A Competitor Sabotages Your Facebook Rating. Now What?

A Competitor Sabotages Your Facebook Rating. Now What?

Rod Thomson Grow The Dream Show News, Small Business Marketing 0 Comments

We live in an age where $5 can wreak carnage on a reputation. A Boston jewelry store in business for 135 years had built a stellar reputation in the community, and it translated into a five-star rating on many websites, but most importantly maybe their Facebook page. Their rating of 4.8 stars was built by urging happy customers to leave …

Unicorns Keep Crap Off the Wall: Larry Kim on the Grow The Dream Show

Unicorns Keep Crap Off the Wall

Rod Thomson Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing 1 Comment

Every digital marketer, political consultant, entrepreneur and would-be influencer on the planet is after the Holy Grail of social media. No, not what makes a post viral. What works. What really, really works. Larry Kim, the Grand Poobah of targeted digital advertising, knows what works and how anyone can figure out how to maximize even modest marketing budgets and keep …

[VIDEO] How to Create Graphics for Social Media Using Free Tools

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing, Social Media 0 Comments

Would you like to have branded graphics for your Facebook page, blog site, Pinterest account or other social media? Have you ever wondered how to get fantastic visuals without hiring a designer? Don’t have Photoshop or other high-end tools? In this training, originally made available exclusively to our members and alumni, we show you how to get great-looking graphics without …

Why Doesnt Anyone See My Facebook Posts?

Why Doesn’t Anyone See My Facebook Posts?

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing 5 Comments

You’ve got your Business Facebook Page set up. You’ve put the effort into getting it all decked out with a nice profile pic and a timeline cover. You’ve even built up some followers (Hallelujah!). Now it’s time for the post. You set aside a few minutes, crank out a nice little status update, maybe even upload a picture to go …

[Video] Facebook: Posting as Your Page vs. Posting as Yourself

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing, Social Media 0 Comments

Does your Facebook page have that one team member who’s always clicking the “Like” button on your posts… and it looks like the “Page” liked the content instead of the person? Are you mystified by the latest Facebook change that controls who will be posting — you or your page? In addition to the written guide we prepared not long ago, we had …

[Video] How to Schedule Posts on Your Facebook Page

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing, Social Media 0 Comments

It’s not unusual for Facebook to “move my furniture” once in a while. That happened recently with the “Schedule” button that used to appear with a little clock icon like this:  Facebook is rolling out a change that eliminates the little clock in favor of a drop-down on the blue “Post” button. From that drop-down menu, you can now schedule …

Is It a Good Idea to Use a Facebook Contest to Grow Likes on Your Page?

Why Running a Contest to Grow Likes on Facebook Could Backfire

David G. Johnson Social Media 2 Comments

First of all: kudos to you for even thinking about doing this. The way I look at it, this means that you’re exploring your options to improve your visibility on Facebook, which is a very good idea. Using a contest, giveaway or other mechanism that encourages people to like your Facebook page in exchange for something has a lot of appeal. It leverages …

Syncapse: Value of a Facebook Fan 2013

How Much is a Facebook “Like” Worth to Your Business?

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing, Social Media 0 Comments

There’s an enormous caveat to what I’m about to tell you. In the work we’re doing with clients for whom we manage social media, as well as in the training we do for business owners and their teams to manage their own social media, there’s one fact that we emphasize constantly: In social media, the level of engagement is far …

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How to Handle Negative Reviews and Feedback

David G. Johnson Rants, Small Business Marketing 0 Comments

Recently, I was talking with a client who was reluctant to set up a profile on Google Places for his business. “What if people leave negative reviews?,” he asked. “You can’t do anything about it, can you?” A valid point. Unlike a WordPress blog or even a Facebook page, profiles in Google Places (and many other business listings locations around …

Convert Your Facebook Profile into a Business Page

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing, Social Media 0 Comments

Almost every time I speak to an audience of business owners, there’s at least one in the crowd. Someone (or their nephew) created a Facebook “profile” for their business instead of a business “page.” What’s the difference? A Facebook “Profile” (soon to be called a “timeline”) has a first and last name, and can send and receive “Friend” requests. A Facebook …