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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. Google+ offers a prime David vs. Goliath scenario: while big brands are spending millions on their slick Facebook experiences, their Google+ page looks exactly the same as yours. Big brands can’t [...]

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Editor’s Note:  Amanda Jensen is a summer intern at Socialmediaonlineclasses.com.  She’s a student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. 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 [...]

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Hi, I'm Benjamin Kepner - global communicator, international marketer, ramblin man and wanna-be surfer. A Snippet About Me I'm a double major graduate in Marketing & International Business from the University of Georgia. I spent 14 years studying Spanish & another three in Mandarin Chinese, but was unable to find an International Business job. I started [...]

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Editor's Note:  Amanda Jensen is a summer intern at Socialmediaonlineclasses.com.  She's a student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Dell, Starbucks, and Dunkin' Donuts use Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to promote their brands, and expand knowledge of their products. Small businesses are no different in this respect. Their owners see [...]

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Top 5 Resources this Week at SMOC

This is THE biggest Facebook development EVER for small business.  Google search results now link to Facebook posts using hashtags.  Learn what this means for your business & how to start using hashtags on Facebook here . . . . . http://goo.gl/1OmYJc Facebook business page Timelines got a makeover on June 6, and much of [...]

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On June 6, Facebook business pages will have gotten a makeover. Again. 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. There are two major reasons why Facebook has chosen to make [...]

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If you're thinking of hiring a consultant to do your social media marketing, watch this webinar first! You'll learn what to look for in a consultant, if you're ready to outsource, and how to measure success. . . . . http://goo.gl/VSws0E You'll be surprised at the findings of this exhaustive study.  Key takeaways for your [...]

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How do you know if outsourcing your online marketing will work for you? If you've ever considered hiring an outside team to help your brand, this month's webinar will show you how to do it right . . . . http://goo.gl/2a2rQe We're excited to welcome two summer interns to Socialmediaonlineclasses.com.  Meet Amanda, our intern from [...]

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Hello SMOC Community! You may have heard a little bit about me from the Facebook page and the SMOC chat wall or community forum, but if not, I would like to introduce myself! My name is Amanda Jensen, and I am one of the summer interns here at socialmediaonlineclasses.com! I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, [...]

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Startups and small businesses don't have the time to do everything themselves, and often social media marketing is one of the first services entrepreneurs look to outsource. Trusting your social media marketing to an outside firm is a big leap —  often one that leaves everyone disappointed.  In this week's post, I'll share my secrets [...]

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Announcing the debut of Socialmediaonlineclasses.com Done-For-You Services, including social media marketing, email marketing, and search engine optimization.  Get the help your business needs here . . . . http://goo.gl/3h8Q7w How do you know if outsourcing your online marketing will work for you? If you've ever considered hiring an outside team to help your brand, this [...]

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Free webinar Thurs, May 22 @1pm EDT/5pm GMT.  Join Maria Peagler for this brief live webinar: Learn how to successfully outsource your social media marketing Thurs May 22, 1pm EDT, 5pm GMT 30-Minute Webinar + On-Demand recording + MP3 Audio + Checklist $297.00 value FREE for Members (Membership is $57 per month, cancel easily anytime.) Get [...]

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Surprising results from a survey of 300 small business owners: how do they use social media, what's their biggest challenge, and some surprising discoveries, all in a handy hand-drawn infographic you can embed on your website . . . . http://goo.gl/CQsfMa SMOC's only FREE webinar of the year - includes the webinar replay, slide deck, [...]

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