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Singularity University Global Impact Competition

25 Mar 2014 09:20 pm | Silicon Lakes This is your chance to win a sponsored place to Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program, taking place in Silicon Valley from June to August. This year, the Global Impact Competition for Australia & New Zealand is...

Hashtag Etiquette

The big three hashtag faux pas: • Stringing too many words together. #youmightthinkitscutebutyouruserswillbeannoyed. • Not using relevant hashtags. Use hashtags that make sense for your business/brand. • Tagging every word. Over-tagging makes your posts difficult to...

Crowdfunding Workshop

iPledg a local business and Silicon Beach family member, run a crowd funding site for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects. They are running a workshop all about crowd funding (the fastest growing form of e-commerce on the planet) in Brisbane on...

Changes to LinkedIn Company Pages

Changes to LinkedIn Company Pages This week LinkedIn announced they will be retiring the "Products and Services" tab on the company page after April 14th. This is a pity, for those business with a company page it was a great place to promote specific products and...

BrandSlam Gold Coast

Did you know you only have 7 seconds to leave a good impression? Did you know that people look you up on LinkedIn after they have met you at a networking function? Have you ever thought consciously about your body language when you met someone knew? If you just...

Streamlined Look for Facebook Pages

Newsflash from the Media Bootcamp: Facebook Pages are about to get a whole new look: ◉ Tab thumbnails are going away! ◉ Your apps will appear under a "More" tab... just like personal profiles. (Yikes, will anyone even visit these now?!) ◉ Business Timelines are...

Facebook Is Pushing Brands to Pay for Reach

from Felix Richter  Ever since Facebook restricted the organic reach of brands' posts to 16 percent in 2012, the world's largest social network has continued to gradually reduce the reach of unpaid branded content. By doing so, Facebook is trying to push brands...

Facebook Acquires WhatsApp

On February 19, Facebook announced that it had agreed to acquire WhatsApp for a total of $19 billion(!!) in cash and stock. By buying the largest player in the thriving mobile messaging landscape, not only did Facebook get rid of one of its most dangerous competitors...

Pinterest Marketing Course for Beginners Gold Coast

Check out some of the beautiful boards the attendees of the Pinterest Marekting Course for Beginners have created: http://www.pinterest.com/donnashuggy/ http://www.pinterest.com/gcfitnesspt/ http://www.pinterest.com/sustainablesol/ http://www.pinterest.com/cftqld/...

Does Google Index Social Media Shares and Likes?

There are several reasons why businesses are joining social media networking sites:. Aside from the brand building impact, social media platforms are great to get in front of prospective clients and existing customers. A question many business owners raise when...

Global Website Traffic is Fake

Global web traffic has increased sharply over the past few years. However, the majority of today's website traffic is not actually human traffic! More than 60% of website traffic can be traced back to bots that automatically browse websites for different purposes....

Pinterest Rolls Out Related Pins

Earlier this week, Pinterest revealed that the high-trafficking social media site will roll out a new feature called ‘related pins’. This feature will allow pinners to rate the pins they wish to see more. Vice versa, they can also indicate which content is not so...

Social Media Statistics Australia – January 2014

Statistics compiled by SocialMediaNews.com.au for January 2014. Social Media Statistics Australia - January 2014 1. Facebook – 13,000,000 users (according to Ad tool) 2. YouTube – 12,400,000 UAVs 3. WordPress.com – 6,500,000 4. Tumblr – 4,900,000 5. LinkedIn –...

5 Ways to Use Hashtags Efficiently

If you are a pop culture enthusiast or an avid fan of scrolling through trending Videos on YouTube, it is very likely that you have seen Justin Timberlake’s sketch on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show satirizing the overuse of hashtags.  And he is right,...

The Ultimate Pinterest Cheats Tool Box

Have you ever wondered how to create all this wonderful images on Pinterest? Did you ever wanted to know how many people are pinning pics from your website to Pinterest? Well, you might like my ultimate Pinterest cheats tool box! Pinterest Image Creation / Editing /...

Happy Birthday Facebook

Unbelievable how fast time is running. I remember the day, I discovered Facebook – now, many people can't imagine living without it. 10 years did it take for social media giant Facebook to change the world, to introduce the average Joe to the digital age. A decade...