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The True Colors of Social Media

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Small Business Tools | 0 comments

hand holding a social media ballThe beauty of social media lies in its potential for reach. For a business, it’s the power to reach individuals or groups that would otherwise never hear your brand name, let alone find out what your brand does. Of course with such power comes great responsibility (God bless the morals of Spiderman), and this potential reach can damage the brand more swiftly than promote it. PR teams are employed to ensure that the brand name is kept pure and in alignment with the brand’s underpinning ethos, but one mistake by a company employee with access to the company Twitter account, and the damage is often irrevocable.

Improper Use of #HashTags

An example of this would be Kmart’s Twitter campaign which publically gave their condolences for the Sandy Hook School Shooting, but then tagged along their toy giveaway promotion in a hashtag: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrible tragedy, #PrayforNewtown, #CTShooting #Fab15Toys”.

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What Size Is That Image?

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Small Business Tools | 0 comments

When approaching your graphic designer or your social media for inbound marketing agencies expert about images for your social media accounts it helps if you know exactly what you are going to need. Many images can be reused with a little resizing but as you see from this info-graphic below that you will need custom images for almost every platform.

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Gatesway Cleaning and Restoration

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Small Business Tools | 1 comment

Dedicated to their local economy, Gatesway Cleaning and Restoration asked Fifth Avenue Web Solutions to update their website. Their former website served them well for a number of years but with changing times this Warren carpet cleaning business sought a more user friendly platform.

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The SEO Benefits of a Google+ Profile

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Small Business Tools | 0 comments

Twitter SMB Infographic
The SEO Value of a Google+ Profile

This infograhic by Search Engine People Inc. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Free Blogging How To Webinar

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Small Business Tools | 0 comments

Since I am asked on a weekly basis about blogging, WordPress, switching to WordPress, making money online [I could go on] I want to let you know about the MomWebs Blog Week event coming up next week. It’s a full week of blogging webinars presented by Mom Webs Hosting…did I mention it’s free!

You don’t have to be a MomWebs client to come learn and be inspired by their line up of topics and guest experts – it’s open to everyone and I think I mentioned it’s free. {Why yes, yes I do love freebies}

How to Start a Blog Free Blog Week Webinar

Daily Topics Include:

  • Creating Content & Building Traffic for your Blog
  • Choosing Themes & Plugins for your Blog
  • Using Audio & Video on your Blog
  • Creating Profits for Your Blog
  • and more…

I have been a very satisfied customer of MomWebs for years!

The owners, Nicole Dean and Kelly McCausey are long time successful internet marketers and they host Blog Week to reach out and help others get started the right way. {Because there is a wrong way people…}

There are no strings attached to the webinars at all, but I want you to know that there are pretty amazing ‘Blog Week’ offers that would help you get set up with a new blog or move a blog from Blogger if you’re finally ready to make that happen. If only I had a dollar for every time I was asked about moving to WordPress – why I could go to Disney World!

Package details are right here: MomWebs Blog Week Package Deals

I’m really looking forward to the new information I’ll be learning at the webinar and totally jealous of the crazy savings being offered – if only I had a blog to be moved… See you at MomWebs Blog Week!

So what are your biggest blogging and internet marketing questions you hope will be answered during the webinar sessions?

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Vintage Style {Wedding Sneak Peak}

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Sneak Peak | 8 comments

This has to be by far my most favorite couple to photograph. Not only what the bride amazingly beautiful on the outside she was a gem on the inside too! Touches of their unique personalities could be found on the cake in the form of custom bobble-heads to their guest book.

I loved their guest book – a painting of a tree with ink next to it for guests to leave and sign their fingerprints. Can you tell the bride is a art teacher?

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What to Wear Fall Inspired {Family}

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in What To Wear Tips | 0 comments

You may be in the most gorgeous location with the most amazing photographer *cough* thanks! *cough* but when your entire family is wearing a variety of colors, prints, hues, and patterns it’s just not going to work.

The clothing will distract from what’s important – YOU. The facial expressions, the moments between each family member, and sometimes even the sparkle in the eyes is lost in the plaids. So here is a little visual tips on what your family can wear to a photo shoot in the autumn season.

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