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Picasa Web Album Name Showing Incorrectly? Check This Tip!

    Why does My Picasa Web Album Name Show as the Wrong Account?

    Picasa Web Album questions flood forums more frequently now,since people are realizing Google + is a powerful peer referral tool. Picasa 3.9  offers many of the editing features that Picnik formerly did,and it is now integrated with Google + in addition to Blogger. For location based businesses, Picasa is a great tool,as it allows you to Geotag or map your photos. One problem many managers of multiple accounts face is pictures from one client showing up in another client;s album ,or even their own personal album.This used to happen to me in the beginning too. These tips should help solve that problem.

    Google support offers the following Picasa Web Albums name tips:

    Your Picasa Web Albums Name

    Your Picasa Web Albums name is displayed next to your profile photo. The process for creating or changing your name differs whether or not you've connected your Picasa Web Albums service with Google Profiles.

    Picasa Web Albums without a Google Profile:

    1. Sign in to Picasa Web Albums.
    2. Click the gear icon gear icon at the top of the page and choose Photos settings.
    3. On the General tab, in the "Your Nickname" section, enter the nickname you'd like displayed.
    4. Click Save.

    Picasa Web Albums with a linked Google Profile:

    You'll create or change your display name through Google Profiles. Please follow these steps:

    1. Sign in to Picasa Web Albums.
    2. Click the gear icon gear icon at the top of the page and choose Photos settings.
    3. Click the General tab.
    4. In the 'Your Nickname' section, click the 'Edit your profile' link.
    5. Change your name on Google Profiles, and click Save changes.

    Note: By default, your Picasa Web Albums nickname is your Google profile ID number when you first sign up for the service. You can find your Google profile ID in your profile URL: http://profiles.google.com/[your unique Google profile ID number].

    You can find your Picasa nickname on your Google Dashboard  -- Remember you can't sign in with your Picasa nickname.

Uploading to the Correct Picasa Web Album

Having multiple accounts can cause some problems with cookies in your browser. To be absolutely sure you are uploading photos to the correct account, the following steps should help: If you have a  Google+ profile, Picasa automatically directs you there rather than to  Picasa Web Albums so if you want to work with Picasa Web Albums directly you need to use this direct link https://picasaweb.google.com/home . Make sure you use the following sign out-sign in routing:

Start Picasa Then follow this Sign in,Sign out routine:

  1. Sign Out In the upper right corner. you should see either a blue ‘Sign out’, or ‘Sign in with Google account. To be sure you are using the correct account,sign out.
  2. Sign into Picasa fresh. - Sign in with your Google account name and password, and check to see if the account name is correct to the left of sign out.
  • Click the link just to the right of your Google account name or email address. (to the left of Sign out). It should be either Web albums, or Google+ Photos.
  • At the upper right, just below the Black bar there should be your name and a icon representing you, or a Sign in Box.
  • If your name is there click it, then click Sign out.
  • Then Sign in again using the desired Google account user name and password.

You should now see all your Photos. in Google+ or Picasa Web Albums aka PWA.

It’s your turn! How well did these tips work for you?

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Twitter Groups – Message Groups !

Twitter Groups Time Saver?

Twitter Groups is an API built on Twitter.I just discovered it and it seems a great idea. How much a time saver it is remains to be seen.However the potential for many to receive your message simultaneously,rather than one-by-one holds great practical applications for safety,as well as communication. Twitter Groups to my way of thinking brings Twitter communications in line with sending an email to a group,or G+ message to groups.

How Can You send a message to several people at once on Twitter?,Just follow these instructions:

How to use Twitter Groups!

  • Step 1: Follow twgroups on Twitter.
  • Step 2: Register!
  • Step 3: Import or Add your followers.
  • Step 4: Create some Groups.
  • Step 5: Assign your followers to groups on the Followers or Groups pages.
  • Step 6: Send Group Messages!
  • Step 7: Tell your friends!

