Last November Emme Porter and Bruce Porter Jr of EmmeGirls LLC and Social Networks Manager™ sat down and did a phone interview with the Networking Fools. Here are some of the video highlights on the topic of social media marketing and search engine optimization from that interview:
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Bruce Porter Jr: Hi beautiful, what are we doing today?
Emme Porter: Also what Bruce is doing, is buying this virtual real estate on the internet, and using it. So I think he would also like to promote his techniques with SEO and the Social Networks Manager™, which is really where his talent and passion is.
Bruce Porter Jr: ..and how it all integrates. You know we have the reality TV show, and of course we want the reality TV show to be a great hit, but realistically, if what we do it use it to brand our clients then it serves it’s purpose. So we want to use all these different methods of media in order to brand ourselves and our clients. Because keep in mind that the branding and publicity is very important to us, not only for getting new clients, but also getting new models. We have thousands of models on staff and it takes a lot of SEO to get them in here.
Here are some of the video highlights on the topic of social media marketing and search engine optimization from that interview +1 202 436 5114
Bruce Porter Jr: (speaking about Sports Buzz) ..for companies like them that have an android and Iphone app, marketing companies like us are very attractive. We not only staff the models for you, but we also promote you and get you in there on the first page of Google. If you Google “Sports Buzz Launch Event DC” of course you will see us, and the picture are filed and everything.
Emme Porter: He works tirelessly. How Bruce likes to describe the internet is that it’s alive, and so it’s a constant thing you have to work on all the time because it’s like a living breathing animal.
Bruce Porter Jr: SEO is one of those things that sometimes you’re really not sure why this happened or that happened. You just have to do so many things to get the results that you want. It’s a learning process. You know we’ve made mistakes too. Even a few months ago we made a big mistake and then you realize that is how that works and you have to work overtime to make up lost ground, but it is very effective… To go back to using the models, we take our models that are nationwide and do promotions, that is our business model. Then we use those models to promote ourselves and our clients. That is why when you Google us there are so many results and of course the name of the game is back links.
Emme Porter: Now that we have grown and are national company people use Google or Bing and they search for promotional models or trade show models and whoever is relevant is who the call first.
Bruce Porter Jr: As you know there is a huge difference if you appear on the first page of Google. It didn’t start off that way for us, there are a lot of companies out there who think they have the best promotional modelsor they are the best agency. People have been staffing models for years. It took a while to get there but we are now on the first page of Google for most of our key terms. That keeps the phone ringing and while word of mouth advertising is good, when large corporations hire promotional models, chances are they are going to hop on the internet and Google it, and call the first few people they see.
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Social media has greatly changed communication over the past few years. Instead of saying, “Call me!”, a more common phrase these days is “Facebook me!” Likewise, more people are getting their news from the internet rather than the newspaper. In fact Facebook is the information source of choice for the “technology generation”. Even when conducting a search on Facebook you get internet Search results at the bottom of the page as well. So when you decide to sell your house, why not use websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and LinkedIn to help reach buyers?
These social networking websites provide a valuable resource to sellers. Through Facebook, you can list your house and promote the listing with Facebook advertising. You can also share the posting with your friends, post pictures, videos, and notes highlighting the positive aspects of your house utilizing viral marketing for your listing.
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Similarly, on Twitter, you can publish the listing via a tweet informing millions of potential buyers about the price and location of your house with a single click. You can further utilize viral marketing with your Tweets by including some of your favorite and most interesting facts about the house. You can target a specific areas and advertise your open house with times and dates.
LinkedIn is a social network for business professionals that also supports paid advertising. You can list your house on the linkedin advertising network and pay only for the clicks that you receive. You can also post the listing on your Linkedin status, share with your connections and email your linkedin contacts about the listing. If you have your house listed on the MLS directory you can also post that listing to your Linkedin account.
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With Youtube you can actually let interested buyers take a 360 virtual tour of your house. You can highlight the best features of your house increasing the opportunity for a sale. Sharing the Youtube video on all four of these networks will help you appear in Google search results.
These sites can be especially useful when targeting young buyers. As the “technology generation” grows up, more people are turning to their favorite social network to help them find information, including looking for places to live. If your house is listed on the social network that your potential buyers are using, then you widen your advertising reach, and therefore increase your chances of selling your house in a reasonable time frame.
If you would like to use social media to sell you home quickly contact us today!
One of the best poker players of all time has announced today that he will not play in this year’s World Series of Poker. Phil Ivey has suit in Las Vegas electronically today against Tiltware, the software and marketing firm for Full Tilt Poker. Full Tilt was one of three online gambling sites including PokerStars and Absolute Poker that were shut down by the FBI in April 2011. Players were not been able to retrieve their funds from the online poker sites during the shutdown. 11 people were indicted on charges they knowingly tricked banks into illegally processing payments for gambling in the crackdown.
Full Tilt and PokerStars have reached agreements to reopen to let their players withdraw their money. PokerStars has reportedly paid it’s players back but the Full Tilt players have not been so lucky.
