Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. ChatCatcher This is a nice little tool that finds Tweets about your blog posts, and automatically adds them as comments. Virality & Search Topsy One part virality tool, one part tracking mechanism, one part social listening post, Topsy is becoming one of new favorites.

HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers

Kikolani

The following are reasons I chose to use HootSuite as my primary Twitter management tool, and the ways I use it to help in my blogging. Your readers are essentially your customers, and since it is important for businesses to use social media as a listening tool to listen to their customers, so should bloggers use social media to listen to their readers. It is amazing the kind of relationship you can build with your community simply by following and listening to your readers.

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Increase Your Blog Readership with These Social Media Techniques

Kikolani

However, there are some tools that can make our online presence be noticed on numerous social media outlets. I strongly recommend using a pinging program like Ping.FM One of the easiest ways to develop a community is create a Facebook fan page. Exclusive content makes your Facebook community feel special and they’ll appreciate that. This is a guest post by James King from Better Start Blogging. Social media is here to stay.

Twitter versus Plurk: Not Even in the Same League

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Plurk: Real Nested Conversations Brought to the Microblogging Platform A few days ago, I noticed via Twitter search tool Summize that Aaron Brazell had been talking about me on his Twitter stream. I’ve yet to see people admit that Plurk is a beneficial tool, as most are aiming for karma, which are points that are provided to users for participation, and they admit that Plurk is a time suck. Reply Tamar Weinberg June 30, 2008 at 8:46 am Wil, tools like ping.fm

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After all, Facebook was a tool that college students were using before it was open to the public, and some still use it as a purely personal and not a professional tool. It’s important to understand the communities you contribute to and to understand the rules of the sites that you target. FriendFeed is a service but it’s also a community. Cross-post on all social sites using a site like ping.fm. It’s about building community.