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Oops! Twitter Blocking - Twitter Unblocking - Why, How, Free Tools! [Post in progress]

Twitter Tip - Blocking and Unblocking Twitter Accounts

Reader Q - How Do I See Which Twitter Accounts I Blocked?

Using Twitter? Sometimes by a slip of a finger, we might block a Twitter account accidentally, or we might change our mind about a Twitter account we previously blocked. This post has information on Blocking and unblocking Twitter accounts that you may find useful. 

Twitter- Blocking -Talk to The Hand!

If someone blocks you on Twitter, and you try to Tweet them, you will get the message:

Twitter -Whom Did I Block?

Are there Twitter accounts you haven't heard from in a while? Perhaps they're blocked! This is what I discovered when I started searching for answers for this reader. Of the accounts I had blocked, there were two I was surprised to find in the blocked list!

Twitter Unblocking Accounts 

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3 Reasons to Send Your Facebook Page to Twitter Plus How To!

Why Send Your Facebook Page Updates To Twitter

Should you syndicate your Facebook Page updates to Twitter? Many debate the value of sending updates automatically from one social platform to another. While there are some syndications I advise against,  I highly recommend syndicating your Facebook Page to Twitter. This post has my three top reasons for sending your Facebook Updates automatically to Twitter, and a step by step tutorial on how to set up your Facebook to Twitter Syndication.

3 Reasons You Want To Syndicate Your Facebook to Twitter

Why syndicate your Facebook Page Feed feed to Twitter? Syndication of regular sharing tasks allows you more time to do real social work-engaging with new potential clients and building a rapport. Why not Syndicate your Facebook Profile Updates to Twitter? Why not syndicate Twitter to Facebook? Leave a comment and we can cover these in future posts. Which would you like to here about first?
Syndicating your Facebook Page updates to Twitter offers several advantages for Facebook Page admins including:
  1. Facebook Syndication Brings New Active Facebook Fans. Skillfully syndicating your Facebook Page Updates to Twitter can draw new Facebook fans to your page who are used to being interactive. Facebook pages need active Fans to succeed with organic reach.
  2. Facebook Syndication Allows Longer Messages. Skillfully syndicating your Facebook Page Updates to Twitter can allow you to post longer messages that Twitter friends can access by following the link back to Facebook. Basically a form of the Twit Longer App except it drives traffic to your Facebook rather than a third party App.
  3. Facebook Syndication Save Time. Skillfully posting on Facebook and having it appear on Twitter simultaneously is a big time saver.  However, do NOT simply syndicate your Facebook to Twitter and leave it. Twitter audiences are very social and appreciate interaction. You need to show up in person on a regular basis.
Did you notice I said "Skillfully" syndicating your Facebook Page to Twitter? If you choose to syndicate your Facebook Page updates to Twitter, you will need to remember this syndication is in place when you post to Facebook to get the most out of your Facebook messages. More about the best types of messages for Facebook syndicators in the next post.

How To Syndicate Your Facebook Page to Twitter

Each time I set up a syndication package for a client, this is part of the procedure I follow. Want to Syndicate your Facebook page updates to Twitter yourself? Follow these steps:

To connect your Facebook Page Updates to Twitter.
  1. Log into the Twitter account where you want your Facebook updates to show.
  2. Log into Facebook.
  3. Go to https://www.facebook.com/twitter/
  4. Click "Link to Twitter" beside the Facebook Page you want to syndicate to Twitter
  5. Click "Authorize App" when asked "Authorize Facebook to Use Your Account?"
  6. Edit Settings. Choose which activities to syndicate. 
  7. Close Facebook Tab.
That's IT! Congratulations! You've now Connected your Facebook Page to Twitter! Go make a post on Facebook, and see how it shows up on Twitter! You can experiment with a few different types of posts, or  read our next Post : Using Facebook- Twitter Syndication Effectively.
Thanks for reading Blogged Tips. 
What Facebook Frustrations, Twitter Troubles or Blogger Bits would you like help with? Leave me a comment or connect on LinkedIn.


