[Comments] 81 Percent of Marketers Optimize Social Video for Mobile [Infographic]
    Share your tips in the comments below. Much like the golden age of Hollywood, new advances in technology have cleared the path for today’s golden age of online video, empowering brands and small businesses alike to create video content like never before. However, unlike the 1930s, when new audio and filming improvements ushered us out of the silent film era, today the reverse is true.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Comments] How to Get Your LinkedIn Articles Read by More People
    Make sure to comment and follow up on any comments and responses in the group, don’t drive-by link drop. Leave a comment and let us know! If you have started to use LinkedIn Publishing , you may be wondering how to get your articles read by more people. More views with your LinkedIn articles means that you have the ability to build more credibility and recognition, make new connections, and get additional proposal requests and clients.
    [Comments] Social Media Roundup: Best In Class Brand Social Voice
    We’d love to hear what your favorite brand to follow is, share with us in the comments. Looking through your social feed (pick any) we all pause when we get to our favorite brand. We love their social voice. What is it about them that makes the brand stand out among the others? Is it their photography? The witty caption they include with their post? Or is it something else?
    [Comments] The Mobile Marketing Studio: 26 Apps to Help You Create Epic Social Media Content on Your Smartphone
    Let us know in the comments below. What does it take to create incredible social media content? Knowing you have to create new content for multiple social media channels every day can feel a little daunting, especially when you consider the range of disciplines you need to rock at in order to be successful. Nowadays, every marketer has to be part designer , photographer, videographer, copywriter, editor and more.
    [Comments] 100+ free USA Business Listing/Citation sites & Benefits of Local Listing
    Such as Increased Your business web Traffic Help to Targeted specific audience Increase Your Business Quality Links Increase Business Profits Help to Increase Search Engine Results Pages Please give your suggestion and new listing sites in the comment section. Business Citations/listing means adding business detail like Name, Address, Phone number and web pages on local business directories. Yellow Page, White Pages, and Yext directory are a good example of business Citation.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Comments] 199: A COOL TOOL To Create Professional Facebook Live Videos
    When you get on and you actually get a comment from someone, you can respond to that immediately. You see the comments of anyone who is responding to you during your session come up on the screen. You actually see yourself and then over that video of yourself, you see the comments scroll up. One of the things I don’t like about it is that the comments are quite small and they are white and so if you have a white background behind you, they can be a little bit hard to see.
    [Comments] How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Major Social Network
    Comments. Step three : Come up with a commenting strategy. Any given second on Instagram, there are 575 likes on a picture compares to 81 comments. A comment figures to get noticed (and appreciated) much more than a like. Comment from a computer, using a tool like Iconosquare. This way you can leave comments quicker and easier than typing out on a mobile device. Comment on photos posted within the last day or two.
  • KATIE LANCE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
    [Comments] [ACADEMY WEEK] One-Year Anniversary of the #GetSocialSmart Academy
    Leave me a comment below or send me an email directly at katie@katielance.com. It’s our one-year anniversary of the #GetSocialSmart Academy ! It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we launched our online membership site.
  • JON LOOMER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
    [Comments] Facebook Group Updates: Insights, Scheduled Posts and More
    Posts, Comments and Reactions: Total number of posts, comments and reactions, and how that compares to the prior period. Top Posts: A collection of the posts that received the most likes, comments and views during the selected time period. Top Contributors: A ranking of the membership who contributed the most posts and comments during the past 28 days. Delete all of that member’s comments from the past seven days. Let me know in the comments below!
  • SOCMED SEAN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
    [Comments] 5 Easy Ways to Organically Increase Your App Downloads and Lift Rankings
    Have a comment, experience, or tips on driving adoption of a mobile app? Be sure to share it in a comment! This week we welcome guest blogger Robert Everett. Robert is a content and marketing specialist at one of the leading essay writing companies. He graduated with honors from Columbia University with a degree in Marketing and Advertising Previously, he worked as a content marketing manager for a tech software firm.
    [Comments] Why I love Agorapulse for Social Media Management
    On Facebook, this function shows you who has mentioned your page, and how many times they have liked and commented, as well as their last interaction with you. create custom tags for tweets and comments so you can categorize and search on them later! 10 Responding to Ad Comments. The ability to respond to ad comments starts at Medium Level of Membership (starting at $79 per month). Keeping up with comments on ads is difficult for both Facebook and Instagram ads.
