This week I seem to have chosen a bunch of links that are full of tips. From how to see more info on people on Linkedin without going premium to how to mark all your mail read on your iPhone or iPad it’s a tip filled social 7. Enjoy!
Worst Kept Secret On LinkedIn
I’m sure that like me you are getting a pile of emails from LinkedIn encouraging you to sign up for their premium service. I haven’t taken them up on their offer yet as it’s not a massive part of my strategy. I do get customers from LinkedIn but this year it’s not where I’m concentrating my efforts.
Apparently one of the features of the premium plan is that you can see more info on the people you are not closely connected to. However there’s a hack that means you can do this without paying. I feel ever so slightly guilty about sharing it but here it is all the same.
Facebook Offers Promote Later Removed
I have to admit I’ve been a slow starter on the Facebook Ads Power Editor but Jon Loomer is always promoting it. I’ve always been a fan of Facebook offers as they are a good way to measure return on investment and capture leads. However they are beginning to get expensive. In this tip Jon shows you how you can set up an offer, pause it and then target it to specific users later on. I’m about to launch an offer for We Teach Social so I guess I should really open up that Power Editor again!
How to Create A Blog Purpose Statement In 3 Simple Steps
This is the first of two blogging tips I’ve included in this weeks roundup and it was inspired by the #blogchatie Twitter chat. We discussed setting goals for our blogs and for me this article is a great start to setting doing this.
It helps you put together a statement that should govern your blogging efforts in the future. It won’t take long to set up and will really help you focus on achieving results. I’ll have to spend a bit of time putting together my own blogging statement.
How To Mark All Emails As Read On Your iPhone
I’ve included this link as it was a problem that had been bothering me for some time. Yet it was only this week that I thought to Google for a solution. It’s annoying that when you collect your email on an iPhone or iPad via the inbuilt Mail app that you may have seen many of them before on another device. Unless you clicked on them one by one there was no way of getting rid of that annoying red flag telling you that you had mail.
Well guess what, there is, it’s a hack but it works. I’ve had a happy notification free mail app on both my iPhone and iPad ever since I Googled. This has to to be on my list of top things I’ve learned on the Internet. Here’s the trick (it says iPhone but it works on iPads too).
Find Your Brand Voice
I enjoy scanning through articles on Mashable but it’s rare I’ll find one informative or different enough to include here. But there is always an exception and I found this fantastic post that is legible even for small business on finding your brand voice.
A brand voice does sound like it’s something a big business should have but as I’ve mentioned before it should be an important part of your strategy as a small business particularly if there is more than one of you updating social media pages.
How To Nail The Opening Of Your Blog Post
The first paragraph of a blog post is unusually the bit I find easiest. I say unusually as it seems to be the part that most people struggle with. It can often be the thing that sparks bloggers block, if you get your first paragraph done it should be easier to continue. This post from CopyBlogger is packed with ideas so if you are mid procrastination give it a read. If not bookmark it, you never know when a bout of bloggers block will come on.
6 Ways To Leverage Your Facebook Cover Photo
And finally this week some great examples from Short Stack on how you can get more from your Facebook cover photo now that the rules have changed. I’m loving some of these, particularly the one with the finger pointing at the Like button. Maybe because the finger belongs to someone with a big smile.
And From Spiderworking.com This Week
RT The Old Fashioned Way With Classic ReTweet
I was delighted to find this tool, it’s a browser extension that makes it as easy to RT the old fashioned way as it does the new way from the web. No idea what I’m talking about? Read more here.
How To Get Thumbnail Images To Show For Links On Facebook
Have you ever tried to post a link to Facebook and found that no thumbnail image appears? It’s frustrating as you know very few people are likely to click a link, or even notice a link with out one. Luckily there is a fix in most cases and in this weeks one minute video I demonstrate it.
An 8 Step Guide To Setting Up Facebook Competitions
I get asked about competitions on Facebook a lot. Businesses are beginning to hear scare stories from other people about pages getting closed down for running them illegally. Here’s my 8 step guide to putting together a killer competition by the rules.
That’s all for this week. I hope you have a fab weekend.
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