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Many people are guilty of sharing just for the sake of sharing, but others share because it makes them look more credible and valuable to their fans and followers. It’s often the case that a well written headline and opening description is enough to guess that the blog or article is suitable for your niche or industry voice. However, the well known phrase ‘You are what you Tweet’ couldn’t be more apt when it comes to curating and consuming content that you wish to promote.
Facebook recently announced Graph Search.
In this article I’ll share what Facebook’s Graph Search is, how it works and how it fits your marketing strategy.
What Is Graph Search?
Graph Search is Facebook’s latest revision to the search feature that helps users find connections to people and places that have always existed in the graph.
In a sense, it’s a clean interface into the breadth of Facebook data that people have entered into Facebook, but contextualized to each user.
Watch this video introducing Facebook Graph Search.
So you want to introduce Pinterest to your social media toolbox, but have no idea how to use Pinterest for business instead of pleasure? You’re not alone. There is a common misconception that this social media website is just for recipes and DIY tutorials; however, it’s entirely possible to successfully market your product or business on one of the fastest-growing social sites around. Make sure you address each of the five tips below, and you’re well on your way to gaining followers and seeing repins from all over.
Photos are the single best way you can connect with your fans and followers. It shows the personality of the person behind your brand or business. And people love seeing the personal side of people. They want to feel like they’re connecting with someone real, rather than some impersonal robot.
And the great part about using photos to increase your business? Anyone can do it. That’s right – you don’t have to be a professional photographer to take AH-mazing photos. All you have to do is know how to make your photos interesting to look at.
The more interesting/cool/awe-inspiring your photos are, the more likely your fans will comment on them, like them, or even retweet them. And that gets your brand and business out there on Instagram. You want to be on Instagram because the mobile app has 90 million monthly active users – yeah, that’s million with a capital M. Those users make 8500 likes and 1000 comments per second. You need to get in on that action for sure!
So without further ado, let’s get down to business: our 5 tips to take great photos on Instagram.
Infographics are all the rage at the moment, particularly with the rise in popularity of sites like Pinterest where visuals and images of statistics are being shared.What are infographics?
Infographics are visual representation of data with small, relevant and clearly displayed nuggets of information. But infographics are not just useful to consume, they are also useful to produce for your business. People want their information quicker and using visuals are an excellent way to do this. Their eye-catching appeal draws more attraction than your average blog. Comprising interesting facts presented in a concise nature will maintain the attention of your readers, plus it’s good to break up your blog with different types of content (video, articles, visuals etc) I recently shared an infograhic (Know Thy Internet Marketing Commandments) and found that generated a lot more shares than an average blog post. Using infographics is a great way to share content, get more backlinks and more traffic back to your blog.
Do you want to make more efficient use of your time on social media?
Are you looking for tools that will help you manage your social media efforts?
In this article you’ll discover 3 tools to enable you to become more efficient and effective with social media.
The dictionary defines creativity as simply the ability to create, and Wikipedia defines Social media as the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue. Now you try and merge both of them and it does not make any sense, well, at least not to a lot of people. Social media and Creativity are not mutually exclusive but are really inseparable. Here is how.
How much do you know about the microblogging site Tumblr?
Launched in 2007, Tumblr has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years.
Forbes reported that 120,000 new Tumblr blogs are created every day, totaling 86 million that drive 18 billion page views per month.
In this post, I’ll take a look at 26 businesses that have created presences on Tumblr and discuss the techniques they use for their blogs, while also introducing many of Tumblr’s specific features and lexicon.
Google+ team today renamed the Circles icon in App ribbon (refer image) to Find people with some major enhancements to finding and adding friends and people to your circles.
With over 500 million+ total users and 330 million+ active users, Google+ is growing faster than ever imagined. Prior to this update, it was kind of hard to figure out if my friend, colleague or business partner is on Google+? With this cool update they have changed it all for good.
Now finding your friend, classmate, colleague or pretty much anyone you are connected is a breeze. All you have to do is click on that little ‘Find people’ ribbon and let the Google+ do all the hard work for you.
There are some Web apps that have withstood the test of time — tools that I still use and sometimes abuse. Let’s look at what SocialOomph offers through its Pro account.
Though there are quite a few features that SocialOomph offers, I use it for a couple of things that it does very well: prospecting folks to follow on Twitter based on the keywords as well as the hashtags they use in their profiles and tweets, and also queuing up loads and loads of evergreen bulk tweets that can seed my personal (as well as my clients’) Twitter feeds over time while my team and I are busy being much more responsive and timely with the tweets that we add by hand when we’re online and active. SocialOomph makes this easy and a little more flexible than the other tools I’ve used.
After all the buzz and commotion about “this” new site that is taking over social media, you have signed up for it and started using some of its features.
Reading article after article, you have finally convinced yourself to join the new social media site on the rise, Pinterest. That was pretty much my story with my encounter of Pinterest. I joined the site, setup my Pinterest profile, setup some new boards, and went on to repin some of the content on there.
Same with you, you started the Pinterest journey. Everything is going well and you hit a wall.
Or maybe you are not quite happy with the results you are getting from the engagement you are putting into Pinterest. This can certainly happen after the “beginner” stage has disappeared and you are diving into a more advanced stage. You may be worried sick that you are not using Pinterest correctly and that this social media site is not what everyone said it was supposed to be.
This article is just for you and me who have joined Pinterest for a while and wants to bump up his engagement and get those amazing results the pros are getting!
Sunday saw an impressive night of entertainment at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, with many artists and fans waiting in anticipation for who would be picking up an award/s. This year, predictions of which artists might win was chanced by activ8social with its ‘The Social Grammys’ infographic.
Online video has gone from zero to a staggering 800 million monthly visitors and 4 billion hours of video viewed per month.
And that is just YouTube!
Every second there are 46,296 YouTube videos being viewed all around the world. In just 8 years it has transformed the web from mono media to multimedia. Videos are embedded in blogs, websites and online stores. eCommerce stores with product video reviews produce better conversion rates. This practice has been adopted by brands such as Zappos with 50,000 video product reviews.
Competitors emerged such as Vimeo, Hulu and Blip.tv to try and catch the action. Some have survived and others have struggled against the mind and market share of YouTube.
It helps that YouTube has been part of the Google stable since 2006 when it was acquired for $1.65 billion only 18 months after starting.
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A single minute may be barely enough time to construct a rational thought, but it’s time enough for social media denizens to inundate the web with their status updates, tweets, checkins, and photos.
Every 60 seconds in social media, two million videos are viewed on YouTube, 700,000 messages are delivered by way of Facebook, 175,000 tweets are fired off into the ether, and 2,000 Foursquare check-ins tell the world where we are.
If the volume of all this social media activity doesn’t astound you, perhaps a visual representation of the data will put things into prospective.
Social Jumpstart, a social media resource for small business, has created an infographic, shared exclusively with VentureBeat, to add color to the wealth of publicly available data on the hottest social networks and applications of our day.
We already knew that the web is in a tizzy over Pinterest, that Twitter is the talk of the town (and television networks), and that Facebook is the belle of the Internet ball. But when considered together, one thing seems clear: social media has taken over the world. Whether we’re using our 1,440 minutes each day wisely, however, is a question probably best left unanswered.
Note: A Stumbleupon representative told VentureBeat the company now does 25,000 stumbles in a minute.