As a consumer, you are blasted with the same request over and over: “Follow Us on Twitter, Like Us on Facebook.” Why should I? What’s in it for me? These are questions some businesses cannot genuinely answer.
Taking advantage of the hip SXSW crowds that converge on Austin this time of year, American Express has teamed up with Foursquare, a location-based social network for mobile devices, and 60 local businesses.
There’s a lot of fuss surrounding social media these days. If you still haven’t jumped on the bandwagon and aren’t sure why so many people are making such a big deal about it, here are 14 benefits of social media for your business and you from Success magazine.
Social media is such a versatile aspect of today’s business world, it’s hard not to apply what it has to offer to your personal and business dealings on a daily basis. The internet is the largest marketplace you will ever find in order to promote, advertise and publicize your own business, whether you are starting […]
What do you do when you come across a social media site with over 190 million users and 65 million daily posts? Turn it into a website promotion tool, that’s what. Twitter links are nofollow, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use the social network for website promotion. On the one hand, many SEO […]
According to Lyndi Thompson, a Social Media and Online Marketing Specialist, here are a few things businesses have learned about social media in 2010: It isn’t free: Social media costs time – a lot of time. If you have someone that is customer focused, understands how to write headlines and reaches out to the right […]
You know how it works: if a customer absolutely adores you, and if it’s convenient, they will leave a positive review for you…. somewhere. But when customers aren’t happy – for whatever reason – it seems as though they will climb mountains and jump through whatever hoops necessary to make sure everyone knows what a […]
We hear many business owners ask the question, “Is there any real value in Social Media for my Business?” Whether you like it or not, today and in the future social media is, and will be, an important component for all businesses. Whether you are a bricks and mortar business or an online Internet-based business, […]
Local business listings are the perfect tool for the local business to reach the local consumer. Local business listings show up in search results on the first page; they are available to local consumers through mobile search; and, mobile application developers use the local listing databases to make information available to the local consumer in […]
It’s no secret that satisfied customers bring you more sales, while unhappy customers can prevent sales. People who feel strongly about a service they received or a product they purchased are likely to tell others about their experience. Before the internet, this effect was limited to word of mouth. A customer could tell his family, […]