26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics
MARCH 27, 2013
Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking. LinkedIn now boasts more than 200 million members across 200 countries, and adds two new members every second; what’s more, 35% of LinkedIn members use the site daily. Marketing with LinkedIn.
Are LinkedIn Groups experiencing a crisis?
DECEMBER 7, 2016
After all of the changes LinkedIn has made to groups, it’s no wonder LinkedIn users and social selling experts are questioning the value of LinkedIn groups for sales and marketing programs. It makes you wonder if LinkedIn groups will experience the same fate as Google+ Communities , deserted after members go elsewhere for relevant discussions and cutting-edge content?
3 Tips for Creating Great Posts on LinkedIn and Facebook
B2B Marketing Traction
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
It’s easy to add an update on LinkedIn and Facebook, right? Everything is more visual on social media. Facebook can pose some challenges for display of photos on company pages. If that happens, you can upload a custom size of the photo or image as I did in this example above of a Facebook update. Tips: 1.) Social Media/Web 2.0 Not so fast!
Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook
OCTOBER 7, 2014
Foremost amongst the competition are the big three social networks: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, all of which, to varying degrees, rely on advertising to monetize their huge user bases. Twitter and even Facebook have shown more limited success, but both can be a good fit for certain B2B companies whose target markets align well with specific interests or keywords.
Tips on how to use LinkedIn for Better Lead Generation
B2B Lead Generation Blog
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Have you ever wondered about how can you use LinkedIn for better lead generation and business. In this post, I interview Susan Tatum, Partner at The Conversion Company. I met Susan through following her writing on her blog and her work in the LinkedIn community. Brian: What inspired you to do your work with LinkedIn? Why are you running a LinkedIn program? development?
5 Tips for Creating Shareable LinkedIn Posts
JUNE 2, 2016
Publishing a post on LinkedIn is easy. According to Content Marketing Institute’s report, “ 2016 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America ,” 94 percent of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to distribute content. But only 51 percent pay to promote their posts on social platforms. If these influencers are outside of your company, connect with them on LinkedIn.
Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011
MARCH 21, 2012
While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. Part of the reasoning is that while Facebook is good for sharing coupons, promoting events, and showcasing corporate culture to potential employees, LinkedIn is powerful at generating web traffic and leads. LinkedIn Tips, Tactics and Best Practices.
3 Social Media Marketing Tips For 2014
It's All About Revenue
DECEMBER 29, 2013
by Lauren Harper | Tweet this 2013 was truly a social year. New social platforms continue to emerge, and budgets have swelled, as more companies are beginning to embrace social media presence. A reported 78% of companies now have a dedicated social media team. Social advertising is also on the rise with an estimated $10.24 Billion dollars spent in 2013.
LinkedIn Sponsored Updates: The Best B2B Social Advertising Option Yet?
Digital B2B Marketing
JULY 1, 2013
Have you felt like social advertising just wasn’t right for your B2B marketing? If so, LinkedIn’s new Sponsored Updates may just change your mind. This looks like the most compelling social advertising offering yet for B2B marketers. Up until now, advertising on LinkedIn was just advertising. Social Advertising, With LinkedIn Targeting.
Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2
MARCH 6, 2012
As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google. And while its primary marketing value is on the B2C side, more than a third of B2B marketers also rate it as their most active social network. How can Facebook be used to support an SEO strategy? running Facebook ads).
Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2010
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
LinkedIn is firmly ensconced among the “big 3″ social networks for marketing and business purposes, and though its base of 80 million members is far smaller than the 600 million users of Facebook, its impact in B2B marketing is larger. According to recent research , 32% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to generate leads, versus just 16% who do so on Facebook.
Lead Generation: 5 tips to generate leads faster on LinkedIn
B2B Lead Generation Blog
APRIL 1, 2013
Tweet Wouldn’t it be great if you could just collect hot leads by spending a few minutes a day on LinkedIn? member of our B2B Lead Generation Roundtable LinkedIn Group was likely dreaming about this when he asked the group for a way to generate leads through LinkedIn that “doesn’t require a lot of time, engagement and endless keyword searches.”. Guess what? Industry. Location.
