Post Smarter: Best Time to Post on Facebook

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Some of my online market friends claimed that they know the best time to post on Facebook.  Without analyze the business and it’s need no-one can assume the best time to post on Facebook which also known as “social media giant”. The best time to post on Facebook is when your (targeted) audience will see it. And this is going to be unique to you and your business.

Using Facebook Insights

If you want to investigate actual numbers to determine if previous posting times (or if trying new posting times) are working effectively, simply track these steps for using Facebook Insights.

1. Export the “Post level data” from Facebook Insights for you’re the last one month.

facebook insight

2. Open the Post level data in Excel within the “Lifetime Post Stories by action” tab and delete all columns except C, D, H, I, J, and K. Don’t delete E if you’re interested in seeing what types of posts work well for your audience.

Don’t forget, timing isn’t everything! Determining the ultimate time to post on Facebook won’t increase your engagement if your content isn’t engaging. This does not include clicks on links. It includes only “Likes,” comments, and shares. To review link clicks, simply review the same columns in the fourth tab in “Lifetime Post consumers by type.”

Facebook Insight analysis

Tips: Always try to use the fresh or self created images for better results. Or ask your designer team to create some interesting images related to industry niche. Don’t forget to include company’s logo in the image.  If you are not good in creating eye catching images, use Canva. It makes graphic design amazingly simple for everyone, by bringing together a drag-and-drop design tool with a library of more than 1 million stock photographs, graphic elements and fonts.

Wall Posts less than 80 characters in length receive 66% higher engagement than longer Posts. Very concise Posts – those between one and 40 characters – generate highest engagement.

“The study showed that quality not quantity counts when publishing to your wall. One or two brand posts receive 32% higher “like” rates and 73% comment rates compared to posting 3 or more times a day.”- Jeff  Bullas
Post timing

Conclusion:

As reports suggesting for my Facebook page, the best timing to post is 9:30AM to 11:30AM and the worst time is 1:00PM to 4:30 PM. In this way after analyzing your last month work, you can decide which time suits most to your Facebook page.

Don’t just post, post smarter!

This what I Call A True Sportsmanship

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Brazilians may not have the best defense, but you can’t deny they’ve got the ‘golden heart’. In a video profile by FIFA TV Clovis Fernandes, a die-hard Brazilian fan said, “”I am their 12th player, I am the guy that cheers, I’m the guy that shouts, I’m the guy that makes promises.” Clovis has traveled to more than 60 countries to watch his team playing 150 games.

He was on top of the world. No one had ever loved a trophy so much.

Clovis Fernandes with trophy

But then came that first goal. And then the second. And then, the third, following the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh.

Defeated faces of Brazilian fans

Things were harsh. Brazil’s run at the World Cup was over.

But this man, whose defeated face was plastered across newspapers and television screens, knew when it was time to fold. For anyone who wants to know, the guy is somewhat of a legend in Brazil. He is known as “Gaucho da Copa” His real name is Clovis Acosta Fernandes.

A YouTube user captured this touching moment of the man giving his trophy away to Germany’s fans.

 

Reportedly, as he handed the trophy over, he said (roughly translated), “Take it to the final! As you can see, it is not easy, but you deserve it. Congratulations.”

Colvis Handed the trophy

Colvis Handed the trophy to germany's fan

He follows the Seleção wherever they go since 1990. He has been an enthusiastic spectator to 7 World Cups, 6 Copa Américas, 4 Confederation Cups, 1 Olympic Game. He has visited 66 countries and has watched 149 games altogether. So, he’s been to 3 world cup finals, Brazil winning two of them. So he will be all fine even after this devastating result. Source

Clovis Fernandes from 1990-2014

“You can be sure that I’ll end the tournament as the player with the most appearances for Brazil,” he stated in FIFA 2014.

Better luck next time, Clovis. There’s always 2018.

Clovis Brazil Football Fan

5 Big Lies Interviewers Tell Job Candidates

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Due to overwork and large applicant pools, recruiters often tell little white lies to job candidates. Here are seven most common lies interviewers tell job candidates in infographic.

