I've liked this blog post at Content Marketing and Social Media Success go check it out : I was on a call with a coaching client the other day and she was impressed by my Klout score, she said it was 65.
The third article of my 3-part series has been published on the Social Media Experts website. We've been covering how to boost your mailing list. Finally we discuss these things:
- Opt-in Forms - Twitter Lead Generation Cards - Webinars (thanks to +Sarah Santacroce & +Ashley Faulkes for making me think about this one in the recent MadLemmings podcast) - Social Networks - LinkedIn Group emails - Facebook Custom Website Audiences (big thanks to +Jon Loomer !)
As many of you will have seen, Twitter introduced a mute button yesterday. See this as a block light or a way to block someone without completely blocking them (so you can sleep easy at night!). But is it any good?
Do you know what is the first thing that your eye is drawn to on a website? And in what pattern do people scan your website? There have been many eyetracking tests on this subject and I'll give you 15 most useful facts you should know.
With 100 hours of content uploaded every minute to YouTube, gaining a high number of video views isn't easy. But it's not impossible with the right plan. Here are a few optimization steps you can take to help your video get found, viewed and shared.
Do you use YouTube to market your business? These 5 YouTube Video Optimization Tips might just help!
Last month, Twitter quietly rolled out a new feature to give users the choice to receive private messages from any of their followers, but that option has now been removed.
A checkbox ...
Twitter does a big DM U-Turn. Twitter has removed the ability for users to receive Direct Messages from anyone who follows them. I just wish they would actually make direct messages usable instead of being a huge pile of spam.
Do you want it Good, Fast and Cheap? You're out of luck!
Have you ever had clients who want your product or service delivered quickly and cheaply AND they want it at the highest quality? I'm sure many of us have been there, but this chart shows the reality of the situation. You can only ever have TWO of the following Good, Fast and Cheap.
We ask, are there any rules on social media? And, if so, are you breaking them? Think Twittiquette or even GooglePlusiquette!
In particular we cover:
- Why just saying “Thanks” on social media is not enough - How to limit social media automation and still be present on social media - The importance of understand and using different social media channels the right way - How fake followers can kill your reputation - Why you should limit how thin you spread yourself on Social Media - Don’t just shout and sell your stuff - Be human and connect with people on a real level - Share useful content and don’t hold things back
Let me know what you think. Huge thanks to +Ashley Faulkes for being a great host.
Getting the first 250 followers on Google+ is hard. Here's some help...
I've been on Google+ since it came out, and so probably at an advantage. However building followers on any social network is hard. Not that followers is everything (engagement and traffic can be more important)
This article outlines how to get a respectable 250 followers. T
How to Get Large Image Link Shares in Google+ (Google Finally Explains)
Thanks to the all knowing +Mark Traphagen who shared this on Google+- we now know how to get large image link shares in Google+. If your posts have large images they are going to receive much more engagement, but it's not been clear how to do that. It's all down to the correct mark up (schema or open graph) and getting the right image dimensions and aspect ratio.
If you're not a developer, there are various plugins that will help. I know that the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress works really well and adds the necessary open graph tags. It's then down to getting the correct image dimensions.
Thinking about Windows Explorer may make you yawn, but you spend a lot of time in it every day. It's your hub for everything on your system, and it has a lot of cool stuff built-in you probably haven't noticed.
Do you use Windows? Navigate Files Like a Pro with These Windows Explorer Tips and Tricks