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One of the really tough tasks for an online business, large or small, is figuring out where the potential customers are “hanging out”.  Facebook can do an awesome job at assisting you to find the pockets of your new clients and customers. Check out the 7 tips for running Facebook ads.  They really are pretty simple, however you may have to spend some time and money before you really get your audience dialed in.

Then once you have them it’s a big job to keep them engaged, two posts for you on content.  Something very near and dear to my heart!  Content does not have to be as hard as many people make it out to be.  Check out the two articles and remember, write it once – syndicate forever!

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Want to increase the effectiveness of your Facebook ads?

Looking for ways to get more out of your ad budget?

In this article, you’ll discover seven tips to take the performance of your next Facebook ad campaign to a higher level.

Read more: 7 Tips to Optimize Your Facebook Ad Campaigns via Social Media Examiner

How to know if Your Content Marketing is Ineffective

Your content marketing takes too much time…

It’s not producing the results you want…

Is it time to give up?

As someone who relies on content marketing for our business I know from experience how powerful it can be.

But…content marketing is also hard and it takes a well-thought-out strategy and a focus on performance measurement and continuous improvement to make it successful.

Read more: How to know if Your Content Marketing is Ineffective via Razor Social

9 Social Media Best Practices to Help You Write Better Content

The most effective social media content isn’t hastily written and posted.

Great social content takes time and effort to craft, just like any other piece of writing.

But I get it. You’re not a master copywriter.

That’s ok!

If you know your content needs editing, but you’re not sure how to proofread… here’s your answer.

9 social media best practices that will help you write better content in no time.

Read more: 9 Social Media Best Practices to Help You Write Better Content via Post Planner

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Did you know that there are 106 million active Linkedin users monthly?

What’s even more impressive is the fact that 40% of users use Linkedin daily.

Now, I can hear the question sounding off in your head: “Yes, but Jonathan isn’t Linkedin only useful for B2B (Business-to-Business)?

I use to think the same thing, but…boy was I wrong!

Read more: How to Get Traffic, Leads and Sales from Linkedin via Blogging Your Passion

7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful

There are some bloggers who seem to have a natural gift when it comes to writing. Some bloggers seem to be naturally gifted writers.

They manage to get their ideas across clearly and economically, which means that readers can easily follow what they write. Readers devour their clear, economical prose.

Not only is there a lot of respect for what they have to say, but also the way that they say it. People respect what they say – and love how they say it.

Whenever they publish a new post on their blog, it always gets dozens of comments and hundreds of shares. Every new blog post attracts dozens of comments and hundreds of shares.

It would be great to be as successful as they are, but you don’t know what you need to do to make your writing better. You’d love to emulate their success, but you don’t know how.

The good news is that there’s a secret you can easily learn which will improve everything you write from now on. Fortunately for you, a simple secret can transform your writing forever.

Read more: 7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful via Smart Blogger

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Get More People In Your Facebook Group

Do you have a Facebook group for your business?

I’m not talking about your Facebook PAGE, although that’s super important too!

I’m talking about Facebook groups, which are now being used by 1 BILLION people each month.

Facebook groups are a fantastic way to provide value to your audience, while growing your traffic, email list and sales.

Read more: 10 Quick and Easy Ways to Get More People In Your Facebook Group via Kim Garst

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There are many ways you can make 2018 your year!

Start with the fact that today is National Clean Off Your Desk Day.  I have read in so many places recently that the less clutter you have in your physical environment = less clutter in your brain!  Help yourself and clean off your desk today.

Once that desk is clean take a peek at these 3 blogs posts I have brought together to get you on the right track, get your creative juices flowing and help you figure out the strategy that will work best for you!

The best to inspire you from 2017   From SocialMedia Today

Putting together a successful social media campaign isn’t easy, but sometimes a spark of creativity is all you need.

All year long, we’ve kept tabs on the biggest, cleverest and most inspiring social media campaigns out there and collected them in one awesome blog. Here are six of the best we’ve seen.

9 Trend Predictions From MarketingProfs

Don’t blink—you might miss the next social media trend.

So what’s more than a passing fad? What’s here to stay, and what should you pay attention to?

