Register Now for Holiday Planning – Let the Festivities Begin! An Alexandria Small Business Development Center Workshop

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For more information about this event please contact:
Gloria Flanagan
703-778-1292 | www.alexandriasbdc.org

Alexandria Small Business Development Center
625 N. Washington Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Getting Started with Instagram Small Business Marketing

Find the original archive of the video here: Getting Started with Instagram Small Business Marketing. Learn more about how Instagram Stories works and using it: https://youtu.be/oG8P5MZ9_cI Image dimensions for Instagram profile, posts and ads: http://ift.tt/2vksvNp Some other notes: Instagram format:

Find the original archive of the video here: Getting Started with Instagram Small Business Marketing.

Learn more about how Instagram Stories works and using it: https://youtu.be/oG8P5MZ9_cI
Image dimensions for Instagram profile, posts and ads: http://ift.tt/2vksvNp

Some other notes:
Instagram format:
photos
GIFs
short videos
stories (lasts for 24 hours)

Posting times:
8-9am Eastern best time to post
3-4pm Eastern worst time to post
Mondays and Thursdays are best. Sundays are worst. Caveat: Know they audience.
Post outside of business hours; around 9pm Eastern for videos (34% more engagement)

Follow governments, agencies, government officials, industry associations, industry thought leaders, industry influencers, colleagues, members of your target audience, and major brands that are posting regularly to IG.

Webinar Description:

Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo and video social networking service, was an unlikely winner in the game of Social Media. Limited to only mobile devices, Instagram appealed originally to Millennials. But, it quickly grew and became a tour de force in Social Media, and that’s when Facebook purchased the company. So, how do you get started on Instagram and make an effect on your Small Business’ bottom line? In this Webinar, learn how to champion your brand on Instagram.

What we discussed in this Webinar:
1. Discussed the Instagram culture, demographics, and how to market to your target audience, effectively connecting this channel to your marketing strategy,
2. Walked through how to set up your Instagram account, and
3. Detailed a rock-solid marketing technique for expanding your Small Business audience to convert to sales on your website and email.


These Webinars are hosted by the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network – http://virginiasbdc.org – and presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, Author of “SoLoMo Success” (available on Amazon Kindle and paperback), Digital Marketing Strategist, and Managing Director of W3C Web Services, providing affordable Web, WordPress, email, domain and other related services for Small Business – http://web.w3cinc.com. With the transfer of your business’ domain, WordPress *and* email hosting services, get a complimentary 1-hour Web, Mobile & Social Media marketing strategy session. Email [email protected] for full details and to get started!

National #SmallBusinessWeek Chat with @ScoreMentors and @Rieva

[View the story “#SmallBusinessWeek chat hosted by @ScoreMentors and @Rieva” on Storify] SCORE Association (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and Rieva Lesonsky (CEO, GrowBiz Media & SmallBizDaily) hosted the #SmallBusinessWeek Twitter chat in honor of National Small Business Week.

SCORE Association (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and Rieva Lesonsky (CEO, GrowBiz Media & SmallBizDaily) hosted the #SmallBusinessWeek Twitter chat in honor of National Small Business Week.

#AskaMobilePro Twitter Chat – June 23, 2016 with @GoogleSmallBiz

As you know, there is a month for everything! From heritage to interests to social causes, there is an opportunity to focus your marketing on likely for every 30 day cycle of the year. I know that retail sales goes

As you know, there is a month for everything! From heritage to interests to social causes, there is an opportunity to focus your marketing on likely for every 30 day cycle of the year. I know that retail sales goes on the traditional marketing schedule starting with Valentine’s Day and moving through the calendar straight through winter holidays (Christmas, Chanukah, and others) season.

While this may work naturally for some businesses, most of my Small Business product and service businesses don’t align easily with these typical holidays. In contrast, using commemorative months, your business can likely find appropriate and complementary month(s) to focus your marketing efforts based on the topic around which your target audience can rally.

As a 2016 Google Small Business Advisor, I work with the Google Small Business team in the Google Small Business community help businesses like you learn about marketing and managing on the Web, Mobile, Social Media and beyond. As you can see, this aligns well with W3 Consulting’s mission so being a Google Small Business Advisor (GSBA) helps to broaden my reach to help more business owners.

So, I was delighted to learn that Google identified June as Mobile Month–an entire 30 days devoted to helping you learn about mobile marketing–and they needed a few GSBA’s to sit on a panel via Twitter to help answer Mobile website and marketing questions. Below is the slideshow and text archive of the June 23rd tweetchat; pan through the slideshow or read the transcript, and feel free to reach out with questions.

User Tweet Timestamp
GoogleSmallBiz Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optimized for mobile. Thu Jun 23 19:00:05 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 19:00:12 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Check in! Let us know where you’re Tweeting from and tell us about your #smallbiz! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:01:00 +0000 2016
Tbach84 RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 19:01:02 +0000 2016
ConradSaam RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 19:01:13 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Check in! Let us know where you’re Tweeting from and tell us about your #smallbiz! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:01:17 +0000 2016
NewMedia4Agents RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 19:01:18 +0000 2016
csavio RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 19:01:21 +0000 2016
MartinSherv A very good day @GoogleSmallBiz and everyone attending! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:01:33 +0000 2016
JOEury Jeanne with NC Retail Merchants Assn here…love the Google programs and share them with our members
#askamobilepro
Thu Jun 23 19:01:41 +0000 2016
w3consulting @MartinSherv @GoogleSmallBiz Hey, Martin! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:02:13 +0000 2016
w3consulting @JOEury Welcome, Jeanne! Glad to have you on the #AskAMobilePro chat today! Thu Jun 23 19:02:28 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @MartinSherv: A very good day @GoogleSmallBiz and everyone attending! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:02:47 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Q1: Why is mobile important to you and your business? #AskAMobilePro

Mobile is important because it is a new gateway to find customers.

