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Social Media | Social Media Strategies - Part 2

How to do social Media – Quality vs Quantity – Step 3

The Third Step How to do social Media: Quality, Vs Quantity
This point talks about quantity and quality. Why is quality better than quantity? Because really, I am not interested in knowing that you went to the bathroom today, or what you have prepared food for food. I am interested, as a business, in how can you resolve my issues and my problems, how can you enhance my life and my business’s productivity?

how ro do social media better ? Always before tweeting, or before updating your wall, make sure that what you are going to tell your people is something they’re interested in listening to, and that’s done by [you can achieve this] doing proper research, and providing the solution and benefits that will get them ahead in their business game.

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How to succeed in social Media – Relationship 1st Business 2nd – Step 2

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Have you ever met someone and went straight to them and said “Hey, how are you? Can I marry you?” What would you expect an answer to that would be? A slap in the face! That is exactly what would happen in social media. If you do meet somebody and try to sell them your business, they are going to say no.

To Succeed in social Media make sure that when you meet someone on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus or even Youtube, don’t sell. Build relationships, sell later
That is how you succeed in Social Media http://www.solution416.com

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How Can I succeed In Social Media : Goals Setting

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Step 1: How Can I succeed In Social Media – Social Media Goals Setting

Financial Social Media Today’s question how can I succeed in social media – Goal Setting ? The reality is, all discussion in social media happens in the open, in public, so if you make a mistake and you’re in a company that is regulated, you can cause lots of trouble for yourself and for the company. So it’s very important to go through the ten steps of success in social media.
The first step is goal setting. You should always think of what are you goals? Goals setting means success in Social Media and it will also magically let you see who other than you has succeeded in the same field and what they have done. I will give a very fast example. If you want to buy a red corvette, you will start seeing who are the people who are driving a red corvette around you.
The second thing about setting goals is that they have to be reachable and they have to be tangible, which means it [a goal] has to be small so you can achieve it in that time. So if you want to go to the moon, your goal wouldn’t be how to go to the moon, it would be how can I build a shuttle, how can I be an astronaut.
By setting small social media goals you will achieve them and succeed . I hope you get the point of how to set goals, and that will be the first step in your way to succeed in social media.

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What Social Media Network Should I use

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The question that we are addressing today is: what social media network should I use: Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn? The reality is that there are four major networks — there is Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube. Which one should you decide to use? If you are the type of person who likes to make friends, and wants to communicate fast online, within 140 characters — that means that you don’t like to write too much — then Twitter is the social network that you should use. If you’re the kind of person who likes to communicate and write longer updates, and to be able to write a full essay or full blog post and notes to people, then Facebook is your Social Network that you shoudl use and Facebook is the largest of the networks. And if you are a business or person in business who offers services to other businesses, then LinkedIn is your social network because LinkedIn is not just for finding jobs, it is for businesses who are looking for other business providers to give service. Finally, if you are the kind of person who does not like to read, and you know there are many people who do not like to read, and you like to convey your message via a video, then YouTube is your Social Network that you shoudl use. The best of all, you have to be — and my recommendation is — you have to become very active on all networks, that is, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube because all of them together will give you an advantage over all of your competition and will give you not only a social existence and proof but give also to your website and business an SEO advantage.

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Why Social Media Strategies Are A Must Today

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Why Social Media Strategies Are a Must Today

90% of people born before the year 2000 have at least one profile on a social network. 60% of those active users are about 25 years old. These users spend at least 6.5 hours daily on a social network, compared to 1.5 [hours] on a search engine. With more than 800 million users on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, the business opportunities are limitless. The advantage of being active in social media is that you can dominate the search engine result page. You can achieve better ranking for your money-making website. Social media for business is the space where you as a business would go, and establish yourself as being the expert in your domain and in your niche. This is the place where you connect with people, have a conversation, get introduced to new people, and offer solutions. Social media is the space where you connect, converse, convince and convert people into loyal clients. So diving simply into Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn and using them without any proper training or knowledge, [not knowing] what are the goals and what are the strategies that you want to follow as a business, is not acceptable. It is a necessity today that you sit down with an expert in order to lay down the proper strategy that would serve your company’s goals and  your brand and your business objectives, and respect at the same time your business regulations and policies. If you want to discuss in depth your social media goals, or if you have any questions, please give us a call now and we can help you.

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LinkedIn: The Better Option for Business

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Social media platforms, while similar in many aspects, differ slightly in function, feature and fan base – yet these slight differences can and should majorly affect your marketing efforts.  Indeed, LinkedIn, by virtue of its difference in purpose, is actually the better platform for businesses even in comparison to the social media platform giant, Facebook. For while Facebook may be the most popular of the social media sites, is it the most effective channel for your business needs? Facebook is often viewed by many professionals primarily as a site for more personal uses, best for connecting with friends and family. In contrast, LinkedIn is often the choice for professional purposes. Such differences in purpose accordingly affect what networks you’ll be able to tap into; many experienced professionals might not be very active on Facebook, or even use it at all for their business purposes.   Moreover, the users that LinkedIn attracts are ones with the focused professional purpose of networking with other B2B companies and like-minded individuals.

