• SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016
    [Feedly] Facebook’s Birthday Gift to Users: 45-Second Videos
    12): Users will see a prompt atop their News Feeds  on their birthdays, after which they can preview the videos before they go live and add or remove specific posts. Facebook Web Video Birthdays friends Friends Day News Feed VideosFacebook plans to begin sending its users birthday  wishes in the form of 45-second videos featuring recaps of their friends’ birthday greeting posts. The social network has begun rolling out the feature, and users should start seeing it “in the coming days.”. Readers: What do you think of Facebook’s new birthday videos?
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Feedly] A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call
    The best marketers understand that people watch video differently in mobile feeds. We introduced lead ads  in Q1 to make it easy for people to fill out forms on mobile devices right from News Feed. We also want to be thoughtful about making sure that each person’s overall feed experience has the right balance of organic and ad content. News Feed. But if we started playing an ad in the middle of a feed before you got to the video, then that would really go against that. The fastest growth regions for advertising revenue in the second quarter were the U.S.
  • PEG FITZPATRICK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Market on Social Media Like a Global Brand
    Feed the content monster with Feedly. One important aspect of smart social media for brands is what I call Feeding the Content Monster or filling your content calendar. Want to market like a pro? Curious how the big brands market flawlessly? Get your own powerhouse social media strategy in motion complete with a checklist. I’m super excited to partner with Sprout Social on a free webinar on August 2nd at 3 pm ET. Of course, you’re invited! RSVP here. Manage conversations for multiple accounts. Easy-to-use daily and weekly social media task lists.
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Feedly] 10 best content marketing tools
    Feedly: Trend discovery tool. 10 Feedly : This is another tool that helps you find out what the competition offers to your target audience. In addition to competition monitoring, Feedly is an awesome tool for discovering the latest trends in your area. Cost: free, with option for Feedly Pro for $5/month. Website Grader, Open Site Explorer & 8 more tools. Post by Kate Simpson. ontent marketers have access to hundreds of tools that can make their jobs more effective. We’ll list 10 awesome content marketing tools that will definitely improve the way you work.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Feedly] Why Snapchat Memories Will Be Pivotal (And Why Marketers Are So Excited)
    Memories can feed the evolution of Snapchat’s ad product. Snapchat is rumored to be working on a Facebook-like algorithm  that would curate Stories and show users content it feels they’ll enjoy most at the top of their feed, rather than displaying each Story in chronological orders as the app does now. If you could travel back in time to when Facebook or Instagram first started grabbing mainstream attention, knowing what you do now about the opportunity they hold for brands, you’d jump aboard, right? Well, that opportunity is now on Snapchat. Video
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Feedly] The Twitter Best Practices Handbook
    Use Pinned Tweets: Ensure your feed has a pinned Tweet to showcase one of your more engaging posts. Don’t let your Twitter feed become stale. With a limitation of 140 characters, Twitter instills users to be creative and succinct with social media. Not only that, but with more than 310 million active users, it’s tough to know how to stand out and be heard. Following the most essential Twitter best practices can make you more visible to your customers. Use the buttons below to jump to each Twitter best practice: Or jump to the Twitter best practices infographic. 1. Links in bios.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Monitor Social Media Conversations Using Agorapulse
    Now your monitoring dashboard will have a real-time feed of all public Instagram posts with the hashtag #peets. Did you know that Agorapulse allows you to monitor social media by capturing key conversations on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook? If you’re ready to get serious about social media listening, check out what we can do for you. Monitoring on Twitter. With Agorapulse, you can discover Twitter conversations containing words or phrases specified by you, filtered by language and location.  . Want to set up a listening station like that? Well, great! Monitoring on Instagram.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
    [Feedly] The Evolution of the Tasty Video
    Within the last year, you may have noticed an explosion of recipe videos appearing on your Facebook News Feed. The short, simple videos that we drool over on a daily basis started with Tasty , a production of BuzzFeed Video. With 64 million page likes and counting, Tasty sees consistently high levels of engagement on each one of its videos, which are viewed millions of times and boast thousands of comments. We’re going to dive into what started the Tasty video trend, why it’s so successful, and which brands are adopting Tasty-like content on their own social channels. Tasty Beginnings.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Promote Your Blog in 8 Seriously Easy Steps
    If you do, you will be able to see a preview of links you post directly in the Twitter feed (see below). Are you missing opportunities to promote your blog? When I first started blogging I’d spend hours writing the perfect post, share it out on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and then move on to the next one. Sometimes I was lucky and my posts would strike a chord with someone, they’d get shared or make their way up the Google rankings but in most cases, they’d remain dormant. It’s this 8 step system I’m going to share with you today. Evergreen. 2. Seasonal. 3.
  • SOCIALIZED  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Feedly] Comments Were Meant to Be Deleted
    Here’s what someone posted as a comment: “I’m always a bit surprised that anyone on social thinks they “own their feed” Not true on Facebook. You can help curate a feed through your preferences and who you “friend” – but you don’t own any feeds. Even The platform owns the feeds. But if you seriously think you “own” your feed, well. It’s overly simplistic to classify everything we come into contact with online as “a feed.” If you do, we can be friends. will delete them.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Feedly] Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook
    In late June, Facebook once again announced a News Feed algorithm change —this time to focus more on friends and family content, and less on brands and publishers —a change that’s not all that surprising since Facebook is organized around who you know. Facebook is also closing its News Feed application, Paper , further curtailing choice of outlets and hastening a consolidation of power that benefits no one but Facebook. And that’s not all. Yikes! But publishers are not quite in as dire straits as it may appear, even with this seeming abandonment of Facebook. percent on Facebook.
  • PEG FITZPATRICK  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Feedly] Drastically Improve your Social Media Success
    Spend time with the positive people who help feed your passions and inspirations – use these interactions to fan your own joy and spirit. Can you drastically improve your social media success with one tip? Yes, you can. The one thing that’s really holding you back from success is you. Yes, you. Comparing yourself to other people. Comparison is the thief of joy.” Theodore Roosevelt Click To Tweet. Comparison could be making you feel jealous, unhappy, and possibly crushing your creativity. Stop it! Looking around on Facebook and Instagram can create FOMO (fear of missing out).
  • AGORA PULSE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016
    [Feedly] Should My Agency Use Social Media Automation?
    Can you engage with your audience if you are solely automating or using a feed to post for you? Don’t be afraid to schedule your industry news and tap into RSS feeds of those influencers you love; balance the scheduled messages with posts, stories and blog articles which will humanize you again. “Should I use social media automation or can I simply post organically?” ” We have this conversation about once a month in our office with clients. Let me tell you, there are pros and cons for both, and ultimately we always end at the same point. Why does this happen?
