5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016
FEBRUARY 28, 2016
With so many social media and digital marketing options now available, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be doing first. Consumers Are Social. Being on Social Media is a Must. Being on Google My Business is a Must. 1. Consumers Are Social. Being on Social Media is a Must. Consumers Are Visual. Source ). million.
Five Social Media Trends for 2016
DECEMBER 30, 2015
It’s the time of the year that everyone talks about their social media trends. I can hardly believe we are here and 2015 is coming to an end. Luckily for me, it exploded this year and I was able to ride the wave. I am excited I was given the opportunity to share what I think will be the hottest social media trends for next year. Social Videos. By Aaron Lee.
Google+ for Your Business
JANUARY 27, 2014
As promised in my blog post, Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business? , I am following up with an in-depth look at Google+. Google+ has an estimated 300 million active users - far from the ghost town people believe it to be. Statistics also show that Google+ is the second most actively used social platform boasting users in over 31 markets.
How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media
MAY 2, 2016
Do you know how NOT to build a following on social media? The post How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media appeared first on Spin Sucks. by Aris Related Stories Six Steps for Success with Online Communities A PR Pro’s Guide to Facebook News and New Features Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate.
47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts
JANUARY 19, 2016
Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65).
How Social Media Affects Search
JANUARY 12, 2015
For those of you who don’t know Andy, he is the co-founder and strategic director at Orbit Media, a web design and development firm in Chicago. It is billed as how social media affects search , but after I watched a draft of it, I think it’s that and more, particularly for PR professionals. How Social Media Affects Search. By Gini Dietrich. CT, 10 a.m.
Social Media Stats [Infographic]
JANUARY 18, 2012
Tweet 2011 was a great year for social media where we saw true integration of “social” to our lives. To demonstrate the growth of social channels in the last one year, here is an interesting infographic designed by Internet marketing firm Dream Systems Media based on the data provided by AdAge. Each week on Facebook, more than 3.5 infographic].
5 Top Social Media Professionals on Google+
MAY 30, 2012
There’s been a lot of noise about Google+. First it was the meteoric rise of the new platform and social media types rushed to learn it and get those tips and tricks posts out. Personally I’ve got a love/hate relationship with Google+. Heck, even for this article many of us are confused about the name itself, is it G+, Google Plus, Google + or Google+???
Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More
JUNE 21, 2014
Want to get the most out of your social media marketing activities? The world of social media is ever-changing. The team at Vocus has researched the latest and greatest trends in marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Google+. Social Media Here’s what they found: Facebook.
23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of?
Does Social Media Improve Google Organic Search Ranking?
MAY 12, 2012
If your site appears on the first page of Google results, it can make a huge difference in brand recognition, sales, and [.]. Google Infographics Search Social Media Google Search StatisticsIf you manage a website, you know the importance of search engine rankings. Since Since more than 90% of all online traffic is driven by search results, search engine optimization can be vital to businesses.
Using Hashtags in Social Media Marketing
APRIL 26, 2014
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. They are a way to track topics on Twitter and other social media platforms. Google+. What are hashtags? Twitter. Facebook. Pinterest.
33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. But spending on digital marketing programs is projected to rise three times as fast, and over the next five years, the share of budget dollars dedicated to social media marketing will more than double. Social media benefits are unclear. MediaPost ). 9 B2B Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts.
20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013
FEBRUARY 24, 2013
Looking for the best social media marketing blogs? Social media is now mandatory for businesses. I’m always trying to keep pace with the evolving social media marketing landscape, and reading many of the fantastic blogs out there helps me stay on top of best practices. You’ve come to the right place! Here are some that [.].
A Review of Google Social Media Tools
OCTOBER 30, 2013
Google has often been blasted for failing to understand social media and capitalize on the rise of this communication channel. When asked about Google social media tools, the average person will immediately mention Google+. In this article, we will take a look at three of Google’s projects in the social arena. 1. Google Buzz.
22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media.
Ten Tips for Creating Influential Content Using Social Media
MARCH 21, 2016
When you create influential content, many great things happen: Your readers share it and will engage with your social media pages. The post Ten Tips for Creating Influential Content Using Social Media appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments Great points! You inferred this, but it is also important to be.
Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes
NOVEMBER 8, 2014
Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Social networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales. But even large corporations with top-notch marketing departments make mistakes when it comes to leveraging social media. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer.
The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools
JUNE 21, 2016
Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do. Google Review Count: 70,400. Sample review: The Google+ tool “I find really useful is CircleCount.
How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business
JUNE 20, 2014
With social media marketing, you can undeniably grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. Social Media Referral Traffic and Visitor Increase to your Website. 5. Social media measurement comes in different levels.
15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing
MAY 16, 2015
Do you want to learn more about social media marketing? By now it’s clear that whether you’re promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is essential in determining your success or failure. There are many books out there that purport to teach you everything you need to know about social media marketing. 15 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Books 1. Fire up your brand via social media, Kindle ebooks, or podcasts using this guide from Tara Ross. You’re not alone. Ann Handley and C.C.
Will Social Media Initiatives Change Your Google Ranking? [Infographic]
MAY 7, 2012
Tweet SEO has been an essential part of brands’ online marketing strategies in the race towards top rankings on Google search. 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. Social media channels tested: Google+.
Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink
MAY 29, 2012
As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals. Do you work in social media? Do you experience social media overload?
