Great web design is about using cutting edge technology that not only looks great but is functional as well. There is always a tug and pull between looks and function and more sites are finding new way to provide great content to users. Businesses now have to work harder in web design and SEO to produce valuable, useful, helpful, and share-worthy content that shows their expertise in a field.
IBM has some great expectations when it comes to technology that engages the 5 senses. They predict computers in the next five years will broaden the sight, touch, and sound as well as implement smell and taste in to everyday technology.
In this series about How to Market Yourself On-line, we have already talked about Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. But there are other social media marketing avenues out there that you can use to market yourself on-line. Utilize as many of these avenues as possible to gain your advantage. Depending on the industry that you are in, marketing avenues like Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube might be the way to go.
In our series about How to Market Yourself On-Line we have already covered marketing yourself through LinkedIn and Facebook. But, what about other avenues? It is important to leverage as many social media avenues as possible to get your “brand” out to as many people as possible. This includes leveraging Twitter.
While many people might think to turn to LinkedIn when they are looking for employment, some might overlook another avenue that can be just as productive for job seekers – Facebook. A 2012 survey by JobVite found that 92% of hiring managers planned to use social networks in researching job candidates. Of these same hiring managers, 66% planned to look up job candidates on Facebook.
As more than half of mobile phone usage is now by smartphone, and between 10 and 30 per cent of owners of these phones access their messages by a mobile device, according to findings by the Internet Advertising Bureau, it’s clear that these small devices are playing an increasingly prominent role in their owners’ lives.
Not only this, but most people seem to be happy to receive a few advertising messages, in return for the clear benefits of being able to stay in touch wherever and whenever they go.