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Forum: Social Media 11th October 2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
RE: Chatbots - anybody into it?

Hey Elisabeth

I just tried the "Martin" bot and I'm really impressed! It's really a very nice piece of technology, and I love how it makes everything seem natural and seamless.

My only doubt is...
Forum: Social Media 28th September 2017, 02:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Chatbots - anybody into it?

Hey everybody,

I'm starting to experiment with chatbots (mainly for Facebook Messenger) and I was wondering what do you think about this technology.

I've even created some sort of a "chatbots...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th April 2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Bit of help re mobile Web apps v responsive sites

Hey there
here's a few points I wrote a few months ago but still good, and reasons why I think a separate mobile website is way better than a responsive one, especially for SMB: Why a separate...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 10th February 2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,394
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Software to Make Apps

Hey guys, if I can chime in I am sure you will find the mobile apps builder I have created simple, effective and to the point: mob.is.it (http://mob.is.it). Plus, since you are all fellow Warriors I...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 3rd February 2016, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,410
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: how to develop a plan of mobile marketing ?

A (mobile) marketing plan is by no mean different than a "regular" marketing plan. Start from the needs of your customers, their pain points and your solution to that. Then try to understand where...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 2nd February 2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Why does this Desktop site look like it's a Mobile?

Nah, it's just a regular Wordpress site with a pretty standard (and, I concur, boring) theme. Responsive, so on desktop it's not the mobile version.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 21st January 2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: White Label Apps Platform

Hey there, I am very interested in understanding what makes these two platform robust: I have created and I run one myself and so getting feedback on what's important for somebody like you (our ideal...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th November 2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,210
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Mobile marketing is usefull for business?

Absolutely!

A combination of

collecting mobile numbers from your customers and prospects (for example offering coupons but asking first for the mobile number)
an SMS system such as Trumpia...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 12th November 2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,992
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Does mobile traffic convert to sales?

Ray, you are not late - and the important thing is that you do it right. Remember that the mobile user is a totally different "beast" from the desktop one (even if they are the same person), so act...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 10th November 2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,992
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Does mobile traffic convert to sales?

No, responsive is bad - trust me... ;)

You need a mobile-first approach and you need to think like your customers and streamline and optimize the mobile sales funnel.

This means presenting him...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 10th November 2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,210
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Mobile marketing is usefull for business?

Hey Asianfood, that's actually a great question as very often in my day job (I can say I work in the mobile marketing biz and I've been there for a quite long time... ;)) people ask me "yeah ok nice...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 15th June 2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Free Mobile Emulators tool

Hi there Kunle

once you have entered your desktop and mobile URL you will see the code at the bottom for an iframe that you can embed in any of your pages and sites.

Cheers!
Forum: Mobile Marketing 14th January 2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,099
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: mobile marketing software for Targeted Zip codes

Hey there

you can do this with some "normal" AdWords mobile ads: just create your campaigns and then set the radius you want around your shop in "Geotargeting Setup" when you set it up.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 28th November 2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,944
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Mobile Web Design Tool

The only problem with Dreamweaver is that it doesn't really help you produce some useful JavaScript - which is nowadays a pretty vital part in any website, mobile or not...
Forum: Programming 29th October 2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: I just can't understand it

Hey Peter would love to give this a look but the page is not loading - are you sure the URL is correct? It seems to be stuck looking for "getafree.mobi"... :smilies_confused:
Forum: Programming 29th October 2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: How To Redirect All Pages of a WP Site to another URL

If you know a bit of PHP you could edit the main index.php file and add something like this there:
header('Location: http://www.url-to-be-redirected-to.com', true, 301);
die;
Obviously if that...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 11th June 2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: My venture into Android and iOS

Hey, thanks a lot for sharing your experience so far! Since it looks like you didn't have much trouble building the app to start with I'd say, before you "give up" - why don't you try building a few...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 25th March 2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Mobile Marketing Strategy

You know what's the favorite mobile "app" I have on my smartphone? ...drumroll...

The browser.

The web is our past, present and future and if there's one thing that history has taught us is...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th March 2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Need input on mobile idea

Hey mafai44, thanks for your questions.


I don't think you should think in terms of "how cheap can this be" - you don't want a "cheap" service for your business just like I don't want to go to a...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th January 2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Site Map for Mobile Sites

The only difference that I know of is that you need to add a namespace to the urlset declaration and then a <mobile:mobile /> tag for each mobile URL.

More info directly from Google at...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 19th November 2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,257
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: What is the benefits of mobile marketing?

As John correctly said, "mobile marketing" means trying to market product and services to potential customers through their mobile phones.

Why this is so "hot"? For two main reasons:

everybody...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 12th November 2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Moblie Site to Website

Hi there Mobius

you have an additional "<" at the very beginning of the document, don't know if that's related to this issue but it sure shouldn't be there.

