Is Google+ the Best Social Media Network for Businesses?

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In 2011 Google+ was introduced in a beta phase for to a few social media players. Many believed it could challenge the popular Facebook platform. After all, it was Google. However during that phase, Google+ was confusing to some, clunky to others and just did not have all the spice and ease as Facebook. Even after only a few months … Read More

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How to Rank on YouTube “Gangnam Style”

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On October 6, 2012, the YouTube sensation “Gangnam Style” had over 5 million searches for the term in one single day.  On December 21, 2012, YouTube officially reported this catchy song video blew up on the internet and reached record 1 billion views.  Amazing! If part of your 2013 marketing plan includes video and YouTube, than here are some tips … Read More

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How To Use Video Testimonials

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Every business owner appreciates a good testimonial from clients, and most satisfied customers love giving them.  Yelp! is an excellent example where many consumers go to post and read “reviews” or testimonials? So what happens when you create video testimonials? Pamela Vaughn reported on August 21, 2012 in a HubSpot blog that “On Facebook, videos are shared 12X more than … Read More

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How Google+ Business Page Can Improve Your Branding?

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Larry Page, CEO of Google was quoted in the April 9, 2012 “Bloomberg Businessweek” as saying, “Producing the best [products] we possibly can for users is our paramount thing.” They launched Google+ (G+) in June 2011, and in November 2011 they rolled out G+ business pages. Google+ is a social network that is powered the super Google search engine giant. … Read More

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Social Media: “Will It Blend?

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Do you remember Blendtec’s “Will It Blend?” video series? They demonstrated how their blender could even blend an iPad2? This series of videos currently has over 2 million views. The company used social media only after creating a social marketing strategy. As small business owners, we often dive right into Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube campaigns and postings without giving … Read More

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Will Facebook’s Instagram Purchase Increase Mobile Use?

Will Facebook’s Instagram Purchase Increase Mobile Use?

Last week’s blog we wrote about Pinterest and how it’s become the third most popular social site behind Facebook and Twitter. On Monday, April 9, 2012 Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. Instagram was launched in October 2010 by Stanford University graduates Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. They created a new iPhone application where users share … Read More

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What is Pinterest?

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Our Socially Now blog in mid-March mentioned Pinterest for the first time, and how it had a smaller following than Facebook. What is Pinterest and why the rave reviews? It’s another social media site that is engaging particularly among women (60/40). Todd Wasserman, Mashable’s business editor reported several days ago, “Pinterest is now the number three most-popular social network in … Read More

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How Can You Leverage YouTube with Social Media?

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Posting your video on YouTube is one of several hosting sites where you can leverage and attract serious traffic. It currently has the largest audience. You can brand your business more effectively by using other social media platforms with video. One of the most effective ways to leverage your YouTube videos is by posting them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. … Read More

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Can a Video Help Brand Your Business?

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Alexei Oreskovic of Reuters reported on Jan. 23 2012 that “YouTube, Google Inc’s video website, is streaming 4 billion online videos every day, a 25 percent increase in the past eight months, according to the company.” One major reason for the huge increase is they have gone beyond your personal computer and have implemented a smartphone version. They are also … Read More

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