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On Organic Reach Is Dead: Is Facebook Still a Preferred Medium for Brands and SMEs?

And that's all this entire article needed to say. ;)

April 16, 2014    View Comment    

On Organic Reach Is Dead: Is Facebook Still a Preferred Medium for Brands and SMEs?

Yes - organic reach is dead and everyone is complaining. What's next?

April 16, 2014    View Comment    

On Facebook Cleaning Up Its News Feed By Reducing Like-Baiting And Spammy Posts

All of Upworthy's / ViralNova's and BuzzFeed's posts should be banned from Facebook as well. Those titles are nothing but click/like/share baiting nonsense.

April 13, 2014    View Comment    

On Say Goodbye to Corny Stock Images with the Ultimate Resource

Canva is awesome! Really great list. :)

April 6, 2014    View Comment    

On April Fools! The Top 8 Brand Pranks of the Day

Would have been nice if smaller brands had been showcased. These massive companies have thousands of dollars to spare and tons of people to use - would have been nice to see what smaller brands did with a limited budget. And I think everyone was exposed to most of the ones mentioned here too.

April 2, 2014    View Comment    

On How to See Which Facebook Pages Have Liked Your Business Page

Sometimes the "Get More Likes" box doesn't show up for pages that have a huge number of likes, so go to this URL instead and replace the "PAGE_ID_HERE" with your own page's ID: https://www.facebook.com/browse/page_fans/?page_id=PAGE_ID_HERE

March 30, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 INfluencers all Marketers Should Follow

Just a couple of points here.

This is an extremely generic list. And I don't agree with it. Nothing personal Mark, but I just don't like these kind of lists. I'll tell you why.

1. Most of the time, these influencers change ridiculously simple and straightforward suggestions that appeal to the mass public. It's the fundamentals that you should know about the way you work and how you handle social media, your life and whatever else. Before anyone says "Yes they are good reminders" - you don't need to follow someone who is going to remind you about the fundamentals in each post. It's boring. It's not fresh. It's static.

2. Guy is an amazing guy and has achieved a lot. He is extremely busy as well - which means he does not have the time to sit down and write posts on LinkedIn every couple of days. If you take a portion of his post and Google it, you'll see that they are from blog posts or articles or books of his from 4-10 years ago. A lot of his advice is outdated on the LinkedIn network. That does not mean that it's not true, or not in some way relevant, it's just that there are SO MANY people out there who are saying things in a much better fashion, crafting it for TODAY'S audience in a much better way.

3. Like Daniel said, people like Rand Fishkin should be on your list.

Instead of generic influencers like these - you should look to follow people in your industry who are spending hours on creating content FOR YOU. They do not have millions of followers. They probably don't even have 50,000. But what they have, is the time to research, put together opinions, create a story and give you actual, real advice based on what's out there - tailored to your very needs. People tend to overlook these guys a little too much.

Mark - what would be insanely useful therefore, would be to find people who create AMAZING content, content that is FRESH, NEW and not re-hased and recycled or just out there to get more sign-ups to a mailing list. These people don't have a lot of followers and they are hard to find, which is why your article on those people will be a lot more valuable than this one on these people who everyone knows about and is exposed to anyway.

Just my $0.02. :)

March 30, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Tips for Hiring a Good Social Media Manager

This is quite interesting, because this SlideShare presentation here mentions some very similar stuff for a social media intern.

Shouldn't a manager be able to do more?

March 30, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Rules To Follow When Reading A Blog Post About 5 Rules To Follow

Hey Rohn - I stopped reading list based posts a couple of months ago because 95% of them say the exact same thing. I usually skim over them, and it's reached a point where people at work or my clients read the title to me and I guess what the points in the article are. I usually have about an 80% success rate, which should tell you everything anyone needs to know about social media list based articles.

The one thing I wouldn't agree with you on however, is point #4. When people talk about X things wrong or Y mistakes etc, I usually find them to be quite useful because they're bashing a subject - and who doesn't love that? ;)

March 30, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Things You Should Absolutely Never Do on LinkedIn

You're one of the smarter ones Davina! Absolutely - if you're posting automatically via your blog - it's understandable. Completely agree with what you've said and glad that there are so many on SMT who did it right with LinkedIn!

March 29, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Things You Should Absolutely Never Do on LinkedIn

Hey Mike - glad you agree with the post and run behavior. I think you might have misunderstood what I meant when I said it's not a "publishing tool". In the very first line I mentioned it's a publishing platform, what I meant by it's not a "tool" as such - is that people should not use it as a tool to dump links they want people to take a look at. :)

March 28, 2014    View Comment    

On Socially Stephanie: Facebook Advertising and Declining Organic Reach

Stephanie - you've hit the nail on the head here by saying that Facebook is no longer about growing your page likes - it's primarily about simply reaching out to people with promoted posts. There's no longer a point in expecting anything out of organic reach, and therefore - it's time to spend money on promoting the good posts you put up.


March 28, 2014    View Comment