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.

#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

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.

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.”

Free webinar on Twitter for Australian Teachers – PIL Microsoft Teachers

Laurel Papworth

I’m teaching a free webinar on Twitter for Australian Teachers – it’s on the PIL network for teachers and sponsored by Microsoft. **. The person who refers the most friends to the Partners in Learning network be given a free Harvard online social media course.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?)

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.

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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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.

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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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.

The Top 25 Instagram Apps to Produce Killer Content in 2018

Sprout Social

Sprout Social. Update: With the latest Sprout Social update, you can now schedule and post your photos directly to Instagram! I agree to Sprout Social’s Terms of Service. I acknowledge that Sprout Social uses my personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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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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