Thursday, April 30, 2009

Twitter Tips - 6

Here is an easy way to get a couple of hundred 'leads' for you to follow if you choose.

After you join they will send you a list of 200 or so potential followers. Visit their profiles and join those that you like.

Also by now you should be following some people that you enjoy reading (that focus on your business). Visit their tweet home page - click on their followers - and start following people that again you would enjoy.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Twitter Tips - 5

This tip will help especially if you want to target your tweets locally.

1. Add your tweeter account to this directory -
2. Use it to find followers in your zip code. Want to expand a bit then get people with zip codes close to you. You can find a zip code map here - - make sure to click on the map.

Enjoy your Weds.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Twitter Tips - 4

This week we're going to talk about finding followers.

First add yourself to this twitter directory -

Then look at people that are in your portions of the directory ... after all their followers would hopefully find you relevant as well. Try adding 25 to 50 people.

Monday, April 27, 2009

We'll be continuing our series on Twitter later this week.

Here's a good article on Finding Link Targets.

Have a wonderful Monday.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Twitter Tips - 3 - How and What to Post

1. Figure out a goal for how many times you want to post in a month. Say that number is 100, then you're going to have to post about 3 times a day. So what do you post?

- A Retweet - this is tweeting another persons tweet that you like. Setup for that is RT @whoeversentit their message. When you retweet the message they may even say thanks.

- A News message - sending a link for something cool that you've seen online.

- A informative message - information you find useful - someone that follows you is bound to find it useful too.

- Answering a question - people have questions all the time, if you know the answer then add your comment.

- A What I'm Doing now message - just what it says.

- A sales pitch

When tweeting you want to use a variety of these types of messages - use the sales pitch very sparingly. If you're following people that you like, how do they post, what types of post are they making during the day.

More next week, till then have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Twitter Tips - #2 - The Art of the Unfollow.

Now that you've figured out a good way to keep up with posts, now I want to show you an easy way to unfollow.

1. If you find someone in your conversations that you don't like (which you will), click on their image. That will take you to their page. You will then want to click on the Following button (below their picture). A box will pop up - just click remove.

2. As you start to grow your lists (which we'll talk about in a few days), you'll want to unfollow people that don't follow you (unless of course you're enjoying their conversation). An easy way to do that is to go to Your Twitter Karma. Put in your log in information and click Whack.

You'll then have a list of people you follow and will let you know those who aren't following back. Just click on the little box next to their image. You can filter your results. At the bottom click "Bulk Unfollow"

Enjoy your Weds.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Twitter Tips - #1 Useful software tools for following tweets.

The first thing you've probably noticed about twittering is that it is really hard to use the default interface. There are several different tools you can use to post from your desktop. I've used two and the jury is still out on which one I like the best.

Tweetdeck - - you can download it from there.

A good video on how you can use it can be found here.

Seemic - you can find it here.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

An excellent tool for finding links is included in this article.

Enjoy your Monday!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Some social media predictions -

How to start a viral marketing campaign.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Some good keys to a successful web presence.

Anatomy of a crawler friendly page.

Have a great Monday!!

Thursday, April 02, 2009