• WRITTENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Comments] 29+ Actionable Content Writing Tips [+Examples]
    Telling them to share their thoughts in the comments or share your content on social media is also a great way to make your content actionable. Let us know in the comments below!”. Example: Add a call-to-action at the end to encourage commenting as soon as they’ve finished reading your content, such as “What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments!”. Let us know in the comments below! With so much content already out there, content writing that stands out and convinces readers to read your blog over someone else’s is difficult. Give them the recipe.
  • TALKWALKER SM  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Comments] The 5 Biggest Themes from Big Boulder 2016 – CEO’s View
    These were our CEO – Americas, Todd Grossman’s key takeaways from this year’s Big Boulder Conference but we’d love to hear your views too in the comments below. In today’s ever-changing landscape of digital media, it’s important to know what the industry’s top thought leaders are sharing as these influencers set the standard for the nascent social media industry. In In this post, I caught up with our CEO – Americas, Todd Grossman , after he attended The Big Boulder Conference to learn about some of the emerging themes from the 2-day event.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook News Feed: Friends and Family First, Core Values
    For example, if a lot of your referral traffic is the result of people sharing your content and their friends liking and commenting on it, there will be less of an impact than if the majority of your traffic comes directly through page posts. Facebook Adam Mosseri Algorithms Comments Community Standards Facebook Live family friends Lars Backstrom Likes Live Streaming Live Videos News Feed Newsroom Pages Photos privacy reach Referrals safety security Shares VideosWe encourage pages to post things that their audiences are likely to share with their friends.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Comments] You Down with UGC? (You Soon Will Be): Best Practices in Repurposing User-Generated Content
    Always check with your brand’s legal team before going wild asking for permissions, because while some brands are just fine with a simple exchange within the comments of a post, others require a bit more. UGC, how can I explain it? User-generated content is an authentic, cost-effective way to get branded content that’s really going to resonate with your brand’s audience … because they create it! In a time where we’re seeing more and more over-produced ads continue to creep into the social space, fans are craving authenticity. It’s also a big hit with millennials. Break it down! No way.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook Announces New, Improved Share and Save Options, Social Plugins
    Facebook announced in a blog post  that it released Save to Facebook and Share to Facebook buttons for Google Chrome; redesigned its social plugin  buttons (like, share, send, follow, recommend, save); and will offer publishers the ability to add like, comment and share buttons to the bottom of Instant Articles  “in the coming weeks.”. Sharing is caring, and Facebook Tuesday introduced several improved ways for developers of applications and websites to enable their users to share (and save) to the social network. ShareToFacebookChromeExtension from SocialTimes on Vimeo.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Comments] Why PR Professionals Need to Pay Attention to Crowdfunding
    Comments Comments Related Stories Four Elements of Successful Brand Storytelling Online Communication and Relationships: The Missing Skills Integrated Marketing Communications is More than a Fad. As PR continues to evolve, crowdfunding will only continue to grow as an awareness tool for businesses. There’s a huge opportunity here for PR professionals to step up, take note and learn how to make a successfully campaign happen. Eden Spodek has more. The post Why PR Professionals Need to Pay Attention to Crowdfunding appeared first on Spin Sucks.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Comments] How to Bring Podcast Listeners From Their Phones to Your Website
    Your social media, subscription, and comment links to make it easy for fans to interact. Your target audience should feel comfortable commenting on your show notes with their feedback, asking questions on social media, and interacting with you and other fans of your show. by Craig Hewitt of  PodcastMotor. If it seems like everyone’s on their phones these days, it’s because it’s true. The Pew Research Center says that in 2015, 64% of adults between the ages of 18–29 used their phones at one time or another to listen to music or podcasts. They claim that “of their 2.6 Daniel J.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Comments] 6 Ways Content Marketers Can Supercharge Their LinkedIn Profiles
    Comment on Your LinkedIn Feed. Your connections are posting articles, commenting on the activity of others, and starting group discussions—and you can see all of this from your main LinkedIn feed. Image via Unsplash. I see it time and time again: Stellar content marketers spend so much time developing great content for their brands that they don’t spend enough time thinking of their own brand. While Instagram, Snapchat, and many others are great platforms,  LinkedIn is the single best tool you have at your disposal to build your own brand. Add Skills. Write a Memorable Headline.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Comments] 55% of Visitors Read Your Articles For 15 Seconds or Less: Why We Should Focus on Attention Not Clicks
    Pay attention to the comments. There has been a lot of debate about the state of blog comments. With And much, much more… With all these options and ways to interact with content, you could argue that a blog comment is losing its relevancy — or on the contrary, you could see it that the value of a blog comment is rising. Knowing that people can share and comment on your post anywhere, the fact they’re taking the time to respond directly within the post itself could be perceived as the highest form of engagement. It’s because they work.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Comments] Copywriting: The Ultimate Guide
    Let us know in the comments below! Let us know in the comments below! Let us know in the comments below! Let us know in the comments below! Let us know in the comments below! Let us know in the comments below! Let us know in the comments below! Let us know in the comments below! Let us know in the comments below! Let us know in the comments below! Please share in the comments below. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn more, or a copywriter looking to refresh their skills, this guide is for you. Express Writers.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Comments] 4 Ways to Use Slack to Boost Your Social Presence
    Drop a comment with your suggestions or improvements. Whether you’re a socially savvy freelancer juggling multiple accounts or working with a whole marketing team to deliver a clear, consistent message across all platforms, if you’re not using Slack to enhance your social media efforts, you’re lagging behind. The mega popular tool for work communication, daily reminders, and oh-so many GIF’s is also a great tool for staying organized and on schedule, and managing multiple social media accounts — all within a single dashboard. Planning and Organization.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook Testing New Pages Layout?
