Social Media

Why is Twitter Such a Big Deal?

Posted by in Twitter on July 27th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Twitter Follow MeIf you’re trying to establish a website presence for your company or business, you’ve heard this from somebody before: “you have to be on Twitter and Facebook.” You see the appeal in Facebook. Facebook hits record traffic every month, received 500 million visitors in June, and you “get” Facebook because you frequently use it yourself. However, you just don’t “get” Twitter. Twitter looks like gibberish to most people with @’s, #’s, and weird-looking URLs (short URLs). After all, you think Twitter is just for teens to tell their friends what they’re doing every second of every day. So why is Twitter such a big deal and why are people telling you that you have to be on Twitter?

Twitter has been an evolving tool. It …

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Boost Traffic With A Controversial Blog Post

Posted by in Blogging, Google Apps, Microsoft, Reddit on May 12th, 2010 | Comment »

WarningOne great technique to increase traffic to your blog is to blog about something controversial.  That’s what I did yesterday when I wrote an article on why Microsoft Exchange sucks.

This article ended up receiving some positive and some negative feedback. Some people went as far as to call me a liar. Was the article one-sided? Certainly. Did the article contain any falsehoods? Absolutely not.

The point I illustrated in that blog post is that Google Apps is easier for people to use than Microsoft Exchange.

Whenever you write a controversial blog article, you’re obviously not going to please everyone. You are going to draw criticism. That’s okay. In fact, that’s probably a good thing. Would Howard Stern or any political radio talk show …

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Increase Website Traffic With Stumble Upon

Posted by in Stumble Upon on May 12th, 2010 | 1 Comment

We’re all looking for ways to increase our website’s traffic. That’s why there’s been the mad rush to social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In. The next social media website that most people would give the “Best of the  Rest” award to in social media (excluding YouTube, MySpace, and Wikipedia) would be Digg. However, one site that most website developers and bloggers often forget in the mix is Stumble Upon.

I know there’s only so much room for social media adoption. Odds are that like most people, you limit yourself to two social networks, maybe three, to dominate your social media strategy and they’re likely my Big 3: Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In. However, don’t forget to submit your articles to Stumble …

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Google Takes Twitter To The Next Level

Posted by in Google Search, Twitter on April 15th, 2010 | Comment »

Google Twitter PartnershipThere has been a storm of updates lately over the latest developments between Google’s partnership with Twitter. Not only did Google add the Twitter Follow Finder, which is a tool to help find other Twitter users who have shared interests based on the people they’re following, but Google recently launched a new search feature that allows users to get a live Twitter stream for any topic. The Twitter app is also coming to the Android.

Wonder what people are saying about a new movie? Google the title, click Show Options, and then click Updates.  You’ll be able to catch 2-4 tweets every minute concerning what people thought about the movie.  I tried this out for the new Steve Carell movie, Date Night. …

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