Your Guide to Instagram Influencer Marketing

Your Guide to Instagram Influencer Marketing

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You know the power of Instagram. Over 500,000,000 people use Instagram, and over 200,000,000 users upload photos and videos on a daily basis.  Social media has introduced the world to a new approach to advertising.  Enter: Instagram influencer marketing. Instagram followers have the opportunity to interact with their favorite influencers in a revolutionary way.  Imagine being able to harness the power of those millions of connections around the world to promote your product or service! Why include Instagram influencers in your advertising campaign? Instagram influencer marketing is a simple, affordable and powerful way to reach your customer base on social media.  The fans can follow the influencers through their daily lives.  Trips to the beautiful beach, martinis at the bar with friends, or a gorgeous new Prada bag – all sorts…
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How to Use Social Media to Boost SEO

How to Use Social Media to Boost SEO

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The story about SEO and social networks is being constantly altered. In 2010, Danny Sullivan talked to Bing and Google that confirmed that they were using social signals as a ranking factor. Back then, Google’s former head of web spam, Matt Cutts, agreed with Sullivan in one of his videos. However, in 2014, Cutts claimed the opposite, emphasizing that social activity is not a ranking factor. This statement has been recently confirmed by a Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, Garry. Simply put, social signals are definitely not a ranking factor. At least not for now. Still, social media marketing has remained an immensely important piece of the puzzle called SEO. Even though these channels cannot directly impact your rankings, there is a clear, indirect correlation between these two vital elements of…
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The Art of Storytelling with Social Media Stories

The Art of Storytelling with Social Media Stories

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Storytelling has always been popular, particularly when it comes to marketing. However, stories have emerged as an amazing strategy to use as a part of your social media marketing. If you want to attract more business with social media stories, incorporate more visuals, interact with your target market, and meet your business goals you’re about to learn how. The Attraction of Social Media Stories Are you having trouble figuring out why your audience is so intrigued with the more visual “social media story” sites and apps? Does it just seem like a bunch of images without much info, to you? You are not alone! Here is a brief rundown of what many audiences like about social media stories, in addition to valuable information. Whole stories can be consumed in seconds. Stories with…
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10 Steps to Effectively Market Your Business with Facebook Ads

10 Steps to Effectively Market Your Business with Facebook Ads

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In my previous post, we introduced the reasons why your business, most every business, should be using Facebook ads as part a paid advertising campaign. However, should is one thing, the how-to is something else, am I right? Here's the rub: the options that make Facebook an excellent platform to market your business are the same options that can make it confusing. As a result, if you're not careful, you can waste a shit ton of money on your Facebook ads and see little to no results from your efforts. The trick is to weed through the vast population of users, dig into the goldmine of Facebook data available, and tweak your ads to get optimal ROI. To get maximum results from Facebook advertising, it just takes a few key steps. Let's get…
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How to Keep Your Finger on the Pulse of Current Events with Twitter

How to Keep Your Finger on the Pulse of Current Events with Twitter

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How many times have you heard about uprisings and mass media news that were reported on Twitter first? I can tell you, there are alot of breaking news events that happen and are reported via Twitter first! More than politics... Do you remember the political uprising in Egypt several years ago? Twitter was a strong factor in the communication of that movement around the globe. Since then, there have been countless movements that originated on Twitter and caught on like wildfire! Given our current political climate, we ALL understand the power of Twitter. I'm not about to get all political on you, but no one can argue that the President of the US uses Twitter as his personal news outlet. So, whether or not you used Twitter before #45 took…
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Social Media Marketing Best Practices You Need To Know [Infographic]

Social Media Marketing Best Practices You Need To Know [Infographic]

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The Latest Social Media Marketing Best Practices You Need To Know is not some corporate-fluff infographic that you should toss aside. Nah, this one is REALLY good! It's not often that I find "best practices" infographics that can apply to just about business, no matter the size.  So I was excited when I read through this one! Let's be clear, this is a long infographic. So long that I figured it best to divide it into sections so that it's easier to understand.  Buckle up baby, we're going for a social media marketing ride! Got your helmet on?? Social Media Marketing Best Practices You Need To Know In order for your company to succeed on social media, you have to START off with a plan. This means that you DO…
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Top Ten Tips For Using Social Media For Business

Top Ten Tips For Using Social Media For Business

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Does social media steal your time and make your head spin? Are you wondering how you'll ever get the hang of using social media for business? Do not get stuck in the social media sink hole, help is here! When executed correctly, a social media marketing campaign can bring traffic to your website and generate leads. And so many options, from Facebook, to Twitter, to LinkedIn, to Instagram… the list goes on and on. However, this never-ending set of choices is part of the challenge. To many entrepreneurs, social media can seem like an overwhelming burden with no end in sight. But it doesn't have to be this way. Related Article: How to Use Social Media to Generate Leads If this feeling sounds familiar to you, keep reading to get a handle…
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How to Meet Your Next Client On Twitter

How to Meet Your Next Client On Twitter

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One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they send out tweets to the “Twitter universe” is not treating each message as though they were an individual tweet. Each tweet should be tweaked to speak to an ideal customer, aka customer avatar, that they want to reach, as opposed to a mass message sent out to anyone and everyone. This is the same kind of mistake that traditional marketers make. It's also why advertising on television or in magazines is nowhere near as effective as it is online. When people feel like you are lumping them in with anyone and everyone else in the world, and not talking to them, about them, and with them, they are going to tune your message out and it begin to actively ignore…
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