    Facebook had not responded to a request for comment at the time of this post. Facebook appears to be testing a new layout for pages. Reader and OneCommand  digital marketing specialist Chris Ruberg  shared the screenshot below with SocialTimes, in which the Facebook page for Nissan of Queens  appears with an altered layout. The differences between the standard Facebook page layout (as illustrated in the screenshot of the SocialTimes Social Network News page ) and the altered page layout include: The cover image  is larger and extends across the entire column.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Ways to Become a Better Social Marketer Today
    Look at the specific feedback you’ve received over this time period in two categories: most engaged-with comments, and comments from your top influencers. You have long-term goals and strategies to make yourself and your brand better on social, but if you’re looking for ways to become a better social marketer  right now , check out these five resources for social marketing self-improvement. 1 – Run a Quickie Audit. First, run a quick audit of your social properties. DO IT NOW. GET TO THE CHOPPER. Gain insight into the real ROI of social campaigns.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Comments] How Political Posts Will Quietly Kill Your Network
    Comments Comments Related Stories How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate. David (DFish) Fisher makes the case on why you shouldn't share political posts on social media for the mere fact that you will always anger someone. The post How Political Posts Will Quietly Kill Your Network appeared first on Spin Sucks.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook-Owned Moves App Showing Up in Flagship iOS App’s ‘More’ Menu
    Facebook had not responded to a request for comment at the time of this post. Facebook acquired Protogeo Oy , creator of fitness tracking application Moves , in April 2014, and Moves has pretty much remained in the background, until now. Several users of Facebook’s flagship iOS app  are seeing the icon for the Moves app in their “more” menus, even though those users had not downloaded Moves. Readers: Are you seeing an option for Moves in your “more” menus? Apps Facebook acquisitions Chris Ruberg iOS Justin Lafferty Moves On Base Marketing OneCommand ProtoGeo Oy
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Comments] How to Recover From Social Media Fails
    Things only got worse when the company’s owners began to reply to Facebook comments with profanity and insults. Sometimes the best way to respond to negative social media comments is to ignore them. Every company’s worst nightmare is experiencing a social media fail. Whether it’s Tweeting something inappropriate, misusing a hashtag or auto-Tweeting users’ posts, the results can be catastrophic. In some cases, companies never recover from their setbacks. This article isn’t about the biggest social media fails of 2016. How to Avoid Social Media Fails.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Comments] Monday Roundup: Knocking Down Silos
    Please share in the comments below. One of the biggest roadblocks to effective integrated communications is the existence of silos within an organization. And silos result all too often in the loss of cross-functionality, which begets confusion, inefficiency and sub par results. This week’s roundup is how to avoid your ICs looking as if they should be decorating a wheat field in Nebraska. 1. Tips for Building Better Teams by Breaking Down Silos. Why: “Make sure you research what the other department’s role is in the project and some of their challenges and opportunities.”
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA HAT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Comments] Get Your Social Media Inbox To Zero
    From Twitter mentions and direct messages, to Facebook and Instagram comments, and everything in between. Facebook Comments. Facebook Ad Comments. Instagram Comments. Instagram Ad Comments. The Inbox tab includes comments on any of your posts, as well as posts to your page and private messages. The Inbox tab includes users' comments. Suppose you shared 3 posts yesterday and got 10 comments on each. With AgoraPulse, you have a SINGLE STREAM of ALL your comments and just Like and/or Reply to them boom, boom, boom. the previous year.
  • TALKWALKER SM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Comments] What Is Image Recognition? The 9 Best Resources From Around The Web
    If you have recommendations for us, leave us a note in the comments and we’ll be sure to check it out! . We’ve said  before  that images are everywhere online. With now more than  1.8 billion photos  being uploaded daily on the internet, the web has become thoroughly visual. As specialists in the field of extracting insights from vast amounts of data, we at Talkwalker believe that brands can’t ignore the effect these images have on customer perception. But how can companies leverage the the power of images? Image recognition: why is it important for your business? 1. 
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Comments] 6 ways social media can improve customer service
    yourshop,” you should respond with a comment saying something nice, such as “Thanks for coming into the shop today. Post by Megan Totka. ChamberofCommerce.com. Your business probably already has a social media presence. Surely you’re using social media for marketing and branding purposes. Did you know that you can leverage social media to improve customer satisfaction and increase repeat business? If you’re smart, you’re always looking for the best ways to keep your customers happy. Make sure your social media channels are doing just that. Response Time.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Comments] PB127: How to Write in a More Personal and Engaging Voice
    Readers will feel a connection when they comment or participate in some other way, such as polls, competitions, emails, sharing, etc. Writing That Develops a Personal Connection With Your Readers. Have you ever felt a personal connection with a blogger who you’ve never met and have no real reason to feel a connection with?  . You read their blog day after day and in time come to feel like you know them—as if their blog posts are almost written as private messages to you. This has happened to me numerous times over the years. That personal connection can bring a blog to life! Multi-media.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Comments] PB127: How to Write in a More Personal and Engaging Tone
    Readers will feel a connection when they comment or participate in some other way, such as polls, competitions, emails, sharing, etc. Writing That Develops a Personal Connection With Your Readers. Have you ever felt a personal connection with a blogger who you’ve never met and have no real reason to feel a connection with?  . You read their blog day after day and in time come to feel like you know them—as if their blog posts are almost written as private messages to you. This has happened to me numerous times over the years. That personal connection can bring a blog to life! Multi-media.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #314
    Yes, there are commentators. 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:  . Using Metadata To Find Paul Revere - Kieran Healey. "I came across this post while looking into other data science stuff. But it's brilliant, because the writer stays in character. So rare, in fact, that there's a contest. Hugh for Alistair). amazon.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
    [Comments] Gin and Topics: Hide Your Wife. Hide Your Kids. Hide Everyone.
