social media toolsAre you looking for the newest social media tips and techniques?

Want to know how the experts are staying ahead of the social media marketing curve?

We asked top social media pros to share their favorite tips for getting the most out of social media.

In this article you’ll discover 25 ways to improve your marketing and save time.

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Are you looking for some great social media blogs to add to your daily reading? Look no further!

Our seventh-annual social media blog contest generated over 300 nominations. A panel of experts carefully reviewed the 20 finalists based on their content quality, post frequency and reader involvement.

Here are the top 10 social media blogs you should add to your regular reading list in 2016.

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social media case studiesWe received over 300 nominations for our seventh-annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest (the blogosphere’s biggest contest for social media blogs)!

As in the past, the list of 20 finalists has some returning reader favorites and some new titles for our judges to consider.

The Judges

Our judges include Ann Handley (chief content officer for MarketingProfs, author of the book Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content and co-author of the best-selling Content Rules), Darren Rowse (founder of ProBlogger.net and author of ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income) and Neal Schaffer (founder of Maximize Social Business and author of three books including Maximize Your Social).

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Read on to find out if your favorite social media blog is a finalist.

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Explore the finalists for 2016’s Top 10 Social Media Blogs.

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social media viewpointsAre you looking for the hot marketing trends coming in 2016?

Do you want to know where social media pros are focusing their attention?

In 2015, new platforms made a big splash and several popular networks monetized.

To get you ready for what’s coming next, we asked 14 social media marketing experts what to watch for in the new year.

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2016 Social media marketing predictions from 14 experts.

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social media case studiesWe’re now accepting nominations for our 7th annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest and we’re looking for the blogs you read and found most valuable in 2015.

This is the biggest contest for social media blogs and the winners will be promoted in our 430,000-reader newsletter and announced on Social Media Examiner.

How to Nominate

Please make a single nomination of your favorite social media blog by commenting below and tell us why you like the blog (only your first nomination counts).

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Nominate your favorite blog in the 7th Annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs Contest.

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social media toolsAre you looking for new social media tools?

Want to know what the experts are using?

We asked top social media professionals which social tools they’re using right now.

In this article you’ll discover nine social media tools to save you time and improve your marketing efforts.

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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

LinkedIn Announces All Groups Will Be Made Private: In an effort to improve the quality of conversation in groups, “…only Group members will be able to see the contents of conversations, and only members will be allowed to contribute. LinkedIn also won’t allow search engines to crawl the discussions, another key, it believes, to providing a trusted private space for people to communicate.”

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social media how toDo you want to use video for your business?

Are you looking for a resource to help you combine video with social media marketing?

Whether you’re using video as an individual or as part of a team, these expert articles will help you live-stream, record, publish and market video to support your marketing goals.

Each of these articles will help you understand and master a specific part of using video for business.

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Do you want to discover how to better market yourself and your business with visual content?

Are you looking for a resource guide for your visual content marketing efforts?

This article will help you find tools to create the perfect image, drive traffic and engagement with your images and use visual content to improve your marketing.

Keep reading to discover how to master visual content marketing.

Get Started With Creating Images

How to Get Started With Visual Content Marketing: Do you want to use visual content in your social media marketing? This article shares tools and tips for adding visual content to your marketing mix.

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