Archive for December 2012

 

Monday 31 December, 2012

The Socialympics – How Social Media Will Revolutionize the Olympic Games

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London hasn’t started yet, but it’s already being called the world’s ‘first social games.’ Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are playing an unprecedented role in how information about the Games is shared. The last Olympic Games were four years ago when social media was still in its infancy (remember Friendster?). Facebook […]

 
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Friday 28 December, 2012

How to Maximize Facebook Timeline for Your Business

Facebook Timeline is upon us and if you’ve got a business page, there’s no way around using it. Lots of online businesses whine and complain about how much the new look stinks, but this is probably because they haven’t figured out yet how to maximize it. It takes some figuring out to discover the best […]

 
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Thursday 27 December, 2012

Is Anybody Listening? Responding to Your People on Social Media

Social media isn’t a form of one-way communication. It’s supposed to be a dialog. However, shockingly few businesses actually use it that way. Recent studies have shown that only about 30% of comments on social media feeds are responded to. This is amazing when you consider that responding to your fans is absolutely essential to […]

 
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Wednesday 26 December, 2012

The Galactic Network – A Quick History of the Internet

Can you believe that there used to be a time where you had to remember stuff on your own or go to a library to look up information? Now it’s all at the touch of your fingers. What’s truly amazing about it is that the Internet wasn’t widely available much more than a decade and […]

 
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Monday 24 December, 2012

How to Make Your Site More Mobile Friendly

Sometime in 2013, it’s estimated that there will be well over a billion mobile users. If your site offers them a confusing, frustrating, lousy-looking, exasperating, hair-pulling, or stressful time, they’ll click away in about a nanosecond. Now’s the time to get your site mobile-ready! The Fluid Layout Mobile design requires a totally different approach. Instead […]

 
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Thursday 20 December, 2012

Are You Safe from the Yahoo Password Leak?

In July 2012, there was a massive password breach at Yahoo where around 450,000 accounts were compromised. In terms of sheer numbers, this is nothing compared to other recent breaches like LinkedIn’s, where around 6.5 million users’ accounts were hacked, but it’s a serious deal considering Yahoo’s size and the fact that it’s on shaky […]

 
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Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Marketing Is Easier than You Think – Breaking It Down to Basics

We all get caught up in the latest social media trend or SEO traffic strategy, but these are really just shiny objects dangling before our computer-reddened eyes. Sure, they work to get your business seen and can turn into serious profits, but it’s easy to lose sight of the fundamentals. Marketing is actually extremely simple. […]

 
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Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Build Your Business and Save through Bartering

Have you heard the story of a Canadian blogger who traded a red paperclip for a house? Not directly, of course. He started with a red paperclip and traded up. Fourteen trades and a year later, he had a house. It’s a funny story that makes for interesting reading, but it has a serious point […]

 
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Monday 17 December, 2012

Derek Jeter’s Sex Change and Free Pit Bull Giveaways – Hackers Hit Major League Baseball Facebook Profiles

Do you think your Facebook profile is safe from hackers? If so, you’d do well to have a talk with New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter. The Yankees’ official Facebook fan page announced in August 2012 that he’d be taking the rest of the season off for a sex change operation. Don’t worry, fans, he’ll […]

 
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Friday 14 December, 2012

They Like Me! They Really Like Me! – Getting Testimonials

Consider this for a second – there are two online businesses offering the exact same products or services. The only difference between them is that one has a page full of glowing testimonials from real human beings while the other one has nothing at all. Which would you choose? There’s nothing like a nice, juicy […]

 
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