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5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016

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Google considers activities such as social engagement, comments, and website visits to be ranking factors. With so many social media and digital marketing options now available, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be doing first. In Part Two, I will be giving you tips on how to implement these tactics to be effective, resourceful and efficient. Consumers Are Social. Source ).

Google+ for Your Business

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Human Resources:  Researching  your target audience, creating and posting content, as well as sharing and commenting requires dedicated time. As promised in my blog post, Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business? , I am following up with an in-depth look at Google+. Google+ has an estimated 300 million active users  - far from the ghost town people believe it to be.  Use it.

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Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014

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Would love to get your comments below on what you will be focusing on this year to grow you social media and digital marketing. Social media and digital marketing are going to grow even stronger in 2014. These are no longer “nice to have”, but “must have” for your business. Bottom line: Social and digital marketing have to be integrated and looked upon with a holistic  view.

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How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business

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Engagement, Shares, Comments. 4. Engagement, Shares, Comments. Engagement happens when those first likes, +1s, retweets and favorites turn into comments and shares. Please share with all of us in the comment box below! Here are the top ones: 1. Community Growth & Sustainability. 2. Likes, +1s, Favorites, Repins, Retweets. 3. Email Collection. 6. Increased Sales. 7.

Using Facebook Hashtags for Your #FacebookMarketing

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You can use hashtags on personal and business pages, in groups and even in comment sections. When Facebook introduced its Twitter-like hashtag (#) feature in June, marketers began to buzz about the potential boosting effects that this new Facebook trend can bring to brands and businesses. Hashtags are gaining momentum on Facebook. You can use them anywhere. How to Use Facebook Hashtags.

Improve Your Marketing With Hashtags

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You can use hashtags on personal and business pages, in groups and even in comment sections. Also unique about Google+: You can add hashtags in your comments as well as your post – double the opportunities to be found. Hashtags are such a prominent part of online culture today that it’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t know what they are. Yet makes your own content discoverable.

Understanding Twitter: Best Ways to Tweet

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As always, please leave your comments and feedback! Twitter is a remarkable social media platform for your business. It’s a way to connect with or find your customers, partners and vendors, follow thought leaders, and keep up with what your competition is doing! In short, it’s an easy way to get your message out there and be on top of what is going on in your industry.  . Mentions. Replies.

Is it Time to Re-Think Your Social Media?

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Are you getting comments on your blog? As usual, I would love your comments – share your thoughts with us!  .  .  .  . It’s time to check in: How is your social media marketing doing across the channels that your business is active in? Are your videos getting the views you want on YouTube? Is your Twitter following increasing every day? Defining Social Media. media noun. 1.

Social Media for Your Business: Quality Over Quantity

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You will get a ton of followers from distant countries that don’t care about your business and will never like, comment or share any of your updates! This means: Post relevant, entertaining and meaningful content (include photos, images and video) two to five times each day and get involved in the conversations.   The goal is to kindle actions in the form of likes, comments and shares.

8 Marketing Trends to Implement in Your 2012 Marketing Plan

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Would LOVE to get your comments and what you think 2012 Marketing Trends will be. What a year was 2011 for social media and marketing! Things moved at the speed of light, right?  I watched and experienced first-hand the marketing and social media landscape change, consolidate, focus, develop and evolve all at the same time. It’s not going to blast your sales from $0 to $10,000 overnight. 

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Social Media Updates: July

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The second  Facebook algorithm change considers when people Like or comment on a post. So instead of looking just at the Like count of a post, Facebook now considers when people Liked & commented on the post when deciding whether to show the post at the top of the news feed. Many new updates were announced in the world of social media in July! Facebook. Bottom Line: . Twitter.

How to Use Facebook for your Business to Get Results

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Human Resources: Creating content, posting consistently, replying to comments and questions (should be done within 24 hours) and engaging with your audience as well as ongoing advertising on Facebook does take up a lot of time. Photos and images are more likely to be Liked and Shared by Fans, while text updates are more likely to get Fan Comments. Who is your target audience ?

Social Media Updates January

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You can also read a stream of real-time comments, and what’s really great, is that when you’re done, the broadcast will be shared on your Timeline. The first month of 2016 is behind us and we’re already in February! There have been some important social media updates in January. Facebook. Read more detailed information from Social Media Examiner. Twitter. This is brilliant !

Twitter Basics: How To Get Started On Twitter For Business

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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. 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.

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22 Simple Tips to Grow Your Email List Organically

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Comment on Blogs: Write insightful valuable comments on other people’s blogs. As always, please comment and share your tips in the comments box below so we can all benefit from you! While social media marketing like Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn are getting tons of interest, email is still KING. How much more? Email? love them. Yasmin.

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Why Inbound Marketing Is So Important For Your Business

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Listen for your customers’ questions, comments, likes, and dislikes – and reach out to them with relevant content. Simply put, inbound marketing is creating and sharing useful, compelling and fanstastic content with potential and established clients.  It’s inviting them into your way of thinking and business culture. Now that’s marketing people can get involved with. SEE INFOGRAPHIC BELOW.

Social Media Updates: July

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Sneak Peak Into YouTube’s 10 Upcoming Features: YouTube will be rolling out some features starting in the next few weeks and throughout the rest of the year, including – Better comment ranking system. July has been a bumper month in social media! All the major social media platforms came out with at least one update. Linkedin. Twitter. Find new Pages to connect to. SlideShare.

Social Media Updates – February

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Facebook Introduces Private Replies From Pages: This new update from Facebook allows your page to reply to commenters on your post via private message. The month of love saw many new social media updates that I loved. Here are the latest social media updates and changes to help you optimize and make the most of your social media marketing efforts for your business. Facebook. Twitter.

