“Dark Social” is Responsible for More Content Shares Than Every Social Network Combined – But What Is It?

Dark social compared to other social channels

Everybody wants more Facebook shares. Think of allllll the content that gets shared on Facebook every single day. Super valuable, right? Well, only about 23% of all sharing activity takes place on Facebook. 69% of all sharing activity takes place on Dark Social. Big difference, right? See, the people over at RadiumOne recently released this… [Read More]

How to Make Your Marketing 13 Times More Likely to Succeed, and Other Surprising Stats from 2014

Inbound marketing top ROI in 2014

2014 is coming to a close soon – wanna know how your marketing compared to everyone else’s? Time to find out! Just last month, HubSpot released their 2014 State of Inbound Marketing report – an annual survey of THOUSANDS of marketers that investigates what they did, what worked, what didn’t, and where the trends are… [Read More]

Marketers Are Going to Be Obsessed with Social Communities in 2015 – Here’s Why You Should Be, Too

3 Steps to a Better Online Community

Ever ask yourself why you even have a Facebook page, or a Twitter account? Well, why does any business? Why does any PERSON? When you use social media for marketing, it’s easy to forget that actual USERS don’t think of it that way. That would be like advertisers thinking that people watch TV for the… [Read More]

Why the Social Media “Magic Button” is a Big, Fat Lie

Teaching Ramit - LKR Social Media

I hear it all the time. “I don’t understand why social media isn’t doing anything for my business!” “How are these other guys getting so many fans and followers, and why can’t I?” “Maybe social media marketing just isn’t the solution for me.” And since I hear it all the time, you know what that… [Read More]

Facebook’s Next Big Change is Coming – Here’s How to Get Ready Before It’s Too Late

Example of a bad Facebook post

Facebook’s getting ready to lay the smackdown on some Pages this January – and you do NOT want to be one of them. Earlier this month, the network announced some upcoming changes to the types of content it’s going to share from Pages. Long story short? Facebook users aren’t happy with the way the Pages… [Read More]

The New Facebook Change That Officially Killed a Popular Marketing Tactic

RIP Like-gating

One of Facebook’s most popular methods for boosting page likes just got thrown out the window – and if you’re still trying to use it, you’re in for a ruuuude awakening! The practice? Like-gating.   Even if you’ve never used it or even heard the term before, I can almost GUARANTEE you’ve been seeing pages… [Read More]

The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Hooking More Devoted Blog Readers

Understand Your Readers

It’s tough. When you spend hours crafting a blog post with great content, helpful tips, and an actionable takeaway, you deserve to get lots of people reading it. But, what happens when you don’t? What happens when no one – or only a handful of people – read it? What do you do? How can… [Read More]

Someone Figured Out the 5 Reasons People Share Content Online – and You’ll Never Look at Your Audience the Same Again

Shareable Content Venn Diagram

Does this sound familiar? You get a great idea for a piece of content. A blog post, for example. It sounds so awesome, calling it “a piece of content” doesn’t even do it justice. This baby is ART. You pour your heart into it. Spend all morning outlining, all afternoon writing, and all night whipping… [Read More]

Facebook’s Q3 Earnings Call: 10 Things You Need To Know Right Now

Facebook Daily Active Users

Facebook turned in another strong quarter with some surprising statistics like a 247% increase in ad prices, hints at Facebook groups spinning out into their own app, and no desire to build their own payments platform. Keep reading for a quick summary of the most important parts of the call including my own analysis on… [Read More]

Your Quick and Easy Cheat Sheet for Facebook Link Previews

Facebook Link Preview

Alright, guys – you asked for it, and I’m answering! Ever since I wrote this post about the types of social updates Facebook is cracking down on, I’ve been getting AWESOME feedback and questions from all of you out there in Internet Land. On the blog, on social, in emails – I’m still getting tons… [Read More]