Meerkat Introduces Live Hashtags: 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

Meerkat Introduces Live #Hashtags: “This new approach to stream discovery is the quickest way to meet people around shared interests as they happen.”

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“Include a hashtag in the title of your stream and you’ll be added to the user generated feed of hashtags at the top of the app!”

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8 Ways to Effectively Manage Your Facebook Marketing


social media how to Is Facebook taking up all your time?

Interested in ways to maximize your workflow?

When you streamline your work and know exactly where to look for the right information, your job becomes easier.

In this article you’ll discover eight ways to manage your Facebook marketing more effectively.

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Discover eight ways to effectively manage your Facebook marketing.

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Instagram Removes Square Image Limitation: 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

Instagram Now Supports Portrait and Landscape Images: Instagram announces that “—in addition to square posts—you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on Instagram.”

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“Now, when choosing a photo or video, you can tap the format icon to adjust the orientation to portrait or landscape instead of square.”

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Thought Leadership: How to Remain Top of Mind in Your Industry


Do you consider yourself a thought leader?

Want to know what it takes to become a guest on a major podcast or a speaker at large events?

In this episode I go behind the scenes at Social Media Examiner with Phil Mershon.

More About This Show

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 Phil Mershon, director of events at Social Media Examiner. This show is the official third anniversary of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

Phil and I will explore how we pick the thought leaders in our industry for our conferences and podcast.

You’ll discover how to become a thought leader in any industry.

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Listen as Phil Mershon shares what marketers need to know about remaining top of mind in their industries.

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

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Google+ Separates From Google Products: 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

Google Separates Google+ From Its Products and Services: Over the coming months, Google plans to “move some features that aren’t essential to an interest-based social experience out of Google+” and eliminate the need for a Google+ profile to “share content, communicate with contacts, create a YouTube channel and more, all across Google.”

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5 Ways to Keep Your Facebook Page Secure


social media how toIs your Facebook page secure? With such a critical marketing tool, are you keeping your virtual house locked and safe?

With so much focus on managing the wall and running promotions, Facebook page security is often overlooked.

The good news is that Facebook’s security is actually quite effective. SSL encryption greatly reduces the chance of a page being hacked by a malicious script to take over the page or bypass its content.

However, while Facebook’s security from external threats is great, there are still threats that every page admin needs to be aware of.

So here are five ways to keep your page safe and secure.

#1: Moderate your page’s admins

Many companies collect page admins over time because they fail to remove old ones. Add up the social media managers, graphic artists, web designers and even interns, and pages can have dozens of admins.

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