Saturday, December 12, 2015

Blogger Adds Featured Post App

Now it's easier than ever to have your
favorite blog post featured on your blog.

You can change the featured post any time.

It's not often that we see improvements
for Blogger, so take advantage of it.

Maybe it will inspire them to do more!

Read all about it at Blogger Buzz.

Blogger adds featured post app

Comparison Shop with the Walmart Pay App

Walmart has taken an unexpected route with their new Walmart pay app.

Many already know about Walmart's pay app, that allows you to scan the QR code at the checkout counter and then it will pay for your items using the method you previously entered into your app.

But - did you know that you can also comparison shop with the Walmart Pay app?

If you are comparison shopping for an item elsewhere and find it, just pull out your Walmart app and check their price and availability to.

If they have it cheaper, you can purchase it through the app and pick it up later.

First Walmart increases their employee pay, and not they've developed an app to make comparison shopping and paying for products easier.

Sounds like they are finally listening to the masses. These may be baby steps, but that's better than standing still.

You can get more details about the Walmart app at

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tips for Using Social Media to Boost SEO

First off, in case you didn't know, or forgot, SEO stands for search engine optimization, which is paramount in getting your websites and blogs in early results of search engine queries.

I found a great article with six excellent tips at Social Media Today.

My favorite and probably most useful (in my opinion) is number six...

  1. Local Business and Community Building
Last but certainly not least, if you’re a business looking for some local action, social media can be a key traffic builder. Local businesses with major community engagement will pop up closer to the top of that search list, so make sure you’re interacting with your community. How? A few methods come to mind: If you attend or host a local event, take pictures, post them to your account, and tag people. Offer discounts and incentives for local business. Make sure you thank your local customers (a simple personalized “thanks for shopping with us” goes a surprisingly long way). In addition to all this, build trust with other local businesses--share each other’s content and work off referrals. A good local business is like a good neighbor: friendly, available, and willing to lend you a cup of sugar.

Read the entire article 6 Quick Tips for Using Social Media to Boost SEO.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What Makes You Special

A few days ago, the royal baby princess was born. She is definitely special by any definition of the word.

Oreo (The Martin Agency) jumped on this opportunity to declare that all babies are special. brought it to my attention on FaceBook.

In response to their new ad, I read a viewer comment that said:

"if everybody is special does special still have a meaning?"

The answer is YES.

When something or someone is special, it simply means that there is something worthy of knowing in or about that person. It is up to each of us to seek out what is worthy, what is special. Each person is a treasure map in my opinion, worthy of seeking out that unique quality that makes them special.

We must also seek what is special in ourselves, so that we may more easily share it with the world. It is our gift, our talent, our skill, or our teachings... it is what we offer to others.

What makes you special?

Figuring out what is special about your business or services will help you to more easily identify with people who are seeking what you offer.

Hats off to Oreo (and Adweek) for picking up on what everyone wants to hear - You are special.

Your baby is special.

Who or what is your baby?

You may not have a human baby that needs recognition, but remember that everything you are working on - your project, your business, your relationships - they are all your babies.

Making them special is your job.

It's the key to marketing.

What makes you special?

Friday, May 1, 2015

Social Media Videos

Sure, you've thought about it. Everyone has thought about it, but most people aren't sure how to go about making and posting social media videos.

Check out the following article and you'll know what to do next time you get the urge to record something that can get your business, your name or your products the attention they deserve online.

Just remember that people need to be entertained.

Be unique.

Be yourself.

If you have the time and resources to create quality content consistently,YouTube is a great place to start. If you’re just dipping your toes in, you might want to start with Instagram or Vine.
How to Create Social Videos With Your Smartphone | Social Media Examiner