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Reviewing Your Social Media Strategy To Ensure A Successful 2011

by Alan Underkofler on December 14, 2010

As I am wrapping up my 2010 I am reminded of the different parts of my business to review, reflect, and consider changing.  My personal and business Social Media strategy definitely makes it on the list.  For me my personal and business strategy are very much in line with each other varying slightly.  I recommend reviewing both social media revieweven if you only use your personal Social Media profiles for staying in touch with family and friends.

Below are 5 areas to help you measure your Social Media success and consider making changes for 2011:

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3 Steps to Take the Scare Out of Social Media For Your Business

by Alan Underkofler on October 26, 2010

Is social media a trick or a treat for your business?  Many business owners are still unsure about how to approach rss-pumpkin-300x225social media for their business.  Here are three steps to take before engaging in social media for your business:

Step 1 – Define why you think social media will work for your business and what you are going to use social media for.  Are you trying to create sales, leads, brand awareness, or customer engagement?  You must know what you want before you begin.

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social-media-kool-aidFirst let me say social media networks like Twitter and Facebook are a must use marketing tool for most businesses.  What I mean by social media Kool-Aid is the common pattern for new social media users.  I typically see two types of common patterns or Kool-Aid drinkers out of the business community when applying social media.

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Social Media Tip: Use Facebook Pages for Business

by Green Apple on September 14, 2010

Think you know everything there is to know about Facebook? Maybe you do! But did you know this social media tip?

A person can have only one personal Facebook account but unlimited business pages?

LIke us on FBFacebook regulations require that each person have only one account that is listed in a personal name (not in the name of a business).  However, you can add Facebook “pages” for most businesses in addition to your personal page.  A facebook page functions much like your personal page.

Facebook calls this feature “pages”.

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We’re Alerting You About “Google Alerts”!

by Lemon Drop on September 9, 2010

I am sure you have heard of that little search engine called Google, but there’s another easy and powerful tool that so many people aren’t taking advantage of yet.   Have you started using Google’s oh so powerful cousin the Google Alerts?  If you haven’t, stop waiting!google-alerts-spy

What is a Google Alert?  According to our friends at Wikipedia Google Alerts is a content monitoring service or what we call in social media, a listening tool.  Google Alerts will automatically notify you of new content published online as news, in a website, blog, or video based on your key word or phrase.

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Social Media Tip: Update Your LinkedIn Status Weekly

by Green Apple on September 2, 2010

Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Do you wonder why this social media tool is just as important as all the other ones? Well, we have answers about why every strong social media strategy must include LinkedIn.linkedin

For starters, LinkedIn is the number one business network.  LinkedIn has over 50 million users all over the globe with every Fortune-500 company represented. This is a network you cannot afford to miss.  LinkedIn is easy to setup and forget.  But just like you forget LinkedIn, so do all your LinkedIn Connections.  Your connections forget about you.

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Gini Dietrich on Why Social Media Doesn’t Suck

by Green Apple on September 1, 2010

Host Angie Swartz welcomes Gini Dietrich to talk about the many uses of social media. They discuss all the important topics from Twitter to video blogs. Listen in for some advice you can’t afford to miss!

Twitter Names: @GiniDietrich@AngieSwartz gini-1a

Twitter Talk Radio, hosted by Angie Swartz, is recorded live in the WSRadio studios in sunny San Diego! You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the links below and sign up for our RSS feed at the bottom of the page.

Each week on Twitter Talk Radio, we spend an hour broken up into four segments when we cover:

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Can Podcasting Increase Your Social Media Presence?

by Lemon Drop on August 27, 2010

Yes! Podcasting can increase your social media presence and help you promote your business. We recommend you consider podcasting for three reasons.

  1. Create content because it’s one of the most important things you can do when implementing your social media strategy
  2. Podcasting can be easy and convenient, especially if you enjoy talking
  3. It is inexpensive and no major equipment is required

Here’s Angie Swartz with the weekly Social Media Minute to further explain the benefits of content:

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Concerned that you’ll waste too much time on social media?  Well, you should be!  If you aren’t clear on why you’re using social media, you can invest hours without accomplishing anything (except maybe having lots of fun and connecting with your long lost high school buddies).

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A good social media strategy must be well thought out, targeted and aligned with your company goals.  Thus, the first step is to make sure you start by revisiting your company goals.  Only then can you start thinking about social media and how it can compliment your objectives.

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There are endless ways and ideas for almost every business to use Social Media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and blogging.  In fact almost every day we are asked how to use Social Media in business.  To start answering this question Square Martini Media has started a new series called the “Social Media Minute”.  Each week you will find a new blog post and YouTube video with an idea or way you can use Social Media in your business.    We will cover questions we are often asked about Social Media, ideas we share with our clients, and explore Social Media uses for all types of industries.

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