Date: June, 2010

Anatomy of a Retweetable Tweet

On June 29th, 2010, wrote:

“Retweetable tweet”? Okay, we’ll be the first to admit it’s a silly title. Five years ago no one would have had any idea what we’re talking about. But if you’ve been keeping up with what’s happening on the web, chances are you have heard of the many positive, non-silly things social media can bring to the table. Take for example Twitter: businesses, celebrities, entrepreneurs, Internet marketers, and even celebrities are now leveraging the microblogging platform to enhance their presence online. So should you! One of the many useful features of Twitter is the ability to “retweet” someone else’s tweet (text-based post). If you post tweets that your Twitter followers would find compelling enough, and worthy enough of being shared to their own followers, then they can simply “retweet” your post – and effectively extend the reach of the message you’re trying to get across. Naturally, anyone who wants to succeed and stand out on the web will want to support – Read the full article

Why you should choose Magento for Ecommerce

On June 22nd, 2010, wrote:

Design is one thing. Development is another. The best and biggest in the ecommerce industry know the difference between the two, and so do we. That’s why here at Lakeshore Branding we focus on delivering the expertise, creative talent, technology, and savvy needed to make your ecommerce site not only look good, but drive your business. We bring value not just in terms of awesome color schemes, shiny new logos, and inspired designs, but also in terms of higher traffic, cost-efficient management, and increased revenue. We use Magento eCommerce as our platform for growth: the leading ecommerce content management system today. By leveraging the flexibility, scalability, and robust features of Magento, we are able to provide you with full-service solutions and technologies attuned to the trends and demands of the growing ecommerce industry. Why Magento? Our expertise in Magento, simply put, increases your presence online and grows your sales. Using this powerful ecommerce solution, we can develop your website with – Read the full article

What You Should Know Before Hiring a Social Media Manager

On June 22nd, 2010, wrote:

Social media marketing is an essential part of many businesses and organizations today – regardless of size. The Internet has grown so much more community-focused, so much more social, that if one were to truly establish and enhance the online presence of a company or brand, there’d be no way of doing it without social media marketing. Sure, to some people, sites like Facebook and Twitter are just a complete waste of time, but without social media sites like these it would be next to impossible to keep up with everything that’s happening online. This is why companies are beginning to recognize the importance of hiring social media managers, social media agencies, social media consultants and strategists. The titles vary, but one thing is clear: if – as a small business owner or an Internet marketer – you want to be able to engage the right way with an online audience and steer the conversation about your brand to the – Read the full article

What Makes a Good Ecommerce Site?

On June 15th, 2010, wrote:

Developing an e-Commerce site is an altogether different challenge from coming up with an official website or company blog. While the latter two are meant – in one way or another – to serve as means of communication and engagement, an e-Commerce site should be built to sell. And sell lots. Anyone who has ever shopped online will know that it takes more than just a piece of shopping cart software to be able to succeed in the online retail game. It also takes more than eye-catching web design or an impressive collection of product shots. Are you an online retailer or a small business owner looking to boost your online sales? To help you understand selling on the Internet, we present this list of traits that every e-Commerce site should have. Easy accessibility and navigation This is an absolute necessity. Your e-Commerce site should be accessible from various types of web browsers – Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, – Read the full article

7 Tips on Writing Irresistible Subject Lines for your Email Campaign

On June 8th, 2010, wrote:

An E-mail marketing campaign is a great, cost-effective way to communicate your messages to a target audience – but only, of course, if you get them to actually open the E-mails that have come from you. Which isn’t guaranteed: sometimes you spend hours crafting a message for your campaign and when it finally gets to the inboxes of your mailing list and subscribers, they just delete it without ever reading. The wasted effort! The lost time! The missed opportunities! Don’t worry. There is a solution, and it comes in the form of a great, irresistible subject line. While it’s easy to think that your recipients will hardly care about it, the text you write out in the subject line is one of the single most important factors in the success of your E-mail marketing campaign. It separates the kind of E-mail that goes straight to the trash bin and the kind of E-mail that grabs the attention and tickles one’s – Read the full article

Should You Advertise on Bing?

On June 1st, 2010, wrote:

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or haven’t touched a computer at all for two years, you would know by now that Microsoft has rebranded their MSN search engine to a product called Bing. It’s the company’s answer to Google, the search giant that owns a large part of the market share and which continues to lead over Bing, Yahoo, and its other search competitors. Microsoft has shown, however, that it is willing to invest and make Bing a better search product for its users. It has also spent a huge amount of money in heavy marketing spending in order to gain a bit of Google’s portion of the search space – a move that has helped Bing consistently inch upward every month. While comScore recently reported that Google still has 64.4 percent share of core searches, Bing continued to gain in April 2010 and upped its search share to 11.8 percent. Which leads to the question: should search – Read the full article