Cheap student web hosting

     If you are a student DJ, in a band or have a concept for a future business it is a good idea to purchase the domain name that you would like to use. This will stop anyone else from registering it. If it has already been registered by someone else it will give you time to revaluate which URL you are going to use and purchase it. If you have the time and resource to do so it is also worth setting up a basic website. There are a range of reasons why this may benefit your venture in the long run. Two of the main reasons are:

1: Google adds more credibility to older URLs that have content assigned to it. This may help your websites SEO efforts (getting to the top of Google for  certain words such as your name etc) in the long run.

2: By having a live web presence your pages may start to attain inbound links from other websites. Inbound links is a key factor in how search engines (such as Google) assess the credibility (importance) of a website.

I do not use for my website hosting (I currently use LCN). However the deal that they are currently offering is the cheapest student deal that I have seen. More information can be found here: 

best student web hosting UK

Twitter Follower Map (by Geographical location)

When creating Twitter analytics reports I always record where clients Twitter followers are located. I also like to supply the client with an interactive Twitter follower map. This helps us to measure and evaluate the reach of their tweets.

Below are two snapshots of where my Twitter followers are located.

Twitter follower map by Geographical location   Twitter follower map

Online Video SEO

You can no longer upload your corporate / marketing videos to Youtube and hope that it will become a ‘viral video’ and attain thousands of views overnight. There are a number of processes that need to be adhered by in order for it attain a high number of views. Video SEO (video search engine optimisation) should be the first step to be implemented once your videos have been completed.All online media needs to be ‘search engine friendly’. By adding highly targeted SEO meta data to your videos they become much more likely to be found by search engines (such as Google).

It is important for all professional and corporate online videos to have such information attributed to them. By carrying out this process your video has a higher probability of being viewed, shared and becoming a ‘viral video’. Estimations as to the amount of views your videos are likely to attain can also be made.

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Video Audio Production

A broadcast or online video can be enhanced tenfold by integrating a piece of suitable audio. The audio can be engineered to wrap around the video's content and add dramatic pauses, be used to build suspense or add to the comedy value. I am offer an audio production service where I watch the videos content and create a suitable song based on it's atmosphere and objectives. Below is a background audio snippet around the themes of "tech, mobile, new and innovation".

My Audio Production Services include:

  • 1) Bespoke audio creation
  • 2) Audio creation (after the video has been created in order to synchronise video with the audio)
  • 3) Voice over script writing
  • 4) Voice over artist management and editing
  • 5) Audio Mastering  

Below are two examples of Social Media Strategist's audio created for film and video. One is an electronic sounding "sample background audio". The other was created for the DeadSocial tutorial video.

Swedish TV License Interactive Viral Video

This epic viral video that was ‘Facebooked’ across to me this morning. It intertwines user generated content (UGC) into the video in order for it to become personal to the recipient. The viral video template has been created in order for it to drive awareness (and ultimately sales) of Swedish TV licenses. This is a very different approach to the TV License adverts that we have in the UK. Their key focus is on fear and imprisonment. The swedish approach on the otherhand focuses on celebration and unison.

Mobile phone predictions over the next ten years

Recently a (Twitter) contact of mine ‘MTrends’ tweeted out a slideshow predicting some of the innovative changes that are due to occur within mobile in the next ten years.  It uses informaiton, data and thoughts from a number of leading organisations and bodies within the mobile sector. These predictions highlight areas ranging from iphone penetration to the innovative ways in which mobile technologies will help bridge societies & communities.

mobile phone predictions UK

It is an excellent and inspiring presentation focusing on the positive impact mobile phones will increasingly have.

Christmas Spam

It’s Christmas time and everything is festive, even pharmaceutical spam (Please do not think about responding to these adverts. The medication will probably be fake and give you plump pair of ‘moobs’).Christmas Spam

Xmas Spam

Christmas Spam 2009

Google Wave Invite Competition

Google Wave Competition

Google Wave is a new way of communicating over the World Wide Web. It has been described as a merger between email and peer to peer technologies (for example merging your hotmail or Gmail account with with MSN or Gtalk)

Google have opened up this platfom up to initial number of BETA users. I have 5 FREE BETA Google Wave INVITES to GIVE AWAY NOW. This will give you full access to Google Wave immediately. To win one of these golden tickets all you have to do is subscribe to the social media strategist blog by clicking here. Once you have done so post a comment and I will send you an invite.

Information about Google Wave

A wave is equal parts conversation & document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.

A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

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Linkedin Marketing Strategist

Linkedin is the worlds’ largest business social networking site with over 50 million users worldwide. It allows business professionals to meet and interact with other professionals through direct marketing, display adverts and community groups.

In the right circumstances Linkedin can be used to communicate and engage with businesses and individuals in a professional environment

Linkedin Marketing data 2010

                                                                                                                                                                      (Data via Linkedin 2010)

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