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Feedly] Facebook Tests Snapchat Stories-Like Quick Updates; Won’t Roll It Out
    Facebook later told Constine it was testing Quick Updates with some mobile users in an effort to create tools for users to share content with only the friends that they want to see it, rather than on News Feed , adding that the social network has no plans to proceed with the feature. Facebook Binary Capital friends Josh Constine News Feed Photos Quick Updates snapchat stories Techcrunch text Text Overlays Tiffany Zhong VideosNot every new feature Facebook tests makes it to launch. Take Quick Updates, the social network’s take on Snapchat Stories.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Feedly] #SproutChat Recap: Social Media & Marketing Resources Roundup
    A1: I visit my Feedly list for social media multiple times a day: https://t.co/u8r7OZtHIv All professionals have their go-to news outlets, blogs, podcasts and social media channels for advice and inspiration to better themselves and advance in their career. This week at #SproutChat , the community shared their favorite social media marketing resources. We’ve put together a roundup of some of the best ones. Check ‘em out and bookmark, follow or subscribe for your own benefit.  . Breaking News about Social Media Networks. SproutSocial A1. sproutchat. a1: I love mashable! SproutChat.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Feedly] What Every Social Media Intern Needs to Know
    After reading many blog posts and scrolling through the entire Simply Measured Instagram feed, it was easy to tell I would be working at a cool place with a ton of talented people. My name is Audrey, and I am the Social Media Intern at Simply Measured! I’m going on my fourth week here, and I couldn’t have picked a better place to spend my summer. I’m Audrey! I’ll be a Senior at the University of Washington this fall. When I first heard about this internship, I knew right away that I had to apply. ” I wanted to do more than just tweet things and get coffee. Data Matters.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Feedly] Never Has LinkedIn Been More Powerful Than Today
    All feeds and updates that any individual sees are predicated on the people that they are following. I see information based on the people that I am connected to. LinkedIn is the most powerful weapon you have in building your reputation. . believe this. Wholeheartedly. The problem, of course, is that we live in this strange new on-demand world. What do you want? What do you need? We can access almost anything with our smartphones and the flick of our thumb. A car. place to stay. Someone to mate with. You name it. It's all right there. Instantly. It's not a smartphone. the other day.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Feedly] Native Instagram Analytics Are Here…Sort Of
    Based on Facebook’s newsfeed adjustment trend, it’s fair to guess that this will be as high as it gets with the Instagram feed algorithm. If you are like the members of the analytics team here at Ignite Social Media, you’ve been anticipating the release of an official Instagram analytics platform ever since Facebook purchased the platform for a nice, round $1 billion. It’s taken four years for a native analytics offering from the tool, but it’s here! In this post, we’re going to “unbox” Instagram Insights and show you what we’ve all been waiting for. reach.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Feedly] Periscope Adds Highlights Trailers, Embedded Tweet Support, Android Auto-Play
    You can watch highlights of your home feed to catch up on broadcasts you missed from the last day, highlights of somebody’s profile to get a flavor for their previous broadcasts, or highlights of any search result (like #NoBillNoBreak or “pottery”) to get a convenient overview of any topic. Finally, on auto-play, Periscope wrote: On Android, live broadcasts will auto-play in the watch tab and global feed without sound, so you can see what’s happening around the world immediately when you open Periscope. LIVE on #Periscope : On the range with Jason Day https://t.co/0NhfLaEeNA.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Feedly] Best Practices for Managing a Crisis on Social Media
    They are more concerned about the current news and conversations within their feed – individuals commenting on the news, expressing personal thoughts and opinions, etc. With recent current events and tragic news in the media each day, it’s time to talk about best practices your brand should use when it comes to social media during a crisis. Far too often we see brands really mess this one up. I’m speaking specifically to brands, not individuals. But, if you are an individual who manages a brand’s social community (like a Community Manager), this message is for you. Go Dark.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Feedly] 7 Types Of Awesome Social Media Content Your Brand Can Be Creating Right Now
    Along with  driving massive engagement , GIFs help you explain difficult ideas, add some visual variety to your feed, and have some fun with your audience. Live videos are watched 3x longer and shown more in News Feed. Facebook has even decided to push up Live videos in user News Feeds. Have you ever wondered why people love eating at buffets? It’s not because all-you-can-eat options are better for your wallet; in fact, economists have proved  ordering traditional dishes is actually cheaper. Humans crave variety. Custom GIFs. great GIF is worth a thousand words.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Feedly] PB134: How to Decide if You Should Start on a New Social Network or Medium
    Everyone’s been talking about Facebook Live, it’s an emerging medium that many bloggers have been experimenting with lately. I’m seeing a lot more of it in my Facebook feed and this blogger noticed the same thing, they noticed other people in their niche particularly getting into it and wondered whether they should too. How to Decide if a New Social Network or Medium is Right for You. Today I’m going to help you decide if you should start on that new social network or that new medium like a podcast or a YouTube channel. This is a very common email that I get. My Audience? For Me?
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Feedly] 10 Social Lessons for B2B Companies
    You are responsible for feeding your audience likable and useful content, engaging with your audience, and listening for feedback (both good and bad). Doing this will help you stand out against your competitors as people scroll through their social media feeds. The social media landscape is ever-changing, and so is the way people are making buying decisions. 10 Tips for Increasing Brand Engagement on Instagram Download. Social media is a great tool to attract prospects and customers with your content, and guide them through the buyer’s journey. Get Blogging. Set Goals and KPIs.
  • YMARKETINGMATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Feedly] Twitter Basics: How To Get Started On Twitter For Business
    Once you have followed some profiles, you can click on your home tab to view your “feed” or timeline (TL). Your feed is all the latest tweets by persons who you follow. The volume of tweets in your feed can be overwhelming. What Makes Twitter Different. On Twitter, you’ll find friends and family as well as celebrities, companies and strangers who may share your interests. News networks (like @AP and @CNN ) will post breaking news announcements, companies may hold giveaways, celebrities post announcements on what they’re working on and everyone has conversations!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Feedly] Why LinkedIn is the Only Social Media I Use
    Okay, sure: it might not have the billion-plus users that Facebook has, and you won’t find LinkedIn feeds at the bottom of a television broadcast like you do with Twitter. This is a guest contribution from Matthew Oleniuk. Close to ten years after Facebook took the world by storm, there’s not much point in stressing the importance of social media anymore. You just can’t grow your blog or your brand these days without having a social presence – so everyone races to create their Facebook page, and their Twitter profile, and their Instagram portfolio. Right? Isn’t it just for job-seekers?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Feedly] Why LinkedIn is the Only Social Media I Use
    Okay, sure: it might not have the billion-plus users that Facebook has, and you won’t find LinkedIn feeds at the bottom of a television broadcast like you do with Twitter. This is a guest contribution from Matthew Oleniuk. Close to ten years after Facebook took the world by storm, there’s not much point in stressing the importance of social media anymore. You just can’t grow your blog or your brand these days without having a social presence – so everyone races to create their Facebook page, and their Twitter profile, and their Instagram portfolio. Right? Isn’t it just for job-seekers?
