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How To Add Custom URL to Google Plus G+

Laurel Papworth

How to get a custom URL for Google Plus. Anywho, How to add a Google Plus custom URL. I am on my PROFILE menu (right errr left hand side), and the “Your profile is preapproved for the custom URL: google.com/+LaurelPapworth” pops up. Feel free to request a different one but it will take a while… More information on Google Plus Custom URL’s.

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Tools for Mobile Marketing Strategy Success

Spin Sucks

By James Prideaux We all know any successful marketing campaign starts with a sound strategy, and a mobile marketing strategy is no exception. Unfortunately, while mobile continues to grow in its importance as a marketing tactic, many marketers still lack the tools and knowledge to develop a sound and integrated mobile marketing strategy. and nearly $220B worldwide.

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. Quickbooks Mobile. Publish a magazine style page on any topic you like, then populate it with content you curate from your desktop or your mobile device. Expensify. travel a lot. Expensify is available for iPhone and Android.

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Facebook to Debut Canvas Organic Page Posts June 22

SocialTimes Facebook

Please note that as a page administrator , you will be able to see Canvas posts on desktop so you know they were published, but to everyone else, these posts will only display on mobile, because Canvas is only available on mobile. The social network added that once a Canvas is created, its URL can be pasted into a page post, adding that once Canvas has been used once by a page, that page’s Pages Composer menu will feature a “Create a Canvas” option in its drop-down menu. The social network introduced Canvas for iOS and Android smartphones in February.

Feature Friday: Musing about Mobile Networking

Ari Herzog

Here’s my problem: No one touched on the fact that most users access these social networks with their mobile devices! The URL is missing? C’mon! Are you displaying your own website or Twitter URL on your Flickr, Twitter, or LinkedIn page? Make sure your URL appears on the mobile platform and adjust if necessary. When I was done, I was thoroughly disappointed.

Facebook Debuts Several Ad Products, New Features at Cannes Lions

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network also announced the availability of audio and text overlay for Slideshow ads, the release of a video-to-Slideshow creation tool, the ability to create a Slideshow ad from a mobile device and integration with Facebook’s pages photo library and Shutterstock  stock image library. People consume content on mobile in fundamentally different ways than they do on other channels.

Mobile apps are a waste of time for associations.

SocialFish

And I know I’m going to get a lot of grief over it, so let the debate begin. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and my thinking has been influenced by research, including the September Pew Internet report on “The Rise of App Culture,” and a r eport on global mobile statistics from MobiThinking. believe that associations need to get mobile right, and fast.

Google’s Own Mobile Results Ranking in Google

Bill Hartzer

Especially at a time when Google is pushing the mobile version of websites, wanting all of us to make sure that our websites are mobile friendly by April 21st. recent search this morning revealed that the mobile version of Google.com is ranking well in Google’s own search results. The post Google’s Own Mobile Results Ranking in Google appeared first on Bill Hartzer.

Using Mobile Surveys for Immediate Customer Insights

Engaging Brand

Mobile surveys is something that intrigues me -  so I asked Mark Penson to share his insights into mobile surveys (watch out tomorrow for our interview on The Engaging Brand podcast ). Forget Email Surveys: Use Mobile Surveys for Immediate Customer Insights. Use people’s mobile devices to ask them about your brand— while they’re experiencing your brand. modern, convenient mobile survey, quiz or contest during this experience can feel like a natural part of the experience itself. Here are Mark''s views on gaining valuable customer insights. It needn’t be.

Using Google AdSense Hurts Mobile User Experience, Violates Google’s Own Guidelines

Bill Hartzer

Adding Google AdSense to your website hurts the mobile user experience on your website and violates Google’s own suggested guidelines. If you look at the screen capture above, Google’s own Pagespeed Insights is giving my site a 99 percent out of a possible 100 score on the mobile user experience. url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.billhartzer.com%2F&tab=mobile.

Mobile Marketing For Small Business – Does It Need A Rethink?

Small Business Mavericks

A post on the Bing Webmaster Central blog is well worth reading if you optimize your website for both desktop and mobile users. The post discusses Bing’s preference for a single URL no matter what device a visitor is using to access your website. Those points include: Mobile specific URLs rarely rank in search results since there are insufficient indicators to give the URL any value. The more URLs you have, the more search engine crawler you’re going to receive. Single URLs are easier to manage.

