social media marketing

YELP! California Supreme Court Negative Reviews Can Stay

On July 2, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling that could have major implications for California businesses. In Hassell v. Bird, the court upheld First Amendment protection for online publications, ruling (4-3) that Yelp could not be ordered to take down a defamatory review. The case involved a negative review posted by Ava Bird [...]

Legal Action Demonstrates Dangers of Buying Followers To Inflate Brands

The rise of social media and the algorithms that control the internet have made people and brands more concerned about raising some particular metric or another. For example, everyone wants their posts to have a large number of likes, their websites to have a large number of clicks, or their social accounts to have a [...]

Bulletproof Your Social Media Strategy

If you want to do social media right, you need to be strategic. Many of us don't start out that way. We sign up for a site to try it out and fumble around till we understand how it works and what we can achieve. But what if you were starting from scratch, knowing more [...]

Pay To Play: The End of FREE Social Media Marketing?

Facebook is at the vanguard of squeezing increased value from paid social media marketing (SMM) – and other networks are following. Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco, California Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Marketers have been complaining for some time that organic reach no longer exists on social media and that brands have to pay for adverts [...]

Website Management – It’s not do-it-yourself if you’re not doing it!

Do It Yourself Website Management Anyone who runs their own business knows how hard it is to keep up with a myriad of day to day tasks that go along with business ownership.  When you’re juggling the responsibilities of being CEO, CMO and HR, chances are, your Internet presence is suffering.  Websites are no longer [...]

2018-07-11T15:36:23-05:00do-it-yourself, Front Page News, Google, Search Engine Optimization, social media management, social media marketing, Website Maintenance, Website management, Website Promotion, Website Repair|Comments Off on Website Management – It’s not do-it-yourself if you’re not doing it!

Prosper While Others Fail – Small Business Advertising

I always advise my small business clients starting new businesses to be conservative and have reasonable expectations about the income potential their small business. Traditionally, brick and mortar stores will not pull a profit for at least two years from opening. During difficult economic times, I recommend giving a business five years before expecting to [...]

2017-04-30T16:55:37-05:00Internet Advertising, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Small business advertising, social media marketing, Website Promotion|Comments Off on Prosper While Others Fail – Small Business Advertising