  • RAZOR SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Feedly] 15 Awesome Social Media Apps for iPhone
    Catch up on blog content using Feedly. Instead of visiting your favorite blogs every day, add them to Feedly and track them through this tool. Using your mobile for social media marketing will make you more productive and efficient  when marketing your business on social media. You have your mobile with you 24 hours a day so you might as well get more benefit from it! Some applications will just waste your time and some will benefit your business.   The applications we have selected below will make you more effective on social media. Manage Twitter using Tweetbot. PRISMA. Phonto.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Feedly] Facebook Android Users Can Now Save Videos
    Users with version 85 or beta version 86 of the app can select “save video” from the drop-down menus on videos in their News Feeds, and those videos will appear in their Saved  directories. Apps Facebook Android Android Police Bloomberg India Michael Crider Mix News Feed Save Video Saved The Next Web VideosFacebook quietly added the ability to save videos for later viewing to its flagship Android application. Readers: Would you like to see Facebook roll this feature out globally? Screenshots courtesy of The Next Web , Android Police.
  • KOKA SEXTON  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Feedly] My End of Tour. #LinkedInLife
    people in marketing to feed the sales machine. Transformation of self. I was once awe struck by this place. From the first time I logged in, I was hooked. That was 2005. LinkedIn has been the app that connected me to opportunity. Literally. I had become one of the most vocal people in the sales industry about it’s potential. I led a social selling movement initially with no data but a solid belief that this was the right thing to do. Social selling became my new religion and I spread the gospel every chance I could. never imagined the possibility of being within these walls. Next?!?
  • YMARKETINGMATTERS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Feedly] Twitter Basics – How To Get Started On Twitter
    Once you have followed some profiles, you can click on your home tab to view your “feed” or timeline (TL). Your feed is all the latest tweets by persons who you follow. The volume of tweets in your feed can be overwhelming. What Makes Twitter Different. On Twitter, you’ll find friends and family as well as celebrities, companies and strangers who may share your interests. News networks (like @AP and @CNN) will post breaking news announcements, companies may hold giveaways, celebrities post announcements on what they’re working on and everyone has conversations.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Feedly] Twitter to Live-Stream Two New NBA Shows
    This expanded partnership will help feed our fans’ growing demand for the NBA by more deeply integrating the league across Twitter’s many platforms. Twitter’s live-video-streaming  pond added a big fish: the National Basketball Association. The social network and the league announced an expanded content partnership Tuesday that will bring a new weekly pregame show to Twitter, along with a second show, for which the details have not yet been worked out. Existing content includes: #NBARapidReplay highlights. NBAVine highlights and behind-the-scenes footage. Plays of the game.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Feedly] 6 Facebook Features Marketers Overlook
    Popular Facebook features like Pages, News Feed and a suite of advertising tools have made this network a must-have for marketers and advertisers. If you’ve been Liking Pages as your brand, your News Feed should be full of interesting content. Facebook will occasionally show you reminders of your saved items in News Feed. 4. What began as a simple platform for specific college networks has grown into a hub of social activity for 1.65 billion monthly active users. Since 2004 countless new Facebook features have been released for you to use to meet your business objectives.
  • PAM MOORE  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Feedly] Blogging for Business: 10 Foundational Requirements for Success
    If you want to win in the world of online marketing you must learn more than simply how to optimize your Facebook news feed. It’s probably not news to you that blogging is an incredible way to build your business and your brand. As tempting as it may be, building your business on rented land such as Facebook is quite risky. The only guarantee we have today with the social networks and digital marketing is change. ” The days of hiring an SEO company to simply throw up some text on a virtual page, buy some junk links and watch the sales come in, are over and done. episode 90).
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Feedly] Facebook, Instagram and Users’ ‘Behavior and Emotions’ (Study)
    For example, our survey revealed that for people who use both feeds equally, Facebook better satisfies their need for empowerment, recognition and connection, and Instagram more strongly fulfills their desire for fun, relaxation and discovery. But if you’re interested in customizing your concepts for each feed, our research can help you understand the particular interests, needs and expectations of our two communities and give you a starting point for experimentation. and U.S.—were were polled on their “behavior and emotions across the two platforms.” Vicki Molina-Estolano wine
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Feedly] 3 New Apps You Should Use for Social Content Creation
    If you’re at all involved in social media, you’ve recently seen your feed move back and forth in the most adorable manner over and over again. Once you finish editing your images, you’re able to set up a “feed” within your camera roll, similar to Instagram’s. Photography and content apps are a dime a dozen in your App and Google Play Stores. But there are some apps that stand out from the crowd, and by default, make your content infinitely better and more engaging. With these apps, you can create and enhance content on the fly, with just the tap of a few buttons. Photo Candy.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Feedly] 10 Top Twitter Tips to Improve Your Engagement
    Quotes tend to get me the most RT’s, they’re relatable, shareable and it gets me onto more feeds. This guest post is by Josh Sayers of Adventure Connections. One of my biggest bugbears in the world of marketing are people that do not have Twitter. It’s a free platform that has over 310 million active users, and unlike the monster that is Facebook, doesn’t meddle with your timeline (too much). Whether it’s engaged with is a completely different matter but with these Twitter tips you should see a rise in your performance! Ready to jump in? Share other content. Remember to geotag. Ask them!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Feedly] 10 Top Twitter Tips to Improve Your Engagement
    Quotes tend to get me the most RT’s, they’re relatable, shareable and it gets me onto more feeds. This guest post is by Josh Sayers of Adventure Connections. One of my biggest bugbears in the world of marketing are people that do not have Twitter. It’s a free platform that has over 310 million active users, and unlike the monster that is Facebook, doesn’t meddle with your timeline (too much). Whether it’s engaged with is a completely different matter but with these Twitter tips you should see a rise in your performance! Ready to jump in? Share other content. Remember to geotag. Ask them!
