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How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused

How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

I don't know you, but for me, images are very important. A text without an image, is like a sky without stars. For this reason, I like this post with several ressources, maybe you too! [note Martin Gysler]


“Hey, I’ve seen that image before. Actually, I’ve seen it many times before.”


Images allow you to express what words can’t.


They draw the viewer in and elicit an emotional impact, providing your users with information while confirming that what your selling or promoting is real.


There are many affordable options available to purchase stock photography. This may be a blessing or a curse. Affordability often comes at the cost of originality.


It’s important to consider your ideals and the image’s ability to illustrate a concept perfectly. But consider originality as well. You wouldn’t want to fall into the trap of using cliche imagery because it’s easy and convenient.


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Martin Gysler's comment, February 9, 2012 12:44 PM
Great Katipsoi, I'm glad that you can use this information to improve your page.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 11, 2012 7:32 PM
So helpful and something that is a daily struggle o THANKS. Marty
Mike Ellsworth's comment, February 12, 2012 10:10 AM
Marty, thanks for the comment.

I just found another great way to search for Creative Commons images: http://search.creativecommons.org/

It automates a CC search on Google Images, Flickr and more. Wow!
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Facebook allows page admins to sort comments chronologically or by activity

Facebook allows page admins to sort comments chronologically or by activity | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Ever since Facebook first applied the reply function to comments on pages, many admins were a little frustrated that the comments weren't in chronological order.
Martin Gysler's insight:

An interesting and useful change for all Facebook admins.

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knob sleeveless's comment, September 27, 2013 9:18 AM
like it
Jacquelyn Frimpong's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:35 PM

Facebook makes page admins work more logical.

Sonya Withrow's curator insight, February 28, 1:17 AM

Cool Information!  Thanks for sharing @martin gysler

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Stop Butchering Your Facebook Ads Just Because You Can | Soshable | Social Media Blog

Stop Butchering Your Facebook Ads Just Because You Can | Soshable | Social Media Blog | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Martin Gysler's insight:

Facebook is an extremely powerful advertising tool, but there are right ways and wrong ways to harness that power. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t use it for business-relevant posts. It just means that you cannot use it to spam the wrong messages. Before posting or promoting anything, ask yourself if you would want to see something like it on your news feed if it was from a different industry.

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How to Show Your Clients the Value of Facebook in 7 Easy Steps

How to Show Your Clients the Value of Facebook in 7 Easy Steps | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Have you ever had clients who weren't yet sold onFacebook? Most people know Facebook could potentially help them grow their businesses, but getting a page set up and managed properly can still be a daunting task for many folks.

 

First off, you might need to nudge your clients toward acting. When researching your pitch, find examples of similar businesses that have vibrant Facebook presences. Let the clients know what they're missing out on. You can also get their attention by showing them the data on Facebook's exponential user growth and the mind-blowing predictions of continued growth. Here you can even focus on the clients' particular markets. Finally, show them some examples of pages you've helped develop in order to establish your own credibility.

Martin Gysler's insight:

This message contains some interesting ideas on why and how to start a Facebook fan page for a business owner or a public person.

 

I also like the easy to follow "Infographics" which leads you through the steps you should consider to make the right choice.

 

Let me know what you think about this post.

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Martin Gysler's comment, May 6, 2013 1:29 AM
Sigrid, in my opinion, the best plan is to sell yourself on social media. Trust is the most important in this world and if your company name is not Nike or something like that, your name is definitely the best plan to create confidence.
Sigrid de Kaste's comment, May 6, 2013 2:29 AM
Thanks Martin, very true - Visibility creates Credibility leads to Profitability!
Martin Gysler's comment, May 6, 2013 4:32 AM
Yes Sigrid, that's it ;-)
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Beyond Facebook – Twenty Some Social Tools Your Business Should Be Using

Beyond Facebook – Twenty Some Social Tools Your Business Should Be Using | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
You know about Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. You might be using them every day for business and consider yourself a social media professional.
Martin Gysler's insight:

Interesting to discover new tools that you can use for you or your company. I know we struggle with all the new tools that overwhelm the world of social media.

 

The advantage in this kind of list is that you can quickly learn what each tool can do for you.

 

Let us know, if you use some of these, and what is your experience.

