least other ways to react. Facebook finally introduced Reactions for posts worldwide earlier this year , but users were fairly underwhelmed. A new study from Quintly  examines current trends in Reactions. percentage points.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Comments] What Makes BMW the Most Engaging Car Brand on Instagram?
    Leave us a comment below or let us know on Twitter , and download the Measuring Your Digital Brand Impact guide to learn more about building and growing your brand strategy. . Instagram has over 500 million monthly active users and gets over 3.5 billion photos/videos liked daily, making it one the most popular social media marketing platforms in the world. Source: Simply Measured. When it comes to mentions of car brands on Instagram, according to the Auto Insurance Center , BMW wins hands down. Source: Auto Insurance Center. BMW is also the  most used branded hashtag on Instagram.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Comments] How To Monetize Your Blog By Repurposing Content
    It doesn’t even matter how much you like writing blog posts and replying to readers’ comments. began to enjoy blogging and interacting with my readers in the comments. You can start by looking at which topics and posts have been receiving the most traffic, likes, shares or comments and start with that. found that the posts about social media strategies were getting a lot of comments, more than the posts on any other topic. This is a guest contribution from Natalie Sisson of Suitcase Entrepreneur. So let me tell you a little secret. Let me show you how. Audiobooks.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Comments] 6 INSANELY Useful Tools to Take Your Blog to the Next Level
    If there are other tools you would recommend me to add, feel free to recommend in the comment sections below. Want to take your blog the level? While I understand ‘next level’ can be subjective to each blogger’s journey, I’ll share tools that can help you achieve more: Traffic. Social Media shares. Subscribers. Sales. What do I know about this topic? started my first personal blog back in 2008 and that failed miserably. It’s been quite the ride. That blog has been featured on. Huffington Post. Some grew to over a million unique visitors a month. Buzzsumo. Hemingway.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Comments] We Didn’t Know How to Promote a Podcast. So Here’s All We Learned
    If you have any tips or wisdom to share about what has worked for you and your podcast, it’d be awesome to learn from you here in the comments. Before we launched our Buffer podcast , so much of our time and energy (99.9% of it, I’d wager!) was spent getting the sounds and feel just right. We did all the podcast things we were supposed to do in order to make a really great podcast — the interviews, the mixing, the uploading — and now that the time had come to press publish … … we needed a plan to promote the podcast. How do people promote podcasts?
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Comments] 4 Types of Instagram Posts You Can Schedule Ahead of Time
    Comment below! One aspect of social media engagement is the live aspect: what is happening right now ? Yet another important aspect of social media management is planning ahead ( a timesaving tip I’ve shared before ). Scheduling Instagram posts is a great way to plan ahead so that you have more time to focus on real-time content. How to schedule a post for Instagram. As of this writing, Instagram doesn’t allow third party tools to automate content publishing for the user. tool cannot publish at a scheduled time. human still has to hit “share.” Here are a few tips. Share quotes as images.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    [Comments] How To Use Consumer Insights For Product Inspiration and Development
    For instance, if 467 of 500 customer comments make a note that they adore the sneakers they purchased, but wish those sneakers came in magenta, that may be an opportunity to reach the magenta-loving market. To produce a product that people want to buy can clearly be a difficult feat or we’d all be bajillionaires (unless you’re this guy ). What’s trickier is understanding the actual consumer demand (or what will be next in demand). Here, I’ve compiled an initial list of some traditional and less-than-traditional consumer interest indicators for your consideration. Surveys.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    [Comments] How to Pitch Yourself to Be a Podcast Guest
    Do you know those irrelevant, poorly written spam comments that you occasionally (or frequently) get on your blog? This is a guest contribution from  Michelle Kulas  of  PodcastMotor. If you’ve been blogging for any length of time, you may have had daydreams about achieving fame, fortune and glory through your blog. At the very least, you’ve probably been hopeful that you’d reach your target readers and maybe make some money by selling a product or service that you talk about in your blog. Think about how many more people you could reach if you were on a popular, relevant podcast.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    [Comments] Longer Tweets Are Coming: All You Need to Know About Twitter’s 140 Character Update
    It’s incredibly exciting to see these changes come to Twitter and I can’t wait to see how everyone begins to make the most of their 140 characters alongside all the great media-based content that’s shared on Twitter. I’d be curious to hear your thoughts on these updates in the comments below: What are you most excited about? Twitter is about to make a big change to the way tweets work. From today, it’s reported that Twitter is cutting back on what types of content will use up its 140-character limit. What’s changing? More room for words! ” 4.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    [Comments] Social Media Outreach for Beginners
    That could mean Retweeting them, sharing one of their blog posts or leaving a comment on their site. For the people on your list with blogs, occasionally leave a comment on their latest posts. Let us know in the comments. Social media outreach is one of the best ways to form new relationships, increase engagement and get more eyes on your content. Executing a successful outreach campaign can be difficult, tedious and even frustrating sometimes. But the results you can get from it make your efforts more than worth it. What is Social Media Outreach? It’s spam. Join in!