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Feedly] Why Do Tweets Go Viral? Our 10 Most Successful Tweets and the Psychology Behind Why They Worked
    When’s the last time you were scrolling through your feed on Twitter and saw something that made you stop in your tracks? If you’re anything like me, there are only a handful of things more exciting for a social media marketer than when a Tweet “goes viral.” ” Tina Fey sums up the feeling nicely: And so I set about with the audacious goal for this post of trying to unravel the great social media mystery of virality:  Figuring out the  formula for Twitter’s most successful tweets. Now that info would make for a great tweet ! Key Tweet elements.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
    [Feedly] Social Media News: Sprout Social All Stars Edition
    Sometimes the best content can be found right under your nose and on your social feed. Facebook made a few changes to its news feed algorithm that will have your friends and family talking–literally. This week, we found some noteworthy blog posts from a few of our Sprout Social All Stars. As we were scrolling through our Twitter and Facebook, we found a chock-full of actionable content marketing tips, Facebook tricks and even some personal advice that’s sure to pull on your heartstrings. Is A Facebook Engagement Strategy Worth Having Now? From Brooke B. Sellas. Brooke B.
  • JON LOOMER  |  SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Create Unpublished Facebook Posts
    You can now create News Feed eligible ads in the Ads tab of Power Editor. More than three years ago now, I wrote an article about how to create a dark or unpublished Facebook post. Well, that post is outdated, so it’s time to freshen it up. The truth is that unpublished Facebook posts are still needed, but most advertisers don’t realize they can be created. Let’s take a closer look at the value of unpublished Facebook posts and how you can create them. The Value of Unpublished Facebook Posts. This approach is just fine, and it’s preferred in some cases. Carousel.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Feedly] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #317
    To this day, my feed is littered with articles about the problem, even though it has been responded to. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . How Not To Network: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet - First Monday. Did you know the Russians were building an Internet? It didn't turn out as well as they hoped, obviously. Here's an excerpt, by way of the always fascinating Simon St. Laurent. Alistair for Mitch). Hugh for Alistair). Wrong.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Feedly] What’s New in Facebook Graph API v2.7?
    Some great use cases for continuous live include live feeds of aquariums, museums and zoos. Continuous Facebook Live videos and audience restrictions  on Facebook Live videos, which were added to the Facebook Live application-programming interface in May , will be added to the social network’s Graph API. Software engineer Steven Elia introduced Graph API v2.7, which will be released this fall, in a blog post , saying that in addition to the Facebook Live features, the updated API also includes improved page insights, more ad placement options and a new daily ad budget format.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Feedly] 3 Tips for Brands Targeting Brides on Social Media
    If you thought it was bad before with all your friends’ social posts filling your feed with rings, babies and weddings, now add the millions of brands targeting social content to you. Weddings. You either love them or you hate them. Me? I’m on the love side… and I’d better be since my own wedding is right around the corner. Literally. As I type this, it’s the ultimate 1-month mark. As a social media marketer, it was amazing to see how the wedding planning process has evolved across social media. It’s now easier than ever to search for all your bridal needs. Make It Personal.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Use Social Media to Build Brand Trust
    Here are some places to find great content to share: RSS blog feeds: Actively follow what your partners, competitors, and others in the industry are sharing, so you can stay on top of the latest news, and share your findings. highlight to tweet) Looking at your social feed is a great way to see how self-promotional you’re being. Social media is more than just a platform to promote your products, services, and content. It’s a two-way street for communication that can engage your customers and prospects. So, how do you use social media to build brand trust? Authority. Helpfulness.
  • SOCIALLY SORTED  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Feedly] 6 Smart Social Media Lessons for Small Business from a Car Dealer
    And of course I went surfing on their Twitter feed after receiving this to see that it was not only Nicole that did the shout outs – other team members did too! Their team features heavily on the Twitter feed too – whether it’s an employee BBQ or some other “behind the scenes” activity: . Do you want to learn some instantly actionable, smart social media lessons for small business? In this post, I share some super simple strategies that a car dealer in Portland is using to drive engagement and traffic on social media. Image by Shutterstock. https://t.co/kfySBc4xrH
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Feedly] A Complete Guide to Instagram Marketing: Get the Playbook That Drives Results for Instagram’s Top Profiles
    Gary Vaynerchuk does this to great effect on his Instagram feed. Saturday Night Live’s Instagram feed focus on two key pillars: Taking fans behind the scenes of the show and sharing exclusive clips. FedEx’s feed  consists of photos based around the theme of FedEx’s delivery drivers, vans and planes out in the wild. Their feed also gives off a vibe of high-end, artistic photography. 3. They often use entertaining copy within the images themselves and use solid, vibrant backgrounds to make their posts stand out within the Instagram feed. FedEx.
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Feedly] How Teachers can Manage Student Contact on Facebook
    Which given that I’ve just shown you how to lock down your student lists/feed in the video, is a ridiculous argument.  “hey we don’t trust you with THAT mobile phone so we insist you get a 2nd mobile phone” ^^ But don’t worry about it, these kind of “fear” based rules get replaced later with “education” style rules. Are you concerned about Privacy and Facebook with students and teachers? Looking to see if Social Media Privacy can be managed? How to Limit Student Access to Teacher Facebook Newsfeed. Create a List. True, some are).
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Feedly] 21 Social Media Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without
    These tools typically run based on keywords and data feeds. Add them to an RSS reader like Feedly. You can even integrate Feedly within the Sprout Social dashboard ! 4. See all of your social media feeds from a single dashboard instead of logging into five different sites. 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. Create a Plan for Each Social Media Channel. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Feedly] 640+ Power Words That Sell to Maximize Your Conversions
    Feed that urge that makes them feel they must click on your blog post to satisfy their curiosity. Are you struggling to find the right words to sell your product or idea? Do you want to find better words that sell to maximize your conversions? All writers know how important word choice is, and the power that a single word can have on readers. Choosing the power right word can be the difference between them taking action and remaining passive readers… It can be the difference between writing content that’s memorable and content that’s easily forgotten. Because. Instantly. Amazing.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Feedly] Buffer for Instagram is Here: 8 Ways to Get Your Best Instagram Marketing Results with Buffer
    When you’re acknowledging a contributor, partner, or friend in your feed, you’re passing along a bit of social media karma. Instagram has fast become one of the largest, most lucrative social networks: 300 million people use the app every day and Instagram’s users spend more  in purchases than any other major social network. That’s a huge audience and a huge opportunity! We’re thrilled at the chance to help you succeed there. There are many different tactics and strategies for finding success on Instagram—timing, consistency, hashtags, links, and more. When you’re posting.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Feedly] Announcing the Simply Measured API and Tableau Integration
    It’s not just a data feed. Over the last 6 years, we’ve delivered social analytics through one very specific modality: reports. Today we’re adding an exciting and fundamentally different modality to our platform:  the Social Analytics API. Reports offer a nicely packaged, simple, and fast way to measure and understand performance across social channels. The Analytics API offers limitless possibilities for analyzing your social data, just the way you want. Why Build an Analytics API? This release is the result of a massive investment in our platform over the last year. Flexible Interface.
