VenYou™ CMS Update: Twitter API Integration

Topic: Social Media

Oct

26

2012

VenYou™ CMS Update: Twitter API Integration

Posted By: Jeremy Burgeson

Recently Twitter turned off their pre-version-1 API, including simple RSS feeds. They’re also planning to turn off newer but superceded API components in Spring. We’ve updated our Twitter API integration to use their latest API version with longevity. We also rebuilt the code base and enhanced handling of links, hashtags, mentions, and tweet times that …Read More

Bicycle Theory Social Media image

Oct

1

2012

9 Ways Social Media is Good for Your Brand

Posted By: Ben McCoy

At Bicycle Theory we advise our clients to maintain a social media presence. Even when time is scarce, we firmly believe that even maintaining a minimal presence is an important part of a company’s overall Web strategy. (1) It’s free – Most platforms are free and setting up a profile can be done in just …Read More

Security

Oct

31

2011

Social Media Strategy: Social Media Security for Dummies

Posted By: jamie

Trick or Treat! What are you doing this Halloween to make sure somebody doesn’t trick you out of a safe and enjoyable online experience? Nigerian princes and robots aside, there are a lot of weird, kooky things floating around the Internet. How do you keep you and your organization safe while browsing online? While none …Read More

Netiquette

Oct

27

2011

Social Media Strategy: Yes, there’s such a thing as “netiquette”

Posted By: jamie

A few months ago, Ben McCoy wrote a post about Twitter Etiquette for Brands – a very helpful guide for those still getting used to interacting online. And while each Social tool has its own nuances, there are some general rules of “netiquette” and things to consider when operating online. Be encouraging, not pushy. Demanding …Read More

A checklist to see if your site is ready for social media

Oct

24

2011

Social Media Strategy: 5 things to check before you get social

Posted By: jamie

While you don’t HAVE to have a website to participate in social media, it helps. Here are a few things to check for to make sure your website is ready for you to be sharing its content online. Make sure your website is SEO Ready In August we talked a lot about Search Engine Optimization. …Read More

Decisions

Oct

20

2011

Social Media Strategy: A Guide for Knowing What Tools to Choose

Posted By: jamie

The amount of choices out there when it comes to Social Media choose can be really overwhelming. How do you find the right fit? The answer is different for every person and every organization! Here’s a list of things to consider when deciding which platform is the right fit for you and your organization. What …Read More

Nonprofit.org

Oct

17

2011

Social Media Strategy: Nonprofits and Social Media

Posted By: jamie

Nonprofits of all kinds are dealing with increased expectations, rough transitions, and dwindling resources. And we want to add another thing to your never-ending to do list? Yes, we sure do. But we’re going to back it up! Here are a few reasons why we think it’s incredibly important for nonprofits to be engaged with …Read More

LinkedIn

Oct

13

2011

Social Media Strategy: Linked In is more than just Facebook for grown-ups

Posted By: jamie

I’ve heard LinkedIn jokingly referred to as “Facebook for grown-ups.” While I wouldn’t stretch it that much, LinkedIn is essentially where I keep my most “professional” online presence. Here are a few reasons why it’s important to have a LinkedIn profile for your personal brand or your business. It’s an online version of your resume …Read More

Investment

Oct

10

2011

Social Media Strategy: Social Networking as a Long Term Investment

Posted By: jamie

Can you think of social media as an investment? Many people go into social media expecting IMMEDIATE returns and outcomes. Sometimes you’ll get some excitement and buzz when you finally hop on board, but the truth of the matter is that social media is part of a long term strategy, and it’s just one component …Read More

Oct

6

2011

Social Media Strategy: Internet Marketing for Nonprofits Presentation

Posted By: jamie

A few months ago our friends at Success Computer Consulting invited us to talk to some of their nonprofit clients about Internet Marketing. We gave an introductory presentation geared towards nonprofits discussing how SEO, PPC, and Social Media interrelate as more and more brands try to compete for attention online. Internet Marketing for Nonprofits   …Read More