140 Conference in Tulsa & Hutchinson Kansas September 20

140 Conference Shout out Train was in Tulsa on Thursday Downtown at the new Back Alley BBQ & Blues.   8/14/11

Social Media is changing the way people connect and relate. Last year’s 140 Conference was in 10 major cities including New York, Tel Aviv, Israel. It was a phenomenal success and this year will in Hutchinson, KS on September 20th to represent small town Social Media connections—Big Time NOT small Time!

Special thanks to  Jeff Pulver, Alan Weinkrantz, and Oklahoma’s own Becky McCray for stopping in Tulsa for lunch as part of their tour through Oklahoma in support of September’s 140 Characters Conference in Hutchinson, Kansas, and they would love to meet you!

Jeff Pulver:
Jeff is known as the founder of FWD, the VON Coalition, PrimeTimeRewind.TV, Vivox, the co-founder
 of VoIP provider, Vonage, the creator of "the Pulver Order,"
and is an all around incredibly interesting person to talk/listen to. 

For more information about Jeff check out his website: http://pulverblog.pulver.c​om/
and on Twitter http://Twitter.com/JeffPulver

Alan Weinkrantz:
Alan is a strategic technology Public Relations and Social Media adviser to American
and Israeli companies, helping thought leaders establish their message, create visibility,
and build credibility via traditional and emerging media channels.
He also works with Jeff Pulver on New Business Development and
Sponsorship Opportunities for the #140Conf Events Worldwide. 

For for information about Alan check out his website: http://www.alanweinkrantz.​com and
on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/alanweinkrantz

Becky McCray:
Becky is a small town business entrepreneur who also works with city governments with project
management and grant writing. She loves to talk about small town and rural issues in small
business, government and tourism. She has spoken at over 100 conferences in regards to social media,

small business, social networking and new technologies, business planning, and marketing, and is
very well respected both locally, nationally, and among the cattle on her ranch in Hopeton, Oklahoma. 

For more information about Becky check out her website: http://www.beckymccray.com​/ and on Twitter
 http://Twitter.com/BeckyMccRay
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Becky McCray, Jeff Pulver, and Michael D. Butler

Thanks to Melanie Nelson and Natasha Ball for organizing this get together with Becky McCray. Cheryl Lawson, founder of Social Media Tulsa was present and also shared. Everyone is encouraged to come to the 140Conf Hutchinson, Kansas on Tuesday, September 20th to connect and be a part of the Small Town Social Media Revolution!

Give me a shout if you wanna carpool @MichaelButlerSr 


	

Talk of Tulsa Turns to Twitter

Talk of Tulsa Turns to Twitter

4/27/11

Talk of Tulsa turns to Twitter to expand their singing opportunities in Tulsa and beyond. Winners of a $500 Social Media package from M3 New Media at Social Media Tulsa Conference.

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Talk of Tulsa Ladies High atop Tulsa-Photo Credit Brenda Haran Photography

 

The Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus is an all women’s acapella chorus that loves to perform and educate Tulsa and the surrounding communities about our art form.

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Talk of Tulsa on Twitter M3 New Media took this screen shot on April 9th 2011

Stay tuned to these ladies who will be sharing some great info about Tulsa, The Arts Community and their programs for ladies throughout Oklahoma and news on their National Convention and global travels.

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Talk of Tulsa 330 New Targeted Followers in less than 30 Days

M3 will post updates in Talk of Tulsa’s progress on Twitter. Check back often and leave your comments. Have you heard of Talk of Tulsa before? Talk of Tulsa is Sweet Adelines International.

Twitter Marketing for @TalkofTulsa provided by @M3NewMedia

If you are a member of #SMTulsa enter your PROMO Code in comments section below for a chance to win $500 in Twitter Marketing from M3 New Media.

 

Twitter as a Funnel to Drive Traffic to Your Brand Online

“Is Twitter Really Worth My Time” 3/10/11

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Twitter Success

The power of Twitter as a funnel to drive traffic to your brand online. Twitter is short, sweet and to the point. I can search and find industry leaders within my niche. We can find out what people are talking about on the internet and connect our clients with them online. Check out my latest YouTube vid where I share more.   

