Social Media Slice for July 26, 2019: Freelancers List Services on LinkedIn Profile; Creative Instagram Story Ideas; and Getting to Know Google My Business


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Freelancers List Services on LinkedIn Profile-
This is breaking big news for social media managers and virtual assistants!!! Right there in the first impression section of your profile, you can share what you do. But — you need to have a Premium Business subscription in the U.S.

“If you’ve noted that you provide marketing services, and a member searches for ‘marketing,’ they’ll now be able to see you in their search results with a highlight about the services you provide.” – Vidya Chandra, Group Product Manager at LinkedIn

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WELCOME SLICE

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.


SLICE SPECIAL OF THE DAY

Creative Instagram Story Ideas-
Everybody loves Instagram Stories. But, constantly coming up with engaging ideas can strain the brain. It’s Friday, relax. We found 20 tips.

“Instagram Stories are a great place to share your latest post to all of your followers. After all, you can’t really predict what posts your followers will see on their feed — but you can make sure that all your Story followers see that you have a new post. Just take a screenshot of your Instagram post or feed and obscure the image. That way you tease the post for your followers.” – Tony Tran, writing for HootSuite

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SLICE INGREDIENTS

Getting to Know Google My Business-
It is not rocket science. A Google My Business Profile is the profile that shows up in Google Maps for search terms relevant to your client’s business. First impression for your target market and all that. So, making it the best profile you can sounds like what you are being paid to do. We found 10 tips.

“In fact, a recent article from Search Engine Watch shows that “there was a 20.1% increase in clicks to call, clicks for directions, and clicks to a business’s website” with Google My Business (GMB) interactions when comparing stats from 2017 and 2018. This is HUGE!” – Jeremy Lawlor, writing for Jeff Bullas .com

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MOTIVATIONAL SLICE

Our #FridayFeeling cover image is from a tweet by Pat Altvater @pataltvater (background graphic added).


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

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