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How to Harness the Power of Social Media

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Posting a tweet or a Facebook update now and then isn’t going to cut it! Facebook Pages. No matter what type of business you run, you can create a Facebook presence. Three major players – spaces where members are active – are Google, LinkedIN and Facebook.

The Pros of LinkedIn vs. Facebook for Professionals

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You’re probably already on Facebook , sharing photos of your kid’s first birthday party and links to your favorite articles , recipes and videos. After all, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. Facebook Fan Page: Top 5 Reasons to Have One.

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Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically

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Are your blog posts fed automatically into Facebook? The other day I was horrified to learn that a dear client was manually posting his blog articles to Facebook. So I asked Facebook expert Annalaura Brown to write this guest post. Facebook. Share this on Facebook.

4 Reasons to Publish on a LinkedIn Blog

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You can also connect with her on Facebook , Twitter and of course, LinkedIn. Do you know about LinkedIn blogs? And are you blogging yet on LinkedIn ? I’m not yet, but I will be right after I write this blog post!

Your Business Newsletter: What’s Your Brand Personality?

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Did you know that the Aflac duck has had 13 times as many Facebook friends as the Geico gecko? When it comes to a business newsletter, your brand is perceived in a blink of an eye. As I shared in my last post, your newsletter should build trust and confidence with your readers.

How Content Marketing Works on Pinterest

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A study done by Shopify , shows the growth of this site is better than Facebook and Twitter at the same point in their history. Orders from Pinterest are double those of Facebook and the site is the leader in average dollar amount per order , over sites such as Google, Amazon and Bing.

Out-of-Office: 4 Time-Saving Social Media Tips to Keep Connected

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The danger of sites like Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn is that they can suck you in and spit you out hours later… and time is money. I must be doing something right: these tips have resulted in new clients directly from Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Don’t Fall Prey to Auto-Feeds: Your Blog Posts Deserve a Personal Introduction

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Many people who fell prey to the Auto-feed short-cut introduced by Facebook found that it did much more harm than good. And it’s understandable why they did it: how can you have time for social media , when you struggle with creating consistent, relevant blog content ?

A Checklist for a Good Blog

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Compared to Facebook and Twitter, it’s a real publishing platform where what you write will help you get found, get known and get clients.

How to Lure Readers to Your Blog from Social Media

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Here are a few ideas to get reader’s eyes off of their Facebook or Twitter page and onto your blog: As Usual, Content Comes First.

How to Start a Blog: 7 Steps BEFORE You Blog

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They ask me “Can’t I just use Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter?”. How do I start a blog ? . I hear it all the time: smart professionals, who are great at what they do, don’t know how to start a business blog , and probably wouldn’t have time to blog even if they did start one.

Your Business Blog Sweet Spot: How to Find It and Keep It

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Do you use social media like Facebook , Twitter or LinkedIn ? Some days I’m spending not as much time on LinkedIn or Facebook or Twitter.

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6 Tips for Easy Ebook Promotion with Social Media

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Did you know that Goodreads has over 1 million users on Facebook alone? You can see what a great example of the Goodreads app is on this Facebook page. Share your video on your YouTube channel, with a post on Facebook, LinkedIn and tweet the link.

5 Uses for Your Business Blog

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Follow Straight North on Twitter and connect with Straight North on Facebook. Maintaining a business blog is time-consuming. However, if you have clear objectives in mind, the effort very well could be worth your while.

Pinterest: 3 Reasons To Take Note

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s Real Simple magazine, for example, already sees more referrals from Pinterest than Facebook. Facebook Fan Page: Top 5 Reasons to Have One. Even if you’ve never been on Pinterest , you’ve probably heard of it—this hot social network is drawing attention everywhere, from newspapers and magazines to television and political campaigns.

Social Media: 3 Things Teenagers Can Teach Business About Getting It Right

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Tougher still is finding a teenager who is not connected on Facebook and Twitter. Following a few simple rules can make a huge impact on your success rate with social platforms like Facebook and Twitter. It seems that the younger the employee, the more frequently they use social media.

Blog Design Blink Test: Simple, Easy Navigation

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Your other accounts, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. In order to impress visitors and showcase your business expertise, your blog must pass the “blink” test.

Better Blog Writing: Attract Clients, Make Sure Your Posts Get Read!

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Tell your readers that you would like them to share your post on Facebook , Twitter , and LinkedIn. Make Sure Your Posts Get Read!"

How to Make Content More Engaging: 10 Tips

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Share this on Facebook. The Content Marketing Institute hit a home-run with their question to content experts, “ How do you make content more engaging? &# This is an important post to read for anyone blogging and posting content to connect with readers.

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Starting a New Blog?6 Things a Business Blog Must Have

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Share your contact info and networks – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN, etc. Are you starting a new blog ? What should you include in your blog if you want to use it to attract clients? I’ve been talking about how to start a blog in my recent series of posts.

