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Linkedin homepage gets an update and redesign

Jul 17, 2012   //   by admin   //   Online Marketing Tips  //  Comments Off on Linkedin homepage gets an update and redesign

LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, has been rolling out a new and updated design for their users.

LinkedIn users may have started to notice that their homepage and many people are big fans…including myself!

According to LinkedIn representatives, “this is just the beginning” and that it plans to offer more customization and functionality later this year, but for now the redesign should be hitting your account over the next few weeks.”

LinkedIn homepage

The new style has been compared to that of Google+, as it features larger pictures and visible comments.  The information is displayed on the page in a much more visually appealing manner, which makes scanning the updates a much more enjoyable process.

We want to know what you think of the new design.  Let us know what you think and don’t forget to contact us for a free Social Media Strategy Quote!

Will Facebook go forward with jobs board?

Jul 12, 2012   //   by admin   //   Facebook Info and Tips  //  Comments Off on Will Facebook go forward with jobs board?

Speculation is increasing on the web about a possible jobs board on Facebook to compete with LinkedIn.

LinkedInFor those looking for a new career or just interested what’s out there, many may be visiting Facebook to find the latest and greatest offers. With Facebook nearing more than 800 million users and their recent IPO, its no surprise that they are looking for additional sources of revenue to help them stay at the top of their game. While Facebook is more known for being the social space that keeps work and social lives separate, the line is becoming increasingly blurred as more and more monetization is being sought after on the social giant.

LinkedIn has maintained its popularity as the social networking site that allows you to network with your fellow industry colleagues and has become one of the most popular on-line sites for job seekers.  Additionally, LinkedIn has a much more professional feel to the environment, which directly opposes that of Facebook.

What are you thoughts? Do you think that a combination of your work life and social life is a good idea? Let us know and we’ll be sure to keep you posted with all the latest news.

 

6.5 million LinkedIn passwords leaked online by hackers

Jun 7, 2012   //   by admin   //   Online Marketing Tips  //  Comments Off on 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords leaked online by hackers

A Russian forum user claims he has hacked LinkedIn, uploading 6,458,020 encrypted passwords.

LinkedIn imageUsers have shared concerns over the LinkedIn iOS app, stating that the app has violated the user privacy by sending detailed calendar entries to its servers.  Representatives for LinkedIn have responded online at Twitter stating that they are looking into the issue.

Whenever using online services, we highly recommend that you change your password often and ensure that it is secure.  We suggest that when choosing your password, ensure that it contains letters, numbers, and special characters.

Are you monitoring your social media efforts?

Aug 22, 2011   //   by admin   //   Blog, Online Marketing Tips  //  Comments Off on Are you monitoring your social media efforts?

Hootsuite owlIt seems that every day we hear about a new social media channel that has popped up and is offering the latest and greatest new features.  For a first time user, or even a seasoned marketing vet, selecting which social media channels to work with can be a daunting task.  The key to choosing these marketing mediums is finding what type of impact you want to have on your target audience.

Do you want to simply broadcast your message to the masses or are you interested in creating and interacting with an online community?  Answering these questions will help you determine what social media channels work best for you.

Social media monitoring is essential for businesses of all sizes

One of the biggest tasks of anyone using social media is keeping up with all of the information.  How do you monitor the massive inflow of tweets, status updates, press releases, and articles?

We’ve got a few social media monitoring tools that will make your marketing and monitoring efforts much more effective.

Hootsuite

For anyone who is using social media, Hootsuite allows you to have your social media accounts in one convenient location, making monitoring and posting updates a breeze.  The free version allows you to add up to five networks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, MySpace, PingFm and WordPress.

Social Mention

Social Mention is a social media search engine that searches user-generated content such as blogs, comments, bookmarks, events, news, videos, and microblogging services. This service is great for receiving e-mail updates about your brand, search terms, or specific industry keywords.

How Socialble

How Sociable is a great way to start measuring your brand’s visibility on the social media channels.  Similar to the Klout score, How Sociable allows you to determine your visibility based on variety of metrics that span the wide range of the social web.

At CKR Media Consulting, we specialize in social media and web 2.o applications.  Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you harness the power of social media!