Monday, June 30, 2014

Featured Report: Internet, Why So Blue?



The AWL

Internet, Why So Blue?

June,27,2014
by: 
Children ask why the sky is blue, and there usually isn't anybody around to provide a satisfying answer. The sky is blue because… the atmosphere? And gases. The sky is blue because of the air and the Sun. The sky is blue because the sky is blue, and it's time to go to school. Maybe they'll tell you there. But what kind of child would look at the sky today, when there's so much going on down here? The sky suggests infinity but the little screen on dad's phone seems to supply it. What is the answer, then, when a child asks: Why is the internet blue? Read More




Social Media Examiner

How to Publish on LinkedIn for Maximum Exposure

June,30,2014
Henley Wing
Are you publishing on LinkedIn? Is your content getting the shares it deserves? Publishing your articles on LinkedIn helps build your personal reputation and increase exposure for your business or website.In this article I’ll share four tactics for publishing content that gets read and shared.



dex Media

Most Social Media Mentions are Neutral

June,25,2014
by:  
With the numbers of social media users projected to continue to rise steadily, climbing to over 1.75 billion by the end of the year (an increase of more than 12 percent, as projected by eMarketer), comments about a business on these platforms can have a significant impact on perception and, subsequently, play a role in determining the popularity or notoriety of a business. Media-moderating mogul mention, in a newly released study of postings about companies, uncovered some interesting trends, offering potential insight for businesses that keep a finger on the pattern of mentions in posts, pins, and tweets. Read More






Mobile Marketing Watch

Up, Up, and Away: Move to Mobile Hits New Highs


June,27,2014
by:Jared Reitzin
Remember that old song by the Fifth Dimension: “Up, Up, and Away?” Well, it would be a good theme song for what’s happening now. The consumer shift to mobile reached new heights in May — in a literally “up, up, and away” kind of way. According to comScore, a global digital analytics company, time spent on mobile apps in the U.S. accounted for the majority of time spent (51 percent) in digital media up from 43% a year ago. And get this: Smartphones and tablets reached 60 percent, up from 50 percent a year ago. Read More




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Welcome to Karatbars
Karatbars International GmbH specializes in the sale of small 999.9 pure gold bars and gift items. We offer unique product lines, including specialty collector’s items that celebrate special moments such as the Birth of a baby, Weddings, Easter, Christmas and Birthdays. Karatbars has steadily expanded its product line by using the highest standards in the industry for gold production. Karatbars also offers a line of limited edition or privately branded collector gold cards. Collector cards, especially rare limited edition cards, will often appreciate over the market value of gold.




Friday, June 27, 2014

Featured Report: How to Calculate the ROI of Your Social Media Campaigns



Tech Crunch
Source: Facebook Is Building FB@Work
June, 25,2014
by: Ingrid Lunden 
The phrase “Facebook at work” usually suggests people frittering away the day on the social network and not actually doing their jobs. But according to an anonymous source inside Facebook, the company is working on a way to put the social network into a more positive light in the office. It is building an at-work version of Facebook. “We are making work more fun and efficient by building an at-work version of Facebook,” the source says. “We will touch code throughout the stack and on all platforms (web, iOS, Android, etc.).” The source, who refers it as “FB@Work”, says the effort is based in London. Read More



QuickSprout

How to Calculate the ROI of Your Social Media Campaigns

June,27,2014
by: NEIL PATEL
Is it just me or do companies have a hard time accepting social media as a marketing channel? From what I’ve experienced, most companies aren’t willing to leverage social media because they don’t believe it can make them more money. Well, I hate to break it to you, but that’s a big misconception. Social media can make you money. To show you how you can track the return on investment of your social media campaigns and use that knowledge to maximize your ROI, I’ve created an infographic that breaks down the steps you need to take to achieve these goals. Read More



Social Media Examiner

Marketing You: How to Play to Your Unique Strengths

June,27,2014
Michael Stelzner
To learn how to promote yourself based on these strengths, I interview Sally Hogshead for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast. Keep reading to discover more.  Read More





Mobile Marketing Watch

OPINION: Mobile Is Personal. It’s Time Advertising Is Too

June,26,2014
by: Michael Essany
We’ve all heard and read about the importance of mobile time and time again, and it’s a message that is continuously underpinned in research, surveys, and studies.The undeniable truth is that mobile is personal. We keep our device of choice in our pocket and under our pillow. This means opportunity exists like never before for brands to reach the consumer on their terms. People take their device everywhere, which means now advertising opportunities are everywhere too. Read More





KaratBars International


Welcome to Karatbars
Karatbars International GmbH specializes in the sale of small 999.9 pure gold bars and gift items. We offer unique product lines, including specialty collector’s items that celebrate special moments such as the Birth of a baby, Weddings, Easter, Christmas and Birthdays. Karatbars has steadily expanded its product line by using the highest standards in the industry for gold production. Karatbars also offers a line of limited edition or privately branded collector gold cards. Collector cards, especially rare limited edition cards, will often appreciate over the market value of gold.




