Pinterest Beginner

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Pinterest, Social Media | By

PinterestAre you a newbie on Pinterest, that’s great.  It’s great that you’re on Pinterest and getting engaged.  Pinterest calls itself “helpful”, “visual” and “full of possibilities”.  I love these descriptors but I must add addictive.  Sign up and search for football, or shoes, or beach house and you’ll see what I mean.

Start exploring things you’re interested in and then move on to your business page.  You’ll be surprised what’s getting pinned.  You can even add your boards to your website. (Click here to find out how.)  We added one of more popular boards here.

Here are a few articles from Hubspot to get you started learning what’s what…

And from Social Media Examiner:

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To make your life easier, add a Pin it button to your browser.

“The Pin It button makes it easy to collect the inspiring things you find on the web. After you’ve installed it, just click the little P whenever you see something you want to add to Pinterest.”

(http://about.pinterest.com/en/goodies)

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Twitter Cards

June 10, 2014 | Posted in Social Media, Twitter | By

Twitter Summary CardA new product has arrived for your marketing pleasure!   Twitter Cards, available in eight flavors, will help you increase engagement and likely conversions.

“Twitter Cards make it possible for you to attach media experiences to Tweets that link to your content. Simply add a few lines of HTML to your webpages, and users who Tweet links to your content will have a “card” added to the Tweet that’s visible to all of their followers.”

(https://dev.twitter.com/docs/cards)

The below Card types that can be attached to Tweets, each of which has a beautiful consumption experience built for Twitter’s web and mobile clients.(the links below will take you to dev.twitter.com)

Add the HTML to any page you want to associate a card with — in the head section.  If you’re using a CMS like WordPress, Blogger or Tumblr, visit this page and learn more about integrating Twitter Cards with your site.  By the way this does include information about WordPress.com sites.

 

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Bing Turns 5

June 3, 2014 | Posted in Fun and Quirky, Search Engine | By

bing-logoI caught a tweet from Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land that Bing has turned 5.  Wow — I guess I never noticed it had only just moved into the kindergarten of it’s life…hmmm.  It seems to have been hidden in the background for, say, 10+ years…perhaps an old soul?

Well, Danny’s article about the history and insights will probably not shock you marketers — we’ve all been using Google too.  But, it is worth a read.

http://searchengineland.com/bing-five-years-old-193114

Happy Birthday Bing!  (If you want more information, Google it!)

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