Tweepi: Highly Recommended

There are a huge stack of tools out there to help you make the most of Twitter.  There are varying levels of quality but one of the tools that I’ve been playing with today is Tweepi and it’s impressed me hugely. Geeky Follow One of the problems that people have with Twitter is finding people […]

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Attracting More Traffic with TweetMeme

If you’ve ever had one of your blog posts re-tweeted by a big hitter on Twitter then you’ll know the massive amount of traffic that they can generate. That big wave of traffic can generate additional RSS subscribers and newsletter subscribers as well so it’s not just a one-off benefit. On a smaller scale I […]

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How many Twitter accounts does your business have?

Google has just published a list of all of their accounts on Twitter. There are quite a few as you can see but even for a small business, it may be worth considering having a couple of Twitter accounts. For example, if you ran a digital media company and your company produced websites, graphics, videos […]

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The Queen is now on Twitter

The Queen (well, the British Monarchy) have started using Twitter. http://twitter.com/BritishMonarchy They’re doing very well and have managed to attract over 9000 followers in a very short space of time.  However, I wonder if they’re actually managing to get the most out of Twitter.  For a start, very few of their tweets are under the […]

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How NOT to use Twitter

Habitat is a pretty well respected brand here in the UK but they have made the most astounding clanger with the use of Twitter and hashtags. Hashtags are words that you paste onto the end of your tweets to add to a larger conversation.  The way it works is that people will use Twitter Search […]

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Top 10 SEO experts to follow on Twitter

There are thousands of self-proclaimed experts on Twitter but there are very few actual experts that are worth following for their SEO advice. However, having been very active on Twitter for over a year now, I’ve built up a list of people who use Twitter to hand out solid SEO advice (amongth other things) and […]

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China Blocks Twitter, WordPress, Hotmail….

According to Mashable and various other reports throughout the internet, China has blocked access to Twitter, Flickr, WordPress, Hotmail, YouTube, Blogger and a host of other websites. Apparently this is down to the upcoming anniversary of the Tiananment Square Massacre in 1989. The Chinese authorities obviously don’t want their people to be exposed to alternative versions […]

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Lovely Warm Bread via Twitter

Strange title isn’t it?  But it’s about a wonderful story involving a London bakery using Twitter to inform people when they’re just baked a fresh batch of bread.  You can get the whole story here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iIgCLG0fRo40rP-hNwT54BwCTIBA It’s a fantastic example of a business looking at how it can take new technology and use it to […]

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Twitter Search is Evolving

CNET reports about two major upcoming changes to Twitter search.  Twitter search has a massive amount of potential but has been seriously overlooked so far.  That’s about to change. Firstly Twitter is about to start crawling and indexing the links that are tweeted to provide a far broader view of what’s popular at the moment.  […]

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The power of the newsletter

Today I want to share an example with you of how powerful a newsletter is at attracting new clients. Recently we launched a new ‘Affordable SEO‘ service especially aimed at small and medium sized businesses.  We knew that it was going to be a popular service but we didn’t realise just HOW popular it would […]

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Re-tweeting is the new linking out

There’s a new(ish) website called retweetist which shows the top links that are being tweeted by people on Twitter. There are some big numbers there – articles being tweeted by over 100 people. When you consider how many followers those 100 people have then you’re looking at some serious amount of traffic being driven to […]

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Must read Twitter posts

Tad over at the SEOptimise blog has collected together a great list of blog posts about Twitter, including 15 great tools and how to use Twitter for business.  I’d recommend taking some time to check it out if you’re trying to get the most out of Twitter.   In fact, it’s worth looking at it […]

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Is your Twitter identity safe?

I’ve just registered another account on Twitter.  Those of you that follow me (and if you don’t, you should!) will wonder why I need another account but it just dawned on my that my twitter username is my real name and not my business name. Up until about 5 minutes ago, there was nothing stopping […]

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Twitter phishing attack

Darren Rowse has written a good overview about Twitter being used as a platform for a phishing attack. It’s a shame that it’s happened and I’m not sure if I can see a way for Twitter to easily stop this happening in future.  But it reminds us to always be wary about clicking link – […]

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How to build your followers on Twitter

I have over 3500 followers on Twitter and it’s growing every day.  I’m often asked how I manage to do it and the answer is very simple: I give my followers what they want and I interact with them. The #1 mistake people on Twitter make is that they use it purely for their own […]

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Five social networking tools to publicise your blog

How to drive traffic to your website OK, so you’ve written your blog.  The content is great: fresh, witty, relevant and people who read it are hooked.  Great job.  Well done. You’ve also got a great design – not so showy that it distracts from your great content, but nice enough to make it look […]

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