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Looking for Florida -- and -- Catch & Release Pinterest Community Board Pinners.

Ahhh...Pinterest...Can't.  Stop.  Pinning...

I like I'm sure a lot of you is completely addicted to Pinterest.  It's a fun way to keep my recipes, home decor ideas, DIY projects and pretty much any other interest I have all nice and neatly organized.  It's also been a great way to meet other like minded folks.  As such, I created two Pinterest Community Boards where other folks can pin and I'm looking for Pinterest pinners.
The first is my personal This Is My Florida Community Pinterest Board.  It's a collection of pictures that really showcase the beautiful state I'm blessed to live in.

The other is for my TrueFlies client.  Being an avid fly fishing apparel company TrueFlies Pinterest page is focused on fly fishing.  As such, we have a TrueFlies Catch & Release Fishing Community Pinterest Board.  And as the name states - it's for showcasing some pretty amazing pictures of catch and release fishing. 

The benefit of joining Pinterest Community Boards is that it allows you to gain more followers by promoting your pins on someone else's board.  And my TrueFlies client has a weekly promotion so following their pins allows you to enter to win some great fly fishing apparel.

If you'd like to join either of these Pinterest Community Boards - just comment on any picture in the board and ask to join.  I only ask you don't spam the boards, or worse post any inappropriate pictures.  If ya do they'll be removed and you'll be block from the board.

Thanks everyone and happy pinning!



nterest Community Board, Karen Moran, Magnet Social Media
About Karen Moran
Like her love for adventure travel, Karen Moran's 15 year advertising career has been quite a journey.

She launched her ad career at iconic Leo Burnett. From there she went on to BBDO, Publicis & Hal Riney, West Wayne and others.



With an equally diverse client roster, Karen has managed multi-million dollar ad campaigns for Dodge, Toyota, Oldsmobile, Sealy, OfficeMax, Time Warner Cable, Disney Cruise Line, Canyon Ranch, the Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau and even worked on post-Hurricane Katrina marketing efforts for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Magnet Social Media
Fort Myers, Florida
Phone: (239) 314-4778

Contact Magnet Social Media Agency to turn your brand into a social media magnet.

 
 
Fort Myers Web Design, Shelter In A Day, Karen Moran, Magnet Social Media, Social Media Agency Fort Myers
Fort Myers Web Design | Shelter In A Day

There's a lot more to web design and development than just making a website look pretty. Before hiring a web designer or developer, run their website through HubSpot's (a leader in online marketing software) free Online Marketing Grader.  Their grader ranks a brands entire online presence (website, social media, blogging) from 0-100 and details areas for improvement.  While it's not spot on, it does provide a good foundation for hiring a website developer.  It also provides a sneak peak into the back end of the site to confirm if they know how to implement search engine optimization (SEO).

Our HubSpot ranking as of this posting is 84.
Within a week of the new Shelter In A Day website going live, Google found Shelter's new sitelinks.  Better still, Shelter In A Day was on the first page of Google search for "emergency disaster relief house" and "emergency disaster relief housing."

A perfect example of search engine optimization at its finest.

Check out out Fort Myers Web Design portfolio to view more of our work.


Fort Myers Web Design, Shelter In A Day, Karen Moran, Magnet Social Media, Social Media Agency Fort Myers
About Karen Moran
Like her love for adventure travel, Karen Moran's 15 year advertising career has been quite a journey.

She launched her ad career at iconic Leo Burnett. From there she went on to BBDO, Publicis & Hal Riney, West Wayne and others.



With an equally diverse client roster, Karen has managed multi-million dollar ad campaigns for Dodge, Toyota, Oldsmobile, Sealy, OfficeMax, Time Warner Cable, Disney Cruise Line, Canyon Ranch, the Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau and even worked on post-Hurricane Katrina marketing efforts for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Magnet Social Media
Fort Myers, Florida
Phone: (239) 314-4778

Contact Magnet Social Media Agency to turn your brand into a social media magnet.

