Google Plus Local and Facebook Post Scheduling

Google Places for business and Facebook have made two significant changes this week. If you are on Google Plus, you might have already seen the change from Google Places to Google Plus Local. The biggest change that will probably effect you is the update for Facebook to schedule posts for your business without using a third party like HootSuite.

I have to admit, I have never had success using HootSuite. The software would duplicate posts or somehow mess up the time the item should post. As for Google+, even though statistics state users are being added by the thousands each week, I can’t say I have heard anyone in the past week say, “did you see John Doe’s recent Google+ relationship status?”. I think Google has something with combining everything Google into one, but not sure they are getting what they are necessarily looking for in return from it.

Who Needs Social Media?

Everyone, that’s who! But not everyone or company is a perfect fit for all social media accounts out there. There are over 200 social networking sources for the individual or business to sign up on.

For example, at WebMedley we review your business and your audience to determine which accounts would work best for you. If you are developing a brand, then we suggest our SocialClaim service for listing your organization on the top 250 sites. This is mainly to protect your brand and not have another business use your name for that account.

Yesterday I spoke with a client concerning our services and suggested Pinterest as a potential social media account to establish for their business. “I love Pinterest for my personal interests, but how would I use that in our business setting?” the client asked. I then proceeded to talk about how you could establish boards for their services with links to pages within their website and how Pinterest was now one of the top traffic generators for businesses.

To the majority in our industry, using Pinterest is an older topic to write a lil “buzz” about. But so is Facebook and soon another site such as Instagram will become the topic of conversation, potentially be bought up by Mark Zuckerberg, and we could have helped you utilize this social media website for your business six months ago. What I’m trying to say is, need help with which one’s to choose for your business, give me a call.