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Top Tweets and your Twitter followers

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I am a family man first, father of two wonderful children and a beautiful wife. I enjoy working on the computer to help local businesses with marketing to the masses. It is a passion of mine to help others succeed, in doing so becoming a trusted authority in my field of service. I truly believe that the only way to live is to give. Giving is caring and caring makes for a better world all around.
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What are some of your top tweets?

I’m going to try something a little different today and ask some questions to help everyone have a better experience on Twitter. It’s a simple post that I hope will gather some engagement from twitter user’s and especially anyone in the Marketing industry. We all have people we follow on twitter and there is always someone you look forward to seeing what they tweet. Some people have hundreds of followers yet others have thousands and ten’s of thousands even millions. Maybe this is another post entirely but I always wonder if those that have over say 30k followers on Twitter if they purchased a great deal of them or are they actually true followers interested in what they have to say.

Twitter  Lets have a look at some of the differences

 

 

 

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Notice of course with Twitters very own profile they have 29.4 Million followers. Which I might add is astronomical :)

Then we have some other heavy hitters in the Twittersphere and Marketing world with the likes of Guy Kawasaki A well-known marketing genius who you would expect to have a large audience.

Guy Kawasaki twitter pro

 

Now lets take a look at a couple more people I admire and follow that have a great number of followers. Like Mari Smith

Mari Smith Twitter Profile

Now Mari Smith is an excellent Social Media expert and a great person to follow to learn how to do Facebook Marketing. She is one of the top Facebook Marketing guru’s to teach anyone from beginners to experts on anything Facebook. If you would like to follow Mari on Facebook her Page is www.facebook.com/marismith Now it is reasonable to see over 250K Followers on Twitter for her because she is such an influence in the marketing industry.

Here is one more from Pace Lattin, a well-known interactive advertising professional and content creator for performinsider.com

Pace Lattin twitter profile

 

Now These numbers seem a lot more realistic and doesn’t make me wonder if he has purchased his followers. Don’t get me wrong I know that these people have very large followings, I just tend to wonder if or at which point they may have purchased some followers.

We all know it’s not good to have any profile with just a few likes or followers, Heck look at me lol I’ve never purchased a like or follower and it shows lol Now would my numbers have grown a lot quicker if I had purchased my first 10-20K followers? My guess would be yes. But I was a firm believer in having real people who will interact and engage with me on what ever platform I’m using.

What are some of your top Tweets?

Ok so the reason for this post after all was to get an idea of what seems to work for different folks on Twitter. Please leave a comment with at least one of your best tweets. Something that you think got the most ReTweets or favorites. I would love to hear from anyone and everyone and feel free to add your Twitter @name in the comment so people can follow you too :)

Is your iphone memory low?

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How to recover more memory on your iphone.

I felt the need to write this quick post about the iphone memory. I was with a client and needed some video and all of the sudden my phone says memory to low, you can manage your memory in settings! I was like, what. I don’t even have many pictures on here and I’ve had the same amount of apps for a year or more. So I had to frantically start deleting apps and pics that I was sure couldn’t be causing this memory shortage, and I was able to muster up enough to finish the video I needed.

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This was a horror show to me though as I was in the presence of my client and another group of people expecting me to film this event. So once I got home I started looking deeper into my phone and settings and I see under the usage tab that my TEXT Messages were taking up 2.5 gigabytes of space! I was like what the.. So Then I remembered something. I text my family a lot two kids and the wife, along with friends and business associates. The key here was that I never delete the messages from my kids and wife because it will keep them at the top of my text list where I use them the most. So I had a huge amount of data being stored in these text messages from just three contacts. I deleted those texts and freed up over 2 gigs of memory! Problem solved.

So If you are like me and store / save certain messages you may want to delete them once in a while so this doesn’t happen to you at a crucial time when you need your camera to work or other apps that require memory. I hope this posts helps someone and you take care of it before it’s a problem.

Feel free to leave a comment about your memory problems lol I’m talking about with your phone too not your mind.

Guest blogging do’s and dont’s

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Does guest blogging help you rank better?