How can you not be on Twitter if you are a business person wanting to grow your business and gain referrals? Get educated on Twitter and stay tuned we are going to be talking about Twitter strategy for your business. Stay tuned for more on Twitter in the Twitter for Business Success series. Feel free to comment and let us know your Twitter @ You can follow @M3NewMedia on Twitter and we will follow you back. Happy Tweeting!

Twitter is a funnel just like email marketing is. You use these channels to stay connected with your fan base and provide valuable content to them. When they need you they will be able to find you based in this content. Valuable content is like breadcrumbs that lead them to you when they need you.

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Twitter is the Top of the Sales Funnel

Michael D. Butler, Sr. is the Principle Strategist and Chief Editor of M3 New Media a 21st Century New Media Ad Agency specializing in Online PR, Corporate Blogging & Viral Social Media Campaigns.

To get started with a Twitter package and to see how we do it click here: Get Started with Twitter Key Words

Twitter for Business Success


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Twitter Tips for Your Business Success
Many are still saying: “I just don’t get it.” about Twitter. While others are maximizing Twitter for their business using it as the “first touch point” for new business alliances and strategic partnerships. A casual glance at Twitter and you will see messages like “Get thousands of followers for free” and other profiles that look like porn bots leave many asking: “Is Twitter really worth it?” The first key to success on Twitter is:

Twitter for Business Success-Have a Strategy

What is your marketing strategy? Is it to get new business? To find new clients? Twitter can become an excellent place for you to discover people within your industry by searching key words and following lists.
Recent questions from clients:

Question #1: Can We Do it Wrong?

The answer is Yes, Here’s how to do Twitter wrong:

1) Don’t get started
2) Don’t reply to your @’s
3) Spamming content & links
4) Not saying thanks

Keys to success on Twitter is:

1) Engagment-Connect, Ask Questions, and Dialogue
2) Get started-The early adapters on any social network have the most to gain
3) Pick a lane-What will you talk about? Who will you follow? What is your style?
4) Have fun  having a presence and letting it grow virally is what the net is about

Remember, Twitter is the 1st touch point, the opening of the funnel-it collects your targeted prospects and brings them to you.

Question #2: What do I do About Twitter Spam?

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Clean Twitter Spam

Our free pick for cleaning up Twitter Spam is Twit Sweeper

The other thing is people know that Twitter is the first point of contact and that people can and do change their profile name and picture and you have no control over that.
Twitter is like the 100 acre yard to your Castle, Facebook is the frontdoor and your website is your Living room and the boardroom.

Question #3: Would it be cool if I followed no one on Twitter?

While it may “look cool” to have 20-50K followers while you aren’t following anyone. Social media etiquette says it is polite to follow people back. Here’s what we shared with a recent client who asked us this question: You have 3,500 people that are following you that you have not yet followed back. If you want to get to 50,000 you will follow people. The understanding with Web 2.0 is that it’s all about engagement. I think Ashton Kutcher missed it by not following his fans back. Imagine the buzz he could create if he followed back every teenage girl who followed him-you get my point.
How do you use Twitter? What are your favorite tools? What frustrates you about Twitter? What is your best success story using Twitter? Would you like to be included in our case study? Please leave a comment and let us know so we can contact you.
Try our Twitter software for as little as $29 a month we can ensure that you follow people tweeting your keywords and that you auto-un-follow those who don’t follow you back. We can even schedule your tweets for you. Publishing your short-form content to the web can drive tons of traffic to your website and get you listed and re-tweeted dozens of times and establish you as the expert in your industry. Learn more.
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Michael D. Butler, Sr. is the Principle Consultant and Chief Editor of M3 New Media a 21st Century New Media Ad Agency & Strategic Marketing Firm specializing in Online PR, Corporate Blogging & Viral Social Media Campaigns. M3 New Media offering: Website design, SEO, Blogging & Social Media, Television production, Online Broadcasting & Reporting, Grassroots Buzz,Viral YouTube Campaigns, Mobile & Web Apps & Text Marketing & a full suite of Publishing Services through M3 Publishing and a complete Tele-marketing call center for outbound and inbound calls.

Move Over Groupon & Living Social Moolala is New Daily Deal

2/23/11 Austin, TX  Move Over Groupon & Living Social Moolala is the New Kid & Pays to Play

Michael D. Butler, Sr.

