Be More Social with LinksAlpha’s New Features


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“Domino’s Pizza encouraged followers to tweet with #letsdolunch.  This buzz was such a hit that the number of tweets reached 85,000, and Domino’s dropped the prices by more than half during the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. that day.

Do you remember Super bowl’s Oreos blackout ad that has been retweeted more than 14,800 times and reshared on Facebook 6,820 times by just adding @Oreo.”

I have quoted these examples to remind you that a small hashtag or a handle can change your social marketing results altogether. LinksAlpha now enables WordPress publishers to add these features to their Social Media Marketing campaigns, enabling them to get better RoI for their campaigns.

Add a Message

The latest version of Network Publisher Plugin now enables publishers to add a message to their posts on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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This message is similar to the message you will add on Facebook while posting a post with a link. Adding a message helps in attracting and engaging customers and is also considered the SEO title for that update, which in turn will increase the ranking of your page/profile in Edgerank algorithm.  

A report from Custom Content Council states that 90% of consumers find custom content useful and 78% believe that organizations providing custom content are interested in building good relationships with them. All in all, a lively fan page acts as an extension of your blog and business – a place where you can generate real community and further solidify your brand.

Below is an example of how a post will show up on Facebook Timeline with message added via Network Publisher:

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Twitter Handle and HashTags

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The latest version of Network Publisher Plugin now enables publishers to add  Twitter Handles and Hash Tags.

The handle and hash tag goes with your tweet on your Twitter profile when you publish the post and let you know how many followers are engaging with you when they retweet on the same topic with same handle or hashtag.

Companies including Dell and American Express are leveraging hashtags to enable their customers to buy gift cards, tablets, Xboxes and many other things with use of just a hashtag.

You can also mention author, brand or company via adding @Twitter_name or #Tag in your web posts and let your followers know what you’re writing about.

Publish on App.net and LinkedIn groups

LinksAlpha now enables you to publish content to your LinkedIn groups and App.net account. If your target audience includes early adopters, supporters, entrepreneurial app developers or any premium class, then this can be a perfect social marketing platform for your campaign.

Here is how a post via LinksAlpha will show up on LinkedIn Group page:

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New Plugin: Follow and Subscribe

LinksAlpha’s newly launched plugin for WordPress – Follow and Subscribe –  enables users of your website to stay connected with the website on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… This plugin enables you to show links to your profile on 11 different Social Networks. Below is a snapshot of how the plugin will look in the sidebar of your website.

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We are eager to know, how was your experience with these new features, in below comment section.

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Why Social Media Matter for Your Business?

“Consumers are savvy and seek a good value when shopping. That’s why social influence on the online consumer comes from new Reference Groups compared to the traditional way. For the online consumer new Reference Groups were identified as virtual communities, consisting of discussion groups on a web site.  Source: Oracle
51% of Facebook fans and 67% of Twitter followers are more likely to buy the brands they follow or are a fan of.  Considering Facebook’s over 1 billion users, the opportunity is huge for social media marketers.  Chadwick Martin Bailey

You would be wondering what I’m trying to convey from above mentioned examples…

Here is the answer, these facts and figures depict the behavior of today’s customer and have one thing in common: Social Media, which is now an essential part of the marketing mix.

“Social media is no more about seller or advertiser; it is about society, which surrounds you.”

We live in a world full of advertisements and we just don’t trust what brands say about them. Gone are the days, when we used to wear/eat/drink or travel where we used to feel comfortable. Now, what peer says about me, how people are looking at me… matters the most.

And this change in perception and human behavior has resulted in people willingness to try something new based on what their friends or peers say on social sites.

How Big This Impact Is?

According to a MarketingProfs survey, 73% of the U.S. participants had learned about a product online and 51% had purchased a product based on an online recommendation.

Feel the impact of online revolution:

  • If a customer has a less than perfect experience, social media will let you know.
  • If customers are overwhelmed with services provided by you and they write the same online on Facebook or twitter, then you are the next Zappos.com!

Social Media for Small Enterprises: 

Social media marketing seems to be even more important for smaller business organizations or entrepreneurs. Manta survey of 600 small business owners across the United States indicates that 90% are actively engaged in social networking sites and 74% perceive social networking as valuable as networking in-person.  According to another recent analysis Facebook and Twitter drive more than half of all referred visits for small business sites, three times the percentage of larger sites.

We’re Here to Help:

At LinksAlpha.com, we help individual and small enterprises to make and grow their presence online.

With LinksAlpha’s powerful Post app, you can add, manage and track different social networking sites on same platform.

Browser Extensions offered by LinksAlpha, enables publishing content from WordPress, Tumbler, Blogger IMDB, Twitter, Shopify, Pinterest, Amazon and Google reader to your social profiles.

We can help you in tracking the results of each post so you can conclude which campaigns deliver ROI. Also, with the addition of our customizable CMS Plugins, publishers can enable viral sharing of their content on their different social profiles in one time.

Stay tuned for more articles for furthering your social media marketing efforts with Facebook and Twitter. And do share what else you want us to integrate in LinksAlpha catalog, in the comments section. 

Social Media Optimization Thumb Rule #1

Winning the Credibility of your Tech Savvy Customers

It doesn’t matter if you are a startup or a well-established firm that builds cutting edge electronic gadgets. Today’s empowered consumers are in the driver’s seat with smartphones in hand, armed with more information, more choices and certainly higher expectations than ever before.

Now question arises…

Does your web presence allow customers the credibility to make a buying decision about your product or service?

If you are still thinking, then there is more to improve…
A study published by Intel informs that 78% of the consumers read online information about a company before doing business with them. 

To dig further, 63% of social media users list consumer-generated reviews and product ratings as the most preferred sources of credibility for a particular product.

Therefore do execute impressive campaigns, garner online support or generate social media coverage. However don’t neglect the product reviews, which customers write on your social sites.