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Revelations from website traffic reports

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Dec 2016

Revelations from website traffic reports

Many businesses are gleaning insights into this years’ activity in order to plan for 2017. If you haven’t done so yet, include Google analytics with this evaluation. The results may be surprising. Here are a few revelations from the Strella Social Media traffic reports. Strong content never dies. Of the top three most popular blogs on our site, this year, two of those blogs were...

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5 Social Media Rules of Thumb

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Aug 2016

5 Social Media Rules of Thumb

I’m often asked to give quick social media advice or little nuggets of wisdom to pass onto the small business community. I am happy to do it because I have a lot to say about the dynamic and confusing world of social media. I decided to pull these ‘rules of thumb’ into one post, as I find that we repeat these to our clients and...

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Social Media Success: 5 Critical, But Commonly Overlooked Factors

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Jun 2016

Social Media Success: 5 Critical, But Commonly Overlooked Factors

To achieve social media success, a myriad of factors must be present – all of which work in tandem to deliver a positive end result. However, I find there are a few pieces continually overlooked. To ensure social media success, check that you’ve included these five elements. A clearly defined audience. I’m amazed how many people tell me their ideal customers include ‘everyone.’ While anyone...

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How to Get Clients and Prospects to Respond to Your Emails

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May 2016

How to Get Clients and Prospects to Respond to Your Emails

I make it a habit to take the time to respond to everything I receive via email – even inquiries for free advice. I may be one of the few, but I have to admit that it really bugs me when people do not offer the same courtesy. There are few types of emails I find receive the lowest response rate. Among them: -proposals (and...

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How to Handle Requests for Your Time

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May 2016

How to Handle Requests for Your Time

In response to my recent post, 12 business social media pet peeves, a Twitter friend asked me: “And what do you do about that 2nd to last? [I am] starting to ignore them – but then I feel bad!” For those of you who are curious, here is the ‘peeve’ she’s referencing: Making an initial connection with a company or business to then ask for...

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