Category Archives: Google

How to protect yourself when using social media sites

This tweet above – from the parody twitter account, ‘made-up stats’ – really made me laugh! But behind the humour was the worrying news that 6 million LinkedIn passwords had been obtained by hackers. A few of the businesses I … Continue reading

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Social media marketing for smaller businesses – five steps to success

More and more business owners are growing their reputations and profits through social media. Some still haven’t got started though. Often, this is down to two things; uncertainty about how to proceed and/or the time to do it. Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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How to create a simple keyword strategy to improve your online marketing results

Why your business needs a keyword strategy Today, most consumers find businesses and services online through search engines such as Google. How do they find them? By using keywords and phrases. You can take advantage of this by optimising your … Continue reading

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Why businesses need social media – catch that wave dude!

In the late 1970s, a brave young boy entered the sea at Cocoa Beach, Florida, to try his hand at surfing for the first time. As his friends watched him paddle out, hoping to catch a wave, he could only … Continue reading

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10 reasons why your business needs a social media manager (or put up with wonky!)

Some people are great at DIY. Sadly, my man isn’t one of them. That’s why in our house we have shelves that lean, taps that drip and drawer handles that fall off if you even so much as look at them. … Continue reading

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Social media highlights you might have missed if your #BlackBerry wasn’t working!

A round-up of some of the social media headlines from the past week My BlackBerry is not working! – Mashable It sure was a big week in the world of mobile — BlackBerry users experienced a service outage and some of … Continue reading

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Social media news you might have missed

A round-up of some of the social media headlines from the past week Brands need to become ‘friends’ with customers on Twitter and Facebook – Daily Telegraph The idea of the largest social network becoming a web within the web … Continue reading

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In case you missed it – social media headlines recap

And here are some of the social media headlines that caught my eye this week How I Lived For 2 Weeks Without Facebook and Twitter – Huffington Post Craig Kanalley decided to get away from it all by giving himself a … Continue reading

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Online snooping and ads on Twitter – the week in #socialmedia

Here are some of the social media headlines which caught my eye this week: New business sniffs out social media posts of job seekers – Katu.com It may have seemed funny when you posted it, but what would your prospective … Continue reading

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Where on earth did my Google Places listings go?

If you’ve listed your business on Google Places (a really good idea by the way) but have listed more than one business from the same address, then watch out! Google has strict rules about what you can and cannot do … Continue reading

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