11 Ways to Get More Twitter Followers

Joined the Twitterverse, but not sure your voice is being heard? Here are some sure-fire ideas for attracting Followers! 1. Optimize your Twitter Profile If your profile doesn’t include an engaging picture (usually your smiling face), banner and bio, you’ll struggle to attract a big following. Sprinkle (don’t cram!) your bio with keywords that are … Continue reading “11 Ways to Get More Twitter Followers”

How to Use Twitter for Business and Marketing | Social Media Examiner

How Twitter Is Unique? In the social media world, Twitter falls into the category of microblogging tools because of the short, disconnected messages it distributes. Other microblogging tools include Tumblr, FriendFeed and Plurk. Twitter shares some features with the most common social media tools Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube. However, the differences really define … Continue reading “How to Use Twitter for Business and Marketing | Social Media Examiner”

Twitter Turns 7!! #Twitter7 Birthday Special!

Happy Birthday, Twitter! On its blog this morning, the Twitter team thanked its 200 million strong userbase, saying: It’s thanks to all of you that our open, real-time platform is thriving: we have well over 200 million active users creating over 400 million Tweets each day. As we’ve grown, Twitter has become a true global … Continue reading “Twitter Turns 7!! #Twitter7 Birthday Special!”

Pinterest Introduces Analytics!

Last week, Pinterest began rolling out – not only their streamlined new look – but their tracking tool Pinterest Web Analytics. Already a great marketing tool, Pinterest now allows brands to track their progress by: identifying their most popular content with metrics including “most repinned” and “most clicked” tracking which dates and times are popular … Continue reading “Pinterest Introduces Analytics!”

Privacy and Terms of Service Changes on Instagram – Instagram Blog

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Our community has grown a lot since we wrote our original terms of service. To get things up to date for the millions of people now using Instagram, we’re bringing you new versions of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Here are a few key updates: Nothing has changed about your photos’ ownership or … Continue reading “Privacy and Terms of Service Changes on Instagram – Instagram Blog”

TV or Social Networking — Which one couldn't you live without?

In honour of the New Year, let’s take a look at the trends defining our lives in the Social Media Age? Find out which demographics prefer their social media screen time and which folks can’t live without their tv. The answers might surprise you… Great infographic by Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange: Source: ipsos-na.com via Anne … Continue reading “TV or Social Networking — Which one couldn't you live without?”

YouTube for Business (January 31, 2013) webinar

YouTube is the leader in online media sharing. Every minute, its enormous userbase uploads 24 hours worth of video, and every day, the giant exceeds 2 billion views a day. Offering free capability to upload high-quality video that you can embed in your website, YouTube is a potential advertising powerhouse for your content. Let Sue … Continue reading “YouTube for Business (January 31, 2013) webinar”

Twitter for Business (January 23, 2013) webinar


Twitter remains a rising star with over 150 million users and 300,000 more signing up daily. An average of 55 million Tweets are sent every day. How can you get your piece of the pie? Join Anne as she introduces you to Twitter for business and learn top tips and tricks for connecting with this … Continue reading “Twitter for Business (January 23, 2013) webinar”

Techie Tuesdays–Tuesday Nights in Scugog–starting January 2013

The Scugog Chamber of Commerce and Port Perry BIA are proud to announce Techie Tuesdays, 2013’s hottest new spot for business folk to network and expand their tool-kits. — SPONSORED BY — Where: Scugog Memorial Public Library When: Tuesdays 6-8:30pm, starting January 22nd Future Techie Tuesday topics will include: e-commerce websites search engine optimization blogging … Continue reading “Techie Tuesdays–Tuesday Nights in Scugog–starting January 2013”

Engaging Infographics


Infographics have skyrocketed to web fame, becoming one of the premier vehicles for conveying information in an engaging way. Click to check out AWTW’s Pinterest-ing collection of social media infographics.  Why people love infographics: easy to read = low time investment, high content yield aesthetically appealing satisfy cravings for numbers and statistics Ready to make … Continue reading “Engaging Infographics”

Brand Accounts for Pinterest, Facebook Pages Feeds, and Emailable Tweets!

This week in social media… Pinterest In addition to last week’s early holiday gift – private boards – Pinterest has introduced BUSINESS ACCOUNTS. Convert an existing profile or register a new account as a business. Pinterest offers great support documentation to walk you through the changes, as well as detailed case studies from their beta … Continue reading “Brand Accounts for Pinterest, Facebook Pages Feeds, and Emailable Tweets!”

How to Add a Pinterest Bookmarklet to Your Browser [VIDEO]

Great news Pinterest fans: pinning your fave pictures and videos can be a whole lot easier. Did you know that Pinterest offers a handy insta-pin button that sits in the bookmark bar of your browser?  Once you’ve installed the Pinterest bookmarklet to your browser — click here to find link for your browser — you … Continue reading “How to Add a Pinterest Bookmarklet to Your Browser [VIDEO]”

Pinterest Announces Secret Boards

Social Media Saturdays  Big news from Pinterest this week: Today, we’re excited to continue this tradition with a new feature we hope will make Pinterest even better—secret boards. Secret boards give you a place for things you’re not quite ready to share yet, like a surprise party, special gift ideas, or even planning for a … Continue reading “Pinterest Announces Secret Boards”

How to Build Your Brand with Pinterest

Check out this great Social Media Examiner post! Imagine your ideal clients. Now think about what kind of pictures or visual images they would enjoy. If you can create (or curate) visually compelling content, then Pinterest  could be a great social platform for you. When used the right way, Pinterest can drive massive traffic to … Continue reading “How to Build Your Brand with Pinterest”

7 Steps for Writing Successfully on YouTube (yes, I said YouTube)

Huh? Isn’t YouTube a video site? Indeed it is, BUT YouTube is also the second largest search engine in the world, and it’s the writing that will boost your content to the top of search results. In today’s media-loving world, video posts are no longer an option. Whether you’re posting how-tos, product demos, testimonials or interest … Continue reading “7 Steps for Writing Successfully on YouTube (yes, I said YouTube)”

Virtual Social Media Circle *SOLD OUT*

A series of hands-on workshops that will leave you knowledgeable in the value and operation of leading social media platforms and practices Build social media savvy, learn alongside a pool of business networkers, and boost your brand’s digital presence and drive new traffic just in time for the Christmas rush! When: Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm (or whenever you … Continue reading “Virtual Social Media Circle *SOLD OUT*”

4 Reasons a Google Local Page is Crucial to SEO

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Have you claimed and optimized your brand’s free Google Local  page (formerly Google Places)? Here are 4 reasons you should do so today: 1. Google Dominates Online Search Everyone knows that Google is the king of search engines. If you want to rank well in Google, you need to play by its rules. Don’t be … Continue reading “4 Reasons a Google Local Page is Crucial to SEO”