Do You Want People to Share Your Post on Facebook?

Good Morning! I finally just had to write about this because I’ve been sending messages to individual people about not being able to share their posts.

I Can’t Share Your Post

Some of you really don’t care, but I know that a lot of you do – you have a small business and you want your content shared. BUT, someone’s been scaring and warning you about your privacy settings.

We’ve all had too much winter at this point and my Facebook Friend Jyll Renee posted about the moon cycles:

Awesome you say – me too. I immediately scroll down to SHARE this great post about the earth warming and the worms awaken and the Robins appear…..

 Where is the SHARE Button?

This is the problem……

Right next to her beautiful picture and underneath her name is the time stamp and two little heads. This indicates that the privacy is set to friends – which we are: 

Can I Go Back and Stop Sharing?

Facebook is setup for sharing – the common premise, is Like, Comment, and Share. But the answer is yes, if you put a picture out there and want it back – you can customize the privacy setting to “only me,” and the post disappears from anyone’s wall who posted it. Alternatively, if you want it to still show up for some people but just want it removed from the person’s wall who shared it, you can change the settings to exclude the person who shared/posted it on their wall, and that will remove it as well, but it will leave it up for others to see.

But, back to the original problem of that I can’t share your post and I’m friends with you.

Sharing to a Page

Yes, I’ve known that I can’t share to a Page if the settings are not Public. But recently, I’ve been unable to share at all i.e., No Share Button, if the settings are anything but Public.

Share With Public Settings

My philosophy is to use Public Settings – just don’t use names of children. I don’t post very much personal information – so this hasn’t been a problem.

This is how I have been using it forever:  If you choose the “Friends” option, then anyone that you’ve accepted as a friend (and anyone tagged in the photo) can both see and share your post. If your friend shares something that you have marked as “Friends” then only people that are your friends can see it as a shared item.

I suppose that I may have just woken up from a long winter’s nap, but since 2008! Yeesh!

Just call me Rumpelstiltskin and SHARE it!

 

 

Restore Password

Have You Hacked Your Own Password?

How many times today did you try and log into some sites today after trying a password three, four, five, or more times? And this password is a similar combination of the first one – maybe using a capital letter or some other variation of all the other passwords that you use. Stop the madness and find the solution here.

This is a recipe for disaster. First of all, if you can ‘hack’ in with variations of your password, so can someone else. Especially if they happen upon your list or your Excel spreadsheet.

I know because I used to do this.                      

    Super Time Saver and Passwords are Safe

Everytime I come across someone struggling with passwords, I share this secret and tell them that it is one program I could not function without. This program has saved me countless hours of changing passwords or searching through old lists – it also helps immensely when setting up a new computer or upgrading. If you have multiple devices you will want premium instead of the free version – but at $39.99 it’s a steal!

I have used other programs like LastPass and RoboForm, but they didn’t last long for me. This one is tried and true and makes my day – every day.


Internet Development and Branding including Social Media attention for small to medium-sized businesses. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Cloud, Web Design, Reputation Management, On and Off-Page SEO. Professionally and successfully, train, educate and implement Social Media for our small to medium-sized business customers. Website design and development and IT communication management. Looking to get found on the Internet? Consider your local source to make getting found on the Internet easy.

Industry experience in hardware and software since 1986.

 

Best regards,

Vickie

 

 

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Tagging on Facebook Made Easy

I’ll be the first one to admit it – Facebook can be finicky when tagging, but perserverance will prevail.

Tagging is the BEST Way to Increase Your Reach For tag-youre-itYour Photo, Post, or Comment

 

Tagging in a Post/Status Update

To tag someone in your post, start typing their name and then select their profile from the dropdown menu that appears (make sure to capitalize the first letter of their name). To tag a Page, type the “@” symbol and then start typing the Page’s name.

(Using the @ symbol for either a page or a profile is more consistent)

Tagging Yourself or Your Friends in a Photo:

  1. Click the photo to expand it
  2. Hover over the photo and click Tag Photoat the bottom
  3. Click the person in the photo and start typing their name
  4. Choose the full name of the person you want to tag when it appears
  5. Click Done Tagging

 

If you want to tag friends in multiple photos in an album at once:

  1. Go to the album
  2. Click Tagat the top right of the page
  3. Enter the name of a friend or page to tag
  4. Click each photo you want to tag with that name
  5. Click Save Tagswhen you’re finished
  6. Repeat this process for each friend or page you’d like to tag

Keep in mind that when you tag someone in a photo, that person’s friends may also see, like or comment on the photo. Also, if you tag a photo that was not uploaded by a friend, the person who uploaded the photo will need to approve the tag.

