Tag Archives: Social media

Social media is all about being social. Here’s how.

You know you should be on social media, but you’d rather do anything BUT social media. Good news. Sue Walker says listening, engaging with others and being human is more important than cranking out a daily status update. At a recent lunch & learn session, the social media strategist and founder of Soac Media shared […]

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Twitter fails: Why these tweets are missing the boat

Maybe some people missed the message that Twitter is all about creating and sharing information with people. You know, making a connection. Usually, we tweet about links we find interesting, inspiring, startling or in other ways worth sharing. We pose and answer questions, complain or resolve complaints. We share and learn about breaking news and […]

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So, Facebook, you think you know me

Those of us on Facebook freely share our likes and dislikes, thoughts and feelings. We know that someone is listening, but don’t really give it much thought. We may pay a little more attention now that we know a researcher collected and used data from 50 million Facebook users. We may also hesitate to fill […]

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4 steps to boost your ranking with SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a fancy way of describing how to get you or your business in front of search engines like Google. The ideal is that someone searches for your name, of course, but SEO helps if the searcher doesn’t know you or have your name in mind. “Get into the head” of […]

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How to bury negative search results

(Updated Oct. 3, 3018) Ouch. You Googled yourself and found false and nasty comments about you coming up on page one of search results. You need to take action. If someone has taken the time to smear your reputation, they are unlikely to respond to a polite request to remove or fix the post. (It’s […]

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3 steps for newbies to get the most from Twitter

While chatting with a colleague this week, we got on the subject of Twitter. She didn’t see much value in it and wondered if I did. I do. I’ve made connections with new people on Twitter, and gained better visibility myself. I regularly find and share interesting articles. Some people visit my blog or website […]

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7 steps to effective infographics

Researchers say that people’s attention span is a pitiful eight seconds — supposedly less than that of a goldfish. (Do you wonder, as I do, how researchers measure a goldfish’s attention span?) So it’s not surprising that marketers are looking for fast ways to grab eyeballs. Increasingly, infographics are the answer. As IABC members pointed […]

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Fun facts about Christmas trees [infographic]

My colleague and friend, Deana De Ciccio, is a graphic designer who loves creating infographics. These creative efforts combine words and images to tell an interesting story. In keeping with the upcoming season, we recently partnered on this just-for-fun infographic related to Christmas trees. Enjoy!

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Why Pinterest is big business for small business

If you’re researching home renovations, planning a wedding or looking for recipes, chances are you have a Pinterest account. Big brands also have Pinterest boards, encouraging customers to “engage” with them by pinning photos of their products in use. But is this image-sharing site useful for small businesses that provide a service? Apparently so. Those […]

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Baby steps with Instagram

In the early days of Twitter, doubters complained that it was just a place where people shared what they ate for lunch. Instagram, too, has that kind of reputation. But businesses are looking more closely at this photo-/video-sharing app as a way to build brand awareness and increase website traffic. You can see why. It’s […]

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