Using Twitter Hashtags for Your Small Business

It is no secret that social media sites are becoming popular by the day; these platforms are being used for more than just meeting new people. Businesses around the globe are starting to utilize them as a way to increase their marketing efforts and help to get their brand noticed online. This is considered to be a tool that small businesses can use to increase their market reach and build a larger global market. Twitter is without a doubt one of the most popular social media platforms … [Read more...]

How To Track Who is Sharing Your Content in Real-Time

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Guest Post by Jim Stroud Okay, this is cool! You can search Twitter for hashtags and keywords and yeah, everybody knows that. (Or should!) But did you know that you can search Twitter for weblinks that have been shared whether they have been shortlinked or not? If you already knew that, then you are more “with it” than I am because I just discovered this. I'll say it again. Twitter is a clever bird. Even if a link to your website has been shortened with such services like bit.ly, ow.ly, … [Read more...]

A story about Twitter 5 years ago…

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Everything we're doing today might seem funny to us 5 years from now.  Like how we talked about Twitter when it first started.  Plus, I don't believe Robert Scoble ever had only 2000 followers on Twitter.  Pretty sure he started out with 100,000.  :) … [Read more...]

All The Women In Social Media Universe In This One Post

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You would think I was a feminist with this, that and the other post, featuring women in my posts. What can I say, I love the girls and getting the content is like shopping for bananas, crazy easy. Women in social media are dominating and I've curated the best information to date for women seeking women in social media. To start, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Campaigns like these make women in social media so powerful https://twitter.com/ForbesWoman/status/251359747536736256 The … [Read more...]

Today’s Friday Traffic Report Replay

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Friday Traffic Report 8.3.2012 We hit all the hot buttons today: what to share and what not to share when your being social while also protecting and promoting your brand. Facebook woes of the week. Google+ continues positive growth and feedback. Twitter and Apple? Today's show sponsored by: Brick Road Media … [Read more...]

Who Uses Twitter? 9 Million Small Businesses

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Twitter has only been around for six years, but its cultural legacy is already earmarked for history. Altogether, 66% of U.S. adults use social networking sites, and of those online consumers, 100 million are regular, active Twitter users, according to the company's blog. Twitter says its user base is not only huge, but high-level and diverse: 35 global heads of state use Twitter 99% of U.S. nonprofit groups are on Twitter 50 top-rated U.S. television shows reach out to viewers via … [Read more...]

Which social network is best for organic SEO? The answer might surprise you!

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So you think you've got Facebook nailed down and the links you've built from Fan Pages are totally rocking your organic SEO. Or you think Twitter is getting the job done for you. With all the hubub over Google+ being a "ghost town" (which I've never experienced since day 1) those who have been there from the beginning and those who get involved and actually engage, are benefiting more than people spending the same time on Twitter and Facebook combined. The following infographic answers … [Read more...]

Social Media Marketing How To Handle The Day To Day Operations In Your Small Business

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Running your own small business keeps you busy dealing with customers, your staff, your labor requirements, and let's not forget to mention the daily marketing requirements that come with marketing your business on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube. If you have ever marketed your business on any site such as Twitter or Facebook you know that there is time required not only for making a simple status update, there is also time required for networking, research, content … [Read more...]