How Facebook Tagging Works –

Tag people in your posts

Add tags to anything you post, including photos and updates. Tags can point to your friends or anyone else on Facebook. Adding a tag creates a link that people can follow to learn more. Adding tags can let people know when they’re in photos or other things you share. People you tag can receive a notification so they can see your post. The post may also go on the person’s profile and appear in their friends’ news feeds.

Video Link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10100623031526633

 

Enjoy!

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Facebook Has it’s Own Craigslist – Marketplace

Have you seen Marketplace yet? marketplace

Facebook started rolling out Marketplace this week.

These platforms are rampant! I just signed up with www.nextdoor.com – a neighborhood chat, sell, inform. Pretty cool because it is specifically for your neighborhood, which is great for events. nextdoor

 

Marketplace allows buying and selling physical items in your neighborhood. They have had some unusual offerings already and will have to reign in their boundaries to avoid sexual services and live pythons.

“As we expanded Marketplace access, we encountered a technical issue that prevented our reviewing system from identifying some posts that violated our Commerce Policies and Community Standards,” reads an emailed statement from Facebook Director of Product Management Mary Ku. “As a result, certain posts with content that violated our policies were made visible to people visiting Marketplace. We are working to fix the problem and will be closely monitoring our systems to ensure we are properly identifying and removing violations before giving more people access to Marketplace. We apologize for this issue.”

I wish them well and of course all the best to you.

Do You Love Coding Your WordPress Theme?

I do not love coding – in fact if there was one college class that made me break down it was programming.
Can I do it? Yes.    Did I get an A? Yes.     Do I love it?  NO.

No More Coding App for WordPress

So imagine my surprise and delight when I found this app.Image result for surprise

For a while I thought, I would keep the secret to myself. But then…. my conscience got the better of me.

  • Customize the appearance of your WordPress theme or any content generated by plugins.

  • Restyle anything with this intuitive and powerful visual front-end CSS editor.

“Is there some kind of annual awards show for WP plugin developers with a category for Best Customer Support? I’ll nominate you if there is.”Dr. Eric C. Helmer

“Your Microthemer is such a life saver for a Creative Director/Designer like me who really dislikes coding. I am getting more and more into it with every site. I would recommend your plugin to anyone! It’s the best!”Tristan

 

Free updates for life if you buy Microthremer now.

 

 

Why Social Activity Affects Search Rankings

How Social Activity Effects Your Search Rankings

The next time your staff, employees, partners, friends, associates complain or ignore your pleas for sharing content that you have lovingly posted – show them this great post by Cami at LocalVox. Posting with your Low-Competition Key Words is also KEY.

It might not be blatantly apparent how much social media activity plays into your search rankings, but that doesn’t mean Facebook, Twitter or Google+ shouldn’t be leveraged. While Google and Bing don’t openly admit that data from social sites helps determine how high your website ranks, there is evidence that shows the more engagement your social posts receive, the better your SEO ranking.

What social activity are search engines looking for?

Google and Bing look at four types of social activity from your social channels:

1. The authority of the person tweeting the URL

2. +1s for a URL

3. Facebook shares and “Likes” for a URL

4. Tweets and retweets for a URL

How does it work?

Anytime your business or content is mentioned by others on any social media platform (primarily Facebook, Twitter and Google+) it will boost your ranking in search results. Other influencing factors include how large your following is and how much engagement you have on your social posts.

For example, Moz started to rank on Google for “Beginner’s Guide” after Smashing Magazine tweeted out the guide.

For a local businesses, ranking for “Beginner’s Guide” isn’t realistic — or helpful. However, if we swap out “Beginner’s Guide” for industry-focused or local keywords, your business could win big.

For example, Louis’ Pizza (a fictional organic pizzeria in St. Louis, MO) got a tweet from the St. Louis Tribune about their fantastic pizza last month. The Tribune’s tweet received 300 favorites and 47 retweets. Not only does The Tribune’s Twitter handle receive activity, but Louis’ Pizza Twitter handle also receives activity. Since Louis’ Pizza has their website linked to their Twitter account, all their Twitter traffic is captured by their website to help them rank higher on search engines.

Low-Competition Key Words

Making it work for local business

Social engagement has a big effect when paired with low-competition keywords. When a keyword is general, such as “Beginner’s Guide,” it becomes increasingly difficult to rank for. Local businesses have an advantage here because low-competition keywords can lead directly to your business in search results.

Twitter, Google, Bing, Facebook, Digg

With this in mind, the content you share should always include one of your low-competition keywords. The more social engagement your receive for content that is focused on your keywords, the more likely you’ll rank higher for them in search results.

