Social Media

November 18th in Social Media, Wordpress Tips by .

The world of SEO is changing all the time. Google has made serious improvements to its algorithm in the past few months. If your business is not active on top social networking sites, you are going to have a very difficult time getting your brand in front of more people, building relationships, and driving more traffic to your site. Did you know that you can embed your social media updates and others’ posts on your website? Here are a few ways you can embed Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Vine, LinkedIn, and Pinterest content into your WordPress site:

Embedding Google+ posts

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Google+ is one of my favorite social networks. It has improved a lot over the past couple of years. Google now allows its users to embed Google+ posts in their site. Just find the post you like, choose Embed Post, and copy the appropriate code snippet to your site. [click to continue…]

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October 13th in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

Vine has been around for some time. Many businesses are using Vine videos creatively to connect with their audience. You can find all kinds Vines these days, some of which you may want to embed in your posts. These 3 Vine plugins for WordPress make the process easy:

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Vine Embed: makes embedding Vine videos on your site easy. Just add the Vine links to your site, and you are set. To use the postcard type, you will need to use the “embed” shortcode though. [click to continue…]

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October 4th in Free Plug-ins, Social Media by .

Twitter

Twitter is one of the most popular social networks around. Millions of people are active on the site and contributing to it every day. Twitter can potentially drive a ton of traffic to your website. You need a real strategy to succeed. The good news is integrating Twitter into WordPress is easy as there are many quality Twitter plugins and scripts available for WordPress.

Here are 50 rad Twitter plugins that make your WordPress site Twitter friendly:

  1. Nextend Twitter Connect: adds Twitter login functionality to WordPress.
  2. Slick Social Share Buttons: adds social media buttons to your website. Multiple types are available.
  3. Tweetable: displays your latest tweets in your sidebar and tweets your new posts.
  4. PunchTab: adds gamification to your website, allowing you to reward visitors for tweets and other actions.
  5. Twitter Feed Pro: adds feed, favorite feed, search or hashtag to your website. [click to continue…]

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September 18th in Social Media by .

Many businesses are leveraging social media for lead generation. Most folks expect to find credible businesses on sites such as Twitter and Facebook anyway. One of the best ways to get more shares and likes is by offering your customers a discount for spreading the word about your business. These 5 social coupon plugins for WooCommerce let you do just that:

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ShareYourCart: a  social coupon plugin for WooCommerce that helps you get more Facebook shares and Twitter tweets. Just choose how much discount you would like to offer for likes and tweets and keep an eye on your results. [click to continue…]

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July 23rd in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

The rise of Pinterest has again demonstrated that people love visual content. As long as you have killer visual content on your website, you can get a lot of action on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. You need to take time to optimize your website for those social networking sites though. Adding social sharing buttons to each post helps. You should also consider adding those buttons to each image. Here are 3 ways to do just that:

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Pinterest Pin It Button For Images: adds a Pin It button to every single image on your website. That means your visitors will have an easier time pinning images to their Pinterest boards. [click to continue…]

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July 15th in Social Media by .

Google+ is a fast rising social network. Many bloggers and experts chose to ignore G+ when it was introduced. But almost everyone now understands the importance of this social network, especially if you intend to get ranked high on Google. Google+ is not driving a ton of traffic to our site at the moment but it is not something we can ignore either. Integrating Google+ with WordPress is a no-brainer if you would like to get more +1 votes and shares. Here are 15 ways to do just that:

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Add Google+ Share buttons to your site
: a pretty simple idea many webmasters are already trying. Not all your visitors may be active on G+. You are still going to get more shares when you have Google+ Share and +1 buttons on your website. [click to continue…]

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