Facebook beat fourth-quarter earnings expectations today. Online ad start-ups had already predicted positive news, thanks to the new FBX advertising exchange.
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Big brands have big likes!
Big likes are on your mind day and night!
And it should be.
Having thousands of likes for your Facebook page ensures you are going to have fans that will visit the next article you write for your blog every time you post the update to your Facebook page.
Facebook is still the king of all social media networks.
In order to get results from social media, Facebook should be one of the top two networks you engage on and optimize.
Just setting up your Facebook page is not going to be enough.
One should develop a strategy in order to get those “likes” for the page. With a plan down you are on your way to more likes.
In this article, I will outline plenty of ideas on how to develop your strategy and tactics to get likes for your Facebook page.
So read on and get those likes!
Not even a month into the new year and Facebook already has lots of new features in the works and preparing for release. Certainly there will be surprises to come from the social media giant in terms of mobile and non-mobile offerings. Here are some new features Facebook has already introduced to the public this year:
Graph Search – Graph Search is probably Facebook’s most important featured released so far this year. Information put up by your friends on Facebook has never been easy to search because unless the content is posted in the time you are browsing your newsfeed, you could miss it. Graph Search will allow for users to connect with friends who have common interests in an unprecedented way.
Let’s say you are a fan of the TV show The Bachelor on Facebook and you want someone to watch it with. Using Graph Search you could type in “friends near NYC like The Bachelor.” Facebook would return a list of your friends matching that criteria. This open search feature also means users will need to be more mindful of what they post on their Facebook pages as well as the limitations of their privacy settings.
Ever wonder what the most popular hashtags are on Twitter any given week?
This site will not only tell you what was popular, it also tells you how the hashtags are connected to each other. Ooo.
HiveMindMap is a pretty neat little site that gives a visual representation of the most popular hashtags on Twitter and other related tags.
The only major change for users? Instagram is now allowed to start sharing their data with its parent company, Facebook.
Are you looking to get started with social media marketing?
Do you want to reexamine how you’ve been using social networks?
In this post, I’ll cover 26 tips, an A-Z guide, to help you understand the backbone of successful social media strategies.
Twitter has launched a first-party version of Vine, an app for the iPhone and iPod touch that it bought the rights to in 2012. The app is similar to ones like glmps, letting users shoot small, looping videos that can be shared with others via a native social network. Vine posts can also be shared on Twitter and Facebook feeds, and any content linked in tweets can be opened inline on the web.
Vine Twitter posts link back to the vine.co domain. Each clip also contains audio, although sound is off by default. The Vine app and service are free and support unlimited uploads. People shooting with the app must have an iPhone 3GS or better.
With each new day we are becoming photographers and artists who use more and more social networks, and in particular, many are beginning to enter the world of Twitter. Very simply, I wanted to focus on some ideas that might be interesting in your ...
Did you know that 80 percent of companies are planning to incorporate social media into their customer service strategies in 2013?
And with good reason – the public visibility of an enquiry or complaint made online gives the consumer more power than ever, and brands that are slow to respond or (worse) ignore these support channels altogether are likely to pay a very high price indeed.
Moreover, customer expectations are rising. 51 percent now engage online with brands multiple times each month – close to half (46 percent) expect companies to have a Facebook Page, and almost one in five (17 percent) want to connect with them via Twitter, were the majority (53 percent) expect a response to their enquiry within two hours.
Social media doesn't have to be time consuming.But there's no reason you have to check Twitter every hour.
Here's 5 easy things you can start using this week.
1. Do Less
You can't always get better results with doing more.
So instead, try to do less but focus on the essential.
Your results will skyrocket if you set constraints, like setting a timer for 10 minutes per day.
2. "Top-Down" Strategy
People think that social media is only about community management.
So they get on Twitter and tweet to an empty room, or try to interject or interrupt others in order to "engage the conversation".
That's a really ineffective use of your time. A better strategy is to put yourself in a position where others want to contact you.
One of the best things about internet marketing is the tools that help you automate different processes. These tools also help you appear really active.
Curating other people's content helps you build thought leadership and can also create reciprocity. And again, there are a variety of tools that make this process instant and pain-free.
You've removed a lot of the time consuming aspects of Twitter in the first four steps. What's left is the important part - engaging with other people.
by Brad Smith
If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Twitter hashtags can be intimidating for newbies but they are a vital part of the whole thing. They are especially useful for chats and competitions.
The Social Media Statistics for 2013 across Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest provide us with an interesting opportunity to review where we may want to spend our social media dollars and time in the coming year.
2013 is shaping up to be a changing year in the online social media landscape. The Pinterest user base and relationship with online spend is likely to grow, Facebook is likely to roll out more products changing the landscape time and time again, and the Twitter user base is likely to grow, however Twitter needs to counter the issue of visual content quite quickly to compete in the e-commerce space. When considering where to spend your social dollars, be aware of your target audience, and wherever possible take the time to improve the visual nature of your content and you should begin to see some great results...
I started my blog using WordPress and I have found it a platform that makes it easy to own and publish your own content online.
It is the foundation to the success of this blog which currently receives over 300,000 hits per month.
If you’re looking for an easy way to create a web presence and start sharing your ideas online, the best way to do this is to create a blog. Millions of users around the world already express themselves and share their thoughts by means of their personal blogs.
The advantage of having your own WordPress blog that is self-hosted is that you own it.
It is good to have a Facebook “page” or a Tumblr blog but they are owned by someone else and you can have a web presence there but under their “Terms and Conditions” It is basically a rental.
Did you know that in 2012, 63.2 percent of internet users visited a social network at least once a month, and that already sizeable number is expected to continue to rise over the coming years?Social media is huge, and it’s huge everywhere. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram are all massively popular around the globe, and even in territories where they are actively banned, many people will find a way to connect. And if and when those walls eventually come down, the rise of social networking will take another massive leap forward.