Category Archives: Facebook

The beginning of the end for Google

People may think I’m nuts, but Google+ is going to be the lever that begins prying Google away from total domination of much of our online lives. What follows is, of course, conjecture, but one thing I’ve learned over the … Continue reading

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How our Facebook Page gained a 101 percent increase in Likes

Over a six week period (1 December 2011 through 17 January 2012) we gained 137 new Likes/fans for our Tourism Currents Facebook Page. That is a 101% increase over a similar time frame from the previous year. We did not … Continue reading

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Kickstart 2012: stop asking the wrong questions about getting fans and followers

Fourth and final post in a series for the get-revved-up week between Christmas and New Year’s. The right question is not, “How do we get more Twitter followers?” or “How do we get more Like-ers/fans on Facebook?” The right question is, … Continue reading

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Kickstart 2012: try doing less, not more

Third in a blog post series for the get-revved-up week between Christmas and New Year’s. Many people avidly read every one of marketer Seth Godin’s blog posts. I think it’s mostly because they’re well-written and helpful, but part of the reason … Continue reading

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More content in less time

Create once, use many times. That’s the key to creating more content in less time, but here is what you must also do….think like a multi-platform, multimedia online publisher. Here’s an example: This morning, I was trying to get some … Continue reading

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Why are you on Facebook?

Everyone from a newbie travel blogger to an experienced destination marketing organization has confessed to me that the only thing they pay attention to on Facebook is how to get more followers and bigger numbers. When I ask what they … Continue reading

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No ordinary Facebook update: how to help content spread further online

Thanks to a request by Pat Jenkins on my previous post about getting a tweet to spread further, here are some ideas for getting more mileage out of Facebook updates. I’m currently actively managing two Facebook Pages (one for Tourism … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Woodrow Wilson’s car is the cat’s pajamas

This is Woodrow Wilson’s restored Pierce-Arrow limousine, at his Presidential Library in Staunton, Virginia.  Nice museum, with a small new World War I exhibit, and Staunton is a charming town in the Shenandoah Valley. (The cat’s pajamas is 1920’s slang for … Continue reading

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Best practices: a fantabulous Facebook landing page

I learned about this from the #tourismcollege hashtag stream on Twitter (that’s why Twitter is great for professional development!) Below are two screenshots of the Facebook Page for the Forty Putney Road bed and breakfast in Brattleboro, Vermont. The “before … Continue reading

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The best tools for online publishing

This is a photo of my lap during the South by Southwest (SXSW) Global Tech Summit. Quick photos and some tweets went up on my Android smartphone, plus special check-ins to each session on Gowalla. (Update: Gowalla was bought by … Continue reading

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