August, 2019

Top Five Social Media News: Instagram native scheduling is here!

Sherrilynne Starkie

Lots of social media news out this week and here’s a summary of the top five stories you need to know. Pinterest improves organic reach for retailers.

New Study Examines How Brand Engagement on Social Influences Purchase Behavior

Social Media Today

A new survey by The Manifest, explores how social media users from across the U.S. interact with brands on social media, and how these interactions influence their buying decisions

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Short and Simple Ways of Making Your Instagram Account Boost SEO

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Kristen Smith. Instagram has really transformed the world of social media with its visual orientation which has enabled a new generation of users equipped with smartphones to click photos, edit them and upload them to their accounts anywhere and everywhere.

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Max Yoder Shares His Steps For Building Community

Firebelly

Max Yoder, the CEO and co-founder of Lessonly – a software designed to drive team productivity – and the author of “Do Better Work,” has successfully built a community in Indianapolis through steps he uses in his everyday life, both in the workplace and outside of the office.

Social Media Automation 101

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

How to Spot Fake Influencers

Meltwater

Brands are devoting more and more of their budget to influencer marketing: this market is estimated today at more than $1.5 billion worldwide. However, with any big trend, there are… Read More >>>. Social

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[ANSWERED] How Do I Save Groups Of Hashtags For Reuse On Instagram?

SocMed Sean

SocMedSean - Social.Media.Sean [ANSWERED] How Do I Save Groups Of Hashtags For Reuse On Instagram? Hey Sean, Do you have any clever tricks for saving hashtags so they can easily be re-used on Instagram?

35 Free and Easy SEO Tools that Actually Work (2019 Edition)

Social Media Today

Looking to improve your SEO process? These free and easy to use tools will help

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Top Tips for Handling a PR Crisis

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by David H Lasker. It takes a business years to build a reputation as trustworthy in the eyes of consumers, but burning it all down can occur in just moments.

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Social Media Metrics That Matter Based On Your Goals

Firebelly

School is officially in session. We’re going back to the basics when it comes to understanding social media metrics. Knowing which metrics to focus on depends on your goals. This is why it’s so important to have clearly defined goals going into your social media marketing strategy.

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.

Rate My Teacher (Is the class worth it?)

SocialFish

If you are about to take a new class, then it’s only reasonable for you to be curious about your new teacher, and whether they are good or not. Of course, everyone wants to take a class with an easy-going teacher, who is interesting, kind, and fair.

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Why Marketing and Comms Should Start Working with Trend Forecasters—And How to Find the Right Ones

Meltwater

Of all the challenges that marketing and comms teams face regularly, predicting customer behavior might be the hardest to come by—and the most tantalizing. After all, seeing what consumers might… Read More >>>. Enterprise Executives Marketing PR & Comms

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Using SEO To Grow Traffic And Increase Enrollment In Your Massive Open Online Course Or MOOC

SocMed Sean

SocMedSean - Social.Media.Sean Using SEO To Grow Traffic And Increase Enrollment In Your Massive Open Online Course Or MOOC No doubt about it…the growth of the digital space has fueled growth in online education.

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Facebook is Removing its Group Chats Feature to Limit Spammers

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced that it will roll back its group chat option, which will impact communication across a range of Facebook groups

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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.

You Should Really be Using Instagram Stories in Your Marketing Mix

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Alex Slichnyi. During the last couple of years, several trends have impacted the way businesses carry out social media marketing. Generally speaking, marketers tend to focus on high-quality images and videos, alongside posts that have the potential to go viral.

Facebook Post Updates Coming Mid August

Ignite Social Media

Beginning August 19, your Facebook News Feed will look a little different. As a follow up to their announcements at F8 earlier this year, Facebook is making moves to give users a new design that’s “simpler, faster, more immersive and puts your communities at the center.”

Performant Recovery Company Review – Should you Fear Them?

SocialFish

Debt recovery is the process of pursuing payments of debts that are owed by individuals to either health insurance companies, banks, credit card companies, or any other creditor.

Content-The Struggle is Real

Direct Marketing Observations

The short definition of a content strategist, is essentially the person who is charged with keeping the company interesting. Of course the longer definition has to do with content calendars and working with agencies and teams and departments and writers and designers.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

How to Grow Your LinkedIn Network

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Zack Halliwell. When you’re working in a B2B environment, it’s important to establish a great reputation, both for yourself and your brand. LinkedIn is the best social network for B2B marketers to reach out to other businesses, given that all members are professionals.

6 Web Design Tips to Keep People on Your Website for Longer [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Improve your website visitor retention with these design insights and tips

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Instagram Carousel Best Practices to Make Your Audience Stop Scrolling and Start Engaging

agora pulse

Do you use Instagram carousel posts? Are you looking for ways that you can use them more effectively? I’m going to show you some creative ways you can use Instagram carousels in your feed. But before we start … What’s the Big Deal About Instagram Carousel Posts?

43% of US Broadband Households Plan to Purchase a Smart Home Device in 2019

The Realtime Report

43% of US Broadband Households Plan to Purchase a Smart Home Device in 2019. Parks Associates today announced the topics and call for papers for the 14th annual CONNECTIONS Summit: Smart Home Business Models and Strategies , taking place January 7, 2020, on the first day of CES® 2020 in Las Vegas.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Capio Partners- Are they harassing you?

SocialFish

Harassment by debt collection agencies is prevalent, and most consumers have consistently complained about this. Unfortunately, most people do not know or even understand their rights when it comes to debt collection.

Steps To Close The Deal With Facebook Conversion Ads

Firebelly

Increasing website traffic is great, but what do you want those visitors to do once they get to your site? Facebook conversion ads allow you to reach people more likely to take desired actions on your website, which means more signups, add to carts or increased sales.

5 best Pinterest analytics tools

Unmetric

Pinterest is the go-to content discovery and curation site for thousands of consumers. A study revealed that 96% of consumers research products they wish to purchase on the channel, and of that 87% end up purchasing the product because of Pinterest.

Facebook Reminds Advertisers and Developers that New Targeting Restrictions Come into Effect Soon

Social Media Today

Facebook has issued a reminder that its new restrictions on housing, employment and credit ads will come into effect shortly

Micro-Influencers Are Mighty Powerful on Social Media

agora pulse

When people think of influencer marketing campaigns on social media, a cliché often comes to mind: A brand reaches out to a mega-celebrity like a Kardashian and that person posts about the product or service in exchange for a huge sum of money.

Hashtag Best Practices by Social Media Channel

Ignite Social Media

One question we’re frequently asked is how many hashtags to use on different social media channels. So, we thought we’d put together this handy blog with hashtag best practices by channel! Go ahead and bookmark it so you can reference it whenever you’re writing copy for your social posts. Facebook.

Wakefield and Associates (Are they Legit?)

SocialFish

Are they Legit? Receiving a call from a debt collection agency usually is a terrible experience as most of them tend to be rude, and they will harass and threaten you. For this reason, most people will assume it is a scam or some fraudster trying to get access to your personal information.

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Eight Cost-Effective Marketing Approaches to Grow Your Brand

Socialmedia.biz

Getting the right balance between the costs and the results you desire when marketing your product is of paramount importance. This cannot be overemphasized, especially when you are introducing a new product into the market.

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