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Twitter2-256People love photos than texts. This is why visual marketing is more effective than texts. Boosting your social media marketing using visual tags and post will be successful if you know your target market, the things they want to see and how you will reach them – through image tagging. When you use hashtags, use it effectively by identifying the trending ones but do not use the ones that don’t have anything to do with your brand. Lastly, make it accessible and easier for your followers to share your image through networks they are familiar with such as geo-tagging and simple sharing.

Source: Entrepreneur

10-30-2012-10-37-08-AMHere are some tips for social media users to keep everything in place. First, you need to take it easy and stop trying so hard to people by flooding them with tags, your self-proclaimed promos and unsolicited  comments to other’s that do not concern you. People get annoyed with those actions.

It is also advised to schedule your posts to avoid cramming and create focus on what you should importantly be doing. Also, do not accept all followers. Take time to think of your actions and content.

Generate great results by sharing good contents from your website. Remember, good things reach good people.

Source: Tech. Co

Google’s Stock Sees 5% Drop

facebook-901-million-users-259x250Google, being one of the top revenue earners over the past decade, has reported that its stocks dropped more than 5%. During the first quarter of this year, they have reported earnings of about $6.27 for every share on revenue, amounting to $15.42 billion through the first quarter. With the said figure, they’ve missed the Wall Street estimate for their earnings that was believed to be on the $6.44revenue per share or about $15.52 billion. The said loss was believed to be because of the continues drop the company is getting from the average cost-per-click, seeing a drop of 9% per year due to the continued growth in ads consumed on mobile devices. Since then, Google dropped its shares from the thousand dollar range to the mid-$500. For more on this, go to the source.

Source: Mashable

Facebook256Social media can become an effective business venue for many small businesses, but any enterprise that wants to use these sites should implement social networking responsibility to avoid any mistakes. If you want to keep something private, do not share the content on social media, as even deleted posts can reappear.

This may help in securing your company’s confidential data, too. Always be decent and legal and most importantly be honest.  In addition, you should respect other cultures and avoid spam and using defamatory and obscene language on social media.

Being responsible on social media can bring positive things for your business, so be sure to practice being responsible to avoid any troubles. Check out the full story from the source.

Source: The Drum

Facebook2562What’s the best approach when choosing a paid social media service monitoring tool? Check out the seven tips from business2community.com.

  1. Decide on your objectives and so figure out why you need social media monitoring tool. Determine if you want to keep an eye on what people say about your business.
  2. Next thing is through assessing your budget. How much money do you want to spend on this tool?
  3. Identify what type of support you will get from the social media monitoring tool.

Read more about this guide from the source. See if you also need social media monitoring tool for your online business.

Source: Business2Community

Google to Buy WhatsApp

GoogleDigital Trends reports hearing from an inside source that Google has been in talks to buy the hugely popular messaging app for the past few weeks and the current offer is said to be “close to” $1 billion.

If this sounds familiar, it’s because Facebook was rumored to be interested in buying WhatsApp at the end of last year, though the price tag was never publicized for that rumor. If the $1 billion figure is correct, it would put WhatsApp in the same ballpark as Instagram, which was acquired by Facebook last year.

WhatsApp is the most popular of a new crop of mobile messaging apps that some say pose a threat to bigger companies like Facebook and Google. The app, which lets users send messages for free across smartphone platforms, launched in 2009 and has tens of millions of users.

It’s currently the No. 1 app in Apple’s App Store in dozens of countries, according to data from AppAnnie, and it has been downloaded more than 100 million times on Google Play.

Source: Mashable

GoogleGoogle has announced plans to kill Google Reader, its RSS feed compiler, on July 1st. Apple is taking a defensive tone against Samsung as the Galaxy S4 launch approaches.

And Twitter recently acquired We Are Hunted, a music discovery service it’s expected to rebrand as Twitter Music.

Source: Mashable

Bitdefender said that a new scam is targeting Facebook and Gmail.

A new variant of the notorious Zeus malware can manipulate the way the bank reports account balances so victims are unaware that money has been moved out of the account.

The new scam asks unwary users to “link” their credit card information with either Facebook or Google and transform these accounts into digital wallets.

Whenever the users try to bring up Facebook or Gmail from infected PCs, they are presented with the genuine service login page, but, in the background, Zeus injects its code in the login form to also request credit card information.

The attack is totally convincing as the browser shows the URL of the real login service. It also offers a good explanation as to why the user is asked to enter credit card info:

Facebook users are told they can directly buy Facebook credits after they link the credit-card to the account, while Gmail users are told they can use Gmail as a “digital wallet” and pay by simply entering their e-mail address.

Source: Online Security Guide

Google’s U.S. home page enjoys a modest doodle and link to a campaign for Internet freedom as the 4th of July is celebrated.

Today, instead of some glorious and uplifting doodle, Google offers a very simple affair, the logo spelling out the words: “This Land Was Made For You And Me.”

The only unusual accompaniment is that of an acoustic guitar, a homage to Woody Guthrie, whose “This Land Is My Land” includes the doodle’s line.

Guthrie was very keen to offer of his guitar that “This Machine Kills Fascists.” However, Google has taken the opportunity to attack not merely fascists, but a few communists (and even apparently democratic types) around the world who wish to tamper with the Internet.

Source: CNET News