Top 10+ Social Media Articles from First Half of 2014

By Janice Deleon

Aug 25

Top 10 Articles from 2014

Wow! Here’s your Best of the Best list of the most popular articles from the past six months of 2014 . Bookmark this post to stay on top of what’s current now (members — these are in addition to the classes you get at SMOC!).

Don’t forget to share with your colleagues & friends.  A great way to stay on top of the latest changes in social media marketing.

#1. Creating an Action Plan for Your SMART Social Media Goals: Your First 100 Days Challenge

In the words of Steven Covey, “start with the end in mind.”  Once you identify your SMART goal, you can break it down into specific tasks, with dates, and put actions behind each. . . http://goo.gl/g3I5Cb

#2. Social Media for Local Business [Case Study]: Hair Salon on Facebook

How can local businesses capitalize on social media marketing to compete with chains and online competition? …  http://goo.gl/PQb5up

#3. Why Large-Brand Case Studies Don’t Work for Small Business

Large brand case studies rule the internet . . . . but where are case studies for small brands? Right here! We debut 13 original case studies showcasing how small to medium-sized businesses rocking social media marketing for greater profits . . . http://goo.gl/b6Yn8q

#4. Facebook Marketing Infographic 2014

Quickly tap into 1 billion customers on the world’s largest social network. The infographic helps you get better results from Facebook in 2014. . . http://goo.gl/CwQs3j

#5. The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Local Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

So many social networks and marketing options can be overwhelming. How can you ensure you’re focusing on tactics yielding the most return on investment (ROI) for your local business? Find out here. . . http://goo.gl/OZ9AJx

#6. The Ultimate Guide to Profitable LinkedIn Networking [Infographic]

Notice how much LinkedIn has changed this year?  It’s practically an entirely new social network. . . http://goo.gl/tBamB1

#7. 9 Google+ Tactics to Increase Your Blog’s SEO and Traffic

Google+ is a hugely underestimated content marketing tool, which makes using it now a superlative way to increase your blog’s visibility across the web. . . http://goo.gl/I5Gs5F

#8. Social Media Presentations, Templates, and Videos: Get My Best Resources without Leaving Home

I speak often at social media and business conferences, and my PowerPoint presentations are a staple of my lectures. They range from overall strategy to specific social networks, and are loaded with case studies. . . http://goo.gl/q1309k

#9. Instagram for Small Business: Three Master Marketers

Since its release in October 2010, Instagram has gained popularity around the world. As of March 2014, there were nearly 200 million monthly active users, and about 13 percent of all internet users around the world were on Instagram. . . http://goo.gl/LU7m4E

#10. What Facebook Isn’t Telling Businesses About It’s New Timeline Design

Why are they changing things just when you got used to them? That’s what you’ll learn in this week’s post:  the good, the bad, and the ugly that Facebook won’t tell you. . . http://goo.gl/gYlE3Y

#11. Week 5: Case Studies of Small Businesses Getting 60% of Their Leads from Social Media

Welcome to Week 5!  This week you’ll take a deep look at two case studies of small businesses that use this system to get 60% of their leads from social media. . . http://goo.gl/KUQBEB

#12. The State of Social Media for Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

We posed questions to Socialmediaonlineclasses.com members (almost 300 of them!) to take the pulse of social media for small business in 2014. . . http://goo.gl/RPiFjL

#13. Marketing Infographics on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Slideshare and Social Media Strategy

Infographics are hands-down the most popular tools I offer here at SocialMediaOnlineClasses.com. People love getting actionable tactics, organized and well-laid out for them. . . http://goo.gl/w7S2M1

#14. Content Marketing Made Simple

Content marketing is the foundation of any social media marketing or SEO plan.  But what if you’re not a writer? And it takes so much time!. . . http://goo.gl/mTaqEj

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