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Moolala Trumps Groupon, Living Social & Daily Deals with Payouts

People love to use coupons. People love to save money. People love to use Facebook and Twitter. The success of Groupon, Living Social and Daily Deals are a testament to this fact.  Many business owners say Groupon has helped them advertise their business to more people. One Chiropractor said: “We had 500 new clients come in for a massage and while we didn’t make any money that is 500 new people who came into our business who otherwise wouldn’t have known about us.”

Value conscious consumers have created quite a buzz in recent months and driven the stock price of these companies through the roof. Note-Groupon recently turned down Goolge’s $6 Billion offer. Basically the way it works is, you see a deal you like, you share it, and if enough people buy it, you win. Well now with Moolala, consumers will have a chance to win big. Not just by scoring some cool stuff at a great price but actually getting paid to share it with their friends.     

Now there is a new kid on the block Moolala based out of Austin, TX (it’s free-get it here) will throw it’s cowboy hat into the arena and see if they can lasso some of those coupon fanatics. Moolala offers great daily deals but here is where they are different. They actually pay out fees based on referrals. Watch the video to learn how it works.

So the business wins, the referrer wins and Moolala the comapny wins, hopefully, we’ll see but they sure have a good model to follow with the other internet based discount programs.

Will Moolala give Groupon and Living Social a run for their money? It may be too soon to see but on March 1, 2011 Moolala will officially “launch” and consumers and business everywhere can see if their life will forever change.

Michael D. Butler, Sr. is the Principle Consultant and Chief Editor of M3 New Media a 21st Century New Media Ad AgencySpecializing in Online PR, Corporate Blogging & Viral Social Media Campaigns.

Business Owners How Much of Your Content is Online?

Savvy Business Owners can see the future and the future is online content that is indexed by Google.

Michael D. Butler, Sr. is the Principle Consultant and Chief Editor of M3 New Media a 21st Century New Media Ad AgencySpecializing in Online PR, Corporate Blogging & Viral Social Media Campaigns.

Michael D. Butler, Sr. 2/18/11

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M3 New Media Online Publishing

How much of your content are you syndicating online?

Google is looking for:

1) Relevant content to index

2) Frequently updated content

3) Comments on each of your blog posts

4) People tweeting those blog posts

5) Your blog having an RSS reader

These all help add up to improved Google Page Rank. There are many other things (Google looks at over 100 things-like quality of back lings, meta tags, age of domain, etc.)

Business trends are moving so fast globally that the only way to keep up is to navigate from an internal compass that can help you network with your future and monetize your base with your core offerings now.

Last week as we watched the Nation wait for President Obama to address the Nation about Egypt regime change the markets and bloggers waited to tell us their interpretation of what that would mean for sovereign people everywhere.

The world’s knowledge collectively double’s exponentially and that acceleration statistic is increasing at a mind-boggling rate!

Publishing content online will me the success mantra of the future “new norm” in business. Globally and in the United States. Twitter is just the start, Facebook, YouTube and Linked in are a part of that but the real value is in the blog and the frequency of the blog updates and how relevant Google ranks your blog.

By commenting on other blogs that are related to your topic and by frequently updating your content, allowing comments on each of your blog posts and insuring that people are tweeting those blog posts all add up to top of Google.

Michael is the Principle Consultant and Chief Editor of M3 New Media a 21st Century New Media Ad Agency Specializing in Online PR, Corporate Blogging & Viral Social Media Campaigns.

M3 New Media is a 21st century New Media Ad Agency  & Strategic Marketing Firm specializing in  Website design & SEO, Blogging & Social Media, Journalistic PR, Television production, Online Broadcasting & Reporting, Grassroots Buzz, Mobile & Web Apps & Text Marketing & a full suite of Publishing Services through M3 Publishing and a complete Tele-marketing call center for outbound and inbound calls.
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    Dr. Jeff Magee, CEO of Performance Success Media Group calls Michael a “Mega-Coach to Entrepreneurs Nationally.” Michael says, “Personal branding and Web 2.0 market strategies aren’t just for corporations but every non-profit, church, and ministry must identify their core message and make it resonate with their entire organization to be effective and impactful in a world filled with noise.”