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Andre Beukes's curator insight, April 30, 2013 12:23 AM

Something social media guys should look at even if you know a lot you can not know all and some that you do know might not work as well as others could

Kim, Youngmin's curator insight, May 7, 2013 12:23 AM

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Naomi Assaraf's comment, May 21, 2013 11:32 AM
Here, here to @AndreBeukes!
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The Failure Of Social Media

The Failure Of Social Media | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Social Media doesn't work for the vast majority of small businesses.

That was the main message in the USA Today article titled, Study: Social media a bust for small businesses, published on April 17th, 2013. From the news item:"About 61% of small businesses don't see any return on investment on their social-media activities, according to a survey released Tuesday from Manta, a social network for small businesses. Yet, almost 50% say they've increased their time spent on social media, and only 7% have decreased their time. What businesses are trying to get out of social media: 36% said their goal was to acquire and engage new customers, 19% said to gain leads and referrals, and 17% said to boost awareness. Facebook was most cited as the hardest to maintain social-media platform, according to the survey." There is a big lesson in this data...

 

What you want from social media may be very different from what it is.

Martin Gysler's insight:

Yes that's it : "Don't kid yourself, social media works. In fact, all media works... you just have to do the hard work of figuring out how to make it work for you. There are no silver bullets."

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Martin Gysler's comment, April 22, 2013 7:25 AM
Indeed Retro Social Media, but it's seems to be reality.
GetRaasta's curator insight, April 23, 2013 6:00 AM

Social Media is it worth your marketing efforts/time or still the traditional methods superseed the SM? It's truely stated as a matter of one's choice, totally agree!!

Angelica Laurencon's comment, May 22, 2013 1:08 PM
Failure of Social Media as another marketing & PR channel, yes, but still very efficient for SMB in the new business of kindness.
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Facebook Asks You To Please Select Your Emotion | TechCrunch

Facebook Asks You To Please Select Your Emotion | TechCrunch | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

It could make us more willing to express how we feel. Or you could say it over-simplies our complex moods and lives. But today the Facebook status update box began offering the option to “share how you’re feeling or what you’re doing” through a drop-down menu of emoticons and media. We’re entering a more structured era of communication, where both friends and big data know exactly how we tick.

 

Facebook began testing the new sharing options in January, but only released screenshots. Now it appears the feature has been given to a much wider audience. It’s likely the beginning of a global or at least US or English language rollout. I’ve contacted Facebook for details. Most mentions I’ve seen of the feature have been from the US, and many note the similarity to an old Myspace mood sharing option.

Martin Gysler's insight:

Soon everybody can publish with a simple click how it feels... cool, isn't it?

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malek's curator insight, April 10, 2013 2:20 PM

Time to go fancy

CPI Europe's comment, April 12, 2013 1:24 AM
not seeing it here in the UK
Martin Gysler's comment, April 12, 2013 2:10 AM
It's not online yet Mark
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6 Problems with Being an Infrequent Blogger

6 Problems with Being an Infrequent Blogger | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

I’m an infrequent runner. Sometimes I’ll run if I have to chase down a paper that blew out of my hand. Or to chase down Shadow when he gets away from me. Or perhaps I’m late to get somewhere, so I’ll do this kinda run/kinda fast walk thing. But I call it running. It makes me feel more…athletic.

 

But, no. I’m not a runner. At all. I’ve tried, and I can’t get into it. Sure, I’d be better off in some ways if I ran. But I also know I would pay for it in the knees.

Martin Gysler's insight:

Maybe it's time I become again a constant blogger ... and you?

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26 Ways to Use Visuals in Your Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner

26 Ways to Use Visuals in Your Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Visual Social Media Marketing: learn how to share more visual content and create a visual conversation with your audience.

 

Have you noticed more photos on social networks?

Do you have a visual component as part of your social media marketing strategy?

 

Do you need some help in getting started or maintaining momentum in sharing more visual content and in creating a visual conversation with your audience?

Martin Gysler's insight:

A true and excellent support to help you in your dealings with visual and create a real strategy to be more successful on social media.

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HiddenValleyRV.net's curator insight, April 17, 2013 8:31 PM

Love these ideas.

