CATEGORY: Social Media

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.

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.

We think that’s awesome—so awesome that we’re giving away free .LIVE domains to anyone who Tweets a GoPro live stream to us at @namedotcom!

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.