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Google+ Is More Fun Than You Think

Do you have a Google+ account but haven't checked it? Have you heard that it's a "ghost town"? Are your friends on Facebook but not on Google+? If you answered yes to all three of those you need to check it again. Google+ has surpassed Twitter, and LinkedIn and...

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Why you need to manage your own social media

You need to manage your own social media or at the very least employ someone to do it for you. Ok, so that first sentence on the surface may seem contradictory, but if I clarify a little it should make more sense. When I say employ someone to do it I mean someone that...

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I Finished My Masters Degree…Now What?

I've finished my Masters degree at long last and I'm now better able to spend time on my business and more importantly on my clients. Finishing my MBA with Western Governors University Washington was a great feat and I'm very happy that I was up to the challenge and...

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Hashtag Etiquette

It's official. All major social networks now make use of hashtags for adding context, search, and abuse. This post is at the request of those who have recently had hashtags thrust upon them with Facebook's recent adoption of the standard. Many people not familiar with...

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When life is busy blogging becomes difficult

The title of this blog post should be pretty obvious to most. As a social media consultant I spend my time telling my clients to do certain things. I expect regular social media posts, blogs, and engagement. Basically all of the things that I don't do myself. In an...

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I got the job!

I got the job!!! This news may be a little weird to find on my business blog post but it's important news for the future of cnctNOW. It has, as yet, not become a full-time family wage job. Mid-October I was laid off a good and fun job with a media company due to some...

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Valentines Day Post for the Love of my Life: My wife

Social media may seem like the love of my life. My wife may even believe that. So today, Valentines day, I'm going to clear things up. Social media is a good friend of mine. I have met hundreds of people virtually that I would gladly call friends. They fulfill much of...

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Search and Social Media Connected

Guest blogger Anya Piper local SEO and Social Media consultant is bringing her passion for search engine optimization (SEO) and social media together to really help businesses grow. Anya is a social media friend of mine who I met recently at a TweetUp. I asked her to...

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Measuring our lives by Likes

The other day my wife and I were talking about a post she had posted and how she was surprised that she only had X number of "Likes" on Facebook. It's funny how dramatically different we measure our lives today versus just 5 short years ago. Today we measure the love...

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Let’s get personal, or being yourself on social media

I'd like to try a little social media experiment. I'd like anyone reading this to tell me one thing about me, Ben Anderson, the author and owner of cnctNOW, that you think might be personal information. Please leave those responses in the comments below. If you are...

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Facebook Graph Search is not resolving a problem

Facebook brought the world together today to announce it's new product beta Facebook Graph Search. Basically the social media network will be giving access to their social graph data to the public at large. The examples that were given by Mark Zuckerberg were that he...

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