New! Schedule a First Comment on Instagram with Later

Later

The ability to schedule your first comment on Instagram has been one of our most requested features from the Later community, so we’re thrilled to officially launch it today! But the first comment on Instagram isn’t limited to adding hashtags — you can add whatever text you like. .

How to Build a Strong Instagram Community

Later

Creating an Instagram community for your business is one of the best ways to gain brand loyalty, boost engagement, and stay connected to your customers. Investing in an online community can be one of the most valuable moves any brand can make for long-term success. .

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Here’s Why Brands Are Taking Over Your Instagram Comments

Later

Have you spotted Instagram comments from huge brands or celebrities popping up in your feed as you scroll through the latest posts? . It used to be that brands wanted to receive Instagram comments from followers to grow their account. using witty comments to optimize their exposure on Instagram and gain more followers! . Here’s how you can use Instagram comments to fuel your growth: Why Instagram Comments Are More Important Than Ever If You Want More Followers.

Become the Pied Piper of Community Building

Waxing UnLyrical

Communities have been around for centuries, however online communities have only been around for a few decades. According to Computerworld the first “online community” came about in 1973 when Talkomatic for the PLATO time-sharing system released a text-based group chat. One thing that all of these have in common is the notion of community building. So how can you, as a communications professional, leverage the power of community building for your brand?

4 Tips for Handling Negative Comments in Social Media

Ignite Social Media

Here are four tips to always keep in mind when addressing negative comments from your customers. So, as a Community Manager , comments can feel like a personal attack. Always remember you’re representing the brand and not to let comments affect your personal feelings or cause you to react from a personal level. If a comment upsets you, step away from it for a few minutes, go vent to a trusted coworker, and then go back and respond.

How to Build a Strong Instagram Community

Later

Creating an Instagram community for your business is one of the best ways to gain brand loyalty, boost engagement, and stay connected to your customers. Investing in an online community can be one of the most valuable moves any brand can make for long-term success. .

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

Waxing UnLyrical

If there’s one thing you take away from today’s post on content marketing, please let it be this: just because you build it, doesn’t mean they’ll come. Content Marketing: a scenario. Scene: your client is super-excited about its new content marketing program (that you’ve been hired to design, and implement). But you’re probably not approaching content marketing the social PR way.

Using Livestreaming to Grow Your Brand, Community, & Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

Over the past two years, I have significantly grown my online community through the power of livestreaming and video content. In this article, I will share three specific ways that livestreaming has helped me grow my community. I mainly interview leading digital social media marketers to discuss social media, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. However, in this small laundry room, I interviewed several marketing gurus such as Seth Godin and Mark Schaefer.

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. A1: Building a community around a product or service is just part of our jobs in #PR today (which is great, because it’s fun!).

How to Manage YouTube Comments: Viewing, Moderating, Replying and More

Hootsuite

But if you’re using this social media channel as part of your marketing strategy , then your brand needs to pay attention to YouTube comments too. YouTube comments allow the public to interact with your video content and for your brand to take part in a dialogue.

Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Having a strong community is one of the most important aspects of business. This week’s roundup includes seven posts that are good reads on both maintaining as well as building your business community. How To Be A Better Facebook Community Manager. So You Think You Want to be a Community Manager? Why: An inside view on what community management actually entails. Community Consultation – Offline & Online. Please let us know in the comments below.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community, on Facebook? Shut the Page down, ban the commenter, suck up to them? PS: Your marketing intern may not have that skill! Ignore the negative social media commenter.

10 Reasons We All Need Community in Business and Life

Pam Moore

Remember how excited you were to get a new follower, like on your Facebook page or comment on your blog? As your knowledge deepened, community expanded and influence rose you somehow forgot those little things you once celebrated. Many who go thru this very natural life cycle of online marketing success often get so caught up in the metrics and their own personal goals that it's sometimes easy to forget about the people who got you there in the first place.

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. Our team’s goal is to help bring social, mobile and digital to the cruise world – a huge, sprawling, largely analog $38 billion market. Let loose in the comments and thanks for sharing your wisdom!

Community Insights Informing Product Decisions

Ignite Social Media

As a social media manager, you likely have access to great community insights that other members of your organization do not. Reading incoming messages in the form of comments, replies and private messages can help you learn about the positives and negatives of your product or business, and reporting on those insights are a great way to provide value for your company. The post Community Insights Informing Product Decisions appeared first on Ignite Social Media Agency.

