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Skyrocket Your Blog’s Earnings and Traffic with Pinterest

Skyrocket Your Blog’s Earnings and Traffic with PinterestBy Holly Reisem Hanna

Normally, I’m very practical when it comes to social media hype, but with Pinterest I’ve seen major results from my own efforts, as well as I know many bloggers who are having incredible results, because of pins that have gone viral.

Point in case, Mandy Rose and Meagan Paullin have both talked about their Pinterest success in this post, Bloggers Making Over 40K With Their Blogs. In fact, Mandy had a “home tour” pin that has been pinned close to a million times and Meagan had one post go viral which in turn, skyrocketed her earnings for 2013.

Still not sure about the hype? Check out these stats.

  • Pinterest is the 4th largest traffic driver worldwide. [Source: Techcrunch]
  • Not only is Pinterest sending tons of traffic to websites, but Pinterest users spend twice as much as Facebook users. [Source: FastCompany]
  • Pinterest has Google benefits. Pinterest boards tend to rank well in Google search. [Source: Dustin TV]
  • 62% of brands have the Pinterest “Pin It” buttons on their product pages of their websites and it is the most used button. That officially puts them in first place compared to 61% having the Tweet buttons and 59% of brands having the Facebook Like buttons. 42% of brands have the Google+ button all according to a study done by 8th Bridge, after analyzing 872 retailers. (more…)

5 Easy Ways To Liven Up Your Twitter Stream

5 Easy Ways To Liven Up Your Twitter StreamBy Danielle Buffardi

As a social media platform, Twitter is a fantastic way to gain some exposure for your business and seek out new clients. However, with only 140 characters to express yourself it can, at times, become a rather tedious excursion resulting in boring and redundant tweets for both you and your readers. And this can mean loss of followers, business, and potential clients – something you want to avoid at all costs.

How do you spice up your tweeting then? Easy, read on for five quick and easy ways to breathe life back into your tweets.

1. Get Visual:

Twitter allows its users to tweet pictures of all sorts using specific applications so why not add some pizazz to your Twitter stream and share some pictures of your business, your office, even your location. Allowing your Twitter followers inside access into your business’s world, can help entice potential clients out of hiding.

2. Get Physical:

People love to be in the know, and I know that not everyone appreciates their location being announced to the world, but if you’d prefer to only allow Twitter and FourSquare to know where you are at certain times, then that’s fine too. Let people know you’re enjoying that cup of coffee seaside. If someone is nearby you doing the same, they may just come by and strike up a conversation. (more…)

Social Media and Why It’s a Must for Your Business

Social Media and Why It’s a Must for Your Business - The Work at Home WomanBy Danielle Buffardi

As a business owner, you have a responsibility to your company in terms of getting the word out on how it can help others. When it comes to what your plans will be regarding advertising, it’s very hard to visualize a plan that doesn’t include using some kind of social media to utilize its advantages on getting the word out about your product and what your company is about.

Facebook has seen incredible growth in the last year by businesses hoping to get the word out about their products. Small businesses as well as bigger ones are devoting more time and energy into Facebook and social media sites regarding the advertising they’re doing for their company. Some are hiring workers strictly to stay devoted to social networking, trying new advertising strategies while staying true to the originals that put their business on the map in the first place.

YouTube has also grown significantly within the past couple of years. This jump in video appeal has led many bloggers, in whatever area of specialty, to add ‘podcasts’ to their list of ideas. (more…)

Using LinkedIn to Help Your Business Grow

Using LinkedIn to Help Your Business GrowBy Danielle Buffardi

LinkedIn tends to be viewed as a more business-orientated type of social media. Whereas Facebook and Twitter are more for social connections, LinkedIn is set up so that you can showcase your business and your product in the most enticing way. Use LinkedIn to your advantage and you could just see a nice jump in business. Some ways that LinkedIn can help your business grow are as follows:

Updating Your Profile: 

Seems like a common sense task but many business set up their initial LinkedIn profile and then forget to update it consistently. Potential clients need to know why they should choose you over the competitor and keeping your LinkedIn profile updated is one easy and simple way to showcase your company’s hard work.

Update Your Status Regularly:

By updating your LinkedIn status, it registers on your friends’ feeds and thus reminds them that you and your company are being active members of the LinkedIn community. (more…)

4 Ways To Stand Out On Facebook

4 Ways To Stand Out On FacebookBy Danielle Buffardi

With Facebook being as successful as it is, it’s super easy for your page to get ‘lost’ within the crowd. Some fans will ‘like’ your page and never visit it, while others will turn into Facebook friends. Therefore, you must be creative in your dealings with your business page on Facebook. As with every social media site, Facebook is of the utmost importance when it comes time to get your brand’s message out to the masses. Social media is a free tool that can help to bring in good PR vibes for your business’s bottom line. Standing out on any social media site, not just Facebook, takes practice and precision smarts.

Read on for four tips on how to get using Facebook to boost your company’s visibility and help make you stand out among the crowd. (more…)

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