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How to Maximize the Reach of Your Posts on Social Networks

How to Maximize the Reach of Your Posts on Social Networks | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

This article and infographic was posted by Ted Nguyen for his blog.


Intro:


One of the most pressing questions whether you're new to social media or a social media maven is: What's the best way to post information or share content to optimize your reach


Compendium, a content marketing firm conducted a study of more than 200 companies to determine how social media professionals may optimize their engagement with both business-to-business-to-consumer conversations.


What they found is consistent with what Ted Nguyen has experienced and he has demonstrated that he clearly knows what he's doing

Here are some highlights:


"My experience in sharing more than 21,000 tweets and Facebook posts to my more than 82,000 Twitter followers and Facebook friends is consistent with the study’s findings"

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**I recommend the hours between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Pacific Time) or 1 to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) are the best times for Twitter and Facebook to optimize social engagement engagement.


**I find that tweets shared earlier in the week do better than those sent later in the week. I also have discovered that Facebook posts do best Wednesday early afternoon.


**if you look at Ted's social shares, they run around the clock. he tries his best to engage with people in real time or near real time.



Selected by Jan Gordon covering: "Curation, Social Business and Beyond


Read article and see infographic here: [http://bit.ly/VG0xGL]


Infographic by DKNewMedia


Survey by Compendium


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Content Marketing Is Not As Simple As Writing A Ton of Blog Posts Every Day

Content Marketing Is Not As Simple As Writing A Ton of Blog Posts Every Day | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

The classic sales funnel has long been used to describe website development strategy.


However, the deployment of content marketing in a sales funnel with a campaign focus is a relatively new concept to many.


It’s not as simple as writing lots of blog posts every day and distributing them on social channels.


In fact, the goal of strategic content marketing should be to identify, qualify, segment, score and, ultimately, close leads in an accelerated and predictable fashion.


In order to strategically deploy content marketing it requires the right software, a defined sales funnel and a campaign structure.


Read more: http://bit.ly/MjFpfA


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 29, 2013 7:27 PM
Segments are usually FINANCIAL measures such as VIPs or "multi-buyers". Segments is one way to quantify groups within your marketing. Personas are another. Personas identify archetypes and group characteristics (instead of financial segments). Personas help develop creative segments make sure you make money.
Ken Morrison's comment, April 29, 2013 8:12 PM
Hi Marty. I temporarily forgot that our comments showed up on your wall as well. Yes, I was endorsing you to a business student because your posts can add fresh insight in many of her buisness courses. Thanks Marty for all of your great scoops and true curation.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 29, 2013 8:13 PM
LOL, no worries Ken and next time I get to go hiking too :). Marty
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Google+ Blends Social Networking and Community

Google+ Blends Social Networking and Community | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

This piece is from socialmediatoday, I selected it because there are some very interesting insights and questions about the future of google+ and their ability to build and maintain a strong social network and community.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

**Social networks are fundamentally different from communities

 

**the two models are commonly interechanged and the fact that they are two very different models is often lost or overlooked

 

**a community can form within a social network & visa versa it's very difficult for a social network to force or facilitate community and for a community to force or facilitate a social network

 

**Social networks are interested in community as community tends to generate significant amounts of content

 


**As the age old adage goes, ‘content is king

 

**The reason content is king is because when combined with demographic and behavioral information it provides unmatched opportunities for targeting based on a users digital body language.

 

**Social network and community operators are essentially the brokers between advertisers and consumers.

 

**It is at the point these two parties meet that revenue opportunities exist

 

**‘networked community’ for want of a better term is unchartered waters

 

**it does provide a myriad of new opportunities and benefits to Google.

 

**Combine these with Google’s other well-adopted product lines such as Search, Gmail not forgetting the YouTube community and the possibilities begin to multiply.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Google+ Watch"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/JfV70a]


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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Content Marketing

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Content Marketing | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Ever walk up to one of those booths at the mall to buy a new phone? Don’t you just hate the pressure that those people try to put on you?

 

I don’t know about you, but I hate that kind of sales tactics and hate people who do it to me. I hate it not only because it annoys me… but because it doesn’t work.

 

So what does work? Content marketing, which is simply giving people something valuable for free so that you can build a relationship up with them that eventually, leads to easy sales.

 

If you want easy sales, then you need to learn how to be a great content marketer. Here’s a crash course that will tell you everything you need to know.


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49 Ways to Gain Trust and Loyalty From Your Audience

49 Ways to Gain Trust and Loyalty From Your Audience | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Henneke Duistermaat, guest blogger for Copyblogger. I selected it because trust and loyalty are the two ingredients you need to build and keep your following. It isn't that difficult to attain if you follow these suggestions.

 

Determine what you want to be known for, then start building your reputation from there.

 

Here are a few highlights:

 

Three key elements to developing trust with your online audience:

 

** Build authority by creating and sharing useful content

 

**Develop relationships with your audience by showing you genuinely care

 

**Underscore your credibility with a professional website

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

"Knowledge and competence is great but the combination of both encourages people to trust you and increases your powers of enchantment" Guy Kawasaki

 

**What knowledge can you share?

 

**What are your siills

 

**How can you share your experience to help others?

 

Here are a few ways to build authority

 

**Be on a mission - what do you want to achieve and why?

 

**Be different - develop your own voice

 

**Be a storyteller - stand for something

 

**Be helpful - Create and share content that solves your readers' problems

 

**Build a tribe - Your followers will spread your ideas for you

 

Don't focus on yourself

 

**Be sincerely interested

 

**Be yourself

 

**Build relationships by asking questions, saying thank you

 

**Show your personality - be transparent, humble, generous

 

**Understand the culture of a platform before you jump in

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering  "Curation and Social Business"

 

 


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Content Marketing Beginners Suggestions for Businesses: Where to Start

Content Marketing Beginners Suggestions for Businesses: Where to Start | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Did you know there is a lot of work that has to happen before one begins creating a content marketing strategy? There is and I am going to give you some strategies that will help you begin and also explain some important “non-negotiables”, as I call them.


First, Create a Team


Your business will need at the least a team of two people. This is especially true when your are writing/rewriting the content for the main pages of a website. They need to work together to create the content you need. There should be brainstorming and as they say, two brains are better than one. Seriously, this task is a two person job at a minimum.


There is Work to Be Done Before Your Team Begins:


There are no short cuts for effective and organized content marketing. The non-negotiables below have to be completed before writing begins. They apply to the writing of main content pages of a website and all other forms of content marketing.


Read more: http://bit.ly/M0gEc7


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John van den Brink's comment, June 14, 2012 9:52 AM
Great posts Martin, thanks!
Martin Gysler's comment, June 14, 2012 3:43 PM
You're welcome John, great you like it!
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The Word Nerd Content Marketing Checklist | Outspoken Media

The Word Nerd Content Marketing Checklist | Outspoken Media | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Maybe you’ve been distracted lately by Tupac’s hologram stealing the show at Coachella, but if you’ll allow me, I’d like to turn the conversation to content marketing for a moment. Okay, maybe a few moments—get comfy. From the bold strategy Coca-Cola shared with the public, to debates over whether content marketing sucks, content marketing has captured quite a bit of Internet attention, and it doesn’t seem to be letting up.

 

But one thing I’ve noticed is most people are focusing on the marketing part, and not so much on the content part. The general consensus is that quality content is the way to high rankings, traffic, and conversions. But while I’ve read a lot of posts that say you need quality content, I haven’t seen many that outline exactly how to create it. There seems to be a disconnect between copywriting advice, and content marketing how-tos. So let’s connect those dots.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/HW3YDc


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