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100,000,000 monthly active users on Google + This week Google hit an important milestone–over 400,000,000 people have upgraded to Google +. It was only a year ago that Google opened public sign-up, and Google couldn’t have imagined that so many people would join in just 12 months.
Customer’s love engagement if it’s done in the right way. Nobody wants to buy from a faceless organisation; customers want to know what they’re buying and who they’re buying from. Supermarkets have cashiers, banks have clerks and consultancies have account managers; people sell people .
Using social media correctly is like putting your Rolodex on steroids. Suddenly, it can be much easier to find people. When it works, the days of gatekeepers blocking your phone calls are a thing of the past. Perhaps the best thing about using social media is that it allows you to communicate with all of your contacts at once through status updates.
Presenting tempting content online is about capturing attention and that starts with the headline, after that there are a variety of tactics and media to continue to engage your viewer whether that be multimedia rich content categories such as a video, image or text. If the content is creative and visually compelling then your chances of having it shared on social media increase dramatically. Infographics allow you to present information for audiences to consume in a few seconds. Infographics have almost become a media in their own right and the correct creative mix of design and data can be almost magnetic. This collection of infographics includes Google vs Facebook, The history of social media and the most viral brands of 2010.
You’ve seen them before, even if you didn’t know what you were seeing: #hashtags have become much of a trend on the Internet within the past few years. Starting on the social networking website Twitter, other social media sites have picked up on using them as well.These include the hot social media sites such as Pinterest and Instagram . While the use of the hashtags is used by Twitter users from all over the world to talk about a wide range of topics, you can even use it to help your business and increase exposure. If you are not familiar with the hashtag, it is actually used on Twitter as a representation of specific topics that people are talking about on Twitter in their Tweets.
The one thing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made clear in his first time speaking publicly since the company's May IPO (except during its July earnings call): Facebook is all-in on mobile. The company’s been getting pounded for its mobile monetization plans since admitting it struggled with those plans in a May regulatory filing, but it’s easy for people "to underestimate how fundamentally good mobile is for us," Zuckerberg said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt today. Facebook executives spent the summer talking to advertisers and agencies about its mobile-first strategy and how it's a mobile-first company, which Zuckerberg reiterated during the company's second-quarter earnings call.
One of the greatest things about social media is that anyone can become influential in any given niche.
I visited Italy recently and as we know the Italians are a very stylish bunch. They seem to know what fashion is really about. They can wear a scarf with fabulous flair, choose the cool hat that sets off the outfit or select a pair of sexy shoes that make them look like a fashion model and that is just the men! The Italians have taken “style” to a level that the rest of the world can only aspire to.
Consumer confidence and advertisement spending may not be the most exciting data sets out there. But a good visualization of Nielsen ‘s data in those categories could be worth up to $10,000, thanks to the market research company’s collaboration with The Economist on a data visualization challenge . Intentionally open ended, the contest simply asks entrants to create a visualization based on some or all of the data available in Nielsen’s Global Consumer Confidence Survey and Global AdView Pulse Report.
How To Grow Your Twitter Audience and Following #infographic The power of twitter is being able to broadcast your message to a large following. Twiends created this infographic to share some ideas on how to get Twitter followers. The list focuses on ethically responsible ways to promote yourself.
Note : This is a guest article by Nathan Brown . More details about him after the post. Days have gone since the last New Year celebration and every dawn has had something new for the humankind. With the thought of the New Year comes the thought of the mysteries that are in store. The scenes that flash in our mind when we hear the phrase ‘New Year’ are drinking wine and champagne, devouring the cake, and dancing with the crowd. But what are we going to do from the next day?
Six good reasons to upgrade to HootSuite Pro. At $9.99 a month and a risk-free 30-day trial, what have you got to lose? For many professional social media users, social media dashboards are a personal matter. Sometimes we have no choice and we use whatever dashboard our company has invested in for our business, but sometimes we might use something else for our “private” use.
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum , where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. Assuming you already have a Twitter account dedicated to your small business, you should also be investing in hashtags as part of your social media strategy. But let's back up a bit, in case you're unsure what a hashtag even is in the first place. Designated by a number sign (#), the hashtag is paired with a word or phrase to perform a variety of functions. Twitter users attach hashtags to tweets as search mechanisms, categorizing tools and marketing tactics.
I recently went to a digital marketing conference, where I listened to some industry ‘experts’ talk about Facebook marketing. I agreed with most of the things I heard– or at the very least I didn’t disagree with most things– but there was one ‘tip’ that made my head spin. The speakers and panelists recommended pages to post just 1 time per day.
If you’re a blogger, then chances are you are familiar with Triberr. I got a chance to sit down with Dino Dogan, founder of Triberr and get both his views on blogging in general, and his ideas with Triberr. If you love the service and want to learn more about its creator, this is the video to watch. One thing you will notice about Dino is he is very passionate about everything he does. If he wants something to happen, he makes sure it happens.