How To Write Perfect Headlines for Your Social Media Posts

Copywriting is one of the TOP skills needed for social media success. Every post, tweet or status update is… a headline! Crafting a compelling headline is the first step in getting your social media posts read. Without one, many readers might skip over your content. “On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your

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How Often Should You Post On Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram?

One of the most common social media questions I hear is, ‘How often should I post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.?’ If you post too little, your content may never be seen. But if you post too much, people begin to tune you out or unfollow you completely.  So how much is just right? Really, the short answer is, it depends! But, I do know that it helps to at least have some semblance of

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How To Create A Social Media Strategy for Lead Generation: The Social Scoop Issue 139

So many businesses use the “spray and pray” approach to social media marketing — just publishing content and hoping for conversions. Or, I also see a lot of businesses that approach social marketing as a simple line item on a to-do list: “There, I’ve ‘done’ social, let’s move on to the next thing,” they say. Well, that’s certainly not a very effective approach either! Ideally, you want to have a well thought out strategy that garners

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Avoid These 15 Facebook Marketing Mistakes: The Social Scoop Issue 138

If there’s one thing we know for sure on Facebook, it’s change. Every week there’s a new feature or new app, some new trick to learn, or a new way to be more visible. Plus, many Page Admins continue to make several common mistakes that may be hindering their success. This week, we’re featuring not one, but TWO powerful articles with a combined 15 things you should avoid doing on Facebook, and what to do instead! I’m

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Top 100 Social Media Leaders On Twitter: The Social Scoop Issue 136

It’s an honor to be included again in this year’s Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers – at numero four, alongside awesome folks like Guy Kawasaki, Robert Scoble, Chris Brogan, Brian Solis, Seth Godin, Ann Handley (Marketing Profs), Pam Moore, Jeremiah Owyang and so many more. (Track all 100 influencers by subscribing to this Twitter list.) I’m blessed to call so many of these fine leaders friends in the offline world, too. (See y’all at

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How To Double Your Twitter Followers In 5 Minutes A Day: The Social Scoop Issue 135

Proactively growing your Twitter follower base has so many strategic advantages for your business. It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen over time with the right steps. This week’s top article includes an awesome infographic filled with practical, actionable tips for building your audience on Twitter. Check out the infographic embedded below and also broken down with specific tips for each step on AgoraPulse’s blog. Btw, I love that the most frequently used word in

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