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3 January 2014

Instagram, WordPress & More to Start 2014

Before I tell you about this week’s exciting (at least to us) new updates, I want to ask you to take a quick 2 minute survey on BubbleLife Connect. Click here to participate:

Now for the good stuff…

Instagram Support

We love Instagram. It’s so easy to use that there’s no excuse for not taking photos of your store, your staff, your customers and your events. If you are using Instagram or are about to, you can now feature your Instagram photos on your Connect Site. Just go to your tools page, click on “Link social and web accounts” and choose “Instagram.” Your photos start displaying on the front page of your Connect Site with links back to your Instagram feed.

WordPress Support

We also love WordPress. WordPress is now used to run almost 20% of all websites. That’s a lot. We recommend it exclusively for customer websites because it’s free, well understood and easily maintainable. And now, you can distribute your content to your WordPress blog(s) as easily as you distribute to social media and To distribute to WordPress, first connect your WordPress site by clicking on “Link social and web accounts” and choose “WordPress.” Now, when you go to distribute, your WordPress blog is in the list of distributions.

Agency Certification

Because we have an increasing number of agency and marketing firms using Connect, we’re putting together a “Certified Specialist” program that provides customers with a list of people and firms who are already familiar with BubbleLife Connect. We’ll promote this list on all of our news websites. Besides being “official,” we are working on a special set of features to make it easier to manage multiple clients that will be exclusive to our certified specialists. To get in on the launch of this program, take a few minutes and complete the certification at:

The test doesn’t take long and we’ll be surprised if you have problems. So click the link, get certified and don’t miss out on the launch!

Contributor Badges

One last item is our contributor badges, which are awarded to posters who achieve 1,000 views over the previous 90 days. If you qualify, the badge appears on your “My BubbleLife” page which is accessible by clicking on your email address after login.


Jeff Farris

Jeff is the President and CEO of BubbleLife Media, the publisher of, DFW's largest neighborhood news source, and a leading provider of neighborhood marketing solutions. Jeff has always been a technology entrepreneur including founding and leading one company that ranked 26th on Inc. Magazine’s list of Fastest Growing Private Companies, held an IPO and sold to McAfee.