It is no secret that running a startup involves a lot of money. You cannot establish your own company if you are not willing to spend anything. As an entrepreneur or a business owner, you have to go through the costs of hiring people, renting an office space and paying other overhead costs. But, did you know that these costs differ depending on where you are in the world? This is what we can see from the infographic created by Staff.com. They compared the costs of running a startup in different cities around the world and the differences are very significant.
With the rise of image oriented social networking websites, marketers are becoming more and more visual-centric and that is the reason we can see lots of infographic everywhere on the web. In fact, these tall visuals have become one of the most popular marketing methods to promote your business and spread your brand voice which ultimately help to enhance the visibility and drive massive traffic and social engagement. But did you know how to design a perfect infographic? And what are the elements that make your infographics go viral. This super infographic by Socially Sorted explains some basic tips on how to create infographics and how to optimize them for sharing.
It's no wonder that even the best businesses, brands and companies have big social media fails. But successful brands are those who don't let their fear of failure hold them back because they avoid those mistakes by learning lesson from them and by identifying what cause the failure. Check out this infographic by searchenginejournal called top 5 social media fails of 2013 and lessened learned.
Did you know that 70 percent of Millennials react about products, businesses and brand on social media? In addition, Gen Y is a more active contributor to social media content: 54% is posting info about brands, products and companies vs 45% among older generations. 66 percent reacting to comments of other related products, brands and companies vs 56% among older generation. Find out all about the power of conversation based on a global social media study among youngsters in this infographic by insites-consulting. This visual illustrates which info Generation Y shares, top 7 conversation affecting their purchase behavior and their most trusted online sources.
The team at lab42 spoke to 500 Pinterest users to determine how pinning preferences play a part in holiday habits. They discovered that more than 90% of Pinterest users has changed their preparation for the holidays in some way and they find the holidays less stressful. Users spend more time on Pinterest during the winter holiday months. More than 50% visit the site for longer periods of time. 67 percent of users said that Pinterest could add subcategories within Holidays and events to improve the holiday experience i.e Holiday recipes and decor. 43% have a board designated for the holidays. 66% of users say they are satisfied with Pinterest's collection of holiday themed ideas. 74% have shared a holiday idea from PInterest with a friend or family member. 59% have bought something they saw on Pinterest. 19% spend more money during the holidays because of Pinterest. See this infographic for more stats.
It's no secret that video content is the most essential part of internet marketing in today's online world. With 4 billion+ video views everyday and 3 billion hours of video are being viewed each month on YouTube. YouTube has become a perfect opportunity for brands to target their audience. Here we take a look at two infographics first - 2014: Year of The Video and then - Why Videos Drive Sales.
The holiday countdown has begun! Need some last-minute Facebook holiday-contest inspiration? Here are 12 engaging ideas (in the infographic from the team of sociallystacked) that you can get up and running on your brand's Facebook page in minutes - whether you use apps or run simple Timeline promotions. Cheers!
Some statistics that socially stacked uncover by analyzing more than 50K active Facebook business pages are: Brands that host contests see a 66% increase in contest submission during the holidays. Fill-in-the-blank status updates receive 182% more engagement than other kinds of status updates. Businesses that host apps see a 47% growth in app views during the holidays.
Pinterest is huge and getting huger, but do you think this huge social network can be helpful in your job search? Absolutely a big YES. Pinterest is not just to pin cute puppies photos, fashion trends or food recipes, it has gone beyond the trivial and become a branding powerhouse for business and marketers. It's a great platform for job seekers where you can share your visual resume, get connected with companies and so much more. This exemplary infographic guide from Giraffecvs named Bring pinstantaneous appeal to your job search with Pinterest explains why you should use Pinterest for your job search, who should you follow and what should you pin on Pinterest to get noticed by a potential employer.
You probably know that women change their spending habits for the holiday season, 81% women spend more on clothes compared to the rest of the year, but did you know that 62% of social media women get beauty inspiration online. The team at Clever Girls Collective, has released their infographic, they surveyed a thousand uber-savvy social influencers to find out how social media would impact their shopping and spending this holiday season. And the results are surprising: No single social channel wins out.
Your blog can be an important tool in marketing your products or building brand awareness online. However, to achieve this objective; you must be ready to engage with your target audience. So how to interact effectively with your site visitors especially in a positive way? In this article, we are going to look at the different tactics and ways you can use to become more engaging with your blog visitors.
Pinterest is one of the new technology tool that is introduced in the classroom. It is an electronic pinboard and a photo sharing website that allows user to create, manage and share images or videos captured from around the web. Pinterest is a great tool for virtual learning because its users can easily share ideas and their pins are also visible to other users. So, how is this wonderful resource for visual information can be integrated in education? Here are the lists of how students or teachers can use Pinterest for educational purposes, with some useful tools.
If you are a business owner with a website, it is very critical to know how much is your website’ visibility in the search engines. If you have not done much about your site’s SEO, then there are ample chances that your website will have little or no visibility at all in the search engines. What you, as a business owner need is a set of tools that you can use for your site’s SEO and increase your chances of getting customers directed to you by search engines. It can at times be difficult to search for the relevant SEO tools in the sea of tools that is available on the internet. To ease out this trouble, here is a list of 5 essential SEO tools every business owner should have:
Even with their decades of experience with the social network system, many marketers still find this platform a hard nut to crack. With this platform changing almost every time, it can be tricky to know exactly where one can commit their time and resources to. Several marketers are transforming how they use their social networks in many different ways to increase their brands with relevant audiences and drive real ROI. With 2013 in its latter stages, it is important that we look the biggest marketing changes of the past year and ahead where the social network will be heading in 2014 so that we can get on board.
Here are some top marketing trends, stats and events that made the news in 2013 and six cutting-edge trends that will dominate and be at the core of the most successful social media marketing campaigns in the coming year. They are not magical bullets or industry secrets that will give you an edge overnight, but organic strategies that will drive real rewards for any organization or individual with patience and diligence to implement them.
Your Facebook cover photo is the first thing your clients come in contact with when they visit your page. Facebook has made it so this photo stands out. It is more like a billboard for your brand. This is why it is important to utilize this space correctly. It is important to put up the most effective image that is not only highly pleasant to look at but also passes across a positive message about your brand. Many business owners with Facebook pages know how effective this photo is when it comes to invoking positivism from your intended clients. Unfortunately, they are still those who do not take it as seriously as they should. If you own a Facebook page dedicated to your business, here are 7 Effective Tips to Get The Best Result From Your Facebook Cover Photo.
Traditionally, SEO techniques are commonly associated with textual content as the driving force behind engaging an audience and generating site traffic. However, photo blogging has taken the market to a new level, powering search results through images.
While often overlooked, images can provide an equal ranking in search engine result pages (SERPs), serve effectively in organic searches and assist in trafficking. From an SEO perspective, try to consider incorporating images as similar to managing a small website.
Look to these five essential tips below to harness the power of SEO photo blogging.