Rignite: A Social Media Management Tool [Review]

The Rignite Social Media Calendar

It’s always interesting to try new social media management tools, so I was thrilled to get the chance to test Rignite. While the tool is aimed predominantly at enterprises, bloggers can try it for free (I’ll tell you how later in the review). If your blog is your business, there’s a lot to like about Rignite. If you’re managing social media for others, the ability to separate your own profiles from clients’ profiles or to decide which LinkedIn groups you want to post to is also handy.

5 Brilliant Ways to Get More Blog Social Shares

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We all want more traffic and social shares for the content we create on our sites. So how can we get them? Easy… create content that provides value and is something that people actually want to share! Sounds easy enough right? Well… don’t think it’s that easy, but it is quite possible if you follow these simple steps. I’m sure once you’re done reading through this post, you might actually want to share it with your audience and social followers as well :) Here’s five quick and easy ways to start creating content that people will actually want to share.

5 Social Media Tools To Boost Your Results

5 Social Media Tools to Boost Your Results

Social Media tools can help you achieve things online that you could never manage on your own. The problem is that there are so many to choose from. So it is a tough task to sort through them all and find the ones that might work for you. In this post I have collected together 5 tools that offer a range of social media services, are very powerful, and could potentially boost your social media marketing.

Embarrassed With Your Twitter Skills? Be a Pro in 14 Days

Improve Your Twitter Skills in 14 Days

With over 284 million monthly active users, Twitter is a hot favorite of businesses and bloggers alike. Twitter streams about sixty million tweets per day which makes it pretty easy to get lost amidst popular Twitter users and big social media companies. Having said that, its obvious that every pro was once a beginner. If you want to increase your Twitter following and have a rather engaged audience here’s the 14 days guide to do better Twitter.

Blogger Interview: Sharing Pinterest Marketing Ideas with Jeff Sieh

Pinterest Marketing Ideas with Jeff Sieh

I shared my best Pinterest marketing ideas in this interview with Jeff Sieh. But first, let me tell you a little about Jeff. He’s the man behind the widely popular Google+ Hangout series called The Manly Pinterest Tips Show. Yes, that’s right, men love Pinterest too! Jeff is also making a name for himself in the world of video production and social media management with His Design Online, the company he started a few years back. I think Jeff is the perfect person to advocate for the wide spread adoption of Pinterest by men around the world.

10 Awful Mistakes That Keep You Away From Success on Twitter

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but right after you’ve launched a blog, you’ll immediately go and register a few social profiles for it. With Twitter and Facebook being the first ones.

But registering these social profiles alone does not bring you any visitors. You should have a solid SMM strategy if you want to be successful. And most importantly, avoid common mistakes that most bloggers make as they are starting out. Just recently I asked 50 respected bloggers for advice on Twitter Marketing, which made me recall some awfully stupid mistakes that I was making myself early in my blogging career.

Ah! Now I Know What to Post on Facebook [Hint: PostPlanner]

Ah! Now I KnowWhat to Post

Do you find yourself scratching your head trying to figure out what to post on Facebook and other social media sites?
I feel your pain. I manage a handful of Facebook pages and I used to spend hours trying to figure out what type of content my followers like to see and share. Then back in 2012, I found PostPlanner. PostPlanner helps you find viral content to post on Facebook and other social sites!

5 Incredible Ways To Master Google Plus with Circloscope

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We all know that it’s important to take time out to clean-up our streams so we can focus more of our attention to engagement. There are plenty of tools that can help us build an engaged following on platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Yet in the case of Google+, there’s only one tool that will save time and simplify the cleansing process and that tool is Circloscope. Christine DeGraff and Craig Fifield took over development of this wonderful Chrome extension earlier this year and at the beginning of each training video you’ll hear Christine say – “Circloscope is a powerful circle management tool, that can help you grow and active and engaged following on Google plus.”