When first getting started with eCommerce, it’s quite common to turn to a hosted shopping cart provider like Shoppify or Instant e-store. You might also try using PayPal and/or Google Checkout to accept payments for products or sercices. The main advantage of these options is that most of the setup is done for you, so it’s quick and easy to get started.
Eventually, however, many businesses will want to have a standalone shopping cart on their own domain. This can be more seemlessly integrated with the rest of your website, and the cost per transaction should be less than with a hosted solution. You also have a great deal more control over your storefront.
If you have a finished video to share online, you may need to encode the video in a format that is accepted by YouTube and/or other sites. Often, the video editing program you used to edit and score your video will have built-in export features that have standard encoding options.
YouTube accepts .mp4 (MPEG4), .mov, .avi, .3GPP, .flv, .wmv, MPEGPS file formats (more details). The video must be less than 2GB in size and less than 15 minutes.
Some typical video dimensions:
16:9 “widescreen” video:
- 1920 x 1080 – Full High Definition
- 1280 x 720 – Commonly Used High Definition
- 640 x 360 – Widescreen web video
Managing all your Twitter friends can be a real chore, if you let it get out of hand.
One great way of keeping track of things on Twitter is by organizing your friends by category and placing them into lists. Perhaps it’s best to think of a list as a ‘grouping’ or ‘group.’
The great thing about lists is that you don’t have to follow someone to put them in a list. This means you can keep track of all the people too prolific, or too specific, for your home feed.
To create a twitter list just open the drop-box on the right sidebar, and click “create new list.” Give the lists a name and select if the list will be public or private.
Is it Time to Optimize?
At first it was so easy, you were a veritable “Master of the Twitterverse”, but now your Twitter stream is cluttered with an endless barrage of seemingly unnecessary and useless junk. Are you following more people than you can easily handle?
Fear not, there are a few simple things you can do right away to cut down on the clutter, streamlining your Twitter experience so you can get more out of it.
First of all, maybe it’s time to unfollow some accounts that aren’t following you back. You can accomplish this task quite easily by checking out justunfollow.com
Don’t waste twitter space pasting whole links into your messages — econ.omize!
You can say a lot with only 140 characters, but you don’t want to be wasting valuable space on links, so what can you do?
Luckily, shortening URLs using bit.ly is the easiest thing in the world to do. And as an added bonus, it keeps track of how many people actually clicked your link, as well as other more advanced features.
It should also be mentioned that URL shorteners make your tweets look uniform & elegant.
This quick tutorial should help get you started:
If you want people to RT your posts, RT theirs!
Retweeting is probably the most effective, least selfish way of getting noticed on twitter. Indeed, there are many successful accounts that exclusively rely on RTing for their popularity.
What it means to RT
First of all, it gets you noticed by the person who initially shared the information. Everyone wants to know their tweets are being noticed, and RTing a message is the simplest way of communicating that among all the twitter-litter a message has been seen, and deemed worthy enough to be amplified.