The holidays will soon be upon us. With just 26 days between Black Friday and Christmas and a reported 15.5 percent growth in ecommerce sales... Read More »
In the ten years since I started blogging, I have honed a process for researching, writing, and editing. I have experimented with many tools in... Read More »
Hundreds of third-party applications and utilities are available to enhance your marketing efforts on Twitter. Here are ten that I use and recommend.
Twitterfeed automates... Read More »
A raft of new social media management platforms have arrived on the scene that contain features rivaling popular tools like Buffer, HootSuite, and Sprout Social.
Here... Read More »
The use of quality images can be the difference between 50 or 500 social media followers. From Facebook to Twitter to Pinterest to Tumblr, the... Read More »
Pinterest recently launched a new version of its analytics tool. It can help ecommerce merchants connect with their customers and prospects, on and off Pinterest.
You... Read More »
Buffer is a social media engagement application built to make it easier for online marketers to curate and share content on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+... Read More »
In April, Pinterest introduced Guided Search to its mobile app and brought it to desktop users in June.
Guided Search is designed to present a variety... Read More »
September 11, 2014 • Sig Ueland
Up-and-coming social networks can be good places to establish your brand, run an experimental campaign with highly-engaged users, and develop a following before a network... Read More »
Facebook released Business Manager earlier this year. It is the social network’s newest tool to help business owners manage their presence on Facebook.
Primarily designed for large... Read More »
Twitter has developed a way to make its ads more useful by displaying promoted content from advertisers to users who have shown interest.
The new feature,... Read More »
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are the social media sites most used by ecommerce merchants. Google+ and Pinterest are quickly gaining ground. However, these are not... Read More »
Twitter for Websites is a suite of embeddable buttons and widgets that facilitate sharing a site’s content on Twitter, adding a layer of interactivity to... Read More »
Pinterest may be an excellent option for publishing instructional (how-to) content aimed at building relationships with customers and, ultimately, encouraging sales.
To understand why Pinterest may... Read More »
Facebook just announced a platform policy change that states it will no longer allow, as of November 5, “like-gating,” the longtime practice of enticing users... Read More »
One aspect of Twitter that often gets overlooked is Lists, which is a curated group of Twitter users organized into lists based on interests.
Lists can... Read More »
Selling products on third-party websites is not new. What is new is Facebook’s latest test, the so-called Facebook Buy button, that allows ecommerce merchants to... Read More »
Develop your own Facebook strategy by observing the success of other retailers. Stylophane, a digital marketing agency, provides a free Social Index that tracks the... Read More »
Twitter has been in existence since 2006 and has roughly 240 million monthly active users. Even so, many online businesses fail to make effective use... Read More »
Social media, like any other marketing channel, has to prove itself as a customer acquisition, retention, and sales tool. Analytics is one way to make... Read More »
Facebook announced last week that it is testing a new feature with select smaller businesses that would allow users to purchase products directly from those... Read More »
With 26,877 Pinterest followers, Brisbane-based fashion brand Black Milk is clearly doing something right.
This article reviews five elements of Black Milk’s Pinterest strategy that could... Read More »
Instagram has become a popular destination for retailers to post product photos in hopes of selling their wares. Perhaps the bazaar-like feel or focus on... Read More »
Hundreds of third-party tools and apps enable Instagram engagement. They include the ability to track analytics, promote products, and even transact sales directly through the... Read More »
Online retailers use many photos and videos on their websites. With its focus on imagery, Instagram is a place where merchants can showcase their products,... Read More »
Reddit is a thriving social community based around sharing content. With more than 113 million monthly unique users, you may think this would be the... Read More »
In June, Facebook announced the launch of a new feature that allows users to exert more control over the ads they see. Called “ad preferences,”... Read More »
Pinterest helps people find inspiration, pursue their interests, and discover things they may not know about.
According to Pinterest, user interests fall into five categories.
Passion. Such... Read More »
Pinterest can drive meaningful traffic to ecommerce sites. That is especially true when merchants use compelling photos. This article will share best practices for creating... Read More »
Google Places, which contained information Google used when listing a local business in search returns, has been renamed Google My Business. There is more to... Read More »