About Stephanie Sammons

Stephanie Sammons is the founder and CEO of Wired Advisor™. She's been named one of the Top 25 Social Media Experts You Need to Know by LinkedIn and a Top Financial Industry Blogger by RIABiz. As a CFP® and former 15-year financial advisor, Stephanie combines her "in the trenches" industry knowledge with her extensive digital marketing experience to teach financial advisors how to win and keep clients in a wired world. Follow Stephanie on Twitter and Google+.
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A Simple 3 Part Framework for Developing a Modern Digital Presence

Creating a modern digital presence and building online influence to win clients is a process. It’s not something you have to tackle overnight but it is something to be working toward in your business. Your modern digital presence is going to define your reputation, help you achieve and maintain relevance, and help you to build client and prospect relationships in today’s wired world. Do you have a digital strategy, structure, and system in place for growing your business?

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Wired Advisor is media partner for FinCon14

Wired Advisor Joins FinCon 2014 as Media Partner

Wired Advisor will be joining FinCon this year as a media partner! FinCon is the conference where money and media meet. The 2014 conference takes place in New Orleans from September 18-20th.

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Top 50 Financial Advisor Blogs and Bloggers

The Top 50 Financial Advisor Blogs and Bloggers

It’s exciting to finally see visibility rising for financial advisors who are engaged in blogging. Michael Kitces, publisher of the “Nerd’s Eye View” Blog has ranked the top 50 financial advisor blogs and bloggers. He’s also shared his ranking criteria.

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The Benefits of Going Niche Online

As a financial advisor, it’s no longer safe to be a generalist in the digital age. Specific people are looking for specific answers, help, and guidance online. If they can’t identify you as the obvious, trusted resource to guide them through their unique financial journey, they’ll look for a specialist who can.

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Financial advisors getting found through Google searches

5 Tips for Staying on Google’s Good Side

Many financial professionals have been misled when it comes to being found on Google. High cost SEO strategies just aren’t paying off. Financial firms who have artificially worked their way up to “page one” of Google search results are either not there today, or won’t be there for long.

This is to be expected. Google has come a long way in identifying the trickery of the SEO industry and squashing any potential advantage gained. If you exploit a Google loophole by leveraging SEO tactics, expect that it will catch up with you significantly harming your digital reputation and discoverability.

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The Number One Reason Financial Bloggers Fail

Blogging is an outstanding way to enhance your online credibility, position yourself as a thought leader with your clients and prospects, and attract new business into your practice. Want to know the difference between financial advisors who succeed with blogging versus those who fail? The answer might surprise you.

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BrightScope Names Top 100 Social Financial Advisors

BrightScope Names Top 100 Social Financial Advisors

BrightScope is a leader in providing transparency to the financial services industry. With its Advisor Pages product and Financial Advisor Directory, they have built a vast and valid online database of registered financial advisors.

Despite ruffling a few feathers over highlighting regulatory disclosures on their Advisor Pages product (i.e. customer complaints), BrightScope continues to set a new standard for how consumers will find and evaluate financial advisors.

Most recently, BrightScope announced its list of the Top 100 Social Advisors for 2013.

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Diversify your blog traffic

3 Ways to Diversify and Increase Your Blog Traffic

Diversification. It’s such a critical practice when it comes to investing and managing money. Diversification is also key when it comes to driving and increasing traffic to your blog. You’re not going to get all of your gains from a single source. Here are 3 ways to diversify and increase your blog traffic.

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financial blog mistakes part 2

Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes With Your Financial Blog – Part 2

Part 2 of the top 10 most common mistakes found on financial advisor blogs. Make sure you aren’t making these mistakes with your blog!

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