Building An Online Community, What Exactly is a Hashtag, Repurposing Blog Content Into Video, Speedlink 09:2018


Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week.

Building an online community sounds like an attractive idea on paper. A group of enthusiastic, engaged users working on their own to boost your brand? What’s the hitch?

Well, building a thriving online community takes a great deal of effort, often with little return for a very long time. And there are other considerations: do you build your own platform, participate in an existing community, or a little of both? What are the benefits from a brand, SEO, and content marketing perspective?

In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video below, he answers all your questions about building yourself an online community, including whether it’s an investment worth your time.

How (and Whether) to Invest in and Structure Online Communities

What are Hashtags (#) and How to Use Them on Social Media

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Once upon a time, the ‘#’ was a simple pound sign or hash mark. But then the social blue bird flew onto the scene and turned this mundane symbol into an online sensation. Today, whether you are on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or any other social media channels, you simply cannot escape the all encompassing presence of the #hashtag.

But what exactly is a hashtag? In case you always wondered but were too afraid to ask, WIX came up with a clear and concise explanation of everything you need to know about this Internet phenomenon. Not only that: once you’ve mastered the “what”, you’ll probably want to know “how” to use hashtags.

Got your attention? Good, because this article will help you understand what are hashtags how you should use them appropriately.

How to Easily Create Videos From Blog Posts

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Want to add more video to your content mix? Have you considered repurposing your blog content into video?

There’s no need to spend hours recording video with an expensive camera when you have existing content and access to free tools.

In this article, you’ll learn how to use free tools to turn blog posts into videos you can share on social media.

And as usual, in no particular order:

Content Creation & Inbound Marketing (SEO, Search, etc)

Social Media Marketing; Technology & Small Business Resources

On iblogzone.com, SEO Tools and more

That’s it! Enjoy and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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