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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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Instagram Live Replays: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner

Instagram Live Replays: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you using live video on Instagram? Discover how to get an extra 24 hours of view time for your live videos with Instagram Live video replays.
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Instagram News! New Live Replays means that you can now get more than 24 hours exposure for your live video content. Instagram expert Jenn Herman tells you how . . .
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Facebook Mobile Video: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner

Facebook Mobile Video: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Want more traction with your Facebook videos? Discover what the new Facebook mobile video tab is and find 14 ways to stand out in this dedicated video feed.
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Facebook is betting big on mobile and video - so much so that they've just made a design tweak. Find out from Mari Smith how to use video effectively with FB . . .
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Agi Anderson's curator insight, May 30, 10:32 PM

Facebook Mobile Video is evolving to be one of the most cost effective marketing mediums with a high rate of return.

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Top Instagram Updates You Need to Know - April 2017 Edition

Top Instagram Updates You Need to Know - April 2017 Edition | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Did you hear about the latest Instagram's updates? Stay updated, check the newest features and learn how to use them to improve your Ads
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Whats new in Instagram? You get the latest here including a great tweak to Instagram Live . . .
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Facebook takes aim at Youtube with new standalone TV app - BBC News

Facebook takes aim at Youtube with new standalone TV app - BBC News | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The move could put the firm in better position to compete over lucrative advertising money.
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Facebook are really trying to dominate every screen available - wonder how YouTube/Google will fight back? . . .
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Facebook Messenger launches Instant Games

Facebook Messenger launches Instant Games | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Bored while you wait for friends to text back? Now you can challenge friends for high scores on Facebook Messenger's new Instant Games, like Pac-Man, Space..
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Would you believe it? Now you can play Pac-Man on Facebook Messenger while waiting for your best friend to get back to you with the latest goss. As we say in Spain - ¡Genial! . . .
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5 tips for selling on Marketplace, Facebook's version of Craigslist

5 tips for selling on Marketplace, Facebook's version of Craigslist | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Here's how to make your Facebook Marketplace listings pop.
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Another new service from Facebook - Marketplace looks to emulate eBay and Craiglist. You've got the chance to put that sandwich toaster you never use in front of 1.7 billion potential customers . . .
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LinkedIn And Hashtags Are Now #BestFriends

LinkedIn And Hashtags Are Now #BestFriends | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
About time, says I - Hot Linking news! You can now use hashtags in your LinkedIn posts . . .
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That was always a very strange anomaly with LinkedIn but all is now rectified, which will also help with tracking campaign hashtags in LI too . . .
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SNEAK PEEK FROM THE BEACH: Find Out About Facebook's New Page Layout  . . .

SNEAK PEEK FROM THE BEACH: Find Out About Facebook's New Page Layout  . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

While you were surfing, Facebook made a change to its page layout . . .

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While you we catching waves, Facebook quietly tweaked its page layout. Here's a great rundown from Shortstack on the changes . . .
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3 Tips for Pinning Video on Pinterest : Social Media Examiner

3 Tips for Pinning Video on Pinterest : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Want to get more out of your videos? Find 3 tips to pin video from YouTube, Facebook Live, Snapchat, or your website, and drive traffic from Pinterest.
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Video and Pinterest don't mix! Oh yes they do and here's how to do it 
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The Social Metric Map

The Social Metric Map | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Have you been looking for a concise-yet-thorough, clear-but-"wide lens" social marketing visual you can trust and reference -- and serve up to your boss when he
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Very good infographic summarising which social media metrics are relevant for each objective . . .
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Twitter Introduces Emoji Targeting for Ads

Twitter Introduces Emoji Targeting for Ads | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter has today announced that advertisers will now be able to target audiences based on emoji use - but are emoji an accurate indicator of purchase intent.
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If you like Shakespeare as much as we @BritishCouncil do, Twitter is coming for you with Bard emoji ad targeting!  #ShakespeareLives
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Coming Soon: New Instagram Business Tools

Coming Soon: New Instagram Business Tools | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram is a place where people can turn their passions into livelihoods. For instance, handmade accessory business JACKSON AND HYDE started an account a year and a half ago to raise awarenes
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We knew it was coming - Instagram For Business gives you new tools to make your Instagram page much more like an e market place - here's the skinny . . .
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You Will Be Immediately Impacted by Twitter’s Revamped 140-Character Limit via Simply Measured

