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Super One Stop Soc Media Image Sizes [InfoGraphic]

Seeking Cover Sizes? Facebook - Pinterest - YouTube - LinkedIn - Twitter- Google Plus All Here!

Covershub created a fab infographic showing the current sizes for images for the most popular social media site. Which image sizes are you looking for? Facebook? Pinterest? YouTube?LinkedIn?Twitter? Google Plus? The Covershub Infographic covers them all.
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Bookmark this infographic and return whenever you need to jog your memory!
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How Safe is Your Password? Jimmy Kimmel Major Security Problem!

How Can People Protect Themselves Online? Jimmy Kimmel Show Reveals How People Get Hacked!

Is your password secure?
Did you know the most popular password in the United States is Password123?
Did you know even very secure passwords can be guessed? The Jimmy Kimmel Show recently revealed one of the biggest security risks to people's passwords -themselves! This Post has a trending clip from the Jimmy Kimmel showing how easy it is to get people to reveal their password, tips on creating a secure password, and tips for remembering your password.
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So how easy is it to guess your password?
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New Facebook Call To Action Button Will It Benefit your Business?

Facebook New Call to Action Button Faces Mixed Reviews

Facebook recently tested a new call-to-action button with several US Facebook Pages. The button, which will be available worldwide in 2015 has been met with mixed reviews.While some pages have noted excellent results, the wording of the button has not been useful to other pages at all.
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What changes would other pages like to see? Here is a brief synopsis of the new Facebook Call to Action Button and changes suggested by dissatisfied Facebook page admins. https://www.facebook.com/business/news/call-to-action-button

New for Facebook Pages: Calls to Action 

Facebook is building new ways for people to interact with businesses, and recently unveiled a new call-to-action feature meant to help Facebook Pages drive business objectives. The call-to-action button as shown in the example below, is located to the left of the current Like button.
New Facebook Call-to-Action Button -Image from Facebook

Facebook Call to Action Button Kudos

The new Facebook Call-to-Action button links to any destination on or off Facebook and is meant to align with a business’s goals.  The button will be accessible on mobile devices

Facebook Call to Action Button - Improvements Needed

Unfortunately, the wording of the Facebook Call to Action button is missing the mark for some pages. Currently, page admins can select from the following actions:

  • Book Now 
  • Contact Us 
  • Use App 
  • Play Game 
  • Shop Now 
  • Sign Up 
  • Watch Video 
Since many Facebook pages are set up by non-profits, one logical addition would be "Donate" Another missing call to action - "Subscribe" would be welcomed by many page admins. Could Facebook simply allow page admins to designate their own choice of Button wording? While it might solve some problems, it could also create a major headache with people reporting violations. Perhaps a solution could be for Facebook to allow page admins to request wording for their Call to Action Button.
Facebook highlighted  online retailer Dollar Shave Club, as an example of a page using the call-to-action button to successfully boost its customer acquisition efforts. However, other page admins found none of the seven calls-to-action available suit their page.
Would the available calls to action benefit your page?
Watch for the new Call to Action Button to roll out in your country soon.
Wishing you success,
+Suzanne

About Suzanne Sholer
image  Suzanne Sholer BA B.Ed Social Media Marketing Enthusiast
Suzanne Sholer BA B.Ed
Growing up a daughter of serial entrepreneurs, gave me an appreciation for small business marketing. Add to that ;a passion for empowering others, a B.A. B.Ed with undergrad courses in psychology of marketing gained through media studies, and you get Blogged Tips - A DIY file of Social Media Tips where I blog solutions to Social Media questions.
Need help implementing this tip or with another Social Media conundrum? Drop a confidential comment with your email address on any post.
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#AD Have Great Digital Skills? You Could Make Money Teaching with Pluralsight!

Pluralsight Seeks Digital Teachers to Create Online Courses!

Pluralsightt, dedicated to providing great training for Digital Developers since 2004 has been growing by leaps and bounds. If you have great digital skills and a passion to helping others improve their skills, you could make money developing online courses with Pluralsight.
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What types of courses does Pluralsight offer?

