Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

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Looking for proven ways to improve your social media marketing?

Wondering what resources you should read to boost your social efforts?

We’ve compiled a list of our top ten articles from the recent past, each focused on a different social network.

You’ll discover proven techniques to get your marketing on the fast-track to success.

Why a Top 10 List?

Nearly five years ago Social Media Examiner® launched to help business owners learn how to best use social media, blogs and podcasts to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate awareness and increase sales.

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Explore the top 10 ways to improve your social media marketing from Social Media Examiner.

To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular posts.

And if you’re curious, we published our very first article, Top 10 Easy Steps to Starting a Business Blog by Denise Wakeman, on October 12, 2009.

Here’s our list:

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Win Free Tickets to Social Media Success Summit 2014

***UPDATE (9/17/14): We have our winners. The blog post winner of two free tickets is Selene Francesca for this post. The Twitter contest winner who receives one free ticket is @Kuvy.***

Want to win a free ticket to the largest online social media marketing event of the year?

Social Media Examiner has worked hard to bring you our sixth-annual Social Media Success Summit. This is our biggest event ever!

And we’ve come up with a fun way to get you involved.

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Find out how to win a ticket to #SMSS14.

First, what is this event?

Social Media Success Summit 2014 is a large online conference dedicated to helping marketers and business owners master social media marketing.

More than 2000 businesses have already signed up! Hundreds of small businesses and well-known brands such as AAA, IBM, Dell, Disney, Target, Staples, CBN, 3M, LexisNexus, Discovery Financial Services, MGM Resorts, Master Card, US Air Force Academy, Adobe, Discovery Communications, Autodesk, ABC Television, Purdue University, University of Texas and the Nashville Symphony will be attending this year’s summit.

Forty-five of the world’s most respected social media experts will share their strategies with you.

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7 Reasons to Attend Social Media Success Summit 2014

social media reviews Could your social media marketing efforts use a boost?

Are you looking to improve your professional development when it comes to social media?

Are there social networks you’ve been avoiding because you don’t have time to figure out what works?

If so, Social Media Examiner has just the event for you.

In this article I’ll share seven reasons you should attend the upcoming Social Media Success Summit.

Why Attend Social Media Success Summit 2014?

Social Media Success Summit is a live online conference spread out over four weeks—October 7, 2014 to October 30, 2014. The conference empowers you to use social media to gain more exposure for your brand, increase traffic to your website, cultivate more responsive audiences and grow your business.


Watch this “behind the scenes” tour.

These techniques give you tactics and latest techniques that will speed your path to marketing success.

Last year, 3,000 marketers attended the conference from around the globe, including thousands of small business owners and marketers from leading brands. Here’s what some of them had to say about the conference:

“Incredible value for [the] money! Love that this quality of knowledge and expertise was available to me from my home office. Incredible job, Michael. Thank you.” – Vanessa Carrington

“The convenience of being able to attend remotely makes the event well worth your time, and with so many industry experts makes it well worth your money.” – Michelle Drewek

“As a first-timer, this was a great experience. Thanks for the awesome content! The sessions provided solid, detailed and actionable information for all the different platforms that will be invaluable as we implement a social business strategy.” – Kelli Hoffman

Still wondering if the online conference is for you? Trust me, it is. Here are seven compelling reasons you need attend Social Media Success Summit 2014.

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SlideShare on LinkedIn Profiles: This Week in Social Media

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 Enables Users to Add SlideShare to LinkedIn Profile: It’s now easier “for you to add your presentations directly from SlideShare to your LinkedIn profile, with just a click of a button.”

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Add SlideShares to your LinkedIn profile.

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Customer Service: The Key to Delivering Experiences Worth Talking About

Do you believe that you provide good customer service?

Are you wondering why customer service is so important to your business?

To learn how service and social media tie together, I interview John DiJulius for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

More About This Show

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, I interview John DiJulius, the author of What’s The Secret: To Providing a World-Class Customer Experience. He’s worked with companies such as the Ritz-Carlton, Lexus, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Panera Bread and many others. He’s a leading expert on customer service.

John shares the importance of customer service and why the first experience counts.

You’ll discover the business benefits of good customer service, who your customer is and how service plays online.

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

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Facebook Enhances Custom Audiences: This Week in Social Media

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 Rolls Out Enhancements to Custom Audiences From Your Website: The new features on Facebook’s custom audiences will allow “businesses to reach people faster and build more nuanced audiences.”

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“A new feature in Ads Manager and Power Editor that allows businesses to easily build certain kinds of audiences—i.e., people who haven’t visited your website in a while, or people who have visited certain pages of your site.”

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New Facebook Column Ads: This Week in Social Media

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?

New Facebook Column Ads Roll Out: “Designed to give advertisers a more engaging creative canvas, while also offering a better experience for people on Facebook, the new right-hand column ads” started to roll out this week.

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This is how these new ads will look.

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Animated GIFs on Twitter: This Week in Social Media

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?

Twitter Supports Animated GIFs: You can now “share and view animated GIFs on http://Twitter.com, Android and iPhone.”

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Facebook Improves Embedded Posts: This Week in Social Media

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 Improves Embedded Posts: “A new design, faster load times and per publisher default widths to make Embedded Posts even better.”

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Embedded posts now “display images and videos above the post’s text and other content.”

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