• SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Comments] North American Media VP Kirstine Stewart Leaves Twitter
    Kurt Wagner  of Re/code  reported that Stewart had left the company, and a Twitter spokesperson confirmed her departure to Wagner without further comment. The revolving door  keeps spinning at Twitter, and vice president of media for North American media partnerships Kirstine Stewart  is the latest to depart. Wagner pointed out that Twitter’s media team has also seen vp of global media Katie Stanton , Stanton successor Nathan Hubbard , head of North American partnerships Danny Keens and head of TV cable partnerships Joanne Park exit the company thus far in 2016.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Comments] What Every Social Media Intern Needs to Know
    Comment with your favorite emoji for a chance to win! My name is Audrey, and I am the Social Media Intern at Simply Measured! I’m going on my fourth week here, and I couldn’t have picked a better place to spend my summer. I’m Audrey! I’ll be a Senior at the University of Washington this fall. When I first heard about this internship, I knew right away that I had to apply. Social media has definitely been an interest of mine, but I didn’t just want any social media internship. ” I wanted to do more than just tweet things and get coffee. Well, #SMMW16… It’s been real!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Comments] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    Unless you’re lucky enough to have someone unsubscribe with the comment “this blog is just so BORING” like I did, you may never actually know you’ve sailed past the point of interest for your readers! Still shaking my head over that WordPress tip I HAD NO IDEA EXISTED. This changes everything – and means my workload is lighter. AWESOME. Have a great week! How to Discover Your Customer’s Favourite Social Media Platforms | Copyblogger. We all want amazing SEO and the best user experience, readability, and general human flow. NUMBER THREE!!! Gamechanger!!
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Comments] Native Instagram Analytics Are Here…Sort Of
    ” Engagement: “Number of likes and comments on your post” It’s no surprise to see Impressions and Reach offered considering the metrics provided by Facebook Insights. comments. If you are like the members of the analytics team here at Ignite Social Media, you’ve been anticipating the release of an official Instagram analytics platform ever since Facebook purchased the platform for a nice, round $1 billion. It’s taken four years for a native analytics offering from the tool, but it’s here! Instagram Insights. The Good: Instagram Insights Exists!
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Comments] 4 Steps to Refocus PR Measurement on Metrics that Matter: Part 1
    Also, if you have questions about the above at this point – or what you want me to cover next week – now is the time to let me know via a comment below. You’ll recall I told you how, when I was in London about a month ago, AMEC unveiled its integrated evaluation framework 2.0 (2.0 added by me) – a really practical way to identify and track the right markers for PR programs and campaigns. It’s really nifty, so if you haven’t as yet looked at it, please do. The The architects of the scorecard – Richard Bagnall, Prof. Really, it’s brilliant.
  • JON LOOMER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Comments] 4 Reasons Why Your Facebook Conversion Numbers Are Wrong
    Let me know in the comments below! One of the most common questions I get from advertisers is regarding the number of conversions that Facebook reports. They feel that the number is either inflated or underreported. In some cases, there’s something technically wrong that is creating the disparity. In others, there’s nothing wrong at all, but there’s a misunderstanding regarding how the reports should be interpreted. Let’s take a closer look at the most common explanations for why the reported number of Facebook conversions may appear wrong… 1. Your Turn.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #318
    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:  . We built voice modulation to mask gender in technical interviews. Here's what happened. Interviewing.io. This by way of Tim O'Reilly , who joined us at Startupfest last week. The outcome isn't exactly what you'd expect -- and it's important." Alistair for Hugh). Alistair for Mitch). Period.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Comments] Best Practices for Managing a Crisis on Social Media
    They are more concerned about the current news and conversations within their feed – individuals commenting on the news, expressing personal thoughts and opinions, etc. With recent current events and tragic news in the media each day, it’s time to talk about best practices your brand should use when it comes to social media during a crisis. Far too often we see brands really mess this one up. I’m speaking specifically to brands, not individuals. But, if you are an individual who manages a brand’s social community (like a Community Manager), this message is for you. Go Dark.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Comments] Five Reasons Working For a Small PR Firm is Good For Your Career
    Comments Great post Corina! Working for a small PR firm gives you an amazing opportunity to learn…a lot! The roles are not so specialized, and you will have access to all the projects and company's clients. Corina Manea shares more advantages of starting your career in a small firm. The post Five Reasons Working For a Small PR Firm is Good For Your Career appeared first on Spin Sucks. It's true. Working for any small business, by Dawn Buford Related Stories Agencies Must Evolve or Die.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Comments] 7 Types Of Awesome Social Media Content Your Brand Can Be Creating Right Now
    Using the same strategy, the Buffer Instagram account shares user-generated content once or twice every week, averaging nearly 200 likes and comments on each photo (at the upper-end of the benchmark for Buffer Instagram engagement). The last installment received 29,000 views, 655 reactions, and 100-plus comments. It’d be great to hear your ideas in the comments! Have you ever wondered why people love eating at buffets? Humans crave variety. Custom GIFs. Create your own animated GIFs to boost engagement and tell a story. great GIF is worth a thousand words. Piktochart.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Comments] How a Harmless Office Prank Engages a Team
    Comments You give me too much credit. I don’t say it’ll be fun or. For some, the office prank might be a bit over-the-top and maybe even considered mean, but Gini Dietrich describes why it shows deep respect. The post How a Harmless Office Prank Engages a Team appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Gini Dietrich “It'll be fun,” she said. It's harmless,” she said. by Kate Nolan That made me laugh out loud. Literally! As in, I’m sitting at. by Gini Dietrich PAULA KIGER!! by Gini Dietrich OH NO IT ISN'T! mean it's great that these kids in Cambodia. by Paula Kiger Plus 8 more.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Comments] PB134: How to Decide if You Should Start on a New Social Network or Medium
    These questions come in thick and fast over at ProBlogger via email and in the comments that we get. You can head over to the ProBlogger show notes, problogger.com/podcast/134 where I’d love to get a comment from you. How to Decide if a New Social Network or Medium is Right for You. Today I’m going to help you decide if you should start on that new social network or that new medium like a podcast or a YouTube channel. As bloggers, we are constantly bombarded with choice as to how we can spend our time. It’s an emerging medium that many bloggers have been experimenting with.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Comments] Don’t Tell Anyone These 9 Facebook Advertising Timesaving Tips
    Monitor Comments on Facebook Ads. Finally, if you have a lot of active ad campaigns, keeping track and responding to people’s comments on your ads can be a huge challenge. From now on, you can easily keep track of all comments on your Facebook ads and unpublished posts by choosing the “Ads Comment” type filter. Use this to reply to people’s questions or just thank them for their comments! Let us know in the comments below! Do you find Facebook advertising time consuming? Name Your Facebook Advertising Campaigns Well. Create Multiple Ad Variations.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Comments] The Most Talked-About Topics at the Republican National Convention 2016
    Soon after, #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes started trending as the conversation took hold and more comments and memes flooded the online space. Even as 721 delegates cast their votes for candidates other than Donald Trump — the most remarkable expression of party dissent since 1976 — Mr. Trump captured the official Republican nomination to represent the party in the 2016 Presidential  Elections. Such a great honor to be the Republican Nominee for President of the United States. will work hard and never let you down! AMERICA FIRST! — Donald J. https://t.co/jz0oeV2Pn5. jz0oeV2Pn5.