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    [Comments] Categorization, Justification, and Your Brand Message
    Related Stories 10 Ways to Get Comments On Your Blog Spin Sucks Celebrates 10 Years! As humans we have several universal decision-making triggers which help us make choice. By providing for them in our brand message and buyer's journey we make it easy for the people who want and need our product to choose. The post Categorization, Justification, and Your Brand Message appeared first on Spin Sucks. The Client Service SOAP Note. Communication Content brand message buyer's journey categorization conversion convert prospects laura petrolino
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    [Comments] PB152: Challenge – Create a Piece of Embedded Content for Your Blog
    We really do encourage you to visit what other people in that group are producing, comment, like, share if it’s relevant to your audience. She ended the post with a couple of questions to our readers to get them commenting. encourage you just to check out some of the other posts that people are sharing, to like what they’re doing, encourage them, you might want to leave a comment on their post, you might want to even share if you think it’s relevant for your particular audience. Embedded Content Challenge. hope to do one challenge a month. Further Resources .
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
    [Comments] What Is User Generated Content and Why Are Top Brands Doubling Down Now? [SSM004]
    If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line in the comments and we’ll respond right away! Sharing your brand’s story through user-generated content  (UGC) is one of the best ways to build an authentic and engaging community on social media. It takes the old-school marketing approach of “brand to consumer” and turns it into a way for your audience to connect one-on-one with each other through shared content. Dom Garrett – marketer at BTC Revolutions (one of Inc.’s How to listen : iTunes | Google Play  | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
    [Comments] Community Discussion: What Social Platform Works for You (and why?)
    Leave your comments below and let’s get chatting! There have been so many changes to the social media landscape across the years, in fact an incredible amount of changes just in the last 12 months. Where Twitter and forums used to reign supreme, you’ll find today’s bloggers fatigued with Facebook , confused about Snapchat , and getting their heads around the same capabilities, only over on Instagram. With each blogger comes a specific set of circumstances and needs, and therefore successful social strategies will look different from person to person.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] How Netflix Grew Its Audience by over 125k in Just 2 Weeks
    We’ll reply to the three randomly selected winners' comments with instructions on claiming the prize. Let us know on Twitter or leave a comment below. Netflix, which debuted in 2007, has disrupted the way we watch TV and impacted the whole of media landscape. With over 33.3 million subscribers worldwide, the streaming service has been the reason behind a 50% decline in traditional TV viewership. It has made streaming videos so popular that half of US households now have a streaming service as younger consumers do not need TV anymore. ARV $71.44. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] How to Get Hired as a Social Media Manager (and Then Rock the Job Once You Have It) [SSM03]
    If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line in the comments and we’ll respond right away! What does it take to get hired as a social media manager? Perhaps you’re looking for a job in social (or perhaps you’re hiring for one). There are a ton of different factors that could go into a successful stint on ever-changing social media. Rather than get stuck, we’d love to help you move forward! We certainly felt inspired after the interview (and after listening to it again and again!). Click below to play the episode and view the detailed show notes.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] How the Very Best Content Curation Is Done on Social Media [SSM002]
    If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line in the comments and we’ll respond right away! ” ReFind (currently in private beta – leave us a comment if you’d like an invite). Hacker News … “I don’t read the comments, but I do check out the “New” page. What are some of the accounts you love to follow on social media? For us, Moz’s Rand Fishkin and his enjoyable, educational Twitter feed is right near the top. How does he go about his content curation? Content Curation Takeaways from Rand. ” 2.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] NASA on Social Media: Inside the Strategies That Drive Social Media’s Most Info-packed, Beautiful Profiles [SSM001]
    If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line in the comments and we’ll respond right away! What is it like to be the social media manager for one of the world’s largest organizations? With more than 500 social media accounts to oversee, an audience in the tens of millions , and some of the most engaging content in the world to choose from, John Yembrick , Social Media Manager at NASA, has one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs in marketing. We’d love to invite you to check out the episode below, along with our detailed show notes. Show Notes.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] Sprout Social Customers Among First to Access Twitter’s New Customer Support Features
    These features augment existing common practices like creating dedicated support handles (@brandhelp or @brandsupport, for example) and using precious Twitter bio character space to indicate hours of availability. “We have locations in a number of cities and countless daily classes, so riders from across the country regularly turn to our @SoulCycle Twitter handle with questions and comments,” says Abby Kohn, Senior Digital Media Manager, at SoulCycle. This is valuable stuff—our community is always informed about support availability.”. The Case for Social Customer Service is Clear.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] Is Facebook Bringing Back Rooms App as Part of Messenger?
