Analyzing your reach and traction has become job one in the social universe as pretty much everyone and their grandmother sign up for the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and now Google Plus. (Yes, my grams is on Google Plus.) So how do you stay on top? Well, for a quick overview of your social metrics, you can use the Wildfire webapp, which offers a myriad of features at just a few keystrokes and/or clicks.
Measure Your Performance
Use the Wildfire Social Media Monitor to glean insights about the growth of your social media fanbase on the leading social networks. With daily tracking, you have visibility into growth trends small and large.
Track Your Competitors
No company is an island. Gauge your social media success against others in your industry by comparing your follower bases across the leading social networks. Quickly find out if you’re gaining traction or leaving your competitors in the dust.
Whether you’re just starting out or already an expert in social media, Wildfire’s alert system will inform you of meaningful trends and activity that’s relevant to your social presence.
TIMELY.IS is an amazing new Twitter application that analyzes your most recent tweets (well, the last 199 of them, to be exact) and measures them against the retweet rate of your followers to give you a statistical analysis of what YOUR best “Tweeting Times” are throughout the day. It compares both native and classic retweets as well, if you’re aiming to acquire one type of status forwarding or the other.
If you’re a budding (starving?) musician, today’s online social outlets could be the PERFECT avenue to fame and fortune for you. Everyone is pretty much on the bandwagon when it comes to Facebook and Twitter, which makes the possibility of your musicianship spreading virally a very real one indeed.
But, how about if instead of just linking to your music, you could require a “shout” from your listeners in order to download the tune? Doing so would guarantee you at least the exposure to the friend circles you are once-removed from.
Well, you can! Using Tweet for a Track, you can share a link to your social network that requires any visitor to republish your link to their friends before getting access to the audio file you have uploaded.
It’s free to use, so get to it!
With Twitter in an ever-changing state, there are more and more opportunities to put your brand out there presenting themselves. Make sure to take advantage of every avenue!
When it comes to using Twitter to promote a brand, a lot of people just don’t get it. Here are a couple articles I feel really hit home when it comes to using Twitter correctly. Follow these guidelines, and you’ll start to see more and more success in your Twitter campaigns.
5 Steps to Going Viral on Twitter
Copyblogger gives some bullet points on structuring your tweets in order to facilitate mass retweetage and follows.
Did Phil Baumann Just Save Follow Friday?
Follow Friday was becoming a day of random chaos, it’s about time someone set the etiquette in stone.
Twitter 101 For Business
A special guide, directly from the hoses mouth. Twitter covers the lingo, good practices, use cases, and resources for a business owner looking to dive into the Twitterverse.
Incease Your Blog’s Retweet Rate
You’re using Tweetmeme.com or Retweet.com, but not getting that many successful retweets, what gives?
For Twitter Tuesday, I bring you a web comic from the realm of artistic internet technology professionals; one that illustrates just how drastically Twitter might intrude on our most intimate social situations.
If you want to effectively establish yourself or your company as a respectable and successful persona or entity on Twitter, then you should follow these guidelines while you tweet and follow.
Find a Twitter client you enjoy. Feature-wise, the abilities to create groups and to search the public timeline are the most desirable, so clients like TweetDeck, Mixero, HootSuite, or Tweetizen would be optimal choices.
Don’t be afraid of conversation. In short, the technical purpose of Twitter is to be able to relay messages to another person. So, don’t be afraid to write a personalized thank you tweet when someone follows you. It will give them more inclination to come back to your profile, or even possibly, subscribe to your profile for phone updates!
Measure your success. Keep track of your Twitter Grade, and always be on the look out for ways to beef up your score. Interested in learning how Twitter Grader works?
Watch and search the public timeline. This is THE best way to start conversations and meet new people! Search for hashtags and topics that are related to your realm of expertise. Answer people’s questions, ask some of your own. You’ll start to notice the floodgates have been opened, and the followers are pouring in.
Now you are on the way to being a truly successful Twitter user!
Markup Heirarchy – Advantages in SEO
Soh Tanaka explains how to keep your unique, content rich content at the top of your markup, and display it to your users however you want.
16 Useful .htaccess Tricks and Hacks for Web Develoeprs
SEO friendly redirects and SEO friendly URL’s aren’t the only thing .htaccess is good for!
Live Domain Drops and Daily Domain Catching
GoDrops.com has daily domain name giveaways, as well as a constantly updated dropped domain list on the right side of their site! Be sure to follow GoDrops on Twitter to keep up with thier special freebies!
That’s all for now, stay tuned for the next SEO Strategy Round Up!
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