    [Comments] Social Media Roundup- Best in Class Father’s Day
    These were just some of our favorites, share yours in the comments below! This past Sunday was Father’s Day, and if you were on social media over the weekend, you probably saw a lot of #FathersDay content from celebrities and brands. Yes, there were the expected sales on power tools and business attire. However, several brands went beyond the low-hanging fruit and came up with messaging to truly connect with dads and the people who celebrated dads.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #365
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter , Facebook , in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
    [Comments] Evaluating Your Blog’s First Year: 12 Great Questions to Ask
    You can use Google Analytics to find out which posts received the most visits, or look on your blog to see which got the most comments or shares. Here are six more questions to ask yourself: #7: Did you get any nice comments or emails from readers? You might want to track down all your nice comments and emails, bring them together into one document, and print them out as a source of encouragement. #8: F irstly … congratulations on making it through your first year.
    [Comments] Focus on Strategic Content, Relationships and Technology, Not Social Media
    Andy produces this report every year and every year it gets a lot of attention, shares, comments, and links. You followed them on social media, signed up for their newsletter, shared their content, commented on their blog, promoted their e-book or webinar, etc. Quite often I give presentations to groups of entrepreneurs who think that social media is all about building up followers and fans.
    [Comments] 25 Days, 25 Expert Social Media Growth Strategies [New Email Course for Marketers]
    Curated content may not “directly” affect our bottom line, but it plays a significant role in reach, engagement (likes, comments, shares) and page growth. Feel free to leave any thoughts, questions, or comments here on the article, and I’ll hop right on them! What’s working for you social media these days? One of our goals at Buffer is to always be iterating and experimenting with what we do on social media and in marketing.
    [Comments] 3 Facebook Search Tips You Might Not Know About
    Let us know in the comments! Can Facebook search really help you reach your social media marketing goals? Unlike Twitter , Facebook doesn’t have a separate advanced search function. All we’ve got is the “Search Facebook” bar in the top left hand corner. It wasn’t always like this. Back in 2013, Facebook released a natural language search engine called Graph Search. The tool rolled out over the next year, starting with the United States.
    [Comments] Reputation Management: Working with Testimonials and Reviews
    Reputations now consist of comments, mentions, reviews, and recommendations from universe-altering online commentators and/or applications. You hear the term, “ Reputation Management ” and what comes to mind? It is one of those things that often conjures up a response of “I have it covered” or “I’ll get it covered someday.”. Maybe you do have it covered, and if so, that is great! But, have you taken the time to sit down and think about Reputation Management?
    [Comments] [Webinar Highlights] How to Make Full-Funnel Impact with Social Media
    If you attended the webinar and had questions that we weren’t able to get to, please ask them in the comments section and either Lucy or Aseem will be happy to answer. Today we hosted a webinar with Socedo : How to Make Full-Funnel Impact with Social Media. This webinar focused on the ability of social media to touch the entire sales funnel—as long as you are strategic about social intent data and guiding customers through appropriately. Lucy Hitz Head of MarComm, Simply Measured.
    [Comments] The #GetSocialSmart Show Episode 025: Do You Take a Photo or a Video?
    Leave me a comment below or join the conversation in our Social Media Forum Facebook Group. How do you know when something is post worthy or video worthy? Have you ever thought about that? You’re at an event, you’re with a client, you’re thinking about posting to Facebook, and you’re like, “Should I take a photo or should I take a video?” ” In this video I share my tips to this common question.
    [Comments] #measurePR Recap (May 2017): From Cadillacs to Shoestrings
    On the metrics they look at when they measuring PR for MSU Extension: A5: We look at likes, click thrus, shares, comments in social, placements in traditional media, sentiment in both #measurepr. So mark your calendars for July 13th from 12-1pm ET; and RSVP + drop your questions for Jon & Dave in the FB event comment stream here. In May, we saw a fab team from Mississippi State University Extension Service take their seats at the #measurePR “table.”
    [Comments] 7 Key Design Elements for a Mobile Landing Page that Converts
    Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. This is a guest contribution from Shane Barker. If you’ve been blogging for awhile, you’re probably familiar with landing pages, and may have even used a few of them for different campaigns. Whether you’re trying to drive people to sign up for your mailing list, or to purchase a product/service you’re promoting, landing pages can help you achieve your conversion goals. But is your landing page optimized for mobile users?
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
    [Comments] The Ultimate List of Snapchat Best Practices
    Leave us a comment and let us know what you think! . Snapchat feels different than other social media marketing platforms. As a marketer, I avoided it for as long as possible: why would I possibly want to spend time and money creating content that would only disappear in 24 hours and was difficult to track? Then I realized that Facebook Ads don’t really stay on your timeline forever, and I spend a lot of time and money running those for my clients.
    [Comments] 5 Steps to More Creative and Effective Social Media Campaigns
    Take the time to look at the most buzz-generating comments around your brand and/or industry on social at least once a day. Are you experiencing a creative drought? Or are you bursting with creative ideas for your social media campaigns, but stumped about ways to validate these ideas? Here are five ways you can come up with more creative campaigns to achieve your business goals today, no matter where you are in the campaign planning process. Spend Time Listening.