In a Statement released by Phil Ivey on PhilIvey.com he says:
“For many years, I have been proud to call myself a poker player. This great sport has taken me to places I only imagined going and I have been blessed with much success. It is therefore with deep regret that I believe I am compelled to release the following statement.
I am deeply disappointed and embarrassed that Full Tilt players have not been paid money they are owed. I am equally embarrassed that as a result many players cannot compete in tournaments and have suffered economic harm. I am not playing in the World Series of Poker as I do not believe it is fair that I compete when others cannot. I am doing everything I can to seek a solution to the problem as quickly as possible.
My name and reputation have been dragged through the mud, through the inactivity and indecision of others and on behalf of all poker players I refuse to remain silent any longer. I have electronically filed a lawsuit against Tiltware related to the unsettled player accounts. As I am sure the public can imagine, this was not an easy decision for me.
I wholeheartedly refuse to accept non-action as to repayment of players funds and I am angered that people who have supported me throughout my career have been treated so poorly.
I sincerely hope this statement will ignite those capable of resolving the problems into immediate action and would like to clarify that until a solution is reached that cements the security of all players, both US and International, I will, as I have for the last six weeks, dedicate the entirety of my time and efforts to finding a solution for those who have been wronged by the painfully slow process of repayment.”
A deal between social network giant Facebook and online music streaming service Spotify has just been announced. The two social media platforms will reportedly launch together in the next few weeks.
Spotify with over 10 million users online is excited to break into the US social media market leveraging Facebook’s 206 million US users. Similar to social networking site Last.fm and Pandora Spotify looks to enhance the Facebook integration into a seamless and user experience. Last.fm has long had “Connect with Facebook” feature which allows Facebook users to enjoy their friends playlists.
Spotify is reportedly ecstatic about the deal which will feature a Spotify icon next to a person’s post in the newsfeed.
Clicking on the Spotify icon will install the service on their desktop in the background, and also allow users to play from Spotify’s library of millions of songs through Facebook. The service will include a function that lets Facebook users listen to music simultaneously with their friends over the social network,” reports Forbes‘ Parmy Olson.
The fact that you have to install software that runs on your desktop seems a bit cumbersome. It is nice you will be able to listen to music libraries and songs through Facebook and with friends. Myspace has been allowing people to upload songs on their pages for years. Spotify is paying for their music though and it seems to be more interactive because friends can all listen at the same time. I remains to be seen how much advertising revenue Spotify will bring or if they will start charging more for users to listen. The feeling I get from Facebook is they are still looking for ways to monetize the partnership.
Meeting people and becoming friends isn’t like it used to be. While there are still chance meet ups and introductions by friends, more people are meeting online first. Whether it be for dating, business, or mutual fan bases, social media is connecting people in their home towns and across the world.
Kevin Phelan, Vice President at Gutenberg Communications, says technology has “accelerated” relationships.
Typically, he says, you see someone once a year at a conference, or you’re busy with your own life and don’t keep in touch with acquaintances. But with social media “you can keep a daily pulse of what’s going on. You can sit around the country and watch a game together. Then when you meet them in person, you all come together like you’ve never been apart.”
“I think it’s phenomenal to not lose touch and you’re eliminating the distance gap that a lot of people have,” he added.
Cait Downey of HubSpot agrees saying that online and offline relationships can run parallel. “It’s most magical when both lives overlap,” she said.
Downey says someone may have 1,000 friends on Facebook, and they may not have 1,000 friends in real life, but valuable information is still shared. With online relationships, she says, it’s easier to have conversations without interrupting people’s lives. “Phone calls can take blocks out of a day, but a tweet, text of Facebook message can quickly get a message across.”
Rich Brooks, president of flyte new media, says although this sharing of thoughts and ideas may seem foreign since it’s online rather than in person, it is still a relationship.
Brooks adds, “It’s not a relationship if it’s one-way; that’s called stalking.”
It’s not breaking news that Al Qaeda is using social media management to communicate and influence it’s followers. Officials are now warning that terrorists and criminals are stealing personal information using the death of Osama bin Laden.
With many version of the Osama Virus appearing including on Facebook be careful of unsolicited emails that include attachments like videos and photos involving the worlds most infamous terrorist. The US Government has decided not to release the photos of the dead terrorist citing safety of the troops and as far as I can tell their have been no leaks of the actual photos.
The content in these malicious emails could include cyber attacks from shutting down your computer to stealing things stored on a computer, like Social Security numbers, credit card and bank numbers, and usernames and passwords.
Don’t become a victim of these terrorist Cyber Attacks. Fraudulent messages often include misspellings, poor grammar and nonstandard English. Use virus protection software that updates daily and say never to agree to download software to view videos.
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Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
An estimated 2 billion people tuned in to the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton held today April 29th, 2011 at Westminister Abbey. With the massive amount of interest in the Royal event people turned to social media, Google and social networks to get real time information and participate in the dialog. With doting congratulations written on countless Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter feeds and on the official Royal Family Youtube Channel this is the year the Brits show us how to embrace social media to influence, inform and communicate with large numbers of people.
