Buffer has started to offer three plans for businesses that allow far more social profiles and team members. With the addition of fine-grained analytics and Google Analytics, you may want to consider upgrading.
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This has been a great year for The Social Media Hat. I can’t tell you how thrilled I have been with the response and support that you have given me. Your interest in my writing has been phenomenal!
While this may be a list of the most popular blog posts on The Social Media Hat last year, what this list is really about is how supportive you’ve been. By reading and sharing and engaging, you’ve helped to make this site and community what it is.
Sound corny? Maybe. But the offer is genuine. To kick off Cyber Monday and to celebrate the Christmas Season, I’m offering interested business owners a number of great deals to help them give their own business the perfect gift this year. And they all include Free Shipping! :)
These are my three most popular services, so I will explain each, including my normal rate and the Christmas sale price.
One of the questions I get asked a lot, and even talked about in a recent HOA, is whether or not businesses should promote themselves on social media. And for some, it may not be as strange a question as you might think.
Back in the 1800’s, settlers began streaming West in hopes of finding land and prospects for a better life. They often passed through my own St. Louis before embarking in various directions. In 1844, one of these settlers, a 34-year old man named James Marshall from New Jersey, had started to farm some land in Missouri along the river, but contracted Malaria. On the advice of his doctor, he packed up and headed further West, all the way to Oregon.
Have you ever received a message link this on LinkedIn?
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My business relies on referrals from happy clients, so I'm gathering opinions from people who know my work.
In a recent study by Shareaholic, it was stated that traffic from Google+ is a fraction of that from Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Shareaholic is a social sharing widget, and the report was based on their sharing data from over 200,000 publishers between Sept., 2012 and Sept., 2013.
Earlier this year, a similar report was issued from Gigya.
One of the questions that comes up on occasion both from clients and peers is, "who do you read?" When you're in an industry that's as dynamic and wide-ranging as social media and internet marketing, reading other people's blogs and articles is the only way to keep up. I use Feedly and HootSuite to follow industry blogs and press releases, as well as a number of key writers who are shedding light on new techniques and methods for using content and social media to connect with and engage other people.
Help. According to dictionary.com, it means, "to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist: He planned to help me with my work." To accomplish a task, or satisfy a need. That's what most businesses strive to do, isn't it?
One of the best ways to learn how to use and thrive on Google+ is to circle some of the best, most active, most engaged Google+ users. That's true on every social network. If you refine that list to include the Google+ users who are actively sharing and educating on Google+ itself, now you'll have a truly rich source of information flowing into your Home stream each and every day.
So who should you circle?