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10 Instagram Best Practices For 2015

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Fans can leave comments and ask questions too—be sure to acknowledge and respond to those. Last month, I talked about 10 Twitter Best Practices For 2015. This month I decided to take on my favorite app, Instagram. Here are my ten tips fellow Instagrammers! 1) Tell your story .

How Brands Should Prepare For Facebook’s Dislike Button

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His comments suggest the new button will likely express sympathy or empathy, rather than just disliking something. For years, people have been asking for a dislike button on Facebook. It seems that Mark Zuckerburg is finally ready to give the people what they want.

7 Instagram Marketing Tips For Bars, Restaurants & Breweries

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Comment on and “double tap” those pics! I love Sprout Social for monitoring & responding to comments/mentions/hashtags. We receive a lot of questions from bars, restaurants and breweries about marketing on Instagram.

Are You Doing Influencer Marketing Right?

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Track posts, shares, tweets, and comments by platform. In a marketing and public relations world that is constantly evolving, it is imperative to keep up with the latest terms, lingo and vocabulary associated with the current trends.

How Social Media Generates Sales You Can’t Track To Social Media

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” Of course there are those who didn’t comment, but will still swing by for that special or add that recipe to their weekly meal plan.

It’s Not Your Facebook Page, It’s You (That’s The Problem)

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If you need help with any of these steps, please post your question in a comment below. I hear it a lot. “We had/have a Facebook page, but it didn’t/doesn’t do anything.”

2 Cool (And Free!) Instagram Analytics Tools

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Those photos received the most engagement by way of likes and comments. Your most active commenters. Share your username in a comment. I love Instagram. My favorite filter, and therefore the one I use the most, is X-Pro II.

Five Social Media Haters We Love To Hate

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If you spot any of them in the wild, tell us how it went in the comments, and how you handled the situation. Social media haters are familiar to those of us who do social media on a regular basis.

Alan K’necht: Über Thinker & SEO Brainiac: An Interview

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I’m sure they’re looking at their own social network of G+ to see which content is being shared the most, what words/phrases are appearing within the comments of those shares to ascertain various content ranking factors beyond what was contained within the words of the page.

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3 Cool Pinterest Tools For Brands & Marketers

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With all of the followers, likes, repins, boards and comments, it can be hard to keep track of everything your brand is doing on Pinterest. It breaks down each board in chronological order based on repins, followers, pins, likes and comments.

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Has Social Media Made It Impossible To Live In The Moment?

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And sure, I got some validation through the likes and envious comments I received. How do we find a balance between the desire to share and the need to unplug?

The Tremendous Connector & Social Media Advocate: Catching Up With Jonathan Saar

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Like you mentioned in your opening comment, it’s about celebrating people. Jonathan is a tremendous networker and advocate of social media marketing.

2012 AllFacebook Marketing Conference: 5 Must-Reads

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Want to get people to like, share, comment, repost and talk about what you post on your page? The Firebelly crew is back in the office today after spending last week in San Francisco for the AllFacebook Marketing Conference.

Content & Conversations: The MBJ Rule

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It’s even easier to take part in conversations – comment, like, RT, MT, and share. Normally, I’d say call me to talk about it or I’ll buy you a beverage – but in this case (and I’m trying to not laugh as I type this) – just comment, like, RT, MT and share!

The Super Bowl & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads

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million social-media comments during and after Super Bowl XLVI, primarily on Twitter and Facebook. It’s been an exciting week for sports (and social media) enthusiasts here in Indianapolis!

Top 12 Blog Posts Of 2012

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Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting last year! Let us know in a comment below. Here are the 12 most-read posts on our blog in 2012. Pinterest, Instagram and memes were popular topics. We’re looking forward to more in 2013. Sh*t Social Media People Say.

Video Is More Important Than Ever On Facebook

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Starting today, all public videos uploaded to Facebook will display the number of times it’s been viewed beside the number of comments and shares.

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9 of Facebook’s Own Facebook Pages You Should Like

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Share a link in a comment below! Facebook is always changing. Stay in the loop by “Liking” these 9 pages run by Facebook employees. Facebook. Facebook’s primary page with nearly 65 million fans. Like this page for ongoing updates on new products, announcements and stories. Facebook Marketing Solutions. Facebook Marketing Solutions helps marketers reach their customers on Facebook.

Some Consumers Are Just Consumers: Don’t Ignore Consumption Rates On Facebook

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You’re including strong calls-to-action with each post, but you’re still not seeing as many comments, shares, offer claims and Likes as you’d like. You’re creating and curating killer content on your Facebook page. This doesn’t mean your Facebook efforts have failed. Some consumers are simply that – consumers. Many of your fans will never outwardly interact with your page.

3 Ways Brands Can ‘Reciprocate the Like’ on Facebook

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Don’t ignore comments and questions your fans post your wall. Brands have become quite good at asking customers to Like them on Facebook. Once they get the Like, however, many brands fail their fans. Most simply ignore them.

Monday’s 5 Facebook Must-Reads

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It can take time to get to a friend’s profile, see updates on your newsfeed, see comments and photos. Facebook is always in flux. Stay up-to-date with this week’s 5 must-reads. Facebook’s iPad and iPhone App Just Got Faster.

Infographic: Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest

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Leave a comment! Pinterest isn’t just for amateur cooks, brides-to-be and expecting mothers. While it is female dominated this virtual bulletin board is a huge opportunity for marketers.

Social Media Gone Wild

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This is an age where almost everyone is an amateur photographer and starving for likes and comments with each Facebook post. This photo was taken on the Elk Reserve in Jackson Hole, Wymoning – it is not photoshopped in any way.

Top 3 Firebelly Blog Posts Of August

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Let us know in a comment below! Facebook was a popular subject on our blog in July, but interests varied in August. What would you like to see us write about in September? YOUR SELFIES TELL A STORY, PREPARE TO GET CREEPED OUT By Stephanie Daily Think about all the photos you take in a.

Curation is Not Aggregation

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Leave a comment and let me hear from you.

Pinterest: Early Best Practices From Firebelly

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Engagement is everything from repining to writing comments on pins to liking others pins. Brands are still relatively new to Pinterest. I’ve been working on several brand programs on Pinterest over the last several months.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

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Each time we choose to leave a status update, like content, leave a comment, check-in on Places, tag a friend, or share content, we add another brick to the massive wall that good ‘ol Zuck has convinced us to help build.

7+ WordPress Plugins For Every Website

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Akismet – Included with WordPress by default and free to activate on non-commercial sites, Akismet stops spam from being posted in your WordPress comments. Also check out: Hikari Featured Comments , Greg’s Comment Length Limiter , Comment Relish.

In Real Life: Social In Person (And Not In Media)

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What happened to being social in real life? Social media has shifted the focus away from culminating “real life” experiences with people.

Memorial Day & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads

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We’ve received comments and donations from people who don’t even live in this state or in this community. Here are your 5 must-reads on Memorial Day and social media that we don’t want you to miss. Memorial Day Thoughts From Social Media Explorer.

5 Facebook Conversation Generation Tips You Need To Know

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Impressions are okay to look at for analyzing your potential audience, but I’d suggest you look a lot closer at response/comment rates. I’ve used these 5 tips with my own community management work and have seen outstanding results. Let’s get started. Use relevant content.

Facebook For Business Tip #1: Pages not Profiles

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Please share them in your comments and look for Facebook For Business Tip #2: Promote Your Page Offline next week. Over the next 12 weeks we’ll we sharing 12 Facebook tips for businesses. This first tip is pretty important. If your business has a Profile instead of a Business Page, then you won’t be able to utilize most of the other 11 tips we’ll be sharing. I receive Facebook friend requests from businesses daily.

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Importance of Brand Voice in Online Conversations & Communities

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I was not surprised by the nonchalant approach to social conversation, but a comment from one of my fellow panelists stuck in my head (and not for the right reasons).

Promoting Your Facebook Page on Facebook

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These interactions can range from liking the Page, liking or commenting on a post to a RSVP to an event or checking in to your business. There is a saying that goes around Firebelly, “If you build it, they will not come.”

Top 11 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts of 2011

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Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting. Here are the top 11 social media marketing posts on the Firebelly blog in 2011 based on number of views. Facebook For Business Tip #1: Pages not Profiles. Social Search: Tempur-Pedic “Ask Me” Commercial.

Facebook For Business Tip #3: Use Facebook Ads

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Share them in your comments and look for Facebook For Business Tip #4: Effective Landing Tabs next week. In Facebook for Business Tip #2: Promote Your Page Offline , I discussed the importance of promoting your Facebook page in various ways offline.

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Planned Parenthood Asks You To ‘Check In’ To Safe Sex

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Let us know in a comment below! You can check in at your favorite coffee shop or gastropub on Foursquare. You can check in to your favorite album or guilty pleasure reality TV show with GetGlue. Now, thanks to Planned Parenthood’s QR-coded condoms and their Where Did You Wear It?

Social Media Citations: You just got served!

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Don’t like something you said (status, comment, link, etc.).

Hyper Alerts: Facebook’s Missing Link

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Between comments, birthdays, likes, friend requests, Foursquare check-ins, events and Farmville requests (seriously, can we be all done with Farmville?) It can get pretty noisy on Facebook.

Story And Conversation: Pin It To Build A Brand

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Similar to a Retweet or Like , users can share a photo on Pinterest or share their thoughts through comments on a page they are following. Cabot Cheese's board for appetizers brings appetizers made with their cheeses to life.