With globalization and cross cultural issues facing enterprise companies, there are distinct issues that arise when it comes to social media. How do you have a unifying voice and policy? There are a number of sources, and companies that solve this corporate issue. For large scale companies seeking eLearning, or online type courses, we recommend SayItSocial. They focus on social media training for employees with custom elearning and online courses. Additionally they provide social media certification courses through their learning management system which can assist large scale enterprise organizations triage, PR and crisis team members to run through a series of social media crisis simulation training scenarios to fully grasp policies, escalation procedures and more, to protect and propel the brands image in a positive light.
Social media changes almost weekly, so it’s wise for large scale companies to invest wisely with some sort of corporate training. Doing so will ensure you stay ahead of your competitors. As Jeremiah Owyang said in this article “Don’t be left behind and let competitors connect with your community before you do”
Well it’s about time. For so many in hospitality, restaurant or other service related businesses, this is good news. It appears this new feature was rolled out today without warning, in fact one of our clients, Islander Inn Hotel, Ocean Isle Beach, informed me!
What I like about this new addition is no longer is the establishment at the mercy of a disgruntled ex-employee, or a stubborn guest/patron who likes to leave negative or unfounded remarks.
There are however some ethical reminders business owners want to consider, just so your response does not come back and bite you.
Google has some good information on that regard here. Also, take a look at these ground rules.
If you need help with your Google local listing, or all of your local search ’stuff’ don’t forget to look at our local search page, we’ll help you.
Take a look at the new addition:
Yes, most of you know my background is Search Engine Optimization, and you can never substitute the powerful long term SEO effects for ROI, but lately my opinion has easily concluded SEO is not enough. Take a look at these screen-shots, then watch my video, you’ll see why…
What are your thoughts? Do you think there is more than SEO today? Leave your thoughts below..
Wow, did you hear the news yesterday?? Steve Jobs not only announced the new iPhone OS 4, but the bombshell of the year……iAd Mobile Advertising. What is it?
Apple unveiled its own mobile advertising service to the next generation software for the software for the iPhone, iPad and other mobile gadgetry. How huge is this? Apple could could generate $4.7 billion in revenue per year!
Much of the integration appears to be within the thousands of apps Apple hosts now for iPhone, iPad etc. Take a look at the excerpt below from the announcement yesterday.
iAd, Apple’s new mobile advertising platform, combines the emotion of TV ads with the interactivity of web ads. Today, when users click on mobile ads they are almost always taken out of their app to a web browser, which loads the advertiser’s webpage. Users must then navigate back to their app, and it is often difficult or impossible to return to exactly where they left. iAd solves this problem by displaying full-screen video and interactive ad content without ever leaving the app, and letting users return to their app anytime they choose. iPhone OS 4 lets developers easily embed iAd opportunities within their apps, and the ads are dynamically and wirelessly delivered to the device. Apple will sell and serve the ads, and developers will receive an industry-standard 60 percent of iAd revenue.
In just over a month, Charlotte, NC will be hosting a much needed search marketing conference called Search Exchange. It’s focus will be on Marketing on the Internet (SEO.SEM.PPC) and Social Media combined. Typically we attend search expos around the country such as SMX, and PubCon, but North Carolina always seems to get the short end, so instead of flying around the country, this is in our backyard…we are thrilled!
We are also proud to announce that our very own, Ty Downing, CEO of Perspective Internet Marketing will be a speaker on day 2 of the event reviewing some powerful case studies on the effects of an effective social media strategy from redbox, and SUBWAY sponsored Slim Down Challenge.
It’s not every day you get Chris Brogan from New Marketing Labs as a keynote speaker this close either. There are several more ‘Rock Stars’ of Internet Marketing and Social Media going to converge May 17th-19th 2010, so you best get your tickets now, tickets are selling fast! Here is ticket info.
We hope to see you there!
Content…As you will see, Matt Cutts (Google) still encourages as we do at Perspective Internet Marketing, to have good, original, and authoritative content that people want to link to. Rules have changed these days for effective link building, and if you want to people to link to your website, you must be creative, have something “link worthy” in order to do so. Sorry, but to have an effective search engine optimization campaign today takes work, and a lot of it. Remember, it’s all about relevancy, that’s part of Google’s algo, and it’s what the end user wants, so give it to them and you’ll be fine. Listen closely as Matt gives great advice.
What are some effective link strategies you’d like to share?
400 Million + people now use Facebook, staggering numbers when you think that there are more users in Facebook than residents in several countries. Today’s Facebook has certainly evolved, it has now become a legitimate place to market your business, and keep your brand presence. To help with this trend, I am seeing more and more branding opportunities with custom Facebook fan pages.
The benefits are powerful, and smart, take for example this screen-shot of one of our clients who has a “Beach Weddings in NC” website. Beautiful website, but they took things to a whole new branding level, they had a Facebook fan page designed to augment their online presence, and get their brand in front of 1000’s of potential brides! Notice this tab is set to default, this way visitors are steered to becoming a fan of this page, see the “call to action” arrow? Also, this custom html page was designed to reflect the same theme, and brand of the main website, but with a social media twist. Bottom line then is to consider having a custom Facebook fan page designed because they provide the following benefits:
We at PIM have mixed feelings about Google Buzz. Never have we seen such quick work at creating a “Buzz This” plugin, but we had to try it. Mashable had this plugin on their site literally within a day or 2, and was quick to provide an article on how to install it in Wordpress, this is a must read post!
If you found your way here from the MetroMom Telesummit going on now, I would like to thank you for dropping by! If you are here because you found us, please stay around too! I mentioned a few things to you such as the video talking about the “Canonical Issues”, this is to your right.
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What a fun night last night! nearly 50 Wilmington residents assembled at Howe Creek offices near Mayfair to listen to some top notch Twitter advice. For a new twist, we also streamed the Meetup in live broadcast using UStream.tv, and had 10 people watching live from various parts of North Carolina, including Colorado!
Our focus on this Twitter MeetUp was to field questions from the audience people had about Twitter, then our stellar panel answered them.
Questions ranged from “Why use Twitter”, “Using Twitter for business” and “What are your favorite applications for Twitter." Some applications discussed last night included Twollo, Tweet Deck, twhirl, and Twitter grader. Do you have a favorite Twitter application? We want to hear, please leave it in a comment below!
One other neat announcement was Shannan Bowen telling us about the Star News launching a new section of their site listing their Twitter users, and local “tweeps”, here it is: http://www.starnewsonline.com/section/news41
Special thanks to our panelists Bruce Brown of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty, Steve Harrell of Sophic, Shannan Bowen of the Wilmington Star News, and William Lang of Port City Color Copy handled the Ustream PC and fielded questions that came in via the Internet. Oh, I was there of course, Ty Downing with Perspective Internet Marketing and SayItSocial.