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. Is your small business taking advantage of mobile technology?

Effective Email Marketing In The Mobile Environment

The Realtime Report

Effective Email Marketing In The Mobile Environment By Jasmine Chambers. Five years ago, most businesses paid little attention to the way their marketing emails looked to recipients viewing them on their mobile phones. You need to make sure that your emails look great on mobile screens.

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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.

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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. It’s an exciting time both for mobile development and associations.

8 Must-Have Apps for Your Mobile/Social Business

Janet Fouts

I 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.

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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. Monday, April 6, Twitter revamped its retweet feature.

81 Percent of Marketers Optimize Social Video for Mobile [Infographic]

Convince & Convert

New improvements in mobile hardware and data plans have led to a video-first world that is largely mobile too, which means that your customer is quite literally not listening anymore. 85% of consumers report watching videos from their mobile devices.

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.

3 Quick and Easy Short Video Tools for Mobile Animation

Socially Sorted

It’s so easy with the right tools, so let’s jump in and take a look at 3 of the short video tools you can use to do this: 3 Quick and Easy Short Video Tools for Mobile Animation. #1 Leave a comment below! .

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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. It’s funny what 12 months does to a person.

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.

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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. Occasionally I get some really funny blog comments.

Streamline Social Efforts with Facebook Ad Comments in the Smart Inbox

Sprout Social

As people interact more and more with ads across social platforms, the ability to monitor and engage with comments on ads—similar to how you would on organic posts—is essential to a successful brand strategy. Getting Started with Ad Comments Inside Sprout.

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. Meyer does a nice job of looking at the way Google is changing to adapt to smaller screens and there’s a great discussion in the comments on what that means for internet marketing and SEO. What Does Mobile Matter To Marketers?

Role of Mobile Marketing to Grow Your Business

Social Media Marketing

Mobile Marketing promoting is another meaning of web showcasing. Mobile phones have turned into a necessary piece of our life and steady utilization of cell phones in day by day life presents a thought for the improvement of this system.

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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. I don’t even think an automated bot of some sort would allow comments like these on a blog.

Online & mobile disaster relief efforts for Japan

SocialFish

There was a question on an ASAE listserve last week from a Japanese AMC looking for online/mobile examples of what associations and nonprofits could do to help with Japanese relief efforts following the earthquake a couple of weeks ago. Association Case Studies From the Trenches Mobile

The Mobile Marketing Studio: 26 Apps to Help You Create Epic Social Media Content on Your Smartphone

Buffer Social

Mobile phone cameras are now incredibly powerful and we wanted to share with you some apps to help you capture and create social media content from scratch. Over is one of the most popular mobile apps for editing photos. Maintain your presence on social media when from your mobile.

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Websites

Shift Digital

Do you know what your mobile website looks like from a smartphone? A poorly designed mobile website is more detrimental than not having a website at all. Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Websites. These statistics remind us about the importance of mobile websites.

Monitor & Engage Anytime With Facebook & Instagram Push Notifications on Mobile

Sprout Social

Mobile users can configure push notifications for each individual message type and for each Facebook Page and Instagram profile, providing the flexibility to enable/disable notifications based on what’s most important to them. By harnessing the power of the Smart Inbox on mobile, Facebook and Instagram push notifications enable teams to stay informed and involved while on-the-go. Keeping Brands Engaged on Mobile. Social media is 24/7.

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.

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Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

SocialTimes Facebook

This gives contributors the flexibility to stream great live content from a mobile device on behalf of a page whenever it happens, while allowing the page admin to maintain security and control over their page.

Facebook Announces New, Improved Share and Save Options, Social Plugins

SocialTimes Facebook

Additionally, new versions of all our social plugin buttons are now available with the following improvements: Mobile-friendly: The original like button was designed when mobile was in its early days.

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7 Key Design Elements for a Mobile Landing Page that Converts

ProBlogger

But is your landing page optimized for mobile users? Is it able to drive enough conversions on mobile? When you’re designing a landing page, make sure you optimize it for mobile users. The seven key design elements below can help you design a mobile landing page optimized for conversions. For a mobile landing page, your headline has to be even shorter, because you have even less space to work with. Take a look at the mobile landing page for the Albert app below.

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. Subscribe to the comments for this post?

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

Mobile ad revenue soared 70 percent year-over-year to $5.73 billion, and mobile represented 84 percent of total ad revenue in the third quarter of 2016, up from 78 percent in the year-earlier period. Mobile MAUs were up 20 percent versus the third quarter of 2015, to 1.66

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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. Make sure your webiste is optimized for mobile.

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Facebook Announces More Metrics Fixes

SocialTimes Facebook

The number of likes and comments on stories on Facebook about a URL. We have found that there may be a difference between what these metrics count and what the mobile search query counts.

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). Let us know in the comments below. Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vine and Snapchat: Facebook.

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. Homepage using WordPress Mobile Pack.

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.

[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. If you try it, let us know how it works by adding a comment.

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 ). Mobile Usage = App Usage.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Half of all Facebook users use it on mobile devices, at least occasionally. billion likes and comments. Of Twitter’s 165 million users, half access Twitter on mobile devices at least occasionally. ( HubSpot ). Just 11% use mobile content and only 9% create eBooks.

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.

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 recent Skava Consumer Mobile Shopping Survey found that 71 percent of smartphone owners shop using their mobile device.

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Apple TV, Google Chromecast Users Can Stream Facebook Videos to Their TVs

SocialTimes Facebook

And if you’re streaming a Facebook Live video to your TV, you can see real-time reactions and comments on the screen, and you can join in the conversation yourself by reacting or commenting.

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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? Between now and 2015, the use of mobile devices to access social media is going to continue to skyrocket But the good often brings the bad, too.

Is Closing Blog Comments a Good Idea?

Kikolani

Today, Ari at AriWriter wrote about closing or moderating blog comments in response to another blogger who is closing comments on posts after two weeks. Reasons I Keep Comments Open. While I can understand why closing comments on older posts is a good idea due to all of the heavy spamming that goes on (I have considered doing it myself from time to time) ultimately I think that commenting should stay open for the following reasons. Encouraging Comments.