Are you wondering how you can get people to share your content?
To learn how to inspire your fans and followers to share your stories via social media, I interview Simon Mainwaring 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 Simon Mainwaring, author of We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World. He’s a consultant who’s worked with brands like Nike and Motorola. Simon also hosts the upcoming We First Social Branding Seminar in West Hollywood in a few days.
Simon shares the importance of tapping into the power of your fans to share your story.
You’ll learn how you can create a story and the kind of content you need to use to succeed.
Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!
Listen NowYou can also subscribe via iTunes, RSS, Stitcher or Blackberry.
Do you want people to click on your blog posts when others share them on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+?
Is your blog optimized for the best visual display when people share your content?
Are your posts are accompanied by a nice picture with an accurate description so they stand out in social media streams?
Why Does This Matter?
When a link to your post is accompanied by an image and description, it’s more likely that people will click on that link to read the content behind it and share it.
There’s an element that lets you control how your post appears in a status update.
In this article I’ll examine social snippets and show you how to control the images that accompany your posts when they appear in status updates on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.
Have you integrated your blogging with your social activities?
Blogging can help you improve your social media marketing.
In this post, you’ll discover four tips to enhance your social media efforts using your business blog.
#1: Share Your Blog Posts in Your Social Status Updates
Not sure what to post on your Facebook wall or Twitter profile? How about links to your blog posts?
The rule of thumb is to have a 80/20 split with 80% of your updates not self-promotional and 20% self-promotional. If you use the 20% self-promotional updates to share links to your blog content, you’ll give your followers something more valuable to read than a product or service sales page.
The story of Apollo 13 astronauts trying desperately to get back to Earth after a failed mission has a lesson for B2B marketers.
Astronauts used the moon’s gravitational pull to slingshot them so they had enough power left to get back to Earth.
B2B marketers: Facebook is your moon.
Christopher explains the power of email marketing and social media marketing and why you need both of these marketing strategies.
You’ll discover how to integrate social media and email to leverage your content.
He also shares insights into podcasting, the marketing benefits of his podcast Marketing Over Coffee and social media trends your business must be aware of.
Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.