Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals includes headlines about Facebook’s attempt to clean up, support for journalism from Twitter and Google, the continuing importance of links in SEO and some new, clever features from LinkedIn.

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Facebook and hashtags: at long last

Sherrilynne Starkie

A black hole in social media data got a step closer to being understood this week. Facebook has introduced the use of hashtags ! Hashtags are the first step. Facebook says it’s planning to introduce more features going forward including trending hashtags and deeper insights.

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#Hashtags Hit Facebook – #WhatDoYouThink

The Social Media Incubator

In an announcement by the social networking service giant on Wednesday, Facebook informed users of the rollout of hashtags to status updates. ” Hashtags are best known by Twitter users as a way to take part in trending topics or create your own.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation? Privacy Policy Questions. Social Media Facebook

How an Instagram Account May Be a Game Changer in Promoting Your Business

Postcron

Instagram has the highest engagement rates of any social media network. In other words, your audience doesn’t just see your ads, they interact with them and are more likely to remember them than on any other social media channel.

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.”

Instagram vs Facebook: which is best for your brand’s strategy?

Sprout Social

When it comes to social media marketing, Facebook is the big guy on campus. billion users , making it the top social media platform for the total number of active users. In the world of social networking sites, Instagram is still relatively new in age.

Should Your Brand Invest in TikTok?

Ignite Social Media

New research shows that TikTok has leaped to third place among teens’ favorite social media apps, passing both Facebook and Twitter. These younger social networks always seem unstoppable until someone stops them. Privacy Concerns.

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Social Media Security Tips and Tools to Mitigate Risks

Hootsuite

With the increased use of social tools for business communications, social media security is more important than ever. While the benefits of social are clear, there are risks to be wary of. If you are on social (and who isn’t?), Common social media security risks.

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Mind Your Manners: Etiquette Tips for Your Social Media

agora pulse

Are you using your best manners on social media? Or do you need a little brushing up on your social media etiquette? And just like we sometimes need reminders about good etiquette at the dinner table, we may need reminders of the basic rules of etiquette in social media.

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How to Use Social Media in Healthcare: A Guide for Health Professionals

Hootsuite

Social media and healthcare are a powerful combination. Social networks have become an important health resource, and not just for millenials. Nearly 90% of older adults have used social media to seek and share health information. Benefits of social media in healthcare.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #48

Twist Image

"I recently Blogged about the social contract that people have when they sign up for an online social network (more on that here: The Other Side of Privacy ). Breathing new life into books with official hashtags - Dare To Comment. "Can a Twitter hashtag build a community? The premise is simple: create a permanent hashtag for your book and promote it everywhere. hashtag. online social network. privacy.

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This is All You Need to Write the BEST Social Media Bio

Rebekah Radice

When was the last time you updated your social media bio? That’s why I’ve put together a 4-step process to help you create a bio for every social network. This is All You Need to Write the BEST Social Media Bio. Are you using hashtags where relevant?

How to Create Effective Social Media Guidelines for Your Business

Hootsuite

Every business should have social media guidelines. That’s true even if your company is not on social media (psst: here’s how to get started ). Your employees are on social media. Social media guidelines lay down some rules. Share your company’s social media strategy.

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Live Video Anymore? The Current State of Live

Buffer Social

Live video remains a core feature of the top social networks , but have you noticed that the live video buzz may have cooled? How should you be thinking about live video and your social media strategy in 2019? Video stats from the 2019 State of Social Media report.

Everything Social Marketers Need to Know About Generation Z

Hootsuite

Bonus: Get all the insight and tools you need to inform your social strategy in 2019 with our free social trends toolkit. They’re protective of their privacy. Gen Zers crave hyper-personal experiences on social media, but they’re also keen to protect their privacy.

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How to Run the Best YouTube Contest in 10 Easy Steps

Hootsuite

Pick a contest hashtag. If you do decide to ask viewers to create their own videos, make sure you use a contest hashtag. A great hashtag is a simple way to keep track of submissions. Cross-promote your giveaway on your website, newsletter, and other social channels.

Why Can’t Social Media Tools Post Directly to Instagram?

agora pulse

Social media tools like Agorapulse work because social media platforms (like Instagram) have APIs (application programming interfaces). In this instance, the Instagram API tells Agorapulse how many likes a particular user’s hashtags received over a 30 day period.

This Week in Social Media – 5/22/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep our wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs.

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

Webbiquity SMM

Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. Building an audience and networking? Google+ Social Media Marketing

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21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

On one hand, not only is it an easy-to-use, low-cost platform with more than a billion members, but 77% of B2C companies and 43% of B2B vendors have acquired customers from Facebook, and the world’s largest social network drives 20% of all internet page views. Many (most?)

News Roundup: The Future of Facebook, Pinterest’s Latest Changes, the Most Popular Stories, and More

Buffer Social

As ever, a ton is happening in the world of social media , and it can be hard to catch every story. So we want to highlight some of the biggest news items from recent weeks that might impact your social media marketing. Social media news item #1. Social media news item #2.

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5 Data-Backed Social Media Trends You Need to Know for 2019

Buffer Social

2019 is here and gone are the days where generating audience engagement on social media was primarily a passive process. But in order to be able to capitalize on this and everything else social media has to offer, you have to know what’s coming!

