How to Research Your Competition on Facebook

social media how toAre your competitors getting massive reach and engagement on Facebook?

Would you like to learn the secret of their Facebook success?

While we’d never advocate copying your competitor’s posts exactly, it’s helpful to monitor and study the posts of your competition.

You may get ideas on how to tweak your own posting strategy to build on what’s working for someone else.

In this article I’ll show you how to research what your competition is doing on Facebook so you can study what works and model it on your own page.

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Find tools to research your competition on Facebook.



Facebook News Feed: How to Respond to Facebook Changes

Do you use Facebook to promote your business?

Are you curious how to respond to the recent changes to the Facebook news feed?

To learn how to navigate these important changes to Facebook’s news feed, I interview Mari Smith, the “Queen of Facebook.”

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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.

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Listen to Mari Smith explain how you can respond to recent Facebook news feed changes.

In this episode, I interview Mari Smith, who is the world’s leading Facebook marketing authority. She’s authored the books, The New Relationship Marketing and Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day. This is her fourth appearance on the show!

Mari explores what you need to know about marketing with Facebook, and in particular the news feed.

You’ll discover the importance of native links, why micro-video should be key to your Facebook posting strategy and how Atlas will change the way you do online advertising. Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!

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Five Ways Brands Use Visual Content for Maximum Impact

social media how toDo you want to stimulate online growth and engagement?

Are you using visual marketing in your business?

Understanding how other businesses use visual content can help you integrate new tactics into your own marketing strategy.

In this article I’ll show you how five brands are using visual content successfully.

Why Use Visual Content in Your Marketing?

When it comes to marketing your business, pictures speak volumes. Not only do they make a bigger impact, but also they do it in a shorter amount of time. Research shows the brain processes visual content 60,000 times faster than text.

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Find 5 ways to use visual content for maximum impact.



Fan Content: How to Leverage Your Fans to Enhance Your Social Media

Do you want your fans to help market you?

Are you wondering how to include fan content in your social media?

To explore how fan content can enhance your social media, I interview Jesse Desjardins for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

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The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, I interview Jesse Desjardins. Jesse is the head of social at Tourism Australia, where he manages a small team that oversees large Facebook, Instagram and Google+ communities. Working with fans, Jesse’s team receives over 1000 images from fans a day!

Jesse shares how he and his team leverage fan content–specifically photos–to promote Australian tourism.

You’ll discover how Jesse and his three-person team have grown Facebook to 6M fans and Instagram to 800K fans to reach 3M to 6M people a day.

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

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How to Optimize Your Content for the Top 5 Social Networks

social media how toAre you sharing content on different social networks?

Do you know the best way to share it for each platform?

Sharing your social media content isn’t a one-message-fits-all exercise.

In this article I’ll show you how to share content the right way for the top five social media networks.

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Find out how to optimize content updates for the top 5 social networks.



18 Social Media Marketing Tips to Improve Your Marketing

social media how toAre you looking for the latest social media marketing tactics?

Do you want to know what the social media marketing pros are doing today?

Keeping up with the latest social media changes is not always easy, but here you’ll find ideas worth exploring.

We asked 18 social media pros to share the best marketing tactics worth doing today.

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Improve your marketing with these 18 social media tips from the pros.



How to Use Targeted Facebook Ads to Promote an Event

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Are you promoting events online?

Have you tried using Facebook to spread the word?

Targeted Facebook ads are an ideal way to reach people who are most likely to share and attend your event.

In this article I’ll show you how Facebook ads increase exposure, engagement and registrations for your event.

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Use targeted Facebook ads to promote your next event.



Facebook Pages App Changes: What Marketers Need to Know

social media tools Do you want to manage your Facebook page no matter where you go?

Have you downloaded the newest Facebook Pages app?

The most recent update to the Facebook Pages app lets you quickly see important data about your Facebook page.

In this article you’ll discover how eight updates to the Facebook Pages app make managing your page on the go a lot easier.

Why Install the Facebook Pages App?

While you can use the traditional Facebook app to keep up with the pages you manage, it’s not nearly as efficient as the Facebook Pages app. The basic Facebook app is meant to let you keep tabs on friend and social updates—it doesn’t really offer a lot of options for managing your page.

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Facebook has updated its Pages app.



Got Fake Facebook Fans? How to Protect Your Facebook Page

social media how to Do you have fake fans on your Page?

Do you know how to tell?

In February, Facebook announced that it had 1.23 billion monthly active users and up to 11.2% of those users are fake.

In this article I’ll tell you how to spot fake Facebook fans and what to do about them.

Fake Fans Hurt Engagement

Facebook has been actively trying to get rid of spam and phony profiles since early 2012, but like weeds, they keep coming back.

When Facebook detects spammy comments on your Page or likes from fake Facebook accounts (whether purchased or not), they remove your Page updates from the news feed. You end up losing a significant part (if not all) of your reach and engagement.

In mid-2013 and early 2014, Facebook made big changes to their news feed algorithm in an attempt to filter out spammy and poor-quality content. Pages that provide the most relevant content and have high true engagement have the best chance of appearing prominently in the news feed.

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Facebook has been fighting spammers and fake profiles for years.



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