 
 
Magnet Social Media, Karen Moran, Blogger Statistics, Blogger Outreach, Blogger Outreach Program Campaign
15 Blogger Stats 2013

It wasn't that long ago the statement, "I'm a blogger" conjured up more than a few eye rolls and snickering.  But when 81% of U.S. online consumers trust information and advice from blogs and 37% watch online videos about someone's experience with products they're considering, that's most certainly nothing to laugh at.

  1. 74% search online for consumer electronic reviews before buying. Tweet this stat | Source: Weber Shandwick
  2. 28% ask social network friends or followers about a product they're considering. Tweet this stat | Source: Weber Shandwick
  3. 37% watch online videos about others experience with products they're considering. Tweet this stat  | Source: Weber Shandwick
  4. 81% of U.S. online consumers trust information and advice from blogs. Tweet this stat | Source: BlogHer
  5. Average buyer consults 11 consumer reviews on the path to purchase. Tweet this stat | Source: Weber Shandwick
  6. 65% of potential consumer electronics buyers inspired by consumer vs. professional review. Tweet this stat | Source: Weber Shandwick
  7. 79% of online shoppers spend 50% of shopping time researching products online. Tweet this stat | Source: HubSpot
  8. 61% of U.S. online consumers made a purchase based on blog recommendations. Tweet this statSource: BlogHer
  9. 77% of Internet users read blogs. Tweet this statSource: The West Program
  10. 57% of companies with a blog have acquired a customer from their blog. Tweet this statSource: HubSpot
  11. Keywords in blogs drive traffic from search engines.
  12. 31% of product reviews need to be negative for a buyer to doubt the quality of a product. Tweet this statSource: Weber Shandwick
  13. 23% of total Internet usage time is devoted to social networks or blogs. Tweet this stat | Source: Dream Systems Media
  14. Blogger is the leading blog site in the U.S., with 46MM unique monthly users. Tweet this stat | Source: Nielsen
  15. 17% of US cell phone owners do most of their online browsing on their phone. Tweet this stat | Source: Pew Research Center
Intrigued? Read about our Blogger Outreach Program & Campaigns.

Magnet Social Media, Karen Moran, Blogger Statistics, Blogger Outreach, Blogger Outreach Program Campaign
About Karen Moran
Like her love for adventure travel, Karen Moran's 15 year advertising career has been quite a journey.

She launched her ad career at iconic Leo Burnett. From there she went on to BBDO, Publicis & Hal Riney, West Wayne and others.



With an equally diverse client roster, Karen has managed multi-million dollar ad campaigns for Dodge, Toyota, Oldsmobile, Sealy, OfficeMax, Time Warner Cable, Disney Cruise Line, Canyon Ranch, the Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau and even worked on post-Hurricane Katrina marketing efforts for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Magnet Social Media
Fort Myers, Florida
Phone: (239) 314-4778

Contact Magnet Social Media Agency to turn your brand into a social media magnet.

 
 
Fort Myers Web Design, The Now Golfer, Golf Book, Golf Psychology Book
Fort Myers Web Design | The Now Golfer

There's a lot more to web design and development than just making a website look pretty. Before hiring a web designer or developer, run their website through HubSpot's (a leader in online marketing software) free Online Marketing Grader.  Their grader ranks a brands entire online presence (website, social media, blogging) from 0-100 and details areas for improvement.  While it's not spot on, it does provide a good foundation for hiring a website developer.  It also provides a sneak peak into the back end of the site to confirm if they know how to implement search engine optimization (SEO).

Our HubSpot ranking as of this posting is an 83

We're proud to showcase a website -- The Now Golfer -- we recently designed for a golf psychology book written by Dr. Preston Wadding with Don Lay.  There's even a foreword written by PGA Champ Stewart Cink.  This golf book has already received such rave reviews its Amazon ratings are 4.5 out of 5 stars.  Even better the highly competitive key word search of "golf psychology book" brings up not one but two pages from the new Now Golfer website on the first page of Google search.  Yet another example of SEO at its finest.

Like what you see? Be sure to check out more Fort Myers websites we've recently designed.


Karen Moran, Fort Myers Web Design
About Karen Moran
Like her love for adventure travel, Karen Moran's 15 year advertising career has been quite a journey.

She launched her ad career at iconic Leo Burnett. From there she went on to BBDO, Publicis & Hal Riney, West Wayne and others.



