A lot of trends and predictions for where social media will head in 2017. Our last few compilations have had some of those trends. You can find those HERE and HERE. Social Media Examiner collected these 19 Facebook Marketing Predictions for 2017 From the Pros

Social Media PinSiteProNews says these are The Hottest Social Media Trends of 2017

If you are in the midst of creating your social strategy for the New Year and are in search of the latest social media insights, look no further. Here are four of the biggest occurrences to take place on social in 2017.

Trying to drive website traffic? (Which is one of, if not the goal of social media.) Here’s 4 Overlooked Social Media Tips for Improved Website Traffic

There are four overlooked methods that take your efforts to the next level and boost your website traffic.

The other goal of social media? Engaging your customers with your brand. Here’s 5 Ways To Really Engage With Your Social Media Audience

You have to engage in social listening. It sounds reasonable, but only few brands do it; in fact, only 24% of businesses engaged in social listening in 2015. Don’t be one of those people, and build your social listening strategy using these 5 steps.

Finally, Your Social Media Is Terrible — Stop Making These 5 Mistakes

“Social media advertising budgets have doubled worldwide over the past two years—going from $16 billion in 2014 to $31 billion in 2016. In 2017, analysts predict a 26.3% global increase on spending for social media ads,” according to Hootsuite. So why are brands still getting it wrong? What mistakes do they continue to make?

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