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The Future of Google+, What New Research Reveals


social media researchAre you interested in Google+ marketing?

Wondering where the platform is headed?

Despite a number of detractors, Google+ has a number of fans and supporters who say Google+ has grown into a platform that wins them business.

In this article you’ll discover findings from recent studies focused on the current Google+ activity as well as speculation about what Google plans to do with the network.

Google+ in Recent History

When Google+ first launched, bloggers warned Facebook to watch its rearview mirror for the new, hyper-capitalized social channel. By all accounts, Google leadership designed Google+ as a social media platform, a direct competitor to Facebook.

At first, the hype didn’t seem hyped enough. Just two weeks after its June 2011 launch, Google+ hit 10 million users. By the end of the year, 90 million users had Google+ accounts.

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Discover research about the future of Google+.

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6 Tips for Pinterest Marketing in Just Minutes a Day


social media how toIs your Pinterest marketing taking too much time?

Are you ready for a better Pinterest marketing plan?

Time-saving Pinterest marketing tactics can deliver more results with less effort.

In this article you’ll discover six tactics to help you market on Pinterest in minutes a day.

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Discover tips for Pinterest marketing in minutes a day.

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Facebook Announces Secret Videos for Publishers: 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 Announces Secret Videos for Publishers
“Secret videos give Page owners the ability to upload videos that are accessible only via a direct URL, but which are not searchable for people on Facebook. This is useful for publishers who want to host videos on Facebook, embed them on third-party sites or share them with anyone who has the URL, without posting them anywhere else on Facebook.”

Facebook Introduces Video Ads Creative Spotlight: Each month, Facebook’s Video Ads Creative Spotlight will highlight and share the “best practices for creating video ads on Facebook that grab attention and drive business goals.”

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“To further inspire advertisers and showcase great video ad creative, Facebook IQ launched the Video Ads Creative Spotlight, which, each month, will highlight video ad creative.”

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Pinterest Marketing: How to Succeed on Pinterest


Do you use Pinterest for your business?

Want to know what works on Pinterest?

To learn how to improve your Pinterest marketing, I interview Jeff Sieh.

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 Jeff Sieh, the is founder of ManlyPinterestTips.com, a site designed to help guys understand the marketing power of Pinterest. He also hosts the Manly Pinterest podcast where he explores the latest in Pinterest marketing.

Jeff will explore marketing with Pinterest.

You’ll discover why your Pinterest following matters, as well as Pinterest posting tips.

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Listen as Jeff Sieh shares what marketers need to know about succeeding with Pinterest marketing.

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

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How to Cultivate Loyal Customers With Social Media


social media how to Want long-term customers for your business?

Have you used social media to increase customer loyalty?

To build customer loyalty, you need to show your customers you care.

In this article I’ll share how to use social media to embrace and cultivate loyal customers for your business.

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Discover how to use social media to cultivate loyal customers.

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13 Instagram Marketing Tips From the Experts


social media toolsWant to improve your Instagram marketing?

Are you interested in the latest tips and tools for Instagram?

Instagram is a fast-growing platform and businesses are eager to establish a presence and encourage engagement on the network.

We asked social media experts to share their hottest Instagram tips.

Here’s what they had to say.

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Discover 13 Instagram marketing tips from the experts.

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How to Host and Promote a Twitter Chat


social media how toDo you use Twitter to market your business?

Have you thought about hosting chats?

Twitter chats are a great way to connect with customers and prospects, build authority and gain exposure for your business.

In this article you’ll discover how to prepare, promote and host a Twitter chat.

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Discover how to host and promote Twitter chats.

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How to Use Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand


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Do you want to build a personal brand?

Interested in ways to differentiate yourself from others?

Social media is a great way to develop a personal identity, establish a reputation and stand out in your industry.

In this article you’ll discover how to use social media to build your personal brand.

Why Personal Branding?

To understand personal branding, start by doing a Google search for your name.

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Discover how to build your personal brand with social media.

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How to Increase Your Post Reach on Top Social Networks


social media how toDo you want more people to see your social media posts?

Have you thought about investing in social media advertising?

With targeted ad campaigns, you can ensure that your posts reach the audience you define.

In this article, I explore the top social networks that offer promoted post options and how they help you reach your audience.

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Discover how to increase your post reach on top social networks.

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