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social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.

To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week

Snapchat Now Serves 10 Billion Daily Video Views: “Now users are watching 10 billion videos a day on the application, up from 8 billion in February.”

YouTube Introduces 6-Second Bumper Ads That Can’t Be Skipped: YouTube launched Bumper ads, “a new six-second video format… [that is] ideal for driving incremental reach and frequency, especially on mobile, where ‘snackable videos’ perform well.” Here’s an example of a bumper ad from an early tester, Atlantic Records:

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Have you heard of Google AMP?

Want to know how it will impact your blog?

To discover more about Google AMP and the future of blogging, I interview Leslie Samuel.

More About This Show

The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode I interview Leslie Samuel, who runs BecomeABlogger.com, where he teaches people how to blog with purpose. He’s also host of the Learning With Leslie podcast and head of training for Social Media Examiner’s Social Media Marketing Society.

Leslie will explore Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project and what it means for bloggers.

You’ll discover how to install Google AMP and related plugins on your WordPress blog.

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Listen as Leslie Samuel shares what marketers need to know about Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and what it means for blogs.

Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below.

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social media how toAre you creating content on Snapchat, Blab, Vine, Periscope, or Facebook Live?

Want to reuse that content on other social channels?

Whether it’s a live broadcast on Facebook, a quick snap on Snapchat, or short audio from Anchor, you can save and download your social content and share it across all of your profiles.

In this article you’ll discover how to repurpose content from today’s hottest social media platforms.

Why These Networks?

The networks covered in this article were chosen specifically because they give you the ability to download the media you create with these networks either directly, through the source code, or through the use of third-party tools. That’s key when looking for social networks to use to create unique content. Look for networks where you can grow an audience and create unique content that can be used beyond the network itself if you want.

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Discover how to repurpose your content from the hottest social networks.

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social media how toLooking for a faster way to create promoted pins on Pinterest?

Have you tried the Pinterest bulk editor tool?

Pinterest’s bulk editor tool makes it easier to create and edit promoted pins and optimize multiple promoted pins at one time.

In this article you’ll discover how to create promoted pins in less time with Pinterest’s bulk editor tool.

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Discover how to use the Pinterest bulk editor tool to create promoted pins in less time.

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social media toolsDo you want to take your Instagram marketing to the next level?

Have you considered using tools to support your efforts there?

Adding the right Instagram tools into your marketing flow can help you project a more professional image and give you valuable analytic insights.

In this article you’ll discover six tools to improve your Instagram marketing.

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Discover six tools to improve your marketing on Instagram.

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social media toolsDo you create copy for social media posts?

Do you want some tools to help you improve the quality of your posts?

Whether you work on your own or with a team, there are tools that make it more likely your social media posts will publish without errors and with correct word counts.

In this article you’ll discover 16 writing tools for social media marketers.

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Discover sixteen writing tools for social media marketers.

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social media how toLooking for a way to simplify the process of publishing your curated content on Facebook?

Want to schedule curated content posts and links to your own blog?

By using If This Then That (IFTTT), Pocket, and Google Docs, you can create a cost-effective and time-saving workflow that will help you keep your Facebook page stocked with scheduled page posts.

In this article you’ll discover how to curate and schedule content for your Facebook page using three free apps.

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Discover how to use free tools to curate and publish content on Facebook.

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social media how toDo you use Pinterest to build relationships with your audience?

Do you want to strengthen ties with your local community?

Including a strong geographic focus in your Pinterest marketing can help you create more visibility with people who live or are interested in your locale.

In this article you’ll discover how to use Pinterest to connect with a local audience.

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Discover how to connect with a local audience using Pinterest.

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social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.

To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week

Facebook Introduces New Features for Purchasing and Planning Mobile Video Ads: Facebook introduced “new features to make it easy for advertisers to plan and purchase ads on Facebook in ways that align to how they have traditionally bought television ads.” These new features are also available for Instagram video ads.

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“Advertisers are now able to use U.S. Nielsen designated market areas (DMAs) through TRP Buying for Facebook and Instagram ads.”

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