Yes that’s right….today is the second annual Lion’s Lair Gala event where the winners of the contest will be announced….and Snappay is one of those in the running for $100,000 in cash and prizes – and we’re pumped!
And the #HamOnt Spectator, our daily newspaper covered same in a full-page spread on those top ten finalists and can be seen here too (big shout-out to Meredith MacLeod for the great reporting too!).
And a small reminder/disclaimer, that Snappay is a new mobile app that I’ve invested in and I am the CEO so it was myself that did the “pitch” to the Lions back in late August so as you may be able to tell, I’m very proud of what the company has done in the past 5 months since our launch!
Okay, the headline to this blog post is meant to set you online retailers back on your heels, as I’m sure it did – and yes there is recent survey statistics that show that Social Media triggers are less than 1% when it comes to online shopping.
Okay, it being Friday once again, I thought that I’d wrap-up the busiest SEO week in quite awhile with a #HamOnt comment that has definitely “twigged” my attention, broken through the clutter that one gets innundated with online….and it’s definitely worth a click to see more.
Video is of course, a hot method that many savvy website SMB owners use to get traction and traffic. It’s said that 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube for example, every single minute of the day, hour by hour and day by day it’s no wonder that YouTube grows so quickly…and this post is about “video leadership!”
Perhaps from the title alone, you’ll guess that what I really mean is not do you actually “have” an SEO routine – but why would you have one? Yes, that’s right….what I mean by that is that in the SEO world, there can be no “routines” at all!
What I’m not talking about is the spammy emails that we all get asking for a link, generated as always by one of those phony SEO tool firms that promise that they will first help you “find” the sites to link to – and then you just click away on that list to send out boilerplate “can we have a link” emails to hundreds and hundreds of link candidates.
Hello all…I thought that I’d today, give the blog posting to our #HamOnt Innovation Factory to talk about their upcoming STARTOFF event and explain how any readers can help get involved! For basic info on our local RIC – the Innovation Factory can be found here. And the STARTOFF event that they’re running can be found here too for more info as well!
Today’s blog posting comes from Sandra Barbera, one of the great staff over at the Innovation Factory….and as you can see, as we’re one of the Sponsors of same, this came out just a few minutes ago but as you can see, it really is meant for all us #HamOnt supporters, eh!
Those of us who follow the online marketing world know – and have had it pounded into our conciousness – that the SEO channel is growing by leaps and bounds, and a new survey and it’s subsequent report over at Conductor shows just why that is, eh!
As noted in the preamble, organic SEO drives about 50% of all traffic to websites, which is 500% more than all the Social Media channels combined. Think about that for a second…5x greater than ALL the branded tweets, LI groups, Facebook page likes….5x greater. There’s a statistic that made me whoop right out loud, eh….and the survey has lots more to say on that too!
I have been keeping a spreadsheet of various SPAMs that I’ve received over the past 60 days…and gee, I must be a popular guy.
Or maybe we all are? Anyways…here’s’ what I’ve gathered over the past 2 months….
Yes, it’s Friday again, and my mind turns to the weekend, and how nice it’ll be to NOT work 12 hours on the computer but cut that way way down to maybe only 6 or 7. Yes, I know…but that’s the type of guy that I am – sort of a semi-geek, semi-startupDude and semi-investor…but that’s fodder for another post.
Today, I want to talk about – well a bit at least, SEO comics. It should be no surprise to any online type of guy that the SEO world offers up much – and I really do mean MUCH – ammunition for a solid chuckle.
Here’s a recent chuckle to show you what I mean…
Okie-dokie….you know by now about Negative SEO. You’ve read up on same all over the web, right? A simple google for same brings up almost 10,000 links to stories, blog posts, forums and the like explaining what it is and how it works.
And the fact, that yes…it’s truly something to think about. While I’m too chicken to actually google for “pay to have someone negatively SEO my competition” — okay, I lied…I just did that and got 2+million hits…sigh..what it means is that yes, your site can be negatively affected by a competitor or their SEO firm. That’s true. You should know that.
As most of our readers know, we’re very much involved in Snappay, our mobile POS app that is available in the Apple store…and it’s adoption by merchants all across the globe.
But as you’ve just read, we’re available right now ONLY in the Apple store for the iPhone or iPad devices, our Android product is still some bit downstream on our development roadmap…and that got me thinking…
Why would we develop for the Android series of products anyways?
Okay, if you realize that I’ve pitched before to Angels, VCs and in competitions and you know that just last Thursday here in #HamOnt, our Lion’s Lair 2012 Pitch Competition was taped, then maybe you know what’s coming.
That I killed it, I aced it….would be how I felt I did for our Snappay mobile POS app Pitch…but it came to me yesterday, that I missed one chance that I had – and it slipped away!