Design, social media and web resources
17.7K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Paul O'Donnell
onto Design, social media and web resources
Scoop.it!

Photoshop web design: 10 tips to make you more efficient

Photoshop web design: 10 tips to make you more efficient | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

Top Photoshop web design tips for being more efficient when creating website graphics.

more...
No comment yet.
Design, social media and web resources
Design and creative examples, tutorials and pieces of work that are just awesome.
Curated by Paul O'Donnell
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Technology in Business Today
Scoop.it!

26 Ways to Use Video for your Social Media Marketing

26 Ways to Use Video for your Social Media Marketing | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to increase video views and engagement? Discover 26 ways to use video to improve your social media marketing.
Via TechinBiz
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from MarketingHits
Scoop.it!

Facebook ad targeting: every possible option available #infographic

Facebook ad targeting: every possible option available #infographic | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
A couple weeks ago, a "simplified" Facebook Ads Manager user interface arrived, merging what used to be several separate targeting boxes into one megabox.

 

This article and infographic helps to explain targeting using Facebook ads and the updated Ad Manager.


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Social Media, SEO, Mobile, Digital Marketing
Scoop.it!

Internal Linking Cheat Sheet to Boost Your SEO | SEJ

Internal Linking Cheat Sheet to Boost Your SEO | SEJ | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
In this ultimate guide, Syed Balkhi will explain the importance of internal linking as well as share six best practices and tips to help you get started.

Via Kamal Bennani
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

16 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You Smarter

16 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You Smarter | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever found yourself just nodding along and smiling blankly as the people around you discuss thought-provoking issues and news, it might be time to dust off that computer mouse and seek out some smarter content. With children and adults alike heading back to school this month, now is the perfect time to build your body of knowledge and increase your overall intelligence.


However, with an overwhelming amount of information and resources available online, it can be difficult to know where to start. It’s also hard to discern credible sources from not-so-legit content or even a well-done parody account.


Smart is subjective, but a general sense of intelligence is gained through having a grasp on a vast body of knowledge. Especially helpful with this, Twitter allows for a large amount of information on a wide variety of topics, and insights into the brightest organizations and individuals on the web. To help you stay sharp through 140 characters or less, we’ve narrowed down some of the best Twitter accounts for boosting your brainpower....


Via Jeff Domansky
more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 20, 1:24 AM

Here's a great collection of some of the best Twitter accounts to make you smarter.

Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

16 of the Best Website Homepage Design Examples

16 of the Best Website Homepage Design Examples | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

You never get a second chance to make a first impression -- that’s why your homepage is undoubtedly one of the most important web pages on your website.


For any given company, the homepage is its virtual front door. If a new visitor doesn't like what they see, their knee-jerk reaction is to hit the "back" button.


That's right -- unfortunately, a lot of people still judge a book by its cover.What makes a website's homepage design brilliant instead of blah? Well, it takes more than looks alone -- it also has to work well. That's why the most brilliant homepages on this list don't just score high in beauty, but also in brains....


Via Jeff Domansky
more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 26, 12:23 PM

Browse through these excellent website homepage design examples to get inspiration for your own homepage design strategy.

Suggested by hannahgibson
Scoop.it!

Free Retro eCommerce PSD UI Kit

Free Retro eCommerce PSD UI Kit | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
This free ecommerce UI Kit offered by GraphicLoads can be regarded as one of the most precious free resources.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Business Improvement
Scoop.it!

How To Use Pinterest for Business

How To Use Pinterest for Business | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Pinterest may be one of the best ways to showcase your business’ products and services. Get the most out of Pinterest to drive traffic and tell your story.
Via Daniel Watson
more...
Daniel Watson's curator insight, May 20, 12:21 AM

 

Pinterest is a high profile social media site that deserves far more attention from businesses seeking to drive more traffic to their websites. Showcasing your products or services on a Pinterest account is not difficult, and can lead to significant additional traffic to your website, if done properly. This definitive guide, should prove very helpful to those businesses looking to establish a foothold in the Pinterest world.

mabitter's comment, May 21, 2:44 AM
Thats exceptional...
Brett.Ashley.Crawford's curator insight, May 23, 10:49 AM
For the arts Pinterest's visual qualities and majority female audience make it an excellent channel. 
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Business Improvement
Scoop.it!

