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Looking for some great social media blogs to add to your daily reading? Here are 10 that are worth your time!

Our eighth-annual social media blog contest generated hundreds of nominations. A panel of experts carefully reviewed the 20 finalists based on their content quality.

Here are the top 10 social media blogs you should add to your regular reading list in 2017.

Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2017 Winners! by Lisa D. Jenkins on Social Media Examiner.

Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2017 Winners! by Lisa D. Jenkins 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

Pinterest Introduces Search Ads: Pinterest rolled out search ads with “a full suite of features, including Keyword and Shopping Campaigns that are shown in search results… [and] powerful new targeting and reporting options.” Pinterest is currently working with digital marketing company Kenshoo to test the new search ads features with a handful of partners including Barilla, eBay, Garnier, Target, and more. Pinterest plans to add more businesses “over the coming months” and suggests that interested companies should contact Kenshoo or their Pinterest account manager to learn more.

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Do you have a local business?

Want an effective way to market to people who are near you?

To explore how to reach your customers with mobile marketing, I interview Rich Brooks.

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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 Rich Brooks, author of The Lead Machine: The Small Business Guide to Digital Marketing. He’s also host of The Agents of Change podcast and The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference.

Rich explores how local businesses can use mobile marketing to deliver relevant messaging to their customers.

You’ll discover how to combine mobile marketing with social media.

Mobile Local Marketing: Reaching the Mobile Customer featuring insights from Rich Brooks on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

Mobile Local Marketing: Reaching the Mobile Customer featuring insights from Rich Brooks on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

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social media how toDo you want to market your business with video?

Are you unsure about appearing on camera?

You can easily create compelling and budget-friendly videos while staying comfortably off-screen.

In this article, you’ll discover how to gather and combine video assets to tell your story, all without getting in front of a camera.

How to Create Social Media Marketing Videos Without Appearing On Camera by Megan O'Neill on Social Media Examiner.

How to Create Social Media Marketing Videos Without Appearing On Camera by Megan O’Neill on Social Media Examiner.

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social media viewpointsAre you wondering how marketing on Instagram will change in 2017?

The rapid introduction of new Instagram features in 2016 suggests marketers have more changes to look forward to in 2017.

To get a feel for where Instagram is heading in the coming year, we reached out to social media pros to get their thoughts.

8 Instagram Marketing Predictions for 2017 From the Pros by Lisa D. Jenkins on Social Media Examiner.

8 Instagram Marketing Predictions for 2017 From the Pros by Lisa D. Jenkins on Social Media Examiner.

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social media researchAre Millennials part of your customer base?

Wondering how best to reach them on social media?

In this article, you’ll discover insights from new research you can use to get your social media messages in front of Millennials.

Reaching Millennials With Social Media: New Research by Michelle Krasniak on Social Media Examiner.

Reaching Millennials With Social Media: New Research by Michelle Krasniak on Social Media Examiner.

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social media how toWant to improve your Facebook ad results?

Looking for more cost-effective ways to reach your target audience with Facebook?

In this article, you’ll discover three tools and techniques for improving your Facebook ads.

3 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Ads by Larry Alton on Social Media Examiner.

3 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Ads by Larry Alton on Social Media Examiner.

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social media case studiesWe received hundreds of nominations for our eighth-annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest!

Below is the list of 20 finalists, including some well-known favorites and new blogs for our judges to consider.

The Judges

Our judges include Heidi Cohen (chief content officer of Actionable Marketing Guide), Marcus Sheridan (founder of The Sales Lion), and Sonia Simone (founding partner and chief content officer of Copyblogger).

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

Finalists: Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2017 by Lisa D. Jenkins on Social Media Examiner.

Finalists: Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2017 by Lisa D. Jenkins 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 Releases Facebook Stories in Ireland: Facebook rolled out Facebook Stories in Ireland for the iOS and Android apps, “with plans to bring it to more countries in the coming months.” Similar to the Stories features found on Snapchat and Instagram, Facebook Stories allow users to “share ephemeral photos and videos in a slideshow that disappears 24 hours later.” Stories can be found at the top of the news feed and appear to feature stickers, effects, and more. TechCrunch reports that “Facebook built a similar feature to Stories called Quick Updates and tested it in July, but by August said it wouldn’t launch it.”

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