Have You Created your Bing Business Portal?

Claim and enhance your business listing on Bing. Its free! Last week I wrote a blog post about Google Places (click here) and did not give it much thought until I was sitting with a client and Googled my name. The first listing was my Google Profile complete with my picture and links to my…

Google Places – Help customers find you on Google Maps

Do you want to know the best way to move your website up in search engine rankings and to be found on the internet? Use Google Places to create a free listing.When potential customers search Maps for local information, they’ll find your business: your address, hours of operation, even photos of your storefront or products.It’s…

What’s Up With This Google+?

I was invited to Google+ (a.k.a. G+, Google Plus or Plus) the other day and thought Christmas had come early. I am what they call an “early-adopter” or pioneer as I try everything as soon as it is announced. I instantly activated my account and started inviting associates to Google+ only to find out that…

Coolest 360 Video Tour Ever – You Have to Try This!

This is the coolest 360 video technology I have ever seen. northStudio360 is a collective of digital creatives who share the same philosophy in producing industry leading Virtual tours, Aerial tours and HD production. Their experience, professionalism and passion are the cornerstones of everything they do. Below is an example of their technology. Interactive 360…

QR Codes – Rising Star or Yesterday’s Gimmick?

Are you familiar with QR codes? The weird images that look like a maze like the one to the right? If you have a Smartphone and you have a QR Reader on it you can scan or take a picture of this code and it will take your Smartphone browser right to my website. I…

Confessions of a Social Media Groupie

As a Marketer I try to use or test online Social Media tools and services as they come available so I can determine whether it is effective or not for my clients. As it turns out there is not enough time to try them all so I have been selective in 2010. Following are the…

The Best Way To Remember Things…Since the Dictaphone

Ok I am dating myself by using the word dictaphone in a sentence, but there was a day when I would dictate notes into a small tape recorder and play it back later. Or we could also phone into a central system and dictate something that the secretarial pool would type up and drop into…

There’s a New Search Engine in Town – Ba da BING!

BING which was formerly known as Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search is web search engine (advertised as a “decision engine”) from Microsoft. Bing was unveiled on May 28, 2009 and went fully online on June 3, 2009. I have not given it much of my time as I have always “Googled” everything,…

Google Wonder Wheel

Google never ceases to amaze me with their innovations in search technology. It actually makes you wonder how much more they know that they aren’t telling us…but that doesn’t matter when they have great products like Google Wonder Wheel. (not a Google website) To start your own search use Google to search for “Wonder Wheel”…

Twitter or Facebook – What’s Best for Business?

There is no clear cut answer for this question, but in my opinion Social Media is a case of the sum of the parts exceeding the whole. Both Twitter and Facebook have specific advantages, but together you get a one, two punch that is hard to beat. But if I had to choose one form…