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Carol Lynn Rivera
Works at Rahvalor Interactive
Attended College of Mount Saint Vincent
Lived in Mahopac, NY
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YES! Please take +Dan Polley's advice before you send out another request to someone to connect with you on LinkedIn. It matters! 
Three simple steps to take in order to send a better LinkedIn invitation request, as well as practices to avoid when building your connections.
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What better time of year than right now to get a handle on your social profiles and make sure they reflect you and your business in the best way possible? Use these tips to get it done!
Here are a few simple things you can do to make sure your social media presence is current and looking sharp.
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If you've tried Hootsuite auto schedule and been less than impressed, +Laurie Thompson has a new update to tell you about. Looks like a serious improvement!
Hootsuite Autoschedule is undergoing some change, making it even more beneficial for those who use it to schedule posts that engage audience.
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"Don't write in a vacuum".

There's a lot of advice out there about how to write but if you're about done with advice and still wish you had a push to get going and improve your skills then check out +Tea Silvestre's  writers' critique group.

And don't let the word "critique" scare you - this is a supportive learning group where you can get the help you need. You WILL walk away from the experience with great blog posts to share and a whole new group of professionals to network with and to support your writing.
Have you seen this before? It’s super-smart advice! [Get more writing and content marketing tips from Copyblogger.] Here’s Step #11: Don’t Write in a Vacuum. It’s simple: if you want to get better — no matter what your experience level — you should also find and work with a critique partner or group. The benefits include: Detailed constructive criticism [...]
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My new post today for +Social Solutions Collective is about how to use LinkedIn in unexpected ways as you build your customer relationships. Try one or two of these ideas next time you're looking to stand out.

Oh, and I'll buy you a cupcake if you can tell me where Google Plus is getting this photo from instead of picking from any of the ACTUAL photos on the page.  
Use these uncommon LinkedIn tips to build stronger relationships, show appreciation and enhance your customer experience.
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GREAT tip to become "Your customer's customer". Love it!
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"Online advertising (Internet ads) is growing – fast. It’s now larger than broadcast television advertising and it’s beating traditional print newspaper advertising."

+Mandy Edwards makes a good argument for coughing up some ad dollars if you really want to see a return!
As more and more people rely on the Internet for information, businesses must adjust their advertising plans and budgets to incorporate online advertising.
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Not blogging for business yet? +Shannon Baker is going to help you get started!
Want to showcase your expertise and industry knowledge? Looking to increase your audience and leads? Why not blog about it?
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Another podcast for your listening pleasure. On this episode of The Nuclear Chowder podcast with +Mike Brooks  +Ralph M. Rivera lays some smack down about why you're not getting your marketing done - and it's all about how well you're managing your time (or not). 

Get some great advice for being productive instead of just busy!
How does a lack of disciplined time management within a company affect its marketing? That's the topic for this episode of the Nuclear Chowder Podcast.
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Are you using Google Plus circles as an effective marketing tool? Believe it or not, you can do more than just dump people into groups that usually end up getting cluttered or ignored! +Sara Nickleberry shares some better ways of organizing your circles.
When you create your Google+ business page, the way you organize your Google Plus circles is going to be very important in how you share information.
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Have you been flooded with the conventional wisdom to "curate content" for your social marketing? Today +Ralph M. Rivera  throws that out the window and tells you why that is the completely wrong approach. Time to try something new, what do you think?
What value is there in researching lots of content that you did not produce in order to publish it to your audience? Maybe none.
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Oh, Carol Lynn, you're total fun to quote! You're like Jimmy Durante -- ya got a million of 'em! LOL!
You're SO right ... pretty amazing the useless waste of time and resources for NO apparent gain. :(
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Marketing, content marketing, writing
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  • Rahvalor Interactive
    Project Manager, present
    I wear many hats from manager to developer. I build Wordpress sites, write marketing materials, run email campaigns, mange social communities and help my customers grow their businesses.
  • {Web.Search.Social}
    Editor, writer, present
    I run daily operations and write to help other business owners and marketers grow their businesses online. I also provide consulting and content creation services.
  • King of Kings School
    Teacher, Program Director, 1997 - 2001
  • Kiwi School
    Teacher, Program Director, 1991 - 1997
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Along with my husband and business partner Ralph, I own and operate {Web.Search.Social}, a consulting and marketing services company, and Rahvalor Interactive, a web and creative services production studio. I'm a digital marketer, content creator and consultant with a passion for teaching and helping customers grow their businesses. I love reading, writing, sun, Cuban food, wine, my cats and Ralph Rivera.
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  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
    Psychology, Elementary Education, 1987 - 1991
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