    Constine said Facebook initially declined to comment, but the company then told him: We often run small tests–nothing else to share beyond that. Is Facebook’s shuttered stand-alone Rooms  application coming back to life as part of Messenger ? The social network introduced Rooms in October 2014 , saying at the time that it was intended to bring users together to discuss topics of their choice with text, photos and videos, and without having to use their real names. Rooms are for public conversations about topics and interests. View room.”. You will no longer receive new messages.”.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] How to Create Traffic Generating Content
    Your highest viewed, shared and commented on will tell you what your audience cares about. Let us know in the comments! Coming up with good content ideas is getting more difficult. Isn’t everything has already been written? How to stand out? How to get ranked and shared to generate traffic to your content? It all comes down to how much effort you are putting into your content, how much you enjoy writing on what you are writing, how much expertise (and experience) you have in your chosen topic and why you chose to start a blog in the first place. SERPstat. BuzzSumo.
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [Comments] 6 ways to boost engagement on Instagram
    Like and comment on their posts. Encourage others to answer it in the comments section. Respond to all comments. 4 If people leave comments on your posts, make sure you respond. Look through pictures you’ve posted and see if there are significant differences between the number of comments and likes on photos you’ve posted at varying times. Target audience: Businesses, brands, digital marketers, advertising agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, educators, journalists, Web publishers. Post by Megan Totka. Use eye-catching images. JD Lasica
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook Live Coming to Desktops, Laptops
    You’ve got to put in a comment, and then you hit next, and when you hit next, it will bring up a secondary screen, which kind of looks like a Google Hangout screen, and you can adjust your camera and microphone … Then you hit “Go Live.”. Facebook Web Video bloggers Cameras Comments Danny Goodwin Delilah Taylor Desktops Do-It-Yourself Facebook Live Google Hangouts Journalists laptops Live Videos Livestreaming Media Search Engine Journal Status Updates Video Bloggers Videos VloggersFacebook confirmed that it has begun rolling out Facebook Live  via desktop and laptop computers.
  • KATIE LANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] How to Create a Killer Content Strategy
    Leave me a comment below or join the conversation in our Social Media Forum Facebook Group. Lead generation is one of the hottest topics now in real estate. There are dozens of ways to generate leads, but one of the most effective ways, in my opinion, is through developing a killer content strategy. Content helps to draw prospects in to who you are. When done consistently, content will help to give prospects a sense of what it feels like to work with you. If you like to write, then you may choose to write a blog post on your site or on another site like Medium or LinkedIn. Who are they?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #326
    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:  . WaveNet: A Generative Model for Raw Audio - Deepmind.  "The short version of this is: This is the voice of AI. Well, as machine learning continues to knock down computing barriers, here's a way of training a Deep Learning algorithm to make words. It's surprisingly good. Alistair for Hugh).
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] How to Start Your Facebook Business Page: A Complete Guide
    Let us know in the comments below what you think goes into a great business Page! With more than 50 million businesses on Facebook, the social network has become one of the staple channels to further market your brand. Even though so many brands have a strong presence on Facebook, several more are trying to get started off on the right foot. To be successful on the social network, it all starts with your Facebook Business page. Whether you’re looking or just created a Facebook Business page, there are important steps to follow before to ensure you have an active and engaged audience.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] 10 Ways to Get Comments On Your Blog
    We live in an attention-deficit world where comments and shares on blog posts are at a premium. The post 10 Ways to Get Comments On Your Blog appeared first on Spin Sucks. Here are 10 ways to be sure you'll get both every time. Related Stories Spin Sucks Celebrates 10 Years! Tackling Your Top Three Toughest PR Content Challenges Media Relations is Not about the Pitch—it’s about WHO You Pitch.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
    [Comments] How to Find and Keep the Best Social Media Talent
    Let us know in the comments! Agencies are only as good as their latest win or the results they have achieved for the clients. That relies on finding the best talent and retaining it year in and year out. It’s challenging, particularly given the way social media marketing is constantly evolving and client expectations are becoming ever more demanding. If you want to find the best social media talent and ensure that you retain it then there are some key elements you need to have in place. Gain clarity about what you are seeking. Your requirements will, of course, be unique. Be Brave.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Comments] What Happened at Problogger Training Event 2016
    ” Helen King shared: “A comment from Ed Dale – ‘Think about who you’re writing / reaching out to. If you have written about the ProBlogger Training Event, feel free to leave a link in the comments – we love hearing all your experiences and file away the feedback so we can make every event better than the last. “Your life will be better if you take action on the things you avoid.” This year around 500 bloggers attended PBEVENT at RACV Royal Pines on Australia’s Gold Coast. think that they were right. Actionable Content.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Comments] How Whole Foods Keeps Their Audience Engaged on Instagram and Beyond
    They are also seen using Facebook Live to their advantage, especially on the local pages as they understand that: “…People comment more than 10 times more on Facebook Live videos than on regular videos.”. Leave us a comment below or connect with us on Twitter. In the last few weeks, we have been looking at some of the world’s  top brands across  various industries, how they are using social media, and what tactics we can  learn from them. In this post we look at Whole Foods, one of the most reputed retailers in the world.  . Measuring Your Digital Brand Impact Download.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Comments] Media Relations is Not about the Pitch—it’s about WHO You Pitch
    Comments Thank you so much, Dawn! You spend weeks crafting the perfect pitch, but if you send it to the wrong reporter, no one will ever see it. Michelle Garrett explains what you should do instead. The post Media Relations is Not about the Pitch—it’s about WHO You Pitch appeared first on Spin Sucks. Yes, re: relationships–and once they. by Michelle Garrett Excellent approach Michelle. It proves that you can't get. by Dawn Buford Related Stories How to Master Modern PR: A Three-part Video Series Media Relations is a Tactic, Not a Strategy Is the Media Ignoring Your Email Pitches?