Thu Jun 23 19:02:59 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Let’s start out by having you share your most pressing questions about #mobile for #smallbiz. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:03:00 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Check in! Let us know where you’re Tweeting from and tell us about your #smallbiz! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:03:08 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Let’s start out by having you share your most pressing questions about #mobile for #smallbiz. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:03:13 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 19:03:29 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Good to meet you @JOEury! #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:03:39 +0000 2016
curatormary Hello to all #smallbiz from San Diego! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:03:39 +0000 2016
JazGreer A1 Because more people are using mobile and we need to engage with customers where they are at! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:04:35 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @curatormary: Hello to all #smallbiz from San Diego! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:04:44 +0000 2016
csavio Hi. Carlo Savio in Las. GSB for this venue #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:04:46 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach #AskAMobilePro Greetings from Victoria BC Canada – My first Live Twitter event Thu Jun 23 19:04:58 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q1: Why is mobile important for small business? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:05:00 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson RT: @NandoJourneyman RT AllyDigital: How User-Friendly Is Your Mobile Site? #AskaMobilePro AllyDigital | https://t.co/a2pwCSv80e Thu Jun 23 19:05:04 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q1: Why is mobile important for small business? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:05:10 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @csavio: Hi. Carlo Savio in Las. GSB for this venue #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:05:17 +0000 2016
w3consulting A1: #Mobile is important for #SmallBiz because that’s where people are engaging with the Web today. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:05:43 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Ready to answer questions about why mobile is so important to a business owner #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/kTFNOg7yuj Thu Jun 23 19:05:43 +0000 2016
Aplitic RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q1: Why is mobile important for small business? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:06:02 +0000 2016
JazGreer Hello, Jaz Greer from Derby in England United Kingdom. I’m a Social Selling advocate helping small businesses grow! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:06:07 +0000 2016
w3consulting A1a: If you’re not able to view your website well on a mobile device, your customers are not going to stick around. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:06:19 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @w3consulting: A1: #Mobile is important for #SmallBiz because that’s where people are engaging with the Web today. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:06:21 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Looking forward to this #AskAMobilePro Session https://t.co/6uJGqdZ0tC Thu Jun 23 19:06:44 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz @LowellAnnCoach Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here! Do you have any questions to #AskaMobilePro today? Thu Jun 23 19:07:00 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson A1 – Innovation is key to biz success. Today’s consumers are attached to their phones. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:07:57 +0000 2016
w3consulting A1b: The analogy I use with clients is, try to send a smoke signal nowadays. Who’s going to comm. w/ur #smallbiz that way? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:08:03 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz Mobile is very important b/c it allows small biz to connect directly where their audience is most attentive. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:08:11 +0000 2016
giovannipuntil What’s the best navigation nowadays? Side menu? Tab menu? #AskaMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:08:14 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A1 – The stats don’t lie. We want to be where our targeted audience is. They are all on their phones. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:08:30 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Because over 50% of searches comes from a mobile device, so it is a new gateway to find customers. #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/VNFLrsqKgH Thu Jun 23 19:08:58 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz Checking in with #Google and #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:09:02 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @giovannipuntil hamburger menu! #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:09:19 +0000 2016
w3consulting @tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz Yes! The trifecta: when, where and why I have a need/want for your product/service. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:09:32 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister The #AskAMobilePro Event is live! https://t.co/VNFLrsqKgH Thu Jun 23 19:09:35 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A1 – Our clients want to reach home buyers and sellers while they are looking aka via their smartphones #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:09:50 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz @LowellAnnCoach Hey Lowell Ann, Thanks for joining today’s event, glad to see you here #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:10:27 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q2: What are the biggest challenges for you in optimizing your mobile presence? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:10:33 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Hey @giovannipuntil great question. On WordPress, really pleased with the upper left pop out menu on mobile- super clean.
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:10:45 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q2: What are the biggest challenges for you in optimizing your mobile presence? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:11:10 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @MartinSherv: Hey @giovannipuntil great question. On WordPress, really pleased with the upper left pop out menu on mobile- super clean.… Thu Jun 23 19:11:16 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Thanks for the welcome. This is very new for me.#AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:12:26 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A2 – Not compromising branding and design while optimizing your site #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:12:29 +0000 2016
w3consulting @MartinSherv @giovannipuntil I agree 100% with Martin here. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:12:43 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q2: What are the biggest challenges for you in optimizing your mobile presence? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:12:45 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A2 – Figuring out what features to sacrifice (death to slideshows) #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:12:58 +0000 2016
MartinSherv And the theme @giovannipuntil is Salient.
BUT still working on optimizing speed – not easy; Don’t let menus rule all.
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:13:03 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo @ConradSaam I’ve heard hamburgers cause lower engagement? have users caught up to that design trope? @giovannipuntil #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:13:44 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Question from @giovannipuntil: What’s the best navigation nowadays? Side menu? Tab menu? #AskaMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:14:00 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach Forgot the hashtag #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/MWtlwgIPkh Thu Jun 23 19:14:00 +0000 2016
gyitsakalakis A2 limitations of AMP #askamobilepro https://t.co/FgLes4oQXZ Thu Jun 23 19:14:32 +0000 2016
moniscope Any questions about mobile? come and #AskAMobilePro right now on duty :) https://t.co/AZqFTJRudU Thu Jun 23 19:14:55 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @LowellAnnCoach: Forgot the hashtag #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/MWtlwgIPkh Thu Jun 23 19:15:00 +0000 2016
fraseo_online RT @gyitsakalakis: A2 limitations of AMP #askamobilepro https://t.co/FgLes4oQXZ Thu Jun 23 19:15:11 +0000 2016
w3consulting @ferkungamaboobo @ConradSaam @giovannipuntil Not that that isn’t true, but I haven’t seen any data to support that notion. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:15:14 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @mygeigermeister: @GoogleSmallBiz @LowellAnnCoach Hey Lowell Ann, Thanks for joining today’s event, glad to see you here #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:15:35 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo @gyitsakalakis AMP seems to be a solution to a problem that wouldn’t have existed but for bad mobile design at the outset #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:15:37 +0000 2016
w3consulting @ferkungamaboobo @ConradSaam @giovannipuntil It’s also very dependent on your audience…if they’re tech-savvy or tech-averse.#AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:15:42 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q2: What are the biggest challenges for you in optimizing your mobile presence? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:15:45 +0000 2016
moniscope RT @PlusYourBiz: Join Us For A Twitter Chat Today @ 12pm PT / 3pm ET. Tweet Your #Mobile Questions W/ #AskAMobilePro @GoogleSmallBiz https:… Thu Jun 23 19:16:02 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @moniscope: Any questions about mobile? come and #AskAMobilePro right now on duty :) https://t.co/AZqFTJRudU Thu Jun 23 19:16:17 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz knowing which automation services provide the best analytics and services for my audience #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:16:19 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q2: What are the biggest challenges for you in optimizing your mobile presence? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:16:23 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz @LowellAnnCoach Check Your Website Here For Mobile & Speed https://t.co/WKBRU2gXPI #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/9FtaJ8Bu9e Thu Jun 23 19:16:25 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Question from @giovannipuntil: What’s the best navigation nowadays? Side menu? Tab menu? #AskaMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:16:31 +0000 2016
JazGreer A2 Site speed! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:16:46 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @ferkungamaboobo @giovannipuntil oh – and you run lawyers…. so big fan of the hamburger! #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:16:56 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @mygeigermeister: @GoogleSmallBiz @LowellAnnCoach Check Your Website Here For Mobile & Speed https://t.co/WKBRU2gXPI #AskAMobilePro http… Thu Jun 23 19:16:59 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @tptwyman: @GoogleSmallBiz knowing which automation services provide the best analytics and services for my audience #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:17:05 +0000 2016
w3consulting @LowellAnnCoach One way is to engage them in strategic ways to mobile. The better the experience, the better off they are. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:17:20 +0000 2016
w3consulting @moniscope We’re here to help! :) #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:17:45 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz @giovannipuntil Best navigation is to use large call to Google AMP FAB Or Floating Action Button. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:18:16 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @gyitsakalakis seems like you and I are always bumping in to each other. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:18:28 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Just got my report today.#AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:18:43 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q3: What have you already done to optimize your mobile website? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:19:00 +0000 2016
ConradSaam #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/lZNiFZ3pyq Thu Jun 23 19:19:08 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q3: What have you already done to optimize your mobile website? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:19:21 +0000 2016
jesseblucero RT GoogleSmallBiz: Check in! Let us know where you’re Tweeting from and tell us about your #smallbiz! #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz myvsf_brandon Thu Jun 23 19:20:09 +0000 2016
jesseblucero Glad to be here GoogleSmallBiz and looking forward to answering any questions… #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz myvsf_brandon Thu Jun 23 19:20:10 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A2. GoogleSmallBiz speed of our website and mobile responsiveness are two of our biggest optimization hurdles. #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz myv… Thu Jun 23 19:20:11 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U The #AskAMobilePro Event Is Live, Send Over Your Questions! https://t.co/ImovTCNRU0 Thu Jun 23 19:20:11 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A1. GoogleSmallBiz mobile gets us local qualified traffic in the door of our business… and they’re ready to buy! #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz… Thu Jun 23 19:20:11 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister The #AskAMobilePro Event Is Live, Send Over Your Questions! https://t.co/9eYNVraF2B Thu Jun 23 19:20:15 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U The #AskAMobilePro Event Is Live, Send Over Your Questions! https://t.co/slQ1PqzRGI Thu Jun 23 19:20:18 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @ferkungamaboobo @giovannipuntil #askamobilepro Depends on business objective – but if you are trying to drive calls…. hamburger it Thu Jun 23 19:20:34 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A3 – Consolidated our and client’s CSS and moved must have javascript to the footer. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:20:42 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo A3 Site speed site speed site speed.

