Showing posts with label social media tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label social media tips. Show all posts

30 August 2018

How Often Do You Update Your Blog Content?

Publishing several blogs is time-consuming, but rewarding. In addition to this blog, My BlogStop!, my other blog, My Pain, Your Gain on BlogJob.com (formerly Cmoneyspinner Keeps on Blogging), is starting to shape up quite nicely.

Curious about the blog's title? The story is:
This blog here at Blogspot was supposed to be my last blogging initiative. However, someone brought this blogging community to my attention. The sign up was free. They have points rewards system. The members are nice and the site owners are very responsive. The opportunity was irresistible! Why stop? Hence, the blog title "Cmoneyspinner Keeps on Blogging". Decided to keep on blogging.  Then changed the blog name to "My Pain, Your Gain".

Just updated one of my posts published it during my first month at BlogJob. Found an irresistible picture and I just had to use it somewhere! It was perfect for the post.



Which brings me to my question for this post.

  • How often do you update your blog content?




Once read the advice of Mike Allton, a social mediaexpert who is active on Google Plus and he says bloggers should update and/or recycle or "revive" their content regularly.  He recommends "... invest your time in past posts that you have actual reason and evidence to support the renewed interest."

Besides that, links get outdated and it affects your rankings in the search engine. Bad links = Poor quality content.  That makes sense! 

It's good advice to heed but to be honest ... my blog posts are reviewed and updated mainly because … eh! … you get a little older, you get a little wiser.


Gaining experience with dogged persistence and consistent publishing should … I said “should” … should make one a bit more savvy about better ways to blog. When I revisit my own content (anywhere from 3 to 6 months after the initial publication), more often than not my own impression of my own material is:

 “Hmmm ... This material could definitely be presented better.”


Isn't it this way for every blogger?? :)

If not, it should be. 
 

03 May 2018

Google Plus Communities : Get Social : Where to Find Social Media Advice, Tips and Tricks

Are you active in a Google Plus community? It's true there is a bazillion or more to choose from and narrowing down your choice is daunting. If you are looking share your social media marketing experience and/or find advice, tips, and tricks to navigate your way through the social media world, join the Get Social G+ Community. Close to 6 million members.


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Showcasing the Best of the Social Web - discover and create inspiring, welcoming spaces on-line.



The content shared below is one of my posts contributed to the community.


I have several boards (over 50) and I've been trying to arrange them. I just tried a Pinterest feature that lets you arrange your boards: Alphabetical, Newest to Oldest, Oldest to Newest OR you can manually Drag and Drop your boards wherever! I may rearrange them again but for now, I think putting them in alpha order is best for visitors. I can see the boards in alpha order. What I want to know is:

Q1: How does a visitor to my Pinterest profile see them? Can you look at my Pinterest boards and tell me if you see them arranged in alphabetical order?

Q2: Is that feature available to allow a visitor to rearrange my boards the way they would like to see them? From New to Old, in Alpha Order, etc.

~ https://www.pinterest.com/cmoneyspinner/boards/









12 April 2018

Social Media Marketing Advice : Use Twitter to Share Affiliate Referral Links

Social networks may have originally been intended for socializing, but if you are a business or a self-employed individual with an online presence ~ you must know the importance of using social media for your business efforts. 

Anybody who tweets for business and income purposes knows that Twitter is an important tool to have in their social media marketing kit; especially if you are an affiliate marketer. Twitter allows account holders to tweet affiliate referral links. But did you know that according to Clickbank “99% of the affiliate marketers on Twitter have zero idea how to market correctly”

I humbly confess to being among the 99%. But I happily admit to not being guilty of using the methods described in the CB article. Whew! My ignorance did not go that far.






My first Twitter account (@cmoneyspinner) was created April 2012. It was not used for affiliate advertising even though I had become an authorized affiliate for several vendors. Why? I didn't know how. (O.o)  Years passed and as I learned more about how to use Twitter, I learned that "Twitter users are big online buyers" AND multiple Twitter accounts are allowed

Following the advice of SMM experts, I created a few niche accounts and began using those accounts for affiliate marketing purposes. My niche accounts were created to advertise/market affiliate products for:


How do I use Twitter for affiliate marketing purposes?


Two methods: indirect and direct.


INDIRECT: I create webpages suggesting affiliate products at sites like Wizzley and Webnuggetz; and publish my own websites / blogs : Everyday Exotic Spices, Insurance Mart and Insurance Smart, My Shopping Channel, and Go Shopping Bees. Then I tweet the post links.


DIRECT: Since affiliate links are allowed, using RSS feeds for affiliate products provided by the vendor and automation tools like dlvr.it and Google Feedburner, tweets are posted to the various accounts. Also, I manually compose specific tweets. Tweets can be created manually either as text; text with photo, video or GIF; or as a poll.


Using both of these methods keeps my tweet stream flowing.


