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  • JANET FOUTS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Twitter] Two Tools to Manage Twitter Chats With Ease
    If you participate in Twitter chats regularly you’re as sad as I am to hear that Twitter’s API changes made it difficult for some applications to work. As you can see from the screen shot, Smart Stream allows you to follow a hashtag in real-time, see who else is participating, Tweet with the tag already added, enter Twitter user names to feature them within the chat so anyone who is participating through SmartStream will see that user’s tweets highlighted. Don’t know how to participate in a Twitter chat? OneQube. Twubs.
    [Twitter] Paying for Twitter? Would You?
    Here is a good question: If you had to pay to use Twitter, would you still participate? Would you pay to access Twitter or Facebook? News Trends Chris Tompkins paying for twitter TwitterJeffrey I. Cole, the Annenberg School’s director of the Center for the Digital Future, explains, “Consumers really want free content without advertising, but ultimately they understand that content has to be paid for one way or another.” This is unsettling news for social app startups that rely on subscription fees to generate revenue. 50% never click on online ads.
    [Twitter] Farewell to Twitter
    Once upon a time I loved Twitter. But about a year ago when every TV show and every movie and every product placement had a Twitter name or hashtag attached, the site started going downhill for me. Twitter isn’t fun anymore. Going to a funeral puts a whole new spin on the point of Twitter. Further, when I look at my closest circle of friends, none of them ever created a Twitter account nor have any desire to do so. Related Stories Why Twitter Hashtag Infographic Fails Dear Former LinkedIn Friend Facebook Changes, Part 2. Media Twitter
    [Twitter] 20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012
    As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers. As noted here in a preliminary summary of the best Twitter articles and posts of 2012 last fall, “Twitterers collectively post a billion tweets every three days. ” How can you grow and maintain an active, relevant Twitter following? Most effectively use Twitter advertising?
    [Twitter] 5 metrics to track on Twitter
    Laser focused and sincere the question came: “How many followers should I have on Twitter?&# Ahh, yes. How many people are talking about, distributing and sharing your information?&# Of course you need some followers on Twitter, otherwise its as if your standing in the middle of the forest with a blow horn.what possible effect could that have (except to scare a few racoons)? prime example is this article on Aston Kutcher who is wildly admired for his Twitter fan base. Extraordinary, when you think about it, particularly given all the attention that Twitter garners.
    [Twitter] 24 Free Twitter Header Images
    This holiday season I reedited 24 of my photos , cropping them to fit your Twitter header image. Marketing Photography 24 free holiday images license photography twitterAs an amateur photographer nothing makes me happier than giving my photos away so people can use them. None of the photos have watermarks, none of them require attribution. If you like any of them, click on the link located below these images to download on Flickr. If you are looking for my sweet Patagonia pics, find them towards the end of the post. Thank you for spending time on this blog. Happy holidays!
    [Twitter] Facebook, Twitter, YouTube: Strategic Marketing Best Practices
    Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are, without doubt, the Big 3 of social media. Facebook Infographics Social Media Social Media Marketing Strategy Twitter YouTube Marketing Marketing strategy Social media marketing Word of MouthThey are important avenues for building brand engagement and influence. If If your company has a presence on all of  them, you’re on the road to creating a name for yourself on social networks. But these 3 platforms are very different from one other. [.].
    [Twitter] Should You Post To Twitter Daily? | Small Business Mavericks
    The question arises often about how often is often enough when posting to the popular social media sites – particularly Facebook and Twitter. If you manage a Twitter and a Facebook account, that’s one hour per day. When it comes to Twitter and Facebook, moderation is best. Responses to “Should You Post To Twitter Daily?&# WendyBlomseth says: May 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm RT @CarolineMelberg: Should You [link] Log in to Reply GrassRoots says: May 3, 2011 at 6:28 pm #dm2 Should You Post To Twitter Daily? About Us What’s a Maverick?
    [Twitter] The Not-So Secret Guide to Twitter Lists
    What are Twitter lists anyway? A Twitter list is a curated group of users on Twitter. You know how people complain about how noisy Twitter is? Twitter lists help cut down the noise and make you more efficient. quick look at your lists tells you what’s going on without having to filter through thousands of tweets cluttering up your Twitter stream. Make lists instead, then decide who really belongs in your Twitter stream. The content stream of public lists are seen by anyone on Twitter. Below are some common types of Twitter lists.
    [Twitter] Twitter Touts Branded Emojis
    Twitter introduced branded emojis last year , and the social network provided an update on their performance Monday. Twitter said in a Twitter Marketing post that ads receive nearly 10 percent more attention when branded emojis are included, adding that when branded emojis are combined with promoted videos , emotional connection with and interest in the ads increase by six times. According to Twitter research, the median number of earned media generated by branded emojis is 5.3 Advertisers: What are your thoughts on Twitter’s branded emojis?
    [Twitter] How to generate Twitter leads using automation
    Enter Twitter. That said, Twitter is a huge place, so how are you supposed to find all these opportunities flying around you? That answer is twofold; Twitter search operators and IFTTT ( Zapier will work too) are the key. First, Twitter Queries. To be able to find these press opportunities, you’ll first need to first know which queries to use on Twitter. They often need sources for stories, so do a few experimental searches on Twitter and you’re likely to find common phrases like this: “share your story”. IFTTT/Twitter/ClientXYZ). email me at”.
    [Twitter] How to Use Twitter as a Professional Networking Tool
    Twitter is more than just a method to share your thoughts regarding any particular subject. Here are five best practices on how to use Twitter as a professional networking tool. 1. When you mention someone in a Twitter post, that person will receive a message. Although Twitter is akin to a digital soapbox, you may want to refrain from being unprofessional. To save time finding relevant topics, leverage tools, such as the “Explore” tool from Klout to find recent and trending articles from key sources that you could share through your Twitter account. 4.
