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Three social media blogs to rule them all
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three social media blogs to rule them all and keep you on top of the social media industry

Social media changes every day. If you aren’t happy about something, wait for a bit, it will change. I used to get excited about social media, but honestly, these days, I just use it as a watercooler. That being said, my watercooler includes my friends like the ones in the MainWP community, so it can lead to a lot of benefits. Regardless, we still have to pay attention to social media. It isn’t going away, but we have to learn to adapt to its changes. That’s why it is so important to follow a social media blog that gives thorough,

USING SOCIAL MEDIA
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three ways that WordPress consultants can use social media to help promote their business

Like Google, social media has changed a lot in the past few years. Many business owners love the approach of set it and forget it, but the owners of various social media platforms are also using algorithms to leverage getting paid advertising. This has been tragic for folks who have built a business off of one of the social media platforms. We know quite often that for whatever reason, a business can be cut off from any of the platforms for any reason without warning. This has made social media a bit of an enigma for WordPress business consultants. Should

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Optimizing open graph tags with Facebook Sharing Debugger

For a long time now, I’ve building, managing and launching WordPress websites. A big part of having a website these days is the use of social media. Maybe you have heard of Facebook. Anyway, over the past few years, we have seen the need for open graph tags. These tags help the social media networks, especially Facebook, know what they should display when someone shares your article or web page. The Open Graph protocol enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph. For instance, this is used on Facebook to allow any web page to have the

roundup social media
Roundup
Todd Jones

February blog post roundup is all about social media

In February’s blog post roundup, we look at social media. We talk about Facebook Stories, Blog posts and videos and funnels, Facebook advertising, and trends of social media in 2018. In creating our roundup, we turn to four of the biggest, best and most respected blogs for social media: Agora Plus, Hubspot, Social Media Examiner, and Buffer. Strap on your boots, we are going to walk in the deep waters of social media goodness. Let’s go. The Simplest Way to Make Facebook Stories for Pages Sometimes, when I am just sitting around, I get the urge to make a Facebook

Social Proof
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Simple ways to add social proof to your website

Using social proof on your website is a no-brainer. It is kind of like being linked to the “cool kids” in high school or being known by a celebrity. The effect is real and something you should tap into because people are more likely to purchase when they see the “proof” that your product is good from others. Wikipedia says, Social proof (also known as informational social influence) is a psychological and social phenomenon where people assume the actions of others in an attempt to reflect correct behavior in a given situation. To be sure, there are many kinds of

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