New Android App for Business Networking, Social Media Marketing and Lead Generation

clock November 13, 2013 18:05 by author Ogoing Team

oGoing App for Android - Business Networking, Social Media Marketing and Lead Generation
oGoing launches an amazing business networking, social media marketing and lead generation app on the Android store for business owners, marketers, entrepreneurs, professionals and service providers.

"Have you ever tried a side by side comparison between oGoing and other social networks? I suggest you do it, and you'll see a huge difference in features and capability. On these criteria you'll really appreciate what oGoing is offering small business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs in a clearly superior way. And this is not a subjective "plug" for oGoing but an objective, direct comparison of features. It is simply giving credit and recognition to where it is due - and I believe oGoing deserves it!" - Alejandre Abaygar, Internet Video Communications is an exclusive business social network built for discerning professionals who want to grow their social media brand, online marketing and sales. members see real improvement in website traffic, SEO search engine ranking, online visibility, social media engagement and qualified leads after they regularly use this innovative app.

Download the oGoing app now!

Using this amazing app, members instantly share what's going on:
1. Promote offers and specials
2. Post news and events
3. Share product updates
4. Ask questions
5. Express business needs
6. Ask and give referrals
7. Provide insights

This new app helps you connect with over ten thousand potential customers in over 100 business categories including business services, finance and real estate, consulting, marketing, professional services and many more. app is the business social network to engage with new and existing customers, create loyal relationships and jumpstart sales using the latest social media. Think of as the Business Matchmaker!

7 reasons to download the app Now:
1. VERY easy to use! It just takes two minutes to get started. Click on Sign Up button.
2. FOR your business! Find your new customers in 100+ categories, and Connect with them instantly.
3. MARKET your business! Promote your products and services to member organizations.
4. DO more! Find new referrals for your business, and post your business needs now.
5. TALK more! Share real-time updates about your business offers, news and events.
6. POWER your brand! Promote your updates simultaneously on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ (Login from website to connect your networks)
7. GROW your business! Expand your local contacts, Generate quality leads and Boost sales.

Who should download the app?
Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Professionals, Startups, SMB, Marketers and Service Providers looking to network, share and grow their business, and beat the competition.

Boost your Business and Brand Now on oGoing!!

Download the oGoing app now!

3 Easy Steps To Engage With Customers On Social Media

clock October 30, 2013 14:10 by author Ogoing Team

The majority of professionals miss the mark when it comes to engaging with customers on social media. oGoing presents 3 Easy Steps to engage effectively with customers and generate better ROI.

3 easy steps - courtesy EditionGuard Blog

oGoing is the nation's leading small business social network. oGoing provides an amazing online business networking and social media marketing platform where small businesses, entrepreneurs, startups and owners connect and network online, express business needs, share insights, ask questions and ask for referrals. Professionals announce their news and events, promote their products and services, and post offers. oGoing has a bold mission to promote nation's 28 million small businesses and make them successful.

"Customers are continuously bombarded by non-stop social media updates from their followers. Eventually, these customers stop following you and stop listening to what you are saying. oGoing provides the best business social network for effectively engaging with your customers," Sanjay Dalal, founder / CEO, oGoing.

The majority of professionals use social media to promote what they do. They share continuous updates about their products and services, company news, offers and specials, and upcoming events. These professionals believe that their customers are eagerly consuming these updates. Unfortunately, they are dead wrong! Customers do not want to be blasted by constant promotional tweets or posts. Customers want to see something that interests them and helps them do better business.

Social media is not about self-promotion. As a matter of fact, when a company or individual promotes themselves frequently on social media, their customers become even more disenchanted and disengaged. What are then the best ways to engage with customers on social media networks? The three answers will surprise the business community.

oGoing presents three easy steps to engage more effectively with customers on social media:

Step One: Ask Questions

When a professional asks a question on social media, their customer instinctively pauses to read and answer this question. This is human nature; a person always pauses to think when someone asks them a question. If the customer has a ready answer, they will respond to this question. This is how customers start and remain engaged on social networks. When professionals phrase their status updates as questions, these initiate conversations with their customers, resulting in higher engagement.

Step Two: Answer Questions

By the same token, a professional should always be on the lookout when their customer asks questions on social media. Most professionals do not even listen to what their customers are saying or asking. When customers ask questions, professionals should answer them to the best of their knowledge as soon as possible. The more answers customers receive to their questions, the more engaged they become with the professionals.

Step Three: Promote Customer's Updates

When a professional promotes their customer's updates, three great things happen: Customer becomes excited and happy because their post received a social media boost; Customer becomes curious and begins to pay more attention to the professional's updates; Customer will return the favor in the future. There's one more thing. The social network determines that the professional is doing more than just sharing their own updates, and hence provides more visibility to this professional. A simple act of promoting a customer's update results in follow-on engagement and more exposure.

oGoing is the only business social network that provides easy tools for professionals to ask questions, provide answers and promote customers.

About oGoing: 

oGoing launched, USA's leading social network for small business. oGoing provides owners, service providers and entrepreneurs a powerful social media marketing platform that promotes the business, attracts new customers, boosts online visibility, improves website traffic and accelerates sales.

oGoing Helps Small Businesses Find New Customers! Join oGoing Now

Winning with Social Media during the holidays

clock October 31, 2012 02:07 by author Ogoing Team

Is Social Media Marketing imperative during these holidays? If you go by these statistics, social media is must-have for marketing and winning during the holidays:

* 66% of Black Friday purchases resulted from social media interactions.
* 52% of social media users are willing to pay more for brands that they trust (and brands who participate in social media are more trusted).
* 80% of those who interacted with a brand’s social channel ended up buying from that brand.
* Gift recommendations from social media users are twice as likely to lead to a sale.

