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5 Tips for Better Facebook Live Broadcasts : Social Media Examiner

5 Tips for Better Facebook Live Broadcasts : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Thinking of going live on Facebook? Discover five tips to succeed with your next Facebook Live broadcast.
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Blab has just about bitten the dust but fear not live streamers, Facebook Live video is upping the ante and I am confident its use will explode this year. If you haven't already used it, here are some excellent tips from our friends at @smexaminer
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How to Create Quality Facebook Canvas Ads : Social Media Examiner

How to Create Quality Facebook Canvas Ads : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you want to reach more mobile Facebook users? Discover how to create quality Facebook Canvas ads.
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So what exactly is Facebook Canvas and do I need it, you might very well be asking yourself. Well if your social marketing focus is on mobile ads and video/images I believe you should read this post toot suite . . .
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Sven Hirschmann's curator insight, May 15, 9:13 AM
Sehr interessante neue Werbeform, die auch hohe Kosten für Landingpages sparen kann und dadurch mehr Budget für aktiven Kundendialog schafft.
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F8 2016: It’s a Good Time to Be a Publisher on Facebook

F8 2016: It’s a Good Time to Be a Publisher on Facebook | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

F8 2016 brought 10 big website enhancements to publishers. Take a look at the latest benefits coming your way . . .

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10 Instagram Marketing Tips to Make People <3 Your Brand | Wordstream

10 Instagram Marketing Tips to Make People <3 Your Brand | Wordstream | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram recently announced that they’ve gained over 300 million users, even surpassing their much older cousin Twitter. “Over the past four years, what began as two friends with a dream has grown into a global community that shares more than 70 million photos and videos each day,” writes co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom of Instagram, a Facebook-owned social photo-sharing app born in 2010.
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Instagrammies share 70 million photos and videos everyday. It's become a real major player in the social space. This great post from Margot de Cunha has some excellent tips on how to get it working for you and your business . . .

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Val Stilwell MSCS's curator insight, July 17, 2015 11:21 AM

Great guide for how to #doitwell for using instagram

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Riff: Make Videos with Friends - Facebook Newsroom

Riff: Make Videos with Friends - Facebook Newsroom | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
We're introducing Riff, a creative tool to make videos with friends.
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Get creative with this new fun video tool from Facebook called Riff, which lets you make collaborative vids with friends, family and colleagues. My first guitar riff was Bowie´s "Rebel, Rebel" - wonder what my first Facebook Riff could be? . . .

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Hands-on with Hyperlapse: Instagram's fun, easy answer to timelapse videos - The Next Web

Hands-on with Hyperlapse: Instagram's fun, easy answer to timelapse videos - The Next Web | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
As mobile video apps get increasingly sophisticated, people don’t just want to record video clips on their iPhone: they want full-on cinematic productions complete with special effects, transitions, stop motion,... Keep reading →
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Instagram's new Hyperlapse iPhone app seems to be taking the digital world by storm. Here's the low-down on how simple and sexy it is . . .

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Jon Dewar's curator insight, September 4, 2014 10:09 AM

#instagram 

Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, September 4, 2014 10:18 AM

Leuke app om te hebben!

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How To Use Direct Messages on Instagram

How To Use Direct Messages on Instagram | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
A few months ago, direct messages on Instagram became accessible to all users. We break down this feature and show you how it can be used for your business.
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Great post on how to use Instagrams new private messaging service for social media marketing . . .

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Social video success for brands on Vine and Instagram: Your 6-to-15 seconds of fame

Social video success for brands on Vine and Instagram: Your 6-to-15 seconds of fame | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Time is almost always a vital limiting factor in engaging with customers, but Vine and Instagram each impose a strict maximum (six and 15 seconds, respectively). This may seem like ...
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Short is beautiful! TNW show some great examples of brands getting creative with Vine and Instagram video . . .

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6 Ways to Use the New Instagram Videos | Social Media Examiner

6 Ways to Use the New Instagram Videos | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram videos: How to use video shorts on Instagram to share visually compelling stories to promote your brand and marketing message online.
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Have you discovered video Instagram yet? I gotta feeling with its 15 seconds of play it's gonna give Vine a run for its money . . .

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7 Hard Hitting Ways to Grow Your YouTube Audience

7 Hard Hitting Ways to Grow Your YouTube Audience | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Here are some crazy statistics about YouTube: over 800 million people visit YouTube once a month, 72 hours worth of videos are uploaded every day and in 2011, and YouTube had 1 trillion views. Here are some tips to get the best out of this monster of a social media channel . . .

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Google+ Hangouts On Air: broadcast your conversation to the world

Google+ Hangouts On Air: broadcast your conversation to the world | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Google+ Hangouts on air are now available to everyone, meaning you can broadcast to the world from your garden shed, should you so desire. There's all you need to know in right here . . .

