New Study Claims Facebook is Tracking You All the Time

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Over the years, Facebook and privacy haven’t exactly gelled together. Just look at its apology for its much-maligned Beacon feature, which sent out alerts that detailed people’s online purchases. Now, Facebook is in hot water yet again after a recent report accused the social network of extending its Internet tracking activities to those who are […]

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The Top-100 Social Media Power Influencers, 2015 Edition

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This marks the third year that StatSocial and Haydn Shaughnessy publish a list of Twitter users most influential in the realm of social media—that is, social media experts with a great following among people also interested in social media. Excluded from this list of the top-hundred influencers are journalists and actual employees of social media […]

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What Causes People To Click On Social Media?

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The brain is a wondrous piece of work. Have you ever done something without thinking about it? Have you ever said something out loud that you were thinking in your head? HA! Sure you have. We all have done that at one time or another. Although you’d be surprised at how many times I do […]

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WordPress Plugins to Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

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I’ve previously been writing about how to drive  traffic from social media  and am excited about my new topic, WordPress. Throughout this WordPress series I will be exploring different plugins to use as well as digging deeper into how to ensure your website is performing and is as effective as possible. As more and more people […]

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20 Instagram Apps to Create the Perfect Business Graphic

Are you using Instagram to market your business? Would you like to create branded images that boost awareness around your company? Creating the perfect graphic doesn’t mean you have to be a graphic designer or photographer, especially when you have the right tools. But with an abundance of Instagram apps at your fingertips, how do […]

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5 Things to Never Do on Google+

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Make sure the effort you’re putting forward means something. Every social network has their own set of unspoken rules. Break them and you risk offending the dedicated users or looking like a n00b. You don’t want to do either of those— especially on Google+. So I’ve compiled this quick guide to help you make sure […]

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Facebook Marketers: PLEASE Don’t Do These 5 DON’Ts (but Do These 5 DOs!)

Think Facebook marketing is dead? Think again! Look at these Facebook stats: 1.39 billion active users half of users log in daily 5 profiles are created every second! 30 million business have fan pages $234 million dollars in virtual goods & gifts were purchased in Q2 of 2014 1 billion searches every day (Read that again… slowly… let it sink in) What does all […]

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The Essential Cheat Sheet for Social Media Image Sizes

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Every so often, popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus change the format, layout, and style of their networks. Just when you feel comfortable with the most recent updates, along comes a whole new round. One area that continues to evolve is social media images. From cover photos to the exact right dimensions for posts, […]

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How to Optimize Social Media Images

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Do you create your own images for social media? Are you happy with their performance? With a few simple tweaks, you can optimize images for greater visibility on social media and in search engine results. In this article you’ll find three tips to optimize your social media images for better online performance. #1: Optimize Images […]

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Six Tips to Grow FAST on Instagram

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Instagram is my OBSESSION and my favorite social network to date by far. I love it.  It’s so simple and easy to use.  It isn’t cluttered with this feed or that feed or this ad or that ad.  It’s clean and nice on the eyes. It’s easy to follow and unfollow folks depending on your […]

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