Category Archives: Social Networking

Social Networking

Pinterest is poor at referring local traffic

pinterest_logoWe tend to buy based on the recommendations of close friends — and social media plays a critical role in this process. According to a recent survey by Market Force, 81% of consumers indicated that friends’ social media posts directly influenced their purchase decision. In looking at the various social networks, Pinterest is as popular as Twitter (and lags Facebook) yet it hasn’t around as long (according to Pew Research Center). On the flip side, Pinterest pins generate fewer subsequent page views and shorter timespans (according Copyblogger Media). And based on my analysis below, I’ve found that Pinterest also fails to refer local site traffic — the kind that brings recommendations from friends.

Continue reading

Yes, I’ve overshared on social media!

Last Saturday morning, I posted a picture of my coffee mug (with coffee in it) on Facebook. Didn’t use Instagram or filter — and I didn’t think anything of it until I saw this video last night. I hadn’t realized that I overshared but now that I know, I promise that I won’t do it again!


Thanks to Mara Mazzoni for sharing this video with me.

The 6 Facebook policies that will get your promotion banned

FacebookBrands are constantly told by marketers that Facebook is a ‘must have’ and that they should focus on increasing their fan base (aka getting users to click on the ‘Like’ button for their brand). The go-to tactic for increasing ‘Like’ activity is to introduce promotions — typically a discount offer. These promotions are typically served through the Facebook Tab and are powered by custom applications that developers build. Since brands are eager to create these apps, Facebook has posted a set of policies on acceptable application behaviors.

Below are the 6 policies most commonly violated that will result in your app getting banned:
Continue reading