  • KATIE LANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Comments] How Do You Know When to Post to Social Media in the Moment (and When to Schedule It Out?)
    ’ It means taking time a few times a week to purposefully share content that is relevant to you and your clients, and it also means having your systems set up so you can respond quickly or as needed to comments. For example, for my Facebook Business Page – I have my notifications set up using the Facebook Pages Manager app, so I receive a text notification when a new comment or message comes through. Leave me a comment below or in our awesome Facebook group ! It’s the age old question in social media – post in the moment or wait and post later?
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook Live Goes Full-Screen, Adds Video-Only Mode, Extends Sessions to Four Hours
    The video-only mode allows both broadcasters and viewers who want to focus on the videos to temporarily hide Reactions  and comments by swiping right. Users can bring back Reactions and comments by swiping left. Facebook Web Video Android APIs Application-Programming nNterfaces Applications apps Comments Facebook Live Facebook Live API Full-Screen Videos iOS Landscape Live Streaming Live Videos Portrait Reactions VIdeo-Only ModeFacebook Live  has gone full-screen, in both portrait and landscape on iOS, and just portrait for now on Android.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Comments] YouTube, Vine Personalities Getting Paid for Facebook Live Videos, Too (Report)
    Piques said of plans to use Facebook Live to live-stream a standup comedy routine: I can see my followers’ comments right on the screen. Seetharaman and Perlberg also spoke with Elise Strachan , host of YouTube cooking channel My Cupcake Addiction , who said that while her traditional Facebook videos may draw 1 million views, they also yield 900 to 1,000 comments, while Facebook Live videos only average around 100,000 views but far more comments—as many as 3,000. Deepa Seetharaman  and Steven Perlberg  of The Wall Street Journal  said that some $2.2
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Comments] Twitter Under Fire for Permanently Banning Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos
    Twitter is catching heat for permanently banning Breitbart  technology editor and conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos  during the Republican National Convention. Several published reports speculated that the ban was spurred by Yiannopoulos’ tweets inciting his followers to go after actress Leslie Jones , one of the stars of the new Ghostbusters movie, although Yiannopoulos did not personally send Jones any offensive tweets. leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart.All this cause I did a movie.You can hate the movie but the s**t I got today…wrong. We agree.
  • YMARKETINGMATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Comments] Twitter Basics: How To Get Started On Twitter For Business
    Start engaging with others: Answer questions, make comments, say hi…. What Makes Twitter Different. On Twitter, you’ll find friends and family as well as celebrities, companies and strangers who may share your interests. News networks (like @AP and @CNN ) will post breaking news announcements, companies may hold giveaways, celebrities post announcements on what they’re working on and everyone has conversations! The people that you wish to speak to are approachable. Just tweet to me — @yasminbendror — and you can grab my attention and write directly to me. the list goes on.
  • SOCIALLY SORTED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Comments] Canva for iPhone – Design Like a Boss Wherever You Are
    Tell me your favourite feature in the comments below! Do you want to have design at your fingertips? Canva for iPhone lets you design like a BOSS wherever you are. In this post, I break down the features of the new Canva iPhone App and how it will leverage your DIY Design for better Social Media Strategy. In short, I’ll tell you why it’s awesome. Boss Doggy by Shutterstock. You’ve heard me talk about visual content creation tools on Socially Sorted a LOT.    Here,    here  and most of all  here , … I love sharing new and time-saving visual design tools with you.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Comments] These Are the 9 Best Tips We Got on Medium Marketing: 3 Worked, 6 Didn’t
    This one is based on a common content marketing practice, whereby you comment on top pieces to get noticed. If the author recommends your response. I’ve read a few posts about Medium being unhappy about people leaving too many responses that feel like comments. Excited to hear from you in the comments. A few months ago, Leo and I decided that we really wanted to step up our Medium game  to truly understand how the platform worked and how we can provide the best value to our audience there. Truthfully, I was pretty clueless to begin with. Send Medium letters. The results?
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Comments] How to Create and Post a 360-degree Photo on Facebook in the Next 60 Seconds
    Step 4: Next, add an optional comment and tap “Post”. Let us know in the comments below. We all have experienced the buzz and seen the pretty sweet 360 video posts that have been posted to Facebook. Although Although they are very cool and engaging – they can involve a large investment in time and dollars to create. If If you’d like to get a more realistic start in creating and posting 360-degree content – here’s a super-easy way to post fully-functional 360-degree images on your Facebook page in the next 60 seconds. Step 1: Begin by shooting a panoramic image on your phone.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Comments] Google Index: 6 Ways to Get Your New Website Added Fast
    With that in mind, let’s dive into more details: #1: Comment on other blogs. All you need to do is find relevant, credible and popular blog posts and make a comment so that you can add your website link. First, you need to find the right blog posts to comment on. This is important, because it tells Google that your website is associated with the one you’re commenting on. You’ll get search results with blog posts about cutting grass with lawnmowers, and it is those you want to comment on. Only offer comments that provide value. Method. Method.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Ways to Measure Agency Operations
    Please share in the comments below. Guest Post by David Klein. More than ever, clients demand that PR agencies prove their value. Whether it’s the CEO or marketing manager, someone is going to ask about the ROI of your campaigns and other efforts. Successful agencies have become very good at telling their stories and quantifying the impact of their work. PR lives in a near-ubiquitous digital landscape where every impression, click, and interaction can be measured. But what about the PR agency itself? What can or should be measured about how the firm delivers its services? It’s not sexy.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Comments] You Know You Need These Facebook Live Tips
    There’s nothing worse than a broadcaster not acknowledging that they have a live audience.  As soon as you have any live viewers, you’ll not be able to tell who they are unless they make a comment or give you a ‘LIKE’ in the Live video. Share in the comments below! With live video being the hottest trend on social media, Facebook Live has become an important part of a page’s marketing strategy. In In fact, with new changes to the Facebook algorithm, Facebook is  giving preference to those some live video posts. But where do you start? People are busy.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Comments] The 5 Biggest Changes to Visual Content on Social
    Leave your favorites in the comments! As social media marketers, we hear it all day, everyday: “Visuals are essential to social media success.” ” This is not news. However, the definition of “visual content” has changed drastically in the past year. We’re not talking about a Tweet with an image or a Facebook post with a YouTube link. Future of Social Download. Visual social media content has evolved its form in the past year, and the following five developments have been the biggest drivers of that change. March 2015:  YouTube Goes 360. Source: Adweek.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Comments] How to Make the Most Out of Offline Success on Social, NCAA National Champion Style
    goal I have in the back of my mind most of the time is netting comments like, “I didn’t know OU had free 3D printing for students and the NASA award-winning Rovie McRoverson!”. Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn. – John C. Maxwell. People love winners, on and off social. The University of Oklahoma Women’s Softball Team won the 2016 NCAA Women’s College World Series, and I’m going to tell you how it impacted OU social media and how we capitalized on that high traffic. Athletics has their own social media accounts. Shoutout to Karl!). What a Time to Be Alive.