With an equally diverse client roster, Karen has managed multi-million dollar ad campaigns for Dodge, Toyota, Oldsmobile, Sealy, OfficeMax, Time Warner Cable, Disney Cruise Line, Canyon Ranch, the Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau and even worked on post-Hurricane Katrina marketing efforts for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Magnet Social Media
Fort Myers, Florida
Phone: (239) 314-4778

Contact Magnet Social Media Agency to turn your brand into a social media magnet.

 
 
Is it ok to ask LinkedIn connections to not endorse you?


I check LinkedIn like other social media outlets pretty much on a daily basis.  I like to see who's checked out my profile and what status updates my connections have.

Yesterday I found what an odd request in a status update...essentially unless you and I have actually worked together - do NOT give me a LinkedIn endorsement.
I don't understand these new LinkedIn endorsements. I have many, many endorsements from people I have NEVER worked with on anything. While I understand the possible positives from having these types of endorsements, I certainly would take them all with a grain of salt. Please don't endorse me for anything if I've never worked with you on a project, it's just counter-productive.
Two things come to mind...1) who exactly are you connecting with on LinkedIn that you have all these endorsements from folks who aren't fully aware of your skill set enough to give a credible endorsement and 2) can't someone judge your skills and knowledge in your field - merely by watching the content you're posting in LinkedIn and elsewhere combined with the added-value you offer when responding to questions or offering advice to your community?

I personally have been offered jobs, sponsorship opportunities, new client referrals, blogging gigs, etc based purely on my social media knowledge by folks I connected with online. I recently landed a great new Palo Alto client {details soon!} who was a referral from an existing client...that I originally connected with on Twitter - three years ago.  Kat Gordon (recently named one of 10 women to watch in advertising) and I communicated on Twitter for about a year before finally meeting in person at BlogHer 11.  While Holly Pavlika, President of MOMentumNation was at BlogHer we didn't connect but still tweet.  As a result of that online dialogue I'm now a contributing editor at MOMentumNation

While Todd Wasserman thinks LinkedIn endorsements have become meaningless, if used properly I believe they can be a very valuable tool that can lead to future opportunities.

What are your thoughts?  Are LinkedIn endorsements useless dribble or a valuable tool if used properly?  Is it ever OK to ask your community to NOT endorse you?  Inquiring minds really do want to know.

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About Karen Moran
Like her love for adventure travel, Karen Moran's 15 year advertising career has been quite a journey.

She launched her ad career at iconic Leo Burnett. From there she went on to BBDO, Publicis & Hal Riney, West Wayne and others.



With an equally diverse client roster, Karen has managed multi-million dollar ad campaigns for Dodge, Toyota, Oldsmobile, Sealy, OfficeMax, Time Warner Cable, Disney Cruise Line, Canyon Ranch, the Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau and even worked on post-Hurricane Katrina marketing efforts for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Magnet Social Media
Fort Myers, Florida
Phone: (239) 314-4778

Contact Magnet Social Media Agency to turn your brand into a social media magnet.

 
 
Here's an update to my May blog post last year on how to add Instagram pictures into your blog or website.  Initially BadgePlz was a great - and pretty much only - option.  The only thing I didn't like about BadgePlz was the their branding was displayed on the bottom of your Instagram feed.  Well move over BadgePlz and say hello to SnapWidget.

SnapWidget allows you to quickly and easily embed an Instagram photo gallery in your website or blog - without any of their logos.  Updates to your Instagram feed are automagically updated to your Instagram blog/website feed.  And SnapWidget offers a variety of customization options.  Seamlessly add Instragram pictures in a grid (shown to the right), slideshow or photo map, based on your user ID and/or any hashtag, which could be great for promotions. 

SnapWidget offers a free and a Pro Widget option for $6.99 a month. 

SnapWidget - Pro Widget
The Pro Widget options brings some of the Instagram functionality directly into your blog or website such as filtering pictures by name or hashtag or liking or commenting on pictures. 

SnapWidget - Free
The feed shown here is the free option, which is exactly what I was looking for. From start to finish it took me about a a minute to customize my Instagram widget, grab the code and then embed it into my blog - very easy peasy!

