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Using Instagram Stories to Benefit Your Business

When Facebook paid $1 billion in cash and stock for Instagram in April of 2012, a lot of people thought Zuckerberg and his team were crazy. While Instagram's app for Android was downloaded over a million times on the first day it was released that year, those metrics still paled in comparison to the over one billion active users Facebook had by the third quarter of 2012. However, if we fast-forward to the present, it actually looks like Facebook got a great deal. With over 700 million users, Instagram has grown to over twice the size of Twitter. Not only has Instagram rolled out highly targeted advertising options throughout their platform, but they've expanded well beyond photos and filters. Read the rest of this entry

Why Social Media Certification Training Should Be At The Top of Your List

Digital marketing is a field that continues to grow at a rapid pace. What's interesting about digital marketing is the field itself evolves almost just as fast. This rapid evolution means companies of all sizes find it challenging to hire people who have the current knowledge and skills to step right into a role in a meaningful way.

While there are definitely benefits to having a college degree, those benefits don't directly cross over to the digital marketing field. Even if a degree includes courses that are focused on digital, the curriculum isn't updated often enough to reflect the current state of digital marketing.

Whether you're interested in moving into the digital marketing field or want to get a promotion within it, you're probably wondering what steps you should take We're going to explain why social media certification training is the best thing you can do along with how to get started on this path. Read the rest of this entry

How to Promote Your Blog Using Social Media

If you want more traffic for your blog, strategically sharing your posts through social media can accomplish that goal. Since every social platform has its own unique features and audiences, we want to cover the best practices for promoting your blog on four different social media platforms:

 

  1. Facebook

 

The biggest of all the social platforms allows you to share blog posts on profiles, pages and groups. Although posts can be as long as ten thousand characters, Facebook only displays the first 480 in people’s feeds. Case studies have also shown that posts with less than fifty characters do best, so keeping things short and sweet is one best practice for promoting your blog on Facebook. Another best practice is to use an image when you share. One strategy for promoting posts is to upload a relevant image and then link to the post from the text field. The other best practice for promoting evergreen blog posts is to share them more than once. Given that Facebook will only show it to a fraction of your audience, it's worth re-sharing posts every two to three months.

 

  1. Twitter

 

Even though Twitter now allows posts to exceed the 140-character limit, keeping your tweets short is still a best practice for the platform. As with Facebook, including an image will help get people's attention. Two other best practices for Twitter are including a call to action in your tweet and sharing your blog post more than once during the first week after it's published. Since Twitter moves even faster than Facebook, sharing up to four times on different days and at different times can yield very good promotional results.

 

  1. LinkedIn

 

This social platform has evolved a lot over the last few years. Because LinkedIn wants users to share and engage with content, it's a great place to promote your blog posts. With LinkedIn, you can make your descriptions a little longer than is ideal on Facebook or Twitter. You should also ask a question or include something similar to encourage interaction. And in terms of which of your posts will do best on LinkedIn, list and how-to posts are at the top of the list.

 

  1. Pinterest

 

Because Pinterest is such a visual platform, the most important thing you can do to get attention for your posts is to ensure that you use really great images which are optimized for the site. Currently, the ideal pin size is 736 x 1104 to 2061.

 

To learn more about getting the most out of social media promotion, take a look at our self-study social media certification program, which provides exclusive access to every tool and resource you need for success.

Michelle Hummel Web Strategy PlusMichelle Hummel is CEO of Web Strategy Plus a full-service digital marketing agency focused on Franchise Marketing. She was recently nominated for the Woman-Owned Business of the Year! She’s a passionate Social Media Trainer with 15+ years of successful online business development, sales, and marketing experience. She also holds a valuable Internet Marketing Degree however with the ever-changing world of web marketing she strives to learn something new every day. 

She travels Nationwide visiting her 22 Social Media Enthusiasts Chapters delivering in-depth social media training. She also provides Social Media Certifications through founding Web Media University. A current contributing editor to The Franchise Dictionary Magazine and she has written 3 books in her series called, “The Social Media Magnet: Everything You Need to Know to Attract Customers with Social Media”, where she shares her best-kept secrets to success. She also specializes in helping Franchisors and Franchisees develop an integrated web marketing program to drive leads. She’s available for interviews via email, telephone, Skype video, news segments on location and more. Just let her know how she can help!

Starbucks Proves Why Every Company Needs Social Media Training

When it comes to a company that's as large as Starbucks, new initiatives don't get released to the public in a spontaneous manner. Instead, any big marketing push has to go through countless layers of approval before it goes out into the world. But while Starbucks and other large companies put a lot of work into their marketing, that doesn't mean they always get it right.

