Sharing one’s expertise and establishing credibility is a breeze these days what with the various tools available online. Coaches, publishers, business owners and marketers are fortunate to have them as a way to reach out to their target audience and establish rapport.
The social media publishing tools are now among the most widely used. Through the years, social media has evolved and has provided its users with more avenues for connecting with people and sharing their expertise. Apart from allowing short status updates, they have developed new features that enable users to publish articles on the platform.
Instagram has been a major hit since day one. This photo sharing app and social networking service is now being used by more than 80 million users and more are discovering the beauty of using it.
Its popularity peaked when used by people on Facebook prompting the guys behind Facebook to purchase it at a whopping $1 billion in September 2012. All’s well that ends well indeed.
The latest buzz today is that a growing number of marketers are also utilizing this free online tool. In fact, the number of companies using it has gone up in recent years and more are joining the bandwagon. They have recognized the power of photos in reaching out to their target audience. Continue reading →
Active social media users and entrepreneurs wanting to expand their online presence have a new place to go to. It’s the newly improved MySpace.
The long wait is over as the social network has been reborn with a new design and is now accepting new users by invitation. Initially, the new users are those who registered for a pre-launch invite. Also, it has a new url which is new.myspace.com.
Being a social site, members can definitely share status updates and photos. The photos are displayed in large size and comments are included below them.
According to site owners Tim and Chris Vanderhook, the new MySpace is not just a refurbished version as it was actually built from scratch. Its major attractions, they said, are the design and the music discovery element. Continue reading →
Authors who are actively using LinkedIn have something to rejoice. This is because the top professional networking site has allowed the publishing articles on the platform. In addition, LinkedIn members can choose to follow the content of their favorite authors and writers.
Right now, this publishing feature is limited only to the so-called most influential thought leaders on LinkedIn that number around 150. These people include Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Caterina Fake, President Barack Obama, Governor Mitt Romney and Craig Newmark, among many others. Eventually, this will expand in the coming months and more authors will have the opportunity to publish their writeups on the site, too.
This new feature offered by LinkedIn is specifically called the Influencer program. This encourages thought leaders in the areas of business, non-profit and public sector to share valuable information on the site and gain followers. Apart from articles, the site also allows publishing of polls, presentations, videos and infographics among others. For now, those who would like to be part of this program can submit a request to be an influencer through this link. Continue reading →
InstaBG is the newest and most innovative way to create a more interesting background for your Twitter account. If you personally love Tweeting or you are an internet marketer who uses Twitter for your IM campaigns then it is quite likely that you would be interested in gaining more followers. Having a personalized background on Twitter is like giving your account an edge over your competitors. The more interesting your Twitter page is, the more people will see you as someone worth following. Twitter does not actually allow you to grab and upload your instagram photos, but third party software such as InstaBG does.
I’ve used InstaBG for quite a while now and I am still amazed by what it does and how it helps make my day on a daily basis. InstaBG does not just allow you to grab your instagram photos and upload it into your Twitter page but it can actually change these photos every day automatically. Why is this beneficial? Well, for the reason that people would actually see different images changing as InstaBG changes them and your followers would think that you are always available even if you’re away for a vacation. Plus, it gives you a sense of uniqueness. This is especially beneficial for those who like to take photos and show it to the public.
InstaBG also allows you to customize the size of the photos and how you want them to look like. You can upload several photos at a time. You can customize their background colors, spacing and lay out. InstaBG is the next big thing on Twitter. Make sure that you’re the first one to use it.