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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Using the right photo or avatar on Twitter

-by Skeeter Hansen and Al Ferretti

Using the right photo or avatar can make all the difference. When building relationships and connecting on Twitter, people want to see who you are.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Locating People in your niche with Twellow

-by Skeeter Hansen and Al Ferretti

Twellow is a great site for locating people in your niche. Also use Twellow so people can find you on Twitter.

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16 Cool Twitter Tools for Firefox

-by Al Ferretti and Skeeter Hansen

16 Cool Twitter Tools for Firefox.

A lot of people love both Twitter and Firefox. With both having so many plug-ins available it only seems natural that there would be quite a few tools to merge both Twitter and Firefox together. If you're the type of person that likes flexibility, take a peek at these tools, theres sure to be something that appeals to you.

(As with all Firefox tool lists, we recommend that you don’t install all of these unless you want your browser to move at the speed of a turtle.)

1. DashBlog - DashBlog lets you easily tweet about items you find on the web such as videos, text, quotes, images and more. Also works with Tumblr (Tumblr reviews), WordPress (WordPress reviews) and Blogger (blogger reviews).

2. Friendbar - See your incoming tweets right in the toolbar as well as post updates of your own. Also works with Facebook (Facebook reviews) friends.

3. StockTwits - A Firefox add-on that works with the StockTwits site. It will turn any StockTwits tagged tweets on the site into a link back to the StockTwits site so you can follow the conversation.

4. Twitter Line - Displays incoming tweets from your friends timeline in a toolbar, and allows you to post updates to your own account.

5. Twitter StatusBar - A discrete tool that collapses into your status bar when not in use. Just click on the "T" symbol to bring it up and send out your latest update.

6. Twitter Toolbar - A toolbar that allows you to post updates any time you want as you browse. Also includes pre-written messages for common sayings on the service.

7. TwitBin (Twitbin reviews) - Opens up a Twitter client in your sidebar so you can send and read tweets no matter where you are on the Web without changing tabs or windows.

8. TwitKit - A sidebar Twitter client that breaks down into tabs for @replies, account stats, public timeline, sending tweets, your friends’ latest tweets and a list of all your followers.

9. TwitterBar - Type your tweets in the address bar and press the icon at the end to send them. Also allows you to easily tweet about the page you are currently looking at by leaving it in the address bar when you type out your message.

10. TwitterFox (Twitterfox reviews) - A Twitter client for Firefox that will allow you to see your friend updates, add your own, retweet, delete read tweets from your stream and more.

11. Tw-autocomplete - Allows for autocomplete of Twitter usernames for @ and D messages as you are typing them on the Twitter site.

12. TweetStalk - Adds a "Stalk" button next to the "Follow" button on Twitter so you can follow someone without them knowing it. Can also create an RSS feed of their tweets so you can read them in your favorite reader.

13. TwitThat - A bookmarklet that lets you tweet about the current Web page you are reading.

14. Twitter Search - The name says it all for this handy tool that gives you access to the real-time Twitter search.

15. TwittyTunes - Works with FoxyTunes (FoxyTunes reviews) to submit the songs you listen to that you wish to share with the Twitter community. If you choose not to use it with FoxyTunes, you can also post about sites and videos you are viewing.

16. Twitzer - Allows you to tweet messages longer than 140 characters by adding a link to the overflow text, you can also de-Twitzer text and have it displayed directly on the Twitter site.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

How to get over the 2,000 Follow Limit on Twitter

-by Skeeter Hansen and Al Ferretti
Discover why Twitter will only let you follow so many people. This short video will explain how to get over the 2,000 follow limit that Twitter has on all new accounts. Who to unfollow and why this is important when.....well just watch the video.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

7 Tips for Networking on Twitter

-by Al Ferretti and Skeeter Hansen

The secret to networking on Twitter is to harness the power of your tweets. All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust.

With that being said networking on Twitter is all about three core values; engaging, building relationships and providing value in your tweets.

7 Tips for Networking on Twitter

1. Engaging: You will make more friends and attract more followers by becoming interested in other people versus trying to get other people interested in you. The key to engaging with others on Twitter is making the other person feel important. A great way to connect with someone new is to give them a compliment. There’s always something nice to say about someone.

2. Building Relationships: People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. With Twitter, People can get to know, like, and trust you much faster and more efficiently than traditional means of marketing by focusing on one major step when building relationships, the follow-up.

3. The Fortune is in the follow-up. Many successful business owners have discovered when following up with people has made all the difference to their business. If you don't follow-up with people, your competitors will.

4. Providing Value: Your true worth is determined by how much more you provide in value than you take in payment. When you effectively engage and build relationships by providing value and give people what they want you will gain new and repeat customers with Twitter.

