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The Social Forge is where we talk about business, website development and social media marketing to help entrepreneurs grow their business. The Social Forge is brought to you by SocialMediaWright Inc. We are a social media agency combined with a management consulting firm based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

The Social Forge is where we talk about business, website development and social media marketing to help entrepreneurs grow their business. The Social Forge is brought to you by SocialMediaWright Inc. We are a social media agency combined with a management consulting firm based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Location:

Canada

Description:

The Social Forge is where we talk about business, website development and social media marketing to help entrepreneurs grow their business. The Social Forge is brought to you by SocialMediaWright Inc. We are a social media agency combined with a management consulting firm based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Social Forge Episode 24 - Website Tools and Analytics

11/19/2019
Welcome to Episode 24 of The Social Forge. In today's podcast, we are sharing the audio from our episode of our Facebook Live show The Social Gab that discussed “Website Tools and Analytics for your Business Website” Topics Covered in Today’s Show: Quote, “You can’t manage, what you can’t measure.”Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics AcademyGoogle Search ConsoleBing Webmaster Links from Today’s Show Google Analytics - https://analytics.google.com/Google Analytics Academy - ...

Duration:00:23:31

The Social Forge Episode 23 - Adding a Blog to your Business Website

11/12/2019
Welcome to Episode 23 of The Social Forge. In today's podcast, we are sharing the audio from our episode of our Facebook Live show The Social Gab that discussed “Creating a Blog for your Business Website” Topics Covered in Today’s Show: Keywords and how to incorporate them into your postsAlt Tags on ImagesExternal and Internal LinksShare ButtonsMobile Friendly #TheSocialGab airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and talks about social media and SEO to help entrepreneurs grow their...

Duration:00:38:40

The Social Forge Episode 22 - Creating a Website for Your Business

11/5/2019
Welcome to Episode 22 of The Social Forge. In today's podcast, we are sharing the audio from our episode of our Facebook Live show The Social Gab that discussed “Creating a Website for your Business.” Topics Covered in Today’s Show: Different types of websitesComponents that go into creating a websiteTwo ideas to help increase traffic to your website #TheSocialGab airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and talks about social media and SEO to help entrepreneurs grow their business. Links from...

Duration:00:59:41

The Social Forge Episode 21 - Creating a Facebook Live to Promote Your Business

10/29/2019
Welcome to Episode 21 of The Social Forge. In today's podcast, we are sharing the audio from our episode of our Facebook Live show The Social Gab that discussed “Creating your Own Facebook Live Show to Support your Business.” Topics Covered in Today’s Show: Overcoming your fear of being on cameraFacebook’s Recommendations for Live VideoTesting your current speed connectionEquipment - Camera, Microphones, Software, LightingProcess of putting a show togetherWhat you need to do after the show...

Duration:00:51:37

The Social Forge Episode 20 - Email and Social Media

10/22/2019
Welcome to Episode 20 of The Social Forge. In today's podcast, we are sharing the audio from our episode of our Facebook Live show The Social Gab that discussed “The Importance of Email when Developing Connections on Social Media.” Topics Covered in Today’s Show: The Lemonade StandHow to Get Someone to Sign UpHow to Keep People InterestedTools you will Need: Email Marketing ServicesPop-UpsEmail Legislation #TheSocialGab airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and talks about social media and SEO to...

Duration:00:43:01

The Social Forge Episode 19 - LinkedIn for Your Business

10/15/2019
Welcome to Episode 19 of The Social Forge. In today's podcast, we are sharing the audio from our episode of our Facebook Live show The Social Gab that discussed “LinkedIn for your Business.” Topics Covered in Today’s Show: Setting up your LinkedIn ProfileSetting up your LinkedIn Company PageLinkedIn GroupsLinkedIn LearningMaking Connections on LinkedIn #TheSocialGab airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and talks about social media and SEO to help entrepreneurs grow their business. Links from...

Duration:00:47:31

The Social Forge Episode 18 - Using Twitter for Your Business

10/8/2019
Welcome to Episode 18 of The Social Forge. In today's podcast, we are sharing the audio from our episode of our Facebook Live show The Social Gab that discussed “Twitter for your Business.” Topics Covered in Today’s Show: Setting up your Twitter ProfileSending out your TweetsObtaining followers on TwitterUsing Twitter ListsPosting frequencyCreating content for TwitterCurating Content for Twitter - the tools we useSome sources for content - quotes and photosTwitter Analytics #TheSocialGab...

Duration:00:56:43

The Social Forge Episode 17 - Instagram for your Business

10/1/2019
Episode 17 Welcome to Episode 17 of The Social Forge. In today's podcast, we are sharing the audio from our episode of our Facebook Live show The Social Gab that discussed “Instagram for your Business.” Topics Covered in Today’s Show: Statistics on InstagramSetting up your Instagram profileUsing LinkTree to expand your LinksObtaining followers for your Instagram account #TheSocialGab airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and talks about social media and SEO to help entrepreneurs grow their...

Duration:00:43:51

The Social Forge Episode 16 - YouTube for your Business

9/24/2019
Episode 16 Welcome to Episode 16 of The Social Forge. In today's podcast, we are sharing the audio from our episode of our Facebook Live show The Social Gab that discussed “YouTube for your Business and how you can create video content to answer questions that people are asking.” Topics Covered in Today’s Show: Creating videos specific to your businessCreating videos related to the nature of your business that people are looking for answers to on the internetSetting up your YouTube...

