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Using Iconosquare to Raise Your Game on Instagram

As mentioned in a previous post, Instagram doesn’t give us a lot of bells and whistles to work with when it comes to promoting ourselves or our brand. Fortunately, there are a few third-party apps that make the job a little easier. King among these is Iconosquare.

What can using Iconosquare do for you? Let’s make a quick review of some of its best features.

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 2.18.25 PM1. Like and comment from your desktop. Yes, you can also do this with Instagram’s own web interface, but Iconsquare’s is better. You can delete or reply to individual comments, and the other user’s handle is automatically populated. It also gives

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Common Types of Viral Videos

It was recently reported that Psy’s 2012 “Gangnam Style” video reached over 2.1 billion viewers, forcing YouTube to upgrade its viewer counter. The artist claims that the viral nature of his video was a complete accident. So what makes a viral video? What are the most common types of viral videos? And is it even possible to reproduce this degree of popularity?

Maybe not. But even a fraction of that exposure would be a game-changing boost to any business or brand. Let’s have a look at what type of videos go viral.


Types of Viral Videos

The website Dailymotion produced a compilation of the most popular videos of 2014. When you watch the clips, you’ll notice a few reoccurring themes. For one thing, most individual clips are under 90 seconds in

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The Best Twitter Widgets Plug-ins for a WordPress Site

best twitter widgets for wordpress

If you had to pick just one social media platform to integrate with your blog or website, Twitter is arguably the best choice. What’s more, WordPress makes this very easy with dozens of plugins to choose from. With so many options, how do you decide which ones are the best Twitter widgets? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Best Twitter Widgets

The easiest way to add your Twitter feed to your WordPress site is with Twitter’s native widget, which you can create directly from your Twitter account’s “Settings” page. You’re given a few basic options to help customize the appearance including size, color, and “excluding replies.” Once you’ve done that, click the “Create Widget” button and you’ll be provided with a piece of Java script to copy and paste

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Cross-Promoting SoundCloud on Other Platforms

One of the best features of SoundCloud is that it blends seamlessly with other popular social media platforms. For someone trying to promote his or her music, this is an important tool. It saves time and spreads your sound to places that it might not have otherwise reached. Let’s have a look at how to get organize with your SoundCloud account so that your music can find a whole new audience outside of the native platform.

To start, go to your connection settings to authorize the apps that you want to connect. (http://soundcloud.com/settings/connections)


SoundCloud gives you three different ways to share on Facebook. You have the option of connecting directly to your personal Facebook profile, and SoundCloud will post to your profile page automatically. This is a fine option for most

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Instagram Essentials: Hashtags, Captions, and Geo Maps

Unless you’ve been asleep for the past year or so, you probably know that Instagram was the fastest growing social media platform of 2014. Instagram now has over 200 million active users, and it’s obvious that this filter-enabled photo-sharing mobile app shows no signs of slowing down.

However, it can be a challenge to find creative ways to increase brand awareness with Instagram. You can’t really link out to external websites, so you have to use your imagination and tell a compelling story with you photos. But beyond the images themselves, you must take advantage of the few tools at your disposal to get your account noticed.

Instagram Loves Hashtags

Hashtags really matter on Instagram, maybe even more than on Twitter. And unlike Twitter, you can load up on the hashtags on

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