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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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!

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.,

How to Use Twitter Analytics: 15 Simple-to-Find Stats to Help You Tweet Better

Buffer Social

We social media marketers are a lucky bunch; not only are there a gigantic number of free social media tools at our disposal (everything from timing tools to social media management tools  like Buffer ), there are free tools from the social networks themselves: Facebook insights, Pinterest analytics, and now Twitter analytics, too. When it comes to Twitter analytics  and Twitter metrics in general, I’ve done a bit of research into what exactly we can learn—as straightforward as possible—from all the awesome numbers Twitter displays. replies.

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!

10 Top Twitter Tips to Improve Your Engagement

ProBlogger

One of my biggest bugbears in the world of marketing are people that do not have Twitter. Whether it’s engaged with is a completely different matter but with these Twitter tips you should see a rise in your performance! Hundreds of people are becoming “Twitter famous” for quite frankly, stealing other people’s content. The question on every Twitter users mind.

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.

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.

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.

A Deeper Look at the Twitter Metrics You Should Be Tracking

Sprout Social

Businesses focus a lot energy on creating content that not only builds a Twitter audience, but also drives engagement with customers. While content and engagement are critical components of a successful strategy, another component—Twitter metrics—shouldn’t be overlooked. To help you better navigate your Twitter metrics, here are some of the common terms you’ll find on the platform.

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.

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.

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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Marketing: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

SocialFish

The proliferation of electronics and personal devices has opened up a whole new world for marketing. Learning the digital marketing basics  will give you a good idea of where to start. Yet many people who are new to digital marketing make the easy mistake of focusing on building a website and maybe posting here and there on Facebook or Twitter. Enhance Offline Marketing.

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50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. Awareness of Twitter has exploded; 87% of Americans said they were “familiar with” Twitter in a poll taken earlier this year, versus just 5% in 2008 and 26% in 2009. Twitter Facts, Figures & Stats.

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The Ultimate Toolkit for the Professional Content Marketer

Kikolani

Content marketers have to wear many “hats.” This is a huge job, and it is no wonder that many businesses are abandoning their content marketing programs in favor of just plain old web-based advertising, if they can sustain it on their budgets. It may be that you just don’t have the tools that can make the job of content marketing so much easier. Identifying Your Audience.

10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it

Kikolani

Twitter is one of my favorite networks to engage upon, primarily because you don’t have to wait until someone follows you to communicate with them and updates are fast to read as well as send at only 140 characters long. Plus, there are a ton of great tools for Twitter. Who Needs a Twitter CRM Tool. Do you want to get more out of Twitter? Why I Use Commun.it.

10 Top Twitter Tips to Improve Your Engagement

ProBlogger

One of my biggest bugbears in the world of marketing are people that do not have Twitter. Whether it’s engaged with is a completely different matter but with these Twitter tips you should see a rise in your performance! Hundreds of people are becoming “Twitter famous” for quite frankly, stealing other people’s content. The question on every Twitter users mind.