Duration:00:40:53

The Social Forge Episode 15 - Pinterest for Your Business

9/17/2019
Episode 15 Welcome to Episode 15 of The Social Forge. In today's podcast, we are sharing the audio from our episode of our Facebook Live show The Social Gab that discussed “Pinterest for your Business and how it can drive traffic to your website.” Topics Covered in Today’s Show: Pinterest as a source of web trafficKeyword Research on PinterestCreating a Board on PinterestCreating a Pin on PinterestOur document for you to download called the “Anatomy of the Perfect Pin” password and link...

Duration:00:35:15

The Social Forge Episode 14 - Why Your Business Should Love Facebook Ads

9/10/2019
Episode 14 Welcome to Episode 14 of The Social Forge. In today's podcast, we are sharing the audio from our episode of our Facebook Live show The Social Gab that discussed “Facebook Ads for your Business and why you should love them.” Topics Covered in Today’s Show: social media advertisement formats in generalaudience creationFacebook Pixel - what it is and why you want oneFacebook’s Free Education Portal on Advertising and all things FacebookHeadlines - why they are crucialHeadline...

Duration:00:28:06

The Social Forge Episode 13 - Messenger Bots for Your Business

9/3/2019
Welcome to Episode 13 of The Social Forge. In today's podcast, we are sharing the audio from our episode of our Facebook Live show The Social Gab that discussed Messenger Bots for your Business. We have been building Messenger Bots for a while and we offered our 3 tips on building Messenger Bots plus we offered a unique blueprint that we created. #TheSocialGab airs every Wednesday morning at 10 AM and talks about social media and SEO to help entrepreneurs grow their business. Our...

Duration:00:22:31

The Social Forge Episode 12 - Local SEO

8/27/2019
Welcome to Episode 12 of The Social Forge. In today's podcast, we are sharing the audio from last weeks episode of our Facebook Live show The Social Gab. #TheSocialGab airs every Wednesday morning at 10 AM and talks about social media and SEO to help entrepreneurs grow their business. We have been off for a while as I wrote my book Meet Your Community: A Guide to Implementing Local SEO for your Business now available in ebook and paperback on Amazon. You can check it out at...

Duration:00:44:00

The Social Forge Episode 11: Business Learning, Video SEO and Facebook Communities

5/16/2019
If you have been listening to our podcasts we like to start each episode with an inspiring quote from an entrepreneur or thought leader from around the world. This Weeks Inspiring Quote is attributed to Paul Rand who said: “Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” If this is your first time joining us on The Social Forge and you are looking for some inspiration, you can go to the SocialMediaWright website, we will have a link in the show notes and look for the menu button marked...

Duration:00:31:15

The Social Forge Episode 10: Computer Apps, Explainer Videos and Twitter for your Business

5/4/2019
I want to begin by apologizing to our listeners this week. Our goal is always to produce and load a show for Thursday morning but we also try to do some research into our topics each week and with our work on our Local SEO Guide, Meet Your Community it pushed the production of the show back a day or so. So hopefully we will be back on track for next week. We are also trying to find some Local SEO experts to bring onto the show and will hopefully have that in a future episode. If you have...

Duration:00:43:09

The Social Forge Episode 9: Office Space, Images and YouTube for Business

4/25/2019
If you have been listening to our podcasts we like to start each episode with an inspiring quote from an entrepreneur or thought leader from around the world. This Weeks Inspiring Quote is attributed to Elizabeth Gilbert who said: “Stop wearing your wishbone, where your backbone ought to be.” If this is your first time joining us on The Social Forge and you are looking for some inspiration, you can go to the SocialMediaWright website, we will have a link in the show notes and look for the...

Duration:00:37:22

The Social Forge Episode 8: Business Cards, Mobile Websites and Pinterest for your Business

4/18/2019
If you have been listening to our podcasts we like to start each episode with an inspiring quote from an entrepreneur or thought leader from around the world. This Weeks Inspiring Quote is from a Japanese proverb which says “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” If this is your first time joining us on The Social Forge and you are looking for some inspiration, you can go to the SocialMediaWright website, we will have a link in the show notes and look for the menu button marked...

Duration:00:56:02

The Social Forge Episode 7: Press Releases, Local SEO and Instagram

4/11/2019
The Social Forge Episode 7 - Show Notes If you have been listening to our podcasts we like to start each episode with an inspiring quote from an entrepreneur or thought leader from around the world. This Weeks Inspiring Quote is from Albert Einstein who is attributed for saying “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” If this is your first time joining us on The Social Forge and you are looking for some inspiration, you can go to the socialmediawright website, and...

Duration:00:49:50

The Social Forge Episode 6

4/4/2019
Podcast Show Notes Quote of the Week: Ben Weissenstein who is attributed for saying "Everything started as nothing". If you are looking for an inspiring or motivational entrepreneurial quote you can find between 100 and 200 quotes on the SocialMediaWright website. Topics for this week: In our Business Section: Expense Tracking Apps In our Website Development Section: E-Commerce Platforms In our Social Media Marketing Section: Video creation for YouTube, Facebook and other video...

Duration:00:46:41

The Social Forge Episode 5: Business Email Distribution List, Website Tools and Advertising on Facebook

3/28/2019
Topics for this week: Business Section: A discussion on the importance of email to your business and why you need to have a business email distribution list. Website Development: A discussion on web tools that you should be using for your website including sitemaps, Google Search Console, Google Analytics and Bing Webmaster Social Media Marketing: A discussion on the Facebook pixel, A/B Testing, crafting the right headline and setting up one type of advertisement on the Facebook...

Duration:00:47:33