    [Twitter] Twitter Grows by 75% in Mobile Audience, LinkedIn Close Second
    Tweet Twitter is now the fastest growing social networking site among U.S. Twitter’s mobile share is expected to see further growth on the back of the platform’s recent integration with iOS 5 on the iPhone. Facebook Linkedin Social Media Twitter LinkedIn growth location-based services Smartphones social media on mobiles user datamobile using audience, jumping an impressive 75% to 13.4 million for the year ending in August 2011, says a new study by comScore. LinkedIn was a close second with up 69% to 5.5 million. For the same period, Facebook also rose, up 50% to 57.3
    [Twitter] Two Twitter Accounts: Yea or Nay?
    My Twitter experience began over three years ago with an anonymous account. So I created a more professional Twitter account, with the intention of making a grand announcement one day. I had it all planned out; I would tweet my real identity, and all my followers would shift to my professional profile, and all would be right with the world. Gaining followers is much easier when you have your face as your avatar, and a descriptive Twitter bio. Guest Posts Social Media Twitter anonymous Twitter account driving engagement sanjiva persadHere’s why: 1.
    [Twitter] Reply Frequency Among 11 Twitter Users
    February 2011 Twitter statistics for Me. Regardless of how many times you tweet in a given month and despite current events you choose to participate in trending, curious how your Twitter statistics compare? Thanks to a free service at that enables anyone to view these (and other statistics) of anyone, here’s a graphical contrast of 11 Twitter users (in alphabetical order by last name) during the month of February 2011. You can click any graph to view the person on Twitter. February 2011 Twitter statistics for Danny Brown.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Twitter] Overview of Twitter Ads [Prices, Screenshots, Terms]
    Small businesses based in the United States will have the chance to take their Twitter marketing efforts to a new level. Starting in late March 2012, Twitter introduced a new advertising offering that makes it simple for companies of any size to grow their businesses using our Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts products. Twitter partnered with American Express to make it easy for small business owners to advertise on Twitter. is one of those 10,000 and it just received its invitation on 05/21/12: You're invited to Twitter Ads email.
    [Twitter] Twitter for Nonprofits Program
    Twitter has recently announced their Twitter for Nonprofits Program.  It’s short, so I’ll just repost the information from the Hope140 blog post here: 1. is the website where we featured unique uses of Twitter in the world of social good. Hope140 is a Twitter account dedicated to highlighting positive uses of Twitter for good in the ecosystem. To be considered for Twitter account verification of your non-profit organization, fill out this  query form. We’re eager to see your applications for doing good on Twitter.
    [Twitter] Twitter Introduces Website Conversions Objective
    With the holiday shopping season  fast approaching, Twitter gave its advertisers an early gift: a new website conversions objective. Resnick explained that campaigns under the website conversions objective use data from Twitter’s website tags and interest and intent signals to boost conversions while meeting advertisers’ goals for cost per conversion. Advertisers: What are your thoughts on the changes Twitter announced Wednesday? adding: This solution is especially effective for advertisers that want to retarget website visitors to drive more conversions.
    [Twitter] Twitter: An Explanation Evolution
    ” Although it has been around for a while now, Twitter is a social media platform that many have but still don’t know how to use. ” has changed over the years in regards to Twitter: What do I tweet about? Twitter is the perfect way to start the ripple in the puddle — your information working as the initial drop of water. Use Twitter as a way to group all the websites you normally visit to individually. Twitter moves quickly, and you want your feed filled with solid information to get the most out of your time spent on your account.
    [Twitter] 100% of U.S. Senators, 90% of Reps Are On Twitter
    On Friday, Twitter announced that 100% of the US Senate and 90% of the House of Representatives are now active on Twitter. When Congress convened back in 2011, only 44% of the Senate and 35% of the House were actively using Twitter. Fully 29 states have their entire delegation tweeting (including senators and representatives), and every single US state has at least 70% of their delegation on Twitter. See Twitter’s blog post to find and follow your Senator’s Twitter account, or find your local Representative on the social platform.
    [Twitter] Two Ways To Advertise On Twitter
    Twitter has finally opened up its self-service advertising platform to everyone. Now anyone – even you, small businesses and individuals – can advertise through Twitter’s self-service advertising platform. You have two very different advertising channels through Twitter. Promoted Accounts – The other way to reach targeted followers on Twitter is to promote your account through the “Who To Follow” list on Twitter’s sidebar. PPC for Small Business online advertising promoted tweets Twitter Twitter advertising
    [Twitter] Social Networking Stats: Twitter Sees 1 Billion Tweets Every 2.5 Days, #RLTM Scoreboard
    Twitter: over 500 million users. Twitter Sees 1 Billion Tweets Every 2.5 In a recent talk at the University of Michigan , Twitter CEO Dick Costolo promised that Twitter users will be able to download a full archive of their tweets before the end of 2012. While discussing Twitter’s role in the future of global communication and democratized access to information, he also revealed some interesting Twitter statistics ( TechCrunch ). Social Media Statistics Dick Costolo social networking statistics TwitterFacebook: 1 billion active users. via  Yahoo.
    [Twitter] Is Twitter Trying To Be Like Facebook?
    Over the last month or so Twitter has designed its platform to compete with ever changing Facebook. Many have their opinions about the redesign, but it’s the right move for Twitter to allow users to tell their stories more visually. New Twitter Features: Header Image: The new header image on a Twitter profile ressembles Facebook’s cover image. Like Button: Twitter is been experimenting with a new like button – replacing the old Favorite button for a limited number of users. Blog News Twitter
    [Twitter] What People Love And Hate On Twitter [infographic]
    Tweet Over one million tweets including either the word ‘love’ or ‘hate’ in 2010 were analyzed in order to see what people are saying on Twitter. What do Twitter users love? Social Media Twitter Infographic love and hate on Twitter Social Media Graphics tweetsAnd what do they hate? This infographic includes graphs that show the value for sets of related words. The more hearts shown, the higher the love/hate ratio. Check out the infographic here: Similar Posts: 5 Popular Posts From The Last Month. Asian Social Media Equivalents [infographic].
    [Twitter] Do Contests Work on Twitter?
