How much time do you spend on social media sites like Twitter in your business?
If you answered that question with “Too much” or “None” then read on. (You are allowed to read on anyway).
Everybody is using social media now. Those that are not are fairly sure that they should be, but those that are are not always sure that they are getting a return on their time investment. Updating your facebook page, sending the odd tweet and keeping your Linkedin profile up to date all takes time. Add in your blog or even blogs and all of a sudden you are spending quite a lot of time on social media. More often than not this leads to at best sporadic use of social media. The internet is a fickle place. Leave it too long and you are forgotten. So here is the obvious solution:
The Time Saving Twitter Solution
One word: Automate. Let us assume you have a blog (because you should have one). Wouldn’t it be great if every time you wrote a blog post it was automatically posted as a tweet on Twitter? I wrote my own program to do it, but there is a great service called twitterfeed that will do the same thing for you.
So with one blog post you have created a blog post and also posted it as a tweet on Twitter with a link back to your original blog post.
Feeding to Facebook too.
I really don’t like doing more work than I have to… not when there is an easier alternative. Twitterfeed also links in with your Facebook page. Of course this is not really necessary because Facebook itself can read your blog feed once you tell it where to look. So to summarise so far….
I have written one blog post which has now been posted to Twitter as a Tweet and to my company Facebook page too.
Linkedin can get in on the act too
On linkedin you can add a twitter feed which shows up in your status. Add your twitter account to Linkedin and now that blog post is shown as an update to all your linkedin contacts too. So now our little blog post has gone to Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin as well as being a good bit of work in it’s own right.
How is it good for your business? (making your blog work harder)
The beauty of it is that it is all automatic. Once you set it up you can write a blog post and know that you have kept your Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook pages up to date too. You save time and can sit back with that cup of coffe knowing that you are on top of your social media presence.
I don’t understand it
If you are having problems, or if you would just like it to be even easier by getting somebody else to set it up for you why not drop me a line by email.