Last Week on Social - August21

News and updates from Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter are featured in this week’s, Last Week on Social.

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Last Week on Social - August14

News and updates from Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter are featured in this week’s, Last Week on Social.

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Last Week on Social - August7

News and updates from Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Twitter are featured in this week’s, Last Week on Social.

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Last Week on Social - July31

News and updates from Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter are featured in this week’s, Last Week on Social.

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Facebook Algorithm Change is Good for Business

Facebook recently changed the News Feed algorithm, which has once again resulted in a decline in organic reach for publishers. But is this all bad news for business?

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Last Week on Social - July24

News and updates from Twitter are featured in this week’s, Last Week on Social.

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Last Week on Social - July17

News and updates from Snapchat and Tumblr are featured in this week’s, Last Week on Social.

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Last Week on Social - July10

News and updates from Facebook and Snapchat are featured in this week’s, Last Week on Social.

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Last Week on Social - July3

News and updates from Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter are featured in this week’s, Last Week on Social.

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Maximize the Success of Your Business Foray into Live Video

Live video is a HOT topic. Here are 8 considerations to maximize the success of your business or brand’s foray into broadcasting live video.

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Last Week on Social - June26

News and updates from Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Vine, and YouTube are featured in this week’s, Last Week on Social.

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Last Week on Social - June19

News and updates from Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube are featured in this week’s, Last Week on Social.

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Dont Lose Sleep Over the Instagram Feed Algorithm

The introduction of a Facebook-esque feed algorithm on Instagram isn’t something you should be losing sleep over for your business.

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Last Week on Social - May29

News and updates from Facebook and Twitter are featured in this week’s, Last Week on Social.

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Last Week on Social - May1

News and updates from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube are featured in this week’s, Last Week on Social.

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Last Week on Social - April 10

Every week, we round-up the latest updates from Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Vine, YouTube, and others that may impact the way you use social media networks for your business.

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Last Week on Social - April 3_Red

If you want a simple way to stay on top of the latest news and announcements from each of the major social media networks, this new blog post series is for you.

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5-Ways-to-Immediately-Improve-the-Value-of-Your-Curated-Content

Curating content is an amazing way to fill your content pipeline, but frequently is lazily executed, not well thought through, and in some cases, is abused.

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How-to-Choose-the-Right-Social-Media-Mix-for-Your-Business

There are important considerations to take into account when identifying the social media networks that are right for your business.

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The-Social-Media-Ripple-Effect-of-Influence

Directly connecting social media activity to sales is an ongoing challenge for many businesses. The problem is that attempting to find a ‘direct connection’ to some extent ignores the ‘social’ aspect of social media, as well as the non-linear path to purchase.

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Context-as-Key-to-Finding-Meaning-in-Social-Data

Without context, social data and analytics won’t tell you much of anything that is useful for your business.

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4-Ways-to-Avoid-a-Dave-and-Busters-Style-Social-Media-Blunder

Another week, another social media blunder. How to avoid being in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons.

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Key-Stats-to-Inform-the-Optimization-of-Mobile-Video-Consumption

Consumer behaviour and consumption habits of video content across devices and platforms is constantly shifting, so keeping a finger on the pulse of those shifts allows us to better plan our own video content, and anticipate results.

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The-Simple-Truth-About-How-to-Effectively-Use-Hashtags

Frequently, when hashtags are being discussed – in blog posts, books, whitepapers, as part of campaigns, in meetings, or wherever – their importance is held so high that I find it verging on laughable.

A hashtag, plain and simple, is a tool for sociability.

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Facebook-Local-Awareness-Ads-Take-Geo-Targeting-to-the-Next-Level

Facebook recently announced a new advertising product that will surely be of great interest to small and medium sized businesses: local awareness ads.

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Are-We-Aiming-High-Enough-With-Our-Brands

Frequently, we gauge brand-related success on social media on awareness, perception, affinity, or other similar measures.

But, is this good enough? Is this what we want for our businesses and brands?

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How-to-Dedicate-the-Time-Required-to-Achieve-Social-Media-Success

Why are we all so eager to spend as little time as possible on our business’ social media marketing efforts?

There tends to be a strong correlation between the time, energy and effort put toward implementing a smartly crafted social media strategy, and expected results.

