Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

Promoted Accounts: Paying for Twitter followers no longer a no-no – if you’re a big company

“Don’t pay to get Twitter followers!”

From the very beginning, newbies on Twitter were advised by experts and gurus never to pay to get followers, either through buying “lists” or through any other dubious method.

Today, however, Twitter is letting a select few users start paying for followers. Sort of.

Here’s part of Twitter’s official announcement about “Promoted Accounts”:

“We’re launching Promoted Accounts as part of “Suggestions for You”, which suggests accounts that people don’t currently follow and may find interesting. Promoted Accounts helps introduce an even wider variety of accounts people may enjoy.

“”Promoted Accounts are suggested based on a user’s public list of whom they follow. When an advertiser promotes an account, Twitter’s algorithm looks at that account’s followers and determines other accounts that those users tend to follow. If a user follows some of those accounts, but not the advertiser’s account, then Twitter may recommend the advertiser’s Promoted Account to that user. For example, a lot of people who follow several gaming-related accounts also follow @xbox. If someone follows gaming-related accounts, but not @xbox, Twitter may recommend @xbox to that person.”


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!)


‘New Twitter’ unveiled: Twitter’s new look (video)

Call it “T-Day.”

On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, Twitter rolls out a new look for its often neglected home page.

Increasing numbers of Twitter fans use TweetDeck, MarketMeSuite and other third party apps to manage their Twitter accounts and other social media tools.

Next week, Twitter hopes to change that by turning their homepage into a multi-media, multi-function destination.

Here’s part of the report from Reuters:

“The company has struck deals with 15 companies, including YouTube, Ustream and Flickr, to get the rights to display their content on the site.

“Twitter founder Evan Williams noted this will help entice advertisers from movie studios for Promoted Tweets because attachments like trailers will automatically play right on the page.

“‘We’re really excited about monetization with this new design,’ said Williams. ‘This makes Twitter better and tweets better.’


New Twitter iPhone app: beta testers wanted for Twitter iPad, iPhone application

Of all the Twitter clients I’ve used, like TweetDeck, the one I prefer is MarketMeSuite.

One problem with MarketMeSuite is that it doesn’t have an iPad or iPhone application.

But that’s about to change.

They just revealed the screenshots for the upcoming iPad/iPhone version of their Twitter/Facebook account management software.

This new iPhone app is scheduled to be released before the end of the year.

CLICK HERE and sign up as a beta tester in the comments.


Follow Fridays: how to participate in Twitter ‘Follow Fridays’ without really trying

“Follow Fridays” — signified by the hashtag “#FF” — is a new-ish Twitter tradition.

Every Friday, we are encouraged to send out a list of some of our favorite people on Twitter, asking others to follow them, too.

A typical Follow Friday tweet goes something like this:

“Good people to follow!! @address1 @address2 @address3 #FF”

A friend of mine on Twitter hates Follow Fridays so much that she spend much of Friday tweeting:

“Don’t bother adding me to your #FF tweets! Follow Friday is STUPID!!”

I don’ think Follow Friday is stupid, per se, but I’ve never added a new person to my followers just because I’ve noticed their names among mine in somebody’s #FF tweet. It would take me all day to check these people out.


Twitter announces new Tweet Button Bookmarklet

As you know, Twitter partnered with TweetMeme earlier this month, and unveiled their own “Tweet Button”.

Thousands of sites and blogs (including this one — look down at the bottom of this post!) have now installed the button, which lets you “tweet” stories you see on the web to all your followers, with one click.

However, not all sites and blogs have installed the “Tweet Button”, or plan to do so. Today, Twitter announced a new development to address this problem: the Tweet Button Bookmarklet:

“But what if you go to a site that doesn’t have a Tweet Button? Have no fear. Today, we’re making available a Tweet Button Bookmarklet that allows you to tweet a link with your own commentary from anywhere on the web.

“You just need to drag and drop the Bookmarklet into your browser’s bookmark bar.


TweetAdder 3 upgrade: my mini-review, screenshots + video

This morning I got a notice that an upgrade to TweetAdder was now available.

(You can read more here about why Tweet Adder needed to upgrade, due to changes to Twitter itself.)

I’ve written before about how I use TweetAdder to manage follows and unfollows on Twitter, I don’t use it to its full capacity, but that might change as I find my way around the new version, TweetAdder 3.

Installing the upgrade to the software wasn’t that easy. I ended up downloading and installing two different (new) versions of TweetAdder for some reason.

When I finally launched the (real) version, I was pleased to see that TweetAdder has given its user interface a makeover. While it still isn’t going to win any beauty contests, TweetAdder’s UI is less clunky and old fashioned than it used to be.


My favorite Twitter client just got a new name: MarketMeSuite

twitter apps clientsI’ve told you before about why I switched from TweetDeck to MarketMeTweet.

Not only is MarketMeTweet more stable, but it has features other Twitter apps and clients don’t have, like the unique ability to “brand” your Twitter updates.

Today, they announced that they are changing the name of the product to MarketMeSuite, to better reflect that fact.

After all, you can use it to manage not just all your Twitter accounts, but your Facebook page, too. Plus it integrates, RSS, Google Calendar and a lot more.

Soon you’ll be able to get your own custom vanity URL shortener, a WordPress blog with FREE hosting for a year, and lots more.

Read all about the name change — and other features coming soon — HERE.


HootSuite Twitter client launches premium accounts. Are they worth it?

It was free to everyone for a long time. Now the popular “social media dashboard” HootSuite is offering users different levels of service and features — for a price.

These new HootSuite plans range from $5 to $100 a month, and will provide Twitter “power users” with “an ad-free UI, enhanced stats, and multiple RSS feeds, social networks and team members.”

Mashable also reports that:

“The company’s Enterprise Package (Star Trek reference intended) weighs in at around $1,500 per month or $2,000 per month if you want to use a vanity URL shortener.

“This service is as deluxe as its pricetag…”

Other new and/or improved HootSuite features will include scheduled updates, plus Facebook, RSS and integration.

All I can say is:

Now that HootSuite is charging users money — sometimes lots of it — I’m so glad I picked MarketMeTweet as my premium Twitter client for power users.