Marketers want to know what their competition is up to. Setting up Google Alerts and following your competitor's Twitter feed can get you only so far, and the old "hide your badge trick" at tradeshows is just annoying. Does it ever work... or does it just arouse suspicion? So what's the best way to gather competitive intelligence? Some of the information you want is not public. Other information is just hard to find and takes some work. Luckily, with the troves of information now online, plus some new tools, it's never been easier.
Does your social media need a boost?Do you want to add something to your online marketing?Trying new things can be fun and refreshing, for both you and your audience.In this article I’ll share 26 ways, an A-Z guide, to improve your social media efforts....
Twitter has leveled the playing field for small businesses to take on global brands. With 284 million active users, a single Tweet has the potential to go far beyond any other form of communication and at an unprecedented speed. And with 72% of people more likely to buy from a company they follow on Twitter, small businesses everywhere need to start thinking big and take advantage of Small Business Saturday coming up in the UK (it was last week in the US).
A solid foothold on Twitter can be a challenge if your brand isn’t yet established, so to help your SME take that initial leap from unknown to well-known, we’ve compiled six essential steps to optimizing your Twitter account and getting the most out of the socially active audience. If you follow these tips and use our checklist below then you’ll have a Twitter strategy that matches your aspirations in no time....
What people are sharing and how they’re sharing it is changing fast. A new infographic from Go-Gulf, a web design team based in Dubai, has gathered the latest data, which is now available in this newly released (July 2014) social media infographic. Here are the highlights…
You already know social media works.The question is, how to make it work best for your business.
The key is finding best practices that complement your marketing strategy.
A recent social media trends guide by Vocus reveals top ways to use visual marketing across your social media channels.
Ready to use the power of graphics to grab the attention of your audience? Below you will find top ways to incorporate visual media into nine of today’s hottest social networks, including real business examples and a handy Infographic!...
The concept of content marketing is not new, but it has certainly been spreading like wildfire. While the awareness and implementation of content marketing continue to rise, the need for curating content becomes even more apparent.
When you begin any content marketing initiative, you'll quickly realize how difficult it is to churn out incredible content regularly.
There’s no question of a doubt that social media has become more visual over the past few years with over 63 percent of social media updates now incorporating images. This means that if you don’t have great images for your social updates you will not stand out from the hundreds of status updates streaming past your audience every day.
But simply having great images is not enough.Unfortunately your photos and images display differently across the different social media channels so you need to make sure that your photos are optimized for each one. This can often lead to a lot of searching online to find out the correct dimensions for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
Wouldn’t it be useful if all this information was in one place? Thankfully the team at Setupablogtoday have done that in this easy to follow cheat sheet.
Whether you are an experienced Social Media Marketer or a novice this handy reference guide lists the dimensions for the images which the major social networks want you to use, as well as a few handy tips for selecting the perfect image for your profiles....
Have you ever wondered when you should be sharing your content on the social web?
Your visitors and followers prefer using social media sites during specific hours. So if you start sharing your content when your users are on these social sites, you’ll not only gain more shares, but you’ll also notice an increase in traffic.
So, when should you be sharing your content? Well, just follow the times in the infographic below.
No one clicks on your links. No one comments on your posts or shares them. Why? There are a number of possible reasons, but the most likely is that your copy sucks. Fortunately, when it comes to raising the engagement level on your social media posts, the answers are as old as human psychology and advertising in general. The concepts are the same, even if the medium has changed and a few tweaks are necessary.
Social media tools can provide anything from simple tracking systems to advanced data management. Knowing your social media goals and objectives will help you decide which ones are best for you to use.
We often hear marketing and sales reps expressing their love/hate relationship with LinkedIn. Are you one who views the site as social stalking for business professionals?
If you’re a user that only checks the site to look up a prospect’s credentials or check a connection request email, you are missing valuable opportunities to grow professionally, to grow your sales leads, and -- ultimately -- to grow your business.
The benefits of using LinkedIn go beyond prospecting and recruiting. The site can also be an incredible inbound marketing tool. I tapped into the knowledge of LinkedIn expertWayne Breitbarth, who shared a few tips on the following features that you should be utilizing....
Never before in the history of the world, has the playing field been so level for companies everywhere. The advent of social media and blogging has completely democratized the business world, and opened doors for even the smallest of business....
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.