Friday, January 13, 2012

Need to Know - Small Business Technology: January 13, 2012

5 things your social media strategy can't live without - Short bog post on the five sections of a social media strategic plan. After you getr started with social media, these five become evident, but likely not articulated as well as in this post.

23+ Essential Facebook Page Applications to Improve Fans Engagement in 2012 - You could likely use some of these tools to implement your new social media strategy that you updated after reading the first link. Remember: simplicity carried to extreme is elegance. More is just more.

View Source from Safari on iPad -  cool trick to add "View Source" functionality to iPad's Safari browser. Basically, create a bookmark and copy the Javascript from the linked page into the bookmark's URL. Clever. Page includes a link to the script needed to do the same for an iPhone.

How to Build a Traffic-siphoning Marketing Funnel - I teach small businesses about sales funnels as part of SEO workshops. Always amazed how many people find sales funnels a new concept. This how-to article lays out the how's and why's of sales funnels.

Mais Non! France's "Free" Cell Phone Service Will (Likely) Never Work In The U.S. - OK, this has no direct value for you, but you should still read this to expand your knowledge of what's going on in other parts of the world. Some pretty cool technology being used as infrastructure. I envision small American towns in rural areas building out small scale versions of the Free.FR model.

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