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How To Grow Your Twitter Following With Free Tools!

7 Jun

Twitter is an exciting platform, it allows people with value to become influencers and current influencers are more reachable, just a tweet away. It has never been easier to pitch to someone who can make an impact (and thus become influential as well). Knowing who influences your potential customers and winning their trust is a direction towards more success. It takes the right strategies and work.

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The first step is to research the influential people who are already interacting with you: Perfect place to start because you have already managed to get their attention. Below are 7 free tools.

Find Twitter Influencers Interacting with Your Tweets

1. Who Tweeted Me

Influence measure: Number of followers

Who Tweeted Me is a new tool from Hubspot, it finds people who tweeted your tweets and sorts them by number of followers. You can thank Hubspot with a tweet.

Find Twitter Influencers Interacting with You

2. Topsy

Influence measure: Topsy influence

Topsy is a good tool because its browser bookmarklet makes it easy to get the data: Topsy Trackbacks (to install, simply drag it to your browser bookmarks toolbar) – click it when you are reading the page you want to analyze and you’ll be taken to Topsy results. Now scroll through results until you see “Influential” or “Highly Influential” flags. Topsy Influence states, “It measures the likelihood that others will pay attention when you say something. For each author, we analyze all posts and attention they receive from other people: attention from people with influence matters more. Topsy Influence powers many of our other capabilities, such as relevance ranking, experts and trending topics.”

3. Commun.it

Influence measure: Ratio of followers / following

Commun.it is a great tool for keeping track of Twitter users who have recently interacted with you:

You will see the list of *recent* interactions with Twitter influencers.

You will be able to see if you interacted back (track “unreplied status”).

You will see if you follow that Twitter influencer.

You will be able to load more information on each Twitter influencer in the next column.

You can rate results by “highest rating” to see influential users who have ever interacted with you.

You will be able to see how much impact each of the influencer’s tweets made (number “interactions” of the tweet = replies + retweets).

4. Klout

Klout influence measure: Klout score

New Klout “Moments” feature is another interactions manager you need to look into. You can control which “Klout” score users who have recently interacted with you have. There is debate in the social media community over the accurate measure of one’s Klout’s score. However, it’s a good measure for Twitter influence, since it heavily uses twitter as a measure of influence.

You can interact with your influencer’s interaction by replying and retweeting from the Klout page.

5. Kred

Influence measure: Kred score

Kred is another free tool that will list your recent interactions and sort them by its own score called “Kred.” To thank users you can “Kred” them.

 

6. Friend or Follow

Influence measure: Number of followers

 

Friend or Follow is a tool that grabs all your “fans” (people who follow you but who you are not following back) and sorts by the number of followers. You can follow them back right from the tool.

7. Fruji

Influence measure: Number of followers

Fruji is a tool that puts your followers into groups by the number of followers. They have incorporated the YAS (You Are Special) Factor , indicating a higher chance of that person noticing your tweets. Afterall, this is the main reason we are tweeting to share our inspiring, educational messages to change lives whether it’s on a business basis or personal development basis.

Are you using any free tools for twitter? Let me know below. Remember, if you appreciate the value I provide in my blog posts, I will appreciate you sharing the blog post by pinning, tweeting, and/or posting it for your followers.

Traffic is Not The Secret To Making Money Online

10 Apr

The truth is you can get traffic everywhere, just buy banner ads to place on websites, Facebook Ads, Google Ad-words, and I am sure you know a lot of other sources of getting free traffic to your site. I am sure you have heard stories of people who have spent thousands of dollars on Online Ads without very much ROI, perhaps you have yourself. You have probably asked, well-known Guru’s what is the secret to their online success? You probably got answers, like->”work really hard”, “you know the answers within” etc… Of course there are secrets to success, every industry has them. Don’t you think there is success secrets to: operating shopping malls? casinos? restaurants? Of course!

You have to get inside the heads of your target market, who is your ideal customer? Male or Female? What Do They Look Like? What Cars Do They Drive? What events do they go to? Where do they spend their time online and offline? What are there interests? Get really detailed with this! You will be surprised what revelations you will discover! The ideas will pour through you! Aha! is what you will be saying to yourself, “I can do this, and this to entice my readers to want more and provide value/solutions to this topic.” “I can partner with so and so cause they are already communicating with my target market.” Get Free Online Traffic

Look, whatever business you are in, when it comes to online or even offline-> You are in the information business. Information is what made Google number 1. When you make people happy, enrich their quality of life by solving a problem they will want more from you. Bottom Line.

WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN???????

Ok, here is where the work comes in!! You know you gotta put in the work, right? Nothing comes magically. THERE IS NO MAGIC BUTTON!! Anyone who says there is, RUN away from them as fast as you can! I say that with love to save you, money and time. You have to develop effective online marketing funnels, give free valuable content or products in exchange for there email address and name (OPT-IN FORM) to build your email list. Do not ask for their phone number or home address fewer people will provide this information. Then you will be able to get that MAGIC we call CONVERSIONS. Once you get the conversions then you get PROFITS. Traffic alone will not get you CONVERSIONS that lead to online PROFITS. The formula is traffic + conversions = profits. The key is making a online marketing funnel that converts then any traffic can be profitable.  So remember, you can get all the traffic you want but if you cannot convert it, you got ZILCH/ZERO.

WHAT ARE CONVERSIONS?