There now you’ve been told my friends,now you can share this Tip with others.

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Optimizing Twitter Time Tips!

How Often Can You Tweet? What Are Twitter Limits?

Business twitter account holders need to bear several limits in mind when posting Tweets. Although a Twitter account can post up to 1,000 Twetts per Day, There are other limits to bear in mind before deciding to use all 1,000 Tweets in one day. First let’s look at all the Twitter limits:

  • Twitter maximum Tweets per day 1,000
  • Maximum 3rd Party Tweets –automated – 150 per hour Signed in 350

Target Audience Limits

Your target audience can also limit the number of Tweets you post in several ways.

  1. Location of target audience.  Are you trying to reach local or global?
  2. Sleep pattern of target audience. When is your audience awake?
  3. Twitter usage pattern of target audience. Will your tweets be seen?
  4. Tweet type acceptance of target audience. Will your tweets interest or repel your audience?

Tweet Type Limits

Finally,the number of tweets you post can also be limited by the type of tweets you post.For example,only posting tweets blasting ads, can lose your target audience faster than anything else.Twitter is first and foremost about conversation. Try to engage at least 1 person each day in an exchange. In addition to a volley,there are many types of general tweets. It is important to utilize a variety of Tweets within a time period,or you may find your account labelled as spam,or rapidly lose followers. John Welsh of United Business Media writes about 7 types of Tweets. Here are 10 Tweet types that I use:

  1. Information Tweet Sharing knowledge is a main reason people follow you. A Tweet with a link from someone you trust and respect, is a great way to have a really important post brought to your attention quickly. Comments and links to others’ writing are especially welcome.
  2. Wise Tweet - A phrase of wisdom that informs your community without a link to an article, picture or video – best done by experts in a field
  3. Introduction Tweet – Introducing new accounts to your community with a brief bio,are more effective #follow recommendations. 
  4. ReTweet – See a great tweet? Share it by posting RT at the front or posting quotes around it MT means you modified it slightly.
  5. Status Tweet –Justin Bieber effectively tweeted his calendar to rise to fame. If you post regularly,be sure to let people know if you will be offline for awhile.
  6. Question Tweet - Feel free to ask questions,but don’t count on getting many replies.
  7. Blog post Tweet – Links to your blog posts can be overdone unless mixed with a variety of tweets,and are best couched with a phrase.
  8. Connection Tweets – After an introduction Tweet, referring people to connect with can be helpful.
  9. Paper.li – Effective paper.li with a descriptive title and topic specific connections are often welcomed. Generic paper/li of all your followers tweets? Tiresome.
  10. Four Square Tips – Tweeting about Four Square check-ins? Add your own flair to make these tweets more palatable.

What Not to Tweet

If you would not read it, don’t Tweet it! Ask yourself:

  • Is your food intake really that interesting? If it is shocking,exotic,or tantalizing – that’s much different Only celebs get their cornflakes retweeted.
  • Do you find foul language fascinating?
  • Do you enjoy reading product lists? Try witty benefit statements that engage an audience.

So how many tweets can you make per day is much more than a simple number.Perhaps the real question is:

How many tweets per day will your market bear?

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Google Adsense Ads Not Showing? Try These Tips!

Having Google Adsense Problems? Hope This Helps!

Occasionally after entering your Google Adsense code, your ads do not show up. If this happens to you, these tips from Google Adsense trouble shooting may be helpful:

Why Google Adsense Ads Do Not Show

The most common reasons ads don't show:

  1. Your account was previously disapproved - Check your email and Google Adsense account for a message.
  2. Browser and ad blocking issues - Perhaps the ads are showing, but  your browser setings will not allow it to run.
  3. Your AdSense code has not been properly implemented. - Be sure to follow the requirements carefully!
  4. You have not entered your PIN -This only applies if your ads appeared for a short while ,then disappeared.
  5. Are the ads inside nested frames? - Placing ads inside too many frames or div tags,could keep them from running
  6. Is JavaScript enabled in your browser? -If you do not have Java Script enabled, or if you have conflicting Java Script code running on your site, you will not be able to see your ads, but others will.
Google Adsense has a handy FREE trouble shooting tool you can use that can lead you through various scenarios.Check it out 
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Highlighting Your Event Using Facebook!

