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Live tweeting is a big opportunity to build a brand’s digital presence in real time. It's a step in networking that can be easily overlooked, but have incredible payoff when done well. Many make the mistake of only considering live tweeting when it's something being put on by their own company, which only works in a promotional sense if you have internal social goals for your employee engagement. There are a variety of events to live tweet that involve a physical location or simply tweeting after hours from home. The main goal of live tweeting should be to build brand…

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You may have noticed that when you Google a keyword, your search results page often has a box full of valuable information on the right hand side. This box of data is known as the knowledge graph and there are several steps you can take to make sure that the information is pertinent to users who search for your business. One of the simplest ways you can ensure that Google has the information needed for your knowledge graph is by supplying Google with Schema.org Organization information. This is as simple as adding a bit of code to the header…

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An easy way to expand the reach of any brand’s page content through social media is to occasionally share posts from your brand page to your personal Facebook profile. Now that doesn’t mean every post needs to be shared with your friends. If they wanted to see that then they can choose to follow the page. Sharing should let your friends see that you’re excited about what you love about your business. Since at least 60% of Facebook sharing happens on mobile devices, here are the steps to sharing from a brand page, while on your phone. From the Facebook…

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It’s the big day! The development is done, the content is in, and your pre-launch requirements are all met. It’s time for a smooth and painless launch. Launching WordPress sites is a fairly painless process when the right precautions are taken. Migrate the database -- WordPress databases will often have arrays of data stored as serialized strings. If you're migrating "dev.example.com" to "example.com" by running a find and replace on the database, any serialized values that include the old domain will break. This usually results in broken slideshows and empty widgets. To avoid this, we use the excellent WP Migrate…

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It's almost the big day! After months of planning, design, and development, it's time to launch your new website. What steps should you take to ensure the launch is smooth and successful? At Treefrog, we've had our fair share of launches, and in that winding history we've encountered almost every kind of speed bump and obstacle. Over time, we've developed a checklist of all the necessary steps and precautions. Because we want to promote a happier, more beautiful web, we're going to share our process with you. First up: everything we like to take care of before launch-day. Long before…

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