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Google Drive features to consider…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th September 2014

6 powerful Google Drive features you’re probably not using

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2466790/6-powerful-google-apps-productivity-features.html

Research Tool

The Research Tool adds a quick citation system. To launch the Research tool, click Tools > Research. You can also use keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl-⌘-Shift-l on a Mac and Ctrl-Alt-Shift-I on a PC.

Power Linking

Control-K or ⌘-K.

surveys and data with Sheets

Unless you’re an Excel power user, Google’s Sheets is probably full-featured enough to handle most spreadsheet needs.

Map It

Charts tab and select Map. GeoMap option

Slides solves the groupwork dilemma

Use Hangouts for face-to-face collaboration

 

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social networks and online sale

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st September 2014

Social Networks Are Driving More Online Sales And Influencing Offline Purchases

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-social-networks-drive-sales-2014-9#ixzz3DzGI8Gvp

Growth is sure to accelerate and conversion rates should improve as Twitter and Facebook roll out “Buy” buttons,

social networks and online sale

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social media in class

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st September 2014

Social Media in Class

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/122441683594280773

Social Media in Class

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social media content

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st September 2014

How to re-purpose content for social media impact

social media content

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Social Media Work Flow

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st September 2014

Social Media Work Flow

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/215750638373781670

Social Media Work Flow

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Social Media Cocktail

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st September 2014

Social Media Cocktail

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/66709638203224909

 

Social Media Cocktail

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Social Media Growth and Importance

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st September 2014

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/19069998394562308

Social Media Growth and Importance

Social Media Growth and Importance

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How To Breathe New Life Into Old Blog Posts

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st September 2014

How To Breathe New Life Into Old Blog Posts

Blog post bankruptcy is similar to email bankruptcy in that you do a serious purge of your content and mass delete your old posts in favor of starting fresh or at least culling the old.

few reasons bloggers might consider blog post bankruptcy.

1. Embarrassed by content.

2. Overwhelmed by content.

3. Poor content.

4. Change of team.

5. Outdated content.

What To Do To Save Your Old Blog Posts:

1. Rework the actual content.

2. Update links, images, and SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

3. Consider adding a date to posts.

4. Create a few compilation posts for future publication.

5. Decide whether to redirect deleted posts.

6. Re-promote old posts.

Follow Julie Neidlinger on Google+

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time-saving social media tools

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th September 2014

time-saving social media tools

http://blog.bufferapp.com/time-saving-social-media-tools

When it comes to productivity with your social media marketing, I’ve found that there are a handful of areas that are worth investigating, improving, and experimenting.

  1. Automate
  2. Schedule
  3. Communicate
  4. Engage

With Twibble, you can set up any RSS feed you want to publish automatically to your Twitter feed

Gumroad can sell a digital product, a subscription, or even a preorder, and your Gumroad sales page can be easily shared to Twitter and Facebook or embedded on your website (an SSL certificate is required for embedding).

ScheduGram

Pie

IFTTT and Zapier—can help you coordinate and automate your marketing efforts

Gifmaker for creating a quick and easy GIF from existing photos on your computer.

Social Rank answers these questions with its follower reports, identifying which of your followers have the most influence and which are most engaged with you

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30 Little-Known Features of the Social Media Sites

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th September 2014

30 Little-Known Features of the Social Media Sites You Use Every Day

http://blog.bufferapp.com/little-known-features-facebook-twitter-instagram

5 Little-Known Facebook Features

1. Save links to read for later

2. Follow rather than friend

3. Manage Your “Posts to Page”

4. Reorder your page sections

5. Fast advanced stats for any page post

Assorted useful features

Receive email from your Facebook email address.

Download everything you’ve ever done on Facebook.

Check your “other” messages.

Pin a post to the top of your page.

Feature your page owners and liked pages.

Secret emoji. Here are fun tips for Facebook secret emoji.

  • (y) = thumbs-up ‘like’ symbol
  • (^^^) = a great white shark
  • :|] = a robot
  • :poop: = well, you know
  • <(“) = a penguin
  • :Putnam: = the head of former Facebook engineer, Chris Putnam who left the company in 2010

5 Little-Known Twitter Features

1. Create a collection of tweets

2. Tag people in your photos

3. Create a Twitter photo collage

4. Manage Twitter via SMS

  • D [username] + message - sends that person a Direct Message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive.
  • SET LOCATION [place name] - updates the location field in your profile. Example: set location San Francisco
  • GET [username] - retrieves the latest Twitter update posted by that person. You can also use g [username] to get a user’s latest Tweet. Examples: get goldman or g goldman.
  • FOLLOW [username]: allows you to start following a specific user, as well as receive SMS notifications. Example:FOLLOW jerry

5. Mute Feature

5 Little-Known Google+ Features

1. Run a poll in G+

2. Save posts to empty circles for future reference

3. Share your circles with others

4. Create a photo slideshow that links to your avatar

When someone clicks on your profile picture from your profile page, they’ll see an entire photo album of pictures. You can control what appears in this photo album.

In the Photos menu, scroll or search for the Profile Photos collection. Then add, edit, and arrange the photos in this set.

5. Use a GIF as your profile pic or cover photo

This one’s super simple: Just upload it!

5 Little-Known LinkedIn Features

1. Download a list of your connections

2. Display media files on your profile

3. Message someone you’re not connected with

4. Save a job search

5. Create a tickler file with LinkedIn Relationship notes

5 Little-Known Pinterest Features

1. Set up a secret board

2. Rearrange the order of your boards

3. View all the latest pins from your website (or others)

4. Customize your cover images

5. Pin with a friend

5 Little-Known Instagram Features

1. Where to view Instagram photos online

2. Save an image

3. Add a border to your image

4. How to make a collage

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pic-jointer-picture-collage/id509987785?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/split-pic-photo-editor-clone/id570748340?mt=8

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/instagram-photo-and-video-apps/

5. How to repost an Instagram photo

Conclusion

Which of these little-known features did you know already? 

Which of your favorite hidden gems would you like to share?

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