Facebook Business Pages: How to Invite Friends to Like Your Page

How to Invite Friends to Like Your Facebook Page

Note: A version of this post was originally published on 4/4/12 and has been updated several times to keep up with changes to Facebook. If this post does not answer your question, you can also check out "Facebook Business Pages:  Having Trouble Inviting Friends to Like Your Page" and "How to Invite Friends to Like a Page on Facebook: 2014 Update". There’s more to life than getting likes on Facebook. For that matter, there’s more to Facebook … [Read more...]

5 Web Design Trends That Need to be Retired

web design trends that need to retire

Trends come and go, and unfortunately some stick around for a little too long before they move on. How do trends get started? Someone will do something they think looks cool, and then BAM! Everyone's copying it. Think back to the '90s when people wore socks with sandals. If you saw someone walking around like that today, you'd probably think "Ugh, that looks so outdated!" Fashion trends from the past have a tendency to come full circle, but … [Read more...]

Are Twitter Cards Dead (and Was It Murder or Suicide)?

what are twitter cards

Social media best practices are constantly changing, and the landscape of what to do and what not to do shifts more frequently than my hair color (a.k.a. a lot). The social platforms themselves are hard enough to keep track of, with features and even entirely new platforms popping up every few months--and let’s not forget about the almost constant changes from Facebook. Twitter doesn't launch new features or changes quite as often, which is … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Build Your Email List for Free

3 Ways to Build Your Email List for Free

Well, I just received an email list to start a promotion and guess what—only 20 addresses. And I'm not even sure if they're still good. If you're starting from scratch, building an email list can seem like an impossible task. Plus, there really isn't a quick way to fill your lists.  Building your email list doesn't have to be a large, elaborate process. Start small by adding a simple one line form on your website that people can fill out. … [Read more...]

What Is INBOUND15?

Inbound Conference 2015

Some excited VIEOans are gearing up and heading to Boston this September for INBOUND15. If you haven't heard about it, imagine this—a room with over 10,000 inspired marketers from every industry, over 170 educational sessions, five of the baddest keynote speakers in the game, comedians, and a lot of happy hours. Sounds amazing, right? Well, that’s INBOUND15. And we don’t want you to miss out this year, so we’re passing on an affiliate code … [Read more...]

How to Add More Text on Snapchat (Yes, Multiple Lines!)

How to Add More Text on Snapchat

Update: I have since found out that at least as of July 2015, this doesn't seem to work on Android. Sorry, folks. Sometimes, a writer has the honor and responsibility to cover an important development in politics, economics, social welfare, or the environment... but this is not one of those times. Today, I'm going to show you how to add more text on Snapchat. Multiple lines are possible, people! Rejoice! It's actually very … [Read more...]

How to Unsend Emails in Gmail

unsend emails in gmail

After six years in beta, you can now unsend emails in Gmail. But don't start your happy dance just yet--as of right now, this feature is only available for personal Gmail accounts in desktop view. But, hey, no more regrets after sending an email you probably should have reconsidered! Let me paint you a picture. Say you're at home drinking wine, beer, or the liquor of your choice and you decide to email your ex. Because you're an emotional … [Read more...]

The Psychology of Searching: Insights for Keyword Research


Years ago (I won't tell you how many) when I was in college, I chose to major in psychology and minor in art. My grand plan was to be an art therapist, but that idea was scrapped shortly after graduation. I'm still thankful for that psychology degree though, and I use it every day in marketing. Strategic online marketing requires analyzing visitor behavior and uncovering the psychology behind it. The psychology of searching is a topic I find … [Read more...]

Want $574 off INBOUND15 tickets? (We know you do!)

Inbound Conference 2015

Because we're a HubSpot Gold Agency Partner (that's right, we're meeting our bragging quota early today), VIEO Design gets to pass on a little something to our friends--an affiliate code for a $574 discount on an all-access pass to INBOUND15, valid through July 31st. We'll be attending INBOUND15 too, so you'll not only get access to the huge range or resources at the conference, but you can talk through ideas, strategies, and tactics for your … [Read more...]

Why You Should Be Using Snapchat for Your Business

snapchat for business

Lately, there have been a few “new” things happening on the social media front line that have gotten a lot of attention--Snapchat, Meerkat, Periscope, and Dubsmash, to name a few. Some of these have been around a while and are just starting to pick up traction. The little ghost that could, Snapchat has been around since September of 2011. Gary Vaynerchuk, the evangelist preacher of the social media realm, has been spreading the word about … [Read more...]