Must Read: The Social Media Why? So you can get focused now…

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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read: The Social Media Why? So you can get focused now…, June 23, 2013
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After reading about 50% of The Social Media Why? I have already wrote down a few notes of things that I need to improve on and try to remember for my own business venture, as well as the clients I serve (and will be serving). I really enjoyed the 5 Actions Steps that were included. Not only is this a great resource to read and gain knowledge from but you have action steps that you can put into place before you move onto the next social media. So if you are just stuck or confused when it comes to social media of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, etc… then I’d recommend getting started with The Social Media Why? today.


Share this on Twitter HTML coding

If you want to have a button where someone “TWEET THIS” or wait… before you go “SHARE THIS”… this is how you write the coding.

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Then this will appear like this on your page…

How To Tweet Now-a-days…

  • Instead of “you” – use “u”
  • Instead of “and” – use “&”
  • Instead of “your” – use “ur”
  • Instead of “to” or “too” – use “2”
  • Instead of “before” – use “b4”
  • Instead of “favorite” – use “fave”
  • Instead of “great” – use “gr8”
  • Instead of “later” – use “l8r”
  • Instead of “people” – use “peeps” or “ppl”
  • Instead of “are” – use “r”
  • Instead of “please” – use “plz”
  • Instead of “thanks” – use “thx”
  • Instead of “with” – use “w”
  • Instead of “I will do” – use “I’ll do”
  • Instead of “I hope” – use “Hope”
  • FYI: Get rid of “that” and “the” whenever possible


Want to know who is not following you back? Use the super-easy view that FollowerHub provides you. Easily unfollow those you don’t want to follow. Try it now! (same owner as SocialOomph)

Just signed into SocialOomph and this was the message I saw. Thought I would share it with everyone. Interesting.

Twitter Resources to Use

Twitter People

A twibe is a group of Twitter people with a common interest.

Here are some of the Twitter Lists from the home page:

Twitter Lists


Or create your own Twibe.

We Follow

Collection of Twitter Users by “tags”.

Add yourself: Pick the city and interests that describe you!

Location (Your home city)

Interests (Top 5, one per line)

It’s that simple.

Twitter Tidbit

Quoting from website:

Why 140 characters?

SMS (i.e., texting on your phone) limits each message to 160 characters. Twitter takes that limit and reserves 20 characters for your username, leaving you 140 characters to play with. That’s how it started and we’ve stuck with it!

Thought that was interesting – HAD TO SHARE!! So that is the reason for only 140-characters! Plugin: Post To Twitter

This plugin does just that – takes your Blog Posts and POSTS it to Twitter for you.. Check this out πŸ™‚

Send an Email and have it Post to Twitter for you!

Click here:

My Twitter Username is Taken, Now what?

Did you know? Click here and you can be alerted when the Twitter Username is available. Just like you can be alerted when a domain name is available.

I haven’t personally used this service but thought I would share it with you.

Social Marketing Schedule

One of my clients presented me with a social marketing schedule. I think it is a wonderful idea if you are planning on being involved within social media. So I wanted to take the opportunity to summary the ideas and share them with you…


Check replies from current followers, review direct messages you received since you last checked, and respond to each one.

Search on to find people that you want to follow and add them. Tweet at least twice daily and remember to try to do them live and not from TweetLater. **I do suggest tweeting with TweetLater (which is now SocialOomph – because you has time to remember to tweet when you are booked solid with conference calls, getting your next info-product done, etc.)

Find five things worth re-tweeting in your general feed and share with others.

Reply to your followers with a complete response not just a word or two word answer.

Want to automatically follow others back – you can use SocialToo.

Approach online business partners and retweet each other.


Post a status message daily, something engaging and interesting.

Comment on other people’s status messages or updates.

Create a fan page to help promote a business, webinar, teleseminar or teleclass.

Is your profile picture current? If not, update it.

Check your wall for any comments that you should comment back on.

Add Facebook widgets to your Homepage.

If you belong to groups or fan pages, leave a comment or two.

Article Marketing

Add all completed articles into and save them as a draft. You can then go in every 2 days or so and submit the article so you have one posted about every 2 days.

Add your articles into

Submit your articles to

When writing your next article(s), remember to put your reader’s major benefit in the title of your article(s).

Looking for more directories? After you write the article you can then go to Google and search for more sites, “article submission”.

Write an article for a magazine or blog with your web address in the resource box.


If you have a few extra minutes, read through some blogs – (from STACI: try to find some blogs that are in your niche and even direct competition with you) and read a post or two and comment back.

Visit your blog and review what comments have been left and respond.

Use to bookmark your blog posts.

Blog regularly and set up to distribute content to Facebook, Twitter, and other sites.


Stay connected. Add any new relationships, business partners, etc.

Accept any invitations that make sense for you to accept.

Post in discussion and newsgroups in your industry.


Create downloadable PDFs with valuable content and active links back to your site – this can be a great avenue for Joint Ventures.

Use signature files on all emails with call to action.

Give testimonials to others about their services or products with your web address.

Create offline ads with your web address.

Optimize your site with SEO to get better search rankings.

Host a teleclass and send students to your site for information.

Have multiple websites that link to each other.

Create a viral offering such as a joke or flash movie with your website on YouTube.

Put your domain on all marketing materials.

Write a book and put your domain on the cover and inside the book.

Be a guest on a radio show and send people to your site.

Speak in public and give a useful handout with a link to your site.

Mention your web address every time you are talking about your business.