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When SEO and Social Media Connect

social media consultants norfolk va social media marketing for small businesses norfolk vaSocial Media continues to change online marketing strategies, and as it climbs higher and higher on search engine rankings, SEO sinks lower and lower. Yet, instead of adapting to the shift, many small businesses count on SEO to provide them the most online visibility, and unfortunately, they are falling further behind their competitors, who already are adapting to Google’s algorithm changes. Continue reading


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3 Tips for Finding Your Social Media Voice

social media for small business norfolk va, social media marketing norfolk va, If you are a small business, you already know that today’s best customers come from social media marketing. They are virtual referrals that saw a friend share your information on Facebook, or they saw your last blog post on Linkedin, and by the time they reach out to you, they are already educated about your services or products and are ready to buy.

There is no doubt that social media marketing has humanized the process of doing business, and one of the greatest benefits of social media is that it provides an outlet to show your personality and connect with prospective customers with content so you don’t have to rely on discount pricing or promotions. However, if you haven’t developed a consistent social media voice, you are missing connections. Continue reading


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Making It All Connect

social media training norfolk va social media consulting norfolk vaSocial media is all about connections, but many businesses overlook the importance of having their traditional marketing agencies and social media managers work together as a team, resulting in a lost or diluted message.

One of my clients has me attend her monthly marketing meeting to discuss upcoming marketing with her traditional marketing account director. Just as any business owner, her time is limited, but she insists on these consistent meetings, which I find extremely beneficial. They allow me to see upcoming print campaigns and television commercials, which I integrate into her social media and inbound marketing. In turn, the marketing firm gets an outline for the blog content calendar and pending e-promotions.

Even if you can only manage quarterly meetings to allow these important players to connect, you’ll quickly achieve effective marketing campaigns and brand awareness through cross-media integration.


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Blogging

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Quick Tip: As soon as you blog, post to Facebook and all your social media channels for the most impact.


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Blogging

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Quick Tip: Blogs are the single most important inbound marketing tool. “When asked to rank the importance of the services they use, 25% of users rated their company blog as critical to their business, while a further 56% considered them either important (34%) or useful (22%)” for a total of 81%.


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Pinterest

PinterestQuick Tip: 83% of Pinterest users are women. In the U.S., the most popular categories are Fashion, Desserts, Clothes and Birthdays. Tip #2 – if your target audience is women, you should have a killer Pinterest Board!!


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LinkedIn

LinkedInQuick Tip: Always use a professional-looking photo for your social media channels – especially LinkedIn, which is purely a business platform.