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Mobile First in 2015

Spin Sucks

Start switching your digital and social media marketing efforts right now to a Mobile First priority. For years you have been hearing about ensuring your website and digital marketing efforts are all mobile-friendly. Now the focus is changing to mobile first. What is Mobile First? What does Mobile First mean? Who Should Adopt a Mobile First Strategy?

Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments

SocialTimes Facebook

Videos  are everywhere on Facebook, and they can now be included in one more place: comments and replies to posts from users, pages, groups  and events. The ability to add videos to comments was initially developed during Facebook’s 50th Hackathon  in February, and Baldwin wrote that it is available via desktop, web, iOS and Android by clicking the camera icon next to the comment field.

How to Monitor Comments on your Instagram Ads (and why it’s crucial to do so!)

agora pulse

The beauty of Instagram ads is that they are a great way to get leads and generate traffic to your website, your landing page, or your mobile app from Instagram. For some industries or products, like mobile apps, Instagram ads perform better by giving a cheaper cost per download. Like ads on Facebook, your Instagram Ads receive comments. Click To Tweet. So h ow does it work?

4 Social Media Management Strategies for Mobile Consumers

agora pulse

How many social media management strategies REALLY incorporate mobile users? Marketing Land reported that nearly 80 percent of social media time is now spent on mobile devices. Mobile users are busy people, juggling multiple tasks at once. Check out these four social media management strategies to interact with mobile consumers. 1. Link to Mobile-Friendly Sites.

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Mobile Technology and Your Small Business

Ari Herzog

Mobile technology is not one thing. Mobile technology is all these things and more. In my opinion, mobile technology is the future of all communications for your business, internally and externally. They (and you) believe in the creation of the social web and mobile technologies are the key reasons for this substantial climb. This is what mobile technology can do.

Mobile – from Strategy to Implementation

SocialFish

Mobile from Strategy to Implementation for the 2013 ASAE Technology Conference (Tech13) from Amy Hissrich. “I was excited to do this session because over the past year, I’ve changed my mindset around mobile. However, this doesn’t sit in opposition to mobile serving as a game changer for associations. It’s an exciting time both for mobile development and associations.

Twitter Allows Retweets with Comments

The Social Media Incubator

It is now easier for users to retweet others and add their comments along with the retweet. Now, after hitting the retweet button, you are prompted to enter in your comments. After entering comments and retweeting, your tweet shows up with the retweeted message in an embedded box below your comment. Monday, April 6, Twitter revamped its retweet feature. The downside?

8 Must-Have Apps for Your Mobile/Social Business

Janet Fouts

travel with an iPad and an iPhone as my mobile office, and it’s made it a whole lot easier to stay on top of my business, my teram and my clients. If you have some must-have apps for your business, why not share ‘em in the comments? Quickbooks Mobile. Doing business in 2013 is going to be a whole lot easier if you can take your business with you on the road.

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Millennials On Mobile, Social Media [Report]

The Realtime Report

52% had commented on a friend’s post over that same time period. Mobile plays a significant role with this generation: 61% of millennials own smartphones. The majority – 51% – of millennial cell phone users access social networking sites via their mobile. Millennials (ranging from 18-29 years old) now comprise one-fifth of American adults. 49% had updated a status.

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Survey Looks At ROI Of Web Site, Email, Mobile And Social: Comments And Context

Social Marketing Forum

So, do corporations just not get social and mobile or are these channels simply not effective? Cross-channel ROI Research email EPIserver mobile social media spending web siteAccording to a recent survey, nearly 60% of respondents realized the highest return from email marketing and their company website. Those same channels are top of the priority list for spending among 46% of respondents.

Six Tips to Go Mobile without Going Broke

Spin Sucks

You see, I agree mobile commerce is the next big thing – and a critical opportunity businesses can’t ignore. Based on their feedback, coupled with our own discoveries, we’ve found there are six ways business owners can “go mobile” without going broke. . 1.  ”Own” your online business profile and location.  . Mobile optimize yoursite.com. Mobile searches have grown 400 percent since 2010, according to Google.  Your site has to be optimized for mobile viewing. Customers will appreciate you’re mobile-friendly, and you’ll avoid awkward confrontations.

