4 Critical Reasons Why You MUST Have a Presence on Every Social Media Site
Updated 6 December 2017 4 Reasons You MUST Have A Presence On Every Social Media Site The first time I brought this up when speaking to a group of small business owners and solopreneurs their response is probably the same as yours right now: Are you #%^*&^% kidding me? I don’t have […]
Should You Like Your Own Facebook (Business) Posts?
Updated 26 November 2017 ‘Don’t like your own posts’ In a Social Media Today post in July of 2015 (what prompted the original version of this post), Sarah Snow stated as the number one thing you shouldn’t do on Facebook, “Don’t like your own posts”. Granted she was likely referring […]
Why You Need To Publish Less and Engage More on Social Media
Updated 23 November 2017 Spend less time publishing content! Consulting clients and those who have had an opportunity to hear me speak know I am far less concerned about consistency in posting new content to pages and profiles than I am with being consistently engaged. Publishing new content is vital. Done […]
Do You Want To Marry Me? Then I Need To Be Engaged!
No, I’m not looking to get married. I’m trying to make a simple point. Do you want your blog articles to show in a Google search? (I know. Stupid question.) Like you asking for marriage, getting ranked in Google means you’re going to need that engagement. Great, onsite optimized, well […]
Why You Need To Stop Asking For Facebook Page Likes
Those ‘likes’ you are getting? They are worthless. Worse, they could hurt your efforts. If you haven’t decided I am completely off my rocker and are still reading, I’ll explain why (and it might just make sense – and what if I am right?) Back when Facebook launched pages […]
If You Want Results, Think About HOW You Post And Share Content
how you post and share content matters If you listen to me long enough and you’ll know I am more focused on social networking and being engaged than creating content. I’ll keep saying it too…. Your content is designed to play a supporting role. People do business with […]
Why You Need To Spend More Time On Social Networking
What if you could spend less time writing content and still drive web traffic and generate leads? Oh. Wait. You can….and I do! Social Networking: Lead Generation Without Content I spend the majority of my time actively networking, not posting and sitting on my ass hoping my content […]
Want Results From Facebook? Stop Sitting On Your Ass!
The simple truth about Facebook (and social media sites in general): If you want results, you need to work for them. We are long past the good old days on Facebook when you can ‘post it and they will see it’. There are techniques you can use to get feed visibility […]
How To Use Facebook’s ‘Reactions’ To Drive More Interaction
Driving Interaction From Your Reactions When Facebook’s reactions showed up last week, there was the typical banter as to who likes them and who doesn’t. Me, as with most new features or updates, it’s never about liking or disliking them. It’s about figuring out how to use them. And, as it […]
What If? Rethinking Use Of The Automated Direct Message.
What If The Auto DM Was Used Differently? I have never been a fan of using the automated direct message feature on Twitter. In fact, I downright hate it. How much? I will unfollow 90% of those who send me an automated direct message within minutes of my reading it. […]
Is Your Cannabis Brand At Risk On Social Media?
Cannabis And Social Media Compliance I’m a firm believer that anyone can build and run a great social media campaign, with a little guidance and help – where I come in – even with little time. I am not a fan of the traditional ‘social media manager role as a 3rd […]
Small Business Is Built On Personal Relationships
Business Is Built On Relationships. I’m old enough to remember all it took to close and honor a business deal was a handshake. There was an unmistakable level of trust. Yes, there was an unwritten code that you honored your word and would not enter into an agreement you couldn’t […]
The 140 Character Limit: I’m Not Ready to Kiss It Goodbye
Goodbye To Twitter’s 140 Character Limit… UPDATE (16 May 2016) – “Twitter Inc. will soon stop counting photos and links in their 140-character limit for tweets, according to a person familiar with the matter.” I mentioned back in an October 2015 post about a few of the recent changes with […]
Entrepreneur Simplified with Kim Flynn
Entrepreneur Simplified: Business WorkRoom I’m not normally one to help promote or sponsor workshops other than my own, but every so often something well worth my time crosses my desk, or in this case, my email. (and yes I am being compensated to promote this event). I’ve been a small […]
No Engagement On Your Social Media Posts? So What?
No Engagement On Your Posts? Who Cares! One of the challenges for small brands on social media is simply getting engagement. We stress over writing and posting good content our readers want at the perfect time only to find it doesn’t get seen or worse – it does – and still […]