Date: July, 2012

Tweet Control For A Better Online Reputation

On July 31st, 2012, wrote:

Twitter is a great source for businesses that are serious about their online reputation. You can send out messages and promote your brand heavily, using the power of social media. The converse is true however; you don’t have any control over what other people are tweeting about you… or do you? Two new tools have recently become active, allowing users of the Twitter social networking platform to manage their followers, who they are following, and what interactions on the website are relevant to the business approach. These unique applications are Mentionmapp and MyTweeple. While using Twitter alone can be powerful enough in some circumstances, these additional social media tools ensure that your online reputation is both managed and effective. MentionMapp: Social Media App for Analyzing Business Progressions One of the social media tools recently introduced is MentionMapp, an application aimed at making interactions easier on Twitter. When running or setting up a business, it is essential to build connections that are relevant – Read the full article

Five Guidelines for a Winning E-Commerce Design

On July 30th, 2012, wrote:

The consumer is the most important element for achieving any winning e-Commerce Web design. Every consumer wants basically the same thing: a simple, secure shopping experience. A complicated, confusing, or time-consuming Internet browsing or shopping experience can quickly turn a potential buyer off, ending the purchase before money is exchanged. Simplicity and security in this process can easily be achieved by following five simple guidelines. 1. Guarantee a less tedious shopping experience. The biggest benefit of online shopping is the ease with which consumers can acquire what they need — avoiding crowds and time-consuming travel to have what they’re looking for delivered to their doorsteps. A website that provides its customers with a speedy and easy shopping experience is likely to keep them coming back time and time again. Conversely, a website that loads slowly or involves extensive browsing to find a product will send consumers looking for a simpler solution to meet their needs. The best e-Commerce Web design – Read the full article

Top 10 Mobile Apps for Online Marketing

On July 27th, 2012, wrote:

The most prolific marketing campaigns today happen on the Internet. After all, why pass up an opportunity to reach out to thousands of people inexpensively and quickly? If you don’t yet have the resources to hire Internet marketing professionals or SEO rockstars, don’t worry: just use your smartphone as your essential marketing tool. Check out these mobile apps that will help you in enhance your presence on the Web and drive your business: Raven Tools It’s a free (but there is a subscription charge) and all-inclusive toolkit, with an on-the-go dashboard for all of the website campaigns you’re managing. Raven Tools also covers SEO indicators often ignored by other similar apps: social mentions, connection between marketing expenditure and incomes. Yelp (for Mobile) Users can interact with business owners in this app, so you should use this to listen to what your customers are saying. Keep checking in to spots where you go often and write good reviews. The ripple effect – Read the full article

How Personal Should I Be On My Blog? And Other Burning Blogger Questions Answered

On July 26th, 2012, wrote:

How personal should I get on my blog? How often should I take breaks from blogging? When should I start a second blog? These are some examples of the burning questions bloggers have and in this article, we’ll answer them all. How personal should I get on my blog? At the risk of sounding repetitive, how personal you get on your blog is your own decision to make. It completely depends on why the blog exists in the first place and who is running it. If it is a personal blog, then you will have more leeway – anyone who drops by a personal blog anticipates writing that is candid and potentially emotional. Business blogs, on the other hand, should have a professional tone, unless it is a blog for a company whose brand aims to be casual at all times. Just because you can get away with divulging all of your inner thoughts through a personal blog does not – Read the full article

WordPress Tips for Creating the Perfect Bio Page

On July 25th, 2012, wrote:

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) and online publishing platform for several reasons, including ease of use, rich plug-in architecture, versatility, and vibrant open-source development community. One of the most important reasons for the widespread WordPress adoption is the variety of methods it offers to make content seem attractive. Fresh and interesting content is what really drives visitors to online properties these days, and WordPress offers web publishers, SEO professionals, and Internet marketers many different ways to highlight content. Among the many lessons web professionals have learned from Web 2.0 and the social media explosion is the importance of engaging visitors, to make them feel relevant and connected to the sites they visit. One way to accomplish meaningful engagement is by giving them opportunities to get to know their authors better. Content may be king, but visitors are entitled to know about the kingmakers behind the subject matter that keeps them coming back from more. Satisfying Curious – Read the full article

Getting Funding For Your Start-up

On July 21st, 2012, wrote:

There used to be two ways young people imagined having a dream life and making their fortune: either to become a sports star or a rock star. Today you can add another route to that list: the tech star. Having a great idea for a social media venture, or coming up with a design idea with a specific technological application, is now an established route to fame and fortune, and a new generation now looks up to a different set of role models the like of which simply didn’t exist a couple of decades ago. Of course, inspiration can strike at any age. It’s not only teenagers starting out on their life path that might have an idea for a great project, but children and adults are just as capable of reaching that ‘eureka’ moment we all crave. The dream In the fields of technology and the Internet, the ‘startup‘ company has built up something of a legendary status. A – Read the full article

Five Simple Ways to Optimize Your Tweets for SEO

On July 19th, 2012, wrote:

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a powerful tactic that any business owner can use to draw traffic to his or her website. Most tech-savvy business leaders and online marketing pros understand the basics of using SEO on blogs and websites. However, the increasing popularity of social networking sites leaves many business leaders wondering if they can use the same SEO tactics that work on blogs when using, say, Twitter and other social media marketing platforms. Optimizing your tweets for SEO purposes requires a combination of SEO savvy and writing skill. After all, a 140-character tweet doesn’t leave much room for the use of bulky keywords. Instead of focusing just on creating SEO-optimized content for Twitter, you need to focus on your overall Twitter strategy. Keep the following tips in mind when crafting tweets and setting up your Twitter profile. A little attention to detail now can pay off big-time in the long run. Choose a relevant handle and account name. Your Twitter – Read the full article

How Google Places (Google+ Local) Can Help Your Business

On July 16th, 2012, wrote:

Managing and marketing your own business? We understand that there are a lot of things to consider in order to get noticed and drive your growth: things like advertising, keeping in touch with customers, and reaching the target market effectively. Fortunately, through Google Places (now Google+ Local), you can now connect with your customers and help your business stand out. Overview of Google Places / Google+ Local Google Places is an online directory of local businesses (listings) that is integrated with Google Search. Businesses can register for free, create a business page, and post important information on this page. Latest offers, promos, specialties, images, and videos can also be added to your Google Places / Google+ Local page. With Google Places / Google+ Local, your customers are allowed to write reviews of your business, product, or service. You may find this favorable initially, but be aware that this feature cannot be turned off, even for negative reviews. That’s why it’s – Read the full article