Seven Steps to Social Media Success for Small Business

clock June 5, 2015 07:07 by author Ogoing Team

What are the Seven Steps to Social Media Success for Small Business?

How can a small business achieve measurable success and consistent ROI using social media marketing on a budget? oGoing founder Sanjay Dalal presents seven steps to social media success.

Small businesses are beginning to launch and grow their social media initiatives. These companies need guidance and education on how to create an effective social media strategy, navigate the social networks, manage customer interactions, analyze the results, and achieve consistent ROI.

oGoing is USA's leading local business social network. Join oGoing to get found online, share your story, promote products & services, and attract new customers. Join here.


 oGoing presents the Seven Steps to Success with Social Media Marketing for Small Business guide:


Seven Steps to Social Media Success

Social Media Success Step 1: Set social media objectives and goals


What does the business want to gain from social media marketing initiatives? What is the key objective? Is it to increase qualified leads, deliver better customer service, get more business, create a great brand, obtain better reviews or gain more trust? If the business is starting out on social media, it will take a lot of effort and time to undertake multiple objectives simultaneously. Ask the marketing manager or owner what their immediate goals are! Be very specific about the social media marketing objectives.

Social Media Success Step 2: Determine the social media channels, and create a beautiful profile or two

It's easy to fall in the trap of creating profiles on multiple social media channels, and then forgetting about them. Just having a profile is like an empty store front. No customer would dare go there. Social media is all about engagement. Each social media channel takes at least 4 to 6 hours of management every week. A business needs to be judicious of the time and resources, and start out with one or two social media channels. Creating a beautiful profile that exemplifies the business and gets customers excited is the first step.

Social Media Success Step 3: Listen and learn from the customers, partners and industry experts

Ask this question: "Who are our customers and what can we learn from what they are saying and doing?" Most of the business' customers would already be using social media. It's easy to find these customers (search for them), and see what's going on. The business also needs to think about "Who are the customers' customers?" In short, a business must take the time to learn about the customers' needs, and understand the customers' perceptions. The business should also learn how the partners are using social media, what the experts are saying and the industry trends.

Social Media Success Step 4: Make new connections with customers

It's time to connect! Once the business has determined who the customers, prospects, partners and experts are, it should begin connecting with them. Connect slowly! It may not make sense to connect with competing customers at the same time. It's best to follow a few customers, and engage well with them. Are more connections better? Just connecting with many users without real engagement does not yield promising results. Do not get caught up in the game of buying new followers or fans for the social channels - most of the paid connections are inactive users and the business will not materially benefit from them. Quality of connections matter a lot, not the quantity.

Social Media Success Step 5: Engage with customers

Promote the customers, ask customers for feedback, and provide answers to questions. Once a business begins listening and following the customers, the managers should share what their customers are saying. Promote the customers' updates. Respond to customers' messages. Get feedback about the products and services from the customers. Ask questions from customers about their updates and begin a conversation. Whenever possible, answer the customers' questions immediately and frequently. Engage with the customers! The more a business engages with their customers and prospects online, the better the ROI.

Social Media Success Step 6: Share relevant content. What would inspire and excite the customers?

Ask this question: "What do your customers want to learn from you?" Are customers seeing and treating the business as the subject matter or industry expert? Does the business have something interesting, inspiring and useful to share that will get them excited? Customers do not have the time to check your business updates, stories, product briefs and services daily. Customers have their own businesses to run. Customers want something that can help them do better business, and the job of social media managers is to provide this information. This is where the rubber meets the road.

Social Media Success Step 7: Analyze and repeat

Did the business realize the aforementioned social media goals? If the business followed through on the six success steps above, it would achieve most of the said objectives. How does one achieve all the goals? It's quite simple: Do more of what's working. Correct what's not. Be nimble! Social media is a fast-changing paradigm. It pays to be creative, and if a business has to start all over again, that's fine! The best barometer for success: Are the customers engaged?