Not if your spammy about it. According to Google’s own Matt Cutts, he says that guest blogging is a hot topic these days but bloggers beware. Matt goes on to explain in his short video that Google is on to people abusing this trending way of getting what could be valuable back links from other sites. Guest blogging is a genuine way to gain more pagerank for yourself but only if done correctly and with integrity. Google knows that there are marketers just pumping out blog posts as if they were selling hot dogs at a baseball game. Some are going as far as spinning their article too not even writing an original quality post. These tactics are going to do nothing but hurt you when Google catches up to you, and trust me they will. You thought the Panda and Penguin were bothersome rodents. Wait until you see the Dragonfly or some other pestly type update that comes down the pipe and destroys your credibility and your pagerank. Enough from me have a look for yourself at this video Matt Cutts posted on the Google Webmasters YouTube channel.

I would imagine it’s a problem if Mr. Cutts is making a video about it.

If you are a blogger and have been using this technique to gain a little headway on the search engines, I would suggest you do it the right way and not go overboard. Take the advice of the expert from Google and actually create original content that is going to be welcomed and appreciated. Just remember if you are trying to beat the system then you’re not creating good content and you should start listening to the warning being put in front of you. Spinning articles is nothing new and it is easily spotted. It may save you time but it’s not going to be worth it in the long run. So to save yourself a lot of time and headaches. Take head of the warning and start creating good original content that is relevant to your market or industry. I thought this was noteworthy and figured I’d write a post to share with you. Remember to sign up for my newsletter at the top right of any page and be kept up to date on things happening in the marketing world.

Time for business as a full time employee

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I am a family man first, father of two wonderful children and a beautiful wife. I enjoy working on the computer to help local businesses with marketing to the masses. It is a passion of mine to help others succeed, in doing so becoming a trusted authority in my field of service. I truly believe that the only way to live is to give. Giving is caring and caring makes for a better world all around.
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Why is there always a shortage of time?

I wanted to bring this topic up just to let some air out and see how many of you feel the same way. Are you starting or running your own business while holding a full time job? In hopes that your business will be a big enough success that you can kick your boss to the curb. Well in today’s age of information and technology I can only imagine the amount of people giving this a try has increased quite a bit compared to 10 years ago.

Chasing Time I’ve been running this race for almost two years now at a pretty good clip. Meaning my business is actually surviving and continuing to grow while I still have to keep my job and give at least 40 hours a week to the man. FYI I hate that guy! Most of the time I can say that the clock runs out before I accomplish my objectives for a day.  When you have the drive to succeed you will put time in whenever you can. I have two young teens on top of all this which puts a squeeze on what ever time I think I’m going to have. I must say that family time is a big part of my life as well. I coach my daughters softball team and play taxi for my son supporting him while he does his road races. These are some of the challenges I face on a daily basis as I’m sure you too have your own time thieves. I hate them too :)

What can we do to make our time count even more?

I wish I had a direct simple answer for you but I would be a hypocrite if I were to list ways to help manage your time when I know I could be doing a better job of it myself.

So Let me list some of the things that can be a distraction when you are supposed to be working. I’ll assume that the time you need to spend on your business would be time well spent at your computer. So let the procrastination begin.

  • Television
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Family
  • Friends

One of the worst things you can do is sit in front of the TV with your laptop and think you will actually accomplish anything.. As I sit here now on my couch with the wife and my daughter watching So You Think You Can Dance ha ha yea I know laugh if you want but I try to mix my family time with business another big no no if you are trying to accomplish something pressing. I’m thinking this is an exception because it’s just a general post and pretty much just talking about what I hate about Time!  Friends too can be a big distraction as they don’t always understand what it is you do or how important to you it is. The same goes for Family, if you are anything like me your better half doesn’t quite support what I’m doing 100% only because she thinks my time could be spent better doing more family stuff and doesn’t see the big picture or end result that we are all trying to reach.

The bottom line is we just need more time in a day and our problems would be solved. Another great distraction is of course Facebook. If you are looking to get work done don’t even open it. If you do, open my page and become a fan :) Here I post a lot of content from my mentors and other social sites that have the content I would try to write if I had the TIME every day, such as posts from Social Media Examiner. Michael Stelzner does a great job with informative posts and podcasts as well as the arsenal of guest bloggers that write compelling articles. Hmm.. Maybe that’s one of my TIME thieves lol although I consider reading a post from them or elsewhere as education and a step towards helping my business.

