16 IFTTT Recipes for Social Media Strategy (on going)

16 IFTTT Recipes for Social Media Strategy (on going)

Previously in my Getting started on Social Media Presentation, I mentioned how IFTTT can help with automation Social Media Strategies.

I will list a list of IFTTT recipes for social media that I use to help me automate my social media profiles.

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Create Videos for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Vine using PowerPoint

Create Videos for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Vine using PowerPoint

Videos are becoming very popular recently on Social Media as I mentioned earlier in this article Competition on Social Media Videos. But what if you’re -like me- not a video editor, how can we join this massive engaging type of media.


How To Get Started on Social Media for Brands [Presentation]

How To Get Started on Social Media for Brands [Presentation]

Social Media for Brands

“Social media is not just an activity; it is an investment of valuable time and resources”

Sean Gardner

I decided to make this presentation because @AmiraIdlbi (my wife) recently started her own blog. That encouraged me to finally put together presentation to how to get started on social media for brands. A handful of 12 points + bonus that would ensure brands’ success – and even individuals.

The presentation also includes great social media quotes that you can find at the end of this post in the Transcript area.

12 key-points brands should follow to ensure their success on social media

  1. Select the Social Network that suites your business best
  2. Creating  Perfect Social Media Profile
  3. Writing Engaging Bio
  4. Create a Brand Persona
  5. Visual content & Media tools
  6. Understanding Hashtags and Joining the conversation
  7. How Often should a brand share content
  8. Choosing the right time
  9. Understanding the language
  10. Tracking everything
  11. Promoting of content
  12. Automation

Creating Ideal Twitter Image With PowerPoint

Creating Ideal Twitter Image With PowerPoint

Once again, another article about Social Media Images. I’ve talked previously about the importance of Creating Ideal Social Media Images and actually created a Free PSD template for all Social Media Image Sizes, this time I will focus only on Creating Ideal Twitter Image With PowerPoint

In previous articles I’ve mentioned that the guys from @Buffer recommended that the ideal Twitter image size is 1024×512 – which is 2:1 ratio

So I took my time trying to get PowerPoint correct inches size in Pixels! as you may know, PowerPoint only works with either Centimeters or Inches, so converting those to Pixels wasn’t fun 😀


المقاس الأفضل لصور الإعلام الإجتماعي و المقالات

المقاس الأفضل لصور الإعلام الإجتماعي و المقالات

Marketers always looking for fastest way to get things done. And since we mentioned previously the importance of photos in social media and how to  Create Images for Social Media and Blog.  Based on Kevan Lee article I’ve created a PSD template with Guidelines to follow so you can create ideal social media image sizes

The best sizes for sharing images on social media

In Kevan’s article he listed 6 ideal social media images sizes to be used Facebook – 1,200 x 628 Twitter – 1,024 x 512 LinkedIn – 800 x 800 Google+ – 800 x 1,200 Pinterest – 735 x 1,102 Instagram – 1,200 x 1,200   I’ve added each size in a different layer, you can simply hide all layers and only view the layer of the social media image size you need, when you’re done you can simply crop/trim the photo and you will have you social media image ready to be used ideal social media image sizes   Each layer has its own color that is some how related to the social media it represents

How to export each layer or each Social Media?

Here’s a quick video how to export one of more of the layers of each social media https://vimeo.com/124983572

Download the Ideal Social Media Images Sizes PSD Template

Simply click on the button below it will take you to my OneDrive where you can download the PSD File Download PSD (1.2MB)   Go create something beautiful 🙂



Ideal Social Media Image Sizes 2015 PSD Template

Ideal Social Media Image Sizes 2015 PSD Template

Marketers always looking for fastest way to get things done. And since we mentioned previously the importance of photos in social media and how to  Create Images for Social Media and Blog.  Based on Kevan Lee article I’ve created a PSD template with Guidelines to follow so you can create ideal social media image sizes

The best sizes for sharing images on social media

In Kevan’s article he listed 6 ideal social media images sizes to be used


8 ways brands can amplify their social video strategy with Twitter Videos

8 ways brands can amplify their social video strategy with Twitter Videos

Online Videos are becoming very popular among social networks, it is now essential to have Social Video Strategy. There are actually complete social networks are based only on videos like Vine for example.

Previously i’ve talked about the effort Facebook & Twitter doing to compete with YouTube & how Mobile video on Smartphones drives high purchase intent as reported by eMarketer.

Why Brands should use Mobile Videos in their Twitter Social Video Strategy ?

90% of Twitter video views are on mobile
100% of twitter video views are engaged views
video on Twitter drives awareness, consideration & advocacy
+38% Lift in Brand Favorability
+100% More likely to visit a restaurant in the next week
+89% Increase in likelihood of recommending product
82% of twitter users watch video content on Twitter
Users on Twitter are 25% more likely to discover video first vs. the average consumer


Create Images for Social Media and Blog

Create Images for Social Media and Blog

Visual content is an essential part getting more shares to your content, as I mentioned in my article how to get you blog to be shared 1000 times.

Studies also said that photos gets 5x more engagement on social media so its only logic that putting a lot of effort into images and photos is very important part of your social media strategies and in writing successful blog posts.

How to Create Images for Social Media and Blog using simple tools?

In this post i will explain how I create images for Social Media and my blog posts, some of these tools are advanced and some are really simple, but either will sure enough to help you get more shares for your content

First lets see the steps how to create images for social media and blogs (click any of the steps to go directly to it)

  1. Find Stock Images to share
  2. Add Branding / Text to your Social Media Images
  3. Download Ready-made PSD Social Media Images Sizes Templates
  4. Creating Infographics
  5. Free Infographic Templates
  6. Free Online Tools to Create Images for Social Media & Your Blog Post on the fly
  7. Various Essential Tool for Blogging with images
  8. Auto create og:image with WordPress Plugin

Change Instagram Links on Twitter to Native Photo Cards

Change Instagram Links on Twitter to Native Photo Cards

I often get asked how do I post my Instagram Photos as Twitter Native Photo (Twitter Photo Cards)

Before I go any further, let me briefly explain what I mean by Instagram links and Twitter native photos

Instagram Posts URLs

When you post a photo on Instagram, then select to share it to Twitter like below.


Twitter, Facebook & YouTube Competition on Social Media Videos

Twitter, Facebook & YouTube Competition on Social Media Videos

Last year a lot of reports said mobile data is show huge growth in the next 4 years, Cisco Said The Middle East and Africa will have the strongest mobile data traffic growth of any region with a 72‑percent CAGR. This region will be followed by Central and Eastern Europe at 71 percent and Latin America at 59 percent. With the growth, Social networks are focusing on Videos, especially for on Smartphones. Mobile video on Smartphones drives high purchase intent as reported by eMarketer.