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Hashtags are such a prominent part of culture today that it’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t know what they are. In fact, the hashtag is so recognized that it was added to the Oxford dictionary in 2010, and the Scrabble Dictionary in 2014 (#official). Yet even as most people have come to know what they are, many people still don’t understand how to use hashtags.
Hashtags, once your phone’s pound sign, now have a place on most popular social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest. The hashtag is likely the most popular means of categorizing content on social media. It makes your own content discoverable and allows you to find relevant content from other people and businesses. The hashtag also allows you to connect with and engage other social media users based on a common theme or interest.
Knowing how to use hashtags is fundamental to your success on social media. Here are a few best practices to help you achieve that success.
Ninety one percent of Internet users are searching online every month: Are they finding your small business? Deluxe SEO Manager Noah Turner explains how businesses large and small can use SEO to get found by would-be customers online. What is SEO? Search engine optimization (SEO) helps organizations boost the number of potential customers who visit… Continue Reading
By Taylor Kloss of Creative TK Consulting Have you been wondering what social media platform you want to invest most of your time in? The answer is Instagram. Instagram’s popularity has been growing steadily since it first launched back in 2010 and it’s the second most popular social media network in the world. Since this platform… Continue Reading
Origins of Sapphire: Kashmir, Ceylon, Australian and Montana Sapphire Sapphire, whether from Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Thailand, Africa, or Montana US, all have the same chemical composition – they’re all corundums. The difference lies in their growing environments and the trace elements present during their formation. Quality characteristics such as color and saturation, sparkle or “life”,… Continue Reading
The 1st Saturday in May brings us the Kentucky Derby, most exciting 3 minutes in sports and here are 3 exciting old flooring options for your Kitchen, Mudroom and Laundry. May in Kentucky is a beautiful time of year. The many horse farms have bluegrass brimming and mint juleps in play as the 143rd Run… Continue Reading
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from years of helping people reach their fitness goals it’s that no one plans to fail, but too many of us fail to plan. This is especially true for nutrition. No matter what your age or level of athletic activity, how you eat is as important as how you… Continue Reading
Email marketing is inexpensive. It is flexible, offering infinite variation. It provides excellent analytics. It has a proven track record to continuously reach audiences of any size and interest. In the business world, results are arguably all that matters. With this in mind, the main reason that most businesses invest in email marketing is the… Continue Reading
When renovating your home here are 5 really good reasons to keep existing furniture and rethink your home’s interiors. 1) Because it’s old I should get rid of it. Well that couldn’t be further from the truth, even if it’s not an antique you can make the table or chair work in another room or… Continue Reading
Over time, you will run into various suggestions for investing successfully. Yet upon closer inspection, many of these ideas turn out to be “myths” – which could cause you trouble if you treat them as solid advice. Here are five of these myths, along with some reasons for ignoring them: • You can find the… Continue Reading
An excellent way to tell your company’s story is through marketing videos. They support your sales staff presentations with compelling information. They enhance Search Engine Optimization (SEO) by attracting new online followers. Continue Reading
Want to supercharge your SEO efforts? It’s time to look at Blogging. It doesn’t matter if you hate writing and you have plenty of Twitter, Instagram or Facebook followers – blogging has become a critical part of a strong on-line strategy. Social Media is important and has its place, but it doesn’t help your SEO… Continue Reading
When reaching out to your markets, customers, potential or existing employees, your community, even the financial institutions, social media can give you direct contact with the people who make a difference to your business. Usage of social media continues to grow and grow each year. Not surprisingly over 90% of all 18-29 year olds are… Continue Reading
One of the catch-phrases about being a member of a Chamber of Commerce is ‘surround yourself with like-minded individuals…’ Those simple words have many different meanings. Here’s what we mean… 1. These other business owners are also your customers. It’s easy to think that because the person you’re talking to works at a bank or… Continue Reading
David Letterman’s Top 10 is probably the most well-known ‘Top 10 List,’ but every year The Boston Business Journal puts out a list to which the chamber of commerce world pays close attention. That list is the top-25 chamber of commerce offices in the State of Massachusetts. Once again, we are proud to come in… Continue Reading
As an ad guy, I like the true-grit TV ads. They’re well-produced and inspiring. But after a couple views on Monday Night Football and Dora the Explorer, I couldn’t help but notice that the steel being turned in the new Walmart “Creating American Jobs” campaign resembles more of a fork truck’s fork being made than… Continue Reading
One of the coolest parts of Newburyport is its history. No world-changing events occurred in our streets, but some really cool ‘Did you know?’ things did. Local Historian, Ghlee Woodworth, followed in her father’s footsteps and has created the go-to guide for Newburyport history buffs. Boston’s North End may have the Freedom Trail, but Newburyport… Continue Reading
In 2015, Newburyport was named a ‘Cultural District’ by the state – one of only 32 in the state! According to the Mass Cultural Council, “These cultural districts help local arts, humanities, and science organizations improve the quality and range of their public programs so that more local families can benefit from them. They enhance… Continue Reading
Smart Growth, the MBTA, and the Developer: A Blueprint for Overarching Success in Massachusetts Housing Development During his nearly 45 years in the real estate business, Lou Minicucci, the founder and president of MINCO Corp., a commercial real estate company based in North Andover, Mass., has learned what it takes to make a project come… Continue Reading
Maritime activities play a huge role in our community. Our city was literally formed around ship building! Now, many captains and sailors continue the nautical traditions by offering sightseeing tours, fishing charters and sailing trips. Yacht Trips & Sailing Tours Compass Rose Yacht Charters – Capt. Gig Michaud is ready to take you and your… Continue Reading
Nobody likes a rainy day during the summer, but unfortunately – it happens. Instead of having your kids, dogs and other family members dirty your floors, head over to The Tannery Marketplace and dirty their floors! The Tannery Marketplace, located at 50 Water Street, has a plethora of rainy day activities for kids of all… Continue Reading
Get out. That’s our advice to you! You’ve all heard the slogan, ‘If you don’t like the weather in New England … just wait a minute.’ That is exactly why you should take every advantage to get outside during your lunch break. It’s amazing what a little bit of fresh ocean air, warm summer breezes… Continue Reading
Fresh off a webinar put on by the Northeast Economic Developers Association (NEDA) on April 21st, I thought I’d share my takeaways and thoughts as the city of Newburyport and the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce are actively engaged in an economic development plan as part of the city’s master planning process. The title of… Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, we hosted local historian, Ghlee Woodworth, and her presentation on the Urban Renewal in Newburyport during the 1970’s. As a six year resident of Newburyport, it was eye opening to see the rollercoaster of history that this town has endured. When my wife and I moved here, we called it ‘the… Continue Reading
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