“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]

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]

What 78% of Big Businesses Can’t Figure Out on Social Media, and Other Surprising Statistics from the 2014 Spredfast/Forrester Report

Social media report

Don’t you always wonder how the other guys do it? You know, the BIG guys. Massive, billion-dollar companies are on social media just like you are – so what’s their game plan? What are their priorities? What do they struggle with? Time to find out! Earlier this year, social marketing company Spredfast commissioned a report… [Read More]

The 5 Up-And-Coming Social Networks Your Business Should Stop Ignoring

Instagram

Remember 2006? Things were so different, then! George W. Bush was still the president. The very first iPhone hadn’t even come out yet. U2 won album of the year at the Grammys, and now, they literally can’t GIVE an album away without people rolling their eyes. (And you wonder why I’m in love with my… [Read More]

4 Reasons Being Mega Popular on Social Media is NOT Always Best for Your Business

Businesses on social media

Is it just me, or do a lot of business writers seem determined to make social media marketing AS SCARY AS POSSIBLE? I mean, don’t get me wrong – there are obviously things that everyone should know not to do. But still, when you look at the types of articles that get published about businesses… [Read More]

6 Cringeworthy Social Media Automation Mistakes That Will Make Even Your Biggest Fans Roll Their Eyes at You

Analytics

Let’s go back a couple of years. See, a couple of years ago, the whole idea of social media automation was pretty new – and it didn’t necessarily make sense for a ton of people to be jumping on board that bandwagon. Back then, you could manage your company’s social presence basically the same way… [Read More]

This Guy Just Made Social Media Automation About a Million Times Easier

edgarbox

You know by now how much I believe in the importance of social media automation (and the importance of doing it RIGHT). Even if you haven’t participated in Social Brilliant (which goes super in-depth into automation strategies), you’ve probably gotten the message. I’ve blogged about why it makes sense with today’s social network algorithms, I’ve… [Read More]