There is no doubt about it; LinkedIn is a great platform for professional networking. While many businesses view LinkedIn as just a recruitment tool, they are missing all of the sales and marketing good that can come of regular and creative activity on the network
Pinterest announced a number of new initiatives today that aim at attracting more brands to the network. These new features will make managing a business page a bit less of the hassle that it has been thus far.
Pinterest added a feature today that aims at giving website owners proof that they own the site in their profile.
Here is a super-handy post and infographic that list and show all of the various Facebook image placements and the proper sizes for each.
Twitter updated the look of personal profiles today. You now have the ability to include a “header” image (think Facebook cover) to your profile.
Now, expecting parents can tell the (Facebook) world all at once that they are expecting a little bundle of joy by adding “Expecting a Baby” to their timeline life events.
Ok, so you’ve set up your Pinterest business page and started pinning away. So how do you get other users to follow you?
Many people who use Facebook for personal and work reasons struggle to find the balance between sharing somewhat personal info with friends and sharing with the world. Creating and maintaining a separate page is a boatload of work and, depending on the size of your following, may not be worth it.
In the past, you pretty much had to make the decision- do I make my life public? or do I just shut out everyone I don’t actually know? Most people elected to keep their friend list to those individuals that were close friends and thus, they were not able to enjoy some of the business benefits of growing your network and personally branding yourself.
Since the new Facebook timeline was released universally yesterday, the most common question I have been asked is: Do you know how big the picture at the top of the new layout is supposed to be?
A few months ago, Facebook enabled subscriptions for personal profiles. Subscribers only see what you make ‘public’ on your Facebook profile. Much like the anyone you put on your restricted list, subscribers never see any posts or wall items that you send only to friends.
The point of subscriptions is to keep popular individuals from having to create a brand page for themselves. So far, Journalists and Celebrities have really taken to the new subscription model.
This week, Facebook released the ‘subscribe’ button for websites. This button works like many of its social button predecessors, and allows you to subscribe to an individual’s public feed without having to leave the person’s site.