#FFF

Today on the SMR blog we are kicking off the first Favourite Five Friday.

Each week we will share our top five favourite social media activities which could include blog posts, tweets, pins, Facebook posts, YouTube videos and anything we think is simply too awesome not to share.

To start off FFF we have listed 5 blog posts that provide tips and tricks about social media.

  1. INSIDE THE FACEBOOK NEWS FEED: A LIST OF ALGORITHM FACTORS

Getting your followers to actually see your content is not as simple as clicking the post or publish button. Tricky little algorithms can prevent the majority of your fans or followers failing to receive the messages that you are putting out there on social media, especially Facebook. This post on Social Media Week by Nicole Brown explains in colloquial terms how Facebook algorithms work and what you can do to increase your posts visibility.

  1. IF DON DRAPER TWEETED: 27 COPYWRITING FORMULAS THAT WILL DRIVE CLICKS AND ENGAGEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Love him or hate him, there is no denying that at some point everyone wants to be Don Draper. To have that confidence, charm, respect from peers and ability to come up with standout messages for your audience. And yes, Don Draper is a fictional character, however the techniques of copywriting displayed on Mad Men outline that storytelling engages people and gets them interested. Kevan Lee has collected 27 copywriting formulas within this post to help you write captivating stories within your messages that encourages greater engagement.

  1. MAKE YOUR CONTENT MORE SHAREABLE WITH THESE 5 SIMPLE TRICKS, BACKED BY RESEARCH

When people share content on their social media sites they are associating their social identity with the message that they have decided to share. This means that sharing is more personal and involves greater engagement then simply liking a post or favouring a tweet. Garrett Moon outlines five easy to follow tricks to help you make your content more relatable to people which in turn makes them more likely to share.

  1. 7 SNEAKY TRICKS FOR MEASURING YOUR TWITTER MARKETING

Twitter is a noisy social media platform. Every second there are more and more messages being posted that dilutes what you have tweeted. Therefore it is important to analyse and evaluate whether your tweets are reaching your targeted followers and Melonie Dodaro within this post outlines 7 ways to do this using the site FollowerWonk.

  1. 21 SOCIAL MEDIA MISTAKES TO AVOID

Mistakes will and do happen but as Kim Garst states in this blog, “the best way to avoid them in the future is to draw attention to them”.

 

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In this episode of The Social Media Revolution Podcast, I chat to Robert Caruso, Founder of Bundle Post. You may have heard me mention Bundle Post before and let me tell you, it’s amazing. Robert is extremely knowledgable when it comes to social media and his product is out of this world. Focusing on getting results through social media marketing, Robert explains some of the most important aspects of social media and how to maximise your ROI.

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Facebook reach decreases for overly promotional posts

More news from Facebook HQ that is bound to affect page admins.

News Feed is already a competitive place – as more people and Pages are posting content, competition to appear in News Feed has increased. All of this means that Pages that post promotional creative should expect their organic distribution to fall significantly over time.

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Running Facebook competitions used to be a great way to grow your likes quickly. I’m even guilty of doing it as recently as September! But news from Facebook HQ is that it’s time to stop and here’s why.

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We’ll I told you last night that I had some big news.

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Not sure what Medium is?

Medium is a place to share your stories and ideas.

It’s a sexy platform. I’m not going to lie, I’m in love with its looks (superficial?)

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Craig Thomler on The Social Media Revolution

In this episode of The Social Media Revolution, I speak to Craig Thomler, Managing Director of Delib Australia. Craig is an expert on social media and how to help organisations and governments make the most of this medium. He has spent the last 20 years of his career being involved in the internet and the various forms of social media.
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Welcome to SMRtv

This show will bring you weekly videos of mindset hacks and motivation to help you revolutionise your business and life. In this very first episode of #SMRtv, I talk about dealing with rejection. The full transcript is available here. [click to continue…]

The best social media apps

In this episode of The Social Media Revolution I take some time out to answer a question from a listener and introduce the very first Ask James segment. I look at apps and tools that will help you better manage your social media accounts and make you look like a social media pro! [click to continue…]

How to stop your business from failing

That’s right, my business will fail but it doesn’t mean that yours has to. This blog post is one that I’ve been working on all week and it’s going to drop some truth bombs and hopefully can help you take action before its too late.

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