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Why Is There No Real Alternative to Facebook?

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When you say that you're interested in social media marketing, what you really mean is Facebook marketing. At least, that's true in most cases. Facebook is a juggernaut, the clear social media leader, and it's been that way for a decade.

Why is this? Why did social media sites in the past rise and fall, but Facebook seems to be here to stay? And, if you can find an alternative, would that give your advertising an edge over the competition? It's crucial to answer these questions when deciding what approach you want to take and how it may need to change in the future.

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Leveraging Social Media for Business Success

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When you consider the business side of social media, a lot of emphasis still falls on the traditional model of trying to get advertisements in front of viewers. How many users will see your ads? What are the click-through rates? What are the conversion rates? These are important questions to ask, and online advertising is a powerful tool. But it is also critical to remember that social media goes far beyond that and gives you an unprecedented range of tools to use and ways to engage with people. You need to understand how best to apply these tools based on your industry, brand and potential audience.

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Twitter’s Insights Tool Helps SMBs Maximize User Engagement

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Today’s consumers eagerly seek concise, engaging content when searching for products and services, interacting via social media or conducting other online activities. To reach users and keep their interest, it is critical to serve fresh content on a daily basis. But what time of day is best to deliver your content to help ensure it achieves maximum views and user engagement?

Twitter’s recently announced insights tool, Timing Is Everything, may have the answer. It helps small businesses time content delivery to reach the widest possible audience to boost engagement and start conversations with potential new clients.

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Sync with Twitter’s New Marketing Calendar to Keep Your SMB on Track for Success in 2019

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As you craft your SMB’s marketing game plan, you are likely planning to target product launches, discounts and more around major holiday events like Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Christmas, etc. But, have you considered your strategy for National Siblings Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day and National Beer Day?

If your company's content marketing strategy touches social media in any form, you will need to sync your efforts with Twitter’s recently debuted 2019 marketing calendar. This tool can help you craft content, debut products, incorporate ad banners and launch specials which align with unique upcoming events.

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The Keys to Proper Branding on Social Media

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The lure of social media is simple: connection. In the past, branding efforts focused around building up a brand and culture that people would recognize, but it wasn't very personal. You did it all at a distance. You hoped a billboard or a TV commercial enhanced your brand, but you didn't get direct interaction. With social media, you do. Potential customers can contact you directly. You can respond to them and engage with them and evaluate their feedback. It's as close to a face-to-face meeting as we're ever likely to see. You have to know how to work your brand into the online community if you want to thrive.

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