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Poovan Devasagayam's comment, May 8, 2012 10:21 PM
I haven't tried google + or hangout yet. Should try it soon.
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How to Find Facebook Post Ideas for Higher Organic Reach

How to Find Facebook Post Ideas for Higher Organic Reach | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
If you're looking for ideas to increase organic reach on Facebook, we have some Facebook post ideas and tools that will massively help.
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Is organic reach dead on Facebook? Not according to @RazorSocial 's Ian Cleary. Find out out tips and tools to improve your chances of success . . .
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Capturing Attention in Feed: The Science Behind Effective Video Creative

Capturing Attention in Feed: The Science Behind Effective Video Creative | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Discover what creative elements maximize the value of video ads in the mobile feed environment.
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9 Social Media Marketing Tool Tips From the Pros

9 Social Media Marketing Tool Tips From the Pros | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Would you like to improve your social media marketing? This article shares social media marketing tool tips from top social media experts.
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Great collection of social media marketing tips. I´m personally in love with Blab and Click To Tweet is a great tool too . . .

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How to Boost Your YouTube Visibility

How to Boost Your YouTube Visibility | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you have a YouTube channel for your business? In this article, you'll discover how to boost visibility for your YouTube channel.
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YouTube is a powerful social media channel but are you making the best of it? Here are some excellent tips via @SMExaminer to help you out . . .

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5 Brands Shaking Up Visual Content Strategy with Hyperlapse

5 Brands Shaking Up Visual Content Strategy with Hyperlapse | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram allows brands to create professional looking timelapse videos - I highlight 5 brands shaking up their visual content strategy with Hyperlapse.
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Since Instagram released their new timelapse video app, Hyperlapse, many brands have been experimenting with it. Donna Moritz shows some great examples here . . .

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Chris Anne Raymond's curator insight, November 4, 2014 9:42 AM

What ideas can you come up with to tell a story?

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Facebook Launches Its 15-Second, Auto-Playing Video Ads | TechCrunch

Facebook Launches Its 15-Second, Auto-Playing Video Ads | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook just announced that it's starting to run the video ads that it started testing last fall. In a company blog post, Facebook says it's working with..
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Stop! Stop! How do I turn this thing off?! Facebook autoplay ads coming to your device in the wink of a shutter . . .

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Ryan DePoppe's curator insight, March 17, 2014 9:29 AM

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. It could get REALLY annoying, really quick. I love video's impact on marketing efforts, but I don't want it forced down people's throats either....

renata mello's curator insight, March 22, 2014 5:56 AM

What does this mean for brands? Will it help increase sales?

Shri Ram Heritage's curator insight, April 4, 2014 12:25 AM

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5 Types of of Snack Size Content for Social Media Marketing Worth Considering

5 Types of of Snack Size Content for Social Media Marketing Worth Considering | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Content on social media networks Is vital to create engagement with your prospects and customers. There is a fast emerging trend for content to be written and produced in snack size bites. This could be video, text or visual mediums. Provide the entree first and the main meal second. So it is all about the temptation.
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If you've got a 140 character memory like me, this excellent blog post from Jeff Bullas is for you . . .

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Ryan DePoppe's curator insight, February 28, 2014 10:44 PM

Snack size, perfect for social media. 

Gary Stevens's curator insight, March 2, 2014 6:13 AM

Less is more. Some ideas on producing web content for audiences that have increasingly shorter attention spans.

Debra Hess Norris's curator insight, March 16, 2014 10:44 AM

Helpful advice.... brevity is necesary.

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6 Biggest Mistakes Brands Make on YouTube

6 Biggest Mistakes Brands Make on YouTube | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
In the beginning, YouTube was a playground for amateurs to post home movies, webcam confessionals and videos of cats chasing string. And it was good. As the platform grew up, a ...

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A great list of what not to do on YouTube. Thanks@yeohyc . . .

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yeohyc's curator insight, October 15, 2013 12:45 AM

In 2013, we stand at the beginning of a new epoch; one in which brands are becoming creators themselves and, instead of producing.

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How to Create an Instagram Video in 7 Simple Steps

How to Create an Instagram Video in 7 Simple Steps | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram video, a new feature of Instagram 4.0, is now available for download, and here's a pictorial view of how to use it.
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Watch out Vine, Intsagram Video is here!! @instagram

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Colin Williams's curator insight, June 21, 2013 5:54 PM

What everyone is talking about right now, 15 second videos! YouTube must be wondering what all the fuss is about. 

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5 Social Media Lessons 'Small' Business Can Learn from 'Big' Business | Social Media Today

5 Social Media Lessons 'Small' Business Can Learn from 'Big' Business | Social Media Today | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Small companies have unique benefits that help them in social media. They can be more personal, more intimate, move faster, and be more flexible. Big businesses have problems due to their size, organization and bureaucracies.
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Vimeo Goes Large- Redesign Puts Focus On Content . . .

Vimeo Goes Large- Redesign Puts Focus On Content . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Video sharing site Vimeo has rolled out its first major redesign in five years, with a super-large video window and big emphasis on quality and content . . .

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