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Can anyone share the unwritten social media posting guidelines?
QUESTION | BY Kelly Gordon | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/13/15

I've read and heard of resources lately that touch upon the bad manners of social media, for example like a brand 'liking' their own post. As my team dives more into social media, what other...

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Do I have to link a business Facebook page to a personal Facebook account?
QUESTION | BY Carrie Dunham | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/01/15

I initially created a business Facebook page from within my personal Facebook account because I could not figure out how to just create a business page. I am hiring someone to handle my social...

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What keeps you from being active on social media?
QUESTION | BY Cynthia Lasher | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/01/15

I understand the benefits of being active on social media, but I think that social media posting is time consuming. What keeps you from being active on social media?

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What is the best way to grow your Twitter following from scratch?
QUESTION | BY HungerPass Inc | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/23/15

We just finished the construction of our website (HungerPass.com) and want to market it heavily. We plan to use a lot of different forms of marketing, but wanted to gain a good following base on...

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How much should I charge for my social media services?
QUESTION | BY Wendy Lees | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/21/15

I have been asked for a quote on a very narrowly focused project: Create 2 tweets per day, M-F. So, basically 10 tweets per week. I offered to manage additional social media sites and consult on...

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How can I promote my business more using social media?
QUESTION | BY jerrod mr5torm belcher | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/10/15

I want to start using more social media strategies to promote my services for my business and attract more clients. What knowledge can I gain on tips to using social media to promote my business?

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How do you migrate potential customers from a personal Facebook page to a business Facebook fan page?
QUESTION | BY Scott Brand | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/01/15

I find some friends on my personal Facebook page and then others who like my Facebook fan page for my business. This has led to a huge gap. I want everyone on the same page to create one cohesive...

Advice
I have the Adobe Creative Suite 4, is it imperative that I upgrade to the newest version?
QUESTION | BY Liz Wilson | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/05/15

Are the newer versions worth buying? Are there new tools that I should learn? It's a lot of money to upgrade, so I'd like to know if it's worth it!

Advice
What can we do on Facebook to get more fans?
QUESTION | BY Javier Gonzalez | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/03/15

We are a growing business and want to expand our social networking to reach more potential clients. What should we be posting on Facebook and how should we be interacting on the site to get more...

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From Tech to Tweet: Creating an Agile Social Media Strategy
BY Pratik Dholakiya

Can you keep up? Here are 4 foolproof ways to stay quick on your social media feet.

Advice
Where I find free or paid images for website?
QUESTION | BY Pranjal Neog | 32 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/24/15

We required the images for website , presentation materials , articles , banner etc .It will be better if images are illustration then photos.

Advice
What top 3 social media platforms should be used to promote a business?
QUESTION | BY Louann Papp | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/23/15

What should I know about the SEO guides for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, or other main social media sites? I would like to learn more about how I should be using social media platforms to...

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Is Facebook really neccessary for a start up business?
QUESTION | BY Wynand Marais | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/20/15

I am active on other social media sites, but I am trying to steer clear of Facebook because I had a bad experience with it. Will it hurt me in the long run to not have a Facebook page to advertise my...

Advice
How effective is Foursquare as a marketing venue for a restaurant in a rural area?
QUESTION | BY Paul J. Nelson | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/06/15

A potential client has asked me if I could "design a promotional ad to be prominently displayed on the website to encourage customers to positively rate the restaurant and improve web notoriety." How...

Advice
Should I combine my blog with Facebook?
QUESTION | BY Dave Charbonneau | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/12/14

Why or why not? If 'Yes', what's your opinion of Group vs. Page? What about adding a LinkedIn group (It's a business blog)? I like the idea of multiple inlets/outlets, but I don't want to...

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What can I do to make my business attract more attention from social media sites?
QUESTION | BY Alice Robinson | 22 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/09/14

I have an Etsy.com business, and it's off to a good start. But now I am ready to take the next step and get more orders for my store. I promote it on Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, but...

Advice
Which social media platforms do you recommend for financial professionals?
QUESTION | BY Jessica Federman | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/20/14

I am beginning work with a client who is in the financial industry. He is leary of using social media platforms beyond LinkedIn to promote his business; however, as someone who wants to increase...

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What do you think the most effective use of social media is for a legal office?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Bayless | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/20/14

Some of my clients are Lawyers and want me to do social media services for them. I am looking to get some advice or resources for helping with this.

Advice
I'm looking to redesign our current website who would you recommend?
QUESTION | BY Roy Rodriguez | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/17/14
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How can an average person determine a logo?s effectiveness, beyond a gut reaction?
QUESTION | BY Caitlin Flannigan | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/13/14

I am in the process of hiring a graphic designer to design a logo for me, but don't know how to tell what makes a good logo. How do I know if a logo is right for me and my customers? What attributes...

Advice
Has anyone thought of creating a "business selfie" to promote their business on social media?
QUESTION | BY David Krynauw | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/06/14

I am a big believer in "business stories." Too many businesses use generic copy, and highlight features and benefits that are very similar to that of their competitors. In order to stand out online,...

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What is the best software for creating profiles for multiple businesses and attaching the accounts. Especially Facebook, Twitter. Pintrest?
QUESTION | BY Teri Cottone | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/05/14

I manage several social media accounts for different businesses or community and nonprofit. I need to know if Hootesuit or hubspot does this and which one is better. I did a trial with Hootesuit and...

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How do I convince my clients that advertising with social media tools is valuable?
QUESTION | BY braimah Abdullahi | 35 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/02/14

Just started a start up on social media advertising and am finding it difficult to convince my clients why social media is a good platform to create awareness about their brand. Do you have any...

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I want to learn SMO (social media optimization) in depth. Where should I start?
QUESTION | BY Dinesh Singh | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/08/14

SMO fascinates me- where can I start learning more about it? I am now working as SEO executive and don't know if there's any overlap in skills. Do you have any websites or blogs you like to go to...

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How can I grow my business online?
QUESTION | BY Nada Pervez | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/08/14

How will I get customers on my Facebook online boutique? I don't have investment budget to further invest on it. You can find my business here: www.facebook.com/fashzoneboutique

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What do I need to know about using Twitter in multiple countries?
QUESTION | BY Ericka Hagge | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/05/14

We are launching into several other countries at the same time and would like to know if I will need to set up a separate Twitter account for each country or just use the one we already have?

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What is the best strategy for a new company to create brand awareness on social media?
QUESTION | BY Todd Renier | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/02/14

I am launching my website at the end of the month and I am creating a plan for getting my name out there and generating business. I have created a newsletter, added follow links to my blog and I have...

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Any tips for finding and utilizing seasonally popular keywords?
QUESTION | BY Carrie Dunham | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/01/14

Hi everyone, I was wondering if any of you have tips for utilizing seasonally popular keywords and hashtags (for upcoming holidays, seasons, etc) in a brand's social media accounts. Also, what are...

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How do you effectively manage social media?
QUESTION | BY N. Roszette Chavis | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/25/14

I have multiple social media sites that I never utilize. What would be a good way to start educating your target market about your unique services?

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What is the best and safest way to gain followers on Twitter and likes on Facebook?
QUESTION | BY Jean Hampton | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/17/14

What is the best and safest way to gain followers on Twitter and likes on Facebook? After you have invited all of your Facebook friends to like your page, how do you attract people that are not your...