5 Psychological Principles to Power Your Social Media & Content Marketing

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Content marketing doesn’t appear to make sense at times, but taking a closer look can reveal predictable patterns of human behavior. Using these established psychological principles, you can create better content for your web pages, emails and social media posts.

Content powered by psychological principles can help you drive more traffic, engagement and conversions, boosting your business favorably.

One of Apple’s first video ads, “The Crazy Ones”, is a great example of a psychological principle at play. People want to belong, and Apple’s ad creates a cool, empowered clique that people would long to belong to.

This is a list of 5 psychological principles that you can use to make your social media and content marketing more effective.

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How to Use Social Networks to Build a Loyal Fan Following

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Many companies begin using social with the ultimate goal of growing their business. Brand awareness, lead generation and conversions are primary focus for them.

Trust and loyalty are important in drumming up business via social networks. A loyal fan following will not only engage with you and purchase products themselves, but also advocate your business to their networks.

There’s a reason why some companies dominate their industry. A decade ago, brands used TV to build brand loyalty. Since then, they have used social networks to connect with their key demographics.

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How to Boost Social Media Reach Organically

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Organic social media reach is declining, and marketers are seeking new ways to increase content exposure on social media. You could invest in social media ads, but according to this statistic, ad aversion is on the rise.

To build a powerful brand on social media, you need ways to boost your reach, organically. This post lists six smart ways to accomplish that task. Continue reading

7 Tricks and Tools to Build a Solid Social Media Presence

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Social media is here to stay, and as every marketer knows. Considering this fact, you’ve definitely had a stab at social media marketing by this point. Some of you may have succeeded, while some of you may be stuck with limited engagement on your social media pages.

What, in depth, makes for social media engagement? I’ve scoured the internet to isolate the ‘elements’ that drive social media engagement and listed them for you, in addition to some tools and resources that can help you implement them.     Continue reading

How to Build a Content Strategy for Social Media Engagement

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Creating content for social media is not an easy task – you have to make sure that the content is relevant to your audience, niche and peers at the same time. Additionally, you also have to provide unique content in order to stand out. Organization and having a clear set strategy can help you overcome the pressures of constantly creating content. Engagement can also be improved drastically, with a clear strategy in mind. In short, creating a content strategy allows you to streamline processes and increase your brand reach. Here are some key elements that you need to focus on when you build a content strategy: Continue reading

Why Your Social Media Audience Isn’t Responding (and How to Get Them to)

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Social media is well established as means to reach an audience, impact them and even understand them better, but if your engagement levels are low, none of those outcomes are en route to being successful. Sounding off your products on audiences is important, but if they’re not saying anything back, it could be because you haven’t asked yourself the following questions. Continue reading

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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