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5 most viral Marketing posts from the Pros in August 2016

Are you looking to learn from the most valuable, useful marketing content created in August 2016? Then look no further!

We've used Buzzsumo to round up the 5 most viral marketing posts from the pros this month. Buzzsumo measures the amount of times content has been shared on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

Combine this awesome tool with our passion for incredibly high quality marketing content sources and you have August's most valuable list of viral marketing posts to learn from!
Original Article: How Google Analytics ruined marketing

Author: Samuel Scott (@samueljscott) is a forĀ­mer jourĀ­nalĀ­ist and newsĀ­paĀ­per ediĀ­tor turned interĀ­naĀ­tional digĀ­iĀ­tal marĀ­ketĀ­ing and comĀ­muĀ­niĀ­caĀ­tions proĀ­fesĀ­sional, he's is a global marĀ­ketĀ­ing speaker and crafter of strateĀ­gic marĀ­ketĀ­ing camĀ­paigns that integrate both traditional and online marketing.

Marketers in the high-tech world who use phrases such as ā€œsocial media marketing,ā€ ā€œFacebook marketingā€ and ā€œcontent marketingā€ do not understand the basic difference between marketing strategies, marketing channels and marketing content. And Google Analytics is to blame according to Samuel.

Original Article: Instagram castrated Snapchat like Facebook neutered Twitter

Author: Josh Constine (@JoshConstine) is a technology journalist who specializes in deep analysis of social products. He is currently an Editor-At-Large for TechCrunch.

Good-enough goes a long way when combined with network effect. You donā€™t always need to be better to win, you just have to rob your competitor of its appeal. Why would people stray if you provide convenience, even without quality?

This is the strategy behind Instagram Stories.

Original Article: 8 Ways to Use PokƩmon Go for Business

Author: Kristi Hines (@kristihines) is a contributing editor for Social Media Examiner, freelance writer, and HubSpot Inbound Certified Marketer. She specializes in analytics, blogging, and social media topics.

Do you run or help promote a local business? Interested in taking advantage of the latest gaming craze? PokĆ©mon Go is close to topping the number of daily users on Twitter and average time spent on the Facebook app. Thatā€™s why itā€™s time for your business to capitalize on it. In this article, youā€™ll discover how you can boost your businessā€™s social media engagement with PokĆ©mon Go.
Original Article: 5 Must-Have Instagram Tools

Author: Matthew Toren (@matthewtoren) is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, investor and co-founder of He is co-author, with his brother Adam, of Kidpreneurs and Small Business, BIG Vision: Lessons on How to Dominate Your Market from Self-Made Entrepreneurs Who Did it Right (Wiley). He's based in Vancouver, B.C.

With more than 60 million photos and 1.6 billion likes dished out per day, Instagram is a marketing goldmine, which all too often goes untapped. So sure, youā€™re on Instagram, but are you making the most of the platform? These five tools will help you squeeze the most value out of every like.
Original Article: 25 tips for becoming an online influencer

Author: John Rampton (@johnrampton) is best known as an Entrepreneur and Connector. John was recently named #3 on Top 50 Online Influencers in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine as well as a blogging expert by Forbes. Awarded Top 10 Most Influential PPC Experts in the World for the past 3 years. He currently advises several companies in the bay area.

Whichever type of influencer you aspire to be, there are a number of strategies that can help you get there. This post will cover 25 things you can start doing today to becoming a more proficient online influencer.
What interesting articles have you read this month? Share them in the comments below!
Daniel Knowlton
Daniel Knowlton

Dan is the award winning Co-founder of KPS Digital Marketing who was named #12 Most Influential Digital Marketer on Twitter in the world in 2016 by Onalytica. Dan is a contributor for a variety of key marketing publications including Social Media Examiner, Content Marketing Institute and Jeff Bullasā€™ Blog. He is also a keen speaker and has spoken at events internationally for a variety of organisations including NatWest and The Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors. Dan has a passion for helping others learn how to get to grips with Digital Marketing and is obsessed with providing value for his community.