    Comments Comments Related Stories Gin and Topics: The Tony Awards Prep Gin and Topics: Father’s Day Edition Gin and Topics: Toddlers or Terrorists? On this week's Gin and Topics, we have a really mad brother, a love story, Finding Dory, and more. Come hang out and watch with us! The post Gin and Topics: Hide Your Wife. Hide Your Kids. Hide Everyone. appeared first on Spin Sucks.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Comments] The Power of Online Referral Marketing
    Comments Looking for opinions on a popular service that gets new clients. Referral marketing is one of the best ways to grow your business, online and off. Susanne Loxton has some tips, tools, books, and apps for you to use. The post The Power of Online Referral Marketing appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Stacy Libitz Related Stories Does Account Based Marketing Live Up to the Hype? The Long, Lost Baby Boomers In Marketing How to Reach the Right Audience at the Right Time With PPC.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Comments] 3 Social Media Promotions to End Your Fiscal Year
    The most turnkey way to generate engagements on your channel is through a comment/tweet-to-win sweepstakes. For those brands who are getting ready to wrap up the fiscal year, it is time to take a final look at what we were able to accomplish. One of the most important measurements is if we hit our goals for the year. If you are tracking to hit those benchmarks, congrats! If not, it is not too late to make a final push. If the goal you need to hit is for Awareness/Impressions…. Influencers can help you efficiently reach your target audience, and expand your reach to new audiences.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Comments] How to Love Facebook Live
    One of the trickier aspects of Facebook Live is that you not only need to address viewers via the live stream, but you also need to be mindful of social comments being made on your wall in real-time. It’s especially important to mind the social interaction because questions and comments appear alongside your actual feed, well organized for all viewers to see. The dedicated team member would be responsible for moderating questions so that you are not distracted by looking at your own monitor or smartphone for questions or comments. Have a purpose. Both approaches work.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Video Marketing Tips
    She makes it a point to answer each question personally and then ask her viewers to leave their opinions in the comments section……. So you’ve done your content, social media and email marketing campaign. Don’t you think you are missing one crucial channel? Give a thought to it again. Have you pondered on building a solid video marketing strategy? If not, you are losing a huge chunk of your prospects. Here’s why: Video marketing is the next big thing in business! Viral videos are earning tons of views every single day. Online videos account for almost 50% of mobile traffic. Tell a story.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Comments] 4 Social Media Management Strategies for Mobile Consumers
    This gives you the opportunity to show your appreciation for positive comments or to find and respond to disappointed customers, turning potentially negative experiences into positive ones,” says, social media consultant Zoe Summers. So start retweeting their messages, commenting on their posts, and sharing their Instagram photos. How many social media management strategies REALLY incorporate mobile users? Most likely not enough. Marketing Land reported that nearly 80 percent of social media time is now spent on mobile devices. Encourage Sharing. Image Credit. Image Credit.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Comments] 8 Agorapulse Features That Will Make Your Life Easier (and you won’t find anywhere else!)
    With these rules in place, most of my messages have meaning! 5 – Facebook and Instagram Ad Comments Management. As long as your ad has comments enabled — which it will because there’s no way to disable them — you’re going to have to deal with all sort of replies from Facebook and Instagram users. If your ad has decent reach, you’ll undoubtedly get glowing raves about your company, nasty comments about your ad copy, and good ol’ spam. As with your social profiles, you want to manage those good, bad, and ugly comments. And who says size matters?
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Comments] How to Successfully Mine Your Social Media Data
    Comments. The most essential Facebook metrics include: Engagement: This metric shows you the the number of post clicks, Likes, comments and shares within the last seven days. Interactions: Total number of comments, likes, comments and shares. In grade school, our math teachers constantly told us to “show our work.” That same sentiment still rings true for social media marketers and advertisers. Now we’re counted on to show our work when we prove social media has a strong return on investment (ROI). What Is Social Media Data? Likes. Mentions. Impressions. URL clicks.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Comments] The State of Link Building 2016: What I Learned Manually Analysing 1,000 Search Results
    The types of links here include things like irrelevant blog comments, forum profile pages, social bookmarking links and very often from non-English Blogspot blogs. While these types of links are barely better than no-followed comments on a Japanese cat blog, they can work in the right industries. Comments on news articles (via actual news websites) with relevant stories. Do private blog network’s still work? Does a higher word-count help your pages rank better? Did Glen really spend 60 hours on this article? The Results. Enough with the writing. Here are the results.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Comments] Twitter & Industry Experts Share Advice on Social Customer Care
    Join the conversation in the comments section below and check out our Events & Appearances  page to learn when Sprout will be visiting your city. Customer care is an integral component of any  social media marketing strategy  but many brands don’t know where to start when it comes to developing a well-rounded approach. To help tackle the growing trend, we gathered a group of seasoned experts during our recent  Sprout Social Hour  in New York City. Social Customer Care Must-Haves. Our panelists identified three must-haves for any successful social customer care strategy. 1.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Comments] 40 Core Philosophies From the Most Famous Marketers in History
    Would love to hear your picks in the comments!). Share your picks in the comments to add to our list. I believe you can learn something from everyone—as long as you’re listening. We’re We’re always building on the legacy and lessons of those who have come before us. For marketers, this is quite a legacy indeed. Although the discipline of marketing only emerged in the 1900s, it builds on a foundation of sales, advertising, copywriting and relationship-building that is much older. Some of its wisest teachings are hundreds of years old. Details matter. Lesson?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Comments] How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter
    Comments Thanks! Hashtags are an integral part of the marketing strategy for the majority of successful social media marketers. If you are yet to explore this avenue, Jack Danielson shares four proven ways to find trending topics on Twitter that people in your niche are actually discussing about. The post How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Jack Danielson Thank you, Paula. I’m glad you liked the post. by Jack Danielson Genius!! Thanks for the great information! by kmoeller I'll be interested in playing around with some of these.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Comments] Introducing Sprout’s Built-In Image Editor Powered by Adobe Creative SDK
    Comment below or reach us on Twitter with any questions and stay tuned for more updates to our publishing suite in the near future. When it comes to creating engaging social posts, compelling visuals are more important than ever. The sheer volume of images being shared across social networks each day suggests that, in order to stand out, creating unique visuals that are optimized for their intended networks and audiences is paramount to social publishing success. Upload, Edit, Compose, Target & Deliver. Hover over the image preview and click Edit. Product Updates
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Comments] How to Set Up Your First Instagram Ad
    Leave a comment below! By ProBlogger Facebook and Instagram Ad Expert Angela Ponsford. With over 400 million active users and a higher engagement rate than Facebook & Twitter, Instagram has quickly become one of the most popular social networks. And there’s been even more buzz around Instagram over the past 9 months, with the introduction of ads to the platform and the newsfeed algorithm that’s been rolling out since March. Many bloggers are active on Instagram, but not many have taken the plunge and tapped into the amazing advertising opportunities that Instagram offers. Step 1.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Content Marketing Strategies to Increase Blog Traffic
    There are more than one way to reap some good traffic and awareness from your influencers and I am going to start a list here that you are more than welcomed to continue (leave your ideas in the comments and I will happily include them in the post). Focus on keeping the conversation alive with your readers by: asking them questions that they can answer in the comment section of your post, see if you can offer value to relevant audiences on Reddit and StumbleUpon, interact with people that comment on other blogs, in Q and A sites and forums. Why is blog traffic important?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Comments] How Much Do You Know About Your Consumers’ Cultural Communities?
