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“can Social Media Marketing Really Help My Business Social Media Posting Schedule”

By Julia Fernandes @appshub

In recent years, that puzzle has given ulcers to a lot of executives. They have watched the rise of Facebook and Twitter, along with the advent of commercial-skipping technologies like DVRs and hardware like the iPad, and realized that spending money on television, print and radio will no longer suffice. But how do you market to people in these virtual realms? Given that these platforms are supposedly about friends connecting — it’s called social media for a reason — will anyone listen and look? Is it too much to ask for a return on this investment?

The thing about Tumblr is that things are separated by “tags”. Unless you follow a person who posts content with tags like “nsfw” which is usually used for porn or you look up a tag yourself, you will not come across this content. You can also block tags, or “blacklist” them so that you won’t come across them. There are some great resources like writing activities and tips, craft instructions that are available on Tumblr (and you don’t have to have a blog to go directly to it). The password protected blog is your second blog, but you don’t have to put anything on the first and just post from the second. Those are all tips that I find useful about that website because of its rise in popularity. And about websites giving information to the police: there was an incident that happened in my city where a girl was posting a Gossip-girl like Tumblr blog and it spread. There were students who tried to contact Tumblr support to remove the blog as it had some raunchy pictures, but they could not do anything about it since they were not the ones actually in the pictures. I know that the blog was taken down after someone called the police — it was actually child pornography due to the nature of some of the pictures. They were able to track the student down and she ended up getting expelled.

Jump up ^ Chatterjee, Patrali (2001), “Beyond CPMs and Clickthroughs: Understanding Consumer Interaction with Web Advertising,” in Internet Marketing Research: Theory and Practice, Ook Lee, ed., Hershey, PA: Idea Group, 209–16.

SEO can almost be viewed as a set of best practices for good digital marketing. It enforces the need for a well-constructed and easy-to-use website, valuable and engaging content, and the credibility for other websites and individuals to recommend you by linking to your site or mentioning it in social media posts.

By looking at your content audit, you might discover that ebooks hosted on a certain type of landing page convert really well for you (much better than webinars, for example). In the case of this math tutoring company, you might make the decision to add an ebook about ‘how to make studying more interesting’ to your content creation plans.

Using social media in marketing does more than improve site traffic and help businesses reach more customers; it provides a valuable venue for better understanding and learning from your target audiences.

Honestly, there’s good and bad in anything the world throws at us. And Social Media is no exception. First of all, most social media (including Facebook) users have to be at least 13 to even sign up so there’s no reason for “tweens” to be on them at all. That being said I’ve noticed that tweens that ignore the rules aren’t very familiar with what’s not acceptable. Most social media platforms are supposed to be only available for 13+ because the Internet is in fact a scary place and most children don’t know how to use the Internet responsibly until their 13 or 14. On another note, I think it’s important that parents are aware of what goes on on social media, however, unless you’re child is under the age of 14 it’s not acceptable to monitor everything and creep on their page and check their phone because even though you do have the right to know what’s going on, your child is now a teenager, their probably in high school and they need “privacy”. Always checking what their doing will more than likely result in you losing their trust because Parents, you don’t need to know every single thing. If you’re child is old enough to have a their own phone and almost finished with school, their old enough to have a private life. And I will be blunt when I say this, if you monitor your teenagers social media they will do at least one of the following: block you, make their account private, or make a new account that you won’t find. And they won’t do it because they’re hiding something, they’ll do it because they need space. Social Media is only dangerous when people don’t know how to use it and regardless of how hard parents try to ” protect” their children, it’s ultimately up to the child to protect themselves. Their is a block button and privacy settings for a reason. Only the user can control it. And a tip for parents: not letting your child use social media when they ask to will only make them ignorant to it. This generation… My generation and the generation after me, we’re growing up in the digital age and if you don’t let your kid learn now it’s going to take a while for them to get caught up later. Social Media is always changing and it’s just part of our culture now. It’s not dangerous unless you let it be.

This intelligence helps you to prioritize which marketing channels to spend more or less time on, based on the number of people those channels are driving to your website. For example, if only 10% of your traffic is coming from organic search, you know that you probably need to spend some time on SEO to increase that percentage.

Privacy/Security: Many social media platforms still get hacked from time to time despite having good security measures in place. Some also don’t offer all the privacy options that users need to keep their information as private as they want them to be.

If you want food (or really, anything) delivered, Postmates has your back. Now available in most major cities, the service will grab your order from just about any restaurant (or retailer). You can order from within the app and keep track of how long til your grub is delivered, and fairly often the app will throw a deal your way, just for using it.

My eldest would chat to her friends every minute of every evening in parallel to life at home if allowed. They use What’s App. Do you know how well managed this app is? Her other favourite site is Pinterest. I spoke to her and explained why I don’t want her to use Tumblr or Facebook but one of the reasons I gave for not having a Facebook account was that she sees her friends at school every day, it’s best for family overseas or people you don’t see very often. She accepted that but the same could apply to a What’s App. I don’t think I would stop her using What’s App cos she frequently shares the exchanges she has with friends with me and it’s useful for communicating when they’re doing homework, but sometimes I feel she is living her life in several alternate realities and sharing every minute of her friends’ angst, fangirl hysteria and with some friends their loneliness. At the weekend I often take her iPod Touch off her and she participates fully in family life – still, only just a teenager!

