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Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments

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Answering questions and responding to comments is an opportunity to keep them thinking about you and about the value you provide. Remember, though, that followers who never comment on your posts are also likely to be paying attention, and you never know what social media discussion thread will come up in someone’s search results. It’s All Inbound. credit ). credit ).

Associations Respond to the 2016 Election Results

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We have reached out to key ALA staff and have asked for an opportunity for people to comment with their thoughts, ideas, and feedback. Associations traditionally send out a bland proforma statement in support of or welcoming the incoming administration after Presidential elections. cough, ASAE, cough ). But this year, there are obvious concerns that must be addressed. ” ( Read more ).

10 Tools for More Productive Online Marketing

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Let us know in the comments! Online marketing is a many headed monster. The average marketer has to balance social, content, email, and other inbound marketing tactics. All while making sure to monitor the most effective, in order to constantly tailor their strategies to improve results quarter by quarter. Anyone who has done it, whether with or without a team, knows how exhausting it is.

How the “Shark Tank” of Podcasts is Changing the Start Up Game

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would to hear about it in the comments below! By Kristen Matthews. ———-. So, you’ve finally got it….that that thing that wanna-be entrepreneurs dream about and fight for all their lives…an incredible, original and viable business idea. You’ve done the research, crunched the numbers and wowed your friends with your amazing idea. Only thing you need is…an investor.

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

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Reply to all the comments both on your own blog and around social media sites! We are always eager to hear about a new service, so leave a link in the comments. You have invested in that content. Your awesome team was involved. You all have edited, polished, and (finally!) published it. Time to sit back, relax, and wait for the views. Right? Scheduling Tools. Oktopost. PowerPost.

Top 5 Twitter Management Tips for Non-Profit Organizations to Increase Followers Organically

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It also allows followers to track your posted content and comment on it. Twitter serves as a great marketing tool and has become increasingly useful for all types of businesses who are looking to expand their reach. The social media network isn’t just limited to commercial entities, but is also beneficial to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations who support various causes.

LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?

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Group owners, managers, and moderators can still remove off-topic conversations and place members in moderation, and other group members can also flag inappropriate comments and conversations after they’ve been posted. Comment by sharing this post. A few weeks ago, LinkedIn announced that they were going to be rolling out some pretty big changes to their Groups feature.

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A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits

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Respond to questions, comments and posts tagging your organization, and look for relevant hashtags to find new conversations to join. Send a link to board members, and ask them to like it, share it, comment and tell you what they think. Reposted from Sprout Social with permission.  By Alicia Johnston.  . GET THEIR COOL STRATEGIC GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFITS here. tM2vPdRHXm.

How to Choose a Format When Writing Your Next Blog Post

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If you’ve read comments asking if you know of a good video for any topic , find or create one and post it to your blog. In some cases, a content won’t have a fan base or plethora of comments to create content from. If you’re a content creator, you know that your duties go well beyond just writing text. When writing a blog, multimedia is going to keep your readers engaged.

The skinny on the Small World Labs – Personify merger

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You will have heard about the Small World Labs/Personify merger  that was announced two weeks ago. From Michael Wilson: Hey Ben, thanks for covering the news. We are excited about this at Small World Labs. We’ll do our best to learn from the mistakes you describe above from MemberFuse and Abila/Avectra. There are several key differences to this merger that will make this great: 1. You are the best.

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8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

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You can also enhance your story by adding posts, photos, or comments from you site. Content curation describes the act of searching the web for awesome topics, blogs, quotes, news articles, videos, images, or other forms of content to share with your audience. The “art” of content curation, as I like to call it, is a lot more challenging than it may seem. Check ‘em out! The trap.it

Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management

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You can follow, like, comment, share and retweet easily form the dashboard. Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), increase exposure, build awareness, drive engagement and create a community around your cause. But only when it’s done right. You’ll agree that proper management is in fact, the key to doing anything right. HootSuite.

The 7 Types of Social Media Users and How to Engage Them

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”  This piece of content recieved an overwhelming number of social shares (49 to be exact) and 104 “likes,” but only one comment. Whether these comment threads are created by “trolls” or not, keep a cool head and keep your reputation safe; don’t make controversial statements. Using social media to market your company is an undoubtedly wise decision. Caryl M.