    I did some research on Twitter contests by pulling the most engaging tweets from Twitter accounts for more than 12,000 companies for the month of January. But the #1 way to get engagement on Twitter was a simple “Follow and Tweet to Win” contest. Read the whole entry. » Social Media Research rivaliq social media case study Social Media Marketing social media research twitter twitter contests There was a lot to learn from these tweets: Fashion is big. Sports & music can really get people going. looked at the top 100 tweets based on engagement rate.
    [Twitter] Toon Time: Twitter Introductions
    Toon Time: Twitter Introductions. Erin Feldman Guest Posts Social Media Twitter Waxing Off With Sarah and Sheldon cartoon comic tweetupErin Feldman  is the marketing communications manager at  TouchSystems , a touch screen company based in Hutto, Texas. Her background is in marketing and creative writing, and she riffs about writing right at her blog,  Write Right  (so write right, don’t make her use her red pen). She spends the rest of her time writing poetry, drawing, reading, and running.
    [Twitter] How You Can Use Twitter As a Visual Marketing Platform
    Twitter has gone from being a fun microblogging platform to taking on a life of its own. Allowing gifs to play in feed, Twitter Video, full sized images that take up less space and still allow you to type in characters… these are improvements we can all appreciate. But visual marketing is still neglected by many people who see Twitter as nothing but a tool for connecting to influencers. The Importance Of Visuals On Twitter. This was back in 2013, and since then you can now post moving gifs and playable videos right there in Twitter feed. oh my!
    [Twitter] February 2012: Ottawa’s Twitter top 20
    After a brief absence (December and January) the Ottawa Twitter top 20 makes its return. started doing these tables over a year ago to illustrate how being popular (Grader) on Twitter doesn’t necessarily mean you have influence (TweetLevel).   Perhaps people are just getting better at using Twitter to build influence?  More likely, it’s about how the two tools are now evaluating Twitter users. Here’s how the Twitter top 20 is compiled: Only real humans are included (no brands, no publishers etc). Twitter Popularity ( Grader ). snookca.
  • DAVE FLEET  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Twitter] Cartoon: Corporate Twitter
    This made me chuckle. Recognize this picture? via the brilliant ). social media
    [Twitter] Twitter and Television: A Match Made In Heaven
    My experience is that Twitter has become very intertwined with primetime television. So when NBC Universal Research Chief Alan Wurtzel had this to say about Twitter and the Olympics , I was shocked. My point is this: If social media has zero effect on drawing eyeballs to their shows, why are the networks (NBC included) so intent on promoting them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.? Twitter and Television: A Match Made In Heaven is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Twitter Google+ Twitter and Television: A Match Made In Heaven. Television. in New York.
    [Twitter] An Unkindness of Ravens: Thoughts on Twitter Communication
    Twitter. ” So #4 got me thinking about #3 – how “Twitter,” as an anthropomorphic name, perfectly describes that chaotic, disparate, competitive, showboating raucousness of #1. Finch-Pie. I get a huge amount of great info from Twitter, but I don’t always start conversations with the curators; when I do initiate chats, it often involves words like “lovely.” An Unkindness of Ravens: Thoughts on Twitter Communication is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Not only that, it helped me change my approach to communication. What group did I belong to?
    [Twitter] Must-See Twitter
    One recent Fast Company articles point out how appointment TV has returned , because of none other than Twitter. Fans who have TiVo'd their programs had better steer clear of Twitter while their favorite programs are on, lest they have a barrage of spoilers come their way. In another article, Fast Company called Twitter TV's killer app. PBS contcted me and asked that I host a live Twitter chat (promoted through my other blog ) during the premiere of a much-hyped new show. One way would be to capture the moment through a chat on Twitter. What's that, you say?
    [Twitter] Who,Why & How of Twitter [Infographic]
    Tweet I found this interesting infographic on which gives an in-depth overview of Twitter. The infographic provides good insight into what kind of people are active on Twitter as well as the information they post or look out for. Corporate Twitter also looks like its picking up. - 83% of European companies are already on Twitter. - 40% of companies offer customer service through this platform. Take a look at the infographic here: Similar Posts: What People Love And Hate On Twitter [infographic]. How to Use Twitter As a Marketing Channel.
    [Twitter] 4 Ways Twitter Helps SMBs [Infographic]
    A mutually beneficial relationship between SMBs and their Twitter followers drives brand ROI and consumer value. Twitter followers drive recommendations and sales. 72% of people are more likely to purchase from an SMB after they follow or interact with them on Twitter, and 30% of followers are likely to recommend the brand. Twitter followers are emotionally connected to SMBs. Twitter helps SMBs connect with new and existing customers in positive ways. Offer Twitter-exclusive sneak peeks of new products. Twitter marketing helps you reach more customers.
    [Twitter] 9 Social Media Marketing Twitter Chats You Shouldn’t Miss
    Twitter chats can be a great way to solicit (and share) social media marketing advice. The fast-paced nature of Twitter chats can make it difficult to keep up. The post 9 Social Media Marketing Twitter Chats You Shouldn’t Miss appeared first on Firebelly | Social Media Marketing & Management Company. Social Media Marketing TwitterHere is a list of my nine favorites that I think you’ll enjoy too! BLOGCHAT. What: Different blogging topics are discussed each week. Learn more ]. CONTENTCHAT. Learn more ]. SOCIALCHAT. Learn more ]. INFLUENCERCHAT.
    [Twitter] How to get Twitter Followers – Part 1
    Like so many businesses out there, perhaps you've opened a Twitter account for your brand or business and have gained a handful of followers but aren't really sure how to grow your following or what to do next. With a little effort, you can take your Twitter account from stark anonymity to massive popularity. Follow these tips and take your Twitter account to the next level of marketing. Blog How To Twitter best twitter tools social media twitter management tools twitter toolkit Twitter toolsThis is part 1 in a 3-part series.
