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most of us have realized that the days of traditional marketing are numbered and businesses that rely solely on these outdated methods are doomed to failure.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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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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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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Say Hello to the Digital Tip

Gone are the days of spending money on newspapers and magazines to get the most interesting, thought-provoking material.  Society has shifted from paper publications to the digital world and cloud databases, and we’re finding new sources for our daily news…

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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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3 Tips to Professionalize your LinkedIn Voice

LinkedIn’s popularity has grown exponentially since 2003. In fact, 90% of B2B companies use it as a marketing platform. When marketing on LinkedIn, content should be different from that of Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. LinkedIn is a professional networking site,…

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4 Tips for Responding to Negative Yelp Reviews

While Yelp is a wonderful marketing tool, it must be navigated skillfully. Yelp provides valuable information for potential customers, allowing them to share their experiences with your business. This is great marketing when the reviews are positive; however, some reviewers…

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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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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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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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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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How-to: The Basics of Instagram

You’ve heard it before, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Sometimes, there are things that cannot be expressed in words and other times you’re limited to 140 characters to share your thoughts. Instagram has provided users the ability to…

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Social Media Statistics for 2012

We are constantly talking about the importance of social media as a part of any great business marketing plan, and we firmly believe it. To further explain why social media is here to stay, and why you must engage, we…

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YouTube Marketing: Tips and Tricks

YouTube is a social network that I have yet to really address in any of my previous posts. Even though I have not made mention of it, doesn’t mean its not an integral part of online marketing. If you are…

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Thank You Michelin Man: You’ve Got Me Hooked

Social media has changed the way we live, work and play. There is a social aspect to almost everything. “Like” us on Facebook, follow us on “Twitter”, hangout in our circle on Google+, pin my pins. Social media overload. There…

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Facebook: Survival of the Fittest?

So EdgeRank released a new study today, and what did it say? The average Facebook post is only “live” for about three hours. “Live” means that it is visible in the Facebook News Feed, and detectable to your fans and…

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Winning By Pinning!

Pinning! Huh? Yes, you read it correctly. There is a new social site on the block, and it’s making a killing. A website completely driven by images, Pinterest is gaining interest from people all over the web. Still in beta…

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Our Social Media Predictions for 2012

As discussed in our previous blog post, Social Media in 2011, last year was a big year for social media. Facebook grew to over 850 million users, making it the largest and most successful social networking site to date. Google+…

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How To: Create Your Google+ Business Page

Now that Google+ has rolled out it’s Google+ business profile pages, we wanted to fill you in on how to go about getting one of these. As discussed in an earlier post, The Powers That Be: Google+ and Why You…

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The Powers That Be: Google+ and Why You Need It

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and the list just keeps on growing. Social networks are almost impossible to keep up with these days, unless, as I discussed in my previous post, your business has hired a social media expert to stay…

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The Importance of a Custom Facebook Landing Page

When you are walking on a pebble pathway, you notice a shiny penny, and you pick that penny up. Why did you notice it? Because it was shiny, and different, and didn’t blend in with the other pebbles. The same…

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To Blog or Not to Blog

To blog or not to blog? What would the modern Shakespeare have to say if he lived in this digital age?  At My SMN, we think it’s absolutely critical to blog and we often discuss how important it is to…

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Mom’s Online and Why You Need Them

By Alessandra We know that moms are the best and always there for support. We also know that moms are also always looking for the next great thing to help them take care of family. A study done by Forrester…

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Moms Online and Why You Need Them

We know that moms are the best and always there for support. We also know that moms are also always looking for the next great thing to help them take care of family. A study done by Forrester Research reveals…

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