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55% of Couples Used a Hashtag During Their #Wedding [INFOGRAPHIC]

55% of Couples Used a Hashtag During Their #Wedding [INFOGRAPHIC]

One of the biggest trends in social media is the hashtagification of everything.

And I mean everything. Of course, the use of hashtags on Twitter (and, later, Instagram and Facebook) is now absolutely the norm, with millions being shared each and every day. That volume quickly bled into “real world” usage as marketers looked to capitalise on all those social eyeballs, with hashtags very much par for the course on television shows, movie trailers and commercials. And now: weddings.

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More Than 7 in 10 Twitter, Pinterest Shares Are Now Done Via a Mobile Device [STUDY]

More Than 7 in 10 Twitter, Pinterest Shares Are Now Done Via a Mobile Device [STUDY]

The vast majority of all Twitter and Pinterest social sharing is now done via a mobile device – compared to slightly more than half of Facebook sharing – reveals a new study from ShareThis.

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35 Must-Have Content Marketing Tools [INFOGRAPHIC]

35 Must-Have Content Marketing Tools [INFOGRAPHIC]

Brands around the globe continue to place a strong focus on content marketing with 74 percent spending more on this strategy in 2014, and four in 10 making it their primary focus.

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Facebook: 23% of all Social Traffic in June (Pinterest Dips, Twitter Flat at 1%) [STATS]

Facebook: 23% of all Social Traffic in June (Pinterest Dips, Twitter Flat at 1%) [STATS]

Facebook’s slice of the social referral traffic pie got a little bit bigger last month, with the giant now accounting for almost one quarter of all social website visits, reports Shareaholic.

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The 6 Elements Of A Powerful Blog Post [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 6 Elements Of A Powerful Blog Post [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that there are over 150 million blogs on the internet, and around 175,000 new blogs are added to the web daily.

So, here’s the big question: how do you make yours stand out?

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Pinterest, Tumblr Drive More Website Traffic Than Twitter, Says StatCounter [STATS]

Pinterest, Tumblr Drive More Website Traffic Than Twitter, Says StatCounter [STATS]

Both Pinterest and Tumblr have driven more referral traffic to websites than Twitter in the first six months of 2014, with Twitter a distant fourth behind these two social platforms and the all-powerful Facebook, reveals data from StatCounter.

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This Week on #Twitter: 5 Surprising Twitter Stats, 10 Social Media Facts, 15 Retweet Tips

This Week on #Twitter: 5 Surprising Twitter Stats, 10 Social Media Facts, 15 Retweet Tips

Need a little weekend reading?

We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes 5 surprising stats you need to know to improve your Twitter strategy, a look at what people are sharing on social networks, 10 surprising social media facts, 15 Twitter tips that get more retweets and what you can expect from Twitter’s new tweet activity dashboard.

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46% of Journalists Open to Using Twitter for Press Releases [STUDY]

46% of Journalists Open to Using Twitter for Press Releases [STUDY]

Journalists get a lot of email, and a ton of that is made up of press releases.

How much? A new survey has revealed that the average reporter’s inbox picks up 50 press releases each week, with one in five being sent more than 100 missives every seven days.

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A Day in the Life of Bitly [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Day in the Life of Bitly [INFOGRAPHIC]

Before Twitter added its own URL shortener, t.co, to the network, pretty much everybody who wanted to use shortened links to save that precious 140 character space used Bitly.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Social Selling [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Beginner's Guide to Social Selling [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s an interesting statistic: according to a recent survey, 78 percent of salespeople who use social media outsell their peers.

Almost three-quarters (73 percent) who implemented social sales techniques outperformed their competitors, and 66 percent achieved a greater quota attainment for sales reps by using these methods.

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