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Claim a Vanity URL for Your Social Media Profiles

yMarketingMatters

A vanity URL is a short, unique user name. Vanity URLs are easy to remember, read, share and use in marketing documents, on company websites, and business cards. Instead of having the long default Facebook URL that ends in random numbers that no one can remember, you can choose a short name, suited to your brand and business. Read more here. Yasmin.

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The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. HubSpot has noted Twitter has more than 300 million active monthly users, and “accounts for 16% of referrals to longer articles from social sites and 14% for shorter news articles.” 11) Twitter Analytics.

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Guide to URL Shortening and Tracking for Social Media

Sprout Social

Everything from your headline and keywords to featured image and URL should be optimized. An easy way to spruce up your links and get the most out of your status updates is by using a URL shortener. What Are URL Shorteners? URL shorteners convert regular URLs into more condensed formats. Most commonly they’re used to turn a long URL into a shorter one.

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

Koka Sexton

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

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How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. They add a few lines of HTML metadata to blog posts and other thought leadership content that enable brands to stand out from the pack in Twitter feeds that are full of text. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer. https://t.co/x8HoullQMT

The 4 Most Effective Twitter Calls to Action

Pamorama

Data from a recent report conducted by Optimal indicates that Twitter delivers a smaller — but more active — audience than Facebook. But Twitter is less understood as a marketing channel, and many social media marketers are unsure about what to do when it comes to executing well-planned promotional strategies on the platform. What should I tweet? Ask for it.

Twitter Basics: How To Get Started On Twitter For Business

yMarketingMatters

What Makes Twitter Different. On Twitter, you’ll find friends and family as well as celebrities, companies and strangers who may share your interests. And if you’d like to do some research, just search for the term using a hashtag, like #marketing  – or a hashtag that has to do with your business or services – and find a pool of people that you can reach out to! Branding.

Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More

Pamorama

There are many tricks of the trade, such as including a shortened URL in your LinkedIn posts, using mobile-friendly images on Facebook, and applying the rule of thirds on Instagram. Employing these tactics will help your social media marketing efforts pay off. Optimize your Twitter posts. Shorten URLs: Bit.ly Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on May 5, 2010 Share As much as Facebook may not be kind to businesses , it’s still a tremendously valuable business tool.

The 20 Minute Twitter Audit

Sprout Social

You want to analyze the performance of your Twitter account, but don’t want to spend three hours doing it. Twitter audit isn’t at the top of most marketers’ list of fun things to do for the day. Luckily there’s no rule that says a Twitter audit has to be excruciating or can’t be done in under an hour. What Is a Twitter Audit? Twitte

14 Tips to Generate More Leads, Conversions and Sales Using Twitter

Pam Moore

Twitter is an amazing platform to not only build community and brand awareness but also to generate leads and increase sales! Yes, smart and social savvy marketers know how to generate sales using Twitter. However, to do this you must understand that Twitter is not designed as a spamming platform. Leverage Twitter analytics for optimized results. iTunes. Stitcher.

10 Tips to Build Better Converting Twitter Traffic

Sprout Social

Twitter is an integral part of social media marketing these days. Almost every business, big and small, is on Twitter. Unfortunately Twitter traffic has become more difficult to come by over the past few years. In fact, data from Shareaholic on all major social media sites found Twitter to be the least effective in terms of driving clicks. Use Twitter Cards.

Using Hashtags in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

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

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools by Pam Dyer on April 26, 2010 Share Image via Wikipedia Social media is much more than a way to stay connected and to have fun: it’s a way to market yourself, your business, and your products and services. Share URLs? How is your brand perceived?

4 Steps to Refocus PR Measurement on Metrics that Matter: Part 1

Waxing UnLyrical

such as “EMV” (earned media value, which is basically AVE for the influencer marketing space) – they actually see more sales. You’ve been told to get “buzz” (that old favorite of marketers) and awareness… ultimately I would assume resulting in leads, or sales. It’s really nifty, so if you haven’t as yet looked at it, please do. The

Twitter: Gnip 2.0 APIs Now Generally Available

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter announced earlier this week that the updated (2.0) Tornes also detailed the new functionality in Gnip 2.0: New data and enrichments: Take advantage of new URL metadata and a more powerful Klout  enrichment to create new product experiences. Twitter advertisers: Are you ready for Gnip 2.0? Advertising/Marketing Twitter 30-Day Search Adam Tornes APIs Application-Programming Interfaces Decahose Emoji emojis Gnip Gnip 2.0 Hashtags Historical PowerTrack Klout Metadata PowerTrack Queries Quoted Tweets URLs

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3 Simple Tactics for Using Twitter as a Traction Channel

Convince & Convert

Wondering if Twitter could be the marketing tool your business needs? Thinking your company needs a larger Twitter following? Now, if you’re ready to proceed, Twitter marketing could be just what you were looking for. But before we begin, I have to tell you the truth about marketing on Twitter… The Truth About Twitter Marketing.

