Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd August 2014
How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business
Important questions to ask when choosing a social network:
- Does it make sense for my content? (See the seven types of networks listed above.)
- Do potential fans spend time there? (See the demographic information above.)
- Does it make sense for me?
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th July 2014
3 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do on Pinterest
Tag People in Comments
Pinterest may not be the most popular when it comes to direct communication between consumers and brands, but it is still worth your time to respond to and engage with your audience. When responding to a comment or commenting on a Pin yourself, Pinterest allows you to tag a user (as long as you’re following them). Of course this feature is not new or unique, but on Pinterest it’s not as commonly used.
Use Hashtags for Exclusivity
Pinterest does not support hashtags the way it once did, which means they are still clickable, but search results will include other pins. Those pins will have the same words in their description, link address or file name. To make the most of hashtags on Pinterest, the best approach would be to make one that is unique. Whether it’s for a campaign or exclusive promotion, Pinterest hashtags are best for exclusivity – if you’re more interested in SEO, keywords are the way to go.
Pinterest Source Tool
With Pinterest’s Source Tool, you can easily see what people are pinning from your website and from your competitor’s (or any website for that matter). All you have to do is type in http://www.pinterest.com/source/WEBSITE _DOMAIN_HERE and a list of pins will show up. This tool can help provide some basic insight into popular products and (my note) information
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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%
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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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th January 2014
Social Media can be excellent tool for research:
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th December 2013
4 Pinterest Tools to Grow and Measure Your Pinterest Presence
#1: Monitor Your Analytics With Tailwind
#2: Monitor Your Competitors With PinAlerts
#3: Sync With Facebook Using Pinvolve
#4: Improve the Images You Share With Pinstamatic
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th November 2013
Free Pinterest-Style Education Service Hosts Common Core Teaching Aids
Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/11/13/free-pinterest-style-education-service-hosts-common-core-teaching-aids.aspx?admgarea=Features1#47RHZap101LWFKq5.99
In my opinion, this is very much the same like TeacherTube (http://www.teachertube.com/) as YouTube alternative. It is worth considering, but…
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th November 2013
Pinterest Is Now The Fastest Growing Content-Sharing Platform
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/pinterest-is-fastest-growing-content-sharing-platform-2013-11#ixzz2jxRe8Hfa
The new data offers a reminder that businesses should look beyond Facebook and Twitter when managing their social media outreach, says ShareThis CEO Kurt Abrahamson in a release.
Small businesses can capitalize on the Pinterest and LinkedIn surge to market their products and grow their consumer base. Pinterest, a highly visual medium, gives businesses a chance to catch the eye of consumers with compelling images and colorful infographics that promote deals and new products. Pinning pictures of employees could also help customers identify with the people who work at the company, putting a face to a name. Meanwhile, LinkedIn can provide a more professional forum for blogging and sharing posts to a targeted audience, as well as collecting positive recommendations and reviews of your company.
LRS can help students, faculty and staff:
- identify objects and services by posting pictures
- identify people who work at the library and how they can help students, faculty and staff
just few of the analogies drawn from the article…
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th November 2013
5 Creative Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog Posts
Promote Your Article Across a “Wider” Variety of Platforms
Here are some examples of smaller networks:
- Quora.com—A question/answer-based website founded by two former Facebook employees. What makes Quora unique is that all content is created, edited and organized by its user community. The user base tends to be more business- and academic-oriented.
- Tumblr—A microblogging site that recently made headlines when Yahoo! acquired it. Its user base tends to be younger and more “hip,” making it the perfect platform to share edgier, niche-based content.
- Empire Avenue—Part social network, part social media marketing tool, Empire Avenue uses gamification to enable users to broadcast content across all of the other social networks. The primary members of EAv are small businesses, social media professionals and blogger
Grab Viewer Interest With Different Types of Media
promote your posts with images, audio and video.
#1: Use Dubbler to Give a Short Audio Introduction
#2: Create a 6-Second Preview of Your Post with Vine
#3: Create a SlideShare Overview of Your Post
#4: Pin Your Post to a Pinterest Group Board
#5: Instagram an Image From Your Post
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