What are your TIME thieves? I’d love to hear what takes you away from working on your business. Please leave a comment and share it with us.

The New Social Search and Google

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Your Search Results are Different

This post is a very interesting and informative one that will shed some light on what is happening in the search engine results. Google is constantly updating and changing things. You might think it’s to confuse you as a marketer or business owner, but it’s actually to make it a better way to see what’s relevant to your search query.

When you search for something on Google, for better or worse, the results aren’t the same as when anyone else searches on Google.  In other words, my search results will look very different than your search results. Google looks at things like your location and your connections and tweaks the articles that appear higher in your results based on your network of friends. This is a quote from one of the top social marketers in the industry Kim Garst. Here is her article explaining this as well. KimGarst.com

Kim verifies this in her post as well. I want to explain this to you as marketing agents, my current and potential clients. I will be changing a lot of points in my own marketing strategies for your business here on Flipit4u.com. Since I started my business almost two years ago it has been a bullet point to explain that we can get your business to the top of a Google search. This was something we strived for and accomplished with great success. But the dynamics are changing as stated above. Google is now going to personalize everyones results.

This changes things and will make optimizing your business even more important. Google is the king of search whether you like it or not. Maybe it’s a way to encourage people to use or create a Google+ Page. This is going to hold a lot of weight in the search engines. If you didn’t already know, Google owns YouTube so if you have some videos of your business on YouTube you can bet that it’s going to have an advantage in the search results. Google loves links from YouTube. If you are ignoring Google your business will suffer over time and they will give love to those businesses that are using Google+ and YouTube by showing results for those that have built a presents on Google+ opposed to someone that is using another video site and social network.

So before I turn this post into a novel I’ll close with this. Search results have already changed and are changing more every day. If you want your business to show up when people are searching for your product or service you had better make sure that you have all your ducks in a row on Google.com. Here at Flipit4u Marketing we are diligently making sure we are on top of what’s happening with search and social media marketing. Getting your business in front of your competition is still one of the best ways to produce more leads and sales in your business. Flipit4u will always keep you informed so you have the edge you need to stay on top of search and your competition.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of the new Social Search. Also fill out the form at the top right of the page for monthly updates on what’s happening in the world of Search and Social Media and get a Free ebook on Managing your Online Reputation.

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Matt Cutts gives his input on how to link your blog post or website.

This is a great source for information when it’s coming straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak. So when linking an article or website to your own post or page it doesn’t really matter about placement as long as you have it there for reference so people can know where the original content comes from. Although if you watched the whole video which is very short and we like it that way, Matt prefers the link to be near the top of the article which to me makes sense too. I hope you found this article helpful and can maybe ease one of your concerns when it comes to SEO and your website.

Please let me know what you think in the comments below and share it with your community to help someone else.

 

Does Facebook Boost Ads for Profit and stats

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I am a family man first, father of two wonderful children and a beautiful wife. I enjoy working on the computer to help local businesses with marketing to the masses. It is a passion of mine to help others succeed, in doing so becoming a trusted authority in my field of service. I truly believe that the only way to live is to give. Giving is caring and caring makes for a better world all around.
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I am curious if Facebook has some sort of Ghost accounts to boost ads and stats. The reason I bring this up is I have started a new page from scratch for an online business I started for my affiliate networking. So I built a website which you can see at www.OnlineMoney4u247.com and went through the process of building my social foot print with Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus ect.

So one of the first things I did which every business should be doing is build a Facebook Page ” www.facebook.com/onlineMoney4u247 ” to compliment your business and website, as well as give you a forum to communicate with your customers. So I started a Facebook Promoted Post ad. I ran this for about 4 days with a small budget of $15 a day. I was shocked to see results almost instantly. So I tracked what was going on carefully because I wasn’t spending much per day I was getting like 7 to 12 likes each day the ad was running.

