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Contemporary Business Solutions

Volume #159

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23 Free Tools Recommended for Social Media Data Analysis and Research


A social media strategy is only as good as your ability to measure results. Regardless of whether you're spending money on social media platforms or not, you're still spending a significant amount of time. Make sure that you analyze the results of your efforts to ensure that what you're doing is causing the desired effect. This article includes 23 free tools to help. Some of the tools include:

Social Rank Twitter, Instagram
Analytics: An analysis of followers for Instagram and Twitter as well as an overview of posts
Free (Limited Functionality)

Stats-for Twitter & Instagram Twitter, Instagram
Analytics: Overview of basic Twitter and Instagram Stats. App (iPhone)
Free Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
Research: Cross-reference social sites as you browse. Chrome Extension
Free (Daily Limits)

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Announcing New Features for Facebook Slideshow Ads


Last October, Facebook launched slideshows on Facebook and Instagram. Slideshows allow users to build videos from a set of photos or an existing video. Facebook has added the following new features to their slideshow ad product:

  • Add text and music
  • Create slideshows on the go with mobile
  • Use assets from their stock image library
  • Bring video to people on every connection speed

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The Ultimate Guide to Gmail Productivity


From its not so humble beginnings as a non-prank released on April Fool's Day in 2004 to its billion-plus users today, Google’s illustrious email offering has proven indispensable for most of us. And sure, you may use it all day, every day, but are you really getting the most out of it? Here are 25 tips, tricks, and time-savers for even the most seasoned of Gmail pros.


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Suzanne Hull
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Contemporary Business Solutions

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Suzanne is a Des Moines transplant who has realized the Power of being a Free Agent. Well-versed in many skills, she has a passion for helping organizations and individuals achieve their potential. Suzanne = wife, traveler, multi-linguist and cook.

Office Hours

Starting in January, 2016, my regularly scheduled office hours at Smokey Row will be revamped:

Second Tuesday of the month – stays the same. I’ll be at Smokey Row (1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines) from 9am – 11am to answer your questions about social media, starting your own business, networking, marketing, etc…FOR FREE!

Fourth Tuesday of the month – Google Hangout. In an attempt to reach those individuals who just can’t seem to get away from the office to meet, they can join a Google Hangout to get their questions answered. At 8:55am, I’ll share the video link to the Google Hangout via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Simply click the link if you’d like to join the Google Hangout.


Suzanne really knows her stuff when it comes to social media. She made it easy & fun! After just a couple of sessions working together to get a few things streamlined, I was anxious to get to work & felt confident in doing so! I would highly recommend Suzanne to anyone needing a "boost" to get their social media needs squared away. Thank you so much, Suzanne!!

Jennifer M. Paulsen (Bolton) - RE/MAX Realtor

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