It's s a myth to think you can and should be manipulating search engines with back links, page keyword stuffing, duplicate content development, etc. It's old school and much of these processes are no longer relevant to Google.
Today, SEO rankings are a primarily combination of creating and sharing great content, building a web site that works for your visitor, coupled with basic on page SEO best practices we've outlined below.
Oh, Twitter. You’re so useful for teachers. You connect educators so that they can share tools, tips and tricks, offer insight, and support one another. You bring your sexy social media-ness into the classroom to keep kids interested in what they’re learning when they think they’re actually (sort of) having fun instead. That said, thereare still skeptics. How can 140 characters be so effective? Does anyone even care what I have to say? How do teachers really use it?
Twitter is one of those amazing free tools that you can’t imagine a world where it didn’t exist. That is, of course, if you currently use Twitter. Most people don’t. In fact, just 26% of US adults use the service . If you don’t, then it might feel overwhelming. That’s why we made this graphic …
Infographics are a big buzz word at the moment, but what really are they? A picture paints a thousand words they say – which is precisely why infographics have become such a popular tool for (What the Heck are...
Social media. Connecting teachers. Intriguing students Offering resources. Cataloguing information with hashtags. Streamlining information consumption. Awesome, right? All of this and more only happens, however, when you’re using social media effectively. That said, what does ‘effectively’ mean, anyway? How can you Tweet incorrectly? What constitutes a ‘bad’ social media profile? While much of that is …
While Facebook remains the biggest social network by almost every metric that matters – an eye-opening 82 percent of internet users worldwide (excluding China) now have a Facebook account – active usage of the platform has actually fallen over the past six months, reveals new data from GlobalWebIndex.
Facebook leads Google+*, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn in the list of top global social networks, but use of all of these platforms has dipped over the past two quarters – Facebook has seen a six percent drop in active usage since Q3 2013, beaten only by YouTube (-8 percent), with LinkedIn (-3 percent), Twitter (-3 percent) and Google+ (-1 percent) also softening.
In the meantime, Instagram goes from strength-to-strength, registering an incredible 25 percent grow in active usage since Q3 2013.
“When you step away from the prepackaged structure of traditional education, you’ll discover that there are many more ways to learn outside school than within.” - Kio Start In this article, we have analysed the impact of Social Media on the education sector while also empathizing with educators on their resistance to the use of …
If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. There are the daily content roundups, blogs to read, Facebook posts and to check, tweets to scroll through and news sites. That doesn’t include whatever else arrives in your in-box. I literally cannot keep up with all that I want to know about social media technology and its use for engagement, fundraising and advocacy.
It’s really too much to know. That’s when I began trusting the curators.
Trusting the curators was a strategy I employed to begin to figure out what to read, what I needed to read, and what others whom I trusted thought was important to read. We cannot read it all. We cannot begin to imagine trying to read it all. We must trust to the curators.
Trusting others to curate content has become my primary means for gathering relevant information about social media and particularly nonprofit technology.
In April, I turn to the social media site to help build math awareness. Whether you are a math expert, a teacher, a parent, or anything in-between, check out these 10 boards to see how pinterest has helped create a new way to engage in mathematics.
Curating your Twitter feed is an interesting task. Sometimes you know exactly what you want to get out of the people whose Tweets you’re spending your time reading. Finding new people to follow on Twitter can range from being fun to being a total pain in the neck. Personally, I tend to look for people who seem interesting, follow them, and give them a ‘trial run’ of sorts, to see if I like what I see. Once they’re in the feed, it becomes clearer how much of an overtweeter they are, or if they really share so little that you miss it. I either keep or unfollow them from there. It works for me, but it does take time to curate the list, which sometimes, frankly, we just don’t have a lot of. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of 20+ folks who are tweeting about education in the UK for you to check out. We’ve included the descriptions they’ve offered of themselves as found on their Twitter profile page – a quick overview to help you decide if they might be interesting to you. The list is absolutely not meant to be exhaustive, but if you have some favorites that we haven’t included here (make sure they are UK focused!) do share them with us by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.
Twitter is an efficient and effective tool for spreading news quickly to thousands of people. Not only does it give the user opportunity to share relevant information, but followers are able to share posts. Every time this happens, the user’s reach expands exponentially. When used to its fullest potential, Twitter enables brands and businesses to garner leverage by soliciting the attention of influential individuals, and to engage and resolve issues with customers. While there are countless reasons to incorporate this social media platform into any marketing campaign, some of the most significant and impactful are as follows:
The most shared post in my SMToolbox column this year was the interview with Martin Shervington on Google Plus. Martin has now produced a really useful overview of how to improve your engagement on Google Plus.
Do you want to quickly find and meet contacts related to your industry? Are you looking for ways to establish a long-term relationship with those connections? It can be tough to make first contact without coming on too strong.