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Featured Report: How to Generate Leads with Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]



Socially Stacked
How to Generate Leads with Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

June,24,2014
by: NEIL PATEL
In today’s infographic the company QuickSprout outlines an eight-step social media strategy to generate more leads. Their first step,”Utilize multiple channels,” is one of the steps we like most. In the past few years, the social media landscape has changed and grown a lot. Facebook is no longer a marketer’s only platform to choose from when deciding where and how he/she wants to promote their campaigns online. Nor is it the one and only platform businesses are on now — they’re on several.







Entrepreneur

With Eye on Small Businesses, Google Gets Into the Domain Registration Game

June,24,2014
by:Benjamin Kabin
Look out, GoDaddy. Google is building a domain registration service aimed at helping small businesses develop or imprve their web presence. Google Domains is still in a beta invite-only phase, but once it officially launches, businesses will be able to find and buy the domain they desire including ones with popular suffixes like ".com," ".org" and new ones that will become available in the near future.Read More




SmallBizClub
5 Ways Credit Cards Can Accelerate Your Small Business
June,24,2014
by:Jaimie Yun
Hesitant about accepting credit cards? Don't be. They're a fabulous way to boost your sales and grow your business.Here are 5 reasons you should consider from your customers, whether it's in your brick-and-mortar store or online.
Read More



Site Pro News

Visual Content Tools: Using Images Effectively

June,25,2014
by: Adrienne Erin 
Content isn’t a passing trend – it’s an effective way of connecting with a target market in a way that provides actionable, relevant information on an ongoing basis. Because of its effectiveness, it’s probably a large part of your marketing strategy. It helps your brand focus and connect with potential clients, customers and online followers in a way that just wasn’t possible before. However, content alone – text-based content that is – might not be enough. Recently, companies have seen an increase in engagement and activity based on visual content and have started to add it to their content marketing strategies. While visual content may take on a variety of forms, it’s more than just slapping any picture onto a blog post and calling it a day; at least, it should be if results are of any concern.   Read More


KaratBars International





Welcome to Karatbars
Karatbars International GmbH specializes in the sale of small 999.9 pure gold bars and gift items. We offer unique product lines, including specialty collector’s items that celebrate special moments such as the Birth of a baby, Weddings, Easter, Christmas and Birthdays. Karatbars has steadily expanded its product line by using the highest standards in the industry for gold production. Karatbars also offers a line of limited edition or privately branded collector gold cards. Collector cards, especially rare limited edition cards, will often appreciate over the market value of gold.



Monday, June 23, 2014

Featured Report: 5 Free Content Tools to Enhance Your Social Media Marketing


The Telegraph
Twitter has got to change, says co-founder Biz Stone
June,20,2014
by: Louise Armitstead
Twitter must innovate to survive, one of its founders has said, even offering to return to the company to help.Biz Stone, who set up the micro-blogging phenomenon in 2006 but left five years later, has echoed investor concerns that Twitter is in need of “creative vision”. Shares in Twitter, which listed in New York last year, have plunged 40pc this year, wiping billions of dollars off a company that was worth $41.2bn at its peak. Read More  



Social Media Examiner

5 Free Content Tools to Enhance Your Social Media Marketing


June,19,2014
by: Kiera Stein
Are you looking for new ways to grab your fans’ attention? When was the last time you changed the way you share news and updates? When you present your content in new, engaging and interactive ways, it stands out in a constant stream of competing information.In this article you’ll discover five free tools to help you avoid the same tired ways of sharing content Read More




Mobile Marketing Watch

Op-Ed: 5 Content Syndication Mistakes to Avoid

June,20,2014
by:Michael Essany

For starters, it’s targeted (you can typically filter on basic demographic criteria at little to no cost). Also, it guarantees performance (most publishers will negotiate deals on a cost per lead basis.) But content syndication is no slam dunk (is anything?). Sure, a marketer can “buy” leads that meet demographic criteria for a fixed price – but the price paid, the quality of those leads, and the pace at which they arrive all vary widely. Read More




