Best Twitter Accounts for Marketing, Entrepreneurs, Social Media, Authors, Podcasters and Startups

Best Twitter Accounts for Marketing, Entrepreneurs, Social Media, Authors, Podcasters and Startups

This is my own list of the top Twitter accounts that I follow. There are some pretty stringent criteria that I use to include someone including: Is it the person-person who monitors or answers Do they share great stuff Are they really using Twitter or is their feed full of just Facebook reposts Now you […]

Twitter Marketing – How To Do Competitive Analysis (Spy On Your Competition)

Twitter Marketing - How To Do Competitive Marketing Analysis

I had an epiphany last week that I truly don’t know who my competition is. Then I started to think about why that is and overall I came to the conclusion that it is because it varies depending on the marketing platform. In years past your competition was the guy down the street who does […]

100 Great Twitter Tweet Examples

100 Great Twitter Tweet Examples

Looking for good tweet examples for your Twitter marketing? Good tweets are super easy when you have a great resource to get your ideas flowing! Most of my posts are just so I have my research handy to use wherever I am…this one is no exception. I spend A LOT of time crafting tweets (and […]

Social Media Marketing – Should you buy likes, followers and views?

Should you buy twitter views?

Social media marketing is a combination of tactics, luck and sweat. Gaining followers, friends, views and the like is not an easy task and sometimes you can wonder if all that time is worth it. Today’s big question is should you buy likes, followers and views for your Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts? First off, […]

Social Media Marketing – Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and Pinterest

Social Media Marketing - Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and Pinterest

So today we are talking about social media marketing…that is Facebook, Twitter, YouTube (YES YouTube), Pinterest, Google Plus and all the other social media properties! The thing about social media marketing that is hard is that consistency is the key! You have to do things every day (or at least a couple of times a […]

Social Media Marketing – What Social Media Platforms Do You HAVE To Do?

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Social media marketing is getting out of hand! I say that KNOWING that there is not enough time in the day for small business owners to Pin, Post, Friend, Follow and all the other bits that are required to get anywhere at all with social mediam marketing. So lets break it down two different parts, […]

Social Media Marketing – Should You Join Little Social Networks

Social Media Marketing - Little Networks

Social media marketing, is not having friends or connecting with old acquaintances, but actual marketing that is about brand building, getting new opportunities and when possible, generating leads for your business. Social networks (like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+) are places where people gather to communicate, share pictures of their doggies, quotes, and just random […]

Social Media Marketing – Twitter Hashtags or Facebook Page

Social media marketing - twitter hashtags or facebook pages

Social media marketing is a big part of what we do today to promote our clients and I am always checking out what the “big money” is doing! Are they using Twitter Hashtags or Facebook pages as the call to action? Yesterday I was watching the boob tube and saw the trailer for 30 Minutes […]

Small Business Marketing and Social Media Marketing Services

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Looking to outsource your social media marketing services to an affordable and reputable Marketing company with over 15 years of online experience? We have worked with hundreds of small business owners like you to make the most out of your website, social media and SEO marketing dollars. Some of the marketing areas that we cover […]

Do Not Get Taken By Social Media Snake Oil

Social Media Snake Oil

It is easy to get taken by social media snake oil. We all want to find the “easy button” for getting our Facebook and Twitter done and out the door, but sadly I have found that most things I or my clients try tends to be little more than pouring money down the drain. So […]

How To Find Stuff To Post On Social Media

Finding Stuff To Post On Social Media

Finding “stuff” to post on social media like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can seem like an overwhelming task. Here is a GREAT way to find things that you can use to add interesting items to your social media properties. We have lots of clients and I can tell you that finding interesting items to post […]

Optimizing Your Social Media Accounts

Optimize Your Social Media

Optimizing your social media uses many of the same principles that optimizing a website does. You need to know what keywords your are trying to rank for and then set up your social media accounts to optimize for those terms. The goal for optimizing any of your web properties is to let the power of […]

Burning Your List – Mobile, Email, Twitter or Facebook

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Burning your list means that you oversaturate your message to a group of people. I am here to tell you that a list of people who have said you can contact them on a regular basis is a beautiful thing to waste. Years ago we all had a rolodex of people we could call or […]

How To Get More Twitter Followers 2010

How To Add Twitter Followers 2010

Twitter marketing IS easier with lots of followers. The more people who are on your Twitter list, the more chance you have of one of them doing something you want! So here it is, how to get more Twitter followers. Yesterday I was cruising through my email and saw one from a client. She was […]

Social Media Marketing Twitter Events

Social Media Marketing Twitter Events

Social media marketing with twitter events is an easy and FREE way to get your event message out there AND to let your attendees know about what is going on in and around your venue. Whenever I tell my clients and workshop attendees about this they always think that there is something they have to […]

Twitter Marketing for Small Business Goes Mainstream

Twitter marketing for small business goes mainstream

I frequently talk to my small business owners about fun twitter marketing things we can do. The normal response is glazed eyes and protestations that it will not work for them! Today, the New York Times had a GREAT article about small business owners who are leveraging twitter to gain market share – Twitter for […]

Social Media Marketing Do Not Be THAT GUY

Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing may be free BUT it takes up all your time. To combat that I see people doing things that are spammy and which do not compliment their business model like this… Vince is probably a great guy and he is billing himself as a “Sincere Online Marketer” BUT he is not considering […]

What is the difference between social media marketing and social networking

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Social Media Marketing and Social Networking ARE different and how you approach them are going to determine your success or failure. When I started talking about the new marketing tools like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn a while ago, everyone was calling it Social Networking. Just recently I have noticed a shift to Social Media and […]

10 Reasons To Use Social Media For Small Business Marketing

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Here are my Top 10 reasons to use social media specifically for your small business marketing efforts. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are uniquely positioned to take advantage of social media when it is just becoming mainstream. Why should I use social media like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for my small business is ABSOLUTELY the […]

Twitter Tools – How To Use Twitter Effectively!

I have been on a mission to find the ultimate twitter tools to review (and to make twitter time cost effective for my small business!) With that in mind I have researched the best the internet has to offer twitter-wise and have my findings and suggestions here. Now you may be asking yourself, why so […]

Twitter Day – How to use twitter for your small business!

So I am determined to get some value out of twitter and social networking for my business! With that in mind I have set out on a mission to figure out how to make twitter work for me and my tribe…:) These are my twitter numbers right now (I did follow a bunch of people […]

Twitter and Google Great Lead Generating Tools

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People ask me ALL the time how they can do the things that I recommend! Whether I am saying that they should comment on other people’s blog posts, read lots of different blogs or sign up for Twitter, frequently they say that they have NO TIME for all that “work” on the internet! Well I […]