  • YMARKETINGMATTERS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Comments] Twitter Basics – How To Get Started On Twitter
    Start engaging with others: Answer questions, make comments, say hi…. 7. What Makes Twitter Different. On Twitter, you’ll find friends and family as well as celebrities, companies and strangers who may share your interests. News networks (like @AP and @CNN) will post breaking news announcements, companies may hold giveaways, celebrities post announcements on what they’re working on and everyone has conversations. The people that you wish to speak to are approachable. Just tweet to me — @yasminbendror — and you can grab my attention and write directly to me. START!
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Comments] Standing Out Offline: 15 Ways to Use Tech in Trade Shows
    Even a simple yet heartfelt comment can work wonders for your engagement rate, as this Twitter conversation shows.  . Source: Wikimedia Commons. You’ve used every strategy in the book. You’ve created awesome content, promoted on social media like crazy and even paid third parties to put in a good word for you. And so far, you’re doing great! But you know what else can make your campaign better? Two words: Trade shows. “Wait,” you say. “How can I benefit from offline trade shows, when the bulk of my work is online?” ” Good question!
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Comments] ReadItForMe Is Cliff’s Notes for Business
    Comments i thought of you when he made this offer. Are you one who hates to read business books? Or are there too many and you can't keep up? ReadItForMe, an executive book summary site, is for you! The post ReadItForMe Is Cliff’s Notes for Business appeared first on Spin Sucks. thought, “OMG! by Gini Dietrich So cool! I end up going between audio and text if, for example, by Paula Kiger Related Stories Three Steps to Overcome Self-Doubt Five Barriers to Sustainable Business Growth Why I Bet On a Pro Poker Player to Lead My Marketing Team.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Comments] Case Study: How to Drive 300+ Backlinks to 1 Blog Post
    Share with me in the comments below! Today I will explain step by step how to write a blog post that will drive 300+ backlinks. Let me introduce you to one of my favourite strategies – The Stats Post formula. love it because of its simplicity. First, I’ll show you how I used this strategy step by step. And then we will study other examples in the SEO and Marketing industry, and other industries that have similar results. This is so that you know that the strategy is easily repeatable and works for other industries as well. Let’s dive right in. Let’s look at data from Ahrefs. You bet!
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Comments] 3 New Apps You Should Use for Social Content Creation
    Share them in the comments below! Photography and content apps are a dime a dozen in your App and Google Play Stores. But there are some apps that stand out from the crowd, and by default, make your content infinitely better and more engaging. We’re talking about apps that give you the freedom to explore your creativity, while remaining realistic and relatively easy to use at the same time. With these apps, you can create and enhance content on the fly, with just the tap of a few buttons. So shall we get to it? You have a lot of content to create. Photo Candy. Facetune. Price: $3.99.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Comments] Five Barriers to Sustainable Business Growth
    Comments Comments Related Stories The Second Half of the Year is Here; Where Are You Against Plan? There are many barriers that may keep a business from sustainable growth. These barriers are usually different for smaller and larger businesses, based on the level at which they compete. Here we take a closer look at each one. The post Five Barriers to Sustainable Business Growth appeared first on Spin Sucks. The Benefits, Challenges, and Solutions of a Virtual Office Competition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Comments] 10 Top Twitter Tips to Improve Your Engagement
    look forward to reading about your experiences in the comments! This guest post is by Josh Sayers of Adventure Connections. One of my biggest bugbears in the world of marketing are people that do not have Twitter. It’s a free platform that has over 310 million active users, and unlike the monster that is Facebook, doesn’t meddle with your timeline (too much). Whether it’s engaged with is a completely different matter but with these Twitter tips you should see a rise in your performance! Ready to jump in? Share other content. Remember to geotag. Add some colour to your profile. Ask them!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Comments] 10 Top Twitter Tips to Improve Your Engagement
    look forward to reading about your experiences in the comments! This guest post is by Josh Sayers of Adventure Connections. One of my biggest bugbears in the world of marketing are people that do not have Twitter. It’s a free platform that has over 310 million active users, and unlike the monster that is Facebook, doesn’t meddle with your timeline (too much). Whether it’s engaged with is a completely different matter but with these Twitter tips you should see a rise in your performance! Ready to jump in? Share other content. Remember to geotag. Add some colour to your profile. Ask them!
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Comments] Monday Roundup: Learning from Measurement Mistakes
    Please share in the comments below. . Mistakes, everyone makes them. It’s whether we learn from them or not that makes the difference. This week’s roundup takes a look at common measurement mistakes, so you can avoid them before they cause your organization unnecessary headaches. 1. Are You Making PR Measurement Mistakes? Measuring Mobile Marketing Requires Different Metrics. ” 3.  Common Math Mistakes That PR People Make. Why: “Let’s be honest. ” 4.  4 Performance Measurement Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make. The PR measurement myth of ROI. ” 7. 
