All posts tagged social media

Make Sure You “Handle” Social Media Consistently


Although most people know you by your name, in the internet world, you are also likely to be known by your social media handles. When I say handles, I am referring to your username or the personalized url. So when it comes to getting your name out there, you want your handles to correlate with the way you want to represent yourself, aka brand yourself.

How many of you currently have or have seen someone with a username/handle that really has nothing to do with anything? An example of this would be if someone had the Twitter handle @coolguy2012 (although you are able to change your handle on Twitter). There is absolutely nothing wrong with this scenario, as long as you want to be branded and characterized as “coolguy2012”. If that’s what you’re going for then this makes complete sense, but usually in the professional world, most people prefer to be recognized by their name.
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The Positive Impacts of Facebook’s Timeline Change


Last week Simply Measured put out a study on Facebook engagement rates pre and post Timeline and it is some fascinating stuff. After all the disapproval that the Timeline format received from Facebook users, it was was easy to assume that the brand page transformation would decrease engagements and conversations. It just made logical sense. Users were unhappy with the new format therefore they would be less inclined to interact with Timeline pages. The study seems to think differently…
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Use Your SEO Keyword Research To Become a Social Media Rockstar


It is no secret that social media can help with your SEO efforts, especially with increasing the amount of inbound links to your website. That is one of the beauties of online marketing, everything can really go hand in hand. But have you ever thought about the reverse situation? How can your SEO efforts help with your social media marketing? Well if you haven’t thought about it, you’re in luck because I’m going to explain how I believe you can use your SEO research to help with social media efforts.
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5 Simple Twitter Tips


Going on a 10 day trip really throws things off. Not only did I miss a few weeks of blogging, but now it is just really difficult to get back into the routine. Either way, I’m going to attempt to get back on track and share with you some tips that you can use to take advantage of Twitter. I already gave you some reasons to why you should use Twitter (hopefully it persuaded you), but now I want to give some quick, helpful tips on how to use Twitter and get the most out of it.
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Pinterest: The New Big Deal


In my post last week, I referred to Pinterest as the new hot topic and hinted that I should probably join in on all the fun and write my own post about the new social phenomenon. Well here it is!

First let’s dive into what Pinterest is, because although most of you have probably already heard of it or are currently addicted to it, there are many who are unaware of this new network. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard in which you can “pin” images and videos – it is basically a huge image sharing website! Users create boards related to specific topics and from there pin or repin content onto these related boards. It really is like having gigantic pinboards that you can use to display magazine cutouts.
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Automation Is Pathetic Yet We All Still Do It


How many of you use Buffer, HootSuite, or some other 3rd party solution to schedule your social media posts? I admit it, I am one of those people. I like to schedule my tweets to get the most out of them and also because I love all the data I get back from Buffer. It allows me to see which tweets are performing well and which ones are complete failures, plus it gives me the ability to spread my tweets out instead of bombarding all of my wonderful followers all at once. Automation now plays a key role in the fast-paced world of social media and I guarantee that many people, including all those social media experts, use tools to automate many of their tweets and posts.  Everyone that does this, including myself, is pathetic…simple as that.
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4 Reasons Why You Should Use Twitter To Build Your Personal Brand


How many of you are already on Twitter? It’s a growing networks and more and more people seem to be joining everyday but there are still so many that are against it. That’s completely fine, I also was against joining at one point. First of all, it’s just another profile you have to manage and maintain…do you really have time for that extra work? It’s already hard enough watching over your Facebook account – you have to make sure people don’t tag you in horrible pictures, wish people happy birthday, leave funny yet random comments on your friend’s page, and of course you have to creep around and see what people are doing with their lives! Most importantly, the biggest reason not to join Twitter is because your life is just not that interesting right? I always used to say that same thing. Why in the world do people want to know what I’m eating for breakfast or how my experience in the crapper went? I barely even change my status on Facebook, what makes you think that I’m going to tweet often? Although these are all valid points, there is a lot more to Twitter than meets the eye. Just like I suggested that you should start blogging, I am also going to give you 4 reasons for why you should get yourself on Twitter and actively use it.

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Social Media Is Too Important Not To Pay Attention To


Do you still get your news from watching CNN, FOX or even reading a newspaper? If you’re reading my blog, I highly doubt it. Okay, I’m sure you still get a glimpse of the news while watching TV or browse through websites and apps on your computer or tablet, but most of your breaking news is most likely received through social media. How did you find out about the death of Osama Bin Laden or Steve Jobs? I found out the shocking news through Twitter and of course had to share the news right away. Even big events are now followed through social media. The Royal Wedding, sports games and even the current Consumer Electronics Show (CES) are all events that people follow through social media. You can sit in front of a computer screen (or mobile) and get the play by play of everything that is going on.

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Why The Social Media Revolution Is Annoying Yet Powerful


First off, let me start by saying Happy New Year! One of my resolutions this year is to blog consistently, so if you see me slacking off please do not hesitate to send me a message that kicks me in butt. It will be much appreciated :)

So last week I saw a tweet by @surinat on this new music service called MOG and how it is better than Spotify. Naturally I had to go check out this article about why MOG was superior and of course shared it with some friends of mine. I got to talking with a buddy and we both came to the conclusion that the rapidly evolving social world is quite annoying.

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