You Will Be Immediately Impacted by Twitter’s Revamped 140-Character Limit via Simply Measured | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
It's official: Twitter is stretching it's 140-character limit by no longer attributing photos, videos, GIFs, and polls to a Tweet's total. Source:
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All I can say is About Blimmin' Time! Good move Twitter . . .
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How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions : Social Media Examiner

How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to increase your conversions from Instagram stories? Discover how to use Instagram stories ads to improve your marketing results.
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Instagram introduce new ad opportunities for their Stories - here's the skinny . . .
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John Thomas's curator insight, July 9, 5:38 AM
How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions
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Facebook Live vs. Instagram Live: Differences & Best Practices

Facebook Live vs. Instagram Live: Differences & Best Practices | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook LIVE vs. Instagram LIVE: A comparison of Facebook Live versus Instagram Live Video.
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Whats the difference between Facebook and Instagram live-streaming? Its all the same isn't it? <well Kim Garst tells you just why it isn't . . .
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John Thomas's curator insight, July 9, 5:39 AM
How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions
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LinkedIn revamps timeline with Trending Storylines: curated, algorithmic news clusters

LinkedIn revamps timeline with Trending Storylines: curated, algorithmic news clusters | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
LinkedIn -- the social network for professionals that's now a part of Microsoft -- has long been working on ways to get its 465 million users to stay on the..
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I suppose it had to happen - now LinkedIn has their version of Stories but interestingly, it is driven by a mix of tech and human curation . . .
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Twitter Announces Direct Integration of Live-Streaming Within the Twitter App

Twitter Announces Direct Integration of Live-Streaming Within the Twitter App | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter has announced the full integration of live-streaming capacity direct into the main app.
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With live-streaming now available within your mobile twitter app, what will this mean for Periscope?
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Instagram Stories Are Officially a Success (And What That Means for Marketers) | Simply Measured

Instagram Stories Are Officially a Success (And What That Means for Marketers) | Simply Measured | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Yesterday, two months after introducing Instagram Stories, Instagram announced that it will now include Instagram Stories in the Explore feature . . .

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This looks like an excellent opportunity for brands to tell their stories on Instagram . . .
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LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, owing a lot to its purchase of Lynda  . . .

LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, owing a lot to its purchase of Lynda  . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that now has some 450 million members and is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2..
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Very interesting that LinkedIn is pushing its training offer as part of the overall re-design of the channel . . .

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WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook for ad targeting — here’s how to opt out

WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook for ad targeting — here’s how to opt out | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has announced a big change to its privacy policy which means your personal data will be used byNo, use Whatsapp data Facebook advertisers . . .

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Whats App-ening?! Despite the initial denials by Facebook that they would use WhatsApp personal data for advertising, two years down the line, that's exactly Whats App-ening . . .
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Instagram is using an algorithm, Facebook data to sort its new Stories feed

Instagram is using an algorithm, Facebook data to sort its new Stories feed | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram’s algorithm will decide the order of Stories by referencing whose content people engage with on Instagram, as well as on Facebook.
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Unlike Snapchat, Instagram will be pushing the most engaging content to the top in their new Stories  . . .
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Snapchat introduce Bitmoji: But what does it mean for brands and marketers? . . .

Snapchat introduce Bitmoji: But what does it mean for brands and marketers? . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, Snapchat paid more than $100m to buy Bitstrips, the company behind the popular sticker app Bitmoji.
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Everyone is emoji bonkers these days. Snapchat have now got something called Bitmoji incorporated into their platform so you can now snap your stories as a cartoon version of yourself! . . .
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26 Ways to Use Video for Your Social Media Marketing : Social Media Examiner

26 Ways to Use Video for Your Social Media Marketing : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to increase video views and engagement? Discover 26 ways to use video to improve your social media marketing.
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Great fact - 85% of Facebook videos are watched without sound! Your social video needs to grab visual attention from the off . . .
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Tips, Links & Blogs that @iSocialFanz Leveraged for Snapchat

Tips, Links & Blogs that @iSocialFanz Leveraged for Snapchat | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
I've studied Snapchat for a year & below you'll find some links to blogs, people and sites that have helped me fall in love with Snapchat!
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Snapchat has more users than Twitter, Pinterest or LinkedIn. So are you going to ignore it? . . .
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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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