Going back to my Louis’ Pizza example: they would want to use low-competition keywords (or phrases) like “organic pizza st louis,” “authentic st louis style pizza,” “st louis county pizza” or “original cardinals pizza” in their social posts and review responses.

The more content you share from your website across social media, the higher your website will rank on search engines (and in-turn drive more traffic and lend credibility for long-term social and search success).

Start optimizing your SEO

However, before you use your social channels to boost your search rankings, you need to know how you’re ranking!

Step 1: Take an audit of your SEO. LocalVox offers this for free.

Step 2: Make sure you know the best keywords you should be ranking for.

Step 3: Use an SEO tool, such as LocalCast, to track where you have been ranking and which keywords you can optimize on your website (and social content) for even greater reach.

Need help? That’s what I’m here for. Vickie Christensen, your local Internet Marketing and Social Media Guide. 916.835.5704

vickie@wellmanworks.com

Do You Have Two Google Plus Pages? Merging Google Plus Pages in 2015. +WellmanWorksMarketing

Google Plus is becoming a fast friend of mine, albeit a little difficult to lets say chat with on the phone. I’ll get to that later.

I made a Google Plus page a long time ago, gave it a Custom URL and started getting followers. Then along came Google. They created a Page for me. Hmmm. Sent me a card. and I was verified. No Wait. The wrong page was verified.

So I went about trying to verify the first page with the followers. No Go. Someone had my page and I was to get admin rights. Nooooo! I am that person.

I thought, I’ll Merge the Pages! Now some of Google will say, yes we can do that, and some will say no we can’t.

Merging Google Plus Pages

A nice woman at Google was busy looking under the Gear icon for Settings and then Profile

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She got stuck when trying to find Profile – it seems they moved it. I sympathized.Then she sent me these instructions. It seems it is at the bottom of the page!

So you’ll go into your dashboard of the “LOCAL” page

Click the”GEAR WHEEL”

Go to “SETTINGS”

Scroll all the way down the page

The second section form the bottom is “Profile”

You will click the “CONNECT A DIFFERENT PAGE”

Choose your brand page and “CONFIRM”

This will then link the two and you’ll be all good to go. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Oh Joy! All good and well, but it told me I didn’t own any other pages. Drat. I was back at the beginning. These are good instructions however. Keep them.

I finally decided to bite the bullet and delete the second page that Google had created. Tadaa! One Google Plus Page! +WellmanWorksMarketing. SUCCESS!

Are You a Financial Adviser that Wants to Use Yelp, LinkedIn, or Facebook?

The SEC just made some changes to SEC 2014-4 update. The biggest change may make you feel much more ready to advertise on Yelp or even post “See my reviews” or you can now even show people how active you are in the community with Rotary or Habitat for Humanity! Still no help for LinkedIn Recommendations or Facebook Testimonials that are written on your Timeline. With over 62% of advisors reporting to have gained new clients from LinkedIn, keep using LinkedIn and put in your special interests and community involvement for endorsement possibilities (http://www.financial-planning.com/ad_includes/welcome_fp.html)

Please visit Amy McIlwain’s blog on this and many other financial social media topics. I have followed Amy for years and I suggest you do the same. http://bit.ly/1lCWbfp

In addition, here is the link for the SEC 2014-4 update: http://www.sec.gov/investment/im-guidance-2014-04.pdf For questions: Catherine Courtney Gordon
Chief Counsel’s Office/Public Inquiry
Phone: 202.551.6825
Email: IMOCC@sec.gov

Are You on the LinkedIn Publisher List?

LinkedIn rolled out it’s new publishing/blogging feature in February. Have you been asked to join? I looked into it and became a little intimidated when they talked about submitting several articles that have been published. I am assuming these are just blogs, but it sounded a little more daunting.

LinkedIn Unlocking the Experts

From the official Blog on LinkedIn: ..LinkedIn is opening up our publishing platform to our members, giving them a powerful new way to build their professional brand. When a member publishes a post on LinkedIn, their original content becomes part of their professional profile, is shared with their trusted network and has the ability to reach the largest group of professionals ever assembled. Now members have the ability to follow other members that are not in their network and build their own group of followers. Members can continue to share their expertise by posting photos, images, videos and their original presentations on SlideShare.

Some notable contributors to date are Richard Branson,Martha Stewart and Bill Gates. The expertise they have shared through their Influencer posts has resonated in a meaningful way with LinkedIn members and is fueling business conversations. The average Influencer post drives more than 31,000 views and receives more than 250 likes and 80 comments. By any measure, this is a remarkably high level of engagement for digital content.

Check out our member help center for more information. If you’re interested in applying for early access, please fill out this form.

We look forward to hearing what you have to say.

Thanks LinkedIn!