Need a trusted resource for your small business to keep you up to date on important social media news? We’ve got you covered. Our weekly roundup is here to help you stay on top of all the latest in social media and other interesting facts, trends, tips and questions.

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Social Media News & Growth Hacks

1 – Facebook: Facebook’s Instant Articles now support video ads

From a user’s perspective, Facebook Instant Articles are a no-brainer. Just tap the relevant link in your News Feed and the piece is visible immediately. Brilliant. For publishers, however, the feature is a little more complicated. There’s a trade-off between performance and control which not all news rooms are comfortable with. To tempt them across, Facebook is introducing video ads to Instant Articles.

2 – Pinterest: Pinterest debuts step-by-step How-to Pins from 25+ brands to help keep users around longer

Pinterest unveiled a new kind of dynamic Rich Pin called a How-to Pin, which provides step-by-step instructions for cooking, crafting, grooming and other activities shown off in the Pin. The “How-to” can be seen, followed and shared without ever leaving Pinterest.

Try it yourself with how-to Pins on Social Media

3 – LinkedIn: How I Increased My LinkedIn Profile Views By 1950% In A Month

By using a simple psychology hack and a little effort, I am getting profile views from people in my target market.

If you want to dramatically increase your profile views do the following:

  • Spend 30 mins per/day looking at profiles of people in your target market.
  • Spend 10-15mins mins per/day Updating your status 3 – 5 times.
  • Spend 10-15mins mins per/day posting, commenting and sharing content in groups.

How I Increased My LinkedIn Profile Views By 1950% In A Month on Social Media


An ebook can be a valuable asset to your blog for a handful of reasons:

  • It makes your content seem more legitimate.
  • You offer readers something tangible to take away from the post.
  • You create an opportunity to add readers’ emails to your email list.
  • You have another kind of content that you can share with different networks.

Social Media Productivity Tip

This article specifically addresses students. However, it holds very true as a productivity tip for anyone attending a meeting or taking notes during a business call, etc.

Attention Students: Put Your Laptops Away

As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today. Typing your notes is faster — which comes in handy when there’s a lot of information to take down. But it turns out there are still advantages to doing things the old-fashioned way.

Attention Students: Put Your Laptops Away (hard to do with Social Media)___

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