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Best takeaway from today's webinar on Driving Sales from #Instagram  & #Pinterest  – small brands actually sell out using them! ➤ http://bit.ly/1ILUxkR

I shared two case studies of very small brands who actually sell out of their products using Instagram. They use innovative methods you won't see anywhere else.

The webinar resources include:
* webinar replay
* slide deck
* audio mp3
* one-page infographic checklist
* cheat sheet for anatomy of a perfect pin
* PSD template for perfect pin images. Just cut & paste.

I give you the EZ button for making sales for your small business using Instagram & Pinterest: ➤ http://bit.ly/1ILUxkR

#instagramclass   #pinterestclass   #smallbusinessmarketing   #salestips   #webinar  

Learn more here:  ➤ http://bit.ly/1ILUxkR
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Smart article on how to get media coverage non-traditionally.
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* Highly Recommended! * Awesome infographic shows how to post on Google+ like a pro. My favorite? How you view the number of shares your photos get. Well done +Andrij Harasewych 
Are you using Google+ yet? Whether you have been there since first launch, or just joined today – there are many things you can do to boost engagement.
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Honored! thank you so much for the share and the support! Just sent you an invite to strategy.smhangout.com
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Reviews from Socialmediaonlineclasses.com members here at our Reviews page:
http://socialmediaonlineclasses.com/reviews

#socialmediatraining   #socialmediaclasses   #socialmediatrainingreviews   #socialmediaclassesreviews  
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Are you a small business using visuals to market your brand? We'd like to feature you in a case study! Post your business here!

#smallbusiness   #visualcontent   #casestudy  
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Most Popular Social Media Articles from 2014 Here’s your Best of list of the most popular articles from the past six months of 2014 . 

(Don’t forget to share with your colleagues & friends.  A great way to stay on top of the latest changes in social media marketing.)

#1. Creating an Action Plan for Your SMART Social Media Goals: Your First 100 Days Challenge

In the words of Steven Covey, “start with the end in mind.”  Once you identify your SMART goal, you can break it down into specific tasks, with dates, and put actions behind each. . . http://goo.gl/g3I5Cb

#2. Social Media for Local Business [Case Study]: Hair Salon on Facebook

How can local businesses capitalize on social media marketing to compete with chains and online competition? …  http://goo.gl/PQb5up

#3. Why Large-Brand Case Studies Don’t Work for Small Business

Large brand case studies rule the internet . . . . but where are case studies for small brands? Right here! We debut 13 original case studies showcasing how small to medium-sized businesses rocking social media marketing for greater profits . . . http://goo.gl/b6Yn8q

#4. Facebook Marketing Infographic 2014

Quickly tap into 1 billion customers on the world’s largest social network. The infographic helps you get better results from Facebook in 2014. . . http://goo.gl/CwQs3j

#5. The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Local Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

So many social networks and marketing options can be overwhelming. How can you ensure you’re focusing on tactics yielding the most return on investment (ROI) for your local business? Find out here. . . http://goo.gl/OZ9AJx

#6. The Ultimate Guide to Profitable LinkedIn Networking [Infographic]

Notice how much LinkedIn has changed this year?  It’s practically an entirely new social network. . . http://goo.gl/tBamB1

#7. 9 Google+ Tactics to Increase Your Blog’s SEO and Traffic

Google+ is a hugely underestimated content marketing tool, which makes using it now a superlative way to increase your blog’s visibility across the web. . . http://goo.gl/I5Gs5F

#8. Social Media Presentations, Templates, and Videos: Get My Best Resources without Leaving Home

I speak often at social media and business conferences, and my PowerPoint presentations are a staple of my lectures. They range from overall strategy to specific social networks, and are loaded with case studies. . . http://goo.gl/q1309k

#9. Instagram for Small Business: Three Master Marketers

Since its release in October 2010, Instagram has gained popularity around the world. As of March 2014, there were nearly 200 million monthly active users, and about 13 percent of all internet users around the world were on Instagram. . . http://goo.gl/LU7m4E

#10. What Facebook Isn’t Telling Businesses About It’s New Timeline Design

Why are they changing things just when you got used to them? That’s what you’ll learn in this week’s post:  the good, the bad, and the ugly that Facebook won’t tell you. . . http://goo.gl/gYlE3Y

#11. Week 5: Case Studies of Small Businesses Getting 60% of Their Leads from Social Media

Welcome to Week 5!  This week you’ll take a deep look at two case studies of small businesses that use this system to get 60% of their leads from social media. . . http://goo.gl/KUQBEB

#12. The State of Social Media for Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

We posed questions to Socialmediaonlineclasses.com members (almost 300 of them!) to take the pulse of social media for small business in 2014. . . http://goo.gl/RPiFjL

#13. Marketing Infographics on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Slideshare and Social Media Strategy

Infographics are hands-down the most popular tools I offer here at SocialMediaOnlineClasses.com. People love getting actionable tactics, organized and well-laid out for them. . . http://goo.gl/w7S2M1

#14. Content Marketing Made Simple

Content marketing is the foundation of any social media marketing or SEO plan.  But what if you’re not a writer? And it takes so much time!. . . http://goo.gl/mTaqEj

#socialmediamarketing   #socialmediatraining   #smallbusinessmarketing   #googleplusmarketing  
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+SlideShare is such an under-estimated social network, but +Ann Smarty offers really smart ways to use it here.  My faves are #2 & #4:
How to easily add Slideshare content marketing plan and even become a superstar there. Yes, it does require some effort but it's doable.
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Here's a video of how Marge K Designs for A Prima Creations bangles are made: 
https://youtu.be/XkPS0ldDEVs
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How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign: http://bit.ly/1yLPPRu Interview with author and quilt designer Ebony Love of +LoveBug Studios 

Includes:

* which crowdfunding platform she used
* how to structure reward levels
* where the majority of her funders came from
* and more!

#crowdfunding   #quiltdesigner   #smallbusiness  
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Please add Socialmediaonlineclasses.com to your Google+ circles - I'll be posting from there more often that I will from my Maria Peagler account.  https://plus.google.com/b/108878541002892046132/+Socialmediaonlineclasses/posts
SOCIAL MEDIA for your small business needs. SIMPLIFIED.
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No better testimonial than this!
 
What a wonderful thank you. Totally made my day!
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What an easy way to make a GIF! Definitely trying this one out. +Cam W 
 
Test of GifYouTube
Step 1: play the video that you want to convert in YouTube (I use mine to avoid copyright issues)
Step 2: replace all the characters in front of youtube.com url with gif. Example https://www.youtube.com/video will now be gifyoutube.com/video
Step 3: Select starting time and length (5-10 seconds)
Step 4: Right click on short video version (GIF) and save image as (There is no G+ share button. I have not tested other social media).
Step 5: Upload the saved image.
For more information go to gifyoutube.com
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Founder, SocialMediaOnlineClasses.com
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  • Willow Ridge Media
    CEO, 2008 - present
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    Founder, 2011 - present
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Social media online classes for small business owners: maximum impact for minimal effort.
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Offering the World's Largest Selecting of 24/7 online courses on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress, and Slideshare. Get trained & certified in just 4 weeks in easy lessons, short focused video tutorials, guided assignments, and help when you need it.

Wife to David, mom to two incredible sons, love to quilt, paint watercolors, read on my Kindle, and enjoy the beautiful Appalachian mountains.
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Founder of SocialMediaOnlineClasses.com, publisher and author of Color Mastery, a Benjamin Franklin award-winner for Best Craft Book of 2010.
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