Instagram: The Beginning Of The End? And The Alternatives To Replace It

Instagram: The Beginning Of The End? And The Alternatives To Replace It

I remember back in the day when No Doubt used to be a local Anaheim band. Small venues filled with hardcore fans and local celebrity status.

But then the inevitable happened, they got on the radio, got signed by a record label and went mainstream to tour the world. The good people of the city of Anaheim hated the fact that now they had to share their band with the rest of the world and the band will eventually become more “friendly” in order to sell more records.

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The Shift to Visual Social Media [Infographic]

The shift to visual social mediaThe social web has turned more visual than ever.

Not only we have platforms like Instagram and Pinterest but, the bigger networks also have turned a lot more visual than they were a year ago.

The most common questions this year had to do with how a brand/business can also leverage the visual web, be part of the stream and get love from users.

Obviously simply posting a shot of your product on Instagram doesn’t cut it…

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Social Media To Rank Your App In Apple’s Top Lists

Social Media To Rank Your App In Apple’s Top Lists

This is a guest post by Yoav Vilner, CEO and Founder of Ranky.

Hey Y’all! It sure is a serious pleasure writing for SocialMouths. This is my story, and it’s about connecting two of the hottest niches of our age: Social media and Mobile apps.

Ever stopped to think how the correlation between those two really works?

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The Art Of Getting More Retweets [Infographic]

The Art Of Getting Retweets Infographic

Besides people amplifying your message on Twitter simply because it is good and valuable content and because you have been able to build an audience, there are a few techniques in the art of getting more Retweets.

As I always say, marketing is a game where you have to conduct your own testing, every case is different and what works for one person doesn’t necessarily means it will work for you. That said, there are some common factors we can observe in tweets that get more RT’s than others.

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Pinterest’s New Secret Boards: Why They Matter

Pinterest’s New Secret Boards: Why They Matter

This is a guest post by Shanna Mallon from Straight North.

If the whole point of Pinterest is pinning what we find interesting or inspiring, think about how the network’s new secret boards can be good for marketing—allowing you to gather ideas without anyone else following along!

Here are some examples of the marketing benefits of Pinterest’s new secret boards…

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7 Ways To Build A Strong Online Presence Through Social Media

How to create a strong online presence with social media

This is a guest post by Sara Carter from Mac-Reviews.

There is no getting away from the fact that social media and its marketing uses are essential for any business seeking to establish an online presence. With Facebook and Twitter having more than 1 billion different users combined, it is clear that failure to take advantage of this market is tantamount to closing a bricks and mortar store six and a half days a week.

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What To Know When Including Google+ Into Your Social Media Marketing Plan

What To Know When Including Google+ Into Your Social Media Marketing Plan

This is a guest post by Courtney Kettmann, Community Manager at Viralheat.

When Google announced that they would be releasing a new social media platform, heads turned. Yes, the same Google that completely missed the mark with Google Buzz not too long ago.  Even so, people were intrigued and the hype surrounding the release was contagious. Then the invites went out. People quickly signed up while others awaited their own invites, circles were made, and statuses were updated.

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Google: The World’s Biggest Secret Crowdsourcing Platform

Google: The World’s Biggest Secret Crowdsourcing PlatformThis is a guest post by Nick Kellet, co-founder of Listly.

You influence Google search results!

Did you know you matter in the eyes of Google? Google has given power to the people. In so doing they created the world’s biggest crowdsourcing platform.

So what is Google?

We know it’s a “Search Engine”. Google began by building on the library model of citations and patenting the notion of Page Rank,  defined by backlinks to your content. The first law of gaming kicked in.

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