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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). Social Media News Ticker Facebook GIFs marijuana ads mobile ad network Pinterest Snapchat Twitter Twitter card analytics Facebook, Twitter, Google.

Mobile apps are a waste of time for associations.

SocialFish

And I know I’m going to get a lot of grief over it, so let the debate begin. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and my thinking has been influenced by research, including the September Pew Internet report on “The Rise of App Culture,&# and a r eport on global mobile statistics from MobiThinking. believe that associations need to get mobile right, and fast.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. Make sure you apply the username to your Facebook Page, not your personal profile, and be sure to use something memorable that people can find by plugging in the URL. You forgot your URL. Want one?

Google Introducing ‘Mobile Friendly’ Tags in Search Results and Signal It Will Start Impacting Search Rankings

ProBlogger

No longer are people simply arriving on your blog on their desktop computer or laptop but on tablets, mobile phones and more. The growth in mobile/tablet traffic has been remarkable. Another month or two and we’ll be hitting a 50/50 split of those on desktops and those on mobile devices. Google Launch Mobile Friendly Tags and Testing Tool.

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Apparently There Will Be No More Mobile Innovating At Microsoft

Bill Hartzer

Apparently there will be no more mobile innovation at Microsoft. Referral URL: [link]. From what I can tell, it appears that Microsoft was thinking of some campaign or site, trying to get people to “innovate on mobile”, thus these domain names were used for that. innovateonmobile.net. innovateonmobile.org. innovateonwindowsmobile.com. innovateonwindowsmobile.net.

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. One sight of a botched interface gives your viewer immediate license to click “X” or swipe out, sending your site into the depths of URL obscurity.

Twelve Steps to A Strong QR Code Campaign

Spin Sucks

The mobile revolution is happening! Increasingly, mobile smart phones and tablets are shifting our attention away from our desktop and laptop computers to our mobile devices. Mobile tags and QR codes give mobile devices instant access to mobile communication. Plan for Mobile. Include videos, interactivity, mobile coupons, fun, and more.

Using Mobile Surveys for Immediate Customer Insights

Engaging Brand

Mobile surveys is something that intrigues me -  so I asked Mark Penson to share his insights into mobile surveys (watch out tomorrow for our interview on The Engaging Brand podcast ). Forget Email Surveys: Use Mobile Surveys for Immediate Customer Insights. Use people’s mobile devices to ask them about your brand— while they’re experiencing your brand. modern, convenient mobile survey, quiz or contest during this experience can feel like a natural part of the experience itself. Here are Mark''s views on gaining valuable customer insights. It needn’t be.

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?

Create a custom url for your Facebook Page

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Create a custom url for your Facebook Page by cinta5 on June 17, 2010 After being asked a few times how to get a custom url for a Facebook page I decided to go ahead and create a post on how to do it. That’s it! About the author Jacinta wrote 70 articles on this blog. Media.

Seven Tools for Your 2012 Marketing and Communication Plans

Spin Sucks

Mobile Content. We know it takes longer for the investment to become clear and we can measure specific campaigns when using unique URLs. Social Media Twitter 2012 planning consolidation gamification google wallet improved analytics marketing and communication mobile content privacy social televisionThis is not our annual trends blog post. Consolidation. Privacy. Gamification.

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Siteminis Launches Mobile Commerce Solution

Bill Hartzer

Have you been looking to turn mobile phone “browsers” into buyers? Now can now turn your mobile website into a brand consistent, fully functional m-commerce destinations without losing control or profits to third parties — regardless of the type of cell phone or carrier your customers use. – Removing reconfiguration of mobile Web sites with each new phone operating system.

9 New Social Media Statistics and What They Really Mean

Convince & Convert

43% of marketers have a mobile-optimized blog This is an increase from 28% last year, but is still remarkably low. Given that as much as half of website traffic to blogs can come from mobile users, to not have a mobile-optimized blog at this point is incredibly short-sighted. If the blog is on WordPress, adding a decent mobile optimization plug-in is a minor thing.

14 Tips to Generate More Leads, Conversions and Sales Using Twitter

Pam Moore

You can’t just hop on Twitter and start spamming urls to your website, blog or sales page. Having an integrated, social and digital platform that is ready for the social savvy and mobile customer is a requirement, not an option for brands looking to generate leads and sales using Twitter. Yes, smart and social savvy marketers know how to generate sales using Twitter. iTunes.

