The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of Facebook Marketing, Visual Marketing & Google Analytics from Social Media Success Summit 2015 #SMSS15
On the 6th October 2015, the Social Media Success Summit opened their doors with over 36 experts from several areas. This is my 3rd year attending and this year I wanted to give you a little taster and takeaways from each week.
This week’s topics were on Facebook Marketing, Visual Marketing and Google Analytics. I am going to break this post into 3 sessions and give you my “little tasters” of this week. There were so many great tips and tricks shared by Mari Smith, Amy Porterfield and Jon Loomer about Facebook Marketing, that I can’t possibly explain them all here.
#SMSS15 Week ONE DAY 1 “Takeaways” – Facebook Marketing
Mari Smith opened the #SMSS15 sessions with a stunning, energetic talk on how to create a Facebook content plan that maximises your news feed exposure.
TAKEAWAY – Tips to increase organic Facebook reach:
- Post more native video (direct on your business page and not with a link to YouTube)
- Mix up post types (i.e video, status, link, photos)
- Test post length – Posts with 150/200 characters get 238.75% shares.
- Test posting outside business hours – Posts on Sunday get 52.9% more interaction.
- Mix up frequency of posts – Try posting less often.
- Include @ tags of other pages
- End post with a question to entice engagement
- Re-post popular posts as gentle reminder of what is happening soon like events, special promotions etc.
- Drive traffic from other sources
- Embed posts and videos on your blog
I have implemented these techniques this week on a Facebook business page that I manage and these are the results:
Mari Smith also shared a link full of free resources and tools that I can share with you in the Facebook group #PlanDoReview
Amy Porterfield has given us a Facebook Video Ad Challenge and to be able to accomplish this challenge you need to take into consideration the following:
- Video not longer than 2 mins;
- Start with an obvious YES question;
- Tell them who you are and why that is important to them;
- Make a promise;
- Get to the heart of the matter (start sentence with “So that“);
- Give a clear call to action (Put link to your products/services right at the top of the advert).
After you’ve put together a little script and done your video…here is how you are going to set it up:
- Format: Mp4
- Aspect Ratio (16:9)
- File Size: 1.75 Gb max
- Can’t contain more than 20% text
- Setup Ad in Power Editor
- Campaign Objective – Video Views
- Buying Type – Auction
- Place Ad in the mobile news feed
- Call to action button i.e Learn More
- Tick box where it says Create Audiences from people who viewed this video
And finally Jon Loomer ended Tuesday sessions by showing how to drive tons of traffic and build a Facebook page around a Passion. He’s explained the importance of building Facebook pages that are created based on the right audience and an audience that knows you and are passionate about your topic and that will engage regularly.
How do you build a passion page on Facebook?
- Build fan base targeting interests
- Create LOTS of helpful content
- Promote to WCA (Website Custom Audiences), Fans, Interests
- Drive traffic organically and paid
- Build your email list
- Continue and repeat
Now let’s go over to page 2 and look into Visual Marketing with Peg Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Radice and Donna Moritz.
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Put an end to procrastination with these 2 time management tools…
Every so often I have a little spring clean on all my email accounts and unsubscribe of emails that I once thought it was a good idea to follow just because there was something interesting, maybe a report, a freebie of some sort, a coupon… Has that happened to you before?
The problem is that after a few years of doing this you just lose track of what you’ve subscribed to and why. The thing is if you want to get on with your work and actually achieve something at the end of the day, you need to allocate some time for doing the tasks that really matter and not being overwhelmed by the amount of emails that you are getting a day. And this is why you must look at these Time Management Tools.
I’ve recently been shown a tool by Liz Brazier (Accountability Strategist) that does exactly that… Unroll.me. So I went and tried it out on one of my email accounts and unbelievably after it finished processing; it found 94 subscriptions just from one email account. What? Never thought it would be so much…really?
Got to do something about it!! This is just a timer sucker that I don’t need right now!!
Let’s get to work. You can then add subscriptions to a “rollup” or completely unsubscribe if you think you won’t need them anymore.
I started with the ones I was absolutely sure that I wouldn’t need anymore and click that button…UNSUBSCRIBE.
I’ve ended up unsubscribing to 40 emails but now I needed to keep some of them…so let’s do a “rollup” of those that you want to keep.
Another tool you would like to consider is feedly.com where you can aggregate all of those amazing blogs that you are following and want to share on your social sites as curated content. I’ve allocated some time to go through those as if I am reading my “digital newspaper” every morning.
So, back to unroll.me… J
After careful selection of those email subscriptions, the ones you want to keep and those that you want to bin, you will receive one email with all those “rollup” subscriptions emails once a day. Also you can choose the time of day when you want to receive them which is great if you just want to check your emails at a specific time…and you should!!
It is important to do what matters first for your business and only check your emails once a day at a specific time. It would probably be a good idea to have an auto reply setup in your email saying: “Your email will be read as soon as possible and I will come back to you within the next 24 hours. For urgent matters please contact me on my phone XXXXXXXX. Thanks I appreciate your patience”.
As an added bonus of the unroll.me tool, you will be able to create Archives, Categories and Multiple Rollup Views.
What do you think of this? Do you reckon it will help you in some way?
I hope this tool will help you manage your time and stop the annoying emails popping up all the time. If you think this will be useful to you or others that might benefit from this productivity tool, please share and comment below. I would love to know what you think of it. I will be monitoring it myself and reviewing its practicalities.
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