Top 2015 Social Media Predictions – Disruptive Technologies

It's that time of year again when many social media "professionals" publish their predictions for the coming new year. Rarely, but on occasion, there are less than general forecasts that hit the bullseye. More often than not, many of the predicted transformations, platform trajectories and overall suggested industry paths are more or less off base … Continue reading Top 2015 Social Media Predictions – Disruptive Technologies

How To Maintain Consistent Website And Content Traffic through Social Media

Maintaining consistent traffic to your content, website and landing pages is crucial to your online marketing success. The ability to understand your top traffic sources and subsequent traffic patterns once they land on your content is key to reducing the frequent ups and downs that are difficult to predict. Am I right? In fact, many marketers … Continue reading How To Maintain Consistent Website And Content Traffic through Social Media

Three Important Components Of Content Marketing

Content creation and content marketing has become a crucial element to any digital marketing effort. The transition from big brand only tactic to common place for all online marketers has and will continually expand. Using content for search engine placement and optimization, social network exposure and traffic is quickly becoming a must have component in any … Continue reading Three Important Components Of Content Marketing

Social Media: It’s Quantity AND Quality, Not Either Or

For many years I have been explaining that social media is like a freeway. The analogy here is that you must have enough cars on the road (curated posts, status updates, etc) on the freeway every day, all day, if you are going to be seen and therefore be effective. This concept is extremely important … Continue reading Social Media: It’s Quantity AND Quality, Not Either Or

Social Media Conversations That Become Leads

Conversations within social media is what builds relationships. Those resulting relationships are what lay the foundations for real results like sales, revenue and customer acquisition. But the question I hear most often is "How do you get into conversations that become leads?" One way to get into conversations is to simply start them with others. … Continue reading Social Media Conversations That Become Leads

How To: Expand Local Business Social Reach Through Content Creation

Even the smallest brands and individual online marketers need to create relevant content for their target audience. It's about creating thought leadership in certain topics, staying top of mind with your audience and driving traffic to your site through your blog or other social platforms. There are many types of content creation that marketers and … Continue reading How To: Expand Local Business Social Reach Through Content Creation

How To Know Your Social Media Content Strategy Isn’t Working

Determining what isn't working within your social media marketing strategy is imperative. Your content strategy is often one of the areas that is off, and the reason your efforts are thus far in vain. If you don't have a proper social media content strategy it will affect the rest of your social media marketing results. … Continue reading How To Know Your Social Media Content Strategy Isn’t Working

Reality Check: Daily Required Social Media Marketing Activity

I am frequently seeing articles explaining how to do social media marketing in 30 minutes or an hour each day and decided it was time to deliver a reality check. Unless you are a social media "guru", "author", "celebrity" or #fauxpert that has never done social media marketing outside of self promotion and has a huge … Continue reading Reality Check: Daily Required Social Media Marketing Activity

Content Doesn’t Matter – 4 Things To Avoid

Let me be clear here. Content that is not targeted to your audience, is not consistent in your feeds and does not spark sharing and conversations, doesn't matter... There are four things you need to avoid surrounding content, if you want it to matter at all. 1) Posting content without a clear intent is a … Continue reading Content Doesn’t Matter – 4 Things To Avoid

The Second Content Revolution – How Social Media Is Changing Again

Social media has itself created a revolution worldwide, where brands and consumers can connect directly around content and conversation. This revolution has changed the way brands market, as well as how they deal with prospects and customers in many ways. The change has allowed consumers to take a much more active role in shaping everything … Continue reading The Second Content Revolution – How Social Media Is Changing Again