Mastering Social Media

Has there been a change? You be the judge.

Since January when the announcement was made about Facebook’s change to their algorithm, we’ve been testing what we’ve done in the past, as well as some of our new adjustments. In some cases, with no engagement what so ever, we didn’t see any changes.

Those where we moved attention to GYBO posts and more engaging posts but less of them on Facebook, we noticed an uptick on organic reach on Google and about the same result on Facebook.

Going Live on Facebook

Have you ever gone live on Facebook? If you haven’t you are missing out on a great way to increase your reach and engage your audience. Here are a few tips to get started.

Speed!!!

This month’s column is very different from most of my topical social media columns and I will apologies in advance for being a bit on the technical side at times.

The reason for discussion your website’s speed has a direct link to your social media marketing. It’s like this, all the effort you do online with your social media marketing is meaningless if your website visitors come to a site that loads slowly. It’s a known fact that visitors will wait for at the most 5 seconds when visiting a site before moving on to another when doing a random search.

Marketing 101 - There's only two types of marketing

Are you overwhelmed by all the ways in which to market your business?

Let me simplify all of it to help you make the right choices for marketing your business.

First, and foremost, there are only two types of marketing that happen in the whole of advertising: Call to Action and Awareness.

What happened to Google+ for Business?

The other day I was with a client who is very social savvy. He's one of my students from a social media course from RACC and credits his continued knowledge from our frequent conversations. These are his nuggets of knowledge. That's what he calls them. I found it interesting that he was so observant to see that Google had changed their platform from Google+ to Get Your Business Online. Yes, they made a very good change.

So, what does this mean?

Plan Your Social Media Marketing Campaign

One of the biggest issues I hear from business owners about being involved with social media and marketing as a whole is, “I don’t have time.” My answer is to take time to plan — which is three quarters of the work.

It’s all about planning.

This year, in an effort to help our clients focus on planning, we created a Marketing Calendar. It includes marketing ideas for a variety of focus areas: marketing with your clients or employees; marketing through social media, your website, through print and outdoor signage; and finally through networking.

How’s Your Website Ranking on Google Searches?

Search Engine Optimization or SEO for short is one of those mystifying marketing pieces for business owners. In fact, one of the interesting emails I receive from clients is when they forward me an email that says, “We have noticed that your website needs help in being found when searched on Google.” They wonder if they need to do anything. I always ask them this question, “With the millions of websites online, how did they find your website?” There is usually dead silence on the other end while that question computes.

2017 Trend: Big Data

What is all this hype about Big Data and how can our businesses capitalize on Big Data?

As I was doing some research for a presentation about the trends for 2017, this was mentioned more than once. I was curious as to what it was all about.

Aha Moments in Planning Your Social Media Marketing

Over the past few weeks I've been hosting workshops on Planning Your Marketing and have found the workshops very informative not only for those attending as well as myself. In an effort to extend the reach of our Aha Moments at the workshops, I've included three of the ideas discussed in hopes that you can take advantage of these in building your client base to market your business.

Aha moment #1 - Market Where Your Audience Is.

Has there been a change? You be the judge.

Since January when the announcement was made about Facebook’s change to their algorithm, we’ve been testing what we’ve done in the past, as well as some of our new adjustments. In some cases, with no engagement what so ever, we didn’t see any changes.

Those where we moved attention to GYBO posts and more engaging posts but less of them on Facebook, we noticed an uptick on organic reach on Google and about the same result on Facebook.

Going Live on Facebook

Have you ever gone live on Facebook? If you haven’t you are missing out on a great way to increase your reach and engage your audience. Here are a few tips to get started.

Speed!!!

This month’s column is very different from most of my topical social media columns and I will apologies in advance for being a bit on the technical side at times.

The reason for discussion your website’s speed has a direct link to your social media marketing. It’s like this, all the effort you do online with your social media marketing is meaningless if your website visitors come to a site that loads slowly. It’s a known fact that visitors will wait for at the most 5 seconds when visiting a site before moving on to another when doing a random search.

Marketing 101 - There's only two types of marketing

Are you overwhelmed by all the ways in which to market your business?

Let me simplify all of it to help you make the right choices for marketing your business.

First, and foremost, there are only two types of marketing that happen in the whole of advertising: Call to Action and Awareness.

What happened to Google+ for Business?

The other day I was with a client who is very social savvy. He's one of my students from a social media course from RACC and credits his continued knowledge from our frequent conversations. These are his nuggets of knowledge. That's what he calls them. I found it interesting that he was so observant to see that Google had changed their platform from Google+ to Get Your Business Online. Yes, they made a very good change.

So, what does this mean?

Plan Your Social Media Marketing Campaign

One of the biggest issues I hear from business owners about being involved with social media and marketing as a whole is, “I don’t have time.” My answer is to take time to plan — which is three quarters of the work.

It’s all about planning.

This year, in an effort to help our clients focus on planning, we created a Marketing Calendar. It includes marketing ideas for a variety of focus areas: marketing with your clients or employees; marketing through social media, your website, through print and outdoor signage; and finally through networking.

How’s Your Website Ranking on Google Searches?

Search Engine Optimization or SEO for short is one of those mystifying marketing pieces for business owners. In fact, one of the interesting emails I receive from clients is when they forward me an email that says, “We have noticed that your website needs help in being found when searched on Google.” They wonder if they need to do anything. I always ask them this question, “With the millions of websites online, how did they find your website?” There is usually dead silence on the other end while that question computes.

2017 Trend: Big Data

What is all this hype about Big Data and how can our businesses capitalize on Big Data?

As I was doing some research for a presentation about the trends for 2017, this was mentioned more than once. I was curious as to what it was all about.

Aha Moments in Planning Your Social Media Marketing

Over the past few weeks I've been hosting workshops on Planning Your Marketing and have found the workshops very informative not only for those attending as well as myself. In an effort to extend the reach of our Aha Moments at the workshops, I've included three of the ideas discussed in hopes that you can take advantage of these in building your client base to market your business.

Aha moment #1 - Market Where Your Audience Is.

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