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YouTube Just Made It Harder to Monetize Videos: Here’s Why

YouTube announced last month that it has modified the eligibility requirements for its Partner Program (YPP), which will change the ways and ability Creators can monetize videos on the platform.

No, You're Not Getting a Facebook Dislike Button (Yet)

But none of them was a simple thumbs-down reaction -- and when users once again learned that Facebook was rolling out a "downvote" option, there was a fleeting moment of hope for "dislike" reaction enthusiasts.

YouTube Will Start Labeling State-Funded News Content, but There’s a Big Problem

As part of YouTube's overall work toward greater transparency into the content shared on its site, videos uploaded by news creators that receive any degree of public or government funding will be labeled as such.

5 Social Media Trends to Expect in 2018

Before you finalize your social media strategy for the year, it’s important to look at what’s ahead to ensure that you're allocating your time and efforts appropriately.

Facebook's News Feed Will Once Again Focus on Friends and Family

Facebook announced yesterday that it will be overhauling its News Feed that will once again shift the type of content users see first, and most often.

How to Get Started With LinkedIn's New Website Demographics

I don't know about you, but I have an odd fascination with LinkedIn's "Who's Viewed Your Profile" feature. There's a natural curiosity about who's checking it out, and why. A fan of my writing? My manager? An ex-boyfriend who’s feeling…
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5 Super Quick Ways to Get More Messages on Your Facebook Business Page

Over 2.4 billion messages exchanged between businesses and people each month, you can get more messages from your Facebook page.

How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 30 Resources for Beginners

No matter how many social networks you set out to master, or how long you work in the social marketing field, there is one secret that will ensure you're successful: Never stop learning.

How to Use Facebook Live: The Ultimate Guide

How to use Facebook Live Go to the News Feed, and tap the "Live" option denoted by the camcorder icon. Give Facebook access to your camera and microphone when prompted. Choose your privacy setting. Write a compelling description. …

Blogging to make your Website Sing

You know I tell my clients all the time how important blogging is to the health of their website, but when it comes to blogging on my own, I too fall short. Most people think... I write and share on my Facebook page "all the time!". Why do…
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Monarch Social Media Plugin for your Website

Elegant Themes, one of our providers recently introduced a brand new social media plugin called Monarch. It is a Social Media plugin that makes sharing on your website look enticing and fun! Any social network Anywhere on your website Choosing…
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Pinterest Rich Pins

Pinterest Rich Pins are a recent addition to Pinterest. They make it easier for people to actually shop using Pinterest. So, if you are a business selling merchandise you owe it to yourself to invest some time into Pinterest. You could think…
Building a Network of fans is like making friends. Some can be bribed into being your friend, but they will never be the loyal friend you were looking for

Get more shares on Facebook

Shortstack is a company I use often in my task as a Webmaster. They have some great tips about how to get more shares on Facebook. They have produced this great infographic. My Favorite Share on Facebook idea "Ask yourself if your fans will…
Pinterest for Artists

Pinterest for Artists

I was asked by a friend to do a presentation for the Gulf Coast Art Association. Since I was a child I have dabbled in art and now as a web designer I am fortunate enough to combine my love of art with my skill with computer systems. One of…
Newsletter Best Practices

Newsletter Best Practices

People debate about the effectiveness of email Newsletters. My recommendation is... Why not? People opt in to your email list, so it isn't like you are spamming people. People have asked that you send them one. You should however, use an…
Great Social Media Goals

Great Social Media Goals

Social media can drive significant business results. So many people jump into social media without understanding what they are doing or why they are doing it. The answer is not to just do what others are doing, but to do it with intention. Join…
Small Business Website Essentials

Small Business Website Essentials

If you are a small business owner and you have a website or are thinking about getting one we have a list of website essentials that will help your website do what you want it to do, generate leads and make a sale. Contact Information It is…
Building a Network of fans is like making friends. Some can be bribed into being your friend, but they will never be the loyal friend you were looking for

Twitter Fiction Festival - What is your Twitter Story?

Twitter Fiction Festival Began Yesterday Yesterday The Twitter Fiction Festival (#TwitterFiction) began and will last 5 days. The goal is to write a story in 140 characters or less. It sounds like fun and I'm going to participate, even though…
Pinterest Viewers are looking to style their weddings, their parties and their homes. Create a vignette they like and create a buzz to sell your product

Style your Product Images for Pinterest

If you're online you most likely know about Pinterest®. Currently Pinterest® is free for everyone and is one of the best ways to get your products noticed. The catch is you need to make your product image interesting. What you Need I have…
There are a lot of statistics around the time spent on Facebook and how it effects their relationships. But, researchers are focused on the wrong thing

Facebook Saved my Life

That is a huge statement, but it is true. Mashable just surpassed 1 million Facebook fans and so they are sharing their fans stories about how Facebook changed their lives. Is Facebook a Relationship Killer? There are a lot of statistics banging…
Maintaining the privacy of your browsing information just got easier with PrivacyFix. It scans for privacy issues based on your Facebook and Google settings

PrivacyFix a New Chrome Extension for Facebook Privacy

People fall, generally, into the continuum of two extremes when it comes to their private lives. Those who have given up keeping their private lives private Those who vehemently defend their private information Because the people…
Building a Network of fans is like making friends. Some can be bribed into being your friend, but they will never be the loyal friend you were looking for

Measuring Friendship in Social Media - more than a click

When I saw Delta Airlines say they would give $1 to Breast Cancer Awareness (up to $50,000) for every "Like" on their page I was dismayed. Building a Social Network of loyal fans is no different than making friends in the real world. Sure,…