Debbie Hughes's comment, April 23, 2013 8:28 AM
Photos are very important, but be sure you have the right to use them before publishing your blog, post, tweet, etc.
Martin Gysler's comment, April 23, 2013 11:35 AM
Indeed Debbie ;-)
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How to Be the Life of the Social Media Party

How to Be the Life of the Social Media Party | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

I keep hearing about a problem on social media, so I sat down to write this post to help both those suffering from repeated requests for “favors”, and those who make them.  It’s perhaps not the “help” those making the requests were asking for, but it should help them.  Please do take this unsolicited advice in the spirit of future success and friendships, both online and offline.

Martin Gysler's insight:

Ann Tran, bringing the debate to the right place, I like this kind of approach to social media and real life.

 I think everyone knows people who do not really understand what it means to be social.
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Linda Allen's curator insight, April 17, 2013 6:27 AM

Cheers!

Daniel Imbellino's comment, April 17, 2013 9:27 PM
Sometimes people fail to recognize the word "Social" in social media! As a web designer I understood the technical aspects of the internet well, but not the psychological ones, and I failed miserably at one point for this very reason. I finally realized how important it is to socialize and connect with others who share our common interests online, and its this very aspect of social networking that drives my websites today. I still have hickups with not connecting well on most social media platforms, but I nailed it on the head with Google+. So I guess there's always another hurdle we need to jump.
Martin Gysler's comment, April 18, 2013 7:45 AM
Great Daniel, I think you have understood the most important. Now you need only patience that your new approach pays off ;-)
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You're Reaching More People on Facebook Than You Think

You're Reaching More People on Facebook Than You Think | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
A new study shows that Facebook users' perceptions differ from their reality. Most users have a larger reach than they think.
Martin Gysler's insight:

Maybe good news for all Facebook fan page owners... Who know, perhaps it's true! What is your feeling?

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Luis A. Trujillo Paz's comment, March 9, 2013 11:09 AM
Agree
Luis A. Trujillo Paz's curator insight, March 9, 2013 11:10 AM

post 

Martin Gysler's comment, March 12, 2013 6:06 AM
I see Bill, we have the same doubts, what not mean that it's not right. I think that Facebook has changed too much, in my opinion, his platform in the wrong way.
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How Do You Know When You’re Overdosing On Social Networks?

How Do You Know When You’re Overdosing On Social Networks? | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Social networks are captivating – there’s no doubt. The minds behind building the popular social media platforms of today knew exactly what they were doing and they saw it before any of us ever did. It’s a brilliant idea really – create a medium that allows people from all over the world to connect, share and collaborate like they never have been able to before in the history of the Earth. Incredible!

But an unforeseen (or potentially foreseen, but ignored) consequence is addiction. Social networks have been so good at “helping” us, but now they’re hindering us. From what you might ask? Well, ask your friends, family, parents, even children what they think. And although it is often joked about, it isn’t a joking matter.

Diagnosing Your Condition
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If it's your case, maybe you should read this post...

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Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, February 21, 2013 3:15 PM

...mmm got to check this out in detail...because it might just apply to you!

malek's curator insight, February 21, 2013 3:26 PM

I didn't do it..I don't do it...overdosing??????

Martin Gysler's comment, February 23, 2013 12:22 PM
I think this matter could touch all social media user, also they who think they will never be in this case...
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10 Creative Ways to Market on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog

10 Creative Ways to Market on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Pinterest is a fast emerging visually oriented social network that provides a platform that can bring out the creative marketer. So how can you market your business on Pinterest whether you are a B2B or a B2C company?
Martin Gysler's insight:

Today, it is necessary to do things differently than others in your area. This seems to be the only way to be noticed in the web world today. As Jeff said, Pinterest is an interesting platform to do so, even if this is not the case for all companies.

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France Lafleur's curator insight, February 13, 2013 4:07 PM

Le pouvoir attractif des images et Pinterest.

Joakim Baage's curator insight, February 22, 2013 7:29 AM

Make sure images are part of your content marketing mix!

TalkativeMedia's curator insight, March 12, 2013 12:31 PM

Pinterest is a "must" for today's small business. If you have a niche market, you cannot afford to be without a Pinterest profile.  

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The Secret to a Perfect Facebook Post

The Secret to a Perfect Facebook Post | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Small businesses that use Facebook to get the word out and promote their companies should check out a new report from Buddy Media, a social ad-management software provider. The report is drawn from the company’s analysis of 200 clients’ Facebook posts over a two-week period, in addition to the comments and “likes” spurred by those posts.