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Why Choose Web Media University’s Self Study Social Media Certification Program?

If you’re looking for a proven way to grow your business, social media marketing is an excellent option. By learning the ins and outs of social media marketing, you’ll be able to harness the power of some of the fastest-growing platforms on the Internet to connect with potential customers. This learning path is also great for anyone who wants to change or advance their career. The one drawback to this type of marketing is social media continues to evolve at a very rapid pace. As a result, many people try to use social media platforms for marketing, only to give up in frustration when they don’t see the results they’re expecting. Read the rest of this entry

Want to Learn Exactly How to Find Your Target Audience and Increase Leads Using Social Media?

RSVP to our event!

Join us for a fun lunch and learn session where we will show you exactly how to grow your business with proven Social Media Marketing techniques you can implement right away! Lunch will be provided so bring yourself, a friend, business cards and your think tank to this fun and engaging learning session.

WHY ATTEND?

Hands-On Training will be provided by your teacher, Michelle Hummel. In class you will complete a Target Customers Profile that will show you exactly how to identify your leads on social media. We will demonstrate real examples for students attending the class of how to find and create lead lists. Then you will learn how to monitor conversations and engage with these leads online to drive sales. You will learn the secrets top social media marketing professionals are using that give them the competitive edge!

This training session, will be an introduction to the first part of the “Social Media Management Certification” Program. Attending Social Media Enthusiasts will receive a $500 credit towards completing your entire Social Media Management Certification Program! Normally $699 per person, with your $500 credit your discounted investment will only be $199 per person. Attend this class virtually whenever is most convenient for you. You may choose to take the boot camp class which is 9-5 or the 3 week sessions with 2 hours of training per week. Additional discounts available for groups, please inquire.

Your investment to attend this workshop includes the following:

·  Target Customers Profile Social Media Strategy you can implement right away to generate leads

·  $500 credit towards your “Social Media Management Certification” Program

·  Chance to win a $1500 value “Social Media Makeover” for your business

·  Chance to win “The Social Media Magnet” book written by Michelle Hummel

·  Catered lunch from The Village Pantry

ABOUT YOUR TEACHER

Michelle Hummel
Web Marketing Expert, Social Media Trainer and Entrepreneur

Recently nominated for the Woman Owned Business of the Year! Michelle is a passionate Social Media Marketer with 15+ years of successful online marketing experience. She holds a valuable Internet Marketing Degree and travels Nationwide providing social media keynotes and in-depth training. A current contributing editor to The Social Media Monthly Magazine and has authored three books in her series titled, “The Social Media Magnet: everything you need to know to attract customers with social media”, sharing her best kept secrets to success. CEO and founder of Web Strategy Plus and Web Media University. Her team specializes in Social Media Marketing/Management, Search Engine Optimization, Pay Per Click Management, Lead Generation, Franchise Marketing, Web Design/Development, Mobile App Creation (iPhone and Android), Content Creation and Brand Development.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

If you decide to use your $500 credit towards the Social Media Management Certification Program here is what you will learn:

Session #1 – Targeted Marketing Strategies, 2 hours

·  Introduction to the Social Media Management role, best practices, tools and must-have resources

·  Learn secret strategies to find your target audience on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google Plus

·  See how easy it is to discover Key Influencers on social media and develop strategic relationships to help grow your business

·  Learn how to easily monitor Facebook and Twitter conversations with targeted keywords to find your customers

·  Learn how to create Twitter leads lists and import them into the Send Social Media Management dashboard for monitoring and engagement

·  Classroom Work: You will create your Targeted Marketing Profiles

Session #2 – Developing Your Content Strategy, 2 hours

·  Introduction on how to develop a magnetic content marketing strategy to attract customers to your brand

·  Learn how to build social media followers fast and inspire them to become Brand Advocates

·  We will review best practices and give you several great ideas you can use for your content strategy

·  Learn how you can use tools like Send Social Media and Feed.ly to quickly find quality content

·  You will be provided with a Social Media Marketing Calendar template which you will use to start building your own strategy

·  Classroom Work: You will create your Social Media Marketing Calendar

Session #3 – Executing Your Market Strategy, 2 hours

·  Introduction on how to use the Send Social Media Management Dashboard

·  How to add and manage your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Instagram, Foursquare, YouTube, WordPress and Pinterest

·  How to setup your Twitter Welcome Tweets, List, Searches, Retweets and AutoReplies

·  How to create an Email and SMS Mobile marketing campaign

·  How to optimize your social media posts - best time to post, repeat your posts, add lead generation links, create custom designs, add videos & automate your RSS feed

·  How to pull reports to optimize your social media strategies

·  Classroom Work: You will input your Social Media Content into the posting dashboard

In-Depth, Industry Specific Training

We will review your homework and provide answers to specific questions that relate to your Industry. We will deliver in-depth training and help you understand the Social Media Tools that are right for your business.

