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2 Social Media Frustrations for Businesses: Are They Fixable?

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Apr 2014

2 Social Media Frustrations for Businesses: Are They Fixable?

Any business using social media to market their service or product is likely to experience frustration at some point or another. Constant changes, emerging channels and fickle users can sometimes make social media a monster to navigate. I think many business owners can identify with these two… 1. Facebook Algorithm Changes Challenge: As if it wasn’t enough that Facebook changes constantly, the scale tipped with...

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Should Your Business Abandon Facebook for Google+?

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Dec 2013

Should Your Business Abandon Facebook for Google+?

Last week, I broke down the recent Facebook changes and what they mean for your small business. Some businesses have considered abandoning Facebook in favor of channels that may give them a better return on their investment. I still take the position that we should “wait and see,” but I also want to address recent speculation regarding Google+ and its (re)consideration as a replacement for...

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Google+ Authorship: What It Is, How It Works, and Why You Need It!

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Jun 2013

Google+ Authorship: What It Is, How It Works, and Why You Need It!

It seems like a no-brainer that using a social media medium owned by Google would bolster your search engine results. But for those of you who think Google+ is beneficial for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), you’re only partially correct.  Simply having a Google+ profile and sharing content will only take you so far. To boost SEO, you’ll want to do things like write strong content,...

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SEO Doesn’t Have to Be Rocket Science

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Apr 2013

SEO Doesn’t Have to Be Rocket Science

I recently read one of the most explanatory articles on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to-date. The blog, written by a guest author via Windmill Networking, broke down several complex SEO components in a way the average person can actually understand. There are many companies that continue trying to “scheme” Google, despite its ultra-complex, algorithmic code implemented last August.  While there is merit to having SEO...

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YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram: Will one of these supplemental social media channels work for you?

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Mar 2013

YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram: Will one of these supplemental social media channels work for you?

Last week, I shared some guidelines for determining which of the “Big 3” social media channels – Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter – are best for meeting your business goals.  Today I want to explain a few of the popular supplemental media and how they can be useful to your social media game plan.  Major supplemental media include YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram. Here are some...

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