Hottest News on Social Media

How to Use Instagram for Business

  • June 18th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
How to Use Instagram for Business Instagram is a social network where millions of photos are shared on a daily basis. As a result, many companies are now realizing the benefits of using this network as a tool for marketing their products and services. Here are some tips which will help you make the most of Instagram. 1. Use a Read more

Is Facebook for Work or Pleasure?

  • May 8th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
Facebook: not just a place for families, fun, and games. Today, the largest and most popular social media giant is also prime property for small businesses and entrepreneurs to network with other professionals, as well as communicate with current and prospective new customers or clients. From so-called “fan” pages to group pages, to virtual communities, Facebook offers small business owners… Read more

What’s the Solution if Your Employees Are Too Social?

  • March 7th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
With all that you as a small business owner stand to gain from social media, it just takes one or a handful of your employees to turn those positives to negatives. While many employees and their bosses understand how to properly use social media while on the job, others figure their time on social media during their workday is not… Read more

Be More Social When Looking at Potential Employees

  • February 14th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
With all that business owners have to do in a “normal” work day, monitoring social media feeds probably ranks low on their importance list. That being said, not checking out the social networking habits of potential employees they may hire can turn out to be a missed opportunity to see if he or she truly is the right fit for… Read more

Home Remodeling Dealers Becoming More Social

  • January 29th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
For those companies in the home remodeling and repair business, hopefully 2013 finds you modeling a major push in the area of social media. As more and more companies are finding out, social media can add up to a winning formula for them, that is if they do it right. Research nationwide has discovered that close to 30 percent of… Read more

Is Social Media Costing You Your Business Reputation?

  • January 15th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
For many business owners, becoming more social in 2013 is likely one of their goals. In order to have a better chance of bringing new customers to your business, along with retaining the ones you already have worked hard to get, using social media is a great means to go about that. With a positive social media agenda, you can… Read more

2 Non-Negotiables for Using Social Media to Grow Your Business

  • December 6th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
Are you having a difficult time learning the in’s and out’s of social networks? Going on to Facebook or Twitter for the first time can be an intimidating proposition. You are hit with a deluge of information, social network specific terminology, all types of advice, and of course, bad advice, and you will likely experience overwhelm. No worries. This is… Read more

Can Social Media Land You the Best Credit Card Deals?

  • November 20th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
As a consumer, you are more than likely always looking for ways to save money, especially given the economy of the last few years. With that being said, can you put social media to work for you to land better credit card opportunities before you go shopping for goods and services? The truth is that more and more credit card… Read more

Do You Have Any Skeletons in Your Social Media Closet?

  • October 15th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
You are out of work or looking for a better job. So, what exactly is it that is preventing you from finding the right position? In today’s Internet age, more and more job applicants are discovering that their social media footprints can come back to haunt them, especially when it comes to finding the desired job. Study after study indicates… Read more

LinkedIn Announces Makeover for New Brand Pages

  • October 3rd, 2012 by SEM Contributor
It seems as if all the older social networks are making changes, and LinkedIn is jumping on board too. The professional social network recently announced that it would be rolling out new brand pages for companies. While LinkedIn has a reputation for being used by professionals, its design has also received a reputation for being jumbled and unorganized, facets that… Read more