5. Be the referral source: by referring a persons business to other people. There is simply no better way to get someone to want to do something for you, than first doing something for them

6 Connecting: Before you connect with someone go to their blog/website and do some basic research. Visit their about page and send a tweet with a positive comment about them or their business. Doing this will show them you took the time and are being thoughtful.

7. Tweetups:This is an excellent opportunity to meet with multiple people at one time in person. Meeting your friends and followers in a group setting will give you the option to share ideas and take your relationships to the next level.

Using these 7 tips for networking on twitter can generate beneficial results for your business fast and it can also be a lot of fun.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Creating a Powerful Twitter Bio..

-by Skeeter Hansen and Al Ferretti

Your Twitter bio is searchable. (In this video) Discover how to create a powerful Twitter bio to help you build your Twitter following.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Why you lose followers on Twitter

-by Skeeter Hansen and Al Ferretti

Do you wonder why you are losing followers on Twitter?

You might be making mistakes and not even know it.
Here are some of the reasons why your followers on Twitter would leave you:

Automatic Direct Messages
: These things are very annoying, and there is nothing personal about them. For example, "Thanks for following me! Be sure to check out my website!" is considered a spam. What's worse is when people resend the same message a few days later to tell you the same thing, like one is not enough.

Blasting Tweets: Are you one of those people who send out ten or more posts at once that cover up the entire wall? You need to give others a chance to speak up. When you spam like that, all people see is a wall of your smiley face picture. If you ever wonder why you lose a bunch of followers on Twitter all at once, this could be the biggest reason.

Over Promoting: Do you only post about your website? People will think you are a robot if all you do is talk about your website and tell people to check it out. Try to connect with others by interacting on Twitter. If somebody posts something interesting, then you can talk about it, and share it with your followers.

Proper Follow Up: When people ask you questions through a "@reply" or direct messages, make sure you respond to them. You may have post something interesting that caught their attention. Connect with these people and they may recommend you to their followers later.

Keep It Clean: Many people use twitter at work. Profanity is not something they can afford to have flashing on their computer. Most people will immediately unfollow these types of users.

Just remember, tweet others the way you want to be tweeted.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Making Twitter #FollowFriday Effective

-by Al Ferretti and Skeeter Hansen

Follow Friday was developed as a way to let people know that
they are valued and appreciated.
#followfriday: Verb. Action is done each friday come rain or shine.

A good number of people on Twitter do not know how to post
a follow Friday effectively.
Before we get into how to use follow Friday effectively,
let’s talk about how not to follow Friday.

A lot of people tend to just post a whole bunch of people to follow, with no real reason as to why. If you see a huge list of people you know little or nothing about, would you actually want to find out more about the people that are mentioned? It’s unlikely that I would actually take action by following a bunch of random people on Twitter whom I know nothing about.

This is how I make Twitter #FollowFriday effective:
Simply recommend one person at a time to #followfriday. Then write a reason why people should follow this person on Twitter. Here is an example, "#followfriday April Braswell @AprilBraswell she provides the best of the best tips for finding the love of your life.

People who are interested in finding love will most likely follow April. If you are effective (by providing value) with #followfriday, your followers will appreciate your act of kindness and likely return the favor back to you.

You can checkout TopFollowFriday it’s one of a number of twitter 3rd party tools that displays the most endorsed people of the week and how many people have endorsed you.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Using Twitter Favorites and Why

-by Skeeter Hansen and Al Ferretti

Saving people to your Twitter favorites. This short video will explain who to save to your twitter favorites and why.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Picking a Right Twitter Username

-by Skeeter Hansen and Al Ferretti

(In this video) Picking a right Twitter username for your Twitter account
can make all the difference building a business on Twitter.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Why Twitter Suspends Accounts

-By Skeeter Hansen and Al Ferretti

Your account could get suspended for one or more of these reasons.

User Abuse: A large number of people block the profile or write in with spam complaints.

Aggressive following: Using programs out there that claim to get you 1000’s of follow in just days could get you suspended. Just remember quality is better then quanity.

Misuse of the reply feature: I haven’t heard of anyone getting suspended for this but it’s on the list of things not to do.

Updates consist of duplicate links and/or text: Sending out the same tweet over and over again can get you suspended. You will also lose all your followers doing this.

Stealing: Updates poached from others’ timelines, passed off as one’s own. Putting your own spin on a tweet will keep you safe.

Technical Abuse: Updates consist of links pointing to phishing sites, malware, or other harmful material.

Multiple Accounts: A large number of accounts is created in a short amount of time. You can have more then one account just don’t create several in a short time.

Spam: An account is identified as belonging to a spam cluster.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

How to Retweet and Get Retweeted on Twitter

-by Skeeter Hansen and Al Ferretti

Discover how to Retweet & why. This short video will explain how to retweet and get retweeted on Twitter.

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