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How to ‘Do’ Influencer Marketing: 11 Real-Life Examples
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Relationships online are not all that different from relationships in the real world.
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If you want to get noticed, take the time to be valuable. Be creative. Make the person feel special. Find ways to help them.
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On the web, some people will never notice, just like some people never notice in the real world.
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But some will. Some will notice and thank you. Others will notice and befriend you. Still others will notice and partner with you.
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There’s no recipe, no right or wrong way to do influencer marketing.
 
Here are just some of the ways that caught my attention. Real-world people. Real-world examples.
 
Read the full post here: http://tgcafe.it/be-memorable-2
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Influencer marketing is smart marketing. Here are 11 smart, memorable, and practical ways to get an influencer's attention. Learn, rinse, repeat.
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Beautiful sunset in SF Bay area tonight. To all, a good night! 
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+Ljubomir Novakovic Niiiiice...
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YouTube: a preview of new features and updates scheduled to launch throughout the year

Here's the Skinny on the new features that have already rolled out (like improved comments) or will be released in the next few weeks:

1. Comments  - will reduce the visibility of junk comments.

2. Subscriber notifications - a simple new way for fans to opt in to get mobile and email notifications each and every time the channels they subscribe to publish a new video.

3. Easier access to the subs feed on mobile - this is another way your fans will be able to stay on top of your latest videos. 

4. A faster, more useful Creator Studio app - with improvements to the Creator Studio app, you’ll get more insight about what’s happening on your channel, and notifications that help you decide what to do about it. 

5. Video management on the go - adding the ability to update thumbnails from your phone, and to enable or disable monetization on your videos, wherever you are. 

6. New types of cards - even more new card types to come; like the Channel card, which lets you link your videos to other channels, and will be a great way to share the love with collaborators.

7. 360° videos - recently added 360º video on YouTube, and working on adding 3D to the mix. 

8. Better live streams - making it easier for you to set up and manage your live streams. 

9. New creator community - the new YouTube Creator Community will be a new online forum for finding collaborators,  sharing advice, and giving us feedback.

10. Updated Creator Academy - in addition to the more than 50 lessons in the Creator Academy, it's now easier to search and personalize your learning experience. 

Full YT post: http://tgcafe.it/1LHXIiv

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Medium adds sign-in option that emails users a one-time login link, no password required

Here's a really interesting solution to a problem that plagues the Web: password hacking.

We know very well that passwords alone are no longer effective in securing accounts.

To enhance security, companies including Facebook and Twitter have started offering two-factor authentication, a process by which users have to prove their identify twice before getting access to an account.

Instead of securing login with the two-factor authentication, Medium decided to go in the other direction... and got rid of password altogether.

Medium writes:

" Passwords are neither secure nor simple. They’re hard to remember or easy to guess, everyone re-uses them (even though they know they shouldn’t), and they’re a pain to type on mobile. They don’t even keep you that safe." http://tgcafe.it/1T3Y1Fz

Very true. So how does Medium signup work and what makes it secure?

When you want to sign in to Medium, they’ll send you an email that contains a special sign in link.

Clicking on that link will sign you in. That’s all there is to it.

If you’ve ever used a “forgot password” feature, it works a lot like that, except you don’t have to forget a password to use it.

What do you think? Does it make sense? Will it work?

ping +MaAnna Stephenson - whadda think?
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That makes sense, +Eric Enge +Randy Milanovic +MaAnna Stephenson.
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Can you have more than one Periscope account (and how to switch between them)?

In short, yet. Just like on Twitter, you can choose to have as many Periscope accounts as you have Twitter accounts.

Switching between your Periscope accounts is easy. 

1. Add all your Twitter accounts to your phone (read +Mike Allton's tutorial on how to add multiple Twitter accounts to your phone, if you need help http://tgcafe.it/1JuSypy).

2. Sign out of your current Twitter account (as long as you are signed into Twitter, Periscope will continue to automatically log you in under that account).

3. Log into Periscope under desired Twitter account (look for 'Tap to switch accounts' option at the top of the login page as shown in the screenshot below).

Full Periscope on Android tutorial: http://tgcafe.it/periscope-android-tutorial
Or Pin the tutorial to read later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/263953228137235512/
If you use iOS, I've got you covered as well: http://tgcafe.it/periscope-tutorial

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That van has me written all over it... ♨ 
 
Good morning, plussers!
 
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+Raymond Whipp Hear, hear. ;)
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Influencer marketing tip #4: Find an interesting way to share a post
 
Learn to think outside the box.
 
Or, as +Ileane Smith did on Instagram, learn to think outside the square.
 
Check out how Ileane chose to use Instagram to share a Google+ HOA led by +Thomas E. Hanna | BlogPhoto.tv...
 
Or take a look at the way +Dennis Seymour from Leapfroggr.com shares just about every one of my Weekly Marketing Skinnies… http://tgcafe.it/be-memorable-2
 
Needless to say, I've got a LOT more practical influencer marketing examples at Traffic Generation Café.
 
Read the full post here: http://tgcafe.it/be-memorable-2
Or pin it to read later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/263953228137295975/
 
Your shares/comments are always much appreciated!

