I got to wondering today. “What’s the first thing normal people do in the morning?” I mean..for me, it’s wake up, log into Facebook and see if I have any messages, then see what everyone else is chatting about (there could be some happening news ya know), then check to see if my fan page has any questions or leads. After that I hit up Twitter…This process lasts for about the first half hour of my morning before I ever leave the house. So I started to wonder…Am I the Continue reading
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Amit Agarwal, tech columnist and professional blogger (and quite possibly a genius for figuring my personal social media frustration out), has just posted one of the best kept secrets (in my opinion) regarding Twitter DM’s (Direct Messaging) and how to send them to multiple folks at one time. This is HUGE for those of us managing several Twitter accounts for business when we’re trying to reach a specific demographic.
Now, I know I have spoken about a lot of different Twitter strategies in previous posts, but this one might be at the top of the list!
A link to his insightful post is below:
When I post my blog articles on Twitter I usually get about 10-50 reads depending on the time of day I send it and the leading text I use in the tweet. That can be half the battle. However, if you want to see major increases in your blog reads and pick up new followers of your blog, I have found a great tool that I would like to share with everyone. Some might say I am crazy for sharing this information, but lets be real, if you are not Mashable , then you can probably use all the help you can get!
So, what’s my big secret? Well, for some of you this may be old news, but to a good portion of you, it may be new news. First off, you need to have a Continue reading →
Segment your customers into different markets. Once you have your customers segmented (this can be extremely detailed or not – depends on what type of life cycles you put toward the segments) you can begin targeting them in a more focused manner or you can broaden your marketing efforts. Either way, you will understand more about your customers by the process of segmentation. Many of these techniques can be used in social media marketing as well. You can segment your followers on Twitter with the use of lists. You can segment your friends on Facebook through the use of lists through the customize tool in the privacy settings, not to mention all the different tools within Linked In, MySpace, etc. Understanding the importance of segments will allow you to better market! Keep reading to find out how.
Past response is indicative of future response. The most predictive piece of marketing is the Continue reading →
I have had a lot of people ask me how I got listed so many times. At the time of this post, I had 88 listings on Twitter, however I believe that the reason I have been listed that much is because people have decided I fall into certain groups. Mostly, I have been listed as a social networking or marketing expert. I say thank you to everyone who thinks this, but the reason for todays post is “What are you doing with this information?”
Although it may seem like I have been listed a lot, really, I have not. There are some in the industry that have been listed thousands of times like Richard MacManus on Twitter, who has been listed over 4000 times.
So what I have decided a list is not good for is just following. I don’t necessarily think Continue reading →
Want to keep folks from posting things on your wall? You might have noticed with Facebook’s latest changes that a lot of the things that used to be on your home page are now auto posting to your wall. Well there is hope to keep you from having your feed cluttered with “Bling”…of course if you like bling, you might not want to change anything.
First thing to fix!
If you click on “Profile” and then directly underneath the share button, you’ll notice a little button that says Continue reading →
Well if your trying to promote a product then YES! Twitter backgrounds are easy to make if you know what you’re doing. Using the tips in my earlier post “Twitter Backgrounds..how is everyone getting these?” I spoke about the size of your document and little tips to get you started.
If you are not familiar with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, you might need to hire an expert…(here come the shameless plug) and who better to hire than me? I have done several backgrounds now for clients and they couldn’t be happier. Remember, if you are on Twitter, you need to be clear about Continue reading →
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If you are thinking, “Man, I sure am getting followed by a lot of porn stars and robots…” maybe you should think about using a verifier for your followers. This can be done easily with so many different services to choose from, but the main one that seems to be catching on is Continue reading →
Recently I have been getting fantastic followers and it’s all due to Twitters own new feature of “Retweeting.” What I have found is that my own faboulous followers always use the “Retweet” function that Twitter offers. When they do this, I pay attention. I have noticed most of the “retweets” are people with the same interests or interests that I want to learn more about. So, I follow them and guess what happens? They follow me back! The next great thing is that we’ve been having amazing conversations and building strong relationships.
I guess it all depends on what you are on Twitter for. But my main goal is to develop relationships and hopefully teach someone what I know and in turn learn from those who follow me. So, my suggestion to you is to do what we in marketing call “Test it!” Try following some of those folks who’ve retweeted (not your current follower, but the one who originally tweeted the comment,” and see what happens! You might just meet some fantastic Tweople!
P.S. Be sure to read my articles titled “Twitter – who’s following who and how do I get more of them to follow me?” and also “Want quality followers the ethical way,” so you can really leverage your Twitter experience!