Infographic: A Marketer’s Guide to Posting on LinkedIn
OCTOBER 25, 2016
It feels like social media editors only have fun on Twitter and Facebook. Those platforms may be the go-to places for celebrities and “sexy” B2C brands—if Denny’s is ever going to be sexy, this is it—but when it comes to B2B marketing, LinkedIn has them beat. The visitor-to-lead conversion rate on LinkedIn is 2.74 percent on Facebook and 0.69
Spring-Cleaning: Social Media Tips & Tricks to Organize Your Accounts
APRIL 7, 2015
For social media marketers, spring-cleaning takes on an entirely new meaning. It’s no longer washing windows and scrubbing floors, but it’s organizing social audiences, reexamining the competition, and more. By doing a thorough spring-cleaning across accounts, social media marketers will have their affairs in order for the months to come. Reevaluate Your Social Media Goals.
28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014
JANUARY 20, 2015
As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What’s more, as reported here previously , LinkedIn is the top social network for B2B marketing; 83% of marketers say they prefer to use LinkedIn for distributing B2B content. Kevin J.
How to Craft Perfect Posts for Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter [SlideShare]
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Here''s how many marketers handle their social media strategy: Craft update. Select Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Users interact and consume content on each of these social media channels differently. So to make the most of these platforms, you need to optimize your posts for each social network. Facebook Best Practices. LinkedIn Best Practices.
How to Align Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies for the Most Effective Amplification
JANUARY 25, 2017
Content marketing and social media go hand-in-hand, and sometimes the two disciplines seem interchangeable. For many smaller marketing teams, content and social media marketing are owned and operated by the same person/function, while larger marketing teams separate the two functions entirely. Whether social media is owned by a content team or a specialized social unit, the relationship between the two marketing functions breaks down most simply like this: Content fuels social media with, well, content (copy, visuals, links, etc.). It will be forgotten.
11 Easy Social Media Tips and Tricks
DECEMBER 10, 2013
Here’s a list, off the top of my head, of things that could and should make your social media and blogging life more full, exciting, passionate, accountable, and fruitful — and maybe a little less intimidating. Add Social Media Information to Print Media. While not widely used, QR Codes can be utilized to make access to social media easier. Enjoy! Ask Questions.
12 Social Media Tips for B2B Marketers
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
Despite what we may have thought just a few years ago, social media marketing isn’t just for the B2C world. In fact, 56% of B2B marketers now consider social media marketing core to their business, with 30% reporting that social media directly produces ROI, according to Demand Gen Report. How You Approach Social Media Matters. Remember: Social media is a two-way street.
How to Craft Perfect Posts for Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter [SlideShare]
AUGUST 30, 2013
I don''t know about you, but I''m tired of hearing "social media gurus" compare the effectiveness of Twitter versus LinkedIn, or Facebook versus Twitter, or Linkedin versus Facebook, or whatever other comparison you bring to the table. Social Domination: How to Conquer ''The Big Social Media Networks from HubSpot All-in-one Marketing Software.
30 B2B Social Media Tips for 2016
JANUARY 26, 2016
As social media has grown, so has the opportunity for businesses to reach customers and potential customers. In fact, according to the Salesforce 2015 State of Marketing Report , 66% of businesses now have a dedicated social media team. The problem is that while a whopping number of businesses have a social media team, the majority of them don’t know how to measure their efforts.
15 Tips for Getting the Most From LinkedIn Groups
OCTOBER 11, 2012
I spend a lot of time in LinkedIn groups and have learned a bit about maximizing their potential as conversation-starters. Here are 15 of my favorite tips. The best way to provoke discussion on LinkedIn is to ask questions. LinkedIn is the only major social network that doesn’t permit brands to interact as members. Corporate speak doesn’t work in social channels because you communicate there as a person, not as an institution. LinkedIn gives you 120 characters for a headline, which is pretty generous. Ask Questions. Do you agree?”.
33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far
AUGUST 28, 2012
Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media? Get a dog.
Platform Counts! The Differences between Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn Writing
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Even though Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter tend to get lumped into the same general category of marketing, they are actually quite different. Great writing can connect with your audience, so it’s only natural that you should be gearing your updates toward the audiences on your social media platforms. Facebook Updates. LinkedIn. How Can Facebook Get its Mojo Back?