Many small business owners and entrepreneurs need help with their social media management. The experts at oGoing have created a highly affordable social media marketing program for small business that begins at only $99 a month. Learn more

About oGoing

oGoing is USA's leading local social network for small business. Over twenty thousand entrepreneurs, small business owners, startups, service providers and SMB are using oGoing to connect, share, network, promote and grow their business. Join oGoing today



Why join oGoing B2B Social Network for Small Business and SMB?

clock February 25, 2015 14:50 by author Ogoing Team
  • Join oGoing B2B Social Network. Post Services. Grow Business
  • "Since joining oGoing, I have had the pleasure of making plenty of acquaintances,
      partnerships and ten happy clients.
    " - Andrew Neal, Advertaken
  • Networking your business! Connect with 10,000+ trusted small businesses & SMB
  • Marketing your company! Promote your products & services with best social media
  • Do more now! Find new referrals for your business, and post your business needs
  • Talk more! Share real-time updates about your business deals, news and events
  • Power your brand! Engage on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube
  • Boost your business! Generate warm leads, Attract new customers and Grow sales
  • Who should join?
  • oGoing caters to small businesses from $1 to $99 million in sales: startup, small
    business, home business, service providers, veteran owned, sole proprietors,
    entrepreneurs, owners and SMB. Best of all - oGoing is FREE to join!
  • Drive your small business forward on oGoing! Go BIG and GROW! 

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Why join oGoing B2B Social Network for SMB?

 

"Thank you for creating such a wonderful network. Every small business owner should be on oGoing" - Stephanie Ardrey, iVentLABS, Newport Beach

 

 

 



Social Media, SEO and Search Marketing - Spending too much time?

clock February 18, 2015 04:35 by author Ogoing Team

Are you still doing marketing the old way?
1. If you build it (website), they will come (customers). No one's coming!
2. I already have a website. Isn't that marketing?
3. I paid an SEO guy ton of money, and nothing happened! No leads.
4. I have social media profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram. Still no traction?
5. I started my blog. How come no one's commenting or doing anything?

Have you experienced any of the above? Still trying ad-hoc marketing tactics? Still shooting for your target customer with your eyes closed?

Social Media is exploding worldwide. There are over 2 billion people using various social networks. You cannot afford to do marketing the old way. How does your business stand out and shine?

Social Media Explosion

Marketing in 2015 requires a paradigm shift:
1. Your website needs to be "pushed" in front of your target customers (the world has over 1 billion websites).
2. Your website is not an end-all-be-all for marketing. Although, it is an important element of your marketing mix.
3. SEO doesn't equal marketing. It's great to be ranked high on search engines. It's one piece of the marketing puzzle.
4. Socia media profiles doesn't equal all of marketing either. Social networks help you connect where your customers are.
5. Your blog allows you to share original thought-provoking content and generate further interest from your customers.

These are some of your assets in your marketing mix, and you need to be fully aware of how they fit in the overall digital marketing strategy.

Majority of small business owners and marketers are investing a minimum of four to six hours a week on social media and online marketing. Social Media and Digital Marketing requires considerable work that includes: 

1. Chalking out a cohesive marketing strategy
2. Establishing marketing channels and programs
3. Creating a robust communication and messaging platform
4. Creating, managing and posting engaging content
5. Using paid social and search advertisements
6. Connecting with new customers and influencers
7. Collaborating and having conversations with customers
8. Providing customer service through social channels
9. Sharing timely offers and new specials
10. Following up with and nurturing new leads
11. Converting warm leads to sales, and
12. Analyzing and monitoring the impact of social media and marketing campaigns.

oGoing provides highly affordable and innovative social media and digital marketing service, oGoing Max for maximum engagement with customers, increasing online exposure, improving SEO, sharing inspiring content, growing website traffic and attracting more customers. Small business owners, entrepreneurs, service providers and SMB who don't have the time and resources to do marketing themselves love the new oGoing Max service. Our approach takes the guesswork out of social marketing.

Our Digital Marketing Process

oGoing Digital Marketing Process and Plan

 

oGoing Max marketing services are tailored for your specific business need. We begin with complimentary digital marketing consulting to understand your current marketing effort, your target customer and available market. We then provide a proposal to jumpstart your digital marketing for maximum impact! Our proposal will include how to find and attract new customers, how to market online using all available channels, how to build a sales funnel, when to connect and engage with customers on social networks, how to nurture existing prospects, and most importantly, how to convert warm prospects into sales. Once you sign-off on the proposal, we then go and execute our tested inbound marketing programs, and deliver real results.

