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Roughly a month ago now UK2.NET have launched their Facebook Integration service – allowing any of their hosted clients to integrate their entire website into a facebook fanpage within a matter of minutes (5 to be exact). Simple instructions are provided right from within the UK2.NET control panel to setup your Facebook page, and integrate your website into it. Normally this addon sells for £1/month – however we, as usual, have a coupon for you giving you 12 months of integration completely free. Simply use FBFREE12 during checkout. The team over at UK2.NET has even went as far as to setup a video showing just how easy it is to integrate your site with your Facebook page using their service:
The internet is the hottest place today to earn cash. If you are planning to start an online business, then you first need to know that although the internet will potentially generate a lot of cash for you, it doesn’t mean that you will be able to achieve success overnight. You still need to work hard even if it is an online business.
And, if you want to become successful with your new online business, you need to market it on the internet. You have to remember that if you have a new website, no one knows about it and if someone knows it exist, he or she wouldn’t care. You have to market your products by marketing your website. It’s how it works in the internet.
It is also important to remember that marketing on the internet is different from marketing in the real world. In fact, even the most experienced marketers in the real world have hard time marketing in the internet. It is a new kind of marketing and it will require different strategies to make things sell.
There are free ways to market in the internet. However, these free ways can be a pain. Unless you are a really good writer, it is often very hard to catch people’s attention in the internet. If you are just a beginner in the world of internet marketing, then you might want to try out Facebook. Here, marketing is easy, effective, and is very cheap. (more…)
2 new updates are coming to the Google+ buttons you’ve all been using on your sites. Take note that for anyone within the Google+ Preview Group – all of these updates go live right NOW! First, Google is updating the +1 button sharing flow. Your users have been able to share from the +1 button for about six months. However, the sharing flow has required a second click to open the sharing box. When you click to +1 today from your preview account, the sharing box will display automatically, giving you the ability to share right away. Second, they’re updating the Google+ badge to use a Follow button. Your users will soon be able to add your Google+ page to their following circle with just a single click. As usual no changes are required on your behalf to your existing buttons/badges.
If you are not part of the Google+ Preview Group head on over to http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/platform-preview/ to sign up. This preview will enable you to see how these pre-release updates will affect your site.
The staff writers over at Best Colleges Online have put together a great list of 50 Twitter hash chats that are beneficial to business, as well as marketing students. The chats are categorized into several sections:
For the full list head on over to http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/50-best-twitter-chats-for-business-students.
Google Plus pages have been long overdue. I remember writing about them back on July 21st – and now, finally – 3 months later – Google Plus Pages have finally went live! As of now Google Plus users can head on over to the Create a Page tool and get started with their own page. I would go into detail here explaining the different options that you get – but Danny Sullivan has already done a great job of that over at his blog – so head on over to http://searchengineland.com/google-pages-now-open-for-businesses-brands-places-more-100217 and read through all of the different features a Google Plus Page can offer you.
In the meantime I will leave you with Google’s own Youtube video regarding Google+ Pages:
Most businesses with any online presence, along with bloggers and webmasters, are aware of the benefits that Twitter can have on your business. There are SEO benefits, marketing and promotional benefits, and customer relationship benefits to name just a few. Fact is that you’re business or website has probably been mentioned on Twitter – even if you don’t have a Twitter account for it. It’s important to know how often your content is being shared and discussed on the Twitter network, to see the traffic that comes in to your site from Twitter, to see the various tweets mentioning your content. This is where Twitter Web Analytics comes in, a tool that helps website owners understand how much traffic they receive from Twitter and the effectiveness of Twitter integrations on their sites.
Christopher Golda announced the launch on Tuesday, however mentioned it will only be rolled out this week to a small pilot group of partners, and will be made available to all website owners within the next few weeks.
Google has been quietly hosting weekly hangouts for webmasters allowing them to ask Google engineers various questions related to a specific topic chosen for each hangout. The next hangout is scheduled for Wednesday 31 Aug 2011 at 11:30am PDT for 1 hour, announced by Jenny Murphy earlier this morning. The topic for this hangout will be +Snippets and Schema.org markup. To join the hangout simply keep an eye on Jenny’s profile at 11:30am PDT, and remember there is a maximum of 10 users at a time within a G+ hangout – so show up early and prepare to wait a little.
Many of you who are using the Google +1 buttons on your site may have noticed that as of last week you can now see faces and names of friends and contacts who have +1′d you’re page. Their new addition to the code now allows these annotations to be displayed inline rather than in a bubble pop-up.
The new code for inline annotations can be generated at http://www.google.com/webmasters/+1/button/. Bubble annotations are standard and will automatically display on your site without the need for updating any of the code.
No, it’s not a typo. I really am saying hello to a ‘brand-new’ social network launched today called Heello (pronounced he-low), created by Noah Everett, the founder of TwitPic. Interestingly enough the launch of Heello came the day after Twitter launched it’s own photo-sharing service as a direct competitor to TwitPic – which ofcourse brings up the question if Heello is just Noah’s way of getting back at Twitter. As of right now Heello is a direct replica of Twitter with the sole difference really being the lingo. Instead of tweeting, users send “pings” to their followers. Instead of retweeting, users “echo” other posts. And instead of following, friends “listen” to their friends. The only real new feature of Heello is that updates appear in a user’s stream in real-time, which can get quiet annoying if you are trying to maintain a conversation with someone and suddenly their ping has been pushed down and out of view by 15 new non-english Pings.
Everett told VentureBeat that Heello will soon support video, checkins, SMS integration, mobile apps and a “Channels” feature that works much like Twitter Lists – but as it stands right now – it’s simply a Twitter clone. Regardless I have signed up to see what the future will bring for Heello. To see the service in action for yourself, check out the live stream of public activity; or sign-up for an account yourself!
Small business owners are using technology and social media more and more these days, and not just to advertise their business, but to learn about their competition and keep up to date on the latest trends. In my ever-growing effort to help Rapid Purple has now officially joined Foursquare! You’d be surprised how many business owners have no idea that NYC has a Business Library, or the Lehman College features a Small Business Development Center on campus; I hope to help fix that. Follow the Rapid Purple Foursquare to learn about all the different small business helpers around the Tri-State Area.
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