This week’s big news was a tweak to the Facebook algorithm, I’ve also found some great how to links and an interesting infographic on email signatures.
Facebook News Feed: Story Bumping, Last Actor and Chronological by Actor
This week, as you are probably aware Facebook made some tweaks to the alorithm that decides what we see in our newsfeeds. They also promised to be more transparent about the algorithm in future. The two changes are ‘Story Bump’ & ‘Last Actor’. As Jon Loomer describes here these aren’t really a huge deal but it’s good to know about them all the same.
20 Quick Tips on Writing Great Blog Posts
Even the best bloggers get stuck sometimes. What will they write about? Where will they get new ideas from? Is it time to refresh their blogs? What have they gotten out of the habit of doing. This simple post from ProBlogger is worth a read to help you brush up your blogging skills and inspire you to come up with more post ideas.
75 Free Stock Photos to Use in Your Marketing
Not only are Hubspot giving away 75 free stock photos but they’ve written a fantastic article on how you can use them in your marketing. Even if you don’t want the photos it’s a worthwhile read with lots of info on how they can enhance your social media, email, website and blog marketing.
The Anatomy Of An Email Signature
What do you put in your email signature? Are you one of the 48% of professionals who don’t have one? This infographic is very revealing and is full of good advice:
WHY: The Most Important Question in Social Media
Have you considered why people may want to get involved with your social media pages, why they’d join in with conversations? If you want lots of people to Like your Facebook page, Circle you on Google+, follow you on Twitter or Pinterest you will get a better result if you decide why they should? Deciding on what you are going to do with your pages and how it will benefit your potential audience will attract more people and make it easier for you to create and find content. Read more on how this works here.
Three Ways to Create Great Graphics with PowerPoint 2010
Whenever I’m asked how to create graphics I refer people to tools like Pic Monkey, GIMP or Photoshop Elements. But there is another good solution that needs far less technical ability and it utilises an application you probably already have. PowerPoint. Here’s a tutorial on how to make graphics using PowerPoint.
10 Tips For Making Really Great Vine Videos
I’m still a huge Vine fan, I’m probably not shooting as much video as I should but I really do enjoy using the app. I want to get more creative in the future so I found this article from Business Insider really helpful. I particularly like the Dog in a hoodie video at the end. Read more:
And From Spiderworking.com This Week
There was a bank holiday in Ireland this week so no Monday Cool Tool. However I spent the time wisely putting together this post aimed at Blogging newbies. As a co-organiser of the Blog Awards Ireland I was surprised to discover that I had written very little about blogging in the past. This weeks post deals whit the what & why of blogging as well as outlining the pros and cons of the most popular blogging platforms.