Our Digital Marketing programs

Digital Marketing Services

Interested in learning more about our cutting-edge services? Contact us today for your complimentary digital marketing consulting. Our goal is to make you shine and stand out from all the noise, so that customers can find you, get to know your company, trust your brand, and open up to do business with you. Please email us at: sales at ogoing dot biz or call us at: +1-949-829-2742

Ogoing.com is USA's leading B2B social network. oGoing gives SMB 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 and Medium Businesses Find New Customers!



Social Media Marketing in a Box for $999

clock November 7, 2014 08:47 by author Ogoing Team

Complete Social Media Marketing Services for 2015 by oGoing

oGoing Presents Our Best Holiday Special - Social Media Marketing in a Box for $999! ($2,500 value. 60% off)

oGoing team will manage, promote and expand your social media brand and presence on

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Google+ and Ogoing.com for all of 2015 including the remainder of 2014 for $999 ($2,500 value. 60% off).

oGoing Social Media Marketing in a Box for $999

 

Maximum exposure and visibility on major social networks.

Local and mobile online presence in front of your customers.

Social media marketing program that doesn't break the bank.

According to a major study*, small businesses find social media to be very effective in reaching their marketing goals.

Small Businesses find Social Media Marketing quite effective

Social Media is found to be highly relevant for Branding, Word-of-mouth, Content marketing and Lead Generation.


What's included in this exceptional Holiday Special:

1. Our team will share weekly posts on major social media networks. Posts will be on specific topics relevant to your business, including offers, services, products, events, tips, community, activities, customers, success stories, best practices, spotlights, and much more! Think of oGoing team as your content marketing partner. We will do the actual work of creating and sharing content on your behalf. Bottomline: We will dazzle your audience with engaging content!

2. We will feature and spotlight your business profile on Ogoing.com in your business category, and also give exposure to your business on our distribution networks. If you to go Ogoing.com, you will see that on the right hand column, we have featured businesses. Your business will be featured in your category. Also, we will create specific posts that highlight what you do, and share it with our member businesses on Ogoing.com network at least once every month. See this real post of customer highlight.   

3. We will spotlight your business multiple times on our distribution networks to give you more viral visibility. Ogoing has a strong presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ (over 100K connections). e.g.  (we have over 45 channels on Twitter). We have strong presence in Orange County on all major networks and on Ogoing.com

4. We will help you get found online on Google, Bing, Yahoo and 70 search engines, and grow your SEO rank. Every month, we will submit your website to search engines and directories, and ensure that you are listed correctly. We will find the relevant keywords that your potential customers use to search online, and include these keywords as part of our content marketing in step 1. above. Further, we will share with you techniques and best practices on how you can raise your SEO rank organically.

5. We will interact and engage with your prospects and customers on social networks. We will message them, mention them, and provide responses to their questions. We have first-hand knowledge on making quality connections, leveraging and warming-up these connections, converting these connections to qualified leads, and growing the business or product line. 

6. We will educate you on the latest social media best practices, tips, secrets and trends through bimonthly online webinars, podcasts or webcasts.

Bottomline:

We will increase your number of quality connections on social networks (we will establish a baseline when we start the work, and share with you progress every month). We will increase your website traffic as we ramp up our marketing programs (again, we will establish a baseline based on your current website traffic, and track this and share with you our findings). We will increase your social network interactions with a focus on achieving real results as stated in 5. above. 

 

Ready to Get Going?

 

Sign Up for oGoing Social Media Marketing Services


Why choose oGoing for managing your social media?
1. Expose your Business to Thousands of potential customers Online
2. Increase your Website Traffic and Engage with more customers
3. Grow your Social Media Brand and Boost Your SEO Ranking 
4. Get the most affordable and effective integrated marketing solution


Ogoing.com is the nation's leading business to business social network. 
* We live and breathe social media marketing 24/7 
* oGoing team has been successfully managing social media services for clients for five years
* oGoing is a recognized leader in social media marketing solutions and consulting services
* oGoing founder & CEO has trained and consulted over 1,000 business owners on social media
* oGoing is a Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Microsoft, Salesforce and Apple trusted developer and partner.

 

Social Media Strategy and Execution

You can be rest assured that we will thoroughly plan, develop and execute your social media strategy.


