I've heard a few times now about Blab and recorded this 5 minute screencast of the very first time I took a look. As you'll see, I didn't get all that far on my first try, it seems you need to use Chrome or Firefox to actually host a Blab. I usually use Safari and was … Continue reading Trying out Blab for the first time
Unfortunately, spammers are getting smarter. Here's a case study showing 4 examples and 5 top tips to help you stay one step ahead of the spammers!
Want to be a blogger? Congratulations! Everyone has their own unique knowledge, skills, stories and insights to share and it's wonderful that you're considering adding your voice to the blogosphere! Getting started can sometimes be a bit overwhelming for new bloggers, so here's a step by step guide. 1. Identify your motivation Why you choose to … Continue reading Want to be a blogger? Here's ten steps to get started.
One of the most popular posts I've written on this Zestee Social Media School blog is how to stop Twitter sending invites to your friends after I received complaints from several of my contacts about Twitter emailing them regularly on my behalf. I've had the same issue with LinkedIn and have spent quite some time … Continue reading How to delete imported contacts on LinkedIn
Google offer an impressive suite of free online tools and to use these to their full potential, you will need an account. In recent years, you would require a number of different accounts for services such as Gmail, YouTube and GoogleMaps, but now there is "One Google Account for everything Google". This post will show … Continue reading How to create a Google Plus account
I'll get straight to the point...one of the biggest social media mistakes small business owners make is setting up a personal profile on Facebook or LinkedIn in a business name. This is against the terms and conditions of use, and you're likely to have your profile deleted. So don't waste your precious online time … Continue reading One of the biggest social media mistakes small business owners make
If you use Facebook, you have probably seen a post encouraging you to click to win. Or had someone ask you to vote for them at some stage. Though I love to win stuff and support my friends by voting for whatever it is they want to win, when they are asking me to … Continue reading Should I enter a competition on Facebook?
One of the most common questions I have had in the Zestee Social Media School is how to keep my personal and professional life separate on social media? Here's a detailed post on how I manage my own social media and which tools I use. As a social media consultant and trainer, the lines … Continue reading How I keep my personal and professional life separate on social media
Today, Facebook is 10 years old and is celebrating with Look Back - an automated film for users to share to show highlights from their time spent on this social media giant. To create your own film, log into Facebook then click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/lookback Within seconds, you will be able to view your … Continue reading Facebook is 10 years old – and will be flooded with friends films
Facebook introduces a new app called Paper on 3 February. Note that this is in the US app store, and they have not yet publicised when it will be available in other countries - but hopefully not long behind. Click on the image above to view the video and learn more. I'm writing another … Continue reading Facebook introduces Paper on 3 February
A previous blogpost on the Zestee Social Media School Website Pyramid looked at how building a solid website is like a house. Once you've built your website, it requires regular maintenance to keep it running well. Depending on the size of your site, the time this takes varies, but for a small site, this should … Continue reading Five Tips for Weekly WordPress Website Maintenance
One of my all-time favourite resources to use for my social media classes is this video by Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics, a book first published in 2009 which examined the way that social media transforms the way we live and do business. There are several versions of the video, but I usually use the … Continue reading Social Media Revolution
Thanks to Mashable for drawing my attention to this new campaign for the launch of the new sassy Virgin America safety video. Here's 5 reasons why I like the video from a marketing perspective and why I think it "works" - not only for the purpose for which it was designed, but the clever leverage … Continue reading Social Media Case Study: Virgin America
Google Plus has a great hangout tool for video calling that rivals Skype. The quality is clear and there are several advantages to using hangouts that we'll go through in another post. This post will focus on a step by step guide to plan a Google Plus Hangout for a future date. Thanks to social … Continue reading How to plan a Google Plus Hangout for a future date
Have you ever created a word cloud? These are an excellent way to translate words into a visual tool that can be used in a variety of ways, such as for inspiration or to communicate ideas and concepts. Recently I wrote a business book review on Ik.nl on the Zestee.com blog and one of the … Continue reading What is your Word Cloud?