Thursday, May 26, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
The hash marks or hash tags (#) before a word in a post allows you to tag that post for that word. However, in order to get tracked via a hash tag, you need to opt-in and follow http://twitter.com/hashtags. Once you’re following Hashtags, every time you make a post in Twitter and tag it with a hash mark. For example If you are a handmade business and you sell hair bows or tutus you might want to put a HASH MARK or # in front of that key word so anyone searching for that product would find you.
If you then visit Hashtags.org, you can click on any tag and it will show you all of the posts that have been tagged with that keyword.
I use the term “keyword” with a grain of salt since some of the tags aren’t keywords in the sense that you know them related to search engine optimization, because some of the tags are completely non-sensical in nature. And although you can get a complete list of words that have been tagged on the site, there is no way (at least currently) to search for a specific tag.
Here are some sites you might find useful.
- http://twubs.com/ – Twubs are groups of words using the hashtag in Twitter. It’s kind of a neat little site so I’d check it out.
- http://tagal.us/ – This site is useful as well. It helps you understand what those Hashtags mean. For instance the hastag #TLS means “The Love Stories”. All kinds of goodies here and you can even help define them yourself.
- http://www.whatthetrend.com/ – This helps you follow Hashtag trends.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
- Print out a sign and display it at your craft fair. This will allow your foot traffic to take a digital business card. Works with Google Places (or a simlair site) so when folks tweet their location....You will generate web traffic.
- Did I mention this is VERY VERY GREEN. As a person that hates to waste.... my heart breaks when someone has a GREEN or ECO friendly business and they waste so much in product packaging, and business cards that just lay one the table and will more than likely be tossed in the trash. The Small business Association states that you get 1 customer from passing out 10 business cards...buy just passing them out. The return is much higher for customers who have made purchases and receive a business card.
- You can even post all of your contact information and when a customer scans your QR CODE your contact information can go straight into their phone address book. HOW COOL IS THAT
- Great way to build up social media traffic.
- Use as a digital business card for potential customers you meet on the go. If you sell something you wear out. When you get a complement. Have something for that person to SCAN
- Use as coupons for Sales or specials.
- On your CAR, because no one ever has a pen or the time to wright down your information.
- All of your brochure or marketing materials. Even your price tags.
- Your Blog address
- A blog hop would be so fun with QR codes.