May 142012
 

I will admit, I’ve been highly skeptical of Social Media Ads especially Blog Ads & Facebook Ads.  How many people actually notice or much less click on these Ads?

After receiving a $50 credit from Facebook to try out their Ad system, I decided to put it to the test.

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So I created the above Ad targeting Small Business owners in the United States to start.  I had the campaign begin mid day this past Friday, with a budget of $5 a Day (very conservative daily budget) for 10 days.  Within 24 hours I had over 30 new “Likes” on my page.  At that time, that was about a 25% increase total for the Facebook Page.  Now on Day 3, here are the stats:

17,743 Impressions – Number of times the ad has been displayed on Facebook
42 Clicks – Number of actual clicks the ad has received directly.
30 Social Reach – Number of times the ad was displayed due to their friends clicking on the direct ad.
178 Social Impressions – Number of times the page was mentioned due to friends liking the Page.
85 Connections – Number of people who have liked the page either directly or indirectly to the Ad Campaign.
For this experiment, the last number  of 85 Connections is the most important (and impressive) stat.  My page is up to 227 Likes total with a small budget of $5/Day.  Next I will experiment with a 2nd ad in the campaign to see how various styles may impact clicks.

 

 Facebook Ad Experiment Part 1
May 112012
 
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A new report suggests even further how Small Businesses should be utilizing the new Social Media Platform Pinterest for Social Media Marketing. As the report states, typically Small Business owners thinks of Facebook, Twitter, and possibly Linked In as the top sites to utilize for their Brand.

However, with the Visual impact of Pinterest and it’s growth trend in the past year, Small Businesses should not be passing it up. But at the same time, make sure not to ignore the other Social Media networks as well.

 Small Business & Pinterest
May 022012
 
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I recently tried out an App for my Mac called SocialSafe.  SocialSafe is a tool that claims to back up your Social Media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram just to name a few.  But it also allows you to export your data to your computer.  Social Safe offers a free version which will allow you to backup some Facebook Features.

So after trying the free version, I was so impressed that I upgraded to the Pro Version which allows you to backup up to 4 of your Networks for $6.99 a year.  I then realized that this is a very valuable tool!  So I then upgraded to the Enterprise version which allows you to backup up to 10 Network accounts, plus you have the ability to backup your Facebook Pages as well.  No brainer for $13.99 a year.

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http://www.socialsafe.net/features

 

Here are some screen shots from my installation:

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Select from various Social Networks

 

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Select from different aspects of each Network to backup.

 

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Setup your Automatic Backup Schedule.

 

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Easily export your data to your Computer.

 

This Geek Highly Recommends SocialSafe!

 

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 Geek App Review   SocialSafe
Apr 272012
 

LogoColorTextBelow1 300x258 Infusion Media Announces SMB ServicesInfusion Media strongly believes that Small & Medium Businesses (SMB’s) are the Backbone of America’s Economy.  By assisting SMB’s utilize the latest Social and Digital Technology, they will be able to prosper in Sales which will also lead to additional hiring….all which will improve the local economy.  Infusion Media is proud to offer Services catered to the Small & Medium Businesses at an Affordable cost.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Media Consulting
  • Management of blogs, podcasts, and social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, Google+, Flickr, Tumblr, etc…
  • Social Media Marketing Strategy
  • Email Marketing Strategy & Implementation
  • Social Media Implementation Guidelines and Social Media Policy
  • Social Profile Creation
  • Blog Design, Strategy, Setup and/or Optimization
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Branding (Traditional & New Media)
  • Domain Registration & Web Hosting

For mor information, please contact Infusion Media at chris@infusionmediamogul.com or call 678.451.5225.

 

 Infusion Media Announces SMB Services
Apr 232012
 

Excellent Infographic created by visual.ly overviewing the Facebook stats of Infusion Media.  I must say that I’m very proud of my average user stats!!!

 

 The Facebook Social Life of Infusion Media
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 The Facebook Social Life of Infusion Media
Apr 112012
 
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Original Post:  9 Small Business Social Media Success Stories via Social Media Examiner

 

 ReBlog: 9 Small Business Social Media Success Stories
Apr 012012
 

Came across this little tool yesterday thanks to a Facebook Friend.  Intel made a custom Infographic creator based on your posts from Facebook, Twitter, & Youtube.  Pretty interesting…and Colorful!!! lol

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Another finding from yesterday…. Five Guys now has iPhone/Android Apps along with online ordering! icon biggrin Random Findings of a Geek   2012.04.01  You can actually download the app by scanning the QR Code on their website.

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So any good Geek finds you’d like to share?

 

 

 Random Findings of a Geek   2012.04.01
Mar 222012
 

MartisPlace FBLogo pre like v1 Martis Place   Facebook PagePlease join me in “Like”ing Marti’s Place on Facebook.  Marti’s Place is a Small Business in Marietta, Georgia which is owned by my Friend Marti Richardson.  Marti recently expanded her operations by opening a new storefront after working as an independent stylist at Stu’s Barber Shop which closed in November after the owner, Stuart Gowder, passed away.

 

If you live and/or work in the Marietta, Roswell, or East Cobb area, I highly recommend using Marti’s Place for your Hair Style needs!

 

Thank you for your support!! (and in helping Marti’s Place go Viral!!!)

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Mar 162012
 
Simios blggeando ReBlog: Attention All Bloggers: Why aren’t you on Triberr???

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Re-Post from Geekless Tech:

Attention All Bloggers: Why aren’t you on Triberr???

Attention All Bloggers: Why aren’t you on Triberr???.

 

 ReBlog: Attention All Bloggers: Why aren’t you on Triberr???
Mar 132012
 
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Kudo’s to Meineke on Social Media Customer Engagement!

Today I visited a local Meineke and checked in via Foursquare (which then went to Twitter…).  This afternoon, I then received this Tweet from Meineke:


@ Thanks for coming in today! Here’s some savings off your next oil change http://t.co/fzqLLWGK
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The link then led to these coupons that I can use on my next visit.

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Very impressive proactive customer engagement! 

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