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    Does Facebook Work for Financial Advisors?

    Facebook is an excellent platform for social interaction, which is of course why it is called a social networking website. At Facebook, most visitors come because they love to interact with their friends, post their photos, and do other social activity. However, it can still ...

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    Topics: facebook for financial advisors, is facebook worth it for business, Social Media

    Linkedin for Financial Advisors: webinar recording

    Loic Jeanjean, Director of Web Marketing at Advisor Websites guided the webinar attendees through every feature and opportunity available on Linkedin, from creating their profile all the way to prospecting for new opportunities. He broke down each valuable feature into simple ...

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    Topics: LinkedIn for financial advisors, linkedin for financial services, Social Media

    Netting New Clients

    There is no doubt that referrals are the preferred way to grow our practice but sometimes clients don’t always send along the right type of prospects. Also, what if you want to target a specific market such as business owners for the first time? Direct mail has helped us grow ...

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    Topics: lead generation, Lead generation for advisors, Sales Ideas

    The Financial Advisor’s Guide to LinkedIn – Part 8: Using LinkedIn Ads to Boost Qualified Traffic

    Welcome to Part 8 of our complete LinkedIn guide for financial advisors. For those of you unfamiliar with the business-oriented social networking site, LinkedIn offers a number of features that will help increase your visibility within the financial industry and promote your ...

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    Topics: How-To, LinkedIn, LinkedIn for financial advisors, LinkedIn Guide, Social Media, Social media for financial advisors

    Advisor Websites Spotted at T3 by Financial Planning

    After an eventful weekend in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Advisor Websites is back in Vancouver and hard at work.  While attending the T3 conference, industry website Financial Planning captured our CEO Bart Wisniowski and Marketing Manager Loic Jeanjean on some rare down time as ...

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    Topics: advisor websites, Blogging, financial planning website, T3 Conference 2011

    How To Create Custom Reports With Google Analytics

    You can view your statistics for your website by signing into your account and viewing the dashboard, but that may not always be the easy for you. Learn to set up e-mail notifications that will provide you with custom tracking reports sent right to your inbox.

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    Topics: Analytics, analytics custom reports, analytics tracking, Google Analytics, google analytics guide, How-To

    Compliance Guides for Financial Advisors

    62% of financial advisors agree that social networking is here to say, saying that social media will have a lasting impact on the financial services industry,” Rydex Advisor Benchmarking, 2010.

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    Topics: Compliance, compliance guide, social media compliance, Social Media

    The Financial Advisor’s Guide to LinkedIn – Part 7: Adding Apps: The Top 5 For Your Profile

    Welcome to Part 7 of our complete LinkedIn guide for financial advisors. For those of you unfamiliar with the business-oriented social networking site, LinkedIn offers a number of features that will help increase your visibility within the financial industry and promote your ...

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    Topics: How-To, LinkedIn, LinkedIn for financial advisors, LinkedIn Guide, Social Media, Social media for financial advisors

    Advisor.ca Visionary Poll - Simon Reilly

    Our dear friend Simon Reilly has been nominated for the final round for Advisor.ca’s ‘Name That Visionary Poll’.

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    Topics: advisor.ca, General, Simon Reilly

    How To Sign Up and Find Your Tracking Code With Google Analytics

    So now that you have your website, you may be wondering how you can track your visits.  This is where Google Analytics comes into play.  Google Analytics is free, and provides vital tracking information about your website.  Just watch the video below to see how to create an ...

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    Topics: Analytics, google analytics guide, How-To, how to get tracking statistics, how to set up google analytics, how to track your website

    Advisor Websites' Blog Is Now Available on the Kindle

    Since we started our blog back in 2009, we have seen a steady increase in subscriptions and readership, and we have now decided to make our blog available on the Amazon Kindle!  If you live in the United States, and own a Kindle, you can just go to the Kindle Store and search ...

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    Topics: advisor websites blog, advisor websites kindle, Blogging, General

    Spotlight on Harbourside Wealth Management

    In the form of a pilot project administered by BAR Financial LLC, Harborside Wealth Management was introduced to Advisor Websites, and the rest is history.  For this project, Advisor Websites CEO Bart Wisniowski personally took it upon himself to ensure that his client received ...

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    Topics: harborside wealth management, Showcase

    LinkedIn Profile Secrets - The #1 Reason Why Your LinkedIn Profile Fails to Attract More Prospects

    Kristina Jaramillo is a guest blogger and is an expert in creating online marketplace opportunities for small business owners.

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    Topics: General, How-To, LinkedIn for financial advisors, linkedin help, linkedin tips for financial services, linked in secrets, Social Media

    The Financial Advisor’s Guide to LinkedIn – Part 6: Promoting Your Business With a Company Page

    Welcome to Part 6 of our complete LinkedIn guide for financial advisors. For those of you unfamiliar with the business-oriented social networking site, LinkedIn offers a number of features that will help increase your visibility within the financial industry and promote your ...

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    Topics: How-To, LinkedIn, LinkedIn for financial advisors, LinkedIn Guide, Social Media, Social media for financial advisors

    Facebook Ads: What You Need To Know - Part II

    Our previous blog outlined the reasons why Facebook Ads are an important part of your organization’s social media marketing campaign. This blog is a continuation of the last, and will delve into the technical aspect of Facebook Ads and how to implement them successfully.

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    Topics: facebook ads, facebook for financial advisors, How-To, Social Media

    Meet Advisor Websites Team at the T3 Conference in Florida

    Advisor Websites will be exhibiting at the next 2011 "T3" Technology Tools for Today Conference to be held at the Grand Hyatt Bonaventure in Weston, FL from Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:00 AM until Saturday, February 19, 2011 5:00 PM (Eastern Time).

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    Topics: General, T3 Conference 2011

    How to Measure the Success of your Blog

    So you have taken the steps necessary to set up your blog.  What now?  After several weeks of continuously posting new content, it's time to evaluate how your blog is doing.

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    Topics: Blogging, how to measure success, Social Media

    Facebook Ads: What You Need To Know - Part I

    Have you ever been on your personal Facebook page, or even a business’s Facebook Fan Page, and been attracted to advertisements that are seemingly directed to you and your interests? These are Facebook Ads, target marketing made possible by Facebook’s Reaching and Targeting ...

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    Topics: facebook ads for financial advisors, facebook for advisors, facebook for financial advisors, Social Media

    The Financial Advisor’s Guide to LinkedIn – Part 5: Prospecting: The 3 Most Effective Strategies

    Welcome to Part 5 of our complete LinkedIn guide for financial advisors. For those of you unfamiliar with the business-oriented social networking site, LinkedIn offers a number of features that will help increase your visibility within the financial industry and promote your ...

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    Topics: How-To, LinkedIn, LinkedIn for financial advisors, LinkedIn Guide, Social Media, Social media for financial advisors