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Social Media

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What can we do on Facebook to get more fans?
By Javier Gonzalez | 16 Answers | Last Activity on February 04, 2015

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 | January 29, 2015

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

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Where I find free or paid images for website?
By Pranjal Neog | 32 Answers | Last Activity on January 24, 2015

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

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What top 3 social media platforms should be used to promote a business?
By Louann Papp | 18 Answers | Last Activity on January 23, 2015

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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How effective is Foursquare as a marketing venue for a restaurant in a rural area?
By Paul J. Nelson | 4 Answers | Last Activity on January 06, 2015

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...

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Should I combine my blog with Facebook?
By Dave Charbonneau | 12 Answers | Last Activity on December 12, 2014

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?
By Alice Robinson | 22 Answers | Last Activity on December 09, 2014

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...

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Which social media platforms do you recommend for financial professionals?
By Jessica Federman | 15 Answers | Last Activity on November 21, 2014

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?
By Daniel Bayless | 14 Answers | Last Activity on November 21, 2014

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.

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I'm looking to redesign our current website who would you recommend?
By Roy Rodriguez | 24 Answers | Last Activity on November 18, 2014
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How can an average person determine a logo?s effectiveness, beyond a gut reaction?
By Caitlin Flannigan | 17 Answers | Last Activity on November 13, 2014

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...

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Has anyone thought of creating a "business selfie" to promote their business on social media?
By David Krynauw | 10 Answers | Last Activity on November 06, 2014

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?
By Teri Cottone | 13 Answers | Last Activity on November 05, 2014

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?
By braimah Abdullahi | 35 Answers | Last Activity on November 02, 2014

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?
By Dinesh Singh | 3 Answers | Last Activity on October 09, 2014

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?
By Nada Pervez | 8 Answers | Last Activity on October 08, 2014

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?
By Ericka Hagge | 7 Answers | Last Activity on October 05, 2014

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?
By Todd Renier | 20 Answers | Last Activity on October 02, 2014

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?
By Carrie Dunham | 15 Answers | Last Activity on October 02, 2014

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?
By N. Roszette Chavis | 20 Answers | Last Activity on September 25, 2014

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?
By Jean Hampton | 14 Answers | Last Activity on September 17, 2014

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...

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What's the best way to measure the ROI on a boosted Facebook post?
By Jen Ostrosky | 13 Answers | Last Activity on September 17, 2014

Our team is struggling with deciding what's more important: seeing immediate ROI (clicks), or picking up on more abstract ROI (through brand presence and trust). What are the best ways to measure the...

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Social Media Experts: What is more valuable for a website: a Facebook Like or a Facebook Share? Google Plus Share or +1?
By Chris S. | 22 Answers | Last Activity on August 31, 2014

Facebook offers a few plugins you can put on your website including: Like Button: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/like-button/ Share Button:...

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What are the best free resources for someone exploring graphic design? At what point is it worth buying software?
By Carrie Dunham | 17 Answers | Last Activity on August 29, 2014

I'm experimenting with graphic design, both for my business and for personal use. For a particular project I am working on, I'd like to see if I can effectively create my own designs. What are some...

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What is the biggest issue small business have when it comes to using Social Media for their business?
By Joseph Gedgaud | 15 Answers | Last Activity on August 13, 2014

Why is it that small businesses don't use social media in their business when its free? Is it time, know how, or not seeing the value? Or is it something more?

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How do you find a logo creator, or create one of your own?
By Becky Ford | 36 Answers | Last Activity on August 13, 2014

I have been a freelancer, but just turned that into my own consulting business. I am building my website and brand, but I would like a logo. What is the best approach for someone with no artistic...

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What are companies doing with Social Media?
By Lashondra Graves | 24 Answers | Last Activity on August 06, 2014

If you are using Social Media Platforms in your company, what are your reasons? Are you just gaining followers, are you creating a CRM, are you in it for exposure? What are the tactics and goals for...

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What are the best analytic metrics to analyze social media service provider quality?
By S. Thomas Warden | 5 Answers | Last Activity on July 27, 2014

I am thinking about hiring a social media expert for my business. What metrics should I look at to analyze their progress/abilities? What should I look for in a social media service provider for my...

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At what scale does Social Business make sense?
By Gratus Devanesan | 13 Answers | Last Activity on July 17, 2014

Social Business seems to be the trend (according to Deloitte and MIT/Sloan, anyway). I can see the effectiveness and I believe in the data. But at what scale does it start making sense? With...

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How do I stand out on Twitter?
By Caitlin Flannigan | 23 Answers | Last Activity on July 08, 2014

There are so many Tweets posted every day and my tweets get buried really quickly. With that being said, I don't want to post 100x a day and annoy people. What is the best strategy with using Twitter...