📌 FTC Cracking Down On Sale Of ‘Fake Indicators Of Social Media Influence’-
In other words, fake followers and fake reviews are fraudulent and mislead consumers. Uncle Sam is now watching.

“Florida businessman German Calas, Jr. was fined $2.5 million, and a warning was issued to Sunday Riley, who apparently wrote fake reviews for her own products the website of beauty products company Sephora. Both these cases are only the beginning of what could have a serious impact on the industry.” – George Carey-Simos, writing for WERSM

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📌 Optimize Now for Voice Search to Stay Ahead Of Competition-
Word is that by 2020, 50% of all searches will be conducted through voice. Are your client’s social media pages and websites ready to answer questions posed by voice search?

“This is going to make a huge impact on a business’s digital marketing because the results of voice searches are even narrower than web searches. Only three results show up for mobile voice searches and just one result for smart speaker voice searches — not exactly great news for most businesses. This means that unless you can adapt your digital marketing efforts for voice search and get ahead of your competition, you’ll risk falling out of voice search results altogether.” – Andrew Oziemblo, writing in Forbes

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📌 Facebook Ads Tips for Local Business-
Boosting posts but not really seeing the results you want? Andrea Vahl has 3 tips to maximize FB ads for small biz.

“With local businesses you are going to have a natural restriction on audience size based on the local area. Because of that, you don’t want to add too many keywords to your targeting so that your audience is restricted.” Andrea Vahl

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