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[SOLVED] Uploading Photos To Instagram AND Responding To Comments From Your Laptop Or Desktop

SocMed Sean

As you probably, Instagram is really a mobile-based application, which means it’s difficult to upload photos to Instagram from your PC or Mac. There is a web version of Instagram, but it is VERY limited as to feature-funtionaly, really just letting you view photos and read comments.

Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

NOTE: I originally wrote and published this article back in November of 2011 and it has generated a lot of interest over the years. I decided to update it this, year to add additional focus for us “one-person shops” who supplement our income or drive our primary income from blogging.

[SOLVED] How Do I Permanently Change Gmail Back To The Classic View?

SocMed Sean

NOTE: The old way of changing back to the Classic view of Gmail doesn’t work anymore. There are tons of blog posts telling people about this out-of-date-method and Google has started removing that temporary option.

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Can Every Blog Benefit From Pinterest? The SocMedSean Pinterest Experiment

SocMed Sean

Pinterest…it’s kinda the bane of my existence as a social media blogger. Not because I don’t like the platform, but more because I’m totally jealous of those who get to use it to drive mad-traffic to their blogs.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

FACE: 4 Traits To Look For When Hiring Your Social Media Community Manager

SocMed Sean

Having worked in online community management for the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of putting together some amazing teams.

Are You A Blogging Addict? Take This Test To See!

SocMed Sean

NOTE : I originally published this post back in 2010 and the response was amazing! I recently took some time to update it and thought I would republish it with updated info and questions. I hope you enjoy it! –Sean. There are 2 types of cat people in this world.

How Do I Contact Instagram Support When I Need Help?

SocMed Sean

I have gotten this question a few times and it’s a very tough one to answer, but I’ll give it my best shot. Hey Sean, Do you know of a good way to get in contact with Instagram support? I have lost access to my account and need to find out how to recover it.

Blogging Tip: Increase Your Traffic By Solving Problems

SocMed Sean

When it comes to blogging, the phrase “birds of a feather, flock together” rings very true. Those that visit your blog and read your articles consistently likely care about many of the same things you care about.

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Is Going Viral The Right Goal For Your Content?

SocMed Sean

Viral videos…we love to watch them and share them. And a good viral infographic? Who doesn’t love to learn about a highly complicated subject through the artful use of clear, concise metrics?

Can Facebook Ads Actually Pay For Themselves By Driving Traffic To My Blog?

SocMed Sean

This one is a really good question that I got from a friend of mine who is a blogger. After blogging for about 5 years, she recently started monetizing her content through an ad program.

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The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Effectively Recruiting Top Performing Employees through Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Eric Czerwonka , an entrepreneur and co-founder of Buddy Punch , a software company founded in 2013 that provides time tracking solutions for startups, companies with employees, as well as anyone with a remote team to manage.

[SOLVED] How Do I Clear The Facebook Messenger Notification When I Don’t Have A New Message?

SocMed Sean

This is one of those strange little glitches that keeps popping up in the Facebook mobile app. Basically, when you open the Facebook app, it shows you the icon that you have a new message in the Messenger app.

[Answered] If Bounce Rate Isn’t Critical, What Blog Metric Matters?

SocMed Sean

Recently, I wrote a blog post detailing why I stopped fretting about a high bounce rate on my blog. If you haven’t read it, take a second and pop over to the link and catch up.

Social Media Strategy: Connecting Within The Bounds Of Your HR Policies

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Nathan Kittrell, who is the owner and founder of sales & marketing agency, Scale A Sale. He is also host of the business podcast, Growth Mode on Apple Podcasts.

[ANSWERED] How Do I Hide My Facebook Posts From Friends Without Unfriending Them?

SocMed Sean

Believe it or not, I get asked this question A LOT. In fact, I would get that questions relating to content restriction are probably one of the most common questions that get via my contact form or direct messages on the various social networks.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Encouraging Your Staff to Use Social Media Can Reap Rewards For Your Organization

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Ben Hoffman, the co-founder of CityHUNT which is an organization that focuses on developing a team atmosphere for companies by encouraging positive workplace relationships among coworkers.

[SOLVED] Getting Rid Of Those Annoying Facebook Messenger Pop-Ups On The Desktop Site

SocMed Sean

A while back, I wrote a post about clearing the Facebook Messenger notification icon when there were actually no unread messages. The post quickly blew up, showing that there were a lot of people who were frustrated with getting a notification when there were clearly no unread messages to be found.

4 Rules for Successful Interaction with your Social Media Audience

SocMed Sean

This week we welcome a guest post from James Scott. James is a an experienced write and co-founder of Essay Supply. He considers himself to be an Agile guru, digital marketing professional, and he enjoys creating the brand and business communications that work for the customer, not algorithms.

How Do I Post A Tweet To Facebook?

SocMed Sean

First off, let me say how much I love my blog subscribers. I get a lot of really good feedback from my readers who ask questions that often go quite a bit beyond the articles the I write.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

[Answered] Are Guest Blog Posts Even Worthwhile Or Am I Just Giving Away My Content?