We really dig social media. See what some of our happy customers are saying:

"I would highly recommend oGoing to any company looking to quickly and efficiently tackle their social media and online marketing needs, large or small." - Lily Otieno, Infinity Business Solutions, Brea, CA

"It's great to have oGoing help us with social media marketing for the past two years... oGoing enhances our brand and online presence, and attracts new entrepreneurs and business owners to our programs." - Mark Mitchell, Director, TriTech SBDC, Orange County, CA

"Great site for business networking! I highly recommend oGoing for any business executive looking to extend their reach beyond their immediate group." - Todd Herschberg, SEO and Online Marketing Guru, Silicon Valley, CA

"RBN is very appreciative of oGoing Team for their efforts in creating more exposure for RBN in recent months. Targeted online marketing and social media boost by the oGoing team on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Ogoing.com helped in growing our attendance at our recent event. RBN has decided to use oGoing marketing services, and we highly recommend OGoing for your company’s inbound marketing and social media marketing services." – Yousef Shafiee, Relationship Business Network, Orange County, CA

 

Sign Up for oGoing Social Media Marketing Services

 

questions? contact us here: http://www.ogoing.com/contactus

phone: 949-829-2742

oGoing Inc. 7545 Irvine Center Dr., Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92618



Download Ten Social Media Tips for Small Business to Attract Customers

clock April 7, 2014 08:24 by author Ogoing Team

Small Business Owners, SMB and Entrepreneurs are always juggling their time and resources managing, running and growing their business.

Social Media Marketing requires extra time, resources and expertise... companies end up spending 4 to 6 hours a week to manage their social media activities. The benefits of effective social media are tangible; consistent online exposure, increased website traffic, sharing of knowledge, better lead generation, improved search ranking (SEO), direct customer feedback, customer service, learning, and engagement with customers.

We invite to create your business profile on oGoing and get found online by your prospective customers? oGoing is USA's leading social network for small business. Over ten thousand small businesses are using oGoing to get found, connect, share, network, promote and grow their business using the latest social media. Join oGoing today and Jumpstart your online marketing, SEO and leads!

Ten Social Media Tips to Attract Customers

oGoing presents 10 Social Media Tips for Small Business

1. Create a social media plan

Many business owners think social media means creating a new profile on Facebook or Twitter, and perhaps sharing couple of updates... Worse yet, they do the same thing on multiple social media network channels and expect the same results. "If you build it, they will come!" Not quite. Social media is not a field of dreams on autopilot.

Download here => Ten Social Media Tips


Many small business owners, entrepreneurs and SMB need help managing their social media. The experts at oGoing have created highly affordable social media marketing solution starting at $99 monthly. Learn more about the innovative oGoing social media and inbound marketing services that generate warm leads:

Learn more => oGoing Marketing Services

"RBN is very appreciative of oGoing Team and CEO Sanjay Dalal for their efforts in creating more exposure for RBN in recent months. Targeted online marketing and social media boost by the oGoing team on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Ogoing.com helped in growing our attendance at our recent event. RBN has decided to use oGoing marketing services, and we highly recommend oGoing for your company;s inbound marketing and social media marketing services." – Relationship Business Network

oGoing is a Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, Apple, Salesforce, Amazon and Cisco developer & partner.

Direct download:

Ten-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-May-oGoing.pdf (2.17 mb)



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

oGoing.com is an exclusive business social network built for discerning professionals who want to grow their social media brand, online marketing and sales.

oGoing.com 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.

oGoing.com 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 oGoing.com as the Business Matchmaker!

7 reasons to download the oGoing.com 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 oGoing.com 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!


oGoing Social Media Marketing Services

clock October 29, 2013 10:23 by author Ogoing Team

oGoing Social Media Marketing Services

 

CEOs, Presidents, Founders, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Service Providers

  • Do you want maximum exposure and visibility online on major social networks with a social media marketing program that doesn't break the bank?
  • Did you know that most businesses spend 4 to 6 hours a week managing social media (although they could be using that time running their business)?
  • Did you know that marketing programs are 63% more effective when combined with social media?

"It's great to have oGoing as our social media marketing partner for 2013. oGoing founder Sanjay Dalal and his team promotes TriTech Small Business Development Center on oGoing and major social media networks, enhances our brand and online presence, and attracts new entrepreneurs and business owners to our programs." - Mark Mitchell, Director, TriTech SBDC

oGoing promotes your business, organization or non-profit through your beautiful oGoing profile or social network profiles, posts timely sales updates, builds online visibility and generates quality website traffic. oGoing attracts and engages new customers through frequent interactions, and jumpstarts new leads and online sales using social media marketing, social sharing and social bookmarking. oGoing guarantees real results and promises outstanding ROI on our services. oGoing Team has been delivering social media and integrated marketing services, and making our customers happy for over four years now!

