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Because last time folks were so amused, let’s look at a few more etiquette rules Emily Post wrote in 1922 that still work with today’s social media. Her tips on how to move well in society are quite relevant for successful navigation of today’s social media marketing.

Can I Help You?

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How did that sound? “Can I help you?” Did you read it in a polite, helpful way?  Or maybe you read “Can I help you?” and pictured a big burly man spitting into a tin and cracking his knuckles threateningly… (apparently I have a western movie playing in my head).  My point is, first impressions are important.  If someone were physically walking into your store, how would you approach them?  Now let’s look at your online presence; what first impression are you giving?

Be Connected

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This article has been updated on 7/10/2019 with the article entitled "Why Mom and Pop Shops Should be Marketing in the Digital World"

Most people who are reading this post are doing several other things at once.  You’re checking your email, you’re surfing the web, you might actually be getting a bit of work done.  You are connected.  This article goes out to all outside of this virtual world, each person who might be a little less than connected.

Facebook Frenzy

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This article has been updated on 4/18/2019 with the article entitled "Beginners Guide to Facebook Marketing: Using Facebook to Benefit Your Business"

With over one billion users, Facebook is by far the top social media network.  There’s no point, really, in me rambling on about why Facebook can be a great tapped resource to your business – with one billion users, it speaks for itself.  There may be, however, a few ways to use Facebook for your business that you might not have considered before.  If you’re new to Facebook, these are a few tips for your business marketing that you might not yet know about.  If I put my little disclaimer stamp on this post it would read, “Note: I’m still navigating my way around the deep Facebook waters myself.  These are a few tips I’m looking into now and hoping that they might bring me a little more success.”

Spooky Sprockets!

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Breanne Bannon 0 3997 Article rating: 5.0
Ok, so not so spooky really.  It’s Halloween which makes me, inevitably, think of one thing: TWO MONTHS OF MAJOR HOLIDAYS START NOW.  What does that mean for your business? Sales! Promotions! Deals!  This is the time of year where everyone decides to splurge a bit while trying to save a buck.  This is the perfect time of year to hammer out details for a great seasonal deal.  If you haven’t even been considering one yet, it’s definitely not too late.  Most sales don’t start till the end of next month anyway.  You’ve still got time!

Twitter Newbie

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This article has been updated on 2/20/2019 with the article entitled “Quick Tips for Twitter Beginners"

Well folks, we've reached over 220 twitter followers this week.  You may think, well... that's an odd number to be excited about.  But to a twitter newbie such as myself, every single last one of those follows ignited a little "woo hoo!" from the inside.  Prior to starting with Sprocket Websites, I didn't have a twitter account.  So, when asked to start up a twitter page for Sprocket Store, I said, "Sure! No big deal!" and thought, "gulp."  Before this, I hadn't even browsed into twitter to poke around or see what the buzz was about.

Getting Bloggy

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This article has been updated on 1/24/2019 with the article entitled “Blogging for Business"

It seems like everyone these days has a blog. Apparently, now I am also included in the ‘everyone’.  I myself was introduced to the wonderful world of blogging about a year and a half ago.  The blog that started the obsession is a DIY home renovation/design blog that I love and my husband hates because of all the extra work (remarkable and innovative ideas) that now fill up his Sundays.  Lucky for him, once I popped into the blogging world, I discovered an internet Mecca.  You would not believe how many people there are commenting, entering prize giveaways, reading, and BUYING because of these blogs.  It is literally another civilization that you can, and I often do, get lost in for days.  Why does this matter to you?

Getting Started

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The great beast that is the internet is a tricky business tool to maneuver, especially for those of us who aren’t as computer literate as others.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great asset to all of us; however it can be slightly daunting to sit back and look at the scope of what you’re trying to accomplish with your business.  Where to start?!  - is a common and completely reasonable question.  There are so many paths to take to make sure your business is a success, but figuring out which will have the greatest payoff can take some good old fashioned trial and error. 

Goin' Mobile!

Remember that song? Guess again!

Kate Gingold 0 3131 Article rating: No rating

The Who defined "Going Mobile" forty years ago, but today's "mobile' is less "groovy" and more "confusy."

Feeling overwhelmed by the options? Here’s a quick primer of what “going mobile” means to your organization’s website.

How Others Use Social Media

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"Local businesses successfully using social media" was the tagline that caught our eye. Always curious about how other companies are doing it, we sat in on this panel discussion recently and learned a few new things that we'd like to share with you.

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