From your website itself to your online branding assets and social media channels — digital advertising, email marketing, online brochures, and beyond — there’s a huge spectrum of tactics and assets that fall under the umbrella of digital marketing. Yet the best digital marketers have a clear picture of how each asset or tactic supports their overarching goals.

Digital marketers monitor things like what is being viewed, how often and for how long, sales conversions, what content works and doesn’t work, etc. While the Internet is, perhaps, the channel most closely associated with digital marketing, others include wireless text messaging, mobile instant messaging, mobile apps, podcasts, electronic billboards, digital television and radio channels, etc.

Using Facebook in class allows for both an asynchronous and synchronous, open speech via a familiar and regularly accessed medium, and supports the integration of multimodal content such as student-created photographs and video and URLs to other texts, in a platform that many students are already familiar with. Further, it allows students to ask more minor questions that they might not otherwise feel motivated to visit a professor in person during office hours to ask.[224] It also allows students to manage their own privacy settings, and often work with the privacy settings they have already established as registered users. Facebook is one alternative means for shyer students to be able to voice their thoughts in and outside of the classroom. It allows students to collect their thoughts and articulate them in writing before committing to their expression.[224] Further, the level of informality typical to Facebook can also aid students in self-expression and encourage more frequent student-and-instructor and student-and-student communication. At the same time, Towner and Munoz note that this informality may actually drive many educators and students away from using Facebook for educational purposes.

Put simply, every action you take on social networks should be a part of a larger social media marketing strategy. That means every post, reply, like, and comment should all be guided by a plan that’s driving toward business goals. It might sound complicated, but if you take the time to create a comprehensive social media strategy, the rest of your social efforts should follow naturally. Everyone can do this if they approach it correctly.

I’ve left this sitting in my email box, until having time to read it. Shame on me for losing three extra weeks! Most helpful information on the web, for this self taught (and still teaching) social media maven.

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^ Jump up to: a b Van A (2007). “Strategic management of media assets for optimizing market communication strategies, obtaining a sustainable competitive advantage and maximizing return on investment: An empirical study”. Journal of Digital Asset Management. 3 (2): 89–98. doi:10.1057/palgrave.dam.3650070.

Jump up ^ Lévi-Strauss, Claude ([1947]1967). Les structures élémentaires de la parenté. Paris: La Haye, Mouton et Co. (Translated, 1969 by J. H. Bell, J. R. von Sturmer, and R. Needham, 1969, as The Elementary Structures of Kinship, Boston: Beacon Press.)

Jump up ^ Wrigh, Donald (Spring 2008). “How blogs and social media are changing public relations and the way it is practiced” (PDF). Public Relations Journal. 2 (2). CiteSeerX 10.1.1.590.7572 . Retrieved 22 April 2016.

There is a last, but not least, important topic I must address: scalability. When designing an architecture it’s crucial that each component can scale on its own, either because we need to process more data or because we want to have a bigger geographical coverage (or both!). Thankfully, achieving such a complex task is a turnkey experience with Cosmos DB.

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Facebook’s casual, friendly environment requires an active social media marketing strategy. Start by creating a Facebook Business Fan Page.  You will want to pay careful attention to layout, as the visual component is a key aspect of the Facebook experience. 

Mr. Vaynerchuk’s clients also include companies that just want to sell products. In the foyer of the main entrance of VaynerMedia, which is spread around two floors of a high-rise on Park Avenue South, there’s an enormous blackboard where a writer with fine penmanship has chalked — and this is the G-rated version — “We love social media because it sells things.”

However, with Periscope’s good looks, smart interface and heart system (a form of liking the video stream by tapping the screen to add floating hearts, which stood in for Meerkat’s broadcast leaderboard), Periscope immediately put Meerkat on notice. The app has since improved significantly and seems like a somewhat more integrated part of the Twitter universe. It’s also becoming a verb: “Are you “Periscoping” this?”

Each week we send a customized newsletter to our parent and teen subscribers. Parents can customize their settings to receive recommendations and parent tips based on their kids’ ages. Teens receive a version just for them with the latest reviews and top picks for movies, video games, apps, music, books, and more.

The app used to be notoriously slow (due to a brief and disastrous flirtation with HTML5), but today Facebook provides one of the best mobile experiences you can find, and new features like Instant Articles and 360-degree video promise to take things even further. For many, without that white-on-blue “f” on the home screen, the iPhone feels naked.

Even in the United States, the birth-country of Twitter, currently in 2015 the social network has 306 million accounts.[115] Because there are likely to be many multi-account users, and the United States in 2012 had a population of 314.7 million,[116] the adoption of Twitter is somewhat limited. Professor Matthew Auer of Bates College casts doubt on the conventional wisdom that social media are open and participatory. He also speculates on the emergence of “anti-social media” used as “instruments of pure control.”[117]

Hayat, T.; Samuel-Azran, T. (2017). “”You too, Second Screeners?” Second Screeners’ Echo Chambers During the 2016 U.S. Elections Primaries”. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. 61 (2): 291–308. doi:10.1080/08838151.2017.1309417. ISSN 0883-8151.

Thanks for sharing these awesome tips Kevin. I do agree with you about the timing. I used to post without caring about the timing – and for me since I live in India, I usually have to post at off times for my target audience

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A free account gets lots of great features that aren’t terribly limited, but a premium account will get you more — including followbacks, automated DMs, quality users worth following and more. Premium members are billed every two weeks rather than monthly. More »


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