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7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World

SocialFish

By Meico Marquette Whitlock. ——-. You’re deeply committed to your organization and doing whatever it takes to make life just a little bit easier for your members and the community you serve.

The Ideal Image Sizes for Your Social Media Posts: Guidelines for All 6 Major Social Networks

Buffer Social

This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with the latest ideal image sizes for the various social media platforms, as of August 2017. You’ve got all the great tools to create engaging images for social media. You know what the brain loves about visuals and how to build something beautiful to drive engagement. You’re all set to make something great! One last thing: How exactly should your image look so it fits in the News Feed, timeline, or stream?

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The Dos and Don’ts of Influencer Marketing

Simply Measured

1024 512 Influencer marketing is becoming more and more popular by the day. The main reason behind this is that it strengthens the reach of companies while increasing brand awareness. Influencer marketing allows companies, big or small, to reach a highly relevant audience. Influencer marketing is now almost a household term for online marketers. However, most of them do not really know how to fully take advantage of this trend.

The Proven Mechanics of Successful Social Media Writing

Convince & Convert

It seems like “ social media engagement ” is all the rage for marketers these days. You want more likes. You want more shares. You want more comments. And you want more clickthroughs. Because who doesn’t, am I right!?

Social Media Automation 101

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

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Improve your Google search results today

Socialmedia.biz

Photo by Oriol Lladó / Creative Commons BY NC ND. Follow the tips below to speed up and clean up your site. Do you use a CDN? Do you blog? Do you optimize your images? Do you pay proper homage to the Google gods? And other tricks of the SEO trade.

Hating on Social Media – #NOTOK

Janet Fouts

Recent activities in Charlottesville and Seattle have been widely reported in the media and particularly on social media. What I have read and heard the last few days sickens me, and I agree with many that it is important,–no, vital–that we stand up and say in a clear voice, “Hate is not OK!”

Inman Connect San Francisco 2017 Top Take-Aways #ICSF

Katie Lance

Inman Connect San Francisco is always an incredible week for me. It’s a family reunion to reconnect with some of my dearest friends, it’s a place to meet. Love my annual #ICSF family reunion!

10 Questions to Answer Before Building Your Social Marketing Strategy

Simply Measured

2560 1280 Whether you are a marketing expert or taking your first steps in your social marketing journey, you’re probably running into some hurdles. A carefully planned social media strategy will help you achieve your goals, and also learn invaluable lessons that inform future marketing efforts. Introduction to Full-Funnel Social Analytics Download.

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.

30+ Free Instagram Tools to Help You Grow Your Following

Buffer Social

More than 700 million people use Instagram and 400 million of those users check the app daily.

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How Far We Have Come in Teaching Communications

Meltwater

In the span ten years ago, technology and social changes have influenced how public relations… Read More.

10 Simple (But Important) Things To Remember About Facebook Live

Peg Fitzpatrick

Facebook Live is a great way to reach people on your Facebook Page and they are wildly popular in the Facebook Newsfeed. If you’ve been afraid to get started, I hope that this will help you come up with ideas and set your personal best practices for streaming on Facebook Live.

6 Years Without a Boss

Jon Loomer

On this day in 2011, my life changed dramatically. I didn’t know it at the time, but the change was for the better. I was laid off on August 18, 2011, and it was my second layoff in about two years. Confidence was at an all-time low.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

7 Ways to Increase eCommerce Sales with Facebook Ads

Simply Measured

2560 1280 Social marketers use various marketing channels, but organic posts are not enough. We need: Relevant high traffic. More conversions. A strategy for repeat sales. With 2.01 billion monthly active Facebook users, Facebook Ads are a great way to increase eCommerce sales. There might be some failed attempts before you find what makes the perfect ad. However, once you get it right, it will be worth it. Don’t worry if you have no idea how to approach advertising on Facebook.

A Day, Week, and Month in the Life of a Marketing Data Analyst

Meltwater

In the data-driven climate of today, nearly every business and departmental decision is influenced by… Read More.

A UK Millennial? What is your dream car?

Audiense

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders new car sales hit an all time high throughout the UK this March. SMMT used their findings to rank the top 10 Best selling cars in March 2017 as well as this year till date.

#measurePR Recap (July 2017): How Major Media Measures Content

Waxing UnLyrical

In July, #measurePR discussed how major media outlets measure their content initiatives. We welcomed two high profile editors: Jon Gelberg of Inc. Media and Dave Griner of AdWeek. Here’s some of what we talked about: On whether a perfect content strategy exists: A2: No!

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.

3 Things to Upgrade About Your Website to #KeepBuildingBrilliant

The Social Media Hat

What kinds of changes and upgrades have the greatest impact? Where should you invest your money? Here are three things I did to upgrade my site that resulted in significant milestones

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How Much do Social Media Managers Make… And How Can They Make More?

Devumi

With social media being an important part of any brand marketing efforts, social media managers are in high demand. This has also made the position quite a lucrative one. How much do social media managers make and how can they earn more in this market? Read on to find out. How much do social media […]. The post How Much do Social Media Managers Make… And How Can They Make More? appeared first on Devumi.

The #GetSocialSmart Show Episode 033: Metrics That Matter on Facebook

Katie Lance

Today we’re talking about metrics that matter on Facebook.

Sales Influence in the PR World: Quota Driven

Meltwater

It’s no surprise that PR pros can have an impact on the way a sales… Read More.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

How to Get Free Imagery for Your Business on Instagram using Tack

Razor Social

As a business, how do you leverage user generated content? We all know that UGC is far more believable than content produced by brands. This is especially true in case of visual content. Today’s consumers are not easily influenced by advertisements.

Harnessing the Power of Pinterest Videos for Marketing

Devumi

When it comes to image-based marketing, Pinterest is one of the best social media platforms to use. With recent changes to the platform, it is also a great site for video marketing. Read on to find out how you can effectively use Pinterest videos to promote your business.

Pushing VS Pulling: 5 Steps to Transitioning into Consultative Sales

Social Selling Masters

Before we get into any details of making this transition, it is important that you fully understand each methodology.

Stop the Lazy Content Marketing Madness! Are You Guilty of These 8 Bad Habits?

Pam Moore

Are you sick and tired of spinning your social wheels in the content marketing engine feeling as if you are creating, creating, creating loads and mounds of content yet getting nowhere? ROI is not something you have seen in a long, long time? Have you ever thought that maybe you have lost your mojo?

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

3 Ways to Turn Blog Posts into Engaging Instagram Content

ProBlogger

This is a guest post from Jonathan Chan of Foundr Magazine. You are probably here because you are a proud blog owner. Your content is consistently fresh and up-to-date, your mission statement is on point, you’ve managed to create a brand from scratch and everything is going swimmingly. But you’re still not using Instagram to promote your ground-breaking content. If that sounds like you, we’ve got great news. 700 million monthly users are waiting for you to reach out to them.

Where to Find Non-Copyrighted Music for Your YouTube Videos

Devumi

Finding non-copyrighted music for use in your YouTube videos is essential. The YouTube Content ID system can automatically detect the use of copyrighted music. This can result in your videos being taken down or blocked.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #373

Twist Image

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Irresistible Content Curation and Creation -Free Webinar Live Training

Pam Moore

Tired of spinning your social content marketing wheels trying to keep up with every Tom, Dick, Harry, and Sally in creating content that inspires, engages, empowers, ignites, educates, entertains, motivates, persuades and helps your audience? Stop the madness! I know it's tough.

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Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.