Whether you live stream to thousands of viewers each night on Twitch or just use Facebook Live to show grandma and grandpa what you’re making for dinner, live streaming is the latest social media phenomenon, and it’s growing at a rapid rate. Businesses and individuals alike are now asking themselves how live streaming can be used to build their audience, promote engagement, and help them meet personal or business goals.
How to update your Bitly DNS records (and why you need to do it ASAP)
Bitly recently announced in an email to their user base that they are migrating to a new hosting provider, which means that if you are currently using a branded Bitly domain shortener, you need to update your DNS A records before June 29 to prevent your links from breaking. If you have your branded short domain through Name.com, here’s how you can quickly and easily make these changes.
5 URL forwarding hacks for an epic social media presence
Nowadays it seems like everyone has a social media presence. And it’s not just updates on Facebook anymore—now there’s a wide array of social media sites that let you use video, photos, or even long form content to share updates about yourself and your life.
But how exciting is it, really, to say “Find me on Facebook” or “Look up my Instagram handle”? Wouldn’t it be easier to have a simple way to take your potential connections directly to your profile? By using these 5 domain hacks, you can make it easier than ever for friends and fans to connect with you on your various social media platforms.
We’ve been locked out of our Instagram account and need your help
If you’re a big Instagram user, you may have noticed that we haven’t posted on Name.com’s Instagram account in quite some time. We know—we’ve been locked out of our account for months and we need your help to get it back!
Gear up folks: A live streaming war is about to start
Facebook. YouTube. Twitter.
Aside from being some of the biggest names in social media, these brands share another common trait: They’ve thrown their gloves into the live streaming ring and are now battling it out to see who will come out on top. If this epic struggle proves anything it’s this—live streaming is here to stay.
5 social media tools to add to your arsenal
Social media is a must for any individual or business that wants to promote their brand and grow their web following. But that doesn’t mean you have to dedicate all of your time to painstakingly posting Tweets at the ideal moment or becoming a Photoshop expert so you can create compelling graphics. There are now hundreds of social media tools out there that can help you better manage your time and post more engaging content. We’ve highlighted five of our favorite social media tools for you to try out.
Optimize your Instagram profile link with URL forwarding
Whether you’re a blogger, a small business, or just have an exceptional fondness of selfies; Instagram is a powerful marketing tool that most of us (excluding John Rupp) are familiar with. However, it comes with one drawback—you can only have one link in your entire Instagram profile.
So what if you want to share the recipe to the amazing meal you just posted? Or if you have a special promo code for your Instagram followers only? While it’s possible to share those links in your profile, it requires you to update your website link every single time. Have you ever tried manually typing in an 84-character-long web address on your phone? It’s neither fun nor efficient.
Both Facebook and Twitter unveil new reaction features
If you’ve been remiss in your Facebook or Twitter game lately, you might have missed some big changes. Both Facebook and Twitter announced new features to their respective platforms earlier this month as they attempt to cater to the needs of their user base.
You can now live stream GoPro videos via Periscope (and it could get you a free .LIVE domain)
GoPro and Periscope have partnered up to allow users to live stream epic events. Earlier this year, Periscope announced to iPhone users that they could now connect their devices to WiFi-enabled GoPros to share their adventures with followers as they happen.
Messaging app Peach is the new darling of social media
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.