How to Expand Your Network on Twitter

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· Follow others

· Engage

· Share posts

· Tweet frequently but not too often

· Tweet about topical issues

· Use #

 

Follow Others

Not everyone you follow will follow you back. Famous people definitely won’t

or it’s unlikely! Who is likely to? Marketing people, people with a business

product or service who are also looking to expand their audience and network.

 

Engage

Get involved with the conversation. If you know about the topic of conversation

get involved and be friendly. If you want answers there are so many people to

ask or listen to.

 

Share Posts

If you share posts, or add favourable comments prior to sharing. This will

be appreciated as not only does it give the author more weight on Twitter

but also aids their Klout score and SEO efforts. Klout scores you for your

engagement level, frequency of posting and your reach across all social platforms.

 

Tweet Frequently but not too Often

Every time I tweet I find that I have an increase in folowers (only due to

the fact that I use # otherwise you will only be seen by your current followers)

If you tweet constantly through the day or your tweets are irrelevant or not credible.

People will stop following and you’ll lose rather than gain an audience.

 

Tweet about Topical Issues

There are numerous tools that you can use to keep up with popular topics.

Twilert – Can be used to email you daily to update what your competitors

are saying on Twitter. Or it can also be set to follow a keyword.

Tecnoratti – Can prompt you to the top blogs and posts that are popular.

Google Trends – Lets you know popular searches.

Google Alerts – Monitors the Web for interesting new content.

Linkedin Groups – Managers choice highlights popular posts and topics.

 

Use #

Try out # you think may be appropriate e.g. #socialmedia in the search bar to

check that it’s a relevant or being used. Then add relevant # in your Tweet.

I have always found this effective in increasing my followers and reaching an extended audience.

 

If you have any other suggestions or questions please leave a comment below.

Also if you know anyone that would benefit from this post please share it.

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Why You Need A Social Media Presence. | Startersphere

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1230Why You Need a Social Media Presence On 05.19.12 • In Social Media • by alexwi Why you need a social media presence

In a recent discussion with a web developer and SEO expert who is considering enhancing their social media offering. They highlighted that one of their key concerns, or rather their clients, is that by having a social media presence they leave themselves open to public negativity. They fear having complaints or criticism written directly on their social media sites.

Every business will have complaints some unfounded others genuine errors. Regardless of why complaints occur avoiding a social media presence will not prevent viral complaints. It will just prevent you being privy to it and engaging damage control. Often you can gain a heightened respect and trust in your service from others witnessing your swift reaction and compensation of the upset party. A good example of this is Zappo’s who use their customer complaints as a foundation of their business. There is an article discussing Zappos Twitter skills link here. From Zappos insights team who are renowned for their social media mastery. I don’t want send you away again but we all have to take notice. Link!

What are the benefits?

Social media is another form of Search Engine optimisation. With all the Google algorithm changes such as Panda and Penguin making optimisation more complex. Content creation & social media can’t be ignored. This is the time to take it seriously to prevent your business being left behind.

Social media should be embraced it’s a great way to expand your audience, attract new clients and build relationships with them. It also offers an in depth view of your demographic and their personalities enabling you to target your marketing according to your audiences unique preferences.

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Startersphere’s Marketing Network

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Startersphere’s Marketing Network

I have started a marketing network on Facebook and would like to invite you to join.

Startersphere’s marketing network is a great place to promote your business and meet like-minded business people.

The network also offers a Facebook like exchange and to encourage mutual support within the group there is a competition running. To win you need to be very proactive in your support of the group by liking others Facebook pages, sharing others posts, inviting new members and generally supporting other members.

Click the link below and start promoting your business:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/311104398965846/

Do you Want to Increase The Likes’ on your Facebook Page?

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Have you been stressing over your Facebook business page?

When you visit a Facebook page and it only has 10, 20 or 30 likes  does it encourage you to work with them.  No it doesn’t! The like button acts as a credibility button to visitors, all though anyone that’s been on the other side as a page creator knows that even if you have a loyal following it doesn’t mean they’re going to press the Like button.

It’s time to be proactive and resolve your Facebook issues, give yourself the credibility you deserve .  It’s not just the credibility aspect either, there is also the issue of EdgeRank algorithm to take into consideration.

– Affinity + edge weight + age = effectiveness on Facebook
– Clever use of how active conversations are (rather than static likes)
– affinity
– Popularity of your content that is clicked on (video, photos, links) –
edge weight
– When your Facebook connections are on/active (time wise) and
post fresh content then – time decay.

Easier said then done I know! You can’t pester your clients or your friends.  So lets form a network of proactive businesses supporting each other, giving each other a kick-start.

If you want to be involved you can either click the Like button on my WordPress page and leave your Facebook link in the comments section for me to like back and when anyone else visits if you like all the pages listed in the comments section too. When visiting their page paste: I found you from Startersphere’s blog. Great page! http://www.facebook.com/…….. (add your facebook page link). You have to like business pages  with your personal Facebook account or it doesn’t register. If you see the above message on your page you must reciprocate the like.

Remember these are just static likes all though important, alone it’s not enough.  So lets start engaging with each other via our Facebook business pages liking each others comments, status photo’s etc this will all aid our shared goal. It does encourage other people to like your comments too.

My Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/startersphere if you want to leave your link first and reciprocate after I’ve liked yours that’s fine. Think of the benefit of your Facebook page link being on numerous other business pages heightening the odds of page engagement and possible business.

Come on get involved or if you have any questions or worries talk to me. Or email me your links startersphere@gmail.com

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A Dream To Be A Website Creator Which Lead Advertisers Chase The Bait!

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Once I dream to be a a programmer. Tho deeply, it’s still there. A dream maybe I can reach in my next life. I don’t know how website designers, programmers did it tho one thing for sure, they did a good job.

Creating website is seriously not that easy. Have you wonder how Facebook been made? Well, many surely eager to know how. Facebook games became a craze, I suppose because people around me been addicted to farm until they build an extraordinary cityville and now, Tetris is on the top track. Do you play tetris? I bet only few couldn’t and I’m counting myself in.

As long as there’s an interaction of people, I’d say promotion or advertisement is always there. It’s one of the factor that a website can earn with the help of traffic.

I’ve seen how Facebook upgraded to the fullest. Now…

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