Easy to implement SEO tips for small biz

Simple & Effective SEO Tips For Local Businesses

If you don’t come up in the top three spots when someone does a Google search, you’re losing out on tons of business. Why? The top three positions on Google search get the most clicks. If you haven’t started taking SEO seriously, then you need to set aside some time to read this piece.  Then, […]

Ideas for social media when you run out of ideas

100 Social Media Content Ideas for Business (with examples)

After a while your brain will go blank and you will have “writer’s block”. Don’t worry. This happens to everyone managing social media. If you’re currently having a brain fart, we hope to inspire you with these awesome 100 social media content ideas for business. You can implement all of these on all your social […]

Hashtags for Independence Day

A List of the Top 4th of July Hashtags

The day the US adopted the Declaration of Independence  has become one of the most celebrated holidays in the US. Today we’ll discuss Instagram marketing tips for Fourth of July, as well as the best 4th of July hashtags to use so you can get the most organic views on your posts. If you follow […]

How to help your site rank a little higher on google and other search engines

Must Know SEO Tips for 2016

Search engine optimization has hit it big in the past few years because of the growing need for businesses to achieve a better presence on search results. According to recent studies, individuals usually start their consumer process with a basic internet search and 90% of those people don’t make it past the first page (or […]

How Social media managers can use google analytics to fine tune their strategy

8 Google Analytic Reports to Help Social Media Managers

It is mission critical that you take advantage of advanced metrics and analytics to measure your social media marketing efforts (and all of your other marketing efforts, for that matter) – but it’s incredibly easy to become overwhelmed by all of the data you have thrown at you. This is why you’re going to want […]

How to put together Facebook and Google Analytics to measure the result of your social campaign

How To Combine Facebook and Google Analytics

Facebook Insights provides information about your Page’s performance and includes demographic data about your audience. But if you would like to expand on the information Facebook Insights provides, such as Likes, Reach, Engagement, shares and comments, you could combine your Facebook Insights with Google Analytics. By combining the two you can determine who is visiting […]

A how to on uploading long videos to youtube

How to Upload Videos Longer Than 15 Minutes to YouTube

As a default setting you are going to be able to upload videos to YouTube that are up to 15 minutes along in duration. And while that is all well and good for the overwhelming majority of people that are using YouTube to share their videos, occasionally (or not all that occasionally, as the case […]

How to automate social media for small businesses

Things YOU should be automating to Save Time on Social Media

Even though the overwhelming majority of smart and savvy business owners out there today understand the value of social media marketing, most of them would agree that there just isn’t enough time to regularly leverage everything that social media marketing has to offer. Imagine you’re restaurant who does their own social media. Suddenly you get […]

Top 11 Social Media Conferences of 2016

If you’re a business owner or community manager interested in learning content marketing, or a content creator who wants to improve your craft, you should consider attending one of the top social media conferences this year. Social media conferences are a great place to learn marketing strategies that have been tested and proven in the […]

A guide and list of tools to automate social media

How to Automate Social Media And Not Look Like A Spammer

We live in the middle of the most competitive and exciting business environment in human history. Seriously. It’s possible for anyone (ANYONE) to create an online business with nothing more than a dream, a laptop, and an internet connection. This means you too can compete against every other business on the planet. However, if you’re […]

How to Use Ripples on Google+ to Find Influencers

Google+ Ripples is a really nifty tool that can help you find which people have had the most prominent influence in sharing a particular post. With Google+ Ripples you can see how posts are shared and apportioned via a built-in visualization graph which is interactive, and updates in real-time. How to Use Ripples on Google+ […]

Detailed Breakdown on Google Plus Analytics

Most of us equate social media with platforms like Facebook and Twitter, but there are several popular Social Networking Sites that resonate with the public. Google Plus is the second-largest social networking site in the world after Facebook, and a Google Business Account provides a consolidated suite of tools for business owners. Today we’ll break […]

How to Create, Edit, and Customize Annotations on YouTube

Often overlooked, YouTube Annotations are a great way for video content creators to get more views, entice viewers to subscribe to a video channel, and contact you for more information. Annotations also allow you to request feedback from viewers, or get viewers to click on links back to your website or other marketing venues. Today […]

Google+ no longer a requirement for Google Account

New Gmail Accounts No Longer Require Google+ Signup

In the past, Google required everyone to establish a Google+ profile in order to obtain a new Gmail account. But now if you sign up for a Gmail account, you can opt out of a Google+ profile. Since 2012, anyone signing up for a new Gmail account was required to sign up for a Google+ […]

Facebook Atlas How To

Facebook Atlas To Challenge Google’s Ad Dominance

Many advertisers target and track the performance of online ads with cookies, a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer’s hard drive when you access the web site. But marketers and advertisers complain that cookies are inaccurate, unreliable and don’t function properly on smartphones and tablets. Enter Atlas. Atlas, Facebook’s […]

Google cancels authorship feature

Google Has Cancelled Its Authorship Program

Google Authorship linked content you create with a Google+ profile. But at the end of August, John Mueller of Google Webmaster Tools announced in a Google+ post that Google will stop showing authorship results in Google Search, and will no longer be tracking data from content using rel=author markup. “We’ve been doing lots of work […]

Hashtag Search on Google

Google Social Hashtag Search

Hashtags are powerful. I look at hashtags as a key element for social media search optimization. Hashtags help your posts to be discovered on social media sites like Twitter and Instagram. It looks like Google is paying attention to hashtags when it comes to search results. Social Media Managers and local businesses need to take […]

Google My Business

Google’s New App Lets You Access All Business Services From One Location

Now when small businesses sign up for a Google Business Account, Google provides a consolidated suite of tools for business owners. With the “Google My Business” app you can connect with customers on Google+, Google Search and Google Maps, and also update all information across Google’s services from one central location so that customers can […]

Google Autocomplete

Why Google Autocomplete Can Affect Your Business & How You Can Take Control

As most readers know, with Google’s Autocomplete feature, suggestions are offered even before you’ve finished typing a search request. Google has been offering “Google Suggest” or “Autocomplete” since 2008. But if you’ve ever typed a company name into Google and have instantly seen negative words like “scam” come up with Google’s Autocomplete, then you know […]