Hayden Ricketts

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Luxurious Eco-Friendly Mansion Exists Entirely Below Ground

For those wanting to lessen their negative impact on the environment, the best place to build is down. Known as “underground homes” or “low-impact houses,” these structures minimize the amount of green space used by containing entire buildings below the Earth's surface. Two English firms–NC Homes …

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Disney’s New 3D Coloring Books Revolutionize the Way We See 2D Drawings

Coloring books are an engaging way to spark children's imaginations, and Disney Research is working to further inspire kids by animating the process. Their latest idea to cultivate creative minds is through an app that lets kids see a coloring book character in 3D, as they're shading it. The …

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How to Use LinkedIn for Business

From choosing the best premium account to using the proper tools, here we walk you through the process of how to use LinkedIn for business.

The Tools and Strategies You Need to Track Every Important Social Conversation

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>What happens when you tweet at a company, asking for help with their product?<p>What’s been your experience with mentioning or tagging someone with a large following, looking to connect or engage?<p>In order for companies and brands to excel at responding to their …

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Skaters Rejoice Over the World’s First Multi-Story Skatepark

British architect Guy Hollaway recently unveiled plans for the world's first multi-story skatepark, which is to be built in Folkestone, England. The project was commissioned by billionaire Roger De Haan with the hope that it will prevent young people from moving away from this sleepy seaside town. …

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How to spend just $100 on a social media budget

How big is your marketing budget?<p>I’ve heard of companies that spend millions on marketing. I’ve heard of others who spend zero (we skew toward the zero side at Buffer).<p>Do you want to be a cryptocurrency millionaire?Don't get your hopes up.VISIT HARD FORK<p>Regardless of how much you spend, you aim to …

Does Content Marketing Help Retain Current Customers?

Content marketing is celebrated as an excellent strategy to widen the sales funnel. Producing a variety of content geared toward a prospective …

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Improve Your Social Media Marketing With These 5 Quizzes: Understanding the Social Media Personality of You and Your Audience

Whenever I find myself doing research for new social media tips, the studies and resources I find are always fascinating. Not only is the intense …

How to Create a Winning Content Promotion Plan

Many content marketers view “promotion” as a phase that begins once content goes live. The truth is, promotion should begin much earlier than that, …

How Small Businesses Can Use Visual Content and Increase Conversions

Displaying amazing visual content online isn’t reserved for top dogs – companies small or large can use the web to share beautiful visual content …

10 Types of Visual Social Media Posts That Get Shared Like Crazy

Do you want double your social engagement and get your content shared like crazy?<p>For small businesses and brands everywhere, posting multiple images …

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A 6-Step Guide To Tracking Social Media In Google Analytics

April 30, 2015<p>Share<p>Your website is the cornerstone of your business’ online presence. Alongside your website is its helpful sister, social media. …

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Does My Business Need Social Media?

With millions of regular users on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms businesses are often excited to get involved,even if it isn’t in their best …

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan From Scratch

When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and …

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10 Ways to Humanize Your Social Media Brand

To be successful on social media, your brand needs to come across as authentic, not robotic. Here are 10 ways to achieve that.

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How To Make Your Marketing Meme-tastic!

<b>Author: Ellen Gomes</b>Marketing professionals constantly develop content meant to engage and inspire consumers. Successful online campaigns must meet a …

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Developing Innovative Content: What You Need to Know

A few weeks ago, I attended a breakfast meeting with a bunch of entrepreneurs in the technology, space (yes, space travel), software and engineering …

100+ Ways to Promote Your Content

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an established content marketer, you will always have to be creative about the way you promote your …

16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Use

<i>This post was originally published on Feb 4, 2014, and updated on Dec 2015.</i>Smart businesses know that social media is a power to be reckoned with: …

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The 5 steps to great social content

The greatest mystery of social media marketing lies in the following question: How do you create truly great content?<p>Obviously, there’s no simple …

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5 Unexpected Ways Meerkat Will Crush It For Sales And Marketing People

So, if you haven’t heard of Meerkat yet, don’t waste another minute in the dark. Go check them out.<p>In a nutshell, Meerkat allows you to live video stream to all of your Twitter followers. Think live TV on Twitter. Meerkat allows users to instantly live stream whatever it is they are doing directly …

61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog.</i><p>Of all the hundreds of social media acronyms and abbreviations out there, I think “KPI” has confounded me the most.<p>I think it’s because the phrase “key performance indicator” always sounds like something you need to be wearing a suit in front of a …

How to Be a Storyteller

Creating good stories is how companies convince preoccupied, information-overloaded consumers there is something worth their time and interest. …

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Marketing: How To Measure Social Media: A Step-By-Step Guide

How do you know if your social media marketing efforts are effective? Which posts drive the most traffic? What social media metrics should you be …

9 Best Practices for Promoting Your Business on Social Media

The CEO of social media marketing company Moment.Me shares some wisdom.<p>Social media can be tough to tackle for any business, but especially for smaller ones that can't afford to hire a social media specialist.<p>Simply broadcasting advertisements on Twitter and Facebook is not going to attract or …

Paid, Owned, and Earned Social Media: A Complete Content Promotion Plan

February 13, 2015<p>Share<p>As content marketers, we know by now that we can create great content but still get very little traffic to it. The reason for …

36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without

Are you wanting to create more visual content but don’t know where to start?I asked 19 visual social media experts about their favourite, go-to, can’t-live-without visual content tools. What follows is their best of the best picks - all 36, and quotes about their favourites.<p>Want more detail? Click …

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How to Drive Traffic From Social Media

It’s been nearly 3 years that I’ve been a guest contributor for Maximize Social Business. In that time, we’ve focused heavily on driving traffic to …