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Five simple ideas to cut your blogging time in half

Five simple ideas to cut your blogging time in half | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it

Without question, my biggest obstacle to consistent blogging was time. It still takes time of course, but today I can deliver a lot more content for a lot less time than I did a few years ago. Here are some ideas you can use to become dramatically more efficient with your content creation. In fact, you can cut your blogging time in half!...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 28, 2:04 AM

Not enough time to blog? Mark Schaefer shares some great ideas guaranteed to cut your blogging time in half

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The 22 Worst LinkedIn Sins

The 22 Worst LinkedIn Sins | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it

We all make mistakes on social media every once in a while, and that's okay. But the gaffes on this list go one level beyond -- into the realm of sin.


LinkedIn is arguably the most important social media site for salespeople, so a mistake on this network carries consequences. However, if you have sinned against your LinkedIn profile or connections, we're here to help. Get forgiveness from your network by reversing these 22 blunders immediately.


Absolution is attainable, but only if you stop committing these crimes.


We've listed these in no particular order, but that doesn't mean you can't rank them according to which are most offensive to you. Click the button below to re-rank our list and generate your very own unique version. Finally, post on LinkedIn to let your network know what really gets under your skin....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 30, 12:44 AM

Take a look at these LinkedIn profile, connection, and interaction mistakes, and if any ring true for you, resolve to make good today.

donhornsby's curator insight, May 31, 9:20 AM
A very helpful checklist. Spend some time with this one!

(From the article): LinkedIn is arguably the most important social media site for salespeople, so a mistake on this network carries consequences. However, if you have sinned against your LinkedIn profile or connections, we're here to help. Get forgiveness from your network by reversing these 22 blunders immediately. 

Absolution is attainable, but only if you stop committing these crimes. We've listed these in no particular order, but that doesn't mean you can't rank them according to which are most offensive to you. Click the button below to re-rank our list and generate your very own unique version. Finally, post on LinkedIn to let your network know what really gets under your skin.
Katharine Mudd's curator insight, May 31, 11:26 AM
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Are you committing any of these LinkedIn sins? There are definitely a few things I will want to clean up. http://blog.hubspot.com/sales/the-worst-linkedin-sins#sm.00000jdubunvpdrqzmb2mpnjtiv16
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7 Simple Social Media Moves That Work

7 Simple Social Media Moves That Work | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
Likeable founder Dave Kerpen personally responds to thousands of Tweets, emails, and messages every day. Crazy, or genius?
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Instagram Algorithm: How Marketers Should Alter Their Strategy : Social Media Examiner

Instagram Algorithm: How Marketers Should Alter Their Strategy : Social Media Examiner | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
Social Media Marketing Podcast 199. In this episode Sue B. Zimmerman explores how marketers should respond to the Instagram Algorithm.
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News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016 | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it

A majority of U.S. adults – 62% – get news on social media, and 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center, conducted in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In 2012, based on a slightly different question, 49% of U.S. adults reported seeing news on social media.1

But which social media sites have the largest portion of users getting news there? How many get news on multiple social media sites? And to what degree are these news consumers seeking online news out versus happening upon it while doing other things?

As part of an ongoing examination of social media and news, Pew Research Center analyzed the scope and characteristics of social media news consumers across nine social networking sites. This study is based on a survey conducted Jan. 12-Feb. 8, 2016, with 4,654 members of Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel.

News plays a varying role across the social networking sites studied.2 Two-thirds of Facebook users (66%) get news on the site, nearly six-in-ten Twitter users (59%) get news on Twitter, and seven-in-ten Reddit users get news on that platform. On Tumblr, the figure sits at 31%, while for the other five social networking sites it is true of only about one-fifth or less of their user bases....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 27, 2:22 PM

No surprise, but we now get most of our news from social media.

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How to Search on Google: 31 Advanced Google Search Tips

How to Search on Google: 31 Advanced Google Search Tips | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it

If you’re like me, you probably use Google many times a day. But chances are, unless you're a technology geek, you probably still use Google in its simplest form. If your current use of Google is limited to typing in a few words and changing your query until you find what you’re looking for, then I’m here to tell you that there’s a better way -- and it’s not hard to learn.


On the other hand, even if you are a technology geek and can use Google like the best of them already, I still suggest you bookmark this article of advanced Google search tips. Then, you’ll then have the tips on hand when you're ready to pull your hair out in frustration watching a neophyte repeatedly type in basic queries in a desperate attempt to find something.


The following advanced Google search tips are based on my own experience and things that I actually find useful. I’ve kept the descriptions of the search tips intentionally terse, as you’re likely to grasp most of these simply by looking at the example from Google anyway....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 28, 12:22 PM

Here's an oldie but goodie HubSpot post with 31 advanced search tips for conducting better Google searches so you can get to your results faster.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 28, 2:19 PM

Here's an oldie but goodie HubSpot post with 31 advanced search tips for conducting better Google searches so you can get to your results faster.