    The M3 team has been a key influencer in the cause of Human Trafficking Awareness & Abolitionist movement. M3 works with several key organizations making an impact in the media, trucking industry and on the victim and demand side of the trafficking issue through Social Media and Online PR. M3 is currently looking for 12 PR/Publishing/Social Media Firms who want to be a part of a global collaborative “give-back” effort that will become a universal model of “paying it forward” and will help fund start-ups, non-profits and expansion for worthwhile organizations in a synergistic business model.
    In 2005 Michael began to see the convergence between: Media, Ministry, Business & the Internet so along with his wife, Michelle, a 15-year veteran of the publishing and television industries launched M3NewMedia and M3Publishing in 2010. Michelle has her Communications degree from the University of North Dakota and is a part of the day-to-day operations of M3 New Media and M3 Publishing.
    Mr. Butler is a frequent guest on stages, radio and TV shows to discuss social media, social trends, and authentic marketing evolution.  Michael has published numerous articles for business publications and blogs including: Performance Magazine, Xposure Magazine, The National Networker, and Referral Success Magazine.

    M3 New Media is a 21st century New Media Ad Agency  & Strategic Marketing Firm specializing in  Website design & SEO, Bogging & Social Media, Journalistic PR, Television production, Online Broadcasting & Reporting, Grassroots Buzz, Mobile & Web Apps & Text Marketing & a full suite of Publishing Services through M3 Publishing and a complete Tele-marketing call center for outbound and inbound calls. Dr. Jeff Magee, CEO of Performance Success Media Group calls Michael a “Mega-Coach to Entrepreneurs Nationally.” Michael says, “Personal branding and Web 2.0 market strategies aren’t just for corporations but every non-profit, church, and ministry must identify their core message and make it resonate with their entire organization to be effective and impactful in a world filled with noise.”
    The M3 team has been a key influencer in the cause of Human Trafficking Awareness & Abolitionist movement. M3 works with several key organizations making an impact in the media, trucking industry and on the victim and demand side of the trafficking issue through Social Media and Online PR.
    M3 is currently looking for 12 PR/Publishing/Social Media Firms who want to be a part of a global collaborative “give-back” effort that will become a universal model of “paying it forward” and will help fund start-ups, non-profits and expansion for worthwhile organizations in a synergistic business model.

    In 2005 Michael began to see the convergence between: Media, Ministry, Business & the Internet so along with his wife, Michelle, a 15-year veteran of the publishing and television industries launched M3NewMedia and M3Publishing in 2010. Michelle has her Communications degree from the University of North Dakota and is a part of the day-to-day operations of M3 New Media and M3 Publishing.
    Mr. Butler is a frequent guest on stages, radio and TV shows to discuss social media, social trends, and authentic marketing evolution.  Michael has published numerous articles for business publications and blogs including: Performance Magazine, Xposure Magazine, The National Networker, and Referral Success Magazine.

Marketing Your Book Just Got Easier-Online Book Sales Soar

Online Book Sales Soar as Bookstore Sales Dwindle
Why Authors Have the Power-Not the Big Publishing Houses

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Author Book Marketing
Selling books to the end consumer has gotten easier thanks to the internet-By taking bookstores out of the equation.
Last year there were over 1 million new book titles, yet there were more best sellers than ever before.

The book is ALWAYS better than the movie-right? Yours should be no exception.

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Online Book Sales Soar
Whether you are writing a novel, biography, self-help or how-to book the marketing goal should be the same: to sale a ton of books!
It is becoming easier to sell books online because the barrier to sale ie: The bookstore has been removed. Twitter is just one Social Media channel that allows direct connection with targeted followers and can generate tremendous interest in a niched topic.
A book with a narrow focus and niched following can outsell a book with a broader appeal and general context because the internet allows for specific loyalty from grassroot: causes, brands and flavors of topics.   How is this online success possible? The internet: ie book blogs, book review sites, independent book reviewers and book titles on Twitter have made it easier to locate, connect with and market to the end consumer of a book in any genre.
Keys to creating online awareness about your book:

1. Have a Twitter profile for your book. Since every book is a product launch-engage your audience 12 months before you ever sale a book.
2. Use all Social Media channels to connect with your target. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Blog/Website. Connect with the age/genre appropriate book reviewers/bloggers.
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Market Your Book with Our Proprietary Software
3. Crowd-Source your content to your followers to get feedback in real-time. Let your followers help you write your content. Use them as case studies. Tweet them questions and use their feedback and when you do cite them. The greater the emotional connection to the brand of you the author and you the book will drive book sales and market demand exponentially before your book ever launches. Know your audience-find out what they like to read-then write that!Why not crowd source your content and have “the crowd” help you write a best-seller. Will “crowd-sourcing” be the new model for book authors?
4. Sale the heck out of your e-book before you ever offer the book. Better yet-offer e-chapters before you offer the e-book. The demand for e-products will grow as borders become less important.
5. Tweet your book out for feedback, sharing and excitement. Throw the crowd some crumbs and start a feeding frenzy. This will pay you richly in the long run.  Every book is a product launch-so why would a Twitter page & Fan page be an after-thought if you are an author? Most people don’t do any marketing on their book and expect to be a Best Seller!
Once we work with you to discover your keywords we start you on a journey to build your brand and take it to the next level. The first stop on our journey for brand building and creative collaboration is Twitter.  We take your existing Twitter account, optimize it for keywords and get you listed with key influencers within your target demographic.
We put your twitter account and keywords in our software & you watch the magic happen!

We put your twitter account and keywords in our software & you watch the magic happen!
Our average client easily gets 2,000 followers within 3 months, Gets listed dozens of times and gets retweeted regularly.

Keyword rich search, targeted follow/unfollow proprietary software, prices do not reflect monitoring.

Programs:

  • Twitter- Keyword rich follow/unfollow; 20 tweets per week no monitoring …….$29/month
  • Twitter-Keyword rich follow/unfollow; 40 tweets per week, no monitoring…….$39/month
  • Twitter-Keyword rich follow/unfollow; 80 tweets per week, no monitoring…… $49/month
  • Twitter Basic Set up (Existing Account add $30 for Customized)…………………….$59/1 time set-up
  • Twitter Basic Set up (New Account add $30 for Customized)…………………………$99/One Time
Add weekly monitoring (Listen, reply FAQ & website, notify client, RT)……$10-40/month
Twitter is the best ways to publish short-form content to the web. Twitter allows you to create “bread crumbs” to bring viewers and searchers back to your website/blog again and again. Since Twitter is so quickly and easily indexed by Google based on location, content and context it makes it easier for your website to get found and for potential customers to connect with you. You can write the content or let the M3 team write your content for you.

To write 100 tweets for you we charge  $69
To write 200 tweets for you we charge  $99
To write 300 tweets for you we charge  $149

(These are ‘tweets’ you will own for life-You own all the content on your Social Media sites)
CASE STUDY:
More Than Rice, is no exception. The More Than Rice Twitter page began September 1, 2010 and as of this writing 2/4/11has 2,158 followers, sent 982 tweets (that is approximately 10 tweets per day during the daylight hours broadcasting from the CST-as of this writing there is no app for tweeting a book-all of the tweets have been scheduled manually through@HootSuite from the text of the Novel and here is the big thing: been listed 66 times.
The list is the real value  with people listing the Novel on Twitter this means they have “bookmarked” the Twitter page and want to go back to it and learn more. As you can see from the chart in the photo that book sales at Barnes & Nobles and Borders have decreased in recent years while online book sales at Amazon and direct book blogs and websites have increased. Expect this trend to continue.
The Novel’s author Pamala Kennedy Chestnut 2746 followers and listed 93 times.
Content syndication is key when it comes to authors dominating their niche online. Here’s a thought-Market your Book for 9 months before you launch the ebook. Authors do you want your book selling at Amazon and Barnes and Noble?  Do you have a strategy to make that happen? Do you have a plan for getting your ebook published? How about publishing in e-format? Kindle, Nook, Google Reader? Ipad?

