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Forum: Social Media 17th October 2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,369
Posted By rnhaas
The problems is, with purchased likes (i.e. likes...

The problems is, with purchased likes (i.e. likes through ad campaigns) your page is showing up in feeds of people who may have no interest in your actual content or, in the worst cases, in the feeds...
Forum: Social Media 16th October 2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,369
Posted By rnhaas
Maybe some people enjoy it but I think a lot of...

Maybe some people enjoy it but I think a lot of people actually think the likes will translate to money, which they don't.
Forum: Local Marketing 6th October 2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,399
Posted By rnhaas
Social media isn't a great way to generate...

Social media isn't a great way to generate traffic unless you have content that will actually generate actual clicks rather than just likes or shares. Forums are much better if the forums are popular...
Forum: Local Marketing 26th May 2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,222
Posted By rnhaas
I don't believe for a second that there should be...

I don't believe for a second that there should be a word count. I know a lot of SEO peole will tell you there should be, but I don't by it. The article should be something your users want to read, do...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 17th April 2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,416
Posted By rnhaas
Check your robots.txt file to make sure it is...

Check your robots.txt file to make sure it is allowing indexing of your site.
Have you set up Google's Search Console?
Forum: Social Media 31st March 2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,138
Posted By rnhaas
Don't worry about it! It's frustrating when...

Don't worry about it! It's frustrating when things aren't intuitive.
Forum: Social Media 30th March 2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,138
Posted By rnhaas
Moz has really good guides. I haven't used their...

Moz has really good guides. I haven't used their social media guide myself, but I like their other stuff a lot - easy to understand and useful.
https://moz.com/beginners-guide-to-social-media
...
Forum: Social Media 18th March 2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By rnhaas
I can't speak for others' experience, but in my...

I can't speak for others' experience, but in my experience you're better off joining pre-existing communities (that will tolerate some commercial posts), creating goodwill by not promoting yourself...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 18th March 2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,715
Posted By rnhaas
Thanks for sharing this.

Thanks for sharing this.
Forum: Social Media 4th February 2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,119
Posted By rnhaas
I really think that depends on what you are...

I really think that depends on what you are trying to accomplish: what your product or service is, what kind of customers you're looking for, etc.
But that being said, I think Facebook is, all other...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 26th January 2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,475
Posted By rnhaas
Moz is great.

Moz is great.
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 26th January 2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,475
Posted By rnhaas
Webmaster tools (or whatever they rebranded it...

Webmaster tools (or whatever they rebranded it lately) will generate one instantly. However I find that it's not always as reliable as it should be. Sometimes they say there's a link, but the link...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 26th January 2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,475
Posted By rnhaas
I have had a lot of success doing what Denise...

I have had a lot of success doing what Denise says: politely asking webmasters to remove their links. Sometimes they need a little reminder. And if neither of those things work, I then (again,...
Forum: Social Media 19th January 2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,156
Posted By rnhaas
Amen

Amen
Forum: Social Media 19th January 2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,156
Posted By rnhaas
Don't do it

As noted above, fake likes, if detected, will be deleted. But, more importantly, you don't want likes, you want engagement. A client of mine has 75,000 likes but until he got engagement, it was as if...
Forum: Social Media 7th January 2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,912
Posted By rnhaas
I definitely think Google Reviews (and sometimes...

I definitely think Google Reviews (and sometimes Yelp reviews or reviews on other, more industry-centric sites) are useful. But I don't think we should discount the value of having...
Forum: Social Media 3rd January 2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,041
Posted By rnhaas
My I ask why you like it? I have found people...

My I ask why you like it? I have found people either love it or hate it.
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 30th December 2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,519
Posted By rnhaas
Depends

I think it really depends on what you are selling or providing. If you are running some kind of ecommerce business which sells relatively low priced items, for example, I think PPC is probably your...
Forum: Social Media 23rd December 2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,715
Posted By rnhaas
Amen

Amen
Forum: Social Media 19th December 2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,041
Posted By rnhaas
It depends what you sell, I think. But Facebook...

It depends what you sell, I think. But Facebook and twitter are most popular.
Forum: Social Media 17th December 2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,715
Posted By rnhaas
I agree that facebook ads (and twitter ads) can...

I agree that facebook ads (and twitter ads) can work for people. My issue is the blanket recommendation of facebook ads before anyone has even heard what this person's business is.
Forum: Social Media 16th December 2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,715
Posted By rnhaas
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: Social Media 16th December 2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,715
Posted By rnhaas
Facebook ads don't work for everyone. When was...

Facebook ads don't work for everyone. When was the last time you clicked on a facebook ad?
Forum: Social Media 14th December 2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,715
Posted By rnhaas
You need to be specific. Different social media...

You need to be specific. Different social media can and do work for different types of businesses. I am a strong believer that what you sell determines how you market.
Forum: General Offline Marketing 14th December 2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,067
Posted By rnhaas
Thanks for your feedback. I am working on telling...

Thanks for your feedback. I am working on telling not showing and limiting my consultations in terms of time so I do not show by accident.
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