2014 Most Awesome Washingtonian Companies! Products! Services! and People! on awesomize.me

Here is the list of the most awesomes in Washington, DC area:
(click on each logo below to view their list)

awesome people

awesome services
awesome products
awesome companies

Curious how they made it to the top on awesomize.me? Their pages were awesomized (rated) by their trusted peers including online fans, friends, clients on both social and professional levels explained here in this video:

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awesomize.me Poised To Make Social Media To Finally Work for B2B

With the rapid growth of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and now Google+, businesses around the world have incorporated the use of such platforms as part of their marketing and branding strategy. While there is no dispute that these platforms offer exposure to a broad population, it has been a struggle for these platforms to demonstrate a compelling ROI to the business community. The  GM decision to pull out their Ads from Facebook that was initially reported by the Wall Street Journal  is  just one of the recent example.

According to the latest survey by Hubspot, only LinkedIn has demonstrated the ability to convert traffic to leads for the B2B community that is on par with “traditional” marketing avenues by demonstrating a 2.6% conversion rate. Obviously, given the size of the population on these sites, the ability to effectively convert the visitors to actual leads could be a powerful business tool! Read more of this post

One Obvious Advantage of Having Your Brand Listed on awesomize.me

By now every marketer has realized the role of social media as one of the most important outlets of establishing a brand. Most of us have both personal and business pages on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, awesomize.me, and Pinterest, the latest one. Although, they are all  great marketing channels, but I think excluding the Washington DC based startup,  awesomize.me, the rest are just very passive.

Take a look at these two company pages on awesomize.me below as an example – ita Collection based in NYC maker of luxury handbags and Black & Orange Burgers based in Washington, DC maker of  burger obviously.

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How To Make Money Off of Youtube Via Your awesomize.me Profile Pages

In case you still trying to figure out what to do with all those videos you’ve uploaded on youtube, the company has a feature that allows you to make money off of advertising revenue run on your videos on their site – as long as you own the videos and not copied from someone else. Here is what you need to do on youtube/Google to make extra couple thousands a month and how to leverage your awesomize.me pages to double that:

 1) Come up with a catchy title for your Videos:

Once your videos start getting some traction, YouTube will send you an email with this subject line: “Apply for revenue sharing for your video“. Make sure to upload videos on regular basis  and keep on distributing them to social media channels you are members of (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn,etc.) Read more of this post

Real-time Twitter Feed Gone Live On Your awesomize.me Pages

To provide you with more intel, engagement, and online conversation about people, companies and their solution offering, awesomize.me just added the real-time twitter feed to every page on the site.

If you don’t see yours, its’ because either:

a)      You don’t have twitter account, or…

b)      If you do, you forgot to add your twitter URL to your social media presence section of your awesomize.me page. You can add it by editing your profile or business page on the site. Read more of this post

How To Increase Your Score On awesomize.me?

It’s all about content, content, and content on your pages. Not any content! They have to be valuable enough that provides other users enough incentive to awesomize you, your company, products, and services.

The scores on your awesomize.me pages will also help you with your SEO effort. The more content and videos you add to your personal, company, and solution pages, the more they will be found by major search engines indexing them including google, Yahoo, etc.: Read more of this post

Mobile, Mobile, and More Mobile

Elias Shams
I finally got my hands on the latest research conducted by Gartner on mobile technologies  yesterday. Interestingly, they are similar to what we have been covering here since last December.  According to the research firm, the impact of mobile technologies on our lives looks set to continue to surge in the next couple of years too.

Gartner is predicting that enterprise investments in mobile applications and technologies will increase through 2011 as organizations emerge from the recession and ramp up both business-to-employee (B2E) and business-to-consumer (B2C) mobile spending.

With this in mind, the research firm has picked out the 10 mobile technologies to watch in the coming years. read more…