If you have a YouTube Channel, you should definitely create a YouTube Playlist to highlight your videos you want your audience to view the most. Otherwise, they will continue to move further and further down the queue and unless tagged properly, won’t get viewed as often as you want them to. Why put your audience through the head-ache of sifting through your videos when you know your best content?
Here is an instructional video to show you how to create a YouTube Playlist:
The great thing about YouTube playlists is you can create several, show a few, or just show one. It’s entirely up to you. You get to showcase the videos you choose. They are easy to edit so if you only want one playlist, you can add and remove videos as necessary. Have you set up your YouTube playlist?
If you use Twitter’s interface, there are several shortcuts (pressing 2 keys to give the the same action as a series of mouse-clicks) you will wonder why you haven’t been using them before now. These are especially beneficial if you do some actions more than others, for instance; if you use your “Favorites” (tweets marked as Favorites to be used or referred to at later dates) a LOT, G + F will take you straight to your Favorites page. They are also good to know if you can’t remember where some of these menu items are. For instance, if you can’t remember where Twitter keeps their “lists” feature, all you need to do is type G + L.
Viewing the Twitter shortcut cheat-sheets below, you can see some of them are pretty intuitive while others may take using a few times to get them memorized. You can refer back to this cheat sheet any time; just favorite this page or download the images.
In addition to the twitter shortcuts shown above, you can see a few more available with the image displayed below.
There’s one more quick trick I’d like to add that isn’t really a shortcut – but may save you some time. If you ever share your tweets, and want a Twitter link for a specific post, here’s a very short video to show you exactly how to do that.
Did you find these shortcuts useful? Do you have any favorite Twitter shortcuts or tips you would like to share? I’d like to know!
I hate to be a “Paranoid Pattie”, but I REALLY don’t like Facebook’s new Places “feature” on their Timeline wall. They used to have it at the top of your wall just under the banner as shown below:
You could hide the map by trading places with another item (see boxes or tabs). Recently the “powers that be” at Facebook have decided to move the map or “Places feature”; the item that shows anyone you share your Facebook account with where you have been, on your wall. You can no longer hide your map. While some of you may ask “what’s wrong with this?” alarms go off, and my “spidy” senses tingle, because as a social media person, I keep my wall public, and I friend many more people than my close family and friends. I don’t necessarily want every person I’ve friended on Facebook to know the exact area I live, or the areas I travel on a regular basis. So if you are like me, (rather be safe than sorry) I’ve recorded a couple of videos and written a few pointers for you. Below is a list of items I’ve discovered that will show what causes those “Places” to show on your Timeline map:
1) Foursquare posts: Whether you share them to your Facebook wall or not, if you check-in on Foursquare and take a photo then take a separate photo and upload it to your Facebook wall, it will add it to your Places map.
2) Mobile photo uploads: If you take a photo with your smartphone and upload it to your wall, it MAY add it to your wall. It depends on your phone and which app you use when you take your photo. I know when I used Instagram, it did not add those photos to my Facebook Places… but that may have been because I did not check that as a default setting when I installed it on my phone.
3) Tagged images: If someone tags you in a photo, you guessed it, you will be added to that location. (You can change this setting under Privacy Settings.)
There may be more ways you can be added to the Places map, these are ways I’ve found so far. Below are ways I know you can remove yourself from the Places map and what you can do to keep yourself from re-appearing.
1) Remove the Foursquare app from Facebook. I tried to have it just not post on my behalf, but that did not do the trick – I had to remove the app completely. If you are unsure how to remove the app, watch the video shown below:
2) Remove the mobile photo uploads: There are a couple of ways you can do this, double-click the map locator until you see which post has the image(s) tied to the map, at which point you want to double-click the image again and delete each image. If this does not work, you want to see which day the image is posted and delete it from that day on your Timeline. (see video)
3) Remove the tag from the photo: Locate the photo using the same steps above and remove the tag. If you are unsure how to remove the tag, watch the video.
I don’t know about you, but I’m beginning to think Mark Zuckerberg has been contracted by the government to use Facebook as tracking software because people so readily give their information, and this program posts what a normal person would consider personal and private information on a regular basis. What do you think?
Do you feel you just don’t get SEO a/k/a search engine optimization? I’ve been there. I know exactly the way you feel. If you take a step back and forget that it’s supposed to be scary and technical, and just think of it as a style of writing, you should be good. In fact, if you follow these 3 simple steps, you can painlessly help your on sight and offsite SEO.
1) Keywords: The keyword in this post is SEO, and in your post should be high-lighted in the following ways:
Your blog title should contain your keyword
H1, H2 or H3 Title
Hi-light your keywords with bold and italics within content of your blog
Alt txt in your image
Keywords should be repeated throughout your blog post that is enjoyable to read (notice I hi-lighted enjoyable) They need to be repeated enough, but not too much. If you’re not sure, there are plug-ins you can install on your blog to optimize it for SEO such as WordPress SEO by Yoast or Vibe SEO Pack, just to name a couple.
2) Commenting: In addition to keywords above, when you comment on other people’s blogs, you are leaving backlinks to your blog. The more comments you make, the more SEO “link juice” you leave. The more popular the blog, the better. (Hint you want to comment on a blog that allows you to enter your blog url (website addresss) not log in with your Facebook account).
3) Crosslinks: This is probably one of the easiest of the SEO techniques. Once you start blogging, it’s important to link your relevant posts or pages together. This is called crosslinking.
Watching the videos make these once thought scary SEO techniques easy to accomplish, so take a deep breath and optimize your site today! Now that wasn’t so scary was it?
If you’re not using ManageFlitter to manage your Twitter account you’ll want to check it out!
ManageFlitter is a tool I have grown to love. ManageFlitter supplies you so with so much information, it’s just nuts! You can see who is a “talkative” or “quiet” user on Twitter, or who is completely inactive and how long it’s been since they’ve signed onto Twitter. That can be valuable information if you are serious about interacting with your followers. You can also see the number of tweets each person has sent over the lifetime of their account, the number of followers each user has, what their bio says, and what their Twitter avatar looks like. Of course, ManageFlitter lets you see who is following you, and best of all, if you have the pro account, you can unfollow en masse if you want to prune your account to make room for new followers.
If you want to see just a sneak peak how ManageFlitter works, I’ve created a video (just coz I like you) ~ naw… actually coz I’m a vizual learner and I figure it’s easier to teach this way too.
If you like this video, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos like this one, but subscribe to the blog too because this video and many more aren’t on YouTube!
Do you feel like there are some days when users just don’t respond on Twitter? What are your experiences?