Web Pro News

Facebook Says Your Organic Reach Would Be Worse If It Showed Everything In The News Feed

June,05,2014
by: Chris Crum 
Facebook’s Brian Boland wrote a lengthy blog post about the much talked about decline in organic reach of Facebook Page posts. It’s happening for two main reasons, he said: more and more content is created and shared every day and News Feed is designed to show users content that’s most relevant to them.It’s not about money, according to Facebook. Do you buy that? Read More




KaratBars International



Welcome to Karatbars
Karatbars International GmbH specializes in the sale of small 999.9 pure gold bars and gift items. We offer unique product lines, including specialty collector’s items that celebrate special moments such as the Birth of a baby, Weddings, Easter, Christmas and Birthdays. Karatbars has steadily expanded its product line by using the highest standards in the industry for gold production. Karatbars also offers a line of limited edition or privately branded collector gold cards. Collector cards, especially rare limited edition cards, will often appreciate over the market value of gold.



Friday, June 20, 2014

Featured Report: Using telehealth the right way


Modern Healthcare

Using telehealth the right way

June,18,2014
By: Darius Tahir 
Ateev Mehrotra, an adjunct policy analyst for RAND Corp. and a professor of healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School, likes telehealth but has a critical concern: how it's paid for. It won't work unless it's got the right incentives, he's said in testimony and in an interview. During his testimony to the House Energy & Commerce Committee earlier this year on how payment reform and telehealth can support each other, Mehrotra pointed out that as the care system shifts toward addressing chronic conditions, the potential benefits of telehealth increase commensurately. Read More



MobiHealthNews
Senate asks healthcare groups to weigh in on transparency data
June,18,2014
By: Brian Dolan
Last week the Senate Finance Committee sent letters to a wide assortment of healthcare stakeholders to source input on how the federal government could improve “the availability and utility of health care data” so that patients could more easily shop for doctors that suit their needs, providers could deliver higher quality care, and payers could design more effective care delivery models. Read More


HealthDataManagement
Georgia Regents Works to Make Telemed Network Sustainable
June,19,2014
By:Joseph Goedert
In 2003, two-hospital Georgia Regents Health System in Augusta began offering remote stroke teleconsultations with mid-sized and smaller hospitals in the region. Today, it serves 29 hospitals and has conducted nearly 4,000 examinations. The delivery system now is expanding to offer a range of other teleconsultations that include other neurological conditions, as well as pulmonary, psychiatry and pediatric care. Lessons learned from stroke consultations often apply to other remote examinations, say Steve McGraw, CEO at telemedicine vendor REACH Health and Jeffrey Switzer, D.O., a Georgia Regents neurologist who has conducted teleconsultations since 2006. Read More





FierceHealthIT
Feds, AMA look to telemedicine, health IT to treat hepatitis C

June,19,2014
by:Katie Dvorak
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partnered with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the American Medical Association to use health IT and telemedicine to treat patients with hepatitis C.
The CDC is working to help patients who live in remote areas and have limited access to care. The lack of provider expertise in treatment of HCV--and limited access to providers who do--poses a challenge to care, according to a Health IT Buzz blog post by John Ward, director of the division of viral hepatitis at the CDC, and Amy Helwig, medical officer at the ONC. Read More



KaratBars International



Welcome to Karatbars
Karatbars International GmbH specializes in the sale of small 999.9 pure gold bars and gift items. We offer unique product lines, including specialty collector’s items that celebrate special moments such as the Birth of a baby, Weddings, Easter, Christmas and Birthdays. Karatbars has steadily expanded its product line by using the highest standards in the industry for gold production. Karatbars also offers a line of limited edition or privately branded collector gold cards. Collector cards, especially rare limited edition cards, will often appreciate over the market value of gold.



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Featured Report: Google study: Branding takes on larger role in search ads


Ad Week
Google study: Branding takes on larger role in search ads 
June,16,2014
by: Staff  
A study released from Google today reveals that marketers are moving towards search campaigns that build top-of-mind awareness. The search giant’s new report with Ipsos MediaCT finds that branding-focused ads elevate awareness by an average of 6.6 percentage points. "What’s interesting is we found recently that some advertisers are starting to use search in new ways. Specifically, brand marketers are starting to take a fresh look at search and view it through a lens that they never have before," said Matt Lawson, Google’s director of performance marketing. Read More
Social Media Examiner
How to Create Highly Shareable Blog Content Using Facebook
June,18,2014
by: John Haydon
Do you want to create blog posts people can’t help but share?
Have you used Facebook to find content that’s most appealing to your readers?
You can write shareable blog posts by taking the time to understand what your audience really wants from you. In this article you’ll discover four ways to find the ideas your fans want to discuss and share.   Read More 






