Posts Tagged ‘Hootsuite’

  • Go-To Tools for Small Business Revisited

    Apr 29 2014
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    When Twirp Communications was just a baby company, toddling around in diapers, I wrote a couple of posts about the best social media tools for small business I had found. I thought it was about time I updated my lists and shared some of the newer tools we’re using to manage social media for our clients.

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  • Video Tutorial: Using Hootsuite to Post Pictures

    Oct 22 2013
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    I was recently asked by a newbie to Hootsuite how to get rid of the ow.li link when posting pictures to Facebook. If this is something that has plagued you and your Business Page, watch this quick video tutorial to learn the super easy trick.

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  • Understanding the Free Analytics Report in Hootsuite

    Aug 13 2013
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    If you’ve been using Hootsuite to streamline your time on social media, it’s time to look into the analytics that Hootsuite provides. After all, if you’re not measuring your efforts, how do you know what to keep doing and what to stop doing? Here’s a little help to get you going with one of the free reports from Hootsuite.

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  • Save Time–Set and Forget Social Media for Success!

    Jul 02 2013
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    Using a program like Hootsuite to schedule your social media posts can be very smart, or very stupid, depending on how you treat the schedule. Don’t set and forget.

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  • 6 Reasons to Stop Linking Facebook to Twitter

    Nov 20 2012
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    It’s been a whole three months since I’ve talked about the downfalls of auto-linking your Facebook Business Page to your Twitter account. I’ve tried to be nice about it, gently encouraging you to change your ways. NO MORE MRS. NICE TWIRP. This needs to stop. A version of this article appeared on the Twirp Communications

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  • Streamlining Your Twitter Experience

    Oct 09 2012
    Make Sense of your newsfeed

    If you’ve had the chance to attend any of my social media workshops, or hear me speak, or probably any other social media expert, you’ll likely have heard me say that you cannot be successful on Twitter by following a handful of people. To use Twitter for business purposes, you’ll need to follow, and be

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  • Blogging for Business While on Vacation

    Aug 28 2012
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    Consistency is very important when you’re blogging for business, so what do you do when it’s time for vacation? YES! Entrepreneurs do, on occasion, but not very often, get real (as opposed to pretend, where you’re checking your cell every 10 minutes) time away from the business. The first thing you need to know is

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  • Tweet Chats: The What, How and Why

    Aug 07 2012
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    Tweet Chats, or Twitter Chats, are a great way to find people with whom you have common interests, to promote yourself as an expert in your field, or simply to gain new followers for your business. A Tweet Chat is simply a group of people who carry on one main conversation on Twitter, for a

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  • Responsible Scheduling

    Jul 10 2012
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    A conversation last week with Linda from Daley Progress got me to thinking about scheduling social media for business. In a nutshell we were talking about not over-using the scheduling features available to us and I used the phrase “responsible scheduling”. Is it just me, or do you read that title in the Queen’s voice?

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  • 10 Minutes a Day to do Social for Business?

    May 15 2012
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    Recently I found this interesting e-mail in my inbox. The subject line (It only takes 10 minutes to have success in social media) really intrigued me as I often hear about these 10 minutes a day plans…heck…I even gave an example of my own of how I thought you could manage social media for your

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