Make Fun Of #Hashtags All You Want, But Google Just Got Serious

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Hashtags, Social Media Leave a Comment

Yesterday, Kevin Mullett, Online Visibility Expert (and really smart guy), shared the news on LinkedIn that Google is now making hashtags searchable.
I know. I know. You’re thinking….
“Yawn, Yawn, they’ve been searchable, Nancy.”
Not so fast. Stick with me here for a minute. This is different.
Zaheed Sabur, Software Engineer with Google in Zurich, Switzerland, announced the change on Google+ yesterday:
“Today we’re bringing a …

Social Media: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

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If one of the goals in your Marketing and Business Development Plan is to grow your practice, then it follows that you would then identify the strategies to accomplish that.
Typically, it’s broken down like this:

Goal: What I want or need to accomplish.
Strategy: How I intend to accomplish it.

Find And Be Found
Two strategies to accomplish that growth that are present in …

Goals, Bright Shiny Objects or Competitors?

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Let’s face it. Many of us are easily distracted by the next bright, shiny object that is flashed before our faces that holds promise for our practice.

We see a new networking event that promises to expose us to 100 General Counsel all at once!
We are presented with an opportunity to put our name in the new Mega Lawyers directory.
We see …

SOCIAL MEDIA: HOW’S YOUR DANCE COMING ALONG?

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My online friend, Bill Dorman, published a post today asking what we would change if we could turn back the clock to start in this world of Social Media today.
He writes often about the big kids of Social Media, those who are perceived to be important, the ones who are always tapped to speak at national and international conferences on …

SOCIAL MEDIA: HOW VISUAL IS YOUR FIRM?

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THE NUMBERS ARE TELLING
Regardless of which Marketing and Social Networking sites we use, we can learn something from the following numbers.

Instagram has 90 million monthly active users
40 million photos are uploaded per day
8500 likes per second
1000 comments per second

Instagram launched in October, 2010, and had 14 million users one year later.  They now have 90 million 1.25 years later.
Human beings …

TWITTER, YOU NAUGHTY BIRD, YOU!

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AH, CHANGE
When it comes to the Social Media landscape, one thing we know for sure is this:
It changes regularly, and will continue to do so.
There’s nothing we can do to stop the momentum, so hang on tight, and let’s enjoy the ride together, okay?
Alright, alright, you don’t have to enjoy the ride. I’ll enjoy it while you ride …