What is a QR Code you ask?Â Per Wikipedia a QR Code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.Â Now in English, A QR Code is that black and white image that is on everything now.Â Iphones love them.Â Now you may not have a Iphone or an application to read QR Codes, but I bet some of your future clients do.Â So how do you make one of these cute little black and white images???Â Go to the website Bit.ly.Â This website is amazing!!Â It allows you to make any URL link into a short URL.Â It also automatically makes a QR Code for any website or webpage.Â Any Webpage......Â Blogs, Listings, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.Â
Here are some of the other great things that Bit.ly will do for you:
- It monitors, the number of clicks of that page
- It tells you where the clicks come from, Google, yahoo, your website, etc.
- It shows you the comments and Likes on Facebook
For us, Social Media is Marketing.Â Make sure you know how successful your marketing (blogs, Facebook, links, etc) is by tracking the traffic it causes.Â And to monitor the Traffic of your website you have to check out Google Analytics.Â