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How to use Google+ to Grow Your Business: 
If you're a Google+ newbie, and want to get to grips with the platform quickly, here's a Free Quickstarter Guide from +Plus Your Business!

CLICK HERE to access http://plusyourbiz.com/daz ☜

Enjoy :)

#googleplus #socialmediatips #googleplustips
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How to write an engaging tweet.
Sounds simple, but there's perhaps more to it than meets the eye.
+Hootsuite take you through the key elements that you might want to integrate into your strategy ☺

http://blog.hootsuite.com/how-to-write-a-tweet-to-increase-click-through-rate/ 
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Your Brand & Twitter: How To Engage With Trending Topics:
"When a term or hashtag becomes popular and picks up speed on Twitter, it enters the coveted ‘Trends’ zone. If Twitter is unchartered territory for you, these trending items can be found in the box to the left of your feed, or on the right side on your own account’s profile. Twitter will figure out where you’re located (because the future is already here) and show you the current trends based on your geo."

Keep reading this post via +Wix.com here:
http://www.wix.com/blog/2015/02/further-your-brand-how-to-engage-with-trending-topics/
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Almost there with my new project.
This week should nail it - yeyyy! More spoilers ;)
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If You Run A Facebook Page, Expect The Like Count To Drop Soon.
"Do you run a Facebook Page? Heads up: your page’s “Like” count is probably going to drop a bit soon, and it’s totally not your fault."
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So you thought Robin Hood was a good archer? Take a look at this. AMAZING!
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11 Common Blogging Mistakes That Are Wasting Your Audience’s Time
"Blogging Mistake #6: You don’t write in plain English" has I think got to be one of the worst mistakes I see on some blogs, and websites in general.

Fancy words, abbreviations, and leaving your audience questioning their intelligence is a sure way to not receive a return visit to your content.

Which one of the blogging mistakes highlighted by +Copyblogger is your pet hate? ;)
 
11 Common Blogging Mistakes That Are Wasting Your Audience’s Time

Quick question: Do you know anyone who doesn’t suffer from information overload?

We live in a world full of cheap information. At the push of a button we can get our eyes on far more ideas, blog posts, and news stories than we could ever possibly consume.

So avoid the 11 common blogging mistakes below at all costs. They waste the time of your readers by contributing to information overload without offering value in return …
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When your audience gives you their precious time, you must give them value in return. Here's a few common blogging mistakes you might be making.
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How to use Google+ to Grow Your Business: 
If you're a Google+ newbie, and want to get to grips with the platform quickly, here's a superb Free Quickstarter Guide from +martin shervington & +Plus Your Business! 

CLICK HERE to access http://plusyourbiz.com/daz

Enjoy :)

#googleplus  #socialmediatips #googleplustips #socialmediamarketing  
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+Plus Your Business! Always welcome Carrie-Anne!
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I will be live at *MIDDAY TODAY* to take questions about how the +Watertight Marketing supports independent #marketing  consultants in finding well-paid strategic engagements with ambitious growing businesses.

Join me: http://watertightmarketing.com/find-a-consultant/accredited-consultant/
Find out more about joining the Watertight Marketing Accredited Consultant network to set yourself apart from the crowd of fluffy marketing consultants.
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How to Embed HOA Videos on Your Website.
Always handy if you want to include some extra info beneath the live stream... sales information for instance or material relating to the hangout.

H/T +martin shervington  

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How to Embed HOA Videos on Your Website
You work hard to make your Hangout on Air (HOA) broadcasts worth watching... why not use them to drive traffic to your website?

People watching videos on your website increases 'time on site' - a good factor to improve your website's ranking. And when visitors stay on your site, there is a better chance they'll look around and find more of the things you want them to find there!

Check out the detailed steps in the linked article for locating the HOA video embed code so you can easily include your HOA videos right on your site. We cover multiple ways to find the embed code no matter which method you used to create your Hangout on Air broadcast.

One Embed Code, 3 Uses
It is the same video embed code that is used to display the pre-show countdown (pictured here) as well as the live broadcast and the recorded version of the show... all depending on when the viewer clicks the play arrow.

I've even shared a little known tip that makes it easier to modify the HOA video embed code for the next video you want added to your site.

Get More Mileage from your HOA Videos
Not everyone watches your Hangouts on Air live so get some extra value from your HOAs by adding them to your website so they can 'live on' well into the future.

