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.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
I’ve tried a few WordPress editorial calendars over the years, but none of them really stuck. Then I started using CoSchedule, a blog editorial calendar that costs $10 per month per blog. Six months after my original review (which netted me a one year trial account), I’m still using it – and it’s because of one killer feature: the integration of social publishing with the editorial calendar. Let’s have a look at how the rest of CoSchedule works.
Still not on Pinterest? If you’re a blogger it might be time to get serious about marrying Pinterest with your blog. Pinterest can provide a hand full of benefits for those that are ready to take their blog to the next level.5 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic with Pinterest. One of the main benefits of Pinterest is that it could provide massive amounts of traffic to your blog, whether it’s through Pinterest promotions, or by creating that one amazing Infographic that get’s pinned hundreds of times. So how do you get more traffic from Pinterest back to your blog? Here are 5 tips that can help.
Instagram is taking the lead when it comes to engagement on social networks. Just to be clear, I didn’t just make that up, it’s a statistical anomaly I learned about from Mark Schaefer in his post Why Instagram is Becoming The Dominant Social Network. Mark didn’t make it up either – it’s actually based on a presentation by Scott Galloway, Clinical Professor of Marketing from NYU. There’s a fascinating video that you can watch here that explains how and why he feels that Instagram has even surpassed the impact of Pinterest in terms of engagement in the social media space! Wow.