READERS: Have you used SnapWidget?  Are there any others you recommend?


Magnet Social Media, Karen Moran, Social Media Fort Myers Cape Coral
About Karen Moran
Like her love for adventure travel, Karen Moran's 15 year advertising career has been quite a journey.

She launched her ad career at iconic Leo Burnett. From there she went on to BBDO, Publicis & Hal Riney, West Wayne and others.



With an equally diverse client roster, Karen has managed multi-million dollar ad campaigns for Dodge, Toyota, Oldsmobile, Sealy, OfficeMax, Time Warner Cable, Disney Cruise Line, Canyon Ranch, the Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau and even worked on post-Hurricane Katrina marketing efforts for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Magnet Social Media
Fort Myers, Florida
Phone: (239) 314-4778

Contact Magnet Social Media Agency to turn your brand into a social media magnet.

 
 
Facebook Pornography Nudity Guidelines
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UPDATE: 1/30/13
After reviewing the Google Analytics on my site...I've since discovered an insane amount of disturbing key word searches since I wrote this blog post - "horny teens" and a slew of other equally nasty terms...really people?? 

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While I must admit I am fond of my own ta-ta's I am not a big fan of opening Facebook to see another woman's breast-ta-sis plastered in my Facebook feed.  Also not a fan of the bend -- waaayyy over -- with a thong and bam - there's another woman's lady parts saying hello.

Uhm.  Yikes. 

Being the curious social media gal I am though, I always wonder about these pages.  How long have they been open?  Who are the ding bats that like the page or worse - who are the idiots posting neked pictures of themselves on Facebook?

So today when I saw the Horny Sex Girls Facebook page and a visual none of us really want to see - I reported the page.  After all the Horny Sex Girls bio does say...

it is a page for teens who wants sex pic but not porn !!
get enjoy by here u will gate large large boobs , pussy , sexy body !!

Neked pictures of anyone on Facebook is just wrong.  A Facebook page specifically for teens to enjoy - well all the stuff it says above? Ohhhh don't even get me started!

I reported the page only to get this wonderful response from Facebook why the page wouldn't be closed and the picture not removed. 

Thank you for your report. We carefully reviewed the photo you reported, but found it doesn't violate our community standard on nudity and pornography so we didn't remove it.

Facebook describes nudity and pornography as
Facebook has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor is involved. We also impose limitations on the display of nudity. We aspire to respect people’s right to share content of personal importance, whether those are photos of a sculpture like Michelangelo's David or family photos of a child breastfeeding.

So let me get this straight...Facebook will remove this picture of a girl taking a bath -- and exposing her elbows -- but not remove Horny Sex Girls that targets teens?  Really?

Last I checked Facebook a picture of a half neked woman with pasties over her ginormous ta-ta's that says, "F... Me" isn't at all like Michelangelo's David or family photos of a child breastfeeding.  

Just sayin'...


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About Karen Moran
Like her love for adventure travel, Karen Moran's 15 year advertising career has been quite a journey.

She launched her ad career at iconic Leo Burnett. From there she went on to BBDO, Publicis & Hal Riney, West Wayne and others.



With an equally diverse client roster, Karen has managed multi-million dollar ad campaigns for Dodge, Toyota, Oldsmobile, Sealy, OfficeMax, Time Warner Cable, Disney Cruise Line, Canyon Ranch, the Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau and even worked on post-Hurricane Katrina marketing efforts for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Magnet Social Media
Fort Myers, Florida
Phone: (239) 314-4778

Contact Magnet Social Media Agency to turn your brand into a social media magnet.

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Fort Myers Web Design | Pine Island Outfitters

There's a lot more to web design and development than just making a website look pretty. Before hiring a web designer or developer, run their website through HubSpot's (a leader in online marketing software) free Online Marketing Grader.  Their grader ranks a brands entire online presence (website, social media, blogging) from 0-100 and details areas for improvement.  While it's not spot on, it does provide a good foundation for hiring a website developer.  It also provides a sneak peak into the back end of the site to confirm if they know how to implement search engine optimization (SEO).
That's why we're proud to showcase a website -- Fish Pine Island Sanibel -- we recently launched for Captain Chris Stanford of Pine Island Outfitters.

