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Old 17th June 2013, 11:16 PM   #11
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My clients are locals and I am wanting to use social media more effectively. Any ideas?

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Old 18th June 2013, 09:52 AM   #12
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My clients are locals and I am wanting to use social media more effectively. Any ideas?
Here is my take on social media: don't share or post anything that you yourself wouldn't "like" if someone else posted it.

Many companies post stuff that nobody cares about pertaining to their industry. Sometimes its difficult because business isn't very "like-able" in nature.

For example, let's say you're an electrician. You can post some boring article on why people need your services, OR post something like a funny picture, cartoon, or video of someone getting shocked. You can also create or find unique facts about electricity that is not well-known but interesting for readers.

Social meda is a place for real people to interact...so when you post, make sure you are posting like a real person, and not like an advertiser

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Old 18th June 2013, 10:19 AM   #13
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I looked at your website to see what would be effective for your niche. Consider something like this:

http://www.davidicke.com/images/stor...1253766843.jpg

It's funny AND politically provocative...it's a twofer. Of course I would never overuse political meme's, even if they're funny.

Again, this is just to start giving you ideas

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Old 18th June 2013, 10:19 AM   #14
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Here is my take on social media: don't share or post anything that you yourself wouldn't "like" if someone else posted it.
Right on, Amy! So many people post content simply because they think they need to post content. Since they're so focused on completing the task, they don't give a second thought to whether or not it is interesting content.

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Old 26th June 2013, 12:34 AM   #15
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Facebook Marketing

I want to market my income tax business to my local town of 15K. I grew up here
I want to add friends to my page.
I want to add Catholics ( who live in my town) , neighbors who live in my mobile home park, and people I went to High School and still live in my town.
How do i get friends to add that meets my criteria?
When I request to add a friend, how do I do it. Can I write a note on my request.? What should it say?
How many friends do I contact daily or weekly to add? I do not want to get in trouble with facebook.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 27th June 2013, 09:08 AM   #16
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Facebook Marketing

I want to market my income tax business to my local town of 15K. I grew up here
I want to add friends to my page.
I want to add Catholics ( who live in my town) , neighbors who live in my mobile home park, and people I went to High School and still live in my town.
How do i get friends to add that meets my criteria?
When I request to add a friend, how do I do it. Can I write a note on my request.? What should it say?
How many friends do I contact daily or weekly to add? I do not want to get in trouble with facebook.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Chris - Facebook does not impose any limit to number of friends you can add weekly or daily, althoug it is prudent to do it in small numbers to avoid being marked as spammer. If your friends are on Facebook just send them the invitation to be your friend. You can even mention to them personally. It's as simple as that.

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Old 27th June 2013, 10:20 PM   #17
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Next question:

What can I share with my Facebook friends to promote my income tax business?
Can I share articles or tax cartoons? Is there any spam rules?

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Old 28th June 2013, 05:42 AM   #18
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With the passage of time social media marketing's trends and methods are changing and to learn about these changes we should follow the big brands because they always use new trends.

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With the passage of time
So poetic...

I would also recommend that you pay attention to social media blogs in order to keep up on the latest trends and news. I like social media examiner, and Hubspots blog is pretty good.

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What can I share with my Facebook friends to promote my income tax business?
Can I share articles or tax cartoons? Is there any spam rules?
Tax articles, deadlines, cartoons are all good items to share. I am not aware of any spam rules, but in general you don't want to share too much, too frequently. That will get people turned off. Also, share only those items that you think will add real value. A good check is to see if the article is something that you would like to receive yourself.

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