using social media for business

Using Hootsuite: The Basics

I recently created a brief tutorial video explaining how to use Hootsuite. I just covered the basics to schedule a post and one of their newer features that suggests post for you. 

Expanding Your Organic Reach on Facebook

I've been writing a lot of posts about how to use Facebook for your business lately. I touched on ways to get the Facebook results you want, how to use Facebook ads to your advantage, and even how to review Facebook insights to perfectly target posts to your audience. I wanted to take some time to get into specifics for improving your organic reach on Facebook.

How to Make the Most of Sponsored Ads on Facebook

Recently, I detailed the best use of boosting your Facebook posts; however, you can also create sponsored posts on Facebook that work a lot differently.

Most people think all Facebook ads are Sponsored stories and don't really understand that it is a very specific branch within Facebook advertising. Here's what you need to know:

Why You're Not Getting the Facebook Results You Expect and How to Fix It

So, in case you haven't noticed, Facebook is changing up the way they're doing things, which means you need to change the way you're using Facebook for your business. Here's what you need to know:

How to Utilize Social Media for Your Business: Part 8

Last week I covered some specific information on how to set up your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, but I didn't want to leave out Google+ and LinkedIn since they are also pretty commonly used. Here's what you need to know:

How to Utilize Social Media for Your Business: Part 7

Last week, I covered the basics of setting up a social media profile, but I wanted to offer some more specific guidelines for the most popular social media sites to help get you started.

How to Utilize Social Media for Your Business: Part 6

So, I've spent the last month going over how to use social media for your business. You are probably itching to get started, but there's one more thing I still need to go over with you and that's how to actually create your social media profile.

How to Utilize Social Media for Your Business: Part 5

Once you've done your research and figured out which social media site you'll use for your business and what your goals are, you'll need to determine the best approach to achieve those goals.

How to Utilize Social Media for Your Business: Part 4

Using social media for your business without setting goals would be like opening a business without a business plan in place.

How to Utilize Social Media for Your Business: Part 3

Keeping to a schedule is extremely important for business owners since there is always so much to do each day. It helps you to keep things running smoothly. This is also true for your social media marketing. Before creating your social media schedule it's important for you to understand which social media sites are best for your business. Once you've narrowed down your social media options you can begin to create your schedule.

How to Utilize Social Media for Your Business: Part 2

I've already written an entire blog post on how to figure out which platform will work for you, so I wanted to go over some of the data for the more popular social media sites and which of these sites you should use for your business.

6 Social Media Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

Getting started with social media marketing can be pretty overwhelming. There are a few things you can do to help make it easier; however, I've seen a lot of businesses making the same mistakes over and over so I wanted to focused on things to avoid as well.

How to Utilize Social Media for Your Business: Part 1

Getting started with social media for your business can be extremely overwhelming. Besides the multiple choices for social media sites, you also have to decide which content to post. Instead of spreading yourself too thin, it's important to make the right decisions so you can stand our amongst the noise.

6 Things to Look for in a Social Media Manager

By now, it is clear how beneficial social media can be toward your marketing efforts. There are plenty of social media management tools out there to help make the job easier, but it can still be overwhelming to manage social media effectively. In addition to a strategy, you need to have to resources to properly execute your social media plan. This is why a social media manager is vital to your business.

Is Social Media Spreading You Too Thin?

When social media is done effectively its importance cannot be argued. In order to use social media effectively you need to be able to focus time and energy on it. Just like every one of your clients requires a different approach, each social media outlet should be used differently and attracts a different type of audience.

5 Tips on Using LinkedIn Discussion Groups for your Business

Last week, I explained the importance of using LinkedIn Groups for your business. According to LinkedIn, groups "provide a place for professionals in the same industry or with similar interests to share content, find answers, post and view jobs, make business contacts, and establish themselves as industry experts."

If you're ready to get started with LinkedIn Groups here's what you need to do:

Why LinkedIn is Worth Your Time

Most people overlook LinkedIn for social marketing efforts. If a company is using LinkedIn at all, in most cases it's for recruiting purposes. However, LinkedIn's discussion groups are extremely targeted when used properly.