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Free Embeddable Online Character Count Tool by JavaScriptKit! 5 SEO Tips Using JavaScriptKit Tools!

How Many Characters? Great SEO Tool!

Need Search Engine Optimization? Long tail key words in your first 150 characters for meta descriptions are essential. Count your characters, and find out how embedding this tool on your site could help increase your SEO.
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Vizify Gives Generous Refunds! 3 Important Things You Need to Know!

Yahoo Purchases Vizify - Did You Get Your Refund?

Vizify was all about making you look awesome by visualizing the data you posted on other sites and services, while that data will continue to live on those other sites and services,Vizify began sunsetting their services earlier this year.  Did you get your Vizify refund?
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How to Decrease Bounce Rate : LinkWithin [Tips Plus Review]

How CanYou Easily Show Related Posts? Use LinkWithin!

LinkWithin a free javascript app allows you to automatically show related - or semi-related posts to readers on your blog. This can increase page views and decrease bounce rate.  Why do you want to show related posts using LinkWithin? How can you change the position of the LinkWithin related posts? How can you change the wording on the LinkWithin Gadget? These are a few LinkWithin Tips explored in this post.

Why Show Related Posts Using LinkedWithin?

LinkWithin Can Increase Page Views
When you show readers related posts at the bottom of your article, you are increasing the chances, they will stick around and read more, and perhaps even subscribe to your blog if they find it has enough interesting information. I have been using Linked Within on my blogs for quite a while, and I have been pleased with the internal referrals I see in my stats. Using the Linked Within app easily automates posting of archived headlines or images to your blog post. You can choose to have 3 or 5 related posts, and if you blog on a dark background, you can choose an option that will work for you too.

Which Blogs Work Best With LinkWithin?

LinkWithin works best when you use catchy titles, great images, and label your posts with relevant tags. While LinkWithin is most appealing on blogs that have images: ie recipe blogs, gardening blogs, how to blogs; LinkWithin will still work for you if you have no images.  No image or few images? No problem! LinkWithin will display a link list of several of your archived articles.

How to Install Linked Within Related Posts? 

LinkWithin Application
Installing LinkWithin related posts is easy peasy!
  1. Surf over to LinkWithin.
  2. Type in  your email xxx@xxx.com and url http://xxxxxxx.com - be sure it is the email you use to log into your blog.
  3. Choose your platform ie Blogger,Wordpress, Typepad, or Other.
  4. Choose the number of posts desired.
  5. Click the "Get Widget" button.
  6. Install the code in the manner specified in the directions
Have more than one blog? Simply repeat!

Installing LinkWithin on Blogger

As the dashboard on LinkWithin shows, dragging the widget to just under the posts area, is supposed to make the widget work better. It may take some time for the related posts to show on your blog,. If after a few days, the LinkWithin related posts are not showing,  or if you find you chose the wrong number of posts for the width of your blog. Go through the steps again.

How to Change the LinkWithin Position

Want to change the LinkWithin related posts position? This can be a bit tricky, and only advised if you are comfortable tinkering with the code on your site.
  1. Open the html then download and save your template. 
  2. Next search for the LinkWithin code line <div class="linkwithin_div"></div>. 
  3. Found it? Good erase the code, then paste it where you want the posts to appear. 
  4. Preview your template. Looking good?
  5. Save your template!

How to Change Your LinkWithin Words

Sample LinkWithin Section image free to use from Blogged Tips Text reads " You might also like"
Sample LinkWithin section from Blogged Tips
The words on the LinkWithin widget usually read "You may also like these stories". Does your blog have recipes, or tips, or crafts? You may wish to personalize this message. Simply use the method above for changing the LinkWithin position, but add the following line of script:<script>linkwithin_text='Your custom text:'</script>.
By using LinkWithin, you offer you readers more tempting choices, giving them a reason to linger, and read a little longer.
Now it's your turn. Tell us : How do you link related stories on your blog? Do you like LinkWithin as much as we do?Having LinkWithin Problems? Drop us a comment, and we'll try to help.

