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How to Find Your Very Own Best Time to Post on Google+


How to Find Your Very Own Best Time to Post on Google+

Do you know your very own best time to post on Google+? Are you using it to get more +1s, shares, website traffic and sales?

At the beginning of this year, I published an infographic on the Best and Worst Times and Days to Post on Social Media.

Perfect Time to Post Your Social Media Updates [Infographic]

In this I also included the best time to post on Google+ so that you can reserve it for your most important posts. The timing mentioned in the infographic is perfect for those with relatively new accounts and those who haven’t posted much. But once you have posted plenty and have sufficient data, you need to find your very own best time to post on Google+ as it will vary from person to person.

This step can be effortlessly executed using Timing+. A free tool created by Daniel Treadwell.

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How to Jumpstart Your Google+ Engagement [Infographic]


Increase Your Google+ Engagement With This Infographic

Are you promoting your business with Google+?

According to Social Media Examiner’s, Social Media Marketing Industry Report 2014, Google+ is the social network marketers want to learn most about. 54% of marketers are currently using Google+, 65% want to learn more about it and 61% are preparing to increase their activities on the site in 2014. With over 300 million active users, and predictions of Google+ overtaking Facebook in social shares by February 2016, no wonder marketers envisage a bright future for businesses on Google+.

Facebook’s new algorithm which has angered businesses by shrinking reach might be playing its role too.

Graph Displays Decrease in Facebook Reach

So how do you increase your Google+ engagement?

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How to Add a Feature Box With Plugmatter to Generate More Blog Subscribers


How to Add a Feature Box With PlugMatter to Generate More Blog Subscribers

A recent study by Mckinsey & Company found that email is 40 times more effective than Facebook and Twitter combined in the acquisition of customers. People continue to use email more than social media. 91% of people check their email at least once a day. This can be a powerful way to reach a lot of people.

Email has been instrumental in growing this blog as it has helped me drive more traffic and build relationships with my readers. I am always on the lookout for ways to get more email subscribers. I have opt-in forms on various places on this blog to help me generate blog subscribers. I have even created a content library where people can download free Ebooks and White Papers. One thing I have been highly keen on adding to the blog is the feature box, especially when I read how it increased Thesis blog’s subscription rate by 51.7%.

The Feature Box Does Get You More Email Subscribers…

I first hired a designer to install a feature box on my personal blog to see how it performs. It does work really well. Since installing it the sign ups on my blog increased. It’s because it’s right at the top of the home page of the blog. It’s the first thing readers see on visiting.

Plugmatter Makes It Easy to add a Feature Box…

After benefitting from the feature box, I planned to install it on this blog too. Luckily, before I hired a designer, I got contacted by Plugmatter who asked me if I would be interested in trying out their plugin and sent me a review copy. I gave it a try and really liked it as it’s extremely easy to use. There are 10 templates to choose from and it integrates with the email services Aweber, ConstantContact, iContact, InsusionSoft, MailChimp, MadMimi and Campaign Monitor. Since installing it I have been able to generate blog subscribers from it.

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9 Potent Tactics to Promote Your Blog Posts [Infographic]


9 Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts [Infographic]

Are you using the right tactics to promote your blog posts?

Writing and publishing a blog post is just the beginning as you need to promote it soon after. Effective promotion will ensure that the time and effort invested in writing your blog post is worthwhile as it will convince more people to read it. There are several blog post promotion tactics scattered all over the web and finding and putting the right ones together can be a wearisome task. So Referral Candy created this fantastic infographic consisting of blog post promotion tactics from several people who have built powerful blogs.

The beauty of the infographic is that these tips are helpful both individually and together. Chris Brogan, Peg Fitzpatrick, Melonie Dodaro, Brian Dean and several other wonderful bloggers have contributed to this infographic. So make sure you read it all the way to the end and use the tips to promote your blog posts…

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6 Lessons Social Media Marketers Can Learn From Journalists


6 Lessons Social Media Marketers Can Learn From Journalists 2

A successful journalist understands how to tell a story and engage his or her audience. A good social media marketer does the same. Here are six things social media marketers can learn from journalists to strengthen their content marketing and social media strategies…

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