May 212012
 
256px Chrome Logo.svg Report: Google Chrome   The Worlds Most Popular Web Browser

Logo used from the start of the Chrome project until March 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve seen several articles this morning about Google Chrome taking over the #1 spot as most popular Web Browser.  I personally use Google Chrome as my primary web browsing tool on my Macbook Pro.  Also, I do use Safari and Firefox as secondary browsers occasionally, Google Chrome won me over with the least crashes, memory issues, and web site compatibility problems.

And as an avid Google+ User, it is an excellent tool for managing that Social Media platform.

 

 

 Report: Google Chrome   The Worlds Most Popular Web Browser
May 142012
 

I will admit, I’ve been highly skeptical of Social Media Ads especially Blog Ads & Facebook Ads.  How many people actually notice or much less click on these Ads?

After receiving a $50 credit from Facebook to try out their Ad system, I decided to put it to the test.

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So I created the above Ad targeting Small Business owners in the United States to start.  I had the campaign begin mid day this past Friday, with a budget of $5 a Day (very conservative daily budget) for 10 days.  Within 24 hours I had over 30 new “Likes” on my page.  At that time, that was about a 25% increase total for the Facebook Page.  Now on Day 3, here are the stats:

17,743 Impressions – Number of times the ad has been displayed on Facebook
42 Clicks – Number of actual clicks the ad has received directly.
30 Social Reach – Number of times the ad was displayed due to their friends clicking on the direct ad.
178 Social Impressions – Number of times the page was mentioned due to friends liking the Page.
85 Connections – Number of people who have liked the page either directly or indirectly to the Ad Campaign.
For this experiment, the last number  of 85 Connections is the most important (and impressive) stat.  My page is up to 227 Likes total with a small budget of $5/Day.  Next I will experiment with a 2nd ad in the campaign to see how various styles may impact clicks.

 

 Facebook Ad Experiment Part 1
May 112012
 
300px Pinterest logo Small Business & Pinterest

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A new report suggests even further how Small Businesses should be utilizing the new Social Media Platform Pinterest for Social Media Marketing. As the report states, typically Small Business owners thinks of Facebook, Twitter, and possibly Linked In as the top sites to utilize for their Brand.

However, with the Visual impact of Pinterest and it’s growth trend in the past year, Small Businesses should not be passing it up. But at the same time, make sure not to ignore the other Social Media networks as well.

 Small Business & Pinterest
May 102012
 


Victoria’s Secret Launches New Campaign On Thefuture.fm

Victoria’s Secret has launched a campaign on the DJ-focused music site Thefuture.fm, including a branded audio channel, exclusive dance mixes, and homepage ads.

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May 022012
 
150x102 Geek App Review   SocialSafe

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I recently tried out an App for my Mac called SocialSafe.  SocialSafe is a tool that claims to back up your Social Media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram just to name a few.  But it also allows you to export your data to your computer.  Social Safe offers a free version which will allow you to backup some Facebook Features.

So after trying the free version, I was so impressed that I upgraded to the Pro Version which allows you to backup up to 4 of your Networks for $6.99 a year.  I then realized that this is a very valuable tool!  So I then upgraded to the Enterprise version which allows you to backup up to 10 Network accounts, plus you have the ability to backup your Facebook Pages as well.  No brainer for $13.99 a year.

Screen Shot 2012 05 02 at 10.36.47 AM Geek App Review   SocialSafe

http://www.socialsafe.net/features

 

Here are some screen shots from my installation:

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Select from various Social Networks

 

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Select from different aspects of each Network to backup.

 

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Setup your Automatic Backup Schedule.

 

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Easily export your data to your Computer.

 

This Geek Highly Recommends SocialSafe!

 

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 Geek App Review   SocialSafe
Apr 302012
 

Screen Shot 2012 04 30 at 10.00.09 AM 1024x603 Infusion Media Up to 88 Likes On Facebook

Why is 88 such a significant number?  8 is my Lucky Number!  Plus, I graduated from High School in ’88.  (Yes, I just dated myself…lol).

Thank you everyone for your Support of Infusion Media!  Good things are coming!

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 Infusion Media Up to 88 Likes On Facebook
Apr 232012
 

Excellent Infographic created by visual.ly overviewing the Facebook stats of Infusion Media.  I must say that I’m very proud of my average user stats!!!

 

 The Facebook Social Life of Infusion Media
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 The Facebook Social Life of Infusion Media
Apr 112012
 
300px DSCN3040 downtownminturn e 600 ReBlog: 9 Small Business Social Media Success Stories

View along the business district of downtown Minturn, Colorado. April 28, 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Original Post:  9 Small Business Social Media Success Stories via Social Media Examiner

 

 ReBlog: 9 Small Business Social Media Success Stories
Mar 222012
 

MartisPlace FBLogo pre like v1 Martis Place   Facebook PagePlease join me in “Like”ing Marti’s Place on Facebook.  Marti’s Place is a Small Business in Marietta, Georgia which is owned by my Friend Marti Richardson.  Marti recently expanded her operations by opening a new storefront after working as an independent stylist at Stu’s Barber Shop which closed in November after the owner, Stuart Gowder, passed away.

 

If you live and/or work in the Marietta, Roswell, or East Cobb area, I highly recommend using Marti’s Place for your Hair Style needs!

 

Thank you for your support!! (and in helping Marti’s Place go Viral!!!)

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