Most of you reading this are interested in improving your online presence without spending any more time each week. You have a basic idea of what you should be doing but for some reason it is all not coming together as well as it might be?
Excerpted from article on Copyblogger: "While keeping diligent focus on your content production, you must also review your past choices, looking for ways to allow more readers to engage with your writing. In other words you may need to think more like an editor.
Here are 30 editing tips that will help you become a more effective editor-in-chief of the content you create.
***Fall in love with your website: 1. Forget “like.” 2. Sit down; stay awhile. 3. Turn the spotlight outward. 4. Highlight a reason to subscribe. 5. Have discerning taste. 6. Break the rules for a good cause. 7. Don’t call it Google Minus. 8. Check your WordPress before you wreck your WordPress. 9. Tell them what you want. 10. Say no to “yes men.”
***Vamp up your editorial strategy: 11. Water the plant. 12. Prepare; don’t plan. 13. Take yourself out of the equation. 14. Research what’s hot. 15. Seduce your audience. 16. Diversify your topics. 17. Look in nooks and crannies. 18. Tighten up. 19. Walk the line. 20. Log out and mute.
***Make your words irresistible: 21. Try the Fat Ass Fudge diet. 22. Divide and conquer. 23. Use concise language. 24. Outline major points. 25. Write one compelling line. 26. Learn language rules. 27. Avoid word choice mistakes. 28. Examine each letter. 29. Leave time. 30. Regard everything as practice.
Drafts aren’t only rough versions of documents and manuscripts. Most creations are ongoing works in progress..."
The Internet is full of people sharing interesting things all day. From liking pictures on Facebook to retweeting cool articles, sharing is something everyone enjoys doing in one way or another. Yet receiving likes and retweets can seem impossible.
Blog post at Right Mix Marketing: We produced this infographic exploring the recent trends for teenagers related to Facebook and Social Media. We all hear anecdotally about the movement of teens to other (often mobile-centric) Social Media platforms.
So what did we discover?
For Facebook North American active users numbers are decliningThe average age of Facebook users has risen from 38 to 41 years oldThe number of Moms getting on Facebook is rising sharplyTeens are increasingly going mobile and Facebook is not their favorite appThere are a lot of hot, new apps like Kik Messenger, WhatsApp and SnapChat that are grabbing the attention of teenagers
It’s all displayed below for you in this “hot of the press” infographic. Enjoy and feel free to share or embed using the code below the infographic!
A massive survey of internet users reveals trends in social media usage across numerous platforms, ages, races, genders, population density and which social media sites do they frequently visit.
The Pew Research Center has released the results of a comprehensive social media survey, conducted over several years to evaluate which demographics were using social media, and on which platforms. Which social networking sites emerged on top?
Of the online adults surveyed at the end of 2012:
67% use Facebook
20% use LinkedIn
16% use Twitter
15% use Pinterest
13% use Instagram
6% use Tumblr
A decent amount of Americans appear to be using social media, but which demographics use social media in greater numbers?
It appears that women use social media 9% more than men do, at a whopping rate of 71%. Other frontrunners with the highest social network activity in their demographic include city dwellers(70%), Hispanics (72%) and adults with a household income below $30,000 annually (72%).
The most pervasive and consistent divider amongst social media users remains, unsurprisingly, their age. 83% of the young adult demographic (18-29 year olds) use social media, which is well over double the activity of online adults over 65 years old (32%).