Below is the first tweet ever composed using Twitter's POLL CREATION feature for affiliate marketing purposes.


Twitter is one tool in my social media marketing kit that has proven to be invaluable.





29 March 2018

Common Thinking Mistakes We All Make - BufferApp.com (Reblog)

Each day is a brand new day and I am always thinking of ways to enhance or improve my creative thought process. 
 

Ever heard of Buffer? This business provides a service that helps you automate your social media sharing. The organization currently enjoys a good online reputation and is as respected as their competitors - HootSuite.com, SproutSocial.com and similar sites.

Not only do they provide an excellent service, but they publish a very informative blog. Very excited to share this tidbit. See REFERENCE below. 

 

Had not realized there are common thinking mistakes most of us make every day? Well … maybe everybody else makes those mistakes. I don't!
 



Mistakes 1 through 5?

  • Not me. No way!

Mistake 6?


Mistake 7?

  • OK. I was wrong about who the original artist was that sang the song! Really thought it was Petula Clark!! That's how I remembered it!

Mistake 8 ? Fine! I admit it!!



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REFERENCE:

Cooper, Belle B. "8 Common Thinking Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day." Buffer Social. Buffer, 30 Sept. 2013. Web. 08 Mar. 2015. < https://blog.bufferapp.com/thinking-mistakes-8-common-mistakes-in-how-we-think-and-how-to-avoid-them >.

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RE BufferApp.com content sharing service:
They have a free plan that allows you to share a maximum of 10 posts on a time schedule you specify. My blog posts and links are circulated via my Twitter and Google Plus social media accounts. FYI. 
 


Content first published at PersonaPaper, March 9, 2015.





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02 June 2017

“The Dangers of Being Too Political on Social Media” ~ Can We Talk? Or At Least Think.

The following thoughts were provoked by an article published by a person in my Google Plus circles, MikeAllton. He's a social media consultant and was given the opportunity to publish his content at MarketingProfs.com which he titled: “The Dangers of Being Too Political on Social Media”.


Let's face facts people. Social media is here to stay. 

I might also add: 

  • Social media is no different from Mars Hill, except that the reach of the debate and the discussions is worldwide, and you don't have to be deemed “one of the great minds” in order to add your two cents into the babbling cauldron.
😉



I love a spirited discussion and debate. Especially with my husband. Who usually always wins because he tires me out. It's not that he persuades me. I just run out of wind.

Regards friends in my social networks, I am careful to choose who to discuss really in-depth serious matters with, whether it be politics, religion or other really “tough stuff”. But if I am deeply concerned about an adverse impact of a decision, friend or no friend, I think it would wrong for me to not say anything and I feel compelled to be willing to sacrifice my “comfort zone” for the greater good. Even if I run the risk of losing a friend (or get yelled at by a total stranger who doesn't know me at all).

Some matters are worth taking the risk of losing a friend. 
But you have to decide that.

Some matters are worth taking the risk of losing your job. 
But you have to decide that.

Would you rather not say anything just to remain friends, only years later to have that “adverse impact” of a political decision manifest itself and then speak up? Only to have your friend look at you and ask: “Why didn't you say something then??! I thought I was your friend!” 

Would you rather choose to keep a job only to find that, in reality, you relinquished your freedom?

Hulk (comics character).pngI never think in terms of “dangers” of expressing my views on matters that impact humanity because the disagreement might cause a divide or severe a relationship or make people so angry they turn into the Incredible Hulk




 I think of whether it would be “dangerous”  to NOT express myself.

(As  insignificant as my thoughts are to the grand scheme of things and the survival of the human race.) ☺




By Source, Fair use, Incredible Hulk Comic Book Character


Stop the insanity! Keep Google+ Community posts off your profile. - The Social Media Hat (Reblog)

Don't Spam Yourself on Google Plus

Many newbies who have created a Google Plus profile or page are anxious to share their links in Google Plus communities. This is a good thing, mainly because the G+ community membership usually far outnumbers the followers you have in your social circles.


  • Google Plus limits the number of followers to 5000 for personal profiles. (See Side Note below.)

  • Whereas, I've seen some G+ communities with over 50,000 members. Thus, there is more opportunity for exposure and hopefully getting traffic to your website or blog, if you share links via the communities.



* Important Social Media Tip!*
When you share the same post in several G+ communities, you need to turn off the feature that allows your post to also show up in your public post stream. Otherwise, when people visit your G+ profile or page, they will see multiple entries of the same thing over and over and over. You actually give the impression that you're spamming yourself.  It's a common mistake for newbies to make.

I get my social media tips from Mike Allton, publisher of The Social Media Hat blog.

He says: Don't spam yourself!!


Then he explains how to stop the insanity.




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Side Note: Mike Allton's G+ professional profile boasts over 186,000 followers. The business page or brand account associated with his website/blog, The Social Media Hat, has over 8,000 followers.

