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Please Welcome Our New Social Media Manager, Molly!

Posted by on July 23rd, 2021

Let’s give a warm welcome our new Social Media Manager, Molly! We are fortunate to be able to add to our team yet again! hasOptimization has no doubt been growing – and with growth comes the need for more hands. Our social media projects have been plentiful and, as I have been our sole Social Media Manager for some time, it was clear to both me and the team that we needed to expand. This is a great problem to have – and is the reason why Molly is joining us as our new Social Media Manager!

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Going Viral – Is It Worth It For Your Business?

Posted by on June 23rd, 2021

Is going viral worth it? Going viral is very exciting, but do those big spikes in engagement actually lead to more overall traffic? In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few of our recent viral posts and weigh the pros and cons of their impact on our social media following. Read on to learn whether or not it’s worth trying to go viral and how it can influence your business’s social media marketing.

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What to Post On Social Media When There is Nothing to Post

Posted by on January 12th, 2021

If you’ve been posting on social media for a while you know the feeling you get when you come up with an exciting topic. The post almost effortlessly flows from your fingertips to your audience and that’s it, that was easy. But what about those times when inspiration doesn’t hit and you don’t have much to say? Everyone has those moments, even us! We want to share our tricks at hasOptimization to help you post on social media when there is nothing to post.

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Why Your Hashtags Aren’t Getting You Traffic – And How to Fix Them

Posted by on June 22nd, 2020

#Hashtags. Some companies use them, some don’t. Ultimately, if you use the wrong ones, it’s true that your business won’t see much benefit from them. Yet, if you research your hashtags and treat them as the communities that they are, your social media following can grow and get the traffic it deserves. In these three steps, I’ll go over how to choose the right hashtags for your business and get more engagement on your content.

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How to handle social media posting during a time of crisis

Posted by on June 1st, 2020

This year, although we have not yet lived through half of it, has already been one particularly rife with crises. Speaking from a global perspective: A global pandemic is an immense stressor on every single sentient being on this planet. Speaking from a US perspective: We are a young country, still fighting out who we are and who we want to be. Speaking personally: I have more thoughts and feelings about this than would fit here, but I am going to restrict this post to a very narrow topic, and that is how we handle business social media in a…

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Please Welcome Social Media Manager Allyson!

Posted by on March 27th, 2020

Hiring in the world of COVID-19 2020 is, well, kind of a trip. Many companies are laying off staff, and here we are hiring. In many ways, this reflects hasOptimization’s relatively privileged position in this wild ride: We were already a fully remote company, focused on web-based marketing efforts. We will, ultimately, be able to weather this and come out in good shape. And in the meantime, we needed a Social Media Manager.

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Things you can do NOW to prep your business for the online world

Posted by on March 23rd, 2020

Getting stir crazy? Not sure how your business will fare during this time of uncertainty? Don’t forget about all things internet that can help you continue growing your business even when people can’t come through the door!

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The Optimal Google My Business Star Rating is not 5 Stars

Posted by on November 9th, 2019

Did you know that a 5-star rating on Google My Business is not actually the best star rating for your business? It’s something we’ve been saying for a long time, but this time we’ve got a report to prove it! A study conducted by Uberall determined that businesses who had 5-star ratings on Google My Business suffered from less conversions than businesses with less than a 5-star average. For this study, Uberall compared data from 64,000 third-party managed business listings for the first half of 2018 with the first half of 2019. The Sweet Spot While we can understand why…

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Where did Facebook post scheduling go?

Posted by on October 21st, 2019

If you manage a single page or a small handful of pages on Facebook, you may have noticed something has gone missing the past few weeks. We’re here to help solve the mystery of the missing post scheduler on Facebook.

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Calm Down, Internet: Facebook’s New Changes

Posted by on July 22nd, 2019

Yesterday I came across an interesting post in a group I am part of. This post linked to another post on a forum, which described various ways that Facebook is going to be changing. Basically the post, which can be viewed here, said “a friend of mine was at a place and this is what they believe they heard”.

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