Search Twitter Using Google For Faster Results

One of the questions I often get asked about is how do I get more followers on Twitter?  Gaining followers on Twitter is a two way street. For starters, it’s something that you have to work at.  You cannot just join Twitter and expect to get a lot of quality followers overnight.  So how do you build your network of followers on Twitter?  First off, you need to tweet good content. This means content that people will want to share.  Here’s an example. Second, you’ll need to spend some time searching Twitter for other users and topics you should follow. For this, I recommend that you search Twitter using Google.

Search Twitter using Google for faster and more accurate results

Why search Twitter using Google?

Twitter search isn’t broken. It still works. It’s just not easy to find tweets.  When you search Twitter using Google, it opens you up to a whole lot more possibilities.  Using a Google search also has a number of advantages. Continue reading Search Twitter Using Google For Faster Results

TimeRabbit – Measure Your Time on Facebook

While there are a lot of social media tools that can tell you what kind of traffic you get to your website or blog and how engaged your fans are on your Facebook Page, there aren’t a lot of social media tools like TimeRabbit that can measure the amount of time you spend on Facebook.

Over the past few years, as social media has gained in popularity, the amount of time that we spend on social networks has increased significantly.  In particular, we spend a lot of our time on social media sites like Facebook.

This is important to know because as we spend more time using social media, we have to remember to not let it consume our daily lives.

According to TimeRabbit, the average user spends 7 hours, 45 minutes on Facebook per month.

While this doesn’t sound like a lot of time, just think about all of the other things you could be out doing instead of being glued to a computer. That’s why I recommend giving TimeRabbit a try so that you can do an assessment on how much time you spend on social media sites like Facebook.

How to use TimeRabbit to measure the time you spend on Facebook

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6 Useful Pinterest Tools to improve engagement and get more repins

In just 2 short years, Pinterest has rocketed to the top of many users favorite social networks.  Weekly visits to Pinterest jumped 2,183% – a staggering increase, given its short life. So how can you take advantage of this popular social network without spending all of your time doing it?

In this article we have compiled 6 useful tools for Pinterest to help you create engaging content, schedule pins, curate pins about your brand, and set Pinterest alerts for your website. Together, you now have a powerful toolbox full of userful Pinterest tools to help you grow your engagement, increase your influence with others and get more repins on Pinterest.

Check out these 6  Pinterest tools to help you create more engaging content and get more repins!

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How to publish your own eBook

How to publish your own eBook

Over the past five years, eBooks have replaced printed books thanks to the invention of the e-Book reader and a push on being more environmentally friendly. What this means is that now you don’t have to carry around a lot of heavy books. In addition, eBooks have become a popular way to publish your own books because now you don’t have a lot of start-up costs nor do you have to try to find a publisher because you can do it all yourself!

Why publish your own eBook?

Publishing your own eBook is a great way to not only share your content with others, but it can also be used to market your business. For example, when you publish an eBook, you can post a link to it on your favorite social networks to engage with fans and followers. eBooks are also a great way to attract readers to your website – not only can you have readers download your eBook, but in doing this, it exposes them to additional content on your blog that they might not be aware of.

How to Publish an eBook

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App of the day: Facebook Page Manager

Facebook Page Manager appOne of the biggest challenges with using Facebook on your mobile phone is that the current functionality does not lend itself to being very useful. If you’re just going to use it to share photos and to update your friends on what you’re currently doing, it works great; however, when you add in the ability to manage Facebook Pages, things get complicated.

For anyone who has a Facebook Page, you know how important it is to be able to respond to fans and also to be able to track how well your page is doing, if it is being seen, and if fans are engaging with your content. Luckily, Facebook seems to be listening and announced Facebook Page Manager last week, which serves as a separate app for managing your Facebook Pages from your iOS device.

What I like about this app:

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App of the day: Alerts for Facebook

Alerts for Facebook appAs we spend more time on Facebook, connecting with friends and liking lots of Facebook Pages, it becomes a little cumbersome to manage all of the updates that come through our Facebook Newsfeed like photos, videos, status updates, deals and links on a daily basis.

When you add in going mobile and trying to check your Facebook Pages when you’re on the go, you’ll quickly notice that unless you’ve spent a lot of time organizing your friends and pages into interest lists, you’ll spend more time scrolling and less time actually consuming updates from your friends and the pages that you have liked.

Fortunately, there’s an app for Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users that makes it very easy to separate out your Facebook Pages called alerts for Facebook.

What I like about this app:

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How to use Hyperalerts to never miss Facebook Page updates again – Video

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. You’ve set up your Facebook Page and you’ve started to build your fan base and you’ve noticed that you’re not getting a lot of comments on your Facebook Timeline or you find yourself overlooking them for one reason or another. With 95% of Facebook Pages never responding to comments from fans, this means a lot of missed opportunities to connect with current fans and lost opportunities to strengthen your brand in the process. So why do we overlook comments?

Why we overlook comments:

  • No notification that you received a comment
  • They were posted towards the bottom of your Timeline
  • Forgot to respond
  • Did not feel the need to respond

If you have overlooked a comment on your Facebook Page, then you should check out the free social media tool called HyperAlerts.
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My current social media tools

For anyone who is serious about building a business and leveraging social media, it isn’t just about being on all of the networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Google+. Each network offers something of value, along with a distinct set of fans and followers that you need to work with and develop a relationship with.

Social Media Monitoring Tools - Hootsuite

In fact, if you are not careful, social media can consume your entire day – posting updates, constantly checking your accounts for new retweets, mention or likes, or even joining new networks. Eventually, you’ll actually be hurting your business, because you have gotten away from the core of it – building new products, your website, even writing new content for your blog.

So to help you all out, I’m sharing my current social media tools that I use – to help create, monitor, and analyze my social media accounts:

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5 FREE Facebook landing page creation tools

With the new Facebook Pages launching in just a few weeks, is your Facebook Page ready? For those of you who need a quick rundown on the new features, be sure to check out my YouTube playlist where I have put together detailed videos covering each new Facebook Page feature. One feature that I’m sure a number of you are going to be interested in are custom landing pages.  Although Facebook has done away with the ability to set a dedicated landing page for non-fans to land on, Facebook Page users will be happy to know that landing pages have increased in size. Previously, landing pages were just 510 px. Now, they have increased significantly to 810 px. This means lots more real estate to engage with fans!

For those of you who don’t want to spend time learning how to write HTML code or designing graphics, here are 5 FREE Facebook landing page creation tools to help you build better landing pages to connect with current fans and to engage with new ones.

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