In what will go down in history as the first social media wedding William and Kate engaged all of us and invited us to view their special moment. With a live feed of the wedding on the official Royal Youtube Channel running simultaneously wtih CNN, FOX, CNBC, BBC and every other major network this is the most watched wedding in history. There are over 12 million upload views on the Royal Youtube Channel as I write this and 100,000 subscribers. These numbers will continue to soar as the world tunes in for more information on the future King and Queen of England.
People watch the royal wedding in Times Square helping to make it the 6th biggest Internet news event ever (CNN.com)
The marriage of William and Kate is being touted as the sixth largest Internet news event in history. The Royal Wedding was even streamed into Times Square where onlookers watched the nuptials live. The top trend on Twitter all day has been #RoyalWedding and when they were tying the knot the top 10 trends had to do with the wedding. Social networks worldwide are buzzing allowing people to share photos, news and stories in real time and getting reactions as well. Search Engines everywhere are seeing a surge of Royal Wedding related keywords and 10 of the top 20 searches on Google in the U.S have been related to the Royal Wedding.
Social Networks Manager™ by EmmeGirls is pleased to announce they have reached an agreement to brand and develop the Model Buzz modeling agency social network news source. Social Networks Manager™ is leveraging it’s worldwide marketing brand to develop a powerful online presence for the modeling community including launching a SEO friendly, social network website that includes Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Foursqure integration.
“Model Buzz modeling agency is a brand new cutting edge modeling community and news site. This agency carves their niche by promoting top female talent. They take their artists from the coffee shops and lounges of America to the big stage”
Social Networks Manager™ in conjunction with EmmeGirls Models will be promoting Model Buzz worldwide with promotional models, SEO, web development and luxury events.
Jeanne Jolly makes her Washington DC musical debut this Friday April 22nd at the State Theatre
“Pop Up Shop Records is inviting music fans to come out to the State Theater this Friday April 22nd to see up and coming country music star Jeanne Jolly. Her voice is a breath of fresh spring time air! Contact Model Buzz at 202 436 6577 or via Twitter , the first 10 people will receive complimentary tickets to this event! Doors open at 8pm! This is an evening of music you don’t want to miss! Look for the EmmeGirls Models promoting the Model Buzz brand at the event. See you there! :)”
The success of a company is largely dependent on it’s marketing strategy. Your companies marketing strategy can make the difference between being a small company or a recognized worldwide brand. These strategies have changed vastly over the years. Before the age of the internet, TV and radio were the most effective ways to advertise your business. These days using social networking is a very effective way to reach and interact your consumers. Social media marketing is fast becoming the preferred method of targeted advertising.
Let’s say you own a construction company and want to promote yourself to new customers. One of the most effective ways to reach your consumer is through social media marketing. Using Social Media to market your company exposes your product to millions of internet users worldwide. Using social networks like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and Digg are cost effective way to gain new clients
The success of marketing with social media is evident when people perform a Google Search (or Bing, Yahoo, ect) for a specific keyword. If a person is looking for a promotional modeling agency they may search for “promotional modeling agency” or “promotional models” to find an agency that fits their needs. The sites that are most relevant and have the highest web traffic show up on the first page of the search results and therefore get the most clicks and most sales opportunities.
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Ricky Cisco, 25, right, talks about his decision to donate one of his kidneys to Jeff Kurze, center, seated with wife Roxy, at the Beaumont Hospital Heart Center Conference in Royal Oak, Mich. Facing a three-to-five-year wait for a kidney, the couple turned to Facebook. (Clarence Tabb Jr. / Detroit News / Associated Press / April 4, 2011)
Perhaps anything is possible with social media — but even so, this story caught me off guard: A man donated his kidney to a stranger after seeing a plea on Facebook.
Jeff Kurze’s kidneys were failing, according to the story. His wife, Roxy, posted on her wall in desperation:
“Wishing a kidney would fall out of the sky so my husband can stop suffering,” the 30-year-old Web designer wrote. “So if anyone knows of a live donor with type O blood, PLEASE let me know.”
Ricky Cisco, a 25-year-old comedian, saw the post and messaged Roxy, saying he wanted to help. Even though the two were nearly complete strangers, they were Facebook friends (having met once through work).
The rest, as they say, was surgery. But it raises an interesting question: Are people more likely to be philanthropic through Facebook and other social media? Plenty of charities have banked on the theory — but if there’s any power in it, it may come from a more general idea not limited to the Internet: the theory that people are more likely to be generous in social networks of all kinds, from family to clubs to religious organizations.
Robert Putnam, author of “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community,” would probably agree. The Harvard University professor compared Americans’ charitable tendencies to their social connectedness, and found that they matched up pretty well.
In this paper, he writes, “By far the best predictor of philanthropy, for example, is not how much money you have, but how many clubs you go to or how often you go to church. There is a very strong affinity between social connectedness and altruism.”
Does this mean you should be expanding your social networks — including friending everyone you ever meet in case you ever need a replacement organ? That might be going a bit far. But it’s an interesting note to how our interconnectedness through the Internet might shape our motivations just as much as our “real” social networks do.