In this article you’ll discover several tips to deliver better tweets.
Category: Social Media
Social media can be your best opportunity for enhancing relationships and expanding your brand. It can also help you do your job better. The web has become one of the most fertile sources for finding solutions to vexing problems, connecting with resources, building and maintaining relationships, sourcing talent and researching clients, employees and prospects.
Leveraging the power of content and social media marketing can help elevate your audience and customer base in a dramatic way. But getting started without any previous experience or insight could be challenging.
It’s vital that you understand social media marketing fundamentals. From maximizing quality to increasing your online entry points, abiding by these 10 laws will help build a foundation that will serve your customers, your brand and — perhaps most importantly — your bottom line.
Instagram is quickly becoming one of the biggest and most followed social media platforms in the world. While many businesses focus solely on Facebook and LinkedIn, Instagram has proven to be one of the hidden keys to online social media success. If you have created your own Instagram and started posting photos, you’re off to a good start, but that is only half of the battle. You need to start gaining more followers. If you want to know my best tips for gaining more followers, here are some of my best tips on how to start securing even more Instagram followers.
Social media marketing is here to stay. If you are not already active in venues such as a business blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Slideshare, and YouTube, you should be asking yourself whether it’s way past time to jump in with both virtual feet.
The answer to the question is yes with an important caveat…Before making the commitment to one or many possible social media outlets, it is vital to determine whether:
- you understand the target audience that you intend to reach
- you have something valuable to communicate to that target audience
Twitter presents an incredible opportunity to build relationships with the leaders in your industry, and with your target market. It’s a social medium for exposure and connections, and a great way to know and be known. Keeping those connections active and mutually beneficial is the key.
Consider the ways that you can create “followbility” with your Twitter account.
Just like any marketing strategy, you have to ask yourself what it is that your target market wants or needs from you – and deliver exactly that. The only difference between Twitter and any other medium… is that you do that in 140 characters or less.
If you blog, you need great content to build a loyal readership that keeps coming back for more. If you own a mailing list, your emails have to contain some value to keep your subscribers opening them. The same holds true with Twitter. Constant self-promotional blasts will leave you with zero following.
Your reach is your most valuable asset. This is the number of people that you can reach online at any given time, that are specifically interested in what you have to offer. This may include your blog readers, newsletter subscribers, website visitors, your networks at Facebook and MySpace, and now… your followers on Twitter.com.
Twitter users are particularly sensitive to spam in their space. Blasting out self-promotional tweets consistently is a sure-fire way to get unfollowed – and fast. That doesn’t mean that you cant include links and make announcements. It simply means that you have to be both creative and tasteful about it.
Done right, ‘tweeting’ is one of the easiest and best ways to gain exposure and drive live traffic to your blog or website. Not just visitor count mind you, but real people with specific interests who are genuinely interested in what you have to say on a particular topic.
If I had to wrap it up in a bite-size nugget, my advice would be:
Keep it real, make it fresh, interact and show some personality! Your tweets should contain a good mix of current news, opinions, conversations and announcements. Reference links are welcomed, so use them liberally but with good taste.
Of course it helps if there are people out there ‘listening’ when you post your tweets. Just like any other web property, you have to stake your claim and then build your following.
Not sure where to start? Here are five super-easy ways to get the ball rolling…
1. Create a reason to be followed
Set up your account and start tweeting. Contribute something original, useful, funny or interesting to your ideal ‘follower’. Most people will scan your profile before choosing to follow you, so make sure there’s something there to interest them at first glance.
2. Search for people you already know
Use the search box at the top of your Twitter screen to search for people you already know. If you find them on Twitter, follow them! Look for authorities/leaders in your niche, blog authors you enjoy, people you connect with on other websites, etc. Twitter is a very social site and people you follow will often follow you too.
3. Put the word out!
Invite people to follow you on Twitter. Blog about it. Mention it in your newsletter. Put out a MySpace bulletin. Add a Twitter widget to your Facebook profile. Let people know about this cool new way to stay in touch with you!