Most users are at 2G connection speeds. Love the Chrome Dev Tools Throttle

#AskAMobilePro

Thu Jun 23 19:20:50 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @w3consulting First they need to know about it. Many don”t #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:20:58 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz Of course we have extended keyword research using @googleanalytics. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:21:15 +0000 2016
JazGreer A3 Ran the mobile speed test tool, got report and actioning recommendations. Mainly looking at image compression #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:21:24 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A3 – Going back and compressing over 1,000 images since we launched our website. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:21:25 +0000 2016
MartinSherv I think the testing tool is best tools/indicators we’ve had as to the important of mobile speed, @GoogleSmallBiz
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:21:29 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @mygeigermeister: The #AskAMobilePro Event Is Live, Send Over Your Questions! https://t.co/9eYNVraF2B Thu Jun 23 19:22:07 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @MartinSherv: I think the testing tool is best tools/indicators we’ve had as to the important of mobile speed, @GoogleSmallBiz
#AskAMob…
Thu Jun 23 19:22:16 +0000 2016
JazGreer RT @TierraMWilson: @GoogleSmallBiz A3 – Going back and compressing over 1,000 images since we launched our website. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:22:21 +0000 2016
BtzMedina RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q3: What have you already done to optimize your mobile website? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:22:26 +0000 2016
w3consulting @LowellAnnCoach Yes, and if you’re engaging them & reducing overwhelm with a great mobile experience, that’s demonstrative. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:23:03 +0000 2016
MartinSherv A3. And still working on my site with a crew of people.
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/11enl2sXNP
Thu Jun 23 19:23:03 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @LowellAnnCoach Education is key. esp during design & redesign stages. Offer mobile consults and stats on why mobile is impt. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:23:17 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Question from @lowellanncoach: What is the best way to introduce #mobile to #solopreneurs? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:23:31 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz one we drive traffic to a site, I use #Google servies as much as I can to get my mobile sites ranked. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:24:10 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @w3consulting So I shall begin there – an invitation to networking groups to come have coffee & mastermind. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:24:38 +0000 2016
csavio RT @MartinSherv: I think the testing tool is best tools/indicators we’ve had as to the important of mobile speed, @GoogleSmallBiz
#AskAMob…
Thu Jun 23 19:24:42 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Join us in 30 min for #AskAMobilePro Twitter chat. Experts will be available to answer your questions about the #mobile… Thu Jun 23 19:24:43 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Here Is Question #1 From The #AskAMobilePro Moderated By Google On Twitter! https://t.co/Hs5u71rurG Thu Jun 23 19:24:59 +0000 2016
curatormary @LowellAnnCoach I like the articles from @ThinkwithGoogle Mobile Guide: https://t.co/7Tqi5r32a1 #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:25:04 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Here Is Question #1 From The #AskAMobilePro Moderated By Google On Twitter! https://t.co/Y5fONXOzqv Thu Jun 23 19:25:07 +0000 2016
w3consulting @SpecDigitalMkt @ferkungamaboobo @ConradSaam @giovannipuntil 2 yrs ago…that’s an eternity in cultural tech adoption. ;) #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:25:15 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Here Is Question #1 From The #AskAMobilePro Moderated By Google On Twitter! https://t.co/VNFLrsqKgH Thu Jun 23 19:25:16 +0000 2016
w3consulting @LowellAnnCoach Sounds like a great idea! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:25:38 +0000 2016
MartinSilverFox RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Join us in 30 min for #AskAMobilePro Twitter chat. Experts will be available to answer your questions about the #mobile… Thu Jun 23 19:25:41 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo I feel asking how they use their phone is a 1st step. Then, traffic in analytics & shortfalls in conv rate. @lowellanncoach #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:25:43 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @TierraMWilson That was my thinking. Thanks for confirmation. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:26:08 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt large click to call phone number or click to call button near the top of the page would drive more calls #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:26:20 +0000 2016
rajnijjer A1. Consumers are on mobile, be where your customers are! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:26:33 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q4: When you use a mobile site, what information are you looking for first? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:28:00 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @curatormary @ThinkwithGoogle Thank Mary I shall check it out. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:28:05 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q4: When you use a mobile site, what information are you looking for first? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:28:10 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q4: When you use a mobile site, what information are you looking for first? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:28:17 +0000 2016
BtzMedina RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Question from @lowellanncoach: What is the best way to introduce #mobile to #solopreneurs? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:28:36 +0000 2016
rajnijjer A2. Site designed for fingers (not desktop) and content designed to be bite size with a primary CTA #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:28:49 +0000 2016
MartinSherv This is a great first step. Find out which platform, which apps they have, and what works for them.
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/IbPEmNXuEX
Thu Jun 23 19:28:57 +0000 2016
w3consulting A4a: Context matters. Walking around the city? Then, I’m looking for the basics: locations, hours of operations, telephone #. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:29:13 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @ferkungamaboobo Love that question. Thank you Doug. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:29:18 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz About Section. I want to know who they are, what they do. It’s best if the Home tab had welcoming content #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:29:48 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A4 – easy to read navigation, quick way to search, contact info, location info #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:30:04 +0000 2016
w3consulting A4b: If I’m sitting in my office, I will likely be asking questions. “How to install Linux Mint on an old laptop?” #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:30:05 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q4: When you use a mobile site, what information are you looking for first? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:30:06 +0000 2016
w3consulting A4c: If I’m out with friends, “How tall is Matt Damon?” (Answer: 5’10”) #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:30:34 +0000 2016
csavio RT @MartinSherv: This is a great first step. Find out which platform, which apps they have, and what works for them.
#AskAMobilePro https…
Thu Jun 23 19:30:57 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Mobile Navigation On The #AskAMobilePro Event Hosted By Google On Twitter Join The Conversation! @GoogleSmallBiz https://t.co/9eYNVraF2B Thu Jun 23 19:31:06 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Question About Mobile Navigation On The #AskAMobilePro Event Hosted By Google On Twitter Join The Conversation!… https://t.co/CQsuI1oyYG Thu Jun 23 19:31:06 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Mobile Navigation On The #AskAMobilePro Event Hosted By Google On Twitter Join The Conversation! @GoogleSmallBiz https://t.co/ImovTCNRU0 Thu Jun 23 19:31:08 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson RT @MartinSherv: This is a great first step. Find out which platform, which apps they have, and what works for them.
#AskAMobilePro https…
Thu Jun 23 19:31:08 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @GoogleSmallBiz A4 – have to separate informational vs. transactional traffic. from a business perspective -favor the latter. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:31:09 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach I shall be prepared as a result of this – thank you @PlusYourBiz. #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/8GoijflIHm Thu Jun 23 19:31:16 +0000 2016
w3consulting @SpecDigitalMkt @ferkungamaboobo @ConradSaam @giovannipuntil I’ll politely disagree. It’s ubiquitous. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:31:21 +0000 2016
AVsyntax RT @rajnijjer: A2. Site designed for fingers (not desktop) and content designed to be bite size with a primary CTA #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:31:39 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo Odd but true – by conv rate, typically users don’t mind a “non-optimized” layout.

