How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Major Social Network

Buffer Social

This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with the latest tips and tricks to grow your following on every social media network. It also includes the latest podcast episode from The Science of Social Media! . So how do new social media accounts do it?

What Does Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change Mean for Publishers?

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook’s position as the world’s biggest social hub seems to be a delicate balance, and it’s constantly pivoting to satisfy both users and customers. According to an official post from Facebook , the goal is always to build a better news feed, and the primary strategy used to achieve this will be to surface more posts from friends and family. There is another struggle here, and that’s the one between Facebook and publishers.

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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. One last thing: How exactly should your image look so it fits in the News Feed, timeline, or stream? We’ve collected all the answers here, along with our favorite two templates to fit any network. .

The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift

Buffer Social

Instagram changed its logo on Wednesday, and as with almost any significant change to a popular social network, the internet was split. But why do social networks feel the need to change their core functionality and design? Why social networks need to change.

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

SocialFish

published it. All of those fancy auto-post social tools can lull us into a false sense of confidence. In fact, publishing your article is just the first step. Reply to all the comments both on your own blog and around social media sites! Social Media Promotion Tools.

Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

This week, Facebook announced more changes to its news feed algorithm. Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes…Again. Facebook issued news feed algorithm changes again and community managers everywhere are fighting the urge to melt their faces off. Blog Facebook Social Media

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12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared

Kikolani

In the never ending search for tools to make social media management simpler, I decided to research several tools that help you update multiple social media networks in one place. Social Media Tools Compared. Sprout Social. Social Media Tools Comparison Chart.

Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need. Along the same lines, periodically, it's a good idea to take stock of your social profiles and do a little Spring Cleaning of your own. Certainly, stop sharing them to social channels.

Facebook to Change News Feed to Focus on Friends and Family: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Buffer Social

The goal of Facebook’s News Feed is to show people the stories that are most relevant to them. Now, Facebook has announced one of their most significant News Feed shuffles. The News Feed learns and adapts over time based on the content you interact with the most, too.

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Instagram’s New Algorithm – What You Need to Know

Mindjumpers

It begins with co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom explaining that “on average, people miss about 70% of the posts in their Instagram feed” , which may be alarming to some. It also coincided with the release of the Apple News app , which has recently opened its doors to all publishers.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 11 How Are People Using Twitter? Publisher Platform (P3).

How to Use Google+ to Update All Major Social Networks

ProBlogger

We tend to use social networks as channels that feed into each other, with certain channels for posting content and others for re-publishing it. Widgets and apps can help pull a Twitter feed to a website, or a blog RSS feed to a LinkedIn profile or Facebook profile.

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Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

Kikolani

Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. Creating a Custom RSS Feed. Ok, not from scratch, but using the base elements from another RSS feed.

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Engaging Brand 427 - Guy Kawasaki talks Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur

Engaging Brand

Welcome back to The Engaging Brand podcast covering social marketing , business ideas and brand marketing tips but before we start. Today I talk to Guy Kawasaki about how to self publish a book by being an Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur and discuss .

Traffic Rises 350% Year-Over-Year For Social Publisher BuzzFeed

The Realtime Report

Calling itself “the social news and entertainment company,” BuzzFeed demonstrated last month that whatever the publisher’s formula may be, it’s working. Creating shareable content: different feed options on BuzzFeed’s homepage. A recent shift in Facebook’s algorithm has helped drive traffic to major publishers , and BuzzFeed is seeing some serious benefits from the change.

New Facebook Open Graph tags for writers and publishers

The Way of the Web

You may be familiar with the Author and Publisher tools which Google+ offer to websites, and now Facebook has added some additional tools for publishers, journalists and writers to boost their content on the social network.

Media Companies’ Reach Per Facebook Post Plummeting in 2016 (Study)

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook has introduced several features and initiatives aimed at boosting the presence of media companies on the social network, so why are those media companies seeing their reach per post nosediving?

Facebook Debuts 360 Photos

SocialTimes Facebook

He wrote in the Newsroom post: 360 photos are easy to identify in News Feed: Just look for the compass icon on the right-hand side of the photo. Beyond News Feed, you’ll also be able to explore Facebook 360 photos in virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

www.web-strategist.com

The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? timbursch Do you think we will see a Social ID, similar to OpenID?

Facebook Adds New Weapons to Its Fight Against Fake News, Hoaxes

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network is also introducing easier ways for users to report fake news and flag questionable posts as disputed, and while those stories can still be shared, they will contain warnings, and they are not eligible to be part of promoted posts or ads.

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

A staggering 74 percent of Internet-using adults are active on at least one social networking website. And with more than 3 billion users online , that amounts to almost 2 billion social network users. Social media automation addresses this challenge beautifully.

