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Want to get more fans for your Facebook Page? Here's 5 quick ways to increase your Fan base right now! Post a link or a question every day and comment yourself to get the conversation started. Keeping your page active is one of the best ways to attract new visitors... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
Linda Locke is now following Jane Hart
Sep 3, 2010
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Social Media for Trainers by Jane Bozarth is a neat new resource for anyone who is interested in learning how to use social media in their training efforts. I just ordered a copy from Amazon after reading Jane Hart's review on her elearning blog. I'll post my own review of... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 3, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
If you liked watching that search story video on the Super Bowl and wanted to create one of your own to promote your business, it's easy with YouTube's free Search Stories Video Creator. Just type in your search terms, add music and voila! it automatically creates a search story video... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
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I can't deny the fact that you like me! You like me! ~ Sally Field If you have a Facebook page, listen up. Changes are coming again -- Facebook recently announced they're tweaking the way people will connect with you (and your brand) on your Page -- replacing the Become... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
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Here's a roundup of the social media goodies that I discovered this week. Enjoy! Linda Locke Social Media Coach =============10 Essential Design Tools for Social Media Pros 9 Twitter tips for business Excellent advice - Why You’re Better Off Following the Little Guy on Twitter What Social Media Ad Types... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
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Just found a great social network for students, faculty and PR pros who want to network online. It's PROpenMic: http://www.propenmic.org Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
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The power of Facebook's reach is gaining momentum and brands that understand the shifting changes will reap the benefits. Those that don't, risk becoming ignored or worse, obsolete. Dallas Lawrence, the Chair of the Social and Digital Media Practice at Levick Strategic Communications, says: "Facebook was the most visited site... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
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Should you use your real name on Twitter or a brand name? The trend has been leaning towards using your real name, but that's not always a good idea if you have a strong brand name that suits you better. Here's why: I follow Ken Robert on Twitter as @MildlyCreative... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
OK, so I'm a geeky gal. I love flowcharts. They help you visualize and understand complicated processes like how to determine the real value of social media. For example, here's a cool flowchart created by Debra Askanase of the Community Organizer 2.0 blog that illustrates just that. Social Media Value... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
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Do you check your Twitter and Facebook account first thing in the morning and last thing at night? Do you spend more than an hour a day on social media sites? If you do, does this mean you're addicted? Not necessarily. But it is interesting to view the statistics about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
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The competition for jobs in this economy is fiercer then ever. College graduates, boomers and others are all vying for the same jobs. A good example of this was a story in my local paper about the upcoming opening of a new Sprouts Farmers Market. The store was looking to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
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Do you use a Facebook Fan Page to promote your business, cause or non-profit? If you do, please post a description and a link to it in the comments so we can see what you're doing. If not, what's stopping you? Linda Locke Social Media Coach Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
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Here's a quick list of some of the social media goodies I found for you this week. Enjoy! Linda Locke Get our Social Media Tip of the Week ------------------ HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Twitter #Hashtags http://ow.ly/1l7G2 Another great resource from @andymatic - WordPress Cheatsheet http://ow.ly/1lr6D 5 Ways... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
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Some of my friends are afraid of getting on Facebook. They either think it's a huge waste of time or dangerous or both. Nothing I can say seems to change their minds. So that's why I was so happy to see this post by Julie Devaney of Hubspot.com, writing about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
Linda Locke is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 15, 2010
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Social Media Marketing can be extremely effective, but many people are put off by all the overwhelming choices on how to implement it for their own business or non-profit organization. The best way to get started is to pick one place to start and expand from there. If you are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
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You know that feeling you get when you can't think of a single thing to twitter about? The fear that hits you in the pit of your stomach when that blank 140 character box appears on your screen? You, my friend, are experiencing the dreaded Twitter's block and it can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
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Want to expand your group of followers on Twitter? Try using an organic approach to building your Twitter fans and people will naturally want to follow you. In other words, be yourself, be open, write from the heart, and be helpful. To get you started on this path, here's 5... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2010 at Social Media Buzz
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Social networking is hot right now, but most small business owners are getting cold results from it. Here's an excerpt from 9 Rules of Facebook Promotion Every Small Business Should Know by Nick O'Neill of allfacebook.com that will help you heat things up:"You’re the owner of a local small business... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2010 at Social Media Buzz