Is your business easy to find for local and mobile searchers.

Saying It Social

I promptly pulled out my smart phone, went to Google and typed merely “Italian deli&# – not having to add a geographic modifier because the GPS on my phone was enabled and would automatically pull local business listings based on my current location. Because it was late, I was only interested in the results that returned with a phone number so that I could call and make sure the establishment was still open.

Foursquare Review: Why You Should Check In

Bill Hartzer

Well, that’s the basic premise behind Foursquare. Foursquare is a social networking website that works off the location of its users. Keeping up with the whereabouts of your friends has never been easier than with Foursquare. After logging into a Foursquare account, people can check-in at different venues either from a computer, laptop, or mobile device. Foursquare has great potential as a way for businesses to better connect with their customers and client base.

Path: the sequel

Sherrilynne Starkie

That was until last week’s relaunch which repositions the platform as a ‘smart journal’ for use on smart phones. Path, available for iOS and Android devices, also integrates with Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Tumblr to allow cross-posting to the social networks. Featured Headline Social Media Facebook Foursquare MySpace Path.com Social network TwitterWell over a year ago a new social network, Path, was launched.

Five Social Media Predictions for 2010

Socialized

Augmented Reality (AR) is the ability to place computer-generated information, such as text and labels, on top of live real world data, such as video from a smart phone. Location-based applications like Foursquare and Brightkite will not be the darlings of social media as some predict, but will instead turn into features and dissolve into general social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Here are my five social media predictions for 2010.

When a Picture is Truly Worth 1,000 Words

Convince & Convert

Some of the top location-based services are Facebook Places , foursquare , Gowalla and SCVNGR. With the quality of the cameras on smart phones ever increasing, customers are taking brochure-quality pictures of their food and drink. mobile Aaron Strout foodspotting Foursquare Gowalla LBS location-based services microcontent WCGGuest post by Aaron Strout , head of location-based marketing at global agency WCG. He blogs at Citizen Marketing 2.1.

The Reality Behind the Check-In Hype [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet About a year ago location based services (LBS) such as Foursquare , Gowalla was announced as the new big thing in digital and social media. Now approaching a year after the launch of Places, we have found this infographic, which is taking a reality check on the state of location based services focusing on Foursquare and Facebook Places. Check out the rest of the data in the infographic (click image to view large): Similar Posts: The Growth of Foursquare In an Infographic.

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Learning via the Social Media Game

Bare Feet Studios

Do you have a smart phone? FourSquare/Gowalla. 15-second videos straight from your phone to Facebook, Twitter, Email. Aloha HowTo Social Media #SBOSM facebook flickr foursquare instragram linkedin smcjournal smcobserver twitter ustream youtubeTomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media.

Facebook Places Explained

Mindjumpers

Part of the idea behind Facebook Places is the same as with other geolocation services like Gowalla and Foursquare: to create spontaneous meetings. I am not sure whether or not Facebook Places will eventually overrule other services like Foursquare and Gowalla or how powerful geolocation will be. billion mobile phones on the planet, it will be interesting to see where it will bring us in the future.

4 Useful Windows Phone Apps

Idaconcpts

Windows Phone 8 has the backing of Microsoft. As such, Windows 8 users and adopters may be assured that there will be Windows phone apps available for their consumption now and long into the future. Their Windows Phone 8 is unique. 4 th & Mayor brings the fun and convenience of the Foursquare app to the Windows Phone environment. Foursquare delivers content about your local area, like restaurants, coffee shops, bars and much more to your smart phone.

Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?

yMarketingMatters

Do not sign your business up if you are not going to use your smart phone. Foursquare. Major updates have breathed new life into this social media channel, but there is still a debate whether Foursquare has a future or no t, which makes it a tricky platform to invest in. million businesses on Foursquare and local businesses canstill leverage this network to build their customer base with new prospects and reward their most loyal customers.

5 Apps Every Business Owner Should Have

Idaconcpts

Phones have come a long way, and nowadays they can help you manage your life more easily and help you keep your sanity. If you are a business owner and have a smart phone, here are 5 must have apps that can keep you and your business running smoothly. If your business doesn’t have a blog, then you need to start one write now by downloading the Blogger or WordPress app onto your smart phone.

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Social Media Trends in 2010

Freelance Social Media

Social business becomes serious play “Relatively new networks such as Foursquare are touted for the focus on making networked activity local and mobile. However, it also has a game-like quality to it which brings out the competitor in the user.&# I’m a big fan of Foursquare. A coffee shop may have a Foursquare promotion that gives a free latte to the “mayor&# of said coffee shop.

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7 Mobile Marketing Stats That Will Blow Your Mind

Convince & Convert

75% of Americans admit to bringing their phone to the bathroom. Smart retailers (like Target) are recognizing this trend and incentivizing the use of mobile phones within the store with discounts and coupons targeted at mobile users. Many restaurants are doing the same thing by offering a free drink, appetizer or a coupon code to those that check in using Foursquare, Yelp or Facebook. Mobile marketing is the future.

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What’s Your Mobile Marketing Strategy?

Small Business Mavericks

Developments in mobile technology such as the iPhone and other web-enabled smart phones have propelled this growth. Leveraging applications such as FourSquare and Twitter with geo-targeting capabilities to target your reach. Amidst all the hype with social media, there’s a growing trend that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle: Mobile marketing.

Top 6 Rules of Digital Marketing: Learn from Matomy and Other Masters

Idaconcpts

These days, one of the best things you can do with your website design is create an easy to navigate and uniform visual that translates well on standard sized screens and smart phones. No more one design for the laptop and another for the phone. You’ll want to make sure you’re listed in local directories, that you’ve got a Google Places page, that you’ve signed your business up with Yelp, Foursquare, etc.

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Untapping the social side of beer

Jeff Esposito

A social network that I can get on board with (I fully admit I don’t go out enough to lead and exciting Foursquare life). Early into researching different sites, I was drawn to a website based check-in site called Untappd (with a smart phone application hopefully coming down the road). This is a guest post from Nick Gosselin. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “ There can ‘t be good living where there is not good drinking.&#.

Klout and Peerindex – social network loyalty cards?

The Way of the Web

Both Klout and Peerindex require you to hook up various sources in order to calculate your influence – Klout includes Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Foursquare, Youtube, Instragram, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress.com, Last.fm Like a lot of people, I’m registered on both Klout and Peerindex , which both attempt to track my online influence in slightly different ways to give one overall score which can be compared to others in my areas of interest.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

However, it’s important to recognize that 3 times more people use Facebook from a smart phone every month than use Twitter at all. FourSquare and Gowalla go Back to the Future The new location-based darlings FourSquare and Gowalla are stealing a lot of the place-based intimacy that originally propelled Twitter. link] larrythewineguy Seems to me you wouldn't put all your eggs into any one basket, Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare or any of them.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Location, Location, Location The biggest story of the event was the widespread usage of presence services foursquare and Gowalla. foursquare has a very interesting new dashboard that shows business owners data about how and when people have checked-in. Thus, to avoid boring their followers with #sxsw tweet barrages, many people bypassed Twitter in favor of foursquare or Gowalla.