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Ten social media blogs you should be reading

  1. Chris Brogan: The Elvis of social media and the king of common sense, Chris Brogan is in a league of his own.
  2. Social Media Explorer: Social media all-star Jason Falls provides a fresh and interesting take on all things social media.
  3. Mashable: The world’s source for social media news, Mashable is the place to go for breaking stories.
  4. Convince & Convert: Jay Baer provides rich content for businesses seeking to embrace social media.
  5. Getmefriends: KBC Social Media offers a breath of fresh air with smart, inspiring and personal social media insight.
  6. CopyBlogger: The king of engaging content, Brian Clark and his team help businesses persuade in a 2.0 world.
  7. Brand Builder: For businesses looking to dive deep into social media discussion, check out Olivier Blanchard’s rich insights.
  8. Diva Marketing: Toby Bloomberg’s blog provides a wide array of social media advice.
  9. Kikolani: Looking for great “getting started” social media guidance?  Then frequent this blog.
  10. Future Buzz: A nice mix of stories and reviews makes Adam Singer’s site one that should be on your radar.

10 Ways To Increase Your Facebook Fan Count

If you’re looking to expose your company to a broader audience and attract more clients, why not tap into the 750 million plus active users of Facebook? Maintaining and engaging Facebook page and advertising it can be exceptionally beneficial in getting information about your company circulated quickly. Here are some tips on getting and keeping as many fans as possible for your company’s Facebook page:
 

What Makes For A Good Facebook Post

Daily posts for your Facebook page promote interactions and get people talking about your business. However the problem is always the same - what are you going to post? Should it be funny or serious? A quick short note or a detailed multi-paragraph affair? Although post content varies in tone and variety between businesses, these are some general tips for making a quality post to grow your fan page:

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The Power of Twitter...Search

Most businesses and individuals have yet to realize the true potential of Twitter and the Twitter search function. They login, tweet, retweet a funny meme, and respond to any incoming tweets (most don't even do that). The secret to social media isn't about pushing product or reacting to bad situations. It's reaching out to potential customers and providing value to them.

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Don't Be Afraid To Try New Things

As a business owner it is your goal to provide a quality product and or service to your customers. Now that it is the 21st century it can be difficult for you to stay in contact with your customers if you are not up to speed with technology especially social media. I am here to tell you that social media should be used as a tool when trying to get in touch with your customers and is not something to shy away from. If you want exposure for your company and I think you are, then the world of social media is where you need to be.

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Pinterest: A Rising Star

Social media is always expanding and doing so at such a rapid rate that it seems nearly impossible to come up with new ideas that will actually catch on. Key words: nearly impossible. The recent development of Pinterest has provided social media fanatics with a truly original and exciting way to express themselves and connect with others online.

Getting The Most Out of Checking In: Foursquare For Your Business

We all have those friends, the ones who only use social media to tell us where they are, what they had for lunch, or what book they are currently reading while sitting on their porch enjoying the weather. These mundane and often pointless updates that seem to plague our internet activity leave many of us wondering, "What's the point?" But what if there was a way to provide these people, who feel inclined to update everyone on their every move, an outlet to do so and a convenient way for you to use this information? Well now there is, and it's called Foursquare. 

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Foursquare: The Training Wheels of Social Media

Can a location-based social network tool help your business? If it is a business to consumer model, then the answer is yes. As a business owner, your likely response to social media and its many applications is probably less than favorable. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and it’s not entirely your fault. Your job at the end of the day is to keep the lights on, the shelves stocked and ultimately, make money. There isn’t enough time to talk about your company online, manage a fluctuating marketing campaign and get a good night’s rest.

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How to Embed Instagram Photos On Twitter

For whatever reason, social media properties don't always like to play along. While it's relatively easy to connect Facebook with Twitter and Pinterest with Facebook, Instagram - the popular photo-sharing service - doesn't easily connect with Twitter. But all is not lost! Read on to find out how you can embed your Instagram photos on Twitter.

Promoting Your Next Event on Facebook

Whether it's a sale, a production, a party or a simple get-together - you have an event coming up for your company and you want your Facebook fans and customers to be there to take part in it. It takes little effort on the fans' part to interact with your company on Facebook (a simple like, share or comment doesn't take more than a few seconds), but how in the world are you going to get them away from their computer and at your event using social media? Here are a few things you can do through your company's Facebook page to get people at your next event:

Simple Advice When Starting Out In Social Media

We constantly see lists telling us what we can do to help improve marketing through social media. From Facebook to Twitter and the million or so off-shoots just like it, it's hard to keep track which one to use and how to use each one effectively. Here's the best advice we can give you if you're just now diving into the world of social media.

Adding An Admin To Your Facebook Page

Between client managers, content writers and actual business owners, a lot of people collaborate to make a Facebook page a success. In order to facilitate this, Facebook has a handy feature that allows page owners to give administration access to other Facebook users so that they can begin working on your page. The process can be a little tricky, so here is a step-by-step guide on how to give another Facebook user access to your page:

Questions To Ask Yourself Before Hiring An Online Marketing Company

Online marketing has become important for a lot of reasons. The vast availability of the internet, the affordable prices and the wide audiences you can come across all represent amazing opportunities for you and your business. But before you delve into the world of social media and online marketing, or hiring a company to do it for you, you need to ask these questions to yourself to fully understand what it is you're trying to achieve:

How To Engage A Conversation With Your Fans

The basis of social media is the ability to engage and humanize your brand. It's what separates it from other forms of advertising that only act as a one way stream of information. Social outlets have given us the opportunity for our customers to ask questions, make suggestions or engage in conversations. Many companies have failed to realize this and still treat it like it's a billboard or radio spot.

