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Build backlinks: ideas on how to get Google backlinks using Twitter

As I’ve told you before, I use a special Twitter application called MarketMeSuite to manage my social media accounts.

One unique feature of MarketMeSuite is that it lets you “brand your tweets.”

These customizable links go out in every tweet you send through MarketMeSuite. In turn, all these Twitter-links get noticed by Google.

And the more of these backlinks you have, the more important Google thinks your website is.

All that adds up to your site making it to Google’s first page that much faster!

A NEW article provides a checklist for using Twitter and Facebook for Google SEO purposes. This expert on search engine marketing suggests, among other things, that “tweets can influence [Google] rankings (possibly) more than links!”

She reminds readers to use URL shoteners that create a “301 redirect” with your link, so you won’t lose any of the precious “link juice” that points searchers (and Google) to your page.


Why using a free Twitter dashboard like TweetDeck may not be right for you (video)

I know a lot of heavy Twitter users rely on free social media management applications like TweetDeck or HootSuite.

However, I switched to a premium app last year and highly recommend it. I tried using TweetDeck, but because so many other people use it, too (after all: it’s free!) I just couldn’t rely on it. If you monitor conversations on Twitter, you’ll see complaints about TweetDeck every day.

(And HootSuite has already launched a paid premium version of their service; paid services are the way of the future if these developers ever hope to make a return on their investments.)

Anyway, MarketMeSuite has just released some user stats, to give you an idea of how popular it is getting:

“The subscription-only service, which enables subscribers to manage their marketing campaigns on Twitter and Facebook from an intuitive desktop application, has seen growth top 500% in the last 6 months and is currently growing by 30% month on month.


Political Twitter: top Twitter political influencers of 2010

Twitter is a great political campaign tool, especially when used with Twitter management software that lets you run geo-targeted, local campaigns. (And you know what they say: “All politics is local”!)

Previously, for example, I shared a case study here about how to use Twitter as part of a political or public policy campaign.

Which politicians were the winners and losers on Twitter in 2010?

According to Twitter reputation management experts

“When it comes to influence in 2010, Las Vegas and U.S. Sen. Harry Reid had it.

“The city and the Senate majority leader made separate top 10 social media lists put together by a California-based company called Klout, which analyzed Twitter feeds from last year. (…)

“Reid came in No. 7 on the top 10 list of most influential politicians who were the topic of tweets.


Geo-targeting, crowd sourcing and Twitter: a case study

Via the trendwatchers at Springwise comes this cool example of how people are using Twitter:

“DJs, promoters, label reps and ‘professional party people’ from the Netherlands have persuaded Dutch airline KLM to add an extra flight to its roster.

“In a new twist on crowd-buying, the initiators of Fly2Miami made a bet with KLM on Twitter to organize a non-stop flight from Amsterdam to Miami.

“If Fly2Miami could get 351 seats reserved before December 6th, KLM would add a flight to its schedule on 21 March 2011, specifically for people attending the Ultra Music Festival and related parties.

“The initiative was prompted by a Dutch filmmaker tweeting about the lack of a direct flight from Amsterdam to Miami, a query that the airline’s Twitter team rapidly responded to with a wager.

“Exceeding everyone’s expectations, the flight was fully booked within five hours.


Geo-targeting: local marketing ideas for small business, using Twitter

Here’s an excerpt from a must-read article by Tammy Fennel, of MarketMeSuite.

MarketMeSuite is my favorite Twitter client and social media account manager.

MarketMeSuite is the smart alternative to similar apps like TweetDeck. MarketMeSuite has lots of great features, and just one of these lets you find Twitter users in a particular area.

This is great for small businesses trying to generate buzz, and revenue, in their area.

For example, this feature is ideal for theatre owners and concert promoters, restaurants, real estate agents — the possibilities are endless.

Keep reading for a special VERY limited time offer from MarketMeSuite.

But first, here’s one of Tammy Fennel’s case studies about how to use MarketMeSuite for geo-targeting and local marketing:

“…what IS geo and niche-targeting?

