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Keeping Tabs on Competitors with Facebook’s Pages to Watch

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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Competitor analysis plays a significant role in your brand’s social media marketing campaign. It’s a great way to gauge how your products and services are doing, and to determine the right changes you need to make to stay in the game. On the other hand, it’s also a good way to know what you have that your competitors don’t, and how to make sure they don’t find out about your secret marketing techniques.

 

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Get Your Followers to Act: Simple Tips for Effective Calls to Action

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

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So you’ve managed to get a decent number of followers to your brand’s social networks. The question now is, what’s next? As with any brand, the goal is still to convert your following into customers who would actually buy your products or pay for your services, instead of just liking or sharing your posts.

A good amount of engagement helps with lead conversion, and one way to inspire your followers to click a link and hopefully make a purchase is to incorporate a well-made call to action or CTA into your posts.

 

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Encouraging Co-Creation in Social Media

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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Social media has given businesses a way to deliver the message of their brands at reduced marketing costs, but with it, new challenges and opportunities come along as it also transforms the way consumers interact with a brand.

 

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Maximizing the Open Graph Protocol to Improve Social Shares

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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When posting your content on social sites like Facebook, you’ve probably wondered about how Facebook chooses the image and summary to include in your links. This is thanks to the Open Graph Protocol.

The Open Graph Protocol allows richer, more attractive social sharing of your site’s or blog’s content by giving you the power to dictate the title, image, summary, and URL that will come out whenever your posts are shared in Facebook. This is very important if you want to take full control of your online marketing campaigns.

 

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A Word of Caution about Cross-Posting

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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For the busy social media marketer, it might be tempting to rely on tools such as HootSuite and TweetDeck to post the same updates on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ automatically regardless of who your followers are in each channel. True that this can save you a lot of time and help you stay active in each account, but if you’re not careful, auto-posting the same content can lead to a few embarrassing mishaps that can go against your brand image and marketing efforts.

 

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Practice Proper Comment Etiquette to Avoid a Bad Online Rep

Monday, February 24th, 2014

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There’s more to social media marketing than simply posting blogs. You have to go out there and make sure your brand is making its mark in every possible way. Commenting on other people’s blogs – those relevant to your product or service, of course – is one way of letting people know you’re a thought leader in your field. However, this can only be effective when done properly. Otherwise, you’ll be marked as a spammer, and your marketing efforts might do more damage than good.

 

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Creating Actionable Insights and Goals through Social Media Analysis

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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With social media management platform HootSuite’s recent announcement of its acquisition of social analytics platform uberVU, it might be time to think about how you could prioritize social media analysis in order to obtain deeper insights on marketing campaigns across your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn accounts.

 

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