Pluralsight Digital Online Courses

 PLuralsight Courses to take  Digital Skills to the Next Level
Plurarsight Helps Take Your Digital Skills to the Next Level
Pluralsight offers a wide variety of online courses to help people increase their digital skills. Want to teach kids computer programming? Improve your Photoshop skills? Create Apps? Sell Video Games? You name it, they have it.
With over 4,000 online courses, you might think Pluralsight has all bases covered, but as we all know, the digital world is constantly changing, and your skills are needed.

How Does Pluralsight Pay Teachers? 

Plurasight works collaboratively with teachers to help them develop their online digital courses and curriculum. When you've completed a course you're paid for completing the course, plus residuals for as long as people are taking the course.
What are the courses like?
Courses can be taken on a wide variety of devices including laptops, desktops, and even phones, so courses are available whenever and wherever web developers want to increase their digital skills.
Pluralsight courses offer free previews, and consist of several modules.
Take advantage of a free 10 day trial at Plurasight to check out their courses, and contact Plurasightt with your course ideas.
Wishing you success,
Suzanne.

About Suzanne Sholer
image  Suzanne Sholer BA B.Ed Social Media Marketing Enthusiast
Suzanne Sholer BA B.Ed
Growing up a daughter of serial entrepreneurs, gave me an appreciation for small business marketing.  Add to that  a passion for empowering others, a B.A. B.Ed with undergrad courses in psychology of marketing gained through media studies, and you get Blogged Tips - A DIY file of Social Media Tips where I blog solutions to Social Media questions.
Need help implementing this tip or with another Social Media conundrum? Drop a confidential comment with your email address on any post.
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Google Plus Profile Picture Size - Free Template!

Setting Up Your Google Plus Page? This Free Template May Help!

Setting Up your G+ Page? Wondering about Google Plus profile picture sizes?  Here's a free template that may help.
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So what size should a Google Plus Profile pic be?
Glad you asked.

Creating Your Google Plus Profile Icon

Google Plus profile photos must be at least 250 px x 250 px. When setting up our latest G+ page we experimented with various picture sizes, and developed a free template you might find useful for creating your G+ profile photo.
If you upload a 250 x 250px  to be your Google Plus Profile photo, you'll find it shows the edges in your G+ Profile pic like this.
image Google Plus Profile Photo Size Example shows Blogged Tips Profile photo screen shot
Google Plus Profile Photo Size Example
In the example above, we used a 14 pt font in Lobster and Arial.
If you upload a 275 x 275 pix photo for your G+ profile picture, you'll get better results, as shown in the Google Plus Profile pic upload screenshot below.

The Google Plus Profile Pic upload cropping process removes the outer edge making a cleaner profile photo. Here's the screen shot of the 275 x 275 pix image used for a Google Plus profile photo - No edges showing!
image Blogged Tips Google Plus Profile Image 275 x 275 px
Google Plus Profile Image 275 x 275 px
To help readers of Blogged Tips make  Google+ Profile images more easily, we're sharing our Google Plus profile picture template.

How to Use the Free Google Plus Profile Photo Template

This Free Template is in Google Drive. and has an invisible inner square 250 x 250 px to help our readers align the most important parts of their Google+ Profile pic in the centre of the 275 x 275 px Google Profile Photo.
image Blogged Tips Free Template G+  Profile Photo Screen Shot  Inner Square 250 x 250 Outer 275 x 275 px
Free Template G+  Profile Photo Screen Shot
Using the Free Blogged Tips Google Plus Profile Picture Template is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Copy the Free Blogged Tips Google Plus Profile Picture Template.
  2. Add your own image or words.
  3. Download your new Google Plus Profile Pic as a  png file, and upload it to your Google + Page.
To see all the steps in our Google + Profile Photo Experiment check out the file on Google Plus .
Note: This link will open with a 3rd party ad. Click "Skip Ad" in the top right corner to proceed to the file.
G+ Profile Photo Experiment http://adf.ly/4009826/g-profile-photo-experiment-file
Wishing you success,
+Suzanne

