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Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week! We are nearly there. Just some more days and we will all be popping up the “whatever” to welcome 2015 and say farewell to 2014. Last week Twitter´s Moments, Bing´s Top searches 2014, etc. were in the spotlight. This week, it is time for Google´s Top Trends of 2014.
PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. In this week’s episode, Robert and I discuss what Facebook’s latest changes to its news feed mean to marketers and reflect on the heaps of money being invested in marketing technology today. We also discuss a thought-provoking article about the future of native advertising and po ...
Many of us do what wedo because at the root of it all, we want to make a difference for the better in the world. Very often, however, it seems like what is getting in the way of that is the same thing that so often makes it possible – money. Money and social change have not always been the most comfortable of bedfellows.
‘Tis the season to spread a little joy – and it doesn’t take much to bring some joy to those who have been retweeting, favo ...
Some 88% of marketers know that a customized Web experience can boost their ROI, but only 6% plan with personalization in mind, according to the following Formstack infographic. Have you included personalized marketing in your plans for the new year? Here are some reasons why you should. "Customers will prefer a catered buying experience," states Formstack.
Online traffic is one of the key performance indicators for online businesses, as it directly affects the number of leads your business acquires. Most online marketers focus their attention on the most well-known sources like search engines, social media channels, and well-known (high-bandwidth) websites. There is nothing wrong with taking the road well-traveled, but don’t stop there.
4 Step Infographic I know, I know, Twitter cards are nothing new, but do you really know how they drive traffic to your blog? We do know that Tweets with images generate at least 18% more clicks than tweets with no image. But do you REALLY know HOW to use the cards? Or even which card you should be using for your business o ...
Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week? Facebook Brings New Call-to-Action Buttons to Pages: “Designed to bring a business’s most important objective to the forefront of its Facebook presence, call-to-action buttons link to ...
Music, newspapers, books... most forms of media were exciting, high-pressure hothouses, environments with hits and winners and action and impact. Many players in these industries are now trying to figure out where all the zing went. The mattering seems to have left. Where did it go? It turns out that the air didn't get let out, the balloon disappeared.
Today I had my first ever Sensory Deprivation Float Tank experience. (at Cloud Nine Float Center in Boulder). It was incredible… This is the Tranquility Float Tank that I spent 90 minutes inside of. ==>> It’s a “sensory deprivation tank” filled with skin temperature salt water… so you can float and let go and not feel anything, including gravity.
Photo Credit: gerlos via Compfight cc A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from nRelate notifying me that they are retiring their platform from 31 December 2014. I’ve been using their related post and popular post plugins from when I started my blog. For customisation options they were one of the best on the market.
Image – Mike, Flickr. It takes a lot of people a long time for them to choose a quality keyword for their website or for a specific blog post. There are tools like Wordtracker that allow you to test out keywords you’ve already thought up, but little that helps you actually choose a good keyword to test in the first place.
It’s no secret that Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was no fan of the 2010 film depicting the first few years of the company, The Social Network. But the leaked emails of Sony executives show that Zuckerberg may have gone as far as to try to have the movie stopped. According to Business Insider, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton emailed a Warner Bros.
Photo-sharing social app Instagram has removed millions and millions of profiles that were be ...
State Attorneys General are the top cops in every state and have traditionally been regarded as public officials of the highest integrity. However recent revelations from the NY Times and The Verge suggest they are now being targeted and manipulated by industry groups that can’t accomplish their objectives through formal legislation.
Designing the Perfect Checkout Page The holiday season is here and the time is ripe for all businesses to bring in a lot of business. The online e-commerce business grows and expands every year. It is imperative that the e-commerce tycoons take it to the next level to bring in customers. A crucial component of an e-commerce website is the checkout page.
Best Buy, in a recent internal communication to their Wolf Bloggers exclusive blogger list, sent out an email to their list of bloggers about an agreement with another affiliate organization. In the email, they BCC’d everyone. One of the bloggers subsequently Replied All to the list, which then exposed Best Buy’s entire exclusive blogger list.
This week, YP is hiring editorial contributors and bloggers in Atlanta, San Francisco, Nashville, Los Angeles and New York. If you think you have what it takes, take a look at the full listings below, and find additi ...