How to Prevent Linkis From Adding Frames to Your Web Pages Shared on Twitter

How to Stop Linkis From Customizing Your Pages Shared on Twitter

How to Prevent Linkis From Adding Frames to Your Web Pages Shared on Twitter

Linkis is a free app that replaces the original links (like a URL shortening service) and adds additional information to any web page their users share on Twitter.

The users can add their bio, links to their social accounts and blogs, polls, and more.

Using Linkis, Sniply, or any similar service looks like a Twitter hack that will boost your Twitter marketing and the traffic to your site.

That’s not an incorrect assessment. But let’s see the other side of the coin… (more…)

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Facebook Marketing Fails

3 Facebook Marketing Techniques to Put in Your Trash Can

Facebook Marketing Fails

So you’re on Facebook. And you’d like to promote your blog, products, whatever.

But if you annoy your Facebook friends or fans, what are the chances for your marketing to succeed?

Close to zero. Unless you target some noobs, rednecks or spammers who might even copy your annoying “awesome” techniques.

While almost everyone would agree that it’s bad to annoy the prospects, the real problem for some marketers is identifying – in practice – what techniques might annoy their friends. (more…)

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Making money with your blog failed? Let's find some solutions!

Did Your Blog Monetization Fail? Food for Thought

Making money with your blog failed? Let's find some solutions!

The bad news is that there’s no undone button. The good news is that the future can be modified. But only if you accept that you’ve made some mistakes and you need to change something.

“It’s not your fault” and “You have been lied to” are copywriting tricks used in salesletters. And words to be addressed to kids. Grownups have to face the truth: if it didn’t work, it is your fault. You have taken all the decisions regarding your blog, haven’t you?

I don’t want you to feel bad or guilty. But telling you how great you are after you’ve just failed won’t help you improve anything. I will deliver exactly what I promised you in the title… food for thought. (more…)

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Three Easy Steps to Getting Your Twitter Share Count Back

How to Get Your Twitter Share Count Back

Three Easy Steps to Getting Your Twitter Share Count Back

Twitter pissed off marketers from all over the world. Killing the share counts in the sharing buttons was unexpected and not welcome at all.

However… “There are no problems, only solutions.” John Lennon said it.

BuzzSumo developed a Chrome extension that shows Twitter share counts for any website. In your browser. Not on your site.

Useful extension, but far from what marketers need: social proof available to everyone, not only to the users of that extension. (more…)

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Adrian Jock's Twitter Influencers List - 2015

My Twitter Heroes List. Based on the Only Metric That Matters

Adrian Jock's Twitter Influencers List - 2015

Chit-chatting about the weather, work, or you name it, may be enjoyable. And sometimes useful. But it won’t pay any bills. So… no! That metric isn’t the number of times we interacted on Twitter.

Is it the number of followers the people engaging with us have? Or maybe the number of times they favorited (well, Liked) our content? Or is it the number of times they retweeted our content? Or the reach of their retweets?

These metrics can boost our ego indeed. Some of them can even help our blogs rank better in search engines. However, the individual effect of these social signals on search engine rankings cannot be quantified in any way. (more…)

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TrueTwit Harms Your Twitter Marketing

How to Harm Your Twitter Marketing by Using TrueTwit

TrueTwit Harms Your Twitter Marketing

TrueTwit is a service that “attempts to validate your new followers to see if they are human as opposed to automated bots.” (TrueTwit, the About page)

Their verification is done by sending an automatic direct message (DM) to any new follower who isn’t a TrueTwit user or isn’t already followed by you.

If a follower gets that DM, reads it, clicks a link and successfully completes the CAPTCHA, then TrueTwit considers that follower a “validated human.”

Now let’s see whether this process helps your Twitter marketing or harms it. (more…)

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