Top 10 Social Media Infographics of 2013


Top 10 Social Media Infographics of 2013

Last year, we published many social media infographics on Social Marketing Writing, created by both us and others. Most of them proved to be quite popular. So I compiled a list of the 10 most popular social media infographics created and published by us on the blog. Check them out below…

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Best and Worst Times and Days to Post Your Social Media Updates [Infographic]


Perfect Time to Post Your Social Media Updates [Infographic]

Posting your social media updates at the right times is the key to improving your presence on any social network. All social media aren’t the same. Each social network has different kinds of users and their daily activities vary. They use these networks at various times and days to engage with the updates published. To attain maximum engagement on your accounts you need to find out what these times are and then schedule your posts accordingly. You also need to figure out the best days to publish them.

To help you with this, I have created a single infographic that contains the best times and days to publish your social media updates in order for them to receive the highest exposure. I have included the networks Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest and Tumblr. So check out what the best times and days to post your social media updates on these different networks are and schedule your posts accordingly…

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How to Use Google+ for Business [Infographic]


How to Use Google Plus for Business Infographic

Are you using Google+ to promote your business?

This week I published the post ‘How to Find Your Very Own Best Time to Share on Facebook’ so that the recent decrease in Facebook reach (due to the algorithm change) can be improved. Another way to make sure that this change doesn’t affect your website or your business too much is by stepping up your efforts on other networks like Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Google+, etc. I have covered several tips on how to use Pinterest and other social media, but I haven’t written much on Google+ on this blog so here’s a great infographic by BlueGlass on how to use Google+ for business which is loaded with a lot wonderful tips…

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How to Thrive on Social Media With Images [Infographic]

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Images have become an important part of social media. On social networks like Facebook and Twitter, images drive the highest engagement by getting more ‘Likes’ and ‘retweets’, respectively. Images are also the reason why social networks like Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram have become very popular. This makes it really important for you to use images in your social media campaigns.

To help you with this I have created an infographic on how to thrive on social media with images. In this infographic I have included tips on choosing the right social networks, the types of images you need to share and other tips like factors that can give your images more exposure. Please take a look at it below… 

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How to Create Outstanding Social Media Pages [Infographic]


How to Create Outstanding Social Media Pages [Inforgaphic]

Would you like to create better social media pages? Would you like them to stand out from the crowd?

Each and every social network is different. They need to be used in different ways, at different times, promoted differently, etc. That’s why it’s necessary for you to follow different guidelines in setting each of them up. Doing this will help you attract the right audience and convince them to follow or ‘like’ your page and interact with it. To make it easy for you I have created this infographic which contains guidelines on how to create outstanding social media pages for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Linkedin. I have also included the different profile and cover image sizes. So make use of the infographic below and create the perfect social media pages to promote yourself and your business better…

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5 SEO Infographics to Magnify Your Search Engine Presence


5 SEO Infographics to Magnify Your Search Engines Presence

Would you like to drive more website traffic? Are you getting sufficient traffic from search engines?

For driving more website traffic, one of the main aspects businesses should focus on is SEO. When you search engine optimize your website, you make it search ready and this helps it appear higher in search results, thereby helping it attract more traffic – a study by Optify also shows that the top three results together receive 58.4% of the traffic.

Top Sites Get All the Clicks

This makes the SEO of your website essential.

There are many components that contribute to the SEO of a website – you need to add keywords to the body of the content, to the meta-data and build links. All this might seem complicated and hard to digest quickly. So I have gone through the web and found some helpful infographics that can explain SEO and simplify the process of search engine optimizing your website. Check out all 5 infographics below…

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3 Smashing Social Media Cheat Sheets


3 Smashing Social Media Cheat Sheets - Infographics

Social media cheat sheets in the form of infographics are a great way to quickly learn more about any social network. You can find a cheat sheet on any site – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr, – you name it. Many of them teach you what each network is, who can use them, how to set up profiles and how to use them.

I think it is a great way for beginners to learn more about using social media quickly and for advanced users to keep themselves updated with the latest developments on their most important networks. They can also help you easily recollect things like special features, tricks, image sizes, time saving ways to manage them, most effective methods, etc.

So here are three important cheat sheets you should definitely check out…

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10 Ways to Find Great Content to Share on Social Media


10 Ways to Find Great Content to Share on Social Media

Would you like to quickly and easily find quality content that can be shared across various social networks?

Sharing a lot of useful content is a vital part of networking. You need to not only share content you create, but those others create too. As it can help you build influence and make you the go to person on the web to find content on the topic you specialize in (share). This can help you attract new followers, build relationships and generate sales and leads.

So make use of all the tips mentioned in the article below and look for helpful content to share with your audience everyday…

1. Browse Through Social Media:

Of course the best place to find content to share on social media is on social media itself. There are millions of people on these sites sharing tons of content. If you can figure out a way to get hold of this content, you should have an endless supply to share. Below are some tips on how to find quality content on various social networks…

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5 Steps to Effective Social Media Updates


How important are social media updates? Do you spend time perfecting them before you post them?

A good social media update can be the difference between making a positive or negative impact. A positive impact can help you engage your fans, get more followers, and drive traffic. A negative impact will just ruin your brand. This has become really important, as people have been losing jobs, getting kicked out of the Olympics, and even spoiled their hard earned reputation by making spontaneous social media updates.

So before you post that update, make sure you follow all the five points listed below to make an effective and positive impact, engaging your fans and followers:-

#1. Will it affect someone negatively?

When you make social media updates you need to make sure you avoid making negative comments.

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6 Steps to Building an Evergreen Inbound Marketing Strategy


Inbound marketing is quickly growing into a popular marketing method. Many businesses have already had a lot of success using social media, blogs and other forms of content. Seeing this many other businesses are planning to give inbound marketing a go too. 2012 could be a year where the internet is filled with loads and loads of content.

This can be worrying for many other businesses because they will need to somehow get their content to stay afloat in this big content pool.

So how do businesses stay ahead of their competition through inbound marketing?

The best way to stay ahead of your competition is through an inbound marketing strategy. Having an inbound marketing strategy, will keep you way ahead of your competition as you will be sure about what you want to achieve. With an inbound marketing strategy – you will be able to plan what your target audience wants, what you need to produce, how to distribute it and how to generate leads from it.

The 6 steps below will help you get started with your inbound marketing strategy:-

1. Find out what your target audience wants:  

You need to create what your target audience wants. Your target audience doesn’t care about what you do, how experienced you are or what you care about. They care about how you can help them. This is why you need to find out all about what type of problems your target audience face, how can you help them solve these problems, what sort of content do they prefer reading (blogs, reports, white papers, videos, etc.), how long would they like it to be, what’s their favourite social media, etc. You can learn more about researching your target audience on this post.

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