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Guide to URL Shortening and Tracking for Social Media

Sprout Social

Everything from your headline and keywords to featured image and URL should be optimized. An easy way to spruce up your links and get the most out of your status updates is by using a URL shortener. What Are URL Shorteners? URL shorteners convert regular URLs into more condensed formats. Most commonly they’re used to turn a long URL into a shorter one.

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Claim a Vanity URL for Your Social Media Profiles

yMarketingMatters

A vanity URL is a short, unique user name. Vanity URLs are easy to remember, read, share and use in marketing documents, on company websites, and business cards. Instead of having the long default Facebook URL that ends in random numbers that no one can remember, you can choose a short name, suited to your brand and business. So the URL for my Facebook Page is now [link].

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Twitter to Stop Counting Photos, Links Toward 140-Character Limit?

SocialTimes Twitter

No, Twitter is not increasing its 140-character limit  for tweets, but users may soon be able to pack a lot more information into them, regardless. According to Bloomberg, links added to tweets currently occupy 23 characters, even when URL shorteners are used. Bloomberg added that the 140-character limit was originally adopted to match the limit of text messages in 2006, when Twitter launched. Twitter 140 characters Bloomberg links Photos SMS Text Messages URL shorteners URLsReaders: What do you think of this potential change to tweets?

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How I do it : Bulk URL shortening for #socialmedia updates

Koka Sexton

What I want to focus on is a way that you can take all of the collected and curated content you have and generate customized shortened URLS for them so you can easily have the updates scheduled for social marketing activities across platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn. Bulk URL Shortening Tool for Social Marketing. 1. Get a copy of this URL shortening Google spreadsheet.

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How To Spread Your Facebook Page URL And Twitter Handle - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Signature in your Forums as well Write a Blog Post for them mentioning what people will find if they join them Request your existing Network to share and spread them ?? Your Turn, add to this List! work as Freelance Social Media Network Online Professional. My Business Page is on Facebook at: [link] pervarakapadia Do join me

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Get Your Google+ Custom URL

SocialFish

Just a quick post in case you haven’t seen the news that you can now go get your custom URL on Google+. In other words, instead of https://plus.google.com/115229808208707341777, your URL can look like this -  https://plus.google.com/+maddiegrant   (That’s mine, obvi.). So go do it!! If you follow it, it will send you follow recommendations. Let me know if it works for you.

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Does My Business Need to be on Twitter?

yMarketingMatters

As previously discussed in my post “Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?” ,  I am following up with an more in-depth look at Twitter and why your business should make use of this social media channel. There are about 1 billion registered Twitter users, with 241 million monthly active users. The average Twitter user has 208 followers. Build credibility.

18 Tweetable Twitter Tips for Newbies

Waxing UnLyrical

For those of us who’ve been using Twitter for a while, we sometimes forget that there are new adopters of the network every day. Trying to figure out Twitter back in the day was bad enough; can you imagine what it’s like these days? So here are 18 tweetable Twitter tips for newbies (check out that alliteration!). Include a link in your Twitter profile.

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How To Spread Your Facebook Page URL And Twitter Handle - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

work as Freelance Social Media Network Online Professional. My Business Page is on Facebook at: [link] Do join me

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How to Use Twitter as a Professional Networking Tool

Idaconcpts

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. Posts Images.

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Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More

Pamorama

There are many tricks of the trade, such as including a shortened URL in your LinkedIn posts, using mobile-friendly images on Facebook, and applying the rule of thirds on Instagram. Provide a link: If you include a link, use a URL shortener such as Bit.ly so you can track how many people are clicking through from Facebook. Optimize your Twitter posts. Shorten URLs: Bit.ly

How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Twitter Cards enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit. They add a few lines of HTML metadata to blog posts and other thought leadership content that enable brands to stand out from the pack in Twitter feeds that are full of text. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer. https://t.co/x8HoullQMT

The 4 Most Effective Twitter Calls to Action

Pamorama

Data from a recent report conducted by Optimal indicates that Twitter delivers a smaller — but more active — audience than Facebook. But Twitter is less understood as a marketing channel, and many social media marketers are unsure about what to do when it comes to executing well-planned promotional strategies on the platform. Tips from Twitter: Give people clear direction.

Four tools to revamp your marketing efficiency on Twitter

SocialFish

Twitter is possibly the most powerful marketing platform out there, specifically for brands targeting global audiences. Although Twitter’s speedy pace can help you connect faster and respond to your customers faster, staying on top of rapidly moving streams can be a real challenge. The search results are sorted into feeds across your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.

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14 Tips to Generate More Leads, Conversions and Sales Using Twitter

Pam Moore

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 tap into the power of Twitter ads, Twitter cards, Twitter lists and more.

