Exactly one month ago, I decided to ditch our current social media scheduling platform, AgoraPulse, and went on a lengthy research journey to find the next social media hero. After days of googling and blog reading, I narrowed down my search to two options: MeetEdgar and HeyOrca—not just because of their cool names and cute logos—but for the exciting features and affordability. Both trials have ended and it’s now the moment of truth.
Video: How we got attacked by cellphones | Nerd Compass on DDoS
Have you downloaded a new app lately? You could have inadvertently aided in a DDoS attack. Here’s the rundown on how DDoS attacks work and what the implications could mean for the future.
October 2017 site updates
Happy Halloween, friends! Today might be a day full of spooky sites and scary costumes, but one thing you don’t have to be frightened of is bad UI/UX on our site. After all, our team has made a few more site updates this month that customers are sure to appreciate.
Facebook is testing an update that’s bad news for publishers
Facebook is at it again with potential updates that could decimate small publishers that rely on articles shares via social media for the majority of their traffic. A test version of Facebook, which features two separate news feeds, is currently live in six countries and social media marketers are worried.
3 easy ways to create your wedding website
If wedding bells are about to ring for you and your partner, you’ll need a wedding website to list important information for your guests and commemorate the occasion online. Here are a few ideas on how to get your wedding website up and running.
How to own local SEO for your business
I just got back from the State of Search Digital Marketing Conference in Dallas, Texas, where SEO experts from around the world shared their knowledge on how businesses can improve their search rankings online. The good news is that SEO is not just for huge corporations with substantial budgets—there are plenty of strategies a small, local business can use to climb the search engine ranks. If you have a brick-and-mortar location that you want more people to discover through organic search, a Google Business listing is one of the best available resources at your disposal.
How New Domain extensions are changing the face of URLs
Think back to just a couple of years ago: The norm was that every brand that wanted to get online would likely use a .COM, .NET, or .ORG domain. Sure, there was the rogue .EDU or even .TEL domain floating around, but we were comfortable with a scant handful of domains to use for our website even if there was no real meaning behind those endings.
How to break up with your social media management platform
Every social media marketer knows that it’s pretty impossible to post content in the moment unless you’re going live, at a tradeshow, or having a company culture event. Between the hours spent researching new social trends and then incorporating said trends into your meticulously planned content calendar, time is of the essence; and one thing we don’t have time for is bugs in the tools we use. Once those start popping up, it’s safe to say that I’m immediately ready for a change. So am I shocked that I’m ready to ditch our current social media scheduling program? No. Am I disappointed because I thought I found the one? Yes. Here’s a front row seat to the ups and downs of social media management tools we’ve used in the past, and what we’re planning for the future.
September site updates to check out now
Another month has come and gone, and we’ve rolled out a few new changes on the website that you may not have noticed. Here are some new features you can look forward to.
Why it’s time to get your brick-and-mortar store online
Toys R Us, the iconic retailer of our childhood, filed for bankruptcy this month, citing a lack of traffic to their brick-and-mortar stores as one of the reasons why the business has been on a slow downward spiral. Their lackluster online store and their inability to compete with online retail giants like Amazon proves that having a customer-facing storefront is no longer enough to bring consistent business through the door. If you own a brick-and-mortar business that sells goods, it’s time to seriously consider taking your shop online.