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Why people don’t get Google+

Janet Fouts

The quick link or the witty comment shared on Twitter has the shelf life of maybe a couple of minutes before it’s buried in the Twitter stream. Google+ is a great social network. I can’t count the number of people I’ve said that to and they didn’t really believe me.

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8 Must-Have Apps for Your Mobile/Social Business

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If you have some must-have apps for your business, why not share ‘em in the comments? Doing business in 2013 is going to be a whole lot easier if you can take your business with you on the road.

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50 Inspiring Tech Savvy Leaders Over 50

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Add away in the comments and click the links below to tweet these people thanks for being an inspiration. You know what? I’m tired of hearing people say “I’m over 50, too old to understand this stuff” or similar balderdash. I’m over 50 and I get it, so can you! I’ve worked with and learned from some pretty amazing people who are just as old or older and way savvier than I am. It’s about the love of learning–among other things–that keeps us young.

Optimizing Facebook Pages for Graph Search?

Janet Fouts

You want them to like you, comment on your content and share it with your friends. It’s going to help you make the most of your Facebook page, get better engagement and be ready to show up in Graph Search as much as possible with positive comments, photos and shares.

8 strategies for Pinterest for business

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Here’s a recording of a webinar I did for Thirsty Girl to get you started, and if you still have burning questions about using Pinterest for business, post them in the comments below. Pinterest has become a running joke to many.

Google+ Tips and Tricks

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comment on your posts go to your phone. If you get one for every time anybody comments it will drive you bats. Click on a photo to edit who gets to see it, tags, captions, moderate comments and even some limited photo editing capabilities ala Picassa.

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14 step bare-bones guide to influencer outreach

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Do they get comments and do people share their content through social media? Lots of people will tell you ”Social Media Influencers” are the key to social media marketing but what does that really mean? Is influence based on number of connections?

Putting Instagram events to work for your business

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Respond to comments and questions. In addition, commenting on a photo and having more interaction on it will increase the potential for that post to make it to the coveted “explore” tab within Instagram. Share them in the comments for us to learn from!

How to get your content shared on Google+

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Guy Kawasaki, Britney Spears, the Dalai Lama are some of the most re-shared and commented people on Google +.

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Social Media for the Busy Sales Person

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Also if you have questions for me, you can post them in advance on the registration page or here on my blog in the comments. I’ve gotten quite a bit of great feedback on my last post, the 5 traits of the social sales person.

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5 Top Social Media Professionals on Google+

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Google has already made several announcements signaling their clear intention to integrate Plus content and comments in results. There’s been a lot of noise about Google+.

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Why I Killed My Facebook Page – Confessions of a Social Media Coach

Janet Fouts

Auto-posting news without your own comments is broadcasting (and nobody cares). What? A social media coach quitting Facebook? Calm down, I’m not giving up Facebook entirely, just my Facebook business page. Here’s why. When I wrote my first book, “ Social Media Success!

Linkedin Replaces Applications With Features

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Check out what you can add to yours , and share a link to your spiffed up profile in the comments. Long time power users of Linkedin have been using Linkedin Applications to enhance their profiles with deeper information and sharing opportunities.

Social Media Doesn’t Make Sales – People Do

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Make sure it’s easy for people to comment and share your brilliance with others. There’s a deep, dark secret that the social media marketers don’t want you to know.

The Art of the Retweet

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If you want to add a comment and the tweet you are posting is too long simply reply to the sender with your comment followed by a retweet of the original tweet. Is there something in their recent tweets you can retweet in turn or comment on?

Who will win the video app wars?

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It can be a bit disconcerting when your video gets hijacked by the comments. The app developers are working on ways to filter and moderate and Periscope has an option to allow only people you follow to comment, which is a nice start. I’ve been writing this post for weeks.

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Making Google+ Worth Your Time

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Comment and share some more. Commenting on another user’s post gets you into the conversation. This morning I had a conversation with a friend about Google+ and it’s a conversation I used to have about Twitter.

Mindful Social Business

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Trust me, taking back negative comments posted in the heat of a flame war is going to be much harder than taking a breath, looking at things with a fresh perspective and responding mindfully.

Is Brand Engagement Over on Facebook?

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Liking, viewing, sharing, commenting and link clicks are all ways to engage with the post.It Comments and traffic to your website? The news about Facebook lately has been pretty grim. The Wall St.

Easy guide to the Periscope video streaming app

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Reply to comments in your broadcast directly by tapping the comment and then hitting reply. I prefer to allow only users I follow on Periscope to chat as this blocks of 99% of the trolls and negative comments. Please do respond to comments live while broadcasting.

