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Social Media is so very important and necessary to promote any business today.  Here’s an interesting inforgraphic outlining the history of Social Media with all the stats.

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Spring is a GREAT Time to

hold a Contest on Facebook.

Use these 17 Steps for a

Successful Contest.

 

21WaystoSayHello_5331d7fe361a0_w1500    What Part of the World are you From?  That’s what I love about working online.  You meet individuals from all over

the Globe.  And since I was in the travel business for many years, I’m still fascinated by the different cultures,

traditions, destinations and beliefs.

Wherever you are……Thanks for being here right now.    Carlene

Cool Twitter Tip

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This tool runs an analysis of the last 1000 Twitter Followers and lets you know when they are online, therefore allowing you to get the most exposure for your tweets!  It’s very useful data that you can utilize to plan your Twitter Strategies and Marketing.

  • Most of my followers are online between 4pm – 6 pm ET on Weekdays
  • On weekends it changes to most online between 1pm – 4pm ET

The FREE report also gives you your @reply stats.  Pretty Cool, huh?

With this data you can be more strategic and plan your Twitter activity so your followers will be online to see, converse and interact with you more often.  And wouldn’t it make sense to coordinate your BufferApp schedule to these times?

I highly recommend you order the FREE report, or you may wish to join their paid program. TWERIOD

Now go and get your report and let me know if you were surprised at the analysis! @carlenetb

Take a look at my findings:

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This Infographic offers the “best practices” for your social media efforts.

WBG Sensible SocialMediaChecklist v2.0 Sensible Social Media Checklist for Business v.2.0 [INFOGRAPHIC]

My Top 8 Twitter Tips

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1)  Be sure to Create, Optimize and Customize your Profile to the fullest extent.

twitter-t        2)  Tweet often and tweet content created by you and others.

twitterbird3)  In Twitter it matters less where the content you tweet is from, and more about how interesting your followers will find the info.

twitter-t        4)  Use Feedly, Goodreads, Alltop, Twitter lists, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, as well as Google+ to discover and tweet great content.

twitterbird5)  Make your tweets visual, include pictures for better conversations

twitter-t        6)  Be sure to follow a lot of real people who have interest in your product and services.

twitterbird 7)  Attend #hashtag friendly events and Tweet chats often

twitter-t        8)  Make it easy for folks to follow you.  Add Twitter Follower buttons to your website’s home page and your About Me page.

https://twitter.com/Carlenetb/status/423442336450756608

7K0A0032If you want to increase your online business credibility, there are many ways to do it.  You can start small and build from there but make a goal of covering all the areas listed below in order to establish business credibility online.

  1. Pictures — Post a good head shot of yourself on all your social media, websites, blogs, and Internet collateral. Let people know who you are and don’t hide yourself. People want to see your face and your eyes so they can see you for themselves and whether or not they should trust you.
  2. Write Articles — Writing articles for article marketing sites, newspapers, and other venues will help to establish your credibility by demonstrating your knowledge. If other people are willing to print your information outside of your own websites and blogs then you must know what you’re talking about.
  3. Blog about it — Establish your expertise by blogging about what you know. Giving your readers free information can never go wrong in helping to increase your online business credibility. Each blog should be micro focused on very small aspects of the information that you have to share, which can wet your visitor’s appetite for more information.
  4. Create an ezine — Having an established ezine or newsletter can go far in increasing your business credibility if you do it right. Don’t have a sign up for an e-newsletter then never send out a newsletter. Ideally you should have a few preloaded newsletters in your autoresponder before you start asking for sign-ups to your ezine then you can be ahead of the game providing informative and useful newsletters to all your subscribers.
  5. Publish an eBook — Creating and publishing an eBook isn’t very difficult today. All you need to do is repurpose the rest of your content into one eBook. You can make a compilation of a year’s worth of blog posts, rearrange the order, add a few bullets, some great formatting, pictures, and turn it into a PDF or even make it into a PUB file and sell it on Kindle.
  6. Create Tutorials – If you have knowledge that you want to share with others a great way to do this is to create short informative and useful tutorials. You can use a screen capturing software, or film what you’re doing with a flip cam, video camera, or webcam then post on your blog, on YouTube.com and in other places so that as many of your target market as possible can view it.
  7. Get Interviews — There are a lot of Internet radio stations (check out www.blogtalkradio.com) today as well as other people out there who need content for their websites and blogs. If you can find people who run complementary businesses to yours, and are not your direct competition you can agree to interview each other via video, podcast, or even just print and cross post on each others blogs.
  8. Participate – If you’re involved with social media, forums, and groups online or off the only way you can truly get something out of it is to participate. Participating will establish your credibility in many ways. If you volunteer for an organization that you enjoy being involved in, you can establish good relationships with people who may refer you to others who are ready to pay for your products and / or services.

There you have it. We’ve just covered eight various ways that you can get started on building your online business credibility.

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