Happy Linking!
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10 ROI Tips to Help Your Biz Win! - Running Facebook Giveaways!

Facebook Giveaways 10 ROI Tips That May Help Your Business Win!

Giveaways can give a good return on investment when done properly. After researching and blogging Canadian Giveaways for several years, There are a few things I have noticed that can make a greater return on investment for a business using a giveaway for publicity and promotion. Here are 10 steps you may wish to consider when planning your next giveaway.

Facebook Giveaways: 10 Steps for Successful Facebook Giveaways

Blogged Tips: Facebook Giveaways - ROI Tips Facebook Giveaways: Win! Win! Win!  Will Your Biz Win?
Giveaways Will Your Biz Win?
1. Decide on Your Goal, and Measurement Technique. Before posting a Giveaway, decide on your goal. Do you want a greater possibility of your Facebook Fans receiving your advertising? or Do you want a greater possibility of Fans making a purchase? Do you want current fans making more purchases, or more fans making purchases? 
How will you measure the success of your goal? Will your use tracking links? Create a spreadsheet of your current clients and purchasing patterns this can help you determine the success of your giveaway. 
2. Be aware of Rules and Regulations. Many Giveaway Apps have already done this legwork for you. Running a giveaway on your own? Be sure to dot your i's and cross your t's.There are special regulations involving ages of entrants, and where they live.
3. Choose a Prize and Delivery Method. The prize you award can help establish a buying habit. Most businesses are interested in gaining sales, yet their giveaways or prizes, rarely reflect this goal. You do want a prize that draws participants, but also including a gift certificate for your products or services can be the start of a beautiful customer service relationship. Do you have a brick and mortar store? Perhaps you want the winner to pick up their prize. Shipping the prize? Think about shipping costs.
4. Involve Minds and Hearts. Giveaways that tap into fans emotions and thinking can transfer your giveaway from a simple click in the short term memory into longterm relationship. Try asking people to make one comment about a happy memory related to your product, choosing a colour /flavour they would like their prize to be, or say how your services will improve their life. However, keep it simple! Too many rules upfront or complicated entry requirements can just frustrate potential customers. 
6, Collect Contacts. Collect emails,websites,Twitter links, birthdays, and permission to contact entrants about future special offers and giveaways. Put these in a spread sheet and track their engagement.  If they tweet about your Giveaway acknowledge the tweet and their participation.
7. Thank Participants. Offer a free download to participants. Send emails to participants thanking them for entering, along with a discount coupon or freebie. If they have a business, you might feature a blurb about their business in an enews blast or a post on your Facebook or blog.
8. Notify All Participants. If you collect emails using a 3rd party App, you can notify all participants about the winner, and encourage those who did not win to participate in the next giveaway, or subscribe to your monthly enews. You will want to make sure the email does not land in the Spam box, so word it carefully.
9. Follow Up. Check with the winner to be sure they are enjoying the prize. Give lots of customer service to those new fans of yours.
10, Assess Your Results and Celebrate. What were your goals? Greater Facebook Reach? More Purchases? It may take some time to see conversions. How people many clicked the link to read more information on your site? How many accepted the free download? Do you want to offer an update? If your free download has links to your site and your phone number, you may yet get referrals from your giveaway from unexpected places. Celebrate your success in establishing a better rapport with your fans, and learning more about clients preferences. Use the information you gained from this experience to improve your business.

Too Busy to Run a Successful Facebook Giveaway? Many bloggers, such as myself, can host a Facebook Giveaway for you on one of their blogs. Prices for hosting giveaways vary according to services provided and start at about $25 or equivalent product value, plus a prize work at least $25. Leave a confidential comment and I will contact you with a plan to fit your budget.

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Good luck with Your Giveaway!
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Twitter Tips: 7 Tips for Choosing Your Twitter Name - Any More Suggestions?

Choosing Twitter Names? Read this!

Does your Twitter name matter? It depends. What is your purpose for establishing your Twitter name? Are you connecting with offline friends, or is it for business? Either way some of these suggestions may help you.

Twitter Tips : 7 Tips For Choosing Your Twitter Name

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