    As you can see by looking at the top interests (or contextually relevant accounts) of this community, many of them are related to Donald Trump, Christian Conservative leaders, political commentators, and media sources. Image via Unsplash. Social media engagement and community building is such an important piece of growing consumer advocacy. Humanizing your brand by adding a voice helps consumers relate to you. But what about you relating to them? How do you understand who your consumers are beyond basic demographic data? One way to identify and engage your consumers is through hashtags.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Comments] How to Get More Instagram Likes Through Customer Engagement
    And keep in mind that posts including the words “like” or “comment” in the caption receive 89% more likes and 2,194% more comments. It’s also beneficial to include @mentions in your responses so commenters know when you’ve replied to them. 4. More than 80 million photos are posted to Instagram daily by its 400 million users. As a business, it can be challenging to cut through all of that noise, but with a daily average of 40 billion likes, there’s plenty of engagement to be shared. Wondering how to get more Instagram likes? The answer is simple: audience engagement.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Comments] Why Every Markerter in 2016 Needs to Be a (Part-Time) Designer: 53 Design Terms and Tips to Level-Up
    Feel free to share any questions or thoughts in the comments below. When I first started out in marketing, I didn’t quite predict that I’d be a part-time designer, too. Now, in 2016, visual content is more than 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content and it’s become obvious and even necessary for all of us marketers to have some at least basic design knowledge. Thankfully, we live in a wonderful world where anyone can make the jump from novice to intermediate and  create well-designed images for social media.  Golden ratio. Rule of thirds. Typography.
  • TALKWALKER SM  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Comments] Euro 2016 on Twitter: 10 Great Accounts Every Fan Should Follow
    Why you should follow : Surprisingly unguarded (often funny) comments about matches and players and the occasional foray into politics. Euro 2016 is now well underway with every goal, incident and meme sending social media into a frenzy. We’re tracking all the big Euro 2016 social discussions on our Euro 2016 live dashboard but with so much social media activity every day, the question is who should we all be following to make sure we don’t miss the best bits? To answer this, we decided to look at the impact of top tweeters by the numbers. Gareth Bale ( @GarethBale11 ).
  • PEG FITZPATRICK  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Comments] 12 Most Creative Strategies to Craft an Effective Blog Post
    Please leave your thoughts and comments below. Do you wonder why some blog posts tend to attract a lot of readers and get a lot of reaction? This This is not really a measure of talent or the choice of words at all — it’s more about the skills you need to harness to get more of what you desire. In these 12 most creative strategies to craft an effective blog post, we’ll look at ideas how you can accomplish more on your blog. Talking about great blog posts, these are the ones that we would love to read through all the way to the last period. Guest post from Pauline of Twelve Skip.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Comments] The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools
    Also reports additional influence metrics including the average number of +1s, comments or reshares a person gets for each post. Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do. But it can still be interesting place to hang out, and it may help with SEO. As with Facebook , Twitter, and other popular networks, Google+ has also inspired its own ecosystem of tools.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Comments] 2016 NBA Finals on Facebook, Twitter
    Facebook said the 2015-16 NBA Finals  was the most talked about ever on the social network, tallying more than 269 million posts, likes, shares and comments from some 43 million users. million times, shared more than 100,000 times and drawn more than 384,000 Reactions  and more than 55,000 comments. The Cleveland Cavaliers  dethroned the defending National Basketball Association  champion Golden State Warriors  Sunday night to capture this season’s title, and Facebook and Twitter were ablaze. Posted by Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, June 19, 2016. million tweets. Irving.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Comments] How Book of the Month Club Is Building a Vibrant Community on Instagram
    Leave your June Guest Judge guess correctly in the comments for a chance to win a free 3-month membership. Remember those Book of the Month Club advertisements you used to see as you flipped through your magazine? Well, Book of the Month Club has gone digital for the Instagram age, transforming into a subscription-based e-commerce book club offering a limited number of new books each month to members. Book of the Month Club is on an engagement growth rocket ship in 2016. 10 Tips for Increasing Brand Engagement on Instagram Download. Multiple Posts per Day. Guess to Win! Win-win.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Comments] Is LinkedIn a Sign of What’s to Come for Social Media Networks? | Social You Should Know
    Meanwhile, Facebook announced tilt viewing of 360 photos , and now allows users to leave a video as a comment. Microsoft and LinkedIn made big headlines this week, while social networks continue to expand their advertising features. That and more in this week’s Social You Should Know. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn – A Sign of Things to Come? By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Microsoft bought LinkedIn  for a whopping 26 billion dollars. It’s All About the Video, Baby. Snapchat Grows While Expanding Ad Units. Snapchat will now put ads between stories when they auto-advance.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Comments] Monday Roundup: Smart Integrated Communications
    Please share in the comments below. Integrated communications is getting a lot of love from the PR space these days (I’m not sure why, because good communications were ALWAYS integrated). So I figured we’d focus today’s roundup on some great posts that will help you find your way long the I.C. yellow brick road. 1. Fundraising: To Email or Not to Email. Why: “One truth about online fundraisers: It is very, very hard to succeed with social media and blog content alone,” writes Geoff Livingston as he explains why “frankly, you need multiple tactics.”
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA HAT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Comments] Who, What, When, Where and How: Analyzing the Consumption of Content
    Please comment and share your experience! Blogging Who, What, When, Where and How: Analyzing the Consumption of Content. You have invested a great number of hours and resources to create detailed and thoughtful content that bolsters your online presence and gets your website more visitors, but there are a few questions that need to be answered: Who is reading it? When are they reading it? How are they reading it? The answers to these questions determine whether your content is hitting the mark. With the help of Google Analytics you can determine all this and more. Demographics.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Comments] PB125: How to Handle Critical and Attacking Comments from Blog Readers
    Handling Critical Comments and Attacks from Blog Readers. In my recent podcast on the characteristics of successful blogging , I touched on the topic a couple of times of putting yourself out there for public comment and critique. In Today’s Episode How to Handle Critical and Attacking Comments from Blog Readers. Consider the critique – When I get a negative comment, I try to step back and do a bit of analysis of what’s going on. Here are a few questions I consider: Is the comment within the boundaries of what I think is acceptable for my blog?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Comments] PB125: Tips on How to Handle Critical and Attacking Comments from Blog Readers
    Handling Critical Comments and Attacks from Blog Readers. In my recent podcast on the characteristics of successful blogging , I touched on the topic a couple of times of putting yourself out there for public comment and critique. In Today’s Episode How to Handle Critical and Attacking Comments from Blog Readers. Consider the critique – When I get a negative comment, I try to step back and do a bit of analysis of what’s going on. Here are a few questions I consider: Is the comment within the boundaries of what I think is acceptable for my blog?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #313
    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:  . Is Your Startup Idea Already Taken? BuzzFeed.  Plenty of advisors tell founders to pitch their companies as 'A for B' (echoing the famous, possibly apocryphal, 'Aliens is Jaws in space' pitch story). So many, that the always imaginative Michelle Rial made a handy chart. Alistair for Mitch).