    [Twitter] Everything you ever needed to get started with Twitter
    I was thinking it was probably time to post something for Twitter beginners, since it’s been a million years since the last time we did , but luckily we have some fab blogger buds who have been busy writing some of this up so I don’t need to! If you are suddenly in the position of having to get on Twitter and figure it out quickly, look no further than Deirdre Reid ‘s fabulous series: Twitter Basics– Part 1: Benefits. Twitter Basics – Part 2: Set Up an Account and Create a Profile. Twitter Basics – Part 3: How It Works.
    [Twitter] 5 Ways To Analyze Twitter Trends
    Are you looking for new trends on Twitter? This is a great way to drive new traffic to your blog, especially if you use Twitter. Because the topic is trending, you’ll likely find new blog readers as well as new Twitter followers and see a spike in your blog’s traffic. Here are five places to go for finding Twitter trends: Twitter Search – This is Twitter’s own search feature. On the right side of the screen you’ll see the top 10 trending topics on Twitter. Social Media blogging trends Twitter
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Twitter] New Twitter Analytics: Everything You Need To Know
    Twitter has rolled out “new and improved” analytics dashboard that is sure to make data-hungry marketers happy. Twitter’s New Analytics Tell Advertisers And Publishers How Many People Actually Saw Their Tweets By Anthony Ha If you’re looking for more details about how. Twitter These five posts will fill you in on everything you need to know.
    [Twitter] Overvaluing Twitter
    Given the increased focus on “Twinfluence&# thanks to measures like Klout , there are many organizations eager for success with so-called influencers (at least by Twitter metrics). Though some of these measures integrate more than just Twitter, they tend to be extremely 140 character centric. That may be a huge mistake for companies and nonprofits who overvalue the importance of Twitter in the larger social web context. Let’s start with the fact that Twitter doesn’t even represent a strong minority of the U.S. Is Twitter overvalued as a medium?
    [Twitter] Twitter Dashboard App Launches for Businesses
    Twitter Tuesday announced the launch of Twitter Dashboard , an iOS  and desktop application aimed at helping businesses on the social network better connect with users. Product and engineering manager Noah Pepper  said in a blog post  that Twitter Dashboard was created to help businesses engage with their audiences, schedule tweets and receive tips on how to foster engagement. Readers: What are your initial impressions of Twitter Dashboard? Pepper wrote: Easily engage with your audience: Create a custom feed to find out what’s being said about your business.
    [Twitter] How to Use Twitter As a Marketing Channel
    Tweet When it comes to communicating and creating conversation with your tribe, Twitter is a great platform to use. When searching the web, I found this infographic presenting a strategic approach on how to use Twitter to reach this goal. In general, Twitter is a good place to choose, when it comes to promoting your brand, helping your customers and not least interacting and creating personal relationships with these. And with more than 200 million users on Twitter, there is no doubt that there exist a great potential in using it as a marketing channel.
    [Twitter] How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter
    For years, Twitter has rolled out new features to make its service more like Facebook. It’s as if the Twitter board of directors has spent the last two years pining to be as big as Facebook, and has consistently concluded that mimicking elements of that platform will unlock that secret code. It’s a strategy that simply has not worked, and partially resulted in the ouster of Dick Costolo and the return of the Prodigal Jack (who – one would assume – has a vision for Twitter that’s something other than “Facebook light”). Profile pages.
    [Twitter] Who Really Uses Twitter, and How?
    The Pew Research Center has released the findings (PDF) of their first study focused exclusively on Twitter. According to the report, Twitter is still a niche product used by 8% of U.S. According to the report, some of the demographic groups who demonstrate relatively high levels of Twitter use include: Young adults : Internet users ages 18-29 are significantly more likely to use Twitter than older adults. African-Americans and Latinos : Minority Internet users are more than twice as likely to use Twitter as are white Internet users. Internet users.
    [Twitter] Stats for Congress on Twitter [Data]
    Slide deck from Edelman analysing data from Members of Congress on Twitter. Tip o’ the hat to Robert Hay for the find. Capitol Tweets: Yeas and Nays of the Congressional Twitterverse. View more presentations from Edelman Insights. Useful Data
    [Twitter] Does Twitter Work?
    About once a week I usually get the question, “How does Twitter work? or What’s the deal with Twitter?&# And yet throughout the course of a week as well I will also hear the following: Twitter doesn’t work. How can people spend so much time on Twitter. Twitter has no value. There are 56 million accounts on Twitter following 8 or more accounts. To the casual observer, this all might mean that Twitter is a complete waste of time. Twitter social media tom martinThrow the numbers out.
    [Twitter] Marketing Twitter
    It's hard to imagine a brand not seeing Twitter as an opportunity to share and connect with customers and potential customers. It's near-impossible to find any semblance of a marketing campaign that hasn't attached itself to some kind of hashtag or Twitter call-out. Some might argue that Twitter is less about communication these days, and much more about a place to share information (a micro-broadcasting platform instead of a micro-blogging platform). At the very least, Twitter continues to be an amazing, public water cooler of information, links and consumer insights.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
    [Twitter] Questioning Why I Still Use Twitter
    Whether we share common backgrounds or if you merely enjoy reading my blog, I want to accept connection invitations from people who satisfy my intellect. I do not know what I want Twitter to represent. I’m experiencing an identity crisis. Twitter used to be very valuable to me. Because I am happily active on Facebook and LinkedIn, I sometimes think about deleting my Twitter account. tried different tactics in recent months to maintain my Twitter attraction but everything failed. They are why my Twitter account did not repeat the past and still exists.
    [Twitter] On Twitter, Social Listening and Southern Hospitality
    knew a bit about Art, and being a social media geek I looked him up on Twitter as well as the restaurant. Both were on Twitter so I tweeted how excited I was to visit and asked Art what I should try. Here’s Here’s the thread on Twitter through a Storify post. Of course I raved about that on Forkly and Foodspotting and thereby on Facebook and Twitter. If you have a restaurant or any kind of service organization, you need to start listening to Twitter at the very least, right now. Awesome. Here’s a link to the Storify thread. Gosh, really? Oh my. Just wow.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Twitter] Useless But Fun Twitter Tools
    There are tons of incredibly useful Twitter tools out there, but those are for another post. There are some fun, incredibly useless Twitter tools on the internet, as well, and you can experience the ghost of Twitter’s past. Who.Unfollowed.Me –  And lastly, any curious Twitter user will want to know who’s not following them anymore. MyFirstTweet – It all started when Mashable posted a listing of the first tweets of various famous tweeters. MyTweet16 also apparently provides a similar service, but I couldn’t get it to work for my account.