How To Create Facebook Events

Using Facebook Events to promote your group or business is a great strategy. However since timeline, there are some changes to the process. Here are the basic steps involved in creating a Facebook event using the ‘Events App’. Further posts will cover how to spread the word about your event, how to promote your page and business using your event, why you want to create a new event each time, and more helpful tips. Questions? Comments? Don’t be shy! Drop me a private comment below, and mark it private if you rather it not be shown.
Creating Facebook Events Steps
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iPad APPS: Twitter For iPad Frustrations? [Review]

Twitter for iPad Users Frustrations Plus Kudos!


Twitter for iPad has some advantages over Twitter for Desktop version. However, using Twitter for iPad frustrates some users so much, they want to be able to use the standard Desktop version. Here is my two cents worth on the topic, along with some handy tips.

Twitter for iPad Good Points


Ummm... Let me get back to you on that.

Twitter for iPad Troubleshooting


As you may, or may not know, I've been working from an iPad these last few months discovering its capabilities & inabilities. I regularly update numerous social media sites, one of which is Twitter. Unfortunately Twitter for iPad has some problems that are increasing search engine queries for Twitter for Desktop. Hmmmmm... makes you wonder...
Problems with Twitter for iPad include:
• Twitter for iPad does not support list creation
• Twitter for iPad does not offer Password Recovery
It would be simple for Twitter to place a link on the Twitter for iPad APP that would take people to Twitter for Desktop is it there? NO!
After endless searching through help forums, Google searches, and using other search engines, I discovered Sean, another blogger had also searched endlessly for the answer. Sean had tried the following searches with no sucess:
iPad switch Twitter mobile desktop – Nope.

iPad change Twitter desktop view – Nope.

iPad Safari switch Twitter view – Nope.

iPad switch between standard and mobile Twitter – Nope.

iPad change view Twitter standard mobile – Nope.

iPad change from Twitter mobile to desktop – Nope

Luckily for me,and you, Sean finally found the link by using Firefox on another computer.
Here is the magic link from Sean for everyone stuck with mobile Twitter :
Mobile.twitter.com/settings/change _ui
Thanks Sean!

Hope this helped!

Now it's your turn-What are your Twitter For iPad thoughts? Love it? Hate it?

- @Suzanne 

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Run Successful Facebook Giveaways! Why Use Third Party Apps?

Facebook Giveaways - ROI Will Your Business Win?

Updated February 12, 2014
Facebook Page Contest Policies regarding Giveaways, and contests are meant to protect three parties: you, your clients, and finally Facebook. Many small businesses get into hot water, or miss out on potential customers by not following Facebook policies. Businesses do not do this intentionally,but simply, because it can be a bit tricky to find some of the information on Facebook at times. Hopefully these tips will help you run fun, successful Facebook contests and Giveaways that will help your business win more customers.

Facebook Giveaway Policies Revised Again

Facebook Giveaway Tips 

Facebook revised their policies regarding Giveaways again, perhaps policing all those Facebook Giveaways became a major headache! Facebook has now relaxed many of its rules on running Giveaways. However -it is still not permitted to give contestants ballots for sharing giveaways on their private timelines, but many other policies have been relaxed. Not using a 3rd party App for a Giveaway, may seem quick and easy, but 'quick and easy' does not usually result in your best ROI.

Third Party Giveaway Apps

There are a number of Free and paid applications or ‘Apps’ available that you can use to run a Giveaway on Facebook, or you can run a Giveaway on your site or blog and connect it to Facebook using an App to open your Giveaway page on Facebook. One giveaway App you might want to consider is Rafflecopter; an App that I have found works quite well.

