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I’m often advising clients that they should make sure that they have a business page on Facebook.  If they have information that they want people to know about, it’s another handy avenue to generate interest and business.

I just stumbled upon a page that helps you to know what size the images that you use for the profile and cover sections should be.  And now that you want to be aware of smartphones too, they also show where images will be cut off on smaller devices too, so you can plan accordingly.  Check out https://www.facebook.com/PagesSizesDimensions

Newsletter is published!

When I am very busy, my client’s get their work done first.  It makes sense.  So I haven’t published a newsletter for a couple of months.  Doesn’t help me to promote my business, but I think working hard is promotion enough.

But without further ado, my October Newsletter is available here.  If you want your copy when it is first published, consider signing up for my newsletter with the link at the sidebar.  I don’t sell or give away my contact list to anyone, and it is safe from any spam.  Enjoy!

I’m Pinterested

I had a friend email me last week to tell me that she had posted an image of mine from my website (of penguins) and it had six “likes” and twelve “pins”.  Great, I thought, but what does that mean?

PinterestI’ve heard of Pinterest a few times before, but to be honest, I spend WAY too much at my computer already.  But I did set up an account on the invitation of my friend and pinned a few things from her board to mine, and I have to admit, it is addictive.  It’s like an organized Google/images.  You see hundreds of images that are popular, and if you see one you like, you can pin it to one of your own categories and you can follow people who have similar taste to you, and other people follow you.

If you have a great image on a website and someone sees it, they can pin it to their board and in no time it is generating interest and being “re-pinned” to other boards.  I suppose the hope is that those people will go to the website that had the image on it in the first place.  I felt a little special for a few hours last week when my penguins went “viral” (okay, 12 isn’t viral, but I don’t know any of those people) and who knows where it could lead.

Video Scribing

My friend, Kevin Frank, whom I’ve mentioned before, recently did a job for

Storybook Solutions, promoting Sarnia. If you watch the video in Vimeo you will see how interesting it makes the topic they are talking about.

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Kevin's drawing for Storybook Solutions

They’ve filmed the drawings, sped it up and had someone do a voice-over about what Kevin is drawing. It shows how important images are on your website, and visualizations work far more than words alone do. Let’s face it, talking about $3 million compared to $30 million is just words, but an image of big bags of money vs a pile of bags of money makes that point so much better.

Just another idea to make your website stand out and to help people want to read it. We may be all grown up, but it shows that a picture is still worth a thousand words, and we like when they are drawn for us too!

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