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools by Pam Dyer on April 26, 2010 Share Image via Wikipedia Social media is much more than a way to stay connected and to have fun: it’s a way to market yourself, your business, and your products and services. Share URLs? How is your brand perceived? Wide reach.

Social Fakers: What Do Numbers Mean these Days?

Spin Sucks

” The results showed more than 600,000 URLS linking to services that promised things such as: Companies such as  Get-Likes ,  Guerrillr , and  SocialBuzzer  are the beneficiaries of this pent-up demand. But For years, Twitter and Facebook have touted the value of the number of fans or followers. Today’s guest post is by Hessie Jones. All hail Facebook. ONE BILLION USERS!

Twitter Eases Process of Embedding Timelines

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter streamlined the process for publishers  looking to generate and embed multiple timelines. Senior product manager Mollie Vandor  used a blog post  to reveal three ways for publishers to generate an unlimited number of timelines: factory functions , Twitter’s new oEmbed application-programming interface  and via publish.twitter.com.

The Giant Robot Guide to Combining Marketing Tactics

Spin Sucks

The link to the article should include tracking code generated by Google’s URL Builder. Yes, you can connect with Andy on Google+ and Twitter , or contact him using his favorite web marketing tool: 773.353.8301. Today’s guest post is by Andy Crestodina. When I was a kid, I watched Voltron, Defender of the Universe. loved it. Your marketing is no different. Search Optimization.

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Flutter: The New Twitter

Firebelly

Today’s YouTube Tuesday video is the Flutter: The New Twitter mockumentary. Video URL: [link] ]. Sometimes 140 characters is just too long; nano-blogging is the next big thing. What can you say with only 26 characters?

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Get Twitter Follow and Google +1

Spin Sucks

And Twitter is trying to figure out how to monetize. And it’s been a big week for both with  Google +1 and Twitter follow launching. The thing I like about both is you don’t have to direct people to leave your site in order to follow you on Twitter. Hence, Twitter follow and +1. Twitter Follow. 1. Social Media Trends google +1 twitter follow

If Twitter Would Have Been Invented In The 80s

Firebelly

This week, however… …we’re exploring what Twitter would have looked like if it had been invented in the 80s. Video URL: [link] ]. Last week we imagined if Facebook were invented in the 90s.

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Is Your Local Business Doing These Three Things on Twitter?

Idaconcpts

You’re ready to take it to the next level and truly grow your presence on Twitter and harness the social aspect of social media for your advantage. Although you should always plan ahead and schedule at least some of your Twitter content, it’s important to remain connected to replies, questions, comments, and re-tweets you receive. Keep Track of Your Brand on Twitter.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. Make sure you apply the username to your Facebook Page, not your personal profile, and be sure to use something memorable that people can find by plugging in the URL. You forgot your URL. Want one?

5 metrics to track on Twitter

Akamai Marketing

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.

A Deeper Look at the Twitter Metrics You Should Be Tracking

Sprout Social

Businesses focus a lot energy on creating content that not only builds a Twitter audience, but also drives engagement with customers. While content and engagement are critical components of a successful strategy, another component—Twitter metrics—shouldn’t be overlooked. To help you better navigate your Twitter metrics, here are some of the common terms you’ll find on the platform.

Overview of Twitter Ads [Prices, Screenshots, Terms]

Idaconcpts

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. Here is an overview of Twitter Ads for small business owners.

How to Use Twitter Analytics: 15 Simple-to-Find Stats to Help You Tweet Better

Buffer Social

We social media marketers are a lucky bunch; not only are there a gigantic number of free social media tools at our disposal (everything from timing tools to social media management tools  like Buffer ), there are free tools from the social networks themselves: Facebook insights, Pinterest analytics, and now Twitter analytics, too. When it comes to Twitter analytics  and Twitter metrics in general, I’ve done a bit of research into what exactly we can learn—as straightforward as possible—from all the awesome numbers Twitter displays. replies. links.

What Twitter’s Latest Move Says About the Industry Shift from Social to Messaging

Visually SM

By itself, Twitter’s announcement that it would expand its character limit for private messages from 140 characters — the limit applied to tweets — to 10,000 can be interpreted as a simple upgrade to a relatively minor feature. Even Twitter employees themselves took a muted tone when discussing the move; Sachin Agarwal, product manager for DMs, was paraphrased as saying the company’s private messaging “functioned best as a kind of backchannel for Twitter: a place to take discussion of tweets, or the people tweeting them, to a private place.”. In the U.S.,

URL Be Sorry! Google Cuts Back on Top-ranking Exact-match Domains

ProBlogger

Cutts’ full announcement of this update on Twitter read as follows: “ Minor weather report: small upcoming Google algo change will reduce low-quality ‘exact-match’ domains in search results… New exact-match domain (EMD) algo affects 0.6% of English-US queries to a noticeable degree. URL Be Sorry! This guest post is by Rob Henry of K2L Marketing.

