There is a lot of social media software tools available but which are the best ones? Find out what the social media tool providers think.
Google Plus and Social SEO
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There is a lot of social media software tools available but which are the best ones? Find out what the social media tool providers think.
What makes this list of 32 SMM tools so appealing is that the recommendations come from a cadre of SMM tools providers, especially since they couldn't select (vote for) their own tool.
If nothing else, its a good benchmark to confirm what SMM tools you are currently using vs. what these SMM tool providers recommend or in my case, the SMM tools currently in my SMM toolkit include:
Mike Stelzner over at Social Media Examiner has published the 6th Annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report based on a survey of over 2,800 marketers
Depending on whether your company is B2B or B2C your social media marketing efforts as to how, where and why you will invest your time, effort and money will probably look like this?
Top B2B Social Media Platforms:
Top B2C Social Media Platforms
Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube all feature the option for a custom cover photo, but they all have different cover photo dimensions and size requirements. Find out what to use and how to create them.
Not only does @Mike Allton provide details specs on how to prepare, package and present our cover photo for each of these Top 5 Socials he shows us how a Pro does it (using his own social profile) and just as importantly, gives us insights into why its important and what not to do so as to avoid the ready, fire, aim routine.
His Pro Tips are just what the Doctor (aka) The Social Media Hat ordered. Twitter viewable area 1500 x 389
Rand Fishkin, Wizard of Moz | @randfish | email@example.com Why Content Marketing Fails
How Content Marketing Really Works!
See Slides 29+47+56+57+59 for my key take aways
See Content Marketing System Best Practices for the DiY version
Want to be an established author and rank well on the SERPs? You've got to put in the work! Here are some guidelines on how to be an author Google loves.
Now that Scoop.it has enabled us to update our G+ Brandpages from our Scoop.ot Topics page, its more important than ever to follow these Authorship setup guidelines.
If you want your headshot to render in the organic search results (and you do) then follow these tips from SEMrush.
C'mon over to http://www.marieforleo.com/2013/06/using-social-media/ where the main discussion happens after the episode! Use social media for your business ...
Marie says to pick one or two socials and ignore the rest?
Nope! That's not the right answer Miss Marie!
For most small businesses, sure it can be tie consuming to be active on multiple social platforms, and that's where content marketing and syndication tools and processes like Scoop.it and Friends+Me come into the picture.
How to share on social media faster, easier, and smoother with these eight Buffer features.
Once you have your social profiles setup and fully optimized, you will want to amplify your social updates (share to your top socials) the content you create and curate.
The Buffer App can help you accomplish this using these 8 tactics.
What are your top social channels?
Whether you are seeking a new Job Opportunity on LinkedIn or you are a small business owner or a Social SEO Consultant wanting to showcase your service offerings, its as easy as ever for a prospective client to socially vet you in a matter of minutes.
Here's the routine you should follow to better manage and control your social media presence so that your prospective clients will find your social link wheel appealing, compelling and more likely to engage you via one of your top social media channels.
Its smart to conduct these searches on Google and Bing using both methods. 1) signed in with your credentials 2) incognito mode so you don't let the personalization search results influence your decision as to which social profile is your top performing social channel.
Working as an in-house SEO strategist for a small business forces me to get "scrappy" every day with tools and techniques. I'm constantly on the lookout for an opportunity that can help my company market to broader audiences for less money. Here's how to set up your Twitter Cards for free!
The social web is a game changer. You can build a global audience. The power in your hands. Here are some tips for creating a powerful personal brand online
Not everyone will do Tip #16 from Jeff's personal branding list (ie) Create a visual brand with a great caricature or photo of “you” but the other 25 are very doable and don't require high tech skills.
Managing your social media presence and your personal brand is a constant and ongoing affair. For some, LinkedIn is going to be your top performing social channel. For others, it will be Google+ or maybe YouTube or perhaps Pinterest.
Regardless which social channel turns out to be your headliner, you need to know what your social link wheel looks like before moving on with these 26 personal branding steps.
Once you've installed the Foxtab Extension from the Chrome Store you won't ever have to hard key enter any of your top social channels again!
Blog post at Rebekah Radice : Blog titles have incredible power.
Within seconds, the right words can challenge readers to take action, and ignite a flurry of social m[..]
Another excellent article with your perfect personal branding imagery that has +Rebekah Radice written all over it.
We know the Title play a key role since it impacts so many seo metrics and that by having the same H1 Title with congruent content and context on multiple social channels → this reinforces the notion that the sum of the parts is greater than the whole especially if your title looks something like this;
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In this case, 5 of my social channels rank on page 1 of Google for this long tail keyword phrase.
A homepage is one of the most important, if not the most important page on a website. Because it commonly gets the bulk of site traffic, it’s crucial for the homepage to convert as much of that traffic into leads and sales. In fact, check out these 12 key elements a homepage needs to achieve an awesome conversion rate....
Excellent set of Home Page elements "every" website should have. About the only thing missing is making sure this content renders well (and fast) on a mobile device (ie) Galaxy S5 + iPhone 5S + iPad Mini just like it does on this site How to Monetize Social Media Marketing
Do you want to improve your skills in Google Analytics and related areas? Make sure to read these top Google Analytics blogs from today!
Here's a classic example on why being active on Google+ is so dam smart for me and guys like me.
Whether you're super savvy with Google Analytics or not, we all need to know what's working with our Social SEO efforts and what's not. I for one am not all that skilled at slicing and dicing my GA metrics, so this top 20 GA blog article is right up my alley.
Too bad Josh Berg isn't using Scoop.it else I could give him props for his sharing this awesome post in my stream.
