Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Interesting images and graphics can also drive search engine traffic. A picture is worth a thousand words.
OnFast recommends that you use your own original photos and artwork. Today digital cameras are inexpensive and easy to use. Uploading pictures takes only a few clicks. For mobile phone users there is hardly any effort at all.
You can publish pictures and graphics of others with the proper attribution. You should give credit to your sources. Use copyright and trademark symbols where appropriate. You may want to familiarize yourself with the "Fair Use of Copyrighted Works" page on Wikipedia.
With OnFast it's easy to insert pictures and gradually build a library of images to add to future posts.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Facebook differs greatly from Twitter in that a company can build a real brand identity on their Facebook page, much like a website, while having the advantage of truly engaging with their customer base. Interaction is the key to all social media channels. Invite followers to provide comments and feedback about everything related to your business and what it does. A company can gain valuable marketing insight to what customers are looking for, what they think about a certain product or service, or what they would like to see in the future from the company.
Monday, February 27, 2012
The following interview took place in February, 2012.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The company has not officially announced it yet, but the social media network reached a milestone of 500 million registered users this week. The pace of signups has been steadily increasing over the last year. The network officially announced they crossed the 200 million mark back in April 2011. At the current estimated rate of growth, Twitter will have over 1 billion users in about a year and a half. Full Story Here:
Facebook Timeline For Brands Coming Later This Month
It was reported that Facebook will be making its new Timeline format available to brands later this month. This past September, Facebook announced its new profile format, but stated that it was not intended for brands at this time. The new Timeline will give companies the opportunity to have a large, distinctive image at the top of their page and the ability to outline such things as corporate history. Full Story Here:
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
First newspapers, then radio and television, gathered the news that was deemed relevant and communicated it to their audience. The problem with traditional media, and what has lead to the rise of social media, is that the communication goes only one way. Relevant news and content flows only in a downward direction to the media's audience. There really is no room for any interaction.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
We have added several up-to-date security safeguards and backup protocols to ensure that our application is protected.
The OnFast infrastructure uses redundant storage and multiple servers to keep the application and your data available in the case of hardware failure. The entire OnFast application - including your data - rests safely behind Cisco-powered firewalls. Only authorized personnel have access to the datacenter.
OnFast is a SaaS (software as a service) provider, requiring nothing more than a web browser to access our services from anywhere, anytime.
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Friday, February 17, 2012
The recent announcement by Facebook of a IPO in several months, has left investors scrambling to get on board with social media stocks before hand. Stocks of social media companies have jumped an average of 35% recently as a result of Facebook IPO anticipation. Investors apparently want their piece of the Facebook effect. Some experts are calling for caution however, as last year's wonder, the online coupon site Groupon, is down 6.2% this year. Full Story Here...
Social Media Week Shines A Light On Social Business
Social Media Week is being held this week at 21 cities around the world. The events and activities are designed to focus attention on trends and developments in social and mobile media and its relationship to business. Many influential individuals and companies from around the globe are sharing information about social business with their sights set on the future. Full Story Here...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Check the links in the "Getting started" box on your "Home" screen to create and schedule new social and blog posts, link your social network, and blog accounts to OnFast and setup your account and billing information.
There will be a free-trial banner at the top of your screen, which alerts you to the number of days remaining in your 30-day free trial. Be sure to upgrade your account to a paying plan prior to the end of the 30-day trial.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
On login, the traditional tab layout has now been replaced by a new left hand menu (or drop menu for smaller browsers), allowing customers to easily get to all elements of the program, as well as improving the internal aesthetics.
Distributing company coupons is a great way to keep loyal customers happy and drive new customers to your business. OnFast provides a simple and quick way to create and disseminate these coupons through your blog and social network channels.
To create and schedule a new coupon, select "Coupons" on either the "Home" or "Campaign" screen and then click on the "Add New Coupon" button. You can then enter the start and expiration dates, number of coupons to be distributed, coupon offer, coupon rules and the channels to which you'd like to distribute.
Monday, February 13, 2012
New users to the social media world ask us all the time. "Just what is a Blog?" Well, a Blog is a web site where you can post things about yourself or your business. The word Blog is an acronym for Web Log. Take the last four letters and you have Blog.
One of the more popular services that provides users with a free blog service is Google's Blogger. www.blogger.com With a little experience you can utilize some of the more advanced Blog features like posting pictures and links to other content sources. In fact, Blogs are designed to be easy-to-use by the non-programmer and the non-technical community.