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Musings on Joining New Social Media Sites, Site Recommendations and On-Going Participation

A while back I set up accounts on Amplify and Clipmarks. I think I played around with them for a couple days and then didn’t give them much more thought. Today I received an email notification telling me that someone had added me as a Source on Amplify, so I decided to hop back on and refresh my memory as to what my profile looked like, out-dated no doubt. After a few minutes of doing some re-arranging and updating my profile I was back in business. Perhaps I didn’t quite see the value when I first created an account but I can definitely see this as a great (FREE) social media channel now. Clipmarks is similar to Amplify and if you create a Clipmarks account, everything you post on Amplify can auto-post to Clipmarks, giving you more precious back links.

I also finally joined Go Articles today. I’m not sure what took me so long because I definitely have seen its value, I’ve even used it for clients before; now I’m finally on. In fact, I set up a writer account for myself as a Real Estate Resource and separately as a Social Media Marketing Resource. When I received the confirmation email after I submitted my first article to Go Articles, they prompted me to join and post my articles to Dropjack as well – also a free site, offering even more exposure, why say no?!

One day, four new sites. Certainly you wouldn’t want to go around joining four new sites each day but I think it’s definitely a good idea to spread yourself across various social media channels not only for the extra back links but more importantly to make sure you’re casting as wide of a net as possible for prospects doing their own social site exploration out on the web.

As for checking back, I admittedly dropped the ball after I initially set up my Amplify and Clipmarks accounts and I don’t want to do that again. If I’m going to set up a profile on a social site I want to make sure it stays current and that I’m participating – if I can’t participate as actively as is deemed “normal” by the sites’ users, I think it best to remove my profile. I always say it’s better to have no presence at all than to have one left abandoned – people are more likely to understand that you haven’t joined a site “yet” but may become curious if they stumble upon a profile that seemed to just stop participating. The last thing you want to make someone wonder when they stumble upon you on the web is, “Did this company go out of business?” To avoid social site abandonment, keep an excel spreadsheet with the name of each site, access information, and profile URL. Make sure you check back to this sheet once a week and revisit where you haven’t recently.

What are your experiences with trying out new sites? Are you open to the idea or are you content riding the big waves of Facebook, Twitter, etc..? How often do you visit each site on which you’ve created a profile? As always, your thoughts are welcome!

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July 12, 2010 Posted by | Articles Sites, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Comprehensive List of Social Media Tips, Guides, Plugins, Platforms, Analytics Tools, Apps and other great Social Media Resources

Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of Social Media Tips, Guides, Plugins, Platforms, Analytics Tools, Apps and other great Social Media resources.

Tips & Guides

Mashable – Twitter Lists, Resources & How-Tos
http://mashable.com/2009/01/01/twitter-user-types/

How To Blog: A Beginnerʼs Blog Publishing Guide
http://www.masternewmedia.org/independent_publishing/blogging-how-to-blog/guide-to-publishing-first-blog-20071104.htm.htm

10 Things to Do Before Launching Your Blog
http://ow.ly/wZ3K

Writing for Bloggers – A Quick Guide on Style, Substance and Strategy
http://kendallcopywriting.co.uk/2009/01/06/writing-for-bloggers-in-blog-form/

Creating a web presence – why bother?
http://kendallcopywriting.co.uk/2009/01/14/creating-a-web-presence-why-bother/

Search engine optimization – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization

SEOmoz | 21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/21-tactics-to-increase-blog-traffic

How to optimize website images from a SEO perspective
http://blog.avangate.com/optimize-website-images/

The Bloggerʼs Guide to SEO
http://www.seobook.com/bloggers

Methods of website linking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methods_of_website_linking

Linkbaiting for Fun & Profit
http://www.searchenginejournal.com/linkbaiting-for-fun-profit/2541/

Web analytics – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_analytics

My list of tips for getting the most out of Twitter
http://www.joshrussell.com/2008/10/07/my-list-of-tips-for-getting-the-most-out-of-twitter/

ʻMemeʼ explained on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme

Know Your Meme
http://knowyourmeme.com

What Social Media Is and What Social Media Is Not
http://blog.louisgray.com/2009/01/what-social-media-is-andwhat-social.html

List of social networking websites on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites

Google Social Search Launches, Gives Results From Your Trusted “Social Circle”
http://searchengineland.com/google-social-search-launchesgives-results-from-your-trusted-social-circle-28507

