Which of the 15 Most Popular Social Media Platforms are Best for My Business?

Since maintaining a presence in social media is time consuming, it is important to choose a network popular among your audience. To help, here is a list of the most popular social networks, determined by the number of unique monthly…

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Internet Marketing Tips to Help Increase Website Traffic for Attorneys

Strong competition for legal services and Google algorithm updates have made it increasingly important for attorneys to stay on top of Internet marketing and good SEO practices. Using some of these Internet marketing tips and a little creativity, attorneys can…

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Internet Marketing Strategies for Restaurants, Nightclubs and Bars

Competition among nightclubs, restaurants and bars for new customers is fierce, and that is why it’s important to get your name out there. You may have tried old-fashioned local advertising and gotten a few results. However, the majority of restaurants…

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Social Media Marketing for Insurance Agents

Whether you’re an independent agent or an agent for one company, social media can serve you well as a marketing tool. Millions of potential customers log in to social media platforms on a daily basis. Therefore, using social media to make…

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4 Digital Marketing Tips for Your Small Business

Whether you’re just starting a small business or are looking for ways to increase profits for your existing business, a wide range of online tools could help you to reach your goals. From establishing an online presence to getting customer feedback…

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4 Online Marketing Tactics All Real Estate Agents Should Know

By now most of us have realized that the days of traditional marketing are numbered and businesses that rely solely on these outdated methods are doomed to failure.  If you’re in the real estate game, you’ve probably already figured out…

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Why Outsourcing Is Valuable for Small Business

When an entrepreneur starts a business, money is often an obstacle, and one must wear many hats simply to stay afloat. While this is valuable on the books this takes valuable time and effort away from the purpose of the business…

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How Digital Marketing Can Turn Your Small Business Into Big Business

If you own a small business, you are probably aware of how crucial marketing is in regard to building your business. Whether you own a beauty salon, tech startup, or specialty boutique, the importance of getting your brand recognized by potential customers cannot…

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10 Easy Steps for Planning a Successful Marketing Strategy

As a small business owner, you know how important it is to market your business effectively. Even if you haven’t reached your marketing goals just yet, there is no reason to worry. Follow these simple tips below to reach your…

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Top Social Media Platforms for Small Business Entrepreneurs

Why is social media so important? Here’s why: in 2014, 92% of business owners identified social media as important to them. This number is 7 points higher than the 86% of business owners who thought the same in 2013. It’s important to…

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Guerrilla Marketing: 10 Creative Ideas for Small Businesses

Guerrilla marketing is a term used to define low-to-no cost — unconventional — yet highly effective marketing tactics. Guerrilla marketing relies much more on time, imagination and energy rather than gargantuan marketing budgets. As a result, guerrilla marketing ideas are…

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6 Social Media Sites of the Future

Tired of the Facebook posts that take over your newsfeed with boring information? How about those Twitter posts that are basically only for advertising? There are some up and coming social media sites you need to be aware of if…

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How Small Businesses Drive Leads Through Snapchat

  Small businesses that have ever heard of Snapchat may view it as just another video messaging application, however Snapchat is more than that. Aside from allowing users to send photos, videos, text, and drawings to a specific list of…

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28 Fun Facts About Digital Marketing

In this age of rapid technological advancement the world of marketing is seeing many changes. Digital marketing is now essential in order to keep up with the changing times, and the biggest trend in digital marketing is going mobile. With…

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11 Top Digital Marketing Stats for 2015

With the expected growth of digital marketing in 2015, we thought it important to share with you our top 11 statistics taken from top digital marketing strategies this year. Enjoy. And as always, please reach out to us if you…

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What’s All the Buzz about Tsu?

There’s been a whole lot of talk about Tsu in the digital marketing world lately, the newest social media site to hit the web. In just a little more than a month, Tsu has leveraged more than one million users….

