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I left Facebook and my Klout score plummeted

I left Facebook and my Klout score plummeted

Over the last four years or possibly more, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Facebook, and more recently, it’s been more aggressive than ever. I’ve stopped using Facebook more than once a week or two. No status updates, nothing; the only thing that gets posted is my RSS feed from this blog, which is automatic (yay for Jetpack!).

So if I left Facebook, how am I interacting online socially? I’m happy you asked: Twitter. I have expressed in the past, and even recently my love for the social network, and more so since I’ve acquired a Note4 (more rich media content from my device).

I used to use Klout as my gauge for whether I’m successful or not, and I’ve since thrown that out, because of how Klout measures (I’ll get into that in subsequent article). Anyway, since my Facebook activity has come to almost a standstill, my Klout score dropped, to an almost alarming rate for me. This screenshot will show you why.

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Why I love Twitter (and Hate Facebook)

Why I love Twitter (and Hate Facebook)

I have always loved social media, I mean, I eat, sleep, dream, breathe social media, and naturally, I have a preference. My preference is Twitter. And I’m here to tell you why.

Genuine Followers

I have tried every single (popular) social network out there, and by far Twitter is the best for my needs. It’s not where the bulk of my website traffic is coming from, but I get significant interaction about my articles via Twitter; so much that I’m considering removing my silent comment system (disqus) altogether. People who follow me are genuinely interested in what I have to say, and I like that, much more than a page full of paid “likes” and zero interaction.

Time-Based Content

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#Hashtag Etiquette: What not to do, and what you should be doing

#Hashtag Etiquette: What not to do, and what you should be doing

This article was featured on TTOnline.org [Trinidad & Tobago Online].

For the last few years, #hashtags have migrated from Twitter and have spread their colonies across the social media networking world. They are very helpful for social media marketers who run promotions on social networks and it brings the world together in global conversations. However, not everyone is cognisant of how or when to use hashtags, social media marketers included.

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Twitter is Testing a New Layout and it looks like Facebook and Google+

Save some screenshots of your Twitter feed people, because soon, it may never look like that again. Twitter is testing a new look and abandoning the signature text-based stream, which may make it equal to Google+ and Facebook’s timeline.

This comes merely weeks after Twitter released a complete redesign to its desktop homepage. [ Article by Mashable

Given that Twitter had reported a massive decline in recent news, I’m not surprised by this big change. In fact, I like it. The change will allow for photos and content cards to get more attention, especially since social media seems to be taking a path more image-oriented. Change comes, and users will have to accept it. However, leaving the signature look and feel behind is definitely going to upset some people, okay a lot of people.

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Tips for Social Media Housekeeping

Tips for Social Media Housekeeping

You’ve been on social networks for a while, and you’ve found that your feeds feel a little.. stale. Have no fear! It’s time to beef up your social media!

Below, you’ll find a very cool A-Z guide, from the Social Media Examiner (minimal edits), with recommendations to help you get the most of your social network profiles. Some of these are pretty obvious, others are not, and some might not be relevant to you if you don’t use that particular social network.

#1: Adhere to Image Sizing Requirements on Social Networks

If your customer arrives on your Facebook Page and sees your profile picture as either too small for the space or out of focus, there’s a good chance they’ll develop a quick impression. Something to the tune of, “If they couldn’t get that right, what else will they get wrong?” Look at the Cheat Sheet for the sizes.

#2: Beef Up Your Site With Multiple Social Share Buttons

We don’t always have the benefit of knowing our customers’ preferences for sharing content. Make it easy for customers to share your content where and how they want. Provide multiple sharing options so that your customers who prefer Twitter can tweet, those who love Pinterest can pin and your customers who have an affinity for Facebook can share your article there, etc.

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