The Drum
The measure of success: The struggle to prove ROI on branded content
June,17,2014
by: ANGELA HAGGERTY
Measurement is the latest challenge for brands investing in content, as Angela Haggerty discovers. With marketing budgets being pushed and pulled in a myriad of directions, increasing attention is turning towards how brands can be absolutely sure that they are gaining adequate ROI to justify spend through respective methods. Read More







Convince and Convert

The Best Way to Keep Up With Marketing Technology and Trends

June,18,2014
Since the days of yore, marketing strategy has been designed for the same purpose: sell more stuffMarketing tactics, on the other hand, are a different kind of animal. This beast is in a constant state of flux, whether you’re heads-down in social, search, or any ad space with more than a smidgen of competition. Read More

KaratBars International



Welcome to Karatbars
Karatbars International GmbH specializes in the sale of small 999.9 pure gold bars and gift items. We offer unique product lines, including specialty collector’s items that celebrate special moments such as the Birth of a baby, Weddings, Easter, Christmas and Birthdays. Karatbars has steadily expanded its product line by using the highest standards in the industry for gold production. Karatbars also offers a line of limited edition or privately branded collector gold cards. Collector cards, especially rare limited edition cards, will often appreciate over the market value of gold.



Monday, June 16, 2014

Featured Report: 5 Social Media Dashboard Benefits to Help Marketers


Social Media Examiner

5 Social Media Dashboard Benefits to Help Marketers

June,16,2014
By: Dan Virgillito

Are you using the right social media dashboard? Do you know which tools you need? In this article you’ll discover five benefits of social media dashboards to get the best return on your efforts. Managing your social media accounts can be a time- and resource-intensive endeavor. Those companies that don’t recognize and accommodate the time it takes to manage social media efforts end up turning their social accounts into ghost towns. Don’t let that happen to you. 
Read More




Fox Small Business Center
Should you make your business an LLC? 

June,13,2014
by: Bonnie Lee

If you're thinking of structuring your business as a limited liability company, seek out advice from lawyers and tax experts before moving ahead, writes Bonnie Lee, owner of Taxpertise. Forming an LLC may help you to protect your personal assets, but there are also costs involved, Lee writes Read More




Telecompetitor

iGR: Increased Spending by Customers Using Free Wi-Fi Seen by 50% of Retailers

June,11,2014
by: Andrew Burger

Retailers and other consumer-facing businesses are seeing the benefits of offering complimentary, so-called amenity Wi-Fi, according to a market research report from Devicescape, which calls itself the “operator of the world’s largest Wi-Fi service platform.”
Results of a survey of over “400 small, consumer-facing businesses across the U.S.” offering complimentary Wi-Fi showed improvements in foot traffic, time on premises and customer spending, among other key metrics, according to a Devicescape news release.  Read More


Ad Week
Social and Native Ads Are More Effective Than Email, Study Says
June,10, 2014
by: Christopher Heine
Marketers say that social media ads and native promotions are better for brands than email, according to Millward Brown Digital's study for MediaBrix. When asked what ad types "meet their digital branding objectives," those surveyed—who could make multiple selections—answered with the following frequency: social (51 percent); native (46 percent); email (36 percent); paid search (23 percent); mobile Web (23 percent); "emotionally targeted" in-game (20 percent); mobile in-app (20 percent); programmatic (18 percent); regular in-game (14 percent); text messaging (12 percent); and ads purchased directly from websites and blogs (11 percent).



KaratBars International



Welcome to Karatbars
Karatbars International GmbH specializes in the sale of small 999.9 pure gold bars and gift items. We offer unique product lines, including specialty collector’s items that celebrate special moments such as the Birth of a baby, Weddings, Easter, Christmas and Birthdays. Karatbars has steadily expanded its product line by using the highest standards in the industry for gold production. Karatbars also offers a line of limited edition or privately branded collector gold cards. Collector cards, especially rare limited edition cards, will often appreciate over the market value of gold.