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You Don’t Define Engagement; They Do

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But she rarely commented or posted visibly. There is a lot of talk about engagement in the association and nonprofit world. It’s their engagement, not yours. You’re a part of it, of course (it’s really a relationship), but you don’t get to define exactly what engagement means to your stakeholders. It’s up to them to do that. We expect customization.

Getting Under the Surface of Member Engagement

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David Gammel wrote about the “engagement acceleration curve” where members start by reading things free online, but that can lead to commenting or maybe even writing an article or two, which is often a gateway to further involvement, including contributing significant time and effort through volunteering. Right? Increased “engagement” equals increased revenue.

BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups

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You can select the “Popular” view that shows discussions that have been liked and/or commented on, or you can choose “Recent” so you see all discussions. Instead, your comments are directly routed to the Product Team. Because they are so busy testing the enhancement they will review your comments but they usually won’t respond to your comments.

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Social Media Crisis Management for B2B

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Don’t just respond to the negative… thank people for any positive comments they’ve posted as well. Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. This remains true in the world of social media. That’s because the real-time nature of social media can greatly help troubleshoot the crisis or issue your company is facing before it affects the business’s bottom-line.

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How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter

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Make your tweets short enough so RTs can add a comment to make it more meaningful to their Followers. This post originally appeared on JohnHaydon.com. ————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. It’s the second most popular social network used by nonprofits, after Facebook. Pitman.

Don’t Go Overboard on Millennials

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In one example, an organization we work with created forums where any member could learn about and comment on current industry standards, but in an informal way separate from their formal standards process. So Contact me for details! If you put blinders on and focus only on the Millennials, you’ll get into as much trouble as you would if you ignored their power and influence.

How to Monitor Your Organization Online

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They could then reach out to those sharing photos and comment, asking them if they enjoyed their stay, or even seeing if they could repost the pictures on their own page. It’s not always pleasant to hear what your partners and competitors are saying about your organization online. Use Google Alerts. Google Alerts is a service that monitors the Internet for new mentions of keywords.

How To Create A Successful Blog For A Business or E-Commerce Website

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In your case, you need to rely on customer comments, product reviews and satisfaction surveys. Many business owners and e-commerce site operators overlook the power of blogging, mostly because the traffic isn’t directed to their product or services pages, so they wonder “why bother?”. Yet, have you ever tried to promote or build links to your product pages? It’s not easy. Promote your blog.

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Best social media tools bringing conversions to your online store

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So, you can work on building up your “klout,” while also checking in on the amount of tweets, shares and comments you receive due to the content you share. Facebook still dominates as a source for traffic through online stores, and orders from Reddit have increased by 152% in 2013. The average order value is highest on Pinterest, Instagram and a social shopping site called Polyvore. Buffer.

Five Subtle Lessons from Great Community Managers

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But what you can’t really prepare for is how the comment makes a staff person feel. Negative comments can feel like negative attacks–the fight or flight response kicks in, and that makes it ten times more difficult to respond appropriately. This post originally appeared on  Online Community Results. This is time-intensive work. But you’re surprised at how much words can hurt. Potluc

[Cool Social Tools] The Power of Breezio

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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. —— Imagine if you could harness the collective wisdom of everyone in your community. Optimal Community Engagement.

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6 Ways to Get Your Employees Blogging

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So, their blog is up. I let them know simple stats – your blog has been read X times, X number of people have commented on it – they want to talk to you, go answer their questions, this has been shared X times – doesn’t that make you feel good? Recently, at my company, I was tasked with starting up a company blog. “Hold the phone. Write a blog? Simple. Strategy.

YouTube Subscriber Strategies for Nonprofits

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If you’re not up for creating a video, the easier route can be responding to comments left below your video. By Matthew Yeoman. ———— It doesn’t matter if you’re a for-profit globe spanning corporation, a humble non-profit, or a geek with a camera who wants to talk tech. Thinking that you can succeed with one great video is false. Using a call to action.

Overhaul Your Social Media Marketing Strategy with These Basic Approaches

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Never ignore any comment posted to your account on social, whether it’s a compliment or criticism. As dynamic and potent as social media can be for growing businesses and catapulting causes to million-strong audiences, it’s quite easy for the medium to grow stale. Image source. Success requires intelligence, an understanding of real data and attentiveness to trends and audience behavior.

