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  • Top 10 Viral Videos of 2012
    she decided to call her local radio station to try and find out why deer crossings signs are in such a high traffic area Even the radio host was speechless 8 Proctor Gamble Best Job Get your tissues ready 7 Goyte Somebody That I Used To Know This is a great song that has been played everywhere including Glee is that the bar now to gauge how popular a song is However the video is awesome and it has gone on to spawn a whole host of parodies 6 Catch the Ice Dude Ouch WARNING Explicit language in English but with a German accent 5 Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe I m sure we re all sick and tired of this song hence no video 4 Opera Duo Britain s Got Talent Rule Britannia I quite honestly thought after the deluge of talent we have on the TV in UK thanks X Factor for your pantomime antics that we d never actually see real talent again Boy was I wrong 3 A Dramatic Surprise on a Quiet Square This is awesome If you haven t seen it I m saying nothing Just watch 2 Gangnam Style I m at a loss on this one I used to live in Korea in Gangnam itself and there s about 25 different boy and girl bands churning out songs of this quality But PSY the Korean parody artist somehow breaks through into the international market It has to be because of the dancing 1 Kony 2012 Doesn t this seem like a lifetime ago But it s no surprise that it ranks number 1 This video notched up 100 million views by day 6 and has since become the most viral video in history However as we all know this project was

    Original URL path: https://www.2webdesign.com/blog/1585/top-10-viral-videos-of-2012/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Blogging to Build a Brand
    don t drink before they write Now that we have come to an agreement that blogging is one of the pillars of doing business we must understand how we can use this powerful tool to communicate your personal or commercial brand There are extensive variety of tools out there that you can use to enhance the functionality and the sociability of your blog To get started however you need an action plan to be effective so here it is Customize Your Blog If you are building a commercial brand or already have a website DO NOT get a free blog on a 3rd party domain and use one of those cheesy templates What you want to do is get the blogging script installed on your website domain in a sub directory and create a customized template that follows the branding of your website Not only does this keep the traffic on your domain but it also builds search engine value on your website creating many opportunities for in bound links and a source of targeted traffic Besides it looks a lot more professional Generate compelling titles that inflict curiosity but are also keyword rich Keep the search engines in mind so adding relevant key phrases related to your industry topic in the beginning and bottom of the article is good practice Add dynamic content Text alone is boring add complimentary visuals and videos if you can tip use www istockphoto com for nice imagery Always keep content fresh Blogs are not like wine they don t age well so ensure that you are active and consistent on whatever time periods you do decide to blog Be a little controversial at times to generate a dialogue Add social sharing tools to allow users to post on Facebook Twitter etc Have the

    Original URL path: https://www.2webdesign.com/blog/1544/blogging-to-build-a-brand/ (2016-04-27)
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  • 3 Sure Ways to Murder Your Business
    grinding experiences that you have had Some strategies to work smarter that I have found useful are Systemize Use industry standard CRM and ERP systems that streamline production track progress eliminate repetitive tasks and unnecessary paperwork Depending on your business requirements there might be an off the shelf system that you could use to manage your work flow production or customer service Some businesses would require specialize systems others might require a customized one but many systems are designed to plug and play from the get go Automation By automating repetitive tasks not only do you save time but you increase efficiency and responsiveness Time management This can be very difficult if you are used to working in a certain way Most of us by nature are procrastinators and it is a hard habit to get out of Prioritize your tasks effectively and learn to rely on your team members when required Outsource lacking skill sets A jack of all trades is a master of none Nobody knows everything so find out what your weaknesses are and employ or outsource the skill sets needed to run your business Work with specialists and invest the time to become a specialist in your trade Make effective use of technology please Do not lag behind times learn and come on board with how technology can affect your business 2 Being narrow minded and having thick skin that doesn t shed Don t take this the wrong way but your market is defined by your customers not you If there is indication that the marketplace is evolving you need to adapt quickly Be open to change I am sure that some businesses have been conducting business a certain way for the past several decades and its been going fine However if there is a change in how customers are now researching and buying your product you need to be on top of that change In fact if your competitors are doing it you are already too late Take the scenario of the thick skinned BLOCKBUSTER business They were at their peak in 2009 and bankrupt in 2010 One of their biggest mistake was that they were too late in responding to the market gobbling online streaming service NETFLIX The key lesson to learn here is to stay on top of your customers buying behaviour and reaching out to them where ever possible Evolve adapt and even change your business model if you have to Following are some key points to keep in mind Stay on top of trends in the marketplace Quickly adapt to shifting markets Regularly connect with your customers and prospects using social media and customer relationship management systems Staying connected is proven to increase customer retention 3 A love affair with yellow page ads The reality is that print advertising is in decline Printed newspapers yellow pages and directories are becoming extinct The only place these marketing mediums will shine in the next few years is in museums We tend to

