On my blog I currently use both tracking programs, Site Meter and Google Analytics. On a whole the programs virtually do the same thing. It tracks the number of people visiting my MIS blog. They show me how many visitors are viewing my blog and how long they are visiting on average. It also will show you what browser people are using when they visit my blog. They show some other things like what they are viewing and so forth. Some differenced in the programs are that site meter can be viewed by anyone, people that visit my blog can click to see my views, where as with google analytics it is only accessible by me and the other people I add to be able to see it. Also, Site Meter is real time where as Google Analytics is delayed.
Overall, I find Site Meter to be more user friendly, where as Google Analytics is more difficult to get accustomed to. If I had to recommend a program to use to someone starting out with a blog I would suggest Site Meter. However, I think Google Analytics gives more valuable feedback and gives more depth. So if I was recommending a site tracker to someone with more knowledge of internet, programs, HTML and other things of that sort I would recommend Google Analytics. I would also recommend this to companies for online, open websites so that not all viewers can see it.
Here is a slide show of pictures of me and my family! I hope you enjoy!
Overall, Social Media Innovation has proved to be very useful and helpful to me. I have learned a lot about different aspects of the online world and how to use html format, at least a little bit! I found the class useful in exploring the internet world. It made me look into websites and discover new things I didn’t know existed or how to do. Overall, I think the most important thing I learned is that the internet is ever increasingly strong and is becoming an overwhelming presence so it is extremely important to become part of it or at least really explore into it. Also, that it is important for businesses and products to think of social media as another form of media and learn how to use it properly as well as using it like any other media source!
If you don’t know about tosh.o you should, he is hilarious. If you haven’t seen his standup show, you should! It is really funny! And lastly, if you haven’t checked out his blog you should do so NOW! It is really funny! So click here if you want to start laughing!!!
So the reason I was unable to attend class last night was because I was at an award ceremony for Temple’s Advertising Department. It was a really great time, where I was able to talk with classmates and professors and listen to some really awesome guest speakers. I will be posting more about it later with some images!
Oh and for those who are wondering, yes I received and award!
Recently, I was visiting my younger sister and her good friend was asking me about them and I had her try a pair of mine on and she fell in love (it happens quite frequently) and she actually order herself a pair and as well as a pair for her mom! I also now have a girl at work hooked and she is looking into a pair.
Another brand that I support is stumbleupon. I think it is a great site and really keeps me entertained. I tell people about it all the time and I also post ones that I like, and ones I think my friends might like, to facebook. I think this is great for the brand because
then even more people see it and might be interested too. And then happen to spread the word further!
As far as network effects, I definitely think this helps brands and services. I think the spread of the word goes farther and faster! Saying one thing about a product on a social media site could be seen by hundreds! But then again, this could have adverse effects, if what you have to say about the product is not good. However, either way that name gets out there and people still may look into the product/service just to see what it is.
Check out this awesome video I made for an advertising class…I am in the corner on the left hand side if you look closely!
If you like to listen to internet radio, definitely check out this site called, 8tracks.com! There are no commercials and you can listen to full playlists people have created, create your own playlists, save your favorites, ect. So click here to see what it is all about!
Social media is something new and different because it allows to connect with all our out “friends” and see what is going on. It also allows brands to connect with consumers and get word out faster about products. These sites have allowed deeper and stronger communications between one another through the level of offerings and availability. The ways that social media has always been around is that it is used as a form of media, just like other forms of media we are used to, just used in a different way.
Social media requires new skills and capabilities for organizations by allowing companies a new way to connect with their consumers. They have to be smart on what they are posting and clear on the message they are sending out. They need to have a real mission statement and treat social media as any other form of media. Lastly, they have to make a good impression for social media to actually make and impact and get results in the form of sales of their products.