I do think this is BIG but...I also don't think it's any surprise. It's been pretty obvious that this is the way that the internet was evolving.
Considering that one of the fundamental essences of the internet is that it's just a way of connecting 2 or more humans, it only makes sense that anything people can do together (intellectually anyway) should be able to be done on the internet.
This obviously includes teaching. After all, all teaching is is the human equivalent of 'data transfer', right? One of the biggest limitations has been the size of the screens that people have in their computer set-ups and also the strength of their video connections.
I'm thinking especially of how improvements in these two factors (screen size and band width) relate to teaching things like dancing. This sales pages mentions somebody using Google HelpOuts to teach Yoga but, in my view, that's somewhat similar.
But I'll guarantee you that there's going to be gold rush of people getting into using this kind of technology to teach and consult. For one thing, I think that if a person could really learn this....it's going to creat a boatload of opportunity for language teachers (especially when you incorporate the multiple participant features of Google Hangouts).
This kind of technology is going to radically effect the 'seminar' business too. I suspect that to really 'max' it out, a person will need to incorporate Google+ (and various Google+ "Pages"), and know a little bit about SEO.
And probably, in using HelpOuts to market, it would also be a good idea to incorporate YouTube and some astute video SEO too.
But anyway you slice it, I think the opportunities presented by Goodle HelpOuts, and the way of thinking that goes along with it, are awesome. I've got this product on my 'buy soon' list.
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I really learned a lot by reading through the Elegant Themes website. I've been reading and learning a lot about WordPress lately but I had encountered some ideas and some terms which I didn't fully understand. I found the answers (and some great examples) here on the Elegant Themes site.
I also got a couple of ideas that I think I could use myself. Now I've got this membership on my 'bucket list'.
When thinking about social media strategy creation, where should a marketer start? One important component to be included should be a social media audit, where you survey the social landscape to find your customers, industry thought leaders and competitors on social spaces.
Through some analysis, a marketer is able to glean what works and what doesn’t based on the performance of competitor’s pages. By understanding how the audience responds to different types of content and calls-to-action, you can set your own channels up for success at the outsight....
It's not polite to be rude but there are times when you should not feel guilty or bad about it, learn five valid reasons when it is OK to ignore LinkedIn Requests.
Many people say that LinkedIn is one of the best professional networking tools available, and that statement is not incorrect. However, the clause “when used correctly” should be tacked to the end of it. Similar to Twitter and other social media outlets, you must be strategic about who you add to your network and who you connect with, as well as what you say and share. The “anyone and everyone” approach that is often used on Facebook and on personal social media sites is not helpful, and in fact can be detrimental, when used on LinkedIn. Below are five reasons to ignore a LinkedIn request....
Eric Schmidt has seen the future of magazines, and it's on the tablet....
...Five years from now, the world will have "powerful, tablet-looking things — [devices] that look roughly like a tablet — as a substitute for traditional media," Schmidt predicted. Those tablets will have apps that are "incredibly immersive," including magazine apps, which will take advantage of people's social graphs, location data and other features to offer a more interactive experience, he said....
I actually don't own a talet but I can easily agree that tablets are becoming the 'paperback' of our digital community. It wasn't that long ago that people carried a paperback book around and read it in bits and pieces as time allowed. Nowadays it's the tablet.
It does seem to me however that battery life is keeping the tablet from being as useful as they could be. I know that when a friend gave me a used iPhone 4s several weeks ago, and I found out how often I had to recharge the damn thing, I said, "Thanks but no thanks!"
It takes a lot of work to get people to your site and its landing pages—SEO, paid search, banner ads, email marketing, social media, word of mouth …
However you get them, it takes time, money, and effort.
But getting them there is only half the battle. You still have to get your visitors to convert (whether it’s buying a product or engaging with your content), otherwise all your marketing efforts will go to waste. To get a visitor to convert, you need a killer landing page. Different sites for different goals require different landing pages, and you should always A/B test to find the perfect page for your site. Having said that, there are some universal do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when designing your landing page...
This makes perfect sense. The trick for most business is, IMHO, to relate these principles to their specific business. There's just something special about specific examples that make "principles" like this, which are in themselves perfectly plausible and correct, more actionalble to the average small business.
In my case, a few weeks ago I wrote an article in an MLM magazine about prospecting with landing pages. I'm going to 'spin' this article and go back and give the readers there some specific examples.
Search is getting more social. Anyone who is watching the way that Google and Bing present their results and determine rankings on keywords can see this.
Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest (not to mention Google+, which is trying to seamlessly tie in search with social) are all becoming more prominent in search while continuing to improve their own internal search engines.
These two facts are pushing us towards a collision course where search marketing and social marketing are becoming the same overall concept.
Naoki Hiroshima is the creator of Cocoyon and a developer for Echofon. This post originally appeared on Naoki's Medium blog and has been republished with permission.
I really have a lot of empathy with this guy even though I've had good service from GoDaddy myself in the past. YouTube and Google.....in my book, they're the bastards that you can't deal with. They won't even 'talk' to you like a real person.
Images is a definately a subject that any blogger should take seriously. Considering that one can get in trouble by using the wrong ones AND that getting good ones really doesn't have to cost anything, it just doesn't make sense to take one's image selection haphazardly.
Somewhat akin to the 'audit' idea. I love these kind of sites. It's amazing how many business people don't know that sites like this exist. I'd be willing to be that if you wanted to go after a particular customer, you could 'scrape' the info from this site, give it to them for free and watch their jaw drop.
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I really like MUO. They give away so much valuable stuff.
Today's article is going to shed light on the facts and fiction behind Google algorithm change as well as how it affects social media marketing & SEO.
Interesting article here from Maximize Social Media. They always have good stuff. One of the 'take-aways' I get from it is that good content is becoming even more important.
I've seen/read indications of this before but apparently the trend is continuing. This should be good for web writers. Another thought I have is that curation is going to get even bigger.... for the simple reason that it makes publishing good content easier.
I haven't seen any indication of it yet but I suspect that writers are going to start offering more curating 'gigs'..... and site owners should take advantage of it.
When most people think of ambush interviews, they think of a television interviewer chasing after a scandal-tarred executive with camera and microphone in tow.
Those types of ambushes do occur occasionally, but they’re rare. More typically, an ambush occurs in one of two ways:
When a reporter shows up without notice.When a reporter deviates from the agreed-upon topic to blindside a source with something totally unexpected.
In both cases, the reporter is after one thing: a great visual that makes you look guilty. If you respond with defensiveness, anger, or shock, the news outlet will run the tape of your bad reaction repeatedly, perhaps for days. You win an ambush by denying the reporter a great visual. If you’re ever ambushed, remember the advice offered in that old deodorant ad: never let ‘em see you sweat. By remaining calm, you prevent reporters from getting the compelling “money shot” they desire.
I had heard of it before but never actually visited it until I saw that Jack Humphrey, inventor of CurationSoft curation software, mentioned that it (i.e. TechMeme) has been using curation for several years.
I thought that was interesting. You can kinda see the curation style the way they've got it laid out.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.