Almost everything found online is copyrighted, and how it may be used is up to the copyright holder (usually but not always the person who posted it) and varies from one item to the next. Best bet is to never copy and paste from anywhere without citing the source (such as linking to the original[…]
First, know this – a lot of people assume if an inappropirate photo shows up on their Facebook timeline, it means they were hacked. Rest easy, in most cases you were not. What usually happens is that you received a friend request at some time, from someone you didn’t know, and you accepted it. Then[…]
First – don’t overly worry, most likely you weren’t “hacked”. Meaning someone didn’t have to steal your Facebook password or anything like that. Scammers will do this sometimes. They send you a friend request which you accept. Then, if your friend list is visible, they will save your profile image. They open a new account[…]
Do you know how to protect you and your company from claims of copyright violations? Just because it’s online doesn’t mean you can use it … The article in this link above is a good reminder of a few things: Just because you find a photograph or graphic online (or an article or song or[…]
QR CodesI have a love/hate relationship with QR codes. While they aren’t quite the rage they once were, when used well they can be very effective. I love that they can be almost universally used to put potential clients in quick touch with the information you want them to have. I hate that they are[…]
One of Facebook’s many features is Groups, which in some cases are good. The one thing I dislike about Groups is that you can add anyone else – without their permission. This means you could have ended up in quite a few more groups than you realized (and perhaps some that you never would have[…]
You can schedule GMail emails!
I use GMail almost exclusively for my personal and dance use. But I never searched to see if there is a way to schedule emails to send later (almost like a drip campaign). If you’re read other posts, you know I like to pre-schedule often, to make best use of my time.
But I did this weekend, and found it!
If you use Firefox or Chrome (and Chrome is my preferred browser), you can install […]
I recently offered advice to someone needing help with a person who was causing big problems on their Facebook business page. Their page has over 6,000 likes, but they were worried that they would have to shut it down due to these couple of people (who had caused problems at their physical location the weekend before to the point that the sheriff was called and they were removed from the property.) They had turned off ability for anyone to comment on the page, but that isn’t really what you want in social media.
Here is the advice I gave: […]
Finally! A Facebook upgrade that was worth waiting for. Facebook business pages can now schedule posts to appear in the future. Posts can be scheduled up to six months in advance at 15-minute intervals. On the business page, when you are making a post, there is a tiny clock under the post. Click it,[…]
I wanted to provide a bit more of a step-by-step of how to use Shareaholic to help distribute your website articles or information in social media outlets.
First, you would want to download the browser extension from the Shareaholic website. After you get that installed, you will have a green icon on your toolbar in Google Chrome, shown below… […]
[Includes download link for my social media marketing PLANNING CALENDAR] Here’s exactly how I develop my online and social media marketing plan – and you can learn my system free! If you’re like most people, you don’t have time to sit down every day and think of a blog post, or a tweet, or a Facebook[…]
Most mornings when I drive to work, I listen to Gene and Julie (and the other Julie, who I used to think was named Jaleta Hardy … but that’s another funny story) on 103.7 Lite FM in DFW. Every now and then I hear them talk about various businesses or services they have used – it might be carpet cleaning or a diet program or eye drops.
I don’t know Gene and Julie (although after nine months of listening to them on the radio I feel a bit like I do) – have never met them – and the cynical advertising-guru side of me KNOWS that these things are “advertisements”. But the way they’re presented sounds just like Gene and Julie have used the products (which they might very well have) and are giving you their personal opinion about it. How is that different than a traditional advertisement? Because it’s not the company saying it – it’s Gene and Julie.
Something else: I’m an AMAZING AND AWESOME […]