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July 22, 2017, 10:45:46 AM
Gawd... nobody at all now!! ;(
 

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If I could get the newsletters working to let people know it's still going we'd get more posts... :D
 

kyte

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"Quiet"???  Its DEAD, Chris.
 

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June 18, 2017, 09:46:54 AM
Admin: Just because it's quiet dies *not* mean we'll allow spammers to take over. Desist please!! :D
 

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Nope.  Why are you letting spammers register, still?  If you dont watch out you'll get hit by the North Korean mob that hit cpaptalk.com
 

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So the site is back... thanks (sort of) to Jumba. Where did it go?? I updated the software and it crashed. I investigated and was told the server was using an old version of PHP (5.3) and we needed to update to Version 7.0. Why this wasn't done before s anyone's guess.
 

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Ah yes... "Alone again... naturally".  :D
 

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I think 'everyone' vanished whilst the forum was down. It needs a bit of advertising. Question is *where* would be most effective?
 

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I update to V2.0.12 yesterday but the new s/w hadn't arrived so I left it. Thanks for installing the new patch! :D
 

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Dead said the doctor.
Dead said the nurse.
Dead said the woman with the alligator purse.
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Lots of junk posts.  I dont think they are bots, just spammers looking for a way to tout their wares in forums which are effectively DEAD, Chris.
 

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Guy here selling Certificates, Diplomas, etc. Should he be??
 

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Chris, your house is sold...wonderful news.
The future in a new place awaits.
No more foxes and thorny scrub horror to negotiate.
 

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June 25, 2016, 09:36:23 AM
Likewise. I had all sorts of plans for posting but real life has overtaken me again. Still, the house is sold and we'll be on the move soon so maybe I'll have time to focus. So many things happening out there too!
 

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Hi Strangers
Been caught up with work and family related  *censored* for months now
There IS light at the end of the tunnel
 

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Jarrod

April 22, 2016, 04:48:54 PM
Perhaps a few days early, but in case I am not around on the 25th...

LEST WE FORGET
 

Chris

April 21, 2016, 08:22:34 AM
No word from Alain. I wonder if that helped?? Might be nice to get some sort of response!!

Alain

April 19, 2016, 11:11:13 AM
I did it again, I hope that is more specific :(

Alain

April 19, 2016, 11:09:28 AM
I did it again, I hope that is more specific :(
 

Chris

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Chris

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I don´t know if I done it well, thanks anyways :)
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:37:38 AM
Alain: write a longer post in 'The Lounge' and we'll see what we can do. :D

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:37:28 AM
homework, sorry
 

Chris

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What's a hw??

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April 19, 2016, 10:30:11 AM
Somebody can help me about a hw? It is about basic information about australia, like languages, type of coin, capital and those kind of things.
 

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New member "Autobot' welcome... lets hope with new members we start to get a bit more active as we move away from the hot weather. :)
 

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March 30, 2016, 03:41:28 PM
Which is what Turncoat is. All smoke - no substance.
 

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March 29, 2016, 07:39:39 AM
Not much comment on DD until something actually happens. Right now it's all threats, smoke and mirrors!!
 

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March 23, 2016, 07:50:52 PM
Am surprised that there is no mention of the possible DD. I do wish TA would button his lip and let MT get on with his job as PM, possibly only for a very short time. :-\
 

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Effective Ways to Use Social Media for E-Commerce
« on: September 29, 2017, 01:52:44 PM »
When it comes to E-Commerce, great ideas are not enough. If you and your online business aren't able to innovate, adapt, and do not try to understand your customer base more, you will get left alone behind, far from all your competitors.

In this modern and fast-paced world, online marketing and social media have become important elements of E-Commerce and online business. However, they are still many online business owners out there who do not pay attention to them or use them in a wrong way, so they bring negative impacts instead of the good ones.

