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Posted on December 5, 2014 by
The holidays are almost here and Santa is making his lists and checking them twice. Holiday gift guides are cropping up everywhere full of ideas for everyone on your shopping list. Have you made out your wish list or are you just really unsure what to get the social media manager in your life? You are in luck! We scoured the earth and tapped all our resources to find the social media gifts these techies are wishing Santa to bring them this year. Oh ok, we really just asked our team and talked to a few friends, but we came up with some great ideas that are sure to be a hit with those Google gurus and tweeters in your life.
Roaring Pajama’s Holiday Gift Guide of Social Media Gifts to Delight
When it comes to digital marketing professionals, there are a few obvious choices to include in our Holiday Gift Guide. The new iPhone 6, an upgraded lightweight laptop and, of course, the newest tablet on the market. We wanted our list of social media gifts to go beyond the obvious and share the “not so obvious” ideas with you. Although, we won’t complain if we find a new iPad under our tree. Hint, hint. Here’s our list:
3-in-1 DASH Case with Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad Air Tablet
The DASH is a multi-functional iPad case with a Bluetooth keyboard. The case is slim, comes in a variety of colors and holds your tablet at any angle with it’s magnetic folding stand. The keyboard boasts a removable, full QWERTY Keyboard and has a battery life of 280 hours on a two-hour charge. Perfect for typing email, writing articles or sending a quick post, yet flexible enough to leave the keyboard and the outer jacket behind and carry the iPad in the light-weight shell.
Mophie Powerstation Battery Charger
There are few things worse for the SEO or social media manager on the go than finding a device low or out of power. A portable charging device when on the road, in an airport or between client meetings is a necessity, not a luxury. The Mophie Portable Battery Packs are compatible with Apple products, Android, Blackberry and other tablets. Our experts say you should get the big one, because you can’t always find an outlet.
Sonos Soundbar, Sub-Woofer and Wireless Speakers
Work environment is so important to getting a job done well. Don’t you agree? For us, sound is a huge component of creating the perfect work atmosphere. Sonos Soundbar and Sub Wireless Subwoofer meets the requirements for our crowd. Aside from the superior sound, it’s wireless. Wireless devices are vital in our business. We have enough cords already around our desks and work spaces. Another key feature is the app. You can run the app from your phone or tablet and play one song in one office, another song in the break room or play the same song in multiple rooms. Also, the nifty little Subwoofer can even hide on the floor, under a desk or on top of a bookcase.
Tickets to SXSW
We are putting this in the “educational” section of our Holiday Gift Guide. No, really, attending the South by Southwest conference is an educational experience for digital marketers. Well, yes, there is music, food and film, but there are actual presentations, workshops and a technology trade show too, all associated with the SXSW Interactive Festival. The Interactive festival includes five days of inspiration, showcasing technologies and sharing ideas with the over 30,000 digitally-minded attendees. Online marketing geeks would love an opportunity to live tweet their fresh ideas as they expand their minds at SXSW.
The Digital Mystique by Sarah Granger
This year’s Holiday Gift Guide book choice is The Digital Mystique by Sarah Granger. We personally already have our copy, and highly recommend this book to all those working in the digital marketing realm. The author, Ms. Granger, describes her book as “a practical guide to digital life.” Each chapter examines a different aspect of our lives and provides ideas and anecdotes for how we can use social media to improve that part of our life – keeping in touch with friends, raising tech savvy kids, communicating with colleagues, building communities or helping causes. The Digital Mystique gives readers the gift of a deeper understanding for how digital media can enrich our lives and our world.
Tell us what social media gifts you’d like to buy for your favorite digital marketing professional. We hope you were able to get some great ideas from our Holiday Gift Guide. What did we miss? Happy Holidays from Roaring Pajamas!
Posted on November 21, 2014 by
The approaching flood of shoppers interested in purchasing deals Thanksgiving weekend can seem intimidating. Forty percent (40%) of shoppers are looking for Black Friday promotions. With more than half of consumers intending to do some of their holiday shopping online, Cyber Monday sales have great potential too. As a result, businesses need to improve each area of the shopping experience in order to maximize customer sales through the Holiday shopping season.
In the words of Bobby Unser, “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” Ensure everything is in place prior to the first of your Black Friday promotions and your business will be better equipped for the rush of holiday shoppers looking for deals.
Feel free to share your Black Friday promotions or other deals you have in the works for the Holiday season in the comments below.
Posted on November 7, 2014 by
Following a video SEO strategy can boost your YouTube ranking and increase your chances of reaching your target audience. With 100 hours of videos uploaded every minute, each video you post is instantly competing with hundreds or even thousands of others. How can you give your video an edge over the competition? The answer is by optimizing your video SEO to achieve maximum results when interested viewers search for content like yours.
For those of you who don’t know the basics, familiarize yourself with 3 important content elements to quickly make a difference in the success of your YouTube videos: keywords, descriptions and tags.
Keywords are Key
Keywords should be used in your video’s title, description, video script and “About Us” section. Effective keywords sound natural and should not be obnoxiously over used in your video or in your text. Also, prior to uploading a video, change the filename to include your main keyword or keyword phrase (e.g. keyword.mpv).
Create Relevant Readable Descriptions
YouTube better ranks a video and understands content with a well-written description. One easy way to improve YouTube ranking is to upload a transcript directly into the description field. An even more effective method is to write a description including your keywords and other on-topic words in a natural way. Incorporate just enough detail to increase YouTube ranking without discouraging your audience from actually needing to watch your video.
Tags Help Searchers and Search Engines
Tags are not seen on the published video page but are instrumental in helping users find your content. Keep in mind YouTube does not like unclear tags, so stick with 10-20 specific and relevant tags for the best results. Adding your channel name into your tags is incredibly helpful to getting videos seen. This will allow the search engines to collect all your related videos within your channel together giving them all a boost in the rankings when searched.
Additional Video SEO Strategies
After the basics, follow these tips to further improve your YouTube ranking:
If you optimize your videos in the ways mentioned above, you are giving them a better chance of reaching your target audience and achieving success. Once you have carried out these video SEO strategies, remember to share your videos via social networks for maximum overall impact.
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