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Yes Social Media Will Help Your Business

There has never been such a widely used form of communication that has such a low cost. Why wouldn’t you take advantage and maximize its potential for your business? There is little risk and the rewards are huge. Social media is ubiquitous, with the vast majority of people use at least one platform, the major ones being Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, although there are many more.

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Then and Now Part 5: Blogs

Radar Hill has been in business for almost 17 years, and the magnitude of change in the 21st century when it comes to websites is staggering. What was a shiny new website just 5 years ago can now be outdated and leave your business with a huge potential gap in visitors and clients. There are various measurable ways that the World Wide Web has changed in 17 years, and we are publishing a “Then and Now” blog series to illustrate what a website requires to stay current. This edition: Blogs

Then:
To be published in a medium that had an audience, you had to be a professional writer, or at least have your writing go through several stages of editing before being seen by the wider world. There were not many avenues where your business could have a consistent image projected of itself, unless you paid a lot in advertising. And even that had to go through many stages, there was no real avenue for direct business-owner-to-consumer content.

Now:
Anyone can publish their written work online, and it has the potential to be viewed by hundreds, if not thousands or millions, of people. While some might find this a negative attribute of the Internet, it is in reality a simple way to create and moderate your image. By writing blogs and content, you are more in control of your business, and can project a more personable and knowledgeable image directly to your target market.

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Why You Shouldn’t Auto-Post from Twitter to Facebook

It may seem like a good idea to connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts, so that when you post to one account it will automatically post to the other. But what seems like a convenient tool for you, actually has a negative effect on your followers. Continue reading

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You are invited: An Introduction to Social Media for Real Estate

Are you in real estate or in a high-referral personal services / personal contact industry, and curious about doing social media for your business? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the flood of options but don’t know where to start? Start by joining us at this event to cover: Continue reading

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Running A Legal Social Media Contest

Contests on social media networks are pretty ubiquitous these days — and with good reason. Contests are a great way to build a social audience, expand your existing network of followers, namedrop your brand, and even direct people to your website. Despite that, the rules for running social media contests aren’t as easy or straightforward as you might think. There are tons of businesses out there that run social contests without ever reading the Terms of Service that they agreed to follow beforehand, which can result in unintentional violations… and even getting banned from the social network in question.

You don’t want to be one of those people! Luckily, running a profitable, legitimate contest on social media isn’t too hard, so long as you make sure you’re well-versed in the rules of your chosen network before you start building. To make this a little easier, we’ve complied a list of the current contest rules for the most popular social networks: Continue reading

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LimeSpot joins hands with nature-inspired clothing retailer – Harlequin Nature Graphics

We, Radar Hill, have partnered up with LimeSpot to bring a whole new great product to our clients. First up to try this new product, a personalized online shopping store through Facebook, is Harlequin Nature Graphics.

Limespot logo“On Wednesday (Nov-5-2013), a three person LimeSpot team visited the head office of Harlequin Nature Graphics in [Cobble Hill], BC, Canada.

We were joined by a team from one of our partner firms Radar Hill. We had a great time integrating the inventory of Harlequin with LimeSpot to start the process of getting their Facebook Shop up in time for the big holiday rush. Continue reading

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On Facebook Privacy Rumours (or, How To Respect Your Friends’ Privacy On Facebook)

EDIT: It wasn’t made clear in the initial version of this post that Facebook keeps three different kinds of your Likes in three different areas, all with different privacy settings. The article has been changed to clarify this.

 

It seems there’s been a little chain-letter-style post making the rounds on Facebook lately, warning about your posts being automatically shared near and far unless you get your friends to remove “Comments & Likes” from their settings for your Facebook page. It goes something like this: Continue reading

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Invitation to our Friday April 27 Workshop: Internet Marketing

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Radar Hill Workshop: The Benefits of Social Media – Friday April 13

Social Media, also known as Social Networking, is defined as people communicating using new technology and online tools. It is a conversation, and is becoming vitally important for the success of most businesses. If you aren’t doing any social media and do not know where to start, or are unhappy with your results, join us to learn about Social Media and: Continue reading

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Improving your Internet Marketing

This is from our February 24 workshops on Internet Marketing, for the busy business owner who wants to know effective strategies for increasing traffic and conversion rates for their websites. Continue reading

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Invitation to our Friday February 24 Workshop: Internet Marketing

This is aimed at the busy business owner who wants to know effective strategies for increasing traffic and conversion rates for their websites, including: Continue reading

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Upcoming Talk Sept.16 at Radar Hill with guest speaker Terri Davies: Embracing Online Marketing

 Since January 2010, over 100 small business owners have completed the Embracing Online Marketing series with Terri Davies in Victoria, BC. Terri keeps up with the rapidly evolving online marketing landscape to deliver the latest information in each of her seminars, while at the same time ensuring that the material is relevant to small business, easy to understand, and delivered in a fun and motivating atmosphere.

Join us in the Radar Hill boardroom for a chance to hear Terri speak about the opportunities available to you when you bring your business into the world of social media and blogging. You’ll find out how other small business owners are succeeding with online marketing, and learn about the upcoming Embracing Online Marketing courses.
Date: Friday September 16th
Time: 11:00 am
There is no charge for this talk. An RSVP is required as seating is limited. If the session is full we will add your name to the waitlist.

If you are interested in attending Terri’s Embracing Online Marketing courses later in September and October, here is the Registration form and be sure to use the special promo code RADAR to receive a discount of 15%. You can book the seminars individually, or choose several to attend.

Learn more about the Embracing Online Marketing courses, including dates, location, and pricing, on the Sociability.ca website.

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