Social Media Must Reads 11-20-16

Social Media Must Reads 11-20-16This week’s must-read posts include tips and strategies for your blog, tracking social media metrics, using storytelling in content marketing, and more…

Need help keeping up with news and updates in the social media world? Let us do the work for you! In our weekly post, we highlight 5 “must-read” articles for your small business – use these resources to get tips on social media strategy or specific social media platforms.

Plus we share a Facebook-only summary of helpful resources, as well as top News from the week on the major social sites.

Click on each title below to go to the original article.

Must-Read Articles from the Week:

1. Blogging Tips, Tactics and Trends: Survey Results 

by MelonieDodaro

Use the stats and tips in this guide to get your blogging strategy in place for the new year.

2. The Viral Power of Storytelling in Content Marketing 

by William Sarto on the Jeff Bullas blog

Tell a story in the content you create for your target audience. Learn why storytelling works so well, and get some tips on how to do it in this post.

3. 5 Interesting Insights from Buffer’s The State of Social 2016 Report

by Caitlin Burgess on the Top Rank blog

Get some insight on social media with Buffer’s report and this post’s 5 areas of focus. At the top of the list are video, Facebook, and customer support…learn more and then save this resource.

4. 7 Elements Behind Every Successful Brand on Social Media 

by DhariLo

What makes a brand successful on social media? Check out this list and determine what your business can improve upon.

5. How to Track Social Media Metrics on Four Social Networks 

by Joe Griffin on Social Media Examiner

Use this helpful guide to measure your success on some top platforms and built-in tools: Twitter Analytics, Facebook Insights, LinkedIn Metrics (on company pages), and Instagram performance.

Facebook Resources & News from the Week:

Weekly Facebook Resources 11-20-16

We share Facebook-only resources and news each Friday, to make it easier for you to keep up with the constantly changing world of Facebook marketing. Check them out here:   #FacebookFriday Resources

News from the Week:

Top updates and announcements from the major social media platforms: Click on each title to read the full article and then stay tuned for further developments and strategic tips!

Snapchat and Foursquare:

Snapchat’s new partnership with Foursquare could open the geofilter floodgates

New Facebook Ad Options:

  1. Facebook Adds ‘Everyone Who Engaged With Your Page’ to Custom Audiences
  2. The Evolution of Facebook Remarketing

Pinterest adds an “Explore” feature to desktop and mobile:

Explore today’s top ideas


That’s it for this week! Let us know if you have any questions or comments on any of the resources we’ve shared here!

Top Image courtesy of Pixabay

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About Terry League

Terry helps small business owners with social media strategy, training and account management. With a background in marketing and training, she enjoys combining those two areas to teach business owners how to get the most out of their social media marketing. Connect with Terry on Twitter and Instagram @TerryLeague for more on social media with a mix of positive motivation and inspiration.

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