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I was so excited about my new page and website that I wanted to personally thank the people for liking my page on Facebook. So, via the insights I found my new fans and sent them a message. After about the 10th message and a couple days I gave up because I wasn’t getting a response at all. I wasn’t selly at all in my message I sincerely wanted to thank these folks for their actions. Not one person responded to my message. Now I don’t know about everyone but if you are using facebook and liking pages you are most likely on there a lot and get your notifications. I sent a simple message saying something like this. ” Hello, (name) I just wanted to personally thank you for liking my new page for creating an online income. I just made the page and was curious how you found it? As I don’t even think my ads are running yet. If you could just reply briefly and let me know I would appreciate it greatly. Just for taking the time to respond I will get back to you with a free book of your choice if you would like to have one. Either way just a quick reply would be awesome and thank you so much for liking my page.”

If I got a message like that I would take the 30 seconds it takes to reply especially if it was from the owner of a page that I had just recently liked. So there is my beef and it made me think. I wonder if Facebook has a bunch of ghost accounts that they can use to like pages that are running ads so the page owner will think the ads are more effective and continue spending money. I know it’s a big accusation and I’m not saying that’s what they do but it sure seems funny that not one person I contacted with my personal account mind you, wouldn’t respond to a polite email. I should add that I didn’t offer the book to the first bunch that I sent to as I thought of that after I sent a few messages already.

Please leave a comment below with your thoughts on this topic and if you may have had something similar happen to you and your pages.

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I am a family man first, father of two wonderful children and a beautiful wife. I enjoy working on the computer to help local businesses with marketing to the masses. It is a passion of mine to help others succeed, in doing so becoming a trusted authority in my field of service. I truly believe that the only way to live is to give. Giving is caring and caring makes for a better world all around.
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Choosing the best social media site for your business

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I am a family man first, father of two wonderful children and a beautiful wife. I enjoy working on the computer to help local businesses with marketing to the masses. It is a passion of mine to help others succeed, in doing so becoming a trusted authority in my field of service. I truly believe that the only way to live is to give. Giving is caring and caring makes for a better world all around.
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What Social Media site should businesses use

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With all the social media sites out there and there is a lot of them, which ones should you use for your business? Well from an SEO stand point it is worth while to have a business profile on all of them. At least on all the major players in the social media space. Such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram and Linkedin for starters. It is practical and a good way to have some links to your website coming from authority sites like these. This will help your site when it comes to search results. There are a number of other sites as well that are not so much social media but even blogging sites that are good places to get links from as well as making use of the blogging sites and using them to share content about your business. Sites like Blogger, Tumblr, WordPress, Blogger.com, and Weebly. These are places that you can create a home for your business and actually gain followers and express yourself about your business a little more freely.

If you are in the branding phase of your business I would suggest using as many of these sites as possible even if it’s just setting them up. You want to make a nice foot print for Google to see and help your business stand out. Now as far as which site’s to use the most you are going to want to do a little homework. Of course Facebook should be a primary candidate for your business, but don’t just start posting. Take your time to check out your competition and see what others are doing. Do this for all the sites you plan on setting up an account on. Take the time to see what type of content they are posting and what posts are getting engagement and try to do something similar. So my advise goes like this. Don’t try to cover every site out there with content, pick 2 or 3 that you see others doing well on and concentrate your efforts there.

You can check out another post where I explain how to use Facebook for business pages and see what it takes to make your business stand out on Facebook. One more useful post is How to link your Facebook to your Twitter account

As always feel free to add a comment below ask a question or just say hi. I hope you were able to learn something to help you and your business.

New Google+ Dashboard rolling out

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Wow it’s been a long time coming if you are managing your own Google Places page and or Google plus pages. For Local marketers it’s been a disturbing factor considering all the power they have over there at Google.

Here is some great info taken from: Google Product forum.

http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/business/I0Royu8V9x8

Today, we’re launching an update to the Google Places for Business dashboard (US only). It’s available today for new signups only. Read more about how it’s now easier to manage your business’ presence across Google on our blog post: Improving the look and feel of Google Places for Business.

 

What should I do if…

I’m an existing Google Places for Business user?

Sit tight and continue to use Google Places for Business to update and edit your listing. The update currently affects new users only. Please do not make new accounts/pages for listings that already exist. Please know that the update will be gradually rolling out to existing Google Places for Business users like you in the coming weeks.Check back on this forum for announcements and updates.

I’m currently using Google+ to manage a local Google+ page?

