4. looking good

Feelings That Every Social Media Person Have

Being a social media manager is no piece of cake. You’ve got to tweet 5 million times a day, reply to all those demanding customers and toughest of all, answer your boss’s never ending questions on ROI. Every holiday when your friends are going to parties but you have to be in office cuz “real-time marketing”

If you work in a social media team, here are top thoughts you’ve had for sure:

[1] When explaining what you do to your grandparents

Explaining to your grandparents

[2] The inexplicable joy when someone finally gets what your job actually means

Actual job

[3] Or better, when someone asks you for social media advice for their small business

i will be your champion

[4] When the numbers have been looking good

looking good

[5] When an influencer reposts you unprompted your little chest puffs out with pride

Influencer

[6] When your colleague takes a look at what you’re doing and goes “Woah! I can’t imagine how you make any ROI out of all that data

Your colleagues

[7] Oh the rage when you need to wait and wait to get approval for that super funny tweet, and when you finally get permission, the moment has passed

throw out

[8] When your boss says tweeting shouldn’t take that much time

Are you kidding

[9] When your sales team says it gave them no leads

no leads

[10] When you’re made to answer the dreaded ROI question for the millionth time

kill me now

[11] When you have to put all your work into one tiny presentation because performance review

PPT

[12] But you show them with the most insightful report that includes engagement, share of voice, sentiment and all the magical numbers

insightful report

[13] When you finally finish that massive report you’ve been working on for days and then decide to cc everyone so they can see how awesome you are

Awsome

[14] Finally when your boss says they might increase the budget for social advertising

Happiness of increasing the budget[15] At the end of the day, when you realize no matter what, you love your job

Love your job

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Facebook’s New Emotional Emojis: Love, haha, wow, sad and angry

Here’s something you might love: You don’t just need to “like” Facebook posts anymore.

Almost one year ago Facebook announced that users would soon be able to express a wider range of emotions through emoji, now they are delivering on that promise by rolling it out to all users.

The new ‘Reactions’ give you buttons for ‘Like,’ Love,’ Haha,’ Wow,’ ‘Sad’ or ‘Angry’ and to use them you just need to hold down the Like button (on mobile) or hover over it if you’re on a desktop.

Facebook ReactionsHow to Add Reactions:

To add a reaction, hold down the Like button on mobile or hover over the Like button on desktop to see the reaction image options, then tap either Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad or Angry. For the mobile app, you’ll need to download Facebook’s latest update.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. “Sometimes you want to share something sad or frustrating. Our community has been asking for a dislike button for years, but not because people want to tell friends they don’t like their posts. People want to express empathy and make it comfortable to share a wider range of emotions.”

 How It Impact Businesses:

In the company’s press release, Facebook Reactions is also touted as an opportunity for “businesses and publishers to better understand how people are responding to their content on Facebook.”

Brad Marley

How the responses will affect which posts show up in your News Feed is still to be decided — should more posts marked “love” be bumped up, or posts marked with “angry”?

It’s something new to measure, and definitely more diverse than a tally of Likes, but I’d like you to strongly consider how you’ll actually use the insight you get from spending time and energy analyzing the types of reactions used. Will this help you drive more business from social? Will it help you gain a better understanding of your audience?

As the co-founder and CPO of Smiply Measured, Adam Schoenfeld wrote over a year ago:

“Focusing exclusively on Likes, replies, and basic engagement metrics won’t tell the whole story.”

And while emoji responses are fun, as a marketer, you should be focusing on something much more impactful than the type of smiley face someone uses on your post.

But for now, you can release all those emotions you’ve kept in for so long on Facebook. Let us know how you feel about the new options in the comments below.

Pawan negi could have sponsor PSL 2017

PSL Prize Money $10 Million Dollors: PCB’s Scam or Goof up

I was speechless when a tweet from the official twitter handle of Paskistan Super League @thePSLt20 had rolled onto my wall. It said:

“Some huge surprizes revealed in @najamsethi’s speech: $10 million prize money for winner, for ech player to earn over $50,000.”
Pakistan Super League

I think there might have been some communication gap between Najam Sethi, the chairman of Pakistan Super League and Pakistan Cricket Board. The reason being the prize money for winning team at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was 3.97 million USD and the last IPL season offered a lump sum of 2.2 million USD. The fact that this tweet said this is only the winning team’s prize money was hard to believe that it was the correct figures.

ICC WC 2015 Prize Money

The good thing is that they didn’t let this tweet sit on your twitter profile for long; nonetheless, it was foolish and embarrassing for PCB. Later on PCB cleared the rumors: the price money is $1 million dollars and their social media team respond quickly and removed the tweet.

From 2016 season, in IPL auction Pawan Negi was sold for 8.5 crore INR which was higher than one million dollar (seven crore). Otherwise, it was likely that he could have sponsored the Pakistan super league in the very next season.

Pawan negi could have sponsor PSL 2017

Twitter Photos Get a Square Look, Likely to save a little More Time

Twitter is making a small but noticeable change to the way your feed looks: images will no longer be cropped. Aside from being larger overall, the new look is more like to Facebook’s album displays, with one large highlight image flanked by smaller displays of the rest.

Amit Kumar Dey

In the world of business, time is money. And in the world of tweets, every tweet means short texts to hit the large.

Twitter is, generally, a text based platform. However, efforts are being made in order for incorporating a rich media experience for tweeples. Over time, Twitter could figure out the catch and added images, short videos, GIF and now images in square shape along with larger multi-image display feature.

