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How to Build Your Audience on YouTube

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me they wanted a viral video, I’d be rich. But here’s the problem… A viral video is not a win for a brand. It’s just an amazing video. It’s a unique thing…

How to Rule LinkedIn Groups

Have you got into LinkedIn Groups? If you’ve been doing social media for a while now and have got past the naïve “I’ll use social to sell stuff” stage, you likely have discovered the value of exchanging ideas and building relationships. Though…

7 Ways To Serve Your Customers On Social Media After The Sale

Customer service is a crucial part of business. How you treat your customers determines everything about the business from repeat customers to branding to recommendations and new sales. Even more so, companies need to treat their customers’ right in today’s interconnected world. That…

Why Apple Doesn’t Tweet

In a consumer-first, innovation-driven social world, Apple is the odd man out. Considering that its rivals, Google, Microsoft and Samsung have millions of followers on Twitter, Apple stands out as a solitary example of how “thinking different” can translate to “we’re…

Which Social Media Accounts Really Matter and Why

I think social media is really important. I doubt anyone would argue with me about that. But social media is also misunderstood in some ways. One of those misunderstandings is which social media sites a business or individual should be on. If…

How to Dramatically Improve Your Google Authorship

Editor’s Note: Authorship is no longer supported in web search. Google Authorship is one of the most important features of the new era of content marketing. It’s an authority or trust badge that signals to search engines and readers alike…

How to Easily Double Your Traffic from Social Media

Many businesses are publishing content as a way to build their audiences and increase traffic to their websites. However, they may not be getting everything they could from each piece of content they create. If you are serious about your content, then…

A Beginner’s Guide to Lead Conversion with Social Media

So, you’ve been publishing on Facebook, Twitter and maybe a few other social media platforms, and you’ve built up a decent following in each channel. Your audience is starting to engage more and more with your content. Maybe you’re wondering, “Okay, what’s…

What Types of Posts Get Shared the Most on Facebook?

As marketers, we’re always looking for ways to build brand loyalty, nurture relationships, and keep the sales funnel engine humming. One of the best ways to accomplish all of this is to use Facebook posts. We’ve seen corporate and small business…

How To Steal Your Competitor’s Social Media Followers

Social media is used to build brand ambassadors, drive traffic, and convert sales. While building a social media following can be very difficult, one way to speed up the process is to tap into a fan base that is already established…

The Seven Secret Habits of Twitter Power Users

Twitter is awesome for so many reasons. It’s the Great Connector. It’s the Great Amplifier. It’s the Great Curator. And it’s so simple to use. But Twitter could borrow a tagline from the Othello board game: a minute to learn, a…

50 Ways Social Media Can Destroy Your Business

Social media is a good thing. There’s absolutely, positively no doubt about that. Except when it’s a terrible thing, of course. How could it be so terrible? Just ask Paula Deen. See what Hillary Clinton has to say about it. Remember, Clinton was slated to win…

50 Inspiring Quotes from 50 Top Social Media Power Influencers

In case you missed it, Haydn Shaughnessy (Forbes Contributor) put together an epic list in April, labeled, “The Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, 2013.” The list has received over 10,000 shares across social channels and 92,000 page views…

The 2013 Google+ Marketing Guide

Since its launch in 2011, Google+ has been growing non-stop and now has 359 million active users according to Business Insider. There also have been a lot of changes made in their platform during that time. In this post,…

The 2013 LinkedIn Marketing Guide

In the last year, LinkedIn has made a lot of exciting changes to their platform for both professional profiles and company pages. LinkedIn is a great network for businesses looking to increase traffic and leads, as well as individuals looking to…

How to Master Social Customer Acquisition

We live our lives in social media. When you go on vacation, all 1,049 of your Facebook friends will see the pictures of you lounging on the beach. When you’re stuck in traffic on a Monday morning and need to vent,…

The 2013 Twitter Marketing Guide

Are you ready to immerse yourself and your business in Twitter this year? Are you a Twitter user who hasn’t caught up with the latest updates and tools for Twitter? This guide is for you! It will take you through the…

The Definitive Guide to Influencer Targeting

The term “influencer” is wiggling its way through the tangled web. And it’s a hard one to catch because no one knows for certain what it looks like. Personally, I think that’s where the biggest challenge lies, because an influencer is…

The Definitive Guide to Online Reputation Management

There are a lot of misconceptions about online reputation management. Some people think it’s just social media monitoring, while others believe it has something to do with public relations, and still others literally have no idea how it can impact business…