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Include features on your mobile site that will encourage users to share, interact, locate your business & more
Before creating a mobile website just because it’s a new world and you need to, pull back and plan for a mobile website that meets your customer’s needs, fulfills your business objectives, and integrates the features you need now and in the future.
I really felt like I needed to rush it through our recent free 30-minute How to Use Google+ for Business Webinar and that made me sad–there is so much there–so I sat down and used my trusty copy of Camtasia to record just about everything I know to the tune of 80-minutes of (obviously unscripted) tutorial on how to use Google+ for business, because there is so much depth to what can be done that I couldn’t get into a 30-minute Webinar.
Like holding a live water hose shut and then letting it go, Instagram has just been flooded with Android users excited to get the colorful photo application. With somewhere between 1,000,000 and 5,000,000 downloads in just one day and an average rating of 4.4 on 50,000+ reviews, the application just may become one of the fastest growing applications in Android history.
Facebook advertising is often the largest part of many social media marketing budgets.
And yet, the education available on the topic is lacking.
There are lots of marketers out there testing what works and what doesn’t, but very few are putting together strong research efforts to find industry best practices.
DETROIT, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a new trending topic in #Detroit, as tech giant Twitter announced today it is opening an office in the city's growing downtown technology district. The company's first Michigan location will be based in the M@dison Building, owned by Rock Ventures LLC, the umbrella entity formed to provide operational coordination, guidance and integration of Dan Gilbert's portfolio of companies, investments and real estate.
Are you wondering how your peers are using social media?
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In our fourth annual social media study, more than 3800 marketers reveal where they focus their social media activities, how much time they invest and what the rewards are.
Students are frequently warned to watch what they put on Facebook, but little do they know that it could affect their future employment.
Recently, the Associated Press published a story about employers asking prospective employees for their Facebook usernames and passwords.
The AP article reported a situation in which a New York City statistician was not only questioned about his experience and his references, but for his Facebook username and password as well.
Health Care Reform, Tax Fairness, The War in Afghanistan, Occupy Wall Street, same-sex marriage. These are just a few of the hottest and heated issues that presently divide our nation. While individuals look to their political, religious, cultural, and personal beliefs to take a stance on the matters, many companies stay quiet and impartial – fearful to not outrage consumers. But there’s one major company that doesn’t seem to shy away from the controversy, and in fact, welcomes it.
Kimberly Hester said she was disciplined after posting a Facebook photo.
When Kimberly Hester of Cass County, Mich. posted with permission a photo a coworker sent her on Facebook, she didn't think it would offend the public school where she taught, or lead the superintendent to demand access to her Facebook page. But a photo of her coworker with her pants down did just that.
Google has its own social network Google Plus, but still it has a strong presence on Facebook and has Facebook Pages for almost all the Google Products. Not only this all the Facebook Pages are still active and have a big fan following.
You have a website and you are building traffic to it, but what do you know about your visitors?
Do you know where they come from, how engaged they are with your website or if they have converted as a reader, subscriber or customer?
You can see all of these insights for free using Google Analytics.