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Clickable Calls-to-Action (CTA) - 20 Critical Do's and Don'ts

Artcle by: Hubspot Calls-to-action (CTAs) are one of the most critical inbound marketing tools. Whether they take the form of anchor text links, images, or buttons, CTAs are what motivate and direct your visitors to take a desired action, usually on Read more

Why Online and Offline Marketing Integration is so Important

  I'm a big believer that you need to create strategies for your online and offline marketing integration in order to establish a unified message about your brand and capture audiences from every media source. It's not enough anymore to Read more

How to Activate Your New Twitter Profile

Once again Twitter has made some pretty substantial updates and one of them includes the new "look" to your profile, much like that of the Facebook Timeline. Activating it is pretty simple and I'm going to show you how to Read more

Business Still Needs Old-Fashioned Marketing Materials

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With so many ways to communicate electronically you may think printed materials such as business cards and brochures are a thing of the past but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Printed material still holds its place in todays business and it’s important you remember to utilize both the printed and the electronic mediums.

Let’s take a look at just a couple of reasons printed materials are still needed:

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Facebook Makes Notes Area Easier

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Until now, Facebook Notes has only supported text formatting through HTML, making formatting a challenging task for the majority of the site’s 500 million members. Today the social network has rolled out a refreshed version of Notes to remedy the problem.

The Facebook Notes application has been overhauled with a new look and feel that includes an easier-to-use left-hand menu and a few notable new features.

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Twitter Adds “You Both Follow” Feature

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This just in from the guys at

It appears the “You Both Follow” feature that Twitter started testing back in June is now being rolled out to more (if not all) users. As the name implies, “You Both Follow” shows you the people that you and another Twitter user mutually follow.
To see it, just visit another user’s profile and see who you have in common on their sidebar, right above the full list of people they follow. You can click a “view all” link to see the full list of mutual follows. The idea, it would seem, is that if you follow a lot of the same people, perhaps you should be following each other (if you’re not already).

Facebook users will likely note that this is exactly the same as the “mutual friends” feature you encounter when viewing a friend’s profile. Along the same lines, Twitter also recently added a “who to follow” section on user homepages that closely resembles the friend recommendations of Facebook, basing the suggestions on the following habits of your existing connections.

Have you seen the new “you both follow” feature yet?  Let us know if you have and what you think in the comments!


Facebook Boxes Gone Forever

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As I was working on my Facebook page the other day I realized I couldn’t add boxes to the left side of my fanpage?!? So I did a little digging and found out that on August 23, 2010 there are a few changes that you should know about now so you can prepare in advance.

Here’s the word from Facebook themselves:

[info]We announced plans last October to remove application boxes and application info sections as well as reduce the width of application tabs to optimize for the new profile and Facebook Pages format. We will be moving forward with these changes the week of August 23 and want to help you understand what to expect.
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No One’s Looking For Your Business Online Or Are They? [Video]

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UPDATE:  We have since changed our name to Simply Social Media Solutions.  If you would like more information on how to take advantage of local marketing for your business, contact us here or visit us on Facebook @simplysocialmediasolutions.     ~Toresa


I’ve heard this many times, small businesses in my local area (and I’m sure everywhere) are still using the argument:  “nobody’s looking for my type of business on the internet”.

You still believe that a $400 (or more) yellow page add will drive all the traffic you need.

You think creating a website is a waste of time and money.

And you certainly can’t see how online marketing will help increase your customer base.

Well, this morning I decided to whip up a quick video showing small business owners how you can test that theory for yourself. I’ll show you how to find out just how many people are searching for your “type” of business locally by month and per day.
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7 Simple Steps to Setting Up Your Social Marketing Campaign

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So, you’re a small business owner with your business, products and branding in place and you want to finally jump into the realm of online marketing.  You’ve heard all of the great benefits and are finally convinced, problem:  you don’t have a clue where to start?!?

Here’s a quick run down you can use to get started.

1) Set up a blog – offers a self-hosted blogging software that is versatile enough for any business model.  It doesn’t even have to look like a blog with the theme options available these days and it’s easy enough for you to do yourself. Read more