Friday, February 27, 2015

Is Your Bank Ready for .Bank? Here Are Some Things You May Want to Know…

For all my friends in the north braving the cold weather and snow, you’re probably not going to like what I’m about to say, but here goes… Recently I was invited to present at the Southeastern Conference of Community Bankers in Key West, Florida (jealous yet?). As someone who lives in Michigan, the idea of being in the Keys during the end of January was an great opportunity to charge the batteries, get some sunshine and meet some new bankers, as I’ve not presented at this event before (but hoping they ask me back… hint, hint).

This was the view out the back of the room!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Is Your Website "Mobile-Friendly" And Why That's So Important, Especially To Google

The writing has been on the wall for some time now. You may be hearing things like...

Mobile is an important part of your online success and without a mobile strategy, your business will suffer long-term

People will stop visiting your site via their mobile device if you don't support a mobile layout

Google will penalize you for not having a mobile-friendly presence on the web when people use search on their mobile device

Everyone is using smartphones (and tablets) to access the web

Do you believe all the hype around the importance of having a mobile strategy? You should... and here's why.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Facebook Moves "Schedule Later" Feature - Did You Notice The Change?

One of the Facebook features that I use quite a bit for clients is the "Schedule" feature that gives you the ability to pick a date and time in the future for your post to appear. This is nice because not every time are you on Facebook do you want to publish your post (especially if you're like me and keep some strange hours).

While performing some updates for our cycling team, I noticed the little "clock" icon that use to sit in the lower left corner of the page was gone. What! No more scheduling posts... After I calmed down, I  noticed some new up/down arrows next to the Post button. Sure enough, Facebook moved that feature and moved it closer to the post feature.

As you can see from the above image screenshot, now when you click on the arrows you get Schedule Post (yae) as well as Backdate and Save Draft. This is also a nice feature for admins since you may not be ready to post to your page, but don't want to have to start over. I used to do this by posting well into the future and then going into my Activity Log to edit it, but now the Save Draft does it the right way.

What other new changes have you found in Facebook recently? Picked up on the ability to change the identity (voice) when commenting "as you" on a page you manage? Would love to hear what you've found (and what you think) in the comments below.