  • Expose your Business to Thousands of potential customers Online
  • Increase your Website Traffic and Engage with more customers
  • Grow your Social Media Brand and Boost Your SEO Ranking

Why choose oGoing for managing your social media?
1. oGoing is the nation's leading business to business social network. We live and breathe social media 24/7
2. oGoing team has been successfully managing social media services for clients for four years
3. oGoing is a recognized leader in social media marketing solutions and consulting services
4. oGoing founder & CEO has trained and consulted over 1,000 business owners on social media
5. oGoing is a Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple trusted developer and partner

The Details

 

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Max

Jumpstart

Startup

Expert

oGoing Profile

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Facebook Profile

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Twitter Profile

No

No

Yes

Yes

LinkedIn Profile

No

No

No

Yes

Google+ Profile

No

No

No

Yes

Promote Posts on Live Wall

1 promo a week

2 promo a week

3 promo a week

4 promo a week

Featured Business

5 days a month

10 days a month

20 days a month

30 days a month

Write New Posts

1 post a week

2 posts a week

3 posts a week

4 posts a week

Share Posts on Social Networks

1 share a week

2 shares a week

3 shares a week

4 shares a week

E-Blast Sponsor

1 e-blast*

1 e-blast

2 e-blasts

3 e-blasts

Write Blog Articles

1 article a month

2 articles a month

3 articles a month

4 articles a month

Make New Connections

5 new connections

10 new connections

20 new connections

30 new connections

Submit 70 Search Engines SEO

1 time a month

2 times a month

3 times a month

4 times a month

Engage with Customers

1 time a week

2 times a week

3 times a week

4 times a week

Cost

$99 monthly

$149 monthly

$299 monthly

$449 monthly

  Sign Up Sign Up Sign Up Sign Up
 
* Please note that company creates the social network profiles on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. oGoing can help setup these profiles for an extra setup fee.
* Company will provide content to oGoing team for the posts and blog articles. Company will provide access to oGoing team to various social network profiles.
* Minimum commitment of six months for all oGoing Social Media Services  
* Share Posts - oGoing team will share select company posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+  
* Engage with Customers - this is limited to oGoing small business social network  
 
oGoing Inc. All rights reserved. 7545 Irvine Center Dr., Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92618. http://www.ogoing.com  oGoing is USA's leading small business social network.


Small Business Social Media Networking and Marketing

clock August 10, 2013 09:14 by author Ogoing Team

Many Small Business Owners, Proprietors and Entrepreneurs are using social networking to create their social media profiles, share and promote updates about their products and services, make new online connections, get warm leads and grow their brand!

Millions, if not billions, of potential customers are using social media every day! Thus there are plenty of incentives for small businesses to jump right in...

What are some of the reasons small businesses are joining and marketing their company through social media?

1. It's inexpensive - well, technically it's free! However, free doesn't mean the time, expertise and resources it takes to create a beautiful profile and manage it well. It can take few hours a week at a minimum if owners want social media to yield results!

2. It's easy to use - again, easy for the most part. Most businesses still don't know how to connect or follow or engage with potential customers. The easy part is creating a profile and sharing a few updates. The hard part is getting customers to notice what you are saying.

3. My customers (and competitors) use social media - go where your customers are! The key is finding the customers, connecting with them and engaging with them to establish trust and credibility. And look out for competitors as they poach the same customers.

4. It doesn't take a lot of time - This is what small businesses think as they begin their social media journey. The reality is different... managing just one social network, sharing frequent updates, promoting customers and asking questions can easily take four to six hours a week.

What are the reasons you are joining social networks? Are you seeing some traction? Have you made new connections? oGoing Small Business Social Media Network is great for small businesses to build trusted connections, promote products and services, generate website traffic, grow SEO ranking and attract new customers. Check out oGoing today!



Best Time to Post to Social Media Networks

clock July 31, 2013 17:18 by author Ogoing Team

Question: What is the Best Time to Post on Social Networks?

Answer: It depends on when your customers are frequenting the social networks. (this requires some research and learning)

Anecdotal Rule of Thumb: Mornings before 10 am. Afternoons between 1 to 3 pm. And Evening times depend on what network.

