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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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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?

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.

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 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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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?

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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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.

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.

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.

Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing

Sprout Social

Social media marketing evolved from something only a few cutting-edge brands did to an integral piece of every company’s marketing strategy. It’s no longer a question of whether or not your brand should be on social media, but how can you best use sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to grow your business. Choosing Your Social Networks. Quick Stats 1.65

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.

What Do Social Media Management Tools Really Need? 23 Experts Tell Us

agora pulse

Social media management tools are constantly evolving in order to keep up with businesses’ and marketers’ needs. For this blog post, I’ve approached some of the top influencers and bloggers in the social media world and asked them two questions regarding social media management tools. The option to separate customer service requests from social comments.

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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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.

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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All of the Social Media Metrics That Matter

Sprout Social

Did you know that when it comes to social media metrics, there are hundreds you could be analyzing? In this post, we’re going to look at the metrics you can gather from the top social networks and which ones matter most for your business. What Are Social Media Metrics? We’re going to break down all of the social media metrics you need to know.

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. Using shortened URLs for links.

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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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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.

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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

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.

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.

How to Align Social Media and SEO Strategy

Simply Measured

Are your social media efforts aligned with your SEO strategy? successful social media campaign should have a positive impact on your search ranking, as well. Moz has found that social metrics are among the most important search ranking factors, along with link quality. How to Perform Your Own Social Media Audit Download. Increase Your Following.

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How to Use Social Media to Build Brand Trust

Convince & Convert

Social media is more than just a platform to promote your products, services, and content. So, how do you use social media to build brand trust? Steve Rayson, director of BuzzSumo, describes the social media trust formula as: Breaking Down the Trust Formula. It also means sharing helpful content from a wide array of sources, not just your own.

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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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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Does Your Social Media Agency Need as Real Identity?

agora pulse

Every business needs an identity but for those offering social media marketing it’s even more important. For marketing and PR agencies that want to broaden their offering to provide social media marketing services then re-defining brand identity can become a challenge. You will also need to consider whether URLs should be re-directed. Defining ‘identity’. Online.

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.

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?

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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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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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.

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.

The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

Buffer Social

The social media world is a fascinating one. Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention ( Peach ) or become part of our daily lives ( Snapchat ). The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust! And here’s the even crazier part: The graphic (from Buddy Media) is four years old.

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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?

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.

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.