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Time-saving? Yes.

For graphic artists and twitter profile owners (brands and individuals), photo resize is a matter of great concern. The reason being: image visibility at a glance in a noisy platform that Twitter has already turned into. Now, that worry is gone once and for all. Once a square image is created, it’s ready to go live on Twitter. Moreover, for rectangular images, an uncropping option is made available to save time. No need to heed to the…

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Optimal time to post on social media

Optimal Frequency To Post On Social Media: Mileage For Your Brand May Vary

Your social media efforts can take you places, If you know when to put your foot on the accelerator. Good content can be found in a multitude of places, and once you find it all, the next question you may ask yourself is how often you can share.

Whether you are an expert or just a beginer in the field of social media, One of the most common social media questions we hear is ‘How often should I post on Facebook, Twitter, Google plus & other social channels?’

Optimal time to post on social media

For my own brand of Brain Games, I have social media frequency is approximately 6-7 tweets per day on weekdays, 3-4 on weekends. And about 5-6 Facebook Page posts per week. Ideally, skipping a weekday or two, but not weekends. Facebook users are more active during evenings and weekends! You should find a balance of content and frequency that’s right for you.

In this cheat sheet, we’ll offer helpful suggestions for when and what to post on each social network, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.

When to post on social media

 

Infographic is inspired by Buffer Blog and Sumall

My Optimal Frequency to Post on Social Media

  • Facebook: 1-2 times per day, seven days a week, 10:08 a.m. and 3:04 p.m.
  • Twitter: 3-4 times a day, seven days a week, 03:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 5:45 p.m.
  • Google Plus: 2 times per day, 9:03 a.m. and 7:04 p.m., no weekends

You can see some of the science behind our sharing frequency. As far as an explanation for why we tweet at 3:00 a.m., we want to connect with our global audience. Three in the morning, Central Time, is 9:00 a.m. in London. If you don’t have a global audience, you might not get the same value out of tweeting in the middle of your night.

 Over To You:

Use these guidelines as a jumping off point for your own tests. And feel free to share the results!  if you don’t mind giving away some secrets. What do you think? Please leave your comments below.

Format Post or Text on Google +

How to Format Post on Google Plus

Just a few days ago there was a new beast in the market of smartphones. OnePlus One is a brand new mobile in which you can format the text, icon, size according to their personality. What if you can get the same features with a social networking sites?

What a social media marketer needs when he post a status, article and image on google plus. He/she want to get the maximum visibility for his/her post. In order to make a message or a post outstanding and to grab your followers attention it is necessary that you format your Google plus posts.

Unlike posts on other popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, Google plus is the first social giant which gave the feature to its user to format the style of your text or the entire post.

Google Plus users can bold, italicize and strikethrough text to make their posts more striking and visually inviting. Here is how you can format your Google Plus posts:

Formating text on G+

Note: All the short codes will take effect only after you share it.

Post Editor for Google Plus Extension:

If you want to give your post a more personalize customization, use the post editor for google+ extension. It runs on Google chrome browser. This extension adds formatting buttons in your post box. You can simple select text or sentence and then choose the formatting option. You can also add some symbols like emotions.

Post  editor for google+

Hope this post helped you to format Google plus posts. If you know any other short codes to format text in Google plus then please mention below in comments.

Top 3 Safest Plugins for Handling your WP Site During Downtime

There are times when you need to shutdown a website for updating bug fixes, trying hard for a new theme, and other common reasons. The process on WordPress can be annoyed because you would need to convey all the traffic onto a new default page.

Here I want to present a time saving solution. A collection of WordPress plugins which will be responsible for handle your website during downtime. The best part about the solution is each of these are open source and easy to install on any website. Using a pre-built method will save a lot of time so that you can focus on fixing the site to get back online.

1. WP Maintenance Mode

Many developers are familiar with the WP Maintenance Mode plugin because it is discussed almost everywhere. Maintenance Mode is a great choice because you can also decide on a number of programmed templates.

WP maintenance mode

My Take: I would say this is one of the easiest choices to install and customize. Webmasters who are just getting the hangover of WordPress may enjoy this plugin the most. The most current version is developed for supporting the latest 3.6 beta release. And it is common to see this plugin updated very frequently.

2. Ultimate Maintenance Mode

Using a plugin that starts with a phrase “Ultimate” should make you think this is the most incredible of all. The best feature of this plugin is that it will utilize a screenshot of your website in the background. Users who are logged into the site may still access the full display, plus the wp-admin panel.

Ultimate Maintenance mode

My Take: I think Ultimate Maintenance Mode is another superb choice. But it can be to some extent more complex than the other options. It is worth some time investing into the plugin if you want to learn how it all works.

3. YITH Maintenance Mode

Your Inspiration Themes (YITH) Maintenance Mode plugin comes as free and open source just like the others. I like their admin panel menu style for organizing the topical links. It is updated for WordPress 3.5.1 which is the most current stable release.

YITH Maintenance Mode

My Take: The WP admin menu is fantastic because it uses built-in tabs all along with page links. The best feature is it’s input fields which allows you to change the page text, style, and layout. There is a lot of customization for users who really need a detailed solution. You can also select who is allowed to view the full site, ranging from Administrators to Authors and contributors. This is my go-to choice when shutting down a website for brief edits or updates to the theme.

Final Thoughts

Taking care of your website maintenance is definitely tough. This is when you should be testing out some different plugins to see what can work best for your website. Thankfully WordPress has a large collection of maintenance plugins, even some which I haven’t listed in this post.

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