There was a time when word count was important for marketing. Depending on who you listened to and what you were going for, particularly from a search engine optimization perspective, the length of your content had a direct correlation to how well your pages would rank. Things have changed.
The search has begun for “Fiesta Agents” in the latest version of the Fiesta Movement. For the 2014 Ford Fiesta, they’re going all out to get user-generated content that truly exemplifies the sporty sub-compact, offering the car, gas, and insurance to 100 agents who can prove that they’d be the best agents in the world through a video submission.
One of the least expensive forms of pay-per-click advertising on the internet is StumbleUpon. With prices as low as 5 cents per click, they are able to drive more traffic for the buck than sites like Google or Facebook. What’s more, ads have a chance of picking up “natural” stumbles that are free. In some cases, a good campaign with strong content can get more natural clicks than paid ones.
We all are in need of tips to try and begin utilizing Social Media to its fullest potential and although it is ever growing and changing, certain things remain the same.
- Connect- Your first pursuit with any Social Networking site is to find people to connect with. Friend and Fan those you are already aware of that use Social Media and then branch out. Don’t just randomly add people or friend those back because they have added you. Instead, check out their page and see what things you may have in common. This will cause you to have a more positive and long-lasting relationship with people, instead of numbers.
It was hard. For as long as I can remember, I have not been one who clicks on banner ads. Heck, in most cases, I don’t even see them (thank you FF).
A friend of mine who is an avid reader turned me onto Audible.com to download audio books. With recent articles in BusinessWeek and TechCrunch about the financial woe’s they’re having at Digg, I remembered seeing an Audible ad on Digg and thought, why not?
I’m going to be signing up for the service anyway. Why not throw a bone to the site that consumes a ton of my time?
The results weren’t good:
These things happen. I sent an email to Digg pointing out the issue and waited. It is now 4 days later. I surfed Digg, doing my thing, checking every time I went to a new page to see if my target ad had found me. It eventually did, but still, it didn’t work. [Read more…]
Most of the top social media sites have been busy in the last few months making adjustments and (arguable) improvements to their algorithms, site designs, and features. It seems that there is a new race to offer their users incentive to stay, be active, and (hopefully) grow.
Most traffic indicators are showing that many social media sites are slowing down a bit after a peak during the heat of the election. This can be expected as there were users who joined and became active simply to promote their candidate’s campaigns, but the trends are still a little disconcerting. Mixx.com is the only one of the “big 10″ social media sites that seems to consistently be on the rise. This can be attributed to smart marketing and a fluid interface that, while far from perfect, seems to be coming out with new features to keep its active users happy and new users interested. [Read more…]