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How to Use Hashtags in Your Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner

How to Use Hashtags in Your Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
How to use hashtags in your social media marketing to create successful campaigns and maximize your exposure across all social media channels.
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You probably know this already but a great reminder anyway . . .

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Neil Wilkins's curator insight, February 22, 2013 6:58 AM

Less is more and you don't have to use # in every tweet. But when the time and place are right, these are some great tips to make it work well.

Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, February 22, 2013 4:00 PM

Useful advice.

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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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7 Surefire Ways to Stay Invisible as Facebook Algorithm Changes

7 Surefire Ways to Stay Invisible as Facebook Algorithm Changes | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Here are 7 Surefire ways to stay invisible online as Facebook Algorithm Changes happen (again). Or you can do the opposite and rock your online presence!
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Are you The Invisible Man, or Woman, on Facebook? If you want to stay that way, carry on as you are. If not, read this excellent post by Donna Moritz from @SociallySorted . . .

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Saadia Asif's curator insight, August 20, 4:01 AM

Great read and reminder that while Facebook still forms the foundation of most social media strategies, getting it right on the platform is always a work in progress

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Say goodbye to Twitter's 140-character limit for Direct Messages

Say goodbye to Twitter's 140-character limit for Direct Messages | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
You know the situation. You want to send your mate a Direct Message on Twitter, but you've got a lot to say for yourself and you run out of...
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Yeaay! The great news from the end of last week was that Twitter have finally removed the 140 character limit on Direct Messages. Hopefully, we'll also soon get an "edit post" button too! . . . 

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Visual Content Marketing: A Resource Guide for Marketers

Visual Content Marketing: A Resource Guide for Marketers | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you want to discover how to market your business with visual content? This article will help you create the perfect image to improve your marketing.
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Getting your visuals right on social media is vital to help you cut through the noise. Those lovely people at Social Media Examiner help you with this excellent compilation of blog posts, podcasts and other goodies . . . 

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Travis Tbone Talbot's curator insight, July 31, 10:37 AM

Getting your visuals right on social media is vital to help you cut through the noise. Those lovely people at Social Media Examiner help you with this excellent compilation of blog posts, podcasts and other goodies . . . 

Jean-Pierre Blanger's curator insight, August 2, 4:10 PM

Getting your visuals right on social media is vital to help you cut through the noise. Those lovely people at Social Media Examiner help you with this excellent compilation of blog posts, podcasts and other goodies . . . 

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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, 11:21 AM

Great guide for how to #doitwell for using instagram

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The 5 Qualities That Make an Image Shareable

The 5 Qualities That Make an Image Shareable | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Images are more likely to gain attention, entice your community to take action and inspire brand advocacy if they accomplish one or more of five key goals.
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What makes an image shareable? Donna Moritz from @SociallySorted gives some great pointers on how to capture your audience's attention . . .

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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, June 24, 2:39 AM

Agree with all five.

Val Stilwell MSCS's curator insight, July 17, 11:15 AM

Always think "repost".  its the digital word of mouth. By providing both repostable images and content you are both empowering and affirming others to gain social equity - one of today's most important currencies.

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How to generate social media sales

How to generate social media sales | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Looking to generate sales from social media? Here's how you do it!
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Can you sell directly from social media? Many companies are increasingly doing so and here's a great post from @razorsocial's Ian Cleary with some good tips . . .

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Val Stilwell MSCS's curator insight, July 17, 11:08 AM

the funnel effect is always something to consider

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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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First Look: Twitter Upgrades Analytics With Audience Insights

First Look: Twitter Upgrades Analytics With Audience Insights | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter gives marketers an enhanced tool for understanding their audience on the social network, including demographics, interests, purchasing behavior and television viewing preferences.
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Twitter´s come over all Facebook and now offers audience insights as part of their analytics dashboard. There´s an interesting section on Mobile Footprint in there . . .

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Kerpow! 7 Superpowers of a Knockout Infographic . . .

Kerpow! 7 Superpowers of a Knockout Infographic  . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
This post shows shows how to create a knockout infographic that gets more shares and drives traffic by using 7 keys or "superpowers".
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Excellent infographic tips from Donna @SociallySorted - bigger is not necessarily better apparently . . .

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7 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Engagement

7 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Engagement | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do your fans interact with you? Want to spark more engagement? This article shows seven ways to get your audience to talk to you on social media.
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Some great ideas from Ishita Ganguly on how to generate genuine interaction with your social media community . . .

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Val Stilwell MSCS's curator insight, July 17, 11:31 AM

Another nice little guide to remind us how to generate audience participation.

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Top 9 Facebook Questions Answered by Andrea Vahl

Top 9 Facebook Questions Answered by Andrea Vahl | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Have you got Facebook marketing questions? In this article I'll dive deeper into frequently asked questions for businesses on Facebook.
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Some really great answers to Facebook FAQs by social media expert @andreavahl. Do you know how to reclaim your business account set up by someone else who has now left your company? The answer is here along with many other top FB tips . . .

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Nicola Wright's curator insight, May 5, 4:09 AM

It's good to know what goes on in FB'

How things work x

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Introducing LinkedIn Elevate: Helping Companies Empower Their Employees To Share Content

Introducing LinkedIn Elevate: Helping Companies Empower Their Employees To Share Content | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Lots of professionals share content – like articles, blog posts, and presentations – on social and professional networks to strengthen their professional brands. And lots of companies share content on social and professional networks to attract talent, and market and sell their products and services. But relatively few companies recognize
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Employee advocacy is a hot topic right now. Did you know that 41% of people think a company´s employees rank higher in public trust than the PR department or even the CEO? LinkedIn´s new tool called Engage dips its toes into leveraging employees for the good of the company . . .