5 Tips to Create an Irresistible Call to Action

5 Tips to Create an Irresistible Call to Action | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

If you are getting website traffic but not conversions - use these 5 tips to create a compelling call to action and get more visitors to take action.


Via Daniel Watson
more...
Daniel Watson's curator insight, May 11, 7:18 PM

 

Business owners who use their websites as lead generators, need to ensure that they use a strong call to action on each page that directs site visitors to take specific action, to move them into their business sales funnel. Unfortunately, many businesses operate websites that have no calls to action, or the calls to action that they do have, are weak or totally ineffective. The tips in this article on how to write an irresistible call to action should prove invaluable to such business owners.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 12, 8:57 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Bryan Worn's curator insight, May 17, 4:32 AM

If we are shy about doing this we should hire someone who isn't .

Nice concise advice.

Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from MarketingHits
Scoop.it!

The Anatomy of a Successful LinkedIn Profile #Infographic

The Anatomy of a Successful LinkedIn Profile #Infographic | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
To stand out amid the millions of LinkedIn users, you need a stellar profile that captures attention and starts conversations. This infographic can help you get started on creatin

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
more...
donhornsby's curator insight, April 22, 9:21 AM
A nice review of what it takes to have a great LinkedIn profile.
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Social Media, SEO, Mobile, Digital Marketing
Scoop.it!

A Nutshell Guide to Proper Keyword Research

A Nutshell Guide to Proper Keyword Research | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Here’s a brief but functional guide to keyword research in today’s evolving SEO world – Content Marketing Institute

Via Kamal Bennani
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Social Media, SEO, Mobile, Digital Marketing
Scoop.it!

Emotional Advertising: How Brands Use Feelings to Get People to Buy

Emotional Advertising: How Brands Use Feelings to Get People to Buy | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Learn how brands use the four core human emotions in advertising to influence buying behavior.

Via Kamal Bennani
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from MarketingHits
Scoop.it!

Why Interactive Content Is the Future of Content Marketing

Why Interactive Content Is the Future of Content Marketing | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
oday, people like you and me (not everyone) spend most of our time on the Internet. Tell me, how often do you read the ENTIRE content on the sites you visit every day?

Well, you know the answer. People in search of information navigate across several websites daily but give their full attention to only a few sites. The reason for such a short attention span is pretty simple. On such sites, there is something that compels them to pay attention and that something is what we call interactive content.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
more...
Tommy Donovan's curator insight, April 11, 12:39 PM
The Importance of content marketing is ever growing and becoming more significant as new technologies and resources become more available. This article brings up and explains a very important topic, the difference, which is rather large, between content marketing and interactive content marketing. In todays technology and virtual driven world, it couldn't be easier to stumble upon e-commerce sites, news links, social media, or blogs. The difficult part for these sites is to maintain the attention of the user. Passing by the site is not good enough, in order to be considered successful, the site must trap the attention of the user. This article gives a full explanation of the key factors needed to be considered a successful interactive content marketing company.
Most analysts believe 'content is king' however this article explains the difference that 'interactive content is king' by explaining four necessary objectives. The first objective is basic, attracting an audience, meaning have a plan in order to capture the initial attention of your target. Second objective is to increase engagement by using infrographics, podcasts, videos, webinars, etc.. the third component is to boost traffic site. this can be done by advertising more on popularly used sites by your target audience. The last, and maybe most important, is to increase the conversion rate, meaning increasing the percentage of of positive feedback, sales, or anything else that is included in the goal of your company. 
If all of these components are followed, your interactive content marketing should exponentially increase, as should your success! 
Progressive training's curator insight, April 11, 12:54 PM
Why Interactive Content Is the Future of Content Marketing
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Business Improvement
Scoop.it!

