SLICE is a M-F news digest targeted to assist Social Media Managers, Virtual Assistants, and Small Business Owners make sense of all the day to day social media news. Bypass the fluff. Focus on the good stuff.


SETTING YOUR BILLING RATES- We see this often in various Facebook group pages and being asked on Twitter. What should be charged for consulting fees? Christopher Penn advises considering the ceiling and floor methods — and utilization. ๐Ÿ‘ More


DEVELOPING A THRIVING COMMUNITY BEYOND FACEBOOK GROUPS- In a very informative podcast, Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner interviews Cate Stillman on tips for developing a brand that itself incorporates community. Not just on FB pages. But actions where community members evangelize to their own connections and where “you want someone who sees your messaging to wonder how you got inside their head.” ๐Ÿ‘More


PIXEL EVENT SETUP TOOL MADE EASY- Any social media manager worth his/her salt knows that conversion tracking and optimization are key elements for conversions on Facebook. And you do that with the Pixel. But to this point it had not always been an easy installation process. Jon Loomer says no more. The linked article will cover:

  • How to install the base pixel code (if you havenโ€™t already)
  • A refresher on pixel events
  • How to use the Event Setup Tool

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BANNING SOCIAL MEDIA IN SRI LANKA AND ELSEWHERE- This story is not going away. People seem to think it will. Just a knee-jerk reaction from a small country. But it looks to be the tip of an iceberg that has been floating around international waters and is now bumping into things.

What if social media, as a global network is just not possible when you take into account misuse and abuse by hackers, terrorists and people making irresponsible comments (such as the US President tweeting that the Easter Sunday terrorist attacked in Sri Lanka killed โ€œat least 138 million people.โ€ The population of Sri Lanka is only 21.4 million.)

This article in The Atlantic magazine asks if social mediaโ€™s ability to help clean up the mess it also helped create enough of a reason to let it continue to exist the way it is now. ๐Ÿ‘ More


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