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35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats

Webbiquity SMM

Though “social media” broadly encompasses a variety of platforms including blogs (WordPress, Medium, Tumblr), content sharing (YouTube, SlideShare, Instagram), and content curation (Scoop.It, Triberr, Paper.li), the term is nearly synonymous to many for the big social networks.

Social Media Updates: July

yMarketingMatters

July has been a bumper month in social media! All the major social media platforms came out with at least one update. Let’s get right to it…and check out my JULY TIP at the end… Google+ Makes Some Changes.

Realignment #3: Value Propositions Are Not About You

SocialFish

From the new book: The Demand Perspective: Leading From the Outside. Do you know what question stymied association executives the most in the course of my research? It was a simple, straight-forward question: “What do you think is the greatest value members get out of your association?”.

The Transistor Radio and the Dawn of Mobile Media

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Fay Shapiro. Some of you might remember the transistor radio. In some respects, it was the great grandfather of the iPod. The transistor radio made its debut on October 18, 1954 when Texas Instruments introduced the Regency TR-1 , the first commercially available version of the product.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

What Twitter’s Latest Move Says About the Industry Shift from Social to Messaging

Visually SM

By itself, Twitter’s announcement that it would expand its character limit for private messages from 140 characters — the limit applied to tweets — to 10,000 can be interpreted as a simple upgrade to a relatively minor feature.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] The 2015 State of Social Business

SocialFish

This one’s not particularly “cool” per se, but useful. From Altimeter. Cool Infographic Friday Culture That Works Industry Insider

Monday Roundup: Email Metrics

Waxing UnLyrical

In spite of the bad rap email gets because of spammy e-blasts, it’s still one of the best ways to reach your audience. Email metrics can open your eyes to what works and what doesn’t. Learn how to gauge the effectiveness of your brand’s email efforts in this week’s roundup.

29 Ways to Save Time and Overcome Your Marketing Challenges

Convince & Convert

A couple months ago, we surveyed a ton of bloggers and marketers from our CoSchedule audience to discover three of your biggest marketing challenges: 38% say it’s hard to plan consistent content that hits their goals. 22% can’t find the time to create content.

How To Use Majestic.com to Review Your Disavow File

Bill Hartzer

As a US Brand Ambassador for Majestic.com, you probably already know that I’m a big fan of their product, and use it on a daily basis. And as I use it, I am always coming up with new, innovative ways to use the Majestic data.

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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.

What Makes a Strong Culture?

SocialFish

I came across an HBR post from a few years ago that identified six components of great company cultures: Vision. Values. Practices. People. Narrative, and. Place. Um, no. That’s like saying a beautiful home consists of four walls, a roof, and a door.

#measurePR Recap (August 2015): Big Picture PR Measurement

Waxing UnLyrical

In August, the #measurePR Twitter chat took a big picture look at the field of PR measurement.

12 Time-Saving Tools for Content Marketers

Convince & Convert

Content marketing is the ultimate way to build brand awareness and connect with your customers. It lets you tell your unique story and build huge buzz around your products or services. It’s also seriously hard work.

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Google Now a Part of Alphabet, Uses New gTLD Domain Extension

Bill Hartzer

Google has been officially moved to a new organization called Alphabet. Larry Page, in a letter on their new site, explained that they traditionally don’t do normal things. Sometimes they do things differently because Google isn’t a conventional company.

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.

5 Things to Do in Facebook to Make Professional Connections

Idaconcpts

Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites on the Internet. It keeps families connected over long distances while helping businesses and professionals connect to potential clients or employers.

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How to Make Vines that People LOVE to Watch

Devumi

Ever since it was bought up by Twitter back in 2013, Vine has been taking off at an astronomical pace. In January of this year they claimed to be at around 1.5 billion loops PER DAY. With the platform taking off, more and more people are asking how to make Vines. With the right content, […].

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How to Guarantee Your Editorial Calendar Works

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Last fall I wrote a review on InboundWriter ; a web-based application (and sponsor of the Content Pros podcast) that forecasts how content will perform before it’s written. The truth is that most blog posts – and most content of any type, really – fails.

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One Year after Moving to HTTPs

Bill Hartzer

About one year ago, last August 2014, I moved this site from HTTP to HTTPs, and several weeks afterwards I updated the status of traffic, page views, and time on site. Several weeks after moving I some pretty good results, which I believe was a result of my moving from HTTP to HTTPs.

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

What Twitter’s Latest Move Says About the Industry Shift from Social to Messaging

Visually SM

By itself, Twitter’s announcement that it would expand its character limit for private messages from 140 characters — the limit applied to tweets — to 10,000 can be interpreted as a simple upgrade to a relatively minor feature.

No, A Landing Page Is Not Enough

Jon Loomer

As someone who loosely considers himself a marketer, I’m seeing a group of info-marketers that are quickly becoming dinosaurs. Their refusal to change will ultimately lead to their extinction.

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What Bill Gates Predicted About Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

How important is content marketing? Maybe you should have asked Bill Gates 20 years ago. Gates wrote an article titled “Content is King” in 1996. Maybe this is where the phrase was coined.) He predicted that content would be where most of the money on the internet would be made.

The little word that makes a big impact in your biz

Absolute PA

One of the most important words you can learn in business is a small one. It’s one that you already know. But, it sometimes gets a bad rep. And, I bet you aren’t using enough. It’s a powerful little sucker when you learn to use it, I have and it’s given me the business and lifestyle of my dreams.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

11 Little Facebook Tips That Bring BIG Engagement Results

Rebekah Radice

Rupert Murdoch said if you want to motivate people, you have to engage their minds and their hearts. A truism whether in life or online. If you can capture people’s attention and ignite emotion, you can inspire interaction.

Social is More Important Than Social Media

Ari Herzog

I bought a Shark steam mop a few months ago and, with a question about the best way to wash its microfiber pads, I first turned to Google. Results suggested different customer opinions. I wanted to know what the company thought and didn’t feel like clicking around its website.

How to Use Social Media to Delight Current Employees

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments We, culturally, have a belief that you’re not going to get anywhere without really good, priceless feedback. CaptnExperience Tweet This. Social Media for HR. Chris Ebbeler is the Senior Manager of Workplace Community & People Branding for Brinker International.

If You Think You're Good At Telling Stories, Watch This.

Twist Image

Are you stuck? Staring at the blank screen (literally or proverbially)? As a writer, there is nothing more important than having a framework, building an outline and understanding how it all ends, before you even write that first word.

The little word that makes a big impact in your biz

Absolute PA

One of the most important words you can learn in business is a small one. It’s one that you already know. But, it sometimes gets a bad rep. And, I bet you aren’t using enough. It’s a powerful little sucker when you learn to use it, I have and it’s given me the business and lifestyle of my dreams. 2 little letters. No, non, nein, nie, net. How are you at saying no? I hear it A LOT from my friends and clients: “I can’t say no”.

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Atom Thought

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How to Free Your Brain from Marketing Burnout

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Something has to give, or your brain will collapse. Marketers have a lot tugging at their attention, especially social media marketers.

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The Future Of Retail In A CTRL ALT Delete World

Twist Image

How do the best brands connect with their consumers? This has been the question that has kept me motivated to be in this industry for over twenty years. All of my work (as diverse as it has been) has been centered around this question.