Starting a website with one idea and then changing It over time is usually a lose-lose situation. Many time when a website does this, it loses all it’s original fans and has a hard time gathering new fans. This is not the case with Hot or Not.
Hot or Not was originally a photo rating website. People would upload their photos and readers who visited the blog could rate the hotness of each photo. Real people submitted read photos. It was organic and fun. Your rating would quickly show up and you could see how other people voted. Read more
Now more than ever, the Internet and social media have dominated all aspects of modern life. To be seen carrying around a flip phone nowadays it considered a shameful act, while not having a Facebook or Twitter account sets off the “creeper” alarm in our society. Businesses started to understand the gravity of our Internet addiction more than 10 years ago, thus jumping on the social media cash cow and rode it all the way to the bank…or so we thought. “Selling clicks,” or the process of paying for fake endorsements such as Facebook likes or more recently buying Twitter followers, has become big business in recent years. Millions of fraudulent endorsements across multiple social media sites have exploded, causing grossly inflated numbers of people “liking” various businesses in an attempt to increase its customer base and social media presence. All the big-wig social media sites have been hit by the influx: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and even Pinterest.
Numerous “click farms” sell companies fake Twitter followers in exchange for a fee, in the hopes of improving sales and brand recognition. Fresh Followers.net, one of the many sites that sells fake Twitter endorsements offers customers a chance to buy 1,000 Twitter followers for the low price of $15 with guaranteed delivery within 1-3 days. For $50 you can pick yourself up a nice group of 10,000 new followers. Read more
Is Your Business Social?
Social media is very much in the limelight right now following the flotation of Facebook and impending flotation of Twitter. These websites are valued at huge sums and investors are desperate to snap up a share of these businesses but what can these sites do for you and your business? I’m sure you’ve already read advice about adding your business to all of the major social media channels but you are profiting from this and is your business growing from your social media exposure? Read more