Since my early writing days, back around 2000, I know the power of people 'saying cool stuff about' you. As you can see from the quote I've made myself, it is always better to have someone else sing your praises that do it yourself.
Social Proof Really Does Matter and Can Mean the Difference in whether a prospect becomes a client for you or your Competitor.That's the Why behind the business value of a Marquis Testimonial. Read this article to better understand the How to get a Testimonial. Then ask, what to do with your testimonials after you get them?
My best testimonials reside on my Google Plus Local Listing which I've also embedded on my FerreeMoney website on both my About Page and my Pricing Page. People want to know if you have a track record. Does your service offering deliver value. What do your customers say about you when you leave the room? 5 Star Reviews and Testimonials play a major role in addressing these issues.
Rumors are that Google might be planning to kill Google+ or at least put it into a Walking Dead-like “zombie” mode, as TechCrunch characterizes it — and something Google denies. There are some good reasons for Google to do this, and potentially, it could allow Google to better fight on the new social battlefield, […]
I wouldn't stick a fork in Google+ just yet.
The Google+ Project launched in July 2011.
I launched this Scoop.it Topic July 2011 as well.
Matter of fact, the original URL of thie Scoop.it topic is http://www.scoop.it/t/google-project-vs-facebook which at the time was rather apropos if I do say so myself!
As the Wall Street saying goes "Buy the Rumor, Sell the Fact" is alive and well in the tech world!
Put another way. TechCrunch, SEM, WSJ and the other naysayers might enjoy a nice spike in traffic by pandering such rumors, but like I said, I wouldn't stick a fork in Google+ just yet.
Where Vic Gondotra lands is much more interesting to me anyway?
Are you happy with the interaction your social media posts receive? Well if the answer is no, the following infographic can help you increase engagement!
Tips on how to properly package your social updates on:
The Optimum Time to Post to each Social Channel
The Best Time vs. Worst Time to Post to each Social Channel
All of these tips are good to know and use, although they're still somewhat general. For example, the image you use in your blog post article should have the same KW as in your H1 Title. If you use this tactic, you will find your images will rank on page 1 of Google even if the person doesn't select the image view.
If you Google what is a social link wheel you will see 2 of the 5 images sit on my site and I've owned this SERP for 20+ months.
Many well-educated and promising job candidates have missed out on opportunities based on their social media activity and profiles.
Forty-two percent of recruiters have chosen candidates based on their social media profiles, so make a good impression.
An overwhelming 80 percent of hiring managers look for professional affiliations and not-for-profit experience
Cleaning-up personal or even questionable content begins with Google; by simply Googling yourself, you might find that some of what you thought were private posts and/or comments made on social media have been made publicly available.
A few weeks ago someone sent me a link to the BuzzSumo website. It is a gold mine of data regarding what content is the most shared across any topic. Cha-Ching
Tapping into the emotional triggers of your audience will have a major impact on how your content gets shared down the road.
Figuring out how to tap into the "awe" factor is easier said than done!
Amusement, Laughter and Joy are much easier to capture and from my experience can be done with good imagery.
In the Socal SEO space, emotional triggers are not as common albeit doable once we put on our creativity caps!
People love lists and 10 is the magic number! 10 item lists on average received the most social shares – on average 10,621 social shares. In fact, they had 4 times as many social shares on average than the 2nd most popular list number: 23. The runner-ups were 23, 16, and 24.
I was planning to work up a List.ly List with 25 Epic Articles on my favorite topic, social seo. Looks like I will have to scale it down to a Top 10 or compromise and go with 24?
In a recent survey of 1,550 US professionals on the impact of content curation for their business goals, 65% said content curation helped with regards to SEO. Not only that but data from 65M+ pieces of content curated on the Scoop.it platform show that an average of 40% of traffic comes from Google Search.
This presentation explains why and outlines content curation best practices for SEO.
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Having and Doing Both is Better
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Google Trends announced today it has added a “Subscribe” feature, allowing users to receive email notifications on search topics, Hot Searches for any country, or any US monthly top chart. From the announcement by Googler Gavri Smith on the Google Search blog: I’m a Liverpool F.C. fan, so I set up a subscription to get notifications […]
I set up a couple of trending subscriptions for;
Its interesting to see how these search terms have become more "popular" over time and not even on the radar 12 months ago?
Small Business Social Media Trends for 2014. 25 small business social media facts including 3 charts based on research. Includes 10 smb social media tips.
Regardless of your company size, its useful to check how the fastest growing SMBs (aka) small and medium sized business as represented by the Inc 500 use social media.
Due to smaller size and lower amount of resources, these firms tend to take advantage of social media opportunities faster than their larger competitors.
Are you a social SEO marketer or just new to SEMrush? Marcela de Vivo of Gryffin Media shares her SEMrush go-tos for clients.
If you follow @Marcela like I do, you know she's one of few SEO Pros who not only uses best of class SEO tools but as you will see by reading this guest post article she did on SEM Rush, she use best of class practices for her site and her client's sites too.
We all want to Monetize Social Media is some form or fashion and be able to measure it succinctly.
Using SEMRush is a good starting point and knowing who the top social media marketing experts are is right behind it.
SEO as we knew it is dead. Or at least it’s dying. The good news is that Google+ is evolving to present an entirely new (and much more natural, too) form of SEO meant to help searches find the most…
Personalized searches make Google+ for SEO a must-join network because it adds a level of, you guessed it, personalization to the online search experience for content marketers.
By developing a strong following and understanding of Google+ for SEO, a content marketer can increase their reach and influence in Google searches.
In addition to author pictures in SERPs, content shared on Google+ may appear higher in the search results in some cases