    [Twitter] Twitter Engagement and the Empty Promise
    And sometimes, particularly of late, the conversation (engagement) happens on Twitter or Facebook, so its not going to correspond exactly to web traffic.  What if the headline is “8 ways to make 1 million dollars using Twitter&# bet that would get shared. social media Trends Twitter analytics engagement measurementI’m kind’a freaked out. I’m not gonna lie. There’s something stinky go’n on up in here. If you read this blog with any sort of regularity, you know that I like to measure my efforts, especially those of my clients.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Twitter] Dear Twitter, I’m Sorry I Hated Your Stinking Guts
    Dear Twitter, Yes, I know I should have written you this note quite a while back but I finally had to come to grips with the gross error of my ways when I misjudged your character many moons ago. Twitter this, Twitter that.” But instead of simply telling me I had been wrong about you T’, Ingrid took kindness to a whole new level and sent me a book in the mail called The Tao of Twitter , written by some really smart dude named Mark Schaefer. Dear Twitter, I’m Sorry I Hated Your Stinking Guts originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 19, 2011. Part I.
    [Twitter] Facebook vs Twitter
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    [Twitter] 4 Ways the Twitter You Know is Changing Forever
    Twitter is on its way to becoming something entirely different. This isn’t a new phenomenon, as Twitter’s first incarnation as short form narcissism gave more than a kernel of truth to the old complaint among non-users that “they didn’t want to know what people had for lunch.” ” Once Oprah gave Twitter her imprimatur, the service crossed the chasm (6 million members before she joined in April, 2009 and 105 million a year later). At that point, Twitter became less about you and more about what’s worthy of attention.
    [Twitter] How Are Associations Using Twitter?
    ——— Have you ever thought about all the goals your association has and how Twitter can help you achieve those goals? For many, the association Twitter account is treated like just another promotional channel. Instead of just pushing messages through Twitter here are some other ways to use this social media channel that may help you serve your members. Teach members how to effectively use Twitter by modeling best practices. With all these ways to use Twitter why is “promote” the default for most associations? Discover. Connect. Celebrate.
    [Twitter] Twitter Revises Terms of Service, Privacy Policy
    Twitter Friday announced revisions to its terms of service  and privacy policy. — Twitter (@twitter) September 30, 2016. In our terms of service, we’ve reorganized and simplified the structure, removing sections that are duplicative of the Twitter rules  and the privacy policy. We have also explained that you can have multiple accounts on Twitter, and that we receive information when you use our services even if you are logged out or have not created an account. Check out what's new: ✔️ Z9WvxIi0Yt ✔️
    [Twitter] How to Identify a Twitter Spammer
    View the story "Guess Which Twitter Account is Fake" on Storify ]. Guess Which Twitter Account is Fake. Please continue reading How to Identify a Twitter Spammer and leave a comment if inspired. Related Stories The Purpose of Twitter The Best Blogs to Read in 2013 Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013. Media TwitterScroll through the below tweets. Posted by different accounts, the fact each is the same is proof that each is controlled by the same person. When 34 different people tweet the same message, could all of them be fake? pCherish Huffman. pSau Bass.
    [Twitter] Is Twitter Or Facebook More Influential In The SERPs?
    Todd Mallicoat aka Stuntdubl recently fielded a series of SEO questions on Twitter. Next year, what will effect (sic) SERP’s (sic) more, Twitter or Facebook? Take a look at Twitter, on the other hand. Twitter messages are often returned, both at Google and at Bing, in realtime search. But Twitter doesn’t have anywhere near the influence that Facebook has. Directly, he says, it will be Twitter. With Facebook taking on a direct competitive stance with Google, it will likely never have as much of a direct impact on search results as Twitter.
    [Twitter] 5 Twitter Strategies And Tools To Take Your Branded Account To the Next Level
    If you’ve invested the groundwork necessary to build a Twitter account, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing it actually gain steam. How can you break through a Twitter plateau and take your account to an even greater level of success? Use these these five helpful Twitter tools and strategies to build upon what you have already established. 1) Improve Multimedia With Twitter Cards. highly powerful yet underused optional feature of Twitter is the Twitter card. Hashtags, of course, are essential to getting attention on Twitter.
    [Twitter] Two Top Execs Leaving Twitter
    Twitter vice president of revenue partnerships Ali Jafari (right) is about to take on a much more prominent role following the departures of two key executives. Twitter confirmed a report by Re/code  that vp of global business development and platform Jana Messerschmidt  and vp of commerce Nathan Hubbard (pictured below, respectively) are leaving the company, and Jafari is taking over media, business development and Amplify. According to Re/code, Messerschmidt, who has been with Twitter for six years, is leaving on her own accord, and Hubbard plans to start his own company.
    [Twitter] Brands are still not taking Twitter Seriously
    Specifically the Twitter and Facebook icons. We can easily call it social media lip service, but when I checked the Twitter presence of some of the top 100 global brands according the Businessweek -engagement was little or none, and in a lot of cases, the brands didn’t even possess the Twitter handle. know it’s Disney and they might not have to care about Twitter, but that’s not the point. Weave your Twitter activity into your daily routine  the way you check email dozens of times per day. Facebook TwitterI’m not nitpicking.
  • TWITIP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [Twitter] Why Twitter Needs Channels
    Twitter is a wonderful communications tool and while it does many things really well, there are a few things it doesn’t do so well. The Hash Tag evolved as a way for Twitter users to more easily find tweets on a specific topic. Also, while Twitter does nothing to help you filter out unwanted Hash Tags, TweetDeck does have a filter feature, but I’ve never bothered to use it. Finally, while I find setting up searches in Twitter and TweetDeck easy, many people simply do not. How Channels can Benefit Twitter. 2008 TwiTip Twitter Tips. The Problem. Have you?
