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Category: Social Media

20 Common Digital Marketing Problems (and Solutions)

Digital marketing is a fantastic way to reach a huge audience with much lower set up and maintenance costs than ‘traditional’ media. That said, there are still a lot of challenges to overcome, and businesses often have the same issues when it comes to increasing engagement and conversions online. That’s...

New Year Resolutions for Small Businesses

January is a great time to make lifestyle changes and set goals for the next 12 months, but why limit yourself to making personal changes? When it comes to digital marketing, most businesses can make a few resolutions to improve their presence, increase their conversions, and get more customers in...

Are Social Media Followers a Currency?

You might have caught some of the hype over the last few years or seen local retailers offering discounts or free products in exchange for social shares or check ins. Recently,  a hotel went further by offering a totally free, 5-night stay for people with a certain number of Instagram...

The YouGov App: An Experiment With Target Marketing

YouGov have recently created a free APP which provides the demographic profiles of 190,000 YouGov members.  This tool will help businesses get to know about their target audiences, and design specific media campaigns accordingly.  Though it doesn’t show the average member, it demonstrates peculiarities of target age groups within each...

Is Pinterest a Search Engine?

As search engines go, Pinterest seems like an unlikely contender. The ‘browsing’ nature of the site meant that search wasn’t used extensively, but the platform has evolved from its origins as an online scrapbook. Pinterest now sees itself as a personalised search site, and it can actually offer unique features...

Do More Social Media Accounts Mean More Engagement?

McDonald’s have announced that they’ll be launching 14,500 facebook pages by 2015. That’s a facebook page for every 2 restaurants around the world, or more importantly, a facebook page for every area where it has a store. The brand are now focusing on one-to-one engagement after yet another scandal involving...

Is Facebook Still Good for Brands?

Practically every B2C has a presence on facebook because it’s always been a free and efficient way to target an engaged audience. But the algorithm changes over the last year have meant that brands are questioning their investment in the site, and some have even left… and been better off...

No, Ello Isn’t a Facebook Killer

Every year or so, a new social network gets enough coverage for journalists to wonder if it’s the new facebook killer. After a decade privacy invasions, interface changes, and general controversy a lot of people claim that they’re ready to jump ship, but it never actually happens. The truth is...

What is SEO?

Simply put, SEO is a way of helping your website rank well on search engines – since Google is the dominant engine, most efforts are targeted towards their algorithms. Unfortunately. SEO is far from being a simple discipline. It has evolved from the early days of search engines where algorithms...

Twitter Lessons from Sweden (Yes, the Country)

Let’s be honest, most social media innovations come from larger companies or creative SMEs – they rarely come from governments or entire countries, where the attitude to digital can be quite conservative. But Sweden is different. In 2011, Visit Sweden and Svenska Institutet launched Curators of Sweden – a project...

SEO for Schools: Build Your Online Presence

SEO is increasingly important for schools, particularly independent schools that rely on brand awareness and recognition to fill places. Being at the top of Google’s results for your search term means that you gain far more traffic. It also provides an opportunity to engage with your audience on their terms...

How to Get Business Reviews Without Breaking the Rules

Good reviews have huge benefits for local businesses. The improve your traffic and conversions while boosting your reputation (which improves traffic and conversions again). You can even increase the number of business listings on the first page of Google since your review profiles will be featured as well as your...

How to Stop Facebook Videos from Autoplaying

If you’re tired of Facebook videos playing automatically on your facebook feed, there are some easy ways to stop it using the settings on your phone or your browser. Unfortunately, there’s currently nothing in the Facebook settings to manage the account independently On your iPhone Autoplaying videos can eat up...

Facebook Insights – What Does It All Mean?

Digital Marketing is filled with obscure terms and jargon (CTR, SEO, conversions, web architecture…*) and Facebook’s Insights are no different. Insights offer useful information about your page, who is using it, and how well people are engaging and interacting with your content. While you can look at how many people...

26 TV Adverts Pushing You Online & Social

Christmas is a time for food, drink and a whole lot of watching TV. I couldn’t help notice this year how many TV adverts contained links persuading you to download apps, website addresses pushing you online, mentions of social media hash tags to discuss and  the prominence of mobile alongside...

Google + add Twinkle and Snow effect to images

As it is the time to be merry and giving Google + have released two cool new photo features called Twinkle and Snow. Twinkle Animated GIF’s When you upload a photo of your Christmas tree lights, house decorations or infact any picture that has colourful festive lights on it, Google...

Does Facebook need an ‘Ah’ button?

How many times have you been browsing through Facebook and seen a sad update from an old acquaintance or friend that you’ve lost touch with? You really want to show that you care but don’t know them well enough to comment direct with out it sounding weird, even worse –...

Stephen King gets writers block on Twitter

The famous king of horror, Stephen King, has taken his first small steps on Twitter Friday afternoon. Despite joining this service relatively late King is a huge fan of digital media. In 2000, he published the worlds first mass market commercial e-book ‘Riding the Bullet’ and in the same year...

Facebook crack down on promotional cover photos

When considering your Website Design and the content that you wish to use to accurately promote your business there are few restrictions that get in your way. Obviously copyright is a major concern but other than that there are not really any other things, apart from engaging content, for mainstream...

Social Media Network Popularity

Many analysts have had differing opinions over the years regarding the Website Design and predicted on-going popularity of social media networks; Geocities and Facebook are a perfect example of this. Geocities. One of the very first social media networks ever to be created was Geocities – the Website Design was...

Is Facebook addiction a real disorder?

Internet addiction has been well documented in the press and (funnily enough) online in recent years, especially with the rise of social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter. Many argue that it’s not really an addiction, but scientists and psychologists have revealed that social media and Facebook in particular...

