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LinkNow Fundraising

Great job, everyone! It’s that time of year again! Every holiday season, LinkNow Media works with a local organization called The Batshaw Foundation, a non-profit with the mission “to help break the cycle of neglect, abuse, and failure experienced by many children aged 0-18 years and their families. The Foundation supports the clients of the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, living on the island of Montreal, when public funds are not available.” The Batshaw Foundation intervenes when children are victims of abuse, neglect, abandonment, or have serious behavior problems. The Foundations uses its funds for the direct benefit of children, whether they are living with their own families, in foster care, or in residential placement. Last Friday, we held the annual LinkNow Media Talent Show in benefit of The Batshaw Foundation. This year, we raised over $10,000 and collected over 200 gifts to be distributed to children throughout the Montreal […]

Link Roundup – Friday, December 11 2015

Link Roundup 12/11/15
What we’ve learned this week Here’s a collection of the links we found on social media this week that had a big impact. We hope you get as much out of them as we did! 5 Ways to Get People to Actually Read Your Content There’s nothing more frustrating than working hard to research and write great content and having nobody actually click on the link to read it. Rocket Post put together some great tips to get people to read and engage with the content you’ve worked so hard on. What is Content Marketing? Copyblogger produced an excellent resource that can serve as a content marketing resource library. It’s a list of 100 articles that contain guides on virtually every aspect of running a successful content marketing campaign. $100,855 by segmenting to 6,500 emails This blog post details the process used to segment its email list and send […]

5 Quick and Dirty Ways to get More Twitter Followers

Quick and Dirty Twitter Tips
Don’t have a lot of time for social media? Make the most of it with these tips. If you are running a small business Twitter account, you want more Twitter followers. Period. Why else use Twitter if you don’t want to build an audience? However, getting those first few followers is a major stumbling block for many people. Luckily there are some quick, easy and FREE ways to get that follower count climbing. Follow people in your industry, and interact with them Search for people you know, competitors, and industry experts, and follow them. Then interact with them – especially those who are very active on Twitter. Like their tweets, comment, and retweet. Most of them will follow you back. Even better, once they’re following you, these are the people most likely to retweet you, and retweets are one of the quickest ways to new followers. Learn relevant hashtags, and […]

Link Roundup – Friday, December 4 2015

What we’ve learned this week Starting today, every Friday we’re going to post a collection of the week’s most useful, interesting, and popular articles about SEO, web design, and small business marketing. We’ve found these around the web, and shared them on Twitter, so follow us there if you want to keep up to date with the latest in the industry. Without further ado, here are some of the top resources we’ve found this week. The Ideal Facebook Cover Photo Size (And How To Make The Most of It) The social media experts at Buffer go over the components of a great cover photo on Facebook and how to make sure you’re making a great first impression when people visit your Facebook page. They also include a big list of examples of people and companies who are doing a great job. Google Testing 4 Top AdWords Ads Above Search Results […]

How to Use AdWords – A Simple Guide for Small Business Owners

How to Use AdWords
Drive traffic to your site and find new customers Google’s AdWords is an incredibly powerful tool for driving traffic to your website, but it can be overwhelming for new users – especially small business owners who are new to online marketing in general. It’s also a service that can potentially cause major damage to your bottom line if not used properly. But don’t let your fear of the unknown stop you from using this potentially very lucrative tool. AdWords is Google’s primary source of revenue, so they want it to work for you. We’re here to guide you and make sure that you’re getting started on the right foot. Let’s begin by discussing what exactly AdWords is and how it works. What is AdWords? AdWords is Google’s advertising program. You’ve seen examples any time you’ve searched for a product or service. These ads appear exactly like Google’s regular search results […]