Google+ offers the ability to easily share content with people who share your interest. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Google+ has robust tool for creating and maintaining communities. It allows to moderate and create communities to expand your tech network. Google+ communities are one of the best resources to learn about technology for tech peoples.
We've all been there (or at least seen it happen): With a blog post deadline looming, we still can't figure out what to write about. This post offers three steps to help you methodically identify ideas for posts that will really resonate with your audience.
Sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today offer the first research results showing that classroom naps support learning in preschool children by enhancing memory. Children who napped performed significantly better on a visual-spatial task in the afternoon after a nap and the ...
It can't be said often enough: "It’s far too easy to get caught up in the distractions of the latest social media and content marketing tactics. Unlocking success with social media and content marketing means developing a solid strategy: A thoughtful, data-informed approach with goals, defined target audience and measurable outcomes that you monitor and optimize for."
Excerpt from article published by Heidi Cohen on her blog: "Over 70% of marketers agree that content curation, a mix of original and third party information, is an important element of their content marketing strategy according to Trapit research.
Almost 60% of marketers believe that content curation is critical to remain competitive with their peers and close substitutes.
Keep your name and brand in front of prospects and customers by curating other people’s content, saving them time.
What’s hindering content curation? Interestingly, 45% of marketers surveyed weren’t able to curate as much content as they believe they should. Marketers cite 3 key factors that hinder their ability to curate content effectively.
60% find it difficult to curate content that peers and competitors aren’t already highlighting.57% find it difficult to find the right kind of content to curate. 53% find it challenging to curate content amidst content saturation.
10 Actionable content curation tips:
Set up an effective content collection procedure.Use your favorite news reader and sign up for the key newsletters in your niche and related fields.Set up Google alerts for appropriate keywords.Monitor social media platforms for your category’s influencers and thought leaders as well as important hashtags.
Pick the real information nuggets.Ask the question: “Is this worth my audience’s time?”Ensure that the information sources are reputable.Check the rights associated with the content.Decide where the information should be shared.
Package curated content for easy consumption.Add your own commentary.Leverage the power of visuals.Make it mobile friendly..."
Are you struggling to gain traction on Google+? Do you want to optimize your Google+ presence? If you want to dominate social media, you have to distribute rich media content efficiently and effectively.
When you add Pinterest pins to Twitter you can bring exposure to your Pinterest account to a whole new audience....In the example below, I clicked on one of the pins from Ileane Smith of Basic Blog Tips .
What are Google Hangouts? They are video calls with up to 10 people on a standard account and 15 people on an Google Apps account, and also text chat with up to 100 people; as well as live events streamed on YouTube, and conference calls too.
Great analysis that looks at the cost/benefit from several angles. This is an analysis you can use for using images in your emails - not just video. Pay particular attention to the discussion about *what* you want the reader to do (engage, view, etc) ~ Terry