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How to Increase Instagram Engagement (and have patience to withstand it)

How to Increase Instagram Engagement  To the average person, Instagram is the app that allows you to take a selfie or picture of your oh-so-perfect plate of fries, change the coloring on it, and post it for everyone to see….

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What is the Twitter Verified and the Meaning of the Blue Check Marks?

What is the Twitter Verified and the Meaning of the Blue Check Marks? As an avid Twitter user you may have encountered sites where a blue check mark appears next to the user’s name. You may have asked yourself, “What…

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What we Learned From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

What We Learned From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge In 2013 the ALS Association, an organization dedicated to providing care options and assistance to those battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease, raised $2.7 million between the period July 29 through August 27….

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Social Media Icons
Don’t Be Afraid of Social Media

There’s so much to keep up with when one owns a business, especially when it comes to marketing.  Traditional advertising doesn’t work as well as it used to because people are on the Internet looking through Facebook, reading Twitter tweets,…

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Mobile App
Mobile Apps are Friends Not Foes

Remember when your website was so blah (you know, the one you made yourself) and then finally you hired an expert?  Or how about the time you caught on to social media and decided to set up a Facebook page?…

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Infographics
Making a Successful Infographic

You’ve most likely seen a few infographics over the past couple of years, and one thing is for sure, they won’t disappear anytime soon. Why you ask? Infographics are like visual fast food for the brain. In a world where…

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Call To Action
The Importance of Utilizing a Call to Action

Having a Call to Action is important because…wait a minute – let’s assume you’ve not been in the digital marketing world.  Let’s first talk about what a call to action (or CTA) stands for! A CTA prompts someone to take…

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Facebook rules
Facebook Contests- We Explain the Rules and Tips

  Rules for social networks change often.  If you do not follow social media news but use Facebook for contests, promotions or even advertising your services or products, you need to know those rules, man. Plenty of contests have been…

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Google Adwords for Business
5 Ways Google Adwords Could Work for Your Business

                    As a business owner the first question you want to ask is “are my prospects searching for me?” YES? Ok, now that we have that squared away, read on to…

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Optimal Website Design
5 Important Functions To Build An Optimal Website

1) Which Pages Do I Need? Before you sit down with a website developer, you’ll want to map out the pages you want on your website.  This saves time and money before you start the clock with a designer, and…

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Social Media Marketing
Social Media vs. Traditional – Find the Right Style of Marketing For Your Business

Since the rise of the Internet, debate as started over the benefits of traditional marketing vs marketing online using social media when it comes to producing leads, expanding reach and improving business. As the online world continues to grow, people…

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Native Advertising 101
Native Advertising 101

“A classic race car, Vanity Fair and Hennessy Cognac. None of those three things seem out of place with each other, and that’s the point of the native ads that the classic magazine has rolled out on its website.” Jason Abbruzzese, Mashable.com. If you…

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Never Question Quality

My Social Marketing Network is a full service digital marketing agency. We provide quality work and the best Internet solutions for various different clients. We do this through Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing & Management, Web Design & Development,…

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How To: Creating Engaging Content

Content, content, content. It seems that everyone is talking about creating compelling and engaging content, but what does that really entail? For years now, we have been trying to find the perfect formula to spark real engagement. That is the…

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Marketing Forecast: Marketing Trends 2013

2012 has come and gone and, boy what a marketing whirlwind it was. 2013 is going to see a different surge of marketing trends. As people become desensitized and smarter than ever before, marketers need to step it up a…

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Social CRM: Using Social to Gain New Business and Maintain the Old

Small business everywhere can now look to the internet, and more specifically, social media, to find new customers and see who is saying what about your company or industry. Some companies make use of a CRM, while others do it…

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MySMN Gives Away Free Social Media Consultations in Honor of Small Business Saturday!

(PRLEAP.COM) San Diego – November 08, 2012 – MySMN, San Diego’s premier Social Media marketing firm is honoring their support for small businesses by giving away free social media consultations, evaluating current social networks and providing recommendations for the month of November….

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