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More importantly, how does it feel to be called a goddess though? :D
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Facebook tweaks News Feed again to serve up videos you’ll actually watch

Looks like Facebook has discovered something: turns out certain actions people take on a video, such as choosing to turn on sound or making the video full screen, are good signs they wanted to see that video!

Ya think?... (for those of you who don't know me well: yes, that's me being sarcastic)

So Facebook is tweaking its News Feed accordingly.

Now if a user turns the sound on for a video in their News Feed, expands it to full screen, or watches it in HD, Facebook will take that to mean the user liked the video. 

The update has started rolling this out and will continue to do so over the coming weeks.

FB announcement: http://tgcafe.it/1KtvveS

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+Josh Millikan No, they won't auto like it; just assume you like it enough to see more of the same kinds of videos.

But I agree with you - just because I happened to be curious to see a specific video, doesn't mean I'll appreciate a plethora of similar stuff in my News Feed.
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This is Facebook's new logo

Yesterday Facebook product designer Christophe Tauziet quietly unveiled a brand new logo design for Facebook - on Twitter http://tgcafe.it/1dxpa3s.

What think you?

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+Aaron Wood ha no worries. I'm one too
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My favorite Tuesday read is out - +MaAnna Stephenson blows it out of the park again.

Tips Tuesday – SlideShare Success, Influencer Marketing, Know Your Worth

10 minutes of power packed site success tips
Read or listen: http://bit.ly/tt150630

Tips include:

- super SlideShares
- controlling mission creep
- know your worth and stand by it
- why not to design your own site
- the not so new Facebook authorship tags
- to 404 or 410 a post, advice straight from Google
- what’s up with Google making clicks on mobile harder
- how to check your mobile click friendliness factor
- influencer marketing tips that work
- multiple site management tool reviews
- crafting an effective call to action
- and WishList Member now integrating with bbPress

Don't miss it!
Tips include: - super SlideShares - controlling mission creep - know your worth and stand by it - why not to design your own site - the not so new Facebook authorship tags - to 404 or 410 a post, advice straight from Google - what’s up with Google making clicks on mobile harder - how to check your mobile click friendliness factor - influencer marketing tips that work - multiple site management tool reviews - crafting an effective call to action ...
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Pleasure, +MaAnna Stephenson!
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Influencer marketing example #2: Pay attention, then display expertise

In March, Google’s +John Mueller stated that load times over 2 seconds cause Google to limit how much of your site they crawl.

As usual, I immediately reported the news in a Google Plus post.

By the third comment, John Mueller had already chimed in. He pointed to the difference between “page load time” and “server response time,” and then asked if anybody would be willing to write up a post that discusses it.

Look at how quickly +MaAnna Stephenson from BlogAid jumped on the ball…

Not only did she offer to take John up on that challenge within minutes of it being offered, but she had the entire post written and published within the hour.

You think that made an impression on John Mueller?

More practical influencer marketing examples at Traffic Generation Café: http://tgcafe.it/be-memorable-2

Or pin it for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/263953228137295975/

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How to Use Periscope on Android [SlideShare TUTORIAL] 

Last week, Periscope introduced a few very welcomed changes to their Periscope on Android app.

What's new:

• Sound/Vibrate/Silent notification settings now available
• Phone number login
• Edit your profile photo, display name, and description
• View your personal broadcast history
• Improved comment synchronization for replays
• Many, many bug fixes and improvements.

I've updated my SlideShare Tutorial on how to use Periscope for Android (http://www.slideshare.net/MeetAna/periscope-on-android-tutorial), as well as my Periscope for Android Tutorial at Traffic Generation Café (http://tgcafe.it/periscope-android-tutorial) to reflect the changes.

Live broadcasting is here - whether you are ready for it or not.

And you'll definitely need this tutorial to get you started on Periscope.

Once again:

SlideShare Tutorial: http://tgcafe.it/periscope-android-slideshare
Full Periscope on Android tutorial: http://tgcafe.it/periscope-android-tutorial
Or Pin the tutorial to read later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/263953228137235512/
If you use iOS, I've got you covered as well: http://tgcafe.it/periscope-tutorial

Your shares/comments are always much appreciated!
Periscope is a live streaming app, owned by Twitter, that allows you to share and watch live video broadcasts from your mobile gadget of choice. And it’s the new hottest social media platform that is here to stay. This Periscope for Android tutorial presentation will show you the ins and outs of using Periscope for business or pleasure. But there's a lot more in my full Periscope for Android tutorial at Traffic Generation Café: http://www.traffic...
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+Debi Stangeland Thanks for the compliment, Debi; flattered!

And I know what you mean. It's hard to get the bad taste out of your mouth once it's there. ;)
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If I learned anything after many years of building an online empire, it’s this: the online business industry is a scary place. A place where many a mighty business owner has fallen.

Including me.

That’s right, I’ve had some online business flops in the past, until one day I realized that my business was only as good as the number of eyes that saw it on a daily basis.

That’s why I started TrafficGenerationCafe, focusing on various ways to increase website traffic like search engine traffic, social media traffic, networking, as well as how to convert that traffic into subscribers and buyers.

In six quick months, my blog grew to be an authority on traffic generation. My blog’s traffic (I was ranked under 15K on Alexa), reader engagement, and sales showed me that I was on the right track.

This might all seem foreign to you.

Stick with me and it will soon become second nature.

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