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social media reviewsWant to win a free ticket to the industry’s largest social media marketing conference of the year?

Social Media Examiner has been working hard to bring you our fourth annual physical conference.

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

First, what is this event?

Social Media Marketing World 2016 is the world’s largest physical social media conference dedicated to helping marketers and business owners master social media marketing.

Watch this video for a quick overview.

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social media how toReady to host a Twitter chat?

Do you want to improve your chances of success?

Making sure you have a few basic building blocks in place will help you start your Twitter chat off with an audience that’s ready to participate.

In this article you’ll discover four tips to help you start a successful Twitter chat.

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Discover four tips for successfully creating your first Twitter chat.

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social media how to Do you want to increase engagement on Instagram?

Have you thought about Instagram contests?

Instagram contests are a great way to get people talking about your business and increase your followers.

In this article you’ll discover tools and tips to help marketers run a successful Instagram contest.

#1: Follow Contest Rules

When you’re hosting or promoting any kind of contest, you have to follow certain rules. Here are the guidelines for running an Instagram contest:

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Discover Instagram contest tips and tools for success.

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social media how to Are you a busy social media marketer?

Looking for tools that will save you time?

Using the right tools to stay focused and work more efficiently will help you get more done in a day.

In this article you’ll discover nine productivity tools for busy marketers.

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Discover nine tools to help increase productivity for busy social media marketers.

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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 Makes Adding People Easier With Profile URLs: Users can copy their “unique URL or instantly share it through other apps like Twitter” and in places such as email signatures. When tapped on a mobile device, the URL “opens a preview of your profile on Snapchat with an ‘Add’ button.”

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“You can copy your unique URL or instantly share it through other apps like Twitter.”

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Do you have a great idea for a business?

Is there a new product you want to create?

To discover how to improve your chances for success, I interview Pat Flynn.

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 Pat Flynn, the host of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, who blogs at smartpassiveincome.com and helps hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs build their dream businesses. His latest book is called Will it Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don’t Waste Your Time and Money.

Pat will explore how to increase the likelihood that your next product idea is successful.

You’ll discover ways to test and validate your ideas.

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Listen as Pat Flynn shares what marketers need to know about building business ideas that succeed.

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

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social media how toDo you have a local business page on Facebook?

Want to reach more local customers?

Facebook recently launched Professional Services, a directory that helps consumers find the best local businesses and services to fit their needs.

In this article I’ll share how to use the Facebook Professional Services feature to boost visibility with local customers.

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Discover how your business can use the Facebook Professional Services feature to connect with your local customers.

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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 how toDo you want more from Pinterest?

Have you considered using Pinterest analytics to inform your marketing decisions?

When you know where to look in Pinterest analytics, you’ll find actionable information you can use to improve your Pinterest strategy.

In this article you’ll discover five ways to use Pinterest analytics and improve your Pinterest marketing.

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Discover how to improve your marketing using Pinterest Analytics.

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