 

The report contains a number of good takeaways, including its findings on post length. It found that Facebook posts containing 80 or fewer characters had 27 percent higher engagement rates than longer posts. (You’re not the only one who struggles to be brief: Just 19 percent of all posts analyzed were that short.)

Martin Gysler's insight:

You know all the points mentioned in this post? Even if not all are new, some figures are interesting and should arouse our attention.

 

What is your experience and how you get the best engagement? 

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Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, February 6, 2013 4:26 PM

Check this out if you are a Small Business...very useful points..

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Welcome to Twesume.com

Welcome to Twesume.com | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Need a Twésumé?


Get Twesumator.Generate résumé tweets automatically with Twesumator.

How quickly can you summarize your life in 140 characters succinctly and poignantly while conforming to the tweet algebra?

 

Twesumator, the new tweet automation tool, generates twesumes automatically from click-and-go user input without compromising the parameters and efficacy of a tweet.

 

Stand out as a candidate on Twitter.
Use Twesumator today.

 

Martin Gysler's insight:

An interesting tool for all job searchers! 

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Facebook Is Going To Ruin Your News Feed With Auto-Playing Video Ads

Facebook Is Going To Ruin Your News Feed With Auto-Playing Video Ads | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

In Facebook's quest to generate more revenue, it's going to muck up your News Feed with auto-playing videos, the FT reports.

 

Facebook is set to launch video advertising in its newsfeed in July...

Martin Gysler's insight:

BI said: "Does anyone in the world like auto-playing video? We're curious to see how Facebook can do this without ruining the experience of Facebook."


In my opinion, Facebook is on the best way to dig his own grave. I wonder how this new practice has something to do with the social.

 

What is your opinion ?

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Sage Osterfeld's curator insight, May 8, 2013 8:45 AM

Facebook taking a queue from porn sites. Great.

 

Is there anything more annoying that an autoplaying ad that you don't care about ruining whatever it is you're doing? Every time I run across one, it's usually below the scroll where I can see it so I'm like, "where the hell is that noise coming from?" (Then I scroll down and find the ad playing, right click on it and use my Ad Block plugin to keep that server from ever showing me an ad again.)

 

Elliottsweb's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:49 AM

Oh no! Not more auto-playing ads!

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The Top 10 Secret Buffer Features: Supercharge your Social Sharing

The Top 10 Secret Buffer Features: Supercharge your Social Sharing | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Get smarter with social sharing in 2013 and learn how to add social updates from anywhere.
Martin Gysler's insight:

This post is not new, but always useful for many buffer user like me.

 

Neal Schaffer said: "When a startup is already publishing a blog post about how to hack their app for greater productivity, you know the future is bright ;-)" ... Yes, I totally agree with him!

 

I use buffer since the beginning and I like it. In this post I found few interesting things, maybe it'll be the same for you.

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Karen Chapple's curator insight, April 30, 2013 12:15 AM

we use buffer here at JCK - quite a neat little tool to help a little with posting on Social Media

Martin Gysler's comment, May 3, 2013 2:21 AM
Indeed, Karen, if you post only interesting stuff then you already have enough to do ... :-)
Kim, Youngmin's curator insight, May 7, 2013 12:15 AM

zzz

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Social Media Tools That Support Google+: Solutions for Small Business

Social Media Tools That Support Google+: Solutions for Small Business | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn can be found in the majority of social media management apps. It is with Google+ that things get a little bit more complicated: very few social media tools support it due to some technical challenges.

 

However, most social media managers would prefer a solution that would allow them posting to all social networks in one place, Google+ including.

 

In this post, you’ll find reference to all tools that are to date integrated with Google+. We’ll bring small business editions to a special focus and review social tools that (1) support Google+ and (2) the ones you can use for free or under $10 a month.

Martin Gysler's insight:

I don't know you, I prefer a solution that would allow posting to all social networks in one place, Google+ including.

 

I wonder why this is not the case in all social media tools.

 

 

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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, May 17, 2013 11:22 PM

I am most familiar with Hootsuite. I wasn't aware of a couple of the tools mentioned in this post.

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, May 17, 2013 11:22 PM

I am most familiar with Hootsuite. I wasn't aware of a couple of the tools mentioned in this post.