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Comments] The Most Important SEO Metrics For Backlinks Analysis
    Are readers interacting with the content by leaving comments or sharing it on social media? Search Engine Optimization is strongly influenced by the quality of your site’s backlinks and will continue to be for the coming years. Even so, not all backlinks are good for SEO. To maintain your organic traffic growth and assure that your site is safe from any Google penalty, it’s wise to perform an in-depth backlinks analysis. While links from quality sites can help you rank higher for more keywords, backlinks from bad sources can ruin all your marketing efforts. None of that is true.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Comments] How to Measure Your Facebook ROI
    Here you’ll be able to measure your reach, engagement—including post clicks, Likes, comments and shares—and ad spend (if applicable) for each post you’ve published. Not only that, but you can also get post-level insights, including the number of Likes, comments and shares your posts are receiving, as well as its reach and how many users you’ve engaged. Facebook has become an integral part of the marketing process. More than 1.71 billion people visit it on a monthly basis , making it the third most visited website globally. What Is Facebook ROI? ROI isn’t the same for everyone.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Comments] How to Create a YouTube Channel to Make the Most of YouTube’s Billion-User Network
    If you have a Google account, you can watch, share and comment on YouTube content. If you create a YouTube channel of your own or already have one up and running, I’d love to hear from you and learn from your experience in the comments below. YouTube, the Google-owned video network, boasts over a billion users — almost one-third of all people on the Internet — and every day people watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube and generate billions of views. On mobile alone, YouTube reaches more 18-34 and 18-49 year-olds than any cable network in the U.S. Ready to start?
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Comments] The New Facebook Pages Layout: What You Need To Know
    Share in the comments what you think of the new Facebook Pages layout! There’s a new look for Facebook Pages. You’ve You’ve probably already seen and noted the changes yourself on your own Page. So how can your business take advantage of these Page changes? Let us run down the changes and how you can benefit from them. 1. Cover image moves to the foreground. First, you probably noticed that the Page’s profile image has moved to the left and is no longer overlapping the cover image. For example, Agorapulse shows a computer and tablet open displaying its software product. Have you?
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
    [Comments] 4 Tips for Driving Sales with Instagram Ads
    Although organic posts on Instagram don’t allow you to include clickable links in their captions and comments, brands now have a variety of paid CTA buttons to choose from. Even though your focus is on sharing great photos and videos as the basis of your ads, there is much you can do with captions and comments to help more prospective customers discover your promoted posts and entice them to engage with you. Post by Adi Englander. In the six years since its launch, Instagram has become a dominant photo sharing platform. Instagram users like shared photos 4.2 billion times a day.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
    [Comments] PB151: How to Build Trust With Your Blog
    Why do you trust some people more than others? I’d love to hear your comments on that over in the show notes at problogger.com/podcast/151. Build Trust With Your Blog. Today, I’m talking about how to build trust with your blog, podcast, YouTube channel, and social media. Although, it does need to take some time, but I will give you some thoughts on how build trust with your blog. Further Resources on How to Build Trust With Your Blog. Strategies to Help Convert First Time Visitors Into Interested Readers of Your Blog. Full Transcript. Expand to view full transcript. That’s fine.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #325
    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:  . Framed - The Los Angeles Times. Well, it's back to school time, and nothing says back-to-school like PTA drama. But this is more like Serial. Nick Bilton 's long-form journalism does this juicy story of suburban vengeance justice. Movie rights have probably already been sold." Until now.
  • KATIE LANCE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
    [Comments] [Webinar Replay] Recruiting and Retaining Using Social Media
    Leave me a comment below or join the conversation in our Social Media Forum Facebook Group. Have you wondered how you can effectively use social media to recruit and retain the best agents? In this brand-new webinar co-hosted with Adwerx  we cover: * How to intentionally use Facebook to connect with your top recruits and keep in touch with your agents. * How you can use Instagram and Snapchat to reach the next generation of agents in your area. To get started with Adwerx to advertise your brand across the web, Facebook and mobile apps visit Adwerx.com/KatieLance.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook Testing People You May Know in Messenger, Topics for Conversations With Brands?
    Facebook had not responded to a request for comment at the time of this post. Facebook appears to be testing some potential new features for its Messenger  application. Some users are seeing the social network’s People You May Know  feature within the Messenger app. And the social network appears to have added categories to conversations between users and brands. As illustrated in the screenshot below, users are asked about the nature of their messages, and their answers are reflected in threads with brands. Support and Getting in Touch are the two examples visible in the screenshot.
