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Posted on Apr 28th 2010 by Bryan Marsh
Google Alerts is a great tool businesses can use to monitor their online presence. This function allows you to create "Alerts" in relation to particular topics....
Posted on Apr 21st 2010 by Bryan Marsh
Setting up a Foursquare account is a quick and easy way to increase your online presence....
Posted on Apr 21st 2010 by Bryan Marsh
One of the most important factors for your hotel or resort is building a loyal online community. Inherent in this idea is ensuring you have the trust of your followers. So what are some easy ways you can build the trust of the people involved in your onli...
Posted on Apr 15th 2010 by Bryan Marsh
If you haven't heard of Foursqaure by now, here is a quick run down. Foursquare is a location-based social network that allows users to share their location with a group of friends by "checking in". Users can "check-in" to restaurants, business or other v...
Posted on Apr 12th 2010 by Jessica Stevens
Apple is making waves by launching a new program, iAds for mobiles. This new software is the first step made by Apple to enter the business of selling advertising, once again placing itself at odds with Google. Google's AdWords application features a simi...
Posted on Apr 8th 2010 by Bryan Marsh
It's no surprise that social media is the way of the future. Would you like to improve your Resorts social media visibility? Whilst there is no set method of optimizing your Web 2.0 content, there are definitely a few key ideas that Resort can implem...
Posted on Apr 8th 2010 by Max Starkov
Facebook is definitely here to stay and has experienced tremendous growth, but it is not going to replace Google as a travel planning tool anytime soon. Though Facebook initiatives drive traffic to hotel websites, this trackable traffic is not directly re...
Posted on Apr 8th 2010 by Bryan Marsh
In recent years we have seen a shift in the way businesses are conducting their marketing. With the emergence of social media, the internet is becoming a prime source to interact with customers (present and future). Facebook is one of the leaders in this...
Posted on Apr 6th 2010 by Bryan Marsh
Google Maps is currently experimenting with a new feature which aims to make planning for vacations faster and more effective. The new feature on Google Maps displays specific prices for selected hotel listings....
Posted on Apr 6th 2010 by Bryan Marsh
Create a Facebook Page for your Business: Setting up a Facebook Page for your business is a quick and effective way to put your business online. A Page is similar to a personal Profile, except that instead of people "Friending' you, public users can be...
Posted on Mar 31st 2010 by Bryan Marsh
Facebook is making a minor change to the way users interact with Product Pages. According to a recent confidential e-mail sent to several ad agencies, the popular social networking site announced they will be replacing the "Become a Fan" button with a "Li...
Posted on Mar 15th 2010 by Pascal Metivier
Mobile solution provider that developed the world's first crypto acoustic solution for check-in/out and room access via any guest's mobile phone announces new services to further enhance operations and guest services....
Posted on Mar 15th 2010 by Juliana Shallcross
Do you Foursquare? No, not the game you used to play on the blacktop at recess. We're talking about Foursquare, the newest darling of the social media realm that allows you to declare your exact locations via your mobile devices. That's what's called a "c...
Posted on Mar 12th 2010 by Bas van den Beld
For online marketers, optimizing for social media has become not just interesting, but a must. All major search engines have embraced social media. And with Google incorporating Facebook content into its real time results the integration of social media a...
Posted on Mar 11th 2010 by NICK BILTON
Foursquare, a location-based social network, plans to distribute a free analytics tool and dashboard in the coming weeks that will give business owners access to a range of information and statistics about visitors to their establishments. Tristan Walker...
Posted on Dec 20th 2009 by Bryan Marsh
A few weeks back I bought myself a new Amazon Kindle. Amazon have only recently opened this to the Australian market - my Kindle congratulated me for being one of the first in Australia to purchase, cool! One of the reasons I got this Kindle was to follow...
Posted on Dec 19th 2009 by Bryan Marsh @bryanmarsh
I found this short video from Social Media expert Chris Brogan. Chris was giving a keynote speech at the Web 2.0 Expo with using a case study of the Roger Smith Hotel....
Posted on Dec 18th 2009 by Bryan Marsh
Facebook claims to have more than 700,000 local business pages already created (http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics). This number is growing significantly each day, however Australian hotels and resorts seem to be slow on the up take....
Posted on Nov 13th 2009 by Bryan Marsh @bryanmarsh
Most hotels and resorts in Australia have not adopted social media. Social media is not going away, it is not something you can forget about and hope it passes by quietly. Social media is not a fad, its a trend, a game changer that needs to be adopted....
Posted on Nov 12th 2009 by Bryan Marsh @bryanmarsh
Well, Google has started the season of giving by providing free Wi-Fi on all Virgin America flights until January 15th. Yesterday, Google announced they are extending the gift of free Wi-Fi to 47 airports throughout America. Good work Google, when is it c...
Posted on Nov 10th 2009 by Bryan Marsh @bryanmarsh
This post will guide you through the steps required to set-up TweetDeck, a great tool for managing one or more Twitter accounts....
Posted on Oct 29th 2009 by Bryan Marsh @bryanmarsh
This tutorial is to help you get started with Twitter. We will show you how to: Create a twitter account Find friends (twitters) Send Tweets, Replies and Direct Messages (DM's)....
Posted on Oct 28th 2009 by Bryan Marsh @bryanmarsh
Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows you answer the question, "What are you doing?" by sending short text messages, similar to SMS, 140 characters in length, called "tweets", to your friends, or "followers."...
Posted on Oct 21st 2009 by Doug Kennedy
If you are embracing consumer generated media, guest reviews, and social networking as marketing and public relation opportunities to get the good news out about your hotel, here are some interesting points of discussion for your next meeting....
Posted on Oct 20th 2009 by Bryan Marsh
The goal of this post is to help hotel and resort managers implement the necessary guidelines to monitor, respond and action reviews. The first step to dealing with these reviews is to Monitor what is being said....