Boolean Searching on the Internet
http://www.internettutorials.net/boolean.asp

Tools & Analytics

Google Alerts
http://www.google.com/alerts

Technorati
http://technorati.com/

FeedBurner
http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/home

Google Analytics
http://www.google.com/analytics/

Woopra
http://www.woopra.com/

Social Mention
http://www.socialmention.com/

Trending Tools

About Ask.com: IQ
http://sp.ask.com/en/docs/iq/iq.shtml

Digg
http://digg.com/

Google Trends
http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends

Popular Bookmarks on Delicious
http://delicious.com/popular

Twitter Search
http://search.twitter.com/

Yahoo! Buzz Index – Todayʼs Top 20 Overall Searches
http://buzzlog.buzz.yahoo.com/overall/

Tweetmeme
http://tweetmeme.com/

WordPress Plugins & Themes

WordPress › WordPress Plugins
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

WordPress › WordPress Themes
http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

ShareThis
http://sharethis.com/

Stop Comment Spam and Trackback Spam « Akismet
http://akismet.com/

All In One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin
http://semperfiwebdesign.com/portfolio/wordpress/wordpressplugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/

Audio Player WordPress plugin
http://wpaudioplayer.com/

Challenge
http://lordchaos.dominatus.net/wordpress-plugin-challenge

Favicon Manager
http://www.digitalramble.com/favicon-manager-wordpress-plugin/

FeedBurner
http://blogs.feedburner.com/feedburner/archives/2007/05/feedburner_adopts_twoyearold_r.php

Google Analyticator
http://cavemonkey50.com/code/google-analyticator/

Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress
http://www.arnebrachhold.de/projects/wordpressplugins/google-xml-sitemaps-generator/

PXS Mail Form
http://www.phrixus.co.uk/pxsmail

Simple Tags
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-tags/

SRG Clean Archives
http://www.idunzo.com/projects/clean-archives/

Wordbook Facebook
http://www.tsaiberspace.net/blog/2007/07/29/wordbook/

WordPress Automatic Upgrade
http://techie-buzz.com/wordpress-plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade-12-release.html

WordPress Database Backup
http://www.ilfilosofo.com/blog/wp-db-backup

Wptouch: WordPress on iPhone
http://www.bravenewcode.com/wptouch/

FaceBook Share
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-share-new/

Facebook Connect
http://www.sociable.es/facebook-connect/

TweetMeme
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweetmeme/

Topsy

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/topsy/

The Social Web

Delicious
http://delicious.com/

Last.fm
http://www.last.fm/home

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com

Flickr!
http://www.flickr.com/

FriendFeed
http://friendfeed.com/

LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/

MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/

Twitter
http://twitter.com/home

Digg
http://digg.com/

Seesmic
http://www.seesmic.com/

Stumbleupon
http://www.stumbleupon.com/

NingCreate Your Own Social Network
http://www.ning.com/

Squidoo
http://www.Squidoo.com

Social Tools & Apps

Hootsuite – Our Fav!!
http://hootsuite.com

Brizzly – Twitter web app
http://brizzly.com

Where is your Username registered
http://usernamecheck.com/

KnowEm – Check your username
http://knowem.com/

Alltop, all the top stories
http://alltop.com/

Topsy
http://topsy.com/

Firefox web browser
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

j.mp URL shortner with stats
http://j.mp/

TinyURL – URL shortner
http://tinyurl.com/

Listorious
http://listorious.com/

Twitter Tools

Our guide to Brand monitoring on Twitter – 5 top tools
http://www.siliconbeachtraining.co.uk/blog/twitter-brand-monitoring-tools/

Mr. Tweet – Your Personal Networking Assistant!
http://mrtweet.net/

Hootsuitehttp://hootsuite.com/

Twitterfall – a way of viewing the latest ʻtweetsʼ of upcoming trends
http://twitterfall.com/

Seesmic – Twitter & FB app
http://seesmic.com/

Twitterrific – Mac & iPhone app
http://iconfactory.com/software/twitterrific

TweetDeck – Twitter, FB & MySpace app
http://www.tweetdeck.com/beta/

Power Twitter – Firefox Add-on
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9591

Twufferschedule tweets for later!
http://twuffer.com/

TweetBeep
http://tweetbeep.com/

Jim Grygar’s list of 60 Twitter tools
http://jimgrygar.byethost12.com/60-twitter-tools-to-track-tweets/

Monitter
http://monitter.com

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