When we think of social media, the first thought that comes to mind is usually not LinkedIn. On its home page, LinkedIn touts itself as “the world’s largest professional network.” Most think of LinkedIn as a site just for professionals and those seeking jobs as professionals. If you’re bypassing this social media site because you’re thinking these things, you may need to think again. LinkedIn has some new tools that can go a long way in helping grow your business.
You start like everyone else, with a basic listing. A typical example would be the LinkedIn listing for Start Elevator, Inc.. This construction company, located in the Bronx in New York, has itself listed as a company with its own LinkedIn address. That’s the start; where do we go from here?
LinkedIn can be a powerful cornerstone in your business’s social media presence. There are some …
For a long time now, science fiction has shown us humanity’s dreams of having a world with so much convenience that all it takes is a few spoken commands for anything you want to be delivered right to you. Now, with the Moto X coming out, we might be one step closer to such dreams as a species. The new phone has brand new capabilities unlike anything we’ve seen before and it could very well revolutionize how we interact with computers in the coming future.
Any Time Voice Commands
One of the striking things about shows like “Star Trek” was the fact that no one had to ever push a button or switch a lever before talking to the computer. All you’d have to do is just say the name “Computer” out loud with a pause afterward, indicating that you wanted the computer’s attention and that you were planning on addressing …
If you’ve never had to endure the aggravation and inconvenience of dealing with an unsavory Web host, I — and many others — envy you. It happens subtly, at first, though it might seem to spring forth suddenly. There are always warning signs. A minor, low importance support ticket takes a few weeks to close. Perhaps you’d forgotten about it entirely. Your site goes down a few times in one week, but it happens early in the morning, so you figure it’s not a big deal. Then it goes down during peak hours and you can’t reach anyone on the phone. Maybe you’ve gone over your allotted bandwidth with nary a message of warning or offer to upgrade. Maybe the server itself crashed and the host is “working on it.”
It’s easy to overlook a few hiccups, but if you’re with a less-than-scrupulous Web host they’ll progress beyond the occasional annoyance. By the time …
By now most business owners have realized the importance of developing a website for their company. These websites help new clients find the company, allow the company to communicate directly with their consumer base and are a great form of advertising. Creating a successful website is not as simple as throwing some words on a Web page, however. A well-developed website will attract more readers, engage people and encourage more business. Whether you build a site yourself or contract a Web design professional, here are some of the most relevant emerging trends in website design for 2013 for business owners to keep in mind as they start working on their own website.
The Importance of Responsive Design
Responsive design really became popular in 2012, and it’s likely to continue growing into 2013. This design makes it easier for websites to be displayed well regardless of the device. This means that whether a potential customer is using a …
If you are one of the approximately 54 percent of American adults who doesn’t yet own a smartphone, you may also have a wallet stuffed with dinosaurs – loyalty punch cards for restaurants and other businesses you like to frequent. If not already extinct, your cards are headed that way. The news is worse if you are one of the 81 percent of retailers who don’t have an e-commerce application for building mobile loyalty. Your business may be heading for a new kind of ice age due to outdated marketing. To avoid dying a sudden, financially chilly death in the swamps of business competition, explore ways to market to customers on the go through mobile apps.
Getting the help you need
If you are the owner of a small business without a marketing department, you may wonder how to add mobile marketing to your pile of tasks. A company that specializes in mobile marketing can help you …
Once people learn the extent of their online reputation they are hit with a number of emotions. First is the shock and surprise. They are amazed by the fact that people have actually taken the time to write comments about their experiences with you to share online. These comments can be either good or bad. Then comes the panic or fear. You might be wondering what they are writing about. Unless you are a newborn baby there is plenty of negative information to report about you online. Anyone with any kind of history has something that they don’t want the public to know. So, we pull it together and we face our fears and brace ourselves for the truth. We are ready to find out.
When you are ready to view your online reputation you need to start at the beginning, where most people will begin to search you out. You need to Google your …
If you are running a site, you want to remain updated of current developments in S.E.O industry. For those that don’t walk with the trends, are left in the dust in the SERPs. This is more crucial for the S.E.O service suppliers to be conscious of each change in the S.E.O mechanisms. People who have suffered a rank loss latterly due to Penguin and Panda updates can visualize the price of taking it all gently. These are some latest updates that may make everything easier in 2013 by aiding you in keeping your internet site up in the search list:
1. Process Updates – Google is steadily improving its routine which might have an effect on PR of your site as well, if you don’t improve it.While it isn’t likely to have an effect on the central idea of original and quality contents, it is going to work out Authorship part as well. The spotlight …
In a word, yes! TomToms are all very well, but many Tablet PC manufacturers are starting to pay close attention to the locations services they are including with their devices. In this article, we’ll look at some of the ways you can use your Tablet PCs to navigate just like any SatNav.
