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Podcast #1 – Get More Traffic to Your Local Business

Podcast #1 – Get More Traffic to Your Local Business

                                                                                        See the transcript of the podcast below:
In Today’s podcast we talk about how to use digital to drive tons more foot traffic to your business. Don’t miss this. This is the Feeling the Vibe Media Podcast #1 Search Engine Land recently said that local searches are growing much faster than mobile searches overall, actually 50% faster. Continue Reading

Mobile Reaching New Highs of Ad Spending

Mobile Reaching New Highs of Ad Spending

The IAB report is out.  In 2016 for the full year, the total digital ad spend was $72.5 billion.  Growth in digital ad spending is still strong with an increase over 21% from 2015 to 2016. Randall Rothenberg, the CEO of IAB said the following about mobile’s role in this growth and overall ad spend: “Mobile fueled the internet economy in 2016, with advertisers showing their confidence in digital to achieve their marketing goals. This increasing commitment is a reflection of brands’ ongoing marketing shift from ‘mobilefirst’ to ‘mobile-only’ in order to keep pace with today’s on-the-go consumers.” Screenshot 2017-05-03 at 11.15.11 PM We aren’t just talking about banner or text advertising.  In 2016, we saw the first time audio actually had its own category in digital ad spend.  Audio units saw over $1 billion. In 2016, mobile accounted for 50.52% of the $72.5 billion digital ad spend.  The compound annual growth rate of mobile was 87% in 2016 and heavily drove the digital ad spend. Fun fact: The compound annual growth rate for the past ten years at 16% and has outpaced the US dollar of 3% in the same period. Ready to jump into the digital advertising world, or perhaps you’re looking for help with seeing better results for your digital ads?  We can help.  Send us an email: Kristen@feelingthevibe.com.

[Social Media Update] AR Comes to Snapchat

[Social Media Update] AR Comes to Snapchat

Snapchat, the unofficial “selfie app” that has taken the millennial world (and over!) by storm keeps the ball rolling with constant updates and new features. The newest one? The “World Lens.” It allows people to add flowers, rainbows and so much more to what they see with the “rear facing” camera. Take a look below at the video to find out more about the Snapchat World Lens and check out our three tips for using the new Snapchat lens for your business: Continue Reading

[E-Commerce] 3 Shopping Cart Abandonment Tips for 2017

[E-Commerce] 3 Shopping Cart Abandonment Tips for 2017

We’ve heard the numbers for shopping cart abandonment and they’re not pretty.  The average abandonment is 74%.  That’s right, 74% of the time shoppers abandon their shopping carts after adding items in them.  Why?  There are a ton of reasons.  Sometimes it’s merely being distracted, other times people are just “shopping around” and other times they don’t feel safe with the website.  Below you will find three strong tips to help put you on the right track to reducing your shopping cart abandonment rate for your e-commerce shop.  Start putting more money in your pockets rather than leaving them in the cart! Continue Reading

[4 Email Marketing Tips] Don’t Land in the Email Promos Tab on Gmail!

[4 Email Marketing Tips] Don’t Land in the Email Promos Tab on Gmail!

Are you noticing lower open rates on your email blasts?
Changes to some of the major email service providers have caused many emails which used to land in the primary inbox, to landing in the spam and or promo tabs.  Gmail is one that is notorious for this.  Google decided to create three main tabs in the Gmail inbox instead of everything landing in either the main inbox or spam.  Spam still exists in gmail, for the record.

Your email marketing blasts land in the promo tab or in spam.  Did you know there are ways to help your email marketing regain the open rates it used to see (or close to that) with Gmail recipients?  Read the tips below and start implementing them.  We have done this with clients and they are happily enjoying the positive results. Continue Reading

5 Reasons Why Startlogic is the Best Webhost of 2017

5 Reasons Why Startlogic is the Best Webhost of 2017

We have been using Startlogic.com webhosting for over 10 years now.  (Read the story here of our journey to finding the right webhost).  We think Startlogic.com stands above the rest.  If you’re looking for an excellent webhost, check out the list of top 5 reasons we choose Startlogic.com for webhosting now! For us, we use and have seen great success with the Pro version ($72 per year).

 

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There is an entire system within Startlogic which allows your to organize and handle scripts, themes, plugins, and professional services.  You can easily get into the system, add WordPress and be on your way to using one of the most popular website management systems.

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Introducing Our Best Webhosting Company: Startlogic

Introducing Our Best Webhosting Company: Startlogic

Web hosting is “virtual rental space” on the Internet for an individual or business to put their website on the Internet.  The webhost service provider offers services and technology to allow the company to store all the website files.

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It is very important for a webhost to:

  1. Be up to date on website storage space and speed requirements
  2. Offer unlimited bandwidth
  3. Offer ability to implement WordPress or other CMS applications.
  4. Offer Domain Management services
  5. Offer digital marketing next step options (online advertising)

 

Screenshot 2017-02-20 at 10.16.53 PM - EditedWe went through so many different types of webhosts when we first started building a website.  It was important to find one which fulfilled the above requirements and one we felt comfortable with.  After much research we came across Startlogic.com.  Start Logic is a full web host company with a number of different tiers of service.

 

When you arrive at startlogic.com you will see three different plans to start with, express, pro, and supercharge.

 

Express is $54 per year

Pro is $72 per year

Supercharge is $108 per year

Find out why we love Startlogic.com and see if it makes sense for your business. Read it here.

 

3 Reasons to Use from Amazon Chime

3 Reasons to Use from Amazon Chime

Screenshot 2017-02-20 at 8.23.33 PM - EditedAmazon just came out with their answer to Microsoft’s Skype.  We took a look at the app and have come up with what we see are the three benefits of using Amazon Web Service’s Chime.  Read this earlier post Introducing Amazon Chime.

 

1.  One App Download one app.  No need to deploy any other files, no downloads, nothing that will slow down your computer or device.  The app is hosted through the cloud which gives it speed and a seamless connection.

 

2.  Screen Sharing If you’ve been part of a conference call we’re pretty sure you’ve probably had to share your screen.  However, if you’re not on a computer/laptop then you can’t typically share your screen.  With Amazon Chime you can share your screen from any device, laptop, desktop, tablet, smartphone.

 

3.  Be Mobile We are all mobile, just about all the time, but we are very connected at almost all time.  With Amazon Chime take your meetings in the car, on the road through the easy to use app that works with Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows.  The chats are synchronized.  You can also switch between devices easily during the same meeting!

 

Want to try a free trial of Amazon Chime?  Get your 30-Day Free Trial of Amazon Chime now.

Introducing Amazon Chime

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced one of their newest launches. It is called “Chime” and is set to be a major competitor against Microsoft’s well known, Skype conferencing software. It is an app and all you need is the app, so no need to download multiple files. So let’s get into the details on how you can test Chime from Amazon Web Services.

1. Get a 30-day free trial to test it.
2. Three different pricing levels:
a. Basic – Chat & Chat Rooms for Up to 2 People – Free
b. Plus – Basic + Screen Sharing and Corporate Directory – $2.50 per user
c. Pro – Plus + Video Meetings for Up to 100 people, personal meeting URLs

Amazon Chime Features

1. Online Meetings
2. Video Conferencing
3. Chat
4. Chat Rooms
5. Smart Presence
6. Drag, Drop, and Share Your Files

Amazon says the system is fully secure running on their Amazon cloud system.

Why not give it a try!

Get the Amazon Chime free trial by going here.

Also Check Out Our Article on Our 3 Top Benefits of Using Amazon Chime