Weekly round up: August 2-6

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in Weekly Round up |

Another week has gone by and it’s time for another weekly round-up. The topics that we have covered this week ranges from Blog monitoring to a funny one about Ipads.  We also visited the inaugural Internet Show 2-3 August at the Sandton Convention Centre where a couple of trending topics were presented. Find our weekly round-up below. Blog monitoring for market intelligence The blogosphere consists of millions of blog postings that reflects all aspects of business and life. This is quite a large pool of information available to anyone and it is searchable using search engines, blog aggregators and blog search engines. Blog monitoring for market intelligence WSI Visits the Inaugural Internet Show The inaugural Internet Show took place at Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre on the 2nd and 3rd of August 2010 and the WSI team was there to take in the informative seminars on offer. The show was a must for Internet Marketers and business owners wanting learn how they can leverage the Internet for their business. WSI Visits the Inaugural Internet Show List of popular Tweeting Twitter myths Twitter is a free micro blogging Web 2.0 service that enables its members to read and send messages known as Tweets. Tweets are short text posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to the author’s followers. List of popular Tweeting Twitter myths RSS broadcasts your message to the world RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is truly at the heart of what makes your blog work. A blog (short for web log) allows for easy web publishing with CMS (Content Management System) features. Your blog with the help of RSS, notifies the online world each time a new article is published. RSS broadcasts your message to the world And the funny for the week… Ipads just launched in South Africa – 5 going at half price! WSIOMS is glad to announce that we have 5 Ipads for sale and they are going for half price – it is first come first served.  We have already sold one to a client of ours; view the image below. Please comment if you would like to find out more about this super special offer. Ipads just launched in South Africa – 5 going at half price! Please follow and like...

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Weekly round up #1 – July 12-16

Posted by on Jul 16, 2010 in Weekly Round up |

This has been quite an interesting week in blog topics.  The topics that we have covered were mainly focused around SMO (Social Media Optimization) where I have written a three-part blog series regarding SMO. We have also written two blog posts on how you can use your personal LinkedIn profile and for your business. Find the topics that we have covered below. Part 1: Social Media Optimization Social this, social that. The whole world is talking about new strategies and recommendations on social media marketing and how it is at the forefront of the internet marketing world. Did you know that you can increase the visibility of your online profile by correctly optimizing it? Have you ever heard of social media optimization (SMO)? Do you want to know what it means? Part 1: Social Media Optimization Part 2: Social Media Optimization Will you be happy if targeted users finds your content faster than the search engines? Why wait for search engines to index your website when other people can do it for you and share it with their communities? Well it sounds nice and easy but how will users find you? This is where Social Media Optimization comes into place. Part 2: Social Media Optimization Part 3: Social Media Optimization Social media is huge. If you search on Google for the term “social media”, you will get more than 200 million hits in less than a second. You can find thousands of blogs full of topics regarding social media and hundreds of services measuring it. There is more than 300 million users of online social media tools and the number is accelerating. Part 3: Social Media Optimization Making the customer the centre of your sales team In today’s complex selling environment, many organizations have come to realize that relying on new product features is not enough to attract more customers. Many are discovering that they need to organize internally around their customers. Making the customer the centre of your sales team How to optimize your LinkedIn profile LinkedIn  is a Social Networking site for business professionals and like Blogs, Websites and other online marketing content, it can be optimised. The points made below are key areas you should focus on if you also want to optimise your LinkedIN Profile. How to optimize your LinkedIn profile Does your small business have a LinkedIn profile? Are you using LinkedIN for your small business? My last LinkedIN Blog Post generated some interest from WSI Internet Consultant Lou Unkeless so I hope this post helps him. While you may have a LinkedIN profile, are you really leveraging the power of it? It’s great for small businesses for many reasons among them: Does your...

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