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8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

SocialFish

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. Of course, in this case, we’re not talking about curating content to use on personal profile pages—we’re talking about content curation for the purpose of marketing on social media.

3 Ways To Tell If Facebook Fans Like The Content You’re Curating

Firebelly

You’re curating content on your Facebook page. But if the content is getting a lot of positive comments, Likes and shares, then there’s a good chance it’s going over well with your audience. Are people actually clicking through to read the articles you’re curating? How do you gauge your curation efforts on Facebook? Interactions. Consumptions.

Social Media Time Management: The Best-Kept Secrets Revealed for Curating, Creating and Promoting Hot Content

Katie Lance

So, how can we be most effective with our time when it comes to social media, stay up to date with the latest and greatest, build engagement with our customers and clients, generate new leads – AND do everything else we need to do in our day-to-day job? How can you be effective in social media and not have it be a complete time suck? Curate, create and promote!

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of?

Curation is Not Aggregation

Firebelly

Curation is the big new buzzword this year in social media circles — collecting information in a strategic amassing of selected information that’s presented in a new way to draw out the subtleties and patterns that might not otherwise be noticed when looking at the group in toto. Curation is an art form into itself. Are you a curator or an aggregator?

Social Media New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

Spin Sucks

That said, I do have a few ideas for New Year’s resolutions relating to social media. Some are specifically for marketers, some are for any of us who use social media. Think hard about what you’re trying to achieve, come up with a well considered social media strategy , and trace your social tactics to actual goals. By Eleanor Pierce. Woohoo! Never.

Five Social Media Automation Myths Busted

Spin Sucks

In recent years, social media automation has been one of the most widely discussed topics in digital marketing circles and with good reason—a number of tools and apps that enable marketers to derive greater value out of social platforms have sprung up, and many have wondered if the automation will just kill the “social” in social media. By Sophia Solanki.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media.

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6 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools: With Tips from Experts

Talkwalker SM

Social media monitoring (often called social listening) is increasingly becoming a key part of a brand, company or organization’s business strategy. But to do so effectively you need to know what tools to use and how to use them and especially for smaller companies you may want to test out some free tools before investing in a more complete social media monitoring tool.

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An Introduction to Social Media for Business

Sprout Social

Despite the growing popularity, social media for business is still put on the back burner for a lot of organizations. However, social media can benefit businesses of any size. Social Media for Business by the Numbers. Social media allows smaller companies to compete against some of the larger businesses to reach more customers. sponsored.

Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns. Creating a social media campaign is not a one time event. Tips on managing social media campaigns.

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity SMM

What are the top barriers to adopting social business practices? Find the answers to these questions and many others in more than 100 social and online marketing stats from 20+ different sources. Social Fresh ). 7. Social Fresh ). 8. Social Fresh ). 9. 89% of 18-29 year-olds are active on social media, as are 43% of adults 65 and older. Forbes ). 6.

How to Use Content Curation To Grow Your Online Presence

SocialFish

While this is a problem for many industries, the savvy marketing professional or social media expert sees it as an advantage. However, Google did not have to create all of this content but rather just curate it for others. As a marketing or social media guru, you can learn from Google’s success to improve your own bottom line. Curate. Go ahead.

20 Social Media Blogs You Should Read in 2012

Pamorama

Social media is now an essential component of doing business. It’s important for marketers to keep up with the ever-changing social media landscape so they can align their strategies and achieve the results they’re looking for. Here’s a list (in alphabetical order) of some great social media blogs to read in 2012. world.

Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to staying on top of social media, one of the big challenges we have is to find the social media tools that will help us achieve a happy medium between curating, listening, engaging and producing content. – but of those I have tested, here is what I currently think is the holy trinity of managing social media. What to do?

10 Tips to Shave Hours Off Your Social Media Marketing

Convince & Convert

According to recent research by LinkedIn , 94% of all SMBs in the United States leverage social media for marketing themselves to their audiences. 60% of SMBs that embraced social media claimed that social media marketing got them new customers. With that kind of success, it follows that social media marketing involves some painstaking hours of work.

