[Video] Social Media Revolution…Is Social Media just a fad?…Umm No.


If you are on the fence about utilizing social media for your business…this video should help you decide. Statistics are a wonderful thing :).

Convinced? Okay, fantastic. Now what to do? There are unlimited resources all over the web to help you get started. You can even find some here:

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A Bakery Gets Sweet Returns From Social-Media Blitz – WSJ.com


A Bakery Gets Sweet Returns From Social-Media Blitz – WSJ.com.

The shop has seen a 15% to 20% increase in sales since it started the social-media blitz, Mr. Rhee says. It’s also getting a wider reach; people in California, for example, are asking via Facebook and Twitter if Spot Dessert ships its concoctions

This could be your story, your sales increase and your success. Social media marketing sure seems to be the future of marketing…but it is absolutely the present. If you own a small business and aren’t-lets say-“in touch” with the internet and maybe have no idea what social media even is…there are plenty of sources to help you along.

There are an unreal number of companies and individuals that specialize in social media marketing…and they want you to hire them. This is what I suggest to you…research. Research everyone and everything. You might find that you can do the work yourself. You might also find that you don’t have the time, of which it takes a lot. There are also compromises you can make, such as social media marketing and Customer Relationship Management services.

A new Titan is coming into play soon…Ventown Inc…stay tuned for more information about them. If you are looking for affordable service…Ventown will be your hero. I will be one of their representatives in the Austin area, so small businesses keep in touch and I’ll provide the most up-to-date information I can!

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Twitter Essentials


Social media marketing is a huge help to start up businesses and those who have a great niche. The time it takes to keep up with posts, feeds, replies, tweets, updates, etc. can be taxing on your time though. Here are some important applications that can be used to increase your twitter following and make managing your account easier.

List building tools:

Twellow:
Twellow is a Twitter search engine, directory, and yellow pages. You can use this to search for your niche and add followers who are interested in the same things in which you are also interested.

Twitseeker:
Twitseeker is a service you can use to follow several people at once. You can search your niche and follow those who come up. This should be used sparingly as Twitter doesn’t like this to be used a lot.

Localtweeps:
You can use Localtweeps to find local followers. This is great if you want to find a local following for your business.

Twitter Management:

HootSuite: Simply a must…HootSuite is a social media management dashboard. With HootSuite you can organize your tweets, pings, post, etc. all from a central dashboard online. You can also schedule updates to go out when you are unable to send them yourself. This is a great tool and I highly recommend it. You can get to HootSuite from here:
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Social Oomph:
This is a great tool to manage your tweets or pings or any social media service. You can automate messages for future tweeting and if you want to pay a fee you can automate messages to be sent out every day, week, month, etc. This is a very neat tool to make your life easier.

Just unfollow:
With this application you can unfollow those who do not follow you. Twitter has a cap as to how many people you can follow. If you hit that wall you should wait a few days and then use this application to free up more space.

Twitbacks:
With this application you can customize your own background with ease and speed. You can use the free service or upgrade to an even better background. For an example of a free background you can check out my Twitter profile: iMarketingDS

For tutorials on how to optimize Twitter and social media for your business check out Warrior Forum – James Hickey Internet Marketing Tutorials

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