    [Twitter] Taking a Peek at Twitter Analytics
    I received an email recently that contained an analysis of a high-profile Silicon Valley executive’s Twitter followers, as performed by PeekAnalytics. Rather than reporting on a third person’s Twitter followers, I thought it might be more interesting (to me, at least) to take a look at a breakdown of my own Twitter followers. It also skews to the age 26-45 bracket, with that demographic accounting for 65% of his Twitter audience. And of course, 100% belong to and use – to at least some degree – Twitter. Twitter analytics They agreed. So what is it?
    [Twitter] Tweetdeck Presence Felt in Twitter Redesign
    As you are likely aware by now, Twitter rolled out a major redesign  and announced brand pages simultaneously. You may remember  Twitter purchased TweetDeck earlier this year, and at the time there was much hand-wringing over what Twitter would do with its new toy. Then, the redesign happened and we have an answer to the question of what Twitter will do with TweetDeck. Harness that team’s ingenuity into making the Twitter site and mobile apps a real choice for power users. Twitter Is Going After 3rd Party Apps.  The answer? What about you? Love it?
    [Twitter] How to Download and View your Twitter Archive
    On December 19, 2012 Twitter introduced the ability to download your Twitter archive, so you’ll get all your Tweets (including Retweets) going back to the beginning. Once you have your Twitter archive, you can view your Tweets by month, or search your archive to find Tweets with certain words, phrases, hashtags or @usernames. Here is how to download your Twitter archive.  1. Go to Settings and scroll down to the bottom to check for the option to request your Twitter archive. Check for Email from Twitter. Open your Twitter Archive. Go to Settings.
    [Twitter] Twitter Engage: Twitter’s Answer to Facebook Mentions
    Celebrities, public figures and journalists have Facebook Mentions  from Facebook, and starting Tuesday, they also have Twitter Engage  from Twitter. Much like Facebook Mentions, Twitter Engage is aimed at giving “creators, influencers  and public figures” one place to manage their Twitter interactions and track the performance of their content. Dennebaum wrote: Twitter Engage surfaces the most important follows and @mentions from influencers and loyal fans, providing an effortless way to stay plugged into Twitter.
    [Twitter] How to Nix Twitter Spam
    Back in 2009, I presented and article 4 Steps to Get Rid of Twitter Spam , which had a great response. Here is a follow-up piece that goes into more details about how to nix all possible sources of Twitter spam. Check the Twitter Status Blog. The Twitter Status Blog is the official Twitter source about streaming outages, service issues and spam issues. Any time that you experience a problem with Twitter, it is a good idea to check whether your problem is being experienced by other users and whether Twitter is currently addressing it. Takeaway.
    [Twitter] Social Media Customer Service: Brands Respond More On Twitter
    297% growth in the number of replies brands sent on Facebook and Twitter. 393% growth in the number of replies brands sent on Twitter. 53% of Twitter mentions were responded to…compared with just 16% of Facebook comments and posts. While Facebook still dominates in total volume of comments and posts, Twitter has experienced greater growth as a customer service channel.  In Q4 2011, Conversocial brands made nearly exactly the same number of responses on Facebook as on Twitter — now, brands are responding more on Twitter.
    [Twitter] Essential Twitter Cheat Sheet for 2014
    Categories: Blog , How To , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: social media , Twitter , twitter cheat sheet , twitter essentials , twitter lingo Finally! All the Twitter tips, tricks and resources to support your business or brand…all in one place. Check out our essential list of all the Twitter commands, lingo and resources you need to know to make the most of  Twitter in 2014. Blog How To Social Media Marketing Twitter social media twitter cheat sheet twitter essentials twitter lingo
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Twitter] Twitter’s Simpler Search: 5 Must-Reads
    Here are 5 must-reads on new changes Twitter made to its search functionality we don’t want you to miss. Twitter patches up its search interface. By Rafe Needleman As hinted at in a tweet by Twitter’s Pankaj Gupta last night, Twitter today rolled out an improved search experience. What Twitter’s New Search Features Mean For Google, Third-Party Developers. Things To Note About Twitter’s Upgraded Search. Hands-on with Twitter’s new Simpler Search: Timeline search is a game changer. Simpler search.
    [Twitter] Why Use #Hashtag In Twitter ? - Social Media
    This sign on Twitter is the most known and used: #. Though it may be a little difficult to organize content on Twitter #Hashtag has made it a little simple. Hashtag has made searching on Twitter easy. You will have yourself used the Twitter Hashtag at some point in time while Tweeting. What is your experience with #Hashtag of Twitter? It is called Hashtag. It has made the conversational thread feasible. You can search with # and have other people continue to converse. The Hashtag is put along with a word or phrase.
  • PAMORAMA  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014
    [Twitter] Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More
    The team at Vocus has researched the latest and greatest trends in marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Twitter. Implement Twitter cards so that any tweets of your content include applicable visual media. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer. Want to get the most out of your social media marketing activities? The world of social media is ever-changing. It’s important to keep current on best practices to ensure that you’re doing all you can to keep your marketing campaigns and initiatives fresh.
    [Twitter] 14 Tips to Generate More Leads, Conversions and Sales Using Twitter
    Twitter is an amazing platform to not only build community and brand awareness but also to generate leads and increase sales! Yes, smart and social savvy marketers know how to generate sales using Twitter. However, to do this you must understand that Twitter is not designed as a spamming platform. You can’t just hop on Twitter and start spamming urls to your website, blog or sales page. Learning how to increase conversions and sales using Twitter requires both art and science. Leverage Twitter analytics for optimized results. iTunes. Stitcher.
    [Twitter] The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise
    Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list. These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web. So, as promised in Tom Pick’s blog, “ 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women ”, in honor of mothers, our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men now honors fathers. Twitter, not unlike Mother Teresa’s virtues of love, is a delicate ecosystem of real people.
