Hot Social Media News Dec. 4, 2010

Determination: RunnerHot Social Media News for this week is going to be short and sweet.  Angie is very happily enjoying Jamaica.  Today she accomplished her year long goal of participating in a Half marathon!  So I first want to say YEAH ANGIE!!

Now down to business.  I found some great links for this week so here goes:

Top 5 Social Media Sites to Help Your Business.  You will notice that we participate in each one of these and encourage our clients to do so!

Why Some Social Media Marketing Strategies Fail. Have you been wondering why your strategies are not working?  Maybe you are doing the wrong things.  Remember we can help you with this as well!  You can contact us here.

Does Business to Business Social Media Drive Holiday Sales. We are in the thick of Holiday shopping.  So this is one to think about.

Will Social Media Benefit My Business? This is a great question.

Twitter Hashtags: Stop the Spam

Sign, Stop

Stop the Madness

Have you seen the outrageous use of Twitter hashtags?  Most people don’t even realize they are spamming others on their Twitter stream but it’s very obvious they are so here’s a quick lesson.

Please don’t use single words like #coffee #sugar #tea when tweeting.  The whole point of using Twitter hashtags is to keep up with a conversation. So it would be better in that case to use something like #coffeelovers (which I see there is actually a hashtag for!) where people can talk about their love for coffee.  Or here’s another one I see a lot #workouts.  OK but let’s get more specific.  I think it would be better to separate this in to #homeworkouts, #gymworkouts or even #cardioworkouts.  It’s like we are taught with keyword research, it’s much harder to rank for single keywords in the search engines and it’s better to go for the long tail keyword phrases.  I look at hashtags in a similar way.  Be more specific and you’ll make better connections.

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