25 years ago today...

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On July 18, 1992, the first photo was uploaded to the Internet. It's been 25 years - WOW!

Here's a sobering thought -

In 2014, according to Mary Meeker's annual "Internet Trends" report, people uploaded an average of 1.8 billion digital images every single day. ( Published Nov 2, 2015)

1.8 billion images a day from all over the globe (and surely that number is growing daily)!

Here are two marketing takeaways for today:
  1. The Internet has a near-perfect memory - make sure the writing and images you post online are not going to come back to haunt you someday!
  2. What are the chances that your upload is going to be seen by the right people - your prospects/customers? At 1.8 billion images added online daily . . . you'd better be sure that your uploads are targeted and distributed to the people that care about them. "Build it and they will come" just isn't a good marketing strategy!

Have a wonderful day all,

Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author anayb
    If you don't build it; they'll never come, for sure. Furthermore, mere an image can't do much in today's environment. You probably need a series of images to depict something more vividly be it in a blog post or video.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Well said Steve. Intelligent marketing, intelligent creating, with a clear intent to connect with the right folks, is the way to create a thriving business. Cut through the noise with clarity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Clarence Chan
    Good reminders, Steve. Every upload is important and can draw traffic provided it is put in front of the right audience. To find the right audience is the tricky part.
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  • Profile picture of the author eluminousva
    Oh! thats a good reminder Steve. Drawing traffic through uploads is not big deal, but to get the right traffic is the real task!
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  • Profile picture of the author davntt
    Love this. You just remind me of my vision. Thank you
    Thanh
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Thanks Steve. Internet nostalgia
    reminds me of "The Dancing Baby."

    https://media.giphy.com/media/14kqI3Y4urS3rG/giphy.gif

    (If you remember that, you should be
    a Millionaire by now ...)

    (Hehe)
    Just kidding
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  • Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

    The Internet has a near-perfect memory - make sure the writing and images you post online are not going to come back to haunt you someday!
    Oh Steve, I jus' seen myself on my DEATHBED.

    Cyborg Balestra, circa 2396, spookin' out over stuff she wrote on WF!

    Thing is, innovation generates such blurry targets.

    25 years ago, simple MIRACLE you describe looked way different to what we got now.

    Dream seemed kinda obvious -- like hey now I can catalogue my inflatable moose collection as a kinda online museum!

    Tellya, no inflatable moose enthoosiast I ever met could resist such temptation.

    Thing is, targets're always in flux, an' pinpoint GOTTA DO THIS strategies from way back kinda morph on out -- almost like they got biorhythmsya gotta watch for less'n your aim goes all wappo.

    But I guess those early web pioneers had it right -- same as the first guys took photos an' pitched Keystone Kop mayhem before our eyes.

    The visual image is monstrously powerful.

    It is almost impossible to gaze upon that kinda stimulus an' remain inert -- likeya seen nuthin'.

    Inflatable moose collection kinda leveled up, I guess -- more meansa transmission for more immediate stimuli.

    Demands a more refined hurl, I guess.
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    Lightin' fuses is for blowin' stuff together.

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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Princess,

    Your presence always adds a certain surreal majesty to otherwise dull threads like my own - thanks for sprinkling your pixie dust all over it.

    Shhh! Don't tell any IMers about the inflatable moose collection niche - hottest thing I ever saw - making boatloads from it as we speak and it's the case study of my new coaching program - "Make a Million by Monday."

    Always a pleasure your highness ...

    Steve
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