T-Mobile G2: My New Mobile Obsession

Ari Herzog

My new obsession is the T-Mobile G2. Here’s a picture I snapped of the two phones side by side : Launching last fall to many positive early reviews , the phone runs on the open source Android operating system and is pre-installed with every mobile application in Google’s arsenal. Asking people around my town what they thought of T-Mobile, their responses were generally favorable. Last night, I ported my 12-year number to T-Mobile. -- Thanks for reading T-Mobile G2: My New Mobile Obsession by Ari Herzog. chuckle as I look back.

Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog

Ari Herzog

One of the key goals when I started blogging was to encourage a healthy discussion area in the comments. I’ve always been a firm believer that the real gold to any blog post can (and does) come from the comments left afterward. Depending on how encouraging the blogger is to foster open discussion, the comments can take the original post in a whole new direction. image: ilmungo.

Are You Reading This On A Mobile Device?

Small Business Mavericks

If you are using a smartphone or some other mobile device to read this blog, you are part of the growing trend. According to the recent Moz article  Why Mobile Matters – Now , one-fifth of North American page views are on mobile. It makes sense that more people will be using mobile as the devices get easier to buy and use. What Does Mobile Matter To Marketers? This is the question that is taking up a lot of the discussion in the comments section of Dr. Meyer’s article. Dr. Peter J. Do you agree?

6 Simple Steps to Lower Your Cost Per Facebook Fan

SocialTimes Facebook

Compare mobile vs. desktop vs. right-hand-side placement ads:  Different ad placements often result in different costs per fan. Check out these articles on mobile and right-hand-side placement to learn more. We have a litmus test for measuring the quality of a page’s fans: Count up the number of likes and comments for the most recent post, which is the number of interactions.

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Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

Dear Blog Comment Spammer, who just left a comment on one of my recent blog posts: I think whatever software tool or script that you are using is broken. Here is a copy of the blog comment spam that you left. more|a lot more} useful than ever before.|. I {couldn’t|could not} {resist|refrain from} commenting. quick|fast} your blog loaded on my {mobile|cell. Drupal.

Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.

Bill Hartzer

When you have a fairly popular blog, you have to deal with comment spammers. Unfortunately, blog comment spamming still works apparently, or at least the blog spammers haven’t learned that it doesn’t work. Nonetheless, I’m still amazed at some of the comments left on the blog. Occasionally I get some really funny blog comments. Do {you have|you’ve} any?

Facebook And Walmart Team Up for Black Friday Mobile-Ad Blitz

The Realtime Report

On Black Friday, Facebook and Walmart launched the social network’s largest mobile advertising campaign ever. Walmart’s “mobile-ad blitz” ran for 72 hours.  It consisted of 50 million ads which showed up in the Facebook mobile news feeds of tens millions of people. Was the campaign successful, and will Facebook partner with other brands in this way?  .

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Online & mobile disaster relief efforts for Japan

SocialFish

Google has a good page on resources for aid to Japan – as you know, they have just launched a Google for Nonprofits program so they are very focused right now on how to mobilize people in various ways for both disaster relief and other social good causes ( more info here ). See Here’s a nice reminder of how mobile apps can help (got a flashlight app on your phone? I do now!).

Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Websites

Shift Digital

Do you know what your mobile website looks like from a smartphone? If not, take a close look right now.  A poorly designed mobile website is more detrimental than not having a website at all. Going mobile should be one of your top priorities as there has been a huge surge in web traffic (103% to be exact) to leading ecommerce websites over the past year.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests Mobile-Ad Network, Twitter Launches Card Analytics

The Realtime Report

Facebook tests mobile-ad network – Facebook is now testing out a new mobile ad network that will connect advertisers with publishers of other mobile apps, extending Facebook’s reach (The Wall Street Journal). Let us know in the comments below. Facebook, Twitter, Google. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Snapchat. Any social media updates we missed?

How to Love Facebook Live

SocialTimes Facebook

One of the trickier aspects of Facebook Live is that you not only need to address viewers via the live stream, but you also need to be mindful of social comments being made on your wall in real-time. It’s especially important to mind the social interaction because questions and comments appear alongside your actual feed, well organized for all viewers to see. Have a purpose.

5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016

yMarketingMatters

Consumers Are Mobile. Google considers activities such as social engagement, comments, and website visits to be ranking factors. Midway through 2015, mobile video plays exceeded 44% — up 74% from 2014 and up a whopping 844% since 2012. Consumers Are Mobile.         Responsive Website &         Mobile Marketing are a Must. Consumers Are Social. Source ).

Why Online Banking on Mobiles Will Soar

Idaconcpts

Several forecasts predict that by 2015, 50% or more of US mobile users will be conducting transactions from their mobile devices (e.g. Given that: 1) younger users are least likely to give up e-mail and text messaging for a week, and 2) about 1/4 of consumers prefer online banking the most; US mobile users will be conducting transactions from their mobile devices much more regularly.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Marketers have questions, this post has answers: 87 vital social media and online marketing statistics covering everything from how executives and large companies are using social media for marketing, customer service and recruiting to fresh stats on the leading social media platforms to search, email, content and mobile marketing trends. billion likes and comments. MindJumpers ). 3.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches Mobile Ad Network, Snapchat Adds Text Chat & Video

The Realtime Report

Facebook Audience Network mobile ad network launches At f8 – last week Facebook launched its new mobile ad network; as the program rolls out over the next few months, developers can sign up or talk to their ad rep about getting early access (TechCrunch). Twitter is experimenting with a mute feature in its mobile apps – Twitter is testing the ability to ‘mute’ someone you follow; you can still receive DMs from that user and view their profile, but can keep their posts out of your timeline (The Verge). Let us know in the comments below. Twitter.

Mobile Blogging – How to Make Your WordPress Blog Smartphone Ready

Kikolani

Since I got my new HTC Droid Eris, I have been comparing two different plugins to make my WordPress sites more mobile friendly – WordPress Mobile Pack and WPtouch iPhone Theme. WordPress Mobile Pack – Simplicity. WordPress Mobile Pack was the first plugin I discovered while surfing another WordPress blog on my Droid. Homepage using WordPress Mobile Pack.

8 Marketing Trends to Implement in Your 2012 Marketing Plan

yMarketingMatters

Trend #7 – Make a Mobile Version of Your Website! SMART mobile phones and tablets are taking over and have changed the way we do everything in our lives. We share our lives, immediately as they happen, via mobile. People are accessing your website from mobile devices more than you know! Make sure your webiste is optimized for mobile. Offline and online. 

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Create a Positive Website Customer Experience

Spin Sucks

Create a Mobile Customer Experience Given the hustle and bustle of our increasingly modernized world, many people choose to delve into their web needs on portable devices rather than desktop computers. Take the time to make sure your mobile customer experience is as consistent and high quality as all of your other platforms. The major boost in retention rates won’t hurt either.

Why Apps May Become More Important Than Your Website

Convince & Convert

We are spending much of that digital time in mobile devices. Most of that mobile time is spent in apps. this is a topic I initially covered in Youtility , and wrote about here – with a vigorous debate in the comments ). Remarkably, this is up some 575% from the twenty-four minutes spent on mobile devices per day just three years prior, in 2010. tweet this). Or no?

[Solved] Posting Photos To Instagram From Your Desktop

SocMed Sean

Similar to my articles on switching between Twitter mobile and desktop and reorganizing your Facebook photos , I expect that there are a lot of people out there searching for the answer to this one too. could browse, like and comment on the photos just fine, albeit horribly slow (and I have a pretty beefy PC). If you try it, let us know how it works by adding a comment. Cheers!

