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Utilize Facebook Social And Blog Share Groups (Part 1) + Facebook Support Group List!

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If you are looking to expand your reach, get your content shared more often, and are interested in increasing your comments, I highly recommend that you join facebook groups in which members share each other’s posts on social media, as well as leave comments.

You should, however, follow a few rules before engaging in these groups:

  1. Most groups have specific days for specific threads. For example, some groups only allow you to share your blog posts on a specific day, while there are other days for comment threads, or facebook support threads. Become familiar with each groups thread posting time, so that you do not violate group policies
  2. Read the group description thoroughly! Many of these groups have very specific rules, such as the above-mentioned threads, or when you can ask for advice. Make sure that you are familiar with them, and do not confuse the rules if you are joining multiple groups
  3. Share other people’s content. Some groups require that you share or comment on each of the members participating in the individual threads, while others require you to share/comment on a specific number of member posts. Follow these instructions, and do not skip through a thread, even if you might not get caught. It is simply the polite thing to do, and it helps each member of the group to increase their reach.
  4. Leave meaningful comments. If you are participating in comment threads, be kind and leave thoughtful comments. I have seen groups that require a certain word count or have specific rules for comments, but even in those groups who do not have those types of rules, you should give your best comments.
  5. Only participate in some of the threads, in order not to get overwhelmed. It takes quite a bit of time to share content, and visit other people’s blogs and sites. Don’t commit to threads that you can not follow through.
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Here are some groups that you should consider joining:

Taylor Manning Facebook Group 

Learn To Blog Hangouts 

TBC Support 

Blog Big! Group

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Bloggers 2 Brands Group

The Blogger Life

Friends Who Love Blogging

Bloggers Social Media Support

Blog Support Group

 

This is an incomplete list, so look for the second part of this post about facebook groups to be posted here soon!

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Claudia

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Social Media Tips

22 Tips To Rock LinkedIn!

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LinkedIn is one of those social media platforms that seems a lot more complicated than it really is.  There are however some rules that make your success on the platform more likely. In order for you to learn how to make the most out of Linkedin for your professional and business success, I have collected 22 tips to help you master this social media site.

 

It’s All In The Profile

  1. Have a professional, headshot only image as your profile image. Make sure that what you are wearing, and your background reflects your niche, and the niche standard. So a lifestyle blogger may have family images in the background, while someone working with tech should have a more “professional” look to the image.
  2. Make sure you use the right keywords in your profile, that fit your niche, in order to rank higher.
  3. Add a call to action to your summary. You can simply state something like: Connect with me on Wealthy Affiliate, by following this link, or tell people to check out your blog/website.
  4. Don’t forget to add contact info to your profile.
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Linkedin Dont’s

  1. Don’t send spammy messages to your followers. You will be ignored.
  2. Don’t send spammy status updates. Instead, post articles and info related to your niche, and engage.
  3. Don’t engage in negative commenting. This is a professional network, not Facebook, where negative commenting is more acceptable – but even there you should not do that.
  4. Don’t post messages to groups that are not relevant to the group’s mission.
  5. Don’t ask new followers to endorse you. Allow them to get to know you first.
  6. Don’t use buzzwords. Words like Creative, passionate, driven and related words should not be used on Linkedin. Instead, write the way you would talk, but keep it short and to the point.

 

Increase Engagement

  1. Share industry news on a regular basis
  2. Ask questions related to content you posted
  3. Follow the same rules of commenting on the status of others, as you would with blog comments, meaning make it personal, make it relating the content shared, and make it more than just a few words.
  4. Directly ask for endorsements, and offer them in return, but only from those with whom you already had a relationship with – not your new followers.

 

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Linkedin Longform Posts

  1. 22 Tips To Rock LinkedIn!Create a publishing schedule. Just like with your blog, regularly publishing a post, preferably on the same day every week, or every other week will make people look for your post.
  2. The ideal length of long form Linkedin posts is 600 to 1200 words.
  3. Include images. Just like with a blog post, make sure that you include engaging images into your post.
  4. Include a link to your website, services, or a social media platform within the content, or at the end of the content to increase further engagement.

 

Increase Following:

  1. Use the alumni feature for your high school and college to connect with more people
  2. Do not just simply use the standard connection request, but rather add some personal words to increase your chances of being accepted
  3. Take a moment to look at the profile of people who have looked at your profile. This is how you find out who looked at your profile: Click the Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage, click View profile, and select Who’s Viewed Your Profile. Beneath your profile photo on the left rail of your homepage, click the number above Who’s viewed your profile.
  4. Be active. Spend 5 minutes every day to connect with people on Linkedin by leaving them comments, wishing them Happy Birthday, or pointing out something of value to them. Even if it is a professional social network, it is still social, and therefore you have to make a point to be engaging and easily approachable.

I hope you enjoyed these Linkedin tips, and are able to utilize them in order to increase your business and professional goals.

If you want to connect with me and learn more about social media marketing, online business, affiliate marketing and how to build your own website, join me at Wealthy Affiliate. It’s free!.

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Claudia

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How To Master Twitter For Marketing And Business

How To Master Twitter For Marketing And Business

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Twitter is not a social media platform you should ignore if you want to grow an engaged blog or website audience. On top of that, it is possible to make money on Twitter, by being part of social media campaigns run by brands and companies throughout the year. In order to maximize your potential income – and we are on the internet to make money, so this should be our main goal – I have compiled a list of tips and tricks that can increase your potential for both traffic and income generated via this social media platform.

