Im Back! YouTube Reinstated My Account After The Appeal!

It’s true YouTube and I made up! In under 24 hours of writing my blog post I was able to get my account reinstated and all flags removed off my videos! This whole experience sent me through a wide range of emotions but I am glad I went through it and came out on top! In today’s post I am I will cover everything from why my account REALLY got flagged and suspended, how I got it back to normal, my thoughts about YouTube and their policies, and what to do if this happens to you. So let’s jump into it!

UPDATE – I got my account back, here’s the update!

It’s a gut wrenching feeling when you see a years worth of hard work thrown right out the window and what makes it worse is that is was done by your best friend. Yes, YouTube is my businesses best friend and we were getting along great! Together we had gained over 4,000 awesome subscribers, just about 300,000 views and we were proud to be teaching others how to grow their business using YouTube ethically. I emphasis ethically because there are a lot of people looking to make a quick buck and trick others into scams, buying thousand of fake views, filling YouTube with spam and harassing others. Not only was I against all that, but I strongly encouraged others to use YouTube ethically and stay within their guidelines and rules. In fact, in one of my last videos titled “How To Get More Views On YouTube – Top 9 Techniques”, I gave 9 ethical ways to get more views and directly told people not to buy views. As you can see, YouTube and I got along great, we had a great respect for one another, and quite frankly…we loved each other (don’t tell my wife). In today’s post I am going to tell you the story of how it all fell apart in 72 hours.

Facebook Marketing For Local Businesses – Live Marketing Challenge Post #5

facebook marketing 101Facebook is an important part of any business, and in my opinion, it is a little more valuable for local businesses. Using Facebook allows you to announce specials, deals, your hours, etc and it allows that your announcements and content to be spread virally throughout Facebook. But, the most important reason is because it allows you to easily build an audience of local residents. If you decide to run an ad you can have that ad only appear for people who live in your area and you can even choose whatever demographic you want. That is extremely powerful for almost every local based business. In this post we will go over everything you need to get started with Facebook and see how we did it with Kat’s Yoga Studio.

viral marketingIs viral video marketing a good strategy for local and small business owners? It can be if it is done correctly and set up properly. In fact, it’s a lot easier than most people think. But, do you actually know what viral means? Once you understand the meaning and see how it can be a powerful tool for your small and local business you will be thanking me! Let’s check out how you can use it in your business.

Local Video Marketing and Introducing Our 3 Day Video Marketing Course For Local Business Owners

Local Video Marketing Course

Local video marketing is something that every business should be taking a part in, but most business owners think they need to hire a videographer. Well guess what? You don’t! You can get video ads made affordably and market those video ads to get more Yelp reviews, Facebook likes, customers, and even build an email list!

Top 5 Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make and How To Fix Them

Running a business is hard work and even if your business is successful there are always ways to improve it. There are a few common mistakes almost EVERY business owner makes and most of the time they don’t even realize they’re doing it. Are you making some of theses mistakes? Probably, check them out and we will show you how to avoid making those mistakes and if you are currently making them we will show you how to fix it.

How To Create A Custom Facebook Landing Page For Your (Business) Profile in Timeline – The Complete Guide

Facebook is one of the best ways to grow your brand and connect socially with all your customers at one time. When looking specifically at ways to gain new customers through Facebook you will notice that custom landing pages are becoming wildly popular, and for a good reason. They allow you to add opt-in forms, advertise products, or any custom html/css and java code allowing you to design almost any page you want. The best part about having a custom landing page and tab on your Facebook profile is that Facebook allows you to advertise that page through their site at a cheaper price than your website.

Creating custom landing pages and tabs on your Facebook profile is easy, especially if you follow our guide below. Let’s jump right into it!

How To Create A Professional Looking Facebook Page (Timeline Profile)

How To Make a Facebook PageIf you don’t have a Facebook profile set up for your business it’s about time you look into setting one up.  It can be done in a matter of minutes and it’s something everyone can do.

Why do I need to do it?

Well, besides the fact that it is an excellent way to interact and form a relationship with your fans, clients and customers, it allows you offer specials, share information, announce sales, and even advertise at a cheaper price (Facebook allows you to set up ads linking to your Facebook profile at a much lower price compared to linking the ad to your website).  Plus, having a Facebook profile linked to your website will help your website rank better in Google. If you are reading this page I am sure you understand the benefits of setting up a Facebook profile, so let’s get right into it.

How To Get More Facebook Likes – Method #2: Setting Up a Like Box (Social Plugin) On Your Website

Using A Facebook Social Box on Your WebsiteEvery business wants more Facebook likes and there isn’t just one way to get them. That’s why we created our list of ways to get more Facebook likes to your Business profile. This will be our second method, which we use on our site. It may be obvious to some of you and you may be using it already, but it is a really effective way of getting more likes. So, I will take the captain obvious title on this one, but for those of you who do not know how to set it up I will show you exactly how to do it.