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Comments] Use the Buyer’s Journey to Engage Brand Advocates
    Comments Comments Related Stories Three Strategy Development Lessons from Iceland Soccer Which Brand Storytelling Persona are You? Brand advocates can be a crucial resource for your business, but too often we overlook opportunities to both connect with and empower them. Laura Petrolino explains how using the buyer's journey can help you outline processes to find, connect, and engage with these valuable consumers. The post Use the Buyer’s Journey to Engage Brand Advocates appeared first on Spin Sucks. Online Communication and Relationships: The Missing Skills.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Comments] Why Do Tweets Go Viral? Our 10 Most Successful Tweets and the Psychology Behind Why They Worked
    We’d love to hear from you in the comments! 6 Key Psychological Elements in the Most Successful Tweets. How about curated content? I’d love to hear from you in the comments about your secret Twitter sauce and how you’ve found success in the past. If you’re anything like me, there are only a handful of things more exciting for a social media marketer than when a Tweet “goes viral.” Now that info would make for a great tweet ! The 10 best Buffer tweets top tweets for your brand and others. Buffer (@buffer) January 15, 2014. Key Tweet elements.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Comments] PB133: The Secrets of Making Money Blogging
    You can leave them in the comments below this video. If you’d like to leave a comment there, disagree with something that I’ve said, add to something that I’ve said, I’d love to hear your thoughts on that as well. Thanks for listening today, I hoped you enjoyed this little flashback to 2010, also and maybe you could tell us in the comments today what you were doing in 2010 and how’s it changed for you. I’d love to hear from you and I’ll chat with you in the next couple of days where I will talk to you in Episode 134 of the ProBlogger Podcast. Easier to stick with. Passion.
  • JON LOOMER  |  SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016
    [Comments] How to Create Unpublished Facebook Posts
    But each ad you run will have its own comments, likes, shares and other engagement. That way, each separate promotion of that ad will contribute to the comments, likes, shares and other engagement. Let me know in the comments below! More than three years ago now, I wrote an article about how to create a dark or unpublished Facebook post. Well, that post is outdated, so it’s time to freshen it up. The truth is that unpublished Facebook posts are still needed, but most advertisers don’t realize they can be created. The Value of Unpublished Facebook Posts. Photo.
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Comments] Getting seen online? Get this page on your site
    Let me know in the comments, I’m nosy like that…. When you first dip your toes in the online business world, it seems HUGE, like a massive parallel universe. The idea of anyone finding, never mind being specifically interested in little old you seems absurd. But fast forward and I bet you’ve found your home online, and just like in real life Eastenders even met the neighbours. Hell, you’ve probably got online business besties (they’re the best, espesh when none of your ‘real friends’ get what you do all day). Exciting stuff, hey? Photo, bio, links to website. Ok, you on board?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #317
    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 Not To Network: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet - First Monday. Did you know the Russians were building an Internet? It didn't turn out as well as they hoped, obviously. Here's an excerpt, by way of the always fascinating Simon St. Laurent. Alistair for Mitch). Wrong. amazon.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Comments] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    How to Handle Different Types of Comments on Social Media | Social Media Today. The sun is shining in Melbourne, and productivity/spirits/motivation is high. hope you’re feeling the same wherever you are, and you kick some pro blogging goals this week! Facebook Now Lets Broadcasters Restrict Their Live Audiences By Age, Location, Gender | Marketing Land. Specific targeting can only be a good thing – particularly if you want views over reach. Ways to Engage Your Followers on Snapchat | Entrepreneur. How I Turned a $15 Article into a 7-Figure Income | Inc. Step three: Enjoy!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Comments] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    How to Handle Different Types of Comments on Social Media | Social Media Today. The sun is shining in Melbourne, and productivity/spirits/motivation is high. hope you’re feeling the same wherever you are, and you kick some pro blogging goals this week! Facebook Now Lets Broadcasters Restrict Their Live Audiences By Age, Location, Gender | Marketing Land. Specific targeting can only be a good thing – particularly if you want views over reach. Ways to Engage Your Followers on Snapchat | Entrepreneur. How I Turned a $15 Article into a 7-Figure Income | Inc. Step three: Enjoy!
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Comments] Possibly the Most Important Metric of All: Your Gut
    This is not a political blog, so just FYI, if I see comments that cross the line (read the blog guidelines if you haven’t already), I will delete them. I am completely maddened by the world we’re currently living in. Reader alert: there is no sugar-coating in today’s post. It’s pretty raw, because that’s how I am right now. So if you read on – which I hope you do – please keep that in mind. Thank you. . You’re reading this post on the day Donald Trump announced his VP pick… on Twitter. Ten years ago. And how do I measure that?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Comments] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lara Wellman
    Comments Yay Lara! On today's Spin Sucks Inquisition, we host Lara Wellman, a social media and small business coach. We discuss business coaching, turning 40, and more. The post The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lara Wellman appeared first on Spin Sucks. I'm traveling and can't watch now but looking forward. by Paula Kiger Related Stories The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Kimberly Crossland The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andrew Mclaren The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Gerry Corbett. FollowFriday follow Social Media business coaching lara wellman Ottawa small business coaching social capital turning 40
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Comments] How to Use Social Media to Build Brand Trust
    Being helpful means commenting and answering questions. To be an authoritative commentator, you can’t just be responsive to questions, but you must be proactive about joining them too. For starters, the majority of your tweets should be building up your trust score —being an authoritative commentator, being helpful, and creating that intimacy. Social media is more than just a platform to promote your products, services, and content. It’s a two-way street for communication that can engage your customers and prospects. So, how do you use social media to build brand trust?
  • SOCIALLY SORTED  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Comments] 6 Smart Social Media Lessons for Small Business from a Car Dealer
    Here’s another thankyou from one of the team members to “Brian”  They even comment about the Brian’s article on Forbes about Content Marketing! Comment below! Do you want to learn some instantly actionable, smart social media lessons for small business? In this post, I share some super simple strategies that a car dealer in Portland is using to drive engagement and traffic on social media. You can use these strategies in your business too! Image by Shutterstock. The reply was from one of the team members at a Lexus Dealership in Portland , USA. https://t.co/kfySBc4xrH
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Comments] Essential tools for influencer marketing
    Let me know what you think in the comments! Contact Chris via email , follow him on Twitter and Google Plus or leave a comment below. A master roundup of social marketing tools to use on behalf of brands. Target audience: Social marketers, influence marketers, businesses, brands, digital marketers, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, educators, journalists, Web publishers. have been working on behalf of several clients lately, including  Skinny Coconut Oil , with blogger outreach as the centerpiece of our various social marketing strategies. So OK, now on to tools. BaseCamp 2.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Comments] Why I Bet On a Pro Poker Player to Lead My Marketing Team
    Comments Hooray Sean for having the smarts to hire a diverse workforce! When hiring, focus on skill sets rather than education or experience. Here is how this former poker player became a successful leader on a marketing team. The post Why I Bet On a Pro Poker Player to Lead My Marketing Team appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Dawn Buford Related Stories The Second Half of the Year is Here; Where Are You Against Plan? Want a Job? Science Says to Don a Low-cut Blouse The Benefits, Challenges, and Solutions of a Virtual Office.