Friday, June 13, 2014

Featured Report: 1.7 million Americans stuck in Medicaid limbo from backlogged applications



Med City News

1.7 million Americans stuck in Medicaid limbo from backlogged applications

June,09,2014
 

While an unprecedented 6 million people have gained Medicaid coverage since September, mostly as a result of the Affordable Care Act, more than 1.7 million more are still waiting for their applications to be processed—with some stuck in limbo for as long as eight months, according to officials in 15 large states. The scope of the problem varies widely. California, the most populous state to implement the health law’s expansion of Medicaid, accounts for a lion’s share of the backlog with 900,000 applications still pending as of early June. The next biggest pileup is in Illinois, with 283,000 cases, while New York has no backlog at all.Read more: 








HealthDataManagement
AMA Pushes Telemedicine Payment Guidelines


June,12,2014
By:Greg Slabodkin


At its annual meeting, the American Medical Association approved a list of guiding principles for ensuring the “appropriate coverage of and payment for telemedicine services.”
The principles are meant to foster innovation in the use of telemedicine, protect the patient-physician relationship and promote improved care coordination and communication with medical homes, according to the association. Read More



FierceHealthPayer
AHIP Institute 2014: 'Unleash the power of consumers'

June,12,2014
by: Dina Overland
The health insurance industry must "unleash the power of consumers" to foster a real relationship between patients and their providers, Mark Ganz, CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, said during the AHIP Institute 2014 opening session today in Seattle. "Health insurance shouldn't be a necessary evil but a trusted partner," he said. To do that, Ganz added, insurers must "utterly transform healthcare" by completely focusing on customers.


FierceHealthIT
AMA telemedicine policy emphasizes in-state licensure, in-person visits

June,12,2014
by: Dan Bowman
Patient safety and care quality is a primary focus of a telemedicine policy adopted by the American Medical Association this week. It errs on the side of caution in its recommendations, calling for in-person consults in some cases, for example.
The policy calls for a "valid patient-physician relationship" by way of an in-person consultation for services that otherwise would require face-to-face examinations before continuing treatment via telemedicine. Additionally, the policy recommends that doctors delivering telemedicine be licensed in the state where a patient is receiving treatment.  Read More 


KaratBars International



Welcome to Karatbars
Karatbars International GmbH specializes in the sale of small 999.9 pure gold bars and gift items. We offer unique product lines, including specialty collector’s items that celebrate special moments such as the Birth of a baby, Weddings, Easter, Christmas and Birthdays. Karatbars has steadily expanded its product line by using the highest standards in the industry for gold production. Karatbars also offers a line of limited edition or privately branded collector gold cards. Collector cards, especially rare limited edition cards, will often appreciate over the market value of gold.



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Feature Report: What Should My Business's Mobile App Include?

Small Biz Club

What Should My Business's Mobile App Include?

June,05,2014
by: Staff
Are you toying with the idea of developing a mobile app for your business? Do you think a mobile app would benefit your business but you're stuck as to what it should include?  With the rapid development of technology, more companies are utilizing multi-channel retailing in order to maximize their sales and exposure. Read More








Site Pro News

8 Powerful Tactics to Boost Your LinkedIn Presence

June,11,2014
By: Tina Courtney-Brown 

According to the LinkedIn blog, this social platform powerhouse now boasts over 300 million members. 187 million unique visitors access the site each month, from over 200 countries and territories. There are 3 million business pages, with over 1.2 million products or services showcased. Read More






HubSpot

How To Write Emails Prospects Want To Respond To [SlideShare]

June,10,2014
by: Michael Pici
When you write sales emails all day every day ... it's easy to get sloppy. 
So I started studying what was and wasn't working to help improve my own sales email strategy. I also read what "the experts" had to say to compare and contrast their pitches with my own experiments. I ended up gathering enough information to understand how to write my emails so that my prospects actually responded to them. Read More








Ad Week

Pinterest Users Don't Mind Ads—Up to a Point


June,03,2014
by: Staff
If you think the only people using Pinterest are moms and craft hobbyists, think again. While your typical Pinterest user is likely female (14 percent are men), they're a more tech-savvy audience that trends toward higher incomes—and they're using the site for shopping as well as DIY projects. When it comes to ads, Pinthusiasts said they were concerned that poor execution could damage the authentic, organic feel of the site—but if brands add value with their messaging, advertising would be OK. Read More 







KaratBars International



Welcome to Karatbars
Karatbars International GmbH specializes in the sale of small 999.9 pure gold bars and gift items. We offer unique product lines, including specialty collector’s items that celebrate special moments such as the Birth of a baby, Weddings, Easter, Christmas and Birthdays. Karatbars has steadily expanded its product line by using the highest standards in the industry for gold production. Karatbars also offers a line of limited edition or privately branded collector gold cards. Collector cards, especially rare limited edition cards, will often appreciate over the market value of gold.