 
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Inbox Productivity - 5 Tools for Reclaiming Your Email Hours

Inbox Productivity - 5 Tools for Reclaiming Your Email Hours | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
Every year you’re spending 560 hours managing work email. This article reveals 5 easy-to-use, affordable tools that will boost your inbox productivity.
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Making the Most of Your Presentation with Piktochart

Making the Most of Your Presentation with Piktochart | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it

Piktochart isn't only for infographics! We've also got a presentation tool with templates and designs for making your presentation shine. Check it out!


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Social Media Marketing: 50+ Predictions for 2016

Social media predictions for 2016 featuring insight from marketers and professionals. 50+ marketers were polled and asked the following questions: What's your …
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Twitter to Stop Counting Photos, Usernames Toward Character Limit

Twitter to Stop Counting Photos, Usernames Toward Character Limit | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it

Twitter will soon allow users to include more content in their tweets, even without increasing the platform’s 140-character limit. Specifically, Twitter announced four new features coming to the platform over the coming months, including two tweaks to the way a tweet’s character count is measured.


First, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character limit, so users can add more words to their replies without removing usernames from a conversation.In addition, media attachments such as photos, GIFs, videos, polls and quote tweets will no longer count toward a tweet’s character limit. This feature was originally rumored by Bloomberg earlier this year.


Next, Twitter will introduce the ability for users to retweet and quote tweet their own tweets.


Finally, Twitter is removing the need for users to place periods before usernames when they want replies to be viewed by all of their followers. Instead, Twitter said, “New tweets that begin with a username will reach all of your followers … If you want a reply to be seen by all your followers, you will be able to retweet it to signal that you intend for it to be viewed more broadly.”...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 25, 11:09 AM

Brandy Shaul nicely summarizes the improvements.

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How Design Is Shaping the Future at Tech Giants Like Facebook

How Design Is Shaping the Future at Tech Giants Like Facebook | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
We asked seven leaders at some of the biggest companies how design impacts their business---here's what they had to say.
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My Facebook News Feed May Not Be So ‘Neutral’ After All

My Facebook News Feed May Not Be So ‘Neutral’ After All | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
Conservative pundits have criticized Facebook over claims the social network has willingly been suppressing right-wing news. The scandal has grown so large that Mark Zuckerberg himself had to host the
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2016 Social Media Marketing Industry Report : Social Media Examiner

2016 Social Media Marketing Industry Report : Social Media Examiner | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
In our eighth-annual social media study, more than 5,000 marketers reveal where they focus their social media efforts.
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Interview with Snapt CEO Dave Blakey: a South African company spreading across the world - htxt.africa

Interview with Snapt CEO Dave Blakey: a South African company spreading across the world - htxt.africa | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
Local company Snapt could be making all the sites you visit work better. Learn how it does that and who made it right here.
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How to Get Your Slice From Slideshare’s 70 Million Monthly Visitors

How to Get Your Slice From Slideshare’s 70 Million Monthly Visitors | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it

Do you know that over 80% of Slideshare’s 70 million monthly visitors come from targeted search?

This indicates that Slideshare is a great opportunity to get your brand tremendous exposure and build a relationship with the right audience.

But, it’s one of the most misunderstood platform by marketers. Only 15% of marketers used Slideshare in 2014. Since it’s an underused medium, it’s easier to get onto, for tapping into new audiences and generating traffic and leads.

Want a teaser of the results that you can expect from the presentation-sharing platform?...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 29, 10:41 PM

Slideshare is an underutilized source of quality traffic and business leads. Neil Patel shows how to get your share.

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How to Get More Subscribers, Follows and Connections From Your Blog Readers

How to Get More Subscribers, Follows and Connections From Your Blog Readers | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
Today I am talking about building a connection with your readers. Even when you get that first eyeball or a second look, chances are, they will leave your site and…

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, May 21, 10:31 AM

 

Excellent series on Problogger related to getting people engaged with your content includes How to Get More Eyeballs on Your Blog  http://problogger.com/podcast/113-2/,  

How to Turn First Time Visitors Into Interested Readers of Your Blog  http://problogger.com/podcast/114-2/ ,  

Getting Blog Readers to Subscribe, Follow and Connect  http://problogger.com/podcast/115-2/ ,   

How to Move Readers From Passive Lurking to Engagement  http://problogger.com/podcast/116-2/

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Social Media and Blog Metrics for Business – Analyzing User Interaction to Boost Engagement

Social Media and Blog Metrics for Business – Analyzing User Interaction to Boost Engagement | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
In November 2014, my starter guide for SMM managers went online here at WHSR to help you create a strategy for all the major social media outlets and then some more (including forums).
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How Powerful Is Facebook? It Provides News to 44% Of Americans, Poll Says

How Powerful Is Facebook? It Provides News to 44% Of Americans, Poll Says | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it

No need to seek out the news. Today, we can just click around on cat videos and find it by accident.


