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social media analytics followers

Social Media Analytics: How to Find Your Followers

If your boss asked you for a location breakdown of your social media audiences, would you be able to provide that? Last time, we discussed the relationship between customer value and location, and how to determine if your customers’ locations are affecting your bottom line. This week, if you get the order from above to…

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social media management CustomerValue-Location

Social Media Management: Is Follower Location Affecting Your Bottom Line?

Do you know where your brand’s followers are? Not where they are on the internet or what social media platform they’re on, but where they are physically located in the world? More importantly, should you? Brands want to maximize their earning potential, and the location of your social media audience may play into that. Discover…

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staying active at work

Staying Active At Work: How To Get Your 10,000 Steps at a 9-5 Job

“The Step Diet: Count Steps, Not Calories!” “10,000 Steps a Day to Your Optimal Weight!” “10,000 Steps to a Healthier You!” “10,000 Steps and You’ll Turn into a Unicorn with the Power to See Through Time and Space!” That last one is made up, but no doubt you’ve heard about the recommended 10,000 steps an…

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content marketing strategy

Prevent Keyword Cannibalization in Your Content Marketing Strategy with this Excel Tool

If you’ve been writing blogs as part of your content marketing strategy, you probably have a long list of focus keywords you’ve already used. When expanding your content marketing plan, you’ll come up with another long list of potential keywords to generate additional content around. It can be hard to keep track of both lists,…

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Facebook jobs

Facebook Jobs for Employees

Years ago it was seen as ridiculous for businesses to have a Facebook account. Now it is practically unheard of for businesses NOT to have an account. The lines between business and personal use of Facebook have been blurred, is job-hunting the next logical step? Last time we explored how Facebook Jobs worked for the…

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Facebook Jobs for Employers

You’re generally encouraged to keep your Facebook life separate from your work life. But Facebook is looking to blur those lines with their new Jobs feature. They tout the ease of use as a benefit for both employers and potential employees, but is it really? In this two part series, we’ll explore how the Facebook…

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bounce rate

Why a High Bounce Rate Isn’t Bad

Bounce rate is defined as “the percentage of visitors to a particular website who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page”. The featured snippet kindly uses a word in the sentence to enhance the definition: “a rising bounce rate is a sure sign that your homepage is boring or off-putting.” Surely that…

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Excel Series

EXCEL SERIES: How to Avoid Temporary DIV/0! Errors with the Excel IF Function

A #DIV/0! error occurs when you have a formula that involves a zero as the divisor. You can’t divide by zero, so excel shoots back an error. Now your spreadsheet looks messy – fight back with the Excel If Function. The #DIV/0! error can be a frustrating occurrence, especially if the cell is only a…

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Timely Advertising

Do Your Research: In Timely Advertising, Timing is Everything

Timing is an important part of advertising. A perfect message reaching the perfect audience will be meaningless if the timing is off. An ad for the hottest toy of the Christmas season isn’t going to be as effective on January 5th. Perhaps we might get a few stragglers who still need to send a late gift, but overall…

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best of q4

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q4 2016

As each year comes to a close, we like to sneak a peek into the SHIFT archives to see our content hits and misses. When devising a content strategy for a new year, it’s important to take note of what worked (and why) to plan what’s to come next year. Want to see how to…

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