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Eight Tools to Grow on Instagram During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Tom Siani. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing severe damage to both physical and economic well being. It’s vital to do all we can to keep our businesses as well as our bodies healthy in this challenging environment. Image credit: Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash. Want to not merely maintain but actually grow your business during the coronavirus slowdown? Are you using efficient Instagram tools to boost your sales?

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LinkedIn Stories is Now Available to Users in Brazil

Social Media Today

LinkedIn's take on the Stories format is now being made available to users in Brazil

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What Is This “Free Time” Of Which You Speak?

Waxing UnLyrical

“All this free time on your hands” As we move into Week 523 of The Shutdown To End All Shutdowns, I have noticed an increase in the number of marketing emails that offer suggestions on what to do with “all this free time on your hands.”

How to Become a Social Media Manager: 18 Experts Share Advice

agora pulse

Learn from these gifted and experienced social media managers about what it takes to be successful in the social media industry. Are you hoping to become a social media manager, either for your own business or as a consultant to others? Or perhaps you want to build your own social media marketing agency but aren’t sure where to begin?

Social Media Automation 101

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

How the Coronavirus is Affecting eCommerce

If you thought the coronavirus pandemic would have little or no impact on how you conduct your eCommerce business, you will by now have realized that this is not the case. Very few, if any, industries have remained untouched by the spread of the virus and the shutdowns that aim to curb it. While some businesses have seen an increase in demand, others have begun to consult their bank balances to see how long they can stay up and running without a lot of turnover. The prevailing trends.

Instagram is Adding Some New Font Types for Stories

Social Media Today

Instagram is adding some new font options for Stories, providing another presentation consideration

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How to Put on a Virtual Retreat: Lessons From Our Marketing Retreat

agora pulse

Is your regularly scheduled work retreat going to go virtual? Ours did! And it proved to be a smart decision. Get the scoop about how our CMO planned the virtual retreat and tips for putting on for your own business. For a few months, we members of Agorapulse’s Marketing team had a week in April circled on our calendars for our in-person work retreat. We’d be flying in from Ireland, France, Malaysia, various U.S. cities, and Ireland, and arriving at Las Vegas, Nevada.

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What Are the Advantages of a Marketing Strategy?

The Realtime Report

What Are the Advantages of a Marketing Strategy? For a business to be successful, it needs to draw in a healthy number of customers. For this to happen, those customers have to know about the business. That aspect is done through marketing. Image by from Pixabay. While this is a rudimentary look at something every entrepreneur already knows, sometimes it is important to reiterate the significance of marketing.

The Best Times to Post on Social Media During COVID-19 [Report]

Social Media Today

Sprout Social has published an updated listing of the best times to post to each social platform, based on usage changes amid the COVID-19 lockdowns

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April Social Media Trends

Ignite Social Media

With each unprecedented day passing, social media apps have quickly become the frontlines for many to source out news, seek entertainment, and stay connected with their loved ones. We have recapped some of the April social media trends we saw and how they have adapted to our world’s ongoing situation. How COVID-19 is affecting the Marketing Industry. COVID-19 has impacted every industry worldwide and social marketing is no different.

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.

How to Build an Incredible YouTube Strategy: Live with Sean Cannell

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Want your YouTube videos to stand out amid the myriad video content out there? World-famous YouTube expert Sean Cannell offers solid advice and tips for your video strategy. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding YouTube lately. So if you’re not using it to market your business and connect with your audience, you’re going to want to keep reading. On this episode of Social Pulse Weekly, I was joined by the amazing Sean Cannell, a world-renowned YouTube expert.

How to Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts from Your Desktop or Phone


If you’re a social media professional or entrepreneur, you’ve likely wondered, “Can I have multiple Instagram accounts?”. Rest assured, you can. And managing them is easier than you might think. In this post, we’ll explain exactly how to do it. Bonus: Download a free checklist that reveals the exact steps a lifestyle photographer used to grow from 0 to 600,000 followers on Instagram with no budget and no expensive gear. Can I manage multiple Instagram accounts? The simple answer is yes.

WhatsApp Officially Launches New, 8-Person Group Video Chat Option

Social Media Today

WhatsApp has officially launched its new, 8-person, encrypted video chat option, doubling the capacity of WhatsApp group video calls

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How to Use the New Challenge Sticker on Instagram Stories


Taking part in a social media challenge just got a whole lot easier thanks to the new challenge sticker for stories! Social media challenges have been hugely popular in 2020 with everyone from Drake to the cast of Friends jumping on the trend. But coordinating a social media challenge isn’t always that simple. Do you have to wait for a nomination? Are there other ways to join in? And how do you nominate other users? The new sticker streamlines all of these steps!

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.

The Complete Guide to LinkedIn Events


Stating that now is a tough time to be planning events would be a wild understatement. Stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines have been adopted nearly everywhere to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But the need to communicate, collaborate, and network persists. . In a survey of more than a thousand mid-level and senior marketers taken last year, 41% listed live events as “ the most critical marketing channel ” for their business objectives.

9 Ideas for Creative TikTok Videos that Will Engage Your Followers


blockquote.tiktok-embed { all: unset !important; important; } blockquote.tiktok-embed:before { content: none !important; important; } blockquote.tiktok-embed:after { content: none !important; important; }. TikTok has proven that it’s no passing fad, with more than 1.65 billion downloads to date. It’s now the sixth largest social network in the world, surpassing Snapchat, Twitter and Pinterest.

