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What’s Your Social Media Strategy?

post by Stephanie Nelson It would seem, based on how often we’re asked by clients and friends, the biggest questions in social media are: “What should I post?” and “How often should I post?” This may seem like a cheesy, cop-out answer, but the best answer is, “Post what matters to you and your audience…

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Social Media Marketing vs Digital Marketing

post by Stephanie Nelson Recently, I was asked to define the difference between social media marketing and digital marketing. Here was my answer: Social media marketing incorporates solely social media outlets – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, etc. Some practitioners may expand the definition to include social profile outlets like Yelp, Google My Business –…

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…

number of followers and fans on social media by SEO and social media maven stephanie nelson of sbn marketing

Should You Focus on Your Number of Fans/Followers?

post by Stephanie Nelson Pretty much any time I’m talking to a potential new client, the conversation inevitably turns to the number of followers or fans on a particular outlet and how can I make that number grow. My answer? That’s not the metric you should be focused on. Why do I say that? On…

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…

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…

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…

When Politics Meets Entrepreneurship Part 2

post by Stephanie Nelson A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how political comments can affect your business, especially in a tense political climate like we’re in now. Over the last couple weeks, I’ve seen how that can translate to social media, too. I’ve recently had friends looking for recommendations for good or services on…