43 Social Media Marketing Tips

social media marketing tips

Never claimed to be a social media marketing expert but I thought I'd pass on some tips, tricks and idea's on how to improve your social media marketing.

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1Have a social media marketing goal. If you don’t know where you want to go, it’s pretty hard to get there.


2Promote your most popular posts – and that goes for blog posts as well as social media posts.


3If you hate tracking, at least track with Facebook Insights. It’ll show you a lot about your Page progress.


4How do you get the conversation going on social media? Try humor and controversy. They’re very powerful.


5Social media is a powerful thing, but never mistake fooling around with being productive. Stay focused!


6Click FB Insights’ “Posts>When Your Fans are Online” to see your audience’s peak posting times. (Post during these times!)


7Look for questions repeated over and over on your chosen social networks. Provide the definitive answer.


8Analyze your own tweets. Which types got most retweeting? Most Interaction? Questions, graphics or ?


9Don’t be shy with your social media presence. Go for it – but be authentic – and be social!


10Still trying to be everyone’s “friend”? Each connection counts – and speaks loudly about who you are to your other connections.



11If you want your social content to social content to attract, do your best to share quality tips that are really unique


12Make sure you speak with an identifiable, individual voice when posting social content. Your posts should never sound “canned”.


13Be consistent and post regularly during your audience’s peak posting times on any social networks you’ve chosen to frequent.


14If you use Pinterest regularly, make sure you also access http://nitrogr.am/ for powerful, easy to use Pinterest analytics.


15Use http://nitrogr.am/ for easy hashtag monitoring. (Let your social networking friends know about this, too.)


16Posts people skip most? Highly personal negative posts complaining about illness and problems.  (Do you agree?)


17Include a mix of rich media in your social content. Video, photos, Instagram and Vine looping video clips.


18Vine video clips loop. Instagram video clips don’t. Vine streams on Twitter; Instagram videos on Facebook.


19Vine videos are 6 seconds long. Instagram are 15 seconds. How can you use this information for your marketing?


20Tapping your screen for a Vine video starts filming. Tapping your screen for an Instagram video just adjusts focus.



21Be sure you don’t use any banned hashtags with your Instagram photos or videos: http://thedatapack.com/banned-hashtags-instagram/


22Use Instagram hashtags to crowd-source user-generated content as well as extend your own reach.


23Remember that Instagram hashtags are not case-sensitive and don’t work with spaces or special characters.


24If your preferred social platform doesn’t have good native analytics, look for third party sites that provide it.


25Give your new product campaign a name – and start talking about it on your social media.


26Make sure all new product posts are made regularly. Don’t let gaps occur. Keep it fresh in people’s minds (without overdoing it.)


27Don’t tell everyone too much at once about your upcoming project. Mystery breeds interest! Hints and teasers are part of the fun.


28Use survey monkey.com to create free surveys. You can ask questions for your new product idea and share the link on social media.


29If you’re advertising on Facebook, remember your ad images, including the thumbnail, cannot include more than 20% text.


30Take advantage of the fact you can now use text, arrows and calls to action in Facebook Cover –photos.



31Facebook Profile photos are square and display at 160 x 160 pixels – but remember Facebook wants you to upload at 180 x 180.


32At the very least, include a Facebook app tab leading to your sign-up page or form (and use a clear, easy-to-read call to action.)


33You can display 3 custom app tabs of your choice in your Facebook header section. Make the most of this “real estate”!


34Only your short description displays in your Facebook header section, but fill out your Profile 100% for max searchability.


35Select “Replies On” in your Page Admin panel “Manage Permissions” section to increase the conversation on your Page.


36If you consistently get endorsements that are not relevant on LinkedIn, be aware you can remove endorsements completely.


37Check “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” in LinkedIn to see who is finding you – as well as the keywords they used.


38In your LinkedIn Privacy and Settings page, "Select what others see when you've viewed their profile” to keep it private - or not.


39In Google+ posts, encase text in asterisks for bold and underscore it to create italics. (Share this tip!)



40Did you know Google+ makes animated .GIFs from your photos? Just type the keyword “motion” in your Photos section to find them.


41Use the Google+ Ripples feature to track your posts by clicking the top-right arrow in your post.


42Use the Google+ Ripples feature to track your posts by clicking the top-right arrow in your post.


43Use the Google+ Ripples feature to track your posts by clicking the top-right arrow in your post.


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Okay, maybe you have something to add? I'd love to hear your favorite or most successful social media marketing tactic. Sre I am not the only one.

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