Here's the direct link to the article:
http://allabouthangouts.com/how-to-embed-hoa-videos-on-your-website/
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#HOAtips   #HOAvideoEmbed   #HOAembedCode   #AllAboutHangouts  
Learn how to find the code and embed HOA videos on your website. Hangouts on Air broadcasts automatically make videos which can be embedded on your website.
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Business Growth Through Social Media Specialist | Online/Offline Social Marketing Strategist For Retailers | Making You Better At Connecting Your Business With Its Customer | Pianist & Musicologist | Sci-fi Geek ;)
Introduction
Helloooo! Daz here (generally known as Dr Daz) and I’d like to welcome you to my Google+ Profile.

www.drdazsocial.co.uk is my own contribution to the social media marketing world - curating & commenting on world class social media content to help grow your business online (with a few of my own hints and tips thrown in here and there!)

If you're after a daily dose of how YOU can use social media to connect your business with its customers, get more brand recognition, and ultimately bring in more money, please add me to one of your circles :)

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP YOU

I specialise in Social Media Relationship Marketing, both as a mentor to small businesses who want to do it themselves, and by providing a personalised Social Media Management service for those who want to outsource the techniques. Both these services are intended to amplify the personality of YOUR business through highly strategic social marketing campaigns and strategies that build a long lasting and memorable relationship with your clients and customers. 

To put it simply, I focus on : 

✔ Social Media Marketing - with a particular interest in Google+ & Facebook
✔ Social Media Management - placing your business 'front-of-mind' in your niche
✔ Social Media Consultation - do you need help and advice on your own social media integration?
✔ Retail (online and offline) - how to reach more potential and existing customers
✔ SEO & Website Development - getting found online and converting customers when they find you




► SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR BUSINESS

These days every savvy business owner, general manager and department head knows how important it is to spend time properly planning their day to day marketing campaigns, whether that be leaflet drops, advertisements in the paper, tv ads, signage or radio campaigns, so why not do the same with social media marketing? 

So many people create a Facebook page or a Twitter profile for their business, because they hear that this is the way forward in the modern marketing world - HOWEVER, they either don't have the time to think about regularly posting great engaging content, have no idea how to integrate the platforms into their pre existing marketing, or continually post spam about their special offers in the hope that someone will take notice.....but believe me – THEY WON’T! 

Word-of-mouth marketing is without a doubt the most powerful form of marketing there is - FACT! Anything recommended by a friend or family member is far more likely to make more of an impact on you than receiving it from someone you don’t know, or don't know well. This is why social media is the perfect vehicle to amplify your brand message - to build a following of regular customers who think of YOU whenever they need your products or services. Encouraging people to interact with and share your content online AND verbally should be the primary aim of successful social media marketing. If they look forward to, and enjoy your content, they are more likely to want to spend money with you when you advertise your products or services!



► WHY CHOOSE SOMEONE OUTSIDE YOUR BUSINESS TO MANAGE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOU?

As mentioned above, social media, when used correctly, is an extremely effective tool for business growth through word of mouth marketing, keeping you front-of-mind, and building a lasting connection with your customers. There are many businesses today enjoying incredible results from their social media presence. BUT, the people running it for them actually KNOW and keep up with the correct techniques that SHOULD be used to generate relevant content, active engagement, & ultimately more brand awareness, & they are executing these things consistently, every day. 

Even if businesses actually know what they need to be doing, most business owners, managers and staff, are too busy with the day to day running of their business to strategically target & interact with the right people on social media effectively. These could be potential customers OR current customers, as well as joint venture partners & suppliers. In this new world where people are having as many conversations online as face-to-face, building strong & lasting connections with your social community is crucial to YOUR business successfully growing online!

If you already have someone in your business that has the time to do that on a daily basis, as well as stay up to speed with all the constant changes on each social platform, adapt to and refine the techniques that make your social presence really work for you, AND plan the posts that should be going out on a daily basis with optimised graphics and sharable content, then GREAT… you should be connecting with your ideal customer, & your social community should be at your fingertips. If they aren't and YOU need help from someone who knows EXACTLY how to apply a strategically tailored social layer over your business …. I can DEFINITELY help you!


Savvy business owners are using Social Media to achieve FANTASTIC results – will you be one of them?


Please feel free to send me a private message with any problems you're having with your social media marketing, questions you need answering, or help with how on earth to set all this 'stuff' up for your business!


Let's sort it!


Dr Daz :)



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    Connecting Your Business With Its Customer, 2012 - present
    I specialise in business growth through Social Media to help develop a long term connection with your customers. This helps you provide that all important social proof, demonstrating that your business really puts the customer at the heart of its operation, and puts YOUR BRAND front of mind whenever people think of your products and services.
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