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Internet Arguments – Good or Bad for Business? Part 1

Feb 4, 2015   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Personal Social Media, Social Media for Business  //  Comments Off

Internet Arguments – Good or Bad for Business?  Part 1


someone is wrong on the internet - internet argumentsSomeone on the internet is wrong.

And someone else won’t be content until the wrong is righted.


You’ve seen these disagreements on Facebook, in forums, on blogs, … pretty much anywhere online.  They can get very heated, and go on and on and on. Disagreements turn into discussions turn into arguments. Some of them can be downright hostile, even to the point of name-calling and bullying.

Usually, the internet arguments are between two or more people, individuals.  That’s bad enough.

Even worse, though, is when business owners and brand voices jump into the fray.


Are internet arguments good for your business?


Some businesses default to the old adage “All press is good press.”  So getting involved, as your business, in an argument online could certainly increase the visibility of your business.

The question here becomes:

Is this the kind of exposure you would choose for your business?



How to Share Facebook Groups – graphics

Jul 24, 2014   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook, Personal Social Media, Social Media for Business  //  Comments Off

You can share your Facebook groups with your friends. There are a few different ways to do that. You can use your computer or your mobile devices to either share the groups with your friends, or to add friends to your groups.

(Click the images below to see full-size, detailed graphics.)


1) Copy/Paste the Group Link.

Copy the address (url) of the Facebook group.  Then paste that into your own Status Update.

Share FB Group from Desktop
(Click image for details.)

Facebook Trusted Contacts

Jun 16, 2014   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook, Personal Social Media  //  Comments Off

I discovered a new Facebook Feature today when one of my fantastic friends made me one of her Trusted Contacts.

I received this Facebook notification:

friend added you as trusted contact

When I clicked the notification, I was given this dialogue box:


“[Friend] added you as a trusted contact. If [Friend] ever needs help accessing her account, you can now help her log in. She can call you on the phone with instructions for you to get a security code she can use to verify her identity.  Trusted contacts are a secure way to recover your Facebook account if you ever lose access to it.  Do you want to set up your trusted contacts? [Set Up Trusted Contacts] [Not Now]”

Sounds pretty helpful!

Highlight Your Website on Your LinkedIn Profile

May 16, 2014   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, LinkedIn  //  Comments Off

You have an important location to promote your website, and you’re probably not using it.  Where is it?

On your LinkedIn Profile.


In my experience, many people DO have their website listed on their LinkedIn Contact Info. It usually looks like this:

Website listing on LinkedIn Personal Contact Info

On the other hand, the website listing in my LinkedIn Personal Contact Info looks like this:

Raylene Wall - websites on LinkedIn

I much prefer to use my branding whenever I can, and a listing like this says a lot more about my website than “Company Website” does. It’s a very simple way to highlight my website, make it stand out a little from the generic labels, while still providing a clear link to my site.

You can alter your LinkedIn Personal Contact Info to list your website by name in the same way.


How to Highlight Your Website on Your LinkedIn Profile

1) After logging into LinkedIn, hover your cursor over the “Profile” tab  at the top of the page, and click “Edit Profile” in the drop down options.

Edit LinkedIn Profile

[Alternatively, if you are already on your Profile, you can select “Edit” under your profile introduction.] Read more >>


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