Welcome to this week’s edition of “What’s New in Social Media,” a series in which we revisit the week’s popular stories related to social media. We are keeping our eye on interesting news every week:

Readers’ Choice: Top 5 Articles from Last Week

5 Essential Social Media Marketing Tips

9 Facebook Hacks and Tricks Anyone Can Use! And  lots more…

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Readers’ Choice: Top 5 Articles from Last Week

Blog HeaderApril 19_Best Practices to Avoid Social Missteps (1)_0-2(1)Last week we saw a few major updates such as Facebook first adding new ad options, then merging ads manager and power editor into one tool, and finally eliminating major ad targeting options. Then we saw Instagram upgrade their ad options and add the ability for people to share other’s stories via direct message. Snapchat also tried to impress us with their new 3D Bitmoji filter.

All important developments, but what were the most-read updates from SMT?…

5 Essential Social Media Marketing Tips

5-Essesntial-Social-Media-Marketing-TipsStarting a new business is exciting. It’s also challenging and can cause a lot of headaches. If you do not follow a well-structured business plan, then there’s a chance that your efforts may go to waste. When it comes to social media marketing, many businesses are still failing to harness the potential that social media platforms can provide. So, to help expedite your efforts, here are 5 essential tips you can use to boost your social media marketing.

  1. Hang Out Where Your Audience Hangs Out

The most important aspect of your social media marketing campaign might be where you promote your brand and content. There are different social media networks that you can utilize to promote your business, but not all of them are appropriate for your specific business…

9 Facebook Hacks and Tricks Anyone Can Use

getty_158954258_109137Think you’ve been on Facebook so long that you know all the ins and outs? Guess again. As Internet-savvy as you may feel, there are always little tips and tricks that you probably didn’t know that will simply change your life. Here are 9 essential Facebook hacks you need–but didn’t even know you did.

  1. Use Facebook without downloading the app

One of the most loathed aspects of the new Facebook app is that people are unable to use it without the app unnecessarily draining a bunch of your phone’s battery. To avoid this,open Facebook in your mobile browser and press “Add to Home Screen” on an iPhone. It’ll save the Facebook icon and load it like a normal app…

Facebook ‘Snooze’ button temporarily hides people in your feed

facebook-snoozeSick of a friend’s non-stop vacation photos? Bored of hearing about some business Page’s big launch? One of your groups won’t shut up about their upcoming get-together? Now Facebook has a Snooze button that lets you temporarily unfollow friends, Pages or Groups for 24 hours, 7 days or 30 days.

The Snooze button could deter people from permanently unfollowing, unliking or unfriending things on Facebook while still giving them control over what they see…

Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites and Apps [September 2017]

top-most-popular-social-networking-sitesMaybe you know the top 3 or even the top 5 social networking sites, but do you know what’s happening behind them?

We have compiled a list of top 15 most popular social networking worldwide. The findings are based on latest original research which. New social media sites are coming and going but these have stood the test of time. We update this list of social media sites with new data as it becomes available. The data in this list combines global and US social media visitors. The actual numbers of monthly visitors are gathered from different sites. We bring you the latest data out there…

How to Get Verified on Twitter in 5 Simple Steps

How-to-Get-Verified-on-TwitterOne of the highest forms of social media currency is a verification logo on top networks like Instagram and Twitter. Though both are governed by separate social media entities, the parallels as far as successfully being verified are very similar.

For those not in the know, a blue verified icon on Twitter shows that an account of public interest is authentic. A Twitter verified account badge is always placed next to the account name and is only applied by Twitter.

Usually, verified Twitter accounts are people or brands in the fields of music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business and other key interest areas…


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Small Business Owners Growth Summit (September 20-22, Clearwater, FL)
Learn Proven Marketing & Sales, Strategies Compiled from Over 76,438 Small Businesses.

Event Date– September 20-22, 2017

San Francisco, CA

Strategy & Innovation World Forum

The Forum is simple…We bring those at the forefront of business strategy & innovation together, providing an outlet for thought sharing, leading to change & growth!

Each speaker shares their INCREDIBLE insight from case study examples, ensuring our attendees walk away with actionable tactics and strategies that can be implemented straight away.

Event Date– September 21-22, 2017

London, UK

Digital Marketing for Financial Services Summit Europe

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Event Date– September 21-22, 2017

New York, NY

Maker Faire 2017 NY

Event Date– September 23-24, 2017

New York, NY

Digital Marketing Exchange

The Digital Marketing Exchange gives you exclusive access to:

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Event Date– September 24-26, 2017

New York, NY

Influencer Marketing Days


Influencer Marketing Days is a unique conference dedicated to all things influencer marketing. It is the must-attend event both for marketers responsible for their company’s influencer marketing campaigns, and for influencers looking to optimize monetization of their clout.

Event Date– September 25-26, 2017

Boston, MA


INBOUND’s purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to grow and transform your business. This September, we will host thousands of marketing and sales professionals from almost every industry imaginable and from all corners of the globe at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Event Date– September 25-28, 2017