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  • Getting Started with LinkedIn Networking
    if you need a refresher problem action result Branding you are not your title stand out be different plain simple English leave comments in discussions get your voice heard be known as a subject matter expert Finding Contacts use the Search tool search pulls from Current and Past positions Advanced Search Tool Add Connections connect through email contacts may not allow for custom invites Search Members through Groups Introductions through 1st degree contacts only if not urgent Growing Your Network value of LinkedIn is viewing your 1st degree contact s connections can t have more than 30 000 1st degree contacts don t discriminate who you connect with you want their 2nd and 3rd degree contacts you want to know who they know for 2nd and 3rd degree contacts use the Yellow Box on the right hand side LinkedIn requires you to choose how you know the person don t know may not allow you to send invite best to choose friend always use personalized invitations when sending invitation always include a signature this lets people know who you are and what you do however LinkedIn won t let you include email or website so you tagline always send a personal message back when someone wants to connect ex Hi happy to connect thanks for the invitations let me know if I can help Then finish with email signature this tells people what you do discussions members Recommendations Viewers of this Profile Also Viewed Connections if you become 1st degree contacts with your competition you will be able to see their contacts and vice versa Becoming a LinkedIn Thought Expert write an ebook write an e zine always think of your brand when posting add your own valuable content to Answers Discussions not just sounds good or good question create

    Original URL path: https://www.2webdesign.com/blog/114/getting-started-with-linkedin-networking/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Getting Your Business on Facebook
    an average of 130 friends more than 50 of active users log on to Facebook every day most users are connected to an average of 80 pages communities and groups Facebook Your Social Steroid Your guide to getting the most out of your organization s Facebook page Balancing Your Act on Facebook create interesting content Like pages that Like you show support interact with other Likes on their page comment on their comments this way their fans will be able to view your comments and interactions reminder make sure you are creating a conversation Conversational Strategies open ended questions vs statement the results are obvious simply Like a comment takes two seconds and look at the results Photo tagging get people to tag themselves in your photos these photos will then show up on their friend s News Feed another great way to get your name out there and get more Likes create a Poll Monitoring Your Facebook Audience Insights must have over 30 Likes provides a breakdown of Likes plus which posts are working provides breakdown of demographics and locations can see Likes and Unlikes even where your Likes are coming from can easily export data to spreadsheet format A different type of monitoring hunting for opportunities Facebook Ad Marketing can advertise your Facebook page facebook com 2webdesign or an outside URL www 2webdesign com choose your own budget choose what works for your organization pay per click or pay for impressions use Ads Manager to see exactly how your Ad is doing Whats New on Facebook Talking about this Timeline Interested in utilizing Facebook for your business Then please contact a member of our team This entry was posted in Online Marketing and tagged facebook social media Bookmark the permalink Leave a Reply Your email address will not