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Comments] How Social Media Can Increase Your New Site’s Search Visibility
    Moz conducted a study in the same year and found that pages with activity from Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and general comments tend to rank higher. Post by Adi Englander. Your content strategy alone isn’t enough when it comes to ranking higher in search. Content is still incredibly important, but there’s a not-so-new beast called social media that many business are still neglecting and missing out on entirely. Search engines are placing higher importance on what’s coming from social media. Need proof? If you’re still not convinced, find strength in numbers. Direct Impact. The catch?
  • AGORA PULSE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Comments] A Pretty Awesome Way to Schedule Instagram Posts
    All of our plans include monitoring keywords, geotags, comments, and ads comments on your Instagram accounts. Each month, more than 20,000 people search Google for a way to schedule Instagram posts. If If you’re a social media manager, you might very well be one of those 20k searchers. Search no longer, my friend. We We have a way to schedule posts to Instagram from your desktop or mobile device. And we’re not just an “Instagram posting tool.” ” In fact, we’re offer all our customers Instagram scheduling, monitoring and reporting.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Comments] 4 Tips to Ensure Your Branded Content Gets Discovered
    We’d love to hear them in the comments! Branded content. To some, it’s a dirty word. To many, it’s the future of advertising. In an era of ad-blockers and hyper-competitive social media, marketing that takes the form of useful and entertaining content as a way of promoting a brand has become de rigueur. In fact, the New York Times , BuzzFeed , Mashable , and even The Onion employ branded content. Passively asking for an audience’s attention is the past; demanding an audience’s attention via integrated content is the future. Provide Value. Is your content useful? 
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Comments] A Complete Guide to Instagram Marketing: Get the Playbook That Drives Results for Instagram’s Top Profiles
    Top Tip: If you would like to avoid adding too many hashtags to your caption, you can also add hashtags as comments. For example, you can see below how  Amy Tangerine  adds additional hashtags to the photo in the comments: When it comes to choosing the right hashtags for your content, it’s best to do your research and see which hashtags people in your market are using and which are most active. 32% more comments. Here’s an example: The above post received 210 and 8 comments. Track comments and hashtag usage. Those are huge numbers. percent. Mascot.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Comments] PB132: How to Give Your Blog Posts Structure By Using Subheadings
    Otherwise, readers like me will be looking at it thinking hang on a minute, you promised me 12, are there really 12, do I need to count them myself, where am I in the post, how do I refer to one of these in the comments? Good luck and do stop by and leave a comment if you’re having any difficulties or if you’ve got a tip about subheadings that you’d like to share. Either an audio comment or a text one as well. How to Use Subheadings to Add Structure to Your Blog Posts. Today we are talking about written content. Why people don’t use them. Tips on how to use them.
  • TALKWALKER SM  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Comments] Instagram analytics: 7 metrics every marketer should track
    Comments. Another simple indicator of post or campaign popularity is the number of comments it generated. Compared to likes, comments require more interaction and can be a stronger indicator of popularity. But as comments can also be negative, it’s important to analyse the quality as well as the quantity. Sort posts by most comments over a specified time period and see which type generated the most response – and why. It is made up of the likes and comments (engagements) divided by the number of the account’s followers. Likes.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Easy Ways to Get Better Instagram Engagement
    You can select anything from visiting your site and making a purchase to tweeting, sharing or commenting,” writes Courtney Ramirez , director of content strategy at Endurance Marketing. Say goodbye to the “King of Engagement.” ” Social analytics and reporting firm Locowise recently revealed that Instagram  engagement continues to trend downward. . How can brands beat this trend? Here are five strategies to get your team started. 1. Be Be Interactive. Interacting with your following is a must. The most effective way is to like a person’s pictures and videos. Be Open.
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Comments] How Teachers can Manage Student Contact on Facebook
    It takes teachers through the Privacy settings for their profile and how to turn off ads “big data” and manage “who can see my comments” as well as FoaF (friends of friends settings). Are you concerned about Privacy and Facebook with students and teachers? Looking to see if Social Media Privacy can be managed? In this video I take you through setting up your Facebook Profile so you can manage privacy and student “friendship” with Facebook Lists. How to Limit Student Access to Teacher Facebook Newsfeed. Create a List. Add Students to that List.
  • KATIE LANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Comments] The 4 Biggest Mistakes Real Estate Agents Are Making in Social Media
    Leave me a comment below or connect with us in our Facebook Group – we have an amazing online community and would love for you to be a part of it. I get asked many times why I focus on the real estate and mortgage industry when it comes to social media. The answer is really simple; buying or selling a home for most people is an intensely personal and emotional experience. It’s one of the largest financial decisions someone possibly may make in their lifetime. Mistake #1: Using your personal Facebook Profile completely for business. Say that! feel like I already know you.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Comments] 21 Social Media Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without
    Likes, comments and mentions on Instagram. Are you in charge of getting your company’s social media marketing up and running? Using social media to grow your business, generate leads and build a brand may seem like a huge task, and in some ways it is. But there are steps you can follow to improve your chances of success, which will help you take advantage of everything social media has to offer. Create a Plan for Each Social Media Channel. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. If you can’t answer questions like “why are you on social media?” Post Consistently.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Comments] Measurement: Why Business As Usual Just Doesn’t Cut It
    Through these channels you are given the opportunity to directly engage with your audiences, provide information which educates and appeals to them all while responding to any comments they have and taking part in an actual, legitimate conversation. Guest Post by  Scott Kaminski. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” ~ Peter Drucker. Let’s get this out of the way right now: I’m no math whiz. But I am smart enough to realize that a company’s marketing, advertising and public relations efforts—my efforts—have a direct and attributable effect to the bottom line of my company.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Comments] The Second Half of the Year is Here; Where Are You Against Plan?