“In basis, it is a clever algorithm which will find users near you who are talking about keywords associated with your geo-target marketing campaign. Let’s look at two people who are using it right now.


How to choose and manage secure passwords

Every day brings a scary new story about online subscribers, commenters and shoppers getting their “secret” passwords stolen, and even exposed to the world.

In an embarrassing development, some users who consider themselves internet savvy were hardest hit in late 2010:

Readers of Gizmodo, Lifehacker and other Gawker Media sites may be among the savviest on the Web, but the most common password for logging into those sites is embarrassingly easy to guess: “123456.” So is the runner-up: “password.

Choosing and managing safe, secure passwords seems like a pain, but it is easier than you might think.

Christopher S. Penn offers some timely tips:


How to get lifetime access to my favorite Twitter tool — for a one-time only price

A short time ago, MarketMeSuite — see how much I like this Twitter tool here and here — announced they were no longer offering their greatest deal: the $99 Lifetime membership.

Today they announced that they’re bringing it back, for a very limited time.

I bought a Lifetime membership to MarketMeSuite a long time ago.

I switched to MarketMeSuite after using its free rival, TweetDeck; unfortunately, TweetDeck kept crashing on me during the World Cup, with Twitter traffic was at a high. I use Twitter for business, and literally can’t afford to use a Twitter client that isn’t reliable.

With everything from Black Friday to the Royal Wedding coming up, I expect users of (free) TweetDeck will experience more outages. Meanwhile, I’ll be happily staying on top of everything with MarketMeSuite.

If you’ve used HootSuite or TweetDeck, then the MarketMeSuite interface will seem very familiar to you, except it has more features.


Twitter clients and apps: two quick Twitter tool tips

One: I know some of you don’t like the new version of the TweetAdder application, but as I’ve said before, I haven’t experienced any of the problems I keep hearing about.

However, the other day I did notice that some TweetAdder functions — especially the precious “Followers Of A User” function — weren’t working. I didn’t even get an error message; they just sat there, not working.

As you may know, one of the tried and true ways to get more followers on Twitter is to check out the followers of someone else on Twitter. Ideally, that “someone else” is a person in your field, and whose interests and specialties overlap with yours.

When you “follow their followers,” those followers are more likely to follow you back. After all, you both already have common interests.


Build backlinks: how to get backlinks fast, using Twitter

I just read a great post about how to build backlinks using Twitter, using the only Twitter management tool that lets you create branded links.

The folks at MarketMeSuite got an email from an enthusiastic user. She’d used MarketMeSuite’s unique ability to let you customize the “via”link that shows up in every tweets you send out. (Usually that line says something like “via web” or “via tweetdeck”, but with MarketMeSuite, you can customize that line to link to your homepage or blog!)

Here’s a screenshot of one of letter writer Julia Hutchins’ tweets:

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As you can see, that underlined “via” line is a hyperlink that takes people to her site about American history.

Now, obviously this is good for traffic (and good for sales, too!).

However, there is another reason to use MarketMeSuite to “brand” your tweets this way. As Julia explains via email:


Best Twitter client gets better: new pricing, free blog hosting

My favorite Twitter client, MarketMeSuite, just announced new pricing for their terrific enterprise level Twitter management application.

I’ve used MarketMeSuite to manage multiple Twitter accounts (my own and my clients’.)

I’m not exaggerating when I say that I can’t live without it.

MarketMeSuite has features no other Twitter client application has, especially the free ones like TweetDeck, which are less robust or versatile.

Today MarketMeSuite announced a NEW lower price structure:

  • Monthly: almost free at $5.99 a month
  • Yearly: $59 a year (14 day money back guarantee)
  • Lifetime: $99 one-time (30 day money back guarantee)

After trying out MarketMeSuite, I came to rely on it. So I purchased a Lifetime license, which paid for itself quickly in terms of my own personal efficiency and my ability to manage my clients’ social media accounts. (MarketMeSuite lets you manage Twitter AND Facebook all from one interface!)