9 Awesome Tools for Content Authors and Bloggers

Pamorama

Content marketing isn’t easy. 5 Content Idea Tools. It’s not uncommon to find yourself racking your brain for killer content ideas. Portent’s Content Idea Generator. Content Marketing Ideas Generator. Need to improve the quality of your content?

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The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. Buffer Social.

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50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Socially Sorted

So h ow can you fast-track your visual content creation so you can free time up for yourself? In this post I share 50 shortcuts to Visual Content Creation for Social Media including tools, strategies and apps that work to save you HOURS of time every month. . Time.

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Social Media Success Requires a Marriage, Not a One Night Stand

Pam Moore

So why would we think that marketers and business leaders would think any different when it comes to social media? I remember the early days of social media and watching the tweets fly by looking something like this… Free marketing with social media, join my workshop!

Why Most Social Media Departments Fail

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

A few years ago, a colleague of mine was given a tremendous responsibility to oversee the social media department at a prestigious well known NYC-based public relations firm. But the bigger question goes to the client: why do you want someone to manage your social media presence?

10 Tips to Be a Social Media and Digital Marketing Rebel

Pam Moore

Why is it so many smart social media and digital marketers claim they want to lead or are already leading their industry and niche? Many don’t know the most basic analytics of their blog or website traffic, conversion funnels or social media community engagement.

15 Amazing Women Bloggers You Should Get to Know

Janet Fouts

One of the fantastic things about the growth of social media is how it has widened our window on the world. As I wrap up the year I want to take a moment to share with you 15 amazing women bloggers I’ve gotten to know, respect and learn from on a daily basis.

Social Media Content Cheat Sheet

Proactive Report

Every blogger or brand has content that could and should be re-purposed for use on social media. But understanding your audiences and creating content specifically for each platform will get much better results and build an interested and engaged following.

9 Social Media Tools Every Blogger Needs To Know About

Kikolani

Are you feeling overwhelmed by social media? As a blogger, you have to wear several different hats, from creating good quality blog post to trying to spread the word for your blog and connecting with others. This is where social media tools can help. Social Media

Social Media Strategies: The Changing role of Content Strategist

Social Media Citizens

Welcome to my new series of posts “Social Media Strategies" where I will try to clear up some taboos about social media strategies, tools and other buzz words of our social life which sometimes unnecessary confuse us in this industry. Content Strategy.

What is no longer working in social media: 2014 edition

SocialFish

What’s new in social media, and what is broken. At least quarterly, it’s a good idea to find out what’s no longer working in different parts of digital marketing, particularly in fast-moving areas like social. . Sometimes it feels like our social media efforts are failing.

How to Identify Your Social Media Influencers

Sprout Social

If you hang around a social media marketer long enough, you’re bound to hear the term social media influencers tossed around in conversation. Click the links below to jump to each section of this article: Why You Need Social Media Influencers.

Focus on Strategic Content, Relationships and Technology, Not Social Media

Razor Social

Quite often I give presentations to groups of entrepreneurs who think that social media is all about building up followers and fans. You hire a social media intern to share some updates, you get some fans and followers, and that somehow generates business for you.

4 of the Best Blogger Outreach Strategies

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com I’ve been writing about, participating in, and talking about blogger outreach for years. My favorite posts and topics of conversation revolve around actual examples or case studies of blogger outreach done well.

Social Media Informer

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social Media Informer is a website that collates social media blog posts to create an online where people can get all the latest news, information and opinion. Social Media Informer is now featuring content from sherrilynnestarkie.com.

21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers

Socially Sorted

In this post, I share 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions that will help you get more done as a social media marketer. . We all know that social media marketing can be a time suck. Here they are: 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers.

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8 Tips for Managing a Social Media Crisis

Pamorama

Rage spills over to other social networks and influential bloggers are decimating your reputation. The social media crisis is quickly spreading, but you are silent. Should you stop publishing content? How in the world could this have happened?!

