Social Media

Thanks for the Swagga Trip Advisor!

Posted by on July 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

A while ago I spotted a glaring error on Trip Advisor’s Bangkok Hotels page as outlined in a post I did about how Trip Advisor was assuming I could speak Thai. All of my blog posts are promoted on Twitter to my followers and since the title of the blog post contained the phrase “Trip Advisor” [...]

How To Get Personalised Images On Blog Comments

Posted by on January 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

Recently I have had a few people ask me about how to get your own personalised image when commenting on blog posts so I thought I would write a bit of information on how to do this, as it is extremely simple. Below is a screenshot of what your blog comments will look like once [...]

Let Me Share Your Content!

Posted by on December 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

One of my pet hates about websites is when they make it difficult or impossible to share their content on social media. Please webmasters & companies, come into the 21st century and understand how important sharing content is. Lets take a look through a few different websites and what sharing options they have on their site.  [...]

Stop Spamming My Tweets Please Twitter!

Posted by on December 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Twitter is really annoying me at the moment by automatically with automatically appending links within my tweets and this caused an invalid and inappropriate link within one of my recent tweets As you can see there is a link to Book.com, which then redirects to Barnes & Noble. This is not the website that was [...]

Promoting Local Businesses via Social Media

Posted by on October 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Local businesses in Manchester are taking full advantage of social media to help promote their selves and services. There can be a lot of businesses who try this and fail tragically, but for certain business this makes full sense. I always get a lot of random people following me on twitter purely to get me [...]

How To See Competitors Social Media Link Statistics

Posted by on September 11, 2011 at 6:36 pm

  An interesting way to monitor how successful your competitors social media channels are is based on how many people are actually interacting with links and information they are sharing. This can then be compared with your own statistics to see how different your fans and followers are to that of your competitors. It can [...]

URL Shorteners for SEO

Posted by on July 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Different custom URL shorteners behave differently and can either help or hinder SEO so I have put this guide together for reference. I will be looking at both HootSuite and Bit.ly in this article to show how the different options behave. HootSuite & Ow.ly HootSuite has 4 different options when shortening URLs with their service. Each [...]

How To Create Your Own Custom URL Shortener

Posted by on June 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm

With the recent announcement from Bit.ly stating that their Pro version is now the normal version, this means that it is now possible to get your own custom short URL. But how though? Step 1 – Register a nice short domain name A good place to do this is 101Domain.com as you can get a [...]

Buttons, Buttons and more Buttons!

Posted by on June 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Twitter announces the new follow button, Google announces the launch of their +1 button, we already have the ability for a Facebook Like button and we have the fantastic AddThis too. This seems like an awful lot of buttons to me – but I do believe there is a benefit to each of them (well [...]

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