Social Media Marketing Trends Gaining Traction in 2015: New Research


social media researchDo you track social media marketing trends?

Are you wondering whether predictions for 2015 are proving true?

In this article you’ll discover findings from recent studies to help you gauge whether your social media marketing choices are on track.

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Discover new research on social media marketing trends.

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6 Unique Ways to Target Your Facebook Ads


social media how toDo you use Facebook ads to their full potential?

Interested in reaching highly specific groups of people?

Facebook ad targeting offers businesses many ways to serve the right ad to the right user at the right time.

In this article I’ll share six ways to target Facebook users with your ads, many you’ve likely not considered.

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Discover six unique ways to target Facebook ads.

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Social Login Research Reveals User Preferences: 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?

New Study: Social Login and Sharing Trends – 2014: A new study from LoginRadius analyzed user preferences for social log-in and social sharing based on data from +120,000 websites and millions of users. Facebook (65%) and Google+ (25%) are the preferred log-in networks with primarily younger consumers (age 18-34) using their social networks to log-in on third-party sites (65%). Only about one-third (35%) of consumers between the ages of 35 and 50 are using social log-ins.

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Essential Facebook Marketing Resources: A Complete Guide


social media how toDo you want to learn how to market yourself and your business on Facebook?

Are you looking for a resource to guide your Facebook marketing efforts?

Whether you’re marketing on Facebook as an individual or as a brand, these expert articles will help you design your presence, create contests, execute ad campaigns and measure your results.

Each of these articles will help you understand and master a specific part of marketing on the Facebook platform.

Get Buy-In to Market on Facebook

How to Convince Your Skeptical Boss That Facebook Marketing Works: Here’s how you can show the value of Facebook to your client or boss, and how they can get the most out of it.

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Find out how to get the go-ahead for your Facebook plans.

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Mobile Social Media Exploding According to New Research


social media research Are you looking for the latest trends in social media marketing?

Has your business kept up with the growing mobile social media opportunities?

New research seems to show all roads leading to mobile. Whether we’re talking about Facebook, YouTube or the latest new toy, Snapchat—research shows that well-executed mobile strategies will offer the biggest payoff for marketers.

Here’s a summary of the latest research…

#1: Facebook Mobile is the Largest Source of Social Traffic

According to Shareaholic’s Social Media Traffic Report (October 2013), publishers saw average referral traffic from Facebook mobile grow 253% between September 2012 and September 2013!

There are two reasons for this. First, as of September 2013, 874 million people used Facebook’s mobile app, up by 45% from the year before. Second, smartphone use has reached critical mass here in the U.S. (53% of Americans are smartphone owners).

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Mobile is a powerful source of social traffic.

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LinkedIn Visual Profiles: 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?

LinkedIn Introduces Visual Profiles: “For the first time, you will now have the ability to showcase your unique professional story using rich, visual content on your LinkedIn profile. This means you can illustrate your greatest achievements in the form of stunning images, compelling videos, innovative presentations and more.” This new feature is rolling out now to LinkedIn members in English-speaking countries.

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"To begin sharing your achievements and creations on your profile, simply select Edit on your profile, then follow the prompts in your Summary, Experience and Education sections."

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LinkedIn Contacts 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?

LinkedIn Introduces LinkedIn Contacts and App: “LinkedIn Contacts, a smarter way to stay in touch with your most important relationships. LinkedIn brings all your contacts from your address books, email accounts and calendars together with the power of your LinkedIn network.”

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The new LinkedIn Contacts is available both on LinkedIn.com, as well as a brand-new app for iPhone and is rolling out to a limited number of members in the United States over the coming weeks.

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Facebook Mobile for Business: What You Need to Know


Do you take Facebook with you on your mobile device?

Turns out 543 million people access Facebook while out and about!

To explore the marketing implications of mobile Facebook users, I interview Mari Smith for our new Social Media Marketing podcast.

More About This New Show

Social Media Marketing Podcast w/ Michael Stelzner

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a brand-new show from Social Media Examiner.

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

In this premier episode, I interview Mari Smith, author of The New Relationship Marketing and co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day.

Mari shares insights into Facebook mobile and the opportunities this new mobile environment gives businesses today.

You’ll learn about how to get your Facebook content seen by the large mobile audience and you’ll also discover the best Facebook advertising options.

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

Listen Now

You can also subscribe via iTunes, RSS, Stitcher or Blackberry.

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Twitter Weekly Email Digests: 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 Brings Weekly Email Digest to Your Inbox: You can now “discover the best of Twitter in a weekly email digest delivered to your inbox. This summary features the most relevant tweets and stories shared by the people you’re connected to on Twitter.”

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"Stories feature a design similar to the recently updated Discover tab, emphasizing who shared each story beneath summaries to help you decide which ones matter most to you."

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