Visa Process Requires Social Media Profile-
The U.S. State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresse, and phone numbers. This also applies to those who want to come to the U.S. for business or education. No extenuating info yet as to whether as a social media manager coming here you would have to divulge info about every account you ever were an admin on.

“Previously, only applicants who needed additional vetting – such as people who had been to parts of the world controlled by terrorist groups – would need to hand over this data.

But now applicants will have to give up their account names on a list of social media platforms, and also volunteer the details of their accounts on any sites not listed.” – BBC News

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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.


Preventing Instagram Follower Loss-
Instagram as a social media platform is hot these days. So any drop off in your follower count has to be a point of concern. What are you doing wrong? Agora Pulse has 7 areas you need to look at.

“If every post you publish looks like a desperate sales ad, you will lose followers. You can offer promotions and deals on Instagram, but if the same content is repeated and insistent, your follower list will become an empty follower list.” – Stephanie Leishman writing for Agora Pulse

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Recipe for Restaurant Online Visibility-
It is a like a meal isn’t it? Your clients want to see you as the Top Chef going forth into local SEO bake off against the hordes of competition in the local dining market. How do you make your dining-themed clients stand out in Google search?

“Allow me to be your prep cook today, and Iโ€™ll dice up ‘best restaurant’ local packs for major cities in all 50 US states. Weโ€™ll julienne Google Posts usage, rough chop DA, make chiffonade of reviews, owner responses, categories, and a host of other ingredients to determine which characteristics are shared by establishments winning this most superlative of local search phrases.” – Miriam Ellis writing for Moz

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What is one of YOUR biggest social media pain points? The blogging process? You KNOW you need blogs for improved SEO on Google, but researching, writing, revising to include keywords, and then editing are very time-consuming tasks. Make better use of your time. Tap into my over 40 years of experience as a reporter, editor, and free-lance community writer to generate your creative content. – Anthony Scialis, Managing Editor, SoMe Slice