  • JON LOOMER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook Canvas Custom Audiences: How to Create
    Let me know in the comments below! Facebook quietly rolled out a big update for brands utilizing Canvas: The ability to create audiences of people who have engaged with that content. Let’s take a closer look at Facebook Canvas and the importance of Facebook Canvas Custom Audiences. What is Facebook Canvas? Earlier this year, Facebook unveiled Canvas , a way for brands to create an immersive experience for users without leaving Facebook. Initially for mobile ads only, Canvas can now be created organically from the publisher. No load time. No quick abandonment. Your Turn.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Comments] How Teens Use Social and What Your Brand Can Do About It
    If it’s a close friend, you should comment. The emoji with heart eyes is a popular choice for a comment of this nature. How your brand can think about this: Spend time running audience analysis to understand the kind of emojis and comments that teens are using on non-branded posts. A recent WIRED article  entitled “LIKE. FLIRT. GHOST: A JOURNEY INTO THE SOCIAL MEDIA LIVES OF TEENS” hit the internet and generated a lot of conversation about the ever-evolving social media habits of this mysterious age group. Choi’s findings were beyond even me.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Comments] Here’s What Happened on Twitter at #AppleEvent
    Leave us a comment or let us know on Twitter. As a social media data analyst, I have stared at this page for way too long, waiting to hear from the world’s most valuable brand. We  have all at some point admired Apple’s simple marketing philosophy , which has always emphasized customer focus,and wondered what their strategy would be on social media. When almost 100% of Interbrand top 100 companies are already using Twitter to reach out and engage with their audience, Apple has not posted even once. So much for engagement! Surprise, Surprise. JADean128 thank you. See you on the 7th.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Comments] The Importance of Off Channel Social Listening
    Post a comment on their Facebook Page? Power , to name two and then there’s also the whole slew of sites that provide reviews where customers will provide their comments and personal experiences. It’s quite easy for brands to know what their customers want by seeing what they are saying on their social channels. People voice their love and disappointment for products or companies openly and for the most part they desire for the brands to notice them. Say you get a product in the mail, perhaps a pair of new headphones that you’ve been patiently (or not) awaiting. What do you do?
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Comments] Reach vs Impressions: Understanding Engagement Terms
    These stories include actions such as Liking, sharing or commenting. These stories include Liking, sharing or commenting. From emojis to abbreviations , social media marketing has a language of its own. Understanding comes with experience, but there are some terms that still seem to confuse everyone—even the most fluent of marketers. If you’ve spent any time working on a social media campaign, “reach” and “impressions” are two terms you’ve undoubtedly come across. Also, many people still feel a little unsure about these terms in regards to social media engagement. We know.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Comments] How ‘Google AMP’ & ‘Facebook Instant Articles’ Integration With WordPress Will Transform The Internet?
    Let us know in comments! A decade back, it just used to be about keywords, keywords, and keywords. Simply stuff the keywords all around the page and you’re good to go online. But then suddenly, various important parameters start making buzzes. And one fine day, everyone started talking about the speed. The website speed , we are talking about! It was probably because Google issued a signal way back in 2010 that website speed is soon going to be an important consideration for ranking going forward. But this was not the end. What is ‘Google AMP’? What ‘Google AMP’ Mean For WordPress?
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Comments] How to Curate Content: The Secret Sauce to Getting Noticed, Becoming an Influencer, and Having Fun Online
    When you choose to find, share, and comment on the best of the best articles in your industry, you will gain authority. And if you have any tips for us on what’s been working for you, or if you have any questions about anything we’ve mentioned here, feel free to drop a mention in the comments. I’ll be hanging out there and would love to chat! How great is the Internet! One of the most impactful, viral, influential services you can perform online is to read stuff and tell people what you like. It’s true! Where do you look for content? Content curation tools.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Rules You’re Probably Breaking with Facebook Page Management
    Encouraging fans to write their phone numbers or details in the comments section. “Facebook Jail” is the term I use to describe the solitary place where Social Media Managers are sent without their brand page, advertising account or fan engagement. This is the reality that many face when they break the rules set by the house of Facebook. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are, these are 5 rules you’re probably still breaking with Facebook page management. 1. Images. We know that we can’t use anything too risque but do we always remember the other rules? image source. Illegal Contests.
  • KATIE LANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
    [Comments] The 3 Most Effective Ways to Use Social Media to Generate Leads
    Leave me a comment below or join the conversation in our Social Media Forum Facebook Group. . Social media is one of the best tools for keeping in touch with your current and past clients, but when used properly, it’s also a great way to generate new leads and new business. So, how can an agent or broker generate new leads using social media without seeming smarmy or too pushy? Here are a few strategies that we’ve seen work extremely well with our #GetSocialSmart Academy members as well as other agents and brokers who are getting a high percentage of their business from social media.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
    [Comments] Can Social Media Influencers Replace Your PR Agency?
