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QR Codes Engage Users Fast

Contact Us by QR Code
Contact Us by QR Code

Now that you has seen QR Codes or Quick Response Codes on brochures and even store price cards how can you use them too? Here are a few of my suggestions.

Add a QR Code to Your Print Brochures
Add a QR Code to your print brochure, you can send your user to your home page or better yet send them to a custom created landing page that has a special offer to allow you to actually measure the results of your exposure from a trade show, speaking engagement or direct mail piece.

Offer Special Coupon Codes and Promotions
Want to track smartphone users? As most desktop users are not using QR Code scanners, you can encode special offers as a text snippet and even embed a special coupon code in a QR Code that can then be used immediately by smartphone users.

Encourage FourSquare and Google+ Local Reviews
By embedding your QR Code on your menu or guest check, restaurants can encourage visitors to interact immediately with location specific places to share their favorite spots with others and encourage visitors to even leave service reviews.

Print a QR Code on the back of your business card
With the ability to embed a vCard in your QR Code, you can make it easy for smartphone users to add your contact information to their phone and if they are syncing to Outlook will appear there too.

How do you think you will use a QR Code? Just click comments and let me know your suggestion too.

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Using QR Codes For Your Business

Now that you has seen QR Codes or Quick Response Codes on other sites how can you use them too? Here are a few of my suggestions.

Add a QR Code to Your Print Brochures
Add a QR Code to your print brochure, you can send your user to your home page or better yet send them to a custom created landing page that has a special offer to allow you to actually measure the results of your exposure from a trade show, speaking engagement, direct mailing.

Offer Special Coupon Codes and Promotions
Want to track mobile Web users? As most desktop users are not using QR Code scanners, you can encode special offers as a text snippet and even embed a special coupon code in a QR Code that can then be used immediately by smartphone users.

Encourage Google HotPot, FourSquare, and Google Places Reviews
By embedding your QR Code on your menu or guest check, restaurants can encourage visitors to interact immediately with location specific places to share their favorite spots with others and encourage visitors to even leave service reviews.

Print a QR Code on the back of your business card
With the ability to embed a vCard in your QR Code, you can make it easy for smartphone users to add your contact information to their phone and if they are syncing to Outlook will appear there too.

How do you think you will use a QR Code? Just click comments and let me know your suggestion too.

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Using QR Codes For Your Business

Now that you has seen QR Codes or Quick Response Codes on other sites how can you use them too? Here are a few of my suggestions.

Add a QR Code to Your Print Brochures
Add a QR Code to your print brochure, you can send your user to your home page or better yet send them to a custom created landing page that has a special offer to allow you to actually measure the results of your exposure from a trade show, speaking engagement, direct mailing.

Offer Special Coupon Codes and Promotions
Want to track mobile Web users? As most desktop users are not using QR Code scanners, you can encode special offers as a text snippet and even embed a special coupon code in a QR Code that can then be used immediately by smartphone users.

Encourage Google HotPot, FourSquare, and Google Places Reviews
By embedding your QR Code on your menu or guest check, restaurants can encourage visitors to interact immediately with location specific places to share their favorite spots with others and encourage visitors to even leave service reviews.

Print a QR Code on the back of your business card
With the ability to embed a vCard in your QR Code, you can make it easy for smartphone users to add your contact information to their phone and if they are syncing to Outlook will appear there too.

How do you think you will use a QR Code? Just click comments and let me know your suggestion too.

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Winergy’s Vanity QR Code Generator

This QR code generator is a thing of beauty. Believe me I know, as in the last week I have visited many sites and tested many generators. The Winergy QR code generator creates the most stable yet beautiful codes I have seen as of yet.

Winergy is a privately held marketing company that helps wineries promote their brand and identity. I was sent a link to their generator by Thomas after he had seen a tweet generated by my blog on the topic of QR code generators. Since visiting their site I have made QR codes for my website, my connect page, my brochures, and the back of my business card. I have extensively tested the codes to make sure they are readable and easily scannable. But best of all they are eye catching and unique.

Try the simple to use QR code generator for yourself and see if this application doesn’t become your generator of choice. By the way, Winergy provides custom QR code generators and QR code harvesters if you want to buy your own application and have it on your website.

Just a quick note, I did not get paid for this blog post, just found a very cool product and wanted to share it with you!

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Using QR Codes

Now that you know a little bit more about QR Codes or Quick Response Codes how can you use them? Wow, that is the exciting part and some of it is based only on your imagination. Here are a few of my suggestions.

Add a QR Code to Your Print Brochures
Add a QR Code to your print brochure, you can send your user to your home page or better yet send them to a custom created landing page that has a special offer to allow you to actually measure the results of your exposure from a trade show, speaking engagement, direct mailing.

Offer Special Coupon Codes and Promotions
Want to track mobile Web users? As most desktop users are not using QR Code scanners, you can encode special offers as a text snippet and even embed a special coupon code in a QR Code that can then be used immediately by smartphone users.

Encourage Google HotPot, FourSquare, and Google Places Reviews
By embedding your QR Code on your menu or guest check, restaurants can encourage visitors to interact immediately with location specific places to share their favorite spots with others and encourage visitors to even leave service reviews.

Print a QR Code on the back of your business card
With the ability to embed a vCard in your QR Code, you can make it easy for smartphone users to add your contact information to their phone and if they are syncing to Outlook will appear there too.

How do you think you will use a QR Code? Just click comments and let me know your suggestion too.

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Free QR Code Generators

You don’t need to have a smartphone to create a QR Code for your print or website use. You can use one of these free online resources.

Kaywa
This free generator will create a QR Code using their URL to host the QR Code image for a phone number, a text snippet, an SMS text message, or a URL. Once the smartphone has read the QR Code the application will allow the user to save it, put it into contacts, email it or text message it, depending on the type of QR Code you have generated.

Kerem Erkan
This QR Code Generator is more advanced allowing more options. With 21 options to select from you can create a QR Code that will send a meCard, bookmark a website, tweet on Twitter, do an Android Marketplace app search, create a vCalendar event, and create a FourSquare new vendor URL. The list is extensive and you may want to make several variations. This QR Code generator will even allow you to choose the colors for your graphic. It also allows you to save the image in a variety of formats so you can host it on your own website.

Personally I like the options available with the second choice as well as the option to host the image generated on my own site so that I am not at the mercy of someone else if their site goes down.

So what can you do with a QR Code?
Actually that will be our Friday blog post so make sure to check back. We’re going to write about how you might use a QR Code and why you should consider implementing them on your website and printed materials.

For more great information about QR Codes, how to use them, how they got started we recommend that you visit this excellent article at the Social Media Examiner.

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