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YouTube Views Don’t Matter – Here Are 5 Metrics That Do

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“Wow, that YouTube video has got more than a million views already!” The YouTube view count is probably the most well-known statistic in social media. But the real truth is YouTube views don’t matter. Everyone has seen those skippable pre-roll videos on YouTube, right? Trying to get ranked higher on YouTube by getting more views. Not true.

The future of Twitter is as a protected essential public utility

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This week’s blog post is thanks to my close friend and persistent colleague Sally Falkow of Meritus Media. Sally sent me a series of questions about what I think the the future of Twitter will be in light of a fourth quarter revenue miss based on analysts’ expectation. SF: What’s your take on the future of Twitter? CA: Twitter isn’t going anywhere.

The Top 5 YouTube Analytics Every Marketer Should Know

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But did you know that YouTube, which is part of Google, has an incredible analytics offering as well? In fact, YouTube Analytics probably gives users more ways to slice and dice their data than any video platform ever has. But like Google Analytics, YouTube Analytics has so much data that it can be overwhelming. Same goes for YouTube videos. Of course not.

How a small family business pulled off one of the greatest successes in YouTube history

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This is the story of how an entrepreneur used a shoe and a wine bottle to create one of the most successful videos in YouTube history and transform his small family-owned business. We DID NOT begin with a social media strategy. YouTube views: 4.2 million (not counted in the YouTube numbers). We DID NOT begin with a social media strategy. YouTube views: 4.2

What are the best social media platforms for your business?

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One of the most common business dilemmas is figuring our where to start with social media marketing. As with anything in life, there is often a trade-off between effort and business benefits and social media is no different. If you are reading this post, you might have discovered it through Twitter or Facebook. Twitter is not as simple as it might appear. It does not.

17 Hidden YouTube Hacks, Tips & Features You'll Want to Know About

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When people talk about today's most popular social sharing websites, YouTube often gets left out of the conversation in favor of sites like Facebook and Twitter. But don't be fooled: YouTube has a lot going for it. Although Facebook might be the largest social networking site, YouTube has the second greatest reach after Facebook in terms of general usage. I'll wait.

Using YouTube for Lead Generation

WindMill Networking

From that data, […] Author information Jayson Duncan This monthly Social Media and Video column is contributed by Jayson Duncan. Jayson is an Orange County, California filmmaker and owner of the video production company Miller Farm Media. In 2003, Jayson began using video to help others tell their stories through his video production company, Miller Farm Media.

Video Content: Facebook VS. YouTube in the Ring

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Facebook Vs. YouTube video content. While YouTube has been dubbed the second largest search engine in the world, many signs point to the power of Facebook as the winning platform to publish videos. Here are a few things to keep in mind when betting on Facebook VS. YouTube in the ring: Round 1: Content Consumption. Just because the internet is awash with articles about Facebook taking over YouTube, doesn't mean you need to dive in. YouTube. YouTube is more or less the destination, right? of the social media shares versus 23.1% for YouTube.

Why Can’t YouTube Do Drama?

Contently

Given YouTube’s popularity, it’s surprising that the video platform doesn’t have its own Breaking Bad , Mad Men , or Game of Thrones— a singular story that creates shockwaves of influence across culture—especially considering YouTube’s recent push into scripted original series with YouTube Red. Can you name a YouTube Red original?) Drama is hard.

10 Ways to Say “Thank You” on Twitter

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A few weeks ago I was surprised to find that one of the most influential bloggers on the social web replied to me on Twitter to say “thank you” after I had shared one of his posts. Let’s be honest: people don’t say “thanks” very often on Twitter. 10 ways to say “Thank You” on Twitter. Have you used any of these tactics on Twitter?

This Week in Content Marketing: The YouTube Killer Is Not Facebook, It’s Twitter

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We also discuss the exploding landscape of marketing technology solutions and why Twitter’s planned expansion into video is going to be huge. Firing Dick Costolo from Twitter Would be a Mistake (32:53): Angel investor and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis predicts that Twitter’s soon-to-be-released native video capability will be a game-changer and will drive huge user growth.