An infographic by film editing simplifiers Filmora lists nine trends to keep an eye on in the coming year. Among them…

• Video, in general, and more specifically, livestreaming: Facebook Live videos are watched three times longer than regular videos, the graphic says.

Top Nine Social Media Trend Predictions for 2018 [Infographic] From Entrepreneur

In the past year, a number of significant stories involved social media: Facebook lured Snapchat users to Instagram, the president of the United States communicated official policy positions in 140 characters and Apple announced plans to alter the way we interact with our mobile devices.

Next year, social media is poised to create even more disruption as a number of new technological advancements go mainstream….

These 3 blog posts should really get your imagination going.  My personal belief is very similar to my friend Holly Stark, I’ve pulled her’s from Facebook for you. Video has been climbing in popularity for years, I think it’s finally reached the tipping point and in some markets will take over.

I realize it’s a bit blurry, but if you click on the graphic itself it will take you directly to Holly’s Facebook post.

If you want to run something by me, get a bit of advice or strategies specific for your business sign up for a couple of strategy calls.  Super special to start the new year off right and make 2018 your year.

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Did you know that online videos will account for more than 80% of all consumer internet traffic by 2020? Another staggering statistic is that more than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube every single day.

Video is growing and will continue to grow rapidly. Now’s the perfect time to take advantage of this growth and leverage video to boost your content marketing results.

If you have a YouTube channel or are thinking about creating one, this post will help.

Here’s a list of some great tools to help you get the most out of your YouTube Channel.

Read more: 7 Tools for More Effective Management of your YouTube Channel via Razor Social

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Do you want better results from your Facebook ad campaigns?

Are your ads not delivering the results you need?

In this article, you’ll discover three steps to optimize your Facebook ads to reach your ideal target audiences.

Read more: How to Improve Your Facebook Ads Results via Social Media Examiner

 

2018 is almost here and a lot is changing when it comes to Small Business Social Media Strategies. What should you be focusing on?

In this post I break down 7 strategies that will help to move the needle in your business with content and social media – some of them more simple than you think!

Read more: 7 Small Business Social Media Strategies To Focus On In 2018 via Socially Sorted

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When you first start a proper blog it all seems simple. The deeper you go, however, the more complicated it becomes.

Bloggers have to know about design, content creation, SEO, servers, security and so much more. Sometimes it can all feel pretty overwhelming.

Today’s post is an enormous list of actionable tips that you can bookmark (just hit Control and D) and refer back to when you’re having one of those days where you’re just not sure what to do next.

I’ve tried to break them up into rough categories but there will be some overlap so make sure you have a read of the sections that you think might not interest you.

Let’s go!

Read more: 101+ Actionable Blogging Tips, Tools and Shortcuts via Blog Tyrant

How to Use Transitional Phrases to Keep Your Readers Sliding Down the Page

Some writers seem to have a magic touch…

One minute you’re reading their opening, and before you know it, you’ve reached the end of their article.

Their content reads so smoothly, it’s almost impossible to stop.

So how do they do it?

Well, great writers are meticulous about making each line flow seamlessly into the next. They understand how important it is for the reader to have a smooth reading experience, and they make sure to fix anything that would cause friction.

And one powerful way they do so is by using transitional phrases.

So today you’ll learn how to use them yourself. But first, let’s examine why they’re so important.

Read more: How to Use Transitional Phrases to Keep Your Readers Sliding Down the Page via Smart Blogger

 

 

Do you have a Facebook group for your business?

I’m not talking about your Facebook PAGE, although that’s super important too!

I’m talking about Facebook groups, which are now being used by 1 BILLION people each month.

Facebook groups are a fantastic way to provide value to your audience, while growing your traffic, email list and sales.

They provide a more personal, interactive environment where you can:

– Give advice on common problems or issues related to your industry
– Become a trusted expert in your field
– Connect your customers or clients with one another
– Promote your stuff: blog posts, products, services – you name it!

But while Facebook groups can be amazing brand-building tools, getting people to actually JOIN them can be a challenge.

This post will outline 10 quick and easy ways you can start growing your Facebook group today!

Read more: 10 Quick and Easy Ways to Get More People In Your Facebook Group via Kim Garst

 

 

 

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