The Dark Side of Social Media
APRIL 6, 2015
love social media. Sure, we kind of expect to hear about people being stalked because of social media. Again, something that doesn’t make you super excited to use social media. Social Media is Magic. Each morning, I hand-select 12 stories to tweet, four for LinkedIn, four for Facebook, and six for Google+. By Gini Dietrich. link].
10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
Does social media drive ROI? The immediacy and visibility offered by social media marketing has convinced most business owners that it’s worth their time and effort, but calculating its effectiveness is another story. Enter social media. Social Media ROI: 10 Examples. Used Twitter as a social maître d’ to build releationships.
36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts
DECEMBER 1, 2015
Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Those are among the conclusions it’s fair to draw from the collection of social media marketing facts and statistics below. Social media needs to be part of an integrated strategy. Social is for customer service.
Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate
MARCH 16, 2016
Kimberly Erskine says Google+ is not dead and makes the case on why businesses are discounting their SEO efforts if they don't use it consistently. The post Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate appeared first on Spin Sucks.
What Social Media Means For Your Business in 2014/2015
OCTOBER 22, 2014
SOCIAL MEDIA is no longer a novelty , but a strong marketing tool for small and medium business owners. Businesses have definitely realized and experienced the power and importance of social media. Did you know that social networking is now the top Internet activity and people spend more time here daily than any other major Internet activity, including email?
For Kids - A Visual Search Engine From Google - Social Media
Social Media Network Marketing
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Google has introduced a Search Engine for Kids. It is powered by Editors and Google safe search Parents you got to know this. This means you do not have to worry about adult sites and so on. It is called Kiddle.co. It is more of a visual search engine for kids.
A Free & Easy Way To Improve Your Brand’s Social Media Visibility In Google Search Results
APRIL 13, 2015
We’re frequently asked “How do we get links to our social media accounts to appear in that box about our brand in the Google search results like so-and-so?” That “box about our brand” is the Google Knowledge Panel. Google+. Get started with these instructions from Google for formatting and publishing the proper markup code.
Social Media: The True Impact
APRIL 24, 2013
We spend a lot of time talking about how to make social media work for business and what kind of marketing targets social media users. But we don’t often take a step back and see the true impact that the addition of social media networks has had on our everyday lives. Social media has made it incredibly easy for news to spread.
Eight Social Media Tactics Designed for Big Return
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak at a company’s strategic planning session. I was the last docket on the agenda and my job was to rally the troops around using social media for the business. Social Media Tactics Everyone Should Use. ” I recommend Talkwalker Alerts (though Google has them, too) because they return more timely information, more quickly.
A Comprehensive Guide to Your Social Media Image Sizes
JUNE 28, 2015
Make an impact with your social media images! Harnessing the power of images makes your social media marketing more powerful and memorable. You’re You’re probably already using the visual elements of your brand on your social media channels. Twitter app card : The image uploaded to the iTunes/Google Play store must be less than 1MB.
Social Media Crisis Management -Infographic
JUNE 3, 2013
At a very minimum set up Google alerts, but we recommend setting up additional social listening tools as well to be sure to get timely reporting. If you need some free or low-cost listening tools here’s a list of social media listening tools to get you started. Trying to smother a social media crisis is like gas on a fire. Have a plan. Were you wrong?
4 Steps to Segment Social Media Traffic in Google Analytics
JANUARY 13, 2011
The Google Analytics Traffic Overview is a report that provides an overview of the different kinds of sources that send traffic to your site. Given the rise of social media, a common question by newbies to Google Analytics is how to track their social media referrals. Instead of using the domain names or URLs of the most popular social sites (e.g.
Fourteen Social Media Policy Must Haves
OCTOBER 29, 2012
But I am a communications professional who spends a lot of time online and I can tell you, without a shadow of a doubt, you need a social media policy. There aren’t clear cut laws (yet) on what can and can’t be said by employees – or how employers react – on the social networks. ” The Social Media Policy. Google has a long memory.
Social Media Image Dimensions: The Ultimate Guide
DECEMBER 15, 2013
Brands experience almost 50% more audience engagement when sharing an image or video on their social media platforms, which is why social networks are increasingly featuring and promoting visual content. It can be difficult to keep up with all the social media image dimensions for Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , LinkedIn , Pinterest , Instagram , and YouTube.
31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts
JULY 14, 2015
Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. As noted below, the money is following that belief: social media now accounts for about 11% of all digital marketing outlays, and spending on social media marketing will total nearly $10 billion this year. Get social PR right.
[INFOGRAPHIC] Social Media Explained Through Coffee
APRIL 12, 2013
If you don’t “get” social media, grab a cup of coffee and walk through each of these steps and maybe this infographic will help you bridge the gap If, after reviewing it, you still don’t get social media…at least you have a cup of coffee. Right? Cheers! –Sean.
Eight Tools for Social Media Listening
OCTOBER 4, 2011
There are five steps in social media we always recommend to new clients who are just beginning to branch out online. Social media is no different. To be a master at social media communication you must have a strong foundation of listening. If you don’t have Google alerts set up, do that now. Social Bookmarking. First things first.
Should You Rely On Google Alone for Online Visibility?
MAY 9, 2016
Could you be relying on Google too much for online visibility? The post Should You Rely On Google Alone for Online Visibility? Chris Hickman explains why you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket and how to diversify. appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments Please forgive me for starting off the comment thread with a.