Social media engagement is a lousy metric

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Thank you for your social media engagement through your generous tweets, blog comments, and likes. My business has increased steadily for a decade, entirely built on content marketing. But almost no one has ever engaged with me on social media. By Mark Schaefer.

If you stopped publishing your social content, would anybody notice?

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By Brooke Ballard, {grow} Contributing Columnist If you’re like me you don’t ever feel comfortable with your social media content publishing schedule. What does this mean for the “little guy” and our social content? See you in the social sphere!

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How your personality aligns with social media content types

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I have always had this fantasy about trying to align Myers-Briggs personality types with people successful on the social web, but alas I have not had the time or resources to do so. To truly stand out in 10-second content chunks, you have to be part news anchor, part comedian.

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

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Today I’m going to explain that not all content is created equal … that there is a certain kind of content you MUST have in your marketing strategy. This was long before “influence marketing” was a thing and I called this new trend “social scoring.”

The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity

Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention. Sprout Social. 3) Radian6 (aka Social Studio).

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5 Ways User-Generated Content Amplifies Your Social Media Strategy

B2B Marketing Insider

Social media brings online conversations to life. According to a research study, 74% of all Internet users use social media. And with social media, content emerges. Social Media Social Media Campaigns

Too Much Crappy Social Media Content!

Digital B2B Marketing

Of course, most businesses and professionals don’t share information like this in social media, but another kind of oversharing pervades social media: oversharing content. You may justify this because they are sharing your content and helping to grow your audience.

Why content marketing is a “do-over” for social media

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My friend Stanford Smith wrote a thought-provoking article last week, The Difference Between Content Marketing and Social Media and Why You Should Care and it got me thinking about how these trends are intertwined. This is what I mean… The failure of social media marketing.

Content shock re-visited, the content marketing myths and realities

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They realize that producing content is a great way to increase awareness for their agendas and brands. Perhaps they’ve read my book The Content Code , which articulates this very strategy. In any event, the cost of producing this content is going to go up, up, up.

The three biggest social media problems are NOT social media problems

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But more often than not, when people think they have a social media marketing problem, it’s not a marketing problem at all. Here are three problems that people may THINK are social media marketing problems … but they’re not. 2) Content Shock. By Mark Schaefer.

Jump-Start Your SEO by Combining Social Media & Content Marketing Strategies

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While Google has yet to affirm social media signals as ranking factors to its search engine algorithm, many search marketers would deem it foolish not leverage social platforms to support SEO strategies.

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. Social works on us too, ya know! According to the Q1 2017 Sprout Social Index. YouTube is their second favorite social platform.

Social Media Is Not Your Content Marketing Hub

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According to the “Social Media Marketing Survey 2016” from Clutch, 78% of enterprises surveyed say social media is the most important tactic for marketing success compared to other marketing strategies. Content Marketing

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. Popular social media platforms have tightened their grip on user generated content. The squeeze on content producers .

Content Shock is here. Now what?

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About two years ago, I wrote a blog post called Content Shock: Why Content Marketing is not a sustainable strategy. The premise behind Content Shock is simple. Simply, the economics of content are changing. They opined that Content Shock had something to do with it.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity

Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Store and repurpose content for later reposting.

The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools

Webbiquity

Great content—the kind that resonates with your audience—starts with great topic ideas. What are the best tools for finding great content ideas? Here are almost two dozen of the best content ideation tools finding and capturing bursts of inspiration. 16) Content Idea Generator.

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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. But this is not just another social media book. The post Social Media Explained.

Why You Need A Content Marketing Strategy For Your Blog And Social Media Posts

Modern Marketing

In today’s digital marketing landscape, a growing number of social media platforms and channels are competing for a limited number of marketing resources. That’s why you need a content marketing strategy for your blog and social media posts. Content Marketing

Social selling, social business, social employees and other hype

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Just reading headlines day by day is a pretty good way to watch the waves of social media buzz crash on the shore! The social enterprise Let’s say you walk into France one day and announce that they need to be more like Russia. The social enterprise. The social employee.

Should your content generate leads or relationships?

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His business goal was to generate an ever-increasing number of leads from his company’s blog content and he wanted my ideas on what they might try to kick the number up. Should content generate leads or relationships? The implications for your content strategy.

