Weekend Update – Dec17

social-media-for-schools-weekend-updateHappy Social Media Saturday! Listed below are links to interesting things I found on the web this week: cool tools, great blog articles, memorable Tweets – anything that stuck out to me and I think is worth sharing. I encourage you to check them out for yourself.

Blog Post: Why Google+ Will Become a Social Media Powerhouse – In this video I interview Jesse Stay, author ofGoogle+ For Dummies and Facebook Application Development For Dummies. He has a unique experience with both Facebook and Google. Jesse shares insights behind Google+ and how it compares to Facebook. You’ll discover what Google is doing, how Google+ is different and why Google+ is a social media powerhouse. Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video…

Blog PostHow to Create a QR Code in 4 Quick Steps – You’re trying to convince your boss to transition away from old school print media, but old habits die hard. What do you do to boost website traffic, convert more leads, and grow your social media presence using direct mail and flyers? Get a QR code on those print materials! Although QR codes (quick response barcodes) are no longer brand spankin’ new to the marketing scene, they have become more widely utilized, and the barrier to entry is lower than many marketers might think. Not only that, there’s a multitude of creative uses for QR codes that help engage others with your brand and bridge the gap between outbound and inbound marketing. So here’s how you can get started with your first foray into creating QR codes that will bring your print media into an inbound marketing world…

Blog PostFive Tips for Squeezing Social Media Into Your Workday – I’ll just say it outright: Maintaining a presence on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr and other social networks is practically like having children. In either situation, you’ve got dependents that need to be fed regularly. (At least with social media, there’s no need to put money away for college.) When you’re already working virtually around the clock, how do you squeeze social media into your day? Here are five tips to get you started…

Tool: FindPeopleOnPlus – Connecting People On Google+ … cool way to find people on Google+

Have fun checking these out and let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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