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5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now

Social media has become the de facto venue for people to express themselves online. While it used to be that personal blogging was where friends and friends of friends would go to find out what was going on in other people’s lives, now it’s platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ (no it’s not a ghost town), and Tumblr where you will find people from all walks of lives.

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More than a personal communication or expression tool, social media is being used by brands – corporate or personal – to expand their reach and interact with their target audience. Big brands like Coca-Cola, Oreo, Nike, and KFC are known to be on the ball when it comes to their social media accounts. Celebrities are not exempt, too. Just think of Rihanna, Justin Bieber (yeah, sorry if I’ve offended anyone just by mentioning him), William Shatner, and so many more. Then there are the athletes, influencers in the tech scene, influencers in the marketing scene, and so on. Read More

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How to Reshare Old Content Without Annoying Your Followers

Most bloggers don’t realize that resharing old content is just as important as sharing new content. Just because you’ve shared a topic or post before doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do so again. This is especially true of sites that host tutorials, guides and how-tos. Some content will always be relevant and timely.

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The problem with adopting a regular share schedule for old content is that you may aggravate and annoy your followers if you don’t handle it properly. For example, employing an automated share system that creates a shoddy social post with a drab call-to-action, and then continuously spamming that over and over is not going to work. It is ineffective and it will reduce your audience, if you even managed to build one using tactics like that.

There are strategies you can use to reshare content without being a nuisance. This list of tips that will help you do that, in addition to boosting engagement for your content – new and old. Read More

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Are You Managing Your Social Media Presence Properly?

Social media is an excellent tool for various purposes. Online marketers extend their reach, and engage their followers to achieve their goals. Bloggers use it to get more traffic and network with other people. For others, social media is merely a venue to share what they find interesting, voice out their thoughts and opinions, and engage in discussion with others.

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For the latter group, there is the danger of unwittingly “using” social media in a way that adversely affects their image. For anyone who wants to advance in their career, no matter in what sector, one’s social media presence should be managed properly. Call it self-censorship if you may, but we’ve all heard the stupid horror stories of employees calling in sick and posting photos of themselves partying at a beach on Facebook. Of course, it’s only a matter of time when HR finds out. Read More

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media Sites

Obviously, social media is an important and effective way to promote your blog and/or business. However, it is important to use these resources to your benefit, rather than your detriment. You spend enough time working on your blog to keep it fresh and full of new and useful posts, so you want your promotional efforts to have an impact, without requiring an unreasonable time commitment.

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Here are some tips to help you get the most out of social media, while also side-stepping the inherent hazards associated with various platforms: Read More

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Are You an Annoying Person on Social Media?

It’s rather easy to be annoying – both online and offline. As they say, “haters gonna hate”, and whether you are truly being annoying or people just don’t get you, there will always be those who think you are an annoying person.

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When it comes to social media, though, it is hard to deny that there are common characteristics that highlight an annoying person. Whether your answer to the title is yes or no, you might want to take a look at the following questions and figure out if you are an annoying person on social media. You never know – after all, you do not want to be that person, which can only be detrimental.

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Beyond Google: 5 Social Media Strategies for 2014

Social media strategiesIt doesn’t take an expert to see that Google search no longer has the same reach that it had just a few years ago. Sure, Google still controls more than two-thirds of American search, but it isn’t the only platform by where people connect online. Thanks to social media, your customers may be just as likely to find you on Facebook or some other sites as they are using Google search. Here are five social media strategies (websites) for 2014 that every company should consider.

Facebook — What are you using Facebook for? Hopefully, your business has its own page there, perhaps multiple pages for different and distinct products that you sell. Facebook can no longer be ignored: there are more than 1 billion global users engaged. Use it post new information about your company, to elicit feedback from your customers, and make special promotional pitches. Encourage people to “like” your pages and to reshare your information. Read More

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Put a Pin on It: Three Marketing Strategies to Make Pinterest Work for You

Pinterest is a social media platform, visually focused, drawing the attention of consumers seeking not only commercial content but that for artistic and entertainment value as well.  The varieties of occasions for visits make the platform a great marketing vehicle for a number of visually focused product (and service) businesses.

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For example, shoe and clothing distributors use Pinterest to raise awareness and inspire sales regarding new and existing product lines.  In addition, Pinterest is not just for products but service-based companies that know how to draw attention using visual stimuli (Think of a landscaping service providing pictures of special projects.) Read More

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The Temptation of Shutting Down Your Social Media Accounts

We’ve all faced this temptation at least once. With all the noise there is online, it is only understandable. Take a look at your Facebook feed (although I probably don’t have to say that). What’s the ratio of people complaining/showing off/being passive-aggressive/etc. to people who actually have statuses that matter to you? How about ads and posts that are purely promotional?

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Then there’s Twitter. Depending on how many people you follow – and if you use lists – the chances are that you are drowning in your stream.

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Integrated Marketing: Navigating the Murky Waters of Modern Media

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Your in-house writer completed a blog post and published it to the company web site.  Subsequently, what did people say about it on Facebook? How many people shared the post on Twitter?  Did it get more attention than the company’s previous YouTube video?  These are questions involving today’s small businesses.

Given modern-day technology and platforms, businesses of all industries and sizes can navigate across digital and off-line platforms, integrating marketing channels, resulting in business success.  However, not every business owner feels confident using digital channels, and a number of in-house workers are scrambling to understand an expanding set of on and offline marketing tools. Read More

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The Blogger’s Guide to Buffer

Because it is designed primarily for maximizing social media efforts and overall exposure, Buffer is not always a top choice for bloggers looking to make the most of the information they have to share. However, Buffer capitalizes on the fact that social media matters to bloggers, and it should be in the toolbox for any blogger wanting to take their efforts to the next level.

Consider the following tips for using Buffer to increase your blog’s online exposure and potential.

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Use Simplicity to Your Advantage

Buffer describes itself as “a personal, more efficient solution to handle sharing on social media.” It also makes the lives of its users easier while increasing their social media presences. The reason it’s successful is because it’s simple. Gone are the days of complicated apps that require in depth research to see results. When looking for something simple and nearly thoughtless, Buffer is the place to start. Read More

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