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Are Google+ Business Pages Replacing Facebook Pages?

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Post URLs here with a short comment or two. I speak a lot about Google+ as a tool for business. In fact I’ve just written a book called “ Google+ for Business Tweet ” and I’m presenting a second Focus.com Roundtable in February.

Getting real engagement on your Facebook page

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What if you made a comment on my photo about how beautiful it was? Photos and videos make us think, or laugh, encourage us to add a comment and share with our friends. Many Facebook page owners are disappointed with the results they are getting from their Facebook pages.

Should you start a Google+ page for your business?

Janet Fouts

The only way to know if your page has new comments is to browse the feed for the page. Pages can’t comment or even +1 a conversation unless that person is following the page. Add them in the comments and give us some hope. All my clients are asking and it’s a tough question for many. For most small businesses I’m saying no, wait a bit. There are so many things business page can’t do yet.

Facebook Metrics Update

Janet Fouts

Likes, comments, shares and clicks are all ways to show affinity. For example a comment has more weight than a like. In fact, if an older post starts to get some new comments it can actually rise to the surface and appear again in people’s news-feeds.

Do you syndicate your blog?

Janet Fouts

Even if you have listening tools set up that alert you to comments, that discussion takes place on the hosts’ web site, while your own post may sit with fewer comments. Comment on your posts when someone asks a question and set alerts so you can follow that conversation by email.

There Is No Free Social Media For Business

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Blogs were in their infancy and we used bulletin boards and comment streams on posts to communicate with our user-base and we loved every second of it. Waay back in the 1990s I co-founded a startup on-line community for the restaurant industry.

Content Marketing and Social Business

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Comment on blogs or social posts adding value to the discussion. Content marketing is the new buzzword on the lips of every marketer these days, but what does it mean for your newly social business? The easy answer is that depends.

Google Helpouts- Small Biz Boon?

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Tell us about your experience in the comments. We are big fans of the Google Hangout around here.

What’s the right balance of personal and professional in social media?

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I’d love to hear your tips in the comments! People who want to use social media to advance their professional reputation, attract business or build a brand often struggle with deciding where the line is between personal conversations and professional ones.

3 Reasons Your Facebook Page Seems to Suck Right Now

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I’d love to hear them in the comments. Last week on The Friday Hangout (video) we talked a bit about how many Facebook page managers are reporting dramatically decreasing reach in Facebook Insights and a drop in fans as well.

9 Ways to be more visible in social media

Janet Fouts

Share others content with links and comments on the value of what they’ve contributed. So you built a new blog , set up a Facebook page and started tweeting and STILL you’ve got virtually no friends? You’re not alone.

Don’t be a Pest with “This Social Media Stuff”

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She’d send them emails with links to blogs they could comment on, tweets for their information, etc. Several other people in the room commented they had similar issues. I spoke recently to a group of PR and marketing professionals about how to use social media in their work.

3 Social Media Horror Stories

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Well, some people posted comments on the Facebook page complaining about the ad and blogger Margot Magowan didn’t think it was funny. Chapstick admins deleted the comment. Really, their only mistake was trying to cover it up by deleting comments.

App dot net- It’s not Twitter

Janet Fouts

Like my personal favorite Twitter app, Tweetbot, it allows you to create drafts for later publishing and to quote a message and add your own comments to it before sending.

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Learning Facebook Business Manager

Janet Fouts

Page Moderator: Can respond to and delete comments on the Page, send messages as the Page, create ads, and view insights. Facebook is making it much easier for agencies like ours to manage business pages and ads with Facebook Business Manager.

Need a little Social Discipline?

Janet Fouts

I follow almost 4,000 people on Twitter , over 1500 on Linkedin , and more on Facebook , Google+ , blogs , forums, a zillion social networks, wikis and more. I get around 800 emails a day (half of them are alerts, newsletters and feed reports for my clients).

Twitter for Lawyers

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If you are at the panel tonight for Hastings School of Law please let me know what you thought of it in the comments.

What is #MindfulSocial?

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More often than not brands post about their product, or maybe–just to be different–share a user comment about how great their product is. When was the last time you saw a post from a brand on a social network and thought to yourself “Wow, they really get me!”

Wait, Facebook is MySpace?

Janet Fouts

If a lot of your friends have shared, commented or liked a story, or if you are particularly close to theperson, then it’s a top story for you. Facebook is showing off a brand new look and as usual everybody’s in a snit about it.

Google+ Communities Yay or Wait and See?

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Within a community if you add your comment on an older discussion it doesn’t move to the top, so unless you are watching that discussion carefully you could completely miss new comments.