How To Use Dark Posts on Facebook and LinkedIn to Increase Relevance
Modern B2B Marketing
MARCH 25, 2015
Author: Divya Dutt As a social marketer you are often asked to support many different initiatives going on in your company or organization. So how do you, as social marketer, manage all the broad initiatives without cluttering the company page and inundating your entire audience with irrelevant posts? Here is an example of an A/B test we recently ran on LinkedIn using dark posts.
3 Networking Tips with LinkedIn Groups for Business
Writing on the Web
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
LinkedIn is today to working professionals what Facebook was to college students when it first launched: a networking tool with a specific audience and purpose in mind. Facebook has since degenerated to an all-inclusive social media outlet for friends and family, but LinkedIn still retains its reputation as an online social networking service for the working world.
A plan to challenge the Facebook monopoly
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
MARCH 17, 2013
A very frequent question I am asked is “What will be the next Facebook?” ” For many people, the logical assumption is that a better product will come along to replace Facebook because MySpace bumped AOL and Facebook bumped MySpace and so it is inevitable something will bump Facebook in the foreseeable future. Facebook is not a “technology.”
LinkedIn Power Tips: Give Before You Receive
Writing on the Web
MARCH 7, 2012
If you’ve noticed, LinkedIn is quickly becoming the social networking site for professionals to connect and do business. Maybe Facebook is better left for your family and friends? Just wondering… I’ve invited Chris Buffaloe of SerenityVA.com to share tips on using the LinkedIn recommendations feature. Recommendations in LinkedIn are social proof.
5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Learn to Love Facebook
JUNE 14, 2016
Are you holding back on Facebook marketing just because you’re in B2B? It was reinforced by what felt like a bait and switch when Facebook killed organic reach. And because most everyone in B2B seemed focused on LinkedIn, I figured I could maybe just ignore Facebook. I had a Facebook page all along, of course. But all my real focus was on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Why every business needs a social media business audit
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
Not active on social media? While your business may be posting to social media and doing all the right things, you must regularly assess where you stand on your most important social channels. Or, you will struggle to consistently improve your social strategy. That’s why you need a social media audit before you put together that next social marketing campaign.
23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012
DECEMBER 4, 2012
As noted in 33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012 So Far , posted here a few months ago, social media marketing adoption is now so widespread there’s little further question of “if” or “when” in the minds of most marketers–but many “how” and “what” questions still remain. know—Reddit?
The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. 71% 71% say they are likely to purchase an item based on social media referrals; in fact, consumers report that social media plays almost as big a role in purchasing decisions as does television. ” — RazorSocial (Tips). Buffer Social.
Out-of-Office: 4 Time-Saving Social Media Tips to Keep Connected
Writing on the Web
MAY 14, 2014
How can you use Social Media tips when you’re away from the office for a week? The good news is that it got me thinking about shortcuts and what can be done to extend your reach of online content marketing using social media tips. The danger of sites like Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn is that they can suck you in and spit you out hours later… and time is money.
55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. Facebook added more than 200 million users last year, and Twitter more than doubled in size, adding 115 million. Now that social media has advanced from the “should we do it? to the “how do we do it better?
Am I connecting with my customers enough? 10 tips for customer outreach
DECEMBER 9, 2016
More than ever before, companies are accessible and interacting with their customers on a daily basis, whether it’s commenting on a photo of your product on their Instagram page, interacting with them on Facebook , or tracking your ROI on your last direct mail postcard coupon. Jump into social media. Social media makes us more accessible to our audience. Share your story.
How to Use LinkedIn to Generate Leads
B2B Lead Generation Blog
MARCH 16, 2015
Tweet You need to rethink the way you use LinkedIn. Without some of us even noticing, LinkedIn developed into a useful publishing platform and lead generation tool for marketers and sales people looking to build relationships with prospects. After using LinkedIn to build my own discussion groups, I’ve discovered that using LinkedIn as a lead generator can be a pretty simple process — if you’re willing to invest a little time sharing your expertise and thought leadership. Here are some ways to make the most of LinkedIn for lead generation: 1. or AOL.
25 Awesome LinkedIn Tips for B2B
MAY 22, 2012
Shanna Mallon of Straight North, a leader among Chicago Web design agencies , has shared 25 Awesome B2B Blogging Tips and 25 Awesome Twitter Tips. Now to complete her “Awesome Tips” series, she takes on LinkedIn. How can you make the most of LinkedIn for your B2B company? What ways have you used LinkedIn to boost your B2B? Enjoy, Jeremy.