  • PIXLEE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
    [Comments] How to Measure the ROI of Influencer Marketing
    Some of the preferred metrics to track are: Engagement: Start with a baseline and track the increase in engagement with content related to your brand in the form of comments, likes, clicks, and shares. One of the simplest ways to do this on Instagram is to track direct conversions through the “comment to buy” feature. This allows consumers to comment directly on an influencer’s post expressing their interest in purchasing the product or products featured in the post.
  • SOCMED SEAN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
    [Comments] How Do I Share A Facebook Post To Twitter?
    Let me know if there are questions, comments, or feedback on these steps. 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. So obviously it’s a social media tip that people have been thinking about.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
    [Comments] 198: 6 First Income Streams Recommended for Bloggers
    There’ll be a thread announcing this podcast in the comments of that. 6 Recommendations to Monetize Your Blog. In today’s episode I want to talk about making money blogging. More specifically, I want to tackle a question from a reader who has been blogging for a while without monetizing but is wondering which income stream she should try first.
  • SOCMED SEAN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017
    [Comments] How Do I Post A Tweet To Facebook?
    Just read the comments in the follow-up article and you’ll see the great input from readers. Keep those comments and questions coming. 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. As an example, I wrote an article a while back testing different methods of posting photos from a desktop photo to Instagram.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #364
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter , Facebook , in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
    [Comments] Where We Stand on Our 2017 Social Marketing Predictions
    Leave us a comment below or reach out to us on Twitter. At the end of 2016, we made some predictions about how social was going to change in 2017. We are halfway through this year, so let’s take stock of how our predictions are holding up so far. Disappearing Content Becomes Mainstream. Prediction: Based on the success of Snapchat, which established the core belief that ephemeral content is the new cool, we predicted that disappearing content would become mainstream.
    [Comments] What is the Link between Social Signals and Your Search Ranking?
    The Cognitive SEO study also found that, on average, the top 4 ranking positions normally have more activity on Facebook in terms of likes, shares, and comments. This post has about 22,000 likes, 200+ comments, and about 1.6 In addition to encouraging clicks, you can also write CTAs that encourage more shares, likes, and comments on your post. But if you have any doubts or questions, feel free to share them in the comments below. This is a guest post from Shane Barker.
    [Comments] 127 Time-Saving Keyboard Shortcuts for Social Media Marketers
    c – Comment on the selected story. But here’re two browser shortcuts you can use when commenting on a post: Tab + Enter – Add an image. Tab + Tab + Enter – Post your comment. Share them in the comments. Google+ uses a few different keyboard shortcuts from most social media platforms for common actions such as comment and +1 (or Like). r – Comment on selected post. f – Like a tweet or Facebook comment.
    [Comments] Why Social Media Automation Will Eventually Kill Social Media (Unless We Do Something About It)
    Is this the social media equivalent of all those “work from home” claims we get in the comments on our blog? Let me take you back in time — to May 2017. I popped into my Agorapulse dashboard and saw this tweet. Tools to Help Your Business Succeed In 2016…” followed by a list of tools. Did I mention that it was May *2017*? And one of the tools mentioned in that tweet, Instagress , was shut down a month prior.
    [Comments] The #GetSocialSmart Show Episode 024: The Right Way to Repurpose Content
    Leave me a comment below, and as always, if you like this video, we would love if you’d like, comment, share, subscribe to us and let us know that you’re enjoying these videos. In this episode I want to give you a few ideas of some of the things that we do to repurpose our content, and I want to give you some inspiration based on this video series right here. I think a lot of times, we get confused about what does that actually mean to repurpose content.
    [Comments] Here’s How Often You Should Post on Social Media
    How many clicks, likes, shares, comments, etc. To whit, a piece of content shared in social media that gets disproportionate numbers of clicks, comments, shares, and likes will not only succeed because of the additional reach of the shares, but because the platforms actually show the content to more people. Will Roe v. Wade be overturned? Will the United States bail on every international treaty to which it has previously signed? Will Nicolas Cage have a late-career resurgence?
    [Comments] 8 creative ways to use customer feedback to improve your business
    7 By monitoring real time reporting as customers respond to a survey, you can respond instantly to comments and issues, taking customer service to a new level. Lindsay Bremner / Creative Commons BY. How to evaluate & act on the information you gather. Target audience: Businesses, brands, digital marketers, advertising agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, Web publishers, email specialists. Post by Megan Totka. ChamberofCommerce.com.
    [Comments] 3 Things You Need to Know to Create Content that Converts
    Let me know in the comments below. Whether it’s for your landing page, blog post, or sales page, you need content that inspires your audience to take action. You need to create content that drives conversions. Simply Measured Conversion Tracking. But, as you know, this is much more challenging than it sounds. In this post, you’ll discover what you can do to overcome those challenges and come up with high-converting content. #1: 1: Optimize Your Headlines.
