We’re back with our 5 favorite social media blog posts of the week – take a look and let us know what your favorites were!

How to Grow Your Business Network With Social Media

from our friends at Social Media Examiner

Just like you wouldn’t walk up to someone on the street and immediately start talking about your company (right?!), you shouldn’t start a conversation on social media by trying to sell something. This blog post has 4 easy tips to build relationships with prospects through social networking – the right way.

How to Sell on Facebook: A Detailed, 9-Step Guide

from our friends at Jon Loomer

When everyone out there is telling you that you can get ROI out of social media, it’s refreshing to see someone that can actually tell you how. Follow this 9-step guide for advertising on Facebook, and you’ll be well on your way.

Study: Article Link Visibility Up 39% after Facebook Increases the Size of Preview Images

from our friends at Dashburst

Have you seen an increase in link post reach since Facebook increased the size of preview images? This blog post explores a study which found that links now receive the same reach as images – talk about a boost!

Why You Can’t “Go Viral” (And What to Do Instead)

from our friends at Social Media Today

Jay Baer says that “content is fire, social media is gasoline,” – but if you want the chance to go viral (or, at least, get plenty of reach), there are some advanced tricks you can try out – read this blog post to see what they are!

The Complexity Of Social Media Communications

from our friends at Soc Med Sean

Because it’s Friday, a quick social media comic, complete with musing about the vast range of communication channels available today.

What are your favorite social media blog posts from this week? Let us know with a comment, or tweet it to us @Meltwater.