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How technology hooks us in

March 22, 2012 5:44 pm Leave your thoughts

The Ideal Home Show at Earls Court (until 1st April) has seen some changes over the years not least in gadgets.  From the vacuum cleaner to the fridge to the microwave, the show has highlighted what have all been seen as radical changes in their day. This year, the shows 104th, the House of the Future highlights a number of ‘improbable’ high tech suggestions.  As they are rolled out new gadgets or technology always seem improbable. The smelly robot One of the interesting new inventions is a device, the Olly, which fills the room with strawberry scent when you receive a new tweet.  The Olly basically tunes into what you’re up to online.  This smelly robot as MSN refer to it, might waft your partner’s perfume or aftershave through the room when they Facebook you.  There are possibly many more opportunities for it to tune into what you are watching…


What is Pinterest?

March 1, 2012 1:05 pm Leave your thoughts

It’s a social media site where you collect images and pin them to virtual ‘mood’ boards. What’s all the hype about? It’s gaining in momentum like a storm. Last September there were 1.7 million users worldwide; by December this figure was up to 7 million and almost 14 million by January (ComScore). In the UK a quarter of a million visited in January and stayed on-site for an average of 25 minutes for the month. One American company reported an additional 150 webpage views directly from Pinterest and 2 direct sales – all in 30 days Another reported a 75% increase in web traffic and another, an increase of 446%! How do Mymarketing AID see it working for business? You pin images that link directly back to your website – good for getting customers there and for SEO Follow other pinners – look for the most popular or those with…


Christmas Special from mmadigital

December 7, 2011 9:44 pm Leave your thoughts

Another year is coming to an end.  Has your marketing strategy worked for you this year?  Has it gained you more customers, got your name out to a relevant audience?  Have you adopted a marketing policy for your social media?  Or do you feel you need to think again or worse still, don’t know? Sign up for  our free marketing health check before Christmas and as it’s the season of good cheer, we’ll send you £50 worth of John Lewis vouchers.  Sounds like an offer you can’t refuse? What does a health check involve?  We discuss with you either face to face, on the telephone or online about all those things you’d like to achieve such as a number one rating on Google, a more dynamic website, or simply more customers. Our team of experts will tell you how we can achieve these things for you.  We’ll agree a one…


Google + for your business

December 1, 2011 2:31 pm Leave your thoughts

Although Google+ is still in its infancy, it has gained 40 million users in just a few months which gives some indication of its pick-up and how ‘hot’ it is. You no longer need an invitation to join and businesses can build their own Brand pages for visibility and SEO purposes. Stream Its features, whilst similar to other Social Networking sites, have some extras and of course different names. Google+ Stream = newsfeed but using the Circles feature with Stream means you can switch which Stream you see at any time i.e. click on your business circle when in Stream and only get newsfeed from that Circle. This is a useful feature and helps to maintain that ‘clean’ appearance. Similarly if you want to update your status, just click on share to select who you sees your updates – one friend, a selected circle or everyone. Search and Sparks Using…


How Social Media is vital to SEO

November 16, 2011 10:33 am Leave your thoughts

It’s true, Mymarketing AID knows that Social Media is very important, vital even, to your rankings in any search engine listings. Simply using keywords in your web content is not enough, it’s only a part of the optimisation and ranking process.  Search engines now want to know how good your website is by looking at the number of backlinks your site or blog has. As with all technology nothing stays still for long which is why search engines are now recognising social signals or links to influential people on Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn add to the quality of your page and get you ranked higher. Here are Mymarketing AID’s top reasons why social media is vital to SEO: 1. Social Media sites let you tap into existing traffic sources 2. Social Media is a time saver as you just need to upload your content, keywords and…


Top 5 reasons to sign up to our newsletter

October 26, 2011 4:52 pm Leave your thoughts

Here at MyMarketingAID we love to share and receive news. News is core to what we do and we love letting you know what we have been up to. We are proud of what we do and we want to share all that goes on at MyMarketingAID.   Here are our top 5 reasons to sign up to our newsletter 1.Time out Work can be a hectic and crazy place. We all need a few minutes in the day to have a bit of time out. Well why not combine a bit of light reading with a cuppa? Put the kettle on and open up MyMarketingAIDs newsletter and have a break! It is full of news and inspiration to give you the energy boost you need. Oh and a chance for a quick caffeine kick too! 2.Top stories At MyMarketingAID we love to keep up-to-date with what is going on…


Why the need for social media?

October 24, 2011 10:28 am Leave your thoughts

It is hard to imagine life before social media. Here at MyMarketingAID we would quite simply be lost without it. What’s more is that the concept of social media is dynamic, fast moving and constantly changing. At MyMarketingAID we understand how important it is to keep on board of the social media train. Fall off and you fall behind. Forget to get on and you are left standing on the sidelines. It is now recognised that over 70% of small and medium sized business use social media in one way or another to promote their company. But why is it so important I hear you ask? Well social media is more than just a tweet here or a Facebook comment there. In the business world it is one very powerful tool indeed. Here are a few reasons why; Lead generation Your contacts and clients can refer and recommend you to…


Are you giving it enough klout?

October 19, 2011 3:43 pm Leave your thoughts

As we all know the Internet is a very powerful tool.  Measuring just how powerful your website and online brand is can often be tricky.  Is it about how many unique visitors you have? How many people tweet about you each day?  Or how many hits a day you have on your website?  What do you measure and why?    Well the simple answer is all of it!  Your next question is probably how?  Well at MyMarketingAID we specialise in helping you to ensure that your website is highly influential and recognised and that is where Klout comes in. MyMarketingAID is here to help you find your Klout score. A score that is essentially a ranking of how useful and valid your online content is to your audience.   Basically the higher your Klout score the better your content and more engaged your audience is!  Simple really! The Internet is…


The top benefits of outsourcing your marketing

October 5, 2011 7:28 pm Leave your thoughts

Let’s face it, you are professionals at your job whatever business you are in but you don’t necessarily have any marketing expertise or the time to plan strategically let alone implement a marketing plan for your business. At Mymarketing AID we have a team of professional marketing personnel who have cut their teeth on blue chip clients handling budgets you may probably only dream of!  No matter what business you are in, outsourcing your marketing to us has many benefits, here are the top ten: 1. We will start with an audit of your current marketing strategy and report back 2. Let us develop a strategic plan with or for you 3. Then let us implement the marketing plan in both digital or print media 4. Any marketing we undertake, we will evaluate and give you feedback 5. We can migrate your traditional print media to digital if you require 6. If you need a rebrand…


Things you need to know about Facebook’s latest update

September 28, 2011 7:29 pm Leave your thoughts

If you’re into social media site Facebook and 30 million people in the UK are, you’ll have noticed the changes; you’ll have noticed the moans and groans and rumours of other users too.  It seems most of us don’t like change maybe that’s because we don’t understand it? Mymarketing AID’s thought is that in a few months time we won’t remember how it was before!  So let’s just suck it and see. What are the changes Every Facebook ‘home’ page has a ‘Ticker’ in the top right hand corner.  This moving stream of information brings you ‘live’ real-time updates about your friends’ activities.  You can’t get rid of this Ticker but you can minimise it.  More of that later. The new style News Feed can help you personalise your account.  It’s a bit like SEO!  The more you interact with certain types of information it tells Facebook what interests you …