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.
Salesmen marketing have always come across as treating people like people. When you talk shop with clients and customers, you ask them how their day is and you remember their name next time they come in. When they share their story with you, you listen to what they have to say even if it is not about your products or services. And you build a relationship with your clients and customers for long term business.
One of the questions I get asked a lot, and even talked about in a recent HOA, is whether or not businesses should promote themselves on social media. And for some, it may not be as strange a question as you might think.
Veterans Day, the federal holiday on November 11, 2014, also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, has people searching for quotes about veterans today. Words of Remembrance, inspiration, encouragement and thankfulness to the veterans and active duty military that served so selflessly for our freedom, can be printed on cards, posted to a website or blog, emailed to someone that served in Iraq, or scribbled on a scrap of paper and stuck in a soldier's pocket.
The idea of social media becoming “out of fashion” anytime in the future is just unthinkable. The internet has become a separate, yet ironically incorporated, world of its own, and within it spawned a self-sufficient social media community. They go hand in hand – as soon as the web will be able to penetrate all corners of the world, so will social media.
That can sometimes leave you wondering how other countries are taking a bite of this enormous power.