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5 “Must Know” Recent Social Media Updates

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What’s New with Social Media in the Past Few Months

We all know that keeping up with social media is a job, and the constant updates that may slip by unnoticed may well be something that could really help your small business.

Whether it’s a new way to publish content, publicize your wares, or network with your audience, social platforms change constantly, and many times for the better.

To help with this, here are some of the latest social media changes to come down the pike in the last couple of months, what they are, and how they can help your small business!

5 Of the Latest Social Media Updates that You Can Use in Your Small Business

Facebook Instant Articles – A great new change for those publishing and spreading information on mobile devices is the introduction of Facebook Instant Articles, which is a wildly interactive and innovative platform that allows users to zoom in, comment on, listen to audio and more directly on the page itself.

Twitter to expand Characters in Direct Messages – Twitter is listening and beginning in July 2015 they have pumped up the character limit on direct messages (not Tweets!) to 10,000 characters. I’m already imagining the possibilities!

More Social Results in Google Search – At least for mobile (desktop later) Google has begun displaying Tweets as social results in a web search. Simply search for your interest on the Google App and see what’s being talked about in real time on Twitter about your search subject.

Twitter’s New Search Results Page – More on Twitter, as they’ve introduced a new search results page, sporting a much cleaner and usable interface, combined with the ability to exhaustively filter the results and come up with exactly what interests you.

Better LinkedIn Reporting from Simply Measured – If you’ve been using the social analytics company Simply Measured you might have noticed a new report for LinkedIn publishers that offers a much deeper dive into their analytics. There is a ton of metrics to analyze, and also an updated cross channel social performance report feature that covers 8 of the most popular social networks, including LinkedIn.

Social media is in a constant state of change! Keeping up with some of the shifts will help keep your social efforts productive.

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Blog Traffic Secrets You Wish You Knew One Year Ago

Getting Traffic to your Business Blog

If you wish to use your business blog to increase and engage your audience, you’re going to have to find ways to get the traffic to a point where someone other than your immediate family is reading it.

Done correctly, a business blog can have a multi-faceted benefit to your business. It can not just bring you new customers, it can help shape and define your brand, establish authority, amplify search rankings, enable social sharing and much more.

Yet if this is taken up haphazardly, or even worse, indifferently, you’re likely to be preaching to the choir, and wondering why you started this dumb blog in the first place.

To help get the blog going and develop some momentum, many bloggers turn to paid traffic to get the ball rolling. It can be a modest, yet wise investment. Let’s look at several places you can make this happen.

5 Of the best places to buy paid ads

Outbrain – You’ve seen these ads, usually following content on major websites. Outbrain’s Amplify is great for showcasing your best blog posts, and it carries the added benefit of getting your content on major sites with massive readership you may not have been able to otherwise. (Tip: Partner this with a retargeting ad on Facebook for killer results!)

Facebook Ads – Maybe the best paid traffic opportunity currently available, mainly for the ability to precisely target your audience without spending a fortune. Their audience insights tool alone is worth the price of admission!

Google Adwords – While they have been around forever, Adwords can still be useful if you know how to use it well. Otherwise, you’ll be paying far too much for what you’re after.

LinkedIn Sponsored Updates – If you have content that appeals to professionals in any sense, this could be a goldmine for you. People on LinkedIn are more businesslike, and a bit more engaging, so if this one fits, don’t hold back!

Pinterest Promoted Pins – A relative newcomer to paid ads, Pinterest can be handy if you have a great graphic and are appealing largely to females. If you do, prepare for hordes of enthusiastic visitors descend upon your post!

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