  • ABSOLUTE PA  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Comments] How to create a cosy love-in that guarantees outsourcing success
    Share em up in the comments. D’you remember being in work after hearing some MASSIVE news? The tsunami in 2004, 9/11, Barack Obama winning the Presidency? Or times when you were all up against a deadline and someone ordered pizza at 11pm? Birthday drinks, leaving drinks, Christmas drinks (any kind of drinks!)? These kinda moments are what can create bonds between colleagues in a workplace. Over here in the virtual world, we don’t have those kind of moments, physically. Getting it right with your virtual team. Why does it even matter? Totally – of course not. Regular check-ins.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Comments] Social Solute: 4 Brands on Social Media to Admire This Year
    Contact us for more information and leave a comment with your favorite brands’ social media moments. It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the year. While we know there is much more to come in the next half of 2016, we want to take a moment to salute brands who are doing a killer job so far on social media. Airbnb. If you’re looking for inspiring brand content on Instagram, look no further than Airbnb. Not only is the company’s entire feed aesthetically pleasing and wanderlust-inducing, but it follows many channel-specific social best practices. Disney Pixar. Absolutely.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Comments] Manage All Your Work in One Place with Workfront
    Projects can be assigned, shared, commented upon, and delivered all inside a single platform. If you’ve got questions, you can leave them in the comments. Plus then you’ve got to figure out how to get everybody’s comments and do collaboration. He’ll upload the graphic asset to that task to be reviewed and commented on and he can choose what kind of file he wants it to be and what he should call it as he exports it out to Workfront. He can add comments to it. Do I go with Jay’s comment or do I go with Joe’s comment?”
  • AGORA PULSE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Comments] How Agorapulse Can Help Your Twitter Marketing
    If you work with a team, you might receive tweets with great comments or questions that a teammate would be better suited to answer.  If needed, add a comment to that teammate to put the tweet in better context. The “Users” tab on Agorapulse instantly tells you which of your users love to comment on your posts, use your branded hashtags, or retweet you. You tweet every day. You retweet other people’s content. You “act human” — whatever that means. But you still can’t see positive results from your Twitter marketing efforts.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Comments] Father’s Day Content Tips to Inspire Community Managers
    Pro Tip: Even if your brand is unable to put together BPA packages or host a giveaway, always try to find a way to gift fans in other ways, like spotlighting their comments or photos. Father’s Day can be a tough one for community managers. Often outshined by Mother’s Day, dads tend get the short shrift, not only with gifts (hello, novelty ties) but creative marketing concepts as well, with brands pushing out elaborate sweepstakes, interactive videos, and increasingly flashy content in celebration of moms but offering nary a peep for dad. Dove Men+Care’s First Time Fatherhood.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Comments] Does Account Based Marketing Live Up to the Hype?
    Comments Wow! by Matt Benati Thanks for your comment, Amber. For a lot of Business to Business (B2B) companies, especially those who specialize in enterprise accounts, it’s impossible to research the latest marketing trends without unearthing a lot of resources about Account Based Marketing (ABM). Matt Benati looks at what ABM is and how you can add it to your marketing strategy. The post Does Account Based Marketing Live Up to the Hype? appeared first on Spin Sucks. never thought of doing business like this, but it makes. by Matt Benati Glad you're diving into ABM.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Comments] 9 Reasons I Hate Your Blog
    Someone might ask a question in the comments and you’ll have no clue how to answer it. By Jerry Low. Does your website have a high bounce rate? What is it about your blog that makes them want to press the back button? The truth is that if your bounce rate is high, then there is something that is causing people to discredit your blog and leave quickly. Bounce rate, at least by Google’s standards, is measured in single page visits and how much time visitors spend on a landing page. And, like it or not – to succeed, there is a set of rules that bloggers need to follow. Copycat.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Comments] We Interviewed 75 Top Social Media Marketers. Here’s What They’re Working On, Today
    If you happen to spend time sharing to social for your business or brand, it’d be great to hear your thoughts in the comments here, too! Hamish Anderson , Mesh Consulting – Developing a framework which articulates how people can best respond to comments and posts on their social accounts to ensure the best result. We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!  I consider myself a pretty lucky guy. have the amazing privilege of speaking with social media managers from a variety of brands and industries around the world on a daily basis. Listening
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Comments] PR Lessons from Searching for a New Home
    Comments Moving houses is never fun, same can be said when the best laid. Moving to a new home carries with itself a lot of PR lessons, Corina Manea argues. She goes on and shares five of the most important she recently learned. The post PR Lessons from Searching for a New Home appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Bill Smith Related Stories Use the PESO Model to Supercharge Your PR Program How to Choose the Right Marketing Tactics Four Ways to Use Agile Communications in Your Marketing Mix.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Comments] Jerry Seinfeld Goes on Facebook Live From Menlo Park, Crashes Mark Zuckerberg’s Q&A
    Leave questions and comments below. A little laughter came to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park , Calif., Tuesday, in the form of comic legend Jerry Seinfeld. Seinfeld held a question-and-answer session with Facebook employees , live-streamed via Facebook Live , during which he discussed his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee  video series. Live From Facebook I’m live on Facebook from Facebook talking Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. link]. Posted by Jerry Seinfeld on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. First ever Live Q&A on Facebook!
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Comments] The Ultimate Guide to GIFs: How to Create Them, When to Use Them and Why They’re Essential for Every Marketer
    Take a look at the list here, and feel free to leave a comment with anything more we can add or help with! It’d be great to hear all about it in the comments! GIFs are great. And they’re everywhere. We use them at Buffer in our customer service tweets, our emails, our Slack channel. We include GIFs in marketing emails and team announcements. Anywhere there’s a message; there’s the chance for a GIF. And what’s more, we’ve found GIFs get great results! GIFs in tweets are one of our top tips for more Twitter engagement. Gifs.com. Giphy GIF Maker.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Comments] How to Be Paid to Write a Strategic PR Proposal
    Comments Such a wise approach (and one that is less likely to waste. The new business proposal in PR is a necessary evil. Right? Wrong! Gini Dietrich describes a process that allows you to be paid for your ideas. The post How to Be Paid to Write a Strategic PR Proposal appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Paula Kiger Related Stories Six Ways to Get the Most From Your PR Firm An Agency that Embraces the PESO Model Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead. Agencies Communication Macy's marshall fields mastermind group new business development online courses PESO model strategic plan
  • AUDIENSE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Comments] What Would You Do With More Than 800M+ People?