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Goodbye Google Hangouts, Hello Blab.IM!

Goodbye Google Hangouts, Hello Blab.IM! | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
I’m not here to debate if Google Plus is dead or a ghost town but I do know that my favorite aspect of Google plus was without question Google hangouts. I remember when this feature went live back ...
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Its not every day that a social media game-changer comes along but Blab.IM is very hot right now. Imagine Periscope crossed with Google Hangouts and you're about there although this seems incredibly simple to fire up. Looking forward to running my first Blab soon . . .

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How to Optimize Your Tweets for Search

How to Optimize Your Tweets for Search | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you want more exposure for your Twitter account? In this article, you'll discover how to improve the visibility of your Twitter account with SEO.
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Some good tips on how to make your Twitter channel more searchable and align better with your website . . .

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Do you want more exposure for your Twitter account? In this article, you'll discover how to improve the visibility of your Twitter account with SEO.
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Pinterest Marketing: Your Complete Guide to Pinterest Success

Pinterest Marketing: Your Complete Guide to Pinterest Success | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a Pinterest marketing guide? Each of these articles will help you master a specific part of marketing on the Pinterest platform.
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This is a great compilation of posts on all things Pinterest including how to use Smart Pins and getting grips with Pinterest Analytics

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Gerrit Bes's curator insight, August 10, 9:26 AM

This is a great compilation of posts on all things Pinterest including how to use Smart Pins and getting grips with Pinterest Analytics

Lucia Johns's curator insight, August 10, 6:54 PM

This is a great compilation of posts on all things Pinterest including how to use Smart Pins and getting grips with Pinterest Analytics

Ravindra Raman's curator insight, August 11, 2:38 AM

This is a great compilation of posts on all things Pinterest including how to use Smart Pins and getting grips with Pinterest Analytics

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Twitter Probably Ditched Your Sweet Background To Make Ads Look Better

Twitter Probably Ditched Your Sweet Background To Make Ads Look Better | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter used to let you put whatever imagery you wanted up as the background on every Twitter page you surfed on. It was glorious. If you made a photo of your..
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Wow! It looks like Twitter cover images are toast! Check out your twitter channel? Is it looking whiter than white today? What do you think? . . .

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7 Ways To Win At Social Media On A Tight Budget

7 Ways To Win At Social Media On A Tight Budget | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
What if your social media budget is tiny? What if you don’t get a social media budget at all? Here's 7 ways to win at social media on a tight budget
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You don't have to spend fortunes to do well with your social channels. Here's some good common-sense advice - I particularly like no. 5 . . .

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Tell Facebook who you like, and it will help you out

Tell Facebook who you like, and it will help you out | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook’s News Feed is a confusing and often apparently random place. But a new change looks set to make it at least a little more straightforward.
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What do you think about See First, the new "reverse mute" button on Facebook designed to make your news feeds more relevant? It'll be coming your way soon . . .

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How Many Photos Are Uploaded to Snapchat Every Second?

How Many Photos Are Uploaded to Snapchat Every Second? | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Despite being the smallest and youngest image-based social network, Snapchat users share more photos per second than users on every other photo-sharing network.
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Snapchat is trouncing Facebook and Instagram when it comes to volumes of images shared per second. Whatsapp is a very close second though . . .

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6 Ways to Use Google+ to Increase Your Visibility

6 Ways to Use Google+ to Increase Your Visibility | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you use Google+ for your business? In this article, you'll discover six ways to increase your visibility on Google+ and in Google search results.
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Are you making the most of Google+? Here's some great ideas from @KristiHines to increase your visibility on the channel . . .

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How to discover social media influencers | RazorSocial

How to discover social media influencers | RazorSocial | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Here are 7 great tips on how to discover social media influencers that will help increase profit for your business. Find, engage and build relationships.
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Great post from Ian Cleary @RazorScoial with tips on how to identify influencers on social media . . .

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Facebook Carousel Ads for Mobile: This Week in Social Media

Facebook Carousel Ads for Mobile: This Week in Social Media | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Social media news and new developments making social media marketing easier. (Facebook Carousel Ads on Mobile, Facebook Instant Articles, Facebook Call Now)
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Facebook swing into action again with new carousel ads for mobile meaning that you brands can really capture your attention on mobile with more than just a static image. Also some news from Cindy King @SMExaminer about the new Facebook "Call Now" button for local businesses  . . .

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Facebook Ads Bidding Guide: Optimized, CPC, CPM and Daily Unique Reach

Facebook Ads Bidding Guide: Optimized, CPC, CPM and Daily Unique Reach | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
When and how should you optimize for actions or use CPC, CPM or Daily Unique Reach? Here's a guide to help you understand when to use each...
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Understanding how Facebook ads work is a complex science. FB expert @Jon Loomergives a clear guide to your options in this excellent blog post . . .

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11 Ways to Boost Facebook Engagement for Small Businesses

11 Ways to Boost Facebook Engagement for Small Businesses | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you looking for better ways to engage your fans? In this article you'll find 11 ways small businesses can improve Facebook engagement.
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Some great ways to engage your Facebook audiences from the excellent @AndreaVahl - love the Facebook party! . . .

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Keith Ramsay's curator insight, April 29, 6:06 AM

Mostly tried and tested strategies, but many small businesses owners will be thinking "how the hell am I going to fit in a puppy reference into my Facebook post again today?"