Between the two networking sites there are many similarities. Both offer versions of business community platforms, known as ‘Fan Pages’ on Facebook and ‘Companies Pages’ on LinkedIn; these respective platforms allow user interaction, whether through wall postings (Fan Pages) or company recommendations and comments (Companies Pages). Both platforms also allow users to see who else among their friends or network is either ‘liking’ pages or making ‘recommendations’. However, for the serious B2B professional or company, LinkedIn strides ahead of Facebook to provide a wider range of business possibilities.

Community Building and Networking: Due to the professional atmosphere of LinkedIn, those who will end up following your LI pages will be professionals whose business interests and goals will be relevant to those of your company. The option for these professionals to recommend services or products further increases the value of their connection to you.  Facebook’s ‘Like’ option gives you followers, but on LinkedIn you can amass followers who have a more specific, professional interest or relevancy to your company.

Content Control and Community Management: LinkedIn Groups offer moderation tools to help control content, with specifics on what can and cannot be posted. These moderating features are simply not present within the Facebook settings, preventing companies from effectively managing their pages. While options for Group Admins are easily accessed in LI groups, such as managing members, Facebook page administrators do not have such options readily available. These moderating features are necessary for maintaining a focused hold on page content.

Increased Presence: LinkedIn has recently changed their group settings, allowing for previously private groups, where only members could view content, to be accessed and viewed publicly. There is even the option for public-only groups, which instantly allows for increased online presence, visibility, and user interaction. By allowing their Groups to be public, LinkedIn has succeeded in evening out the advantage that Facebook Fan Pages, by always being public, had had over their Groups.

Increased Engagement: Where Facebook user discussion and interaction is stilted by character limitations in status updates, LI Groups offer more options, and more space, for users to engage with each other and your brand. Even more importantly, Groups provide an option of daily or weekly (depending on the user’s preference) digests, allowing users to see and interact with ongoing discussions over email. Facebook Fan Pages do not allow this option of digests or newsletters; interaction and engagement is thus severely limited in comparison to LI Groups.

If you’re looking to increase your business opportunities and connect with other professionals, you must look beyond Facebook and consider LinkedIn.  More and more professionals  are realizing the clear advantages that LinkedIn provides for networking and business relationships, particularly for the B2B company.  While maintaining a presence on both Facebook is a great way to access certain social media channels, consider adding to that a presence on LinkedIn, and take advantage of the great business opportunities it can offer to you. As it has for many others, it may just turn into your preferred option for social media networking.

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LinkedIn: Which Linkedin Groups are Right for You?

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LinkedIn Groups give users the opportunity to connect with other like-minded professionals or companies. Depending on the size of the group, as a member, you may have the ability to connect with hundreds to thousands of these individuals, without the hassle of a mass contact email list— in becoming a member of a group, you are able to send email and invites directly to other members, and can forego the need to acquire their email addresses. This feature which facilitates smooth communication is just one of the benefits of joining LI Groups; whatever your other reasons, the singular most important reason to join up is to increase your visibility in your professional business and interest networks.

No doubt you’ll want to plunge right in to these networking opportunities, but it can be difficult to determine exactly what groups to join. LinkedIn allows you to join a maximum of 50 groups, and you’ll want to be sure the groups you choose sync up with your branding strategy. Here are a few tips on joining up and maintaining your presence in LI groups.

Use Group Search: This is a simple yet effective way of narrowing down your options, and helping you find Groups well-suited to your wants and needs. In the Group Search text box, enter keywords which describe your skill sets and interests; LinkedIn will then immediately list the most popular and active groups that match up to your search, making it quick and easy (and painless!) to find groups right for you.

Exactly which keywords should you use? This question is best answered by identifying your own networking objectives, and asking yourself who you would like to reach and why. Once you identify these, you will be better able to target appropriate groups, join up, and start connecting.

Monitor Membership: Check up on group membership every month, as membership numbers fluctuate – you’ll want to be sure that your membership within a respective group is still in keeping with your particular purposes and networking strategies.  As you increase your visibility on LinkedIn, you may find over time that you no longer need, desire or match up with your previous groups; you may also find that membership has dwindled or altered so as to no longer suit your needs. As your objectives may change, so must your membership. New groups will pop up that will often better suit your networking goals; constant reevaluation of your objectives and consequently, your group membership, will help you maintain an active and relevant LinkedIn presence, and get the most out of your groups.

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Social Media Catfood Is it a good alternative to Hummingbird

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In our series of reviews of social media follower applications, we have tested in the last few weeks Catfood follower. Our testing result in good results, but are we convinced that Catfood is a good alternative to Hummingbird? Should we be satisfied by the Zero cost social media  software and dump the $200 software? [Read more…]

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Is Social Media Hummingbird Mass follow / unfollow software worth your investment?

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When I posted the last article about Twitter’s policy of suspending people who do mass follow and un-follow, I received an overwhelming response from readers. The largest response regarded the use of automated applications, especially Hummingbird.  Comments regarding Hummingbird were mostly attacks on the software for being a commercial product which sells for $200 compared to other products that are free. Unfortunately, we did not find any other real technical reasons that would support these attacks.
Is it fair for people to trash a business just because it is not giving something away for free? Should I start giving away my custom web design and my custom SEO for free?

Does Hummingbird work? [Read more…]

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Should you spend any money on Twitter automation software?

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One of the most controversial practices widely used to build up influence on Twitter is now cause for account suspension. Using third party software to systematically add a large number of social connections each day, then break those connections with anyone who doesn’t reciprocate, will put you at risk of suspension, according to Twitter’s Doug Williams. [Read more…]

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