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10 reasons why Twitter is content marketing’s best friend

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Twitter is much more than “what I had for breakfast.” ” But seriously, Twitter is an essential component of any content marketing strategy, which might seem surprising since we are pretty limited with what we can accomplish in 140 characters, right? Let’s expand our view of Twitter as an essential component of a content marketing strategy. As you.

Social media giants tighten their grip on small content producers

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The digital age is supposed be the era of the solopreneur, allowing ordinary human content producers like you and me to start their own online media empire. Youtube’s your place to be. The promise was: Be passionate, work your face off, and you can create your one (wo)man media empire. Popular social media platforms have tightened their grip on user generated content.

29 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Infographics of 2013

Webbiquity

Twitter became a publicly traded company on November 7 and saw the price of its shares climb 73% on the first day of trading. Does anyone still thing Twitter is for the birds? What are the best ways to drive website or blog traffic with Twitter? To grow your company’s Twitter following? Utilize Twitter advertising? Get the most out of Twitter search?

20 Ideas to super-charge your social media network

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Behind every social media strategy you must have a content plan and a network plan. A focus on Twitter. I have 20 ideas for you … all starting with Twitter. Why Twitter? Plus, unlike other social media platforms, you have an unlimited ability to build an audience on Twitter even if your contacts don’t follow you back. Mining Twitter Lists.

Organic vs paid social media: 12 myths vs realities

Biznology

Organic social media is the use of social networks like Facebook , Twitter , YouTube , Pinterest , Instagram , and Snapchat along with the use of free publishing tools like Hootsuite and Buffer to build a social community and interact with it—publishing posts, sharing others’ posts, and engaging in conversations and comments. ORGANIC SOCIAL MEDIA IS EARNED MEDIA: Reality.

What is Social Media Marketing?

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Social Media Marketing — according to Wikipedia , “social media marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.” ” This is a broad practice, encompassing social media strategy (what are your goals?), The post What is Social Media Marketing? The onus is on me because I am the expert in communications.

Why every business needs a social media business audit

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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. That’s why you need a social media audit before you put together that next social marketing campaign. Twitter. YouTube. You survived the DIY social media audit process.

Is YouTube Advertising Right for You?

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Whether you realize it or not, more advertisers are allocating part of their advertising budget toward YouTube. In fact, the number of advertisers running video ads on YouTube is up 40% year over year. Well, there are several reasons: The amount of users who actively use YouTube is insane. In addition, YouTube reaches more 18 to 49 year olds than cable television.

New research reveals Americans migrating to three social media platforms

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Is social media turning into a three-horse race? New research by Edison indicates that Americans are starting to migrate to three big social media platforms, while usage and preference is flattening out on secondary platforms. Some of the highlights of this show: The social media shake-out: Why Snapchat will last and Twitter is in trouble. By Mark Schaefer.

20 Twitter Tricks for B2Bers Who Want to Up Their Game

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Want proof of how fast social media evolves? Here: Twitter is old school. That’s not an entrenched belief, but I’m sure you’ve heard a rumor or two of how Twitter has been losing ground over the last year. I’m thinking of when Fizzle pondered if Twitter was still effective (they concluded it was ), or when The New Yorker wrote about “ The End of Twitter ” due to its management woes. Compared to rapid-growth social media networks like Snapchat, Twitter is in kinda shaky territory. But at the same time… Twitter’s influence is potent. link].

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

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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. YouTube Marketing Tactics.

Why “rich content” is central to your social media strategy

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Twitter? Only in-depth, conversational content from at least one of these sources will provide the content fuel to give you a chance to reap the immense benefits from a social media strategy. Once you make that decision and begin to execute, you’ll have the content behind you that powers whatever social media platforms you choose. Twitter? A lesson in rich content.

25 ideas for your social media network strategy

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Behind every social media strategy you have to have a content plan and a network plan. A focus on Twitter. I have 25 ideas for you … all starting with Twitter. Why Twitter? Plus, unlike other social media platforms, you can build an audience on Twitter even if your contacts don’t follow you back. Building your social media network.