However, your customers may be the late night audience, and are only logging in after 9 pm. In that case, you better have your posts pre-scheduled to show up after 9 pm... Or stay up and post them yourself.

Here is further evidence that could dispute what I just said earlier:

Facebook: Traffic is highest between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET.

Best time: Between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET
Worst time: 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. ET
Pinterest: Saturday morning is the best time to post.
Best time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET or 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET
Worst time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET
LinkedIn: Post before or after business hours.
Best time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET or 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Worst time: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET
Twitter: Post all the time (really... every hour if you really want to grab attention)
Best time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET

Worst time: 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. ET

Google+: Traffic is highest between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.
Best time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET
Worst time: 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. ET
oGoingTraffic is highest between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT.
Best time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. PT
Worst time: After 8 p.m. PT 

Sources and Cool infographic here:

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226973#ixzz2afn2Hp26

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10 Social Media Best Practices for Small Business

clock June 14, 2013 20:27 by author Ogoing Team
10 Social Media Tips for Small Business by oGoing

Small Business Owners, SMB and Entrepreneurs are always juggling their time and resources managing, running and growing their business.  

Social Media Marketing requires extra time, resources and expertise... owners may end up spending 4 to 6 hours a week to manage their social media activities*. The benefits of effective social media are tangible... consistent online exposure, increased website traffic, sharing of knowledge, better lead generation, improved search ranking (SEO), direct customer feedback and service, and engagement with customers. Social media is not a one shot approach though, and it takes patience, persistence and passion to realize some of these benefits. 

oGoing founder & CEO Sanjay Dalal presents 10 Social Media Tips for Small Business:

1. Create a social media plan 

Many owners think social media means creating a new account and sharing couple of updates... Worse yet, they do the same thing on multiple social media channels and expect the same results. "If you build it, they will come!" Not quite. Social media is not a field of dreams on auto-pilot. When owners don't get any traction, they give up quickly thinking that social media doesn't work. The reality is that they did not establish a real plan. What were the reasons they started with social media? How does social media marketing align with the overall company or marketing mission? Social media is not an end all, be all for marketing. It has its place. Owners and executives need to create a strategic plan that includes a mission and vision, objectives and goals, execution, analysis and reporting.


oGoing Pro | Social Media Marketing Solution for $39 per month

clock June 10, 2013 08:02 by author Ogoing Team

 oGoing Pro | Social Media Marketing Solution for $39 per month. Expose your Business to Thousands of potential Customers Online! Grow your Social Media Brand and Boost Your SEO Ranking!

oGoing Pro is an Affordable Online Social Media Marketing Solution for your Small Business
for a nominal cost of only $39 a month!

oGoing provides a 30 day free trial to get your business going now. Let us show you how we
promote your business for 30 days without any cost to you!

What's included in this Excellent social media networking service that will Jumpstart your sales:
 

1. oGoing team manages and markets your beautiful oGoing profile. When a new oGoing profile is created, your profile gets automatic 25 new connections and backlinks from reputed oGoing members.

 

2. We promote your oGoing profile multiple times a month to potential customers on oGoing, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter. Continuous marketing exposure delivers consistent results.

 

3. We share your key updates on the entire oGoing small business community multiple times a month! Great exposure in front of an engaged community.

 

4. We feature your business profile on oGoing.com website, and give you instant visibility in front of potential customers multiple times a month.

 

5. We tell the world that you are on oGoing Pro Business. This creates tremendous trust and improves online engagement with your customers.

 

6. We invite you to our weekly Social Media Best Practices and Tips webinar every Wednesday at 12 pm PDT. Engage and Learn from oGoing founder & CEO Sanjay Dalal, who has trained over 1,000 owners on social media marketing, on how to navigate and win with social media.

 

7. Bonus: We will give you an exclusive copy of the Social Media eBook for Small Business - Seven steps to success with social media now!


oGoing Exposes your Business in front of Thousands of potential Customers for only $39 monthly! UNBELIEVABLE!!

Who uses oGoing Pro?
Small Business Owners, Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Service Providers who don't have the time and resources to promote their business, are looking to grow their business with more leads, and want a powerful marketing solution that is affordable and doesn't break the bank!
 
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oGoing provides over $1,500+ worth of integrated online marketing and social media services for a very reasonable price of $39 monthly (now with a 30 day free trial!). Get powerful social media, email marketing and online marketing service that will blow your competition away!! Your business can cancel any time.
 
