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Personal Branding for Business: 7 Sample Goals To Help Build Your Strategy

Pam Moore

Human connections, interactions are more memorable than a branded url spammed repeatedly on your social media channels. These 7 sample goals will help you better define your personal branding goals and also develop your personal brand strategy.

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How to Edit the Facebook Ad Destination URL by Placement

Jon Loomer

There are reasons you may want to edit your Facebook ad destination URL by placement. Let’s walk through those steps so that you can run different URLs by placement, too. Create a URL with UTM Parameters. This additional code doesn’t change the destination of the URL, but it tags a URL so that you can learn more about the behavior of people who clicked that specific link. An easy way to do this is to use the Google URL builder.

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An Easter Surprise, Using QR Codes for Instant Sampling

Convince & Convert

Maybe it’s my failing memory brought upon by encroaching middle age, but the ability to snap a photo of something rather than remember a URL is a big win in my estimation. Based on this one, simple use of QR technology and instant sampling, the chances of me ordering a cookie next time at Which Wich went from 0% to 100%. I’m a big fan of QR codes and similar technology.

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Google Shows Bing Search Results URLs as Links in Google Webmaster Tools

Bill Hartzer

In Google Webmaster Tools, Google is reporting Bing’s search result URLs as actual backlinks to a website. But this is the first time that I have seen that Google is actually telling webmasters that there is a link to their website: and that link is a Bing search result URL. Google shows Bing search results URLs. But here is a sample of the Bing search result URL that Google says is linked: https://www.bing.com/search?q=bill+hartzer&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=bill+hartzer&format=rss.

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How to Choose Facebook Ad Placements

Jon Loomer

Focus on Cost Per Action, but also get a sense of whether that cost is over a large enough sample size to care. Using URL Parameters. Another way to measure this is with URL parameters. Example: Use URL Parameters to Verify Facebook Ads Results.

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How to Use UTM Parameters to Track Social Media Success

Hootsuite

Don’t worry, you can make the link easier on the eyes using a URL shortener , as you’ll see in the next section of this post. Sample code: utm_source=facebook. Sample code: utm_medium=paid_social. Sample code: utm_campaign=summer_sale. Sample code: utm_term=social_media.

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How to use the Instagram link in bio to drive traffic

Sprout Social

As the name suggests “link in bio” refers to the clickable URL that you can add to your profile section. Plus, outside of Stories highlights, Stories links are ephemeral and not ideal for an account of any size to highlight the most important URLs to drive social media traffic to.

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The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “Twittercounter is a great Twitter service that offers updated statistics of your followers, the users you’re following, and daily tweets. Sample review: “Grow and manage your following using Tweepi. Sample review: “You can work out the best tweeting times for your followers with Tweroid; this maximizes the exposure of your content. Sample review: “Find the latest content on any topic.

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Sneak Peek into Facebook Audience Insights Beta

Ignite Social Media

The breakdown of topics includes: Sample Public Posts- pulls in actual public posts with the topic in the text; however, any user information is removed to keep anonymity. Top URLs- URLs that are used most frequently with your topic. Sample public posts and photo concepts can inspire new content ideas. Using the Top URL information can give context to what other sites the target audience is visiting and the content that is resonating from those sites.

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The 11 Best Content Marketing, SMO, and Marketing Performance Management Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “GinzaMetrics aims to help marketers use marketing intelligence that’s designed to get you found with thousands of marketing strategies, search terms, content creations, and daily metrics to improve brand visibility. Sample review: “The real power behind this tool is the ability to get rid of spreadsheets all together, and streamline everything through the cloud. Sample review: “Need software to manage your editorial calendar, check out divvyhq.”

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The 17 Best Photo Editing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “FotoFlexer (has) a clean, tabbed interface featuring basic edits, effects, and animations, and the ability to beautify, distort, and decorate your images. Sample review: “PicMonkey (is an) online photo editing tool that makes it easy for you to create cool images for your blog posts.” Create new images, draw with SketchBook, or open images from your files, a URL, or an online image library.

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The 3 Most Valuable PR Metrics You’re Probably NOT Measuring

Waxing UnLyrical

Direct Traffic: Someone going directly to your site (literally typing your site’s URL in their browser). Users who come directly to your website (either entering the URL in their browser or opening your site from a bookmark) without using another channel are counted as Direct traffic. Here you will see a solid sampling of the impressions and clicks your site has had for specific keywords. Guest Post by Brandon Andersen.

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Post Case Study: Triberr Visits vs. Google Analytics

Kikolani

Naturally, being the statistics geek that I am, I wondered if I could match up the stats that Triberr gives you for visits from everyone’s unique Triberr URL of your post to the number of visits you see in Google Analytics. shortened URLs from each Triberr member’s tweets. Triberr Stats – Visits counted by Triberr for each member’s unique URL. The Triberr URL shortened links were not tracked in Google Analytics.

