The real problem with Google might be Facebook

by Jay Baer
Maybe the trouble with Google is simply our expectations? Or maybe it’s Facebook? Google recently released their quarterly financials, which were considered to be disappointing because the company only grew 17%, instead of the expected 20%. If they said they would hit 20, and they only hit 17, Google deserves some raised eyebrows.Read the full article

Do You Want to Log In With Your Phone Number? - #JayToday

EPISODE 56 If you were given the choice to log into websites with your email address or your phone number, which would you choose? Twitter has announced a new platform called Digits, which allows you to log in to any application the Twitter powers with your mobile phone number and password. McDonald's is an early partner of this program and is allowing users to download coupons using their phone numbers and without downloading any special application or software. Pretty neat. In addition to the ease of use, it's possible that using phone numbers will allow us to be a little more careful with our logins as opposed to email addresses, which we throw around all the time to sign up for things. But what do you think? Is the phone number too personal? Which would you prefer? SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/jaybaer00 SPROUT SOCIAL SHOUT OUT Today's Sprout Social shout out goes to Peter Shankman (http://twitter.com/shankman), author, speaker, and founder of HARO. He has a new book coming out in January called Zombie Loyalists, which should be fantastic. Check out the book here - http://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Loyalists-Using-Service-Create/dp/1137279664 and follow Peter if you aren't already! OUR SPONSORS Candidio (http://candidio.com), a simple and affordable video production company. Follow @candidio on Twitter. Sprout Social (http://sproutsocial.com), a social media management and analytics company that Jay uses for much of his social media every day. Follow @sproutsocial on Twitter. ABOUT JAY TODAY Jay Today is a video podcast with 3-minute lessons and commentary on business, social media and digital marketing from New York Times best-selling author and venture capitalist Jay Baer. Join Jay daily for insights on trends, quick tips, observations and inspiration at http://bit.ly/JayToday.


A List of Ingredients Doesn't Make You a Chef - #JayToday

EPISODE 57 I get the same question over and over at the many, many events that I speak at each year. People are always wondering how they can possibly create all this content around what they're doing without having someone steal their "secret sauce." And I tell them the same thing every time: The sauce that you think is secret isn't actually secret. Your competitors already know what you're doing and how you're doing it. And your potential clients or prospects aren't going to steal your thunder just by reading a blog post or another piece of content that you've created. Just because you have a list of ingredients, it doesn't mean that you're a chef. Stop worrying about giving away information and just give away information that your customers and clients want. It will work. SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/jaybaer00 SPROUT SOCIAL SHOUT OUT Today's Sprout Social shout out goes to Brian Fanzo (http://twitter.com/iSocialFanz), Chief Digital Strategist at Broadsuite in Phoenix, AZ. Check out Brian on social media for his smart ideas on marketing and strategy. OUR SPONSORS Candidio (http://candidio.com), a simple and affordable video production company. Follow @candidio on Twitter. Sprout Social (http://sproutsocial.com), a social media management and analytics company that Jay uses for much of his social media every day. Follow @sproutsocial on Twitter. ABOUT JAY TODAY Jay Today is a video podcast with 3-minute lessons and commentary on business, social media and digital marketing from New York Times best-selling author and venture capitalist Jay Baer. Join Jay daily for insights on trends, quick tips, observations and inspiration at http://bit.ly/JayToday.