Sams Teach Yourself Google Places in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn how to claim your free Google Places business page, improve it with everything from video to coupons, and attract more new customers, starting today!
Tips point out shortcuts and solutions
Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls
Notes provide additional information
10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…Claim your free Google Places online business directory page Publish your basic business information in just minutes Help visitors experience your business with video, photos, and more Keep your page up-to-date, painlessly Add detailed directions to your location with Google Maps Generate discount coupons that attract traffic Encourage rave reviews on Google Places and Yelp–and respond effectively to online criticism Easily create powerful in-store cell phone advertising with QR codes Improve your Google Search rankings Manage online impressions and get detailed feedback through the Dashboard Build a low-cost Adwords campaign that integrates with Google Places
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“Too many people are running around nowadays calling themselves ‘social media experts.’ Simon doesn't call himself that. His clients do. And they're right. I'll read anything this man writes.”
Social Location Marketing
Breakthrough social location marketing techniques for promoting
your service, product, or venue!
Social Location Marketing offers powerful new ways to promote practically any product, service, or venue. Now, pioneering expert Simon Salt shows exactly how to make the most of it! Salt introduces Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, and other apps, helping you choose your best options, and build cost-effective marketing programs that work. Through real examples, you’ll learn how to reach your key audiences and segments…craft and execute winning strategies on realistic budgets…measure activity and calculate ROI…avoid costly mistakes…and much more! Whatever your goal, role, or industry, this book will help you find new customers where they are, strengthen loyalty and retention, and supercharge profits!
You’ll Learn How To:
• Understand how social location marketing works and what it can (and can’t) do for your business
• Learn the surprising realities about who uses social location software
• Know your customers and their motivations–and build marketing plans around them
• Develop communities of customer advocates who’ll work on your behalf
• Use games, competitions, time-limited offers, and other innovative approaches
• Successfully reach teens, tweens, women, or men
• Discover proven approaches for fashion, retail, hospitality, and restaurants
• Effectively handle criticism, and transform negatives into positives
• Preview brand-new social location tools, including Google Hotpot
• Understand the privacy issues associated with social location marketing
SIMON SALT is a key social media influencer who works with large brands and international PR companies. After participating in three succes1tups, he now leads his own marketing communications firm, whose client list includes Fortune® 500 companies. Salt is now conducting a Social Media roadshow, speaking on social location sharing across the United States. He has spoken at major conferences including BlogWorld, Internet Summit, and will speak at SXSW 2011.
In Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey A. Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle—which begins with innovators and moves to early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards—there is a vast chasm between the early adopters and the early majority. While early adopters are willing to sacrifice for the advantage of being first, the early majority waits until they know that the technology actually offers improvements in productivity. The challenge for innovators and marketers is to narrow this chasm and ultimately accelerate adoption across every segment.
This third edition brings Moore's classic work up to date with dozens of new examples of successes and failures, new strategies for marketing in the digital world, and Moore's most current insights and findings. He also includes two new appendices, the first connecting the ideas in Crossing the Chasm to work subsequently published in his Inside the Tornado, and the second presenting his recent groundbreaking work for technology adoption models for high-tech consumer markets.