Understanding Generational Social Media Preferences

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I’m starting to wonder if marketers are too caught up with millennials to really think about generational nuances on social media. I’ll unpack the most important stats here to underscore the generational nuances every social media marketer should know. Juiciest report stats: For Gen X, Facebook is 54% more popular than YouTube. By Brooke B. Like me, Generation X.

Find Out What’s Trending by Demographic on YouTube with YouTube Trends Dashboard

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Wondering what’s hot on YouTube? YouTube provides this information with their YouTube Trends Dashboard and lets you compare one segment to another (both by most shared and most viewed). YouTube also curates content for newsworthy posts every weekday (this is aimed at bloggers and news outlets) on their YouTube Trends blog.

Break the mold: Why content marketing needs to be like a chalupa

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” In this post I postulated that the traditional advice that businesses need to “think like media companies” is losing steam. I’m convinced that thinking like a media company isn’t enough any more. Thinking like a media company. Streaming video + YouTube + Blog + Slideshare. Twitter + billboards. Thinking like a media company.

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Social Media Image Sizing Guide [Infographic]

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Consistent branding across your website, print, video, website, and social media accounts is essential in a modern world where consumers are hit with countless advertisements in a single day. Take just publishing your logo on different social media profiles for example. Online Advertising Social Media facebook google linkedin pinterest sizing guide social media twitter youtube

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

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A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. She also hosts the talent chat (#TChat) on Twitter Wednesdays from 7-8pm eastern time.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

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Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. 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. Showcase reviews: BuzzBlogger, Social Media Today.

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Social Media Explained. Really.

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With every client I meet, every class I teach, and every speech I give, there is always a group of people who desperately need to understand social media marketing but don’t have the time to do it. If you are thinking to yourself, “This world does NOT need another social media book,” you’re partially correct. But this is not just another social media book.

Upcoming Changes to YouTube You MUST Know

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YouTube recently announced a host of new features, additions and improvements that will be rolled out through the rest of the year. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki made these new, exciting changes the focus of her keynote speech at last month’s Vidcon event in Anaheim California. This monthly Social Media and Video column is contributed by Jayson Duncan. Jayson is an Orange County, California filmmaker and owner of the video production company Miller Farm Media. Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn |. Author information. Jayson Duncan. Video

How YouTube Red Affects Your Brand

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Last week YouTube launched a new service called YouTube Red; which allows subscribers to watch YouTube without having to watch any ads. This monthly Social Media and Video column is contributed by Jayson Duncan. Jayson is an Orange County, California filmmaker and owner of the video production company Miller Farm Media. In 2003, Jayson began using video to help others tell their stories through his video production company, Miller Farm Media. Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn |. YouTubeAuthor information. Jayson Duncan.

15 ways to use Twitter to toast your competition

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There are lots of success stories and case studies documenting business success through Twitter. 1) Using Twitter search and other simple listening tools, monitor real time conversations about your brand that can assist your marketing and management teams in seeing what is really being about your company today. He felt he knew me through my Twitter posts. Facebook, etc.

To YouTube and Beyond! 5 Places Where Including a Video Will Boost Results

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Uploading your marketing videos to YouTube is essential, it is after all the second largest search engine available and can be used to direct leads back to your website for more content and eventual conversion, but you can’t stop there to realize improved ROI. To YouTube & Beyond! To YouTube and Beyond! Use video assets in email campaigns. Spice up a blog post.

Why 9Round should be using SOCi for social media management

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And I noticed that while there are social media profiles for other local 9Round gyms , the new Penrose location has yet to embrace social media. So, instead of pimping the Penrose location directly via Twitter , Instagram , and Facebook , I only had a nearby gym, 9Round NOVA, and corporate’s 9Round Official account to tag and @reply. It was frustrating. You know what?

Four marketing mega trends nobody’s talking about

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The social media dead-end — Facebook, LinkedIn and the others don’t want links any more. For the first time in history, the number of people posting on private networks like Messenger, WhatsApp and Snapchat exceed what is being posted on public social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. By Mark Schaefer. The predictions will be … predictable: More video!

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