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Facebook News Feed Changes – November 2017

Nov 6, 2017   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook, Social Media for Business  //  Comments Off on Facebook News Feed Changes – November 2017

What?! MORE Facebook News Feed changes?

It seems like Facebook is constantly changing its News Feed. They experiment as much with the changes as we experiment with what to do about the changes. 😉

My social media hero, Mari Smith, shared some insight into the changes, as well as what she thinks about how we can handle them.


Facebook News Feed Tests: The Impact on Organic Reach, What Marketers Need To Know


Do you have someone looking after your business Facebook pages that can help you successfully navigate these changes?

Looking for Free Stock Photos for Social Media?

Jan 24, 2017   //   by Raylene   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Looking for Free Stock Photos for Social Media?

Awesome images can help to increase engagement on social media and on your website.

But where does one find stock photos to use LEGALLY?


Please do not just do a Google image search and use the images you find there. Even if it’s ‘just’ a quote image, SOMEONE made it, and the copyright belongs to that person. Using it without their permission constitutes copyright infringement.

We have a few sources of free stock photos we like to use. Read more >>

115 Cool Social Media Facts [Infographic]

Nov 18, 2016   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Personal Social Media, Social Media for Business  //  Comments Off on 115 Cool Social Media Facts [Infographic]

Did you know that:

58% of adults use facebook

58% of adults use Facebook?

8796 snapchats posted every second

8,796 Snapchats are posted every second?

59% of Instagram users log on every day

59% of Instagram users log on every day?


Check out these fabulous stats and more in this extensive 115 Must Know Facts about Social Media infographic by Skilled.

115 facts about social media


Social media is very much a part of our everyday life and business. The timeline and statistics on this infographic point to how online and offline worlds are no longer separate – we’re a fully integrated internet society.

Thanks to Skilled for the stats and the huge social media facts infographic!

“Verify your Google Business Listing” phone calls – PROBABLY FAKE

Jun 27, 2016   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Google, Lethbridge  //  Comments Off on “Verify your Google Business Listing” phone calls – PROBABLY FAKE

press 1I just got a phone call from Texas, which began with a recorded message:

“Please press 1 to verify your Google Business Listing. Press 7 to be removed from the verification services.”


I thought to myself, “Well, that’s interesting, seeing that:

  • my Google Business Listing is already verified.
  • And it’s not connected to this number.
  • And Google doesn’t call you to verify – you have to call them…”

So I pressed 1 to see what this was about.


After a few rings, I think it was “Tim” who picked up, and said,

Hello, thank you for holding, this is Tim. Can I start your verification process with your first name, please?

ME:  “Hi Tim. I’m interested to find out why Google is calling me, because I work with Google Business listings, and Google has never called me or my clients before.”

Tim: *pause* Yes, well… We are not Google. We are a data verification service that helps businesses to be sure their listings on Google are properly verified.

ME: “Oh, I see. Well, Tim, I am a social media manager and I help businesses to set up their Google listings, so I’m pretty familiar with the process. We verify our own listings, as well as our clients’, so I think we’re OK here.” Read more >>


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