Social Marketing With Live Video Streams

Small business owners can now have their very own video broadcasting networks right in their pockets. Smartphone apps Periscope and Meerkat enable spontaneous or scripted recording of videos and instant broadcast to fans and customers on Twitter or Facebook. Here’s how it works…[Continue Reading…]

400 Free Tools For Business Building

There are a lot of specialized tasks involved in building a successful online business. If you’re a programmer, a graphic artist, a website designer, a search engine optimization whiz, a copy writer, and a social media expert, you might be able to do it all on your own. But most entrepreneurs need help. Hiring an expert is one way to get ‘er done, but first, check out this list of FREE self-service business building tools…[Continue Reading…]

Social Marketing With Twitter Website Cards

Marketing on Twitter is simple. You craft a Tweet of less than 160 characters that includes your enticing message and a compelling call to action (“Visit our site,” “Retweet this,” “Follow me,” etc.) then click “Send” and hope for results. It takes little time and costs nothing. It works, to some degree. But for a few advertising budget dollars, Twitter will help it work even better. Here’s the scoop…[Continue Reading…]

Are You Paying For Ads That Nobody Sees?

If you buy online display ads through an ad agency, ad network, or other intermediary, you are not getting what you pay for. The results you do get may be worth the price that you pay, but in planning an online ad campaign you should never rely on the “cost per impression” figures you’re quoted. The real CPI, in terms of ads that human eyeballs see, may be ten times higher. Here’s the ugly truth…[Continue Reading…]


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