Basics for a Better Social Media Strategy

Social Media Strategy

According to Nielsen, two-thirds of the global internet population is spending a huge amount of their time online visiting social networks.  Currently just on Facebook alone, the global population spends about 700 billion hours on this social site. Because more people are using social media to research prior to purchasing, many successful brands are connecting and communicating with their customers … Read More

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Is It Time for Your Website to Get Social?

Socially Now Facebook

Did you know a recent survey done by 1&1 Internet showed that only 40% of small and medium sized businesses still do not have a website?  However, the number of these businesses creating and using a social media networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube is growing. According to HubSpot, “Even if you’re on social media, operating without … Read More

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Can Twitter Help Market and Build Your Business?

Socially Now Twitter 10.15.12

With only 140 characters allowed, Twitter is still an effective, short and nice way to get your message out and raise awareness about your business and brand. Here are some simple strategies that you can implement today using Twitter to market your business: 1. Connect with Prospects and Clients Like Facebook, Twitter allows you to connect with prospects and clients … Read More

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How Google+ Business Page Can Improve Your Branding?

Google+ for business

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?

SCVB April 2012 Video

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?

pinterest logo for Socially Now blog

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 to Maximize Facebook Timeline with the New Real-Time Insights?

Socially Now Facebook Timeline page March 2012

Facebook has 850 million active users and 483 million of them use it daily. On February 29, 2012 Facebook started testing their Timeline on pages, and they gave page owners 30 days to test drive the new features. One of the biggest changes is Timeline no longer has a default page. They did add a large cover image page, and … Read More

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How Can QR Codes Help Brand Your Business?

Socially Now QR Code

There have been recent reports of China overtaking the U.S. in 2012 as the leader in the smartphone market, and Brazil and India is projected to join the top five countries by 2016. When you think of smartphones, do you think of QR codes? Because QR codes are scanned with a mobile device, it’s natural to see the connection. Who … Read More

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The Power of Testimonials In Social Media

Socially Now Testimonials

Most cities or towns have a local paper or magazine with some sort of contest where the community and loyal clients vote for the best of best in different industries. Within social media restaurants ask for reviews on Yelp!, hair salons can request you “like” their page on Facebook and local real estate agents will ask for a “recommendation” on … Read More

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