  • UNMETRIC  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Ideate a Winning Back-to-School Campaign
    Here’s how the Discover feed for the most engaging content from the Retail industry looks like – Take a quick glance at the words that brands commonly used in their back-to-school campaigns. Working on a back-to-school campaign really pays off. Literally. Did you know that on average, every family (with children in grades K-12) spends about $ 630 on back-to-school merchandise alone? We’ve all grown up watching innumerable TV ads that made us hate our hand-me-downs. The number of families who do their back-to-school shopping on their mobile phones is on the rise. There you go!
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Feedly] 4 Ways to Extend the Lifespan of your Social Media Content
    Between busy lives and busy feeds, your content is likely being missed by a good percentage of your audience. Often times social media content is thought of like speed dating – you make a quick connection, enjoy it while it lasts, and then you move on to the next suiter, only to smile somberly at the memory of that special someone in the weeks to come. Well, I’m here to tell you that Social media content can be much more than one and done – with a few hacks and edits, it can be a relationship you’re ready to commit to. Turn your fans into your creators. Edit, edit, and then edit more.
  • PEG FITZPATRICK  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Feedly] How To Solve Your Biggest Instagram Challenges With Planoly
    Drag and drop your photos to see how it’ll actually look on your Instagram profile feed before scheduling it to post. Now you can drag & drop to arrange your feed and plan as usual! From superstar Instagram Marianna Hewitt of Life with Me , “Give yourself a set of style rules for your photos and keep this in mind BEFORE taking your photo and this will instantly help your feed feel more cohesive.” Blog Posts Instagram Social Media how can I make my Instagram feed look better how to create a cohesive instagram feed instagram instagram challenges
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Get Followers on Instagram: A Full Guide
    Fake Instagram followers tend to: Deceive new followers: If users come to an inactive Instagram feed with tens of thousands of followers, things feel deceiving. When businesses want to learn how to get followers on Instagram, there’s a lot of shady and unethical services offering to do it for you. At Sprout Social, we’ll be the first to tell you it’s always better to organically build your social media audience. By now most businesses understand the benefits of social media and using a platform like Instagram to gain better insights into analytics. Don’t trick people into following you.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Feedly] A Step-By-Step Guide to Launching a Branded Hashtag
    This will help you gain exposure as people scroll through their feeds or search a keyword. Chris Messina, currently a Developer Lead at Uber, is credited as the inventor of the hashtag on Twitter. Originally intended to group content based on subject matter, the hashtag has been adopted across every popular social platform and has cemented its place in our culture. how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]? — Chris Messina (@chrismessina) August 23, 2007. One of the earliest brands to successfully adopt the hashtag was South by Southwest. Promotions.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Feedly] Twitter Creates a New Tool for Brands and Snapchat is Changing up Their Game | Social You Should Know
    All Twitter users now have access to a the free ‘ Twitter Dashboard ‘ From here, you can create customized feeds based on keywords and phrases, schedule tweets, receive content suggestions, and gather analytics. Twitter has created a new dashboard for brands, Facebook changes their algorithm again, amongst other things, and Snapchat is changing up their game in a big way. That and more in this week’s Social You Should Know. Twitter’s New Dashboard for Brands. Think of it as a social media management tool created by and exclusively for Twitter.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Feedly] 28 of the Best Marketing Campaigns and Experiments of 2016 (and the People Behind Them)
    The source is often Gauthier’s project Tasty , a year-old pilot from BuzzFeed that has amassed more than 62 million Facebook fans (and taken over your feed ). It’s easy to get tunnel vision as a marketer. You’ve got lots of goals to achieve , and only so many hours in the day to get there. So you put your head down, get focused, and get results. At the same time, it’s important to let yourself be inspired by others. . Our industry can be creative, groundbreaking and a lot of fun. Read on, and get inspired to add your own innovative contribution to this list! 1.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Turn Friends Into Fans with Social Engagement
    There’s more and more content, we’re all accumulating friends as time goes on, it’s just getting more and more, so we may be missing or even ignoring things that are in our feed. Welcome back to Talk Digital to Me! Today, we’re welcoming Convince & Convert’s Community Manager, Christin Kardos. As Community Manager, Christin is a wizard at engaging Convince & Convert’s audience via social media. She’s an expert at getting our podcasts and blog content in front of our fans, as well as curating the best content from elsewhere on the web.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Feedly] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    You will most likely have heard that Facebook will now be prioritising updates from family and friends in news feeds, which means a big thumbs down for you. Facebook doing stuff AGAIN! Earning more money as a freelancer! Easier SEO! All the stuff I’ve been concerned about this week as a blogger is rounded up for your enjoyment and knowledge. hope it helps. How Facebook’s New Algorithm Change Will Affect Your Page | Edgar. Edgar has some insight into what might still work in the effort to get organic reach for your posts. And the gifs!! Are they searchable? Very interesting.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Feedly] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    You will most likely have heard that Facebook will now be prioritising updates from family and friends in news feeds, which means a big thumbs down for you. Facebook doing stuff AGAIN! Earning more money as a freelancer! Easier SEO! All the stuff I’ve been concerned about this week as a blogger is rounded up for your enjoyment and knowledge. hope it helps. How Facebook’s New Algorithm Change Will Affect Your Page | Edgar. Edgar has some insight into what might still work in the effort to get organic reach for your posts. And the gifs!! Are they searchable? Very interesting.
  • AUDIENSE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Feedly] Hendrick’s Ministry of Transport and Brands Celebrate Wimbledon!