In the past, social media probably not more than just a tool to get connected with your family and friends or to get updated news about celebrity or other famous people. Now, social media has completely changed the way we live. It does not only change the way we communicate with each other, but it also changes the way we shop online.

If you have an online business, there is no way you can stay inactive in the social media sites. Based on a research, about 75% people decide to buy something after they see it on their social media, and 90% people will use social media in order to decide whether they should make a purchase or not (by checking the review).

How you use your social media will depend on the characteristics of your online business. Thankfully, social media gives you the freedom to create a customized campaign, based on your business needs.

What Makes Social Media Become So Important?

Nowadays, E-Commerce is about how to make customers feel comfortable while they do business with you. Not to mention with the fast-pacing world, people get more and more impatient nowadays. It's thanks to all available technologies, we are able to get connect with anyone from any side of this world. Basically, we have the world at the tip of our fingers.

You can get the newest news update in a second, order an item and expect it to arrive 2 hours later, get your groceries to be delivered to your front door without the need to go outside at all! Why do you need to use the traditional method when you can do almost everything from the comfort of your home?

You need to take that kind of thinking into your consideration. How can you make your customers feel as comfortable as possible? First, you need to be the one who comes to them, not the other way around.

So, where you can find potential customers for your online business? Easy. Just look for them on social media sites. Do you know, Facebook users are about 1/7 of the world population, and there are more than 95 millions of pictures and videos that get posted on Instagram. With those fantastic numbers, there is no doubt that most people, especially millennials generation, spend so much time on social media sites.

With social media, you also will be able to reach your customers in real time. For example, if they have a problem or complaint, they can simply leave a message or comment in your store's social media. Depending on how you take care of the problem, it may help raise your popularity too.

How to Use Social Media for E-Commerce?

There are several ways to use social media for the sake of your online business:

1. Give interesting offers
Do you have any idea why your customers decided to follow you on social media? No, they didn't do that just because they simply like your brand and products. In fact, you may have high numbers of followers but with low to none conversion rate.

How to fix that problem? Give interesting offers to your customers! You can offer special discount or promo for customers who follow your social media sites.

2. Visual is important
If you frequently use Twitter, then you must know that a tweet with a good picture usually gets more response than a plain tweet with no picture at all. So does for Facebook and other social media sites. In fact, Instagram, one of the most widely used social media is known as an image-based site. So, why you do not do the same for your E-Commerce too?

3. Engage your audience
The main function of social media is to let you communicate with people directly no matter how far away their location from yours. It does not matter what kind of social media that you choose for your E-Commerce, you need to make a move first and engage your customers directly. There is no need to use your serious corporate tone. Customers want to feel "human interaction" with your brand, so give them that.

Here are some ideas that you can try:

•Make a pool or ask a question. You can also try to make quizzes with prizes.
•Upload "behind the scene" photos or videos. Like day to day activities in your office, or a record of a special event.
•Share news and content from other sources that still connected with your product or brand. For example, if you sell computer and gadget, share news about the newest technology that appears in the market now.

4. Headline is as important as the content
A great content will affect less than it supposed to be if you pair it with a lame headline. If your headline is unable to grab peoples attention, that is mean you need to either create a better headline or create a new one from scratch.

Create more than just one title. Try to post your content with different titles at once (for example, use title A on Facebook, and title B on Twitter). See which one gets the most response.

5. Follow back your followers
Follow back all of your followers. Find out where your customers hang out on social media. When it comes to social media, relationships are far more important than leads. Take your time to hear what they want to say, and offer the best solution for their problem.

6. Share at the right moment
This one may sound simple, yet many online marketers overlook this aspect. In order to reach maximum engagement, your content should be able to reach as many people as possible. So, post your content only when people are there - when they online and active.

Different social media sites may have the different rush hour time. You can either look for infographics that can tell you the best time to post on social media or do your own trial and research.

You also can use available marketing tools from the social media itself, like what Facebook and Instagram have.

 

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