When small business owners first set out to get a website online for their business, one of the most difficult decisions they seem to come across is deciding where to register their domain name and where they should have their website hosted. Often times, business owners aren't aware of what a domain name is, let alone that they need to find somewhere to host their website online. This process can become a pain, especially since business owners don't always have a lot of time to spend focusing on this.
Have you been struggling to figure out who the best website design company in Baton Rouge is and who you should hire to build your company website? With literally hundreds of options, from large companies to independent freelance web designers, it can be overwhelming trying to sift through search results and figure out exactly what company will be best for you. You might be asking yourself, what should I be looking for in a web design company, well the following list might help you out.
The world of social media marketing is always evolving, and so are the techniques and clients that we use to manage all of our social media accounts. For many business owners and marketing agencies, managing your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other accounts individually just isn't an option, which is why services like HootSuite and SproutSocial are so incredibly helpful.
Facebook is a great way for creative types like photographers, graphic designers, basket makers and any other hobbiest to start promoting their business and selling their products. One of the most commonly used tactics to start generating a buzz about a stores' products is to hold a contest and give away products or prizes. The biggest issue, however, is many times these contests can get hard to manage through the basic Facebook functions and lack the ability to create a "viral" contest that starts bringing in people from outside of your circle of fans/friends.
Over the past several weeks I have made it my personal mission to test out many of the most popular 3rd party Twitter clients to see which one provides the most value and best features. Of the software tried, only two stood out as worth discussing. TweetDeck and Hootsuite are by far the two most popular Twitter clients and are used by thousands of people daily. Both of these clients offer great features, but in order to find out which client would be the best choice for your needs, there of course has to be a winner in the Battle of the Twitter Clients.
Using Programs Like HootSuite and TweetDesk Harming Facebook Traffic
Over the last several days, fans of the myRise Design Facebook & Twitter pages may have noticed a recent blasting of automated content. This is the result of a trial run with the "ease of use" automation software from HootSuite. After initially finding the software useful and great for managing multiple profiles, I took it upon myself to try out their 30 trial of the pro version, to see how well I enjoyed the automatic posting, bulk tweet/post scheduling and the RSS feed integration. After scheduling 2 days worth of tweets, posts and RSS links, I found it very interesting to not only notice an increase an exposure, increase in Twitter fans but also a descrease in Facebook fans. While the exposure levels for the Facebook page increased, it was apparent that the automation was driving Facebook users insane, or at least a few of them. So it led me to start asking questions, and I set out to find out if posting via third party software to Facebook actually hurt your chances of increasing exposure, and this is what I found.