Do you need ideas for blog topics?
Do you know what content performs best for your competitors?
When you know what content works for your competitors, you can use those topics to brainstorm ideas for your own blog articles.
In this article I’ll share five ways to research your competitors’ content and tools to help you do that.
#1: Identify the Most Shared Content
You and your competitors are trying to attract the same audience. If people are sharing content from competitors’ sites, there’s a good chance they’ll share similar content from your site as well. That’s why it’s important to research what content competitors are publishing and where they’re finding the most engagement.
Do you have a central place to track blog topic ideas, manage writers and schedule publish dates?
Blogging is much easier when you have your content planned out. Knowing what you’ll write about and when you’ll publish it helps you stay on track.
In this article I’ll share three editorial calendar tools that help you deliver better content in less time.
What Is a Blog Editorial Calendar?
A blog editorial calendar shows you all of your blog posts and where they are in the production process. It sounds simple enough–perhaps so simple you may think you don’t need one. But an editorial calendar has a large impact on your overall organization and productivity.
Is your business using Instagram?
Do you need better tools?
Many marketers haven’t adopted Instagram because it doesn’t offer the right tools to help them use it effectively.
Here are five Instagram tools to help you become more efficient with Instagram.
Instagram is a rapidly growing photo and video sharing platform with more than 150 million users and 16 billion photos shared. Over 55 million photos are shared on Instagram to a very engaged community every single day.
Google Trends show you the volume of searches for “Instagram.” As you can see, over the last year it has grown significantly and is set to grow further in 2014.
Are you looking for some good social media blogs to read? Look no further!
Our fifth-annual social media blog contest generated over 600 nominations.
Our panel of social media experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists. Each of the social media blogs were analyzed based on a number of factors, including content quality, post frequency and reader involvement.
With that in mind, here are 10 social media blogs to put at the top of your reading list.
#1: Jon Loomer
Jon Loomer consistently delivers long-form articles, videos and detailed educational content that share an impressive depth of Facebook marketing knowledge.
Are you having a hard time building your community on Google+?
In this article I’ll tell you about 3 tools to build your presence on Google+ and get more value for your business.
#1: Friends+Me—Distribute Google+ Content to Other Platforms
Friends+Me automatically shares content from Google+ to other social networks by checking your Google+ business page and/or personal profile at regular intervals. If new posts are found, they’re reposted to any social networks you’ve associated with Friends+Me.
Friends+Me has some excellent configuration options available, but you’ll need to spend some time setting them up. Once that’s done, Friends+Me is a robust way to share your Google+ updates across multiple platforms.
Are you wondering which tools can help you grow your followers on Pinterest?
In this article, I’ll show you 4 tools to help you analyze and grow your presence on Pinterest.
Why Pinterest Tools?
That means to compete, you have to be able to serve up fantastic images, measure the impact of your efforts and connect with new followers on a regular basis.
If you don’t have a large budget to sink into your Pinterest strategy, integrating the time-saving shortcuts and functions of a few affordable tools can work wonders.
Do you find it difficult to keep up with how quickly social media is evolving?
In this article, I outline a collection of technology tools and tips you’ll want to consider using to improve your presence across social media.
It takes a lot of time to create quality content, engage on social profiles and sustain online relationships that support your business goals.
Larger businesses and corporations often have teams of people dedicated solely to these tasks.
For smaller businesses that don’t have the luxury of staff or financial resources, there are tools to help. But there are also efficient shortcuts and tips to help you get more out these technology tools.
By using some of these tips to strategically choose your tools, you can get more out of your social media marketing.
Are you wondering what tools can help your social media marketing?
To discover free or low-cost tools to simplify your social media marketing, I interview Ian Cleary for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.
More About This Show
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 Ian Cleary, the founder of Razor Social—a blog dedicated to social media tools. He’s also the social media tools writer for Social Media Examiner.
Ian shares why as a marketer you should look beyond Google Analytics and Facebook Insights data.
You’ll learn the services available to keep up to date with relevant content and the tools to use to monitor your overall activities across all social channels.
Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!
Do you need better tools to help you manage your social media marketing?
Automating some of the more repetitive tasks related to social media can help you be more productive and efficient with the execution of your social media strategy.
To save you time and improve your marketing efforts, I’ll show you three social media tools that will deliver your content efficiently.
#1: Be More Efficient on Facebook
Post Planner, an independent application you install within Facebook, is designed to help you deliver content to your Facebook Page effectively. The app offers paid plans and a free trial. We’ve used the free trial for the demonstration below.
- Automate publishing of selected content to your Facebook Page based on a time schedule that you predetermine.
- Identify trending content to add to your queue.
- Add your blog feed and publish your new posts automatically.
- Crowdsource content from other Post Planner users. If a Post Planner user creates a folder containing content from the top Facebook experts, this folder is available to other Post Planner users to select content from.
- View the latest content from your favorite Facebook Pages, Twitter accounts or blogs from within Post Planner and add articles, tweets or posts to your queue.
- View simple analytics that show you the percentage of people who liked your post, clicked it or commented on it.
- Target your posts based on a selection of details such as gender, age group and level of education and save the target for future use. Link the targeting to a time zone and Post Planner will adjust the publish time.
- Post Planner provides a database of thousands of updates you can search to find ideas for your status updates.
- Upload a bulk file of posts.