2018

What’s the best social media marketing tool for scheduling your updates?

Janet Fouts

Guest post via the remarkable Lilach Bullock. With so many different social media marketing tools to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right solution; one that helps you save time and helps you improve your results.

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8 Social Media Marketing Hacks to Ensure Success in 2018

SocialFish

Social media marketing is more than just regular publishing of content on social networking sites in the hope of growing an audience and ultimately making money. This is especially true for business organizations that want to open social media accounts today in an already crowded marketplace.

What’s the Right Social Media Scheduling Tool for Your Business?

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Lilach Bullock. With so many different social media scheduling tools to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Every business has its own set of goals when it comes to social media marketing, so it makes sense that they’d use different tools based on those objectives.

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Conversation Gained-How to Determine Influence in B2B Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

I don’t know a marketer out there that would say that influence in social media is not a commodity, if you know how to leverage it.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

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Marketing Mix Tape: Do These 6 Things to Bring More Traffic to Your Website Now

Firebelly

Mix tapes were and are labors of love – carefully curated, tested and re-recorded – all with the intent of a certain desired listening experience. Whether it was for a friend, a parent or a significant other – these were designed with an intended result.

[ANSWERED] How Long Does It Take For My Blog Posts To Rank In Google?

SocMed Sean

As a content marketing advocate for both personal blogs and businesses, I get asked this question a lot. Writing content isn’t easy and people want to know how soon they can expect to start seeing organic search traffic from their masterful blog posts.

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How to Unite B2B PR and Content Marketing for Powerful Results

Meltwater

There’s an interesting proverb that I stumbled on recently: “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” ” When you boil it down, there’s a lot to be said… Read More >>>.

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Drink When Thirsty

Ari Herzog

The earliest fossil evidence for anatomically modern Homo sapiens dates back 300,000 years. Do you think your ancestors cared about eating, drinking, and sleeping schedules? Or, is it more likely they ate when hungry, drank when thirsty, and slept when tired?

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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.

Marketers are freaking out about Facebook

Janet Fouts

By now you’ve probably heard the recent announcement from Mark Zuckerberg about engagement on Facebook.

5 Ideas for Your 2018 Social Media Editorial Calendar

SocialFish

Have your social media accounts been driving massive exposure to your brand? I imagine most of us would agree that we’d like to see our social media channels perform better than they are now. Let’s up our social media game this year! Here are a few ideas: 1.

12 Solid Stats Surrounding Social Networking (Plus Four  Timely Tips)

Webbiquity SMM

Though it’s dangerous to assume anything about leadership in the social networking space (Facebook overtook MySpace as the biggest social network less than a decade ago , after all), the landscape does seem to have matured and stabilized somewhat at this point.

The New Facebook Algorithm: Secrets Behind How It Works and What You Can Do To Succeed

Buffer Social

The Facebook algorithm is constantly evolving in order to provide a better experience for users.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Where Does the PESO Model Belong?

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Gini Dietrich. A few weeks ago, Brandon Andersen wrote here about the PESO model and how to use it in content distribution. As an example, he used the goal of producing 2,000 downloads that equate to marketing soft leads for sales.

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Must have graphic design skills for social media consultants

Sherrilynne Starkie

Great social media consultants don’t have to be RGD-certified, but they do need to have considerable design know-how. They should also have some basic design skills to bring to marketing and communications projects. It takes a lot of design knowledge to develop a social media strategy and plan a program. For example, there are dozens (probably 100s) of format requirements for the various social networks and platforms.

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Marketing for Business Owners: Reach Your Income Goals With Five SEO Rules

The Realtime Report

Marketing for Business Owners: Reach Your Income Goals With Five SEO Rules. Making money while sleeping is every business owner’s dream. But is it attainable?

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Explaining Social Media Marketing To My Mom

Firebelly

If it wasn’t hard enough explaining social media in general to my mom, having to explain my job in social media marketing was an even bigger banana to peel. Deep breath…serenity now…patience is a profound gesture of kindness. We started small.

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.

Effectively Recruiting Top Performing Employees through Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Eric Czerwonka , an entrepreneur and co-founder of Buddy Punch , a software company founded in 2013 that provides time tracking solutions for startups, companies with employees, as well as anyone with a remote team to manage.

In Search of Hiring Excellence: Choosing the Best from the Best

Dave Fleet

Building a successful team is one of the most important things you do as a manager, but it is also one of the most challenging. People are hard – and interviews aren’t always the best ways to get a real sense of the person – but in many cases that is what we have on which to base our decisions. At the beginning of this year we set out to fill a senior role on our Digital team.

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The Many Faces of Social Influence

Direct Marketing Observations

I’ve been in the social media space for over 10 years now and without a doubt the two most vexing topics year in and year out are how best to leverage a brands presence in social media and how to engage with influencers. In my opinion, influence in social can have many faces.

Buh bye Facebook “Explore Feed”

Janet Fouts

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

3 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Membership

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on MC Talks. ——-. There are thousands upon thousands of associations out there, but one thing all associations have in common: They all want to grow! Now you may have a growth strategy in place (as part of your association’s strategic plan), but does that growth strategy incorporate social media? If not, you may want to consider adding that in, as social media is typically a fairly cheap and easy way to reach new eyes.

Improve Your Facebook Sales With These 10 Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Rachel Summers. Facebook is an excellent sales platform, as it offers a huge potential audience you can reach with relative ease. However, you’ll be up against some stiff competition on the world’s largest social network.

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The Right Social Media Image Sizes to Create the Perfect Profiles and Content in 2018

Devumi

Social media image sizes have a significant effect on the level of engagement you get from your visual content. Here is a useful infographic to guide you in choosing the right sizes for your images and videos.

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It’s As If Those Parkland Kids Learned from a Pro

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Paula Kiger. You have to promise me you won’t share this.”. The coordinator of a group of social media advocates said this via Facebook one night about eight years ago, on our private page.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Why your social media isn’t working

Sherrilynne Starkie

It’s been said that life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes and, if we want to avoid sadness, we can’t resist them. The adage holds true in the world of social and digital media where the pace of change is constant.

How eCommerce Is Helping The Environmental Cause

The Realtime Report

How eCommerce Is Helping The Environmental Cause. By Victoria Greene. eCommerce exploded onto the scene in the early Nineties, and has only grown from strength to strength since then.

Facebook vs Instagram: What Brands Need To Know About These Social Superheroes

Firebelly

Though Facebook and Instagram have both reached hero status, they have very different superpowers. It’s important that brands appreciate these differences, play to their advantages, and rather than settling on a favorite defender, use both to contour a successful marketing strategy. ??

[SOLVED] Getting Rid Of Those Annoying Facebook Messenger Pop-Ups On The Desktop Site

SocMed Sean

A while back, I wrote a post about clearing the Facebook Messenger notification icon when there were actually no unread messages. The post quickly blew up, showing that there were a lot of people who were frustrated with getting a notification when there were clearly no unread messages to be found.

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Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.