Social Media Updates: April

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Please let me know in comments below. Things happening at breakneck speed in technology these days, and social media service providers are doing their best to vie for the most popular, most innovative and most highly sought-after spot among their users. Here are the most important social media updates that you might have missed in April……. The emoji will also show up in searches.

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Social Media Updates: August

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Private replies to comments via Message. In the past you could only respond to messages using the same forum the messenger used, i.e. via comment or message. Now admins can reply to public comments via private message, enabling better efficiency. Another month, and many more social media updates to help businesses interact better with their followers. Let’s dive in!

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6 Tips to Make Your Email Marketing More Effective

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As always, comments welcome! Over the past few years, research has continued to prove the benefits of email marketing for business: Low costs, high conversion rates and detailed tracking are all notable features. The best news is that the majority of people who receive permission-based emails open, on average, 78% of them. Crafting an effective business email is both an art and a science.

Social Media Updates – May 2015

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Please let me know in comments below! May has been an eventful month in Social Media. As usual, I’ll share items that caught my attention for readers who like to stay on top of the latest news. Twitter Launches New Audience Insights Dashboard. It will help you identify new audiences that you can target in future campaigns. Facebook Supports GIF. Eighties kids will love this one!

Social Media Updates: November

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This new development is great for people who collaborate on projects and wish to share content and ideas instantly via Skype before adding their own comments and instructions and conversing on the topic. And so November has drawn to a close and we’re slap-bang in the holiday season. Facebook. These ads offer precise targeting and a greater reach. This is very important. Google+. Skype.

Taking Control of Your Facebook News Feed

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As always, leave your comments or questions below. Have you wondered why you are not seeing as many of your friends and business Pages in your News Feed? That’s because Facebook determines what appears in your News Feed, and how high, with an algorithm called EdgeRank. Learn how to take control of your News Feed on your personal page with Facebook’s new Interest List tool.

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Twitter Basics – How To Get Started On Twitter

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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. 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.

Video Marketing For Your Business

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Facebook’s  announcement of embeddable video  is a clear move to compete with YouTube since it’s a way for videos to be discovered outside of Facebook, then brought back into social with commenting, liking or sharing. This year has been called “The Year of Video Marketing” as businesses find new ways to reach customers. Why the explosion of video content? YouTube and You Tube Advertising.

Social Media Updates: August

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Private replies to comments via Message. In the past you could only respond to messages using the same forum the messenger used, i.e. via comment or message. Now admins can reply to public comments via private message, enabling better efficiency. Another month, and many more social media updates to help businesses interact better with their followers. Let’s dive in!

Using Facebook Hashtags for Your #FacebookMarketing

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You can use hashtags on personal and business pages, in groups and even in comment sections. When Facebook introduced its Twitter-like hashtag (#) feature in June, marketers began to buzz about the potential boosting effects that this new Facebook trend can bring to brands and businesses. Hashtags are gaining momentum on Facebook. You can use them anywhere. How to Use Facebook Hashtags.

22 Simple Tips to Build Your Email List Organically

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Comment on Blogs: Write insightful valuable comments on other people’s blogs. As always, please comment and share your tips in the comments box below so we can all benefit from you! While social media marketing like Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn are getting tons of interest, email is still KING. How much more? Email? love them. Yasmin.

Understanding Twitter: Best Ways to Tweet

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As always, please leave your comments and feedback! Twitter is a remarkable social media platform for your business. It’s a way to connect with or find your customers, partners and vendors, follow thought leaders, and keep up with what your competition is doing! In short, it’s an easy way to get your message out there and be on top of what is going on in your industry.  . But if you’re new to Twitter it can be more than a little confusing.  An effective Twitter presence starts with understanding how it works. To see your Twitter Home feed, click on Home: . Mentions. Replies. Retweets .

6 Tips to Make Your E-Mail Marketing More Effective

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As always, comments welcome! Over the past few years, research has continued to prove the benefits of e-mail marketing for business: low costs, high conversion rates and detailed tracking are all notable features. The best news is that the majority of people who receive permission-based e-mails open, on average, 78% of them. No wonder there’s such hostility towards the industry. Great.

Sponsored Comments: Is the Web About to Get Uglier?

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” The idea was to generate a little awareness and build relationships with journalists and bloggers by commenting on articles where the client had an expertise. Though the idea has evolved to look more like DIY media relations , it still is pretty viable…if you know how to comment well. We evolved as comments became the next big thing. Sponsored Comments?

Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

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During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. He figures he’s had his say by doing that and the comments are for everyone else to have their say. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. You see, he writes to write.

Hello 2015, Goodbye Comments

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I am disabling blog commenting on this post and into the future. My reason is simple: You’re reading but you’re not commenting. It is a time management task to ensure comments are real and not spam and I’m seeing lots of spam comments try to get published. Commenting is not that place anymore. I’m fine with this. hope you stick around.

Five Ways to Deal with Negative Online Comments

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Following are five steps for dealing with negative comments and criticism online. It’s not an easy thing to do – deal with negative online comments. Negative Comments Social Media dealing with trolls Negative comments online negative comments” The fact of the matter is, people are already saying bad things about you. You can’t control that.

Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

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Scroll below his post to add a comment — and be forced to comment through Facebook. Whether or not you choose to share that comment on your Facebook wall is up to you, but it’s either comment with Facebook or don’t comment at all. His readers preferred Disqus. I’ve asked you before which commenting system you prefer best. Need help?

Hello 2016, Welcome Back Comments

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A year after disabling blog comments, I’m bringing them back. At the time, I removed commenting partially because more people were sharing posts on social media than taking the time to write a comment and also because it was unproductive to manage increased spam. Epoch  improves WordPress commenting. Or, you can add a comment… Thanks for reading.