Everyone’s a curator now…

The Way of the Web

We’ve talked for years about citizen journalism and self-publishing, but more important than the channels of distribution are the ways in which content and context are discoved via search engines and social recommendations, and the fact that theoretically this leads to any piece of content available online being indexable, findable and potentially popular. All totally normal.

How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick

Social media can be the magic that helps people find your blog articles. A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Social media was short-form, personal, and spontaneous. Some people predicted that social media would replace blogging because of declining attention spans. Entice people to follow you on social media.

Using Social Media for Government Communications

Spin Sucks

Because the city of Portland uses social media for government communications, I notice a notification from them on Facebook. The city uses Twitter to share important updates and information, but also to serve as a curator for what’s going on in our fine town. social strategy must be put in place that integrates with all other communications. And even engage fans.

It Is All About Commitment - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

For small business owners the Social Media landscape could be slightly overwhelming and daunting. With other tasks at hand you may require a special person dedicated to your Social Media requirements. Social Media is all about consistency and being constant. In order to help you in working towards your brand exposure on Social Media am sharing a couple of pointers for you to start working towards: People do business with people. Social Media is not and should not be a constraining factor to any business. Have a blog.

50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Socially Sorted

In this post I share 50 shortcuts to Visual Content Creation for Social Media including tools, strategies and apps that work to save you HOURS of time every month.  . Let’s take a look at the tips and tools: 50 ShortCuts for You to Create Visual Content for Social Media Marketing. Here are 50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media. Ready? Let’s

How to Let Experts Curate Your Content for Free

SocialFish

We all know that we can use content curation to grow our audiences. What we need are curation tools that organize great content that is more likely to go viral by topic. Instead of spending your time researching, aggregating, and curating content from many sources, following the right expert(s) could give you everything you need in one place. The Challenges of Curation.

How to Make Social Media Less of a Time Suck

Spin Sucks

Because of the fast pace of social media, we are constantly bombarded with distractions from one social network or another. You have to participate and engage consistently, Facebook seems to change something on a weekly basis, Google has all of these animal-named announcements, new social networks pop up all the time…it’s exhausting to keep up with everything! Twitter.

Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management

SocialFish

Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), Appropriate, effective management is the key to ensuring you get the returns for your social media marketing investments. The management of social media initiatives will help you align your people, time, budget and expenses together with your goals for successful completion of campaigns.

6 Proven Strategies for Successfully Promoting Content Across Social Media

Buffer Social

Social media managers and marketers know that sometimes even the most epic material requires love and hard work when it comes to promoting content across social media. But with the right combination of strategy, effort, and luck you really can get your amazing content to succeed on social media. Create unique posts for each social channel. Peers.

21 Social Media Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without

Sprout Social

Are you in charge of getting your company’s social media marketing up and running? Using social media to grow your business, generate leads and build a brand may seem like a huge task, and in some ways it is. But there are steps you can follow to improve your chances of success, which will help you take advantage of everything social media has to offer.

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5 Tips for Great Content Curation

mashable.com

Jobs Events Try Our New Social News App Welcome to Mashable! Tips for Great Content Curation. Steven Rosenbaum is the CEO of Magnify.net , a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. He’s also the author of Curation Nation. In reality, good content curation isn’t as simple as pushing a share button. Content curation.

How to Curate Content: The Secret Sauce to Getting Noticed, Becoming an Influencer, and Having Fun Online

Buffer Social

If you’re looking for a competitive edge, a way to establish your authority, a way to get more followers, one of the best, proven paths to online success is content curation. The difficult part is that there is a lot that goes into a world class content curation strategy. We’ll be talking a lot about great curation tools in this post. Content curation tools.

