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Facebook and Zapier

Zapier is one of several automation systems you’ve probably seen me mention before. It’s simple to use; you set up a “zap” made up of a trigger event and an effect. Your trigger event is monitored, and when it happens, …

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Automated Tweeting

Do you want Twitter to manage itself? I don’t mean writing tweets and scheduling them for whenever you feel like they should go up. I don’t even mean one of those content suggestion engines, that will give you a dashboard …

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Numbers Under Engagement

When you jump into Facebook analytics, there’s a default dashboard with a lot of little pieces of information you can look at. One of those boxes is your most recent posts and some metrics with their performance. You see the …

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Facebook Group Icon

There’s more to marketing on Facebook than just the usual organic posts and paid advertising. There’s an entire section of Facebook you can use that surprisingly few marketers seem to notice. That section is Facebook Groups.

Now, Facebook Groups are …

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As I say so often on this site, automation is a tricky subject. The right kind of automation can save you hours every day, while tedious manual tasks chug away in the background without your input. The wrong kind of …

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Welcome Them Website

If you’ve read any of my other blog posts for other sites, you know I’m generally quite cautious when it comes to automation on social media. It’s a tricky thing to get right, and I generally urge newbies to err …

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Facebook Ads Theory

Facebook measures reach in several different ways. In order to understand reach in general, you need to know how it’s measured and what actions can affect it.

The Three Types of Reach

Let’s start simple. Reach, in general, is defined …

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Instagram Influencer Marketing Example

Most of the time when we talk about buying or selling particular social actions or metrics, we go back to the si mple ones; likes, follows, comments, and shares. General advice is to avoid doing it unless you’re sure of …

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Automatic Likes on Instagram

The internet abounds with articles about purchasing automatic like services, buying likes from Fiverr vendors, and using the various gray-to-black hat automation apps to test them out. PetaPixel experimented with a like-and-follow growth bot on Instagram and found it mostly …

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Facebook Chat Bot Illustration

Over the last year or two, Facebook has been heavily pushing Messenger. What began life as the ability to direct message people on the platform has evolved into a stand-alone app. Today, if you even try to check your …

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