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How to Create an Optimized LinkedIn Company Page that Attracts Leads

Posted by JP Lemoine

When it comes to creating a social media presence for their business, most people immediately think of Facebook and Twitter. These are, after all, the largest social media platforms in the world, with several hundred million—and in Facebook’s case a whole billion—registered users.

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Tags: LinkedIn, Social Media for Business

An Honest Review of Pluggio, Twitter Management Tool

Posted by JP Lemoine

When it comes to Twitter management tools, it seems you can’t have it all—especially if your list of must-haves includes things like unlimited bulk scheduling or automated tweets. Granted, Twitter’s API rules prevent apps from offering these really cool features, but somewhere along the line there has to be an application that manages to do the most within Twitter’s fine print.

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Tags: Social Media Tools, Social Media Management Tool, Social Media for Business

5 Tools for Auto Scheduling Your Social Media Posts

Posted by Allison Semancik

It seems as though social media automation is becoming more mainstream.

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Tags: Social Media Tools, Social Media Management Tool, Social Media for Business

Take 30 Seconds to Protect Your Social Media Reputation

Posted by Allison Semancik

One of the best things about social media is that it allows us to connect with so many people, very quickly. We can share something on Facebook, Twitter or Google + and have it seen by lots of eyeballs.

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Tags: Social Media, Social Media Reputation, Social Media for Business

Using Social Media for Crisis Communications

Posted by Allison Semancik
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Tags: Social Media for Crisis Communications, Social Media for Business

3 Reasons Why Social Media Automation Can Be a Good Thing

Posted by Allison Semancik

Lately, I've read a few posts on whether scheduling social media updates is a bad thing.

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Tags: Social Media Tools, Social Media Automation, Social Media for Business

Resources for Getting Started with Google+ for Business

Posted by Allison Semancik

Google+ for business was launched last week and many businesses have jumped in and create a page.

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Tags: Social Media for Business, Google +

5 Free Tools that Will Improve How You Use Social Media

Posted by Allison Semancik

There are so many tools available for improving how you use social media. I try a lot of them, but I only use a handful (okay, maybe it's more like 2 handfuls!)

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Tags: Social Media Tools, Social Media Management Tool, Social Media for Business

Ditch the Scary Social Media Tactics

Posted by Allison Semancik

The picture you see to the right is real. I took it with my own camera. Yes, someone called my house and the caller ID identified the caller as Telemarketer. Doh!

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Tags: Social Media for Business, Scary Social Media Tactics

Social Media Management Tools: A Review of Sprout Social

Posted by Allison Semancik

Updated February 1, 2013

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Tags: Social Media Tools, Social Media Management Tool, Social Media for Business