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oGoing Small Business Social Network | Press Releases | Social Media News

clock May 9, 2013 05:51 by author Ogoing Team

oGoing Social Media News | Small Business Social Network

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Promote your Business to over 300,000 Small Business Owners in Southern California on Facebook

clock May 2, 2013 19:20 by author Ogoing Team

oGoing Facebook Promotion to over 300,000 business owners

oGoing Small Business Social Network has an Exclusive Offer for our Business Owners in Southern California

The Offer

oGoing Social Media Exclusive (oGoing SME) is an amazing solution that promotes a company's product or service in front of over 300,000 small business owners in Southern California, including the metro Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Ana, Orange County and Riverside areas.

"Many oGoing small business customers use Facebook and oGoing together to promote and grow their business. oGoing SME is a powerful small business solution that combines Facebook's extensive social presence and oGoing's marketing expertise in Southern California." Sanjay Dalal, CEO & founder, oGoing.

oGoing SME Offer Details

oGoing team will share the company message with the following target audience through Facebook Advertising:
1. Small Business Owner Category
2. Age 25 or higher (i.e. more matured business owners)
3. Located in Southern California

Your specific product or service announcement will be promoted through oGoing's Facebook page which is already used by thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs. oGoing will use exclusive Facebook Advertising to further give your message a Marketing Boost in front of over 300,000 small businesses!

Bonus One: oGoing will promote your service on Ogoing.com, nation's leading small business social network for five days by providing your business a featured listing. oGoing has an engaged community that will review and interact with your offer. ($150 value)

Bonus Two: oGoing will send out a dedicated e-blast of your offering to the oGoing small business community members and local business contacts (around 10,000 contacts). oGoing email blasts get great open rates and provide superior click-through rates. ($200 value)

Bonus Three: oGoing will make you an oGoing Pro business for the entire year, and provide your business continuous visibility and exposure for all 365 days! This means more website traffic will be generated for your business. ($468 value)

oGoing social media platform integrates with Facebook. Small business owners can promote their products and services on both Ogoing.com and Facebook, and multiply their exposure.

oGoing SME Pricing and Terms

oGoing presents your Promotion on Facebook in front of over 300,000 business owners including all three bonuses as outlined above for a quarterly cost of only $899 (billed every quarter)!

Yes, our entire marketing package is available for a quarterly cost of only $899! (that's less than $300 each month!). Imagine the exposure and visibility that your business will receive in front of tens of thousands of local So Cal owners and entrepreneurs.

oGoing SME - What we need?

oGoing will need your promotion write-up (two to three lines; we can help create a great writeup for you), a photo of your product or service, and a website link (i.e. landing page) so that your prospective buyers can go there and consume the offer.

oGoing will provide you detailed reports of the promotion including insights! Thus, your business can measure the impact of your marketing message on Facebook.

Where to Sign Up for oGoing SME?

Please contact us today to get started. You can fill out our Facebook form, and mention "oGoing SME Facebook Promotion" in the comments section! Can't wait to get going? Call us M-F from 8 am to 5 pm at: 949-829-2742 and talk to our sales consultant! We can help you over the phone and answer your questions. Or shoot us an email at: sales@ogoing.biz

Why choose oGoing SME for managing your Facebook and Social Media Marketing?

1. oGoing is the nation's leading business social network for owners. We live and breathe social media 24/7
2. oGoing has been successfully managing social media services for clients for four years
3. oGoing is a recognized leader in social media marketing solutions and consulting services
4. oGoing founder & CEO has trained and consulted over 500 business owners on social media
5. oGoing is a Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple trusted partner and developer

oGoing Also Markets to Small Business Owners in the following Metro Areas:

Metro Area                  Total Small Business Owners Market

New York Metro Area - 260,000
San Francisco Bay Area - 170,000
Chicago Metro Area - 160,000
Washington DC Baltimore Virginia Metro Area - 150,000
Boston Worcester Manchester Metro Area - 140,000
Dallas Fort Worth Metro Area - 130,000
Atlanta Metro Area - 130,000
Miami Metro Area - 110,000
Seattle Metro Area - 105,000
Philadelphia Metro Area - 100,000
Houston Metro Area - 100,000
Austin - San Antonio Metro Area - 90,000
Detroit Metro Area - 85,000
Denver Metro Area - 85,000
Tampa Bay Metro Area - 80,000
Minneapolis Metro Area - 80,000
Phoenix Metro Area - 80,000

About oGoing: 

Ogoing.com is USA's leading social network for small business. Ogoing gives owners and entrepreneurs powerful web social media marketing platform that promotes the business, boosts online visibility, improves website traffic, raises SEO ranking, generates new leads and attracts new customers.

