Does Your Website Have the WOW Factor?

11/03/2013 by Logan Nathan

Does Your Website Have the WOW Factor? Your business website is the primary touch-point for your target audience. Whether you have an e-commerce website or use your site to better market your product/service offering, ask yourself whether your website is capable of providing users a memorable experience and prompting them to action. Many a business owner is left wondering, regardless of how beautiful their websites are, why the conversion (converting a visitor in to a customer) rate remains low. This week we explain some of the features that you need to consider when building your website to ensure your online presence is strong and complements your overall business objectives. Cla

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The Importance of Mobile Websites for Business

25/02/2013 by Logan Nathan

The Importance of Mobile Websites for Business Did you know that over 70% consumers expect businesses to have a mobile-friendly website? In an era where mobile devices are fast replacing PCs and laptops for a variety of tasks, not having a mobile-friendly website is equivalent to committing business suicide. Consumers continue to do more on their mobile devices, including shopping (looking for bargains, comparing prices etc.), product research (product related feedback on forums and social media channels) and even making reservation for travel and dining out. Let’s find out a bit more about why mobilising your website is essential.  The Statistics – Tip of the Iceberg The A

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LinkedIn in Australia – An Infographic

11/02/2013 by Logan Nathan

Click below image for the full infographic.     Australian businesses that haven’t yet included LinkedIn as part of their social media strategy would do well to reconsider their decision. Just as Facebook is a powerful social media tool to promote products in the retail market, LinkedIn arguably has no parallel as an online networking and referral medium. With LinkedIn set to pass 4 million members in the very near future, Australia accounts for 2% of the platform’s global membership.  Given Australia’s relatively small population, this figure is significant considering it represents 35% of the workforce. With approximately one out of three employees present o

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Is your web presence Social, Local and Mobile friendly?

31/01/2013 by Logan Nathan

In today’s context, technological advancements and social platforms have rendered it essential for your website to be built upon three pillars – social media, local search and mobile technology (hence the birth of concept, SoLoMo). These three elements have revolutionised the way business is done, and to not follow suite, is to be left far behind your competition. In this newsletter we attempt to introduce you to these exciting technologies by simply scratching the surface of Social, Local and Mobile. Social Media Integration [caption id="attachment_2005" align="alignright" width="254"] Source: Huffington Post’s “100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures from 2012” b

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Top 10 Social Media Trends To Watch Out For In 2013

09/01/2013 by Logan Nathan

Yet another year has passed with so many predictions and expectations coming true (not the one about the end of the world though, thankfully). Facebook went for an IPO and also reached 1 billion users, Twitter hit 500 million users, LinkedIn launched timeline style pages and Google + launched hangouts and communities. The common factor in 2012 with regards to social media platforms was they recognised the need to offer localised information and mobile based applications. This trend is set to continue well into 2013 (Social.Local.Mobile). The diagram below indicates how some of the key social media platforms will continue to evolve. Source: – http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/so

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How Pinterest Changed Social Media Marketing in 2012

17/12/2012 by Logan Nathan

The name Pinterest first started making rounds in May 2011. But it wasn’t until the latter part of 2011 and early 2012, that it really started making headlines. Today, Pinterest is the hottest social media platform in town. Initially pegged as a social media site for bored housewives and women, the platform has now become one of the top referral marketing sites for businesses. Source: – http://www.searchenginejournal.com/pinterestingly-enough-interesting-pinterest-stats/45328/ As shown in the diagram above, Pinterest is the 3rd most popular social media platform at the moment. The reason for its popularity is because of its ability to combine visual information with commerci

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The Major Changes to Social Media Platforms LinkedIn and Google Plus in 2012

10/12/2012 by Logan Nathan

Last week we looked at the changes that were rolled out by the big two social media platforms – Facebook and Twitter. This week let’s look at what 2012 had in store for LinkedIn and Google Plus users.   LinkedIn Changes in 2012 Early 2012, the LinkedIn-Twitter partnership came to an end. Auto feeds from Twitter into a LinkedIn status update were stopped. LinkedIn Company pages went through a major revamp throughout the year. The look and feel of LinkedIn Company Pages went have changes dramatically. The company page now includes a large cover page with tabs to enter specific information. The whole theme is much more visual than ever before. Companies can now send st

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The Major Changes to Social Media Platforms Facebook and Twitter in 2012

03/12/2012 by Logan Nathan

The year 2012 has been one of major milestones for social media platforms – Facebook and Twitter. Facebook reached the 1 billion user mark and Twitter reached the 500 million users milestone. Furthermore, Facebook also went public and acquired Instagram. So let’s take a look at the some of the key changes in Facebook and Twitter this year. The Major Changes to Facebook in 2012 After the timeline announcement in 2011, Facebook timeline was rolled out to all accounts with a mandatory upgrade. Facebook Chat becomes even more user friendly with icons and links to friends accounts from within the chat window. Over the course of the year, Facebook also launched a desktop chat app

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The Biggest Trendsetters in 2012 – Social Local Mobile (SoLoMo)

26/11/2012 by Logan Nathan

Like children, online marketing platforms too go through growing pains before they come of age. 2012 can be classified as the year social media matured. Admittedly it has grown at an alarming rate since social media officially become a “baby” in 2004. So what are some of the most influential changes in 2012?   Social Media Platforms & Smart Phones Smart phones and tablets/iPad became a serious contender for any business and presented an opportunity for all marketers. This year, if smart mobile sales are any indication, mobile is here to stay! Even Facebook acknowledged that mobile offers the biggest opportunity and threat to its business. But Facebook countered tha

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Facebook Tests Ranked Comments for Company Brand Pages

18/11/2012 by Logan Nathan

It’s been a while since Facebook rolled out any major changes to its users. With all the publicity that Facebook has been getting over its promoted posts and news feed, the social media platform is currently testing – Ranked Comments for Brand Pages. Ranked comments are Facebook’s way of promoting the comment that has the most engagement with the users. It will no longer matter who commented first on a brand’s post, but whose comment has had the most number of likes! The comment with the most number of likes will be ranked higher than the one the others. Source: – http://marketingland.com/ranked-comments-allows-the-commenting-cream-to-rise-to-the-top-26549 There has bee

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