Apple launches with “disastrous” new Maps app

iPhone users and fans of Apple have reacted with anger and frustration at the new maps application launched yesterday on the iPhone. Many of the users have reported that the app doesn’t live up to the former Google Maps application which Apple decided to replace in favour of their own....

Facebook Launches Sponsored Search Ads

Last week Facebook announced that they would be launching search advertising and so far, the announcement hasn’t received much praise. Both, industry experts and angry Facebook users have suggested that it will be another annoying feature that Facebook adds (Not Ads) to its recent collection and that Facebook is turning...

Blurred vision with new Facebook plug-in

If you are a Facebook user and not one of the 83 million “Fake” users, you might start to notice some blurry photos appearing on your network. Computer security specialists McAfee are teaming up with Intel to ensure that photo sharing on Facebook gets a little safer (and a little...

Our top 5 Olympic Athletes to Follow on Twitter

The Olympics kicks off this week and we’ve got a special tribute to some of the Olympic athletes that will be lighting up the world. We tell you some of our favourite present Olympians and why they should be followed on Twitter Usain Bolt  (@usainbolt) Star sprinter back in 2008...

Win Free Hosting For Your Website

As the gloomy weather continues and the summer looks less likely to appear, the Innermedia team are keen to cheer you up. How are we doing that? We are offering the chance to win FREE hosting for the next 6 months, taking you well into the New Year with a...

Digg Sold for $500,000

This week, what remained of the former social news giant, Digg was sold off to the New York tech company Betaworks for $500,000. This was after The Washington Post paid $12 million for the Digg team and LinkedIn has purchased 15 of the patents Digg held for around $4 million....

LinkedIn facing $5million lawsuit over password breach

LinkedIn Lawsuit LinkedIn hasn’t had the best of months this June and the news just keeps getting worse. The business networking giant is being for $5 million after 6million of their users had passwords leaked earlier in the month. The lawsuit has been filed by a lawyer and LinkedIn user...

Best of British Brands: Jubilee Branding on Social Media

It’s fair to say that the Diamond Jubilee brought out some of the best in British. Once again, Britain was covered in Bunting, London was packed with patriotic royalists from all over the world and we were treated to a royal party like no other. It seemed like everyone was...

Spotlight on Social: Are Facebook Ads Effective?

A Google news search for Facebook presents you with an excessive amount of results, so many in fact that it is easy to forget that Facebook is still only eight years old. In those eight years Facebook has grown from a project started in a university dorm room to one...

Spotlight on Social: StumbleUpon

Our social spotlight this week is going to focus on the social discovery site StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon is not your usual social network, you do not post ‘status updates’ or share pictures, instead StumbleUpon is all about discovery of a different kind. Simple in theory, StumbleUpon helps its users explore new...

Spotlight on Social: Google+

With Google Plus changing its brand pages (once again) this month, it’s been hard not to take note of how much Google want their social network to work. Google Plus (or +) hasn’t taken off the way many industry experts had imagined but, on paper, Google Plus has some exciting...

Never late with Google

Exciting news came out of Google HQ today when they released their latest Maps feature, real –time tube updates. The perfect tool for the 2 million London commuters that use the Tube every day. Just under a year after they added London Transport directions to their nifty maps function, Google...

The LinkedIn Scam

Innermedia have been made aware of a scam whereby criminal hackers use LinkedIn to hack into people’s personal data There is an email being sent out, that is titled “LinkedIn invitation from your co-worker”. Despite looking official with the company logo on the email, this email is in fact a...

Content is Crucial!

Why is content so important? Why do online marketing companies swear by it? Content is crucial! When clients ask us what would make their online campaign more effective we always say ” content is key”. Good content is so important because it: • Engages potential customers • Increases your relevance to...

QR Codes, What You Should Know

QR codes are appearing everywhere, from cinema posters at bus stops to business cards and magazines. The printing industry has gone mad for Quick Response codes. QR codes are like barcodes for mobile phones, and once a QR code is scanned it will direct the user to the target website...

Is Social Media Right For Your Business?

Social media can be a great marketing tool for many businesses as part of an overall marketing strategy, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that you will get direct searches or business through it. Social Media is all about being social and communicating, which is great for brands that are seen...

Spotlight on Social: Brand Page Facebook Timeline’s Announced

  As Facebook users will have noticed in recent weeks, Facebook profiles have changed. Users will have seen their ‘Wall’ replaced by a Timeline that lets them highlight photos, posts, and life events in a way that helps tell a story. The Facebook Timeline makes it easier to rediscover status...

Does Social Media Have A New Home?

This week we saw something very strange happen over in the U.S.A. A quiet neighbourhood in a Los Angeles suburb was transformed when a house on the street was painted orange and green with social media logos such as Facebook and Twitter printed on the wall. But this wasn’t a...
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Google Ads Updates In July
Google rolled out 7 new updates in July and in this post we’ll explain what’s been happening and what it means for PPC marketers. Google Ads Editor v1.1 This update will create some efficiencies that we haven’t seen before. We’ll be able to find our images more quickly, keep existing...
Why Has My Instagram Engagement Dropped?
Have you noticed a big decline in the number of likes and engagements your Instagram posts are receiving? You are not the only one and many are searching for answers! Independent studies have shown a gradual decline in Instagram’s brand page engagement rates over the last six months. Some believe...
Our Beginner’s Guide to robots.txt
For people who are new to robots.txt, it can seem quite foreign and confusing. The truth is robots.txt isn’t as frightening as it seems. Incorrect use of the robots.txt file is harmful because it might affect your rankings in the SERP. With that said, if you own a website, it’s...