Images will be more critical in 2015 than they have to date – particularly on Twitter – because not everyone is currently using them effectively. There is a great advantage to using them now that will not exist when most tweets and other social media shares include an image. Today, any image gets more attention; [...]
By now your company has probably added a community manager to your company in order to maintain and monitor your social platforms and online review sites. And by now, you’ve realized what an asset this individual is to your program. Not only do they help spread the word about your company online and engage with your customers, but they also take the responsibility off your plate or the plates of your employees.
In fact, when you have a community manager on your team, it’s likely that you don’t even think about your company’s social presence. They do such a good job that you have nothing to do with it anymore.
If you want to get great search engine rankings you have to rank for the right keywords. It’s so important because when you don’t rank for them you are leaving money on the table. Why should your competitors get a constant stream of traffic from Google each month while you get nothing? Why should their bank account fill up with easy money while yours stays empty?
I hope you’re prepared to attack some juicy keywords, but first you need to know where to find them. You can’t always rely on software to give you all the answers. There is nothing wrong with using keyword research software, but we’re going to look at a few others techniques that will give you great results. Use these straight away and you will start getting the rankings you deserve.
The first time that I heard about BlogEngage.com was while visiting Karen Woodham’s Blazing Minds blog. I kept seeing these advertisements for Blog Engage on her site and the phrase, “Blog Engage,” alone, caught my attention. I like to engage, and to engage with other bloggers? I was curious.
Soon after, Karen had a contest and the prize was a Blog Engage account. Ok, I was game. I mean, all I had to do was a few tweets and shares per day, right? Silly me was new to raffles and didn’t realize it was a drawing. So, after I had ensured that I was ahead, by all the points I garnered, sure that I would win, I was sad to find out I didn’t win the Blog Engage membership.
I would daily visit BlogEngage.com and try to figure out what it was all about. It wasn’t clear to me at the time, as I felt like I was peering through the windows, like a child looking at a candy store.
Oh, and you will also want to check out her newest program, on making money with YouTube videos.
Here is a vide interview of the wonderful Ms. Ileane, where she shares more tips and ideas. And, check out the links, below, for podcast versions of the same interview, as well as subscription info for Ms. Ileane.
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Just a couple of decades ago becoming a well-known artist presented a multitude of hurdles that very few could overcome. A connected planet has opened the doors for aspiring artists to enter the scene with far more ease increasing the possibility of getting discovered and securing the contract of their dreams. If you have artistic aspirations you no longer have to patiently wait for an audition or pray that a talent scout will discover you as you play your very own musical creations with your old electric guitar at the local bar. You my friend are the owner of your destiny and the captain of your ship. With a little time, some imagination and a great deal of passion you can learn to master social media and become the king or queen of your very own kingdom of fans. Want to know how? Here are a few no-fail tips from social media professionals that have managed to launch a few unknowns into stardom.
All The Channels-All The Time
While some social media tools of dissemination are way better than others it is super important that you cover all your bases. Having a Twitter account without a website or a Facebook profile associated to it is a mistake that will kill you. If you are a musical artist you must go beyond websites and engage in Youtube and Vimeo. Delivering your essence is key to establishing a fan base. If you are a visual artist consider means such as Pinterest to share your art. Aside from presence across the web you must have continuity and engagement. You need to be around ALL the time. Peaks and valleys of engagement can impact your fan-base growth more than you can ever imagine.