Tips, resources, and discussions about social networking and social marketing.
I recently wrote an article about how to gain more followers on Twitter. Today I want to talk about how to get more Twitter Tweets, Facebook Likes, and Google Plus 1’s for individual posts.
If you are just starting out or struggling to get noticed and gain additional exposure this might be helpful, and something worth at least checking out in your spare time.
The site is JustReTweet.com. I have seen quite a few people talking about it for several months now. So I thought I would check it out and see what happens. It is free so the only thing I was out was my time.
It seems like everyone is looking for Twitter followers and Tweets. Facebook likes and fans. Even Google Plus 1’s these days. Everywhere you go you are reminded to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and plus 1 something. Social media sharing and buttons are everywhere, and I can’t remember the last site I visited that didn’t have them.
If you have been trying to increase your Twitter followers the following information might be what you have been looking for.
Although Facebook and Google are usually considered totally different types of platforms the question comes up fairly often about which is better. If one were to compare the two they should really be comparing Facebook to Google Plus.
I am not that fond of Alexa rank, but that is different story for another day. However, if you look at Alexa rank for both Facebook.com and Google.com you will see that the two of them have been going back and forth for the number one spot since early May 2012.
A while back I wrote about how I thought people were overdoing it with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social sharing buttons. Some sites seem to plaster them everywhere for some reason.
I understand site owners want to encourage people to share a post, and that they would like to see more traffic. It just seems like sometimes they push it a little too much. So much that they become more annoying than helpful. At least on some sites I have visited.
The other day someone was wondering what kind of Wordpress plugin this web site was using for their contact page because they wanted to use it. So out of curiosity I thought I would check it out myself.
Visit almost any site or web page and you will likely find the familiar Twitter Tweet, Facebook Like, and Google Plus buttons just to name a few. In fact, it is becoming difficult to find a site or page without them. Can you remember the last time that you were browsing a site that didn’t have any? Well OK, there are a few out there that don’t have them that come to mind such as Wikipedia.org and Wordpress.com, at least at the time I wrote this.
The majority of sites I visit seem to focus on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus. Occasionally I still come across a site with a Stumble Upon, Digg, or Redit button, but not nearly as much as I did a few years ago. There are also sites that use Add This, Share This, or another similar widget that allows the site owner to add multiple buttons and options in a sort of all in one feature.
There seems to be a push or trend towards being more social and sharing additional details publicly about yourself online. All these popular social networking and media sites seem to almost encourage us to share more things with the entire world. If you are cool with that, then go for it. If not, then don’t. Nobody said you have to. At least not yet.
If you ask me privacy is slowly dwindling in the online world. The younger generation seems all to quick to let the world know about their life. Sharing real names, pictures, videos, home address, phone numbers, email addresses…you name it.
I am not one to jump into posting and sharing these things online. Maybe because I am older and grew up in a world without all this online internet technology stuff. Maybe I just think some things are meant to be kept private.