Do You Believe in Social Media Marketing? [slideshow]

If you are still not convinced about the importance of social media marketing check out this presentation about transforming your marketing to discover the potential this type of marketing offers.

The below presentation titled “It is time to transform your marketing” is made by hubspot.com an online marketing firm. Continue reading Do You Believe in Social Media Marketing?

Is Your Business on Facebook? A Guide to Create a Successful Facebook Presence

facebook logoWith Facebook now having more than 500 million users worldwide every business should have a presence there. In this article I am going to tell you how to create your Facebook presence with tips on how to get followers and keep them coming back.

If you want to start the “social networking” adventure you need first to create a page. Pages were previously known as Fan pages and users had to be fans of a certain product or service or business. Facebook renamed Fan Pages to just “Pages” and users can now “like” the page instead of becoming a fan.

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Monetize Your Tweets!

Monetize Your TweetsIt is time for Twitter to let its users monetize their tweets! Users should have the option to allow daily/weekly “Ad” tweets to be sent to their followers. The tweets could be based on certain keywords specified by the publishing user or even better based on the keywords in the tweets of the user. This will help advertisers in their online marketing efforts, will help Twitter make more profit and will let publishing users make some money.

Another way to monetize tweets is by subscribing to affiliate programs and selling items to your followers. Sites like adbrite.com and many others will let you sell their items from your website with a special link that identifies you as a publisher. You can use the same link (using a URL shortener is still possible) with a sexy message to incite your followers buy the products. Some affiliate programs offer up to 50% commissions. Continue reading Monetize Your Tweets!

Are You Using Twitter for Your Business?

Twitter Micro-blogging PlatformTwitter is a social networking and micro-blogging website. It enables its users to send and read tweets (that are text based messages up to 140 characters displayed on the user’s profile). Tweets are publicly visible. Users may follow you to get your tweets and you can follow other users to receive their tweets. Twitter can be used either through the Website or through external applications  installed on PCs or on Smartphones.

Twitter has gained popularity worldwide and currently has more than 100 million users. People use it to create, discover and share ideas with others. Twitter is being used by business to communicate with their customers, listen to their needs and answer their questions. Customers can tell the businesses about their experience with their products and whether they were satisfied or not. Continue reading Are You Using Twitter for Your Business?

Windows Live Spaces Moving to WordPress.com

Windows Live Spaces + WordPressWindows Live Spaces is Microsoft’s blogging and Social Networking platform. Windows Live Spaces received an estimated 27 million unique visitors per month as of August 2007. On March 16th, 2011 Microsoft will close this service.

Windows Live Spaces sent an email to all its users telling them that service will be closed and gave them 4 choices: Continue reading Windows Live Spaces Moving to WordPress.com

What It Takes To Build A Community Website

With Berytech community growing we felt the need to create a platform where community members can interact, share news, knowledge and resources with each others.

After studying different platforms we chose WordPress which is an open source blogging system that acts also like a content management system. In addition it can be expanded to have social networking functionalities by adding the tools to help people communicate and interact. WordPress has a big community supporting it and offering lot of plug-ins to make it a very rich platform.

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