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How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. As its popularity and user base grows, techniques for getting the most out of Twitter, third-party tools that add special-purpose value, and the platform itself continue to evolve. How can brands and individuals make their tweets stand out?

How to Build a Community that Thrives

Spin Sucks

thought my keyboard was going to catch fire. During that conversation, one of the questions posed to me was: What role does social media play in content marketing? Talk to your community. Yes, community is important, but if you think about it only from an engagement point-of-view, you will be angry you spent so much time and energy building it. And I''m totally going to!

How to Get Back on Track After the Holiday Season

Spin Sucks

It feels like yesterday we were preparing for Thanksgiving  and now Christmas is already passed and we’re about to enter the New Year. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to get back on track at work after the holiday season. Though it’s fun to remember the holidays, we must be careful not fall into melancholy. Four Ways to Get Back on Track After the Holiday Season.

How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action

Spin Sucks

Liked-minded PR professionals coalesced around a central theme of wanting to nudge the PR industry— and its vendor offerings—forward through action. Here I lay out five significant steps #PRStack took that blog post rant into a positive community of action that is helping to change the modern workflow for the public relations industry. If so, would it be better to join forces?

How to Build Better [Business] Habits

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

on a Wednesday and that fully loaded triple-decker sandwich from the nearby deli has you wondering how long you can get away with catching some z’s under your desk, or if that drawing-eyes-on-your-eyelids thing really works. So how do you pick yourself up and get back into the swing of things? Just switch your focus to a different task for about three to five minutes.

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How to Create a Video Marketing Strategy for Your Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Any forward thinking business will do well to take note and use video to their advantage. Even on a limited budget, if you plan well, maximize your resources and invest some creative energy it is possible to build a video marketing campaign that will take your business to the next level. Here are some tips to get you started. But where do you start?

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How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. As a result, businesses continue to desperately find new ways to reach their fans and build their online reputation on this leading social media platform. But remember to skip the small talk and insincere banter.

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How to Make Money Online in 2016: An Unexpected Approach

Viper Chill

As we enter the first week of a brand new year, your motivations are probably higher than ever to make 2016 the year to finally achieve all you’ve been dreaming of. Whether you’re starting a brand new foray into making money online or you’re hoping to take your current income to the next level, today’s guide is guaranteed to put you on the path to success.

How to Reverse Engineer Your Competitors’ SEO Strategy

Convince & Convert

Sometimes, the best way to beat the competition is to scrutinize what they’re doing to determine how you could incorporate similar methods to benefit your brand. Follow our steps below to find out how to locate your strongest competitors and ensure their techniques work for you. 1. Do they utilize multimedia content to keep readers on site?

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How to Create Interactive Content That Engages Your Customers

Convince & Convert

Unfortunately, there are quite a few business owners that seem to have a tough time differentiating between these two approaches to marketing. There’s nothing particularly wrong with traditional media—it just happens to be a primarily passive experience. Just about every attempt to make it a truly engaging process has failed. highlight to tweet). Obviously.

Your YouTube Plan is Not the Same as TV

Spin Sucks

By Pete Borum With 144,000 hours of new video content every day, ranging from useful to mundane to downright strange, it’s safe to call YouTube the video platform. With so many unique niches , brands have a great opportunity to connect with their audiences in a completely new way—combining the captivating energy of video with the relationship-building power of social media.

Employee Engagement: Prepare for Environmental Factors

Spin Sucks

During this particular year, I was going through my “I’m a crazy ultra runner ” stage in life, so I was ridiculously excited about being able to be a crazy ultra runner on the beach. Much to my dismay, a hurricane was rolling in making the beach a very windy place. And so out I went, into the goodness knows what speed wind gusts, to go for my morning run. Backwards!!!

How to Sync Facebook Lead Ad Contacts With Your CRM

Jon Loomer

They streamline the process of collecting leads without requiring users to leave Facebook, improving the user experience and ultimately cutting the cost per lead for advertisers. [If you haven’t signed up yet for my free workshop in November on How to Master Facebook Lead Ads , do it now!]. It should be related to the form or list that you are integrating within your CRM.

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How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile Friendly

Waxing UnLyrical

If you talk to Howie Goldfarb anywhere – Twitter, here on his guest posts, or over at his own blog, you’ll know that he’s fixated on one thing. Well, actually he’s fixated on many things, but one thing kept coming back to me.). After all, it takes enough guts, time and energy to get a blog started, and then to keep it going. Easy peasy.

How to Waste Your Content Marketing Efforts

Convince & Convert

Getting traffic to your site through your SEO and content marketing initiatives is only half the story. Once the visitor arrives, you want to keep them coming back. If the visitors stay, see, and vamoose again, never to return, your efforts are being wasted. Getting on to a list takes work. You’re not tied to a given vendor, service or platform. Kudos. Captchas.

