Many people have posted their excitement that Facebook has changed its terms of service to allow promotions to be run directly through the site rather than requiring they be run through third party apps. There are drawbacks though and this article from Convince and Convert does a great job of pointing out both the pros (free and easy) and the CONS. There are important drawbacks to consider before deciding if skipping the third party apps is best for you and your company. 

This is a link to my BrandYourself.com profile. This website/company has been interesting to work with over the last few months. They say they help you to boost your brand in search engines. I have seen some boosts in links to my websites and/or websites that mention me. Whether or not it’s related directly to their service I don’t know, but it’s a great reminder for me to see where things stand each week and make small adjustments and improvements to boost my brand in search engines. They do have a free version if you’re interested in checking it out. 

ibmsocialbiz:

With 40% of the world on social networks here’s what happens every 24 hours:
Over 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook
More than 2 billion search queries are performed on Twitter
172,800 new users signed up to LinkedIn
432,000 Vine videos are shared on Twitter
One billion Likes are generated on Instagram
210 billion emails are sent and received – and 80 percent of them are spam.
(via What Happens In Social Media Every 24 Hours? The Numbers Will Blow Your Mind [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter)

ibmsocialbiz:

With 40% of the world on social networks here’s what happens every 24 hours:

  • Over 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook
  • More than 2 billion search queries are performed on Twitter
  • 172,800 new users signed up to LinkedIn
  • 432,000 Vine videos are shared on Twitter
  • One billion Likes are generated on Instagram
  • 210 billion emails are sent and received – and 80 percent of them are spam.

(via What Happens In Social Media Every 24 Hours? The Numbers Will Blow Your Mind [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter)

holajme:

Every brand with a Twitter account wants retweets. And all Twitter users—whether they’ll admit it or not—also really want retweets. But how do you get the masses to press that magical “retweet” button?

First of all, there’s a sweet spot for the amount of characters your tweet should…