Date: April 18th, 2013 | Author: Steve Longoria | Tags: Android, Chimpadeedoo App, Email Marketing, Guerrilla Marketing, MailChimp, Mobile Marketing | No Comments »
Chimpadeedoo just released an Android version making it even easier for storefront owners, musicians or artists of all types to build an email list, in person, even if there is no Internet connection.
Via MailChimp Blog:
“Ever since we released Chimpadeedoo for iPad, an app that helps you collect new subscribers from your tablet, many of our customers have been waiting for an Android version. If you’re not familiar with Chimpadeedoo, it’s an easy way for store owners, bands, and people who set up shop at trade shows or festivals to build their mailing lists. We’re happy to tell you that Chimpadeedoo is now available on Google Play for Android devices (and of course, the iPad version is still available on the App Store)….” [Continue Reading]
Date: April 18th, 2013 | Author: Steve Longoria | Tags: App, Content Curation, Digital Magazine, Flipboard, iOS, iPhone | No Comments »
UPDATE: Flipboard Brings Personalized Magazines To Android, Heads To The Web With New Magazine Management Tool
This is a really cool new feature that was added to the latest Flipboard update for iOS. Creating your own magazine on Flipboard will allow you to tap into their 50 million users.
You’ll be able to add content from your own blog to your Flipboard magazine and just like that you should have a new stream of traffic depending on how many people subscribe to your magazine.
It’s important to get in early because it won’t take long for the competition to heat up.
“Let’s say you, a TechCrunch reader, want to create your own magazine. You’re mainly visiting us for posts about 3D printing, like this one by John Biggs about a couple of guys who made a robot hand for a boy born without fingers. Using either a new Flipboard bookmarklet (here) while browsing the web, or the + button now appearing on any story in Flipboard, you pull the robot hand story into a magazine editor window. You’ll then be presented with options to create a new magazine starting with this article or add it to existing ones.
If you choose to make a new magazine, you’ll also be able to enter a name, description and category for it to enable easier distribution.
Then, Flipboard adds the article headline, body text, images, and any available audio or video…” [Continue Reading]
Date: April 11th, 2013 | Author: Steve Longoria | Tags: Angieslist, Google+ Local, Local Citations, Local Marketing, Local SEO, Small Business, Yelp | No Comments »
When it comes to local SEO and local marketing in general, it’s important to add as many local citations as possible. It’s a very tedious process, but it’s necessary, and not just to rank in Google.
Some of these local business directories have a bunch of traffic themselves, like Yelp and Angieslist, so it’s important to include your listing in as many places as possible in order to maximize your online presence.
SEOmoz does a great job laying out the fastest way to build your local citations without shelling out a bunch of money for services like Yext:
“I always like to start by creating a quick Google Doc with the client’s NAP information at the top. This allows me to easily copy and paste the fields if I need them while I’m building citations. It also allows me to keep the data consistent across the board. Typically, I ensure my Google Plus page is 100% accurate with my business information, and then copy and paste the information from Google Places. I will also use this same Google Doc for tracking my citation sources in one easy to use place.
Feel free to download this free Local Citation Building Template.
In case you decide not to use the spreadsheet I created, you will see I have fields for some of the most common information that citation sources ask for- including…” [Continue Reading]
Date: April 2nd, 2013 | Author: Steve Longoria | Tags: Entertainment Industry, Marketing, Movie Industry, Piracy, Sales, Torrent | No Comments »
I’ve been saying this for years and now the execs at HBO are starting to wake up to the fact that piracy is not your enemy, it’s your friend. Whether it’s music, film, or literature there is a huge upside to piracy.
“With a head-spinning 4.3 million downloads per episode, Game of Thrones became the most-pirated TV show on the Internet last year.
These figures understandably caused much debate, but left show director David Petrarca quite unruffled. During a panel discussion at the University of Western Australia the 47-year-old said that shows like Game of Thrones thrive on “cultural buzz” and benefit from the social commentary they generate. Piracy, he said, helps to oil those wheels…” [Continue Reading]
Date: March 27th, 2013 | Author: Steve Longoria | Tags: Business Wordpress Themes, Corporate Wordpress Themes, Premium Wordpress Themes | No Comments »
If you’re like me your always looking for fresh new WordPress themes, especially business/corporate themes. Set one of these bad boys up for a small business owner and they’ll think you’re a genius, especially if it’s a responsive theme.
This is not a list of FREE themes, if you’re looking for that be sure to check this post out.
Here are a few of my favorites from the list of 50:
Nova – $39
deVision – €39
Avada – $40
What’s your favorite business style WordPress theme? Leave a comment and let me know.