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How to Ensure Your Business is Found on New Facebook Graph Search

Once again Facebook will put marketing departments all over the world in a mad rush.  Why?  The new ability to search through pictures, aka Graph Search.

, for Small Talk, writes about how to ensure your business isn’t left in the dust.

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Lo writes, “Number of likes becomes more important–since search will begin with people connected to Pages, the more people liking your Page means more people connected and thus the higher frequency of showing in search results.”

Read Lo’s Full Post and Get All His Tips: Click Here…

 

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12/12/12 – Why Not Review The Year On Twitter

If you haven’t jumped on board twitter because you think it is just a fad, or if there is just not enough time in the day to tweet. The 2012 year in review from Twitter may help you realize that there is a whole world out there… and they could be talking about YOU!  Don’t let those conversations go unnoticed.  Be apart of the community.  It will take some work, there is no way around that… but with an open and positive attitude (stop trying to sell to everyone) success is only a tweet away.  Enjoy! Hope 2012 was as good to you as it was to us.

 

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Your 2013 Social Media Marketing Plan From “A” All The Way To “Z”

Melinda F. Emerson, blogs on The New York Times website about the 2013 Social Media Marketing Plan.  Yep- that elephant in the room for most small business owners.  From blogs to Pinterest to that 24-hour/7-days a week twitter feed… Staying on top of Social Media can be a daunting task. Emerson writes, “Maybe you set up a blog, but you haven’t been up updating it. Maybe you set up a Twitter account, but you have yet to post that first tweet. Maybe you can’t remember the last time you updated your Facebook page. Well, now’s the time. Social media can be a great equalizer for small businesses. It used to be that guy who had the most advertising dollars was usually going to win. These days, people are much less interested in being sold; they are looking for useful information, and if you have some to offer, you have the opportunity to build a relationship.”

image via Decidedlysocial.com

Emerson showers us with early holiday gifts by breaking down a successful 2013 Social Media Marketing Plan from A to Z.

To See A – Z: Click Here…

Here is one of our favorites – Letter E: “Execution. Develop a daily execution plan. How much time will you invest each day?”  10 minutes a day looks a lot easier than 15 hours a month!

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Work Getting In The Way of Your Social Media?

If you think that it is getting harder and harder to be on Facebook and Twitter because work is getting in the way – You would be right!

According to a recent Infographic posted on Mashable – Social Media and email are eating more and more time during our work day.  (Sidenote: To those reading this while at work – Thank you! Don’t stop what you are doing.)

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The Basics: Facebook Marketing Made Easy

Stephanie Chandler, contributor to Forbes.com, reminds all small business owners about the basics of Facebook.

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Make sure to read all 10 of her tips – while we highlight a couple of the best ones here.

Chandler writes, “Pin to Top – You can ensure that a post gets premium exposure at the top of your Facebook page with this handy feature. To implement, hover over the upper right corner of a post and click on the pencil icon that reads “Edit or Remove,” then choose “Pin to Top.””

Pinning to the top can allow your page to keep older posts relevant by positioning them on top.  Fans, or future fans, are most likely to see a couple of your most resent posts…don’t let them go before they get to see your current contest or major announcement.

Chandler also says, “About Section – Below the photo on your business page is a small box of text where you can share details about your business. More importantly, this box can include a clickable link for your website. While your website link may appear on the bio area of your Facebook page, you can assure more clicks by adding it to this prime real estate on the main page. To update yours, simply click on the box below your photo where this text appears, and then click on “Edit.””

Having fans on Facebook is great – getting them to your website is even better.  Make sure you make it as easy as possible to get there.  By adding links in your about section – you take out the risk of them not making to your site.  Remember the less roadblocks, the higher success rate.

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Is Pinterest For You And Your Brand?

The fear of most marketers- missing out on a huge flow of traffic that can be directed at their brand.  The latest and greatest headache… Pinterest!  We have often posted about the pros and cons of Pinterest – Mashable has also weighed in on this heated issue.  writes for Mashable and says, “If your brand isn’t on Pinterest, you could be missing out on a growing stream of potential customers. While shaping your brand’s image on Pinterest, remember to take into account the specifics of the site’s userbase. A recent study showed that home, arts and crafts,  style/fashion and food are the most popular categories on Pinterest.  The food category is the fastest growing segment of Pinterest.”

Cabalona also focuses on this infographic from web optimization company Maxymiser

@MAXYMISER

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Facebook Timeline For Pages Kills Marketing Feature: Default Landing Tabs

Businesses Beware! We all knew it was coming – Company pages will soon be required to update their page to the hated loved new “Timeline.”

Josh Constine writes for tech crunch about the effects this change will have on marketers and company pages. Constine says, “Amongst the beautiful covers and pinned posts, there’s one disadvantage of the new Facebook Timeline for Pages redesign. Pages can no longer display one of their custom applications as their default landing tab that non-fans first see when they visit. This powerful marketing feature let Pages set up a welcome app that teased special content like contests or coupons, but required users to Like the Page for access.

 

Iframe used to get more likes

Without default landing tabs, non-fans have to actively click through the little app tiles overshadowed by a Page’s cover. Many won’t, and it will cost marketers Likes as well as email signups, contest entries, and other key performance indicators. The change is a noble one that prioritizes the user experience and the site’s long-term health, but several marketers I’ve talked to are already grumbling.”

Tiffany & Co. Facebook Timeline

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5 Ways to Make Websites More Social

Making your website is fairly straightforward. But getting people to stay on your website, interact and engage with your website, is a whole different story.

Social Media Today gives a list of 5 quick tips to make your website more social.

1) The first tip is allowing people to log in using Facebook or Twitter. There’s no reason to make users go through a lengthy sign up process that requires them to check their email…users want to get in as quickly as possible. Additionally, you gain the ability to learn more about them and further integrate their social interactions with your website.



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Social Marketing Trends to Look For in 2012: Predictions from Top Marketers

Social Media Today has talked to the biggest name in the business about what trends we should expect in 2012. We’ll give you an idea of what the experts had to say…

“The Year of Integration – Paul Gillin, the author of Social Media Marketing for the Business Customer, sees 2012 as the year when social marketers would stop delegating social to junior managers. He predicts a new generation of integrated marketing programs that will be “much more sophisticated that anything we’ve seen in the past.””

“The Social Business Revolution – Brian Solis, the author of The End of Business as Usual, joins Matthew Grant of MarketingProfs in saying that in 2012 companies of all sizes will need to “transform their business and existing infrastructure, and reverse engineer the impact of business objectives and metrics.” Matthew goes on to predict that corporate sites will be better and more deeply integrated with social media properties “bringing with it a more seamless experience as you move from the social media spokes to the proprietary hub.””

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Why Google’s Social Search Is Too Much, Too Soon

What do you think? Should google tap into your world?

Why Google’s Social Search Is Too Much, Too Soon

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