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Happy Social Media Saturday! Listed below in my Weekend Update are links to interesting things I found on the web this week: cool tools, great blog posts, or questions/comments from one of the SchneiderB.com online communities – anything that stuck out to me and I think is worth sharing. I encourage you to check them out for yourself!

Blog Post: 3 Simple Tips to Increase Your Following on Pinterest – In January 2012, it was announced by comScore that Pinterest was the fastest website ever to reach 10 million unique visitors. In August of the same year, Pinterest surpassed the microblogging platform Tumblr for unique monthly visitors and this upward growth trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. According to a Q3 Consumer Sharing Trends Report released by Share This, Pinterest is the fastest growing online content sharing platform.

This explosive growth has made Pinterest a viable traffic and revenue source for many B2B and B2C businesses.  For brands that utilize image sharing networks, migrating your existing social media followers to your Pinterest account and integrating the platform into your other social media networks is an integral part of a visual marketing strategy…

Blog Post: 3 Things to Do So Your Posts Are Seen – As a business person looking to maximize on its social media endeavors, the top goal will be to get people viewing your posts. This will do by updating constantly and sharing the latest informative content. However, not every one of your posts will be seen by your audience. Even with your best efforts, some of your posts will pass by unnoticed.

How can you remedy that?

Blog Post: How Important Is Responsive Design: Interview With Michael David – As part of our SEJ interview series, Michael David of Tasty Placement discusses an issue that’s on every website owner’s mind these days. Just how important is it that your website is optimized for mobile devices with responsive design?

To give an example of how fast mobile Internet use is on the rise, 40% of YouTube’s traffic in 2013 came from mobile devices compared to 25% in 2012 and just 5% in 2011.

Michael and his team at Tasty Placement are encouraging clients to go in the direction of responsive design. He explains why in the video below…

[bha id='we1207′ size='125×125′ variation='01' align='alignleft']Blog Post: The Anatomy of a Perfect Evergreen Blog Post [Case Study] – Ever since Google got better at assessing online content quality (especially after the Panda update), content writers have started publishing less, but better-quality content.

This has made many bloggers and Internet marketers happy, as the idea of having to produce fresh content just because it is the only way to outrank a competitor isn’t really appealing. Creating really useful, evergreen content now seems to be in vogue; even more so with the introduction of the In-depth articles box in Google…

SchneiderB Bloc Facebook Group:

Latest Question – Anyone have successful tactics for driving word of mouth for open house *without* having an up-and-running parent ambassador group?

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Tool: Nozbe – This was my online tool of choice for implementing the Getting Things Done system online. I switched to something else to test and now I'm Back!! Nozbe is awesome and I encourage you to check it out. They offer a pretty robust free option so you can take Nozbe for a test drive without spending any money. By the way, I prefer the Nozbe Classic interface when you log in.

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