Our standard publishing agreement comes with e-book publishing as a standard service not as an upgrade.
Having a book to sell 1)Adds credibility to you 2)Makes you the expert 3)Gives you revenue from back of room sales 4)More speaking gigs.
Take your pick of the above Twitter options and speak with one of our representatives at M3 who can get you started. Our goal at M3 is to provide your brand as much exposure and marketing while providing you with the appropriate listening and feedback. We look forward to working with you to build your brand in your geography and want to be your alliance partner for a very long time.
The above pricing/plans works great for: Authors, Speakers, and Ministers.
We do offer special pricing to companies needing help with 3 or more Twitter accounts. Call us today at 918.550.800 or email info@M3NewMedia.net and inquire further.
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Twitter Book Marketing Help For You

Twitter for Your Business-Get Connected Grassroots to Wall Street

Every Billion dollar brand had a starting place. Every Fortune 100 company needs a place to incubate.
Twitter is the perfect place for you to start building your brand.
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Twitter for business

Once we work with you to discover your keywords we start you on a journey to build your brand and take it to the next level. The first stop on our journey for brand building and creative collaboration is Twitter.  We take your existing Twitter account, optimize it for keywords and get you listed with key influencers within your target demographic.

These new followers we connect you with help you connect with Corporations, Individuals and Non-Profits within your verticals who are looking to partner with “out-of-the-box” companies like yours.

M3 New Media PricingTurbo Twitter-Gain Targeted Followers based on Keywords, Demographic & Psychographic Data

We put your twitter account and keywords in our software & you watch the magic happen!

Our average client easily gets 2,000 followers within 3 months, Gets listed dozens of times and gets retweeted regularly.


Keyword rich search, targeted follow/unfollow proprietary software, prices do not reflect monitoring.

Twitter- Keyword rich follow/unfollow; 20 tweets per week no monitoring …….$29/month
Twitter-Keyword rich follow/unfollow; 40 tweets per week, no monitoring…….$39/month
Twitter-Keyword rich follow/unfollow; 80 tweets per week, no monitoring…… $49/month
Twitter Basic Set up (Existing Account add $30 for Customized)……………………$59/One Time
Set-UpTwitter Basic Set up (New Account add $30 for Customized)………………$99/One Time

Add weekly monitoring (Listen, reply FAQ & website, notify client, RT)……..$10-40/month

Twitter is the best ways to publish short-form content to the web. Twitter allows you to create “bread crumbs” to bring viewers and searchers back to your website/blog again and again. Since Twitter is so quickly and easily indexed by Google based on location, content and context it makes it easier for your website to get found and for potential customers to connect with you. You can write the content or let the M3 team write your content for you.

To write 100 tweets for you we charge  $69
To write 200 tweets for you we charge  $99
To write 300 tweets for you we charge  $149
(These are ‘tweets’ you will own for life-You own all the content on your Social Media sites)

Take your pick of the above Twitter options and speak with one of our representatives at M3 who can get you started. Our goal at M3 is to provide your brand as much exposure and marketing while providing you with the appropriate listening and feedback. We look forward to working with you to build your brand in your geography and want to be your alliance partner for a very long time.

The above pricing/plans works great for: Authors, Speakers, Entrepreneurs, Corporations, and Non-Profits. We do offer special pricing to companies needing help with 3 or more Twitter accounts. Call us today at 918.550.800 or email info@M3NewMedia.net and inquire further.

4  Case Studies:

Social Media Tweets Benefit Wildlife Conservation in South Africa

Tulsa News Channel Uses Social Media to Stay Connected with Viewers

Tulsa Companies Use Social Media to Connect with Consumers on Internet

50 Ideas on Using Twitter for Your Business with Chris Brogan

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Google Search Engines Looking-Relevant Content in Your Blog?

Get Your Website Ranked and Rolling

Tulsa, OK

Michael D. Butler, SR. M3 New Media 1/30/11

The question is: How can a new website get ranked higher in search engines than a website that has more history and more content?

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Relevant Google Search

Google looks at over 100 factors when determining relevancy for your website. I’m not going to get real technical here. We could have one of our developers or I.T. gurus do some serious writing here that will blow all our minds. The goal today is to give you a few important things that can help your website get some very noticeable traction and indexing from google.

  • Connect Your Blog to Your Website--Or even make your blog your website. It has never been easier to custom design your own blog with a theme or template that you create or design. Your blog, if properly built and on the right platform can greatly increase your unique visitors and page views-thereby helping your page rank and SEO.
  • Provide Relevant Content With Frequent Updates-Maybe you remember President Bill Clinton playing his saxaphone on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1992 many experts believe this event had a measureable impact on the psyche of a generation-The M-TV Generation. Bill Clinton won the White House a few months later; unseating incumbent President George H.W. Bush and making him a one term President. 