    Let us know in the comments below. How many active users does Twitter have? If you do a quick check on Twitter’s website, the official number is 310 million. That’s 310 million Twitter users that advertisers can reach out to. What if we tell you that advertisers can now reach over 800 million people on and off Twitter – via Twitter? Not just 310 million. That’s over a billion people. People who love watching videos on Twitter. People who follow the biggest Vine influencers. People who play Words With Friends but love a great Volkswagen ad. People who love Marmite. Let’s see.
  • AUDIENSE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Comments] What Would You Do With 1.3 Billion People?
    Let us know in the comments below. How many active users does Twitter have? If you do a quick check on Twitter’s website, the official number is 310 million. That’s 310 million Twitter users that advertisers can reach out to. What if we tell you that advertisers can now reach over 700 million people on and off Twitter – via Twitter? Not just 310 million. That’s over a billion people. People who love watching videos on Twitter. People who follow the biggest Vine influencers. People who play Words With Friends but love a great Volkswagen ad. People who love Marmite. Let’s see.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Increase Social Engagement
    Mention makes sure no online comments about you slip past unnoticed by monitoring billions of sources in over forty languages, according to their website. When someone talks about you, Mention takes that comment and adds it to a folder where you can see every post about you at once. This tool is incredibly beneficial to businesses because it shows you where those comments are coming from and whether someone important is talking about you. When you look at the numbers, the extent to which social media has become an integral part of our lives is shocking. hours per day.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Comments] Work Ethic: The Best Way to Be Paid What You’re Worth
    Comments Love this post – I forwarded it to my college sophomore who. Is your work ethic ordinary or extraordinary? The trait that separates the best performers from the rest is a strong work ethic. They understand the value of incomparable performance, a positive attitude, taking the initiative and dedication. Read on to learn more. The post Work Ethic: The Best Way to Be Paid What You’re Worth appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Paula Kiger Love that you shared this, Dawn! I had the same upbringing. by Amanda Cleary Eastep First of all, thank you for your service Les.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Comments] Get Your First 1000 Readers: Here’s Your Step by Step Plan
    Looking in the comments section on blogs that you read: click on people’s names to check out their blogs. And, of course, you can post in the comments below to tell us that you’re working on getting your first 1000 subscribers and you’d love to meet other bloggers on the same journey! Your comment may get held in the moderation queue if you include a URL within the comment itself.). Step #3: Leave Comments on Other Blogs. One very simple way to start getting noticed not just by fellow bloggers but also by blog readers is to leave comments on blog posts.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Reasons Your Facebook Ads Aren’t Performing
    Not Managing Comments. If you are not managing comments on your dark posts then you are definitely missing out and your ads will not perform as well as they should. Dark posts are not visible on your page’s timeline so it can be easy to forget about them; however, your potential clients may have asked questions, commented or even requested a call back on them! TAKEAWAY – The Agorapulse dashboard allows you to view and respond to comments on dark posts. Without it, you might be fighting an uphill battle managing all those comments! Probably very few.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Comments] Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead
    Comments By: madi | Restless Worker by madi | Restless Worker So much food for thought in this post – a whole smorgasbord. Communication Content brian clark chris brogan comments Copyblogger facebook instant articles linkedin pulse medium michael hyatt Social Media ExaminerIt's the same song, different tune. People still want to say blogging is dead, but au contraire! The truth is far from that. Gini Dietrich explains. The post Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Paula Kiger Related Stories Main Principles of Conversion Content Marketing.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
    [Comments] Blog Authorship: Tools to Keep Your Blog Content Safe from Plagiarists and Duplication
    Besides the features boosting your social presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Path, Tumblr, and Twitter, Jetpack by WordPress.com provides a commenting system, spelling and grammar checker, and even site stats. This is a guest contribution from writer Rose Scott. If you spend days and nights creating the most outstanding content ever, this post is for you. You know how exhausting writing can be at times, right? As a contributing writer, I know all too well how difficult it is to create content that strikes the right chord with editors and readers. Of course not! Things You Need to Do First.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook Ad Examples That Convert
    Do you want to see how easy it is to manage comments, posts and an all-in-one single-stream inbox for all of your social channels? More than 1.65 billion people visit Facebook on a monthly basis, making it the third most visited website globally—falling behind only Google and YouTube. With an audience that spans the globe, you can be sure that members of your target audience are counted among them. Marketing on Facebook requires a well-executed content strategy, but you don’t have to rely on organic reach alone. Choose the Right Advertising Objective. The Anatomy of a Great Facebook Ad.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
    [Comments] Everything You Need to Know About Snapchat Geofilters (And How to Build Your Own)
    Feel free to share your thoughts and any questions in the comments below. Did you know you can now create your own Snapchat Geofilters? It’s only been a few months since Snapchat debuted this feature , and there are already some amazing results flowing in for businesses and brands of all sizes (we’ll share a few quick case studies in this post). Right now, Snapchat On-Demand Geofilters can offer an enormous competitive advantage because 1) not a lot of brands are using them and 2) Snapchat users love to share filters – even branded ones! Ready? Let’s go! Hotels.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
    [Comments] Could Marketing Automation Be Hurting Your Blog-Reader Relationships?
    Then, somehow, you’re meant to put on your super boots and bash out some new amazing blog content, implement your ideas to improve traffic, contact your subscribers, reply to social media comments, post something new to all your top social media channels and still have time to look after what you love and your personal wellbeing. Think of it like this: if you got just 10 emails or comments a day: are you going to wait till you have time to talk/respond to all them? Put yourself in your readers shoes: they commented or subscribed because they like you. Oh yeah, no worries.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
    [Comments] 6 Science-Backed Strategies to Get More Followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and More
    Drop us a comment below! Follower count is often considered one of the vainest of vanity metrics. I can relate. I’ve had my fair share of ego tied to that golden number on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn—one day I’ll point out my follower growth to a friend and the next I’ll feel all insecure about the number not being big enough. Still, despite the vanity, there is value in follower count. think the best bit of advice on followers I’ve read is from our co-founder Leo : Quality is key. Quantity can’t be forgotten. Here are the Big 10: .
