The Importance of Blogging and Doing it Right

The Importance of Blogging and Doing in Right In today’s digitized world, the importance of blogging is one of the most crucial aspects of marketing that your business should be focusing on. With more and more people turning to the…

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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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Internet Privacy
Protecting Your Identity Online

Are you aware there are security risks involved in surfing the web? From date miners to hackers, your browser history, online profiles, bank information, and passwords may be visible to the eyes of others. This calls for measures to be…

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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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Website success
Is your Website Branding Making a Good First Impression?

                        Your website branding says everything about you. Like walking into that job interview – are your shoes clean, your nails neat, your clothes ironed? Do you look well-rested,…

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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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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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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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Social Media and Holiday Marketing: A Few Tips for Spreading Your Holiday Cheer

The Holidays are the perfect time to turbocharge your social media. Shoppers everywhere are scouring the Internet for great deals, holiday promotions, and cool gifts to give this season. Incorporating a holiday theme into your holiday marketing is not only…

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$tache Money: November, Movember!

We are well into Movember, and well, we are happy to say that MySMN’s very own Kristian Zaspel, Creative Director, is slapping a ‘stache on it and raising money for the cause. As most of you probably know, Movember was…

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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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Facebook 101: The Act of Giving with New Facebook Gifts

It seems like Facebook has a new feature just about as often as Apple puts out a new product…constantly! Within the next few weeks, Facebook will be adding the option to send real gifts to friends and family through the…

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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 and Natural Disasters: Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is causing a heck of a stir, both literally and figuratively. People all over the country are watching and waiting to see what this storm is capable of. So far, this storm has displaced thousands from their homes,…

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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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Casa De Luz – New North Park Restaurant

The experience My Social Marketing Network had at Casa De Luz was educational along with inspirational.  Casa De Luz is healthy, fresh, thoughtfully planned plant-based food.  Our experience of the salad, self-served soup, vegan food with pure alkaline water definitely…

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The New Twitter and Why It’s Awesome

Last week Twitter rolled out its new interface, and it looks pretty cool. They have introduced “Brand” pages like Facebook that make it easier to showcase your business on the social network. Some call it the Facebookification of Twitter, I…

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Social Media and the Holidays!

T’is the season for Holiday marketing.  Halloween has passed, Christmas music is already playing, and you are thinking, “should I change up my marketing strategy to reflect the holidays, or keep it neutral, and business as usual?” Social media is…

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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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A New Breed of Professional: The Social Media Expert

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. etc. etc. are transforming in so many ways, and it is hard to keep up with it all. Every week it seems like there is a new and fun feature that changes everything. How is…

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Facebook For Events: Part Deux

Facebook has really changed the game for event planners. Facebook has become that new shiny tool that can be very useful if you know how to use it properly. Below I am going to outline some different tips and tricks…

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The Art of the Tweet

Tweeting is universal. It is something that we all can do, but not all of us can amass hundreds upon thousands of followers. Celebrities can earn millions of followers, but what about those businesses and individuals that stack up their…

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Online Forums and Your Social Media Campaign

by Colleen Rugg Forums produce a great opportunity for a business to find conversations based around topics that focus on a product or service they can help others with.  It is a great way to also learn more about customer…

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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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Back to the Basics: Facebook Tips Part 1

It’s been a while since we have addressed the basics of creating a killer social media campaign. For this post I am going to focus on Facebook, and tips that a small business can use to stand out from the…

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