Blog

18

December

2012

Instagram the worlds largest stock photo site?

NO YOU CAN NOT OPT OUT!!

Instagram said today that it has the perpetual right to sell users' photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic policy shift that quickly sparked a public outcry.
The new intellectual property policy, which takes effect on January 16, comes three months after Facebook completed its acquisition of the popular photo-sharing site. Unless Instagram users delete their accounts before the January deadline, they cannot opt out.

BAD FOR BUSINESS BUT GOOD FOR CREATIVES WHOM NEED ABUNDANT STOCK PHOTOS.

NOTHING IN LIFE IS FREE.

Blog

28

December

2011

Vanity/Custom Facebook URL's

What is a Vanity/Custom Facebook URL?
To start, let's look at what a vanity/custom Facebook URL actually is. When browsing from page to page on Facebook fan pages (aka business pages) can be given a unique URL that comes after http://www.Facebook.com/
For the Social QR Code Fan Page the vanity/custom URL is http://www.Facebook.com/SocialQRCode

How can a Vanity/Custom Facebook URL be used in Marketing?
Like I mentioned earlier, a Vanity/Custom URL can be in many marketing avenues. You can place your vanity URL in:
-Print marketing. Place Facebook.com/SocialQRCode in a magazine or newspaper ad to get new fans
-Brochures. Again, you can place Facebook.com/SocialQRCode on a product or business brochure 
-Point of Sale. If you have a physical storefront, you can place your vanity URL in your store. 
-Radio. If you buy radio airtime, you can have the DJ mention "Facebook.com/SocialQRCode" to send radio listeners to your fan page. -Television. Let your television audience know you have a fan page by listing Facebook.com/SocialQRCode in your 30 second commercial spot

For your consumers and customers it is ALWAYS easier to remember Facebook.com/SocialQRCode, rather than Facebook.com/pages/Social-QR-Code/8223023092323

02

December

2011

Why Google +1 will change the way we search in 2012

Comparing the Google +1 to Facebook's "Like" button is like comparing Superman to John Doe. Instead of showing friends online that you are just interested in something or someone, Google+ has combined web searches and individual circles to formulate personalized search results.

The Google network exposes websites with +1's as much as three times more than sites that do not. By adding the +1 icon to your personal site, the header of your business website, and/or products you sell will drive in more clicks. Naturally, this will create more business. How does this work? The more +1's a website has, the more visible they are within search engines. The +1 icon is poised to become the "gold stamp of approval" for searchers everywhere.

A simple blog is one of the most modern ways to help build a company. Thanks to blogs, business owners have a free, fast, and reliable outlet to reach a vast amount of prospects and customers. Blogging also is a way to establish expertise, rank higher in search engines, and to build a relationship with clients.

A 2010 study from eMarketer estimates that 43% of US companies will be blogging by 2012. One in three companies have a public-facing blog used for marketing which enables site traffic, brand awareness, as well as improving statistics.

A business starting a blog or wanting to refresh their own will just need to follow a few factors to having a profitable blog.

A blog allows for interaction

You'll do a lot more for your business if you enable and encourage prospects and clients to respond to your posts. Make sure to monitor comments and also answer questions by emailing customers. Also, linking back to or commenting at their blogs, and mentioning them by name in later posts can increase the chances of them re-posting and leaving your link on other blogs. If you comment on other blogs as well, you can build relationships and gain traffic.

Use Search Engine Friendly Tactics