social media how to Ever want to take a day off from posting on social media?

Have you considered scheduling posts for weekends and holidays, or when you just can’t respond?

Posting to Facebook and Twitter when many businesses are silent helps you stay top of mind with your followers.

In this article you’ll discover how to keep your social media accounts stocked with content when you’re on break.

Why Post on Weekends?

Some non-workdays are perfect times to be active on social media for certain types of businesses (think special offers for ecommerce sites during the holidays, for example). Simply greeting your followers on a holiday is a great way to build genuine likes and interactions.

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social media tools Do you want more engagement on your social channels?

Have you considered using visual content?

There are easy-to-use tools and tactics you can use to create visual content that attracts viewers and engages them.

In this article you’ll discover how to use visual content to boost engagement.

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social media toolsAre you part of a team that collaborates on content?

Want tools to make the collaboration process more efficient?

Whether you’re working on blog post or creating social media updates, the more people involved, the richer the results can be. Using collaboration tools makes the process smooth and seamless.

In this article I’ll share eight collaboration tools to improve your productivity.

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social media how toWant to build visibility for your business?

Have you considered Quora?

Quora is a useful place to share knowledge about your company and industry.

In this article I’ll share how to successfully use Quora to gain exposure and manage your brand.

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social media how toDo you use SlideShare?

Are you using it to its full potential?

SlideShare decks let you share conference presentations, curate content, create how-to guides and more. But none of that content matters if people don’t see it.

In this article I’ll share five tips to get the most out of your SlideShare deck.

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social media how to Do you want to reach more people on Google+?

Are you using Google+ hashtags?

Google+ hashtags make it easier for people to discover your content, even if they’re outside your circles. That added visibility gives you greater overall reach.

In this article you’ll discover how to find hashtags to reach the right people on Google+.

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Find out how to use hashtags on Google+ to increase exposure for your business.

How Google+ Hashtags Work

When Google+ started supporting hashtags, the news was met with some skepticism. People wondered if Google+ was blindly following Twitter and Facebook–and whether Google+ hashtags would be as useless as Facebook hashtags.

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social media how toHosting a Twitter chat is an amazing way to interact with your fans and followers, to better understand and grow your community quickly, as well as promote your brand and business.

I’ve seen the networking and promotional power of the Twitter chat, so I made up my mind to dig deeper.

It’s challenging to describe everything I learned in this one article, but I’ll do my best.

Here’s the all-in-one guide to prepare for and host your Twitter chat.

Why Twitter Chat?

A Twitter chat is a public Twitter conversation around one unique hashtag. This hashtag allows you to follow the discussion and participate in it. Twitter chats are usually recurring and on specific topics to regularly connect people with these interests.

Bloggers connect using #Blogchat hashtag.

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social media viewpointsGuest blogging is one of the most efficient, yet misunderstood, social media marketing tactics.

It’s not new. In fact, it’s almost as old as blogging itself.  It started becoming a standout tactic just a few years ago.

This post answers one of the most frequently asked questions: Is guest blogging good for “big guys?”

By the way, “guest posting, the time waster” is one of the myths I busted in my previous post for Social Media Examiner. Today’s article is one more argument in favor of guest blogging.

Guest blogging is about placing your content for free outside of your own blog to increase its reach. A guest post thus is a piece of content you write for someone else’s blog and include your author information to build exposure and awareness of your brand.

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social media toolsAre you looking for the hottest new social media tools and services? We asked our team of Social Media Examiner writers to share their best new social media discoveries.

What follows is an amazing list of social media tools you’ve likely never heard of—covering a wide range of categories:

  • Tools for pictures, video, audio and screen capture
  • Tools to measure and track results
  • Tools to manage content
  • Blogging tools
  • Twitter tools
  • Other social media tools

Try them out. And be sure to report back here with your thoughts.

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