Improve Efficiency on Twitter with Buffer and Google Reader

This is a guest post by Leo Widrch. Efficient Tweeting is something that took me very long to figure out. I tested many approaches. They ranged from “pure” tweeting where every tweet was spontaneous and I had to spend lots of hours on Twitter. Or to the other extreme, a very automated form of tweeting […]

Obsessed With Your Twitter Follower Count?

I was perusing through my Twitter stream and noticed a couple of resolutions that involved increasing Twitter follower counts. Of course, it looks impressive to have a bunch of followers, but shouldn’t the real goal be to get more conversions, responses, clicks, etc. from your followers and connect with them? I remember when I first […]

Tools to Automate Your Social Media Promotion

Automation can be great for business, as long as it’s used in moderation. Obviously you don’t want to become an impersonal social media robot, but finding the right mix of automation and personal interaction can really improve your productivity and sales. Even though I don’t do a ton of automation myself, I realize it has […]

What’s Your Twitter RT Etiquette?

I’m probably shooting myself in the foot by writing this, because it could be taken the wrong way.  But I would really like some feedback on this issue. One common Twitter strategy that seems to be growing in popularity is when people @mention someone to let them know they’ve been mentioned in an article they […]

Is Social Media Distracting or Helping Your Biz?

When I first started making money online in the late 90’s, there was no such thing as social media.  My marketing strategy centered around the search engines. I spent my days altering meta tags and on-page keywords trying to climb to the top of sites like Infoseek, Webcrawler, Excite, Lycos, HotBot and AltaVista.  (Memorieeeeees!) The […]

Do You Hear Crickets When You Tweet?

A Twitter user, (we’ll call her Jane Doe), sent me an email last week because she doesn’t understand why she receives very few @replies and RT’s (retweets) on Twitter. Just for the record, she is using Twitter to promote her craft related blog by networking with other people in her niche and announcing her blog […]

6 Twitter Personalities That Make Me Frown

The Self Promoter Some people join Twitter and have absolutely no intention of providing value or developing meaningful relationships. They look for popular users and blast them with @replies about their own products and services. I checked out one guy’s profile and he was doing nothing but sending self promotional @replies to me, Oprah and […]

6 Twitter Lessons in 6 Months

Even though I’ve had a Twitter account for a while, I didn’t become active until about 6 months ago.  Here are a few things I’ve learned. Keep in mind, many of these tips are only relevant if you use Twitter for site or blog promotion. 1. Your Last 20 Tweets Say a Lot! When someone […]