Social Media Certification

Take our final exam to prove you are a social media expert in your Industry. We will provide you with a badge you can proudly display on your LinkedIn profile and add to your website.

Just a Few Industries we specialize in for Instructor Led Hands-On Training:

·  Accountants

·  Authors/Writers

·  Construction

·  Educational Facilities

·  Entertainment

·  Fashion/Beauty/Fitness

·  Financial/Brokers/Insurance

·  Healthcare

·  Hospitality

·  Legal

·  Marketers/Agency

·  Musicians

·  Non-Profits

·  Real Estate/Realtors/Home Builders

·  Recruiters

·  Restaurant

·  Retail

·  Sales

·  Travel

Social Media Management and Marketing Certification

Get hands-on training with Michelle Hummel, CEO of Web Strategy Plus, a full-service Social Media Marketing Agency. Learn EVERYTHING you need to know to be a Social Media Manager for your company!

Do you want to know exactly how to reach your target audience with social media? Would you like an employee to acquire the skills needed to handle social media marketing for your company? Then this training session is for you! Learn how to attract more leads with social media marketing.

NORMALLY $499, Only $199 for Tampa Social Media Enthusiasts

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE SO PLEASE HURRY BEFORE IT SELLS OUT!

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED 🙂

WHAT YOU NEED: PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP AND POWER CHARGER!

Want To Learn How Social Media Can Help Your Business Increase Sales And Generate Leads?

RSVP to our event!

"How To Successfully Grow Your Business With Social Media"

Presented by: Michelle Hummel, CEO of Web Strategy Plus 

Join us for a fun networking and learn session where we will show you exactly how to grow your business with proven Social Media Marketing techniques you can implement right away!

Dinner will be provided so bring yourself, a friend, business cards and your think tank to this fun and engaging learning session. We will be giving away Door Prizes and one lucky winner will receive a $1,500 value Social Media Makeover!

Social Media Management and Marketing Certification

Get hands on training with Michelle Hummel, CEO of Web Strategy Plus, a full service Social Media Marketing Agency. Learn EVERYTHING you need to know to be a Social Media Manager for your company!

Do you want to know exactly how to reach your target audience with social media? Would you like an employee to acquire the skills needed to handle social media marketing for your company? Then this training session is for you! Learn how to attract more leads with social media marketing.

FREE Lunch & Learn: How To Successfully Grow Your Business With Social Media

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Want To Learn How Social Media Can Help Your Business Increase Sales And Generate Leads?

RSVP to our event!

"How To Successfully Grow Your Business With Social Media"

Presented by: Michelle Hummel, CEO of Web Strategy Plus

Join us for a fun networking and learn session where we will show you exactly how to grow your business with proven Social Media Marketing techniques you can implement right away!

Dinner will be provided so bring yourself, a friend, business cards and your think tank to this fun and engaging learning session. We will be giving away Door Prizes and one lucky winner will receive a $1,500 value Social Media Makeover!

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2019 Calendar
Jan: Marketing Plan Development
Feb: Social Media Tools Review
Mar: Social Media Optimization
Apr: Branding and Advertising
May: Content and Article Marketing
Jun: Video and Blog Marketing
Jul: Email and Mobile Marketing
Aug: Pay Per Click Marketing
Sep: Search Engine Optimization
Oct: Social Media Management
Nov: Building Brand Advocates
Dec: Business Networking and Sales
Each month we will be featuring live webinars from our teachers on the above topics. Get exclusive access as a Web Media University member.
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  • MICHELLE HUMMEL

    MICHELLE HUMMEL

    Michelle was recently nominated for the Women Owned Business of the Year! CEO of her own full service social media marketing agency Web Strategy Plus.  She holds a valuable degree in Internet Marketing with a strong 15+ year background in the field. She has published 2 books in her series titled, “The Social Media Magnet: everything you need to know to attract customers with social media”, where she shares her best kept secrets to success. Michelle travels Worldwide delivering keynotes and in-depth social media certification training to companies. She founded the Social Media Enthusiasts community with chapters Nationwide. Also a current contributing editor to The Social Media Monthly Magazine. Read More »