Top 10 Social Media Posts of 2014

Top 10 Social Media Posts of 2014

I guess summarizing the best content of the year is, among other things, a way of attempting to wrap it all up.

2014 was a great year for SocialMouths, and even thought I’m the one on the “producing” end of the screen, it’s all thanks to you that allow me to deliver what I have to say in form of blog posts, courses and services.

I just hope to make a little difference in your marketing, no matter how big or small your business is.

Jeez, I promised myself I wouldn’t cry…

Alright, so these are the 10 most popular posts published by SocialMouths in 2014.

The criteria I used is very simple: Most shared on social media, according to BuzzSumo.

I’m also adding the top 11 to 15 at the bottom of the post.

1) 10 Writing Tips for Great Social Media Posts

10 Writing Tips for Great Social Media Posts

Writing effective social media posts is a science, here are a few tips to improve your performance, from building trust, sharing data and writing with purpose to writing great headlines and longer posts. This post has it all, and that’s why it was the most shared post of 2014.

Here is my favorite line:

Read the post here

Author: Cari Bennette

2) After 1.5 Million Posts Analyzed, Here is the Perfect Facebook Post

After 1.5 Million Posts Analyzed, Here is the Perfect Facebook Post

A study conducted by TrackMaven with more than 1.5 million pieces of content was used to determine the main ingredients of the kind of Facebook post that performs best. It also includes an infographic.

My favorite part (just because conventional wisdom says “Facebook posts should be short and to the point):

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Author: Francisco Rosales / Infographic by TrackMaven

3) 9 Things You Should Be Sharing on Facebook but Probably Aren’t

9 Things You Should Be Sharing on Facebook but Probably Aren’t

Flat out fresh and easy to implement ideas on what to post on Facebook, from selfies to behind the scenes to trending content and videos. Great stuff from Aaron Lee, as usual.

Here is my favorite line from the post:

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Author: Aaron Lee

4) 5 Google+ Features You Probably Aren’t Taking Advantage Of

5 Google+ Features You Probably Aren’t Taking Advantage Of

I’m pretty sure there are still plenty of Google+ features people don’t know about or they don’t yet use. Heck, I still don’t take full advantage of some of them. This post lists a few of those features that can help you improve your marketing.

Read the post here

Author: Shanna Mallon of Straight North

5) Can Content Marketing Help Improve Your Search Engine Rankings? [Infographic]

Can Content Marketing Help Improve Your Search Engine Rankings? [Infographic]

Based on an infographic by QuickSprout. It points out one of the benefits of content marketing: getting better ranking on search engines.

Because of its simplicity, this is my favorite line:

Read the post here

Author: Francisco Rosales / Infographic by QuickSprout

6) 10 Tips to Improve Your Pinterest Marketing Strategy

10 Tips to Improve Your Pinterest Marketing Strategy

Blog posts about Pinterest marketing are always well received in social media, this was a great post because William went outside the box to deliver ideas that were different than what everybody was writing about at the time.

Read the post here

Author: William Johnson

7) 10 Facebook Ads You Should be Running Right Now

10 Facebook Ads You Should be Running Right Now

One of my favorite posts of 2014. The goal was to deliver clear and simple ideas after getting many people asking me about what kind of ads they should be running on Facebook. It included ads for getting Page Likes, growing your email list, selling products and promoting content.

Read the post here

Author: Francisco Rosales

8) The New Facebook Ad Campaign Structure: Here is What You Need to Know

The New Facebook Ad Campaign Structure: Here is What You Need to Know

Basically a post reviewing the updates to the Facebook Ad structure. I think this was Facebook change #21,745 of 2014. =)

This was the structure that was updated back in March 2014, ironically, if you don’t have the new version (I got it barely 2 days ago), this post is still relevant.

Read the post here

Author: Francisco Rosales

9) 5 Creative Ways to use Social Media for Your Business

5 Creative Ways to use Social Media for Your Business

I loved this post because most of us always think as social media as a vehicle to share content, but Dave delivered a set of unconventional ideas about how he uses it to generate feedback from Reddit, test headlines on Twitter or using social shares for competitive research.

Here is my favorite takeaway from the post:

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Author: Dave Schneider

10) “Organic” is Dead, Say Hello to the Age of Paid Media

“Organic” is Dead, Say Hello to the Age of Paid Media

A bit of a rant in the middle of the chaos when Facebook pretty much killed “organic” reach and the world almost ends. As my friend Jen Havice said around that time, the free lunch is over.

My favorite line was:

Read the post here

Author: Francisco Rosales

11 to 15

As promised, I’m adding the top 11 to 15 as a bonus here.

11) Stop Trying to Get Your Blog Posts Shared and Do This Instead – by Pratik Dholakiya

12) LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform: Pros, Cons and Generating more Content – by Jen Havice

13) 10 Tips for a Successful Mobile Email Campaign [Infographic]

14) 5 Things to Consider When Monitoring Your Brand on Twitter

15) How a Small Spice Shop got 736 Page Likes in 6 Days (Without Ads)

What was YOUR favorite post?

Icon credit: Freepik

  • Krithika Rangarajan

    Aaah – it’s going to take me a while to peruse these, but thank yoU!!!!!!! #HUGS

  • Thank you for sharing them. They all seem very interesting. Hopefully, I will get read them all before the year is out.

  • Very nice piece of information, impressively conveyed and well written. A must read article for fresh social media marketers. Admitting to the point that content writing is a science and art. Also, the content should be molded well and use of info graphics serves the best in attracting users. We all agree that in today’s world social media offers a greater reach to audience and the best part is it helps a lot in improving the website rankings. A link that may help you in improving Facebook Marketing Strategies:
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  • I think this is kind of a lazy post, myself. You’re relying on video and images and a few words, letting the work of others drive traffic to you. It’s a tactic, but a rather mindless one. Hopefully you’ll do better next year, though I’m not sure I’ll bother to look.

  • Nice roundup of articles. Given me a few ideas for afternoon reading.

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