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Contemporary Business Solutions

Volume #59

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Book Review: Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith

I’ve had Trust Agents for a while and have just now had a break from other books to get it read. And boy, am I glad I did.

What I enjoyed about this book, compared to other books about social media, is that the authors didn’t talk about specific platforms, i.e. Facebook, Twitter…since specific platforms may come and go over time. They created a timeless book by focusing on how organizations can get the most out of social networking by building Trust Agents, or networks of influence. This strategy is at the heart of leveraging social media for business.

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5 SEO Tricks to Build Your Brand

Even though Google changes its algorithm from time to time, it's still important to optimize your website. Below are a few of the basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tricks that remain effective:

  1. Choose your keywords carefully
  2. Create proper meta tags
  3. Publish content that people will share
  4. Establish links within your site
  5. Seek inbound links to your site

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6 Ways to Make Your Business Likeable on Facebook

  1. Make people want to click the “Like” button
  2. Increasing the number of posts doesn't necessarily correlate to the amount of interaction on your page
  3. Promote your page, but not too much
  4. Use EdgeRank to your advantage
  5. Be authentic
  6. Don't sell – compel

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Suzanne Hull

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As the "Get It Done Girl", I help small businesses become more efficient by offering a variety of services on an as-needed basis:
  • Social Media Coaching and Community Management
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  • General Business Support
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I have office hours on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Smokey Row from 9-11am. I set aside this time to answer people's questions regarding social media, their websites, general marketing, starting their own business and anything else they want to talk about. FOR FREE!


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


My lucky day was when I met Suzanne Hull at a local coffee shop for one of her no-charge Office Hours sessions. I told her my social media failures and frustrations as well as what my vision was for how this could be a part of my marketing. Suzanne put together a step-by-step action plan on paper for my business. Since that day several months ago, going at a pace I could manage, Suzanne has coached me in how to use Twitter, Facebook, my Blog, LinkedIn and an E-newsletter to further my business. I have seen measureable, positive results in new customers finding my business and with how my business is positioned in my target market. I feel confident I can use the tools Suzanne has shown me to keep my Social Media presence positive and growing.

Patrick Van Nice,
Patrick Van Nice Interiors

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