New York Times Fashion's Latest Muse? Instagram New York Times Since its inception two years ago, Instagram, with some 150 million monthly users (it was acquired by Facebook last year for $1 billion), has emerged as a kind of visual Twitter.
"The line between Social Media and SEO has been rapidly blurring for some time and today a SEO strategy without a social media plan is incomplete, while the social media user who neglects SEO is unlikely to have rapid success; or even success at all.
This is because successive Google algorithm updates have given more and more weight to “social” indicators of popularity for websites, and where Google leads other search engines are sure to follow in a bid to catch up.
Regardless of whether you’re looking at the problem from an SEO perspective or a social media perspective it is important that you have both social media activity and SEO working hand in hand if you want to maximise your effectiveness and reach.
Here are three ways you need to make sure your social media and SEO efforts work together to increase effectiveness:
There is obviously a thrill behind someone giving you a card with “free money” on it to buy whatever your heart desires. However, as appealing as having money on a card to spend on your needs and wants is, there are consequences.
"Right now I’m lucky enough to be collaborating with the amazing educators, Michelle Hiebert and Jason Graham. They’ve invited my class to work on creating a collaborative book. The idea is for one class to write a bit and then pass it on to the next class who in turn adds a bit and then passes it on etc. We’ve decided to use the Book Creator app on the iPad to create our book. My kinder students have had success in creating books with this simple to use app. We have decided to use DropBox as a way to share the book back and forth with each other. (I recently learned this process from @KLirenman, another awesome educator.) What I thought I’d do is provide a simple how-to on this process."
A few weeks ago, I alerted readers to the growing problem of Twitter spam and now news comes that this is not the domain of underground players but one where large brands and stars may also be playing, purchasing fake followers to puff up their...
Businesses who use Facebook hashtags will reach a broader audience therefore reaching more potential customers. Use them sparingly....We all used to have Facebook friends who hashtagged words in status updates for no reason at all (other than to annoy and confuse us). You know the type right? Here’s an example:“I put ridiculously hot salsa on my tortillas that I forgot to respect #mistake #waterdoesnthelp #help“Those “annoying” people were on to something. Starting last week, Facebook adopted the clickable hashtag concept. Similar to Twitter, people and businesses are using hashtags to join the conversation, reach people and customers and get updates on specific topics....
A few years ago, many were amazed at how easily smartphones were able to snap high-quality pictures within seconds. Leaked code from MyGlass companion app suggests that in future, users will be able to snap pictures of the world around them with a simple wink. This comes at the same time as Google chief Eric Schmidt stating that Glass wont be available to general consumers before 2014.