    Comments Comments. The second half of the year is here and it's time to review your business plan. If you created it in Q4 of 2015, it's nearly a year old. How have you done. The post The Second Half of the Year is Here; Where Are You Against Plan? appeared first on Spin Sucks. Business Planning entrepreneur BHAG big hairy audacious goal passive income productize services quarterly rocks traction
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA HAT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Comments] Measure Twice, Cut Your Blog Once
    While my primary use for AgoraPulse is monitoring Facebook, Twitter and Instagram comments, it's also very useful for posting and scheduling updates to social networks, including LinkedIn profiles and company pages. Blogging Measure Twice, Cut Your Blog Once. Lesson In Planning Ahead. Most Saturdays, I spend time with my kids once they get up in the morning, and until they go down for their afternoon nap. But before they wake up in the morning and after they go down for a nap, I spend my time writing. That's my 'personal time' each week. Or at least out of the way. If not, measure again.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Comments] Ten Ways to Enhance Your Creativity
    Comments These are very good ideas to challenge ourselves to be more. Have you ever had one of those days where no matter how much thought you put into it, your creativity is totally gone and you have a complete mental block? We've all been there. Niraj Ranjan Rout shares 10 ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. The post Ten Ways to Enhance Your Creativity appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Corina Manea Thanks, Niraj. Using your EQ is a big one for me. Oh and. by Pete Salmon There are some great tips here. Changing your routine or your.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Comments] 640+ Power Words That Sell to Maximize Your Conversions
    Think about what action you want readers to take (e.g., to buy a product, subscribe, comment, sign a petition, etc.), and what emotions will help persuade them to take that action, then find the best words to trigger that emotion. Words to Increase Facebook Shares, Likes, and Comments. According to Neil Patel’s infographic The Surprising Words That Get Content Shared on Social Media , these words are the best ones to share on Facebook to get more shares, likes, and comments. Comment. Let us know in the comments below! Because. Instantly. Amazing. Announcing.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Comments] How Facebook Gets Its Creep On and Knows What Ads To Show You
    Leave a comment below. By ProBlogger Social Media Expert Angela Ponsford from Dotti Media. When you’re running Facebook Ads, getting the targeting right can make or break your ads. great ad shown to the wrong audience is the quickest way to throw your advertising dollars down the drain. And Facebook knows that if advertisers aren’t getting great results then they’re going to stop advertising on the platform. Then Facebook doesn’t make money. Then Facebook is sad. . But have you ever wondered what information Facebook knows about you? And how they actually get all that information?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Comments] How Facebook Gets Its Creep On and Knows What Ads To Show You
    Leave a comment below. By ProBlogger Social Media Expert Angela Ponsford from Dotti Media. When you’re running Facebook Ads, getting the targeting right can make or break your ads. great ad shown to the wrong audience is the quickest way to throw your advertising dollars down the drain. And Facebook knows that if advertisers aren’t getting great results then they’re going to stop advertising on the platform. Then Facebook doesn’t make money. Then Facebook is sad. . But have you ever wondered what information Facebook knows about you? And how they actually get all that information?
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Comments] Buffer for Instagram is Here: 8 Ways to Get Your Best Instagram Marketing Results with Buffer
    Click to sort your Instagram posts according to the Most Popular (a combination of likes and comments). With Buffer for Instagram, you can sort every post by the most popular, most likes, and most comments. We’ll be hanging out in the comments here to answer any questions, and you can get in touch with us any time at hello@buffer.com. Instagram has fast become one of the largest, most lucrative social networks: 300 million people use the app every day and Instagram’s users spend more  in purchases than any other major social network. When you’re posting. Pacific. 2.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Comments] Nate Elliott on Why He’s Joined Simply Measured
    But simply counting likes and comments and shares can’t give brands the answers they need. I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve joined Simply Measured as a product advisor. Nate Elliott. For years I’ve talked about the importance of effective social measurement and challenged our industry to do better. Without accurate measurement, we can neither prove the value of our social programs nor improve the value of those programs. But marketers consistently say that measurement is their biggest social challenge. Unfortunately, most social marketers still measure engagement above all else.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Comments] Want a Job? Science Says to Don a Low-cut Blouse
    Comments When I got your article in my inbox this morning, my first. Hell has frozen over because here we are in 2016 and science has just proven that when wearing a low-cut blouse, one is more likely to get a job interview. The post Want a Job? Science Says to Don a Low-cut Blouse appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Corina Manea I'd say women in particular can't let women win! by Laura Petrolino Hiring based on looks has been happening for a very long time. by Dawn Buford I remember reading about that result of blind auditions, and. by Jen Phillips Confusing on several levels.
  • UNMETRIC  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Comments] How to Ideate a Winning Back-to-School Campaign
    This takes into account Likes, Shares and Comments as well as the number of people who are likely to have seen the Post. Working on a back-to-school campaign really pays off. Literally. Did you know that on average, every family (with children in grades K-12) spends about $ 630 on back-to-school merchandise alone? We’ve all grown up watching innumerable TV ads that made us hate our hand-me-downs. The number of families who do their back-to-school shopping on their mobile phones is on the rise. Fret not, here’s the how-to on creating a kickass social media campaign. There you go!
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Comments] How To Breathe New Life Into Your Small Business Blog
    However, the journey feels much more discouraging when there are no comments, zero shares and our traffic is just plain pathetic. How To Breathe New Life Into Your Small Business Blog. Blogging can be a tough gig for small businesses, especially for those of us just getting on our feet. Content marketing can be a goldmine for small businesses; however, there are three keys to getting your blog off the ground which are often overlooked by bloggers who feel that they’re just talking to themselves: – Establish your business’s personality, tone and voice. Pick A Fight. Nail Your Niche.
  • SOCIAL SELLING MASTERS  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Underrated Content Marketing Tools
    Every questions has followers, upvotes, and comments, which will give you an estimate of the total amount of people who are interested in that topic. If you have questions about this list or would like to share your own ideas, please leave a comment below. Experienced content marketers are no stranger to tools like Hootsuite, Buffer, Google Analytics, Evernote, MailChimp, Crazy Egg, Ahrefs, or Moz Analytics. These are just some of the most commonly mentioned tools that should be included in the arsenal of any content marketer worth his salt. SEO Powersuite.  . Verdict. Easel.ly.