  • STAY N' ALIVE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
    [Comments] 5 Things You Need For A Meaningful Social Media Presence
    Reply to their comments/messages, address their concerns, and acknowledge the part they play in keeping your business afloat. Measure how your audience responds through likes, shares, comments, etc. Just as every business is unique, each marketing strategy should be modeled specifically for the brand its meant to serve. Targeting different audiences and trying different tactics are almost always bound to yield a different result for each business.
    [Comments] Energize Your Fans and Followers with a Sweepstakes
    There are endless answers to this question but to simplify it we’ll narrow it down to a few that are easy to execute: Facebook Newsfeed Comment to Win. If you’re focused on your Facebook audience, a comment to win is an easy way to engage with your fans. Like the Facebook Comment to Win, ask your audience a question and ask them to respond back using a specific hashtag to help track your entries.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
    [Comments] Why Your Facebook Ads (Desperately) Need Social Proof
    This includes likes (or other reactions), comments, and shares of your ad. If you see a Facebook ad with fifty positive comments (even from people who haven’t tried it yet) and a few hundred likes, you’ll probably be more likely to pay attention to the ad than if it only had two likes and one comment that was hidden as spam. Even though this won’t be likes and comments on the actual ad, it still shows that you have great customer testimonials.
    [Comments] How to Take a Break from Your Blog
    I’m keen to hear in comments what your approach is. Do you ever feel like you need to take a break from your blog but you feel like you’ve created a monster that just needs to keep being fed and fear that stepping away from the blog could mark the beginning of the end for it? If so – you’re not alone.
    [Comments] A Marketer’s Guide to Starting Out on YouTube
    By contrast, influencers and YouTubers adopt a different strategy: an “always on” approach that ultimately generates more followers and views because the content is relevant and commented upon, and the audience comes back for return visits, views, and, ultimately, conversions. It’s where your audience is commenting and interacting the most. Comments. If you have anything to add, feel free to share your thoughts and comments below.
    [Comments] How to Staff for PR Crises in Social Media
    Not only are these incidents recorded, but they spread like wildfire throughout social media platforms, inciting public outcry which results in your brand being flooded with @mentions, comments, and Direct Messages. Analysts/Metrics Leads – Analysts can provide data and insights on the volume of comments, mentions & messages being received so the team can see how big this crisis is and what people are saying.
    [Comments] Influencer Marketing – Owned or Earned?
    Respond to their positive posts and comments. Influencer marketing is no longer some edgy new technique.According to an eMarketer study 86 percent of marketers used this strategy in the last year and most marketers are looking to double their investment in 2017. That’s because they see results. 71 percent of consumers are more likely to make a purchase based on a social media reference. Source). On average, businesses generate $6.50 for every $1 invested in influencer marketing.
  • JON LOOMER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017
    [Comments] How to Find Customer Lifetime Value
    Let me know in the comments below! Last week, I told you about a new way to target Facebook users similar to your most valuable customers with Value-Based Lookalike Audiences. In order to take advantage of this feature, you need to upload a complete customer list with a column for each customer’s lifetime value. So the question ultimately arises: How do you find customer lifetime value?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #363
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter , Facebook , in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
    [Comments] Does Working with Micro Influencers Bring in Big ROI?
    Dive in and quality check people liking and leaving comments to verify that they are your target audience. Let me know in the comments! Working with influencers is a great way to gain exposure for your brand or business. But can micro influencers really bring in ROI? Let’s break down the benefits of working with micro influencers. What Is A Micro Influencer?
    [Comments] Social Media Content is More than a Photo
    Even in that case, they still maintain their witty personality by responding to negative comments, and generally turning the situation around or getting a laugh or two from other users. Most of the media included are either retweets that contain articles on sleep or GIFs in response to comments. While an image or video on social can showcase a brand’s product, it doesn’t truly touch on the “what’s in it for me?” factor that consumers so often look for.
    [Comments] 5 Ways to Increase Engagement on Instagram
    Leave us a comment, and let us know. Instagram’s latest feature, the image carousel, opens up a world of possibilities for digital marketers. Takeaways. Instagram has rolled out its carousel feature to all users, allowing anyone to post multiple images to a single, swipeable album. Brands like Lonny magazine are pushing the envelope by using the carousel to build “insta articles.”
    [Comments] The #GetSocialSmart Show Episode 023: How to Be Present and Post to Social Media
    Leave us a comment below. Today’s episode is a question I get asked all the time. The question is, “Katie, how can I be present and in the moment, but still thinking about how to document and post on social media?” ” I’m going to share with you just a few tips on how I think of this as a business owner and also as a parent. First of all, I think you need to have a clear definition of where you want to be on social media.