    [Twitter] 10 Practical Twitter Tips for Publishers
    [Twitter] The Responsibility Of Twitter
    What is Twitter doing to ensure that the information we read and share is accurate? It could well be one of the most important reads about Twitter (and, social media) in a long, long time. The article titled, On Twitter, Sifting Through Falsehoods in Critical Times , looks at many of the false tweets and information that were being floated around on Twitter during Hurricane Sandy. " This is not Twitter. One could argue that Twitter is the publisher and responsible for all content that flows through the channels. Don't blame Twitter. twitter.
    [Twitter] A Walk Through Twitter’s Walled Garden
    Ever since Twitter picked a business model  based on advertising, the company has been emphasizing the importance of creating a “consistent experience” for Twitter users. That’s media company code for “we want to be able to deliver ads to all Twitter users,” no filters or mute buttons allowed , not lose them to a third-party platform. The more Twitter can keep users inside the walled garden of official Twitter apps, the more money it can make. ” First, Twitter needs to build the wall, and that means reining in developers.  .
  • UNSPOKEN  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Twitter] Building A Real Twitter Community At #SXSW with Nestivity
    We’ve heard it time and time again: Twitter is a great community-building tool. And I agree, in part – there is the potential for Twitter to be a fantastic place for deep, meaningful connections and powerful communities. The Acquity Group studied the behavior of Interbrand’s 2012 Best Retail Brands and found them lacking on Twitter. Nestivity is the first and only community engagement software for Twitter. Beginning immediately, I’m turning my Twitter “newsfeed” into an online community. But it’s not quite there yet.
    [Twitter] Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags
    Home About Us Contact SEJ News PPC SEO Tools Social Links BlueGlass SEO Services Social Media Marketing Pay Per Click Online Reputation Management Content Development Mar 24 2009 Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags What is a Twitter hashtag? Hashtags are getting more and more popular (despite the fact some people are against them wishing their Twitter stream to be metadata-free and “as human a form of communication as possible&# ). Berget I'm using hashtags to promote my ebook on Twitter. hashtag is a way to unite global Tweets around some particular topic.
    [Twitter] Social Networking Stats: Twitter Tops 200 Million Monthly Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard
    Twitter: over 500 million users. Twitter Tops 200 Million Monthly Active Users. Twitter recently topped 200 million monthly active users, according to a tweet by the company’s @twitter account – and is seeing 400 million tweets per day. There are now more than 200M monthly active @ twitter users. — Twitter (@twitter) December 18, 2012. ” In March, Twitter will celebrate its seventh birthday – will the platform be able to sustain this growth rate? Social Media Statistics social networking statistics Twitter
    [Twitter] 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women
    Talking recently with Cheryl Burgess ( @ckburgess ) – partner and CMO at Blue Focus Marketing, a B2B social branding consultancy firm in Bridgewater, New Jersey; 2011 & 2010 winner of the Twitter Shorty Awards in Marketing; and author of the Blue Focus Marketing Blog – we were both struck by how many of the same people we know through social media (and we both learned about some interesting new people to follow as well). One source of inspiration was Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women by Diana Adams ( @adamsconsulting ) and Amy D. What is it? Amber Buhl.
    [Twitter] Twitter’s Verified Accounts Application Process (Infographic)
    Twitter introduced an online application process for verified accounts  in July, and SurePayroll  prepared a guide in infographic form. Verified accounts debuted on the social network in 2009 , and Twitter’s July announcement paved the way for potential verified accounts in categories such as music, television, film, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports and business. Readers: Have any of you submitted applications to have your Twitter accounts verified?
    [Twitter] How Twitter Celebrities Monetize Their Accounts
    While some members of the old media might brush off the idea that companies would be willing to pay a price for a short 140-character message sent via Twitter, the reality is that not only celebrities but also influential Tweeps are able to cash in big bucks for promoting products they use, cars they drive and place they go. Snoop Dogg promoting Mafia Wars on Twitter. Here’s an example of how Twitter celebrities monetize their accounts. One of the ways that influencers can promote products and services is through Twitter. How much do you think a tweet is worth?
    [Twitter] Crowd source your next cup of coffee with Twitter
    What’s been even more interesting than that it works though is that Johnathan and his friends built some graphing apps to upload the progress of the card to a special Twitter stream just for the card at @Johnathanscard (over 3600 followers to date) with up to the minute balances and it’s pretty cool seeing how it flows. He even shares the code for doing it with the Twitter API calls on his site in case you want to do something similar. The graph below was pulled from the last two hours of his Twitter stream and shows an update every minute.
    [Twitter] Five Tips for Holding a Twitter Chat that Doesn’t Suck
    Twitter is an excellent venue for sharing news with fans and followers, promoting products and businesses, and supporting worthy causes. To that end, Twitter chats are becoming increasingly popular as a way to build brand awareness and extend networks. Twitter chat is brought together by a common hashtag, open to anyone who wants to participate, and is typically scheduled at a specific time. Five Tips for Holding a Twitter Chat that Doesn’t Suck. Follow in others’ footsteps (or tweets).   We often learn best by example, and Twitter is no exception.
    [Twitter] 5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits
    Twitter is perhaps one of the fastest-moving social platforms. With hundreds of thousands of tweets being shared every day, maintaining visibility and driving engagement become key challenges for most Twitter marketers. The quality of content you share and the frequency of your posting activities are two important factors that determine the amount of engagement you’re able to drive on Twitter, or any other social channel for that matter. Get your team involved in your Twitter campaigns. So, there’s no doubting the power of Twitter!
    [Twitter] Twitter for companies
    This is a cool info graphic with some interesting statistics about Twitter and how French businesses use it. Twitter for companies infographic. Twitter Engagement Cheat Sheet [Infographic]. How to change your Twitter Name [video]. Headline Social Media Twitter infographic Related posts: Pinterest for business. The social customer. Wikipedia rules the waves. Click here to start to receive my newsletter. PLEASE LIKE  MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Related articles. The One Infographic About the Digital Revolution You Need to Understand.