Anyway I don't think this plugin is...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 6th November 2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Forum: Mobile Marketing 29th October 2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,922
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: What Is The Best Mobile Website Builder?

Hi Terry

for those prices you get a complete reseller panel and, in one case, unlimited mobile websites you can freely resell.

Probably building your own mobi site might be cheaper but it's...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 29th October 2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,598
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Is the window for selling mobile websites to local businesses closing?

I think that as long as the product/service you are offering is bringing some real value to your prospect, you will always have new customers and sales.

The point is not really selling a...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 14th June 2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Will an eCommerce site look the same on ALL smartphones?

You know what we have found is the *only* reliable way to check that a mobile site works consistently across different devices?

Drumroll....

Testing it on real devices.

There's no other way...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 4th June 2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Question about Mobile version having Duplicate Content for SEO

Hey there, this is definitely a great question.

In my experience I have noticed that if content is quite different (reduced or completely rewritten) Google doesn't count it as duplicate.

In any...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 31st May 2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Powerpoint presentation

A solution I used when I had to use somebody's else computer for showing a presentation I built with OpenOffice was to save it as PDF.

All computers have a PDF viewer and you can open it full...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th May 2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,132
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Long Codes vs. Short Codes

Very nice post, and I totally agree that a long code is much better for small businesses that short codes (they usually cost a lot more, too...)

It would be great to hear how you are using long...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th May 2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Mobile Searches Question

First of all, thanks for this great discussion, it is really helpful in understanding what tactics work when selling mobile sites - and, Dexter, I think you are doing a great job!

Another thing I...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 5th May 2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Localised directory site

The biggest value a directory - any directory - provides to its subscribers is *more business*.

Your focus should therefore be on bringing qualified traffic to each of the listings you have in...
Forum: Social Media 3rd May 2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,820
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: how to make address/phone always visible on Facebook business page?

It's not a perfect solution, but you could have your contact details show up in the About blurb and then create a sticky post with the description of your business that will always stay on top of...
Forum: Social Media 3rd May 2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Simple Question about FB and on your WP blog

Use the Like Box plugin. But be aware that since this is a JavaScript widget, it might slow your website down.

If speed is not a concern for you (aka your website is reasonably fast at load), go...
Forum: Social Media 3rd May 2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: facebook fan page .

Try using Flickr CC search.Go to advanced search and select the CC license ou want to search the images with. This might help. Google has a similar option if I'm not mistaken.

Anyway, remove the...
Forum: Social Media 3rd May 2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: direct message on twitter

Totally agree with Khemba.

As an alternative, you might grab the email of those people you'd like to DM on Twitter, and then build an email list instead.

You could use a service like MailChimp...
Forum: Social Media 3rd May 2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Marketing An IOS or Andriod App

Specific Architecture magazines, blogs, websites, portal might help. You can either create affiliation banners to use on these venues with a revenue-sharing model, or do some AdWords and Facebook Ads...
Forum: Social Media 3rd May 2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: How to get people to follow you on Twitter?

I second all that's been said about getting more followers. Create quality content, refer to a specific niche, offer true value and the people will come over time (smm does not happen overnight).
...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 3rd May 2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: [surprising] This is what one local business told me today...

Watch out thou - you don't have to sound "cheap" as that guy things a mobile website is *worth* 5 grands but he doesn't have the budget. At the same time it's a bit shortsighted to do it for half the...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 2nd May 2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Sales page V.S. website for selling mobile sites.

I totally second what Adrian John just said: this is the perfect situation for an A/B test.

An you can even do it for free and quite easily using Google Analytcis:...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 20th April 2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: What types of income streams are there in mobile marketing?

Hi there

that's a very good question. There are a couple of interesting posts on the forum about this, such as...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 19th April 2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Platforms Are So Expensive

Perfectly said.

Moreover mobile marketing (especially a complete solution that includes mobile sites, SMS marketing, Search Engine Marketing and on-land advertisement with QR codes) can be very...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 19th April 2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,223
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Mobile Websites ?

While I agree with ChrisAke 4 steps, I would add one, which I think can be the real deal-breaker: show them value.

While "showing the value" of your product is useful in every sale, this is even...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th March 2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,454
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: I Have Three Clients For Mobile Sites Lined Up

That's a good advice, even if I think that right now there are so many tools that allow you to easily build mobile websites online (some of them are really good but if you ask me you will probably...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 6th March 2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Google Likes Responsive Sites

A quite interesting read about this subject is this article on Search Engine Land by Bryson Meunier: When Responsive Web Design Is Bad For SEO...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 5th March 2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By Silvio Porcellana
Re: Mobile marketing?

Well Denise your question is a bit, mmm, "broad" but I'll try to give you my idea on the subject, hoping this will make things a bit clearer for you.

As somebody pointed out before, "mobile...
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