The Value of the Hashtag: 4 Tips for User Generated Content

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Hashtags are everywhere. Ask the youth today what the symbol is, and that’s what they’ll tell you – they’ve never even heard of a “pound sign.” But as a marketing professional, what are you supposed to do with hashtags and how can you create a great one? Can you just adopt some from the mainstream, like the infamous #TBT for Throwback Thursday, or do you need to make your own?

The importance of hashtags lies in their ability to help your brand aggregate user generated content and extend your following by creating a short, memorable slogan, and it’s not hard to do. For those still grappling with the format, however, we’ve pulled together a few key tips that will help you create catchy hashtags for your social media posts, but don’t forget to ask for help from millennials in your own workplace.
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The 6 Advantages Facebook Advertising Has Over Google

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For years, Google has been the brand to beat in online advertising. Its AdWords platform has been the central component of countless advertising campaigns, and since Google is such a household name, it’s often the first thing that comes to mind when people consider online advertising. Not only is Google by far the most popular search engine in the world, giving the platform access to billions of users, it also has some of the deepest reserves of user data, some of the best reporting technology, and one of the best models for ad pricing—a bid-based cost-per-click model.
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3 Tips For a Social Media Customer Satisfaction Strategy

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When formal customer service comes to mind, most people think about call centers and service desks. And while these are certainly important components, modern brands also need to integrate social media into their customer satisfaction service strategies. This is the only way to meet the demands of tech-savvy consumers who are always connected to the internet.

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How to Become an Instagram Business Superstar & Increase Your SEO Power

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Whether you are a business guru, a blogger or just an ardent social media user, you will concur that these are interesting times. If SEO optimization is Her Majesty, Social Media marketing is the new Prime Minister of digital marketing. Just when you thought things couldn’t get more social, in comes Instagram with the ability to share your most special moments visually. It is true that other social media platforms have integrated the capability to share photos but there is no denying that Instagram offers the most scintillating opportunity to put your experiences, products and services out there.

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4 Unique Corporate Blog Promotion Tips for Social Media

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Developing a quality corporate blog takes time, money, and creativity. It’s not something you can simply develop and then sit back and watch. If you want to garner high returns from the investment you make, you have to understand how to drive traffic to your posts and push readers through the conversion funnel with well-developed calls-to-action. In this article, we’re going to focus on the first half of the equation: driving traffic. Specifically, we’re going to discuss how to drive traffic with the assistance of social media.

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