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12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th April 2014

12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/12-types-of-blog-posts/

#1: How-to’s and Tutorials

#2: Lists

#3: Resources or Link Lists

#4: Cheat Sheets, Checklists and To-do’s

#5: Reviews

#6: Controversial Posts

#7: Infographics

#8: Podcast Show Notes

#9: Videos

#10: Interviews

#11: Guest Posts

#12: Blog Series

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Facebook’s referral traffic share grew over 37% in Q1 2014, Pinterest was up 48%, Twitter increased only 1%

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd April 2014

Facebook’s referral traffic share grew over 37% in Q1 2014, Pinterest was up 48%, Twitter increased only 1%

http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2014/04/21/facebooks-referral-traffic-share-grew-37-q1-2014-pinterest-48-twitter-increased-1/

Shareaholic SOcial Media Traffic Referrals

Once again, the real winner here is Facebook, Pinterest may be able to challenge it soon though, as it is now driving just over a third of the traffic Facebook is.

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Why Twitter Lists Should Be Your #1 Resource for Social Selling

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th April 2014

Please consider our other Twitter-related blog entries:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/03/29/11-things-you-didnt-know-you-were-doing-wrong-on-twitter/

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/12/05/twitter-resources-for-its-use-in-education/

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/03/23/is-the-symbol-hurting-twitter-the-social-networks-tries-to-do-without/

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/11/26/twitter-grammar/

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/11/20/a-quick-start-guide-to-participating-in-twitter-chats/

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/11/03/10-twitter-tips-for-teachers/

Why Twitter Lists Should Be Your #1 Resource for Social Selling

http://blogs.salesforce.com/company/2014/04/twitter-lists-social-selling-resource-gp.html

As a social salesman, you should understand the overwhelming majority of Twitter users are narcissistic at the end of the day and are looking for people to acknowledge their written feelings. Best of all, there’s an unwritten rule with public Twitter engagements that essentially require the recipient of a tweet to respond. Unlike LinkedIn and email, a non-response is almost sacrilegious on Twitter.

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The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th April 2014

The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232738

#pm #techworkshop @scsulib290 @stcloudstate #evolving and #diversify are the 2 keywords from this entry

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How Social Media & Game Mechanics Can Motivate Students

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 31st March 2014

How Social Media & Game Mechanics Can Motivate Students

http://mashable.com/2011/05/26/social-media-games-education/

Social media and online games have the potential to convey 21st century skills that aren’t necessarily part of school curricula — things like time management, leadership, teamwork and creative problem solving that will prepare teens for success in college and beyond.

 

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11 Things You Didn’t Know You Were Doing Wrong on Twitter

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th March 2014

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/things-you-didnt-know-you-were-doing-wrong-on-twitter

11 Things You Didn’t Know You Were Doing Wrong on Twitter

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Is the @ symbol hurting Twitter? The social networks tries to do without

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd March 2014

Is the @ symbol hurting Twitter? The social networks tries to do without

http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2014/03/is-the-symbol-hurting-twitter-the-social-networks-tries-to-do-without.html

If you want to bake, you have to learn how to read a recipe.  Is it really impossible for people to learn how to use the @ symbol? As for hashtags? No big deal. If you don’t get it, you don’t use it. For me, the bigger issue is the issue that makes Twitter unique – the short format. Because of it, people had to write in text speak and code. Don’t like it? Send an email.

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What’s Not to ‘Like’? Rethinking Restrictive Social Media Policies

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st March 2014

What’s Not to ‘Like’? Rethinking Restrictive Social Media Policies

http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2014/03/social-media/whats-like-time-rethink-restrictive-social-media-policies/

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On social media, privacy, etc.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 14th March 2014

Twitter, Rape and Privacy on Social Media – The Cut

http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/03/twitter-rape-and-privacy-on-social-media.html?mid=facebook_nymag

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Three thoughtful and thought-provoking essays about teaching social media use:

“Why students should not be required to publicly participate online” online at http://prpost.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/why-students-should-not-be-required-to-publicly-participate-online/

“Notes on Student Privacy and Online Pedagogy” online at http://joshhonn.com/?p=65

“Why the Loon does not assign public social-media use” online at http://gavialib.com/2014/02/why-the-loon-does-not-assign-public-social-media-use/

I don’t necessarily advocate the point of view expressed in these posts, but I do think they merit both attention and discussion in a course focused on social media.

Keith Ewing

Professor, Library Systems & Digital Projects

 

 

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9 Ways to Improve Social Media Shares of your Content

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th February 2014

9 Ways to Improve Social Media Shares of your Content

http://www.meltwater.com/social-media-blog/improve-social-media-shares-of-content/

1) Choose Topics People Care About

2) Rewrite That Headline!

3) Make Posts More “Skimmable”

4) Don’t Skimp on Pictures or Graphics

5) Improve Ease of Sharing

6) Prime the Pump

7) Build Your Social Foundation

8) Don’t Be Selfish!

9) Connect with Current Events or Memes

What have you done to increase Social Sharing?

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