5 recent changes in social media you should be taking advantage of

The only thing consistent about social media is the fact that it is constantly changing. Facebook, for example, has changed several times since it first launched. Buttons, functions, and the placement of them, are constantly moving and changing. It takes…

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Our Top Marketing Predictions for 2017

  2017 is just around the corner, so while you’re planning your New Year’s Eve parties, your San Diego SEO experts have been gathering together the top marketing predictions we see coming to fruition for 2017, and planning our strategies…

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6 Digital Marketing Tips for the Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing there are several marketing strategies available to tap into the season and the increased web traffic and internet shopping that is happening right now. Below are our top digital marketing tips for your…

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Small Businesses: 5 Tips to Improve Your Real-Time Engagement via Social Media

It’s always a good idea for your business, whether it’s big or small, to have more person-to-person contact with your audience on social media. This is the very best way to let them know what your company is all about,…

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What’s all the Buzz about Live Streaming Video?

Live streaming video is hardly new, and in fact the technology that makes it possible has been around for quite a while now, but it has been generating enormous buzz lately, with Facebook’s roll-out of live streaming video available to…

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Here’s a Look at some New Social Media Apps for 2016 that could be BIG

  Social media has become such a big part of our lives whether we use it for business, or fun. Sometimes, a new app comes out that makes your social media use so much more productive or enjoyable that you wonder how…

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Shocking Snapchat Stats for Entrepreneurs and Marketers

There’s currently an amalgamation of social media channels in our society. Despite this, users are constantly looking for new and improved channels which offer them better features and experiences. It is this need for new and better social media channels…

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7 Ways to Use Instagram for Your Small Business

Photos, graphics and videos grab people’s attention. If you want to be a savvy marketer, it makes sense to learn how to make the most of Instagram to find your target audience, interact with them and sell to them. Here…

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Why Social Media Marketing is Essential for Small Businesses in 2016

Most small business owners recognize that, in order to be competitive in their chosen industries, they must have an online presence. This includes participation in social media, which continues to evolve with regards to strategies and platforms that are effective…

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Digital Marketing Best Practices for San Diego Startups in 2016

With 2015 coming to a close, this is a good time to review some of the things we’ve learned about what works and what doesn’t for the coming year. Digital marketing keeps breaking new ground in terms of how marketers…

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Digital Marketing Trends for 2016

If you want your business or brand to get noticed in 2016, you’ll need to create a solid marketing plan for the next year. This will mean staying on top of trends as they evolve – and fortunately, the digital marketing…

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Holiday Digital Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

As shoppers start to trickle into stores, searching for those perfect holiday gifts for friends and loved ones, it’s more important than ever for small businesses to step up their marketing game. Since most customers head to the web before…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The New Facebook Timeline: Reliving the Past in the Future

So you activated your Facebook Timeline. Now what? As I’m sure you have noticed the new layout of your personal Facebook page is completely different than it used to be. This new layout is an easy way to track your…

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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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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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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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