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How to Merge Facebook Pages

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Posted by to Social Media Marketing

If your business or brand has two Facebook Pages for the same thing, you should merge them so that there’s one official Page. This helps to avoid confusion among your fans, brings all of your fans together into one central place and makes it easier for you to manage. On Facebook, you can only merge Pages that you own and control. You can also merge a Facebook Profile into a Page by first migrating...

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How to Run a Successful Online Contest

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Posted by to Online Marketing Tips, Social Media Marketing

Photo courtesy of Antavo Promotion Builder Online contests are an excellent way to increase fan engagement and build up your existing fan base. They’re also great for encouraging word of mouth marketing among your fans’ and their friends—especially if you provide an incentive for sharing, such as bonus entries. Running an online contest involves a lot of initial planning and setup so that, once live, the contest runs smoothly and...

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Social Media Image Sizing Chart by Luna Metrics

Monday, July 30, 2012 | Posted by to Social Media Marketing

Hooray for Luna Metrics. Their handy cheat sheet for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest shows the ideal sizes for profile pics and other images used in these social networks. Because each site resizes images dynamically based on what you have uploaded, the end image is of better quality when you know the ideal start size. For example ... Pinterest Image Sizes The Profile Picture appears as 49 x 49 pixels, but it’s actually best when resized...

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Facebook Mobile Advertising

Friday, July 20, 2012 | Posted by to Internet Marketing Strategy, Social Media Marketing

Mobile-targeted ads are becoming increasingly important for advertisers, as people spend more and more time on their smartphones. This infographic from MBAOnline.com gives numbers and information related to Facebook mobile ads, including how long people spend on Facebook on a smartphone vs a personal computer and how often Facebook mobile ads are clicked on vs desktop ads. Do you have a mobile advertising strategy? Source: OnlineMBA.com

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How to Manage Social Media When You’d Rather Be at the Beach

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | Posted by to Social Media Marketing, Underwire Newsletter

Photo by Christopher Porter It’s summer. It’s hot. Most of us want to spend less time at work and more time enjoying the weather with family and friends. Managing social media can take up a lot of time in your day—but it doesn’t have to. Here’s how to manage social media in 35 minutes a day. How to Manage Social Media in 35 Minutes a Day Morning: 25...

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3 Important Facebook Changes That Affect Page Managers

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | Posted by to Social Media Marketing

Facebook recently launched a number of new features that affect how brands manage their Facebook Pages—including scheduling posts, paying to promote posts and the way you setup your Facebook Ads. Scheduling Posts Facebook now allows you to schedule posts to go out at a later date. To schedule posts, write your post in the text field and click on the clock icon on the left corner. Set the date and time and click...

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How to Use Hootsuite to Manage Social Networks

Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Posted by to Monique's Pick, Social Media Marketing

Hootsuite is a great social media management tool. When you’re running multiple social media accounts - such as your business’ Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts along with your personal social media profiles - it’s useful to use a tool like Hootsuite to manage your social networks and stay on top of all of your profiles. Hootsuite has a basic Free account, which lets you manage up to 5 social media profiles....

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How to Build a Social Media Audience

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | Posted by to Social Media Marketing, Underwire Newsletter

Building a social media audience is not an easy task. It takes dedicated time to find fans and followers and even more time to experiment with sharing the right types of content that will earn Likes, RTs and +1s. With social media, one size does not fit all. Every platform has different strengths and weaknesses and audience building tactics that work well on Facebook, for example, may not work on Twitter, and vice versa. Below...

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How to Run a Facebook Ad Campaign

Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Posted by to Social Media Marketing

Successful Facebook marketing involves connecting with fans of your Page. This requires posting regularly to your Facebook Page with relevant and interesting content that engages your fans and results in interactions such as likes, comments and shares. When determining what content is the most relevant and engaging, understand your Facebook Insights to identify what types of content gets the most interactions. In addition to interacting with your fans, successful Facebook marketing also involves continually building...

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10 Tips For Using Facebook Timeline For Business

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | Posted by to Social Media Marketing, Underwire Newsletter

Facebook’s Timeline for Pages launched March 30th. If you’re just catching up, here are tips for setting up, managing and measuring success on Facebook Timeline. Setting Up Facebook Timeline for Business 1. Timeline for Brands offers great opportunities to tell your corporate story. 4 things you need to know to transition your Facebook page to the new Facebook Timeline. 2. Know the Timeline cover image rules and sizes. 3. The new Timeline Apps allow for...

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