If Snapchat, WhatsApp, and old-school Facebook had a child, the result would likely be Peach, a new social media app that’s making some noise online. Created by the founder of Vine, Peach initially looks like just another messaging app, but there are a few key twists that make it a force to be reckoned with.
6 Chrome extensions you should be using
There are so many amazing productivity tools that are now available on the internet that can make your workday easier, more productive, and enjoyable. And if you’re a Chrome user, you have access to an entire arsenal of extensions that are all about streamlining your internet usage. We’ve compiled a list of our top six favorite Chrome extensions that we believe will improve your computer-bound life.
Facebook Notes makes a comeback as publishing platforms take off
Facebook is making a big move by resurrecting an old feature that has been given a new spin: Facebook Notes. As infrequent bloggers and citizen journalists continue to pop up, there has been a decisive need for an easy-to-use platform for hosting and sharing content. Now, Facebook joins the likes of Medium and Tumblr with a tool for sharing long form thoughts, opinions, and stories.
Uplift Social talks expansion, partnerships, and New Domains
Uplift Social is a new but rapidly-growing contender in the social media management game. Owen Smith, the company’s co-founder, recently spoke with us here at Name.com to discuss how the business got its start and what’s in store for the future.
How and when did Uplift Social get started?
Uplift Social was founded back in December 2014 by myself and my co-founder and CTO, Ainsley. With the explosion of social media in the last few years it has never been a better time for businesses to start growing their community and promoting themselves through social. We see a huge opportunity for growth and expansion in the social media management and marketing space—that’s why we jumped in and started Uplift Social!
Political campaigns and the internet: A match made in New Domain heaven
You would have to be living under a rock to not have heard about the upcoming U.S. presidential election. And if you so happen to live under a rock, then props to you dude, we don’t judge.
The internet has played an enormous role in the outcome of political campaigns in recent years. In fact, some claim that without the internet, President Barack Obama would not have been elected in 2008. No matter what you believe, there is no argument that the internet is the main source of information about political campaigns for most Americans.
5 Best Books for Social Media Marketing
There are a lot of books available that offer tips on social media marketing. Because there are so many books out there, it can be difficult to decide which books to read and which have the highest quality information. To avoid reading unnecessary books or repetitive information, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 best books to boost your social media marketing efforts. These books are not just about social media, but also business, behavior, and general marketing. All of the books have one major commonality: a theme of persuasion and understanding consumer behavior. Even just reading one of the following books will help you become a better social media marketer and strategic thinker.
Have you ever created a new brand only to find that social media handles of the same name were already taken? Not a fun experience.
If you’re very ambitious, you might check ahead of time to make sure your brand name is available across all platforms. While we give you serious props for that, there are likely more valuable ways to use your time than jumping from social platform to social platform, trying out different handles. But we have some good news: There’s a tool that will handle social media branding for you.
YouTube, you lose? The surprising video platform that gets the most views
At Name.com, we make a lot of videos.
We rely on them to sell products, share information, and bring joy. But we also relied too much on YouTube as our sole source of video exposure. It’s an easy trap to get caught in: YouTube is a subsidiary of Google, and the two of them together are search engine beasts. Google is the #1 online search engine and YouTube is #2.
The one thing these internet giants lack is engagement—or at least the engagement you want. YouTube comments can be the internet’s bathroom stall of conversation.
You’re not completely restricted to just 140-characters on Twitter anymore
Twitter just removed the 140-character limit on Direct Messages, which means you can send full messages privately now. A lot of people are pretty happy about this, especially brands that provide customer service via Twitter, since this means no more fragmented statements.
Social media is one of the most important ways to reach an audience nowadays. Whether you are promoting a business service or your latest blog post, a solid social media strategy is an excellent way to increase your content’s exposure.
But maintaining five-plus social accounts, responding to questions and comments, and tracking the performance of your posts all the while can be tricky without the right tools. Rather than scrambling to monitor your accounts individually, there are a number of social media tools that can simplify your life.