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Facebook’s New Organic Post Targeting and Other New Tools

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Last week, Facebook announced a new set of tools and improvements to help publishers better connect with their audience on the social network. The tools have been designed to produce a clearer set of insights and analytics for Page owners and media publishers. Improvements have also been made to Insights, and more communication channels and resources have been made available all round.

So, before we start to chew over the implications of the new resources, let’s first take a closer look at exactly what they are, what they do, and how you can use them.

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Pinterest Power Tips to Turn Your Content Pro

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It’s only taken 4 years, but Pinterest now tops 70 million users, knocking Twitter off the top spot to become the fastest growing social network on the web. The gloriously aesthetic site design certainly drives sales – a study by RichRelevance found that Pinterest shoppers spend an average of $169, compared to Facebook at $95 and Twitter $70 – making it arguably the most important social network platform on which you should be marketing your products.   Read more

How To Craft Excellent Content In Three Steps

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Content is king. It’s the king of SEO, and it’s the king of every great website, blog, infographic, Twitter account, and Facebook page out there. Excellent content drives traffic to your site. It’s as simple as that. No image, blog post, video, or anything else that has ever gone viral has contained content that is anything less than excellent – be it excellently funny, excellently informative, excellently shocking, excellently entertaining, or excellently silly, they have all had one thing in common: excellence. Read more

2 Startups from Web Summit 2014

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This year’s Web Summit was held once again in Dublin and I was lucky enough to be invited along. The event is the second biggest tech summit in the world and is now in its fourth year. The Summit saw 22,000 attendees each day from 109 countries, had 2,160 exciting startups exhibiting for 700 investors and enjoyed talks by 614 of the world’s leading technology company representatives. Alongside the tech talks were entrepreneurs and public figures such as Bono discussing a wide range of technology and business related subjects. Read more

Designing The Perfect Mobile Landing Page

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Landing pages are – or at least they’re supposed to be – one of the most powerful conversion tools in the online marketer’s arsenal. Done well, and that’s exactly what they are. Done badly, and they’ll generate more bounces than the NBA. Their effect needs to be instant – you literally have mere seconds for the landing page to load, seize the user’s attention and induce them to act.  Read more

How to Build Genuine Social Media Conversations

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Social media has opened up a plethora of new ways to build meaningful relationships with your fans and followers. From sharing blog posts to posting behind-the-scenes videos, your fans are able to start to conceive the ‘human side’ of your company, rather than being simply a faceless brand from which they purchase products and/or services.  Read more

Optimizing Your Content for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

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When it comes to social media marketing, there’s a lot of balls that you have to keep juggling to keep all of your followers engaged across all of your different platforms. Indeed, this is very much because the users of each generally expect very different things from their different social networks, and understanding what’s appropriate for one and not for another is key to continuing to reach as many of them as possible. Read more

How To Use The New Pinterest Analytics Tool For Business

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Pinterest marketing is a fairly new concept even by social media standards. Pinterest’s growing popularity as a major social network, however, means that this pin board sharing social simply cannot be ignored as a powerful marketing avenue. Indeed, the very introduction of this new Analytics tool goes to show just how much marketers are using the site, and user demand is dictating a more thorough overview of how potential customers are interacting with your pins. Read more