Another week, another tweak from Google. This week Google announced it will be launching a new feature called ‘+1’ which amounts to a somewhat simpler version of Facebook’s ‘like’ button.
Here’s how it will work. When you run a search on Google, a little +1 button will begin appearing next to each result – this includes all organic and paid results. When you click on the button, the result will get a little vote from you as to its quality. Right now, there is actually a little pop-up window that will ask you to confirm your +1 selection and give you some options about how your vote is shared with others. Google says they will be rolling out the +1 feature slowly, beginning with English searches on Google.com.
You’re email design options are practically unlimited which can make this task feel overwhelming. So, let me give you a step-by-step guide on how to approach this.
1. Content Format
This means is your newsletter going to provide written content only? Are you going to publish a video newsletter? Do you intend to include audio and written content?
2. Content Sections
Basically outline your newsletter content, such as:
- A note from you
- Table of contents
- Feature article
Are you going to include contact information or links to social media? Will you provide the entire feature article in your newsletter or link back to your blog?
3. Draw it out with pen and paper.
I’m no artist, but even I can draw boxes (for the most part!), so I know you can do this. Just grab a piece of paper and draw out exactly where you see each piece fitting. . .from the header to your footer.
4. Create it.
Now you can go into your list management service and find a standard template that most closely matches what you’ve drawn out and will include a place for each piece of content you want to provide. These standard templates will likely not be 100% what you envision, but if you are just starting and want to keep overhead costs minimal this is an option to consider.
I saw this article and I thought I would share this with my clients as I know a few of you are distributors for Network Marketing companies. I too was involved in a few Network Marketing companies years ago. I am still a customer for for one of them which is a long distance service provider. They have great rates but for me becoming a distributor wasn’t a good business model match for me.
Here Is The Article:
Have your ever wondered why so many of your friends who start a network marketing business fail so miserably? Has this ever happened to you?
Big Ideas and then the Big Crash.
You heard the pitch about unlimited earning potential. You understood the idea that earning a little bit of extra money from the monthly order of each person who joined under you could make you a fortune. Of course it made a lot of sense when somebody drew the little round circles for you. But you found reality to be very different. So why is that?
Maybe you own a network marketing business with a reputable company and cannot seem to get it growing…..
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/51621
Mobile marketing, a permission-based marketing tool, is making waves across the internet and rapidly becoming a major communications channel for reaching customers. Mobile Marketing has tremendous power for our business.
According to an independent survey from Airwide Solutions in 2009, 200 million Americans carry mobile phones and today there is over 5 million phones on our planet. This is more than cars, computers, tv’s etc. In addition, this study reports that 40 percent of major brands have deployed text messaging (also known as SMS, or short message service) campaigns. Nearly 40 million U.S. consumers received SMS advertisements, and 12 percent responded to them, according to the Metrics Study, “Cracking the Mobile Marketing Code.”
Text messaging, also known as SMS, allows short messages (between 140 – 160 characters) to be sent from one cell phone to another or from a mobile messaging platform. This unique way of communicating with your clients and market has capabilities such as website link inserts in the actual text, invitations to enter contests or take surveys and polls, ringtone downloads, mobile coupons, location-based information, and cause donation campaigns, to name a few. By using this platform to inform and send out call-to-action campaigns that will get people back to your site or to your location, you can build a powerful new link to your current connections and use contests to build a larger list. [Read more…]
There is a lot of work and understanding of the development process in creating an app. Apps can be very, very effective to increase sales, create a new stream of on-line customers (increase client base), promoting your business, etc, etc. However, app development is a very expensive and lengthy development process.
Since I work in the Mobile and Local Internet arena I get asked a lot, by entrepreneurs around the world, if I would help them in developing an app for Mobile. Unfortunately, I am not a software developer. There hasn’t been much public information around this topic from Google nor developers of the hows in developing an App until recently. I always kept this in my radar to help my clients and promised them that as soon as I hear of any information pertaining to this I would post it on my blog. So today I would like to share with you breaking news by Wayne Pan from Google on this very topic. Wayne Pan is a Software Engineer at Google and he explains this so well. It is about 36 min. long but so well worth the time.
I would love to hear your stories on your new app development. Please share!
The UK’s Chiltern Railways has become the first rail line to offer customers an integrated mobile ticketing system that enables passengers to buy, instantly receive and validate tickets through an app on their mobile phone.
The free mobile application – developed in conjunction with Atos Origin and Masabi – provides passengers with details of the cheapest prices and train times, and then delivers the ticket as a 2D barcode within the application.
The company has invested in special scanners on gates at stations to enable passengers to enter and exit as if they had a traditional ticket and also on equipment for ticket inspectors to read the mTickets.
The service is initially being launched with versions for iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and other popular handsets. An Android application is also in the works.
As I visit my local community businesses and work with many around the world, it amazes me the number of businesses that are not aware of the next generation of advertising their business, gaining clients and adding revenue to your business. I always share this video link with them because it explains it to them within 5 minutes. This always inspires them in thinking of ways that they can increase their profitability.
It has been so helpful to others, I thought I would share it with you. I hope this helps your business as it is an important step to working with your offline marketing strategies. Enjoy!
Happy Mother’s Day!
I spent most of the day, enjoying time with my family, so this blog post is out a wee bit late in the day. I received this sweet video from my mentor Christina Hills and I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy!
I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!