    Comments “Social media influencer” is, by definition, an anomaly. It’s a controversial question to ask, can social media influencers truly replace your PR agency? Veronika Baranovska examines what PR agencies, influencers, and next steps in digital marketing. The post Can Social Media Influencers Replace Your PR Agency? appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Danny Brown Related Stories Anatomy of a Snapchat Takeover The Spin Sucks Inquisition: The RoundUp, Part Two You Can Do It! The Secret to Viral Content. Influence Social Media brand image management can social media influencers replace pr?
  • TALKWALKER SM  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
    [Comments] 10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016
    Check out the number of comments on this post! With over 59 million followers in its community, the magazine has posted some of the most popular images on Instagram over the last year, with its average post generating  over 500,000 likes and 1,000 comments. With over 500 million monthly active users , Instagram has become a prime target for brands trying to reach new audience segments. After all, an image is worth a thousand words (and works in several languages). Yet how do you make the most of this social network? How do you regularly produce engaging content? Adidas (@adidas).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
    [Comments] How to Turn Your Business Blog Readers Into Paying Customers
    You might encourage readers to: Leave a blog post comment. Adam Connell encourages readers to leave a comment, but he also uses a CTA widget to promote newsletter sign-ups. Let me know in the comments. This is a guest contribution from Alicia Rades. You started a blog for your business because you recognized the importance of content marketing. You know that businesses that blog get more traffic than those that don’t. But more traffic doesn’t necessarily mean more customers. So how do you get readers to pay for your product or service? Weave Testimonials Into Your Content.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
    [Comments] How to Create the Ultimate Social Media Content Strategy
    Comments and mentions. It is easy to get overwhelmed when you dive head first into the social media pool. Floundering around with no purpose to your social media promotion is ineffective and time-consuming. What you need is a strategy to increase the effectiveness and engagement of your content. The purpose of a social media content strategy, aside from maintaining your sanity, is results. Your desired results may vary from brand recognition to community insights to the promotion of your products and services. The point is scalable impact. Arjun Basu Author @arjunbasu. Metrics. Creation.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Copywriting Techniques That Affect SEO
    Encouraging readers to leave a comment. Marketing professional Neil Patel says that responding to blog post comments is worth it, and it actually has SEO benefits. The more comments you have on your blog posts, the more text you have on the page. Encourage comments by asking a thought-provoking question at the end of your blog posts. Let us know in the comments below. . It’s easy to make the mistake of thinking copywriting and search engine optimization (SEO) are two separate things. Copywriting is for the user; it’s all about getting them to take action.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
    [Comments] How NewFire Media Gets More Clients with Agorapulse
    Problem: Too much time spent tracking the comments on its Facebook ads. These posts garnered a good number of comments, but NewFire’s earlier social media management software didn’t provide Mace’s team with a way to view and respond to these comments. Knowing that letting customer comments fester is the kiss of death in the world of community management, Mace took to Google to look for a tool that knew the importance of monitoring ad comments on Facebook. He sought what he was looking for with Agorapulse.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Comments] How to Use Social Media for a Product Launch
    Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. 2016 Social + Digital Marketing Predictions Download. At least 2.3 billion people around the world are actively using social media, according to Statista. Brands Brands are flocking to social media channels because that’s where their customers are. When it comes to product launch marketing, social media offers an effective and inexpensive solution for marketers. Why Use Social Media to Market a Product Launch? Now when you’re launching a new product, you’re going to need people to learn about the product and about your brand. So,
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Comments] Back to School on Social in 2016 [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Let us know in the comments below or get at us on Twitter! . “Back to School”  is a major event for retailers, especially those with young target demographics. According According to the National Retail Federation,  . Back-to-school and college spending ranks as the second biggest shopping season for retailers, after the winter holidays. Some other need-to-know Back to School facts, care of NRF: Total spending for K-12 and college is expected to reach $75.8 billion, up from last year’s $68 billion. Total Back to School spending has grown 55% in the past 10 years.
  • PEG FITZPATRICK  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Solid Marketing Ideas To Help You Get Scrappy Like A Pro
    Let me know what works for you on your marketing in the comments below. We all need to work smarter, not harder on our marketing, right? I’m going to share five solid marketing ideas to help you “Get Scrappy” like a pro. That pro is Nick Westergaard author of  Get Scrappy: Smarter Digital Marketing for Businesses Big and Small. We all need to work smarter, not harder on our marketing. Click To Tweet. Whether you’re a small business, entrepreneur, or large company many marketing objectives remain the same. getting scrappy is more than just being cheap. ” 2.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Comments] Blogger Outreach ~ Make it tough for Influencers to ignore you!
