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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How to Build Powerful Alliances on Google+

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Have you created a niche for yourself on Google+?

Are you ready to engage with other leaders in your space?

Part of building a strong community of people around you on Google+ is forming alliances with other leaders whose work is similar to but not the same as yours.

In this article you’ll discover how to develop alliances with community leaders on Google+.

Why Build Alliances on Google+?

Google+ isn’t yet as crowded as other social media platforms, and that means it’s easier for you to establish yourself as the authority in your niche. It’s your authority status that makes you valuable to other community leaders you want as allies.

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Find out how you can build alliances on Google+.

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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.

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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.

18 social media marketing tips

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

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5 Google+ Tips to Improve Your Networking

social media how toAre you wondering how to meet more people on Google+?

Do you want to find and connect with influencers?

Google+ offers important networking opportunities that set the stage for future partnerships.

In this article I’ll share five ways to cultivate Google+ relationships.

#1: Identify Industry Influencers Fast

I truly love to use NOD3x with my Google+ account. NOD3x is Ripples on steroids with a magnifying glass. It brings you right to the doorstep of people you want to meet.

We’re all looking to build connections with the right people. To show you how NOD3x simplifies that task, go to the site and type in the phrase “relationship marketing” and within five seconds the tool lists all of the influencers posting about that phrase.

Just like that, you have new people to check out and add to circles so you can follow them and start the relationship process.

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NOD3x helps you find influencers associated with specific phrases.

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5 Google+ Marketing Tips From the Pros

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Are you struggling to figure out how to use Google+ to market your business?

Looking for some tips and ideas? You’ve come to the right place.

We asked 5 experienced social media professionals to share their best tips on Google+ for business with you.

Here are 5 ways you can use Google+ to promote and market your business.

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Check out the latest tips to improve your Google+ marketing.

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Essential Google+ Marketing Resource: A Complete Guide

social media how to Do you want to learn how to market yourself and your business on Google+?

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

Whether you’re marketing on Google+ as an individual or as a brand, these expert articles will help you manage your presence, promote contests and use Google +Post Ads, and more.

Each of these articles will help you understand and master a specific part of marketing on Google+.

Get Started With Google+

Google+ Success: What Your Business Needs to Know About Google+: In this Social Media Marketing podcast episode, Martin Shervington shares why he values Google+ and the benefits you can get from it. Listen in to learn what Google+ can offer your business and the best ways to get started.

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Start networking with a personal profile, and then add a business page.

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How to Use +Post Ads from Google: What Marketers Need to Know

social media how to Have you heard of +Post ads from Google?

Do you know how your company can benefit from them?

Google’s +Post ads give your content assets massive visibility.

In this article you’ll discover what +Post ads are and how you can use them to promote your content to an even wider audience.

What Are +Post Ads?

Your audience is bombarded with more content than they can consume (Mark Schaefer calls it content shock). That information overload is blocking your visibility and marketing efforts.

You may be creating compelling content with blog posts, infographics, images or videos, but that content is limited by the walls of social media channels and your existing readers.

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An expanded Google +Post ad from Audi.

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How to Create a Google+ Community to Grow Your Business

social media how toAre you looking for a way to get the most out of Google+?

Does your business have a Google+ community?

When you bring conversations to a central place and encourage collaboration, you provide value for your audience.

In this article I’ll show you how to create a Google+ community and how to connect with people and keep them coming back.

#1: Create a Google+ Community From Scratch

Google+ communities are one of the most flexible tools available in social media, and they’re free for Google+ users and brands.

Communities are easy to set up and a great way to develop a loyal following. That sounds pretty good, right?

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Communities are a place to chat about the business of the day.

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