How To Succeed At Relationship Marketing With One Simple, Universal Method

[Guest blog post by Jay Baer]: Every day, consumers get overwhelmed by a flood of  invitations on the web from hundreds of companies asking them for likes, follows, clicks, shares, comments and attention. These invitations are in addition to all the legacy advertising that constantly bombards us, too. There are two major ways for companies to break through in this competitive cacophony: Be “AMAZING.” Be USEFUL. You’ll find tons of books out there that tell

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10 Proven Ways To Improve Your Facebook Reach

Many Facebook fan page owners struggle to get more of their fans to see their posts in the news feed. On average, most Facebook page posts reach a mere 16% of fans in their news feed. However, the good news is that number could be much higher, like 47% or even more. But the bad news is it could also be much lower, like 2%. So what can you do? Here are ten ways to

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Facebook Relaxes Page Cover Image Rules: Use This Tool to Test 20% Rule

Facebook recently (quietly) changed its Page Guidelines around Cover Images. Previously, you could not have any price or purchase information, contact information, references to Facebook features, or calls to action. Now, you can. The main rule that remains in place for Cover Images is that you cannot exceed 20% text. Why is this? So that the News Feed remains visually appealing and isn’t covered in giant text-based advertisements. 😉 Not sure what 20% text looks

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14 Ways To Get More Facebook Shares [INFOGRAPHIC]

Share is to Facebook as retweet is to Twitter. It’s all about how VIRAL you can get your fan page wall posts. Of course, you want plenty comments and likes on each post — this activity certainly helps boost your post visibility in the news feed of your fans. But, if you can craft the majority of your wall posts in a way that inspires your fans to say: “Wow, I just *have* to share

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Let’s Show These 46 Awesome Leaders Some LOVE!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you absolutely LOVE your customers? And all the people in your extended community, too? I sure do! In fact, I’d like to celebrate this global day of love by showing some *LOVE* to these special peeps in my community. Everyone in this group of 46 heart-centered entrepreneurs from around the world is creating passionate change in their own way. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change

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Biggest Moments In Social Media Marketing — Wins and Fails

As the worldwide social media audience continues to grow, the impact of brands’ wins and fails are amplified that much more. If you create a big win, your victory is awesome. But if you fail, your mistake gets played out on the biggest virtual public stage. We can learn a lot from the companies that roll out successful campaigns that are well received. But how about the fails? It seems to me that the erroneous-tweet

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