A poll released Thursday by the Pew Research Center found that a majority of Americans (62%) now get news from social media. That includes 66% of Facebook FB -0.10% users — a big deal because more than two-thirds of Americans are on Facebook.


The math works out to about 44% of all Americans getting news from Facebook. It’s a number that could scare users angered by the recent censorship controversy. In early May, a staffer accused Facebook of preventing conservative stories from appearing in the small Trending Topics section that appears to the right of the main News Feed column.


Facebook has denied it has a bias, but that hasn’t stopped the conservative backlash. Liberals, too, have complained about the power that Facebook has over the news media.


Well, it turns out that that social media does have a lot of influence when it comes to how people get their news. It’s not just Facebook. On Reddit and Twitter TWTR +5.59%, 70% and 59% of users, respectively, say they use their networks to find news....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 28, 11:53 AM

We get a lot of our news on social media. I get that even though it is largely unfiltered and would better be described as "opinion." So much is unverified, not fact-checked -- an echo chamber. Case in point -- voters, let's not assume that opinions from would-be leaders are, in fact, knowledge. We need to get our news from many more than one source of social media in my opinion.

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Facebook Audience Optimization: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner

Facebook Audience Optimization: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
Discover how to use the new Facebook Audience Optimization feature to increase engagement for your Facebook page posts with specific audiences.
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CaptureCast Chrome: Google Chrome Screen and web camera recording app

CaptureCast Chrome: Google Chrome Screen and web camera recording app | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it

Simple screen recording app for Google Chrome.
Record your screen & webcam in full motion HD video.
Create recordings for flipped learning or lectures.

 


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 22, 1:46 PM

Google Chrome extension for recording screencasts, aimed at educators and students. Upload your videos to YouTube or Vimeo and share them.

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VoiceThread - Create interactive, multimedia slideshow presentations

VoiceThread - Create interactive, multimedia slideshow presentations | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
VoiceThread is an excellent online tool that promotes meaningful conversation through the use of visual prompts such as video clips, images, graphs, and more. This article gives step-by-step instructions to help educators create VoiceThreads that will engage students and stimulate thoughtful dialogue and collaboration.

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Melanie Cole's curator insight, May 27, 10:37 PM

Another tool that is just a bit more exciting than the standard PowerPoint presentation.

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5 BIG Changes Coming to AdWords: Everything You Need to Know | WordStream

5 BIG Changes Coming to AdWords: Everything You Need to Know | WordStream | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it

Google continues to emphasize mobile-first, which means that the look of the SERP is changing in ways that favor the mobile experience. Of course, paid ads need to adapt to the mobile-first world too, and today Google has announced some new and interesting changes to AdWords, rolling out over the next few months, that PPC marketers need to know about.


Yesterday I flew out to the Google Performance Summit and got an exclusive first look at the newest ad formats and features coming to Google. Here’s everything you need to know moving forward about these big changes coming soon to AdWords....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 25, 11:02 AM

Google announced big changes to AdWords coming soon, including much larger mobile ads, responsive display ads, local ads on Google Maps and more. Larry Kim has the details here!

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10 Facebook Video Marketing Tips For Brands

10 Facebook Video Marketing Tips For Brands | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
Are you looking for ways to maximize your video engagement on Facebook? Here are ten tips.
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Getting mobile data the easy way - presentation - Imaginet Blog

Getting mobile data the easy way - presentation - Imaginet Blog | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
Imaginet is offering one of the most accessible and easy ways of getting mobile data for your tablet or other devices. We offer courier delivery of your pre-configured sim and also the easy addition of data with no contract. Have a look at the presentation below to see what it is all about. ( use …
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How to Create Amazing Social Media Graphics Without Photoshop

How to Create Amazing Social Media Graphics Without Photoshop | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
Buy and sell handcrafted, mousemade design content like vector patterns, icons, photoshop brushes, fonts and more at Creative Market.
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Getting mobile data the easy way - presentation - Imaginet Blog

Getting mobile data the easy way - presentation - Imaginet Blog | South African Social Networking News | Scoop.it
Imaginet is offering one of the most accessible and easy ways of getting mobile data for your tablet or other devices. We offer courier delivery of your pre-configured sim and also the easy addition of data with no contract. Have a look at the presentation below to see what it is all about. ( use …
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