Brands are increasingly focusing their efforts on using distinct imagery to educate and engage their audiences. A picture really is worth a thousand words and Pinterest, the online pinboard, has taken center stage. Shareholic reports that Pinterest is second only to Facebook when it comes to driving referral traffic. The lifespan of a pin is the longest of any social media post, which is why it’s important to manage your Pinterest account to your best advantage....
Do you know what the number one way to get your blog to 100,000 visitors a month is? It’s probably not what you think. The quickest way to get there is to focus on building a blog audience, instead of focusing on building traffic.
Big Data has been a theme for 2013, and it poses the threatening question of how one can possibly interpret all the data that is available to take in.
As consumers of data, we’re constantly deciding whether to “bookmark” a particularly interesting file, or make an entry in Evernote to come back to read it later. There is so much data being generated every single minute on the Internet that it becomes increasingly time-consuming to make decisions such as: Should I read it now? Should I make a note of it in my Moleskin notepad? Should I email the link to myself?
In short, we spend more time sorting through, curating and organizing data that already exists. In doing so, we create more data about data!
As professional content curators, creators, and promoters, we've all heard about the importance of Google Authorship, and know that, somehow, it does have more benefits than just causing our beautiful faces to show up in search results next to content we've published.
The amount of information available online has gotten out of hand. Everything about our lives, from where where we went to high school and what we ate for breakfast this morning, can be found on the internet. If you think that's bad, think about children growing up today – their entire lives, from infancy through middle school, are being documented by their parents on Facebook!
Privacy just doesn't exist online anymore; it can take drastic measures to delete ourselves from the internet, but here's a step-by-step guide for those who want to do so...
Explee is an animated video editing tool that gives impact to your ideas. Take your best pitch and either use text-to-speech, professional voiceover or your own audio file, select some existing animations that fit your ideas well or upload your own images: don’t worry, we’ll do the animating for you! Wan’t to spice things up ? You can even add some music. That’s it! Export your video and share with your friends!
Your Twitter profile is important. It’s generally the first thing people look at when they find you on Twitter. Your profile most likely determines whether or not someone will follow you, so why wouldn’t you optimize your Twitter profile?
Creating digital learning content has never been easier. In these pages you'll find eleven tools that make it fun to bring together different types of digital media - text, images, audio, video - to "mash up" your own online learning materials.
When it comes to marketing strategy, videos are powerful. How powerful? On Facebook, for example, videos are shared 12 times more than non-video posts. And let’s not forget YouTube, the second largest search engine in the world (after Google, of course). The ability of videos to increase user engagement is unsurpassed.
According to YouTube’s statistics page, they get over 800 million unique visitors each month, users view more than 4 billion hours of video each month and upload 72 hours of video every minute. That’s a lot of potential for your video....