    Go to any blog post (on your favorite blog) that has many comments and try to pick someone to connect with. Quality of comments (They often take time to make reasonable comments). If the blogger in question is someone you’d like to connect with, get back to his/her comment on the other blog and leave a reasonable reply. You may want to drop another comment on the blog post, this time, not a reply. Make sure your comments contribute sense to the blog posts. You’ve replied to his comment on your favorite blog. However, hope is not lost.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Comments] Cats Versus Dogs… Of Instagram
    The hashtags are; however, in the comments ( a best practice for brands ). This is explained by the previously mentioned 0 bin which includes posts with hashtags in the comments. If we quantified the hashtags used within those comments, it is likely we would see a more left-skewed distribution. dogsofinstagram posts are more likely to have up to 30 hashtags, but for those who aren’t as hashtag crazy, posts will either include hashtags in the comments or between 4 and 10 total hashtags. Full disclosure, this blog post was fueled entirely by a pro-dog agenda.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Comments] Instagram Zoom: How to Get the Most From Instagram’s New Feature (Plus Inspiration From 10 Awesome Brands)
    Feel free to jump in the comments and I’d be excited to chat with you there. Over the past six months, Instagram has released some exciting updates, from a new logo to longer videos and even a new way to share everyday moments with Instagram Stories. Recently, Instagram announced another interesting (and long-awaited) feature: the ability to zoom in on photos and videos. Instagram users can now pinch photos and videos to zoom in and take a closer look. Let’s get started. How to Zoom on Instagram. To zoom on Instagram you simply need to pinch the screen. British Airways.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Comments] LinkedIn Analytics: The Complete Guide
    Interactions: The number of engagements (likes, comments or shares) on your post. You can see how many clicks, likes, comments and shares your posts received. From there you’ll see a quick view of the post’s overall performance (views, likes, comments and shares) in your specified date range. The last section of Pulse Analytics shows who’s liking, commenting and sharing your posts. Not that long ago, if you asked most people what they thought of LinkedIn, you’d probably hear comparisons to sites like CareerBuilder or Monster. Followers. Visitors.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Comments] How to Get Twitter Influencers to Notice You (In a Good Way!)
    You also can make a decision here about whether to retweet with a comment or without. If you do it without a comment, then the influencer’s profile picture will show up in your timeline with their tweet exactly as they posted it. If you add a comment then their original tweet will be inset and your profile picture and comment will show up in the feed. Comment on Posts. Agorapulse is perfect for this because you can also add a flag to make sure you come back to the conversation later, assign it, or make a comment all in one place. Click To Tweet.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Comments] Survey of 100 Inbound Marketers: 73% Say Their #1 Blog Metric Is…
    Key Findings: 70% of inbound marketers say their #1 metric for their blog is “engagement (social shares and comments)”. According to the survey results, the top two most important blog goals and most common ways to measure success are “engagement (social shares and comments)” (70%) and “action on CTA/conversion” (63%), which both involve convincing readers to take action, while the bottom two answers are less focussed on action. Their #1 metric for blogs is “engagement (social shares and comments)” and their #1 metric for single blog posts is “action on CTA/conversion”.
  • SOCIALLY SORTED  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Comments] How to Create an Online Course Your Audience Will Fall in Love With
    used the comments and concerns of my audience to shape the content. Tell me in the comments. If you are wondering how to create an online course your audience will fall in love with, you’re in the right place. Avoid the hidden pitfalls, and create an online course with the type of content that your audience will devour. In this post, 19 Successful Course Creators share their top tips for identifying, creating and delivering the RIGHT kind of content for your online course. Online course creation is huge.  It’s a Multi-Billion Dollar industry and growing. Listen.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
    [Comments] PB150: How I Make Money Blogging – My Profit Streams Revealed
    We always get comments from our attendees saying, “ This is just so cheap. ” We actually charge our attendees less than it costs us to put the event on. You can leave a comment on problogger.com/podcast/150. Profit Streams Revealed: How I Make Money Blogging. Today, I’m going to go through exactly how I make money blogging. I’m going to talk you through the income streams that I use to monetize my blogs and build an income for my family. Today’s podcast is based off of this article on ProBlogger, “ My Blogging Income Breakdown for the First Half of 2016 ”. Sponsorships  . Event.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016
    [Comments] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    This week’s roundup is packed full of the best of the web – why Rand Fishkin thinks you should expand your blog topics, how to give a great presentation (I’m excited for mine on Friday! I can’t wait to share my content-creating tips and tools), the pros and cons of removing comments sections, and more. NPR Website to Get Rid of Comments | NPR. NPR recently removed the comment section on their website in favour of conversations taking place solely on social media. ” ringing in my ears: “Remove the comments section from your articles.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
    [Comments] How to Prioritize Your Social Media To-Do List
    Let me know on Twitter , or comment below! I’m often asked: With so much to do and so little time to do it all in, how do you prioritize your social media tasks? While researching the best cat GIF’s and 90s memes can be fun, there is real work to be done and it can get very overwhelming on a medium that never stops. The real challenge is leaving enough room in the day and week to balance the day-to-day tasks that keep channels active with the long-term planning and strategy that is necessary to drive growth. To fit this model, a social strategy must be in place. 1CcrXmH86x.