Association Social Media: National Society of Accountants

SocialFish

work in Marketing and Member Services and I report to the Vice President of Marketing and Member Services. 2) Describe your social/digital “ecosystem” – what social media sites do you (or the org as a whole) manage? Of the numerous social media scheduling and tracking tools out there, Buffer is absolutely my favorite tool. Who do you report to? .

21 Social Media Tools for Smart Marketers

Rebekah Radice

If you’re on social media (and I assume you are because you’re reading this) — you know that keeping up can be exhausting. Having the right social media tools can make your life easier. Below are 21 of my favorite social media tools that every marketer needs. 21 Social Media Tools for Smart Marketers. 1. Social Quant. AgoraPulse.

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5 Essential Chrome Extensions for Social Media Management

agora pulse

There are millions of Chrome extensions for your favorite Internet browser but as a social media manager you need the ones that will help to ease your busy schedule.  In this article, I’m going to tell you my five essential Chrome extensions for social media managers. Best For Content Curators:   Feedly Mini. Let me know in the comments!

A Better Guide to Promoting Your Content with Social Media

Convince & Convert

Well then, you might need a better content promotion strategy for social media. And one of the ways to get there is through great social media promotion. Set A Social Media Promotion Schedule And Double Your Traffic. You need to share your content more than once on social media. Why not ask this question in a few social messages as well?

The 10 Golden Rules Successful Social Media Managers Live By

Buffer Social

I was a bit nervous before writing this post because there are so many possible  golden rules for social media managers. From golden rules like setting proper  social media goals to truly understanding consumer behavior and implementing that into your marketing strategy, this post could have taken on a variety of shapes and forms. Let’s go! 1. Communicate. Share.

9 Tools to Improve Social Media Productivity

Convince & Convert

Do you find that the daily demands of social media promotion are increasing? Our time is our most precious asset and social media is great at eating into it! Here are 9 social media tools that will help you save time and improve your productivity. 1. Nimble is a social relationship management tool that is designed to help you do this. account. 3. 

33 Ways Your Social Media Plan Will Make You More Successful

Convince & Convert

You already know a social media plan can really help you share your content and connect with your audience. In fact, a solid social media plan helps us at CoSchedule get 31.5 times So how can you actually build a social media plan that works for you? And we’re giving it to you for free right now: Get your free social media plan template now!

Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]

mashable.com

Jobs Try Our New Social News App Welcome to Mashable! Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]. Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of  Magnify.net , a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. His book Curation Nation from McGrawHill Business was published this week. Curation.

7 Types Of Awesome Social Media Content Your Brand Can Be Creating Right Now

Buffer Social

This principle of variety definitely applies to social media content: It’s easier to surprise and delight your followers when you’re not always serving up the same things. By continually introducing new content types into your social media lineup, you’ll keep your audience members on their toes and engaged. Social Media MarketingVenngage.

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How to Build Out Your Social Media Content From Scratch

Sprout Social

Having social profiles with no social media content is like visiting an empty warehouse. Empty social profiles look worse to potential customers than not having them at all. How do you begin to build your social media content from scratch? Sprout Social is here to help you figure it out. Now that you have your goals, you are ready to create content for your social media profiles. What Social Media Content You Should Post. First you need to know the types of social media content that you have to work with.

Latest Social Media Tool Tips You Need To Know

SocialFish

There has been so much going on lately in the social media blogosphere that it seems the most efficient way to let you know the most important stuff is in a quick round-up post.  So here’s the latest on: Google+ and Google search. Dirty little secrets: The trouble with Google’s social search  (CNN). I’m watching this one – lots of debate about it.

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Like, Share,Tweet – Is that All You Can Do on Social Media?

Waxing UnLyrical

According to a non-exhaustive list on Wikipedia , there are more than 200 social media sites across the globe. Although you may have thought otherwise, social media is not limited to Facebook or Twitter. Mainstream social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter undoubtedly let you reach a much wider audience, than niche networks like Care2 or Untappd. How can you diversify your social media channels? It’s always a good idea to revisit your goals every once in a while, even if you’re not so new to the world of social media marketing.