Facebook Groups App: 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 Introduces Facebook Groups App: An app “that helps people share faster and more easily with all the groups in their life.”

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“When you open the app, you’ll see all your Facebook Groups in one place. Groups you use most frequently are at the top, and you can quickly move between each group.”

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20 Social Media Marketing Tips From the Pros

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Would you like to improve your social media marketing?

Are you up to date with the best social media tips and tools?

We asked 20 social media experts to share how they’re getting results with social media marketing today.

Here’s what they had to say.

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Get 20 social media tips from the pros.

#1: Mine Twitter to Grow Your Audience

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Mark Schaefer

While “if you build it they will come” is a great line from a movie, it’s a terrible marketing plan. To succeed on the Internet today, you have to create content that ignites and engages an audience. However, if you are a new blogger, you should probably spend more time developing an audience than creating your content.

Here are three easy but overlooked tactics you can use to build an audience on Twitter, which is arguably the best platform for this.

Once you’ve been on Twitter for a while, you’ll notice people will place you on public Twitter lists. Lists are generally categorized by a special interest or geographic location. For example, I might be on lists for “marketing experts,” “bloggers” or “business educators.” Find a relevant person to follow, and then dig into his or her lists. You’ll likely find a goldmine of interesting people to follow who will hopefully follow you back.

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Facebook Video Cards: 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 Introduces Say Thanks: “An experience that lets you create personalized video cards for your friends on Facebook.”

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The new Facebook video cards allow you to “share a Say Thanks video with a close friend, your significant other, a relative, a coworker, an old friend—or anyone else in your life who you’d like to celebrate.”

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Twitter Small Business Planner: 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 Introduces New Small Business Planner: “A mobile app full of tactical guidance for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in North America, the UK and Ireland.”

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“Visit the App Store or Google Play to download the Twitter Small Business Planner today.”

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Facebook Mobile Photo Updates: 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 Photo Posts on Mobile: “Now you can choose the exact order of photos when you upload them to Facebook for iPhone and Android.”

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“After selecting photos, you’ll see a preview of how the story will appear. You can write an introduction for the story, and add captions to individual photos.”

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Facebook Rooms: 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 Introduces Rooms: Rooms is “a new app that lets you create places for the things you’re into, and invite others who are into them too. Check out the Rooms blog to learn more.”

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“Not only are rooms dedicated to whatever you want, room creators can also control almost everything else about them.”

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Facebook Stickers: 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 Brings Stickers to Comments: “Just tap the smiley face icon in the bottom-right of any comment field to pick a sticker to send.”

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Facebook stickers will “be available to all posts from people, in groups, and on events now.”

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Social Media Examiner Turns 5 Years Old: 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?

Social Media Examiner Turns Five Years Old: Five years ago today, we started Social Media Examiner. Wow, how things have grown!

If you’ve been reading for a while, thank you!


Watch this video to see what our peers have to say.

We published our very first article, Top 10 Easy Steps to Starting a Business Blog, by Denise Wakeman, on October 12, 2009.

Here’s what Social Media Examiner looks like today:

  • 287 of the industry’s top social media professionals have written for you here.
  • 1,583 helpful articles have been published.
  • 24.7 million people like you have read our site.
  • 293,000 of your peers subscribe to our daily newsletter.
  • Our podcast has been downloaded 3 million times.

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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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