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10 Best Social Media Management Tools

10 Best Social Media Management Tools | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Social media is one of the most effective ways for you and your business to get more traffic and generate new leads. Having a presence on all the major networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is a necessity these days for any business. But what tools are the social media gurus actually using to manage these multiple accounts?

Martin Gysler's insight:

Find the best tool for social media management for you and / or your business. Well written message that explains the difference between ten known tools.

 

Let me know what you think and if you use other tools and why.

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academiPad's comment, April 20, 2013 7:50 AM
I see... I am using the Mac version of Tweetdeck. Will have to check out these other hootsuite features again and digg deeper
Martin Gysler's comment, April 20, 2013 7:52 AM
Thank you for your very useful information Wendy. I think you said what many people need to know to find their way in the social media world where the plethora of tools makes things, sometimes, complicated.
Anthony Burke's comment, April 20, 2013 10:22 PM
All these tools keep "leap-frogging" each other in terms of functionality so I just keep an eye on several of them which is where this community comes in useful to see what others think and are using :)
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How Do You Find The Time For Social Media? - Forbes

How Do You Find The Time For Social Media? - Forbes | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

How do you find the time for social media? This is the question I get asked probably more than any other.

 

I have four lovely children, a demanding job, a wife with a successful career and more. So how do I find the time to tweet, blog, share, and comment?

 

The answer is simple: I make the time for social media because I think it’s important.

 

I believe that business people in general, and marketers especially, have an obligation to do more than just consume content or share other people’s content, but to become a content creator and to contribute to your work and your life.

Martin Gysler's insight:

This sentence says all: “In order to find the time for social media, you need to see why it’s important, how it will change your life, how it will improve your business.”

 

Everyone who wants to be successful in the social media area should forget excuses like: “I have not enough time”, “I have nothing to say” (how it is possible, for a business person, to have nothing to say?), “I don’t know how this tools works” etc!

 

If you have not enough time: "According to The Atlantic, we spend more than a quarter (28%) of our day answering email!", maybe, you can invest a little less time, in this activity.

 

Finally, you have the choice, do it, or not, but don't search excuses!

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Gemma Finnegan's comment, April 18, 2013 9:36 AM
I think its fair to stay that at the beginning of your social media journey it can be very time consuming getting to grips with the different platforms and building up followers and looking for decent content to share. You also have to develop your style. That said, with the right tools and mindset your time investment lessens substantially - unless you get hooked!
Martin Gysler's comment, April 19, 2013 4:56 AM
Indeed, at the beginning the most things are difficult and need more time. After it's rather the mind set who dictate the invested time in social media, it's right, I agree with you Gemma. But in my sens the invested time is worth it because it create many very interesting contacts across the world.
Michlin Metals, Inc's curator insight, April 27, 2013 12:27 PM

Always a good read about MAKING time for social media

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8 Do's and 5 Don'ts of Instagram for Building Your Brand

8 Do's and 5 Don'ts of Instagram for Building Your Brand | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Though some forward-thinking businesses are already using Instagram, chances are you aren't yet, and neither are your competitors. With its universal appeal, however, Instagram is not a medium marketers should ignore. And you'd better move quickly if you want to make an impact.

Martin Gysler's insight:

This excellent post says what we should know about Instagram and its use.

 

I wonder, too, if not everyone (who has an Instagram account) should read this post, because I think everyone can learn something interesting.

 

Let me know what is your opinion.

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Ivo Nový's comment, April 5, 2013 12:14 AM
great article.. thank you for sharing it Martin
Martin Gysler's comment, April 5, 2013 1:19 AM
You're welcome Ivo. I'm glad if this post is useful for you.
Marie Skødt's curator insight, June 6, 2013 5:21 PM

En sammenblanding af medier 

 

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10 Reasons Your Business Still Doesn't Use Pinterest

10 Reasons Your Business Still Doesn't Use Pinterest | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Here's our admittedly tongue in cheek list of reasons your small businesses still might not be using Pinterest. Join in the fun.

 

Recent reports suggest Pinterest is well on its way to being one of the biggest social networks ever.

 

A study last month indicates that while Facebook still maintains its domination with 67 percent of American Internet users, Twitter, the second runner up with 16 percent of the same audience, may soon be overtaken by Pinterest, which now has about 15 percent.

Martin Gysler's insight:

If you run a business who can improve his visibility with pictures, maybe you should read this post.

