A new report is further cementing the fact that social media is a vital tool for businesses. Not only is it a great avenue to promote your business and reach potential customers, but consumers also see it as a way to connect with you. Just like when customers would call or visit your business, they expect the same attention when they reach out to you on social media.
How much time do you spend on social media for your blog? I don’t mean going on Facebook and Twitter to catch up with friends, or pinning gorgeous stuff on Pinterest, or even looking at cool photos on Instagram – all for personal pleasure. I mean doing the sometimes tedious work of ensuring your blog’s profiles are updated with posts, replying to comments and tweets, and talking to your followers in general.
The chances are that you’d say “too much”. Too much, meaning you can use some of that time planning and writing posts. [Read more…]
Time is extremely important to those who operate small businesses. Chances are each person on your staff is doing the work of many. As the owner, you are probably wearing many hats. While you may be letting social media take a back burner to more important business activities, experts say you are making a huge mistake. In fact, by actively managing your social media accounts you could bring in 400 percent more sales.
Rachel Go, a guest blogger from Hubstaff contributed some expert advice for Authentic Form & Function on how to build a strong social media presence by building relationships with your followers and optimize your accounts. By following a few of her expert tips, you could see drastic results.
While you should definitely check out Go’s full article for all of the incredibly insightful tips, there is one topic she covers that we think many people overlook. [Read more…]
Iran has began a crackdown on social media usage with the recent arrests of several fashion models. Tehran’s top leader has declared war on those who share un-Islamic thoughts on the Internet.
Eight women were arrested after publishing photos of themselves without wearing the traditional hijab headscarf on Instagram. The manager of a popular Persian fashion blog was also arrested. Mehdi Butorabi is the founder of the site that has been described as the “Iranian equivalent of the Blogger web publishing tool. [Read more…]
Snake is a classic game that many remember playing at one point in their life. The concept is easy. Carefully maneuver the snake around the screen while gobbling up randomly appearing dots. As the snake consumes more dots, it grows longer, making it difficult to navigate without colliding with itself. Despite the simple idea, the game was a instant hit and is remembered as a classic. In fact, in a time before smartphones, having Snake on your phone was a big deal. [Read more…]
Crowdfunding and blogging have a lot in common. They’re both difficult to start, they take a lot of time and effort … and they can both be promoted through the same avenues. So doesn’t it make sense to put the two efforts together? [Read more…]
The Internet has changed the world immensely. It’s hard to imagine what 2016 would look like without an Internet connection – or even without Wi-Fi. And the popularity of social media has just added to the Internet’s enormous impact on our world. Specifically, social media has changed the way business is done, and social media has totally changed the way that certain industries operate. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 industries that have been changed by social media. [Read more…]
In a dynamic and highly competitive industry, you simply can’t afford being left behind with last year’s trends, tactics, and strategies. The very least your business can do to survive is to become aware of the current trends that may influence the industry – no matter how significant the impact may be.
But of course, you should always focus your efforts on those that will yield maximum results. In the case of social media marketing, you should prioritize keeping up with the most relevant social media trends and industry shifts, especially when it comes to the major social platforms in 2016. [Read more…]
As part of its ongoing fight to reinvent itself as a truly profitable social media company, Twitter is once again looking to make a change: hiring ex-Apple executive Natalie Kerris.