(1) “We will call you and get back to you in sometime”.

For the job seekers this statement is like a red flag. According to the experience of most of the job candidates, “getting back to you”, most of the time means that somewhere the interviewer is not impressed and is considering you as an option in case they don’t find a best candidate. Keeping expectation from such interview might not be a good idea.

(2) “We are impressed but still need to interview more people”

If they are really so impressed, then why they are informing you that they need to interview more people? In a way they were hinting you that it may not just work out. When interviews say that it means that they find you a potential candidate but they are not entirely satisfied and are looking for a better candidate.

5 Big Lies

(3) “We will give you salary considering your work experience”

Undoubtedly experience counts but salary is not always based on that. Before recruiting, the company has a pre-decided salary package, in case interviewer cities your experience as reason for lower salary package, make sure you are well researched about the position and the salary package so that you are not fooled and can negotiate well.

(4) “You would find a great working atmosphere sans any politics”

You are definitely not a child to fall for this line. Where there is a competition there is bound to be politics. You can’t escape that. Every interviewer would like to portray the company in a better and a good way but you should be smart enough to figure out he truth.

(5)  “We offer many benefits to our employees”

Don’t just take the words. It may be seem nice and reassuring but without the exact details you never know. Benefits are offered, but the details would do a lot better than the words. Ensure research and ask about it.

Credit for Some wonderful thoughts which added extra value:

1. Amit Dey:                 https://www.facebook.com/amit.dey.92775

2. Purnima Singh:   https://www.facebook.com/Purnima.Singh.SEO

3. Sanjeet Sharma: https://www.facebook.com/sanjeetkaran

4. Vinay Rana:           https://www.facebook.com/vinayrana10

7 Easy Gags to Pull Before The End of April Fool 2014

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April Fools’ Day is upon us, which means a prank could be lurking ’round every corner, chair or potentially Saran-wrapped door.

This year, stop thinking about blasting your mom’s car with Post-it notes and settle for a simpler prank. Check out these 7 easy gags you can pull together before the day’s end.

1. Mix Reese Pieces, Skittles and M&Ms into one big bowl

Mix Reese Pieces

2. Swap Hand Sanitizer With Personal Lubricant

Swap hand sanitzer with personal lubricant

3. Cover Onion in Carmel

Cover onions in caramel

4. Tape an Air horn by the Door Handle

Tape an airhorn by the door handle

5. Leave a Gross (and fake) Surprise for Unsuspecting Bathroom Goers

Leave a gross

6. Paint a Bar of Soap with Clear Nail Polish to Prevent it from Lathering

Paint a bar of soap with clear nail polish

7. Stock Your Refrigerator with a Terrifying “Head” in a Jar

Stock your refrigerator with a terrifying head in a jar

Importance of Custom URL for Google Plus Profile or Page

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It was quite difficult to tell other of your google plus profile or page because of the long and complex url. But now I am pleased to take delivery of an email from Google announcing that I could get a custom Google+ URL for my Google+ profile. Earlier Google offered vanity url or custom url to celebrities or public figure only. But now Google is offering this characteristic to help simplify access to Google+ profile and pages and allow users more flexibility.

Mail for custom url

For instance, rather than being stuck with the complex Google+ URL of:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+116436300250832312025/posts//p/pub

I could instead trade up for this Google+ URL:

https://plus.google.com/+VikasPratapSMO

Requirements For Getting A Custom URL

To get a custom URL, your account needs to be in good standing and meet a few other requirements.

For Individual Users:

  1. Ten or more follower.
  2. Account is 30 days old or more.
  3. Profile includes profile photo.

For Google Plus Pages:

  1. Local Google+ Pages: Must be a verified local business.
  2. For Non-local Google+ Pages: Must be linked to a website.

