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5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016

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Google considers activities such as social engagement, comments, and website visits to be ranking factors. With so many social media and digital marketing options now available, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be doing first.

Google+ for Your Business

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Human Resources: Researching your target audience, creating and posting content, as well as sharing and commenting requires dedicated time. As promised in my blog post, Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business? , I am following up with an in-depth look at Google+.

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How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business

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Engagement, Shares, Comments. Engagement, Shares, Comments. Engagement happens when those first likes, +1s, retweets and favorites turn into comments and shares. Please share with all of us in the comment box below!

Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014

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Would love to get your comments below on what you will be focusing on this year to grow you social media and digital marketing. Social media and digital marketing are going to grow even stronger in 2014. These are no longer “nice to have”, but “must have” for your business.

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Does My Business Need to be on Twitter?

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Statistics show a business should tweet quality content at least 4-5 times per day , answer, comment and connect with followers as well as outreach to new followers. Then you can focus on: Getting engaged in conversations with useful and relevant comments.

Understanding Twitter: Best Ways to Tweet

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As always, please leave your comments and feedback! Twitter is a remarkable social media platform for your business. It’s a way to connect with or find your customers, partners and vendors, follow thought leaders, and keep up with what your competition is doing!

Improve Your Marketing With Hashtags

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You can use hashtags on personal and business pages, in groups and even in comment sections. Also unique about Google+: You can add hashtags in your comments as well as your post – double the opportunities to be found.

Twitter Basics: How To Get Started On Twitter For Business

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Start engaging with others: Answer questions, make comments, say hi…. What Makes Twitter Different. On Twitter, you’ll find friends and family as well as celebrities, companies and strangers who may share your interests.

Social Media for Your Business: Quality Over Quantity

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You will get a ton of followers from distant countries that don’t care about your business and will never like, comment or share any of your updates! The goal is to kindle actions in the form of likes, comments and shares. Did I ask for or encourage action (like, share, comment)?

Is it Time to Re-Think Your Social Media?

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Are you getting comments on your blog? As usual, I would love your comments – share your thoughts with us! . . . . It’s time to check in: How is your social media marketing doing across the channels that your business is active in?

8 Marketing Trends to Implement in Your 2012 Marketing Plan

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Would LOVE to get your comments and what you think 2012 Marketing Trends will be. What a year was 2011 for social media and marketing! Things moved at the speed of light, right?

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How to Use Facebook for your Business to Get Results

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Human Resources: Creating content, posting consistently, replying to comments and questions (should be done within 24 hours) and engaging with your audience as well as ongoing advertising on Facebook does take up a lot of time.

22 Simple Tips to Grow Your Email List Organically

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Comment on Blogs: Write insightful valuable comments on other people’s blogs. As always, please comment and share your tips in the comments box below so we can all benefit from you!

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Why Inbound Marketing Is So Important For Your Business

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Listen for your customers’ questions, comments, likes, and dislikes – and reach out to them with relevant content. Simply put, inbound marketing is creating and sharing useful, compelling and fanstastic content with potential and established clients.

Video Marketing For Your Business

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Facebook’s announcement of embeddable video is a clear move to compete with YouTube since it’s a way for videos to be discovered outside of Facebook, then brought back into social with commenting, liking or sharing.

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How to Use #Hashtags to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

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You can use hashtags on personal and business pages, in groups and even in comment sections. Users can leave comments with hashtags, which will then click through to a page with videos that contain that hashtag in their title.

Social Media Updates: July

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Sneak Peak Into YouTube’s 10 Upcoming Features: YouTube will be rolling out some features starting in the next few weeks and throughout the rest of the year, including – Better comment ranking system. July has been a bumper month in social media!

Social Media Updates: July

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The second Facebook algorithm change considers when people Like or comment on a post. So instead of looking just at the Like count of a post, Facebook now considers when people Liked & commented on the post when deciding whether to show the post at the top of the news feed.

Social Media Updates January

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You can also read a stream of real-time comments, and what’s really great, is that when you’re done, the broadcast will be shared on your Timeline. The first month of 2016 is behind us and we’re already in February! There have been some important social media updates in January.

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Social Media Updates: April

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Please let me know in comments below. Things happening at breakneck speed in technology these days, and social media service providers are doing their best to vie for the most popular, most innovative and most highly sought-after spot among their users.

6 Tips to Make Your Email Marketing More Effective

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As always, comments welcome! Over the past few years, research has continued to prove the benefits of email marketing for business: Low costs, high conversion rates and detailed tracking are all notable features.

Social Media Updates: August

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Private replies to comments via Message. In the past you could only respond to messages using the same forum the messenger used, i.e. via comment or message. Now admins can reply to public comments via private message, enabling better efficiency.

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Social Media Updates – May 2015

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Please let me know in comments below! May has been an eventful month in Social Media. As usual, I’ll share items that caught my attention for readers who like to stay on top of the latest news. Twitter Launches New Audience Insights Dashboard.

Social Media Updates – February

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Facebook Introduces Private Replies From Pages: This new update from Facebook allows your page to reply to commenters on your post via private message. The month of love saw many new social media updates that I loved.

Social Media Updates: November

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This new development is great for people who collaborate on projects and wish to share content and ideas instantly via Skype before adding their own comments and instructions and conversing on the topic. And so November has drawn to a close and we’re slap-bang in the holiday season.

Taking Control of Your Facebook News Feed

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As always, leave your comments or questions below. Have you wondered why you are not seeing as many of your friends and business Pages in your News Feed? That’s because Facebook determines what appears in your News Feed, and how high, with an algorithm called EdgeRank.

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Twitter Basics – How To Get Started On Twitter

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Start engaging with others: Answer questions, make comments, say hi…. What Makes Twitter Different. On Twitter, you’ll find friends and family as well as celebrities, companies and strangers who may share your interests.

Social Media Updates: August

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Private replies to comments via Message. In the past you could only respond to messages using the same forum the messenger used, i.e. via comment or message. Now admins can reply to public comments via private message, enabling better efficiency.

Using Facebook Hashtags for Your #FacebookMarketing

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You can use hashtags on personal and business pages, in groups and even in comment sections. When Facebook introduced its Twitter-like hashtag (#) feature in June, marketers began to buzz about the potential boosting effects that this new Facebook trend can bring to brands and businesses.

6 Tips to Make Your E-Mail Marketing More Effective

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As always, comments welcome! Over the past few years, research has continued to prove the benefits of e-mail marketing for business: low costs, high conversion rates and detailed tracking are all notable features.

22 Simple Tips to Build Your Email List Organically

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Comment on Blogs: Write insightful valuable comments on other people’s blogs. As always, please comment and share your tips in the comments box below so we can all benefit from you!

Understanding Twitter: Best Ways to Tweet

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As always, please leave your comments and feedback! Twitter is a remarkable social media platform for your business. It’s a way to connect with or find your customers, partners and vendors, follow thought leaders, and keep up with what your competition is doing! In short, it’s an easy way to get your message out there and be on top of what is going on in your industry. . But if you’re new to Twitter it can be more than a little confusing.

Hello 2015, Goodbye Comments

Ari Herzog

I am disabling blog commenting on this post and into the future. My reason is simple: You’re reading but you’re not commenting. It is a time management task to ensure comments are real and not spam and I’m seeing lots of spam comments try to get published.

Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

Ari Herzog

Scroll below his post to add a comment — and be forced to comment through Facebook. Whether or not you choose to share that comment on your Facebook wall is up to you, but it’s either comment with Facebook or don’t comment at all.

Managing Negative Comments in Social Media

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If you work as a social media manager or online community manager you see these all the time … negative comments. Here are 6 more tips on how to manage negative comments: Listen to what is being said. Don’t let negative comments linger. Guest post by Yvette Pistorio.

Commenting Etiquette 101

Jason Yormark

One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. However with more comments comes more questionable responses. I’ve gotten my fair share, and it got me thinking about comment etiquette. Don’t comment just to comment.

Commenting Etiquette 101

Jason Yormark

One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. However with more comments comes more questionable responses. I’ve gotten my fair share, and it got me thinking about comment etiquette. Don’t comment just to comment.

Hello 2016, Welcome Back Comments

Ari Herzog

A year after disabling blog comments, I’m bringing them back. At the time, I removed commenting partially because more people were sharing posts on social media than taking the time to write a comment and also because it was unproductive to manage increased spam.

Why Blog Comments Are About Branding

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Remember when blog comments were about building links and traffic? Then Google decided not to count blog comments for links. That pretty much shut down the blog-commenting-as-linkbuilding game. But blog comments still hold value. The value to be found in blog comments today is in branding. When you leave a blog comment on a blog post within your niche, you are essentially signing that comment with your stamp of authority.

Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments

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Answering questions and responding to comments is an opportunity to keep them thinking about you and about the value you provide. Don’t ever leave comments that can be read as justifications of your actions; savvy social media users see right through non-apologies.