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Chris

August 08, 2017, 09:55:39 AM
It's almost time to move the domains to a parking lot (e.g. wordpress.com) and give up. Methinks the day of the 'generalised opinion forum' is over
 

Chris

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

Chris

June 20, 2017, 09:46:14 PM
If I could get the newsletters working to let people know it's still going we'd get more posts... :D
 

kyte

June 20, 2017, 05:05:43 AM
"Quiet"???  Its DEAD, Chris.
 

Chris

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
 

Chris

June 06, 2017, 10:14:29 PM
Sorry... will attend to it tomorrow! :D
 

kyte

May 31, 2017, 05:50:57 PM
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
 

Chris

May 31, 2017, 04:07:26 PM
Sent a newsletter out to all members letting them know the site had reopened. I wonder if it worked this time? As far as I know the last mail didn't reach anyone! :(
 

Chris

May 28, 2017, 01:59:46 PM
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.
 

Chris

May 16, 2017, 01:51:28 PM
Ho hum... what's that song by Gilbert O'Sullivancalled??

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

Chris

May 12, 2017, 02:30:08 PM
I think 'everyone' vanished whilst the forum was down. It needs a bit of advertising. Question is *where* would be most effective?
 

Chris

May 12, 2017, 02:28:34 PM
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
 

kyte

May 11, 2017, 07:10:39 PM
Updated forum to latest.  It was a patch for security vulnerabilities in the previous version
 

kyte

May 11, 2017, 04:30:42 PM
Yes it is.  Where is everyone?
 

Chris

May 11, 2017, 02:11:17 PM
Dead said the doctor.
Dead said the nurse.
Dead said the woman with the alligator purse.
But it wasn't!! :D
 

kyte

May 03, 2017, 06:16:54 PM
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.
 

kyte

April 17, 2017, 10:19:50 AM
Gawd.  Dead as a dodo here.  Back to Whirlpool then
 

Chris

March 20, 2017, 01:24:44 PM
SO here we are again. It's been *months*. Sorry isn't really enough so I'll write a big post in a thread.
 

Jarrod

October 15, 2016, 03:20:20 PM
Guy here selling Certificates, Diplomas, etc. Should he be??
 

Chris

October 02, 2016, 08:48:58 PM
Actually BC... we're buying 65 acres down south and most is bush so lord knows what's living in it. :)
 

Chris

September 10, 2016, 08:14:16 PM
Re adverts. I inadvertently let the ClearTalk app expire and it took a day or two to sort out. Spam all gone again now :)
 

Jarrod

August 30, 2016, 08:27:49 AM
What the heck? Advertising?
 

Jarrod

August 02, 2016, 08:49:59 AM
Good to see you back, Bambu.  :)

bambu05

July 26, 2016, 06:09:42 AM
Chris, your house is sold...wonderful news.
The future in a new place awaits.
No more foxes and thorny scrub horror to negotiate.
 

Chris

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!
 

Minx

May 25, 2016, 08:34:18 PM
Hi Strangers
Been caught up with work and family related  *censored* for months now
There IS light at the end of the tunnel
 

Chris

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I love looking at the forum stats (bottom of main page). They tell such lies!! :D
 

Chris

May 24, 2016, 10:16:39 PM
Good lord... not been in for 4 days. I'm slipping.
 

Chris

May 11, 2016, 07:09:59 AM
Hey Bambu... is Mel35m any relation? You seem to share a few ideas!! :D
 

Chris

May 08, 2016, 05:30:44 PM
Why do I get he feeling Beforesj isn't maybe all s/he seems??  :D
 

Chris

May 04, 2016, 07:31:04 AM
Star Wars Day. May the fourth be with you all... :)
 

Chris

April 27, 2016, 01:11:59 PM
Oh I do like the quiet... but I'd like to be disturbed now and then. Where *are* you all?? :(
 

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

April 19, 2016, 11:01:39 AM
Alain: I think you need to be more specific in telling us what you need. Australia ia a huge place. :D
 

Chris

April 19, 2016, 10:49:14 AM
Admin: Seems I forgot to register the "Log in with FaceBook" App properly. Should work fine now. If there are any problems mail me and I'll sort them out! :D

Alain

April 19, 2016, 10:45:52 AM
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

April 19, 2016, 10:36:26 AM
What's a hw??

Alain

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.
 