How to Take the Challenger Sales Approach to Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

He disputes conventional wisdom touting “personalization,” arguing that personalization will get you nowhere when trying to convince more than one person to agree on your sale. He zeroes in on one specific stakeholder persona as holding the key to turning the tide of the rest: “the mobilizer.” The most important numbers to crack the code of sales.

How To Develop And Execute A Social Media Strategy For Free

SocMed Sean

” Basically, the statement speaks to assigning value to the things that you find useful. The same concept can certainly be applied to other things that you want or value in life and it certainly applies to the development and execution a social media strategy. Everything from listening to content creation to the infamous “Sh!t Cheers!

How to Run Successful Campaigns on Google+

Convince & Convert

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been working on the best practices for running campaigns on Google+ and how, as Chris Brogan would say, we can make our buyers the hero of the story. If you want to be a movement maker, then keep reading. Most of the campaigns I run will tend to be one day long, but sometimes they will extend over a week. Campaigns create movements. Launch!

How To Write Blog Titles That Catch Social Media Attention

Small Business Mavericks

A business blog doesn’t have to be boring, in fact, it shouldn’t be. To gain readers, you need content that satisfies their need, and the only way to catch their attention is by writing a great blog title. From experience, there are two ways to write blog titles, the hard way and easy way. The hard way is by trying to be 100% original whilst also trying to have a stand out title. Since humans have been writing for thousands of years, it nigh on impossible to do both, so don’t. ” and you are then creating a hook.

Why All Social Media Marketing Programs Should Be Agile (and How to Get Started)

Simply Measured

Those who work in social media are all too aware of how this field is constantly evolving. Such fluidity can be challenging, but can also create many opportunities for brands that  want to grow audiences and build equity. Responding to change over following a plan. When considering an agile structure for social media, there are two principles to keep in mind.

How to Use Brand Storylines to Spark Social Media Engagement

Convince & Convert

It lacks energy. According to Gini Dietrich , CEO of Arment Dietrich (and an active member of the Convince & Convert community), “Spin Sucks is one of the top three PR blogs in the world, and it has afforded us the ability to compete with the largest agencies in the world.” conversation is a two-way dialogue to share ideas and opinions. Image via EladeManu.

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


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. With the crowded online space, businesses have to work extra hard to capture and keep the attention of potential customers online. Yet not many found it. Not very likely.

How To Give A Great Presentation (Seriously)

Twist Image

you''re doing it wrong when it comes to how you prepare for a public speech. I''m sure this will upset many people, but let''s walk through the typical scenario of how someone is asked to speak and what happens next: Step 1: someone gets asked to present on a specific topic. Step 2: the presenter agrees to present. Step 4: in the week leading up to the presentation, the speaker starts writing down notes and building a PowerPoint deck. Sometimes they write up the speech that they are going to read to the audience (please don''t do this).

How to Grow a Twitter Chat to Reach 1 Million People: Learnings From Two Years of #bufferchat

Buffer Social

From  productivity  and   social media strategy  to   self-care  and   reflecting  — even  gifs ! — we’ve had a blast getting to join with our community every week for the past two years in #bufferchat. . We are so grateful to have an amazing community who keeps coming back each week, offers a breadth of knowledge and drives us to be a better company and community.

Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

SocMed Sean

'Angry bird puts a lid on it' courtesy of etee on Flickr via Creative Commons license If you’re engaged in social media for either personal or professional purposes (and if you’re reading this, I’m betting you are), there’s an important skillset and rule that you might want to think about: The art of not replying. Email this to a friend? Prove it.

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How to Build a Strong Social Media Presence

Rebekah Radice

You have taken the time to invest in social media. The hours spent researching and executing are tiring, but you know it’s worth the time and energy. After all, capturing the attention of today’s online consumer is critical to your business. So how can you improve your social media results? Use them today to instantly  improve social media results  tomorrow!

How to Uncover Meaningful Social Data

Convince & Convert

This question occurred to me after reading Jay Baer’s post revealing that social media sites have an an e-commerce conversion rate of.71 Jay was so intrigued by this possibility that he asked me to explore it further in this post. Honestly, I do not know if the Analytics Effect objectively exists, but I have reason to suspect it might. Image via

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The Million Dollar Mindset – How to Create a Website and Sell it Off for Six Figures

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

want to tell you about the mindset required to create wealth on the Internet. But what the newcomer fails to understand in the world of Internet Marketing is just how important it is to have the right attitude, the right mindset. Let me describe for you the attitude that allowed me to build a six figure website. But this has to be a hard core commitment.