Could save some $$ & incr. ROI.

#AskAMobilePro

Thu Jun 23 19:32:14 +0000 2016
moniscope Watch out to the #MicroMoments 🐦💙
#thinkwithgoogle and #AskAMobilePro 😃 https://t.co/NhhWz1oBRy
Thu Jun 23 19:32:35 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @GoogleSmallBiz either a phone number preferably click to call or business hours #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:32:41 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Here Is Question #4 From Google About Mobile #AskAMobilePro Do You Have A Mobile Question? Ask @GoogleSmallBiz https://t.co/XxzbLm8Ea1 Thu Jun 23 19:32:43 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Here Is Question #4 From Google About Mobile #AskAMobilePro Do You Have A Mobile Question? Ask @GoogleSmallBiz https://t.co/aF3XAf0fRe Thu Jun 23 19:32:45 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @w3consulting @SpecDigitalMkt @ferkungamaboobo @giovannipuntil the hamburger? #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:32:51 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Here Is Question #4 From Google About Mobile #AskAMobilePro Do You Have A Mobile Question? Ask @GoogleSmallBiz https://t.co/F8BdX6GLxR Thu Jun 23 19:32:52 +0000 2016
w3consulting A4d: There are rare times when I want deep content on mobile, and then I want the mobile experience to facilitate readability.#AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:33:24 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q5: What is the most important content to have on a mobile site? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:33:34 +0000 2016
giovannipuntil @TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz search navigation and content is the king #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:33:41 +0000 2016
JazGreer Thanks for the input and engagement. Got to go but catch you all soon! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:33:53 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo A4 For brick & mortars, typically it’ll be directions, hours, etc. But don’t discount value of research during #micromoments #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:34:17 +0000 2016
giovannipuntil @GoogleSmallBiz #AskAMobilePro text and images. Not infinite scroll tho. Thu Jun 23 19:34:53 +0000 2016
w3consulting @ConradSaam Yes. Most #smallbiz websites use Jetpack or other mobile themes with the “hamburger” menu. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:34:53 +0000 2016
payprofinance RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Join us in 30 min for #AskAMobilePro Twitter chat. Experts will be available to answer your questions about the #mobile… Thu Jun 23 19:35:19 +0000 2016
MonologueHQ @GoogleSmallBiz A5: Easy-to-find contact details, such as telephone and email! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:36:03 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz What you offer. Give details and specific benefits, where & how they can purchase your product or service. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:36:10 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q5: What is the most important content to have on a mobile site? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:36:14 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @GoogleSmallBiz click to call phone number, business hours, physical address, possibly menu or product list #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:36:32 +0000 2016
moniscope Hello, Monika Schmidt from Bavaria, GER, this is my 1st #LiveTwitterChat , still looking for the “live” part? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:36:50 +0000 2016
w3consulting A5a: The content your target audience tells you they want on #mobile. How does #smallbiz know? Ask your customers! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:36:52 +0000 2016
MartinSherv A5 Analytics show many read blog posts on mobile – making sure the font is readable is one important factor @GoogleSmallBiz #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:37:01 +0000 2016
vgemci RT @SpecDigitalMkt: large click to call phone number or click to call button near the top of the page would drive more calls #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:37:08 +0000 2016
w3consulting A5b: Survey your customers. Do user testing. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:37:21 +0000 2016
InboundCanada Call-to-actions are important to convert then your content must convince your visitor to trust your expertise. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:37:21 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @moniscope Live is the way that live people answer your questions as soon as you ask them #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:37:44 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach #AskAMobilePro Re:#4 – Most revolves around Search, Maps, Contacts, Text Messaging and Social Media Thu Jun 23 19:37:52 +0000 2016
w3consulting A5c: Unless you’re a fortune teller, then you already know what to put on your mobile website. ;-P #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:38:03 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Here is Question #5, from the #AskAMobilePro Live Event @GoogleSmallBiz My Advice Is Use Videos, Easy To Click Play https://t.co/aPStRn6a9n Thu Jun 23 19:38:36 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister Here is Question #5, from the #AskAMobilePro Live Event @GoogleSmallBiz My Advice Is Use Videos, Easy To Click Play https://t.co/2snjSomgCN Thu Jun 23 19:38:39 +0000 2016
MartinSherv @moniscope it is live tweeting. You have been spoiled with Hangouts :P
But you are doing great.
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:38:41 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U Here is Question #5, from the #AskAMobilePro Live Event @GoogleSmallBiz My Advice Is Use Videos, Easy To Click Play https://t.co/JwqscsCkz1 Thu Jun 23 19:38:43 +0000 2016
w3consulting A5d: When working with clients, we never presume to know what will be wanted for our clients’ target audience. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:38:45 +0000 2016
w3consulting A5e: We are frequently surprised by the quirky and sensible things customers respond with that they need/want on mobile. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:39:18 +0000 2016
csavio RT @InboundCanada: Call-to-actions are important to convert then your content must convince your visitor to trust your expertise. #AskAMobi… Thu Jun 23 19:39:27 +0000 2016
InseevTweets @GoogleSmallBiz besides faster loading, how does AMP impact rankings in the mobile SERP? #AskAMobilePro #digitalmarketing Thu Jun 23 19:39:58 +0000 2016
csavio RT @MartinSherv: A5 Analytics show many read blog posts on mobile – making sure the font is readable is one important factor @GoogleSmallBi… Thu Jun 23 19:40:10 +0000 2016
w3consulting @ConradSaam Unless your product/service makes people smarter. ;-P #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:40:34 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q6: What are some reasons why my mobile friendliness test score is high but my mobile speed test is low? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:41:00 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q6: What are some reasons why my mobile friendliness test score is high but my mobile speed test is low? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:41:14 +0000 2016
MartinSherv @w3consulting agreed! Love different views about buying behavior, using this tool too, from Google: https://t.co/ZE1hzaPnb6
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:41:33 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @MartinSherv: @w3consulting agreed! Love different views about buying behavior, using this tool too, from Google: https://t.co/ZE1hzaPnb… Thu Jun 23 19:41:42 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Use Videos to deliver content. It’s easy to click a play button then read text #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/G0ILW2h2k4 Thu Jun 23 19:41:51 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U @GoogleSmallBiz Use Videos to deliver content. It’s easy to click a play button then read text #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/tXsLimjiNN Thu Jun 23 19:41:51 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach @mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz This is taking a bit of experimentation because not all SM sites allow or accept. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:41:53 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Use Videos to deliver content. It’s easy for a mobile user to click a play button then read a lot of text #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:41:54 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @w3consulting oh, how I wish….. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:41:55 +0000 2016
