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Is Thailand Ready for Instagram?

By | Oct 1st, 2015 10.32 AM | View all posts in Social Media Marketing

Let’s begin with this basic question like what do you know about Instagram? An app for high definition photos? For teenagers who love selfie? No! Instagram is not an app just for showing off. It is a place people can look for inspiration and creativity through visual language. People can get connected around the globe and how we communicate is simple! Just capture and share.

Instagram was born in 2010. He is a baby with lovable charisma as he gains warm welcome from the earth just like when we embrace Facebook. It is notable that Facebook is already 12 years old in 2015, but some online marketers fortune that the little Instagram will seize the social media throne one day. Whether they are friends or frenemies, it is note-worthy for us to prepare for Instagram.

Looking at the timeline, it takes less than five years to become the app almost everyone has! Why? I believe the Instagram users loves to see and to be seen. They have a chance to be photographers despite the level of amateur to the professional. Some users definitely own smartphones, DSLR, mirrorless lens, retro cameras, compacts and etc. Things get snapped and shared easier when you carry a multifunctional smartphone all the time. Just tap-tap and you can give love to the photos you like(or the person who uploads it A-hem!)

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Be In Twitter to Be In Google

By | May 22nd, 2015 04.11 AM | View all posts in News and Updates

It’s official. The recent Google-Twitter partnership is sealed and it means Google has now regained access to Twitter’s Firehose; Twitter’s stream of tweets. Firing at 9,000 tweets per second, Firehose is about global real-time data.

For search marketers, we’ve seen the recent launch of the ‘In the News’ box that now appears in Google’s first page search. With the recent Google-Twitter partnership, it is quite clear in which direction Google is going: real-time, up-to-date data.

Google In the News BoxMoreover, Google now has direct access to that data without having to crawl and index each tweet, significantly cutting down on the lead time before a new tweet starts to show in search.

For digital marketers, the partnership has just further emphasized the growing importance of social media marketing. Perhaps with this partnership, having more and regular content on Twitter might mean better ranking and visibility?

Truth be told, this is not the first partnership between the two giants. The first one sizzled back in 2011. So why attempt another partnership? The difference really is that this time, the playing field has altered. Facebook has surpassed Twitter by far, while Google’s ultimate goal is to speed up search (The Ten Things We Know to Be True). It really is a win-win situation that may have considerable impact.

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Understanding the Principles of Native Advertising

By | Jun 26th, 2014 09.17 AM | View all posts in Marketing

You may come across the term ‘Native Advertising’ and you may wonder what it is. Is it another form of advertising? What does it have to do with me? Native advertising is a type of advertising that is growing in size and numbers and it’s done in such a way it doesn’t intrude the user’s experience. Native Advertising is all about content and the context that surrounds it.

Native advertising is everywhere; Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon and even BuzzFeed (especially the latter) has strong elements of Native Advertising. According to flipthemedia.com, Native advertising is a an undisguised form of advertising that many people would like to read, comment and share.

Examples of the advertising can be seen in Facebook. The social media site allows anybody to promote posts or stories to friends, page followers directly into their feeds. Twitter offers the same mechanic as Facebook.

See the “Promoted” yellow arrow there? When scrolling through your Twitter feed, you’ll be stumbling upon tweets, which in this case, is the original content. Just like any other tweets, you can simply engage with it, retweet, favorite it or become friends with the user.

Due to the the increased amount of ad awareness this year (and possibly the next), many businesses are finding ways to catch the user’s attention and traditional ads are getting dull, and fast. Many people (like myself) tend to overlook ads simply because they’re annoying and it doesn’t relate to my interests. However, with the addition of Native advertising, the ads shown in my feeds, regardless of website/social platform, to cater to my interest and I can interact with them directly. It’s a smart way of advertising, though. Many people who are exposed to Native advertising have a higher probability to click, engage with the ads and purchased the advertised item/service.

You see, there is nothing special with these ads; they will appear normally on a website or in your feeds alongside the other stuff you see daily. They’re purposely done in a less intrusive way.

To better understand the purpose and impacts of Native advertising, check out this awesome infographic by Mashable.com

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What is Social SEO?

By | Jul 26th, 2013 09.00 AM | View all posts in News and Updates

Social Media is something we use every day since Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and tumblr have been successfully integrated into smartphone devices. Every day we check our smart devices for the latest news and updates, liking and sharing the news piece.

What does this have to do with SEO? A lot. As rumors go, SEO is dying. Many people don’t see the positive side of SEO as many term the word ‘dirty’. SEO is mostly attributed to creating accessible websites with high quality content, is heavily keyword optimized and contains no broken links. Sure, the website may link to other high quality websites to gain “link juice” to boost up ranking but that’s just the jist of it. SEO is aimed to cater results to be shown in Google’s first page.

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So why is Social SEO is important when actual SEO is possibly dying off? Social Media search now encompasses approximately 32% of discoverable search results in Google. Google itself displays only 13% of organic results. As people are spending more time on their smart phones, searches are now optimized to show results based on the user’s geographical location, language and so forth.

Social Media SEO is creating a bigger impact than expected, increasing by 25% since 2011 according to user surveys based upon people who use social media as their main search tools. People like to talk. People like to share. With the nature of social media, all of this is possible; news spreads quickly by likes, shares, reblogging, re-tweeting are such examples. Almost with every piece of news, multiple hashtags are used to highlight keywords without resorting to spamming the content.

The benefits of social media is that these services does not limit a person to one device. Therefore, news can be read and shared anytime, anywhere.

The more people talk, like, share and use hashtags, the better the keyword ranks. There’s no need for particular methods to boost keywords and their content; with Google’s ever changing algorithm and spiders crawling the web, there is really no need to be completely Google-dependent any more. Social media is taking over search engines, to produce the results you want and displaying the news you want to read.

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