social media image creation by seo and social media maven stephanie nelson of SBN Marketing

Creating Images for Social Media & Websites

post by Stephanie Nelson I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter – both in the social media industry and from small business owners – about graphics for posts and where they come from. In a past life, long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away, I created any graphic I was going to use…

Can We Connect? (Part 2)

post by Stephanie Nelson A while back, I wrote a post on the “etiquette” (for lack of a better word) of connecting on LinkedIn. Item #2 in my list said, “…when you’re changing that connection message, tell how you know the person and/or why you’d like to be connected. That background information is key.” I’ve…

Is Social Media Good or Bad?

post by Stephanie Nelson When doing some keyword research recently, the question “is social media good or bad?” showed up in the results as a potential good match for the term I was searching. Since this was in one of the keyword research tools I use, it wasn’t a place where I could click and…

What Are Your Competitors Up To?

post by Stephanie Nelson As someone who’s been in the advertising and marketing game for over 20 years, I can attest to how important competitive analysis is.  Taking a look at what your competitors are doing to market themselves can often help you determine if your own marketing efforts are heading in the right direction.…

To Bot or Not to Bot?

post by Stephanie Nelson Lately, there’s been a lot of talk in my social media circles and amongst my clients about the pros and cons of bots in the management of social media outlets. Let’s take a look at what’s been discussed… The overall pro of all bots out there is that they take work off…

Do You Need to Use Social Media for Your Business?

post by Stephanie Nelson I’ve been asked a lot recently, particularly by older business owners, whether or not a business HAS to be on social media. For me, the short answer to this question is yes. And yes, there is a longer answer. The longer answer is that no business owner should spend time or money…

Should You Vary the Same Information on Different Outlets?

post by Stephanie Nelson Awhile back, I wrote a post about repurposing content. The whole idea was how to take one idea and make multiple posts on a variety of outlets. (The post was done before Instagram even existed, so there’s a whole other level of sharing that’s not covered!) But what’s the best way of…

Are You Using Your E-Mail Signature for Social Media Growth?

post by Stephanie Nelson In the 5+ years I’ve been in business for myself, one of the most often asked questions I get is “how can I grow my following on [X outlet(s)]? And one of the first things I do in my audit to answer that question is look at how that company is letting…

The Secrets to a Usable Editorial Calendar

post by Stephanie Nelson If you’re anything like me, you like having a plan, and you like sticking to it. When it comes to social media marketing and content marketing, that plan oftentimes comes in the shape of an editorial calendar. Sticking to said calendar can be a bit of a beast, though. So here are…

SBN Marketing’s Social Media Maven Stephanie Nelson Featured on Hot In Social Series

post by Stephanie Nelson Recently, the good folks at HotInSocialMedia.com asked if I’d once again be part of their series on social media advice and predictions for the upcoming year. The series is comprised of three articles and includes information from 24 experts in the social media arena. The first article focuses on the question “What digital marketing…