Pretty eh?  Unlike Chris's old site - this one has data capture, social widgets on every page, a Pine Island fishing blog and code for Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools installed.

Best part? Captain Chris was no where to be found in Google search. A week after his new site launched Google finally found numerous pages and pictures of Pine Island Outfitters new website...on the first page of various key word searches.

Like what you see? Be sure to check out more Fort Myers websites we've recently designed.

Thanks Chris for partnering with us!

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About Karen Moran
Like her love for adventure travel, Karen Moran's 15 year advertising career has been quite a journey.

She launched her ad career at iconic Leo Burnett. From there she went on to BBDO, Publicis & Hal Riney, West Wayne and others.



With an equally diverse client roster, Karen has managed multi-million dollar ad campaigns for Dodge, Toyota, Oldsmobile, Sealy, OfficeMax, Time Warner Cable, Disney Cruise Line, Canyon Ranch, the Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau and even worked on post-Hurricane Katrina marketing efforts for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Magnet Social Media
Fort Myers, Florida
Phone: (239) 314-4778

Contact Magnet Social Media Agency to turn your brand into a social media magnet.
 
 
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I have a new client focused solely on expectant mothers, and existing mothers of new borns, who are, or plan, to breastfeed.  I'm looking for 11 gals to participate in a beta-test of our new sampling program.  While we'd like a mix of gals who are "mommy bloggers" but also looking for regular Janes who are willing to promote on their social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube).  Being a mommy blogger is NOT a requirement though.

Every 6 weeks these lucky gals will receive in the mail a fun beautifully packaged box with samples of products tailored specifically to breastfeeding moms along with helpful tips and advice from a lactation consultant and working Mompreneur Wendy Wright on breastfeeding.  In return we'll have some questions for you about your boxes.  Just asking for honest feedback.  Nothing too time consuming - promise!

The fun thing for me about this new subscription service is that it's tailored exclusively for breastfeeding moms.  While I'm certain you adore your children - these boxes will be decadent little treats just for moms - cuz sometimes no kids allowed is a-OK.

So ladies...interested?  Take this survey to see if you qualify to become a beta-tester. 

If you're not interested in being a beta-tester but are interested in learning more about this subscription service either for you or a friend - send me an email - and let me know. 

Thanks ladies!!!



Magnet Social Media, Social Media Agency Fort Myers, Karen Moran, Beta Testers Needed, Expectant Mothers, Mommy Bloggers
About Karen Moran
Like her love for adventure travel, Karen Moran's 15 year advertising career has been quite a journey.

She launched her ad career at iconic Leo Burnett. From there she went on to BBDO, Publicis & Hal Riney, West Wayne and others.



With an equally diverse client roster, Karen has managed multi-million dollar ad campaigns for Dodge, Toyota, Oldsmobile, Sealy, OfficeMax, Time Warner Cable, Disney Cruise Line, Canyon Ranch, the Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau and even worked on post-Hurricane Katrina marketing efforts for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.



Magnet Social Media
Fort Myers, Florida
Phone: (239) 314-4778

Contact Magnet Social Media Agency to turn your brand into a social media magnet.

 
 
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Facebook Timeline Dimensions

Even though Facebook changed over to the new Timeline in July, I still see a lot of folks unsure of the exact Timeline dimensions. 

Here's a handy visual for easy reference detailing the semi-new Facebook Timeline dimensions.


Karen Moran, Magnet Social Media
About Karen Moran
Like her love for adventure travel, Karen Moran's 15 year advertising career has been quite a journey.

She launched her ad career at iconic Leo Burnett. From there she went on to BBDO, Publicis & Hal Riney, West Wayne and others.



With an equally diverse client roster, Karen has managed multi-million dollar ad campaigns for Dodge, Toyota, Oldsmobile, Sealy, OfficeMax, Time Warner Cable, Disney Cruise Line, Canyon Ranch, the Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau and even worked on post-Hurricane Katrina marketing efforts for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Magnet Social Media
Fort Myers, Florida
Phone: (239) 314-4778

Contact Magnet Social Media Agency to turn your brand into a social media magnet.