5 Ways to Give Your Charity Auction a Social Twist

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Leave comments open to provide you with more opportunities to communicate with your supporters. Like, comment on, or share fundraisers’ posts. Charity auctions have been a popular staple of event fundraising for decades, and for good reason—they work! One relatively easy and cost-effective way to do this is by adding a social aspect to your auction. Tweet your auction. photo credit ).

Perfecting Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 10 Social Media Best Practices

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Comment on posts. The comments can be that simple. Peer-to-peer fundraising relies on your supporters as they connect with their networks organically. Incorporating social media into P2P fundraising can amplify your fundraising efforts and tap into your supporters’ extended networks. After all, social media is a significant aspect of people’s lives. Brand your campaign. Show results.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How Will You Deal With Your Digital Afterlife?

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Almost half (43%) of those polled said that they would want their social profiles closed down, while 20% said that they would want their profiles still active but simply closed for comments. One fifth were unsure as to what they would prefer and 16% would like their profiles to remain online with commenting enabled forever. Have you considered what your preference would be?” .

Why the Changes to LinkedIn Groups are Better for Your Users – and You

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Do group members comment on promotional posts? The social media apocalypse is not upon us. LinkedIn groups, I assure you, are not on the brink of going up in flames and burning group owners to the ground in their wake. While we’re at it, Facebook isn’t on its death bed, either. The Changes to LinkedIn Groups Streamline its Top Functions. LinkedIn Groups Aren’t Your Bulletin Board for Sales.

Facebook users no longer have to “like” your Page (and what that means)?

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Up until Tuesday the only people that could comment on or like content on a Facebook page were fans of that Page. Now Facebook eliminated that requirement , allowing anyone (fans and nonfans) the ability to engage with a Facebook Page. Remain calm… Understandably, you are freaking out. But you’re also excited about this change! So you’re freaking out. Be interesting.

Top 5 Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Campaign is Failing (and How to Fix Them)

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This can be from the initial interaction – responding to comments on posts or announcing the winner of a sweepstakes on time. This last 2-3 years saw businesses flocking to social media in droves. Thanks to the push from the media and success stories of a few top businesses, everyone came looking for their own pot of gold. Yet not many found it. Your offer isn’t appealing enough.

6 cool curation sites you may not have heard of

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And as a long-time subscriber, I can comment on news items and ask for more info. 3.  So my new thing is curated news sites.  Or curated stories, as they are not all “news” per se. Maybe in a future post I’ll let you know which of those I recommend, that survived the Maddie cull of 2013 ). Anyway. It was a breaking point. ” Read more. ” 2.  So to speak.

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post

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This can be a challenge, since readers are often an eclectic group, but this means you need to be paying attention to the comments and to which posts are getting the most traffic and shares on social media. Ask specific people, if you can, directly in the post or indirectly afterwards, to share their comments in response. Have an opinion.  This is not the news. Don’t.

Association Social Media: National Society of Accountants

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It is really exciting to see folks who had seen and commented on an ad or sponsored story become regularly engaged users of our Facebook page. ——————— Everyone say hi to Claire Berlin, Membership and Communications Coordinator, National Society of Accountants! 1) First things first – in what department in your organization does your role sit?

5 Must Haves for Every Good Blog Post

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Make sure that people can leave comments, share the content, and connect with you on social networks.” – Julep Media. I run a Social Media Professionals Community on Google+, and I recently asked a few members of the community to provide 5 things they look for in a good blog post. Here are their responses. Engaging Title/Headline. Clearly this belongs at the top of the list. Relax. bullets.

Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT

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Leave your favorite recipe in the comments! You know what’s a huge time-suck? Social Social media drudgery. You know, the tedious and repetitive tasks that are part of every social media manager’s job. You have way more to offer the world than copy/pasting content from social media sites into spreadsheets. YOU have creative ideas that the world needs!  What is IFTTT? Create an account.

You Finally Have a Google Plus Business Page… Now What?

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You can also publish public updates that can be commented on, +1′d and shared (like a Facebook Page). Tuesday night I had the awesome privilege of hanging out with Marc Pitman and Nathan Hand on Google Plus. At one point Nathan put a challenge on the table for the three of us to write a post about Google Plus Pages during the Hangout. So you have a Google Plus Page… Now What?

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Managing Social Media Campaigns

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Marketers need to update content regularly, remove unwanted content, reply to comments and also engage with content that fans and followers have put up to successfully manage social media campaigns. Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Creating a social media campaign is not a one time event. Tips on managing social media campaigns. Use tools.