Sat.Dec 19, 2015 - Fri.Dec 25, 2015

Top 15 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts Of 2015

Firebelly

Here they are. The 15 most-read posts on our social media marketing blog in 2015! IS IT TIME TO REMOVE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS FROM YOUR WEBSITE? Those little social media icons—they may stand alone or be adorned with a message like “Let’s get social”—are found on almost every website these days.

Monday Roundup: #WUL Over the Years

Waxing UnLyrical

Can you believe WUL will turn 7 – SEVEN! – next year? Where did the time go and how did my baby get all growed up? I start feeling nostalgic this time of year. And the other day, I was reminiscing about some of my favorite posts over the years.

2016 Marketing Predictions from 10 Top Influencers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The year 2016 is gearing up to be a game-changer in the realm of marketing and across several categories, and if one wants to survive in this ever-evolving landscape, it’s vital to take a close look at what’s coming.

Five Facebook Advertising Features You Haven’t Tried Yet

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Mike Bird. Since Facebook unveiled its advertising options for businesses, the ads have grown substantially.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

The Truth About Social Media Strategy

Convince & Convert

The biggest problem with organic social media for business is that the majority of companies are trying to employ a social media strategy that hinges on making social media do something it’s not well-suited to do: create new customers from thin air. “My

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19 productivity and time management apps for 2016

Kikolani

You know what they say, ‘time is money’. And, rightly so! Productivity and time management go hand in hand. While you cannot buy time, you sure can buy tools to better manage it and use it in the most productive manner.

Paying to Boost Organic Search Engine Rankings on Google

Bill Hartzer

Google has always been adamant about the fact that paying for Google AdWords ads will not boost your site’s organic search engine rankings. Google’s AdWords database is not shared with their organic search algorithm or any of the databases connected to it.

3 Types of Audiences That Drive Word of Mouth Marketing Success

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com. If you’re a social media marketer, then odds are you’ve heard of word of mouth (WOM) marketing. However, the path to WOM mastery doesn’t happen overnight. The first and most important step in becoming a word of mouth marketing champ is identifying your relevant audiences.

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Happy Holidays!

SocialFish

SocialFish will be on hiatus over the holidays. Back in due course. Hope you get some time off too! ————– ( photo credit ). Mark Your Calendars

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The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

The Down and Dirty Guide for Beginner Content Marketers

Kikolani

You cannot hope to be a premier content marketer when you first begin. You will grow into this status slowly, over time. And especially if you are a small business entrepreneur with a tight budget, you will be doing the bulk of your content marketing yourself.

Holiday Deal: Take 50 Percent Off Any Verified Domains Service

Bill Hartzer

It’s that time of year. Holiday shopping, spending time with family and friends, and looking back at the past year. It’s been a fabulous year, and I thought that I’d mention a great deal that we are having over at Verified Domains.

How Social Referrals Impact Your Organic Traffic

Convince & Convert

Editor’s Note: This post is one of Convince & Convert’s Top 10 Posts of 2015. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Last week while I was out walking my dog, I was listening to the Jay Today podcast, and one of the episodes that really stood out for me was Episode 80.

Best Holiday Ads 2015: Marketing Fun for the Festive Season!

Devumi

The holiday season always seems to bring out the best in online marketers. As the best holiday ads 2015 edition here on Devumi will show you, that has certainly been the case this year!

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Pinterest is NOT a social network! + tips for rocking Pinterest for Biz!

Lucy Hall

Pinterest is NOT a social network! – This statement came straight from the horses mouth at Social Media Week London. I sat in on the masterclass session presented by Pinterest UK, here’s some of those top tips, i’ve created them for you in shareable images!

5 Ways To Expand Your Influence Beyond SEO

Small Business Mavericks

I’m a big believer in search engine optimization. If you want your website to rank for the keywords that are important to your business, then you should write your content in such a way that your chances of obtaining high search engine results increases. That’s a smart way to go about content distribution. But content distribution is not the only way to achieve influence in the world of business.

Does Keyword Optimization Still Matter?

Convince & Convert

Editor’s Note: This post is one of Convince & Convert’s Top 10 Posts of 2015. With every passing year, SEO moves further away from the realm of clear and simple guidelines to the world of blurry indicators and stringent punishments for perceived transgressions.

