Have Facebook’s algorithm changes affected how many of your followers actually see your posts on your FB business page? If you’re not willing to pay Facebook to promote your posts, what’s your alternative strategy? (I’m spending more time on Google+.) In this week’s #FridayFinds, I share links to two articles that should get you thinking about Facebook business pages. As a bonus, I’ve also found a great article on how to insert widgets into your WordPress posts and pages to incorporate dynamic content (such as your Flickr and Instagram images).
Last week, I published the guest post Managing the Reputation of Your Business by Kevin Anderson. One of Kevin’s recommendation is to brand yourself in addition to branding your business. Some of his suggestions are guest blogging and participating on social media sites. I agree that participating on social media sites and commenting on blogs can be a critical part of your brand/reputation. How can we mix personal and business? Is it possible to mix the two? Do you have a strategy for sharing personal information online?
Were you impacted by Google Hummingbird (the most recent algorithm changes)? What exactly is Hummingbird and how do you know for sure if any of Google’s SEO updates affected you? Check out this week’s #FridayFinds for a short synopsis and links to more in-depth articles that can help you better understand the most recent Google updates. Also, read a fun Halloween inspired article on what not to do on social media and check out 30 ideas for running contests on Facebook.
Are you looking to use social media more strategically? Do you know what your Facebook page looks like to other people or how to create a new graphic for your FB cover image? Want to use a more creative font for your WordPress website than the basic ones that are included in a standard WP installation? Find out more about these topics in this week’s #FridayFinds.
Is Google+ part of your social media strategy? Should it be? How are you dealing with Facebook ads? Have you reached the point where you want to install an ad blocker? This week in my #FridayFinds post, I share articles that address these issues and my final share is a link to a beginner’s guide for using Twitter.
Whether you’re a new blogger trying to drive that first initial traffic to your website or a seasoned blogger trying to grow your current readership and/or launch a new site, Triberr may be one of the social networking sites that you should consider joining.
How many social networking sites are there? Does anyone really know? How in the world are we supposed to know which ones to join? Sure, we should probably join the major ones that pop into most everyone’s mind (Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter just to name a few) but what about sites like Biz Sugar, Blog Engage and Triberr? Aren’t those important social networking sites too? How do you determine which sites fit best into your social media strategy?
Hopefully, if you’re reading this post, you have some sort of strategy for participating on social media sites. You need a plan so that you don’t end up like Chris Brogan who found himself following 131,000 people on Twitter. (In 2011, Chris unfollowed everyone and started anew.) My premise has always been to approach social media as an extension of networking face-to-face. It’s still real life, only online. I keep an eye on who I’m following and who I’m re-tweeting for. I also try to thank everyone for sharing my posts and retweeting my tweets. Recently though, I’ve been reading blog posts from bloggers who think thanking everyone may not be the best use of our time.
Last month, I decided to drastically reduce the amount of time that I spend on Twitter by: not strategically looking for content to share and cutting down on the number of RTs (re-tweets) for my followers.
Instead, I subscribed to more Twitter feeds in my dlvr.it account. That way, I was adding more automatic tweets while spending less time monitoring my Twitter stream and RT’ing. Well, the month is up and here are the results from my Google Analytics.