The Anti Social Online Marketer

"The Anti social online marketer"There’s no more denying it. As much as I’ve attempted to live the Social Media Dream for the last few years I’m hangin’ up the hat. Throwin’ in the towel. Wavin’ the white flag. I surrender, ok? I. Just. Can’t. Anymore.
At the risk of sounding like a grouchy old hag I need to come clean. I don’t care that you just arrived at Applebee’s. Nor do I care that you’re feeling peaceful. Not that I don’t like you; please don’t misunderstand. And I do enjoy photos of your kids. I post photos of mine from time to time too, so I won’t be hypocritical here. But let me vent for just a few. It’s nothing personal and I admire those out there who have developed a great Twitter following and who have even become close friends with your Tweet Sisters. A colleague told me a few months ago that she’d developed such a close relationship with one of her Twitter followers that they ended up going on a vacation to the Bahamas’ together last fall. I am in awe of that. But it will never be me. No judgements, it will just never be me! And that’s ok. [Read more...]

4 Easy Strategies to Attract More People to your Facebook Business Page

You’re told all the time that you need to be creating a Facebook business page. Not a personal Facebook page, no…a business, or “fan” page. You’re thinking, oh crap, yet another “thing” to be doing? People already like me, why must I ask for more “likes”??? And yet, you ‘ve been told it must be done, so you create one. Now what? Where are your throngs? Where are mine for that matter?

Rome was not built in a day, and neither are your Facebook fan page…fans… but over time, with consistent and innovative thinking, your Facebook page can be the cheaper alternative to a website, or at the very least a valuable addendum. Recently, and especially with anticipation of and since its’ recent IPO, Facebook, because of its intense scrutiny by investors and the business community, is under the gun to perform in a “serious” manner to demonstrate its’ great business value and ability to make money. Therefore massive efforts are being made by the Facebook developers to create additional perks and attraction apps, and it is, in fact becoming more and more versatile and simple to use. At the end of the day though, it comes down to client attraction and simple psychology. What will ‘hold ‘em on the page? What will push them to like, to engage and to share your page with others? What will nudge them to click into your website link? Here are some simple but tried and true ways to rope the masses: [Read more...]

Don’t Have a Facebook Business Page? Time to Suck It Up and Create One Today

When I went in to kiss her goodnight the other night and found my daughter under the covers “friending” Justin Bieber I knew we had a problem. Yeah, she’s addicted, as are most of her friends. My college roommate, my ex , and several friends who claim they are not, are for sure. I’m sorry, but anyone posting 3 or more posts per day on Facebook is officially a Facebook addict and needs to just fess up and either stop living in denial and go with it or join FBA (Facebook Anonymous). But please, do us all a favor and stop saying that you’re not an addict, because we ALL know that you are.

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Face It: Facebook Is here To Stay-Use That!

Face It- Facebook’s here and everyone wants in, even our parents, and much to my kids chagrin, even their grandparents…cringe. So

Here’s 3 Ways to take advantage of Facebook:

1)Share your business page as a link once a week and ask friends if they will “Like” your page. Be creative about it- have a lure – a reason-for them to do it waiting for them on the Facebook side, like a free service.

2)Along those lines, offer interesting, education based info and tools for them on your Facebook page that will be useful for them, such as a new widget or plug-in you’ve just discovered. Encourage visitors to comment on them and engage them in discussions. BUILD THAT RELATIONSHIP!

3) Share your blog on your facebook page and encourage folks to come over and share comments there. Hint hint.

Remember that Facebook is a public site, not private like your website, and therefore is indexed and ranked high on the search engines, often times much higher than your own site. Take advantage of that placement and make the site work for you.

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