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How to Prevent Getting Ripped Off by SEO / Marketing “Experts”

No matter what any so-called “expert” tells you, having someone outside of your company manage your “Internet Marketing” (man I hate those words put together) or manage your website’s SEO without you being directly involved, is throwing away your money. With every “Great SEO Strategy” there is Google, working hard to filter it out with… Read full article

Why Facebook’s Stock isn’t Performing

Let me answer that question with 3 questions: How often do you go to to: shop? find products/services? click on ads? The end. //D

How to Convert Facebook Personal Account to Facebook Business Page

Do you have more than one Facebook account? Have you been falsely logging into different accounts for your business? Well, as I’ve mentioned before, you are risking having Facebook shut down *all* of your accounts. Luckily for you, Facebook has implemented a way for you to convert that account into a business page. Why should… Read full article

What is Buffer?

Buffer is a FREE APP that offers a way to schedule your Tweets, posts and any other web-based information you wish to share. You simply fill up your Buffer with a click of a mouse and the BufferApp automatically posts them for you throughout the day. (at the best times for your particular audience) Why… Read full article

What is Google+?

A New Game-Changing Social Network from Google WAIT, WHAT— ANOTHER SOCIAL NETWORK?!? You may be saying to yourself: “I’m barely able to deal with Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter… why should I learn another?” Google+ truly is a game-changing social network that makes sharing on the web far easier with much less noise. How is it… Read full article

Creeped Out by the Latest Facebook Changes?

Fret not… for below are Plain English Explanations that may ease your mind. Or perhaps make you even more creeped out, depending on what you think about all of it. =) The Takeaway: It’s pretty clear… Facebook users are all here mainly because their friends are here. OR they want to market their company to… Read full article

Help Someone Out on Facebook (takes 60 Seconds)

Know someone who is looking for work or maybe their business is suffering? I think we all do Times are obviously tough, but do you realize the you have the power to absolutely help others find work and/or potential customers on Facebook? If you’re efficient you can do all 3 within 60 seconds. (and seriously…… Read full article

Facebook Business Page Redirects to Facebook’s Homepage?

Does your Facebook Business Page automatically redirect to Facebook’s Homepage? Or can you only see your page when you’re logged in? This question has popped up many times from clients in the past few months so I decided to write about it. **NOTE, since this article was written, Facebook has implemented a “log in” pop-up… Read full article

Why is The Facebook Suggest to Friends Link Missing?

About a week ago, Facebook apparently disabled the “Suggest to Friends” link on pages you don’t administer. Wondering if this is a temporary thing… Hmmm, my suspicion is that too many folks were, (pardon the phrase) “pimping” it. Once again I’m sure there were the industrious a-holes who went too far and sold names/lists of… Read full article

How to Download Everything from Facebook

Not a really well known tool, but *may* be handy for some folks… If you want a copy of essentially everything your ever done, Facebook gives you the ability to download a browseable zip file. This tool lets you download a copy of your information, including your: Photos Videos Posts on your wall All of… Read full article

Will Your Facebook Account(s) Be Deleted?

Say Wha?? The Message: Don’t Use Fake or Multiple Logins Why even mention this? Because it would be a shame to lose all the work you’ve put into your Facebook presence thus far. FACEBOOK IS DEFINITELY DELETING ACCOUNTS OF THOSE USERS WHO HAVE MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS – (yes, I’m yelling) This is strictly forbidden within Facebook’s… Read full article

Danger of Approving Comments on Your Blog from “Nice” Spammers

Just thought I’d send a quick post about this subject… in short don’t approve comments without reading each one thoroughly. Even though comments can give you more content and make you look popular, they can also adversely affect your search engine rankings among other things.

Start Helping Your Local Government Save $$ and Become More Efficient

This is NOT an upsell nor do we have any affiliation with the following organization) Who is Code for America and What do they do? Code for America was founded to help the brightest minds of the Web 2.0 generation transform city governments. Cities are under greater pressure than ever, struggling with budget cuts and… Read full article

Social Networking for Effective Business Commerce – A FREE Workshop with Web Strategist & e-Commerce Innovator, David Naves

Download the Social Networking and Commerce in Plain English Presentation When: Thursday, September 9th, 2010 Where: Placer High School 120 Grass Valley Highway Auburn, CA View Larger Map Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm Cost: FREE What you will learn at this workshop: Using Social Media Correctly and Effectively to Get Paid or Make the Phone Ring!… Read full article

Why a Facebook Business ‘Page’ instead of a Personal ‘Profile’

The Difference Between a Facebook Business Page and a Facebook Personal Profile NEW! Great News! Now Facebook has implemented a way for you to convert your personal Facebook Account to a Facebook Page. Most importantly, small biz owners, don’t be embarrassed for a second if all of this social networking business is confusing to you…… Read full article

Keep the “Social” in Social Networking on Facebook

Why does Facebook insist that you sign up under a personal profile? Why is it against Facebook terms to have 2 accounts? (buiness/personal) Simply put: People are Social, Businesses are NOT. If Facebook allows anything otherwise, it will cease to be useful and will die a quick death. Keep the “social” in social networking… it’s… Read full article

What is Tweetdeck and Why Should You Care?

Manage all of your social accounts through a single interface! TweetDeck is a very cool app to manage your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace accounts all at once, saving time and resources… and they continue to add great features all the time! How to Use Tweetdeck TweetDeck shows you everything in your Social Networking Space… Read full article

How to Rename Your Facebook Page

Since this article was first written, Facebook made a few changes… so we did too. So for pages with more than 100 connections, the official short answer is… you can’t rename your Facebook page. =( The only work-around at this point is to delete the page and start over. (but build your new page first… Read full article

Cleaning your text in WordPress (part deux)

This is just a backup post to my earlier recommendation to “Clean your text” to get better search results AND keep the formatting of your pages/posts. Well the great news is that within WordPress there is a cool little button within the Visual tab named “Paste as Plain Text” It does the work for you…. Read full article

Social Media & Social Commerce in Plain English – A Workshop with Web Strategist & e-Commerce Innovator, David Naves

Download the Social Networking and Commerce in Plain English Presentation When: Friday, March 12, 2010 Where: Auburn Holiday Inn (Charbonneau Room) 120 Grass Valley Highway Auburn, CA *map (530) 887-8787 Time: 8:00am – 9:30am Cost: $20 Free for Auburn Chamber Members and members of the following business associations: Downtown Business Association Old Town Business Association… Read full article

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