5 Ways to Differentiate Yourself as a Content Curator

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Curating content is not a quick-fix strategy for building your audience, as it’s a long-term commitment that requires good time management skills.

Content aggregation and sharing handpicked gems is a great way to widen your network. It opens the doors for possible collaborations, which could lead to even more opportunities in the future. Continue reading

The Drill Down 408: CES 2016 Preview (preview)

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This week, Facebook’s CEO wants to be the next Tony Stark, GM invests in Lyft, Twitter wants you to tweet longer, Oculus Rift gets a price & date, the latest from CES …All this and more on The Drill Down.

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Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Box tech consultant Tosin Onafowokan.

Can Social Media Affect Your Search Engine Ranking? Yes, and Here’s How

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Are you integrating Social Media into your marketing efforts? Well, you should, because it has the power to increase your search engine ranking.

Until recently, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Social Media marketing were seen as two separate fields. But, thanks to the many algorithm changes Google has gone through, nowadays SEO means more than just ranking well in Google. Of course, a good keyword strategy is still paramount, but search engine optimization isn’t just confined to Google or Bing. Social Media also plays a valuable role and, if done right, it can improve your search engine ranking.

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The Drill Down 399: Forward to the Past (preview)

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This week, an Edward Snowden clone leaks drone docs, Chrome stops eavesdropping on you, why you should uninstall Flash right now, Facebook protects you from government intrusion, and we go Back to the Future– but the future is now! … on The Drill Down.

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9 Free Tools To Find and Share The Best Content

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As a social media manager, it is essential to find fresh content on a daily basis in order to boost engagement with your audience. It is also important to be consistent with your posting, a task that becomes challenging when you have to manage multiple social media accounts at the same time. If you’re running around, trying to juggle all your accounts on the go, content discovery and curation tools are the answers to all your problems. They automate a lot of mundane processes, making it easier for you to manage your time and focus on more important tasks. Here are 9 such free tools: Continue reading

Three Selfies Accessories You Didn’t Know Existed

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Selfies are becoming an increasingly popular force throughout the world, dominating social media channels. Statistics state selfies are predominantly used by people aged from 18-24 with apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter being the main output.

It seems as though the term selfie has been used forever, but it was only in 2013 when it was officially added to Oxford Dictionaries. Not to mention the countless celebrity selfies we have had from various different events and it has even been included in Time magazines “Top 10 buzzwords” of 2012. The progression of the word ‘selfie’ has seen development of selfie sticks and even the Zuckerberg Selfie Stick.

The selfie craze is only beginning and we take a look into three selfie accessories you didn’t know existed! Continue reading

7 Must Use Tools For Social Media Managers

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More people are using social media websites as a tool to keep up with recent developments amongst their friends and areas of interest than ever before. Out of the 3 billion people using the internet, 74 percent of the adults have at least one social media account.  Although Facebook remains as the most popular website, 52 percent of internet-using adults have accounts on multiple social media websites.

The staggering growth of platforms like Instagram, Youtube and Pinterest has prompted businesses and brands, even large ones like the LA Kings, to use these services to promote themselves and to connect with a growing user base. Social media managers have the huge responsibility of maintaining and improving the online presence of businesses so that more customers would be able to engage with them.

The following seven tools streamline the process of managing social media accounts by providing many different types of services. Some of them assist in content curation while others help in analysing the response that your social media efforts have generated. Either way, using these tools would definitely help improve the effect of your online marketing strategy, and increase your online visibility.

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