Do you want to tap into the social power of mobile users?
Leveraging the power of mobile apps that are already installed on many people’s smart phones allows you to connect with people you may be overlooking.
Mobile is unavoidable—that much is clear.
Leveraging these mobile social networks can be challenging.
In this article you’ll discover six engaging mobile apps and learn how to leverage your mobile presence to generate both brand awareness and ultimately new customers.
#1: Tweak Your Facebook Activities for Mobile Users
Facebook is the number-one mobile social network. In fact, it was the number-two most-used mobile app overall for the second quarter of this year, second only to Google Maps, according to GlobalWebIndex.
However, Facebook Mobile has been a tough area for advertisers and marketers to capitalize on.
Your customers and prospects are using smart phones.
Have you figured out how to connect with them using mobile social media marketing techniques?
Mobile is not as difficult as it may seem, especially when you access it with the social media tools you’re already familiar with.
With that in mind, I’ll reveal 5 ways you can use social media to integrate mobile marketing into your business.
#1: Connect With Prospects On LinkedIn Mobile
The LinkedIn mobile app brings a streamlined version of the desktop site to your smartphone or other mobile device. You’ll have access to all the key LinkedIn features, including updates, your profile, messages and groups.
From your LinkedIn home page, tap on your profile photo to access your profile screen to see who has viewed your profile recently. If someone has viewed your profile, it’s a good indication that they might be interested in hearing from you.
Do you use mobile marketing for business?
Are you wondering how to get started?
To learn how mobile marketing and social connect, I interview Jamie Turner for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.
More About This Show
The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.
It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.
The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).
In this episode, I interview Jamie Turner, co-author of the book Go Mobile. His blog, the 60 Second Marketer is ranked as one of the top 10 marketing blogs by Social Media Examiner. He also runs a social media and mobile marketing agency called 60 Second Communications.
Jamie shares how to start with mobile marketing and why you should pay more attention to mobile customers.
You’ll learn what tools to use and the difference between mobile websites and mobile apps.
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Do your Facebook fans see your updates on their mobile devices?
According to Facebook’s fourth-quarter report, around 680 million of the company’s one billion monthly active users access Facebook from mobile devices.
It’s up to brands and businesses to make sure that any marketing efforts they add to Facebook are mobile-friendly, including custom apps, email, advertising, etc.
Is your blog suitable for a mobile device?
In 2012, mobile users spent 63% more time on their devices accessing mobile websites and apps and this is set to increase.
In this article I’ll explore the importance of mobile for your blog and the different options available to support your blog on a mobile device.
Is Mobile Important for Your Blog?
Yes! An increasing number of your readers will access your blog from their mobile devices. Smartphone usage will continue to increase and don’t be surprised if more people access your blog from a mobile device rather than a desktop in the future.
Are you keeping up with the newest developments in blogging?
Whether you are new to blogging or you have been blogging for years, you will find insight in this article.
It covers 26 blogging essentials, in an A–Z tour of the blogosphere.
Each one has a full explanation, along with a link to further reading in case you want to know more.
Note: For simplicity’s sake, I assume you’re using WordPress as your blogging platform. Many of these essentials, though, apply to other blogging platforms as well.
#1: Akismet: Anti-Spam Plugin
One problem that every blog faces is spam. Shady Internet marketers will attempt to promote their products through spam comments and trackbacks, which create a poor impression for your readers. (Imagine seeing a building covered in graffiti and scrappy posters: it wouldn’t give you much confidence in the company that owns the building.)
Some hapless bloggers spend hours every month deleting a never-ending stream of spam. But Akismet, a powerful anti-spam plugin, will do all the hard work for you. By stopping spam comments and trackbacks, Akismet ensures that your blog comments section always looks attractive and welcoming to readers. As they explain:
Akismet monitors millions of blogs and forums, watching the methods and tricks used by spammers in real time. We know all about their spambots, comment factories, buffer sites and social engineering tricks.
And sometimes we may even hear them uttered together in one breath as SoLoMo.
With an increase of users relying on mobile phones, tablets and their accompanying geo-location technology, businesses today are increasingly finding the need to think locally. So, how does SoLoMo work for businesses?
In this post, we’ll introduce 26 tips, an A-Z guide for location-based marketing.
If you’ve been wondering about location-based marketing, chances are that you’ve thought about how you’ll go about measuring performance.
More than 50% of all local web searches take place with mobile devices.
That spells opportunity for businesses that have a mobile marketing strategy.
Does your business have a mobile strategy?
Why QR codes/MS tags?
Success with mobile marketing starts with understanding your customers and then implementing an appropriate strategy. Although some marketers are known to embrace new technologies without first considering their full impact on the consumer.
This has proved to be true with QR codes. Notwithstanding the buzz surrounding QR codes’ ineffective applications have chilled some of the enthusiasm for their use as mobile marketing triggers. To help solve this problem, technology giant Microsoft, creators of the MS tag technology that competes with QR, has stepped forward.
The good news is that mobile marketing is not all that complex.
Here are five things you can do to get started in mobile marketing. Once you’ve mastered the steps below, you’ll see that mobile marketing is a great way to open up new revenue streams for your business.
Ready to get started?
#1: Set up your mobile website
This is actually easier than you might think. One option is to use the automated systems offered by many companies. They essentially take your existing website content and auto-format it for a mobile screen.