In social media, using the @ symbol to mention a person and the # hashtag to label things have become incredibly popular, to the point that most of us may have trouble remembering what the world was like before their rampant use. The @ symbol made its debut on Twitter in 2006 and Facebook added the ability to mention people using the @ symbol in 2009.
How many of us have moved our communication primarily to the Internet or to text messages? I know I have. I used to dread making phone calls because you never knew if the person was going to pick up, and then you might have to leave a dreaded voicemail, in which you might blather on like a moron because you forgot why you called. Not that I’ve ever done that or anything.
Worried about the future of your company? It might surprise you to realize you hold your business’ future in your hands. It’s what you do — or rather what you don’t do — that sets your course for success or failure.
Sometimes we all need a little comic relief. Where else to turn than to the Internet! Rife with .gifs, memes, and funny stories, the Web is the perfect place to find humor. Social media is certainly no exception. You can find loads of funnies on Facebook, Twitter, and more.
Is anyone else completely shocked and overwhelmed that the holiday season is quickly approaching? I can’t believe that it is already closing in on the end of September. It seems as though the time of year that is coming is one of deals, bargains, and sales campaigns. Any business or retailer who doesn’t make an effort to capitalize on the holiday season is frankly just silly!
Anyone who is even remotely familiar with how the Internet works understands the importance of keywords. You want to highlight words and phrases that people are searching for in search engines like Google. When your website is rich in keywords and key phrases, people are more likely to land on your site or blog rather than that of your competitors.
So you’ve decided to start a website for your business. You hire a designer, design a great looking site. You find a reputable company to host your site. You get a great URL. You go live with your site. So why isn’t your awesome website getting any traffic?
Usually the answer is simple; people can’t find you! Just because your site is out there on the web doesn’t mean that it is easy to find and will show up in search results immediately. Sure, your friends, family and colleagues may read your site, but you’ll need more traffic than that to get notices.