Follow people on Facebook who aren’t your friends

There’s been a lot of debate over the main news feed you see on Facebook when you’re logged into your account. Facebook have added features like hiding people, seeing certain lists and so forth, but they’ve just announced a new feature which assists with this. Don’t forget that at the moment you can’t see people’s updates if you’re not friends with them – this is a bit of a bummer.

The announcement by Facebook tells us all about the new Subscribe button which is...

By imod.co.za, 14 September 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Publishing, Social Media Marketing.

Are you ready to outsource social media?

While businesses are finally warming up to the idea of social media marketing, many still don’t entirely get it or trust themselves to carry out a legitimate strategy. So, they think about outsourcing. While there are plenty of pros and cons to think about when it comes to outsourcing social media, there is another thing that needs to be considered- are you actually ready to outsource?

By Nick Stamoulis, 13 September 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Publishing, Social Media Marketing.

6 Social Media Don’ts to Consider

Social media has become a huge part of internet marketing. Any marketing guru will tell you that you need to get involved in social media. They’ll tell you everything that you need to do in order to succeed- but what about the things that you shouldn’t do? Here’s a list to get you started:

Don’t Avoid It There’s really no longer any excuse to not be involved in social media. No matter what industry you are in or who your target audience is, there is a place for you...

By Nick Stamoulis, 09 September 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Publishing, Social Media Marketing.

Facebook or Bust, the audience Is listening

Facebook has brought together an audience of incredible numbers.  The social networking giant is today a community of people that keeps on growing, creating for businesses an opportunity to reach out directly to consumers.  But here lies the question, why are businesses still looking like ‘rabbits in the headlights’ and failing to truly engage with audiences that can help many survive during these hard economic times?

Today, Facebook has over 750 million users worldwide.  For many...

By Julio Romo, 09 September 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Publishing, Social Media Marketing.

The Risks of Writing a Company Blog

In my 12+ years as an SEO professional, I’ve found that just about every business can benefit from publishing a company blog. It doesn’t matter if it’s B2B or B2C, or what industry your business operates in—a good business blog can be invaluable for your SEO and Internet marketing in general. There are probably hundreds of blog posts out there full of great reasons why you should start a company blog. (I have even

What happens on Skype every day?

Skype’s just released a mini infographic which showcases what happens on Skype very single day. The infographic goes on to show how 700 million minutes of free Skype-to-Skype calls are made every day, in and amongst some other amazing statistics.

What’s interesting is the information on Skype video calls, which clearly show that it’s getting hugely popular.

Let’s not diddle daddle, have a look:

By imod.co.za, 06 September 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Campaigns, Commerce, Publishing, Social Media Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

How to get an iPhone app for your blog

A new service has launched called Wiziapp, which effectively allows you to turn your blog into a native iPhone application that can be searched for, found and downloaded through the App store, worldwide.

The service operates as a WordPress plugin, which requires an install, the setup of some simple config bits and pieces and that’s it.

The core features:

  • Just ‘plugin’ and play
  • Native user experience
  • Available on the App Store
  • Stats and Data
  • The plugin isn’t free, but it’s...

    By imod.co.za, 05 September 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising Technology, Campaigns, Content Marketing, Publishing.

    4 Ways to Get More Value out of Your Blog

    Blogs are great because they provide a place for individuals and businesses to share their thoughts and knowledge to a wide audience in an informal and easy to use format. Unfortunately not all blog owners use their blog to its fullest potential. They brainstorm a topic idea, write about it, post it, and that’s it.

    In order to get the most out...

    Are You Missing the Point of Social Media?

    It’s great that businesses are starting to get that they need to be involved in social media, but in many cases they are still missing the point. Their main focus is on getting lots of fans and followers and they don’t even consider that it’s really about much more than that. They see it as a numbers game. Of course fans and followers are crucial to a social media strategy, but it’s important to really think about social media as a long term branding tool.

    By Nick Stamoulis, 31 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Campaigns, Publishing, Social Media Marketing.

    Do You Care If Google Has Your Information?

    Simply put, Google stalks us. They use the information that we willingly give them to provide us with relevant search results, but also use that information for their own benefit by showing us ads that they hope that we will click on so that they can make some money.

    Of course, Google doesn’t only stalk our searches, but stalks pretty much any Google feature that we use. Perhaps one of the most controversial is the fact that Google “reads” our emails in Gmail. If you have an email chain...

    By Nick Stamoulis, 30 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Campaigns, Commerce, CRM, Data-driven marketing, Publishing, Search Marketing.

    Why You Need to Listen to Your Social Network

    When it comes to social media marketing, one of the few “must-dos” is to actually listen to your network. Social media is a conversation, not a soap box for your brand. No one wants to be talked at, whether it is in a face-to-face conversation or an online one. Social networking has taught your customers that they have a voice and a right for their opinions to be heard, and they are expecting you to listen. But paying attention to what your network is (or isn’t) saying shouldn’t be important to you just because SEO and...

    By Nick Stamoulis, 30 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Branding, Campaigns, Commerce, Publishing, Social Media Marketing.

    Get a Google Plus widget for your blog

    I remember a period of blogging where social widgets were massive and the minute a new service launched so did a widget, which would be hugely accepted. These days social widgets are released when new initiatives take place, but the up-take isn’t as big and this is more than likely because there are just too many.

    Including a Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare and Google+ widget on your sidebar could easily use up around 1600px at least, which is a huge amount of real estate considering the fact that you...

    By imod.co.za, 28 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing, Publishing, Search Marketing, Social Media Marketing.

    New Social WordPress plugin from MailChimp

    MailChimp has launched a new WordPress plugin which aims to assist bloggers with the whole integration of Facebook and Twitter. The aim is to allow you to collect everything and put it all in one place, in other words, your blog.

    The plugin comes with a number of awesome features and functions, so if you’re not interested in just the basics, then it would make sense to read up on the features, as it looks like there’s something for everyone who blogs and is a little social.

    Here are some...

    By imod.co.za, 22 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Content Marketing, Publishing, Social Media Marketing.

    Social Media is the New Focus Group

    Ten years ago if a company wanted consumer insight they’d set up a focus group and provide some incentive for a small group of people to sit in a room for a few hours and answer questions about a product, service, or brand. Along with surveys, it was one of the only ways to find out what actual customers are thinking. Well, social media has changed all of that. Businesses that have a social media presence are now provided with customer feedback on a daily basis and the primary difference is that the...

    By Nick Stamoulis, 16 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Branding, Publishing, Social Media Marketing.

    Website helps identify London looters

    Whilst watching Sky News I heard a reporter talk about CCTV publishing photographs of the looters and actually wondered to myself whether publishing them on Facebook would assist with finding and tagging people, but then I figured people would mess with it.

    A new website called Zavilia.com has launched which publishes photographs of the looters and once several people have identified a looter, the looters name is sent to the police. They do have a

    By imod.co.za, 09 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Publishing, Social Media Marketing.

    #Londonriots – Fuelled By Mobile, Not Social Media

    Social media sites Facebook and twitter were blamed today by Government and Metropolitan Police spokespeople for fanning the UK #Londonriots and looting over the weekend.  Fingers were pointed at these social networking sites for the fact that they enable people to send out calls for people to gather together.

    The disturbances happened after the fatal shooting of Tottenham father of four Mark Duggan who was allegedly killed in a minicab on Thursday by police firearm officers.

    Blaming these sites is just placing a distraction for the real reasons for the unlawful behaviour that took place, highlighting a lack of understanding or will to understand of how people...

    By Julio Romo, 08 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Publishing, Social Media Marketing.