QR Codes 101

Social Media Marketing

Any time you place a QR code, provide a website URL like www.FSQR.org so they can download a reader to scan the code. This may seem obvious, but many companies have gotten it wrong: make sure the QR code goes to a site designed specifically for mobile. guest post mobile QR codesThe following is a guest post from Nick Jerome. QR codes, a.k.a.

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4 Free Social Media Spring Cleaning Tools

Firebelly

Simply enter your blog URL, click ‘Get Your Answer’ and the HubSpot Website Grader will give your blog a grade on a scale from 1-100. Detailed recommendations on how to improve your blog’s performance, mobile display, SEO and security are provided—as well as a checklist of next steps. Spring has sprung and it’s time to clean up your social media channels!

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Does QR stand for Quasi-Ridiculous? (an analysis)

Convince & Convert

From a branding and behavior likelihood perspective (the QR code dwarfs the URL, which is more likely to be used), this is misplaced design priorities, Exhibit A. The ginormous headline doesn’t explain anything , and the body copy talks about $75, $300 and includes an asterisk, a URL, two font colors and capitalization on Vacation Pay. Design. Relevance. Whaaa? Ease-of-Use.

10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda

Adam Sherk

Many are moving to setups in which the full content is accessible on the main page and that is the only URL that can be indexed. Mobile – with mobile averaging 40% of total traffic and continuing to grow, some editorial teams are modifying their writing style to be shorter and more succinct to make the content more digestible on mobile devices.

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An Easter Surprise, Using QR Codes for Instant Sampling

Convince & Convert

Maybe it’s my failing memory brought upon by encroaching middle age, but the ability to snap a photo of something rather than remember a URL is a big win in my estimation. mobile mobile marketing QR Codes Which wichI’m a big fan of QR codes and similar technology. The fastest growing chain in the U.S. But now I have. And it was GOOOD. Well played.

Mobilegeddon II is Coming: Are you Prepared?

Bill Hartzer

Uh oh, Google just announced that a new mobile-friendly update is coming in May 2016. Not because of the fact that the first mobile friendly update back in April 2015 was catastrophic–just because this is the second mobile friendly update for Google that they’ve announced ahead of time, and, well, the first one was called Mobilegeddon. The First Mobilegeddon.

The E-commerce Tipping Point

Twist Image

testament the challenges that traditional retailers face is the exponential growth of mobile (in that cluster, let's include smartphones and tablets). Now, enter their website URL into your smartphone and tell me what you see? Once it is as ubiquitous as e-commerce is today, it's going to make our current world of e-commerce, mobile and social media look like a joke in terms of sales, size and people using it. mobile. Tags: adaptive mobile experience. The business of selling is about to get a whole lot more interesting. The biggest challenge? amazon. business.

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How to Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible

Bill Hartzer

We just got word that Google’s AMP ( Accelerated Mobile Pages ) project is live. That means that if your website can serve up Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) versions of your content then you will probably see more traffic from mobile. Google will be encouraged to show your site more often in the mobile search results. Next, log into WordPress.

Facebook Update: New Layout for Business Pages

yMarketingMatters

It’s a more streamlined layout, consistent with your current Facebook Personal Profile and will look the same on desktop and mobile devices, which is important. Left Column for Business Info:   Including a map, hours of business, contact info, website URL, photos and videos, and number of page likes. The update started rolling out last week and will gradually get to all Pages.

9 Tried-and-Tested SEO Strategies for 2015

Writtent Blog

Optimize for Mobile. As this recent  comScore study indicates, mobile has become the leading digital platform. Internet usage on mobile devices now exceeds desktop usage, and Google has made it clear that they prefer responsive and mobile-optimized websites. They’ve even started including “mobile-friendly” labels in mobile search results. 2. Stop

Please Stop Using Social Media, Mom

Firebelly

Video URL: [link] ]. Virgin Mobile Go Crazy Commercial. This week’s must-see YouTube Tuesday video is a funny after school special parody about a mom who gets addicted to social media called Please Stop Using Social Media, Mom. Check it out and let us know what your favorite line from the video is. One of my personal favorites? Other YouTube Tuesday Posts. Social Media Idiot.

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Google Removing Domain Names From Search Results Increases Internet User Vulnerability

Bill Hartzer

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Google announced that they are beginning to remove the domain name from the mobile search results. Rather than displaying a URL in the search results or a domain name, Google has begun to display a website name or a website name and a breadcrumb of the website’s page. Domain names generally have been removed from the mobile search results.