Pinterest Growth and User Info, Will It Be The Next Big Social Media Site? (infographic)

Pinterest Growth and User Info, Will It Be The Next Big Social Media Site? (infographic)

So, exactly what is Pinterest and why is it taking off so quickly?  Simply put, Pinterest is a image and video sharing site which allows users to connect and share super simplistically. It works magnificently well because for the most part, we humans are visual people. It takes just a moment to … [Read more...]

Does Allowing DoFollow Links Increase Commenting on Your Blog?

Does Allowing DoFollow Links Increase Commenting on Your Blog?

Ok, I am taking a big leap of faith on this blog in that today I began allowing DoFollow links on comments and trackbacks. Why is this a leap of faith? Well, I already get TONS of spam bots sending over their junk comments by obvious amateurs who are clearly just buying the next easy commenting … [Read more...]

How to Set Up a Google+ Brand Page

How to Set Up a Google+ Brand Page

Google+ Brand pages are here, and you should be taking them very seriously (Google is, hint hint). Like Facebook Pages, you now have the ability to quickly display your brand in a Google+ Page. Here are the simple steps to creating your own Google+ Brand page:Getting StartedTo get started, sign in … [Read more...]

How Do Today’s Social Media Consumers Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Do Today’s Social Media Consumers Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Where will you go to buy your next cell phone, the Verizon store or will you check with Facebook or Twitter friends first to see their opinion of the next model first? When you buy music, will it be the record store (do those even exist anymore), or will you check Spotify? Social media has … [Read more...]

91% of Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates!

91% of Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates!

Just how important is your social footprint now if you are looking for a job, well, 91% of recruiters use social networks to screen candidates now. In a recent study by the social media monitoring server Reppler, results showed more than 90% of recruiters and hiring managers have visited a … [Read more...]

How-To: Close Background Applications on your iPhone 4

How-To: Close Background Applications on your iPhone 4

OK, if you are anything like me, you probably have never read nor have any idea where your iPhone 4 instructions are (come on, I'm a guy, enough said), but one thing that has frustrated me to death was how to close background applications on the iPhone 4, sucking the little battery life out of the … [Read more...]

HOW TO: Get Your Own Google+ Vanity URL

HOW TO: Get Your Own Google+ Vanity URL

Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Google+ doesn’t offer vanity URLs for user profiles, making it more difficult to share your Google+ Profile with your friends. Instead, Google uses a long string of numbers to denote users (e.g. 117691391504351341685). The reason Google+ doesn’t use vanity URLs is … [Read more...]

Google+ Gets a Feature Update Center

Google+ Gets a Feature Update Center

Google+ Feature Update (Finally)   In response to user feedback, Google has launched a new section of the Google+ center dedicated to Google+ feature update. The “What’s new in Google+” section is essentially a list of release notes for the Google+ Project. The updates are smaller … [Read more...]

LinkedIn Marketing: 12 Powerful “Must Do” Tips for Setting Up Your LinkedIn Profile!

LinkedIn has become one of the most powerful Social Media platforms for business, and by just adding these simple changes below to your LinkedIn Profile you will quickly create a LinkedIn Marketing Machine. Plan on spending a couple of hours to make these changes to your LinkedIn Profile. My … [Read more...]

Advanced Twitter Search: Does Twitter Care About It’s Users?

Advanced Twitter Search: Does Twitter Care About It’s Users?

Today, Twitter has taken a few small steps to alleviate one of their biggest issues for users by introducing Advanced Twitter Search to their user interface. In a post on their blog, Twitter notes that an update to their search algorithms will now suggest key accounts to follow for any topic you … [Read more...]