7 Must-Have Networking Apps to Boost Your Social Media Marketing

social media toolsDo you want to build strong relationships around your brand?

Are you using networking apps to connect online?

Networking with the right people can make your brand stronger and more responsive.

In this article you’ll discover how seven networking apps to build relationships.

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Find out how these networking apps can boost your social media marketing.

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How to Get Your Business Started on Instagram: 5 Tips

social media how toAre you looking for ways to get your business started on Instagram?

Do you have an Instagram account, but are unsure how to use it?

Instagram is a wonderful platform to use to provide your audience with unique visual content, while encouraging community engagement.

In this article I’ll show you five tips on how to use Instagram for your business.

Why Use Instagram?

As the popularity of photo sharing apps continues to rise, more and more businesses and marketers are using Instagram.

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5 Hashtag Tracking Tools for Twitter, Facebook and Beyond

social media toolsAre you using hashtags in your social media campaigns?

Do you want to find tools to help manage your hashtags?

The right tools can help you launch, track and analyze hashtags across social networks.

In this article, you’ll discover five tools that make it easy to track hashtags and their related conversations.

Why Use a Hashtag?

Hashtags make it easier for people to find and follow discussions about brands, events and promotions. They also let brands track the performance of promotions across social media.

Hashtags can determine how easily you can target and track a campaign. You’ve probably seen many businesses use generic hashtags like #food or #chocolate. While these will get your update into a large conversation, using such broad hashtags is wasting your time.

Can you imagine how many posts (tweets or otherwise) contain #chocolate every minute? Managing the hashtag would be a nightmare. You’d spend weeks sorting through every instance of the hashtag to determine which mentions apply to you.

It’s worth the effort (and your sanity) to come up with a unique hashtag that fits with your particular campaign.

A good example is Subway’s #januANY campaign. Their hashtag has two key components: it’s distinctive enough to track easily and it’s simple for fans to remember.

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Subway uses hashtags that are memorable and easy to track.

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5 Ways to Combine Twitter Scheduling With Real Time Activities

social media how toIs there an easy way to engage with people in real-time while balancing Twitter scheduling needs?

Do you know when to schedule your posts to best reach your followers?

Are you looking for ways to join in discussions with real-time posts?

In this article, you’ll discover how to use both scheduled and real-time social media posts in your social media strategy.

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Find a balance between real-time and scheduled social media updates. Image source: iStockPhoto.

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