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3 Tips to Use QR Codes For Information, Not Destination

Convince & Convert

This is the case with the increasingly popular use of QR codes in place of Web URLs. It hasn’t been all that long since URLs began to appear on advertisements and other communication components. Now, however, all but the most brand-driven and obtuse ads include a URL, in the way that the prior generation of marketers included a phone number, and before them, a street address. I’m not so sure people are ready to abandon written URLs.

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The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “Add and curate content from any public webpage. Sample review: “One of the most important tools in a marketer’s tool belt is knowledge. Sample review: “Recently, Instapaper got a refresh; it looks and feels better-organized. Sample review: “I have connected my Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn feeds to Flipboard, enabling me to scan each post in the feed as if they were articles in an electronic magazine. Sample review: “What…sets Tint apart?…Social

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Does Saying “Link in Bio” Affect Your Instagram Post Performance? (Experiment)

Hootsuite

Users have found a workaround for directing traffic to their websites by using the URL in their Instagram profile’s bio section. The comment sample size is probably too small to count.

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How To Select An Academic Writing Service

The Realtime Report

If you do happen to find the URL you’re thinking about engaging on this site, read whether the disputes have been clarified or whether they’re still unresolved. Next, you’ll want to check out a few samples and see whether the standards of the writers are up to par. It’s strongly recommended you check out a few samples and if there is the possibility, see an example of the specific writer you’ll be employing. How To Select An Academic Writing Service.

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11 Smart Ways to Use Twitter Advanced Search

Hootsuite

hootsuite filter:links Searches for tweets with the word “hootsuite” that link to an URL. social url:hootsuite Searches for tweets with the word “social” and a URL with the word “hootsuite” within it.

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12 Tips to Organize and Run a Tweetathon

Waxing UnLyrical

It also included a few sample tweets (particularly useful for those Champions who wanted to schedule tweets but might not be able to make the event in person). Even though we gave our Champions a few sample tweets and the general outline of the day, we never insisted that they tweet a certain way. So, for example, we had three sets of tracking URLs for Twitter, three for Facebook, three for email, and so on.

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Success with the Google News Standout Tag: A 90-Day Study

Adam Sherk

This is meant to be a random sampling, not a complete list of every “Featured” article that appeared. The complete list with date, section, news organization, article URL and whether the standout tag was used is available in this Google doc , which is also embedded here: Featured Articles by Section. Which news organizations are having the most success with the Google News standout tag? I monitored “Featured” articles in Google News for 90 days to find out.

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The Fastest and Slowest News Sites in 2012

Adam Sherk

Note that for The Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Financial Times the PageSpeed tool was redirected to the URL for the US version of their home page. So the US URLs were used in the comparison. Among the smaller sampling of news sites here are the home pages that have seen the greatest YoY improvement: Home Page Page Speed Score.

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The Brand’s Guide to Getting Verified on Social Media in 2021

Pixlee

From the left-hand side menu, select Edit Profile and enter your website URL. Whether you’re offering a discount, free sample, or simply a feature on your brand’s profile, you can encourage customers to share their experiences with your product through their own UGC on social media.

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How to Create Pinterest Video Pins That Drive Web Traffic

VEED Grow

Your videos should tease and entice the viewer into clicking the pin to go to the desired URL.? You can test it out for free here with our sample video or upload one of your own. Want more eyeballs on your content? Change the ways you drive traffic!

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Best Free SEO Tip for 2016

Kikolani

As our example I’ll use Kikolani.com ): . The reason I’m using this tool is because it can analyze and compare URLs like they were domains. We’ll use URL analyzing abilities of this tool later, now it’s time for the next step. Preface. Sometimes the abundance of work to be done make me wanna weep silently surrounded by trees.

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What Happened When We Tested Four Facebook Ad Comment Tools

agora pulse

However, this data has a rather small sample size. Imagine if you have hundreds of ads with unique URLs – that means hundreds of unpublished posts which you have to scroll through to check for comments. We also recognize that the small sample size of 25 comments makes the comparison less meaningful. Do prospects and customers comment on your Facebook ads? I bet they do. But should you reply and moderate them? Of course!

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Why Sponsored Posts Matter (And How To Get Started)

Hootsuite

Ow.ly, Hootsuite’s built-in link shortener , even lets you reduce the character count of those long UTM-tagged URLs. Put a sample report in your pitch deck to show that you’re good at this!

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Apple Registers 682 More Nonsense Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Here’s a sample of one of the domains’ whois: Domain Name: agruimjfsklcyp.com. Registrar URL: www.cscprotectsbrands.com. Again, on January 9th, Apple register another 682 (six hundred and eighty two!) nonsense domain names. I’ve been following these nonsense domain name purchases since they started purchasing them a while back. Here are a few of the domains on the latest purchase: agruimjfsklcyp.com. agruimjfsklcyp.net. ahxvhghwqihkvtd.com. ahxvhghwqihkvtd.net.

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Get Your First 1000 Readers: Here’s Your Step by Step Plan

ProBlogger

Giving the title, URL and tagline is fine here. Here’s a sample email you can use: Hi friends, I’ve just launched [my first blog / a new blog], called [name of blog]. Mention your blog’s topic or tagline and make sure you fill in the “URL” field so that your name is linked to your blog.

