Do you know what social media is really for?

Ever had the wild idea that social media is for, well, socialising? Me neither. Any business owner knows that social media sites are an ideal internet marketing venue. Not only this, but they can help your website to flourish. Social media networks have come as a boon to business. They’re the internet’s watering-holes, where people [...]

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Google + badges now released

For those who haven’t been satisfied with the social credit provided by Google +, here’s some good news: Google has launched a make-your-own-button feature, which gives your +1s instant visibility. The button is a way to display the number of Google users who have placed +1 votes for your Google + page, and follows in [...]

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5 of the best tips for Facebook

If you’re engaging in a thorough internet campaign, chances are you’ve got a Facebook account to engage in ‘social media’ – even if you don’t quite know precisely what to do with it. You’ve possibly got a fan page happening as well. The question you have to ask yourself is: are you making the best [...]

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Social sharing meets email marketing

Spread your message even further and reach whole new groups of people with your email campaigns using Social Sharing. Adding a ‘Tweet’ or ‘Like’ button allows your subscribers to share your campaigns on Twitter and Facebook. The Social Sharing report includes who tweeted about your campaign, who liked it on Facebook and who forwarded your email on to friends. Basically, whenever anyone shares your campaign, it’ll show you who it was and how they did it. Find out more…

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5 ways to make your business website more social

Most corporate websites are pretty boring, there’s not much incentive to return to them. However, by taking note of how consumer websites engage their customers, and by using some of their ideas, you can make your website more social – which comes with many benefits… …Here are five ways to make your website more social:

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A beginner’s guide to using Twitter for your business

Not so long ago, I wrote about how a review of Soap & Glory’s website got me a lot of attention from Twitter. Ever since then, I’ve been fielding questions about Twitter, what it does, and why everyone seems so excited about it. Here are some answers.

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Guest Posting Rocks

Today I am re-reading ‘Guest Posting for Quality Links and Targeted Traffic’ – an eBook by Chris Garret from his Authority Blogger course. Mr Garret knows his stuff – check out the AB course… you won’t regret it!

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450g of Pure Gold – the online marketing book you have to read

If you haven’t read Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media and Blogs by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah then you and your business are already at a disadvantage. This is a book worth its weight in gold. I read it cover to cover in just a few evenings and I recommend that you get a copy before your competitors do! This is a book that ignites your passion for online marketing and gets you motivated and inspired to invest time working on your business.

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How getting social attracted 10 new business leads in two weeks

Imagine my surprise when I worked out that over the last two weeks I’ve had 10 new business leads which combined will provide a substantial boost to Diligent Design. A handful are new ventures with existing clients, a few others are reactivation of old clients and the rest are brand new business. So how did I attract so much new business in just two weeks?

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Soap & Glory clean up with social media

The other week I wrote a review of the Soap and Glory website – mainly to highlight a great website to my blog readers. Whilst I was doing the review I decided to follow S&G on twitter to see how they were using social media. One day last week I saw them tweet about a fan’s product review so I sent the link to my own review in reply. Expecting nothing but hoping they would be every bit as savvy as their other activities suggest.

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