Top

June 2015

Mobile marketing will continue to be on the rise with new innovations to help increase the ways to market on mobile. New apps and tools are continuously being developed to help make mobile marketing easier for business owners who might not have the time to generate ideas themselves. I have listed five tools you may or may not have heard of before, but all can help to increase mobile marketing. Swipely The Mobile functionality of Swipely allows customers...

We previously posted a small article with an infographic detailing how Pinterest has grown to an invaluable resource for online businesses. Well, the social networking powerhouse is now providing online retailers with a “richer” way to communicate with Pinners – the Rich Pin. The Rich Pin isn’t new, but with the exponential growth of Pinterest driven sales, Rich Pins are quite the commodity. Rich Pins – since I’ve mentioned them four times now so you may be...

Note: please check out Cybersphere: A Virtual Journey Through the Apocalypse and Object-Oriented Programming to read the first part of this series. Having established Cybersphere as an interactive, virtual reality cyberpunk novel, Jonathan Baird and the rest of the Virtual Visions team (whose members included Baird, Mel Stanley, Dan Buford, Ron Straight, and Micah Brandon, Netsville's current VP of Systems) began to explore ways to develop it further. "We were all in college and [Cybersphere] became our platform...

Apple and Google used to be great partners in the business. Those were the good ol days as Apple and Google have become huge rivals over the past few years. Once Google created its own Smartphone is when it all started. That’s when Google stepped into Apple’s relm of business and Apple was not fond of it. Apple fired back by launching Apple Maps to push back on Google’s toes. From some of the job listings Apple...

The Internet is in constant flux – trends emerge and vanish in a matter of hours – it is a breeding ground where new Social Platforms are given life.  Some stay, most go. Amongst those surviving (and thriving), you’ll find Pinterest. Compared the lifespan of the so-deemed “Social Giants” (facebook and twitter), Pinterest is still an infant. But this baby is growing up fast and into one of the most effective outlets available to the online...

This week I took some time to talk to our tech team here at Netsville to find out some useful programs to use on your computer. I found these five programs very interesting and even started using them myself. My computer has been running better than ever after installing some of these programs. If you have any programs you find very useful I would love to hear about it in the comments below. Lets take a...

Years before The Matrix came out, in the early days of the Internet's evolution, people around the world were connecting to their own virtual online environment - Cybersphere, a text-based RPG game developed in the early 90's by the original partners of what was then Virtual Visions (which later became Netsville). Although it did not require the consumption of a blue pill to gain admission, Cybersphere was an interesting step forward in the online gaming community and was one of the first 100...

You’ve stepped into the ring of Ecommerce, and you hear both cheers and booing for one of the big players, PayPal. You know the name, but is it in your business’ corner?  With so much information on the web coming from consumers, bloggers, forums, and competing business, it’s hard to wade through it all in determining what fits your business. There are both good and bad to everything in this world.  Let’s try and determine where...

As we saw last week with 5 Ways to Increase Internet Marketing Success, Online Marketing is a process that requires, among other things, investment, patience, and social media platform versatility. While the initial implementation of a particular Internet marketing avenue may seem simple on the onset, it takes time, dedication, and a certain degree of interactivity to foster success. ELIVE8 Group recently put together an impressively detailed "Simple Guide to Online Marketing" highlighting some interesting statistics and figures towards...

Content marketing can be the driving force of marketing for a business. Content can come in so many different forms which is fantastic. Some forms of content are blogs, podcasts, whitepapers, eBooks, guides, case studies and infographics like the one I have below. Some good statistics that come from publishing content on your website is it increases visibility. 1. Blogs on company sites result in 55% more visitors 2. Companies with blogs get 97% more inbound links...