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How Four-Numbers Can Send You Millions of Visitors from Google in 2016

Viper Chill

I know I’m sharing this at the point of the year when everyone is winding down and preparing for the holiday season, but that’s exactly why I’m sharing it: So you jump-start your success in 2016 in a way you never thought possible. I know my headline may make you skeptical, but I will back up the title in a very big way. I don’t believe in writing a headline to get your attention and not fulfilling the promise in the following content.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Leveraging 4 Key Types of PR Data

Proactive Report

Guest post by Leta Soza AirPR. Data collection and evaluation are (or, at least, should be) integrated into the daily rituals of PR pros. With the gajillions of measurable actions consumers take every day, the massive amount of information PR pros must sift through grows exponentially, which, in turn, can make locating those meaningful insights challenging. But let’s not get overwhelmed, yet.

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How to Develop Multi-Channel Content

Small Business Mavericks

In the early days of Internet marketing, there weren’t that many channels for a small business to use for getting the word out about their business. Most businesses had a website. There were directories where those websites could be listed. There were a few primitive forms of search engines. And their were places where business owners could go to publish their articles. They were often called article directories.

How to Use Customer Service as Your Best Marketing Tool

Convince & Convert

Turn That Frown Upside Down. These days the expectations for customer service are at an all-time low.

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3 Ways to Put a Firecracker Under Your Visual Content Creation in 2016 #VisualChallenge

Socially Sorted

Do you want to ramp up your marketing in 2016 with visual content? Not sure where to start? Which tools to use? . If yes, then this post is for you. I show you 3 ways you can put a firecracker under your visual content creation in 2016 (and be sure to check out #3 – it’s super fun!). .

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Pinterest is NOT a social network! + tips for rocking Pinterest for Biz!

Lucy Hall

Pinterest is NOT a social network! This statement came straight from the horses mouth at Social Media Week London. I sat in on the masterclass session presented by Pinterest UK, here's some of those top tips, i've created them for you in shareable images! Pinterest is NOT a social network!

Digital PR Challenges in 2016

Proactive Report

The Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs have produced two excellent reports on the state of content marketing in 2016. One examines the BtoC space and the other covers BtoB. The top content challenges in 2016 for BtoC companies are: BtoB companies list them slightly differently: So it’s not the lack of budget that’s the main concern for brands – it’s producing the right content consistently and figuring out what’s working.

Winning the Lottery Is Easier Than Finding Your Content

Convince & Convert

I’m 341 times more likely to win the Powerball lottery than find your piece of content. highlight to tweet). Painful, right? We’ve all heard about content shock (thanks, Mark Schaefer) and the tremendous volume of content indexed by Google.

MUST READ: The nonprofit sector’s identity problem

SocialFish

READ THIS awesome post at my new favorite blog, Nonprofit with Balls. Here’s an excerpt, and there’s a lot more where this came from. AMEN, brother!!! Our nonprofit sector has an identity issue, and I think we should resolve this if we are going to reach our potential.

#89: How to Fascinate Your Audience

Amy Porterfield

I’ve got a question for you. Ready? What do Apple, Lululemon and Morton’s Salt all share in common? Take a minute to ponder each brand. What imagery does it conjure up? More importantly, what feelings do those images create inside you? When I think of Apple products, I think of elegant, simple design and the feeling of […]. The post #89: How to Fascinate Your Audience appeared first on Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert.

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Digital PR: What You Need to Know

Proactive Report

There’s a good post in Business 2 Community about the challenges of starting out in Digital PR. If you’ve been trained in traditional PR and technology is fairly new to you, it will seem overwhelming at first. Believe me, there is a lot to learn. And while some of it is tactical, if it’s done in a vacuum it’s likely to fail. Learning how to devise and implement a strategy in a logical sequence makes this new discipline much easier. Digital PR Strategy.

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Blueprinting Your Brand

Twist Image

Episode #493 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Ian Chamandy (along with his business partner, Ken Aber ) recently published a business book titled, Why Should I Choose You? The book is based on their strategic planning methodology that helps brands define who they are. in seven words of less (not a typo).

How to Create a Successful Editorial Calendar

ProBlogger

Well here we are – the final episode in the ProBlogger podcast #TodayNotSomeday series ! Where we’ve taken a look at the things on our to-do lists that always get pushed back to “someday” and challenged ourselves to do them now instead. We’ve covered: Creating products.