 

Even if it's logical, it's also a reminder for all who don't use Piterest yet.

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Abimes Concept's curator insight, April 2, 2013 8:41 AM

Pinterest for your business !

Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, April 6, 2013 2:26 AM

...so have you toyed with it yet? Not obvious to business how it can be used to attract leads...

Marie Skødt's curator insight, June 6, 2013 5:22 PM

Også om Pinterest 

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How to Make Your Facebook Contests Stand Out

How to Make Your Facebook Contests Stand Out | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Do you run contests on Facebook?

Would you like to make your next Facebook contest stand out?

This article will give you 4 ideas to improve your next Facebook contest.

Why Facebook Contests?

Facebook contests are a popular way for you to get your audience engaged and excited about your brand. More and more companies have adopted the use of Facebook contests to better track participation and engagement.

Martin Gysler's insight:

Maybe it's something, if you have a middle or larger company, that you can testing, if you didn't does it yet.

 

If you have already tested, let us know what is your opinion and the results.

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BusinessBoots's curator insight, March 13, 2013 2:29 PM

Really useful.  Fabulous ideas!

BusinessBoots's comment, March 13, 2013 2:30 PM
A really great post. I'll come back with thoughts having tried it.
Martin Gysler's comment, March 14, 2013 1:49 AM
Great, I'm glad you like it and stay tuned ;-)
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Social Media Tools and Technology-101 magic tools and technology tips

Social Media Tools and Technology-101 magic tools and technology tips | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Here are 101 fantastic social media technology tool tips that you can use to promote your business on social media.

 

Are you looking for some tools and tips related to social media tools and technology?

 

Want to add a bit of magic to your social media marketing?

 

As we specialise in tools and technology we come across great tips and tools every day.

 

From the list below we guarantee you will find something very useful for your business.

Martin Gysler's insight:

A ton of information in this post, amazing. It explains in short sentences where you should be and what you have to do to improve your visibility on the social media and in this list you will certainly find something very useful for your business.

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Ian Cleary's curator insight, May 23, 2013 2:14 AM

Popular post

Tom Pick's curator insight, May 23, 2013 5:10 AM

More of the usual brilliance from Ian Cleary.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 23, 2013 9:29 PM

Agree, lots of great information. Recommended.


I want to add one thing, if you're looking to build a website and

  • get all the tools and information to create traffic
  • write excellent content
  • find the best ways to monetize
  • blog directly from the site
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Using Facebook Graph Search For Business

Using Facebook Graph Search For Business | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
How can business owners optimize Facebook Graph Search? It's the Facebook feature we've all been waiting for!  The ability to find things on Facebook -- A bank of one billion+ users that log in from their home, office, and mobile phones.
Martin Gysler's insight:

I look forward to try this new tool.


This post has an interesting approach from Facebook graph search for business and shows the real potential from the tool.

 

Let me know what you think, and if in your opinion this tool will be a plus for you and your business.

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Gwynne Wade's curator insight, February 19, 2013 5:46 AM

A well written article on the new Facebook Graph search and how you can use it for your business.

Martin Gysler's comment, February 19, 2013 11:58 AM
I'm glad you like it Gwynne ;-)
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How To Get Banned From Social Networks

How To Get Banned From Social Networks | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

The Web has opened up lines of communication that were previously closed for the vast majority of the world. Anyone with an Internet connection can now head online and talk to someone on the other side of the world using any one of a range of different services. Social networking sites such asFacebook, Twitter, and Google+ are the obvious options.

 

There is unfortunately a tendency to abuse these new lines of communication, by expressing opinions that would be best kept unsaid, attacking people that may or may not deserve it, spreading salacious gossip, or posting inappropriate content. What is often and easily forgotten is that it’s entirely possible to get banned from social networks, with some rules applying across the board, and others that individual sites have put in place.

Martin Gysler's insight:

I know it's not the end of the world if you're banned from a social network. But, if it's your business platform, then the situation may be more complicated.

 

Finally the rules are simple and logical, but it's useful to knows them.

 

Have you ever been banned from a social media platform? Me yes, from Twitter, a few years ago because I activated a tool that automatically followed people according to their interests and the region where they lived. It was not a good idea ... but after a few emails with Twitter they realized that it was more clumsy than an intention to do wrong and they reactivated my account. Phew ...

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