InboundCanada A5 Having the right content on your mobile site is everything since you are restricted in real estate. Study your ideal buyer #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:42:21 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Lesson learned. Mobile design might be great, but your site could still be slow. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:43:01 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Yep, there is an art to driving desired outcomes when people are paying attention to a webpage.
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/1ymUHTT2CY
Thu Jun 23 19:43:05 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Images too big. Compress them and Make sure they are the right size & format #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:43:11 +0000 2016
w3consulting @moniscope Please do! I’m happy to hear your experiences! :) #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:43:12 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Too many redirects. Figure out what your redirects are and fix. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:43:18 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A5. GoogleSmallBiz mobile sites need a clear call to action, an easy to find address, and an easy to find phone number. #AskAMobilePro #sma… Thu Jun 23 19:43:22 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A4. GoogleSmallBiz when I visit a #mobile website I’m usually looking for an address or contact number. #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz myvsf_bran… Thu Jun 23 19:43:22 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A3. GoogleSmallBiz we updated our #WordPress theme and eliminated render-blocking JavaScript and CSS above-the-fold. #AskAMobilePro #smallb… Thu Jun 23 19:43:22 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Custom fonts. They can slow down your website. Disable them on mobile. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:43:26 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo RT @TierraMWilson: @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Lesson learned. Mobile design might be great, but your site could still be slow. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:43:26 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Javascript usage. Know when to use it and when to remove. Ex: Ditch the slideshow. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:43:34 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q6: What are some reasons why my mobile friendliness test score is high but my mobile speed test is low? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:43:50 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @TierraMWilson: @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Javascript usage. Know when to use it and when to remove. Ex: Ditch the slideshow. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:44:18 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @TierraMWilson: @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Custom fonts. They can slow down your website. Disable them on mobile. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:44:20 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @TierraMWilson: @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Too many redirects. Figure out what your redirects are and fix. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:44:25 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @TierraMWilson: @GoogleSmallBiz A6 – Images too big. Compress them and Make sure they are the right size & format #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:44:28 +0000 2016
InboundCanada Speed and friendliness are two different things! One is strictly UX & UI and the other is about being lightweight and fast. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:44:46 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q5: What is the most important content to have on a mobile site? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:45:06 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q3: What have you already done to optimize your mobile website? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:45:11 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U @GoogleSmallBiz Mobile speed is determined by your web hosting bandwidth, Increase your bandwidth #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/egI2APhgU6 Thu Jun 23 19:45:33 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Mobile speed is determined by your web hosting bandwidth, Increase your bandwidth #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/2OoOcWn9Az Thu Jun 23 19:45:34 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U @GoogleSmallBiz Mobile speed is determined by your web hosting bandwidth, Increase your bandwidth #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/PblHjSX2jH Thu Jun 23 19:45:35 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Mobile speed is determined by your web hosting specifically bandwidth, Increase your bandwidth #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:45:35 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q6: What are some reasons why my mobile friendliness test score is high but my mobile speed test is low? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:46:08 +0000 2016
MartinSherv I’ve run 70+ speed tests using https://t.co/wRJfnncnoV and @TierraMWilson makes a very good point.
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/DPhVIDImHS
Thu Jun 23 19:46:16 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q5: What is the most important content to have on a mobile site? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:46:35 +0000 2016
BtzMedina RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q6: What are some reasons why my mobile friendliness test score is high but my mobile speed test is low? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:46:47 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson RT @mygeigermeister: @GoogleSmallBiz Mobile speed is determined by your web hosting specifically bandwidth, Increase your bandwidth #AskAMo… Thu Jun 23 19:47:39 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz 13 minutes left in our #mobile Twitter chat. Ask your questions now using #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:48:00 +0000 2016
LowellAnnCoach #AskAMobilePro Business is calling Must run Thanks for the experience & advice. Thu Jun 23 19:48:17 +0000 2016
MrBteer RT @GoogleSmallBiz: 13 minutes left in our #mobile Twitter chat. Ask your questions now using #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:48:40 +0000 2016
curatormary A6: Here is a guide to improving mobile site friendliness https://t.co/JuHCgtGiaq @GoogleSmallBiz #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:49:07 +0000 2016
InboundCanada Understanding Javascript and CSS is becoming necessary in today’s world as a business owner. Align your rendering! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:49:32 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @curatormary: A6: Here is a guide to improving mobile site friendliness https://t.co/JuHCgtGiaq @GoogleSmallBiz #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:49:41 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q7: What are some things you can do on your mobile site that you can’t do on desktop? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:50:42 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q7: What are some things you can do on your mobile site that you can’t do on desktop? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:50:51 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo Let’s talk failures: What was the worst ROI you’ve gotten on a mobile project? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:51:05 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Good resource. Thanks @curatormary
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/fSQSqKEbxn
Thu Jun 23 19:51:22 +0000 2016
