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Friday, Mar. 8, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Getting Started with Social Media: Use Google+ Wisely

March 8th, 2013

Google+ is becoming more and more popular in terms of social media for business.  The main advantage of Google+ is that your activity will easily rank high in Google search results.  Make sure you have your Google Plus profile set up to connect with your potential customers strategically.

Link To Social Media Accounts

If you offer promotions in your other social media accounts, make sure you link to them in your G+ profile.  You can also post information on…

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Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

Getting Started With Social Media: Twitter Tips for Success

February 4th, 2013

The secret to executing a successful campaign on Twitter is to be creative.  The creativity of Twitter campaigns is starting to downplay that of Superbowl commercials.  Use the concepts that the best advertising companies in the industry use to make your Twitter campaigns worth your effort.

Prepare Your Audience for Twitter Success

With so many great idea for Twitter campaigns these days, it is essential to know how to execute your own creative idea successfully.  Before you launch your…

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Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:28 am

Not To Miss: Which Test Won Live Event!

January 21st, 2013

Which Test Won is holding a live event! From May 8-10th in Austin, Texas you will have the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the premiere names in testing.

Day One:

Approximately 20 Conversion experts will share real life Case studies and their outcomes with you.  This should be a great opportunity to get some ideas of tests for your own site or those of your clients.

Day Two:

You get to participate in four specific Working Group sessions, from a total…

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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

4 Tips to Consumerize Your B2B Marketing

January 16th, 2013
4 Tips to Consumerize Your B2B Marketing

Everyone can see the lines between the business and consumer worlds blurring. In the technology world, this manifests itself in what’s being called the “consumerization of IT” where popular consumer technologies (e.g. smartphones and apps) are bleeding into the enterprise. This trend extends beyond IT and touches many facets of the business and your B2B marketing strategy is no exception. Today, Derek Singleton will show you some ways your B2C marketing strategies can be used…

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Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Getting Started with Social Media: Implementation Guide for Facebook

January 7th, 2013
Basic Rules for Your Facebook Campaign

There are more ways to make money with your social media campaign every day…but there are also more ways to spend time and money.  Investing time in social media does not have to be a gamble.  Make sure you start out on the right foot with your Facebook campaign by following these 6 simple steps-all of the free, all of them easy.

1.  Make sure the background image on your Facebook page speaks to…

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