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Social Media Promotion: You're Doing it Wrong

It is very likely that someone has already told you that blogging is a good idea. Blogs are a good way to let your customers and prospects know about your products, your brand, and get to know and trust the people behind your company.

However, a blog alone is not going to attract the traffic you need to reach your goals for revenues and profits. Once your blog posts are written, they will not magically reach the audience you want. In fact, they might not reach any audience. That's where social media promotion comes in.

You might be saying, "But Sam, we already post all our content on Facebook and Twitter. What more do you want?"

To which I would reply, "Yes! That's great, but what else are you doing?"  -- Do I hear crickets? 

Here's what's up: A study conducted by KissMetrics found sharing content at least three times on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ increase shares more than 100 percent. If you're not sharing your content everywhere you can, multiple times, then you're doing social media promotion all wrong. 

Let's talk about it.

How to Get Business from LinkedIn in Less than 25 Minutes Per Day

Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter—it seems like the list of social media websites grows larger all the time. For the business owner who has decided to make digital and inbound marketing an essential part of the business plan, these social media websites are a crucial part stepping stone to success. However, it can become quite time consuming to hit every platform, every day. There may become a time where you have to pick and choose a couple of these social media websites to be your “go-to” source for social lead generation.

Winning Hearts & Minds Through a Hybrid Social Media Strategy

This talk was originally presented by Samantha Anderson at SAGE Talks, put on by the Sage Executive Group in San Diego. 

The [Unofficial] Guide to Managing Yelp Business Reviews

Yelp has really become a necessary evil for most businesses. Let's face it, no one enjoys reading negative comments about their business. But we have to reshape that thinking. It's not so much a complaint as an opportunity to turn an unhappy customer into a brand evangelist. Remember, inbound marketing isn't just about getting business, but driving loyalty through delight too. 

Here's a fun fact: 

"Customers who encounter positive social customer care experiences are nearly 3 times more likely to recommend a brand." ( Harvard Business Review)