Google offers professional or business profiles (may or may not be for a price) and those profiles show that you can have more than 5K followers. I don't have the details. If you want to know more, search for “Google My Business”.

By the way: Have any of you ever seen spam in that many different varieties? I would love to try the Hot &Spicy.


10 December 2016

Google Plus Collections Feature - Where to Next?

In May 2015, I published a quick post via Daily Two Cents titled Google Plus Collections Feature to express my excitement about this new feature added to the Google Plus social network. Started experimenting with it by creating three (3) collections for my foodie business page, Everyday Exotic Spices.  Was it worth the effort?  Let me share some info and stats.


CHEESE Meltdown
- 13,051 Followers - 66 Posts

A collection devoted to cheese lovers everywhere. Smile and say cheese!


PIZZA Cravings
- 39,295 Followers - 58 Posts

Pizza goes back to the 6th century. Pizza lovers took it forward! We got this!


WORLD Cuisine
- 993 Followers - 77 Posts

World Cuisine. Global Flavors. Ethnic Respect. Everybody loves good food!


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Concluded my DTC post with this paragraph:

"Where to next? Not a clue. It’s an adventure! Just set up my groupings 3 days ago and don’t have a prediction. However, can say (1) it’s easy and fun; and (2) it appears these Collections are going to add value to my overall Internet experience, business-wise and otherwise."

Well this post is about where I went next.
Follow along!



Created several more G+ collections.  One more for my foodie page; one for my shopping business page; two for my work-at-home / home business brand account; and three for my profile.  Why?  Why not??  It's easy to do.  G+  posts are indexed.  It's a "type" of advertising.  It is very similar to Pinterest with respect to organizing items of interests to you.  Also, you can add your shares from several years back and retrieve them later if they are in your collection. (G+ users probably know how hard can be sometimes to find your old posts.)   It's sort of like Facebook memories, but not quite.  Here is a list of my new collections created since 2015.


By - 848 Followers - 8 Posts - Public

Grocery shop online, food gifts, for the kitchen, happy homemaking ideas, etc.



By - 103 Followers - 86 Posts - Public

Wish List, Shopaholic, Gifts for Holidays, B-Days, Etc. Just Shop! Get the idea?



By - 225 Followers - 39 Posts - Public

Gathered mainly for those who work at home but anyone in business will benefit.


By - 229 Followers - 170 Posts - Public

Online writing communities and blogs can provide a stream of residual income.


By - 5,284 Followers - 335 Posts - Public

Self-employed. Writer, blogger, affiliate marketer, investor. THINKER. DOER.


By - 5,274 Followers - 14 Posts - Public

Art, illustrations, photographs ... anything about foxes. :)


By - 5,269 Followers - 1 Post - Public

Follow on Tumblr ~ microblogging, curating content, social networking, etc.





So what about you? Have you had a positive experience creating Google Plus Collections?


18 January 2016

My Twitter Weekend Wrap-Up

Paper.li is a tool that helps you publish your own online newspaper. How cool is that? You can create and publish your very own "Daily Planet" with news items of interest to you that might be of interest to other readers also.

So far I've generated four different papers - covering topics like freelance writing, Pinterest, home business or work at home articles, tips, etc.



paper.li logoUsing the Paper.li publishing tool, each week (set to the date to every Sunday), a newspaper is published which summarizes my Twitter activity - not all, just some highlights.



This week's publication for Sunday, April 26, these are the headlines:

  • 10 Businesses You Can Run from Anywhere on Earth (And Start Today)
  • Confessions of a Cookbook Collector
  • Naples: The Birthplace of the Modern Pizza
  • Citrine Earrings
  • The Best Thai in Middle Tennessee


newspaper-twitter


You an also look at some of the previously published editions by clicking on the Archives. They aren't all Sunday editions. Tried different days and then finally settled on Sunday mornings. You can subscribe to receive weekly updates via eMail, if you like.



FOLLOW ON TWITTER:  By the way, if you have a Twitter account and want me to follow your tweets, feel free to leave your handle or Twitter name in the comments.








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Treathyl Fox aka CmoneyspinnerHome Business Entrepreneur. Self-employed and loving it!   Real Estate Investor. Purchase/resell private notes secured by real estate, and acquire real estate through creative financing techniques. ♦ Blogger - Blogjob, Blogspot, LiteracyBase, Food Ways.  ♦ Freelance writer / Articles - Niume, Wizzley, HUBPagesWritedge, Daily Two Cents, PersonaPaper. ♦ Affiliate MarketerGrocery & Gourmet, Feng Shui - Home & Garden, Health Insurance, My Shopping Channel, Webnuggetz - The Other Shopping Channel. ♦ Randomness Over-blog, MyLot

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~ DISCLOSURE: In compliance with FTC rules and guidelines, be advised that some links shared via my G+ post stream  (or at my websites and blogs) might contain affiliate referral links which means commissions might be earned if product sales resulted from your click-through to the vendor’s website.

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