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Get Your First 1000 Readers: Here’s Your Step by Step Plan

ProBlogger

Giving the title, URL and tagline is fine here. Here’s a sample email you can use: Hi friends, I’ve just launched [my first blog / a new blog], called [name of blog]. Mention your blog’s topic or tagline and make sure you fill in the “URL” field so that your name is linked to your blog.

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The 12 Best Competitive Intelligence and Benchmarking Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Sample review: “This is one of the more advanced tools available, and it has been rating websites for a long time (much like a PageRank)…This tool does it all when it comes to spying on your competitors (linking, traffic, keywords, etc.) Sample review: “Want to know how your competitors are doing in terms of attracting customers to their site or how they are faring against you in terms of traffic?

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How to Sell on Pinterest: 7 Simple Steps

Hootsuite

The product spreadsheet has seven requirements: a unique ID, title, description, product URL, image URL, price and availability. Pinterest has made a sample spreadsheet available here.

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9 Creative Ways to Improve Your Brand Awareness

Hootsuite

Whether it’s a free sample, a free trial or a “freemium” business model, a free taste of what you offer helps get people in the door and spreads awareness of your brand. If someone knows your URL, they’re pretty clearly aware of your brand.

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Home Depot Caught Promoting Questionable Linking Tactics, Spreading False Information

Bill Hartzer

URL:[link] Home_Insulation. Please request the Keyword List spreadsheet for a larger sample of keywords to use for your preferred text. Below is a sample of preferred text to use for flooring: Carpet flooring Carpet install Carpet installation Below is an example of the HTML Code necessary in order for the link to appear properly on your web page: ">carpet installation. Provide us with the URL of the page where the link will be once it is live on your site.

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Facebook Instant Articles: How to Get Started for Business

Rebekah Radice

Step 2: Claim your URL. You will need to copy/paste the code located under Configuration > Tools > Claim Your URL into the <head> section of your site. Then enter your email and on Category select “App for Pages” On “Tell us about your website” section just enter your site’s URL. Paste that RSS feed URL into Instant Articles > Configurations >Tools > Production RSS Feed.

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Breaking Out of Social Disclosure Jail With CMP.LY

Convince & Convert

has become the standard for URL shortening; Klout has become the standard for influence measuring; and Creative Commons has become the standard for digital copyrights, CMP.LY creates a customized disclosure Web page, a shortened URL that leads to it, and a customized campaign ID code. URL in any coverage of the research via blog, Twitter, Facebook or otherwise. with their campaign ID code to get their special URL for the program to use in disclosure.

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Best Free SEO Tip for 2016

Kikolani

As our example I’ll use Kikolani.com ): . The reason I’m using this tool is because it can analyze and compare URLs like they were domains. We’ll use URL analyzing abilities of this tool later, now it’s time for the next step. Preface. Sometimes the abundance of work to be done make me wanna weep silently surrounded by trees.

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Facebook Campaign Goals: What You Need to Know

Jon Loomer

There are many reasons why you may try this, one being a lack of sample size for effective optimization. If you select the Custom Conversions Campaign Goal, you must then select the exact Custom Conversion… You create a Custom Conversion by telling Facebook the exact URL or Event triggered that results in your conversion. You might have noticed an update while creating your ads recently: Facebook Campaign Goals.

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Facebook Ads Guide: 55 Custom Audiences to Target People Ready to Act

Jon Loomer

Below is a sampling of the powerful audiences that you can create. You can include an entire URL, partial URL, or multiple URLs or keywords. Multiple factors contribute to whether your Facebook advertising campaigns succeed or fail. Copy, imagery, optimization, bidding, placement, and countless other factors all matter. But nothing matters more than targeting.

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2020 Content Calendar Template for Social Media & Digital Marketers [free download]

Pam Moore

Other supporting media (image, video, podcast) and location of the asset (url etc.). Download a sample editorial calendar we use with our agency clients and provide to the students of our social media and digital training academy. Hey digital and social media marketers!

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2020 Content Editorial Calendar Template for Social Media & Digital Marketers [free download]

Pam Moore

Other supporting media (image, video, podcast) and location of the asset (url etc.). Download a sample editorial calendar we use with our agency clients and provide to the students of our social media and digital training academy. Hey digital and social media marketers!

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How to Use a Social Media Response Template (with Free Template Download)

Oktopost

Sample copy that can be used to reply to the comment. URLs for your Call to Action. Imagine this scenario: you’re a social media manager for a thriving software-as-a-service company.

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Want better results? Start with social testing

Sprout Social

Developing a test with statistical significance requires a large enough sample size (for example, testing a variable using 100 messages rather than 10) and a clear control. Sample 5-step social media test.

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Apple and Afilias Special Projects Register 1800 Nonsense Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Here’s a sample list of some of these nonsense domain names registered in the past 24 hours: aanowhwtibbqqg.info. WHOIS Server: Referral URL: Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited. Ever since I originally noticed that Apple was registering nonsense domain names, I have been intrigued about why they would be registering and then not renewing nonsense domain names. And it’s not just one or two domain names, or a dozen of them.