Tag: Facebook

Feeding the Viral Loop: 9 Ways To Make Content More Sharable

Having people share your content is vital to increasing its reach and popularity because it helps introduce new people to your content. Like many of the things we learned in kindergarten, however, sharing is an essential skill, and one that adults often neglect. Because sharing is also central to the spread of online content like blog posts, videos, and applications, it’s important to encourage your audience to share your content. Like many of the things we learned in kindergarten, however,…

The New Website Discovery Model is People-Powered

We generally assume that webpages are found through search engines like Google. Digital marketers, therefore, put a lot of effort into making sites rank highly in Google search results. But as the Internet becomes more social with the success of networks like Facebook and Twitter, it could be other Internet users who determine if your site gets found, and your goods and services sold. While search engines are still important for websites, social discovery promises to be an upcoming way…

Around the Office: New WP Plugins, Google to Up Tracking, Ideas from Dx3

Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the OnlineFriendly.biz team and Kobayashi Online have found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. A lot can happen in five months! Roberto is interested in testing out at least some of the 35 most interesting and useful WordPress plugins released since September 2011. Included in the list is: a plugin that replaces the default comments widget with the Facebook Comments widget; a plugin that regularly…

Around the Office: Fontsmith at 10, an HTML5 Doodle, Eyeing Social Media, more

Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the OnlineFriendly.biz team and Kobayashi Online have found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Eva is impressed with the minimal and clean site Fontsmith created to celebrate its 10 years creating custom fonts. In addition to the great website, Fontsmith has published a limited edition box-set of booklets it has produced over the past decade. What better way to celebrate beautiful fonts and 10 years…

The Top 10 Digital Marketing Trends of 2011 + Some Predictions for 2012

Now that the year that’s nearly over, it’s a great time for reflection. Being on the edge of digital marketing, we wanted to share some of this sector’s trends that we thought were the most prevalent in 2011. Drawing upon the conversations we’ve had and overhead, the individual projects we’ve undertaken, and the news reports and blogs we’ve read, we’ve put together a list of some of the major trends we’ve seen emerging. We’ve also dusted off our crystal ball and managed to come up with…

6 ways to become unlikable: Is your Facebook Page alienating your friends?

Facebook Pages are great for keeping your company’s fans updated on the latest developments, promotions, and information about your company and industry. Visitors who click the “Like” button on your Page will be able to see posts from your Facebook Page when they access their Facebook timeline. “If you build it, they will come” doesn’t necessarily apply to a Facebook Page. Even if it does, your fans will grow tired of your Facebook Page if being a friend doesn’t benefit them.…

Five reasons why your business should make a Facebook Page

Since Facebook introduced “Facebook Pages” in 2007, a wide array of organizations, businesses, celebrities, and brands have been using them to broadcast information to those “followers” or “fans” who choose to connect with them. Having a Facebook Page has garnered considerable buzz in the marketing world, but it does require some effort to have a successful Page. One of the cornerstones of our online marketing philosophy is that your reputation is built through all interactions you have with customers and potential clients.…

Around the Office: Google’s comment crawling, the business of themes, more

Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the OnlineFriendly.biz team and Kobayashi Online have found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Roberto found Sawyer Hollenshead’s tips on building WordPress themes as a business to be a great resource for developers who are considering getting into designing themes around the WordPress content management system and blogging platform. Among the important takeaways was to build a solid user base by prompting whoever downloaded his…

The 13 Real Rules of Social Media Engagement

This guest post by our friends at Toronto social media marketing company Spark Boutik lays down the rules to follow in order to truly engage your audience through social media. One of the biggest reasons brands struggle with social media is because they do not understand the need for engagement. Engagement means going beyond output and actually stimulating conversation. So, instead of blasting twenty tweets a day, you should be reaching out to your followers. Instead of asking for Facebook ‘Likes’,…

Around the Office: Facebook/WordPress integration, real-life e-commerce, more

Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the OnlineFriendly.biz team and Kobayashi Online have found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Brent likes the idea of bringing e-commerce into the real world. It’s not science fiction! The Korean division of Tesco supermarkets made it possible to go shopping on a subway platform using a mobile phone. They put full-scale images of their aisles and cellphone scan-able QR codes in the subway, letting…