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Are Your Facebook Posts Being Ignored?

Photos are a great way to make your posts more appealing. In fact, photo posts get 39% more interaction than posts without pictures. Infographics, fliers, and other visual material add another level of connection with your followers. Picture and infographic courtesy of quicksprout.com...

What's a Hashtag?

A hashtag consists of words or phrases (with no spaces), preceded by a # sign (i.e. #SonomaState) that is used to tie various social media posts together and relate them to a topic. The # symbol turns the word(s) immediately following it into a searchable term that can be used on that website or social network, which is activated by someone clicking on that hashtag. Once clicked, the viewer will be presented with a series of posts by others (and...

Tidy Up Your Timeline

Tidy up your Facebook Timeline by keeping it up to date. Hide or delete posts that are old or no longer relevant. This may include past events, deadlines, or posts your department thinks are less important than other content. To do this, go to your page and click on the top right corner of the post. Then, select one of the options from the drop-down menu....

How to Add a Twitter Stream on Hootsuite

Link your Twitter to Hootsuite. Click Add Stream Select Twitter Select the profile you want to add Once Twitter has been added to your account, you can then select which streams (4, above) you'd like add to your dashboard. Add these streams to your first tab: Scheduled Tweets, Sent Tweets, Mentions, Direct Messages and My Tweets, Retweeted. Simply click "Add Stream" and follow the prompts. http://mashable.com/2014/02/17/twitter-time/ http://socialmediatoday.com/nialldevitt1/1544176/ultimate-hootsuite-guide-one-dashboard-manage-your-social-media-and-teams...

Where Did My Apps Go? Changes to Facebook Pages

Facebook rolled out seven new features for Facebook Pages. One major change is to the apps at the top of your page. Before (in yellow box): After (in yellow box):...