    We interrupt your Twitter feed for an announcement from #HendricksMinistry. Wimbledon is ruling the social media roost this week. Some of our favourite brands, which also happen to be official Wimbledon sponsors, have launched exciting campaigns. What’s more, Twitter debuts live streaming high-definition broadcast of Wimbledon! In other news, Hendricks Gin have started the “Hendricks Ministry of Marginally Superior Transport”. All this, plus what caught Team Audiense’s eye on the Internet in the world of social trends. Hendrick’s Ministry (Of Transport). https://t.co/BsznrA6sHp. Day 8.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Feedly] Ten Social Media Truths About Chatbots
    Social Media Tools ai aol artificial intelligence Assist chat apps chatbot chatbots ChatFuel CNN is working with Facebook context collapse on Facebook conversational UI conversational user interface decline in intimacy on social networks facebook Facebook’s news feeds. Google analytics Google's Allo internet browsing IRC MMS news feeds PR nightmare SMS social media management social media platforms Tay by Microsoft ui user interfaceFacebook recently announced that chatbots will be incorporated into Messenger.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Feedly] Blog Writing: 29 Experts Share Their Top 3 Must-Follow Rules
    When you are a writer, start feeding your mind with copywriting skills. Writing a great blog involves doing many different things well. You need to do your research, know your audience, be interesting, write compelling headings, keep it simple, write actionable content, make your writing scannable, and include call to actions—and that’s not even everything you need to keep in mind. We wanted to know exactly what it takes to write a great blog, so we reached out to 29 experts and asked them this question: What are your top 3 must-follow rules for blog writing? According to 29 Experts). A.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Feedly] Are You Missing out on These Facebook Business Page Tips?
    You can then share your link and description in the content area, but your post will look better in the feed. You can also add feeds to your blog or link your social media profiles through custom tabs with this feature. With 1.09 billion people logging in daily, Facebook is a huge resource for your business. The marketing potential is high, but how do you maximize it? Facebook Business Pages need to be treated differently from your personal profiles. There’s plenty of competition for attention on Facebook, but that means a lot of opportunity for inspiration too. Web Address.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Feedly] PB130: What Time of Day is Best to Publish to Your Blog
    In the past when RSS feeds were popular, timing did seem to matter more. think in days gone by back in 2005, 2006 when RSS feeds were really big, I particularly paid a lot of attention to the times that I published because it seemed to have more impact upon whether people would see my blogpost or not because they would check in the RSS feeds. If you could time your post to go live when people would be in the RSS feeds, that has an impact. When Should You Publish Your Blog Posts. Today I am talking about when you should publish your blog post. What day of the week?
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Feedly] What Does Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change Mean for Publishers?
    According to an official post from Facebook , the goal is always to build a better news feed, and the primary strategy used to achieve this will be to surface more posts from friends and family. Facebook naturally wants to keep all content native, to keep users on the site as long as possible, but they need third-party content to populate feeds. Publishers need to continue churning out content, because social feeds often select for timeliness and relevance. ePublishing Facebook Algorithms digital publishing Engagement Facebook algorithm Facebook news feed publishing
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Feedly] Twitter Launches Live-Stream for Wimbledon Championships
    While viewing the stream, the video is presented on the left side of the screen, and recent tweets about the event are in a feed on the right side of the screen. Twitter launched its first sports live-stream , allowing users to watch live coverage of the Wimbledon tennis championships. Users Users do not need to be logged in to Twitter to watch the stream. Twitter users can post their own tweets about the event from this screen, and the #Wimbledon hashtag will automatically be added to their tweets (users can remove it, if they choose).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Rock Instagram to Promote Your Small Business
    Karlee’s small business relies almost solely on Instagram to help get the word out about her gourmet goodies, both by posting on her own account , being featured on huge accounts in the baking trade, and her (often famous) clientele’s personal IG feeds. What do you find your followers respond to or enjoy the most on your feed? Karlee Prior is the kitchen whiz behind Karlee’s Kupcakes : a one-girl band creating bespoke cakes and sweet treats for the lucky folk of Brisbane, Australia, and surrounds. Keeping your audience interested. My face, ha! Business Basics.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Rock Instagram to Promote Your Small Business
    Karlee’s small business relies almost solely on Instagram to help get the word out about her gourmet goodies, both by posting on her own account , being featured on huge accounts in the baking trade, and her (often famous) clientele’s personal IG feeds. What do you find your followers respond to or enjoy the most on your feed? Karlee Prior is the kitchen whiz behind Karlee’s Kupcakes : a one-girl band creating bespoke cakes and sweet treats for the lucky folk of Brisbane, Australia, and surrounds. Keeping your audience interested. My face, ha! Business Basics.
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA HAT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Feedly] How To Schedule A Share Of Someone Else’s Facebook Post
    You can Like and subscribe to updates from a variety of Pages to ensure that you always have great content in your feed to share. And as your Page, you can Like other Pages and periodically check your Pages Feed to see what those Pages have been posting. Go to your Facebook Page and click on See Pages Feed in the left sidebar. As you scroll through the feed, you will be able to immediately Like and Comment on the posts you see as your Page, so it's great for building engagement and awareness. Social Media How To Schedule A Share Of Someone Else’s Facebook Post.
  • RAZOR SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Feedly] Email Automation: The Essential Guide to Email Marketing Automation
    You feed your lead with good content and over time they will hopefully buy. If you are not investing in email automation, you are seriously reducing the amount of revenue you can generate with your business. If you are unsure of everything email automation can do for you, then read on… Email is dead, long live email! Email marketing is far from dead and, while we’re waiting around for a replacement, we need to take full advantage of it. Building an email list… Communicating with the email list… Profiting from your email list… Sound good? Report by eMarketer.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016
    [Feedly] Free Social Media Tools We Love: Nuzzel
    Then you have to scroll through those sites’ feeds every day to see what content is worth sharing on your networks. Maybe you’re fancy and combine feeds from multiple sites in a newsreader like Feedly or Netvibes. It saves me hours of week in curating content for my social feeds. I bet it will do the same for you. Say goodbye to finding and entering RSS feeds of your favorite blogs. For example, you can set Nuzzel to send you a taste of your feed each morning. Hands down!” ” I’ll tell you why. Sweet! Just sayin’ ).
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016
    [Feedly] 25 Experts Share Top 3 Content Marketing Trends for 2017
    There are multiple experts feeding you their best tips from all around the world. Content marketers who keep track of the current trends will have an advantage when it comes to planning for the future. Isn’t it great when you know which way content marketing is heading in the next few years and which areas to focus your efforts on? So, to find out what to expect from content marketing in the future, we reached out to 25 experts and asked them this question: What are your top 3 content marketing trends for 2017 and beyond? According to 25 Experts). A. Donna Moritz. F. Hana Abaza. J.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016
    [Feedly] Customer Experience in the Age of the Aggregator
    In the past year, I’ve even stopped going to content creators’ individual websites — I instead go to their Twitter feeds. It’s 2016, and I’m sad to say that I regularly encounter brands on social media who live and die by their boilerplates, or simply just don’t respond and use their channels as content distribution networks. In the age of the aggregator, the power of the consumer has never been greater, and brands simply can’t afford to enter the social realm and try to “play the game” by their own rules — whatever those are. Kate Zabriskie. Social Media
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Increase Your Twitter Impressions Organically
    Before people can interact with your Tweets, they need to see them on their feed. follows user No. 1, so they saw the Retweet in their feed. It simply represents the number of times your Tweet showed up in someone’s feed or search results, even if they just scrolled past. Let’s say you sent out Tweets in the afternoon, but most of your followers don’t check their feeds until the evening. With the change, Tweets that a user would be most likely to read will show up in their feed first. What Are Twitter Impressions? Here’s an example.
