Google+ Social Network Releases Vanity URL’s for Pages and Profiles

It has been a LONG time coming but Google finally started releasing Google+ custom vanity URL’s for select pages and profiles.  Facebook users have had the ability to select a custom URL since 2008 but Google held back until late 2013.  Users and select pages will be notified when they login to Google+ with a…

Sales & Lead Generation Success with Social Marketing, Social Networking

A recent business survey reported 39% of business to business (B2B) marketers are generating leads from Facebook, and 19% generated sales from Facebook.  Business to Consumer (B2C) marketers have higher success with Facebook at 67% generating leads and 39% generating sales. The numbers reverse on the professional oriented LinkedIn with data from the August “State…

Pinterest for Online Marketing, the Latest Social Network

Nearly everyone with a pulse has a Facebook account today and all savvy marketers use Social Networks to reach customers.  Facebook overtook Google as the #1 source of online referrals and continues to be the #1 location on the Internet.  Google came out with Google+ in an attempt to capture back some of the lost…

Building Better Social Media Networking, Marketing, Blogs & Websites

Nearly 33% of active Internet users utilizing social networking sites every day,* social media sites are your greatest strategic asset to attract new customers and build brand awareness and instantly communicate a message to clients worldwide. The time required for small- and mid-sized businesses to create and maintain just one social network profile (experts say…

Back to the Basics…Sales & Marketing First

The past week has been spent speaking with marketing directors, sales managers and consultants about their Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, ActiveRain and other online social networking accounts. One sales manager shared and email from marketing firm outlining a several month long marketing campaign done by creating a fake person on Facebook intended on tricking buyers into…

Social Media Tools for Easy Online Marketing

Some of the best places to market today are FREE, more classified ads are placed daily on Craigslist.com than any other website except Ebay (who happened to buy Craigslist) while there are dozens of other similar websites used for online ads. Most users simply post an ad online using the basic ad creation tools built…