  • AUDIENSE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
    [Comments] [Interview] How Eric Cantona and #LeBigSwim Created An Ocean Of 2.5 Million Engagements
    “We monitored who the content was served to, and we paid close attention to those consumers who viewed the content the most, and who engaged with Le Big Swim through comments, shares, retweets etc. Kronenbourg’s Bronze Lions winning campaign proved one big thing, people will get involved in your social media strategy if they care about the content. Announcement très important. Cantona to swim the Channel. Will you support Eric? LeBigSwim https://t.co/PZGErCXzZF. PZGErCXzZF. — Kronenbourg 1664 (@Kronenbourg1664) July 2, 2015. If so, how was this planned? LeBigSwim. https://t.co/9z2gtg7Xvv.
  • UNMETRIC  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] How Promotion Affects Engagement for Malaysian Insurance Brands
    Prudential Malaysia received the most Likes, Comments and Shares, From this, it looks like Prudential is the most engaging brand in this group, let’s explore why: Volume of Posts. Here, it takes into account the Likes, Comments and Shares a Post receives as well as the number of people likely to see the Post.). Insurance agents make a living out of their gift of the gab. wanted to see if their social media accounts were anything like that, and how much engagement they get. added AIA, Allianz, AXA AFFIN, Great Eastern Life, Prudential and Zurich in Analyze. Engagement. Promotion.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] Fluency of Culture, Not Language, Is Key to Winning Big in Global Online Markets
    Mere weeks after its debut, hundreds of Japanese users commented and shared their own posts on the Facebook page. Guest post by Charles Whiteman. The smartest companies are always looking to reach untapped markets. These days, most are finding success by engaging new global consumers through digital channels. By communicating with online customers in their languages of choice—on their devices of choice—businesses can sell to more markets than ever before. Marketers can face challenges during such expansions, however. They also need cultural fluency. On Social Media. during Ramadan.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #324
    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:  . Entanglement - Cliff - Medium. This is a great short story. And the way it describes quantum computing -- 'The only difference is, instead of rendering the heaving bosom of you VR waif it's asking God to do your math homework.' -- is perfect. Nerdy, yes, but also thoughtful." amazon. gigot.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] Why You Should Be Repurposing Your Blog Content
    Determine which articles obtained the most shares, likes, comments, retweets, etc., A major part of your content strategy probably consists of brainstorming new topics for blog articles, getting them written, and organizing them on an editorial calendar. Producing fresh content on a regular basis has become the norm for most websites, resulting in a seemingly never ending archive of blog articles, most of which become lost in this black hole of content, never to be visited again. However, you can protect your old content from this dismal fate by repurposing it. Reach a new audience.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
    [Comments] Media Relations is a Tactic, Not a Strategy
    Comments I took this oath more than 10 years ago. It's 2016 and one would think business leaders would understand media relations is just a tactic, but evidence says otherwise. Here is what needs to change. The post Media Relations is a Tactic, Not a Strategy appeared first on Spin Sucks. It's shocking how many. by Sherrilynne Starkie A hissy fit from you? Well, I never.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016
    [Comments] Analyze Page Performance With the New LinkedIn Company Pages Report
    Sound off in the comments below and be on the lookout for additional LinkedIn® post level from Sprout data coming soon. As an official LinkedIn® Certified Company Page Partner, analytics are a key component of Sprout’s integration. We’re excited to announce that we’ve added the LinkedIn® Company Pages Report to our suite of network reports. The new report provides comprehensive Page level data to help social businesses make strategic decisions. Closer Look at LinkedIn® Analytics. When analyzing multiple Company Pages, use the report to determine your highest performing Page.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016
    [Comments] The 9 Ways to Advertise on Snapchat [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Let us know in the comments below or get at us on Twitter! . Snapchat is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to attracting the minds, hearts, and eyes of social users — especially younger social users. On any given day, Snapchat reaches 41% of all 18 to 34 year-olds in the United States. –Nielsen Media Impact. Even Instagram is adopting some of Snapchat’s powerful, ephemeral features with Instagram Stories.  The problem for brands? It is very challenging to generate awareness and get users to follow your brand on Snapchat. Check it out! How is it going?
  • KATIE LANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016
    [Comments] Social Media is Not a One-Way Street
    ’ Every time you post something on social media, take another five minutes to scroll through your Newsfeed and like, comment or interact. The engagement, the likes, the comments, the snaps back – this is the magic – this is where the relationships are formed! 4. In the long-run, this is where the magic happens, this is where the ROI happens, and ultimately, this is where a lot of the business happens from – the personal side of social media! I’d love your thoughts on this blog post, leave me a comment below or join us in our  Social Media Forum Group!
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016
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    Cronycle uses Boolean search filtering to find its users the most relevant topics, and once they do, users can share those articles on a team board where they can annotate, highlight, comment, and tag coworkers on articles without even having to leave the platform. Image courtesy: CC BY-SA 2.0, Flickr, 25031050@N06. With the noise of information out there on the web, readers need help to find the topics that interest them most and collaborate with their teams. I n this digital age, we’re expected to keep up on never-ending news and trending topics. We physically cannot take it all in.
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