    Original URL path: https://www.2webdesign.com/blog/109/getting-your-business-on-facebook/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Getting Started with Twitter
    follow back policy you will be able to tell by their Following to Followers ratio look for a fairly even dispersion use TwitterCounter Search free tool that allows you to easily input data to view your Twitter stats use Listorious free tool that lets you search through Lists created by other Twitter users TweetAdder automatically finds people to follow based on your search criteria and unfollows people that don t follow you back within a specified time again Twellow and Wefollow add your Twitter handle EVERYWHERE This includes your email signature website Facebook LinkedIn Blog etc Got all that now how do I Tweet Effectively Content the Holy Grail 2 3 others 1 3 yours this is an acceptable ratio links that are placed in the front 1 4 to 1 2 of Tweets perform much better than links posted at the end when retweeting manual retweeting is the best as opposed to just hitting the retweet button try saying something like thanks for following or let us know what you would like to see from us on Twitter Direct Messaging careful often seen as spam don t push the sale right off the bat can only DM people that you follow and that follow you back Timely is is a great tool to determine best times to Tweet can schedule posts for your to ensure maximum effectiveness or can opt for post now downside can t choose the scheduled time to Tweet Shelf life of a Tweet is only 3 hours Ok to repeat Tweets to ensure that the Tweet receives maximum visibility but don t over do it Third Party Tools bit ly free excellent for shortening links and tracking clicks HootSuite basic version is free can manage multiple Social Media accounts monitor tweets mentions retweets topics hashtags

    Original URL path: https://www.2webdesign.com/blog/104/getting-started-with-twitter/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Key Elements in Setting up a Blog
    feeds RSS integration is a must for every blog RSS aggregator that allows you to read multiple blogs at once RSS allows syndication where you can allow a feed of the blog in to another page Feed Manager Feed manager greatly reduces the server load Allows you to brand your feed with your logo Makes moving a blog to another platform easy feedburner feedblitz Commenting Ability Make it easy to comment Respond to comments and engage with your audience Moderate them on a regular basis Categorize Effectively Recommended if you have many articles Contact Info Include your contact information prominently Links to your website Have recent posts Include ARCHIVES Have Search feature Trackbacks Ping Pingback Build relationships by entering URLs that are relevant Turn on your radar Incorporate Google Analytics Implement Social Media Links There are modules available that allow you to share your articles on social media platforms Blogging Platforms WordPress Typepad Blogger Tumblr Hosted Blog Posterous What to Write Blogs are all about your target market What is your UVP How do you solve problems Speak to your audience Write about trends in your industry Use Google reader to gather relevant content Utilize guest blogging How to Be Effective Generate compelling titles Keep search engines in mind Add dynamic content video links infographics Fresh content rules Be a little controversial Include Call to Actions in sidebar This entry was posted in Online Marketing SEO and tagged blog marketing blogging Bookmark the permalink Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Click here to cancel reply Comments Older posts Newer posts Recent Posts Join us for The Evolution of Google and How It Impacts Your Website Extending visibility with online portfolio for NoelleChorney com Hola Spanish website update for CanNorth to boost reach

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  • 2 awesome presentations on Facebook and LinkedIn
    titled Facebook Your Social Steroid and LinkedIn The Real Guide Both sessions were a huge success The audience members were awesome and asked a ton of great questions They definitely kept us on our toes We will be presenting two more seminars with Business Infosource on Twitter and Blogging We hope to see a great turn out once again Thanks to Business Infosource for hosting such an amazing event and to all of you who have attended or still plan to attend You guys rock Facebook Your Social Steroid LinkedIn Getting Started This entry was posted in Online Marketing and tagged facebook linkedin Bookmark the permalink Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Click here to cancel reply Comments Older posts Newer posts Recent Posts Join us for The Evolution of Google and How It Impacts Your Website Extending visibility with online portfolio for NoelleChorney com Hola Spanish website update for CanNorth to boost reach Category Company News Design Work Event Recaps Online Marketing SEO Web News Download eBook Archive 2016 April March February January 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Read Our Blog 25 Apr 2016 Join us for The Evolution of Google

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