    [Twitter] Twitter’s Biz Stone speaks at CIRA’s AGM
    domain, held its annual general meeting and symposium in Ottawa, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone was the closing keynote speaker. He told the crowd made up of Internet geeks, social media enthusiasts and business professionals about how Twitter was born in 2006.  At the time his business associates weren’t convinced of the usefulness of a tool that would let friends communicate through only short text messages. But Twitter was launched anyway, and before long there was a steady stream of users signing up. Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone to pen book.
    [Twitter] Breaking All Of Twitter's Rules
    Is there a sure-fire way to be successful using Twitter ? Business books, Blog posts, magazine articles, tumblr feeds, newspaper articles, TV news segments and yes, even tweets, have been written about what it takes for both individuals and brands to be successful on Twitter. Allow me to sum up some of the more commonly-held recommendations for Twitter success: Get in early. Evan Williams (co-founder of Twitter) joined in March of 2006. can't imagine what it would be like to join Twitter today in an attempt to grow an audience. twitter. twitter famous.
    [Twitter] 4 Reasons Why You Must Stop Using Auto DMs On Twitter
    Because YOU look like Bender when you use auto DMs after a follow on Twitter. asked on Twitter what people thought about auto DMs after a follow and there is a strong consensus that people need to stop doing them. Here are the 4 reasons why you must stop using auto DMs on Twitter. 1. Somebody took the effort to read your tweet, take a look at your Twitter bio, and make the decision of following you. Tags: 4 Reasons Why You Must Stop Using Auto DMs On Twitter Twitter twitter marketing what Twitter users want bender Auto DMs are artificial.
    [Twitter] Funny Google Search: ‘I Don’t Get Twitter’
    Do you get Twitter? Apparently, “I don’t get Twitter&# is a popular search query. guess that means that a lot of people have heard of Twitter and tried it, but then went away scratching their heads. Are there really that many people who do get Twitter? Are you one of those people who just don’t get Twitter? It’s not a crime not to get Twitter. Social Media google search TwitterEvidently, a lot of people don’t. know this because a screenshot on this WebProNews article told me so. Yep, Google Search tried to help me.
    [Twitter] Twitter and Guinea Pig Worry
    friend, whom I have introduced to Twitter, sends me emails with questions about various Twitter tools. When someone who is starting on Twitter or doesn’t have much of a network uses them, it tells me several things about them. The reason I am filled with guinea pig worry today is that there are still people using Twitter for tweeting. If one uses Twitter for tweeting, then they have one column showing their stream. People who use Twitter for tweeting are mostly new, and thus often don’t know about the other options. digress.
    [Twitter] Kenneth Cole Demonstrates How Not to Use Twitter
    We interrupt your regularly scheduled #FollowFriday to bring you the Kenneth Cole Twitter fiasco. No matter how many people are talking about you. I’m not going to give Kenneth Cole a lesson in crisis driven by something stupid said on Twitter. Social Media Twitter cairo Crisis habitat kenneth cole social media crisisTypically I would wait until Monday to write about it, but it’s unfolding as I write this and it’s too important to wait. Plus…it’s a PR nightmare and you all know how much I love a good crisis! But, first. Turns out there was.
    [Twitter] Flutter: The New Twitter
    Today’s YouTube Tuesday video is the Flutter: The New Twitter mockumentary. Sometimes 140 characters is just too long; nano-blogging is the next big thing. Video URL: [link] ]. What can you say with only 26 characters?
    [Twitter] How To Write The Perfect Twitter Bio
    Writing your Twitter bio may be the most complicated thing about Twitter. However, just mindlessly writing your Twitter bio may do you more harm than good in terms of followers, and people who actually can find your Twitter account. Your Twitter bio is not a grocery list. For example, my Twitter bio used to say: Butler University. Not really.  If you are not sure whether you fall into this trap, then why not check out the Twitter Bio Generator. Use keywords and consider adding hashtags to your Twitter bio. Blog Twitter SPELL CHECK!
    [Twitter] How to Take Advantage of the Google-Twitter Partnership
    Information about the Google-Twitter Partnership and how your business can take advantage of the new possibilities it provides. The post How to Take Advantage of the Google-Twitter Partnership appeared first on. Digital Marketing Google-Twitter Google Real Time Marketing SERP Tweets twitter Twitter Marketing
    [Twitter] Is the Twitter RT irrelevant?
    Do we still need to extend the quaint courtesy of letting people know where we found a link from another Twitter user? There are now over 200 million Twitter accounts (not all active), with think the retweet, aka RT (in both its informal and official forms), has run its course.
    [Twitter] Stickers Finally Come to Twitter
    Better late than never: On Monday, Twitter announced the ability to apply  stickers  to photos, but with an interesting twist. Senior product manager Sasank Reddy wrote in a blog post  that Twitter’s new #Stickers act as “visual hashtags ,” meaning that when a Twitter user taps on a sticker, they will see a timeline of public photos where that same sticker was used. Readers: What are your initial thoughts on Twitter’s #stickers? Twitter #Stickers accessories Android Emoji emojis Hashtags iOS Props Sasank Reddy Search stickers
    [Twitter] Hey, Twitter: I Want My Realtime Search. (And I Want It Now.)
    Twitter’s been making all kinds of announcements about enhancements to Twitter mobile. ” “Now with Twitter Cards , so you can see the story from an official news organization right in your Twitter stream!” ” But none of these announcements bring back the one feature that I really miss, and which should be a core part of the Twitter experience: realtime search. When I first learned about Twitter, I was smitten.  I started tweeting like a madwoman. I have spent countless hours using Twitter’s realtime search.
    [Twitter] 80% of Twitter’s Ad Revenue Comes From Mobile
    Twitter just announced its first quarter earnings report for 2014, with impressive gains in advertising: total revenue grew 119% year-over-year, with 90% of those earnings coming from advertising. Not too surprising, since  78% of Twitter’s total monthly active users are now on mobile ( VentureBeat ). Twitter added 14 million monthly active users, and only 3 million of those in the U.S.  To compare total numbers, Facebook has 202 million monthly users in the U.S. vs. Twitter’s 57 million. However, user growth was disappointing for the platform.
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