It’s not quite honest to say Google lets you pick your new URL. Instead, when you click the “Get URL” button at the top of your Google Plus profile and page, you’ll see the one or more possible URLs Google’s approved for your account. Choose the one you like best

G plus Custom URL

We told you in the beginning your personalized URL would be easier for your connections to find. But the new URL makes it easier for friends to search your account too.

For example, let’s say you want to see someone’s photos or video on their Google Plus page. Just add the keywords “photos” or “video” at the end of the new Google personalized URL like this:

Plus.google.com/+customURL/photos, or

Plus.google.com/=custonURL/video

Hope you find the article a little more helpful understanding the importance of vanity url or custom url for your Google plus profile and pages.

VikasPratap G+

How to Boost the Engagement of Your FB Content

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Well there are lots of other articles available on internet about this topic. Post quality content, content should be familiar to your website niche, create competition to boost the engagement. The stats I am showing here can help you to enhance the reputation of your FB page.

Post Photos to Get More Interaction

If you post photos describing information related to your product or services, you will get more attention than links, videos or text-based updates. According to a survey by HubSpot, photos get 53% more likes, 104% more comments and 84% more click-through on links than text-based posts.

Photos Get More Interaction

Post Quality Content:

When people like your Page, This is a clear indication that they care about your business or product and want to know what more you are going to provide them next. Thank people for becoming your fans. Posting appropriate content is the most important thing you can do to keep people interested.

Use Emoticons To Increases Comments

Emoticons tend to add a more human side to your communications, and it seems like this comes across fairly well with users.

If you thought emoticons were only for teens, you need to rethink. According to me what I think, emoticons can make a big difference to your engagement rates. Posts with emoticons get 33% more comments, get shared 33% more often. Even better: they get liked 57% more often than posts without emoticons.

emoticons Increases comments

Use HashTags to Increase the Visibility

Hash tags can boost your social media marketing. When you use Hashtags (#) topics and phrases turn into clickable links in your posts. When you click a hash tag, you’ll see a feed of posts that include that hash tag. You’ll also see some related hash tags at the top. Note more than 3 hash tags can make your posts desperate & boring.

Integrate Multiple Social Networks

You can use multiple Facebook Applications to pull in your other already existing social accounts. With the help of some effective applications like pagemodo, Big Like, Woobox, you can pull in Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Flickr, and many others reasonably quickly. With multiple social tab integrated into your page, liker have a chance to see what more you are offering on your other social channel.

FB tabs

Anybody can like but not everybody can comment. Be different.

When someone becomes a fan on Facebook, immediately thank them! Give them something in return, least send them a quick “thanks!” message.

Co-Education: The Evolution of India in 21st Century

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Co-Education means the teaching of both boys and girls in the same school and under the same roof. It also means imparting the same education to both the sexes without any distinction. This system of education aims at bringing boys and girls together. It allows free mixing of sexes without any inhibition.

co- educationIn ancient India also, there was no segregation between boys and girls in the Aryan society. In the modern times, co-educational system is common in Europe and USA. In India also, now-a-days more and more co-educational schools and colleges are being established.

Merits of Co Educations:

  • There are many advantages and hardly any disadvantages in the co-educational system of education.
  • If boys and girls are taught together, there will not be any need for opening separate schools for boys and girls.
  • Co-education is an economical system, because both boys and girls can study in same schools and they can be taught by the same staff.
  • Boys and girls have to live together in the society in their later lives and if they are taught together from the very beginning, they can understand each other well.
  • If they are taught together, it will create a sense of healthy competition among them. In this manner, they will work hard and pay serious attention to their studies.
  • The boys will not indulge in eve-teasing and the girls will not be afraid of boys. Thus they will have a balanced development of their personality.

Demerits of Co Education:

Of course certain conservative people criticize the system of co-education. According to them, this system is against our tradition. They also fear that co-education will develop immoral relationships between boys and girls. They believe that in this system both the boys and girls will be spoilt. But these arguments do not hold much water.

Let us, therefore accept the changing order and open more and more co-educational institutions in future and say good bye to separate institutions.

Kindly play this video to know more about Co-education in India: