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Is Google+ Being Left To Die?
QUESTION | BY Cynthia Goranson | 37 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/29/14

With Vic Gundotra resigning from the Google+ division and personnel being re-assigned, do you feel that this social media platform will die? Should business owners put their focus...

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What is the best way to gain the most relevant and engaging Twitter followers?
QUESTION | BY Scott W Johnson | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/28/14

I'd like some information on how to legally acquire legitimate twitter followers to my account @marindependent1 ... any ideas out there? I am not interested in purchasing followers.

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Is a Facebook page LIKE the same as a Facebook page following?
QUESTION | BY Paul J. Nelson | 22 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/19/14

My Facebook page currently has 264 LIKES but when I look at the page the posts have very low numbers of people who have seen the post. Why is this and is there a way to improve it? If you want to...

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Why are companies afraid to tackle this Social Media Issue?
QUESTION | BY Lashondra Graves | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/16/14

I understand there were some pitfalls in the past few years with Social Media and Businesses, but the companies that have seen success with these Platforms are the ones who stayed onboard. I...

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What are the best ways to direct more traffic to your social media sites?
QUESTION | BY Brittany Knoerdel | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/15/14

I manage the social media sites for a start up event planning, design, and catering company. The social media presence for the company has improved, but is not where we want it to be. Any suggestions?

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How can I run an Instant Win Facebook promotion?
QUESTION | BY Scott Brand | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/30/14

I want to run a contest with a drug rehab and I am having trouble finding a company that takes a little bit of control instead of filling out templates

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Are LinkedIn paid accounts of any good? If they are, how should I best use it to get clients?
QUESTION | BY John Daniel | 26 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/25/14

I am looking to buy Linked in Premium. Is it of any good to get clients? Kindly share your experiences.

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If engaging a social media experts for a global product, should you choose 1 or, 1 for each region/country? The Reason Why?
QUESTION | BY Nigel Clark | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/22/14

I am looking at engaging a social media expert(s) for my product, I wish to explore the benefits and losses of having experts that focus on different cultures and demographics, or if the strategy...

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Businesses haven't put a leash on Social Media Platforms yet and they change often. Are there any indicators of where they will go next?
QUESTION | BY Lashondra Graves | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/16/14

I like to stay a step ahead of the Platforms and they change so often it is hard to do, but not impossible. I would like to know if there are some changes or indicators of what the "next big thing"...

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I have a crowdfunding campaign ad which I post to my network sites. How do I get these folks to re-post the ad to their networks (go viral)?
QUESTION | BY Douglas E Castle | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/15/14

It's a small print ad with a live link in it leading people to my pavilion on a crowdfunding site. Right now I actually have language in the ad about "please re-post to your facebook, linked in, etc....

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I would like to have a step by step process for creating and managing a sales funnel using social media, email and other techniques?
QUESTION | BY Rogelio Brathwaite | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/14/14

I have been unable to find a good YouTube video or slide set the give details on the funnel process. I have an understanding of the concepts but I am in need of a detailed process or procedure.

Advice
Good resources for outsourcing SEO work for local clients?
QUESTION | BY Jennifer Foxwell | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/09/14

Hi, Looking for some additional resources to outsource SEO work for my local clients that won't cost thousands of dollars for them. They always have companies insisting they need to be seen...

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Any Experience with Social Media Sharing Icons on Your Site?
QUESTION | BY Lauren Monitz | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/14

I'm interested to hear if anyone's done any UX or A/B testing for placement of social media share icons on their site? I haven't found any conclusive evidence online whether you put the buttons under...

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What are the best Social Media Platforms to use for a Leadership Consulting Firm?
QUESTION | BY Lashondra Graves | 22 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/02/14

I have a client who is Re-Branding their firm. They are upgrading everything. What are the best Social Media Platforms for a company of this nature?

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I am looking to attract the right demographic to my site and programs. How can i achieve this with Social Media?
QUESTION | BY Wayne Holtham | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/21/14

I have just launched a website; www.synergisticrelationships.com.au I am putting up articles on Google +, created youtube clips and shared on Facebook and Google +. I would like to determine how...

Article
How to Schedule Your Day as a Social Media Manager (In a Digital World that Never Sleeps)
BY Ashtyn Douglas

Whether you are an experienced social media specialist or just an intern, here are time management tips for social media managers.

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Should you post the same thing to Facebook and Twitter?
QUESTION | BY Carrie Dunham | 20 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/19/14

I am trying to simplify my social media world and thought about posting the same thing to Facebook and Twitter but I hear mixed things on this practice. Wondering what others suggest.

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How do I plan my social media strategy, as an independent consultant?
QUESTION | BY Susan Mahoney | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/11/14

I have just installed SFDC, am getting ready to launch my website, and now need to think about better leveraging all aspects of social media.

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How Do You Run a Successful Business Page on Facebook?
QUESTION | BY Colette Hamilton | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/03/14

I have been struggling with getting enough page likes and getting activity on my posts. I feel like I'm following all of the rules: posting pictures, making sure my content is interesting rather than...

Advice
How to get project leads for your design business?
QUESTION | BY Modeo Media | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/26/14
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Which social media analytics tool do you use to monitor?
QUESTION | BY Ria Fernandez | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/31/14

I work for a fashion brand and im looking for other analytics tools for social media. Would like to know which works for you.

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Can someone recommend a Facebook marketing provider?
QUESTION | BY Jeffrey Sublinsky | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/24/14

Has anyone had experience using a 3rd party company to assist with your Facebook marketing? I am looking at providers who offer services such as: fan page set up, timeline set up, keyword tool...

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Which social media sites should companies have a presence on besides Facebook and Twitter?
QUESTION | BY Chris S. | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/26/13

It's pretty standard for most companies to have an active Facebook or Twitter presence. What I'm wondering is whether it's worth allocating time and resources towards other sites like Google Plus,...

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Which content posted on Facebook generated the most Likes and shares for you?
QUESTION | BY Chris S. | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/02/13

Hopefully by sharing our popular content we can improve our own pages.

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What social media platforms are most popular among entrepreneur and startup communities?
QUESTION | BY Kyle Connors | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/15/12

What SM networks do entrepreneurs and founders pay most attention to and have most interaction on? Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Pinterest or LinkedIn?

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What's more important: having a well-designed website or a blog for my business?
QUESTION | BY Jen Ostrosky | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/03/12

And should my blog be part of my website or a separate domain (wondering what's better for SEO).

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Where do you think your biggest frustrations are with social media?
QUESTION | BY Mel Shaw | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/15/12

Trying to get a broad idea as to what the pain points are out there for business owners so we can address them more readily in our own sales processes. Thanks for your help!

Article
The Business Value of Facebook
BY Maxwell Finn

Learn how to leverage the Facebook platform in order to drastically strengthen your web presene and be a more efficient and effective professional.