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 Now Supports Portrait and Landscape Images: Instagram announces that “—in addition to square posts—you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on Instagram.”
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
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.”
Would you like to reach an audience ready to share your creative content?
For companies with strong visual content Tumblr is a largely untapped opportunity.
In this article I’ll show you five companies using Tumblr to reach a new audience that values creativity and fun.
If you had the chance to market on a site with upwards of 300 million unique visitors every month, would you do it?
What if that same site extended post life beyond a few days and catered to a younger demographic more interested in sharing content than creating it (thus giving you a better chance at going viral)?
Are you looking for tools to speed up your social tasks?
In this article, I’ll share four social media tools and tips to help community managers save time, show creativity and streamline community management for their companies.
Why Social Media Tools
The sheer volume of tasks can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. With just a few tools, individuals and teams can manage their responsibilities better, while presenting a successful social media presence.
Keep reading for four social media tools that will make your social media tasks much easier.
#1: Manage the Appearance of Links to Your Website With Facebook Debugger
We all know Facebook updates that include pictures and snippets of their content do unbelievably better than ones that publish bare links. We’re a visual bunch, us humans.
Has this ever happened to you? You updated a page on your website with new images. Then, when you tried to publish a link to the page on Facebook, you found yourself staring at the link text for way too long.
Are you unfamiliar with Tumblr and wondering how to get started?
Do you want to let a new set of customers share your brand or product on this social platform?
If so, keep reading as I reveal how to use Tumblr for your business.
Tumblr is a blogging and social platform that houses more than 132 million blogs and is among the top 15 websites in the United States.
It’s website explains, “Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors to your theme’s HTML.”
According to Quantcast, Tumblr received over 5.5 billion page views in May 2013 alone. With user numbers and popularity on the rise, it’s a perfect marketing tool for businesses that are trying to extend their reach and raise brand awareness.
How much do you know about the microblogging site Tumblr?
Launched in 2007, Tumblr has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years.
Forbes reported that 120,000 new Tumblr blogs are created every day, totaling 86 million that drive 18 billion page views per month.
In this post, I’ll take a look at 26 businesses that have created presences on Tumblr and discuss the techniques they use for their blogs, while also introducing many of Tumblr’s specific features and lexicon.
How Can Tumblr Be Used?
Jason Keath wrote, “Not every brand works on Tumblr” and suggested that three categories of blogs may fare better than others: fashion, large websites and publishing/broadcast media. As we’ll see with the examples below, Tumblr’s features offer the ability to be more visual and less verbose.
When you first started out on social media, Tumblr may not have fit the description of what you were looking for. Today, you may be pleasantly surprised to discover a blogging solution where you can create engaging and diverse posts in much less time than other platforms, while also piggybacking on the social networking capabilities it offers.
But one platform is almost never mentioned.
It is Tumblr, a network ideal for photo and video integration, as well as reaching out to a niche demographic.
Benefits of Being on Tumblr
With the introduction of ads that appear as highlighted posts, as well as the fact that Adidas just ran the first-ever large-scale brand campaign on the site, Tumblr is likely to keep on gaining traction and influence.
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?
LinkedIn Rolls Out New Group Search: LinkedIn’s Group Search helps you search across all of the groups on LinkedIn to find the right one for you. You’ll find this search now gives you better results.
Are you looking to simplify management of your social activities? If so, then Ifttt is for you.
Don’t be put off by Ifttt’s crazy name. This is one handy tool that you should definitely know about.
Ifttt stands for “If this, then that,” which is a very basic way of explaining the site’s whole premise.
With very little effort on your part, Ifttt will connect your online accounts and services to create triggered events. After setting a trigger from one service, you can create a task to be activated automatically when the trigger goes off.