Facebook Announces Secret Videos for Publishers: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome 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

Facebook Announces Secret Videos for Publishers
“Secret videos give Page owners the ability to upload videos that are accessible only via a direct URL, but which are not searchable for people on Facebook. This is useful for publishers who want to host videos on Facebook, embed them on third-party sites or share them with anyone who has the URL, without posting them anywhere else on Facebook.”

Facebook Introduces Video Ads Creative Spotlight: Each month, Facebook’s Video Ads Creative Spotlight will highlight and share the “best practices for creating video ads on Facebook that grab attention and drive business goals.”

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“To further inspire advertisers and showcase great video ad creative, Facebook IQ launched the Video Ads Creative Spotlight, which, each month, will highlight video ad creative.”



How to Improve Your SEO With LinkedIn and SlideShare

social media how toDo you use LinkedIn or SlideShare for your business?

Did you know you can improve your search engine optimization (SEO) with these channels?

With a few simple techniques, you can optimize your LinkedIn and SlideShare assets to achieve higher search rankings organically.

In this article you’ll discover four ways to optimize LinkedIn and SlideShare for search engines.

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Discover how to improve your SEO with LinkedIn and SlideShare.



How to Optimize Your SlideShare Deck for More Exposure

social media how toDo you use SlideShare?

Are you using it to its full potential?

SlideShare decks let you share conference presentations, curate content, create how-to guides and more. But none of that content matters if people don’t see it.

In this article I’ll share five tips to get the most out of your SlideShare deck.

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Discover how to optimize SlideShare decks for more exposure.



Fan Content: How to Leverage Your Fans to Enhance Your Social Media

Do you want your fans to help market you?

Are you wondering how to include fan content in your social media?

To explore how fan content can enhance your social media, I interview Jesse Desjardins for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

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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 Jesse Desjardins. Jesse is the head of social at Tourism Australia, where he manages a small team that oversees large Facebook, Instagram and Google+ communities. Working with fans, Jesse’s team receives over 1000 images from fans a day!

Jesse shares how he and his team leverage fan content–specifically photos–to promote Australian tourism.

You’ll discover how Jesse and his three-person team have grown Facebook to 6M fans and Instagram to 800K fans to reach 3M to 6M people a day.

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7 Ways to Use SlideShare for Your Business

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Do you use SlideShare as a marketing tool?

Are you looking for creative ways to use SlideShare for your business?

SlideShare is a great place to promote attractive, useful presentations to get the visibility you need.

In this article you’ll discover how SlideShare can generate free exposure for your business.

Why SlideShare for Your Business?

Most social media marketers are focused on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. But are they missing the boat? Out of all of the social platforms out there, SlideShare is the most overlooked and underutilized.



How to Develop a LinkedIn Content Strategy

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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!)

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Publishing Platform lets you blog right on LinkedIn.



How to Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile With Professional Portfolio

social media how toDo you want to enhance the appearance of your LinkedIn profile?

Are you looking for ways to get noticed and attract more business opportunities on LinkedIn?

In this article, you’ll discover how to use LinkedIn’s Professional Portfolio to make your LinkedIn profile stand out.

What is LinkedIn’s Professional Portfolio?

LinkedIn launched Professional Portfolio to showcase your unique professional story using rich visual content.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a photographer, a real estate agent, an interior designer or a marketer. By adding an interactive, rich media experience to your profile, you can leverage the power of imagery.



5 Creative Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog Posts

social media how toDo you want more traffic to your blog?

Are you struggling to catch the attention of more readers?

Does this sound familiar? You write an amazing piece of content. You made sure to craft an attention-grabbing headline. You share the link on Twitter, Facebook, even Google+.

Then you wait in breathless anticipation for your share count to skyrocket. Except it doesn’t.

Never fear, in this article you’ll find fresh ideas to generate buzz and get your posts noticed.

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Use a two-pronged approach with a variety of platforms and different types of media to get your post shared. Image source: iStockPhoto.

Promote Your Article Across a “Wider” Variety of Platforms

Everyone is using Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn to promote their content. It’s tempting to focus only on these four networks because they have popularity and community numbers on their side.



15 Actionable Takeaways From Social Media Marketing World 2013

social media how toDid you miss Social Media Marketing World in April?

Or perhaps you were there but weren’t able to attend all the sessions you would have liked to.

In this article I’ve assembled for you 15 actionable social media marketing takeaways from some experts who presented at the event.

Here’s what they had to say.

#1: Prepare for Social Displacement

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Michael Stelzner

With maturity of any new industry comes disruption. Just as email, the web and search disrupted entire industries several years ago (e.g., the postal service, print publications and traditional sales), we can also expect a lot of online disruption to happen because of social media.

  • Facebook messages are displacing email (it’s becoming easier to send your friend a Facebook message rather than find their email address).
  • Asking friends rather than searching (more and more people are asking their Facebook friends or Google+ circles for referrals instead of searching online for a product or service).
  • Listening to podcasts is beginning to replace radio.



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