Google Makes Multi-Participant Video Streaming Platform Meet Free to All Users

Social Media Today

Google is making its multi-participant video conferencing tool Meet available to all, for free, to help people stay connected during the COVID-19 lockdowns

Facebook Updates in Lieu of F8 2020

Ignite Social Media

Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, was supposed to be held next week but was canceled several months ago due to COVID-19. In place of Facebook’s biggest annual event, Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook leaders will be doing a series of updates throughout the year. The first of these rolled out earlier this week via a 36-minute live stream by Zuckerberg. Below, we’ve broken down the latest updates as well as key takeaways to help inform your social marketing strategy.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Best Speed Reading Apps For Android And iOS


Speed reading is an art that not many possess. Even the most avid readers fall flat on their face when it comes to speed. And, they then are sad over the fact that they are not able to read as much as they desire. If you have a smartphone (and, we are so sure that you have one!) you can become a speed reader in no time at all. Thanks to some of the best speed reading apps that creatively help you increase your reading speed.

How to Create a Social Media Posting Schedule (Free Template and Tools)


A social media posting schedule is a lifesaver for busy social marketers. How many times have you found yourself scrambling for content at the last minute? Frantic last-minute posting risks typos, tone problems, and other mistakes. It’s much safer—and more efficient—to dedicate a specific time in your workday to create, tweak, proofread, and schedule posts. In addition to making your workday less stressful, using a social media scheduler can help you plan an effective content mix.

LinkedIn's up to 690 Million Members, Reports 26% Growth in User Sessions

Social Media Today

Microsoft has reported that LinkedIn is now up to 690 million members, though it's predicted a slowdown in revenue growth due to COVID-19

Instagram Live Videos Can Now Be Viewed On the Web


If you’ve ever wished you could watch Instagram Live on your desktop, you’re in luck! Announced during Mark Zuckerberg’s l ive addresses, Facebook is in the process of rolling out several improvements to Instagram Live, including the ability to watch live videos on the web. Ready to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know: . One of the main themes to come out of Facebook’s live address was their commitment to improving real-time video.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Facebook Dominates Zoom With Messenger Room Feature


Well, being quarantined & working-from-home have made some things quite popular & video conferencing is one of them. Zoom has seen a tremendous increase in active users on the platform because of people staying home & trying to connect with colleagues. Now, the giant Facebook challenges Zoom with the Messenger Room feature. It’s quite obvious that video conferencing has become a necessity in this dire situation amid COVID-19 lockdown.

U-M Researchers Train Tech Tool to Find Relationship Clues from Written Conversations

The Realtime Report

U-M Researchers Train Tech Tool to Find Relationship Clues from Written Conversations. Social scientists have identified 10 dimensions to describe the nature of human relationships, but little research has focused on how these concepts are expressed through written language, and what role they have in shaping social interactions. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

Instagram Adds Live Donations Feature for Fundraising via Instagram Live

Social Media Today

Instagram has added a new option which will enable users to conduct fundraisers via Instagram Live

16 Tips to Stay Healthy and Fight the Coronavirus

Ari Herzog

You’re going to tell me you know all of this stuff. But people are still getting infected with COVID-19 so I’m going to share these tips anyway. The essence came from the WHO , CDC , American Red Cross , and WebMD ; and I edited everything with my own perspectives. See, I assume I am asymptomatic. It heightens my awareness and forces me to be vigilant. This belief doesn’t cause anxiety. Rather, I’m being safe by protecting myself and others.

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Top 7 Fastest Browsers For Android- Which One To Choose?


Android is among the most used operating systems and is flexible enough that you can use it to call, text, send/receive Emails and browse. When it comes to browsing on your Android device, which Android browser do you use? Is it fast and secure? Does it offer all the features you might want in an efficient browser? If not, we have this list of best and fastest browsers for Android for your help.

How Does Untimely Loan Repayment Affect Your Credit Score?

The Realtime Report

How Untimely Loan Repayment Affects Your Credit Score. Imagine, a sudden financial expense has hit you, could debt be the solution to your burden? Possibly, if the debt is a personal loan, it can help you pay for large immediate expenses when you are short on cash. The best personal loan in UAE will offer you economical interest rates. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay. However, a personal loan does impact your credit score, either positively or negatively.

TikTok Tests eCommerce Potential with 'Small Gestures' Virtual Gift-Giving Process

Social Media Today

TikTok has launched a new 'Small Gestures'' initiative, which enables users to allocate free gifts to others from within the app

The Magazines are Coming

Ari Herzog

Recognizing that my news gathering system is working, I wanted to expand my selection criteria to include print media. Because it had been several years since I subscribed to magazines, and that I knew they were being circulated, I was curious what people recommended. I turned to Facebook. “Do you subscribe to any printed magazines or newspapers?” ” I asked on two groups. Nearly 50 people responded.

How to Keep Your Video Calls Private


No matter which video call platform you are using, the most important thing is, if that’s secure enough to be used? Due to the immense increase in remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic , the world has become dependent on video conferencing. The different service providers are coming with different features, however, are they safe to use? Can I make secure video calls on those apps?

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Is Gambling Luck-Based or Skill Dependent?

The Realtime Report

Is Gambling Luck-Based or Skill Dependent? Gambling always involves some amount of luck in it but it also needs a lot of skill in certain types of games. However, as we will see, even in games that are entirely luck-based, such as roulette, skill can be an asset for players to understand their odds. Since most of us are stuck at home during these difficult times, US, European and UK casinos have been experiencing boosts in traffic.