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Setting up online presence for your business can be overwhelming. So much to plan and so much to invest (in terms of both time and money). How much would it cost to set up and market a business site? This is by far the most frequent question I’ve come across for years. This quick checklist will answer your questions.
Next week I am heading to Pubcon SFIMA, so I thought it would be a good time that I try a couple of new Twitter tools to make the most of it. I love using Twitter when I go to conferences because it helps me get much more out of an event in terms of connecting to people and getting my word out there.
You may have noticed an interesting trend developing on Instagram lately. People are using emoji’s in their descriptions and comments. Not just a little bit… sometimes there will be as many as ten emoji’s in a single description. This isn’t that unusual if you think about it. Instagram is a visual platform, and it encourages visual storytelling.
When it comes to maintaining a brand, any good marketer will tell you that reputation management is key. But it’s not just about monitoring what others say about your business; it’s also making sure you know how to prevent reputation crisis by building a stronger brand. For better or worst, opinions about your brand are out there.
Poor website performance is one of the most widespread problems for business websites, yet it’s the most essential one hurting your business on many levels, from lost customers to bad reputation. These easy-to-use tools will help you solve the problem. Despite what some people may think, site speed is not a purely technical issue.
Here’s why you hear the word “intrusive” more often these days: Suddenly it has become a part of Google’s mobile ranking algorithm! Last year Google warned webmasters it would start down-ranking sites with intrusive interstitials, commonly known as popup ads, in mobile search results. As of today, that update should be live, so you can start monitoring your mobile rankings to ...
By Ann Smarty 10 Comments The *Working* Guide to Reaching out to Influencers Using Social Media You may know that I used to do business from far away, I had no way to meet my business partners and contacts in the real world, but despite that I was fairly well-connected. So here’s my recipe to building connections online: reaching out to niche influencers through social media.
SEO Published 4 mins ago | By: Ann Smarty We all have our New Year’s resolutions and I usually keep those to my business goals. The New Year is a great motivation to get some mess in order, fix and update old content and finally breathe fresh air into your old site. The following is my personal checklist.
Making your site faster has been a hot topic for many years now. It started with Google announcing site speed a ranking factor and it’s got hotter with the mobile search traffic getting more and more discussed. Sadly, it’s also one of the most complicated topic to discuss. You are unlikely to handle speeding up your site yourself: You’ll need good developers to rely on.
Social Media for Business 101 from our own @IMNinjaSuzy A good place to start, this article organizes what you may already know listing some essential tips and tools. 2. How Hashtags Work from @seosmarty over at @Moz It's probably a bit outdated (Google Plus has been steadily given up hashtags since then) but it gives a good overlook of how hashtags operate on different social media sites. 3.
Social media world is always changing. We see new platforms emerge and go on a monthly basis. I am personally always sad to see platforms go because I realize their teams and hard work behind each project but life is life. It never stops! Here are the three we saw go in 2016: Blab Blab used to be the best Google Hangout on Air alternative out there.
Tweeting is much more than posting 140 characters in hopes someone out there will read and click the link. Twitter has gone far beyond its original 140-character limit. These days you can upload images and videos and play with different formats and packaging. Tweeting about your products or offers is perfectly fine.
I confess, being more active on Medium has been on my list for a couple of years now. Still getting there, so to get inspired, I’ve decided to look into the related tools. And I was impressed. Really loved what I found: Do you feel like starting on Medium now? Inspiration 1. Top Publications This is a leaderboard for Medium publications.
Influencer marketing involves a lot of listening, planning and experimenting. These tools will help you set up a social media campaign allowing to better find, monitor and approach influencers. One important word of caution though: Social media influencers should be tackled with huge care. Remember each of those people has a dedicated online audience: If you appear too spammy, ...
Want to expand your business’s reach on social media? Have you thought about involving all of your employees? Your company’s social media reach can grow dramatically if all of your employees are helping to spread your message. In this article, you’ll discover how to involve your entire staff in your social media marketing. by Ann Smarty on Social Media Examiner.
As unbelievable as it sounds Twitter is over ten years old. This is a ton of information. And even though it may feel like yesterday, most of us have joined Twitter years ago. How often do you look back? Do you know if it’s even possible? Today’s round up has three tools allowing you to go back in time and access your personal Twitter archives.
Small businesses struggle to build visibility online due to tight budgets and limited work force. These five marketing platforms offer small businesses affordable lead generation and sales tools to provide them with some competitive advantage. Small businesses need lots of support these days. With huge budgets being shifted online by large corporations, competing for the web ...
Instagram has become one of the hottest social networks around. But did you know you can do more than just post photos? Here are ten insanely, awesomely helpful hacks to try right now. Change The Format Of Your Picture Once upon a time you could only use squares for your Instagram photos. Which was a real pain if you wanted something that didn’t fit well within those confines.
Are you interested in a more efficient way to view your social media profiles? This article lists some tools allowing you to combine your social media feeds into one! Do you often feel overwhelmed? If you are pretty much anyone with modern social media habits, the answer is going to be yes. With so many people using social networking for both personal and professional purpose ...
With news of Vine’s demise recently announced, the question of the next big thing has been on everyone’s minds. What will Twitter come up with next? Will it turn a medium on its head in the way Vine’s little looping 6-second clips managed to do? Will it launch something incredible and life changing? It will be awhile before we can find out about their next move.