Today I discovered my website traffic has quadrupled since December 2014 — and soared to the top 1.5 million US websites according to Alexa. (The prior rank was in the top 3 million). The number of leads coming in per day are overwhelming me now — and are from business in the US asContinue reading “22 steps to double your website traffic and lead generation.”
By creating your own “news” in press releases and social media posts, you are boosting your website traffic and page rank. You still want to get “real news” too — articles in credible blogs, newspapers, magazines, radio and TV coverage.
PR is dead. Did you hear me? The career I’ve been in for 18 years — dead. Over. Toast. Done. It’s evolved into something much more powerful and effective. Social PR. I think that PR and social media are not separate anymore — and are in fact the same thing. I’ve seen social media evolveContinue reading “PR is dead — long live social PR”
The funny thing about social networking is…we often forget that it’s just a virtual party. It’s not about amassing tons of “fans” so you can have the biggest party — it’s about inviting the right people and serving tasty snacks and drinks. It’s about playful banter, music and laughter. You know what happens when youContinue reading “Is your Facebook fan page a cocktail party, a barbecue, a conference or a drum circle?”
Advertising is the awareness you pay for. And PR is the awareness you pray for. Today, “PR” includes social media and “content marketing” — and that means “the visual stuff with words on it.” But to make people aware of your content, they need to be able to find it in Google. And this isContinue reading “15 free tips to boost your “organic” SEO and get more traffic for your website in the new year.”
It’s that time again — Spring Cleaning time. Have you updated your LinkedIn profile lately?
I just designed a new banner for my Facebook, Google + and WordPress blog today — it’s a collage of photos of some of the conferences, festivals and events I’ve promoted with social media marketing. The audiences are now the real world manifestation of the online communities we create to promote an event. The socialContinue reading “You’re not just building a fan page — you’re building a community.”
Everyone loves it when they make the “news” and the local paper writes about their business. Now, with Facebook, You Tube, Twitter and other online communities, or your blog, you’re making the news and telling your own story. And your fans and customers respond in a conversation. I call it “Social PR.” Instead of filteringContinue reading “With social media, you’re making the news, and telling your own story”