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Thanks for the share +Lori Thomas Dickert It just made such good sense.
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There's something special about the first sip on a Monday :) Have a great day!
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Morning +Barbara Bottitta​!

That's awesome +Bill Gassett​!!
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A serious benefit of working from home! Thanks for the laugh +Lisa Drew​!
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How To Use +Buffer​ For Social Media Management

+Mike Allton​ shares with us a guide to using one of the best smm tools available for scheduling content to your social networks!

Bonus: Now includes Pinterest!
 
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Using Buffer for Social Media Management

These days, businesses who fail to leverage the power of social media, particularly entrepreneurs who are pushing with all their might to find momentum for their startup, are missing a golden opportunity.

It’s far too easy to think that you’ll have time to create a presence on social media later, or that you can just focus on Facebook and ignore the other platforms.

That’s “leaving money on the table” as the saying goes, since you never know what opportunities might exist for you on LinkedIn or Twitter or even Google+, until you try.

That’s why it’s critical for entrepreneurs that they find and use a tool and system for managing that social media presence. While it’s nice to say you should have a presence and develop a following on all of the major platforms, it’s quite another thing to actually implement that.

A great social media management tool, like +Buffer, can make some of the necessary, more routine, tasks of social media activity easier and less time consuming.

Like any tool, Buffer will take a little time to learn in order to adapt it to your business needs, but it’s worth it. Fortunately, we’re going to cover everything you need to know in order to use Buffer to manage your entire social media presence.

Ready?

Ok. Take a deep breath, and let’s get to work.

Get Started Here: http://thesmh.co/BufferGuide 

#SocialMedia   #Business  #Entrepreneur #Buffer 
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You're very welcome +Mike Allton​!
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Improve your Twitter Marketing With These 7 Simple Tips
My favorite is #1 - How to Find the Right Search Results.

I am asked about this frequently and this article does a great job of explaining it.

"Most users think that if they type several keywords in the search box, Twitter will search for any tweets that contain any of those terms. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. Twitter only searches for tweets that contain ALL of those search terms, as if there is an invisible and inserted between your keywords."

"To avoid this, you can use the or search operator. The or search operator tells Twitter you want to search for one term or another. For example, you can type in “PR manager” or “PR jobs” or “public relations jobs” and Twitter will search for tweets that contain any of those terms (or phrases in this case), rather than trying to find tweets that contain all of them."

"Just a quick note: When you want to search for a phrase vs. a keyword, put the phrase in quotes (see above). Single keywords don’t need the quotes."

#twittertips #twittermarketing  
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Thanks +ImmoAfrica.net!
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Good morning! Do you use Facebook in your Social Media Strategy? If so, you're invited to share your FB Page during my Fan Engagement Wednesday event on my FB page, https://www.facebook.com/socialmediabylorithomas.

Just CLICK THE LINK to get to my page, then share your link ON THE PARTY POST to Connect, Engage, and Grow your Biz! Looking forward to making some new connections :) Have a great day!

#socialmedia #shareparty #Facebook  
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Appreciate that +Fixing Photos!
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How to Build Relationships With Other Bloggers in Your Niche
Just like building relationships with your readers is the cornerstone of social media, bloggers need to establish friends with other bloggers. Why?

Support, interaction, and inspiration!

+Pauline Cabrera from +TwelveSkip asked myself, along with 16 other friendly bloggers to share our tips on how to build relationships with fellow bloggers.

My contribution:
Introduce Yourself and Interact
My number one tip for building relationships with other bloggers is to make the first move and connect! You can’t build a relationship with anyone without first making a connection. Whether that connection be in person or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus or any other social platform.

When I say connect, I mean to interact with their content, show them you want to be part of a support network of sharing content, get to know them, compare interests. Bloggers, by our very nature, want to interact with not just our readers, but our peers, on a personal level! Let me begin by talking about where you can find other bloggers in your niche.

Groups and Communities – Google Plus and Facebook are prime landing zones for other bloggers. Perform a search for groups in your niche, sift through the results, and ask to join ones where you see activity on the posts. Once you’ve joined a group or community, INTRODUCE yourself! How are the members of the community going to know you are there without a proper hello?

Comments on Blogs – Visit your favorite bloggers content and scroll down to the comment section. While there will be comments from general readers, you may also find other bloggers who are interested in the same as you…connecting with other bloggers! Read what the others have to say and provide a comment of your own. This is a great way to start a dialogue and to further connect with peers.