Social Fakers: What Do Numbers Mean these Days?

Spin Sucks

” The results showed more than 600,000 URLS linking to services that promised things such as: Companies such as  Get-Likes ,  Guerrillr , and  SocialBuzzer  are the beneficiaries of this pent-up demand. But For years, Twitter and Facebook have touted the value of the number of fans or followers. Today’s guest post is by Hessie Jones. All hail Facebook. ONE BILLION USERS!

How To Simplify Content Promotion with the Twitter Leapfrog Method

SocialFish

Here’s the full article reprinted by permission – would love to know if anyone is using this Twitter Leapfrog Method or anything similar. Twitter Leapfrog Pre-Work. 1. Create a Twitter account to promote the article with. Start by coming up with a name for a Twitter handle that relates to your industry or theme. The Twitter Leapfrog Process.

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The Ultimate Guide to Twitter Chats

Sprout Social

Twitter chats are a great way to gain exposure, grow your following and engage with your audience. Jumping into a Twitter chat can be a little intimidating and challenging at first. Why Twitter Chats? One of the biggest challenges for businesses on Twitter is building an active following. Hosting a Twitter Chat. Choosing a topic for your Twitter chat is key.

What Is Influencer Marketing?

Simply Measured

Influencer Marketing is a subset of digital marketing in which a brand partners with a popular social and web personality to expand the brand’s reach and credibility with a targeted audience. Here are some reasons to build out your own influencer marketing program. recent study found that Twitter users now trust influencers as much as they trust their friends.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. HubSpot has recently launched a most amazing Marketing Grader tool to help you measure the effectiveness of your website. Should I Change My URLs for SEO?

Overview of Twitter Ads [Prices, Screenshots, Terms]

Idaconcpts

Small businesses based in the United States will have the chance to take their Twitter marketing efforts to a new level. Starting in late March 2012, Twitter introduced a new advertising offering that makes it simple for companies of any size to grow their businesses using our Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts products. Overview of Twitter Ads. The Program. Agencies.

Longer Tweets Are Coming: All You Need to Know About Twitter’s 140 Character Update

Buffer Social

Twitter is about to make a big change to the way tweets work. From today, it’s reported that Twitter is cutting back on what types of content will use up its 140-character limit. This allows for richer public conversations that are easier to follow on Twitter and ensures people can attach media to tweets without sacrificing the characters they have to express themselves.

Should Browsers Display Only Canonical URLs to Users?

Adam Sherk

Sites have been using the rel=canonical link element for a while now to help offset duplicate content issues that cannot be eliminated through URL consolidation. While not a perfect solution it is often the best option available in cases like duplicate content caused by appending tracking codes to URLs (e.g. ?source=rss, Thus any resulting new links would point to the canonical URLs.

Seven Tools for Your 2012 Marketing and Communication Plans

Spin Sucks

Today, though, I want to talk about some things you should be considering for your 2012 marketing and communication plans. We’ve talked about this before, but gamification is going to continue to grow and will affect your marketing and communication in 2012. And I don’t mean adding your Twitter and Facebook icons. This is not our annual trends blog post. Privacy.

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10 Social Media Marketing Mistakes Businesses Must Avoid

Webbiquity SMM

Social media is an integral component of any successful digital marketing strategy. While the ROI of social media marketing remains hotly debated , there is no doubt that it can be a great tool for optimizing your web presence —or total nightmare experience depending on the execution of your strategy. Twitter, 255 million active users. Including the full URL in the description.

Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing

Sprout Social

Social media marketing evolved from something only a few cutting-edge brands did to an integral piece of every company’s marketing strategy. It’s no longer a question of whether or not your brand should be on social media, but how can you best use sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to grow your business. As a result, one of Twitter’s main uses for marketers is curation.

How to Analyze Twitter Followers Effectively

Sprout Social

To get started, you can analyze Twitter followers to learn more about who’s following. You may think you know what to share, but until you analyze your Twitter followers you’re just making assumptions. Instead, use a tool that’ll allow you to analyze Twitter followers. while back, Twitter revealed that over 20 million of its users were bots. Buzzsumo.