 
Call us: 949-829-2742 or online at: ogoing.com/contactus


B2B Marketing with oGoing Small Business Members

clock May 1, 2013 17:08 by author Ogoing Team

Sales & Leadership Training for Direct Sales, MLM, Network Marketing, Sales Managers and Business Owners by Stephen Gregg

 

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 The innovative patented t-tools™ touch point tip pen provides the easiest transition from ball point pen to touch point tip

 

TriTech Small Business Development Center (SBDC) works with high technology, rapid growth companies which have a very high impact on their local economies

 

$250.00 Video Production  includes the following: Script Consultation, Shooting, Editing . The video can be up to 5 minutes in length

 

World Series of Gin Rummy on June 9 at Bally's Las Vegas. Early-bird Special

 

Zyllion | Handheld Massagers | Neck and Shoulder Massager with Heat | Leg and Foot Massager

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Do Business with these oGoing B2B Small Business Members!

Interested in growing your business with Social Media, SEO and B2B Marketing?

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Sincere regards,
Sanjay Dalal
founder / CEO, oGoing



5 Small Business Social Media Tips to Attract Customers from oGoing

clock April 29, 2013 06:54 by author Ogoing Team

5 Small Business Social Media Tips by oGoing

Irvine, CA April 29, 2013

Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Service Providers are growing their sales with social media. Key benefits of social media include attracting and engaging with more customers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, oGoing, blogs and more.

"Social Media provides businesses an unprecedented direct communication with customers! Using social media, a business directly informs their clients about what's going on, promotes new offers and services, and provides customer service; the clients freely express with the company their experiences, ask questions and provide direct feedback in a public setting. This level of intimacy and engagement hasn't been achieved before," Sanjay Dalal, founder & CEO, oGoing.

oGoing is the nation's fastest growing small business social media marketing network. Thousands of Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Service Providers are using oGoing to generate warm leads, attract new customers, promote products and services, share deals, and engage with clients directly.

oGoing presents 5 social media tips and best practices for a business to attract more customers using social media marketing:

1. Know the customers

Take time to know your customers through social networks. Stand in their shoes. Learn more about their business. Ask the question: "What are their needs?" Find them, and Search their social media updates. Learn more about the customer's customers. The more knowledgeable one becomes about the customer's business, the more products and services the business can ultimately offer to them.

2. Connect with customers

After determining who the customers are, a business must take the logical next step: Connect or Follow them! Once connected, most social media networks share a live news feed of the following user's updates. Thus, when a business is logged in, they see latest news stories about their customers. Reading what's going on provides greater understanding of the customers' current situation, needs and events.

3. Engage with customers

Reading the customers' updates and gaining further knowledge about them are important first steps. Next step is to begin engaging with the customers. The best way: Reply to their updates and Ask questions. When a business responds to what their customers are saying, and begins a conversation, that's when engagement begins. Social media is all about "live" conversations. Besides replying publicly, a business can also ask direct questions to solicit a response, reply privately or send a direct message for further intimacy.

4. Promote customers

Often times, owners and marketers forget that social media marketing is not so much about promoting their own business; rather, it's more about promoting their customers. This simple fact changes how well engaged the customers are. When the company takes on the onus of promoting their customers, the returns are tangible and immediate. What customer doesn't like a public promotion in the form of a mention, sharing of their updates, or recommendation?

5. Ask for referrals from customers

After establishing a solid relationship with customers and prospects on social media, a business can begin to transform this engagement into leads. Social media cannot be an off and on affair. It has be an always on campaign. Hence, a business must frequently login to social media networks and engage with their clients on a daily basis. When the time's right, ask the customers for new referrals and share with them new offers.

oGoing welcomes new businesses and marketers to join oGoing, connect with members, and promote what's going on. oGoing provides a powerful social media marketing network for small business that increases website traffic, improves SEO ranking, generates warm leads and attracts new customers. Learn more about our oGoing Pro services to jumpstart your social media marketing today!



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