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The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today

Unspoken

Since I couldn’t find any lists that suited my taste, I decided to start my own… “The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today” My own social media hall of fame, so to speak. I believe we should highlight people who are doing remarkable work in the social universe and not only those who are just social celebrities. People are joining the social universe for a reason – to be social, to be heard and to be noticed.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy.

Defining Social Media Success, Objectives, Goals, and KPIs in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

Have you been spinning your wheels trying to utilize social media to grow your business? Do you feel as though you know the tactics and strategies yet are still struggling with how to align social media to your business for real results?

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Expert summary compilations (example: Soulati Media ).

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” by Social-Hire.

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79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below).

Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to staying on top of social media, one of the big challenges we have is to find the social media tools that will help us achieve a happy medium between curating, listening, engaging and producing content.

20 Social Media Blogs You Should Read in 2012

Pamorama

Social media is now an essential component of doing business. It’s important for marketers to keep up with the ever-changing social media landscape so they can align their strategies and achieve the results they’re looking for.

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Social Media Conferences to Attend in 2018

Ignite Social Media

In your plans, you should begin considering which social media conferences you want to attend next year. This blog post will cover the top social media conferences we recommend attending. Social Fresh. Social Media Marketing World.

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. Choosing Your Social Networks. Set your strategy up for success right out the gate by choosing the best social networks for your brand.

How to Own Your Blogger Outreach Process

Convince & Convert

At GroupHigh, I have worked with both brands and agencies on blogger outreach strategy. No matter the goal or the end result, a blogger outreach strategy that works has key components and crucial ingredients. Why Bloggers? Bloggers are highly trusted resources.

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

Blogger’s block sucks more. Blogger’s block, on the other hand, is a bit more challenging. Blogging requires writing, graphic design, search engine optimization, relationship building, social promotion, and a lot more.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve. What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics.

How to Get a More Engaged Audience With Your Social Media Content

Sprout Social

On social media, increasing audience engagement is like keeping the attention of a two-year-old. There’s so many things published each day that we’re often “on to the next” before finishing the content in front of us. Blogger.

How I Fail At Social Media

Jason Yormark

I’m certainly not, and that is also the case as it pertains to my social media usage and strategies. So with that, I’ve come up with my list of social media failures. Backlinks – I haven’t had a lot of luck getting folks to link back to my content. On the other hand, I’d like to think the content I write inherently drives other folks to want to link to it. Social MediaNobody is perfect right?

Content Curation Tools: A Curated List of Content Curation Tools

Razor Social

Finding, curating, and sharing valuable content is a very time-consuming process. Unless you have the right tools to help you out, you’ll lose a lot of time on social media that you could’ve invested in other important work. We all have the need to share content!

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need a refresher course on social media etiquette — and perhaps real-life etiquette also. Here are some egregious sins that you must not perform on social media sites. Perhaps that why I love social sites so!?

Social Media Outreach for Beginners

Sprout Social

Social media outreach is one of the best ways to form new relationships, increase engagement and get more eyes on your content. What is Social Media Outreach? Unfortunately some marketers use social media outreach as an opportunity to spam influencers.

How Social Media Has Changed Public Relations For Brands

Mindjumpers

Tweet Social media has no doubt changed the way brands communicate with customers and the how they prefer to be seen and heard. Content and Information Sharing. Press Conferences vs. Blogger Outreach. Social media has increased the circle of influencers for brands.

How to Partner With Social Media Influencers for the Holidays

Convince & Convert

Bloggers and social media influencers are essentially making them up as they go. Here are three types of social media influencers, and how you can partner up with them this holiday season. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

How to: Develop an Advanced Understanding of Social Media

SocialFish

Social media, as a professional endeavor, is still in its youth; has just started to think about the opposite sex, get hair in weird places, and catch wind of the Hunnic acne horde. Online Courses without “Social Media” in the Title.

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PR generalists vs social media specialist?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Can PR agencies respond to the structural changes of social media? A leading British digital strategist and long-time blogger, Simon Collister, (who, incidentally, is from the Isle of Man) thinks he answer is no. Related posts: Does your brand take bloggers seriously?