Why I Use Rafflecopter to Run Giveaways 

While you can now run giveaways on your page in addition to using 3rd party Apps, I still highly recommend using a 3rd party App like Rafflecopter to run your giveaways for the following reasons:
  1. Contests run solely based on 'Liking' a post or commenting on a post can land you in hot water with potential clients since these actions can be easily undone. Using a 3rd Party App  protects your business.
  2. Using a 3rd Party App like Rafflecopter gives you multiple ways to connect with potential new clients -subscribing to your Newsletter, Pinterest, Twitter,etc.
  3. Depending on the 3rd party App you use, you can get a list of participants email addresses for followup. Rafflecopter does not charge for this, but some other Apps do charge.
  4. Ease of administration. Have you ever tried to scroll through a list of several hundred entries to check for doubles? Third Party Apps save time and money. 
Rafflecopter, or another third party App can help you increase your Return on Investment on your giveaway, but for maximum ROI,  but to truly win at Giveaways, you'll want to track your results. Which third party giveaway apps have you used? What do you like about them?

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.

Related Links:
Good luck with Your Give Away!
Suzanne

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Pinterest New Terms Eliminate Some Rights!

Will New Terms of Service Increase Pinterest Appeal?

When Pinterest first launched, Pinterest used a standard set of Terms. Frankly one item in particular, kept me from whole heartedly endorsing Pinterest. The Pinterest new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy go into effect April 6, 2012. The new Pinterest terms of Service are much improved in my opinion, and will probably draw many more photographers to their social media site. I'd encourage you to read their changes in their entirety, but the following change is definitely worth noting:

Removing Pinterest Rights of Sale

Pinterest original Terms stated that by posting content to Pinterest you granted Pinterest the right to sell your content. This is the clause that set sirens off for me, in regards to Pinterest previously. Pinterest now says they never intended selling your content, and have removed this clause from their updated Terms.
In addition,Pinterest released simpler tools for anyone to report alleged copyright or trademark infringement.

So are your rights to your work safe on Pinterest? Judge for yourself. Remember Terms of Service need to be checked on a regular basis.

Now it's your turn-What do you think about Pinterest and Their new terms of service?? Leave a comment saying you reviewed Blogged Tips using our Alexa reviews gadget,and I'll be pleased to pop over and return the favour!

Suzanne 

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Facebook Cover Image Tips!

Facebook pages now use the same format as Facebook Profiles with a timeline, and cover image. Here are some tips from Facebook about choosing an appropriate 'cover' for your Facebook page. Follow these guidelines to be sure you remain in good standing with Facebook.

Choosing Your Facebook Cover


1. Use a unique image that represents your Page. This might be a photo of a popular menu item, album artwork or a picture of people using your product. Be creative and experiment with images your audience responds well to.

2. Cover images must be at least 399 pixels wide and may not contain:
• Price or purchase information, such as "40% off" or "Download it at our website"
• Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page's About section
• References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features
• Calls to action, such as "Get it now" or "Tell your friends"
3. All cover images are public, which means anyone visiting your Page will be able to see the image you choose.
4. Covers must not be false, deceptive or misleading, and must not infringe on third parties' intellectual property.
5.You may not encourage or incentivize people to upload your cover image to their personal timelines.
Following these tips will keep you in good standing with Facebook,so all your hard work will not disappear.
Now to decide on a cover image for our Facebook page. Any suggestions?
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Facebook Page Tips- Invite Gmail Contacts!

Send Mass Facebook Page Invitations!
Need More Facebook Page Likes? Invite your Gmail email Contacts to join your page with these easy steps!

