4 Social Media Secrets for Business

Social media networks are pushing out updates faster than consumers can hit like, retweet or pin.social-media-icons-297x300

In the last few weeks alone, Pinterest improved its guided search, Twitter offered group messaging and Facebook cleaned up its newsfeed (again).

To help brands stay even further abreast of what they need to do to make the most of their social pages and efforts, here are four social media updates to make right now.


No good piece of marketing is complete without a call-to-action (CTA) and a Facebook page is no different. Page administrators can now easily add a CTA near the cover photo on their business pages. They can select from the following “buttons”: book now, contact us, use app, play game, shop now, sign up and watch video.


Companies can now add their social profile information to the Google Knowledge panel in some Web searches.

The knowledge panels prominently display a brand’s social profile information, which makes connecting with a brand on the various social networks that much easier for consumers.

Social media managers may need the help of their Web developer to implement this update, but Google makes it easy for them to format and publish the proper markup code.


Another update that will likely need some assistance from a Web developer to execute, Twitter Cards are a surefire way to increase engagement. Once the meta tags for Twitter Cards are added to a Web page (and a few other steps are followed), rich photos, videos and other media experiences will automatically be pulled from the URL that a company is sharing. The additional media will display below the tweet.


As the most-used Web browser, Chrome is not only popular but it’s also pretty smart. The wide variety of extensions available on the browser make it even smarter for Web professionals. The Pin It Button for Chrome, in particular, is a must download for social media managers.

This is because not all websites that have great content, have great sharing tools.

YourOffice is a world-class network of business centers providing clients with fully serviced full-time offices, virtual offices and meeting rooms, all available with flexible terms and on-demand.

Read the original article on websitemagazine by Amberly Dressler

Image Credit: billzipponbusiness

    A recent article, 10 commandments for Every Small-Business Entrepreneur by Rakia Reynolds describes how a journey to success is not easy.  There are bumps, crossroads and dead ends along the path–misfortunes, failures and trials that can be intimidating. Don’t beRead more…

      According to a 2011 U.S. Census, there were 5.68 employer firms in the United States. Companies with less than 20 works made up 90% of those firms. If you were surprised by that number, you’re not alone. In today’s market,Read more…

        Business travel is on its way to recovery according to the recent report by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and it’s set to increase 8.6% in 2015. That being said, the expectations of business travelers are also rapidly growingRead more…

          The Congress change may give small businesses help with taxes and regulations, but there’s little expectation no no sweeping changes earmarked for small business. What small business advocates expect in the next Congress: TAXES Individual business owners in a higherRead more…