Images Are the Ultimate Secret of Killer Blog Posts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Images Are the Ultimate Secret of Killer Blog Posts [INFOGRAPHIC]

As with your written content, the images you choose should be original, high-quality, and well composed. Never use photos that have already been used on other posts on your blog, and if you’re taking your own photos, be sure that they’re clear, bright, crisp, and well-composed. A hasty snapshot from your phone is fine for Twitter or Instagram, but for blog posts, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got a showstopper. Follow me...
5 Daily Tasks To Increase Your Social Following

5 Daily Tasks To Increase Your Social Following

] Tweet 1)  Use Hashtags in real-time. Find relevant hashtags to support your tweets and Instagram pictures in real-time. http://keyhole.co   2)  Find Trends. Find what is trending in your area and tweet about it. http://trendsmap.com/# 3) Use GREAT keywords. Before you just type in random keywords to tag your blog use http://www.wordtracker.com 4) Build Klout. Klout is more important now then ever before, and with their new layout you can share content directly from their platform. Share daily and be sure to add relevant and real-time hashtags you chose in step one. http://klout.com/#/create   5) Find your people. Follow them. And compliment their content. Use https://tagboard.com/ to search for your niche. If you are an Electronica artist you would search for “Electronica” You will then see a tag wall of photos from Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #Electronica in the last few minutes.  These are your people. Get to know them.   Tweet...
Double your Facebook likes in just 5 mins a day!

Double your Facebook likes in just 5 mins a day!

The psychology of social media sharing A New York Times study found that: 49% of social media users share content that allows them to inform others about things they care about and have the potential to change opinions or encourage action. 68% of social media users share content so they can give their friends a better sense of who they are and what they care about. 84% of social media users share content that allows them to support causes they care about. The art and science of Facebook marketing can seem mysterious and daunting, and likes in and of themselves are not a magic bullet for increasing sales. But growing an audience of people who are interested in your products and offering them targeted, useful content on a regular basis should lead to improved Facebook Page engagement. Here are a few daily activities that can make a huge difference in the number of fans drawn to your page and how they engage and interact with your content.   7 ways to increase your Facebook likes in a few minutes a day 1. Make Facebook connections Connect with Facebook admins who serve a similar demographic and develop a cross-promotion strategy. Use Facebook’ native functionality to invite your email subscribers to like your page by providing incentives for them to do so. Facebook also has an email feature that enables you to engage those who don’t respond to your invitation and further entice them to connect. 2. Share content on your Facebook page Share original content and compelling photos that are audience-appropriate to improve engagement. Post frequently about newsworthy stories that are relevant to your readers....
HELP. I don’t get it. What is a Hashtag?

HELP. I don’t get it. What is a Hashtag?

            The best way I can explain a hashtag is that it is a way of grouping information together, almost like a file folder. If you  opened your filing cabinet and wanted to find everything about Dogs, you would click on #Dogs. But the search results might be too large. So, you might then want to create a new hashtag  for #JackRussell. That way your topic is now more narrow. Hashtags help you easily find out what others are saying about a given topic and to participate to public conversations!  # Twitter: Twitter: Twitter is the birthplace of modern hashtag usage — as such, its hashtags are more versatile than other sites. Twitter feed curates a list of hashtags you might be interested in, based on your tweets.  On Twitter, the pound sign (or hash) turns any word or group of words that directly follow it into a searchable link. This allows you to organize content and track discussion topics based on those keywords. So, if you wanted to post about the Breaking Bad finale, you would include #BreakingBad in your tweet to join the conversation. Click on a hashtag to see all the posts that mention the subject in real time. # Facebook: Allow you to Search for a specific conversation (vs.  search term), follow a media event, a program, a personality,…just like on Twitter. Being able to see posts coming from other applications, that have been shared on Facebook (Instagram) – many people are ‘cross-posting’ on several networks, including Facebook – it will be easier to # find them Being able to click on hashtags in comments...
If you were born between 1980-2000 this is for you!

If you were born between 1980-2000 this is for you!

Retailers Love Millennial Women With an estimated purchasing power of $2.45 trillion worldwide by 2015, it’s no surprise that the millennial generation (demographic cohort born between 1980 and 2000, also known as Gen Y) has become the most sought-after target segment for Internet retailers. But retailers are particularly interested in millennial women, who bring in the highest volume of referral traffic to their e-commerce stores. Picture the ever-connected millennial female clicking a selfie with that latest red shoe she purchased online and sharing it with hundreds of friends on Facebook and Pinterest. Retailers are leaving no stone unturned in encouraging these women to share their purchases on social media, because these socially shared purchases are bringing 3.77 referral clicks back to the e-commerce stores. What’s surprising is that Gen Y males have 27.11% more purchases than females, but millennial females generate 52.63% higher referral traffic to e-commerce stores than their male counterparts. The super-social-savvy millennial generation is a very valuable asset for retailers. Millennials with more than 900 Facebook friends generate as much as 5.75 clicks per socially shared purchase for e-commerce stores. This number drops to 1.45 referral clicks for millennials with less than 100 Facebook...