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…

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…

Content Marketing and SEO – What’s the Difference?

post by Stephanie Nelson I hear a lot of folks using the terms content marketing and SEO interchangeably. The truth is, though, that even though the two go hand-in-hand, there is a difference. As I covered in last week’s post, SEO is search engine optimization. It’s putting together all the elements that the search engines look for…

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…