About Suzanne Sholer
image  Suzanne Sholer BA B.Ed Social Media Marketing Enthusiast
Suzanne Sholer BA B.Ed
Growing up a daughter of serial entrepreneurs, gave me an appreciation for small business marketing.  Add to that  a passion for empowering others, a B.A. B.Ed with undergrad courses in psychology of marketing gained through media studies, and you get Blogged Tips - A DIY file of Social Media Tips where I blog solutions to Social Media questions.
Need help implementing this tip or with another Social Media conundrum? Drop a confidential comment with your email address on any post.
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Facebook Rolls Out More Changes !

Facebook January Changes

Thinking of going away over the holidays? As of January 2015 there will be new Terms of Service that must be agreed to to continue using their services. 
Did you get your Facebook message yet?
See Details at Facebook Terms Updates

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Facebook Giveaways - Liking Pages Entries Not Allowed !

Facebook Giveaways: Policies Updates Change How Giveaways May Be Run!

Facebook released another policy update that seems to have missed the attention of many Facebook page admins. If you're a Facebook page admin, it's important to follow policy updates, so you don't lose access to your page and all your hard work. Believe me, it's not fun!
It's not surprising that many people have missed this policy update, because it's not posted in the policies update, but in the Facebook Developers blog.

Facebook Giveaways November 2014 Update - Tips for Increasing Page Reach
What does this Facebook policy change state?
Glad you asked!

Facebook Policies Update Affecting Giveaways

When Facebook updated their platform, about 90 days ago,  they also announced changes to what page admins would be allowed to do on the platform. Here is the statement pertaining to Giveaways:
To ensure quality connections and help businesses reach the people who matter to them, we want people to like Pages because they want to connect and hear from the business, not because of artificial incentives. We believe this update will benefit people and advertisers alike.
Facebook also specifically stated:
You must not incentivize people to use social plugins or to like a Page. This includes offering rewards, or gating apps or app content based on whether or not a person has liked a Page.
However, it remains acceptable to incentivize people to login to apps, checkin at a places or enter a promotion on your app's Page.  Developers had to update their apps to comply with these policy changes by November 5, 2014.
This new change is in addition to the previous policy change that prohibits pages from having contestants use inaccurate tagging, such as tagging themselves or another person on a status or picture that is not about that person, or requiring people to share items on their profiles for entries.It is also in addition to requiring Pages to post Terms of Service.
So if Facebook admins can't ask people to like their page, like a post, tag their friends or share their page, what can they do?

Facebook Giveaways Permitted Actions

While some Facebook admins are asking entrants simply to "visit" their page, hoping the visitor might like the page while they are there, it's actually counter-productive to have contestants "Like" your page. Why?
 Unless fans interact with your page, the more inactive Facebook Fans you have, the fewer people Facebook shows your posts to. What are some more effective actions?
One of the most effective actions Facebook page admins can require is to ask entrants to comment on a specific post on your  page.  The more comments a Facebook post has, the more people Facebook shows the post to,
When fans comment on a status, be sure to like their comment and reply to it, this will stretch your organic reach even further.
Another very effective action that has not yet been regulated, is to ask contest entrants to message your page. This allows you to contact the people who enter your giveaway by messaging them back or even by email.
Remember, these changes are in addition to previous Terms of Service.
How did we find out about this change in Facebook Policies? Let's just say a little birdie ...errr helicopter told us.
A helicopter?
 Yes. We highly recommend using Rafflecopter for giveaways, even on your Facebook page, and subscribing to their blog for updates.
Don't lose all your hard work. Follow Facebook's Terms of Service, and keep your account in good standing.
You might also want to subscribe to our Blogged Tips blog, for more Facebook Secrets to painlessly increase your organic reach.
Wishing you Success,
Suzanne
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