Why does President Clinton playing his saxaphone on late night TV make me think of the word: “Relevance.”  Because, That was the day in the minds of many Americans that Bill Clinton became relevant. It was the day a Presidential candidate from Arkansas connected with a large demographic; and that connection, won him the White House.

We saw a similar phenomenon in the 2008 elections when Barak Obama announced he wanted to take his blackberry into the White House. Of course this made the Secret Service freak out over the security ramifications. John McCain thinking he could play on the Executive Branch ‘security threat issues’ announced in one of the biggest Public Relations faux paus: “I don’t text.” That announcement was meant to unite a Nation around a future Commander in Chief.  Although intended to communicate security and traditional, ‘old-school’ values, instead, back-fired and communicated: “out-of-touch” and ‘irrelevant.’

Barak Obama went on to become not just the first African-American President but the first US President to successfully use Social Media to get elected.

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Barak Obama Used Social Media To Win Presidency

These two presidential campaign stories aren’t entirely how google views content but are interesting to notice how they did impact the elections. Ask yourself: ‘How am I being relevant and getting found by my base?”

  • Comment, Comment, Comment

Once you have a new blog post up make sure you get lots of comments and Re-Tweets. Ask your friends, family and total strangers to comment your blog. Google likes blogs with lots of relevant content, that is updated often, and has people leaving comments and are Tweeting you with a good share button like TweetMeMe. One of the best ways to get people to comment your blog is to find relevant blogs that are of interest to you and similar to your target, comment and link to them and ask for a reciprocating comment or link.

  • Be Patient and Keep At It!

Like anything worthwhile, blogging takes TIME to get traction, but when time is not on your side: adding daily relevant content and using your social media accounts to drive traffic and page views to your site will pay your richly over time. Happy Blogging to you! If you found this blog post helpful please RT or comment. We love to follow back on Twitter and if your blog is relevant enough may link to you-so please ask us!

www.Twitter.com/M3NewMedia

Why not grade your website, blog or Twitter score today at WebsiteGrader.com tell us your score and win!

Social Media Introductions Enhance Business & Personal Life

Online Introductions Will Enhance the Future of our Relationships in Business & in Life

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Online Social Networking for Better Business

January 22, 2011 Tulsa, OK
Michael D. Butler, Sr. Principle Strategist
M3 New Media

Are you using Social Media to pre-qualify and confirm your real-time business introductions?


The Internet has brought us so many choices. Shopping online is replacing retail centers with greater selection, better prices and the opportunity to educate before buying in a store.

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Just as the Internet has enhanced our shopping, Web 2.0 has added value to our business and personal relationships. Social Media has made it easier to connect with people who are like-minded and have similar interests and shared causes. What used to take days or weeks to find can be purchased online and overnighted to your door.

As you know, Twitter is one of my favorite tools to find people who have shared interests with me. I like Twitter because I can quickly drill down into a geography and find out who the main influencers are within a geography or industry and not waste a lot of time trying to find those key people who I want to network with.

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Social Media Marketing Funnel

This a a marketing funnel that shows the process of attracting leads or prospects into a sales process to bring them to a decision to purchase. Thursday I shared the story about Nikela Wildlife, a Wildlife Conservation Non-Profit that does work in South Africa uses Social Media to connect with potential donors and strategic partners.

Below is a portion of their comments and a picture of their blog post with my highlightings.

Through Social Media we:

  • Found Frank our Photographer from the Netherlands
  • Got connected to 2 Professors in South Africa who want to help us in our efforts
  • Made a direct connection to a large retailer in the US
  • Got invited to participate in a huge cross-country  African expedition: “In the Tracks of Giants” Click the photo below for the FULL STORY
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    Web 2.0 Success Story
  • Africa is a pretty BIG Place, Nikela Wildlife uses Social Media to connect with and work with other organizations who are into Wildlife Conservation in South Africa!

    How will you use Social Media this year? How will you use Web 2.0 to help network and build business better?

    I’d love to know what you are thinking and perhaps event feature your story in an interview or guest blog post. You can email me directly Michael@M3NewMedia.net

    I look forward to hearing from you. Also, feel free to leave a comment or follow me on Twitter, I will follow back-Thanks and have a great week!