  • GEMMA WENT  |  MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
    [Feedly] Top Digital & Social News from Last Week – 4/7/16
    Facebook to focus on friends and family Last Wednesday Facebook announced another shift in the infamous News Feed algorithm. This update will promote family and friend content, rather than that posted by brands. This means pages with a high volume of “Page post” traffic may experience a decline, but those that rely on referrals […]. The post Top Digital & Social News from Last Week – 4/7/16 appeared first on Gemma Went. Social Media Tools and Apps
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA HAT  |  MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
    [Feedly] Nurture Your Pinterest Audience With These Fabulous Tools
    First, you can set up specific feeds from sites and colleagues who are routinely creating content that you know you'll want to pin. Second, you can search your feeds or the web overall for pins that fit a specific keyword or topic. But the beauty of having this kind of robust scheduling is that, once you set it up, all you have to think about is finding more content to "feed the beast.". FEEDLY. Last, but not least, is Feedly. You can organize your feeds into categories and topics. Social Media Nurture Your Pinterest Audience With These Fabulous Tools.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
    [Feedly] Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm
    Once again, Facebook is changing the way its News Feed is structured and many people have questions as to what it actually means this time. As this new feature on Facebook rolled out, so did a document titled “News Feed Values” by the company, which is meant to supply clarity around exactly that question. According to a 2016 study by the Pew Research Center, 44% of adults in the United States read their news on Facebook, and this change will affect how much of this news content will truly be seen in the feed. Simple, right? Both yes and no.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
    [Feedly] Sendible – Content Curation Suggestion Feature
    know where to look for the content.  I have several feeds set up from sites I know publish good content that will be of value to my audiences. Their content suggestion feature now feeds content right into the dashboard.  I can switch from one client’s account to another and then do a search in the content suggestion area for relevant, newsworthy content.  The content suggestion engine analyzes your Twitter feeds and pulls relevant content related to what you post and what engages your audience.  Content curation is a vital part of social media content strategy.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Manage 60 Social Profiles – and Drive More Traffic and Sales to Each
    Basically, the blog feeds the social media. I often think I have a lot to do with managing my own social profiles. But managing 60? mind blown). The team at Creative Click Media manages 60 social profiles for their clients, driving big results in traffic, leads, and sales with their team of three. How do they pull it off? Adam and Amanda from Creative Click were kind to share their workflows and processes for driving these results: everything from how they save time with social media management to how they iterate on blog posts and top tweets. That helps a lot. They are a non-profit.
  • AUDIENSE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
    [Feedly] Carol’s Daughter #BornAndMade And Bud Light’s #CheerForEqualPay
    million views on social media, so look out for a #JohnCenaSurprise coming to a social feed near you. This week in social media, we saw some great, eye-opening campaigns. Oreal took us on a journey with their brand Carol’s Daughter, while Amy Schumer and Seth Rogan got us pumped up on #EqualPay, and Cricket made the most of their WWE sponsorship. We also had some global campaigns like Dove Canada’s #MyBeautyMySay and the new Bridget Jones movie that is already picking up steam in Spain and Latin America. Plus we talk about what social trends Team Audiense has been reading this week.
  • SOCIALLY SORTED  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
    [Feedly] 7 Ways to Effortlessly Drive More Blog Readers with Visuals
    Just like with Twitter, you can pin a Facebook Post to the top of your feed. Do you want to drive more blog readers? Want to get more eyeballs on your blog post? . In this post I share 7 Ways to Effortlessly Drive More Blog Readers… with Visuals.  . Hint:  Some of these tips require others to do the hard work for you!  . Image by Shutterstock. There’s a secret to leveraging the power of visual content. It’s this:  You don’t have to do ALL the work. That magic is your readers finding your post easily and  promoting your post for you. tweet it AND pin it. It is!
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Feedly] Facebook Takes Scissors to Paper App
    The first section in Paper is your Facebook News Feed , where you’ll enjoy inspiring new designs for photos, videos and longer written posts. For example, the same team that built Paper also built Instant Articles —a fast and interactive experience for reading articles in News Feed—using many of the same tools, design elements and fundamental ideas as Paper. Apps Facebook Facebook Creative Labs Facebook Mentions Groups Instant Articles Media Moments News Feed Newsroom Paper Photos Publishers Riff Rooms Slingshot VideosReaders: Did you ever use Paper?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Feedly] Force Feed
    It's the kind of stuff that lets the ugly side of opinions (which they see as news) seep into the feed and, to a certain degree, you see sides of people that you had never known (no matter how long you have known them). It's just the many dimensions that shape your Facebook experience when your friends like, follow and regurgitate (or copy) the content that's in their feeds. The other day, Facebook announced changes to the news feed. They also launched a News Feed Values to better explain their positioning. Force feed me. The feed will never be perfect.
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Feedly] 3 Top Challenges Facing the Social Content Curator
    In addition, the social media app ecosystem is growing in scope all the time, with APIs making it possible to access our social feeds from any number of clients. Post by Adi Englander. Becoming a recognized influencer in your industry takes a lot of effort. You need to listen to and correspond with audience members who have relevant interests. You need to develop a distinctive and memorable brand voice and use it to convey your take on the issues that matter most in your niche, and you need to be generous with genuine insights. Challenge #3: “Dark social” makes user attribution hard.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Feedly] REPORT: As Facebook’s Algorithm Changes, How Brands Use the Network
    This week, Facebook announced plans to make a series of changes to its news feed algorithm so that it will more favorably promote content posted by friends and family. The 2016 State of Social Marketing Download. This change will mean less prominent exposure for brands and publishers sharing content on the network, and will require an increased focus on optimizing tactics, leveraging paid opportunities, and creating content that users will want to share with friends and family. Billion Monthly Active Users. 827 million people check Facebook from their phones on a daily basis. Want More?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Feedly] 7 Steps to Snapchat Success?
    Consider the fact that you can message, call, respond to in-feed snaps, send video, send audio only and easily send photos all from within the app. By Sarah Moore of social media agency  Eleven Lights Media. Contrary to popular belief, Snapchat isn’t just for the teen population trying to escape their Facebook-friending parents. As of May 2015 there were 100M active users daily and over 77% of them are above the age of 18. As well as this, Snapchat is now boasting 8M daily views equaling that of Facebook (who has a much larger user base). How do you find anyone on the platform? Have fun.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Feedly] 7 Steps to Snapchat Success?
