12 Ways To Optimize Your Facebook Marketing During the Holidays

[Guest post by Jim Belosic, CEO of ShortStack]: It might be too soon to start untangling the holiday lights, but it’s never too early to be thinking about how to use Facebook effectively for holiday promotions. We are now in the final months of the year when many companies make the majority of their profits and the time of year when people are more willing to open their wallets to buy gifts and donate to

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How To Take Back Control Of Your Facebook News Feed

As more and more content from the one billion Facebook users and the tens of millions of business pages pours into our News Feed on a daily basis, it’s getting harder and harder to see the content you really *want* to see. Not to mention all the paid features such as Offers and Promoted Posts that also go into the News Feed on both desktop and mobile. And, of course, as a marketer, how do

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Own Your Niche by Becoming An Author — How To Blog A Book

[Guest blog post by Nina Amir]: An enormous amount of content comes across the transom of social networks like Facebook. We share business and personal information, news, entertainment, inspiration, and a whole host of things in between. And we do this for a variety of reasons depending upon our goals. Those of us who engage in relationship marketing for business, however, want to attract potential customers and clients. Call them friends, followers, tweeple, pinners, or

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Win A Facebook Marketing Makeover: New Facebook Contest

To celebrate the release of my newest Facebook marketing book – Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day, Second Edition - coauthored with Chris Treadaway, I just launched a fun contest on my Facebook fan page! The grand prize is a “Facebook Marketing Makeover” worth $1,000. Complying with Facebook’s Contest Rules As you may know, Facebook has strict rules around running contests on fan pages. The Promotions Guidelines have changed over the years and have, in fact,

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10 Reasons To Use Google+ Hangouts To Grow Your Business

Guest blog post by Kevin K. Lau. Have you signed up for Google+ yet? If you’re not yet active on Google’s social network, you’re missing out on a powerful business tool. One of Google+’s best features is Hangouts which enable you to host a video chat with one or more people that you have in your Circles. (A Circle is a group of people with something in common. For example, you might set up a

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Facebook Timeline for Business Pages – 21 Key Points To Know

If you have not yet converted your Facebook fan page over to the new Timeline design, your page will automatically convert on March 30th, 2012 which is coming up fast. This post covers the majority of basic settings and features you need to know. Even if you’ve upgraded, you’ll find some tips here! First, review this marked up screenshot for a tour of most of the features — click the image to view full size

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Facebook Launches ‘Facebook Offers’ For Businesses

A few select brands on Facebook are currently running tests of a new Facebook product for businesses called “Offers.” The most recent Offer, which generated a fair amount of buzz in the past week, was posted by Macy’s. Macy’s first posted the Offer on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:11am Pacific with an expiration date of February 26th. The Offer was: “Get 25% off your purchase of $100 or more.” The Offer jumped out at me

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