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
    [Comments] #SproutChat Recap: Supporting & Rewarding Your Brand Advocates
    Who’s mentioning your brand, liking or commenting on your posts, or re-sharing content? You already know that having brand advocates is beneficial for your organization. But, how do you secure longterm advocacy? It starts by putting forth tactics and strategies that support and reward your champions. Whether Whether you establish a formal advocacy program or mention your advocates on social and send them swag, it’s vital to pay attention to and recognize the supporters who promote you. Find Your Brand Advocates. Not every brand champion will reveal themselves so easily. sproutchat.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
    [Comments] What Innovation Looks Like
    once saw Musk being interviewed at a TED event, and remember how much I was marked by his comments and desire to make humans the first "multi planetary" species. Everyone thinks that they are being innovative. The truth is that innovation is really hard. And, by "innovation" I mean real innovation. Not a better mousetrap, but something that the market did not know that it needed, that then becomes adopted (and paid for) in a way in which we could have never imagined our lives without it. It's a tall order. It's all about Elon Musk. Even typing those words gives me goosebumps. Watch this.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
    [Comments] Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments
    Videos  are everywhere on Facebook, and they can now be included in one more place: comments and replies to posts from users, pages, groups  and events. The ability to add videos to comments was initially developed during Facebook’s 50th Hackathon  in February, and Baldwin wrote that it is available via desktop, web, iOS and Android by clicking the camera icon next to the comment field. This was no small feat to add support across interfaces and within two heavy traffic services, like comments and videos. That’d be a challenge in a month, let alone a single day.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #312
    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:  . What happened when a professor built a chatbot to be his teaching assistant - The Washington Post. First, they came for the teaching assistants, but I was not a TA, so I said nothing. Automation won't happen all at once. This is a good canary for the coal mine." Alistair for Hugh). amazon.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
    [Comments] The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Tony Gnau
    Comments Hey Tony, it's great to “see” you! On this week's Spin Sucks Inquisition, we have Tony Gnau, the founder of T60 Productions, former producer and reporter, and former college football player. The post The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Tony Gnau appeared first on Spin Sucks. love the Spin Sucks. by Corina Manea Related Stories The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Deirdre Breakenridge The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Robert Moore The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Shonali Burke. FollowFriday follow Social Media emmy award livestreaming t60 productions usc football video production video recording
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA HAT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
    [Comments] Stop Losing Track of Instagram Comments
    Social Media Stop Losing Track of Instagram Comments. Comments From Engaged Followers Are Too Easily Buried In Notifications. You see, when you post a great image to Instagram, it will garner all kinds of likes and comments. Continue to post great images and those likes and comments will pile up gloriously. That means that tags and comments are listed alongside likes and follows. Comments are effectively buried! While many comments on Instagram are short and may not even need much of a response, what about the serious comments from interested followers?
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Comments] Facebook, 2C2P’s Qwik Testing Payments via Pages in Thailand (Report)
    Jon Russell  of TechCrunch  reported on the trial, saying that Facebook and 2C2P declined to comment. Facebook is conducting a test in Thailand with 2C2P’s Qwik whereby users can make payments directly on pages via credit cards, debit cards or online bank transfers. The social network already handles payments via its Messenger applications , but not through Facebook pages themselves. According to Russell, several top Facebook pages in Thailand are testing the use of Qwik, which brings users who click links to purchase products to a new site, where they enter their payment details.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Comments] How to Synchronize Your Content Marketing With an Editorial Calendar
    Comments It's amazing how much an editorial calendar will improve your. Managing content production and media outreach without an editorial calendar it's fairly difficult. In fact, if you’re not using something to schedule your content production, it’s likely you’re not working as efficiently or effectively as you could be. Here’s how to get your workflows aligned, your cross-channel messaging synchronized, and your stress levels back down to a manageable level. The post How to Synchronize Your Content Marketing With an Editorial Calendar appeared first on Spin Sucks.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Comments] Image Tools You Can Use to Help Your Blog Look its Best
    Feel free to comment below. This is a guest contribution from blogger Rosemary Richings. You’ve probably heard the cliché saying: “content is king.”. Although it’s true, your content also needs at least one photo to attract readers, and be successful, from an SEO perspective. Blog posts that feature high-quality, relevant photos get 94% more views. If you’re still haven’t found the perfect photo-editing tool, google a variety of photo editing tools, get to know their features, and pay close attention to how much they cost. Image Tools You Can Use to Help Your Blog Look its Best.
  • KIKOLANI  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Comments] Organic links. Is there any way how you can affect the amount of them? The answer is yes!
    But I don’t think that the comments that will go along with it will make you happy or add value to your personal or company’s brand. To choose your favourite community, you will have to take into account your industry and the level of commitment that you can take as some of them have so much going on that it is hard to keep up – remember that you won’t be just sharing your content, but also commenting and voting on other bloggers’ posts. We all know the importance of link building to our SEO strategies and, as a consequence, to our sales figures. Serious networking. Videos.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Comments] The 10 Golden Rules Successful Social Media Managers Live By
    Our entire careers are based on verbs: share, comment, measure , post, create, solve , design, write, Snap, etc. Try and answer every single question, comment, and concern that your audience has genuinely and empathetically. Is there anything you’d like to add?  We would love to hear from you in the comments below! I was a bit nervous before writing this post because there are so many possible  golden rules for social media managers. wondered, how could I ever hone in on the most important ones? But then I realized, social media managers are in the market of verbs.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Comments] Use SEO to Augment Your Business Development Plan
    Comments I totally agree. One of the most important elements of a business development plan is SEO, yet most skip it entirely. Gini Dietrich has why it is critical for prospecting. The post Use SEO to Augment Your Business Development Plan appeared first on Spin Sucks. It's really fun because it's art and science. by Laura Petrolino Ugg… I wish I would have known you were in the 'Nati. would. by Tony Gnau How come you have never once used any of the cutsey jargon I. by howie goldfarb This is a really good Business Development post. would.
