Social Media

July 5th in Social Media by .

I am not a big fan of auto-blogging or even automating all my social posts. People do want to see real interactions on your blog and social profiles or you will lose their attention. The idea of being able automate the process of pinning images on Pinterest is intriguing though. We have tested a couple of plugins that promise this. While they are not perfect, the idea has potential:

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Lazy Pinner: as the name suggests, this plugin sends your posts automatically to Pinterest. It requires mycrypt to work. [click to continue…]

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June 20th in Social Media by .

Adding Facebook Comments to your website could make it more engaging for your visitors. Millions of folks are active on Facebook already. They are more likely to feel like commenting on your stories when you have Facebook Comments enabled. Moderating your comments and finding out about the new ones you are receiving should not be a hassle. I prefer getting notified by e-mail when someone comments on my posts. These 2 WordPress plugins add that capability to your website:

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Facebook Comments Notifier: sends you an e-mail when comments are posted on your website. It also includes a link back to the page where you got each comment. [click to continue…]

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June 15th in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

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Twitter Cards have been around for quite some time. They make it possible for you to attach media to tweets that link to your content. Here is how Twitter explains this feature:

Twitter cards make it possible for you to attach media experiences to Tweets that link to your content. Simply add a few lines of HTML to your webpages, and users who Tweet links to your content will have a “card” added to the Tweet that’s visible to all of their followers.

Adding Twitter cards to your website is not that hard. Twitter provides plenty of documentation on how to do that. You could always use these plugins to get the job done faster:

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Twitter Cards Meta: enables summary and photo cards on your site. You will be able to customize your cards’ settings. It also works for sites with multiple authors. [click to continue…]

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June 2nd in Social Media by .

Most bloggers offer all their content to their visitors for free. If your site is not getting a lot of traffic, you are going to have a difficult time make a living off of it. Adopting an aggressive social media strategy could improve your site’s chances of getting more traffic. One way to do that is by offering some of your content in return for tweets or likes. People may not be ready to pay you for your content but they could always spread your content on their favorite social networking sites. These 4 WordPress plugins allow you to lock your premium content and give them to those who support you on Twitter:

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Social Locker: we had the chance to review this plugin a while back. It is a highly versatile social locker that provides support for top social networking sites. It also has built-in analytics tools so you can see how well your site is doing. [click to continue…]

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April 10th in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

Many of us are active on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and many other social networks. If you are contributing to these sites multiple times every day, you are going to end up with a ton of posts after a few months. You could always create a section on your site to keep your visitors up-to-date with your latest social activities. These 5 plugins let you add your social feeds to WordPress easily:

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WordPress Social Stream: the plugin shows your Twitter, Facebook, Google+, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, Dribbble, YouTube, and Tumblr feeds. It creates your very own social wall. [click to continue…]

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April 8th in Social Media by .

Many folks spend a lot of time contributing and going through the content available on Instagram. It is truly an addictive social network for sharing photos. Storing your photos only on Instagram is not smart. You may want to back up your photos on your very own site just to be on the safe side. These 5 plugins let you import Instagram photos to WordPress:

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WP-Instaroll: it creates WordPress posts from Instagram photos. Use this to add Instagram photos to WordPress and link them to posts. [click to continue…]

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February 14th in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

Google and its search service are going through changes all the time. With the rise of Google+, Google Search has become even more social. It is not crazy to assume that Author Rank will be a significant ranking factor in the future. As a webmaster, you simply can’t afford to ignore Google+. You should also take time to implement the Authorship markup for your site so your profile information shows up under your listings in the SERPs. These 5 Google+ Author plugins make it easy to get this done:

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Google Author Link: manages your Google Authorship information. Works for single and multi-author websites. [click to continue…]

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