Entries by Mark Toney

Significant Changes to Instagram and Facebook

Facebook  is entering a tough transition period where it won’t take chances around data privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco. That’s why it’s moving up the shut down of part of the Instagram API. It’s significantly limiting data available from or requiring approval for access to Facebook’s Events, Groups, and Pages APIs plus Facebook Login. Facebook […]

The What, Why and How of Podcasting

Okay, time for a pop quiz: Which content marketing tactic can hold an audience’s attention for a half hour or more at a time? Which tactic inspires an audience to subscribe to your content and make a regular appointment to consume it? Name the tactic can help boost thought leadership, raise awareness and engage influencers […]

Things Your Competitors Do to Increase Instagram Engagement

Have you checked out your competitor on Instagram recently and noticed how well their posts are performing? Almost every post is flooded with engagement. They’re getting hundreds of likes and comments, while you struggle to get even a handful of people to leave a comment. And when you do get comments, they rarely go beyond […]

Costly Mistakes That Sabotage A Business’s Local Search Presence (And How To Fix Them)

More customers are actively searching for small businesses online than ever before. Google processes over 3.5 billion search queries per day, over half of which take place on mobile devices. That’s a lot of on-the-go mobile shoppers looking for nearby stores. But that traffic is worthless to businesses that fail to optimize their local search. Improving your business’ online […]

Advantages of Social Media Marketing for Your Business

Social networks are now a substantial part of every marketing strategy, and the benefits of using social media marketing are so great that anyone not implementing this cost-effective resource is missing out on a phenomenal marketing opportunity. About 90% of marketers claimed that social media generated immense exposure for their company, and that’s only one of […]