Linking Facebook to Twitter and Vice Versa

When putting your company on social media, the two most business-friendly applications with a large base of potential customers are Facebook and Twitter.The problem is these two don't always like to play along (it makes sense, they are competitors after all). Luckily, there is a way so that if you post something on Facebook, it will go to your Twitter and vice versa. We don't necessarily recommend doing this because each medium has their own strategies with content that work best, but we understand that in a busy world, you don't want to have to post something twice. Here is what you need to do:

Foursquare Advertising: What It Means For You

We have talked before about how Foursquare can do wonders for your business, but now the tech giant has introduced something that can maximize your local online marketing potential - advertising. Instead of users telling Foursquare what businesses they want to check-in to, Foursquare can recommend businesses nearby that they should check out. When done right, you can draw customers away from local competition, promote specials and get people talking about your business online. 

Tasteful Commentary During Tragedy

It is a given that we all have to maintain our social media in order to stay relevant as a business, regardless of size. What is often unclear, however, is how to respond in times of tragedy. Should we address the issue and risk offending or alienating a part of our user base? The answer to this is both yes and no. As with all elements of business, aggressive action is always the most effective, as long as it is executed with class and empathy.

7 Tips To Improve Your Instagram

Instagram is starting to roll out ads for businesses, but that doesn't mean you should wait to improve your profile. Why not try and gain more followers organically in the mean time? Here are 7 tips to help improve Instagram game.

Why You Should Never Link Facebook and Twitter

Given the every day grind that comes with owning a business, the urge or need to take shortcuts can be very alluring. You may even convince yourself that it’s a necessary evil. This ill-advised mindset can result in any number of shortcuts taken, but the one shortcut that has been fairly prevalent as of late - and discussed here - is a company’s inclination to link its Facebook and Twitter accounts.  However, this practice can not only work to the detriment in quality of both your Facebook and Twitter accounts, but also to your business as a whole.

Why Your Organic Reach Is Falling and What You Can Do About It

You may have noticed a recent, worrying trend in your Facebook posts. Articles and photos that used to be hits on your page aren't doing nearly as well. Comments, LIKES, Shares...they're all down. But before heads start to roll, you should know this isn't your fault. The old saying goes "it's not you, it's me." Well, in this case it really isn't you - it's Facebook. 

How To Do A Facebook Retargeting Campaign in Google AdWords

A retargeting campaign is an effective, affordable way to get your business' ads in front of eyes that matter. Here's how it works. Once users visit your website, a couple of lines of code will keep track of them using what are called cookies and show them ads for your business on their favorite websites - such as Facebook.  Hence the name "retargeting" - you are simply trying to retarget users that have already been to your website to come back. All you need to get started is access to your website's back-end and a Google AdWords account. After that, here's what you need to do:

Digital Marketing Trends In 2014

With one week into the new year, online marketers are searching for new tactics and the latest trend for the year and how they will convert “likes,” “favorites,” or “retweets” into dollar signs. We may not have a definitive answer for these tactics or trends, but we have predicted what we think will be BIG for online marketers through 2014. 

The "Do-Nots" of Social Media

To some, social media can be a confusing new place for your business to be in the online marketing realm. Without knowing what you are doing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. you could actually be hurting your business. It isn't necessarily your fault either. With new apps and platforms growing in popularity every day, it takes dedication to stay on top of what's new and hip and to understand the rules of the game. That being said, here are some things you should definitely never do on social media if you want to help your business. These are the "Do-Nots" of social media.

Sponsored Stories Are Out, API Is In

API (Ads-Application Program Interface) is the latest enhancement from Facebook’s new ad targeting. Sponsored Stories will be laid to rest April 9th of this year. For those who don’t know, Sponsored Stories show when a user's Facebook friend interacts with a Sponsored Page, app or event. For example, if one of your Facebook friends Liked GetMeFriend’s Brand Page, and GetMeFriends chose to promote that interaction, you would see it as a Sponsored Story within your News Feed.

Brands Are Flocking to Snapchat, But Is It Worth It?

With lots of talk about the decline of Facebook at the beginning of this year, digital marketers are looking beyond the social media giant and looking for new ways to engage the younger demographic that aren’t using Facebook as much as they once were. The 15 second photo /video sharing app, Snapchat, seems to be it. 
 

17 Ways To Get Better News Feed Results

Facebook is forcing businesses to “pay to play” - leaving a lot of content creators out of the money when it comes to reaching News Feeds. But even if you don’t have the biggest ad budget in the world, there are still things you can be doing on your company’s Facebook page to get better results. Here are 17 ways that you can improve your News Feed performance:

Wayfair.com Pins Success On Pinterest

Wayfair.com, a relatively new company which also happens to be the largest online retailer of home furnishings turned to social media giant, Pinterest as part of its marketing tactics and has seen quite a bit of success in doing so.

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2014 Mind Blowing Social Media Stats

In 2009, Erik Qualman released The Social Media Revolution, a video that brought up some pretty astounding facts about social media. Interesting and quirky facts that I caught myself saying, “WOW!” over and over again. Read More >>

Instagram Video Ads Are Rolling Out

Mercedes-Benz, Target, CW and Banana Republic are just a few of the big brands now adverising on Instagram, in an effort to monetize the popular platform's 20 million-plus user base. 
 
 

SXSW 2015 Is Underway

SXSW 2015 is underway and it's happening in our own backyard. The conference, which has grown from 700 registrants in 1987 to a current 79,000 participants, brings together the latest and best in social media, technology, music, business, film and more. In light of the mega-event, here are some of the trends we've been most excited to witness.
 

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