10 Ways to Find More Local Facebook Fans

social media how to Are you a small business using Facebook?

Do you need ideas to reach your local Facebook audience?

If you’re a small business you need to localize your marketing efforts to reach your real customers.

In this article I’ll share 10 ways you can encourage your local community to find and like you on Facebook.

Why Local Facebook Fans?

If you’re a local small business, you’re likely most interested in customers in your area, not those scattered around the country or globe. While Facebook provides ample opportunity to increase brand awareness and visibility, it can reach beyond your targeted audience, costing you time and money.

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What you need to know to find local Facebook fans.

When you focus your Facebook marketing efforts on your local community, you become more visible to the people you want to reach. Your interactions with your community as a whole and how you bring that relationship to Facebook establish your business as reliable, trustworthy and influential.

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How to Use Twitter Remarketing Ads to Target Site Visitors

social media how toAre you using Twitter ads?

Would you like to use remarketing to lower your overall cost per lead?

Twitter recently announced you can now use both Twitter ads and Twitter cards to remarket to existing customers and leads.

In this article I’ll show you how to set up Twitter ads so you can remarket to your target audience on Twitter.

Why Twitter Remarketing?

All brands want to be top of mind. When a user is ready buy a product or engage a service, you want them to think of you first. Remarketing is a strong step toward that goal.

Thanks to the latest developments in Twitter ads, you can now use promoted tweets and Twitter cards to remarket only to the users who have visited your website. Remarketing to them makes sense because they are more likely to convert.

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Use Twitter ads to remarket to the audience most likely to convert.

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How to Use Google Analytics Acquisition Reports to Know Where People Are Coming From

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Do you want to know how people are finding your website?

Do you want to learn more about Acquisition reports in Google Analytics?

When you know your biggest traffic sources, you have a better idea of where to spend your time and money.

In this article I’ll share how Google Analytics Acquisition reports can help you drive traffic and sales.

Note: One way to get the most out of any Google Analytics data is to set up conversion goals. If you haven’t done this already, set up the easiest goal type by reviewing the first point under the Google Analytics Admin header in this Google Analytics Basics post.

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Find out to use Google Analytics to track traffic sources.

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5 Marketing Lessons From the Fastest-Growing Businesses on Instagram

social media how toAre you using Instagram for business?

Do you want to know what works?

You can maximize your chances of Instagram success by watching what’s working for others.

In this article I’ll show you five examples of businesses growing their Instagram followers.

#1: Invite Engagement

Starbucks definitely doesn’t have a growth problem. They’re one of the largest retail chains in the world and they have an internationally recognizable brand.

However, the Starbucks brand was built on the ethos of the small local coffee shop. In order to preserve this idyllic brand image, it’s important for Starbucks’ marketing to downplay size and create a more personal, familiar voice.

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One of many posts in the #whereintheworld series.

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Facebook Post Frequency: How to Find Out What Works

social media how toAre you wondering how often to post on your Facebook page?

Do you know whether Facebook post frequency or content has a bigger impact on engagement?

Here at Social Media Examiner, we did some testing, and dug into our Facebook metrics.

What we found are some very interesting things about Facebook reach, posting frequency and what matters most to get the engagement you want.

In this article I’ll share what we tested and how you can find your own data and determine what works best for your own audience.

What Should Your Facebook Post Frequency Be?

Facebook has changed the news feed algorithm, that’s for sure–everyone is talking about a decline in reach. Since fewer of your fans may be seeing your posts, what worked in the past may not work now.

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Find out what works for Facebook posts.

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How to Use Twitter Animated GIFs to Improve Your Marketing

social media how toDoes your Twitter marketing need a new twist?

Have you considered using Twitter animated GIFs in your tweets?

Twitter’s newest feature lets you include animated images, called GIFs, in your tweets.

Twitter animated GIFs add more interest to images and are a great way to gain exposure on Twitter.

In this article you’ll discover three ways you can use animated GIFs as a Twitter marketing tactic for your business.

Why Twitter Animated GIFs?

You’ve probably seen an animated GIF, but may not have known what it was called. Animated GIFs are short clips of images (from movies, individual pictures, etc.) that play on a loop. Here’s an example Pizza Hut shared on its Twitter account:

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10 Twitter Tactics to Increase Your Engagement

social media how toDo your tweets get noticed?

Are you getting enough engagement on Twitter?

Twitter’s true value is in its engagement. Unless people are engaging with you on Twitter, you’re wasting your time.

In this article I’ll share 10 tweeting techniques that lead to better engagement.

#1: Keep Tweets Under 110 Characters 

Twitter’s legendary character restriction seems short, but if you’re maxing out your character count, your tweets are too long.

Shorter tweets with around 110 characters get 17% higher engagement, and there’s a reason for that. When you leave room in a tweet, it makes it easier for people to retweet you and add their own commentary.

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Learn 10 tips for increasing engagement on Twitter.

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4 Steps to Implementing a Social CRM Strategy

social media how to Are you using social media to improve your customer service?

Is your current Customer Relationship Management process inefficient?

A fine-tuned social customer service strategy increases customer engagement.

In this article I’ll share four easy steps for developing a social CRM strategy.

Why a Social Media CRM Strategy?

Just about everybody uses social media in their daily lives. Why not use those online gathering places as an outlet for customer service?

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Social media is a great place to offer CRM.

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How to Use the New LinkedIn Header Image for Profiles

social media how toHave you noticed the new images at the top of LinkedIn profiles?

Do you want to grab people’s attention and really show them who you are?

LinkedIn recently released header images, also called hero images, to its premium account holders and is slowly rolling them out to everyone.

In this article you’ll discover how to choose what to share in your header image and how others are using theirs.

Know Your Header Image Basics

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Learn to use the LinkedIn hero image.

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