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Best hashtags for Instagram and other tips – #infographic

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: Social Media, Social Networks|Tags: |

There are 139 Facts about Instagram in this infographic by Website builder. I loved the best hashtags for Instagram here and thought they might help you, these are actually the top hashtags for Instagram so do bare in mind that there will be many many people using them but it doesn't hurt to put a few into your Instagram posts to get more views and likes. You can add hashtags in the caption or comments of your post. If you add hashtags to a post that's set to public, the post will be visible on the corresponding hashtag page. Best Hashtags for Instagram The infographic lists The best hashtags for marketing The best hashtags for restaurants The best hashtags in general I also like the history part, which tells us that Instagram was launched in October 2010 by Systrom and Krieger - I bet that they could not believe it when they reached 1 million users in just 3 months, not many apps can say that.  Instagram just grew and grew from then on and was acquired by Facebook in 2012 for around 1 billion [...]

How to Streamline your Twitter Notifications

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Social Networks, Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

I'm sure everyone by now should have the new controls which can streamline your Twitter notifications. These settings on mobile and web (Twitter.com) enable us to have better control of our what we see on Twitter in our notifications. Do you click notifications when you go to Twitter and wonder why the heck you need to see all of those messages in your feed when they mean nothing to you?  Sometimes I do - you get tagged in things what you really don't want to see. This can stop you from having to see them in your feed. The settings that you now have available to you mean that you can mute any notifications in your Twitter feed from people you really do not want to hear about, like people who haven't bothered to put up a profile picture or people who haven't confirmed their email.  This makes Twitter much more streamline and prevents us from having to see spammy tweets.  It also stops us from seeing the bullying type tweets from accounts just set up for that purpose.  Remember [...]

Worried about Social Media ROI?

By | March 5th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram posting updates to your hearts content but are still worried about Social Media ROI (Return on investment)  We all know it's very difficult to measure the RIO for Social Media, as it's just not as obvious as other mediums but it's not impossible. We need to remember that Social media success isn’t measured by the number of followers or even the number of likes. "Boom"  there I said it.  Many businesses get so sucked into the vanity numbers game and then they wonder why they are not seeing any Social Media ROI. It's too difficult for businesses to work out if what they are spending is financially viable. Businesses see big numbers and think, wow I should be selling loads of my products now.   The trouble is they are concentrating on things that don’t really matter. Don’t get me wrong - I’m not saying that you cannot measure Social Media RIO or that you shouldn’t even try, you can, but its time to stop thinking about how many followers and likes you have but the [...]

How to turn on Whatsapps new two-step verification

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: Mobile apps, Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

Whatsapp recently added Two-step verification as an optional feature to add more security to your account. Two-Step verification sometimes called 2-Factor Authentication is a great thing to have on your mobile apps.  So we thought we just explain what it is and How to turn on Whatsapps new two-step verification. What is Two-Step Verification Two Step verification is a security feature that is designed to prevent anyone else from accessing your accounts or apps. even if they find out your password they still have to know a second layer of security.  Sometimes it's a code sent to your phone, or to your email. With Whatsapp they have added a 6 digit code that has to be entered. When you enable this feature you can also optionally enter your email address. Which is handy to do because if you ever forget your 6 digit passcode you can use the email to disable it. Whatsapp do not send an email to verify this information so if you receive one - do not click any links within the email. Infact never do that unless  you [...]

YouTube rolling out mobile live video for users with 10 thousand subs

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Finally. Google's YouTube rolling out mobile live video for users with 10000 subscribers,  yep 10,000 that's a lot huh! It seems ages ago when YouTube announced that they were going to start allowing mobile live streaming.    Select users have been using it for about 6 months now. Well, it's finally here, to mere mortals - no that's not true,  mere mortals don't really have thousands of subs, I think I might have 100 ha! - but the top YouTubers have loads so they are the lucky ones - and even then its only starting to roll out to users with 10,000 followers, or subscribers on Youtube. Don't panic apparently the rest of us will get it soon! The announcement YouTube rolling out mobile live video came from Youtube creators - Google Blog Who said.. The mobile Livestreaming was integrated directly into the mobile YouTube app. To start Livestreaming, you just need to open YouTube, press Record, and you're already live - easy! Streamed videos offer the same features as normal YouTube videos. They can be accessed via the search function, recommendations or playlists [...]