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Facebook-Testing-a-Way-for-Users-to-Buy-Products-on-the-Platform

Facebook announced late last week that they are testing a new method for people to discover and buy products directly on the platform, and there’s good reason to be excited for this potential new feature.

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The-Importance-of-Social-Media-Strategy-vs-Tactics

It is important to be clear about the distinction between strategy and tactics because misinformation leads to bad decision-making. There is too much at stake for this to not be perfectly clear.

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Let’s-Quit-This-Little-Dance-We-Do-For-Twitter-Followers

The ill-advised focus that some organizations and people give to acquiring masses of Twitter followers, and the tactics they employ to inflate their numbers, is sometimes mind boggling.

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_Automating-Content-Curation-Just-Because-You-Can-Doesnt-Mean-You-Should-

There are numerous tools and services available that make filling your social media feeds with content incredibly easy, but just because it’s easy, doesn’t necessarily mean you should use them.

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Learn-to-Embrace-Failure-on-Social-Media

Failure is not an option, it is going to happen, which includes some of your efforts on social media. And that’s okay… it’s maybe even good.

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5-Ways-to-Kill-It-On-Social-Media-That-Have-Nothing-to-do-With-Content

There are many ways that you can use social media to great effect that have absolutely nothing to do with creating content.

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Overview-of-Twitter-Analytics

An overview of what you can find within Twitter’s native analytics, as well as how to find them, so that you too can benefit from having additional insight and information about your tweets and Twitter followers.

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Instantly-Boost-Trust-on-Social-Media

Building trust can lead to increased loyalty, build advocacy, create evangelists, improve the potency of your marketing messages, mitigate customer churn, and generally strengthen the emotional connection people have with your brand.

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Increase-Purchase-Intent-Through-Social-Media-Responsiveness

Investing in social media customer service support and responding to consumer feedback can have a dramatically positive influence on purchase intent, and not just for the consumers you interact with.

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Is-the-Recent-Twitter-Update-a-Precursor-to-Something-Bigger-to-Come

Unless you’ve been spending the last couple of months on ICQ or MySpace, you know that Twitter recently launched a massive new redesign for user profiles. But is this just a precursor to an even bigger, more meaningful update?

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Why-Engagement-isn't-a-Definitive-Indicator-of-Anything

The problem with ‘engagement’ is that it doesn’t tell us much at all. It’s not really a definitive indicator of anything except that someone clicked a button, or mashed a few keys on their keyboard.

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_Organizing-the-Web-One-Page-at-a-Time-Pocket

Use of Pocket has been beneficial for me both personally and professionally, and if you’re looking for a solution to help you to navigate and organize content more efficiently, I implore you to check it out.

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Consumer-Training-as-a-Method-to-Improve-Organic-Reach-on-Facebook-

What if the solution for declining organic reach had more to do with user behaviour than complicated News Feed algorithms?

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Thinking Small About Social Media Marketing

Thinking small about social media marketing is about dedicating yourself to affecting real business results in small increments, day after day, for great long-term impact.

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Responding to Audience-Initiated Dialogue on Social Media

Properly responding to audience-initiated dialogues on social media is a great opportunity for you add value, increase affinity, build advocacy, and develop relationships with individual members of your community.

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Amp Up the Sociability on Your YouTube Channel

YouTube shouldn’t be viewed solely as a video publication platform.

It should be just as socially driven as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or any other social media network.

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First Kiss

The same video uploaded twice, by the two parties responsible for its production respectively, with very different results. Why?

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Planning for the Zero Organic Reach Apocalypse

The impending organic reach apocalypse might seem like doom and gloom, but there are some things you can do to prepare your business for this seemingly inevitable event.

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Barriers to Content Creation

Creating meaningful social media content on an ongoing basis is a common challenge for SMBs, large corporations and agencies alike.

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Facebook Timeline Content Targeting

As they frequently do, Facebook has relatively recently made some changes to their platform that have changed how you go about activating targeting options for Timeline posts.

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Facebook Page Tagging

“Now, When a Page tags another Page, we may show the post to some of the people who like or follow the tagged Page”. – Facebook

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Super Bowl Spots Debut on Social Media

Visible Measures reported that Super Bowl ads saw a total of 370 million online views last year, and ads released ahead of time received between 200-600 percent more impressions than those that didn’t

So, this is all well and good, but what can be learned from this phenomenon and applied to your business?

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