    Consider the fact that you can message, call, respond to in-feed snaps, send video, send audio only and easily send photos all from within the app. By Sarah Moore of social media agency  Eleven Lights Media. Contrary to popular belief, Snapchat isn’t just for the teen population trying to escape their Facebook-friending parents. As of May 2015 there were 100M active users daily and over 77% of them are above the age of 18. As well as this, Snapchat is now boasting 8M daily views equaling that of Facebook (who has a much larger user base). How do you find anyone on the platform? Have fun.
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Feedly] 5 Ways to Make the Most of Instagram for Your Business
    While a simple stylized product shot may fit into the flow of Instagram’s feed, a lifestyle shot featuring one or more products in action is more likely to stop a user in their scrolling tracks and get them to engage. One of the easiest is to incorporate your brands color palette into every image in order to ensure that your brand content is not only easily recognizable but also that it stands out in the feed. Here are five quick tips on how to make the most of Instagram for your business. Integrate the Product into their Daily Lives. Hashtags, Hashtags, Hashtags.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Feedly] The Anemic State Of Content And News
    What's most interesting is that the news item above hit the feeds, and was nowhere to be found/discussed a few hours later. You're probably not reading this. Still, there is a very strong likelihood that you have already shared this article. Even if you haven't read anything but the headline. Sure, we all know the countless times that people share things like celebrity death hoaxes or an article of an event that took place years ago, but somehow made its way back into a Facebook newsfeed. to simply share something/anything in a world where if you're not sharing, you don't exist. real. .
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Feedly] Facebook to Change News Feed to Focus on Friends and Family: Here’s Everything You Need to Know
    The goal of Facebook’s News Feed is to show people the stories that are most relevant to them. Now, Facebook has announced one of their most significant News Feed shuffles. On Wednesday , Facebook shared that the News Feed algorithm is going to shift so that it will more favorably promote content posted by the friends and family of users. These changes are likely to mean that content posted by brands and publishers will show up less prominently in News Feeds. The News Feed learns and adapts over time based on the content you interact with the most, too.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Feedly] PB128: How to Launch a Podcast and Get Your First Million Downloads
    Darren: Did you have any help setting it up or any resources that you found helpful to help walk you through the setting up of feeds and getting into iTunes and that type of thing? Getting Started With Your Own Podcast. Today is this podcasts first birthday! Brooke has fallen so in love with podcasting that she’s fully transitioned Slow Your Home away from being a blog to being a podcast and has gone on to start a podcasting network at JackRabbit.fm. The network has 6 podcast shows in it already with more to come. Practical tips on how to get a podcast up and running. Full Transcript.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Feedly] PB128: How to Launch a Podcast
    Darren: Did you have any help setting it up or any resources that you found helpful to help walk you through the setting up of feeds and getting into iTunes and that type of thing? Getting Started With Your Own Podcast. Today is this podcasts first birthday! Brooke has fallen so in love with podcasting that she’s fully transitioned Slow Your Home away from being a blog to being a podcast and has gone on to start a podcasting network at JackRabbit.fm. The network has 6 podcast shows in it already with more to come. Practical tips on how to get a podcast up and running. Full Transcript.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Feedly] Which Instagram Analytics Tool Will Work Best for Your Business?
    People usually choose Planoly to manage their Instagram feed, but it offers some general data to be used as an Instagram analytics tool. You Historically, Instagram hasn’t offered a central place for businesses to view their analytics.  Instagram business pages are slowly being rolled out and will include analytics, but they might not be enough for most marketers. If you’re running a business, you don’t want to be logging in to each social media platform every day to look at how you are doing. When you do an analytical deep-dive, you need a dashboard. Crowdfire. Iconosquare. Agorapulse.
  • RAZOR SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Solve Your Biggest WordPress Page Speed Problems
    With it, you can set up caching for images, pages and posts, feeds, and more to easily speed up your site. Did you know that 42 percent of people expect a web page to load in under two seconds and that 40 percent will abandon a web page if it takes more than three seconds to load? According to KISSmetrics , a single second delay in page load time will decrease conversions by seven percent. Your page speed matters. Not only does it matter to your site visitors, but a slow-loading site can mean lower search engine rankings, too. Test Your Plugins. Switch to a More Reliable Web Host. Avada.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Feedly] Facebook News Feed: Friends and Family First, Core Values
    Friends and family come first in Facebook’s News Feed , as the social network detailed the latest tweak to its algorithm  and detailed the values that guide that algorithm. Engineering director Lars Backstrom  announced the algorithm update in a Newsroom post , saying that posts from friends will be ranked higher in News Feed than posts from pages. That’s why today, we’re announcing an upcoming change to News Feed ranking to help make sure you don’t miss stories from your friends. We’ve also found that people enjoy their feeds as a source of entertainment.
  • JENN'S TREND  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Use 360 Degree Photos for Your Business (And Not Be Annoying)
    If you’ve scrolled through Facebook in the last couple weeks, especially if you follow a bunch of geeky (I mean that in a positive way) social media peeps, you’ve probably seen your Facebook feed flooded with 360 degree photos. Facebook introduced the ability to upload and view 360 degree photos earlier this month and, while… The post How to Use 360 Degree Photos for Your Business (And Not Be Annoying) appeared first on Jenn's Trends. Facebook facebook facebook marketing facebook page posts photos social media social media marketing
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Feedly] How to Gain a Massive Following on Instagram: 10 Proven Tactics To Grow Followers and Engagement
    If your posts are shared on a regular basis and picking up good engagement, then our hunch is Instagram’s algorithm may then determine this post should appear near the top of your follower’s feeds. You can also try embedding Instagram photos in your blog posts (see the bottom of this post for an example) or  adding an Instagram feed to your Facebook page for some additional discovery. It’s an exciting time to get to know Instagram. And for marketers, it’s an especially interesting time. know we are at Buffer! Want to make your business stand out on Instagram?
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Feedly] Twitter Dashboard App Launches for Businesses
    Pepper wrote: Easily engage with your audience: Create a custom feed to find out what’s being said about your business. Use your custom feed to get right to the tweets you want to see first and better engage with your community. Twitter Tuesday announced the launch of Twitter Dashboard , an iOS  and desktop application aimed at helping businesses on the social network better connect with users. Chances are there’s more than the mentions you’d normally be notified about!) For example, if you work at a cafe, you may see a tweet from a customer who has a question about your hours.
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