Why Aren’t You Using the New Twitter Customer Service Features?

agora pulse

Using Twitter for customer service is not only convenient for consumers, but also for your business. Recently Twitter has rolled out tools to make offering customer service on the network more convenient than ever. Let’s look into Twitter customer service a bit more and see how your business can benefit. Benefits of Using Twitter for Customer Service. Tweets.

URL Be Sorry! Google Cuts Back on Top-ranking Exact-match Domains

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Rob Henry of K2L Marketing. Cutts’ full announcement of this update on Twitter read as follows: “ Minor weather report: small upcoming Google algo change will reduce low-quality ‘exact-match’ domains in search results… New exact-match domain (EMD) algo affects 0.6% of English-US queries to a noticeable degree. URL Be Sorry!

28 (of the) Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2012 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter isn’t just for the birds anymore. According to recent social media research , Twitter now has more than 165 million users, and is attracting nearly a million new users each day. Twitterers collectively post a billion tweets every three days. 62% of the Fortune 500 companies have at least one Twitter account, and the average Fortune 100 firm maintains 10 separate Twitter handles to support different product lines, divisions, functional areas and geographic regions. Twitter Tips for Newbies. How to Grow Your Twitter Following.

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Is Your Local Business Doing These Three Things on Twitter?

Idaconcpts

You’re ready to take it to the next level and truly grow your presence on Twitter and harness the social aspect of social media for your advantage. Although you should always plan ahead and schedule at least some of your Twitter content, it’s important to remain connected to replies, questions, comments, and re-tweets you receive. Keep Track of Your Brand on Twitter.

What Twitter’s Latest Move Says About the Industry Shift from Social to Messaging

Visually SM

By itself, Twitter’s announcement that it would expand its character limit for private messages from 140 characters — the limit applied to tweets — to 10,000 can be interpreted as a simple upgrade to a relatively minor feature. Even Twitter employees themselves took a muted tone when discussing the move; Sachin Agarwal, product manager for DMs, was paraphrased as saying the company’s private messaging “functioned best as a kind of backchannel for Twitter: a place to take discussion of tweets, or the people tweeting them, to a private place.”. In the U.S.,

The Single Most Important Social Media Marketing Metric

Convince & Convert

As marketers, Peter Drucker ’s oft-repeated phrase, “What gets measured gets improved,” is more than a piece of wisdom—it’s a way of life. It’s easy to fall into the trap of using “vanity metrics” to measure social media marketing. However, social media marketing can and does impact the bottom line, either directly or indirectly. Google’s URL Builder. Likes!

6 Chrome Extensions That Are Perfect for Content Marketers

SocialFish

Content marketers usually have a lot on their hands. Chrome extensions for content marketing are inexpensive, easy to use and serve a variety of purposes. They make life as a content marketer, easier and less stressful. Lets take a look at six such extensions that are perfect for content marketers: DrumUp. Pocket. Snip.ly. Nimbus Screenshot. RiteTag. Grammarly.

How to Increase Twitter Engagement with Nestivity

Kikolani

This week, I had the privilege of taking a new Twitter tool for a spin. Nestivity (currently in beta) takes your Twitter engagement to a whole new level by encouraging people to engage in conversations and making those conversations easy to follow by placing them in a threaded discussion form. Use this tool to really start talking to your Twitter community vs. broadcasting at them. 2.

How To Automate Twitter Without Looking Like an Idiot

SocialFish

You:  Dude, isn’t this post supposed to be about how to automate Twitter? In August 2014, I took over the Twitter account for the Chicago Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. As a board member and part of the marketing team, I help organize and promote local networking, volunteer and other alumni-related events for the 24,000+ Wisconsin alumni around Chicagoland. Check.

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The Ultimate Guide to Social Marketing for an Ecommerce Business

SocialFish

One of these huge mistakes is simply thinking that having a presence on places like Facebook and Twitter is enough to attract more customers. Nothing is further from the truth, because you must also focus on monetizing your social media, choosing the right social media networks and combining social media with other marketing platforms. The Core of it All: Facebook and Twitter.

Buffer Review – My Favorite Time Saving Twitter Tool

Kikolani

As I recently mentioned in my BlogWorld recap , I met Leo Widrich , one of the guys behind the Buffer App for Twitter sharing. Now as many of you might know, I’m a huge fan of HootSuite for my Twitter management needs. If you choose to use my referral URL to sign up for Buffer, I don’t get paid – I simply get extra Buffer scheduling space. shortened URLs.