Conversions means a measurable response. To be effective in marketing everything is a measurable response. A opt-in is a measurable response, website views is a measurable response, clicks etc…. Bottom line, a conversion is getting your target to take a desired action that leads to taking action to purchase. Your goal is always to get your prospects to take action, whether it is entering their email, opening your email, making a phone call, downloading your e-book, reading your e-book, etc… So HOW DO YOU GET THEM TO TAKE THESE ACTIONS is what you must always be asking yourself. That my friend is the secret sauce! Lots of little actions lead to the bigger action of making the purchase. In order to be successful in marketing, you must TRACK everything. Tracking gives you the secrets of knowing: what traffic is working for your website? How much to spend on ads and what kind of ads? What aspects of your funnel is working? Once you know this, then you will see the fruits of your labor. Then you can make a AD and see the results you want. This is what I teach and show businesses, solepreneurs to do in depth successfully to finally end the confusion once and for all to see the money coming in.

Once you know the secrets that comes with mastering this online marketing science then you can spend 800 dollars on ADS to get a ROI of 2,800 or more. If you have any questions or comments post them below. Enter you email above to subscribe to this blog to ensure you do not miss my next article about how to get free traffic, after all it is apart of the online marketing success formula just not the only part. Cheers to your progress through quality education. Education will set you free 🙂

Warning Using SEO to Hide Negative Comments about your BIZ is not the solution!

22 Jan

People have asked me, “how do I deal with negative comments about my business online?” More businesses are now concerned about Negative complaints on forum sites or somewhere else on the Internet. SEO or Reputation Management companies may claim to be able to hide them. I want to warn you that hiring an SEO company to “hide” or “bury” your online complaints may be one of the worst mistakes you can make. I was at a business event engaging in a conversation with a fellow business owner addressing her concerns with me, while I was providing her with solutions she and her team could do to address the negative exposure a SEO consultant aggressively claimed he could hide it and not bother running a social campaign to address it. It inspired me to write this post to warn business owners the reality of using this strategy.

This strategy usually involves creating positive profiles on social networking and other sites to rank high in search engines such as Google (NOTE – you can do this yourself for free).   These companies may even claim that for a $995 up-front fee and $100-500 or more per month they can “remove” negative information from the Google search results.

SEO or “reputation management” companies create positive web pages that will show up before the negative ones, this pushes the negative results lower on Google’s search results.   The negative pages are never removed, they are just a little harder to find. This is a temporary band aid effect—a negative complaint can be shown on perhaps the third or fourth page of Google results for a few days or weeks, but can pop back up to the top of the results putting you back at square one. 64881_153010728071360_115958188443281_258525_3085931_s

The best solution is to deal with the complaints online. Create a social media campaign in response to what has been said about your company. After all, this is what social media is all about a two way conversation between consumers and businesses. The days of one way marketing communication are over. So step up to the plate, write PR articles, make YouTube videos, FB/Blog posts, tweets etc… stating what you have done to address the negative complaint, and if it was not valid compliant then address it and try reaching out to the person who made the. You may be pleasantly surprised that person may turn out to be a raving fan of your business in the end. Clear communication and improvement processes are key. The public knows no one is perfect, if you admit that you are human and care enough to take actions to ensure the problem does not happen again, people will respect you more for it. I am a firm believer that all publicity is good. It’s all about your reactions that matter.

Integrity is Key! It’s all about Progress- Love how Social Media is a reflection of human progress! If you think this will help your fellow peers and friends, please share this on your Facebook, and Twitter! Also, let me know your thoughts on this and your experiences and observations! 🙂

Discovering Features of Exciting New Social Site->Pinterest!

23 Mar

Hey fellow Social Media junkies or soon to be social media junkies! 😉 I have been checking out the buzz around Pinterest.com and I discovered some real cool content, a member posted- I loved the outfit! So I had to share it with you guys! 🙂 The site is all about posting content, and other members interacting with your content in terms of likes, comments, reposting/repinning and even embedding it on your blog! Like I have done here. Check out http://www.pinterest.com and request a invite then let me know what you think of the site below in a comment to share each others opinion’s of this new site for the future of social media. Love having debates and hearing others thoughts.   Here is the link to that awesome outfit! ->http://pinterest.com/pin/142778250656529914/

Exciting Time To Get An Inexpensive Competitve Advantage!!!!

28 Aug

Today is the time to get your business presence in social media! Our times are changing at a rapid rate than ever before in human evolution, so is the world of marketing! This evolutionary change is exciting, the days of interrupting potential customers with “in your face” marketing are coming to an end. People have tuned out the millions of marketing messages around them while getting through their busy day. People want control, the power to make an informed decision about who they do business with to avoid disappointment. The most powerful aspect of marketing, “word of mouth” or “social proof” has now turned to online social networking sites like: Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, YouTube etc…. People want to connect, want social proof to make a decision to go to a particular restaurant, dentist, contractor, law office, hotel, spa etc…. Facebook will soon become the next Google search engine. I am here to help you get started and build your online presence before all your competitors beat you to it. Facebook marketing is a game changer, we have all seen big corporations use TV commercials to advertise their Facebook pages. Timing is everything! Don’t get left behind.

One thing you should do right now is link your personal profile page to your Facebook fan page simply by hitting edit on your work info section and type in the name of your fan page as your employer name. This will create a link to your Facebook page which makes it easy for people to discover and engage with your Facebook page from your personal profile.

Another Hot Tip- > Do a search on Social Mention! It’s a FREE meta social search engine! Everyone get one! You can create and place a real time widget on your blog to show your site audience who is talking about you. Also, go to twitter.search.com to discover what is being said about your brand and industry on twitter.

Stay tuned for my upcoming blog posts discussing some strategies for your Facebook page!

Comment your experiences with Facebook Pages or any questions you have! I am always here to answer them 🙂

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