Google Maps with Navigation (free). This app tends to come built-in to Android Tablet PC devices, and it’s one of the main reasons for Android’s popularity over competitor products such as iOS (though this is to change in iOS 6). It works off Google’s concise mapping product, simply called ‘Maps’, and provides overhead as well as turn-by-turn navigation. Check it out! It should be on your device from the word go.
MapQuest (free). It’s quite astonishing that this app is provided free of charge. Similar in functionality to Google Maps, MapQuest offers an additional quirk: voice navigation. Read it your destination, and …
Preserving your online reputation is one of the most important things any business in today’s technological world must pay attention to. While dealing with your company’s reputation online can sometimes be difficult or time-consuming, it nevertheless remains an important step on the staircase of success. Thankfully, there are a few simple rules you can follow to help you understand how to successfully implement internet reputation management.
First, you must establish a set of metrics. Like most good business policies, it is far better to have metrics attached to every goal you undertake so that you know exactly how well you perform (or underperform) on accomplishing those tasks.
Do a Google search for your company name. Record how many of the first page search results are negative, positive, or neutral, and where they rank in the results. (Be sure to do this search while not logged into Google, or else your personal searching preferences might skew …
The viral campaigns are the strategies that have worked best in recent times. With entertaining videos and other alleged lack of cleanliness in the edition, have the clear objective of generating feedback through social networks and society general.Evidentemente, Internet entry had much to do with it.With its mass opened new possibilities in the fields of advertising and marketing.
In addition, by having such key factors as the immediacy and connectivity, brand campaigns through this medium generate results in the offline world that could not be achieved.
But, despite having an immense field of implementation, not all businesses are successful. A competition which daily becomes more complex, add a host of technical elements necessary for working videos on the web that not everybody drives perfectly.
Knowing this, Forrester Research published a series of tips through their site to help those who still do not know how to prepare a marketing video online that can succeed on the Internet.
Mobile phones are no longer just for calling and texting. Nowadays, with the help of an app, the phone in your pocket can pretty much do anything. For most this has meant that the average Android has been transformed into a mini game station. Angry Birds lead the way in reviving mobile phone gaming entertainment, however Android and iPhone have, of late, gone a bit old school. Those classic arcade games you played as a kid are making a comeback. Here’s a top ten of what’s available to you if you own an Android or iPhone.
Perhaps the most famous Namco game, Pacman, is now available in app format so no matter where you are Mr Pacman and those four ghosts can provide endless hours of fun.
Download link at App Store
2. Snake 97
Download link at Google Play
The Daddy of mobile phone gaming, snake is incredibly simple. All …
Cartoon Network has been a favourite for many kids for generations and they never seem to cease to entertain. They show some of the most popular cartoons of all time and don’t neglect the classics either. You can watch your favourite cartoons online, on the channel; you can even play the games online.
Online games for kids are proving popular like never before with the selection that Cartoon Network has to offer. The best characters from many years of cartoons can be played with and give the gamer a chance to be a part of the fun and entertainment. The games are so much fun and are varied and sophisticated enough to be enjoyed by many. As there are hundreds to choose from, you can be sure to be kept busy for a very long time!
Play with Ben 10, Scooby Doo, Batman, the Powepuff Girls, and many more. The games are varied in action, …
By Jennifer Marsh
Jennifer Marsh is a software developer, programmer and technology writer and occasionally blogs for Rackspace Hosting
Before the turn of the millennium, augmented reality was only seen in sci-fi movies. While still far from being a house-hold item, the technology continues to improve, and several companies are experimenting with new products with a computer-generated display. Augmented reality comes in the form of head-mounted displays or retinal displays. The most popular and anticipated is Google Glasses, which lets the user take images and videos and view a virtual world through retinal lasers.
The technological advancement is the future for individuals and small businesses looking for the next step in cloud computing.
Head-Mounted Displays versus Retinal Displays
Head-mounted displays are bulky, and they do not offer the extended peripheral vision that a retinal display can offer. Head-mounted displays are used in machinery such as cockpits of planes to train new pilots with the advanced equipment. Head-mounted displays …