15 Things To Remove From Your Website Immediately

15 Things To Remove From Your Website Immediately | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
There are millions of things you can add to your site. But some of them are bad. Here are fifteen things you should probably remove from your site today.
Via Daniel Watson
Paul O'Donnell's insight:

 

Websites are a necessity for the majority of businesses, and any business that has operated for any length of time, will have added any number of items to their site to improve its lead generation capacity or visual aspects. Unfortunately as times change and technology marches forward, what was once a plus for a website, may now be a real negative. This article highlights elements of many websites, that one should consider removing if they are no longer adding value in a positive sense, and it is also a good blueprint to consider if building a new website.

more...
Olafur Haraldsson's curator insight, April 5, 6:03 AM

 

Websites are a necessity for the majority of businesses, and any business that has operated for any length of time, will have added any number of items to their site to improve its lead generation capacity or visual aspects. Unfortunately as times change and technology marches forward, what was once a plus for a website, may now be a real negative. This article highlights elements of many websites, that one should consider removing if they are no longer adding value in a positive sense, and it is also a good blueprint to consider if building a new website.

neistersen.com.tr's comment, April 5, 7:05 AM
http://www.neistersen.com.tr/ satılık araba, satılık araç, satılık oto, satılık otomobil, satılık araba ankara, satılık araç ankara, satılık oto ankara, satılık arabalar, satılık araçlar, satılık otolar, sahibinden satılık araba, sahibinden satılık araç, sahibinden satılık oto, acil satılık araba, acil satılık araç, acil satılık oto, satılık araba ilanları, satılık araç ilanları, satılık oto ilanları, satılık araba siteleri, satılık araç siteleri, satılık oto siteleri, ucuz satılık araba, ucuz satılık araba, ucuz satılık oto, araba, araç, oto, otomobil, arabalar, araçlar, otolar, otomobiller, ankarada satılık araba, ankarada satılık araç, ankarada satılık otolar
http://www.neistersen.com.tr/
Alex Rodrigues's curator insight, April 5, 8:53 AM

 

Websites are a necessity for the majority of businesses, and any business that has operated for any length of time, will have added any number of items to their site to improve its lead generation capacity or visual aspects. Unfortunately as times change and technology marches forward, what was once a plus for a website, may now be a real negative. This article highlights elements of many websites, that one should consider removing if they are no longer adding value in a positive sense, and it is also a good blueprint to consider if building a new website.

Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from MarketingHits
Scoop.it!

23 Quick LinkedIn Updates To Make You More Hireable #Infographic

23 Quick LinkedIn Updates To Make You More Hireable #Infographic | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
This infographic from Skillcrush highlights some helpful tips for quickly updating your LinkedIn profile to ensure you’re more searchable on the site and come across as a desirable hire.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Social Media, SEO, Mobile, Digital Marketing
Scoop.it!

Why You Need An Animated Explainer Video For Your Business

Why You Need An Animated Explainer Video For Your Business | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

An animated explainer video helps make complex things simple by both explaining your product features to customers, and boosting your business.


Via Kamal Bennani
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from MarketingHits
Scoop.it!

New Study Looks at What Motivates Facebook Users to Share Content #Infographic

New Study Looks at What Motivates Facebook Users to Share Content #Infographic | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
What motivates people to share content? This is one of the key questions all content marketers would love to understand more about. And while sharing, in itself, is rarely the end goal, shares do help spread the message and connect your content with a wider audience.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
more...
Bhavik Sharma's curator insight, July 6, 6:06 AM

New Study Looks at What Motivates Facebook Users to Share Content #Infographic

Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Technology in Business Today
Scoop.it!

32-Step Success Roadmap For Local SEO [Infographic]

32-Step Success Roadmap For Local SEO [Infographic] | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Want your local business to rank higher on search engines? This local SEO infographic will help you achieve a better ranking as well as getting more leads.

Via TechinBiz
more...
Fretz Genosa's curator insight, June 15, 7:22 AM
Share your insight
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, June 18, 1:26 AM
A helpful guide to improving Search Engine Optimization for your business or personal website.  Lots of useful suggestions for giving your web or blog site the boost it nees.
Suggested by hannahgibson
Scoop.it!

Excellent Collection of Negative Space Logos

Excellent Collection of Negative Space Logos | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
By negative space arts it means to create images in a way that their surrounding defines them. The shape and the meaning of the object drawn are given by its
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

8 Phrases to Use When Your Client Is Extremely Unhappy

8 Phrases to Use When Your Client Is Extremely Unhappy | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

Most people are not trained in how to deal with anger, frustration, disappointment, and a host of other emotions that happen as a result of client-agency interactions. When a client expresses his emotions due to a mistake from the agency or a miscommunication, people struggle with figuring out the right thing to say or the right way to handle the situation.