natashasamani RT @ferkungamaboobo: Let’s talk failures: What was the worst ROI you’ve gotten on a mobile project? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:51:36 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz what are the experts favorite mobile marketing apps and best tools for mobile optimization? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:51:42 +0000 2016
DesignRight4U @GoogleSmallBiz Here To Help! Here’s A Stat Mobile Phone Users Pick Up Their Phone 150 Times Per Day #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/dgW5fs9YFW Thu Jun 23 19:51:48 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Here To Help! Did You Know That Mobile Phone Users Pick Up Their Phone 150 Times Per Day! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:51:51 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz Here To Help! Here’s A Stat Mobile Phone Users Pick Up Their Phone 150 Times Per Day #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/lDfs8aSfDq Thu Jun 23 19:51:51 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q7: What are some things you can do on your mobile site that you can’t do on desktop? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:52:01 +0000 2016
curatormary A7: Search in the moment: waiting in line, need to know now :D @GoogleSmallBiz
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:52:52 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @ferkungamaboobo a while ago everyone wanted apps. even in our industry Doug. Who on earth wants a personal injury app? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:52:54 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @GoogleSmallBiz reach potential clients where they are at any given moment #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:53:17 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo A7. Fingers are totally different than one single mouse pointer — I’m not sure how to work with that though… #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:53:21 +0000 2016
DasfNYC What to do when search results are come from another place far from local (ei. Another country)? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:53:28 +0000 2016
InboundCanada @ferkungamaboobo all efforts toward a friendlier mobile site are wins in my book! #AskAMobilePro #getyourmobileon Thu Jun 23 19:53:32 +0000 2016
MartinSherv I love the ease of using Google Apps on a mobile device @GoogleSmallBiz
From ‘Search’ to ‘Maps’ app is almost seamless.
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:53:47 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Question from @tptwyman: What are your favorite mobile marketing apps and best tools for mobile optimization? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:54:28 +0000 2016
w3consulting A7: Click-to-call. Access to app integrations (data and seamless redirection). Geolocation data collection, tied to intent. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:54:31 +0000 2016
DonaldRobak Thank you folks. Great event. Must leave. #AskAMobilePro #SmallBiz #mobile Thu Jun 23 19:54:42 +0000 2016
csavio @GoogleSmallBiz AQ7. “Click 2Call”
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:54:46 +0000 2016
w3consulting @GoogleSmallBiz @tptwyman Check out Primer app by @Google! It’s a great marketing educational tool for #SmallBiz! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:54:59 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A7 – Click to call buttons – but in the correct locations. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:55:31 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A7 – Custom content based on a user’s location. (fun stuff!) #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:55:46 +0000 2016
InboundCanada @DasfNYC Could it be that you travel with your phone a lot? The SERP’s are never perfect yet it could be a million things #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:55:56 +0000 2016
InseevTweets If you have a responsive site & want to serve a different version to mobile users for UX, is dynamic serving the best option? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:56:47 +0000 2016
w3consulting @DasfNYC If you’re a local business, filter that out of your Google Analytics data. #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:56:50 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Q8: To wrap up, a final question for our experts: What are some industry-specific tips for optimizing mobile? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:57:00 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Question from @tptwyman: What are your favorite mobile marketing apps and best tools for mobile optimization? #AskAMobi… Thu Jun 23 19:57:38 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @GoogleSmallBiz @tptwyman web developer tools in chrome browser can emulate various mobile screens #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:57:41 +0000 2016
InboundCanada The largest advantage in my books would be click to call and get directions. Some clients get great results with Live Chat #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:57:51 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz @tptwyman Google Amp, Accelerated Mobile Pages, which allows for a FAB or Floating Action Button #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:57:53 +0000 2016
csavio RT @MartinSherv: I love the ease of using Google Apps on a mobile device @GoogleSmallBiz
From ‘Search’ to ‘Maps’ app is almost seamless.
#…
Thu Jun 23 19:57:55 +0000 2016
csavio RT @curatormary: A7: Search in the moment: waiting in line, need to know now :D @GoogleSmallBiz
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 19:58:09 +0000 2016
w3consulting Did I re-interpret that incorrectly? I interpreted that as search traffic reports like in GA. Haha #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/xs8MKl4ei5 Thu Jun 23 19:58:12 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q8: To wrap up, a final question for our experts: What are some industry-specific tips for optimizing mobile? #AskAMobi… Thu Jun 23 19:58:33 +0000 2016
csavio RT @MartinSherv: Good resource. Thanks @curatormary
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/fSQSqKEbxn
Thu Jun 23 19:58:40 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A8 – WP Plugins that help = Autoptimize. optimizes and compresses code. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:59:33 +0000 2016
mygeigermeister @GoogleSmallBiz @tptwyman Buffer App great application to help with mobile social marketing! #AskAMobilePro and @HelpOnSocial Thu Jun 23 19:59:33 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @InseevTweets I think a well-developed responsive site is still the best but dynamic is a close second #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 19:59:40 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A8 – WP Plugins that help = Better WordPress Minify. Minify CSS and js files for faster page loading. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:59:43 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Last question before we wrap up!
#AskAMobilePro https://t.co/CQUhCerWzO
Thu Jun 23 19:59:56 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A8 – WP Plugins that help = CDN Linker. If you use a CDN for your images, use this to tie it to WP. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 19:59:58 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @mygeigermeister @SpecDigitalMkt @RajNijjer @conradsaam @MyVSF_Brandon 1/2 Thu Jun 23 20:00:03 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A8 – WP Plugins that help = EWWW Image Optimizer. Optimize all your images in one click. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 20:00:07 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @martinsherv @w3consulting @InboundCanada @curatormary @TierraMWilson 2/2 Thu Jun 23 20:00:29 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz A8 – WP Plugins that help = Lazy Load. Load images only when visitor needs them to improve page load times. #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 20:00:33 +0000 2016
ConradSaam @InboundCanada IMO-live chat when someone is holding a phone (especially outsourced chat) is a miss.(& oversold by chat co’s) #askamobilepro Thu Jun 23 20:00:34 +0000 2016
InboundCanada Built your website with speed and UX first. A lightweight site will get you farther Javascript and Plugins should be limited #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:00:47 +0000 2016
ferkungamaboobo A8.

