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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blog Tip of the Day // Social Media

Morning lovelies! I'm so happy to present the second installment of my "Blog Tip of the Day" series. Everyone talks about how important social media is for building a brand.. & I'm one of 'em. 

Social Media is critical in building a brand and creating a sense of community outside of your main blogging platform. But, it's tough to manage all of these social media platforms in addition to your managing your blog AND attempting to have a life! 

So, I've come up with some simple, yet effective solutions to try to help you manage and consolidate your social media!

But first, allow me to self promote. Follow Me! Promise to follow you back! 


BITLY
SERVICE PROVIDED: Bitly is a link shortening service. It allows you to transform long
URLs or links into shorter, cleaner looking links.
WHY USE IT: This service comes in handy on social media platforms that limit the number of character used like Twitter. This service also allows you to track clicks on your links.  This comes in very handy when trying to measure how many clicks certain ads are receiving on your page or when you are tying to measure engagement on social media platforms lie Twitter!
COST: Free!


HOOTSUITE
SERVICE PROVIDED: Hootsuite is a social media management dashboard that allows you to manage & measure your social media platforms. This is the easiest, most comprehensive platform out there.
WHY USE IT: This is your "all in one place" social media management tool, allowing you to manage services likw Twitter, Facebook and Instragram. This service allows you to track brand mentions, schedule messages and tweets and analyze social media traffic.
COST: Basic service with up to 5 social media platforms free! Pricing kicks in as you add services.

TweetDeck

SERVICE PROVIDED: Tweet Deck is another social media management that allows you to 
post to other social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Etc.
WHY USE IT: Plain and simple, TweetDeck allows you to better manage, monitor and publish your Tweets! It allows you to track hashtags, mentions and other topics that are important to you in a clean customizable layout. One draw is that this service does not offer stat tracking. 
COST: Free!

SERVICE PROVIDED: Statigram is awesome! We all use Instagram, right? Statigram gives you a comprehensive overview of the activity on your Instagram. It also lets you conduct business as usual on your iPhone... commenting, liking and viewing... just in an easier format. 
WHY USE IT: This is convenient if you do not want to be tied to your phone with a one screen shot view.  Statigram also allows you to message individual users which is nice!
COST: Free!



Pingraphy
SERVICE PROVIDED: This service lets you schedule pins. Rad.
WHY USE IT: There are tons of articles highlighting the "best times" to update different social media sites, and Pinterest is no exception. Having the ability to schedule pins when traffic is at peak time allows you to increase re-pins, likes and follows. Statistics also included in this service.
COST: Free!

OK, I'm all tipped out, folks! Any tips you want to share with me!? I'd love to hear them!

P.S. I'm hosting a great giveaway on GlamourMash tomorrow! Be sure to stop by and check it out!!!



34 comments:

  1. Awesome tips girl! I really need to work on streamlining all of this for my business & I'm going to look into all of these! Have a great day love!

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  2. Great tips Holly! Thanks so much..I'm definitely going to try out the HootSuite and the Pingraphy!

    Amberly
    www.asliceofglam.com

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    1. Oh im so happy to hear that! They are so useful!


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      GlamourMash

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  3. Good tips..I am always thinking the same thing..the only one I don't have is Twitter but I don't really market the other ones very well...it's just too much!
    I will check these ones out though so thanks.
    Meanwhile I will follow you on facebook and pinterest!
    Sheree xxx
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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    1. Thanks Sheree! I know, I can barely handle handling everything!!!! But these prgrams definitely help!!


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      GlamourMash

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  4. Great tips, I hadn't heard of statigram, but im going to try it out now!
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's such a great service! Thanks Amy!


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      GlamourMash

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  5. Great tips !!

    Really love your style and posts!!

    A blog like this deserves a new follower!

    Hope to see you back on mine for a peek :)

    p.a I will add you on twitter too :)

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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    1. Thanks so much, Janice!!! You are too sweet!


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      GlamourMash

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  6. Another incredible post! So hopeful to learn about these other platforms!

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    1. Hooray! Happy I could help out, dear!!!


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      GlamourMash

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  7. I feel so out of the loop for having never heard of any of these! Where have I been? I'm checking them out as we speak :)

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    1. hah! Don't worry doll! These were all new to me until just a few days ago too!!!


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      GlamourMash

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  8. Excellent post, Holly - very helpful! Thanks for the tips and your links - I now follow you on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest :)

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    1. Thanks Alina!!! That makes me so happy to hear!


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      GlamourMash

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  9. thanks for the tips....I'm following you on several platforms now!!

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    1. Awesome Thanks Albertina! I'll be sure to follow you right back!


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      GlamourMash

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  10. I've never heard of Pingraphy, but it sounds awesome!

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  11. Thanks for the tips, we all need as many as we can get, right? I've heard of a few, I actually use Hootsuite, excited to try the Pinterest one the instagram one!

    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.com

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    1. Oooh its nice to hear that someone out there has experience with it! I just stared using it recently and love it!!!


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      GlamourMash

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  12. Following everywhere! Great tips def going to check some of these out!

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    1. Btw, just found you on luckymag and liked all of your posts!

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    2. Aww yay! Thank you so very much, Kristen!!! I love being a contributor with Lucky! I will make sure to like all your future posts too!!!!!


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      GlamourMash

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  13. I am going to look into Hootsuite! I have been needing a way to consolidate everything! I feel like everything is all scattered about! Love it!

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    1. I def feel the same, Nikki! Hopefully these will streamline things for you!!!


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      GlamourMash

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  14. Thank you for this post! I didn't know about a couple of the apps you've mentioned, so will have a look. x

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    1. You are so very welcome! Hope they streamline things for you!!!


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      GlamourMash

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  15. Great post!! These are some good tips sister. Following you :)

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth!! Hope you find them handy!!!


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      GlamourMash

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  16. Oh how I need Hootsuite!! I seem to juggle so many things, sometimes I don't know if I am coming and going lol I think I will try that Pingraphy too as the right times to pin are when I am never home and busy with the kids

    Thanks babe for sharing these links, I loved this post
    Brooke xx

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  17. This is fabulous, I really need something like Hootsuite so I know whats working and what I need to focus more on, I swear there is just sooo much out there, it's hard to keep track lol!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  18. I've been looking for a website like pinography. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

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