Pinterest for Business

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We’ve recently been experimenting with use of the new Pinterest for Business accounts. If you haven’t yet claimed your username you can do it here. I’ve recently added a blog post about this over at trainingzone. Trainingzone is a website for the community of training managers. Pinterest is a highly viral, highly visual and highly valuable social media network. Like many of these applications, they begin in their infancy as free and social applications and then search for revenue streams to make the platform sustainable. The great appeal to marketers is both the brand potential and the link building potential. We’re experimenting how this could work best for businesses and will be keen to include our findings in our social …

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How Your Employees Can Help Increase Google Rankings

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Not everyone can afford training and coaching. And every business is not suited to the level of Google SEO courses which we offer. Small, local businesses, in particular, face a choice about where to invest their profits. However, for these types of businesses they can do much themselves to benefit from knowledge of SEO techniques. I’ve just written an article sharing the 9 most important factors in attracting more local customers online. The article takes the reader through the gift of free Google+ Local pages and how to get the most from these. If you own or run a local business and wish to attract those local customers searching for your service in your town or city then the tips …

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Social Media and In-house Training Courses

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Recently submitted thoughts on an article I discovered in Forbes magazine. The article shares how Dell are making social media the cornerstone of customer engagement and have invested in developing the skills of over 3,000 of their employees to implement this strategy. I was struck by the size of this investment and the step change in how major companies see the future of customer service. Potentially, a range of in-house training courses could help businesses meet their own customer service strategies. Further thoughts on this at my blog over at trainingzone by Carl Duncker

Training Discounts

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As we launch our training courses for 2013 we are helping training budgets stretch further with two unique and time limited offers. For businesses, we have a limited number of coupons, available via Facebook, providing £50 off training courses in open training courses in management and social media marketing. Go to https://www.facebook.com/traininaday And there is even better news for registered charities and social enterprises with a significant discount of £75 – reducing a £345 training day reduced to a highly-attractive £270. Go to https://www.facebook.com/charitysector Places are limited to 12 delegates per course and subject to availability at the time of payment. Offers are available on our Facebook pages and limited in number so head over now and claim your coupons. by Carl …