• Services: location & contact methods are key.

• Product: take the time to work with touch interactions – show off!

#AskAMobilePro

Thu Jun 23 20:00:52 +0000 2016
w3consulting A8: Whenever you see a friend, family, or trusted colleague, ask them to visit your mobile website. Ask them for an opinion.#AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:00:54 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: 13 minutes left in our #mobile Twitter chat. Ask your questions now using #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:01:01 +0000 2016
GoogleSmallBiz This ends our Twitter chat. Thanks for joining us! Keep using the #AskAMobilePro hashtag if you have any further questions. Thu Jun 23 20:01:01 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q7: What are some things you can do on your mobile site that you can’t do on desktop? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:01:07 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Q8: To wrap up, a final question for our experts: What are some industry-specific tips for optimizing mobile? #AskAMobi… Thu Jun 23 20:01:09 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: This ends our Twitter chat. Thanks for joining us! Keep using the #AskAMobilePro hashtag if you have any further questi… Thu Jun 23 20:01:11 +0000 2016
abraperinj RT @GoogleSmallBiz: This ends our Twitter chat. Thanks for joining us! Keep using the #AskAMobilePro hashtag if you have any further questi… Thu Jun 23 20:01:18 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @mygeigermeister @SpecDigitalMkt @RajNijjer @conradsaam @MyVSF_Brandon 1/2 Thu Jun 23 20:01:24 +0000 2016
w3consulting RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @martinsherv @w3consulting @InboundCanada @curatormary @TierraMWilson 2/2 Thu Jun 23 20:01:29 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @mygeigermeister @SpecDigitalMkt @RajNijjer @conradsaam @MyVSF_Brandon 1/2 Thu Jun 23 20:01:34 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Hey @GoogleSmallBiz people need to know their outcomes for mobile. Could leads in one industry, and sales in another.
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 20:01:49 +0000 2016
InboundCanada @ConradSaam Live chat is very successful in certain industries. Their is a shoe for every foot! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:02:41 +0000 2016
curatormary RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @martinsherv @w3consulting @InboundCanada @curatormary @TierraMWilson 2/2 Thu Jun 23 20:03:20 +0000 2016
csavio RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @martinsherv @w3consulting @InboundCanada @curatormary @TierraMWilson 2/2 Thu Jun 23 20:03:41 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @GoogleSmallBiz thanks for having us! #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:03:53 +0000 2016
MartinSherv Good to see everyone!
#AskAMobilePro
Thu Jun 23 20:03:55 +0000 2016
csavio RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @mygeigermeister @SpecDigitalMkt @RajNijjer @conradsaam @MyVSF_Brandon 1/2 Thu Jun 23 20:03:59 +0000 2016
InboundCanada RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @martinsherv @w3consulting @InboundCanada @curatormary @TierraMWilson 2/2 Thu Jun 23 20:04:17 +0000 2016
FarinazParsay1 RT @MartinSherv: Hey @GoogleSmallBiz people need to know their outcomes for mobile. Could leads in one industry, and sales in another.
#Ask…
Thu Jun 23 20:04:25 +0000 2016
giovannipuntil @TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz #AskAMobilePro run a test with https://t.co/0rAdIzsD1h and follow w3c 10 points checklist Thu Jun 23 20:04:42 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson RT @giovannipuntil: @TierraMWilson @GoogleSmallBiz #AskAMobilePro run a test with https://t.co/0rAdIzsD1h and follow w3c 10 points checklist Thu Jun 23 20:05:18 +0000 2016
tptwyman RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Special thanks to our #AskAMobilePro experts: @martinsherv @w3consulting @InboundCanada @curatormary @TierraMWilson 2/2 Thu Jun 23 20:05:34 +0000 2016
tptwyman @GoogleSmallBiz thanks to all the guest experts. Thanks for you insights and recommendations #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:06:13 +0000 2016
moniscope Thank you all for taking time! Inspiring Q&A 👍🙋 #AskAMobilePro 🐦💙 Thu Jun 23 20:08:16 +0000 2016
InboundCanada Thanks Google for having us help out! #AskAMobilePro
#getyourmobileon @GoogleSmallBiz https://t.co/2M4p3ZF1m7
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jesseblucero A6. GoogleSmallBiz render-blocking JavaScript, CSS above-the-fold, and no browser caching make your mobile site slow. #AskAMobilePro #small… Thu Jun 23 20:10:30 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A8. GoogleSmallBiz test your small business website with Google’s mobile website https://t.co/BSC2Vog5fh grader. #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz … Thu Jun 23 20:10:31 +0000 2016
jesseblucero A7. GoogleSmallBiz you can strip down your mobile site to just the important text content like #GoogleAmp does. #AskAMobilePro #smallbiz my… Thu Jun 23 20:10:31 +0000 2016
TierraMWilson That’s a wrap! Thanks everyone #AskAMobilePro https://t.co/UOnbIQXR6Z Thu Jun 23 20:11:28 +0000 2016
RichTeaMedia360 What in-store method can you suggest in collecting more e-mails from customers using mobile? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:49:14 +0000 2016
SpecDigitalMkt @RichTeaMedia360 something like a coupon that is only available from a mobile device and used in the store #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 20:56:55 +0000 2016
nowsourcing RT @GoogleSmallBiz: Welcome to the #AskAMobilePro chat! Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you get your #smallbiz optim… Thu Jun 23 21:06:40 +0000 2016
RichTeaMedia360 @TierraMWilson interesting, TY! If they send texts is there a software that can collect these email addresses easily? #AskAMobilePro Thu Jun 23 21:17:58 +0000 2016
tptwyman Check @GoogleSmallBiz on Twitter. The Twitter chat #AskAMobilePro was dope. We got great tips to maximize my… https://t.co/QtPB1TdefV Thu Jun 23 21:49:53 +0000 2016

Webinar: Google Chrome: The Little Browser That Can

Most people don’t realize the importance of vital resources until it’s missing suddenly from their lives. Case in point: you likely don’t contemplate the air you breathe at any given moment, unless you’re deprived of it. Not to be too

Most people don’t realize the importance of vital resources until it’s missing suddenly from their lives. Case in point: you likely don’t contemplate the air you breathe at any given moment, unless you’re deprived of it. Not to be too melodramatic, but that’s kind of what the Web is to most businesses today. It’s a commodity that’s taken for granted and only until you cannot access it do you realize it as sine qua non for running your business in this modern era.

And, of course, we access the Web through Web browsers. You may not think about how different Web browsers really are, again, until they inhibit your ability to get things done. Google had been thinking about this for years and in 2008 released their own little browser that can, Google Chrome. I say “little” because it’s code is compact and therefore very fast, and I said “that can” because it has some many abilities, you just need to ask and it can likely do it. That’s what this Webinar is all about: Google Chrome and using it in your business.

In this Web-based presentation, we cover:

  • why Small Business should be using Google Chrome;
  • the best features and extensions for Chrome for Small business; and,
  • how to implement Google Chrome on your computers/laptops and smartphones.

Resources

The Chromium Projects
What are extensions? – Google Chrome
Google Chrome Terms of Service
Chrome for Work: Chrome for Work
100 Chrome Extensions That You Should Install
20 Best Chrome Browser Extensions You Need To Have
The 13 best Google Chrome hacks – Business Insider
11 Google Chrome Extensions That Will Boost Your Productivity


These Webinars are hosted by the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network – http://virginiasbdc.org – and presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, Managing Director of W3C Web Services, providing affordable Web, WordPress, email, domain and other related services for Small Business – http://web.w3cinc.com. With the transfer of your business’ domain, Web *and* email hosting services, get a complimentary 1-hour Web, Mobile & Social Media strategy session. Email [email protected] to get started!

Never Lower Your Price

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In a nutshell: If you want to make money, you must value your services or products. And, that means you should never lower your price; merely offer less for less. When your customer wants something at a lesser price, reduce your offering to match the price, and don’t lower the price for a greater-valued service or product. In doing so, your value stays consistent, you will attract the right customers (and conversely, repel the wrong customers) for you, and you will make more profit over the long-term. Never Lower Your Price - Web and Beyond Blog

“Create different levels of service. Some people only buy the most expensive item. Avoid losing sales: offer a stripped down version of your product or service.” ~Beth Silver (in “107 Ways to Leverage Your Small Business Through Marketing & Public Relations”)

Small Business owners early on in their business’ lives find themselves with a particular dilemma. When you are starting your business you consider that any new customer is good for business! So, when they negotiate you down a third of your billable rate or 40% off your retail pricing, you accept with gleeful resignation. You have hopes that business will be different once you have a steady stream of customers. Why? After you have all these customers, you’ll have the bargaining power to raise your rates and really start to turn a profit, right? Sadly, this logic doesn’t hold muster for several reasons: you eat away at your passion by not valuing your most important asset (i.e., you), you attract the wrong customers which develops bigger problems down the road, and you create more financial problems than you solve by operating unprofitably early on in the business.