How to Stay on Top of Facebook Ad Comments (Without Losing Your Mind)

agora pulse

Want to respond to Facebook dark post comments? If you’re a seasoned Facebook admin and have an active Facebook page, you’re probably pretty good at responding to comments on your organic posts. But how quick are you to respond to comments on your unpublished posts (i.e., Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Facebook Dark Post Comments. It’s a double-edged no-no if you don’t reply to comments on your newsfeed ads.

Improve an Entire Community through Fundraising

Waxing UnLyrical

Community fundraising goes beyond raising funds for a specific cause. It provides an opportunity to improve an entire community through the efforts of the fundraiser. Here’s one example of an organization that’s clearly been successful through their community fundraising efforts. Leading by example, Boys to Men helps the whole San Diego community through its singular cause. “We Community, which we are going away from, is so important to our program.

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. The roles on a digital community team varied, ranging from digital strategists, to graphic designers…and everything in-between.

“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# I know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! But there seems to be a lot of cofusion both on the part of employers and job candidates, and a lot of jobs that actually entail managing a company’s social media marketing efforts are being billed as community management positions. The whole concept of online community is evolving.

4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities. By introducing a translate button , users are now able to fully interact with the captions and comments posted by foreign users in their native language. so that you can truly experience the moment with them and comment back knowing that your comment will be enjoyed, appreciated and understood by the photographer themselves. Social media is a constantly changing force to be reckoned with.

How CPG brands are Building Community

Pixlee

As competition is picking up, brands are battling it out to create a unique identity as well as remain successful with their community. Moreover, by removing physical distances, they can create a sense of belonging to a digital community. How CPG Brands are Building a Community.

How to Create Facebook House Rules or Community Guidelines

Harp Interactive

A Facebook Page is an excellent venue for community building among brand advocates and customers (or potential customers) seeking more information, discounts, insight or customer assistance. Every Facebook Page is a potential target for the irrational, irate person that ‘Likes’ the Facebook Page only to leave a barrage of negative comments on the Page. Does your Facebook Page have Rules or is it a free-for-all?

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader

The Realtime Report

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader. Online communities are powerhouses of collaboration that demand fearless leaders to succeed. They ask thoughtful questions and respond to comments. Yet, with the demand for new communities and the never-ending desire to increase engagement, such best practices for moderation become overlooked. Here is how to become an effective online community leader. Bruce Fikowski is the CEO of the online community Get Assist, Inc.

5 Great Social Media & Community Job Resources

Jason Yormark

Tweet It’s amazing to me how quickly social media and community management have exploded in the job market. There’s some great resources out there to target your job search when it comes to social media and community management jobs. Subscribe to the comments for this post?

How to Manage Your LinkedIn Community Without Feeling Completely Overwhelmed

agora pulse

People are forming real relationships on this platform—but managing all those relationships within a community of peers, employees, potential job applicants, and potential clients can be tricky and overwhelming. Let’s take a look at how you can use its CRM tools to more effectively manage your LinkedIn community and successfully nurture those relationships in organic, authentic ways. Personal and Professional Profiles: Why Both Make Up Your LinkedIn Community.

Bringing Open Community To Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Because if there’s one thing I believe takes public relations from good to great, it’s when your audiences start becoming your community through the relationships you develop with them. Why did you write Open Community ? So, what is “Open Community&# ?

910 Blog Comments You Wrote Here

Ari Herzog

Old content is especially helpful when one sees lots of comments, tweets, and other social sharing metrics reflecting the value of whatever is written. 90 is the number of comments about blog lurking , illustrating why you choose not to comment. 75 is the number of comments about the value of writing negatively , which according to Jeannie Chan, speaks volumes about what you think. Ari Herzog provides social media marketing and editorial services.

13 YouTube Community Building Hacks You Never Knew About

agora pulse

So, if you’re still saying your brand doesn’t need YouTube community building, you might need to rethink. So, with that in mind, I’m going to tell you 13 YouTube community building hacks you never knew about. This is key for YouTube community building.

Why You Should Stop Writing Blog Comments

Ari Herzog

Valeria Maltoni challenges you to comment less and converse more. You don’t get that from commenting alone. This is seen whenever someone adds a new comment and enables you to have a nested back-and-forth conversation with as many people who choose to hit reply. When Brandon Yanofsky replied to Extreme John , he extended John’s comment into a discussion. It was tiring checking every comment over the past two years to ensure freedom from marketing-speak.

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. This struggle is even more difficult for business-to-business (B2B) marketers, who feel so lost trying effectively target business professionals on Facebook that they only put in half the effort or abandon the platform completely. You don’t have to rely on Facebook’s marketing tools to build a loyal following.