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Comments] How visuals can get you that click on Google
    Contact Chris via email , follow him on Twitter and Google Plus or leave a comment below. Use structured data to optimize your content for search. I t’s really hard to get Google’s attention. While content marketing is all the rage, it’s also provably effective. But let’s understand: There are ways of wooing search engines beyond starting a blog. Google loves structured data. In a perfect world, we humans would be communicating in  Extensible Markup Language instead of the unstructured data we kibitz on about in our sentences, paragraphs, and articles. Chile Relleno Recipe.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Comments] PB122: Should You Blog Anonymously or Use Your Real Name?
    Once again, I appreciate all of you for listening, reviewing, and leaving comments. Do you associate your name with your blog? Today, I am talking about whether you should use your real name when blogging or blog anonymously. Often times, bloggers introduce themselves to me and then say they blog anonymously. There are definite advantages of using your name and definite advantages of blogging anonymously. I am going to talk about some of the different options that are open to you that may be in between each choice. This is one of the decisions that bloggers face when starting a blog.
  • KATIE LANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
    [Comments] How to Stop Wasting Time on Social Media
    Leave us a comment below or in our awesome Facebook community! Have you ever said this to yourself, “I’ll just check Facebook really quick…” only to realize that you’ve wasted a half-hour watching Jimmy Fallon videos and reading silly memes? raising my hand!) I know a lot of us like social media – in fact we more than like it, according to statistics, we are more active than ever before on social media. Find more statistics at Statista. Once lunch rolls around, I take that time to engage, respond to messages, and reach out to my network. Read this!
  • KATIE LANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
    [Comments] How to Stop Wasting Time on Social Media
    Leave us a comment below or in our awesome Facebook community! Have you ever said this to yourself, “I’ll just check Facebook really quick…” only to realize that you’ve wasted a half-hour watching Jimmy Fallon videos and reading silly memes? raising my hand!) I know a lot of us like social media – in fact we more than like it, according to statistics, we are more active than ever before on social media. Find more statistics at Statista. Once lunch rolls around, I take that time to engage, respond to messages, and reach out to my network. Read this!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
    [Comments] Why a Great Profile Picture is a Blogger’s Most Powerful Tool – And How to Get One
    Let us know in the comments below. This is a guest contribution from  Kathy Wilson  of Elite Reputations. For most bloggers starting out, one of the very first tasks in stepping into the online arena is to upload a photo of themselves. For some, putting a profile picture online is a way of creating an authentic connection with their readers. For others, it is the equivalent of Neil Armstrong planting the American flag on the moon: “This is my space,” it says. Here I am.”. But what kind of profile picture should you choose? Is there such a thing as the perfect shot? Head and shoulders.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Old School Social Media Tactics That Are No Longer Effective (And What To Do Instead)
    After all, if you give your team members more freedom, they could turn into your most passionate brand advocates— encouraging your employees to share makes them 31% more likely to publicly make positive comments about you and 24% more likely to recommend your products. There are few greater joys in a marketer’s life than experimenting with a new technique—and having it work like a charm. You feel like a cross between a scientist, an artist, and a magician, am I right? Well, it’s become pretty old-fashioned. Even, dare I say, obsolete. In the second camp? What to do instead.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
    [Comments] 5 Reasons Snapchat is Integrated Communications New Best Friend
    Let’s talk about what you’re doing with it in the comments. Guest Post by Matt LaCasse. have to say it: Snapchat is the hot NKOTB for social media. Much like Twitter when it invaded mainstream America in 2008, Snapchat is either worshipped, or given the “get off my lawn” treatment, depending on the user’s experience with it and their age (for the most part). Some of us are the exception to that age rule, and Snapchat continues to gain market share in these older demographics. Here’s five reasons it’s your new best friend: 1. How cheap? 2016).
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016
    [Comments] Can Social Media Management Work with a Remote Team?
    Engagement on Facebook; comments, reactions, shares. Let us know in the comments! The following post is written by Rachel Go at Hubstaff — a company that really makes social media management work as a remote team. Social media is an online realm in itself, so it makes sense that a completely virtual team can manage a brand’s social media presence. At Hubstaff, we’re a 100% distributed team with a great audience on Twitter and Facebook. Here’s how we tackle social media management with our remote team. Day-to-day social media management. Check all Facebook notifications.
  • SOCIALLY SORTED  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016
    [Comments] 10 Super Easy Ways to Get More Traffic and Leads on Instagram
    Liking, commenting and then only following if you like the persons content. Are you on Instagram but not getting results?  . Still working out how to build your following, drive more leads  and make actual money from your Instagram account?  . In this Post I share 10 Instagram posts from Pros and Businesses – that show you how to get more traffic and leads on Instagram. . Background by Shutterstock.  . If you want to build your Instagram account and actually use to get RESULTS in terms of traffic and sales, then there’s only one place to look. The Pros. The Businesses.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016
    [Comments] Death of Muhammad Ali Shakes Up Facebook, Twitter World
    Facebook said in a blog post by Evan Shugerman , who works on sports partnerships for the social network and Instagram, and data scientist Dustin Cable  that in the first 24 hours after Ali’s death, 48 million users were responsible for more than 110 interactions (posts, comments, likes, shares) on Facebook. The death of former heavyweight boxing champion and cultural icon Muhammad Ali  last Friday jolted the sports world, along with Facebook and Twitter. According to Shugerman and Cable, the countries with the most Ali-related conversations during that period were: U.S. Turkey. Canada.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016
    [Comments] How to Monitor Comments on your Instagram Ads (and why it’s crucial to do so!)
    Like ads on Facebook, your Instagram Ads receive comments. Engagement on Instagram means likes and comments, if a higher number of likes on your Instagram ads is not something you have to worry about, a higher number of Instagram ad comments can be a concern. Because you have no way whatsoever to natively see what these comments are and manage them. If you’re running Instagram ads, you’re probably getting comments on them that you can’t see! The piles of comments left unattended overshadowed anything decent that was in those ads! Click To Tweet.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016
    [Comments] Blizzard Will Allow Users to Stream Its Games Via Facebook Live
    In a statement, Gio Hunt , executive vice president of corporate operations at Blizzard, commented: Blizzard games are best when played with friends, so it’s important to us to provide our players with features and services that make it easy and fun to share their experiences with each other. Facebook and video-game company  Blizzard Entertainment announced that Blizzard will integrate Facebook Login and the Facebook Live API into its games. The Live API will allow Blizzard’s players to stream gameplay directly to their Facebook Timelines. Readers: What do you think of Facebook Live?
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