Anyone that knows me/us, knows that we’re always looking for great, new and interesting ways to market. Here’s one of the guys that we follow and listen to for fresh ideas, he’s a viral marketing expert. This video is long, but has lots of great SEO information, so be sure to watch the whole thing with a pen and paper and take notes.
I was doing some research for a client on how to purchase a promoted ad on Twitter and uncovered that Twitter is about to launch what they’re calling Enhanced profile pages. They’re very similar in design to what Facebook has already implemented with their Timeline for profiles. There is a large banner graphic that spans across the top of the profile page and when added along with the background graphic and html coloring to match, you get a very appealing and brandable Twitter page. It’s going to be interesting to see what some creatives that get first access to these pages come up with. Here’s the link to the page if you’d like to learn more http://business.twitter.com/advertise/enhanced-profile/
The web is a buzz with Google’s new +1 button and no I don’t mean Google has had a baby so now they’re +1… ok, maybe that wasn’t that funny, but I couldn’t resist. This appears to be Google’s step towards the social avenue we all know is coming soon. As most of us know, Big G likes to test things out and has no shame about doing so; ie Buzz, Wave, Places, etc. I think they’re on the right track with this one, because it has some real tangible use for Google account members. I can see this expanding to categories very similar to what Twitter has, so when you login to your Google account, you’ll be able to see all the +1’s you have listed by category.
You do have to have a Google account to take advantage of the +1, so sign up and get started. Facebook is becoming so Old School, don’t you think. Ok, maybe that’s just me.
Here’s blip of text below from Google.
In order to +1 things, you first need a public Google profile. This helps people see who recommended that tasty recipe or great campsite. When you create a profile, it’s visible to anyone and connections with your email address can easily find it.
Your +1’s are stored in a new tab on your Google profile. You can show your +1’s tab to the world, or keep it private and just use it to personally manage the ever-expanding record of things you love around the web.
As Gas prices rise over $4 a gallon here in the Los Angeles California area, I start to notice more and more Prius’s and EV cars on the road. Going to the pump now a days can be pocket book draining, especially for people with families. I could only imagine if on top of my daily work commute I had children I had to shuffle all over town to sporting events, dance recitals and school functions. These people’s gas prices must be through the roof. I have a friend who purchased a Mini just for hauling the kids around town. Now he enjoys driving it so much, he’s made it his regular car, leaving his truck to sit in the driveway until they’re ready to head out on the weekend for a little recreational fun.
Warning: As you all may be aware, Google’s map info isn’t always correct and it sure would be nice to be able to edit a locations data on the fly, but until that happens we’re all the mercy of the mighty G.
This map shows the Los Angeles Electrical Charging Stations. You can search any city you want right in Google Maps.
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