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Vine vs. Dubbler for business

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So we have been hearing a lot about Vine, and I just recently heard about Dubbler. Let me quickly Explain what they are, the difference, and what’s better for business??

Here is my Vine post promoting this blog post and here is my Dubbler post. Let’s see which gets more views!

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Dubbler brings the simplicity and fun of audio to the social world. Record your voice, add a filter or photo and share with your friends on Facebook & Twitter. Record jokes, obervations, a moment a day, birthday greeting, or even a product pitch. After that you can filter your voice with filters like Cat or Robot etc. Then share on Dubbler, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Vine is a mobile service that lets you create and share short looping videos. Videos you post to Vine will appear on your Vine profile and the timelines of your Vine followers. You can also share your video posts to Twitter or Facebook.

What’s the difference?

Well beside the obvious Vine is video and audio, and Dubbler is photo and audio. The time is the biggest difference, Vine you can only record 6 second video where Dubbler your voice recording can be 60 seconds. The other big factor is that Vine is owned by Twitter so it has a hug backing and and the marketing dollars behind it, and Dubbler does not.

So which is better for business?

Personally I think it depends on what your business is offering, the fact that you can post both to Twitter is great so both can be found easily. Vine makes more sense for products, you can show the product, use the product etc BUT only 6 seconds. If you have a service and there really isn’t anything to show, Dubbler is probably better to explain a new launch for explain, and you can do that in a robot voice if you wish 🙂

Here is my Vine post promoting this blog post and here is my Dubber post. Let’s see which gets more views!

Dubbler won! 19 plays, 6 likes, 2 Dub backs. Vine a big zero. Now that Instagram has video I’ll have to say goodbye Vine.

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Imgembed – Free images for your blog

Imgembed is an online platform, launched by The Creative Finder, that promotes the fair use of images online.

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It lets all image creators track where their images are being used online, and set permissions for every website using them. They are also able to monetize their images by setting CPM pricing.

Blogs and websites are able to use images for free by promoting the creators ethically with the automatic attribution.

Creator: You simply create an account and click  the ‘Manage Portfolio’ link. Once you are done with your updates, you can click on ‘Preview Portfolio’ to see how your portfolio will look to the public.

Users: You can upload unlimited images and galleries to your portfolio, via HTML (single file upload) or Flash (multiple files upload by batch).

Here is a image I simply used for free! It credits the creator as you can see:

Here is a list of benefits for both the user and creator:

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Reviewz n’ Tips – Blogging and Social Media

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I came across Daniel Sharkov’s blog and I’m just loving it! This 19 year old student has some absolutely great blog topics on blogging and social media. With post like the following it’s kind of a must read if you are deciding to add blogging and social media to your marketing mix.

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-1o ways to improve your social media and blogging workflow

-Moving from Blogger to WordPress

-Why should you publish infograhics and how to do it right (see my post in inforgraphics here)

-Best and worst times to share your social media updates (see my post on Tweriod here)

-6 effective ways to build relationships and expand your network

Daniels promises to help you get the hang of social media, improve your efforts, be more productive, and covert visitors. Great stuff!

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Human Business Works – build a vision, a plan for your business & get support

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Human Business Works is a business design company, providing publishing and media products dedicated to helping professionals understand how to do business; relationship-minded, interested in delivering great value for your clients and doing this in a much more interesting way.

Chris Brogan and his team really come up with some great blogs, courses, coaching, speaking engagements, and books. Chris has appeared in several magazine and news articles from Forbes, The Boston Globe, Success, USA Today, and has appeared on TV shows like The Dr Phil Show.

Sign up for the email newsletter at least and see what they have to say! here

Course list on Human Business Works is as follows (pricing $100 – $600):

Thinking about signing up for the blog topics master class. You get weekly updates with 10 or more blog topics, writing advices, and more for 45 weeks. Only $97! 🙂

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Lucky Orange – Learn how your visitors are using your site

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Lucky Orange. It allows you to watch activity on your site in real time and play back people’s sessions. It has maps so you can see where people are engaging with your pages, it also has chats. You can proactively chat with someone who is on a page and let them know you are there to help or people can reach out to you directly when you have chat online.

I haven’t signed up but it seems much better than Google Analytics plus you get the chat features. It’s pretty inexpensive the lowest price being $10 a month for up to 3 websites.

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Easelly – Infographics

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Easelly you can create and share visual ideas online themes are visual themes. Drag and drop a theme onto your canvas for easy creation of your visual idea! The image is the new headline. You have mere seconds to grab the attention of your prospects in the overcrowded social sphere, and one of the best ways to do this is by adding a compelling visual to your blog post.

Sure, you can go to Google Images and choose a funny cat or piece of bacon to grab attention, but why not get a bit more creative and create your very own custom illustration or mini-infographic?

Some examples below:

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I wanted to add to this post, I just found another couple infrographic sites I’m loving  Visual.ly and

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Handmadeology – Blog

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I love this site, it’s super helpful for all you creators out there. The Handmadeology  is dedicated to the handmade movement and exists for the purpose of teaching artists/creators how to successfully sell their handmade goods online, and to feature the newest handmade, vintage and supply items found on Etsy.

You can contact to guest write, get featured, submit tips; it’s all about helping each other success online. Make sure you sign up for their newsletter.

Tim Adam the editor of the site recently created this fantastic online course Build a Better Creative Business I really  want to check this out, and it’s on sale for $99. Quote for the course description “This is a place of extraordinary lessons, new ideas, and friendly support.   If you’re ready to invest in your business, if you’re fed up and want to make it happen already, if you’re tired of uncertainty and frustration, you have Timothy Adam, Lisa Jacobs, and an amazing team of experts standing by.”

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