Social marketing

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Note 214 – How the YouTube tool can help writers

YouTube is a video-sharing website bought by Google in November 2006 and according to Wikipedia “each YouTube video is accompanied by a piece of HTML, which can be used to embed it on a page outside the YouTube website”.  This means it can be added to blogs and websites. I hadn’t realised until recently that this networking tool could benefit me as a freelance … Continue reading

Note 202 – Ever wondered what your Twitter account grade is?

Have you ever wondered how successful your Twitter account is?  Today I learnt about a great free tool called Tweet Grader (by HubSpot) and by just typing in your Twitter user name, you can find out how powerful your account is against millions of other graded accounts. It only takes a minute or so for your … Continue reading

Note 201 – How the Digg social media tool can drive traffic to your site

I’ve heard a lot about Digg and its benefits to writers but never visited the site until today.  Digg is a social media site displaying blogs and articles about a wide variety of topics e.g. lifestyle, sport, technology and many more.  Digg itself doesn’t decide what is popular, this is all done by users votes (or Diggs).  The … Continue reading

Note 199 – Get your website or blog discovered with StumbleUpon

I have recently learnt that StumbleUpon is a great tool for writers.  Brian Halligan Darmesh Shah (authors of an audio book I am listening to called Inbound Marketing) describe StumbleUpon as a free social discovery site “helping you discover content that you might like”.  It has over 7 million registered users and is well-known for showing you the best that is on the … Continue reading

Note 198 – Five reasons why LinkedIn can be great for writers

It’s been suggested to me three times over the last few weeks (by word of mouth, from my online writing course and when listening to an audio book) that creating a LinkedIn Account could benefit me as a writer.  So, taking that as a sign I have set up an account today and although I am very … Continue reading

Note 193 – Twitter isn’t a race – 6 rules and best practices for following

Since my post on 3 November (Note 187: How Writers Can Get More Followers on Twitter) I have managed to get an handful of additional followers.  Although there is probably nothing wrong with adding 80 or so people that I hadn’t chosen to follow individually, I felt a little uncomfortable with the process, so (being a goody goody) I decided … Continue reading

Note 187 – How writers can get more Twitter followers

After 5 minutes flow writing and still no inspiration for today’s blog, I thought I’d research getting more followers on Twitter.  After all that is part of the Daily Writing Tips course work this week.  Before signing up to the popular blog directories, I googled ‘Twitter followers for writers’ and it brought back 19 million results. The … Continue reading

Note 167 – How to write for Technorati

As part of my plan to grow as a writer, I recently signed up to Technorati which is a blogging platform and search engine that publishes content to millions of people every month.  Topics include entertainment, sport, latest news, parenting and many more.  I received the news this week that they have accepted me as a writer and today I … Continue reading

Note 144 – How SEO can help you as a writer

I’ve seen the abbreviation SEO quite a lot recently. It’s short for Search Engine Optimisation and there are many companies out there whose job is to help others attract more visitors to their websites, webpages, blogs etc., although there are ways that you can do this yourself by learning how to use the right key words. Having … Continue reading

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