SocMed Sean

Great question came to me yesterday regarding the activity of link-building through guest blogging. Thought this answer might help those out there who are wondering whether back-link building is even a worthwhile activity anymore. Hey Sean – Thanks for all the guidance you provide through your articles. I have a small blog and want to grow it and I have read a lot about back-link building.

5 Reasons Every Business Professional Should Take A Course In Marketing

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Jade Anderson, who is an experienced In-house Editor at Upskilled. With a background in online marketing, Jade has always had a love for the written word. She enjoys being able to combine these skills with her passion for the education industry.

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5 Reasons Every Business Professional Should Take A Course In Marketing

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Jade Anderson, who is an experienced In-house Editor at Upskilled. With a background in online marketing, Jade has always had a love for the written word. She enjoys being able to combine these skills with her passion for the education industry.

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FINALLY! A Viable Solution For Posting Photos To Instagram From Your Desktop!

SocMed Sean

It amazes me how many people I talk to that are frustrated with the simple problem of posting Instagram photos from your desktop. You know the scenario: you went on vacation, you took a ton of photos with your DSLR camera and now you want to upload them to Instagram.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

[SOLVED] WordPress Gives A HTTP Error When Uploading Images To The Media Gallery

SocMed Sean

If you’ve been around my blog for long, you know I am a bit of a WordPress fanboy. It’s my favorite CMS and blogging platform, primarily because of the fact that the community of developers who make themes and plugins for WordPress are amazing.

How Do I Share A Facebook Post To Twitter?

SocMed Sean

Well, I kinda figured this was going to happen. Last week, I responded to an email asking me how I post my tweets or tweets I liked to my Facebook page. It took off over the weekend, garnering a ton of tweets and retweets.

[Solved] Getting The Pinterest Embed Feature To Work In WordPress

SocMed Sean

Embedding A Pinterest Board In Your WordPress Blog Post Is Not As Easy As It Should Be. Sometimes stuff just doesn’t work like it should.

6 Ways Emerging Technologies Are Set to Change the Use of Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Maria Jones, an expert consultant on emerging technologies. Maria writes for a variety of blogs and today she shares her thoughts on how a variety of emerging technologies could potentially impact our use of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Thanks to Maria for sharing her thoughts, I’ll be curious to see how these technologies adapt our use of social media, especially when it comes to augmented and virtual reality!

[ANSWERED] Why I Quit Worrying About Bounce Rates And How It Impacted My Blog Traffic

SocMed Sean

Recently, if you heard curse words while enjoying your coffee and pastry at Panera… it might have been my fault. The other day, I was helping another aspiring blogger understand some of the key performance indicators (KPIs) that I use when evaluating which posts “work” and which ones don’t. We were sharing coffee and going through Google Analytics when she literally yelled (and I mean YELLED): Holy Cr@p! Look At Your Bounce Rates!

[Answered] Moving Facebook Photos In A Group Into Different Albums

SocMed Sean

One of the most common questions that I get via direct message, comments, or tweets is related to a post a published a while back about moving and organizing Facebook photos into different albums.

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[Answered] How Do I Download My Facebook Data After The Cambridge Analytica Hack?

SocMed Sean

As I discussed in my last post, there is a lot of fervor right now about the security of Facebook data. Some folks are threatening to quit Facebook completely, while other (myself included) are just working to remind people that on Facebook, we are the product.

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[Comic] Three Lessons You Should Learn From Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

SocMed Sean

It’s been a few months now since the big announcement of that Cambridge Analytica was gaming Facebook by leveraging lacking policies regarding the harvesting of data using Facebook apps.

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10 Easy Reasons That Justify The Use Of Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

This week we welcome guest blogger Nicole Lewis. Nicole Lewis is a freelance writer and a professional blogger. She is interested in academic research and writing. Thanks to Nicole for sharing her insights on the topic of social media and its use in the business setting!

[Answered] Yes, Facebook Is Removing The Trending News Box

SocMed Sean

I love it when my readers reach out to me regarding previous posts…even if it’s to let me know that they aren’t accurate or relevant anymore.

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How Do I See Who Is Following Me On Facebook – And Why You Shouldn’t Be Asking This Question

SocMed Sean

In light of the recent news about Facebook security hacks, there has been a lot of focus on how to ensure that your Facebook data isn’t compromised.

[Humor] My AncestryDNA Results Came In And They Are Geekily Astounding!

SocMed Sean

Recently, there’s been a lot of sharing on Twitter by folks who took the AncestryDNA test and are showing off their results. Just check out the #ancestrydna hashtag and you’ll see that some are serious, some are funny.

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Viewing Facebook Messages Without Installing The Messenger App

SocMed Sean

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of stink over the fact that Facebook is splitting its messaging functionality out into a new Messenger app.

Permanently Set Your Facebook Feed To Show Most Recent Instead Of Top Stories

SocMed Sean

Sometimes the big social networks roll out features (or forget to roll them out) that work for the majority of the users, but just don’t make sense to some of us.

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50+ Social Media Comics And Cartoons For Use Your Presentations

SocMed Sean

I have been publishing my social media cartoons and comics for a while now and I often get emails or tweets asking whether someone can use one of my comics in their book or presentation.