Want to direct followers to your website?
With a few simple tactics, you can generate quality website traffic from Instagram.
In this article you’ll discover how to use Instagram to drive traffic to your website.
Are you trying to become a social media influencer?
Publishing on social media is a great way to share expert knowledge and develop your influencer status.
In this article I’ll share nine tips that can help you become a social media influencer.
Do you want research to help make the case that influencer marketing works?
In this article you’ll discover the most recent findings about marketers’ perception of influencer marketing and its ability to boost social media marketing efforts.
Influencer Marketing Defined
Quickly, influencer marketing happens when marketers create a list of influencers: regular people—not movie stars—who have blogged, videoed and podcasted themselves into social media stardom. These influencers have proven credibility among and even sales to a specific target audience. Examples include fashionista Chiara Feragni (3 million Twitter followers), YouTube makeup video blogger Michelle Phan (7,600,000 subscribers) and John Lee Dumas of the Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast (923,000 unique listens in December 2014).
Want to create good relationships to increase your visibility and get more customers?
To learn how to work with influencers, I interview Doug Karr.
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.
Doug will explore influencer marketing and how to work with prominent people.
You’ll discover how to identify and reach out to influencers, as well as develop relationships and campaigns that lead to sales.
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Are you looking for an easy way to identify and connect with industry thought leaders?
If so, keep reading for a simple system you can immediately deploy.
Why Focus on Influencers?
Social media is a great way to develop strategic partnerships with key influencers and stay informed about what’s happening in your industry.
But you must focus your efforts to ensure that time spent in social media packs a punch.
A study from Forrester Research confirms that 13.4% of U.S. adults online create 80% of the content that influences people. And 6.2% of these web users are responsible for 80% of the influence in social media.
The popular website Reddit goes by the slogan, “The front page to the Internet.”
It has earned this name by creating a platform that allows users with similar interests to discuss and curate the best content on the web.
Let’s have a look at a few popular communities on Reddit.
What Is Reddit?
Reddit is a social news platform that allows users to discuss and vote on content that other users have submitted. To help police the site and prevent spammers from bombarding readers, Reddit came up with “karma” points.
Is it her magical vocals or her higher Klout score?
And if Seth Godin (Klout score: 0) chooses not to interact on Twitter, does that mean he’s less influential than Uncle Pete, whose Klout score is 35?
These are some of the tricky questions that are being asked since the emergence of new systems that attempt to measure people’s online influence through “social scoring.”
But the question is this: How exactly is “influence” measured? And how do those who make such personal yet inflammatory verdicts decide the scores?
You Have Become a Number
Mark shares how social media influence impacts businesses today. You’ll learn how businesses are using social scoring platforms to engage with their audiences, and how to improve your influence.
Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.
What you might not know is that there’s a treasure trove of knowledge about your ideal audience hidden in the sea of followers and fans you’ve already attracted.
Here are four ways you can learn more about your audience by looking at their social media life.
#1: How Do They Describe Themselves?
Look at their bios on their social networks. How do they describe themselves? What are they passionate about? This may be obvious, but most of the users you’ll run into take this space very seriously, and the short (often < 200 character) bio is a precious piece of real estate.