    [Comments] Graduates- Think about Your Brand
    Add insightful comments and engage when possible. Stay focused on what you decided your brand focus is, and let the search engines fill up on content you write, curate or comment on. As Universities release students into the “real world” many are underprepared for today’s job market. Most students have a social media presence of some sort, but thinking about a professional brand hasn’t been high on their priority list.
    [Comments] 7 Social Media Analytics and Reporting Tips for Becoming a Data-Savvy Marketer
    We’ll make an extra column in the spreadsheet to track total engagement: the sum of clicks, reshares, comments, and Likes. And here’s how we’ve gone about it: Once you have your social media data in your spreadsheet (steps 1 to 3 of Tip 1), run this formula on each of the stat columns that matter to you; Likes, clicks, comments, etc.: Total engagement is the sum of all interactions on your post: clicks, reshares, comments, and Likes.
    [Comments] 6 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits
    You need to make sure you’re engaging regularly with your commenters. Features like being able to “like” comments on Instagram are an easy way to interact in a low-lift way, if your time and resources are limited and you are driving a ton of interactions. Your blog is also a social media channel – don’t forget to allow comments on your blog so your visitors can leave you a message to support your cause!
    [Comments] 196: Blogger Spotlight – Nikki Parkinson from Styling You, Shares How She Built a Business Around Her Blog
    That’s when I realized that it was about how the content was written to make it engaging so that people would leave these things called comments. I always saw answering the comments, being present on social media, think about it, that’s part of building your community on a daily basis. I still look around to other people’s blogs or Facebook pages, comment on Instagram. But definitely fewer comments on the blog now than they are on social media.
    [Comments] 196: Blogger Spotlight – Nikki Parkinson from Styling You, Shares How She Built a Business Around Her Blog
    That’s when I realized that it was about how the content was written to make it engaging so that people would leave these things called comments. I always saw answering the comments, being present on social media, think about it, that’s part of building your community on a daily basis. I still look around to other people’s blogs or Facebook pages, comment on Instagram. But definitely fewer comments on the blog now than they are on social media.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #362
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter , Facebook , in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
    [Comments] 4 LinkedIn Tools that Will Change the Way You Think About LinkedIn
    Let us know in the comments! If you are in B2B marketing or otherwise tasked with sourcing leads for your company, LinkedIn is one of the most powerful platforms you can use to grow your business. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say that they have a presence on LinkedIn, but they’re not seeing the results they’re after.
  • JON LOOMER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
    [Comments] Facebook Ads: Create a Value-Based Lookalike Audience
    Let me know in the comments below! One of the primary struggles for new advertisers with a small audience is uncovering the most effective groups of people to target. Facebook is providing yet another tool for advertisers with the addition of the value-based Lookalike Audience. As I type this, Lifetime Value (LTV) Custom Audiences and value-based Lookalike Audiences are available to select advertisers.
    [Comments] 17 Ways to Get More Views, Engagement, and Shares for Your Facebook Videos
    High character limit for comments: It seems that you can type up for 8,000 characters for a Facebook comment. As the character limit for comments is high, Airbnb’s audience could share much more about their stories than, say, on Twitter. You could also simply ask your audience to share their thoughts as comments. I’d love it if you share them with me in the comments! —.
    [Comments] How to Boost B2B Impact with Social Listening and Intent Data
    shares, retweets, comments, clicks on URLs). Marketers think about social marketing as a way to deliver core messages to our desired audience, using social networks. First, you create content tied to a specific campaign. Then, you try to get that content in front of the “right” people on different networks. 2017 Social Media Planning Template and Checklist Download. B2B marketers in particular see social as an awareness play in an inbound model.
    [Comments] The #GetSocialSmart Show Episode 022: How to Find Balance When it Comes to Social Media
    If this video resonated with you, we would love if you like, comment, or share. Leave us a comment below and let us know what you think! Today’s episode is all about, how do you find consistency in social media with life, family and business? How do you get that balance? I get asked this question all the time, and I want to just share with you a few ways that we think about it. First of all, having a schedule.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
    [Comments] Why I Blog – and Happy 10th Birthday
    Thanks for continuing to visit, comment, and share. Comments Hi Ari, a day does not go by that I don't think about your Dad. May 2017 marks the 10th birthday of my blog! It’s seen four URLs and numerous layouts. You can visit the archive and read my initial blog posts about apartment life, later posts about digital marketing, and ultimately about minimalism and productivity. For instance, here’s a piece from May 2007 critiquing a website.