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Social Distraction (AKA Media) Adventures

Kikolani

Diving into the Social Media pool was like taking a dip in shadowy shark infested waters to me. Most people are busy, and that’s the first worry in joining social media. If you’re younger, or big in tech, maybe social is no thing. Social might be cool.

Everything Brands Need to Know About TikTok in 2020

Hootsuite

It’s been a minute since TikTok crashed the global social media party in 2018. Download the full Social Trends report to get an in-depth analysis of the data you need to inform your social strategy in 2020. million fine for violating children’s privacy law.

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This Week in Social Media – 6/12/2013

Social Media Marketing

And if you’re on Flipboard, you can get these links in the This Week in Social Media Magazine. What''s prompting users to spend more time on social sites in Australia ? There seems to be a relatively minor impact of social media on TV in terms of buzz. Privacy cuts both ways.

The Ultimate List of Social Media Definitions You Need to Know

Hootsuite

Social media is a constantly evolving field. It can be difficult to keep up with all the new social media definitions that seem to emerge almost every month. That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive glossary of social media terms. See Social media marketing. Hashtag.

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Create your social media campaign plan for 2019 (with editable worksheets)

Sprout Social

For social marketers, this is the most exciting time of the year. Because coming up with a social media marketing plan means making some big decisions well before the new year gets into full swing. And after all, the social landscape took quite a few twists and turns in 2018. Thanks to Facebook, social media at large received some serious mainstream attention in regard to consumer privacy and the crusade against “fake news.” Organic social.

How to build your social media marketing strategy for 2019

Sprout Social

Do you have your social media marketing strategy squared away for 2019? Because 2018 was a whirlwind year for social marketing to say the least. Facebook was shrouded in controversy due to its algorithm changes and privacy concerns. To keep your brand from sitting on the sidelines, we’ve broken down the steps to developing a social media marketing plan to carry you through 2019 with a sense of purpose. Maybe it’s more social-savvy customers. Hashtag performance.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need a refresher course on social media etiquette — and perhaps real-life etiquette also. Here are some egregious sins that you must not perform on social media sites. Abusing Twitter hashtags during a crisis.

Co-dependency In The Age of Facebook

Twist Image

On top of that, it's easy to add, find and share with friends, and there was something about the limitation of the message that made the barrier to entry fairly low (even though many who jump on the Twitter bandwagon find themselves struggling to understand how to find and follow people while grappling with the new language of hashtags, retweets and URL shorteners). Yes, many people (and some governments) still have a bug about Facebook and their privacy settings. social circle.

Instagram hacks for brands

Sprout Social

Add accounts & hashtags to bio. In the bio section, you can add hyperlinked accounts and hashtags. Brands often use this space to add their branded hashtags, as anyone visiting the profile could click the hashtag and explore more. In your bio, begin typing the hashtag or account name you want to link. Hide hashtags & mentions in your Stories. This way, your Story will still appear in the public hashtag but won’t look cluttered up with text.

How to Be Great at Social Media for Financial Services

agora pulse

The industry has seen an average year-on-year growth of 31% on social media with companies waking up to the fact that a digital presence is good for business. So, here’s how to be great at social media for financial services. Only assign specific people to post and monitor social media.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, OMS Takeaway & Swagger Wagon Rap

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Search & Social Awards winners, a key takeaway from the Online Marketing Summit for businesses and bloggers, the Swagger Wagon Rap, and what’s coming up on kikolani.com. Social media in the workplace (common sense rules). Facebook and other networks caught sending user data to advertisers. 7 ad networks to build passive income on your website. Social Media.

Get over the Google+ breakup – it is logical and good

Jeff Esposito

The aftermath of the post was an explosion of OMGs and finger wags at Google’s failed social network across the social interwebs. I am actual ly more surprised with the fingerwagging from the social media space. . Google+ social media Google Google news Google Plus

Get over the Google+ breakup – it is logical and good

Jeff Esposito

The aftermath of the post was an explosion of OMGs and finger wags at Google’s failed social network across the social interwebs. I am actual ly more surprised with the fingerwagging from the social media space. . Google+ social media Google Google news Google Plus

How to Create a Social Media Content Calendar: Tips and Templates

Hootsuite

A social media content calendar is like the Marie Kondo of your entire social media strategy. We’ll also list our favorite social media content calendar apps. Oh, and we’ve built some free social media content calendar templates to get you started.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, #FBCLContest Update & Funny Tennis

Kikolani

Pros and cons of outsourcing your social media marketing – I consider the cons more of considerations including ways to ease your worries. Facebook privacy : what you need to know – why privacy advocates are concerned, how information is shared without your permission, and what Facebook has to say about it. Do’s and don’ts of social media for business – nice infographic with important tips. Social Media.

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5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits

SocialFish

With unlimited access to live events, there are endless opportunities for you, your community, organization, business, classroom, and social network to grow. TweetDeck is desktop, iPhone, Android, and Google Chrome application that lets you manage your social media outlets. It’s your social media dashboard on steroids covered in human growth hormones. You can post pictures, follow the event’s #hashtag, or Tweet out your booth’s location.

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The “Getting Started with Government 2.0” Guide | Social Media.

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Development Social Media The “Getting Started with Government 2.0” is about more than just social media. I’m one of the leads for our social media/Government 2.0

The Top 25 Instagram Apps to Produce Killer Content in 2018

Sprout Social

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