Category: Social Networking

Mar 10 2009

5 Reasons Twitter is a Powerful Marketing Tool 3

5 Reasons Twitter is a Powerful Marketing Tool 3

3. Everyone’s Doing It
In many ways, Twitter is a social program more than it is a marketing one. You’ll find that using Twitter can help you feel a great deal closer to your client base and other people in your online community.

If you are looking to make sure that they see you as a person rather than as simply a company or service, you’ll find that Twitter encourages them to think of you as someone they can get to know and trust, someone they have a relationship with. This can be very important when it comes to establishing a customer base and customer loyalty.

In addition, as we said above, if you are using Twitter as a marketing tool in order to be perceived as a company that is ‘going places’ rather than just stagnating, people will want to ‘drink the Koolaid’, get fired up about what you have to offer, and tell others about it to. Thus your Tweets going viral can spread your marketing message even further.

The whole point is to get traffic, so Tweeting = Buzz = Potential Customers.

Mar 08 2009

5 Reasons Twitter is a Powerful Marketing Tool 2

5 Reasons Twitter is a Powerful Marketing Tool 2

2. Immediacy
Much like a blog or an RSS feed, you can get access to the people that use Twitter regularly.  In some ways, this is like making sure that you can reach them no matter where they are.

You will find that this is very important when you want to make marketing one of your biggest priorities.  You are making sure that they have all of the latest updates on what you are doing, and what’s going on with your business by simply sending a tweet their way.

It gives the perception that your business is up and coming, with lots going on that is worthy of note. In this economy, generating buzz is certainly a lot better than doom and gloom.

Mar 06 2009

5 Reasons Twitter is a Powerful Marketing Tool 1

5 Reasons Twitter is a Powerful Marketing Tool 1

Whether you are just getting started with an online business or you have been around for a while and looking for a new way to network, have a look at what Twitter.

Part chat program and part tiny blog, you will find that the Twitter interface is one that can change the way you interact with your current customers and potential customers worldwide.

Here are 5 reasons Twitter is a powerful marketing tool for online business owners like you.

1. It’s Short, Sweet & To the Point
Have you ever heard the phrase, less is more?  You’ll find that one of the best things about Twitter is that it keeps all messages very short and sweet.  You’ll have to give your customers and clients the gist of what is going on in short tweets (messages similar to instant messages) that allow their interest to be piqued in such a way as to make them investigate further.

You won’t bother them with long-winded messages that make them yawn and move on. Instead, you will be able to catch their attention quickly, and make them want to know more.

Feb 14 2009

How to Install and Use Flock 4

Now it’s time to put Flock to use!

Add feeds.
Flock comes with feeds already installed however if you wish to add blog feeds to your page simply click on the word “Favorite Feeds”, pull down the menu and import feeds.

To customize Flock and make the most of this tool, you can do the same for Friend Activity, Favorite Media and Favorite Sites.

If you’re logged into any sites, for example Gmail, when you install Flock, you’ll be asked to log out and log back into your account.

Flock makes it easy to see everything at a glance, and to participate in multiple social media at a time, without swallowing hours of your day.

Feb 13 2009

How to Install and Use Flock 3

Step 3.
Import your favorites.

Flock offers a wizard to help you import your favorites.  If you use Firefox or Internet Explorer, it’ll take care of this for you automatically.

You can also opt to not import and take care of the process manually.

You’ll also be asked to choose which homepage you wish to use – Flock or your Firefox homepage.

It will import your:

– Preferences

– Cookies

– Bookmarks

Feb 12 2009

How to Install and Use Flock 2

Step 2.
Once you’ve decided whether you want a special edition or the latest standard edition, click download and follow the instructions.

Once the file is downloaded you’ll need to extract it, check the license agreement box, and follow installation instructions.

It’s really as simple as a few clicks unless you do a custom install.

Less than 30 seconds later you’re ready to click finish and launch Flock on your computer.

Step 3 follows shortly.

Feb 11 2009

How to Install and Use Flock 1

With the abundance of social media outlets and tools available to an individual, keeping track of them can be extremely frustrating and time consuming.

Developers created Flock to make social marketing and networking an easier task. Flock is a free web browser which enables users to upload and share photos and videos along. Users can also use Flock to receive updates from their favorite blogs and web mail.

Regardless of your operating system or language, it’s almost guaranteed there is a Flock version for you.

Installation is as easy as 1, 2, 3. We will lay out the steps for you below.

Step 1.
Visit and scan the list for the appropriate version.

Windows, Mac and Linux are all supported, as are myriad languages. There are currently 5 Special Edition versions to choose from.

– Gloss Edition – designed for those in the fashion/entertainment industry.

– Eco Edition – designed for those with environmentally friendly interests and comes preloaded with global news and media.

– Digg Edition – if you use Digg to track your favorite blogs then this is the version for you.

– Yahoo Edition – lets you track your yahoo mail along with several other mainstream social media sites like Twitter and Magnolia.

– Photobucket Edition – perfect for the aspiring photographer.