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Video is such an integral part of our marketing tool kit, but I just absolutely love the idea of video as a header on my Facebook Page!  Which suggestion do you like the best? Now I just have to figure out what to add to Butterfly Networking. ūüôā

Be sure to take a close look at the 6 suggestions in the “6 Effective Elements to Add to Your Social Media Strategy” post.

A solid social media strategy has become an essential in modern business. In short, your strategy defines how your business will use social media to achieve its aims – this includes which platforms you’ll use, your measurable objectives for success and much more.

You may think that your current social media strategy has been working just fine for you, and that there’s no need to change or update it. But social media changes quickly, and so too should your approach be updated in-step.

Here are six newer elements you should consider adding to your strategy, in order to take your social media game to the next level:

Read more: 6 Effective Elements to Add to Your Social Media Strategy via Social Media Today

2018's Biggest Social Media Trends for Business

What are the social media trends this year, anywho, right? Specifically, what are the social media trends for business?

AND, exactly how are your social media strategies going to need to shift?

Want to prepare ahead of time, so you’re not only “keeping up” but rocketing ahead of the competition?

This post will outline 10 of the biggest social media trends we’ll see in social media in the coming year. Use these predictions to plan, prepare and profit from your social media efforts in 2018 and beyond!

Read more: Social Media Trends for Business – What You Need to Know via Kim Garst

7 Ways to Use Social Media to Create Buzz-Worthy Events

It used to be you spent five minutes registering for an event and then showed up on the big day, went to a few workshops, drank two free Coronas, and went home.

Social media changes all of that, enabling events and their planners to have long-term, nuanced, shifting interactions with attendees.

Read more: 7 Ways to Use Social Media to Create Buzz-Worthy Events via Convince and Convert

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Does the phrase Google Indexing bring to mind extremely complicated coding and pages and pages of text that all look like garbldy gook to you? For most people Google Indexing is scary!¬† Lucky for all of us that’s just because we don’t know how it works.

If you haven’t read my previous post, check out¬†What Does Being Indexed in Google Actually Mean ‚Äď Solve the Mystery

In that post I explain how it works.  Today I want to explain how to do it!  Brace Yourself!

How long does it take for Google to index your page?

If your website is brand new it may take a couple of months. Google changes their algorithm on a regular basis and they don’t warn us or tell us about the changes.¬† In fact they have been known to make 500 – 600 changes per year.¬† Some of these changes have a big impact on our websites and other can have no impact at all. It’s their trade secret. Google tells us…

 

There is No set time in for Google to initially index your site – the time taken can vary.
The time it does take may vary based upon factors such as;

   * Popularity of the site (Whether it has any links to it)

   * Whether the content is Crawl-able (Server Responses and Content type)

   * Site structure (how pages interlink)

It is possible for a site to be crawled/indexed within 4 days to 4 weeks.
In some cases, it may take longer.

As always with marketing on the web there are a number of ways you can have your content indexed;

  1. Do it yourself by hand
  2. Do it yourself using tools
  3. Get someone else to do it for you

Submit your link by hand, one at a time.

Yes you can submit one link at a time to Google for indexing, however you must have a Google account in order to do this.¬† It’s super easy to get one, simply create a gmail account or use one you already have. Once you are logged into your new or current account go to this link ==>¬†https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url¬† Be sure to favourite this link if you like this process and plan on using it again. There is nothing worse than knowing you’ve done something in the past that worked and now you can’t find the link!¬† Trust me, I’ve been there!

 Do it Yourself Using Tools

I personally use a free WordPress plugin called ¬†Yoast SEO, this ensures that I write my blog post for both real people and the search engines. My goal for every blog post is to have both the “Readability” and “SEO” green just like the example on the right below.¬† Yoast does provide details as to what you need to change in order to have the status change to green. When your posts are written for the search engines as well as people you increase your chances of being indexed.¬† AND if you post your quality content on a consistent basis you will find that it is indexed pretty quickly.¬† My new blog posts are sometimes indexed within an hour of posting them without me having to do a darned thing!

 

Here is a tool that you can use to check if your site/pages have actually been indexed. http://indexchecking.com/

You can also submit your website and or blog post directly to the search engines, here is one sample for you;  https://www.entireweb.com/free_submission/

You can also have someone else do all the work for you. I needed to have all of my sites, blogs and posts indexed in order to be found in the search engines and I found a tool I use every day that works well.  I have been using this tool for just over a year and would like to help you out too. Rather not do this over and over again?  I can do it for you if you would prefer.

Once you sign up all you need to do is send me your links (including your social media posts) and we’ll make the magic happen.

 

 

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I have been asked on a number of occasions recently “how to get seed money for my business?”

For me affiliate marketing has worked well, I’m not getting rich because of it but it sure was a great help paying those initial bills.

Here are two great posts where you can learn what it is all about and decide for yourself if this is for you.

5 Must Know Affiliate Marketing Tips for Beginners

If you are just getting started with an online business, then I want to share with you a few affiliate marketing tips I wished someone would have shared with me when I first started.

Tip #1: Promote Before You Produce

Before you go and launch your first full-scale online course or¬†membership site, you might want to do a ‚Äútest‚ÄĚ run first. One great affiliate marketing tip is to first discover what resonates with your audience is by promoting someone else‚Äôs ‚Äúalready made‚ÄĚ product or course.

Read the rest of the blog post HERE

The second blog post I want to share with you

MY TOP AFFILIATE MARKETING TIPS

Affiliate marketing is a way to make money online. For me, it’s my main income stream. Below are some of my affiliate marketing tips.

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There are affiliate links in this post, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission (at no extra cost to you). Rest assured, I am very particular about what I recommend.

What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing involves promoting products or services, and earning a commission when a purchase (or desired action) is made via your referral link. For a more in-depth explanation, check out my post, What is Affiliate Marketing?

You can read the rest of the post HERE

I have also discovered a product, yes an affiliate product, which makes this so much easier.

It’s called Affiliate Funnel Clones. I have seen lots of products saying they make everything quick and easy, but this is the only one I tested which has actually lived up to what they say.

It’s worth your while to take a peek.¬†http://clickherenow.co/AffiliateFunnelClones

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Jan
08

These Tips Can Make 2018 Your Year

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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‚Äôve 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‚ÄĒyou 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…

‚ÄĘ 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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