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by Jo Shaer, on March 30, 2014

[question ask="How do you delete a direct message on Twitter?"][/question] Especially for the lovely Hilary at Kibbles Mill who asked the question on my Twitter training course last week. You …

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Topics:Twitter

by Jo Shaer, on March 29, 2014

News from Twitter on photos this week. You can now upload up to four photos in any one tweet on mobile. And, just like on Facebook, you can tag up …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 28, 2014

I'm not quite sure what all this means but a client received an email from Scoot telling them that they are now the authorised reseller of Bing Places. Last I …

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Topics:Bing

by Jo Shaer, on March 28, 2014

After the success of our social media workshop in Chelmsford recently, we're really excited about our next Twitter training course in Brentwood. Remember to come and find us on Twitter …

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Topics:TwitterSocial Media For Business

by Jo Shaer, on March 24, 2014

The March/April 2014 edition of the FSB's The Voice Essex is a spotlight on women in business in the UK. The front page trumpets that there are around 860,000 SMEs …

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Topics:social mediawomen in businessWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on March 23, 2014

Great training course with some of the Chelmsford representatives of Forever Living in February. These included Southern Lights Aloe and Lifestyle Choices Today It was really interesting to see how …

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Topics:Facebooksocial mediaWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on March 22, 2014

Some of Jon's business cards have the old Birmingham phone number on them. When I say some, I mean about 300! It just seems such a shame to thrown them …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 21, 2014

Lollipop Local are delighted to announce that they now offer Hootsuite training from their base in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. You can come to our offices or we can visit you …

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Topics:FacebookLinkedInGoogleTwittersocial mediaHow To/TipsYouTubePinterest

by Jo Shaer, on March 19, 2014

A question that has been asked a lot recently is who can see my Email address on LinkedIn? The answer is: only first degree connections and people you have emailed …

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Topics:LinkedIn

by Jo Shaer, on March 18, 2014

What's that sticking out? My lovely designer was looking at a post I had put onto our blog. He was viewing it on his iPhone and, about half way down, …

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Topics:FacebookLinkedInGoogleWeb DesigniPhone problems

by Jo Shaer, on March 15, 2014

A worrying blog post from Krebson Security about yet another attack on Wordpress blogs. 42,000 of them this time. The latest attack leveraged the pingback feature which allows other sites …

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Topics:Webmistress HostingWordpress Tutorials

by Jo Shaer, on March 13, 2014

Getting online customer reviews is difficult enough to start with, particularly on your Google Places/Plus Local page. But if a customer does take the time to say something nice about …

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Topics:GoogleGoogle Places

by Jo Shaer, on March 12, 2014

Now regular readers will have heard me banging on about not using a personal timeline if you are a business. And how we can help you to stop being a …

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Topics:FacebookLocal Business Marketing

by Jo Shaer, on March 11, 2014

[question ask="Why can't I see the location on profiles when I view with the mobile Twitter app?"][/question] Another great question from one of our Twitter training courses in Brentwood. In …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 10, 2014

[question ask="Is there any easier way to like another business on Facebook as your business page?"][/question] Jenny of Travel Counsellors, Brentwood Great question from Jenny whilst I was at a …

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Topics:FacebookLocal Business Marketing

by Jo Shaer, on March 8, 2014

It was most frustrating! A new site and we were setting up Google Authorship using Yoast's SEO Plugin. But my own User name just did not appear in any of …

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Topics:How To/TipsWordpress Tutorials

by Jo Shaer, on March 7, 2014

"Oooh, you LinkedIn criminal!" Following on from my post about not being a Facebook criminal, the habit of creating a personal profile in the name of a business is spreading …

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Topics:LinkedIn

by Jo Shaer, on March 6, 2014

So, you've created your Twitter account! And now you need to start finding people to follow in the hope that they will follow you back. So, you go to the …

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Topics:Twittertwitter who to followSocial Media and SEO

by Jo Shaer, on March 6, 2014

[question ask="Why are your blog posts on Facebook saying 'First published on Lollipop Local: SEO?' It's very irritating!"][/question] Great question from the lovely Ian from TheSocialGolfer.com Well, I use an …

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Topics:Facebook

by Jo Shaer, on March 6, 2014

I wrote a post recently about why individuals on Facebook should not connect with businesses who had set themselves up as a personal profile - the Facebook criminals. The difference …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 5, 2014

One of our clients, let's call her Philippa, signed up to Facebook and created a personal profile. She immediately received two invitations to be friends with existing members. Facebook had …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 4, 2014

I was giving a special training session to a group of ladies from Chelmsford, who are independent distributors of a particular range of products. It was a question that I …

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Topics:FacebookHow To/Tips

by Jo Shaer, on March 3, 2014

This month we have been working with Louise of The Sand Bar & Seafood Company in The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea. They had not created a Facebook page but an unclaimed one …

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by Jo Shaer, on March 2, 2014

I was updating my listing over in the Federation of Small Businesses Directory but it would not allow me to complete the listing unless I put in my SIC Number …

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Topics:Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on March 1, 2014

[question ask="Was just checking Webmaster Tools and we seem to have some kind of HATOM mark up error on 711 entries since 10 January. Looks like they are all blog …

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Topics:Webmistress HostingWeb Design

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