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Guide to URL Shortening and Tracking for Social Media

Sprout Social

You put so much effort into creating great content that when something you share on social media doesn’t get a lot of clickthroughs, it can be confusing and even disheartening. When it comes to gaining traction on social media, creating high quality content is only half the battle. What Are URL Shorteners? Click Shorten URL. https://t.co/YagOCR1qFJ

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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.

How To Add Custom URL to Google Plus G+

Laurel Papworth

How to get a custom URL for Google Plus. Given that Google has changed search engine optimisation (SEO) to include SMO (social media optimisation) and then allocated the greatest amount of points to Google Plus, you need to be on it. Feel free to request a different one but it will take a while… More information on Google Plus Custom URL’s. Replaces gplus.to

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Social Media is Complicated [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

As introduced to us by Business Insider , Buddy Media’s Social Enterprise Software is a suite of products is “designed to help brands build and maintain relationships with consumers to accelerate their business.” Start sharing content and use social media as another channel to amplify it. ” Why do brands need help with this?

Using Hashtags in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Hashtags are increasingly important in social media marketing campaigns. They enable content marketers get in front of their target audience and identify social media conversations that are relevant to their business. Hashtags are labels for content. They are a way to track topics on Twitter and other social media platforms. What are hashtags?

How I do it : Bulk URL shortening for #socialmedia updates

Koka Sexton

I post a lot of updates on social media some for marketing and others for social selling activities. What I want to focus on is a way that you can take all of the collected and curated content you have and generate customized shortened URLS for them so you can easily have the updates scheduled for social marketing activities across platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Social Media Updates: May

yMarketingMatters

After the slow month of April, May seems to be back on track with every other fast-paced, exciting month in the world of social media. Its live video streaming tool instantly delivers an outlet for important content distribution – perfect for small business and marketers all over the world (provided you have a good connection). PLUS A HUGE TIP! Let’s dive right in!

How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. They add a few lines of HTML metadata to blog posts and other thought leadership content that enable brands to stand out from the pack in Twitter feeds that are full of text. Branding Content Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Twitter Social media marketing

The Single Most Important Social Media Marketing Metric

Convince & Convert

We know we need to measure results in order to actually get them, but all too often we’re measuring the wrong things—especially when it comes to social media metrics. It’s easy to fall into the trap of using “vanity metrics” to measure social media marketing. However, social media marketing can and does impact the bottom line, either directly or indirectly.

11 Big Myths About Social Media and Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

Much of what we’ve come to believe about social media and content marketing is wrong. crushed them originally a few weeks ago on a webinar for the Content Marketing Institute : Myth 1: My customers are not social. 2013 data from the Pew Internet project finds 72% of American adults who are online use social networking sites. Content is fire.

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10 Effective Social Media Options Every Business Should Use

Unspoken

Setting up social media accounts is an easy way to reach a target audience for a low price. To make the most of all of your business social media accounts , be sure you are using these helpful tools: Facebook. People who visit your account will be able to click right to the URL you list. So take advantage of this easy social marketing tool. Expand the reach of your Pinterest content by joining group boards in your industry or niche. What simple social media tasks help boost your business? Call to Action button. Twitter. Hashtags.

The Best Social Media Analytics Tools for Publishers

Adam Sherk

What are the best tools for publishers looking to track social media activity at the content level? There are a lot of options for social monitoring, tracking and analytics, with prices ranging from free to very expensive. thought I’d share some of my favorites that are well suited to editorial content sites. It has a greater degree of social-specific reporting.

How to Write Better Content for Social Media

Convince & Convert

What do you want from social media today? I’ll answer this question for you: When you post something on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ you want tons of people to click and read it. And social media is a great way to promote your work and attract people to it. As a result, you must know whom you are going to share your content with. Right? Twitter. Images.

Social Media Updates January

yMarketingMatters

There have been some important social media updates in January. These updates will keep you informed of the latest changes to social media channels, and in turn, give you the knowledge to help you optimize and improve social media marketing for your business. Read more detailed information from Social Media Examiner. What’s your URL?