    [Comments] 5 Facebook Ad Tools That Take The Pain Out Of Ad Creation
    It’s easy to miss comments on your Facebook ads. Agorapulse has an easy way for you to keep on top of your ad comments. From your Inbox select ‘Type’ Choose ‘ad comments’ from the drop down menu. Find ad comments on your Agorapulse dashboard. You can view and respond to any of those ad comments you missed. Facebook advertising can be complex and confusing.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017
    [Comments] How to Personalise Your Blog Like These 10 Top Bloggers
    As one of the comments on Shannon’s About page puts it “I love someone who swears as much as me and sounds just as cool.”. #4: Lots of bloggers seem to do everything right, yet they don’t see much success. They write well-structured posts, they pay attention to SEO, they know the ins and outs of their blogging software … but something’s lacking. That missing “something” can often be personality.
    [Comments] The Simple Facebook Posting Strategy That Helped us 3x Our Reach and Engagement
    Curated content may not “directly” affect our bottom line, but it plays a significant role in reach, engagement (likes, comments, shares) and page growth. Comments : 281. I’d love to continue the conversation with you in the comments below! In October of 2016 we dramatically changed our Facebook posting strategy.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017
    [Comments] 195: How to Crush Content Planning and Promotion with One Powerful Tool
    Within CoSchedule, especially because we’re a team and there’s different tasks for different people to do, that within each of the pieces of content that you schedule into CoSchedule, you can have tasks and put on messages and comments to each other when you’re on that team plan, for example. I can just say, “Hi Darren, you need to do this. Using CoSchedule as a Blogging Tool.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #361
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter , Facebook , in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
  • JON LOOMER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
    [Comments] Geography and the Problem with Facebook Ads Optimization
    Let me know in the comments below! If you’ve been reading these pages for long, you know that my Facebook advertising strategy is focused on targeting those who are closest to me. I decided to take myself outside of this comfort zone recently, and it led me to a better understanding of a major problem with Facebook ads optimization. Let’s take a closer look at that experiment and how I used current data to solve the problem… The Experiment.
    [Comments] How to Avoid Writing Boring Outlines using the IKEA Method
    Let me know in the comments below how you get on! This is a guest contribution from LJ Sedgwick. You’ve read all of the blogging advice. You know writing an outline helps keep your blog post to the point. But try as you might, nothing’s happening. An empty page stares back at you. That blinking cursor is taunting you. You want to teach your readers how to follow your processes. But they’re second nature to you. Trying to put them into a blog post seems impossible.
    [Comments] Are You Asking Your Social Media Fans To Do Too Much?
    Comments for Engagements. If the primary engagement goal is to get comments, then there are a few must-dos to ensure you’re actually getting fans to reply. For example, a simple question for a comment-to-win is going to ensure a high number of comments. Getting engagements from your social media fans is easier said than done. With 1.3 million pieces of content on Facebook shared every minute, it’s harder than ever to stand out from the crowd.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
    [Comments] So You Did Your Facebook Live Recording. What Next?
    Whilst fans will no longer receive live reactions from you, they can still watch the recording, comment and interact with you. TIP: If you choose to promote your Live video, then it’s important to keep monitoring the comments. This cool plugin allows you to embed the video AND the live comments feed into your blog. Users can comment and interact live making it a really engaging experience. Leave us a comment below and tell us about it.
    [Comments] How to Use Instagram Search & Explore to Boost Your Instagram Marketing
    engagements such as Likes, comments, and shares). Here’re a couple of tips for creating content that could become a top post: Use high-resolution photos: We noticed that high-resolution photos on Instagram tend to get more Likes and comments. In addition, the popular tags usually have a lot of bots/spammers that use this tag on images—you’ll earn yourself a lot of spam comments on whatever photo you posted with said tags. Commenting on it. and emoji comments (e.g. )
    [Comments] The #GetSocialSmart Show Episode 021: How to Create Quality Consistent Content
    Leave us a comment below. How can you be really consistent with your content while still adding value? This is such a great question I get asked all the time. How do you get really consistent because let me tell you, I know life happens. We get really fired up when it comes to content and social media, and we sit down, and we create a video or two or we blog or we post a bunch of things, and then we get busy. Life happens, family, friends, business, and then we go dark.
    [Comments] How to Set Your Instagram Ads for Better Website Conversion
    Respond to Ad Comments. Any queries they might have will be put in the comments to your ad. Make sure you have a social media management tool like Agorapulse that monitors Instagram Ads comments so that you can address their issues and thus encourage them to head to your site. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!
    [Comments] 5 Ways to Win More Customers with Inbound Marketing
    The option to post comments and give opinion leads to meaningful conversation and discussion. Inbound marketing generates 55% more leads than traditional and outgoing marketing and costs 62% less per lead. Inbound is even more effective for smaller businesses with limited marketing budgets—86% of small businesses focus primarily on inbound marketing.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
    [Comments] Don’t Lose your Funds to Amazon – How to Stay Within The Operating Agreement
    Let us know in the comments! This is a guest post by Cathy Tibbles of WPBarista. Recently a lot of warning bells were sounding around the internet because of some changes to the Amazon Associates program. Looking at Problogger’s experience and the success of several other bloggers using affiliate sales, this post will take you through the importance of using Amazon Associates (or deciding if it’s right for you); and how to keep your account open and funds within your grasp.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
    [Comments] The Worst Advice We Got from Social Media Gurus: Our Social Media Expert Roundup
    ” Let us know in the comments! . Chances are, if you’re trying to market your business, you will be introduced to a “social media guru” who will purportedly take your Facebook page to otherworldly heights. Before you hand over a penny to this person, listen up.
