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Social Media Integration

Social Media

A modern CMS website puts the power of instant publishing into the hands of its owner.

Both Twitter and Facebook allow us developers to create "applications" that can then be installed into a website and make that website "Social Media Friendly", giving the site a much wider readership.

social media The apps we can create at Twitter and Facebook are on a "per account" basis, and once plugged into a website they then validate with Facebook and/or Twitter using OAUTH Keys that are unique to the App and the Twitter/Facebook account linked to that App.

This puts immense publishing power into the hands of a Social Media Integrated CMS website...

Once you have these apps created for you and plugged into your site for you, from that moment on, whenever you add a new page or product to your website, our App systems then also publish it out to your Twitter and Facebook accounts too - all in one single operation. When that happens, your Twitter Followers, and your Facebook Friends, all get instant notification of your new article or product with links to your new article or product page, on their mobile devices, wherever they are, right there and then!

All of us website owners must wake up to the fact that 60% of all Google searches are now made from mobile devices - gone are the days when everyone accessing the internet was tied to a desktop PC.

Even just a few years ago we had a captive audience for our web pages. Since then however we’ve seen a massive surge in people getting rid of the desktop PCs and moving to Laptops in order to be more mobile.

But now the next step in the techno-revolution is seeing people getting rid of Laptops and moving to “smart tablets” and “smart phones” instead...

With so many people on the move, and the advance of Social Networks, people now expect the news and services they require to come to them instantly, they no longer expect to hunt for it on a computer!

So to interact with this mobile army of consumers, and to get our products to them, webmasters such as myself have had to learn an entire new skillset in order to develop website and App systems that embrace the Social Media revolution and ensure our new products (and our clients’ products) are able to reach out to the tablet and smart phone users automatically.

So in this day and age every website owner needs to make sure their website provides for this change in the way people use the internet.

If your site does not embrace Social Media you could be losing sales right now to your more up-to-date competitors !!!

This is why all new websites we develop are Social Media aware and capable. Not only can they auto-publish new content to the Social Networks, but also allow those people that still use normal computers (mostly in their office workplaces) to instantly share anything interesting they find when browsing the web, to their own Social Media followers – hence every news item or product should also offer the web surfer a way of sharing your new product or news to their own followers and friends in the Social Network of their choice…

Example:
Using this article as an example, if you look below the article you will see a set of Social Network “share” buttons that allows you the visitor to share that article with your own friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and more.

Still using this article as an example, this article is in both my Twitter at http://twitter.com/cmswebsites and my Facebook at http://facebook.com/smartart.cmswales - but I did not put it there – my website did it for me automatically. i.e. I published this article onto my website, then the system automatically posted it to my Twitter and Facebook pages for me – so I publish in one place (my website) and my news shows up in THREE places automatically) my website, my Twitter and my Facebook).

And this automation happens every time I add any new article to my website. (If I had an online store it would also do the same for every new product I added).

NOTE: Most of your competitors have already embraced both Twitter and Facebook:

You can prove this yourself:

Go to Google and do a couple of searches on the phrases that mean most to your business - for those listed above you, visit their websites and look for "Follow Us" Social Media buttons - in most cases you will find they are indeed there. This may surprise you, but illustrates my point, with your competitors actively using Facebook and Twitter, and with search engines indexing Facebook and Twitter, your competitors are always going to have more listings and therefore better showing in the search engines than you do - until your website also embraces social media.

So maybe it is time your website joined to Social Media Revolution?

  • If you are having a new site designed, ask for Social Media Integration to be built in from the start.
  • If you already have a website ask about making it more mobile friendly and Social Media aware and capable.

If you need more information or would like a quote, please get in touch via our Contact Page or our Twitter Page or our Facebook Page


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