Happy Social Media Saturday! Listed below in my Weekend Update are links to interesting things I found on the web this week: cool tools, great blog posts, or questions/comments from one of the SchneiderB.com online communities – anything that stuck out to me and I think is worth sharing. I encourage you to check them out for yourself!
Blog Post: 50 Things You Need To Know About Pinterest – Was there a site as dominating as Pinterest was in 2013? We don’t think so. Pinterest had a phenomenal year, and that’s putting it lightly. In fact, over the last couple of years, the image-bookmarking site has been one of the fastest growing sites ever. It’s increasing rate has even outpaced that of Facebook and Twitter.
While users have been getting a lot of inspiration from Pinterest, the site has also proven itself to be effective for business. In the world of e-commerce, Pinterest has been great at attracting viewers to your business and can help increase sales. How lucrative have those visual pinboards been? Well, the average e-commerce order placed by a Pinterest user is $179. Compare that to $80 for Facebook and $69 for Twitter, and you can easily notice that there’s money to be made.
If that fact wasn’t enough to convince you of the power of Pinterest, perhaps one of these 50 tidbits will change your opinion…
Blog Post: The Best Free Education Web Tools Of 2013 – There’s a wealth of education related web tools out there that can make your life easier and turn your computer, phone, and/or tablet into a teaching and learning powerhouse.
But because there are SO many tools out there, selecting the best ones can turn into a full time job. Downloading a ton of apps, researching, and testing different web tools can take hours – hours that you probably don’t have if you’re busy teaching and having a life.
Thankfully, the folks over at Edublogs have put together this great List.ly that is filled to the brim with the best education tools, and the best part is that they’re all free! So you can feel free to try any or all of them out without a huge financial commitment. And they’ve been prescreened for you by folks who have put them to use in the classroom.
Check them out in the list below…
Blog Post: 3 Reasons Why Responsive Web Design is the Best Option For Your Mobile SEO Strategy – As smartphone and tablet adoption rapidly increases, so does the importance of mobile-friendly websites. If SEO is a core component of your digital marketing strategy, having a mobile–friendly website is becoming essential.
Mobile sales have already overtaken desktop sales, and mobile Internet usage is predicted to overtake desktop internet usage by 2014. It is only logical that mobile search will overtake desktop search at some point in the near future as well.
Since 67 percent of users claim they are more likely to purchase from a mobile-friendly website, companies that rely on SEO are wise to begin making the transition to mobile-friendly websites, and responsive web design specifically.
The argument between whether to choose a responsive website or a separate mobile website is a highly debated topic. However, the truth is that both options have their pros and cons…
Blog Post: The 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Setting Goals – If you are anything like me, you’re already thinking about the year ahead. How will it be different than this one? What might be possible? What do I want to accomplish?
It’s time to begin thinking about goal-setting for 2014.
I don’t know about you, but I have been going through this annual exercise since my second semester of college, when a friend introduced me to the concept. Almost immediately, I loved the concept and saw the potential. But I have not always done it well. I have made a lot of mistakes along the way. I have also watched numerous other people do it poorly…
Tool: Sqwiggle – Online collaboration tool for working remotely.
[reminder]I’m always on the look out for great content so I need your help! Please share the links to great articles that you found this week by posting them in the comments section below.[/reminder]