So how do you calm the client's visible displeasure and salvage the trust that remains? How do you refocus their frustration and work together to find a solution to the current problem?


The first step is getting the client to talk through the problem. Use these prompts to continue the conversation in a productive way:...


Via Jeff Domansky
more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 25, 9:54 AM

Use these phrases when dealing with unhappy, frustrated, and angry clients.

Scooped by Paul O'Donnell
Scoop.it!

Are you writing the perfect blog? [Infographic]

Are you writing the perfect blog? [Infographic] | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
In theory, writing a blog can seem so simple. However, do you have the ability to craft a post people actually want to read?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from MarketingHits
Scoop.it!

21 Video Marketing Ideas for Small-Business Budgets #Infographic

21 Video Marketing Ideas for Small-Business Budgets #Infographic | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Content - Making captivating and effective marketing videos doesn't cost as much as you think. The following tips can help you get started.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
more...
Ken Bracken's curator insight, April 25, 4:34 AM
Share your insight
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Collaborationweb
Scoop.it!

4 ways to avoid personality mismatch when hiring

4 ways to avoid personality mismatch when hiring | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Assembling a senior team that really complements one another is one of the biggest challenges facing any CEO or business leader. After all, your fellow senior executives must lead and inspire their own teams effectively, while this mix of personalities also needs to work together seamlessly to consistently achieve great results for your business overall, including dealing with difficult strategic issues that will determine the long-term future of the business. Getting this mix wrong can conversely have a disastrous impact on the performance of your organisation. Interestingly, research I recently read indicated that personality mismatch was far and away the main reason behind unsuccessful hires, accounting for 81% of failures. That’s a remarkable statistic so it’s worth exploring why this goes wrong so often.

Via David Hain
more...
David Hain's curator insight, April 28, 3:30 AM

In the end, collaboration is about people - choice and dynamics. Useful hiring advice from big recruitment CEO!

Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Social Media, SEO, Mobile, Digital Marketing
Scoop.it!

5 Proven Ways For Driving Traffic to Your Website

5 Proven Ways For Driving Traffic to Your Website | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it
Driving traffic to your website has become a major marketing priority and visual content is one of the best ways to make it happen.

Via Kamal Bennani
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

The Four Truths of the Storyteller

The Four Truths of the Storyteller | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

I'm in the business of creating compelling stories. As a filmmaker, I need to understand how stories touch audiences—why one story is an instantly appealing box office success while another fails miserably to connect. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the world’s most talented storytellers—gifted directors, novelists, screenwriters, actors, and other producers—and from them I’ve gleaned insights into the alchemy of great stories. Make no mistake, a hit movie is still an elusive target, and I’ve had my share of flops. But experience has at least provided me with a clear sense of the essential elements of a story and how to tap into its power.


The power of storytelling is also central to my work as a business executive and entrepreneur. Over the years, I’ve learned that the ability to articulate your story or that of your company is crucial in almost every phase of enterprise management. It works all along the business food chain: A great salesperson knows how to tell a story in which the product is the hero. A successful line manager can rally the team to extraordinary efforts through a story that shows how short-term sacrifice leads to long-term success. An effective CEO uses an emotional narrative about the company’s mission to attract investors and partners, to set lofty goals, and to inspire employees.


Sometimes, a well-crafted story can even transform a seemingly hopeless situation into an unexpected triumph....


Via Jeff Domansky
more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 9, 2:44 AM

Peter Guber says the stories that move and captivate people are those that are true to the teller, the audience, the moment, and the mission.

Rescooped by Paul O'Donnell from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

Want to Create Awesome Content? Try These Seven Tools!

Want to Create Awesome Content? Try These Seven Tools! | Design, social media and web resources | Scoop.it

Bloggers, website owners, marketers, and article writers have one main concern on their minds: how can they create more content in a shorter period of time? It’s not only about quantity, though. We do want more content, butcontent quality matters—we also want to make a greater impact with a single piece.


Not to worry; technology has your back. Here’s a great resource on content marketing and a general introductioninfographic, and below are seven tools that will help you create masterful content....


Via Jeff Domansky
more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 6, 3:49 AM

Tools to test drive for content marketers.