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Did Your Twitter Timeline Get Hacked? Nah… Twitter Is Just Deciding What You Should Be Seeing

Did Your Twitter Timeline Get Hacked? Nah… Twitter Is Just Deciding What You Should Be Seeing

If you were getting a little confused by posts appearing in your Twitter timeline from folks you don’t follow, don’t worry – you haven’t been hacked! It turns out that Twitter has decided that they know better than you do on what, and whom, you should be seeing in your timeline and have made a few changes to their policy to […]

Why Is Twitter Phoning Small Businesses Helping Them Optimize Their Twitter Advertising

Why Is Twitter Phoning Small Businesses Helping Them Optimize Their Twitter Advertising

Last week I received a Tweet (or maybe an email) from someone from Twitter. At first I thought it might have been someone from PR or business development or even marketing. It wasn’t. It was someone from Twitter’s advertising department calling to help me better optimize my advertising campaign on Twitter for the 9th Annual […]

Can You Pitch to Reporters on Social Media?

Can You Pitch to Reporters on Social Media?

Small business owners are often urged to network online, using sites like Twitter and LinkedIn to forge professional connections that help them as they build their businesses. As professionals strive to gain as much exposure as possible both online and through media outlets, many wonder if social media could be a great way to connect […]

Twitter Boosts Small Business Advertising With Two Weapons: Education and 1 to 1 Outreach

Twitter Boosts Small Business Advertising With Two Weapons: Education and 1 to 1 Outreach

I’m impressed with two ways that Twitter is making moves to catch up with Google and Facebook and help small businesses use it’s platform for advertising. Twitter Advertising is pushing LOTS of great education about how to use its platform better. Guides, tutorials and etc. Secondly, Twitter is reaching out to individual small business businesses, with […]

Social Media Etiquette: 4 New Rules Every Professional Should Know

Social Media Etiquette: 4 New Rules Every Professional Should Know

Throughout history, professionals have followed unspoken rules of etiquette when promoting an event or product. They’ve sent press releases as directed, followed up later, and maintained positive relations with both the media community and the public. But with the rapid growth of social media, the rules are quickly changing, with professionals challenged to define proper […]

The Power of Mobility for SMB’s: Join the Twitter Chat July 16th!

The Power of Mobility for SMB’s: Join the Twitter Chat July 16th!

On Wednesday, July 16th, join us for a chat on Twitter to discuss The Power of Mobility for SMB’s: Obstacles and Opportunities – #HPGoinMobile. This will be a great way to take part in a fun and informative conversation, led by HP(@HP_SmallBiz) and joined by myself @RamonRay) and expert / influencer Smallbiztrends (@SmallBizTrends), where we’ll […]

Facebook’s User Experiments Should Teach You The Value of Surveying Your Customers

Facebook’s User Experiments Should Teach You The Value of Surveying Your Customers

Facebook is in hot water for how it’s gone about experimenting on its users. We covered this on 3TechGuys Show, syndicated to Fox Business. However, everyone agrees that Facebook’s research has provided invaluable insight to science. The two lessons you, small business owners should learn are: 1. Survey, with permission, your users and gain insight […]