4. Get involved in the current discussions
Reply to tweets you find interesting. If they reply to your response and a dialogue gets started, your twitter link will end up on their profile page. A person with a strong following, or even a smaller but targeted following, could end up sending you several new loyal followers.
5. Be consistent and let it grow naturally
Do the first four steps consistently, and you’ll find that your Twitter following grows daily. Post a good mix of resources, humor & personality, news and updates throughout the week or even throughout the day.
Bonus Tip: Use your real name on your Twitter account – or the name people will most likely know you by online, such as a common username. This will help people find you easily when searching for you on Twitter or Google.
Facebook said the problem only affected a small number of users and disputes it is a worm
Some Facebook users have been infected with a worm after clicking on an image of a scantily clad woman, which then redirects the victims to a pornography site, according to security researchers. The worm posts an image on a victim’s Facebook Wall with a photo of a woman in a bikini and the message “click ‘da button, baby.” Wall posts are viewable by a Facebook user’s friends.
If a friend clicks on the image and is logged into Facebook, the image is then is posted to their own Wall.
Their Web browser will then open a Web page with a larger version of the same image. A further click on “da button” redirects the friend to a pornography site, according to Roger Thompson chief research officer for antivirus vendor AVG Technologies.
Thompson posted a video of the attack on his blog. The creators of the worm are likely making money by driving referrals to the pornography site, said Nick FitzGerald, a threat researcher for security vendor AVG.
Researchers aren’t quite sure exactly how the worm works but believe it may be a cross-site request forgery attack (CSRF) or a clickjacking attack or a mix of both. A CSRF attack occurs when a victim’s credentials are used to perform some action but without their knowledge. In this case, the attacker fraudulently posts the image to the victim’s Facebook Wall, piggybacking on the fact the victim is logged into their account.
Another possibility is clickjacking, where attackers use special Web programming to trick victims into clicking Web buttons without realizing it. Clickjacking is possible due to a fundamental design feature in HTML that allows Web sites to embed content from other Web pages. Web browsers are vulnerable to clickjacking attacks, although browser makers have worked to shore up defenses against them.
Facebook classifies the attack as clickjacking, an attack that is “not specific to Facebook,” according to a written statement.
“We’ve taken action to block the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) associated with this site, and we’re cleaning up the relatively few cases where it was posted,” the statement said. “Overall, an extremely small percentage of users were affected.” If the worm does spread through a clickjacking attack, “it may be difficult for Facebook to fix reliably,” FitzGerald said. “Regardless, it is a worm.”
Facebook warned users not to click on suspicious links. However, in this case, the link doesn’t stand out as necessarily suspicious given the variety of Wall postings, graphics and applications that appear all over the popular social-networking site. In fact, one security researcher inadvertently reposted the suspect graphic before realizing something wasn’t right. “This shows that even experts can become complacent and trust systems when they really shouldn’t,” wrote Gadi Evron, an independent security researcher, on Dark Reading’s blog.
1. Facebook is your home page…… ATI NINI?
2. You update your status more than twice a day…….
3. You have over 500 “friends” half of whom you’ve never actually met…………VERY TRUE!
4. As soon as you step away from your computer you’re on FB on your phone…..You know yourself!!
5. You are a FB stalker. You qualify as a FB stalker if you
a) click on someone’s profile more than once a day even if they haven’t messaged or tagged you in a photo……….Enda REHAB!
b) have dragged and dropped more than 3 FB photos (not from your own profile)
c) actually go to a place mentioned on someone’s page in hopes of seeing them in real life…creepy!
6. You change your profile picture more than a 12-year=old girl.
7. You have checked your FB page while reading this article.
8. You clean up your “wall” so it looks like you spend less time on FB.
9. You are a member of more than 10 groups and respond to every event invitation “attending” even if you have no intention of going.
10. You change your relationship status just to mess with people…… UNAJIJUA
11. Responding immediately to changes in yours pals status relationships n comments…… U KNW URSLF