Social Network Statistics | Brian Solis - PR 2.0

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Home Articles Business – Marketing PR 2.0 – New Communications Social Media Speaking Books Appearances About Revealing the People Defining Social Networks October 1, 2009 View Comments Source: Shutterstock Social Networks are among the most powerful examples of socialized media.

20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity SMM

LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network.

Facebook Announces Several Metrics Updates, Corrected Bugs

SocialTimes Facebook

More details from the social network are included below. This blog will be similar to our News Feed FYI blog.). On pages, we’ve historically defined reach as a person refreshing their News Feed and the post being placed in their feed.

Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

SocialTimes Facebook

Director of product Fidji Simo introduced Facebook Journalism Project in a Newsroom post , saying that the initiative has three objectives: collaborative development of news products for the social network, training and tools for journalists and training and tools for users.

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

RWW Network. 6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds. RSS is easily one of the best things to happen to web publishing in the past 10 years. Information overload is a real problem for many web users, and one way to cope with it is to filter your RSS feeds so you only see what you want to see. Feed Rinse is a best of class RSS filtering application. Feed Sifter is an almost painfully simple RSS filter that filters in by keyword. Products , RSS & Feed Management.

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Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

SocMed Sean

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at the Terms of Use pages created by various social media platforms. If so, when will they start and how much will the charge developers, brands and publishers?

Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?

SocMed Sean

Too many folks get caught up in the numbers game when it comes to social media. They use numbers like “friends”, “followers” and…ewww…”Klout” to determine whether they are doing social right.

PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.

SocMed Sean

Most of you probably know that Google+ has been around for a couple of years now and is Google’s attempt to overcome the hideous social media experiments of Google Wave and Google Buzz. This is different from putting your social media publication on auto-pilot.

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BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media.

PB134: How to Decide if You Should Start on a New Social Network or Medium

ProBlogger

How to Decide if a New Social Network or Medium is Right for You. Today I’m going to help you decide if you should start on that new social network or that new medium like a podcast or a YouTube channel. Is the network/medium trending up or down?

Facebook Under Fire for the Spread of Fake News

SocialTimes Facebook

Social media is an area where ideologies are increasingly bumping up against each other. The problem that social networks face is that they have an incredible power to spread information quickly. Google plans to remove certain sites from its search listing “that misrepresent, misstate or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content or the primary purpose” from their ad ecosystem.

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Facebook Takes Scissors to Paper App

SocialTimes Facebook

Paper enabled users to see their Facebook content in themed, customizable sections, and the social network said in a Newsroom post introducing the app: Your Paper is made of stories and themed sections, so you can follow your favorite interests.

While We’re Going After Fake News, How About Ad Scams, Too?

SocialTimes Facebook

in the wake of the 2016 election over fake news that has made its way into Facebook’s News Feed. For instance, an ad recently ran in Facebook’s News Feed that purported to be a BBC News story on energy switching. With no sheriff on the horizon, the responsibility will fall to publishers to improve the ad and media experience. The company seems more focused on keeping its News Feed clean for advertisers and less concerned about what those advertisers are selling.

Facebook Ads vs. Google AdWords: Which Is Better for Your Business?

SocialTimes Facebook

With the social network changing the content users see every few months, every business is scrambling to keep up. Joe Lazauskus , editor in chief at Contently , theorizes that marketers will respond to Facebook’s big algorithm change with more ad spend , which will, in turn drive up the price of ads: As publishers stare at their declining reach, Facebook’s dashboard will offer a helpful suggestion: “Pay $100 to reach 18,000 to 24,000 people with this post.”

Another Round of Changes for Facebook’s Trending Feature

SocialTimes Facebook

users “in the coming weeks” are: Trending topics will now feature a headline from a publisher along with each topic. With today’s update, we will now look at the number of publishers that are posting articles on Facebook about the same topic, and the engagement around that group of articles.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Noting that the top barrier to increased business use of social media is a lack of time and resources, Leyl Master Black shares “seven Twitter tricks from the pros that allow you to spend less time on the mechanics and more time engaging.”

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Everyone’s a curator now…

The Way of the Web

What I mean by ad hoc is that we’re all walking around with cameras or mobile phones, and many of us are then sharing via our various online networks – and that can range from family pictures and days out to long form writing and video.

Snapchat Discover, Meet Facebook Collections?

SocialTimes Facebook

Next up on the list of Snapchat features cloned by Facebook is Collections, the social network’s take on Snapchat Discover. Alex Heath of Business Insider reported that Collections, much like Snapchat Discover, will bring news, listicles, videos and other content curated by media partners to Facebook’s News Feed.

Why Instagram Stories is Actually Good News for Snapchat

Convince & Convert

Snapchat is the preferred social network of more Americans than Instagram. Snapchat is the favorite social network of 53% more Americans 12-24, compared to Instagram. Social Media Strategy facebook instagram instagram stories snapchat social networks social video