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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

Instagram Rolls Out Ability to Add Multiple Photos and Videos to One Post: Instagram announced that users can now “combine up to 10 photos and videos in one post and swipe through to see them all.” A new icon on the Instagram app allows users to select multiple photos and videos, which can then be reorganized, edited, or layered with a filter one by one or all at once. A row of blue dots at the bottom of these posts indicates to your followers that “there’s more to see.” This update is available as part of Instagram version 10.9 for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android on Google Play.

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Do you create videos to promote your business?

Have you considered starting a regular video blog?

To explore vlogging, I interview Amy Schmittauer.

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 Amy Schmittauer, an online video expert. She founded Vlog Boss Studios and regularly produces awesome content for her YouTube channel, Savvy Sexy Social. She’s also the author of the brand-new book, Vlog Like a Boss: How to Kill It Online with Video Blogging.

Amy explores how video blogging can help your business.

You’ll discover what you need to start your own video blog.

Video Blogging: How to Create Consistent YouTube Content featuring insights from Amy Schmittauer on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

Video Blogging: How to Create Consistent YouTube Content featuring insights from Amy Schmittauer on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

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social media how toNeed more leads and prospects?

Looking for creative ways to generate leads with Twitter?

Because Twitter is discontinuing lead generation cards, now is the time to put new lead funnel techniques in place.

In this article, you’ll discover three ways to find your next customers on Twitter.

3 Ways to Find Prospects Using Twitter by Andrew Pickering on Social Media Examiner.

3 Ways to Find Prospects Using Twitter by Andrew Pickering on Social Media Examiner.

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social media how toWant to add live video to your marketing plan?

Wondering how live streaming can increase customer loyalty and engagement?

Live video helps you stand out from the competition by making your marketing interactive.

In this article, you’ll discover three creative ways to use live video in your social media marketing.

3 Creative Ways to Use Live Video for Business by Joel Comm on Social Media Examiner.

3 Creative Ways to Use Live Video for Business by Joel Comm on Social Media Examiner.

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social media how toIs your local business on Facebook?

Wondering how to make your Facebook page official?

Verifying a local business page adds a layer of legitimacy to your presence and can help customers feel more confident when they engage with you on Facebook.

In this article, you’ll discover how to get your local Facebook page verified.

How to Verify a Facebook Page for a Local Business by Dennis Yu on Social Media Examiner.

How to Verify a Facebook Page for a Local Business by Dennis Yu on Social Media Examiner.

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social media how toDo you advertise on Instagram?

Want more leads?

Instagram lead ads let you collect valuable contact information from potential customers without pushing them off of the platform.

In this article, you’ll discover how to set up lead ads on Instagram.

How to Create Instagram Lead Ads by Deirdre Kelly on Social Media Examiner.

How to Create Instagram Lead Ads by Deirdre Kelly on Social Media Examiner.

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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 Announces Autoplay Sound, Picture-in-picture View, and Other Updates to Video: Facebook rolled out four major updates “that make watching video on Facebook richer, more engaging and more flexible.” These updates include autoplay sound that “fades in and out” and the option to minimize Facebook videos to a “picture-in-picture view” as you continue to scroll through the news feed. Facebook also introduced a larger format for watching vertical videos on both iOS and Android devices and officially announced a new Facebook video app for TV. Facebook’s TV app is expected to roll out “soon” to app stores for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV “with more platforms to come.”

Facebook rolled out a major video update that makes watching video on Facebook richer, more engaging and more flexible.

Facebook rolled out a major video update that makes watching video on Facebook richer, more engaging, and more flexible.

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Do you use Facebook ads?

Have you considered creating Facebook ads from your top-performing organic posts?

To explore how to identify and boost your best Facebook content, I interview Larry Kim.

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 Larry Kim, the founder and chief technology officer for WordStream. He’s a frequent blogger, pay-per-click expert, and social advertising ninja.

Larry explains how to improve the performance of your best content with Facebook advertising.

You’ll discover how to budget for Facebook ads.

How to Use Facebook Ads to Boost Your Best Content featuring insights from Larry Kim on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

How to Use Facebook Ads to Boost Your Best Content featuring insights from Larry Kim on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

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social media how toDo you want to analyze your social media marketing efforts?

Wondering which metrics to focus on?

Auditing key social media metrics can reveal which aspects of your social media marketing are working and provide insight into which areas you can improve upon.

In this article, you’ll discover five ways to analyze the effectiveness of your social media marketing.

5 Ways to Analyze Your Social Media Marketing Performance by Deep Patel on Social Media Examiner.

5 Ways to Analyze Your Social Media Marketing Performance by Deep Patel on Social Media Examiner.

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