4 Tips to Attract More Readers to Your Business Blog

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Facebook , Google+, Twitter , LinkedIn are some names that come to your mind when thinking about content marketing for your website. An image on your update in Facebook is likely to be seen and read by more audience. How can you attract more readers to your business blog?

What Google and Facebook Hide From You

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Do you ever wonder what Google , Facebook , and other sites record about your online viewing habits? Share this on Facebook. 10 Ways to Use Facebook as a List Building Tool. They know more about you than you realize. And they don’t ask you, they simply assume way too much.

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Social Business Success Starts at the Top

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The same goes for other social media sites – ( Facebook , LinkedIn , Google+ ) the number of them growing by the day. Twitter is not just for kids. Smart business tweeters know that the social network is a great tool in promotion, brand recognition and customer interaction.

3 Networking Tips with LinkedIn Groups for Business

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LinkedIn is today to working professionals what Facebook was to college students when it first launched: a networking tool with a specific audience and purpose in mind.

Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

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First, why should you bother with social networking sites ( Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter ) if you’re in business? As of June 2011 Facebook has 750 Million users. Facebook tops Google for weekly traffic in the U.S. On Facebook, I also post it to the notes section.

Your Business Blog Year 10: Is It Still Worth It?

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Clients can be reached through Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter – the list goes on. Does blogging still make sense for your business? Is a business blog worth the time you need to research, write, format and publish quality content?

Content Marketing: What Are Your Target Audience’s Interests, Needs, and Wants?

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Do you use social media like Facebook , Twitter or LinkedIn ? Some days I’m spending not as much time on LinkedIn or Facebook or Twitter. Audience’s Interests, Needs, and Wants?" alt=" Content Marketing: What Are Your Target Audience’s Interests, Needs, and Wants?" />.

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Why You Should Be Happy Before You Blog

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Now I have a daily blog on Facebook where I post original happiness quotations with over 4,700 fans. Share this on Facebook. Three Keys to Blogging When you Are Happy. A guest post by Erica Nelson. You know how your smile is written all over your face?

Content Rules: Secrets of Writing Compelling Content

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And, it gets multiplied on websites, blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and videos on YouTube, to the point that people tune out. Share this on Facebook. Marketing nowadays requires writing and publishing great content in multiple ways.

Why Content Marketing with Video Is Key

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Share this on Facebook. Content marketing using video is a key marketing tactic if you want to get found online, get known, and get clients. Here’s what’s important about publishing video on your sites: Your business can get quick, effective search engine results that used to take months or even years to achieve, all for next to nothing to produce (you don’t need to buy expensive equipment and hire a producer).

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Small Business Content Marketing: When to Hire A Freelance Writer?

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Social Media Updates : Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn and other social media updates call for writing that’s called “microblogging.” When should you hire a freelance writer for your blog or website?

Feed Your Blog Automatically to LinkedIn & Twitter

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This is the 2nd part of her post Connect Your Blog to Facebook. Your first option is to use the networked blogs and check off that you want your posts to go to Twitter in addition to Facebook. Share this on Facebook. Related posts: Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically.

How Blog Readers Find You – A Diagram

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And they do go to Facebook , Twitter , and LinkedIn. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: a business blog is the best way to get found online, the best way to connect with potential clients, and the pathway to turning readers into clients.

Content Checklist: Don’t Publish Without It

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Share this on Facebook. I love checklists because I’m always forgetting things. Once I published a post without a title. Yesterday I almost forgot to hyperlink anything in a post.

LinkedIn Power Tips: Give Before You Receive

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Maybe Facebook is better left for your family and friends? Related posts: The Pros of LinkedIn vs. Facebook for Professionals. Why Use Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn for Content Marketing?

Content Marketing with Stories: Better than Facts

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Share this on Facebook. Good stories are what make a blog interesting and fun to read. More importantly, if you’re trying to influence people to buy into your ideas and ultimately your business, there is evidence that stories work better than facts.

Content Curation: How to Become a Thought Leader

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Share this on Facebook. Here’s an important post from Joe Pulizzi’s Junta42 blog, Content Curation Grows Up, Original Content Still Key. I share these key points with anyone who struggles with writing online for their business and needs ideas for what to write.

7 Ways to Format Blogs to Engage Readers’ Brains

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… I’ve added your blog to my Google reader!&# ~ Paul Pichugin “Like&# us on facebook: [link]. Share this on Facebook. What are the two most important parts (a.k.a. opportunities to engage readers) of your business blog post?

Blog Like Perez Hilton: 10 Ways to Bring Traffic to Your Blog

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Share your posts on Facebook , Twitter , Google +, and the many other popular Internet gathering places. The second-best thing about writing a blog is that you have an opportunity to express your opinions, thoughts, and viewpoints to the rest of the world.

Content Marketing: Connect the Dots and Drive Results

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Share this on Facebook. How do you master the art of writing content for the Web so that you provide quality information on your web pages, blog, and newsletters that works to convert readers to clients? Ahhh, that’s what I’ve been trying to figure out for the last 12 years.