Welcome to the new version of The Social Media Hat! There’s a lot that’s been packed into this update, including changes to both the back and front-ends, new and consistent branding, better social media integration, and more.
How long have you been using Twitter? Years? If you’re at all active like me, you’ve probably followed quite a few people. The problem with Twitter, of course, is that once you’ve followed, oh, say, 100 or more people, the Home stream becomes so active as to be completely useless. And if you’ve ever used a follow-first method to gain more followers, it’s even worse.
Many people don’t really figure YouTube into their online marketing strategy, but you should. You need to realize that people are very visual by nature and videos are probably the best forms of presentation because they make use of both audio and visuals. If you’re concerned about your skill (or lack of it) in making a video presentation, you really shouldn’t be.
Anonymity has always been a staple of the internet. But Google would like to change that. In October it was announced that in order to use Google+, Google’s social media platform, you have to use your own real name. Not a pseudonym (though this policy may change). This has been a point of contention with Google users for over 2 years.
But then Google said this month that you need to use your Google+ account (the one with your real name attached) to comment on YouTube comments. Essentially, your name will be attached to every comment you make.
Sound corny? Maybe. But the offer is genuine. To kick off Cyber Monday and to celebrate the Christmas Season, I’m offering interested business owners a number of great deals to help them give their own business the perfect gift this year. And they all include Free Shipping! :)
These are my three most popular services, so I will explain each, including my normal rate and the Christmas sale price.
Among many other trends, both ecommerce and social media have parallel growth stories that captivate us today. The ecommerce industry is projected to reach about 370 billion dollars in transactions by the year 2017, according to Forrester Research.
If the point of a social media dashboard is to be able to view and manage all of your social media activity and profiles in one place, HootSuite continues to be the supreme choice among both businesses and social media managers. This is in part due to the outstanding tool and great people at HootSuite, but also in large part due to the fact that HootSuite actively supports and works with third-party developers who can provide apps to be installed which extend HootSuite's capability.
If you've put most of your marketing efforts in digital media but ignored direct mail, you're skipping a method of gaining exposure for your business that's still effective. Postcards have a 2.47 percent household response rate, compared to emails' .12 percent, the Direct Marketing Association reports.