Category Archives: Social Networking

Top 5 Social Media Writing Tips

8 Apr 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the online marketing, Social Networking section(s)

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Want to be let in on a cool secret about writing for social media outlets? You can forget everything your college English professor taught you about writing. Well, almost everything. You probably don’t want to mix up the classic you’re/your, it’s/its, and they’re/there/their, unless you want tons of comments about how you stink at English. With the exception of always employing proper grammar, go ahead and forget your college writing class, and consider this instead. Read On

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What the what? #HashtagsforFacebook

1 Apr 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the online marketing, Social Networking section(s)

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Have you ever felt the urge to make a comment on a Facebook post that’s loaded with hashtags about how hashtags don’t actually make sense for Facebook? Well, that urge to educate may be dispelled as Facebook is considering actually adding hashtags to Facebook as a viable search option. Here are a few reasons marketers are getting excited about hashtagging on Facebook. Read On

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Introducing Pinterest Web Analytics

27 Mar 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Social Networking section(s)

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If you’re not currently using Pinterest as part of your online marketing strategy, now is the perfect time to start. Not only does Pinterest draw loads of traffic from interested consumers, Pinterest just made it a whole lot easier to evaluate traffic. Here are a few reasons Pinetrest Web Analytics will brighten up your life.

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Facebook Testing New “Reply” Feature

12 Mar 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Social Networking, website promotion section(s)

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Have you seen it yet? If you’re into engaging in Facebook conversations, you may have stumbled upon Facebook’s latest experiment to make commenting easier—the “reply” button. If you haven’t seen Facebook’s “reply” feature yet, don’t fret. The “reply” button is in testing mode right now, so it is not currently available to all users. The “reply” button will be located right next to the “like” button on each comment, and allows users to directly reply to any comment.

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Facebook is Keeping it Fresh!

8 Mar 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Social Networking, website promotion section(s)

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It seems the leaders of each prominent social media platform are playing a competitive game of keeping up with the Joneses, and they’re all playing hard. I recently posted about all the cool updates on Google+, and, as it turns out, Facebook is not far behind when it comes to keeping it fresh. Facebook is slowly rolling out some new features that make users’ Facebook experiences even more dynamic. Check out some of the Facebook updates to the new news feed.

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Holy Cover Photo, Google+!

7 Mar 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Social Networking section(s)

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Yesterday Google+ launched some exciting new updates to the Google+ profile that make navigating profiles easier. Not to mention, they look pretty snazzy.

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Don’t Forget About Flickr!

5 Mar 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Social Networking section(s)

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With image marketing at the top of the digital marketing game these days, it is important to be aware of exactly what each top image marketing business has to offer. Companies like Twitter and Instagram have been dominating the visual marketing world for a while, but Yahoo! recently made some updates to their mobile Flickr app that certainly gives both Twitter and Instagram a run for their money. Here are just a few things Flickr is doing that will hopefully convince you to include Flickr in your small business Internet marketing strategy.

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Stay Trendy with Crowdsourcing

1 Mar 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the online marketing, Social Networking section(s)

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Let’s face it. What used to be cool isn’t anymore. Kids no longer crowd around together winning Pogs. You can no longer walk into a store and dish out $100 for acid washed Girbaud jeans. And do you remember cassette tapes? Yeah, neither do I. Trends come and go, and anyone who wants to stay cool lets them vanish.

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Converting to a Pinterest Business Account

25 Feb 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Social Networking section(s)

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One of the best ways to promote your website is through Pinterest. In fact, Pinterest is driving more referral traffic than Google Plus, YouTube, and LinkedIn combined. Pinterest is the perfect way to show off your products, share interesting and related content, and a great way to build your brand.

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Building an Instagram Community

19 Feb 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the internet marketing, Social Networking section(s)

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According to Marketing Land, 40% of the top brands are now using Instagram as part of their marketing strategy. Instagram is a great way to personalize your brand through fun visuals, and a great way to receive positive interaction from your followers. You may be using Instagram, but are you doing everything to really maximize its benefits as part of your small business online marketing strategy? Consider these strategies.

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