Welcome 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 Ads API Partner Program Launches: “Instagram Ads API Partners will be able to perform tasks including scheduling and publishing content to the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network, monitoring audiences and sharing access to Instagram accounts across teams.”
Facebook Enables New Ways for People and Businesses to Connect: Facebook introduced several “new communication features for Pages, including more ways for customers to send private messages to businesses and new tools for Page admins to manage and respond to messages.”
Are you interested in the latest tips and tools?
LinkedIn is one of the most effective platforms for expanding your reach and improving your business results. We asked social media experts for their hottest LinkedIn tips.
Here’s what they had to say.
Welcome 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?
New Study: Social Login and Sharing Trends – 2014: A new study from LoginRadius analyzed user preferences for social log-in and social sharing based on data from +120,000 websites and millions of users. Facebook (65%) and Google+ (25%) are the preferred log-in networks with primarily younger consumers (age 18-34) using their social networks to log-in on third-party sites (65%). Only about one-third (35%) of consumers between the ages of 35 and 50 are using social log-ins.
Do you want more people to see your business articles?
LinkedIn publishing gives you the opportunity to reach members of the biggest professional audience in the social sphere.
In this article I’ll share five tips for optimizing your content for LinkedIn publishing.
#1: Know How Channels Work
LinkedIn channels are basically categories that users can follow to see articles related to the topics they’re most interested in. Many channels have a huge number of followers (e.g., the Customer Experience channel has over 1 million followers).
Are you using the new LinkedIn publishing platform?
Publishing content on LinkedIn Publisher can give your content and your reputation a boost.
In this article I’ll share the best practices for publishing your posts to LinkedIn for more visibility.
Why Use Publisher?
Posting articles to LinkedIn with Publisher makes the content searchable by keyword in LinkedIn’s post search box.
Is your content getting the shares it deserves?
Publishing your articles on LinkedIn helps build your personal reputation and increase exposure for your business or website.
In this article I’ll share four tactics for publishing content that gets read and shared.
#1: Publish Early in the Week
The best day to publish on LinkedIn appears to be Tuesday, with Monday as a close second. Shares decline as the week progresses and by the weekend, shares are at their lowest.
Do you have a LinkedIn content strategy?
Do you want to maximize exposure of your content on LinkedIn?
Reach LinkedIn users with professional, valuable content that stands out, and they’re likely a step closer to pursuing a business relationship with you.
In this article, I’ll share four ways content on LinkedIn can help you meet strategic goals.
#1: Publish on the LinkedIn Publishing Platform
LinkedIn recently made waves by announcing that all members will have access to the same content creation and sharing tools that had previously been reserved for hand-picked LinkedIn influencers. (The feature is currently rolling out in waves. If you don’t have it yet, you will soon!)
Are you wondering if the new LinkedIn publishing platform can help your business?
To learn about the LinkedIn publishing platform and why you may want to consider it, I interview Stephanie Sammons 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 Stephanie Sammons, who is a LinkedIn marketing expert and CEO of Wired Advisor, a digital marketing platform that helps financial advisors create and publish content. She blogs at Build Online Influence.
Stephanie shares how marketers can make the most out of the LinkedIn publishing platform.
You’ll discover what type of content works best, when to schedule posts and how you can use the platform to grow a following.
Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!
Do you want to build more authority in your niche?
LinkedIn is opening up its publishing platform to all 277 million+ members!
In this article, I’ll show you how high-quality content creators and bloggers can use LinkedIn’s publishing platform to build their influence.
Why LinkedIn Publishing Platform?
I’ve always said you don’t have to be anointed as an influencer to build online influence. It’s up to you to contribute to your community, share valuable experience and create astute content that shows your thought leadership.
The LinkedIn publishing platform gives you the opportunity to expand your reach in a major way. Since all LinkedIn members have access to the platform, it’s critical for you to create high-quality content that differentiates you.