How to Grow Your Facebook Fans Without a Budget


social media how toWant to increase the size of your Facebook community?

Want to avoid costly Facebook ads?

When you develop relationships with others in your niche and experts, your Facebook page can easily grow without advertising.

In this article you’ll discover three ways to grow your Facebook fan base without ads.

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Discover how to grow your Facebook fans without a budget.

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How to Create Pinterest Content That Connects: What Marketers Need To Know


social media how toDo you use Pinterest for your social media marketing?

Interested in better ways to connect with your audience?

People use Pinterest differently from other social networks. Instead of conversations or news sharing, people use Pinterest to collect information about their interests.

In this article you’ll discover what the Pinterest community looks for and how to create pins to get their attention.

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Discover how to create Pinterest content that connects.

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Social Media Tools That Help Optimize Your Time


social media toolsDo you struggle to keep up with social media tasks?

Are you looking for ways to get more done?

Whether you need help maintaining your social accounts, finding content to curate or monitoring competitors, there are ways to simplify these processes.

In this article I’ll share a number of tools to maximize the time you spend on social media.

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Discover how to optimize your time with social media tools.

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How to Start a Pinterest Board That Succeeds


social media how toAre your prospects on Pinterest?

Do you want to start a Pinterest Board?

When starting on Pinterest, you’ll want to fill new boards with quality starter pins.

Once you’ve launched your new boards, it’s important to pin more content to them daily.

In this article you’ll find out how to develop Pinterest boards for your business.

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Discover how to start a successful Pinterest board.

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Content Curation: How to Easily Find Great Content to Share


Do you curate content for your blog and social media sites?

Want to discover how to find remarkable content to share?

To learn how to explore content curation, I interview Ian Cleary.

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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 Ian Cleary, the founder of RazorSocial, a marketing tech blog focused on social media tools. His blog has been awarded a top 10 social media blog by Social Media Examiner in 2013 and 2014. Ian is also a very popular speaker.

Ian explores content curation, why it’s valuable and tools that make the discovery of new content easy.

You’ll discover what content curation is, why it’s important and how to find and share relevant content.

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14 Social Media Marketing Tools Recommended by the Pros


social media toolsAre you looking for new social media marketing tools?

Do you want to know which tools today’s social media professionals recommend?

It’s not always easy to know which tools are worth checking out or how to use them. We asked 15 top social media marketers to share the tools they find most useful right now.

In this article you’ll discover 14 tools to add to your social media marketing toolbox and why you should consider using them.

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Find 14 social media marketing tools recommended by the pros.

#1: Quill Engage for Automatic Google Analytics Reports

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Ian Cleary

Google Analytics is full of valuable information, but sometimes there’s too much data to sift through. There are times when it would be easier to have a simple overview.

Quill Engage is a free tool that connects with your Google Analytics account and emails you a weekly summary of your data. It tells you about your site’s traffic growth or decline, where your traffic came from the previous week, which post got the most traffic and much more.

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3 Ways to Use Social Media for Business


social media how toIs social media working well for you?

Are you approaching it the right way?

Everyone uses social media differently, and the approach you use should be based on your goals.

In this article I’ll share three ways to use social media to get the results you want for your business.

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Find 3 ways to use social media for business.

#1: Sell Products or Services

The instant nature of social media is ideal for sales. It’s no wonder social networks have become full-blown marketing channels. Those using a sales approach make no bones about the fact that they want you to buy their product or service.

When you’re selling, your updates likely include discounts and coupons, limited-time deals, new releases and promotions.

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5 Tools to Help You Discover Great Content to Share With Your Fans


social media toolsDo you need more engaging social media content?

Are you looking for ways to discover great content to share with your fans?

What if there were great tools that surfaced popular content you could share?

In this article I share five tools to help you discover great content and brainstorm new ideas.

#1: Search Popular Shared Content

When you visit BuzzSumo for the first time, you’ll probably wonder why no one thought of this tool sooner. It is so helpful!

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Discover great content with these 5 tools.

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5 Ways to Find Blog Topics With Social Media


social media how toDo you need ideas for new blog topics?

Do you use social media to find them?

Social media conversations can lead to topics that feed your blog.

In this article I’ll share five ways you can use social media to find new blog topics your audience will love.

#1: Expand on Social Discussions 

Combining your social and blog efforts doesn’t have to be a one-way street. You can use them to play off of each other.

After you publish blog content, promote it on each of your social media channels. Tweet out a link to new (and old!) blog posts and ask for your audience’s opinion on the topic. Or post it to a LinkedIn group and ask the members for their thoughts.

When Copyblogger publishes an article on their website, they also create a discussion on LinkedIn asking for opinions on the blog post.

Their staff then checks in and engages with the commenters, asking for additional opinions or coming up with new questions to keep the conversation going.

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Keep the conversation moving forward to get ideas for new blog topics.

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