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Launching With Social: A Study of What Works and What Does Not

Are you planning to launch a new blog, product or service?

Do you want to know how to organize and execute a successful launch with social media?

To share ways you can use social media to launch or celebrate anything, this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast gives techniques and insights learned from the launch of My Kids’ AdventuresParenting Adventures podcast.

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Social Media Marketing Podcast w/ Michael Stelzner

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, you’ll learn how to plan your launch and what assets to include. You’ll also find out what worked for us and what didn’t.

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11 Ways to Get More Followers for Your Google+ Business Page

social media how to Do you want to grow your Google+ Page?

Are you looking for ways to get your Google+ Page noticed?

Most people broadcast their content on Google+ and hope for engagement, but there are better tactics to grow your audience on Google+.

In this article you’ll discover 11 ways to get more followers for your Google+ Page.

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Find out how to get more Google+ Page followers.

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How to Use Google Analytics to Run a Social Media Split Test

social media how toHave you used Google Analytics to get an idea of what content your audience responds to most?

Have you tried split testing?

Using Google Analytics gives you an idea of which social media tactics are working so you can change directions if needed.

In this article you’ll discover how to use Google Analytics for informal split testing.

Why Use Google Analytics for Split Testing?

Split testing is a crucial part of any digital marketing strategy. Unfortunately, unless you’re running high-budget ad campaigns, it’s nearly impossible to test different creative on social media using traditional split testing formats.

how to use Google analytics split test

Compare performance with split testing.

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7 Must-Have Networking Apps to Boost Your Social Media Marketing

social media toolsDo you want to build strong relationships around your brand?

Are you using networking apps to connect online?

Networking with the right people can make your brand stronger and more responsive.

In this article you’ll discover how seven networking apps to build relationships.

networking apps

Find out how these networking apps can boost your social media marketing.

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6 Ways to Get Your Tweets Noticed

social media how to Do people pay attention to your tweets?

Are you customizing your tweets for maximum attention?

About 500 million tweets are sent every day. That’s roughly 5,800 tweets posted each second. Competing with that is a challenge.

In this article you’ll discover six ways to improve your tweets and get noticed.

#1: Personalize Retweets

Many people like to tweet out blog posts they’ve read. The path of least resistance is to click the Tweet This! button on the post. Those widgets are usually pre-populated with the title of the article, the link and the handle of the website or author. You don’t have to do anything but hit the button!

get your tweets noticed

Build a larger audience on Twitter.

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How to Streamline LinkedIn Sharing With Oktopost

social media how toDo you want a quick, easy way to share content to LinkedIn groups?

Do you want to measure how your LinkedIn shares perform?

Oktopost lets you use multiple LinkedIn accounts to schedule shares and track performance.

In this article I’ll share the basic ins and outs of using Oktopost for LinkedIn sharing.

Why Oktopost?

Much like HootSuite, Oktopost is a social sharing tool that lets you easily schedule content shares across the major social networks.

okotpost ins and outs

Find out how to use Oktopost to streamline LinkedIn sharing.

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3 Tools to Create a Social Media Hub

social media toolsAre you using user-generated content in real-time?

Do you want to display all of your social media updates in one place?

Streaming social updates to a social hub encourages your audience to share more, in real-time.

In this article you’ll discover three tools that pull your social conversations to a single hub.

Why Use a Social Media Hub?

Using social channels independently simply won’t do the job anymore.

Social media—including your website or blog—rely on interaction, so why isolate each conversation? Bringing them together in a single place (a hub) has a bigger impact and motivates your audience to converse across platforms—carrying your message to an even wider audience.

Social hubs bring a whole new dimension to your social media marketing. You can use them for everything from displaying cross-platform updates on a big screen at a live event to embedding multiple social media timelines in your website.

Below I tell you about three tools you can use to create a social media hub for your business.

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How to Use Twitter Analytics to Find Important Data

social media how to Do you use Twitter’s built-in analytics tool?

Are you looking for new ways to measure success on Twitter?

Twitter’s Analytics tool is the social network’s best-kept secret and gives you access to data that other third-party services can’t.

In this article I’ll show you how to get access to Twitter Analytics and find the data you need to track your campaign success.

Access Twitter Analytics

[Editor's Note: This article was written before a recent update to Twitter's Analytics Dashboard. We've updated the article with new information and screenshots.]

Like Facebook and LinkedIn, Twitter’s analytics feature is designed to be used by the company’s potential paying customers. In other words, only accounts with Advertiser status can access Twitter analytics data.

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Find out how to use Twitter’s analytics dashboard to find the data you’re looking for.

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How to Use Facebook Gated Campaigns for Leads and to Grow Your List

social media how toDo you want a way to grow your list, get better feedback or increase user-generated content?

Do you use Facebook giveaways and contests to collect information about your fans?

Action-gated Facebook campaigns require users to share specific data or feedback before they can enter a giveaway or contest.

In this article I’ll show you the concept of action-gating and how three companies are using it effectively to meet their goals.

facebook gated campaigns

Here’s a tactic to use to grow your list, get better feedback or increase user-generated content.

Why Facebook Gated Campaigns?

Facebook gated campaigns use a pretty simple idea called action-gating: A company offers a prize in exchange for personal data (like an email address or zip code).

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Action-gating is a good way to collect valuable data from fans.

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