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LinkedIn Company Pages Create Big LinkedIn Draw

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 07:17 PM

Our last section is on LinkedIn concerns Company Pages.

Do you know what these are and how to set yours up?

LinkedIn Company Pages are some of the most powerful sites on the Internet. Not only can you introduce your company to interested individuals, the site can direct a person to your product or job pages geared to that particular person. If you look at the chart from last year from LeadFormix, you will see that about as many visitors view company pages as view groups and the news.

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Topics: LinkedIn Company Pages, BroadVision Marketing, Marketing in Petaluma CA, Social Media, LinkedIn

LinkedIn Groups Get You Going Places

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Sun, Apr 15, 2012 @ 08:07 PM



Joining Groups

LinkedIn supports forming interest groups and Wikipedia states that as of March 29, 2012 there were 1,248,019 such groups with membership numbers ranging from 1 to 744,662. At BroadVision Marketing in Petaluma CA we are very pro-LinkedIn groups and you can be, too.

Why do you suppose there are so many groups? This must be a good thing, right? Of course, and you want to jump on the band wagon as soon as you can. But how do you decide?

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Topics: Social Media, LinkedIn

LinkedIn Contacts--Strong and Weak

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @ 07:09 PM

LinkedIn: Two Different Groups of People

You will find that you have two different groupsof people in your LinkedIn network—those that have sent you many contacts and those that have not sent you very many. Here are some suggestions from us at BroadVision Marketing.com.

You need to stay connected to the strong ones by sending them emails, texts or calls every two weeks or so. That way they will continue sending you referrals. You can also send them quality referrals, people who can help your contacts the most. Visit their websites and leave comments (all website owners and bloggers love comments). You could even send them something snail mail. Yes, I did say snail mail.

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Topics: marketing, San Francisco Bay Area, Networking, Strong Connections, Weak Connections, Marketing in Petaluma CA, Facebook, Social Media, Marketing Principles, LinkedIn, Business Owner, Jaco Grobbelaar, Leadership

How To Use LinkedIn

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Sun, Apr 08, 2012 @ 08:19 PM

Plenty of business people are not using LinkedIn to the best of their ability because they don't know how to make it work for them. LinkedIn reported that it has reached 135 million registered users as of November 3, 2011, up from 100 million the end of March 2011, consisting of people from more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Why are people flocking to LinkedIn?

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Topics: marketing, San Francisco Bay Area, Petaluma, Lewis Howes, Marketing Plan, Facebook, Social Media, Marketing Principles, LinkedIn, Business Owner, Business, social media marketing, Branding, Marketing strategy, Leadership

Saving Time in a Busy World with RSS Readers

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Fri, Apr 06, 2012 @ 05:39 AM

 

This video is a few years old, but the basic ideas haven't changed. You can use Microsoft Office as your RSS Reader, but that's a different video.

This is short and silly. Enjoy and learn:

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Jaco Grobbelaar is the owner of BroadVision Marketing. BroadVision Marketing works with business owners to put in place inbound and outbound marketing strategies that consistently secure new clients. The BroadVision Marketing Training Center is located in Petaluma, CA and primarily serves companies in the San Francisco Bay area.

Jaco can be reached at jaco@broadvisionmarketing.com or 707.766.9778 or connect with Jaco on Facebook - www.facebook.com/broadvisionmarketing - and LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/JacoGrobbelaar.



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Topics: Using Different Media, San Francisco Bay Area, Petaluma California, News aggregator, Microsoft Office, Really Simple Syndication, RSS Feeds, BroadVision Marketing, Facebook, Social Media, LinkedIn, Business, Marketing strategy

Business Blogging—Being Current, Receiving Comments, Getting Found

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 @ 07:28 PM

Social media has come to mean an array of activities from your website to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and beyond. But the foundation of all social media is your website and your blog.

With the infinitely vast ways your website can stand out which you can do yourself or spend anywhere from a small amount of money to the big bucks, there is no excuse to not to have the best website you can afford. WordPress is the going concern for the bottom layer of the site. On top of a basic WordPress foundation, you can add different skins that will change the look without changing the computer language at the foundation.

Furthermore, when the foundation gets a makeover, you can safely download the new version without losing what is on the skin above. This way you can keep up with the latest and greatest improvements.

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Topics: Using Different Media, Petaluma California, Web search engine, WordPress foundation, WordPress, Marketing in Petaluma CA, Facebook, Social Media, Marketing Principles, LinkedIn, Business Owner, Jaco Grobbelaar, Business, Branding, Blogging, Twitter

Spreading Your Blog With OnlyWire

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 @ 07:58 PM

We have been working on the idea of doing your social media work yourself. I have been telling you uncompromising truths about the process of successfully marketing yourself. These things are what marketing companies like BroadVision Marketing do for companies who don’t have the time, the resources or the desire to do-it-yourself.


The last blog I wrote we were talking about a simple system to tell if you are moving into a better ranking. We decided to use the Alexa number system, which for all its faults does provide a simple measurement of motion.

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Topics: marketing, Using Different Media, Uniform Resource Locator, StumbleUpon, OnlyWire, Social Media, Marketing Principles, Business Owner, Jaco Grobbelaar, Business, Branding, Blogging, Yelp

Expanding Your Blog's Reach

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Sun, Mar 11, 2012 @ 08:34 PM



I thought I was finished with the idea of do it yourself social media work, but apparently I am not. There are some other things that you need to know to find yourself on the top page of many search engines.


Last week we totaled up the amount of time you could take doing social media marketing, without LinkedIn and some other places. We saw how you could spend over half of a 40-hour work week. If you were worth $30 an hour, it would have cost you $2888.00 a month to pay yourself. Your time and your worth are your value added when you do it yourself.

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Topics: BroadVision Marketing, Facebook, Social Media, Marketing Principles, LinkedIn, Business Owner, Jaco Grobbelaar, Business, social media marketing, Branding, Blogging, Twitter

Make Guild not War with Social Media Management

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Thu, Mar 08, 2012 @ 06:24 PM


I am going to go deep now into the world of Business Social Media Managing for those of you who want to do it yourself.


We have already decided that to write 3 business blogs a week will take approximately 6 hours of your time for a monthly total of 24 hours. Hypothetically speaking if your time is worth $30 an hour, blogging for yourself could cost you $720 a month.
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Topics: Using Different Media, Pinterest, Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Realtors, Sun Tzu, BroadVision Marketing, Facebook, Social Media, Marketing Principles, LinkedIn, Business Owner, Jaco Grobbelaar, Business, Branding, Blogging

Business Social Media Management on a Budget

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 @ 06:49 PM



I am still on a kick about what it really costs to work on your social media marketing. We are assuming right here that you are going to do all the work on your social media yourself rather than have someone in your office or having an external marketing firm do this for you.

We have determined that writing your blog yourself, if you are worth $30 an hour, is going to cost you $720 a month with a time cost of around 24 hours.

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Topics: marketing, Pinterest, Facebook, Social Media, Marketing Principles, LinkedIn, Business Owner, Business, social media marketing, Blogging, Twitter

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