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10 Reasons Businesses Will Start Using Google+ Communities in 2014

Convince & Convert

Well, with over 150,000 communities with more than 10 people, and tens of thousands will thousands of members, Google+ is really happening. Types of G+ Communities There are two types of communities: 1. Private: This content cannot be shared outside of that community and can only be viewed by members. Why Use Google+ Communities? Here is a really big thing: Google indexes the community and its content when ‘public’.

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers?

Adam Sherk

There were some interesting posts over the weekend from Steve Cheney and Robert Scoble on whether utilizing Facebook Comments kills or in fact increases user authenticity within on-site commenting.

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

The Community Managers (CM). I’ll try to give you an introduction to the benefits of having a CM – and what you should look for in a Community Manager. The corner stones of community management. Yesterday, we talked about the importance of Local Community Managers, when a global brand wants to establish a social media presence on local country markets. Getting a community involved and engaged needs a lot of planning.

Why Social Media Marketing Isn’t Synonymous with Community-Driven Marketing

Pixlee

Social media marketing is a powerhouse for brands, but to be successful it takes more than just sharing ads and branded content across social platforms. Brands need to take their marketing a step further by focusing on who matters most: their customers. Building relationships with current and potential customers is a cornerstone for social media marketing in the digital age, and creating thriving communities has to be the center of your marketing strategy.

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Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager. With a boom in social media presence of brands, the role of a Community Manager is growing. If yes, then I hope that my tips will provide a clearer idea of a Community Manager’s role.

Four Ways to Combat Audience Negativity on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

It can be disheartening opening up your channels on a Monday morning and seeing a wave of negative comments flooding your notifications. Trust me, we’ve all been there before on the community management team — audience negativity is an inevitable part of being in social media. But what ultimately sets a community manager apart is not just how she handles normal or positive engagements; the greater challenge is finding a way to respond appropriately to negative feedback.

Affiliate Marketing Success: 4 Tips for Affiliate Niche Marketing

Twenty4 Social

Affiliate Marketing Success: 4 Tips for Affiliate Niche Marketing Affiliate marketing can be a great way to start making money online. However, if you want to be… Affiliate Marketing Success: 4 Tips for Affiliate Niche Marketing. Digital Marketing Niche.

Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.

Bill Hartzer

When you have a fairly popular blog, you have to deal with comment spammers. Unfortunately, blog comment spamming still works apparently, or at least the blog spammers haven’t learned that it doesn’t work. Nonetheless, I’m still amazed at some of the comments left on the blog. There are always the really bad comments that make no sense at all, and then there are actual comments by real people. Occasionally I get some really funny blog comments.

It’s Time to Own Your Social Community

Convince & Convert

The days of the leased social community are fading, and it’s time to re-embrace owned social. The Harley Owners Group – HOG – is one of better-known examples of an owned social community, dating back to 1983. swung rapidly away from owned social community and toward social sharecropping; engaging with consumers on leased digital real estate. That’s not a customer community, it’s catching content lightning in a bottle.

Father’s Day Content Tips to Inspire Community Managers

Ignite Social Media

Father’s Day can be a tough one for community managers. Often outshined by Mother’s Day, dads tend get the short shrift, not only with gifts (hello, novelty ties) but creative marketing concepts as well, with brands pushing out elaborate sweepstakes, interactive videos, and increasingly flashy content in celebration of moms but offering nary a peep for dad. Why It Works: Sometimes, the best content is that which comes from the community.

Having a Community Means Having a Brand: Listen to Feedback!

Mindjumpers

Having a community such as a Facebook brand page equals engagement! The key element is not only to promote your brand or a new product launch, because if you had no community, where would your business actually be? A community is an indispensable part of your product placed within the user engagement cycle, which it would not be if it was not for people seeing a value in it. Monitor what they are saying and discussing with both you and other fans within the community.

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social. Here’s an overview of Omni-Social: The original “social media” consisted mainly of brand-owned channels like the old-school HOG ( Harley Owners’ Group ) community built and facilitated by Harley-Davidson.

10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments

Kikolani

What does it really take to build a hustling and bustling blog with a thriving and active community around it? PageRank 5, Alexa rank about 15K and constantly dropping (in case you are not familiar with how Alexa rank works, the lower the number, the better), a wealth of comments on every post. Let’s face it: most commentators on any blog appreciate a high-quality backlink or two – after all, link building is still the cornerstone of top Google rankings.