3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

Webbiquity

Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. But with the right knowledge and strategy, social media can be an invaluable part of a B2B online marketing plan. Employ Someone Who Knows Social Media, Not Just Your Business.

The strategy behind the content

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A lot of this reflection is spent on the time I spend creating content. I thought I would share for you my strategic view of the strategy behind the content streams going into 2016. Here’s a summary of where things are headed: Written content.

There is no community on social media

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Here is why companies can certainly build communities on social media and, in fact, they are doing so. In these cases, not only are you creating a private community (not cheap), you would have to produce enough content to transform into a conversational brand.

Social Media is Lowering Our Content Standards

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Sharing has ceased to be an endorsement of the quality of content. Social media has created the expectation that we share content, and in the drive to meet the content demands social media places on us, our content standards are falling. Filed under: Content.

10 Ways to Drive More Social Proof

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10 Ways to Drive More Social Proof from Mark Schaefer. In an information dense world, the difference between being ignored and being a success might very well hinge on this subtle idea of social proof. and demonstrate why sometimes content success has very little to do with the content!

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5 Reasons Snackable Content is (Still) Awesome

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If you’ve ever heard the expression “big things come in small packages,” you already know a little something about snackable content. By breaking an infographic, for example, into a series of memorable quotes and videos, you gain: A longer shelf life for content on social media.

A new process to quantify content marketing success

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This post explains an exciting new opportunity for content marketing measurement. Just a few years ago, Internet content was a novelty, and consumers spent endless hours discovering new sites. A content marketing measurement process. Content Shareability ratings.

Converting B2B Leads Through Social Content: 3 Keys to Success

NuSpark

For a couple of years now, B2B marketers have been hearing the “social selling” buzzword, and there are some convincing social media statistics regarding sales through social channels. However, creating and delivering social content is a big challenge for many B2Bs.

22 Tantalizing Content Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

With the near-universal embrace of content marketing— 93% of B2B marketers are using content marketing , and B2C marketers are close behind—the amount of brand content being produced has exploded. Already widespread, content marketing will continue to grow.

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Five social media courses make one social media strategy meal

Biznology

Most social media marketing strategies are like my mum and me in Genova : we were supremely blissed-out happy with our experience of the authentic, delicious, “to the tooth” spaghetti al pesto.

8 Types of Social Media Content That Your Audience Really Needs

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How are your followers reacting to your content? Are you able to create engagement with them, earn social shares and link backs, and drive people to your landing pages? The post 8 Types of Social Media Content That Your Audience Really Needs appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Your online reputation on Google is the direct result of the content you write on your website, your blogs, and on social media, over time

Biznology

Google relies on global online content to come up with its search results. Google isn’t content in, search out. The more quality content that you generate across all of your online platforms, the more in control you are of your online reputation.

A solution to the content marketing measurement puzzle

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Here is a common question I hear from many of my clients and students: My boss is looking at the leads we generated on advertising versus social media or content marketing and is questioning why he is putting money into content instead of doubling down on ads.

Social selling and the social enterprise: From fantasy to reality

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Many organizations are experiencing frustration with the concept of the “social enterprise.” By some measures, Dell stands alone in its pioneering approach to embedding social media into corporate functions beyond sales, marketing, and the call center. Content is the fuel.

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The business case for unbranded content

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In this age of overwhelming content, our consumers can steer around what bore them. You could have a massive marketing budget and team of writers and designers, but if no one engages enough to share your content and ideas, then it’s just not working.

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The lost blogging monarchy, the defeat of links, and the war on social media

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At the top of my blog it says “Marketing, Social Media, Humanity” and this post from this remarkable man is an exceptional exploration of this intersection. Social media cul-de-sacs. Social media has become a dead end for content. Social media cul-de-sacs.

23 Outstanding Social PR Guides

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This shift has led to today’s emphasis on “social” PR. What are the best practices for social PR? Find the answers to these questions and others here in almost two dozen noteworthy social PR articles, posts, and guides from the past 18 months.

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Why You Should Reshare Your Social Media Content

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Even if you have your B2B company’s social media strategy pretty much down (or even if you don’t), there’s always room for optimization, from when you schedule your messages to the call-to-action in each post. One such area that can be optimized is your social media content resharing strategy.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

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Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1

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