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  • 20 Top Social Media Tools to Try in 2018

    Now that 2018 is here and in full swing, you might be looking for new social media tools to add to your marketing stack. According to Scott Brinker of the Chief Marketing Technologist Blog, there are now more than 5,000 tools in the marketing technology landscape1Chief Marketing Technologist Blog, 2017.

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  • 10 Top Tips for Smarter Social Media Marketing with the Buffer Mobile App

    How often do you read and share an article on your phone? Or how often do you snap, edit, and share a photo with your phone? If you like creating and scheduling social media posts with your phone, we would love for you to try our mobile apps. They will make social media marketing on the go super easy and smooth for you.

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  • How Effective is the Twitter Promote Mode? We Tested It for 30 Days.

    “@buffer, you’re invited to our beta program” Late last October, we received an email from Twitter with the above subject line. We were lucky to be the few selected for Twitter’s new automated ads beta program, Promote Mode. The idea is simple: For $99 a month automatically promote your Tweets and profile to expand your audience and attract new followers.

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  • We Studied Our Top Social Media Posts of 2017. Here’s What We Learned.

    We are grateful for people who share what worked (and what didn’t) for them on social media. And we’ve learned a lot from their experiences. With 2017 coming to an end, I thought it might be helpful to do a review of our social media performance and share the findings with you. In this post, you’ll find our top five posts of the year of each of our social media profiles and w ...

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  • 10 Free Tools to Help You Understand Your Social Media Audience

    We often recommend crafting your social media posts according to your audience. But how you know who the individuals that make up your social media audience are? And how do you know what content they like? Answering these two questions is essential if you’re looking to execute a successful social media strategy. And often, you’ll find the answers by turning to data and social media analytics.

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  • Getting Started with Instagram for Your Business: 8 Simple Steps

    More than 500 million people use Instagram every day1TechCrunch, September 2017, and over five million businesses use Instagram to tell their stories visually, connect with their fans, and build their brand2Instagram business blog, September 2017. If you’re new to Instagram, it might be daunting to think about how you can stand out in such a large crowd.

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  • 7 Facebook Messenger Marketing Strategies You Can Try Today

    There are now more than 1.3 billion people using Facebook Messenger every month1Techcrunch, 2017. Yes, billion with a b! Have you considered the possibility of using it for your marketing? We certainly have. And we have been experimenting with different ways to include Messenger as one of our go-to marketing tools, by sending out our latest blog posts through Messenger and en ...

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  • The Ideal Cover Photo Size for Each of the Major Social Media Platforms

    One of the first few things people see when they visit your social media profiles is your cover photo. Whether it’s your Facebook Page, LinkedIn Company Page, or YouTube channel, your cover photo is the biggest image on the page. And people will see your cover photo even before they see any of your posts.

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  • Never Run Out of Content to Share: 70+ Places to Curate Great Content

    Curating top content from around the web is a great strategy to increase your social media reach. For example, we grew our Facebook reach tremendously with high-quality content from third-party sources. But where do you start with curation? There are many great websites on all sorts of topics. With our community’s help, we put together an ultimate list of content curation so ...

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  • 19 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

    Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time. You don’t just need to think about what types of content you’re going to create, but also how you can customize your social media posts for each platform. For example, you might create: A video for Facebook A GIF for Twitter An infographic for Pinterest How do you ...

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  • Get Over Your Creativity Block With These 20 Social Media Content Ideas

    As a social media manager, it can be super fun to strategize and come up with multiple ways to share content with your audience. But it’s also easy to get stuck in a creative rut. I know I’ve certainly found myself pondering questions like: What content should I share on our social media profiles? How can I share a blog post on Facebook in a new, creative way? How can ...

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  • 30+ Free Instagram Tools to Help You Grow Your Following

    More than 700 million people use Instagram and 400 million of those users check the app daily. With such a large audience, and some incredibly business friendly updates such as Instagram Ads, Stories, and Business Tools, Instagram is becoming a must-have channel in many social media marketing strategies.

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  • The 25 Top Social Media Management Tools for Businesses of All Sizes

    How do you stay on top of all your social media marketing tasks? From creating and publishing content to analytics and reporting, it can be pretty overwhelming to think of all the jobs social media marketers have to complete every day. Thankfully, there are a bunch of awesome social media management tools available to help.

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