According to Lab42, 61% of holiday shoppers plan to research that perfect gift through their social networks before they pull out their wallets. 

When most big companies are bombarding social media users with daily deals and requests to “like” and “follow” them, how do you stand out from the pack? Do you need help managing your social media marketing? It takes about six hours a week to get real benefits and ROI from Social Media. Do you want exposure in front of tens of thousands of potential customers? Ogoing has an amazing marketing program for only $39 monthly! Learn more

oGoing Interview - Manny Lopez of Brightside Advertising

clock October 2, 2012 09:34 by author Ogoing Team
Manny Lopez, President & Founder of Brightside AdvertisingWhat's the definition of a passionate entrepreneur? Meet Manny Lopez, Founder & CEO of Brightside Advertising. I have met Manny a few times, and every time I see him, he exudes cool confidence of a seasoned businessman, and an infectious enthusiasm about his work and life. When I introduced oGoing Pro membership for small business, Manny was the first owner that called me on the same day, and signed up as a new member! When Manny sees new opportunities for his business, he seizes them immediately! I was fortunate to catch Manny this week to answer a few questions, and he provided insightful responses. Read on...

1. What led you to start Brightside Advertising? How is the progress?

I had a background in SEO after years of promoting different forms of advertising (print, mailers, TV, radio, etc.) and what I saw most was my clients wanted more word of mouth business. It was the most profitable, and provided the best form of advertising. I saw Facebook as the perfect opportunity to help businesses capitalize on that market. Thus, Brightside Advertising was born. 

2. What are your products and services? What problems do they solve?

We have many forms of online marketing which I will outline which each problem they solve:

Facebook Websites:
Our Facebook Websites allow companies to really brand themselves on the biggest website in the world where everything is connected. It's basically a website on steroids! We give you the branding and function of a normal website, with the viral marketing aspect of social media where every interaction creates a story that is shared with their network of friends to help generate more referrals and repeat business. 

Mobile Website Apps:
Our mobile website apps allow our clients to not only mobilize their website, but they are downloadable to any smartphone as an app for iPhone, Android, Windows, and Blackberry. They give our clients functions like: 1-touch click to call, maps / directions to their locations, lead capture, appointment setting, social media integration, plus dozens of other features all from a mobile device. 

Online Video Ads:
Video marketing is one of the fastest growing forms of marketing out there. With our online video ads, our clients can reach out to consumers in a short 1 minute to minute and a half video that outlines their products and services with professional voiceover, background music, animated transitions and backgrounds and full of content like text, pictures, and video clips. 

Our "Reach & Presence" program:
We have 2 different programs for online marketing with your brand, Presence & Reach. Presence allows us to get a company started online by building them a website that's SEO optimized and helping them build a brand that is unique to theirs. Our Reach program is for companies that already have an established online presence and is looking for more exposure which we help by the way of website citations and display advertising. 

Mobile Banner Ads:
Once a company has got a mobile website from us and wants to drive more traffic than is already coming, we have our mobile banners ads that can help. It's a cost per click basis which allows our clients to only have to pay for engaged users of their brand instead paying for people just to see and hope they take action. And at 1-10 cents per click, it's THE most cost effective approach to driving traffic to your business. 

3. What is your favorite customer success story? 

We've helped over 250 businesses develop true online branding with our products and services over the past 2 years and we've had tons of success stories between that time, but if I was to choose one that really stood out, I would have to say 7 Day Dental. When they started with us, they had nothing on social media or mobile as a way of marketing their brand. We helped grow all 4 of their Southern California locations with Facebook Websites and Mobile Apps. We taught them how to ask for recommendations and referrals from their existing clients and have grown their business extensively over the past year and half they have been with us. They are constantly getting new likes and referrals along with daily recommendations on their Facebook pages without having to spend any money in Facebook Ads to help drive new traffic. 

We started asking for recommendations this year, and check-ins and so far, they've had anywhere between 400-500 check-ins on each of their Facebook pages along with close to 500 likes in each page as well. Without spending $1 in advertising, that is a great success. 

4. Why do customers love Brightside? What makes you different?

Customers love Brightside because in everything we do, we make the customer satisfaction our #1 priority. Everything we do is on a month to month basis, we don't lock anyone into a long term contract. So each month, we have to prove to you why we earned your business and I think that is the only way we can make sure we see 100% effort in anything we do. I come from a background where customer service is the key to success and if you are just there to make the quick buck, you'll always lose.

What makes us different is not only our pricing, but the level of customer support they receive for the price they pay. My customers always tell me how we should be charging more than what we do for what they get. A lot of people are suprised at how low we charge. I also give my direct cell phone number to each of my clients so they have multiple ways to get in touch with me should they ever have any questions about utilizing our services. 

5. How do you define success within your company?

I define success with my company not by the amount of clients we sign up or how much money we make, but by how many of our clients stick with us for the long haul. Most of our products come with a monthly service fee to cover updates, training, and monthly service and my goal is to maintain at least a 95% retention rate with my customers. Currently, we are at 92%. Some may see that as success but I will always strive to do better then yesterday. Once we hit 95%, I will keep raising the bar. Brightside Advertising will become a household name. That's the ultimate goal and we will always strive to give additional value to the customers we have now and the future. 

Connect with Brightside Advertising on oGoing today! They also have great offers for oGoing members.

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Manny Lopez

Founder & CEO
Brightside Advertising
Direct: 714-603-1114


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