35 Great Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 35 Great Social Media Infographics by Pam Dyer on March 3, 2010 Share Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. The Social Engagement Spectrum 2. The Social Media Effect 4. Social Marketing Compass 5. Anyone?

50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013

Pamorama

Use these platforms to manage, measure, and analyze your social media marketing initiatives. Over the last decade, social media monitoring has become a primary form of business intelligence, used to identify, predict, and respond to consumer behavior. Facebook Insights (Free) | Facebook’s built-in tool provides Facebook Page owners with metrics around their content.

9 Awesome Tools for Content Authors and Bloggers

Pamorama

Content marketing isn’t easy. Content Idea Tools. It’s not uncommon to find yourself racking your brain for killer content ideas. Portent’s Content Idea Generator. Enter a keyword or phrase and it will generate a title and also offer tips for improving the content itself: 2. Content Marketing Ideas Generator. Lack inspiration? All useful.

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Your Definitive Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Convince & Convert

Social media platforms are always being updated, which means they’re constantly changing their profile and cover photo dimensions, layouts, and dimensions for uploaded images. It However, high-quality and creative imagery is imperative to your social media marketing success, so it’s important that you know the proper dimensions for each network you use. Facebook. Tumblr.

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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Social Media Updates: July

yMarketingMatters

July has been a bumper month in social media! All the major social media platforms came out with at least one update. New features include campaign search, better search and dynamic visual reporting, detailed breakdown on social actions related to your Sponsored Updates, audience insights, the ability to post rich media, and an account overview page.

How to Control Rich Snippets on Social Media

Convince & Convert

From a brand perspective, social media is the gift of a brand platform, a place to step up to the podium and let your voice ring out. There’s There’s no better place to share content and be heard. When we share a post on social media—particularly Facebook and LinkedIn—a title and summary of content from that hyperlink are pulled in right along with the link.

9 Actionable Ways To Prove & Track Your Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

For the last few years, social media has taken the marketing world by storm, if you aren’t engaging with your visitors then you’re probably putting yourself at a massive disadvantage against your competitors who do. However I’ve spotted a disturbing trend amongst many marketers who utilize social media; they don’t know how to track it properly!

How to Prove Your Social Media Impact

Convince & Convert

For too long, social’s contribution to business success has been ignored and undervalued. In this post, we are going to start changing that by walking through the steps necessary to finally measure social’s business impact and give social the credit it deserves. The challenge for marketers is accurately measuring and attributing social’s impact on those conversions.

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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5 Reasons Your Social Media ROI Sucks

SocialFish

Sometimes your social media goal doesn’t relate directly to bottom line revenue or profits, so you aren’t able to tie social success to a bottom line number. Almost always, you have to do something custom to track social media accurately. That That can be as simple as adding URL Builder parameters to your URLs. Use the URL Builder tool.

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Dark Social – We Only See The Tip of The Social Media Iceberg

Mindjumpers

A recent report from Radium One shed some light on the concept of “Dark Social”. Among other things the research showed that 32 % of people who share content online would only share via Dark Social. It represents up to three times the social sharing activity of Facebook alone. What is Dark Social? The term Dark Social was first coined back in 2012 by Alexis C.

9 Best Social Media and Content Marketing Tips From Buffer

Convince & Convert

We’ve experimented with lots of different content marketing methods at Buffer, so I wanted to share with you 9 of the best ways we’ve found to increase engagement and improve your content strategy. So here are our best and most practical ways to see a big impact from your actions on social media: 1. Share Content More Than Once. Content Marketing

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8 Social Media Questions Publishers Should Be Asking Themselves

Adam Sherk

For most publishers social media has earned itself a prominent seat at the audience development table. However many still face issues with strategy, execution and incorporating social into a cohesive program. This week I took part in an OPA Social Media Day panel on social media for audience development with Lisa Brewer from Time Inc. Social Media

SEO Search Engine Optimisation - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Change content and share fresh content. It is very important that you deal with fresh content and have a schedule for this. You are to post fresh content practically two to three times a week. Content curation if done properly and ethically can be a very positive effort from your end that could reward you in the future. quick tip: You need to get your Site, Blog, Social Media Page on to being Indexed by Search Engines. You Get Your Business, Brand, Referral, Personal URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! Simple? Have a question?

Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT

SocialFish

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. If you’re posting content to any other platform other than Twitter and Instagram, you don’t need to shorten the URL.

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Repurpose Content with These Six Tools

Spin Sucks

So, I’ve moved on to one of the most valuable marketing superpowers of all—how to repurpose  content. Repurpose Content: The Content Marketing Superpower. For (busy) content marketers, I’d argue yes, because it’s the closest we can come to being Emma Watts—er, I mean, freezing time. The following six tactics are my go-to to repurpose content and reach new audiences.

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BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I’ve been meaning to do this braindump for a while now. I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media. content plan.

Association Social Media: NASTAD

SocialFish

report to the Director of Policy and Health Equity. 2) Describe your social/digital “ecosystem” – what social media sites do you (or the org as a whole) manage? How do you decide what content to post where? How do you manage content flow? Who do you report to? Meico:  We don’t have a formal department for the work I do. Have questions for Meico?

The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse – A Guide on What and How to Monitor

Razor Social

Is all that social media activity paying off? Listening is just as important as sharing on social media Click To Tweet. The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse. Every monitoring tool will provide you some capability of monitoring specific keywords (in isolation, as part of a URL, as a hashtag etc.). Social Analytics. Media Monitoring.

9 New Social Media Statistics and What They Really Mean

Convince & Convert

My friends over at Social Media Examiner just released their 2014 Social Media Marketing Industry Report. It’s a survey of 2,800 marketers from around the world, asking about their attitudes and plans for social media usage. It’s not a social network, it’s a content network with a comments layer. Go grab it.

10 Social Media Marketing Mistakes Businesses Must Avoid

Webbiquity SMM

Social media is an integral component of any successful digital marketing strategy. With 74 percent of adults using social networking sites , the opportunity to increase your site’s online exposure to new customers cannot be ignored. Here is a list of social media marketing mistakes to avoid, and ways to ensure your campaign’s success. Guest post by Gary Dek.

The 5 Habits That Make Your Social Media Analyst Indispensable

Sprout Social

Social media has become such a critical aspect for businesses that many of you have considered hiring a social media analyst. Whether you handle social media in-house, outsource it or have someone specifically on staff to manage it, you should think about the qualities that make up a successful social media analyst. They Show Their Work.

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The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook by Tamar Weinberg on December 10, 2008 Share Social media mimics real relationships — in many cases.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. companies now use social media for marketing.

Will Social Media Initiatives Change Your Google Ranking? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

However, a new research reveals that social media engagement connected to a website can leverage a sizable rise (or even fall) in Google rankings independently from any SEO initiatives. Each site focused on similar sized American cities and contained similar type of content and URL. Social media channels tested: Google+. About the research. Facebook.

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

Pamorama

From fans to followers, brands are actively working to engage their current and future customers via social media — and online reputation management is quickly becoming a vital part of doing business. Social media monitoring helps brands discover, in real time, who is saying what online and where the conversations are happening so they can respond in a timely fashion. Businesses also need to measure, analyze, and report on their social media efforts. Collecta is a real-time search engine bringing content to you as it’s posted. ASOMO.

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How to Improve Social Media Results With Data

Rebekah Radice

Do you want to improve your social media results? Rather than throwing content at a wall and hoping it sticks, you analyze the data. Now you can post the right content to the right people. Instead, you  make data-backed social media decisions. Chances are though, you’re still struggling to analyze what’s happening on social media.

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How to Successfully Mine Your Social Media Data

Sprout Social

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). It’s sort of crazy to think some businesses still don’t trust social media as an ROI source. But when we gather social media data, it’s hard to argue against the numbers.