28 (of the) Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2012 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter isn’t just for the birds anymore. According to recent social media research , Twitter now has more than 165 million users, and is attracting nearly a million new users each day. Twitterers collectively post a billion tweets every three days. 62% of the Fortune 500 companies have at least one Twitter account, and the average Fortune 100 firm maintains 10 separate Twitter handles to support different product lines, divisions, functional areas and geographic regions. Twitter Tips for Newbies. How to Grow Your Twitter Following.

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Is Your Local Business Doing These Three Things on Twitter?

Idaconcpts

You’re ready to take it to the next level and truly grow your presence on Twitter and harness the social aspect of social media for your advantage. Although you should always plan ahead and schedule at least some of your Twitter content, it’s important to remain connected to replies, questions, comments, and re-tweets you receive. Keep Track of Your Brand on Twitter.

How to Increase Twitter Engagement with Nestivity

Kikolani

This week, I had the privilege of taking a new Twitter tool for a spin. Nestivity (currently in beta) takes your Twitter engagement to a whole new level by encouraging people to engage in conversations and making those conversations easy to follow by placing them in a threaded discussion form. Use this tool to really start talking to your Twitter community vs. broadcasting at them. 2.

Should Browsers Display Only Canonical URLs to Users?

Adam Sherk

Sites have been using the rel=canonical link element for a while now to help offset duplicate content issues that cannot be eliminated through URL consolidation. While not a perfect solution it is often the best option available in cases like duplicate content caused by appending tracking codes to URLs (e.g. ?source=rss, Thus any resulting new links would point to the canonical URLs.

Buffer Review – My Favorite Time Saving Twitter Tool

Kikolani

As I recently mentioned in my BlogWorld recap , I met Leo Widrich , one of the guys behind the Buffer App for Twitter sharing. Now as many of you might know, I’m a huge fan of HootSuite for my Twitter management needs. If you choose to use my referral URL to sign up for Buffer, I don’t get paid – I simply get extra Buffer scheduling space. shortened URLs.

How To Automate Twitter Without Looking Like an Idiot

SocialFish

You:  Dude, isn’t this post supposed to be about how to automate Twitter? In August 2014, I took over the Twitter account for the Chicago Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Since the latter rate was now part of a much higher impressions total, this Twitter automation strategy drove an 80X increase in raw  number of engagements. WASTED. Me:  Right. Good call. Me: Yep.

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10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it

Kikolani

Twitter is one of my favorite networks to engage upon, primarily because you don’t have to wait until someone follows you to communicate with them and updates are fast to read as well as send at only 140 characters long. Plus, there are a ton of great tools for Twitter. Who Needs a Twitter CRM Tool. Do you want to get more out of Twitter? Why I Use Commun.it.

50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. Awareness of Twitter has exploded; 87% of Americans said they were “familiar with” Twitter in a poll taken earlier this year, versus just 5% in 2008 and 26% in 2009. Twitter Facts, Figures & Stats.

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12 Ways to Make a Twitter Chat More Enjoyable and Efficient

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been participating in or moderating Twitter chats (ok, “tweetchats,&# if you must) for about a year and a half now. Last year, I wrote two posts based on questions I received about Twitter chats. The first discussed 3 questions to ask – and answer – when launching a Twitter chat , and the second talked about making the most of a Twitter chat.

Best Practices and How to for a Twitter Hashtag Chat

Bare Feet Studios

Hashtag chats on Twitter are one of the best ways to meet new people, learn new things (it’s a very dynamic form of crowd-sourcing!), They can be a bit overwhelming though until you get a handle on them, so here is a cheat sheet to help you jump in the first time as a pro! 1) Have links you want to share prepared ahead of time, preferably with your favorite URL shortener.

75% Use Same Password for Twitter and Email, Study Finds

TwiTip

According to a week-long study conducted by Internet security company BitDefender, over 250,000 user names, email addresses, and passwords used for Twitter sites can easily be found online. The study also revealed that 75 percent of Twitter username and password samples collected online were identical to those used for email accounts. 2008 TwiTip Twitter Tips. Twitter Tips

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How to Increase Your Retweets, Twitter Followers & Klout

Kikolani

The message sent only had a URL link to your post. The message sent had the full URL link to your post. The message sent did not have your Twitter username in it. If someone has to take your link, shorten it, type in the title, and go find your Twitter name to add to the tweet, chances are they are going to sprint off your site without sharing. Click on that button.

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Twitter and Facebook Both Quietly Kill RSS, Completely

Stay N' Alive

Last year I shared how Twitter was moving more and more towards a closed, less-standards oriented model of sharing content as they upgraded their design to bring more people to the Twitter.com website. link]. (1) on the other hand was deliberate, in line with the "keep Twitter simple" principle which we used to approach the product as a whole. Hope that helps!" Hope that helps!"Unfortunately,

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