Today, more and more people use cell phones and mobile devices as second computers - especially when it comes to browsing the Internet. With over 90 million smartphone users (four times more than PC users), it’s becoming more and more important for websites and blogs to be mobile friendly. In order to have a mobile-content-friendly website you have two choices: Make a separate page just for mobile users - or make sure your page is mobile friendly to begin with. By making sure your site is ... Continue Reading
By making sure your site is mobile friendly you can create one more way for potential clients to connect with you.
Learn about Facebook collections and whether it’s a competitor to Pinterest.
Facebook recently began testing a new feature called “Collections” which allows retailers to add “Collect” or “Want” buttons to their news feed posts about products. Facebook is currently testing this feature with only seven retailers who are allowed to create Collections posts – Neiman Marcus (example here), Pottery Barn, Smith Optics, Victoria’s Secret, Michael Kors, Wayfair, and Fab.com. According to TechCrunch, users can save and share products to a “Wishlist” on ... Continue Reading
Learn the difference between Facebook’s new Recommendation Bar and Recommendation Box.
If you’re looking for ways to drive more traffic to your blog content using social media, Facebook offers two new solutions. The recently introduced Facebook Recommendations Bar, and the Facebook Recommendations Box. If you’re wondering what the differences are and which one may be best suited for your site, here is a summary of each plugin: Recommendations Bar The Facebook Recommendations Bar is a good tool for blogs. Once added to your site, the plugin allows your readers to ... Continue Reading
This Halloween season, avoid the 5 fatal mistakes many bloggers make.
Are you getting the results you want from your blog? Blogging is a great way to showcase your expertise, connect with your readers, and generate interest in your products or services. Unfortunately, far too many bloggers are making some common mistakes that can prove to be fatal in the ultimate success of their blog. Taking the necessary steps to avoid (or correct) these common mistakes can make the difference between a blog that blends in with the others or one that stands out and ... Continue Reading
Learn about the three major blog platforms – WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr.
Blogging is an ideal way to share your knowledge, musings, life events, and business ventures with the world. For those who are blogging in hopes that others will read, comment, share, or perhaps make a purchase in response to your posts, you may have wondered which blogging platform is the best. Types of Blogs While there are many to choose from, the three main players in the blogosphere are WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr. The choice is a matter of personal preference, but there are ... Continue Reading
Here are a few tips to help you step back, take a look at your blog and start moving forward again.
September is upon us and that means the kids are back in school, fall is in the air, and there is a sense of change. I don’t know about those of you who run a blog, but combining summer and a blogging schedule can be tricky for me. A lot of things get put on the back burner and focus seems to go completely out the window. Perhaps your posts are short and sporadic. Maybe you’ve been hard to get a hold of by email and your PR contacts think you fell off the face of the earth. Or possibly ... Continue Reading
Discover three tips to help you fall in love with Facebook marketing.
Whether you are blogging to get traffic, selling your products online, or providing services to clients, your main goal is to spread the word about what you offer to as many people as possible – in other words, marketing. Many shy away from the term “marketing,” thinking it’s more for large companies or those ultra-serious business-builders. However, today’s marketing is more about making a connection with your potential audience or buyer, and then helping them understand how ... Continue Reading
Here are some of the top ways to take advantage of what Viddy has to offer.
Viddy is a relatively new social network that allows mobile users to capture, beautify, and share 15-second video clips. It’s frequently called the “Twitter” of videos because of the short time limit placed on each video. With a growth pattern somewhat akin to Pinterest, Viddy has quickly garnered 38 million users since its launch just 16 months ago. It has become popular even among celebrities by giving users the ability to capture key moments of their life, instantly produce those ... Continue Reading
Pinerly is a new tool for automating your Pinterest pins.
Pinterest has quickly become a contendor in the race for top social networks. According to Compete, Pinterest has jumped from 700K to almost 20M unique visitors in the last year. This equates to about half the number of Twitter’s unique visitors. Pinterest also made Hitwise’s list of the top ten social networks in December 2011, beating out industry giants LinkedIn and Google+. With all of the hub-bub around Pinterest, many business owners (and mompreneurs!) have begun using this ... Continue Reading
Learning to feel connected in this time of social connectivity.
We can't rewind we've gone too far. ~ The Buggles It really wasn't that long ago when radio was a huge phenomenon. Then, so to speak, video killed the radio star. Instead of spending time as a family, using our imaginations or laughing along with a radio host, we circled our TVs, zoning out in full zombie mode. For many families, the dining room table became a place for guests-only, and nightly dinners were served on TV trays. It became a habit of comfort, and one that led to ... Continue Reading