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
    [Comments] Increase Instagram Engagement With These 6 Tips
    Ask people to like, comment, tag their friends or post a picture with a special contest hashtag for a chance to to win. This doesn’t have to turn into a full time job, just dedicate a few minutes every morning to follow brand or people with similar interest, comment on relevant posts, like images. In order to get the most out of your Instagram account, you must create content that leads to higher engagement. Increase Instagram engagement with these six techniques.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
    [Comments] 10 Little-Known Facebook Marketing Features and Hacks You Can Try Today
    To access this feature, locate the hyperlink underneath the each post that shows how many people have liked it and the number of comments. When I first started diving into Facebook marketing for business I was happy to simply send out an error-free post. No typos? No poorly-cropped images? No negative feedback? Perfect!
    [Comments] How to Get More Facebook Reviews (without even asking)
    Let me know in the comments below. Do you want more Facebook Reviews? If so (and I hope so) then listen up. . In this post, I’ll share how to get more Facebook Reviews without asking for them (especially if you are a location based business). I’ll also share a bunch of ways you can ask for reviews – the right way – so your loyal fans and customers will be happy to give an positive review for you. . Image by Shutterstock Shutterstock.
    [Comments] 4 Ways To Boost Your Company’s Digital Marketing Strategy
    Be sure to regularly remind your followers that you’re there by sharing great content, updating your status or tweeting, and getting back to any comments or messages that they leave. 4 Ways To Boost Your Company’s Digital Marketing Strategy. The world of marketing is constantly shifting and changing, and digital marketing is no exception.
  • JON LOOMER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
    [Comments] Entrepreneurs: Stop Wasting Time on Misfits
    Let me know in the comments below! [NOTE: This post continues a series exploring the topic of entrepreneurship. While my focus has and will continue to be on Facebook ads, I have plenty to share about what I’ve learned while building my business.]. In the early days of my business, I did all I could to please each customer and potential customer. Is my product too expensive? Here’s a discount code. You want ongoing updates to this product without paying more? You’ve got it.
  • JON LOOMER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
    [Comments] How to Create Conditional Answers for Facebook Lead Ad Forms
    Let me know in the comments below! Facebook lead ads are a great way for marketers to collect email addresses without sending users to an external website. This is now enhanced with conditional answers for Facebook lead ad forms. When creating Facebook lead ad forms, you can ask for generic information that can be pulled from a user profile (first name, last name, email address, etc.)… … … or you can ask custom questions.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #360
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter , Facebook , in the comments below or wherever you play. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
    [Comments] 7 Tips for Increasing Social Media Engagement
    Many people lose support by failing to respond to messages or comments. This is a guest contribution from Kristie McCollum. When it comes to creating your social media strategy, it’s always good to keep things fresh and evolving. There are a few things you can do to keep your marketing content engaging even as trends change.
    [Comments] Content Types and When to Use Them
    If the objective of the post is gain engagement through comments, likes, and shares – photo content is a good choice. Passive engagement for a video is viewing that video, while active engagement would be commenting, liking and sharing. When choosing what type of content to create, it is important to first determine what result is desired from the post. Objectives like driving sales on a website, introducing a brand, or encouraging interaction on a channel are common.
    [Comments] How to Craft the Perfect Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
    Hubspot discovered that emojis in your post can increase likes by 57 percent, comments by 33 percent and shares by 33 percent over posts without them. Top tip: If you would like to avoid adding too many hashtags to your caption, you can also add hashtags as comments. What’s your favorite sneaker? ❤️ ” Think about questions you can ask and ways you can encourage your audience to comment on your Instagram posts.
    [Comments] 25 Google Analytics Admin Settings Explained
    Let us know in the comments section bellow! Google Analytics is without a doubt one of the most useful tools available to help you gain insight into your online marketing performance. However, it’s quite complex and hence not the most user-friendly platform, especially not for beginners.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
    [Comments] What Does a Facebook Sales Funnel Look Like?
    Agorapulse’s reporting tools can help you identify your most engaging content, so you can create similar content in the future to get more comments, likes, and shares. Answer all comments on your ads. Users are trying to decide if you’re worth their time (and money) or not, and this is your chance to overcome your objections and to fight the objections other commenters present. Have you ever seen comments that say something like “this is stupid, who would buy that?”
