Can Social Networking Hurt Your Business?

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Can social networking hurt your business? You bet it can! I have written many times before about how quickly bad publicity can spread these days. One of the main reasons that I hear from small business owners about why they don’t want to spend the time to get into social networking is that they are […]

More On The Value Of Social Networking

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It never fails. I start to write or wonder about a particular subject and then articles and blog posts start to appear as if by magic. I’m sure it’s just bacause I’m more tuned in to picking out the ones that I’m thinking about from the crowd, but I also wonder if the Law Of […]

Traditional Media Doesn’t Get It

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Want to hear why traditional media just doesn’t get it when it comes to blogging? Have a look at this post on The Viral Garden called New York Times shows how out of touch it is with bloggers. It’s not just the media that doesn’t get it either. Established businesses think that they are getting […]

SEO and SEO Scams

My customer forwarded me this today. He was worried that his website was missing out on tons of traffic. I get millions of this crap, so it’s probably easier for me to spot as spam (I added the stop sign) From: Cool sounding (English) name@gmail.com Subject: Can I give some honest feedback on your website? […]

The Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh won’t let in the Marines

Pretty extreme headline, right? Note: I changed it because I realized it was actually too extreme, I was being sarcastic and it didn’t come off that way. I’m sure it’s not that bad, but that sure is the image that the Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh is portraying. It’s just another example of how businesses don’t understand social […]

How McDonalds ripped me off for Christmas

My wife bought me a $25 gift card from McDonalds for Christmas. When I tried to use it the day after Christmas for a coffee they told me it had a $0 balance. When I looked it up online, it activated on Dec 20th with $5 & was used up on the 23rd (My wife […]

Twitter 101 For Business

When I speak to business people about how I use Twitter, many of them want to know if it’s something that can help their business. Unless they’re living under a rock they’ve heard of Twitter and all kinds of social media, but many of them are not involved either in their business or personally. Hearing […]

Tweet This

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I have been reading quite a bit on social media lately and Twitter in particular. I thought I would try some of the strategies that I have seen to make this site better by bring more visitors to the site. I am always looking for more customers,  inbound links and visitors to comment on my […]

Don’t Be Afraid Of Listening To Your Customers

category Social

I know of many businesses that are scared to death of using social media. They fear someone writing something bad about them. Worse yet if it’s a blog they are writing something bad about us on our own website. It seems to me that if someone has something bad to say about you or your […]

Alerts For Your Business Name

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I have written before about how you may find some unexpected things from Google Alerts. I now advise all of my customers to sign up for Google alerts. One of the things that comes with social media and all of the mass communication these days is that one person can make a dent in your […]

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