  • PEG FITZPATRICK  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Comments] How To Solve Your Biggest Instagram Challenges With Planoly
    post a photo and it doesn’t look right with my other Instagram photos. I can’t find comments to respond to. I’ve recently been testing a fantastic new app for Instagram called Planoly. I can’t wait to share some of my favorite features that will help solve some of your Instagram challenges. This isn’t a sponsored review – I just wanted to share an app that I love! I’m currently using the free trial. Common Instagram challenges. I can’t organize my content for Instagram. work with a team and we can’t get a good workflow down. How: 1.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Comments] How to Get Followers on Instagram: A Full Guide
    Create little-to-no buzz: If you have 10,000 fake followers, how many are going to comment, like and share your content? When businesses want to learn how to get followers on Instagram, there’s a lot of shady and unethical services offering to do it for you. At Sprout Social, we’ll be the first to tell you it’s always better to organically build your social media audience. By now most businesses understand the benefits of social media and using a platform like Instagram to gain better insights into analytics. But many experts believe that number is only going to grow.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Comments] Twitter Inks Pact With CBS News to Live-Stream Republican, Democratic National Conventions
    Twitter told Kurt Wagner  of Re/code  details of the arrangement were still being hashed out, including potential advertising during the live-streams, and the social network would not comment on whether it was paying for the streaming rights to the two conventions. Twitter reached an agreement with CBS News  to live-stream its coverage of the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention. CBS News  previously teamed up with Twitter on a Democratic presidential debate Nov. 14, 2015, and a Republican presidential debate Feb. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Comments] My Blogging Income Breakdown for the First Half of 2016
    Similarly our Product sales revenue is higher than Affiliate Commissions but once we pay for the cost of production of the products the profit is not as high. I’ll now make a few comments on each category. We’d love to hear what it is in comments below or if you have a moment would love you to participate in this study we’re doing on bloggers income. Note: we’re also currently doing a study into bloggers income levels. You can participate by filling in this confidential survey. This report is based upon the first six months of 2016. Affiliate Commissions.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Comments] My Blogging Income Breakdown for the First Half of 2016
    Similarly our Product sales revenue is higher than Affiliate Commissions but once we pay for the cost of production of the products the profit is not as high. I’ll now make a few comments on each category. It’s been a few years since I did an income report here on ProBlogger for my business, and so while I was pulling together some reports for the end of our financial year I thought it might be good to give a little insight into where the income on my blogs comes from. This report is based upon the first six months of 2016. Affiliate Commissions. Product Sales. AdSense.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Comments] 28 of the Best Marketing Campaigns and Experiments of 2016 (and the People Behind Them)
    In return, he racked up hundreds of likes, encouraging comments and more —proving that vulnerability can turn a low point into an opportunity. 2. Share your top picks for marketers doing awesome things in the comments and add to our inspirational list! It’s easy to get tunnel vision as a marketer. You’ve got lots of goals to achieve , and only so many hours in the day to get there. So you put your head down, get focused, and get results. At the same time, it’s important to let yourself be inspired by others. . Marketing himself, after a high-profile layoff.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Comments] Three Strategy Development Lessons from Iceland Soccer
    Comments I love this, Laura, and it hits all the right points of a. The rise of Iceland soccer was based around a long-term, goal-focused strategy development process. Laura Petrolino explains how you can apply many of these same lessons to your organization. The post Three Strategy Development Lessons from Iceland Soccer appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Paula Kiger Lots of interesting points. have brought up the last few. by Howie Goldfarb Related Stories Which Brand Storytelling Persona are You?
  • SOCIALFISH  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Comments] [Cool Social Tools] The Power of Breezio
    With unique permissioning, your team members can follow content, help edit your content, track versioning, make in-line comments within the content itself, or post comments and questions at the end of the page. In-line comments on Breezio. Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! —— Imagine if you could harness the collective wisdom of everyone in your community. Optimal Community Engagement.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Comments] PB131: How to Conduct a Half Yearly Blog Review
    Comment numbers, share numbers, bounce rate. Did the length of post seem to have any impact on traffic, comments, engagements, shares, those types of things. Comment numbers, have they gone up or down? Seven Areas on How to Conduct a Half Yearly Blog Review. Many bloggers do an end of year review. It’s a logical time to do an audit of your blog and set goals. also think that periodically checking in on those goals and setting new ones is a good idea. This being halfway through the year it is a logical time to do just that. What were my successes? What were the failures?
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Comments] What “Memories” Really Means for Snapchat and Marketers
    Tell us what you think about this update in the comments below! Snapchat changed the game yesterday. While platforms like Facebook and Twitter are competing in the real-time sharing race, Snapchat’s newest feature, “Memories,” is turning the attention toward sharing the past. “Memories” “Memories” is a new way for users to save and share old snaps in a private collection inside the main app. Memories is a seismic shift for Snapchat. What can users expect to see change in the coming weeks? Snap Now, Share Later. Source: TechCrunch. Social Media
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Comments] Gin and Topics: The Rock Eats Pop Rocks
    Comments Thanks for your thoughts and the light and love. On this week's Gin and Topics, Jimmy Fallon gets The Rock to eat Pop Rocks, the baby bachelorette, an epic wedding toast, giant pandas, and more. The post Gin and Topics: The Rock Eats Pop Rocks appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Amanda Cleary Eastep Related Stories Gin and Topics: The Baby Bachelorette Gin and Topics: Hide Your Wife. Hide Your Kids. Hide Everyone. Gin and Topics: Father’s Day Edition.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #316
    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:  . Reflections on Our World - Bill Raduchel - Medium. "In the past year many of the political conversations I've had suffer from a lack of first principles. We can debate whether Bernie is a populist cry, or Boris a wounded pomposity -- but we seldom discuss the real knobs that adjust society.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Comments] How to Turn Friends Into Fans with Social Engagement
    So obviously there’s a lot of stuff out there for people to be talking about, to be commenting on and sharing. Because it used to just be, “Oh, we post things and we hope that people start to like or comment or share.” Even if it’s a Periscope or Facebook Live, people can comment. If you want to look at comments, if comments are coming in and you want to look at those, that’s great. If you get any kind of comment from him, if he likes something or tweets you or whatever, that is Jay doing that. Kate: Hey, everyone. Love it.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Comments] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    Instagram Nixes Naughty Comments | TechCrunch. I saw this recently when I posted (what I thought was) an innocuous comment and I got a notification that told me to re-think my post. I had no idea what was happening – but it looks like comments can be moderated now, and flagged when certain terms are typed. In addition to Instagram comment moderation, there are a few things that are different about Twitter and Facebook you should be across – and you can also save your videos and photos sent on Snapchat now, under its Memories function. Easier SEO!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Comments] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    Instagram Nixes Naughty Comments | TechCrunch. I saw this recently when I posted (what I thought was) an innocuous comment and I got a notification that told me to re-think my post. I had no idea what was happening – but it looks like comments can be moderated now, and flagged when certain terms are typed. In addition to Instagram comment moderation, there are a few things that are different about Twitter and Facebook you should be across – and you can also save your videos and photos sent on Snapchat now, under its Memories function. Easier SEO!