Continue to use Google+ to manage the page. We do not recommend making any additional accounts or pages for pages that already exist.

I’m using the bulk tool to manage multiple locations for my business?

Please continue to use the bulk tool to manage the listings. Sit tight! We’ve got some updates coming for bulk users that we hope you’ll like.

I’m new to Google Places for Business and have fewer than 10 locations?

Just visit http://places.google.com and start setting up your listings! Note that only some new signups in the US will see the new dashboard. We are planning to open the new dashboard up to all new signups very soon.

I’m new to Google Places for Business and have 10 or more locations?

Our bulk management tool hasn’t changed. Feel free to start setting up your listings at http://places.google.com/manage, which is our tool for bulk uploading. (https://support.google.com/places/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=178024)

I’d like to learn more about the new Places interface…

Who can use the new Places interface?

The dashboard is currently only available for some new users in the United States. We’ll be opening up the new dashboard to these new users on a rolling basis. We look forward to making the dashboard available to current users as well as international users soon, so sit tight for a smooth upgrade coming soon.

What’s new in the Places dashboard?

  • An updated interface that makes editing your information easier.

  • Updates that show the status of your business information on Google Maps.

  • Improved insights to help you track your business’s performance on Google.

  • Edits will go live faster.

Are there any changes in policy or the quality guidelines?

No — the current quality guidelines still apply.

I’m a new user to Google Places for Business. How do I add a listing?

Get started on http://places.google.com.

I’m a new user to Google Places for Business with a service-area business. How do I proceed?

If you serve customers at their locations, you can designate yourself as a service-area business in your listing editor. Beneath your address information, select the checkbox for My business has service areas where I visit customers at their locations. You will be able to set a service area based on the zip codes or cities you serve, or on a given area around your location.

I’d like to know more about Insights.

To see insights for a listing, navigate to Edit the business information, then click on the Insights tab.

Why can’t I see this updated dashboard?

We are doing a gradual rollout that will start with a subset of new users in the U.S. Then, we will gradually make this service available to a larger group of both existing and new users in the weeks to come.

How can I integrate with Google+?

Right now, Google+ integration is not yet available, but it’s coming soon. Soon, you’ll be able to upgrade a listing to a local Google+ page, right from Google Places for Business. We’ll let you know (with more details) when that’s available.

If you’re in the new dashboard, you may see a widget that says the Google+ upgrade is coming soon. Whether or not you see the widget, we will be making this upgrade available to you, so sit tight!

I’m using the new Places for Business dashboard, and I need help…

How can I get help correcting some of the information on a page?

Contact our support team by visiting our Help Center and clicking the Contact Us button.

How can I get help verifying a page?

You can contact our support team using this form.

Can I use custom categories?

The only categories available are the ones that auto-complete when creating a page.

Do I need a Google+ profile to use the new Google Places for Business dashboard?

No, you can add and edit a listing via Google Places for Business without a Google+ profile. You can also access AdWords Express and Offers. However, in order to access the social features (Posts, Circles, Videos), the verified business owner account will need to be associated with a Google+ profile.

Can I have more than one verified business owner account per page?

At this time, there can only be one verified business owner account per page.

I am the verified business owner for a page, but I don’t see a checkmark.

Checkmarks are not currently appearing for pages verified via Google Places for Business. You can determine if you are the verified business owner for a page by checking to see if the page appears in your Google Places for Business dashboard.

Types of Pages

Name

Where to manage?

Checkmark?

Characteristics

Where to find help?

Google business listing

Google Places for Business

no

Write a review button, no Follow button

look under Fix a problem here: https://support.google.com/places/

Google business listing (new dashboard)

Google Places for Business

no

Write a review button, no Follow button

Use Contact Us here: https://support.google.com/business/

local Google+ page

Google+ pages admin

yes (if local verified)

both a Follow and a Write a Review button

fill out this troubleshooter: http://support.google.com/business/bin/request.py?hl=en&contact_type=local_pages_editing_help&rd=1

unverified local Google+ page

Google+ pages admin

no

Follow button, inset map

verification troubleshooting here: http://support.google.com/business/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=ts.cs&ts=2535756&from=2535756&rd=1

Feel free to comment with what you have experienced or if you have noticed the new dashboard yet?
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