Google is releasing a suite of free business tools for Google+ users on Wednesday. [...] The tools are available for free through the end of 2013, but users will then need a paid subscription to Google’s cloud-based software for businesses, Google Apps, for continued access.
It may seem bold to be presenting a housing shortage in the middle of what many consider a housing crash; however, the numbers, market conditions and major market inventories are starting to make this startling prediction real.
"Social media marketing is the shiny new toy. Businesses were provided tools that they could use themselves to promote their business.
Coca Cola changed its marketing strategy from creative excellence to content excellence.
They had realized that social media was able to spread their content and ideas with velocity and the crowd could create and share more stories on social networks than they could ever hope to buy.
The democratization of marketing was now evident.
Here the 4 Myths of Social Media Marketing:
Myth #1. It’s Simple
There are many myths about social media marketing but the biggest one by far is that it is easy and can be done by an intern at lunch time.
Myth #2. It’s Free
Planning , creating content, optimizing for search, publishing to multiple platforms takes time. Time is money.
Enterprise class tools are not free. Participating on Facebook may cost nothing and tweeting is free but the content and eco-sytem to support a sustained social media marketing effort requires budget and commitment. Professional videos still cost money to produce and edit.
Myth #3. It’s Just Facebook
Many organisations think that because Facebook dominates the social media numbers game with nearly one billion users, that it is the only social media network to consider in a social media marketing strategy.
Facebook only allows less than 15% of your updates to appear in your Facebook followers timelines through its “Edge Rank” algorithms.
Myth #4. Social Media is the “Silver Bullet”
Social media is not your marketing saviour.
Remember to continue to optimize your online properties for search engines.
Being found on Google is still a “must do”. If you aren’t doing this then you need to reconsider some of your marketing budget priorities. Social media marketing advertising is still only $5 billion and search engine marketing spend is 10 times larger at $50 billiuon plus because it works".
The natural landscapes shown as captured by satellite imagery is as beautiful as anything artists have ever created. Some of the colors shown in the video may seem otherworldy. Most of those color anomalies are due to the fact that remotely sensed images have more information in them than just what we see in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Some of these images are processed to show different bands so we can visually interpret data such as what is in the near infra-red band, skewing the color palette.
Much like sites that you can rate items up or down, you can rate the best aerial photography via Google Earth screen shots. There are some beautiful images and places to be discovered through this site. The physical and human landscapes are both intermingled in this fantastic collection of images…be careful, it can be amazingly addictive. One this blog post I've added 13 of my favorite cultural and physical landscapes on to http://www.stratocam.com