Gamers have always made up a large segment of the online demographic. With an abundance of popular gaming channels on YouTube, it is a surprise that marketers have never before considered them as a target audience.
Given our global weirding, the weather outside may or not be frightful. Regardless of climate conditions, however, shopping from home is always delightful – particularly if you’re a last-minute giver.
There are plenty of shopping apps to choose from, but to help you stuff everyone’s Christmas stockings in time and with care, we’ve rounded up a quick list of our favorite social network Buy buttons. Best of all, they’re mobile-friendly so you can shop from anywhere or while you comment on everyone’s holiday photos. This way, everyone wins, whether you bought their gifts months ago or a drone dropped them down the chimney the night before. In the end, it’s the thought that matters, not how the thought made it under the tree!
Billboard posted an article today on how bands can use Google + Pages to improve their presence on the social web and in search results. If you’re already on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and other networks, you may wonder how and why a Google + Page might help your band. Glenn Peoples makes a couple of good points. Not only are you likely to get better search results, but G+ is offering a feature called Direct Connect that will take users searching for a band directly to their page, making the process of finding and connecting with artists easy.
“Google+ Pages has two things that its peers can’t match: Google’s dominance in search and a new feature called Direct Connect. Google says it will include Google+ pages in search results. That’s hardly a surprise, but what remains to be seen is how prominent Google+ pages will be in search results.
Direct Connect will allow Google search users to immediately find a Google+ page by typing “+” followed by the page of interest. For example, typing “+ Pepsi” will take the searcher directly to Pepsi’s Google+ page without listing the search results. As a result, the consumer follows a shorter path to the brand or business’s page.”