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Increase your twitter following:

1.Do a keyword search on your niche in twitter.
2.Follow people who have real names, and pictures of themselves, or something related to the niche in their
profile.
3.Make sure that they are actually engaged in the niche, by reading some of their feed
4. Do not follow companies, unless it is a company you are actually working with – i.e. as an Influencer, Brand Ambassador and such

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Increase your twitter engagement:

1.Take 15 minutes a day to engage with those you follow and take 15 minutes a day to engage in trending topics, and related to your niche hashtags. This could mean that you offer encouraging advice to questions posted, that you tell someone you enjoyed their post, or to connect in any other meaningful way that is related to the subject at hand
2. Get comfortable with the hashtags for your niche. Make a list, and refer to it every time you are on twitter. You should be not only using these hashtags in your own niche but to find and engage with followers.
3. Respond to comments likes and retweets. Mention those who were engaging on Follow Friday, or thank them throughout the week for being engaged.

Follower/Following Ratio:

Your follow count does not have to be low – it should not be more than about 2/3 of your follower rate, BUT
most importantly those should be, targeted people! Do not randomly follow people, make sure each of them count!

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Share other people’s stuff- but only when it is high quality. Use automation tools like Buffer to share some of these posts, considering that you might find quite a few posts in one setting, but will overwhelm your followers if you share too many posts after each other.

Twitter Images:

1.Change the variety of your twitter images – your images should not always be the same type. I fell for that in the beginning, all of my blog posts have the same type of images as a starter image, which is boring for followers. Make them different, engaging have about 5 different styles that you switch up on.
2. Be sure they are the perfect size for twitter – which is 440 pixels wide and 220 pixels tall.

Twitter Goals:

Do you have twitter goals for 2017? My twitter goals are currently to grow my followers to 12K by the end of the year and be listed in 2500 lists. What are your goals?

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Claudia

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4 Social Media Strategies You Should Implement Right Now

4 Social Media Strategies You Should Implement Right Now

Whether you are a blogger, affiliate marketer, or run a business, with an online presence, effective social media strategies can increase the traffic to your product, website, and blog. But, due to a large amount of social media platforms out there, and the constantly added features, and even more platforms, it has become essential to create an efficient social media strategy.

1. Automate as much as possible

Scheduling apps such as Buffer, and Tailwind (for Pinterest), and social media management sites, such as ManageFlitter (for Twitter) allow you to create a faster, more effective campaign that is right for your business. No matter if you are using a tool to schedule your social media posts to fit the best times to share, or using a tool to effectively follow influencers and your audience, they free your time and make managing the individual platforms easier and more effective.

2. Be Personal

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Social media platforms are foremost social, and thrive on personal interaction, rather than connecting only on a business and marketing level. Share personal insights, behind the scenes stories, and other posts, that highlight the softer “not- selling”side of yourself.

3. Provide new content on a regular basis

While it is okay to repost your old blog posts, it is essential that you keep on adding new content on a regular basis. Do not only post your own content but those of relevant influencers in your niche.

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4. Keep Up With Social Media Trends

Updates, new features, and new platforms can create marketing opportunities that you can take advantage off. Keeping track of these updates and finding a creative way to incorporate them into your marketing efforts will allow you to become an innovative leader in your niche. Tailor your efforts to where your audience spends the most time, which can vary greatly depending on your niche.

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Pinterest Tips And Tricks: How To Make The Most Out Of Pinterest

Pinterest Tips And Tricks: How To Make The Most Out Of Pinterest

Pinterest is a fun and potentially profitable social media platform. It is not as hard to navigate and make  money from as you might think. In order to make it even easier, I have compiled some Pinterest tips and tricks to help you navigate this versatile platform.

5 Quick Pinterest Tips And Tricks:

1. Follow 300 people a day interested in your niche.
Pinterest has a daily follow limit of 300 people, but if you work smartly with this follow limit, you can use it  to grow your audience with relevant followers that are already interested in your niche. Finding these followers is
easy: Find boards that are relevant to your niche with a large following. Follow all of those followers (up to your 300 per day follow limit). Repeat daily. I have grown my audience from 800 followers to 9500 followers in a matter of 6 weeks, using this  trick.

2. Share your videos
You do not have to only  pin images to the platform, but also videos from youtube. Post your video to your relevant boards. Because people on Pinterest are usually ready to buy or consume content, so this is especially useful for guides on how to use products, unboxing videos, and review videos.

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3. Share direct affiliate links.
Pinterest allows direct affiliate links. You can take advantage of that fact by sharing items from a variety of products  that are related to your niche, by adding them to your boards or create specific boards, such as a Mother’s Day Gift board, or gifts for her board, or a fashion board. I have a board that includes home decor, another that is solely for pillows, as well as a popular board containing business cards from Zazzle designers. Be creative.

4. Pin relevant quotes, linking them to your content.
Quotes that are related to your content (which you can also use for Instagram and Twitter) are very popular on Pinterest. Quote boards are often group boards and have a large following because everyone looks for inspiration, and motivation at times. This universal appeal can help you promote your blog and website without seeming spammy to a wide audience.

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5. Add a humor board to your collection.
Just like quote boards, humor boards have a wide appeal. In order to draw a wide variety of people to your Pinterest account, and to keep the content light you can create a board that contains funny content related to your niche. Sports humor goes well with fitness niches while parenting humor is much appreciated in lifestyle and parenting, as well as education and homeschool niches. Again, be creative, but keep the content relevant.

I hope these quick Pinterest Tips and Tricks helped you to utilize the potential of this versatile social media platform.

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