Ask Bloggers You’re Already Connected To – Just like a call to action leads to better results, so does asking for what you want. Even if you are only connected to one other blogger (hey, everyone has to start somewhere), ask them who they are connected to. Ask them who their favorites are. What’s better than a recommendation from someone you trust?

Once you’ve found the spots where other bloggers are in your niche, the next step is to put yourself out there and interact! You know the phrase, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you?” Well, you’ve got to interact with other bloggers the way you want them to interact with you! It has to be a give a take relationship.

Further build on these new relationships by connecting with them on their other social networks. Like and engage on their Facebook Page, circle them on G+ and interact with their posts, follow them on Twitter, even connect on LinkedIn to be able to endorse them for their skills.
In short, reach out, say hi, and get to know them by interacting, be supportive and full of positivity!

Everyone provided awesome tips that will help you be successful in making new blogging friends in your niche! Take a look!

#bloggingtips

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Read It:http://www.twelveskip.com/guide/blogging/1402/make-blogging-friends-in-your-niche
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Social Media Active Users per Month
Facebook still holds the first place spot, gaining an impressive 50 million over the last month!

With Google Plus in the third place spot just after YouTube and ahead of Twitter, it continues to shock me that so many people are anti-G+!

Thanks for the update +Mike Allton!
 
Social Media Active Users UPDATED!

A couple of interesting updates from the previous 30 days.

First, Facebook continues to grow and dominate the social landscape, now up to 1.44 Billion monthly active users... an increase of about 50 million over the past month.

Second, Twitter continues to grow as well, reporting an increase of 12 million users over the same timeframe, bringing them to 302 million monthly active users, and once again claiming the #4 spot from Instagram.

There've been no other updates from the other social networks.

For the full breakdown: http://www.thesocialmediahat.com/active-users 

#SocialMedia   #SocialNetworkUsage   #SMM  
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Expert Advice for Real Estate Bloggers
+Karen Highland offers her expert advice for real estate bloggers on how to get noticed in the sea of available blogs.

The amount of competition may seem overwhelming, you may have even considered giving up your blog. You don't need to do that!

Follow this advice, along with establishing meaningful relationships with others in the field, remain consistent, and you'll be well on your way to having a successful real estate blog!

Karen also includes top real estate blog from two of the best in the biz...
+Bill Gassett +Greg Hancock 
 
How Does a Real Estate Agent Get Noticed In a Crowded Internet?
if you are a real estate blogger you probably realize that it is a pretty competitive space!

There are some really popular established real estate blogs and newcomers added to the scene almost every week.

So how do you stand out besides having great content? +Karen Highland does a terrific job exploring this topic over at the +RISMedia House Call Blog.

If you are a real estate blogger already or are looking to become one make sure you check out Karen's advice!

#realestate #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing  
Contributed by Karen Highland It seems like everyone has a real estate blog these days, as many real estate agents have joined the blogosphere over the last few years. ActiveRain has grown to over 250...
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Good Thursday morning! Is the sun shining where you are?
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Invest in yourself --- you're worth it!

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Social Media Manager ~ Taking Social Media Off Your To-Do List
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As a Social Media Manager, I help primarily small businesses and those in the real estate industry by setting up and managing their social media networks, blog, and online reputation. I help establish trust in their brand by promoting their message and building relationships. This involves creating and managing engaging content to expand the audience and develop referrals.

Visit my website (which is a work in progress): www.bylorithomas.com.

Most small businesses don't have time to set up and run social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, or a Blog (to name a few).

That's where I come in. As a Social Media Manager, I take care of all of your "Social" to give you the online presence you need in today's world. In other words, I take social media off your to-do list and allow you to do what you do best -- run your business.

SERVICES:

SETUP / MANAGEMENT
-Facebook Pages
-Twitter
-LinkedIn
-Google+
-Pinterest

*Daily Postings* (M-F) to your social networks
Posting to your groups/communities

BLOG SETUP / MANAGEMENT
-Content Creation
-Syndication to Social Networks

OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICES

Once the account(s) are customized, I provide daily monitoring to include:

-providing or creating content to engage followers and develop relationships/connections/referrals

-responding to incoming messages/comments/requests

-managing the brand’s reputation and online presence

-networking with connections between social media sites

Social Media has become a necessary component to any business. End your business day knowing you provided your expertise to your clients and customers while your social networks and blogging were managed for you.


You can also visit my Social Media Facebook Page.
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    Social Media Manager, 2009 - present
    I offer a variety of social media management services including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and Blogging for small businesses and the real estate industry.
  • Zale Corporation
    Regional Sales Manager, 2004 - 2008
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