Consistent Value Is Getting Paid What You’re Worth; Ergo, Never Lower Your Price

Starting a Small Business is no joke, eh? It’s long hours, stressful, energy-consuming, and it can also be genuinely rewarding when you focus on your passion and skills, or your desire to overcome a challenge. You started your business to provide for your family, build a product or service that you can sell with the business and turn a profit, give back to your community, to fill in a gap for your retirement needs, or whatever other reason you had. In order to get up every day and do this, you need to be providing value to your customers but your motivation won’t stay very high if you’re not getting paid what you’re worth. I always tell my clients to price themselves so they are motivated to do the work. Who wants to get subpar work from you because you don’t feel like doing the work for the pay you’re receiving? This does a disservice to your new customers and to you.

The Ones Who Matter Won’t Mind and Those Who Mind Aren’t Worth the Worry

There’s a trick I learned in my teens. You take your 10 closest friends and add up their salaries, then divide by 10; this usually works out to be your salary. It’s remarkable how this works within a small margin of error for most people who earnestly do it. You are similar to the company you keep. And, that means that when you bring in customers who are all discount seekers and not best-value-seeking customers, you build up referrals to other discount seekers. Over the months and years, your business’ value gets eroded as you accumulate customers willing to keep driving down your price, not valuing you, and telling their friends and colleagues that they too can get low prices out of you. This hardly sounds like the best value for your time and effort.

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems…Uhm, No. Less Problems, Mo’ Money

For many years, I ran a commodity business. I was constantly pressured to lower prices and deliver the same great service. There were market and regulatory forces in play here that were beyond our control and so I grinned and beared it. Learn from my early mistakes in the business. Don’t lower your price unreasonably to save your business as it won’t actually save your business. I see this often now in coaching and consulting Small Business owners in this downward spiral, before I set them straight. Here’s what happens:
  1. You lose your passion and start cutting corners.
  2. You start to lose your best-paying customers who start to see the lower quality of your work.
  3. The decrease in good business makes you desperate to (a) bring in more underpaying and delinquent paying customers, and (b) not paying yourself and your own bills.
This cycle of lowering prices leads to lost passion, lost productivity, and lost good customers. The gains unfortunately are in greater customer service complaints, attracting worse customers, and more pressure on you to take on anything that comes your way. You’re worth every dollar you’re reasonably charging, so don’t let others tell you otherwise. You should get paid well to do your best work, and nothing less. And, you should work with good people who will refer you to good people, especially those that will pay their bills on time. Anything short of this and your business fundamentals are lacking. So, if you’re currently thinking of starting a business, or if you’re currently struggling, I hope this compels you to never lower your price.

Kristin Csehill: Criss Naturals

 

This post about Kristin Csehill first appeared on the Start DC blog on February 2, 2016.

I’ve shared the stories of entrepreneurs like Shizu Okusa (JRINK) and Warren Brown (CakeLove), who told me that they started their ventures on the side while working full-time, growing their businesses and testing the waters before making the leap to full-time entrepreneurship. Kristin Csehill, founder of Criss Naturals, is an entrepreneur at the very start of this journey.

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In 2014, Csehill started Criss Naturals, her line of lotions made with all-natural ingredients and crafted to evoke travels and memories—“from the cloves of Stone Town…to the lavender of Paris perfumeries”—as the website explains. I recently sat down with Csehill to learn more.

I know that you work full-time as a defense contractor—what made you decide to start making lotion?

Throughout my life, I’ve had skin issues like eczema, so I’ve had a really difficult time finding lotion that worked on my skin. In 2013, I was diagnosed with a lot of food and chemical allergies and I had to start paying attention not only to what I was eating but the products I was using. I tried using other all-natural products, but they were so oily and just didn’t absorb into my skin. Especially at work, it was a problem—I can’t have oily hands at work!

I started to experiment and found a blend that is moisturizing and that absorbs. I was making the lotion for myself, and taking it with me when I traveled for work. About a year later, a friend suggested that I sell the lotion—that there were probably other people who needed it too.

I still have my full-time job and I do Criss Naturals on the side at this point. It takes a lot of money to start your own business!

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That brings me to financing. Are you self-financed? Are there any finance tips that you can share?

Yes, I’m all self-financed right now. As the business grows, I may try to take out a small business loan, but I haven’t got that far yet.

Have you noticed anything unique about starting your own business in the DMV?

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Yes! I didn’t realize how many small businesses there are in this area! There are a lot of small business associations. I worked with the Alexandria Small Business Association and they’ve helped with free social media training and publicity.

Part of the hard part about small businesses in the DMV, though, is that a lot of their networking events happen during the day and I have a full-time job, so I can’t participate. I really wish that someone here started something that was more after-hours or that wasn’t geared toward just IT.

What are your plans for the future? Where do you hope Criss Naturals will be in a couple of years?

What I’d really love is to do some online sales and have it be self-sustaining. Also, I’d love to have a boutique, and then ship globally. I want to stay true to the brand and its origins of providing all-natural skincare without making the ingredients and process too complicated.

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What is your favorite scent?

My favorite is actually London. It’s not the most popular scent overall—Singapore and Paris are the top sellers—but London is my favorite. Scent and memory are very connected. So when I smell Criss Naturals products, the scent automatically transports me back to that time and place.

I made London using bergamot essential oil and orange extract because those are the bases for Earl Gray tea. When I think of London, I think about refinement and strolling through Hyde Park and then going to have tea afterwards. Each scent is a handmade representation of that city.

It is this experience I hope to give to others, via all natural skin care. That’s why Criss Naturals tagline is ‘define your skin’s journey’People should be able to take control of what they use and put on their skin, and the experience they want to have.

Find Criss Naturals in these local stores. | Photos by G. Byrd.


Genna Byrd is the founder of Start DC. Learn more about her here and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Google Keep, Voice Search, and Voice Typing in Google Docs – What’s New at Google

Periodically, I will be writing a What’s New at Google post here to update you about new updates to the Google ecosystem that affects you as a Small Business owner. These can be warnings as well as the many frequent enhancements

This is just the beginning! Click the title of this article to read the full text. Enjoy! And, comment. And, share. 😉

Periodically, I will be writing a What’s New at Google post here to update you about new updates to the Google ecosystem that affects you as a Small Business owner. These can be warnings as well as the many frequent enhancements

This is just the beginning! Click the title of this article to read the full text. Enjoy! And, comment. And, share. 😉