Chris

April 17, 2016, 07:46:41 PM
Looks like AO is back to being a giant blog again! Where *is* everyone lately:
 

Chris

April 14, 2016, 08:11:58 AM
Admin: There are 30 requests for membership form people who've not activated their accounts. I sent a reminder so we will at least learn if they are real... or bots!! :D
 

Chris

April 11, 2016, 07:29:45 PM
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. :)
 

Jarrod

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

Chris

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!!
 

Patricia

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. :-\
 

Chris

March 18, 2016, 08:55:32 AM
Welcome aboard Rosco. Hope you enjoy your membership. There are very few rules as such here other than 'play nice'. Other than that... just comment on current affairs, what you like or dislike about your life and/or the world in general but basically, have fun. :)

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How to Use Instagram to Boost Your Sales
« on: October 09, 2017, 02:20:15 PM »
There is various kind of social media platforms out there, and each of them has their own advantages and disadvantages. It might be difficult for you to decide which platform is the best one for your brand and products.

As all of us know, Instagram is one of the most popular and widely used social media platforms that focuses solely on visual and images. Nowadays, Instagram is commonly used for E-Commerce and online business purposes, and its popularity keeps growings every single day.

Why use Instagram?

So, why Instagram? Why do not use another social media platform? Here are the reasons why:

•Mobile E-Commerce keeps rising right now
A research said that by 2020, mobile commerce will reach $284 billion. More and more people prefer to shop online via their mobile devices now, and it seems the numbers will keep rising from now on.

As you already know, Instagram focuses on visual and can offer a worldwide reach for your marketing purposes.

•Marketing in a more creative way
With Instagram, you can use unique photos and funny tagline that probably do not suitable for your web pages or advertisement because it won't be able to appeal to your targeted customers. You will have more fun and flexibility without afraid you may lose a large chunk of customers.

•Instagram videos can work pretty well with less budget
What's better than good pictures for your marketing? That is right, videos! Video can help boost your conversion rate greatly. It also can help boost your SEO.

•Easy to use
You do not need any rocket science to use Instagram. It is pretty easy and straightforward. Basically, all you need to do is looking up for pictures, create a tagline, and upload it by simply pressing the button. Creating something good enough for people to click likes and leave comments is probably the hardest part of using Instagram.

Tips to boost sales with Instagram

1. Only using high-quality images
As I said several times in this article, Instagram is a visual social media platform. That is mean, if you want to take advantage of Instagram for your E-Commerce conversion rate, you should post only high-quality images.

Not only that, your images also should be creative and eye-catching, so they able to attract people attention in the first glance. Make sure the images are able to highlight the positive points of your products too.

When your images are able to invite people to take a look at your profile, they can recognize your brand immediately.

2. Put relevant hashtags
Hashtags make it easier for people to be able to find your pictures. You are free to use as many hashtags as you want, but it probably will be the best to use three to five hashtags per picture. If you use too much, people may see you as a desperate one.

3. Show them how it works
Yes, high-quality images are a must, but sometimes that simply do not enough to boost your sales. In order to create more impacts, you need to show them how your products work. For example, if you sell fashion item like a branded bag, you can show them what the most suitable clothes and shoe colors to be used together with that bag, or how to take care of them in order to maintain it's quality.

Or, if you sell food products like snack or spices, show them unique ways to consume it. Give them free recipes that can turn your normal snack into amazing meals.

4. Create contests with interesting prize
For now, there is three kind of contests in Instagram:

•   Email-gated
•   Like to win
•   Hashtag UGC

You are free to choose any kind of contest that you want to use, but among those three, the hashtag UGC is the most popular and commonly used one.

Hashtag UGC is a contest where people need to post their own picture with particular requirements and hashtag in order to win. This contest allows you to former a deeper relationship with your customers because you will encourage them to create a unique visual generated content. It also can help to increase people's awareness of your brand and get more followers in the long run.

5. Respond to comments
Do not ignore any comments from your followers! Instead, you should take advantage of them. Comments mean that people like what they see and they want to know more about your products and your brands.

You also should respond to the comments as fast as you can. Do not take more than 24 hours to answer them. If you take too long, people may think that you do not hold the customers highly and it looks like you have abandoned them.

Conclusion

In the end, Instagram can help bring more sales for your E-Commerce, as long as you know how to take advantage of it. Of course, it also can be confusing and troublesome at times, but do not afraid to try new things!

 

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