20+ Tips for New Small Business Owners

By | January 8th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

With more and more people starting their own business, becoming self-employed and or working freelance than ever, I thought it might be interesting and helpful to ask people for their top tips for new small business owners. To help you with your start-up or new business I asked them What advice would you give to someone starting their own business? I got lots of answers and so here are just a few... At Least - 20 Tips for New Small Business Owners It's a lot easier to drop prices than it is to raise them. So - thinking about VALUE not simply price is always the right approach Don't go too far without getting an accountant who you can truly interact with. Mike Briercliffe, Leadership at Computers since 1976 Don't start unless you can set up and survive 3 months with zero income! Stephen Quin Value yourself from day one. Don't undersell your services, because increases in hourly rate are harder to explain than a fair rate for your work from the start. You'll lose more potential business increasing rates than [...]

Daybreak Games Closing Down Landmark Game Servers

By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: Games|Tags: , |

6 months after the official launch of Landmark Game, Daybreak Game Company have announced that they are closing the servers on February 21 2017.  The game will be no more. There are many gamers that are very sad tonight, and some that are probably gloating. Daybreak Games Closing Down Landmark Game Servers To say this is a shock isn't entirely true.  Its been on the cards for a while but loyal players, who have stuck by the game for 3/4 years, Players who have paid hundreds of pounds into the game just kept hoping and praying Landmark would be fixed. Landmark Game is the only game around like it, nothing else can replace it.   Players have been asking for updates for months because bugs were not being fixed and more bugs were appearing but Daybreak had gone silent.  (Cue cricket noise)  Daybreak weren't even answering complaints or helping players at all. People who hand spent 100s of hours building creations before launch could not place them in the new build since launch, it was crazy. Daybreak were useless at community management before (since [...]

Whatsapp no longer supporting these phones

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: |

Whatsapp is now seven years old and mobile or smart phones have changed so much since then, that some old phones don't offer the capabilities that Whatsapp needs to keep updating and adding new features. Its been announced that Whatsapp no longer supporting these phones, the older ones, and you will need to upgrade if you want to continue using Whatsapp. Eeek! I'm a big fan of Whatsapp, and I know many people are. Even my clients like to use chat apps, especially Whatsapp as its quick and easy and you can see if the message has been read (usually).  I also blog about Whatsapp often, usually to try to stop people sharing Whatsapp scams. These changes are going to affect a lot of people, its almost a year since Whatsapp announced they had 1 BILLION users.  I use it daily now for various groups or personal conversations and I know not everyone, can update their phones all the time.  I even still have a 3GS as a backup phone which I do use now and then so I won't be able to use Whatsapp [...]

Change your Password – Skype Accounts Being Hacked

By | December 27th, 2016|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

A quick warning to change your password - Skype Accounts Being Hacked. I've seen many people on Facebook and Twitter complaining over the last two days that, their Skype Accounts have been hacked, most people say its an account they hardly use or haven't used to for a while, so doesn't sound like a Phishing Scam in Skype. It could be that someone has got hold of some or all of Skype's credentials database. Or there is a virus coming in from somewhere else maybe an email. And that is the need to change your password right away. Although Skype users are complaining that their Skype accounts being hacked and then links are being sent out to everyone in their contacts, so I would assume that is causing more people to have their Skype Accounts Hacked.  Do not click any links from friends or contacts ask them first if they sent it.  And don't click any links in Emails that look like they have come from Skype, go directly to the Skype App. Change your Password - Skype Accounts Being Hacked [...]