“Proper questioning has become a lost art. The curious four-year-old asks a lot of questions — incessant streams of “Why?” and “Why not?” might sound familiar — but as we grow older, our questioning decreases.”
“Welcome to a new roundup of social media tools and services! This month, let me introduce you to Postmatic, Share Link Generator, TwitShot, Monitority, and Google Social Search”
Via Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com
Janet Vasil's insight:
I live trying new online tools and these look worth exploring.
Below are some of the top tools that can help you come up with new content ideas for your blog or website. As you can see, the tools are broken up into two sections.
The first sections lists tools that are specifically created to help you generate content ideas. The second lists different online platforms you can get creative with to come up with some ideas on your own....
Stuck for content ideas? Here are tools to find ideas for your website, blog, videos, social posts, etc. And don't forget to find ways to re-purpose and share the same piece of content multiple ways for extra oomph!
When you’re creating useful, actionable, epic content, everyone deserves to see it.
So how do you get your hard work and effort seen by the largest audience possible?
We’ve considered that question often at Buffer, as we try to maximize our content so it reaches the people who need it. There are certain strategies you can put into place for spreading your content far and wide, and there are a good number of tools that can help these strategies run super smooth. Here are the tools we use (and the strategies we love)....
Twitter is a fascinating adventure of relationships, entertainment, education, and fun. Now imagine layering on a few dozen powerups.That’s how it feels sometimes when you find just the right Twitter tool. And there’s a tool for practically every desire or whim.Tools for productivity, for efficiency, for research, and so much more. With such a generous API, Twitter tools have become legion—and we social sharers are better off for it.
At Buffer, we tend to come across a fair share of social media tools. We’ve collected a great bunch to share with you! Here are all the tools we’ve found helpful and many more that we’re excited to try. If there’s a free Twitter tool out there, you’re likely to find a mention here in our list. ...
According to GetResponse blogger Marya Jan, creating quality content requires that you infuse the unique, mutual personality characteristics of businesses and their customers into whatever gets written.
Janet Vasil's insight:
A cold unfriendly corporate image can repel would-be customers. Good ideas for humanizing your business brand.
Google+ seems to be an enigma in the social world, the quiet kid in the corner of the room that most are afraid to interact with. This is particularly so in marketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, Google+ can be friendly and a resource with amazing results when a respective marketer learns how to utilize it in the right manner.
Google+ is all about visibility, exponentially so when it comes to B2B campaigning. Learning about Circles, Communities, Influencers and Authorship is the first key to G+ B2B domination. You’ll also need to be prepared to:
• Keep Up With Your Plus Stream
• Share Content Daily
• Reach Out to Influencers
• Use Google Hangouts
• Use Communities
• Monitor Follower Growth
Need more details? No sweat! This infographic below will have you on track to G+ B2B marketing success....
The social network also generates more traffic than YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn combined. And when it comes to money per click, Pinterest generates 27 percent more money than Facebook and 400 percent more than Twitter. Because of these numbers, you have no choice but to leverage Pinterest.
And to show you how can you use Pinterest to promote your business, the folks at Emerchantbroker have created a nifty infographic called "How To Become a Pinterest Warrior" that breaks down everything you need to know about the visual based social network - Pinterest.v
As a remote team of 12, we’ve come to depend on Google Hangout video calls for our weekly standup meetings. The tool is free, quick to access and familiar to everyone on the team. Though like any other video conferencing software, Hangouts comes with hangups.
Can you hear me?
Can you invite my other Gmail account?
If you use Hangouts, you’ve been there (or soon will be there). And when that day comes you’re googling incessantly looking for the answer. Hopefully, you’ll need to search no more.
The following Google Hangout video call guide shows you how to get started, invite participants, record a call, collaborate over a Google Doc and more....
2014 is shaping up to be the year of the whiteboard video. Several new tools have come out to make creating this type of video easier, but the challenge remains
Janet Vasil's insight:
Several fun and relatively easy online tools came out this year for creating sketch and whiteboard videos. You can use them for commercials, explainer videos and more , but you'll need to figure out how to craft an effective visual story on your own.
Did you know that 90% of the information your brain receives is visual? Or that blog posts with images tend to get 94% more views?
Using images isn’t the only strategy you can employ to get more traffic. Increasing your word count can help too. Blog posts that contain 3,000 to 10,000 words, on average, get 8,859 social shares.
To show you how you can gain more traffic through content creation, I’ve created an infographic that breaks down all the strategies you need to follow. From increasing readability to gaining more social shares, the steps in this infographic will help you increase your traffic...
Excellent article about video storytelling. A good producer should start by discussing the story you want to tell - what do you want viewers to think, feel or do from watching your video? What's the overarching message you're trying to convey? Then the discussion should turn to deciding the content of the interviews and the visual components and how they'll support the story you want to tell. Pre-production planning should generally take twice as long as the shoot itself. Just because someone has the technical skills to shoot and edit video does not mean they know how to tell a compelling story with video.
Social media monitoring tools are essential business elements that every business should do in running their day to day activities. These tools are of great significance as they help in identifying customer’s response, data analysis and coming up with business marketing strategies. Here are 30 top social media monitoring tools that you need to try as a social media manager, marketing manager or even as a project manager....
LinkedIn is the social network of choice for many businesses and entrepreneurs. Unlike Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn is all about business. It is THE place where beneficial partnerships are the most likely to happen. But how, you ask? Read on. Here are 9 tips to get you started on the right track.
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.