    [Comments] The #GetSocialSmart Show Episode 020: How to Get Social Media Reach for Free
    As always, if this video is helpful for you, we would love if you would like, comment, and share it. It’s episode 20! Today we are talking about how to get the most reach on social media without paying for it. There’s such a pain point involved when you feel like, “Oh my gosh, I have to pay to boost everything. I have to pay to advertise everything. Why is nobody seeing my content?” ” Especially when it comes to Facebook, because of the algorithms.
    [Comments] The Finally-Gonna Do It Guide to LinkedIn Publishing
    It also will be more likely that people will interact with your content when they are on LinkedIn, rather than clicking a link to an outside website and then commenting or sharing. It can be as simple as asking people to comment with what they think about the topic, or you could even include a link to an opt-in page with more information that you can email them. Share the post on your timeline, and make sure you watch the post to respond to comments and other interactions.
    [Comments] Effective Email Marketing In The Mobile Environment
    The more people that read and comment on it, the more popular it becomes on search engines. Effective Email Marketing In The Mobile Environment By Jasmine Chambers. Five years ago, most businesses paid little attention to the way their marketing emails looked to recipients viewing them on their mobile phones.
  • KATIE LANCE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
    [Comments] 10 Tips to Rock Your Facebook Strategy
    Leave me a comment below! Are you being intentional with your Facebook strategy? When done right, Facebook can be a great way to keep in touch with your past clients, your sphere of influence and generate new leads! Recently, we hosted a Facebook Live ( sponsored by SmartZip ) where I shared ten of my favorite tips when it comes to rocking your Facebook strategy. Here are those ten tips and a link to the recording to watch the replay! Is your content thumb-stopping?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
    [Comments] How Do You Blog Consistently When You Have Very Little Time?
    Share your ideas in the comments below! From ProBlogger Expert Ali Luke of Aliventures. Do you ever feel like your blog is yet another responsibility on a very long list? For the vast majority of bloggers, blogging has to fit in around an already full life. Perhaps you’re: Building an online business, which you’re marketing by blogging … but the business takes up loads of time.
    [Comments] How to Create Content That’s Inspired by Your Community
    Here’s a recent example from our client Outer Banks Visitor’s Bureau : We noticed a large number of Outer Banks Facebook fans commenting on many of our posts about their excitement for upcoming visits, even counting down the days. 10K reactions, 672 shares, 925 comments, countless opportunities to deepen the brand’s connection with the fans, and a piece of content that lets them know that we’re just as excited to have them visit the Outer Banks as they are to take a vacation there.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Comments] Hiring A Social Media Manager? Ask Them These Questions.
    Let us know in the comments! With the discovery that — yes, social media isn’t a fad — more and more businesses have decided to hire a full-time social media manager. Businesses who have never had a social media manager before are often stuck on how to properly evaluate the chops of the “gurus” and “trailblazers” who end up in their hiring inbox.
    [Comments] The Do’s and Don’t’s of Social Media Giveaway Campaigns
    posted a follow-up to its announcement with additional rules and disclosures, and disabled comments on its two giveaway posts. The weather has been perfect the past few weeks in Seattle. And anytime the sun is out, my mind immediately returns to the summer of 2014, when I was either at my retail job or at the beach with my coworkers. Now, I’m not the stereotypical girl from Hawaii who owns upwards of twenty different bathing suits. I got a two-piece as a gift in high school.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Comments] 193: How to Become a Prolific Content Creator (an Interview with Kelly Exeter)
    I’d say in Vanessa’s blog, she writes a day up to her head because she wants to be able to engage in the comments with energy because that was something she just wrote and she’s still excited about it and she doesn’t have to think back a month ago when she wrote the post to how she was feeling to re engage. I find it very hard to engage with the comments and the thoughts people are sharing if it’s something I wrote a month ago. Prolific Content Creation With Kelly Exeter.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Comments] 193: How to Become a Prolific Content Creator (an Interview with Kelly Exeter)
    I’d say in Vanessa’s blog, she writes a day up to her head because she wants to be able to engage in the comments with energy because that was something she just wrote and she’s still excited about it and she doesn’t have to think back a month ago when she wrote the post to how she was feeling to re engage. I find it very hard to engage with the comments and the thoughts people are sharing if it’s something I wrote a month ago. Prolific Content Creation With Kelly Exeter.
    [Comments] How To Easily Optimize Your Blog For Pinterest Shares
    Tell me in the comments below what you will do first to add more visuals to your blog! Do you want to optimize your blog for Pinterest but don’t know where to start? . There’s an easy way to get more Pinterest traffic – even if you don’t actively pin to Pinterest yet. . In this post we take a look at 3 ways that you can set up your blog to encourage Pinners to pin to Pinterest, even while you are sleeping. .
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