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Which platforms are most relevant to social media marketing right now?
Marketers need to know where (and how) they should focus their efforts for maximum ROI.
This article gives you four major research findings from reports tracking trends in social media marketing and the content that works best on each.
As seen on: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com
The key to getting any business content read is its headline. Take a lesson from print media, articles with boring titles never get read. Here are 20 words to make sure that prospects and customers read what your company posts.
As seen on: http://smallbiztrends.com/
Do you post social-media updates when your audience has the highest chance of seeing them, or just whenever you think of it or happen to have a free minute?
If you aren't posting to a social media site when most of your audience members are on it, all that time you spent crafting the update goes to waste. And you're a busy person. You don't have any time to waste.
An infographic from Fannit.com lists the best and worst times to post to all the major social media sites: Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Facebook and your blog. While all audiences are different, you can use these times as a general guide. Here are the best times to post to each site:
Pinterest: On Saturday from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
LinkedIn: 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
Google+: 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Twitter: On weekends from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Facebook: Weekdays 6 a.m.- 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Blog: Monday, Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m.
For the worst times to post to each social media site, as well as other helpful posting tips, check out the graphic.
Seen on : http://www.entrepreneur.com/
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Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Google that is available within the Google Search mobile application for the Android and iOS operating systems and just released for Google Chrome on the desktop for Windows and Mac.
Like Siri for iOS, you can click on the microphone icon and tell Google Now what you want to do. Google has recently added to their list of voice commands that it is capable of using. Here is a great infographic developed by Trendblog.net showing the list of GoogleNow voice commands available.
Do you know any other important or funny commands which are not listed above? Share them with us in the comments!
Social media is playing a critical role in how small business and organizations are conducting their business today. Check out this infographic created by VerticalResponse which shares some of the important factors small businesses face in today's social media marketing world.
A few interesting highlights:
88 percent of small business owners still gravitate to Facebook as their social network of choice. While, Google+ and Pinterest are gradually growing as a viable marketing platforms.
Almost 6 out of 10 small business owners spend less than 6 hours a week to manage their social media.
5 out of 10 still don't have a company blog.
Nearly 56 percent of SMBs use a third party tool to manage their social media activities.
CNET Posted this good review on some of the most popular cloud storage services available in an article titled "OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box: Which cloud storage service is right for you?". The article does a nice job of breaking down the features of each service. But why choose?
I have accounts with ALL of these. I use these services to backup specific files to the cloud as well as keep the two computers I use daily in sync. So documents that I create on my iMac computer automatically get copied to my laptop computer and visa versa. Not only that, each of their iOS apps allow me to access and share my documents from my iPad and iPhone.
I use DropBox to backup my computer's most important work files. DropBox is my most valuable and most used cloud storage service. I do pay for additional storage but it's well worth the price for backing up my computers and keeping my files in sync.
I use Google Drive to replace Microsoft Office. So mostly letters, spreadsheets, and presentations. I also use Google Drive to collaborate and share files with my clients when working on projects.
I use Box as my "Downloads" folder. Box will give you 50 GB of free space if you download their app. A no brainer. I set all of my web browser's default download folder to a Box folder so I can easily access the files I download from the web from any computer. Nice tip!
I use OneDrive for... nada. I have no use for this one. I simply opened an account to check it out but because I don't use Microsoft products, I have very little use for this service at the moment.
One great service not mentioned in the article is Flickr. I use Flickr to backup all my photos. They offer 1 TERABYTE of storage space for free! That's enough space to backup every photo you've ever taken in your life. My iPhone is set up to automatically backup every picture I take to Flickr so I basically have unlimited storage for photos accessible on my phone.
It's nice to know all my files are backed up and accessible in the cloud. If one or even both of my computers broke, I'd still have all of my important files. And that helps me sleep good at night.
Go read the article and try them out for yourself. Happy computing.
This eye opening article on Mashable talks about the validity of advertising on Facebook. Be sure to watch the YouTube video on that page.