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity SMM

As consumer use of social media for brand comments and complaints continues to increase, brands are having a hard time keeping up. Only about 20% of consumer comments generate brand responses, and the average response time is over 11 hours. 10 Mobile Marketing Stats. 94% of CMOs plan to use mobile applications within the next 3-5 years. General Marketing Stats. 1.

Facebook Brand Engagement Grows 896% Year-Over-Year

The Realtime Report

A new study by Adobe found that brand engagement (defined as likes, comments, and shares) on Facebook rose 896% year-over-year. Mobile engagement is also way up; around one-quarter of Facebook engagement came from mobile users. Mobile engagement on Facebook rose 4X since Facebook Timeline rolled out. Social Media Statistics Adobe brand engagement mobile

Best Tips for Successful Social Media and Digital Marketing in 2014

yMarketingMatters

The exponential growth of smartphones and other mobile devices is real. More people are using mobile devices to view Web pages. A Remember to check how emails display on mobile. Mobile email users are on the increase! Mobile Mobile now makes up the majority of email opens at 51%. ( Social media and digital marketing are going to grow even stronger in 2014.

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The Future of Mobile Social Networking

Kikolani

This is a guest post by Zack Hanebrink , an online marketing professional guest posting on behalf of Zerista, provider of services to help you build your own mobile community app for your community. Mobile. We have already begun to see a shift in the time spent on social networks on a mobile device. See Full Infographic on How Mobile Phones Are Changing Social Media.

Social Media News Ticker: Tumblr Users Can Now Customize Blogs Via Mobile

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare and Snapchat: Tumblr’s app update allows users to customize the way their blog looks on mobile. Let us know in the comments below. Twitter. Tumblr. Foursquare. Snapchat. Any social media updates that we missed?

How to Build and Monetize a Mobile-Optimized Blog

ProBlogger

For bloggers, creating a mobile site can seem daunting. Without the time, money and a working knowledge of various coding languages, a mobile site can seem out of reach. Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, noted in her 2012 Internet Trends report that mobile traffic today accounts for 10% of total Internet traffic. Why have a mobile site?

How to Silence Readers From Commenting on Your Blog

ProBlogger

You wake up one day and check your mobile phone for any new email notifications. Surprised, you quickly turn your laptop on and glanced at your latest blog post comment status. No comments whatsoever. But how come your visitors left without leaving any comment on your blog? So why don’t you invite them to comment on your blog, literally? 3. There are none.

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54% of Top 100 Brands Use Instagram

The Realtime Report

While Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest all are currently more popular among these brands, Instagram’s high adoption rate indicates that this could change.  ”Instagram’s ability to attract top brands as a mobile-only platform serves as a reminder of the network’s power, as well as a willingness among brands to adapt and move into new spaces.”

Foursquare Evolves From Gamification To Recommendation – But Why?

SocMed Sean

The combination of location-based check-ins, competition for points and “mayor” titles and the ability to add tips/photos is attractive to mobile-device addicts and business owners, alike. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know whether you use Foursquare anymore and whether you think the evolution is a positive one. Notice how I chose my words carefully. Cheers!

Get and Keep Readers

Geoff Livingston

Further, professionalism means engaging your commenters , on and off your blog with respect. Too many times I debated commenters rather than simply thank them for investing the time to comment. Word of mouth through commenting and links did the trick. Keeping readers is partly about a professional attitude about content and respectful commenting. No matter what.

Social Media Comic: Do You Really Need All Those Gadgets?

SocMed Sean

Peanut Butter & Jelly Oreos & Milk Salt & Pepper and… Social media & mobile technology It’s a great fit, right? eMarketer projects that over the next few years, we’ll continue to see steady growth as more and more people purchase smartphones, sign up for social networking accounts and then access social media sites from their mobile devices. Cheers!

Wondering If Mobile Technology Kills Creativity

Ari Herzog

Over the last decade we have seen a rise in mobile technology and mobile applications like never before. At the same time, mobile apps have moved from apps of convenience ( satellite tv streaming , staying on top of sport scores , etc.) to creative and graphic apps such as Instagram that provide creative filters, plus a feature to instantly share the photo. Got a question?