  • UNSPOKEN  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Comments] How To Create Customer Testimonials That WORK
    When asking, don’t ask the customer to leave a good review, rather ask them to provide comments about their experience with your business. Customer testimonials are part of the secret sauce of success. You can make your copy compelling, you can design a beautiful, user-friendly website, your product can be the answer to your customer’s problems… but customer testimonials are often the tipping point in convincing someone to take a chance on your business. Before You Start Gathering Testimonials. With this information in hand, place yourself in the customer’s shoes.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Comments] 3 Social Media Trends in Fashion that Retailers Should Leverage
    Often times people come to social media pages for product guidance or shipping questions, because it’s easier to reach out in a post comment rather than talking to a bot over the phone. When social media shakes up the fashion industry , what do you do? It’s like the old saying goes, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” Fashion brands with high levels of engagement on social channels like Instagram, are seeing growth in online sales. Not to mention, social media serves as an interactive magazine. “It’s a walking, living magazine,” says Emma Parlons of Push PR.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Comments] Why Listening Is The Key To Influence
    What do they need to know to communicate through a range of media, including articles, podcasts, videos, blog posts, interviews and comments, that their followers expect? Brands listen to customer advocates in a variety of ways that include conversations captured by sales personnel, customer service and technical support personnel.   In today’s world of Internet business and social media, brands also listen to what customers say in product reviews, references and referrals, user group forums, articles, blog posts and comments. The key to online success is influence. 
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Comments] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Kimberly Crossland
    Comments What a fun inquisition (and someone who actually WATCHES. On this week's Spin Sucks Inquisition, Gini Dietrich hosts Kimberly Crossland. They talk content marketing, clients, babies, and more. The post The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Kimberly Crossland appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Paula Kiger Related Stories The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andrew Mclaren The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Gerry Corbett The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Nicole Rodrigues. FollowFriday follow Social Media content marketer content marketing copywriter kimberly crossland savvy copywriter
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Comments] Blog Writing: 29 Experts Share Their Top 3 Must-Follow Rules
    David Brin is a scientist, best-selling author, tech-futurist, and leading commentator and speaker on modern trends. Or find some blog posts about your topic and write some comments. Please share in the comments below. Writing a great blog involves doing many different things well. You need to do your research, know your audience, be interesting, write compelling headings, keep it simple, write actionable content, make your writing scannable, and include call to actions—and that’s not even everything you need to keep in mind. According to 29 Experts). A. Ashley Faulkes. B.
  • KATIE LANCE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Comments] Top 10 Tips For Getting Started With Facebook Live
    Once a few people join your broadcast, you can welcome them by name and invite them to comment or ask you questions live. We found we received sometimes more comments after a live broadcast than during when it was live! Facebook Live is one of the hottest growing facets of Facebook and is taking the world by storm! We are seeing celebrities, business owners, real estate pros and everyday people broadcast live on Facebook. Although that buzzword tends to be overused, I think there is something to be said about seeing and hearing someone live and in real time. Be prepared. ’).
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Comments] Are You Missing out on These Facebook Business Page Tips?
    Have any ideas or comments about your own Facebook Business Page tips? Comment below! With 1.09 billion people logging in daily, Facebook is a huge resource for your business. The marketing potential is high, but how do you maximize it? Facebook Business Pages need to be treated differently from your personal profiles. There’s plenty of competition for attention on Facebook, but that means a lot of opportunity for inspiration too. Here are some Facebook Business Page tips to up your marketing game. Define Your Facebook Goals. What is your top priority? Long Description.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Comments] A Gigantic List of Tools for Communicators
    Comments I need an Excel support group. There are a ton of free and paid tools that makes the job of the communicator much, much easier. Gini Dietrich shares a gigantic list of our favorites. The post A Gigantic List of Tools for Communicators appeared first on Spin Sucks. It's the one piece of software I. by Samantha McCain Excel! Oh, how do I love thee! I'm still relatively new to. by Kate Nolan These are fantastic! can't decide if I'm both sad or relieved. by Samantha McCain It shall be a thing! by Paula Kiger Communicator Christmas! Can that be a thing? Let's make that a.
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA HAT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Comments] How To Schedule Instagram Posts
    And let me know if you have any questions in the Comments. Social Media How To Schedule Instagram Posts. Instagram is the fastest growing social network, which means that bloggers and businesses need to get on board in order to take advantage of the many opportunities. If you haven't yet started an account, you might want to check out Instagram for Bloggers and Instagram for Business to get caught up. The Instagram community has grown from 90 million active users in January 2013 to more than 400 million active users in September 2015. Tweet this! Source ). Tweet this! Source ). Source ).
  • TALKWALKER SM  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Comments] Euro 2016: The Players, Brands and Fans Winning the Euros on Social
    If there are any social media moments that caught you eye at Euro 2016, let us know in the comments below! After almost a month of non-stop football (or soccer if you prefer!) Euro 2016 is drawing to a close with the final to be played this weekend. Throughout the tournament, we’ve been tracking social media discussions with our live Euro 2016 dashboard. We’ve seen people from around the world post close to 100 million tweets supporting their teams and brands trying to muscle in on the incredible global exposure major sports events can provide. TUR Fans Light Up The Euros.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Comments] PB130: What Time of Day is Best to Publish to Your Blog
    Readers will read blog posts in the morning, but comment later in the day after business hours. couple of the studies that I found, I found that most people seem to read blogs in the morning but they tend to comment in blogs outside of business hours; in the evenings, and particularly on weekends. One of the things that I notice in a lot of the studies that I looked at around this particular topic was that engagement on blogs is typically higher on the weekends, people leave more comments on the weekends or outside of work hours. When Should You Publish Your Blog Posts.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Comments] Free Social Media Tools We Love: Facebook Ads Compass
    Let us know in the comments! Are your Facebook ad reports ho hum? Could the look and feel of them be so uninspired that they actually undermine all the hard work you do on your client’s ad campaigns? The Facebook Ad Compass by AdEspresso is here to change all that. With the Compass, you no longer have to lose your mind clicking through the Web interface of your Facebook Ads Manager or Power Editor just to get a super basic (not to mention drab) Excel download. Simply log into Compass with your Facebook account and select one of your 20 latest ad campaigns.
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