  1. Log into your Gmail account.

  2. Click 'Export' in the top right corner.
  3. Choose which contacts you want to download.
  4. 4. Click the Export button to download your contacts. Follow the instructions on your screen, and save the file to your computer. By default the file will be named 'google.csv'.
  5. Upload the file to your Facebook Page using the uploader in your Facebook admin section.

Uploading your email list to your Facebook invitations page will give your email contacts the opportunity to engage with you in more ways,especially since Facebook is unrolling a new messaging system for pages this month.

Was this tip helpful for you? How are you keeping in touch with your clients? Please take a second to share your thoughts, questions, or ideas, or even give this a "thumbs up". Have a Facebook Fan Page? Be sure to leave your link! Thanks!
Suzanne
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Suzanne


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Sure You Want to Use an Alexa Tool Bar? [Review]

Alexa Tool Bar Tips!

Installing an Alexa Tool Bar Increases Alexa Ranking! Wow! pretty nifty right? Maybe,or maybe not.Here are some tips and a caveat to consider about using the Alexa Tool Bar.

How Does an Alexa Tool Bar Work?

Alexa Tool bars or Alexa  Extensions once installed, collect data on the user's browsing behaviour which is transmitted to the Alexa Website where it is stored and analyzed forming the basis for the Alexa's Web traffic reporting. Alexa Toolbars are the equivalent of the Neilson TV rating system,they don’t record all consumer behaviour,only the behaviour of the users,therefore the accuracy of an Alexa Ranking is sometimes questioned. There is much speculation over whether using an Alexa tool bar will help increase Google Page rank. Some say using an Alexa tool bar helps bring Google bots to your site more frequently,and others say using Alexa tools does not affect Google ranking at all.Despite the controversy about Alexa's Ranking system, Alexa Ranking is a very popular standard for many advertisers deciding whether to purchase advertising on your site.

Alexa Tool Bar or Alexa Extension?

Alexa offers its Free App as a tool bar for Mozilla Firefox,

and a Tool Bar for Internet Explorer, but my favourite version is the Alexa Extension for Google Chrome.  Nice,compact,circle - simple elegance. Just one more reason, many people choose to use Google Chrome as a browser.

Alexa Tool Bar Features

The Alexa Tool Bar and Alexa Extension offer the following features:

  • Alexa Traffic Rank: See how popular a website is with other Alexa users- useful when trying decide whether to advertise on a site.
  • Related Links: Find sites that are similar to the site you are visiting -great for comparison shopping.
  • Wayback: See how a site looked in the past- this can give insights into a site's performance as well.
  • Hot Pages & Searches: See what's popular on the web right now -helpful for determining useful keywords and trends.
  • Website Reviews: See what other people thought of this site or write your own - see if you can persuade others to write a review of your site!

Caveat -A Word To the Wise Regarding Browsing with Alexa

Since the Alexa Tool bar,or Alexa Extension records all your browsing activity,there may be some times,you will not want it activated. Think for a minute about what you might not want Alexa to record...that's right-your competitor's website. Just as you do not want to arrive at your competitor's website by clicking a result in a search,unless you want to increase competitors Alexa ranking,you will want to deactivate your Alexa Extension or Alexa Tool bar when browsing their site.

How to Deactivate your Google Chromes Alexa Extension

Deactivating your Alexa Extension for Google Chrome,is easy-just follow these steps:

  1. Click the wrench in the top right corner of Google Chrome
  2. Mouse over the Tools Menue
  3. Click 'Extensions'
  4. Look for the Alexa Extension and remove the Tick from 'Enabled'
  5. Now Your Alexa Extension is Disabled.

When you want to add Alexa points to a site,simply go back and tick the 'Enabled' box again. Ready to install an Alexa Tool Bar or Alexa Extension? Here is the link: http://www.alexa.com/

Now it's your turn-What do you think about the Alexa Tool bar and Alexa Ranking system? Leave a comment saying you reviewed Blogged Tips using our Alexa reviews gadget,and I'll be please to pop over and return the favour!

Suzanne 

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