5 Ways to Separate Personal and Professional on Social Media
Social media is time-consuming. It's as much art as it is technology. It's new and complex and frustrating. Every business owner feels that way at some time or another. When I'm coaching clients I try to encourage patience, long-term visioning and planning. Some people take longer than others to join me in this position. "I'm looking for a loophole, a quick fix, the easy way to do this," one person said to me. This is how I explained to them there are no loopholes.
Facebook contests are fun. They're engaging. And they can garner a lot of attention for your growing small business. It's not even difficult to host a Facebook contest on your Business Page, since Facebook changed the rules a few years ago. The question is, "Do you know what you're allowed to do for a Facebook Contest?" Or are you simply following the crowd and doing what everyone else is doing? Find out if you're putting your Page at risk.
Should you pay a service to help you promote your blog post? I tested two blog promotion programs, Quuu and DrumUp. Click here to see which one performed best. via @anitakirkbride
When was the last time you cleaned out your social media profiles? It's something you should consider doing if you've been on a network for a few years, and probably should make a reminder to do on at least an annual basis. Spring cleaning your social media profiles can take care of various issues and maybe most importantly, can decrease your privacy and security risks. via @anitakirkbride
Facebook has implemented a major change to its API that many small businesses are just discovering this week. If you came here because you can't change the photo on a link post you're trying to share on Facebook, it's not a glitch...it's permanent. Facebook announced you will no longer be able to change the metadata attached to a link post on Facebook. If you're posting links to other people's articles on Facebook, there's not a whole lot you can do about this. But you can protect your own…