How to Build Your Own Idea Refinery

Engaging Brand

Ideas are the fuel that drive our economy and if you listened to this week's Engaging Brand Podcast , you will hear that although 94% of people think creativity is vital , only 35%  believe they have the skills and processes to deliver them. Here is how I see creativity - you know me, I love a little analogy.  . 1) The brand platform exists to bring great customer experiences.

How to Adjust Communication to Motivate and Influence

Spin Sucks

Communication can either be the death knell to accomplishing great things or the clarion call-to-action. Those who “get” the clarion call and use clear cut and precise language are great leaders: They can marshal the great forces of their team to bring in huge new business wins and manage even the most unruly clients. How do you become the first? How Dominance.

How to Leverage Your Internal Resources in External Marketing Efforts

Convince & Convert

“Doesn’t that mean you’re just handing over your secrets to success?” The internet is flooded with “secrets” to success. Often times we’re irrational about keeping our corporate cards too close to our chest. Yes, there are certain things it’s probably unwise to share, but there is a lot that should be publicly available to support your marketing efforts.

How To Measure Your Social Media Efforts

Social Media Network Marketing

These investment at minimal level would be time, energy, technology [hardware, software the web and internet connectivity], dedicated human resource. Add to this just like any other marketing campaign we will require objectives and KPIs Key Process Indicators as well. There is lot of research and discussion going on in the area of ''how to arrive at a ROI for Social Media''. What we need to understand is that while we do measure the Social Media space we need to be very clear on what the parameters are to be. What is your take on this?

Top 4 Twitter Fails (& how to fix them!)

Absolute PA

There are certain habits and time-saving behaviours that could actually be stopping Twitter working for you as a business generating superpower ( read on here for how Twitter can be a massive game changer for your business ). Read on to find out 4 of the most common fails and how to rectify them. 1. Is that the impression you want to portray? Don’t be that guy!

11 Simple Design Tips to Enhance Your Social Media Images

Buffer Social

In the brain itself, there are hundreds of millions of neurons devoted to visual processing, nearly 30 percent of the entire cortex , as compared with 8 percent for touch and just 3 percent for hearing. Each of the two optic nerves, which carry signals from the retina to the brain, consists of a million fibers,  compared to the auditory nerve carrying a mere 30,000. Color.

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We Didn’t Know How to Promote a Podcast. So Here’s All We Learned

Buffer Social

Before we launched our Buffer podcast , so much of our time and energy (99.9% of it, I’d wager!) We did all the podcast things we were supposed to do in order to make a really great podcast — the interviews, the mixing, the uploading — and now that the time had come to press publish … … we needed a plan to promote the podcast. Images.

How To Build A Successful Business Blog (a Getting Started Guide)

Rebekah Radice

Whether you’re a local business owner, entrepreneur, or brand – finding new ways to generate business can be a challenge. Not only is it a cost-effective way to enhance your inbound marketing efforts, but it also becomes a magnet – attracting prospective clients in an organic and natural way. How do I know these steps will set you up for success? Click To Tweet. 5.

The Next New Thing: Tapping into Quantum Energy to Support Your Business Goals

Bare Feet Studios

Before I launch into a discussion of just what the heck is “The Next New Thing: Tapping into Quantum Energy to Support Your Business Goals” I want to set the framework for my life’s experience. Initially I just thought I was weird and often tried to dampen my curiosities or justify them. Me being me, I talked to them a lot about business!

How to Immediately Gain Traction on Twitter (and Grow Your Business)

Rebekah Radice

From daily conversations to marketing tactics, how and when you engage has evolved. And like with anything else, taking the time to learn how to use it properly is the key to success. If you’ve been looking for ideas to help elevate your Twitter presence and expand your business through Twitter , read on. Not sure how to find them?

Show 438 - How to Develop Your Signature Voice

Engaging Brand

The Engaging Brand podcast  covering social marketing , business ideas and  brand marketing tips  has a new episode but before we start.The listener winning an  Engaging Brand  goodie bag - picked from all the people who share, like, tweet about the show to say a BIG thank you from me! - is C raig Ross who wins some Harvard Business Gifts as well! How leadership qualities are based on an alignement of mind, body and words. How leadership development is not about being a huge personality but about clarity of values and vision. You can now also find it on Stitcher Radio.

How To Protect Your Social Media Work

Social Media Network Marketing

As a Social Media person you would be putting in long hours of research, time, energy and deep understanding on what you may post / write on Blogs and other Social Media Sites. While you go about doing your work on a daily basis there are people who would like to copy paste what you do and simply put it up on their Blog / Website. What happens here is that sooner or later traffic would start to go there as well. There are a couple of sites which enable you to check if your work is taken / picked and produced as some other person's work.