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Twitter is All the Rage on Cell Phones

By · November 28, 2008 · Filed in Twitter Tips · No Comments »

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Imagine you are in a conference where you just heard one of the most profound quotes and you want to tweet about it. Maybe you’re riding down the road and see the funniest billboards that you know will make your Twitter friends roll with laughter.

Oh wait; you don’t have your laptop. You do, however, have your cell phone. If only there was a way to tweet these and other things when you’re computer wasn’t available. Guess what, there is.

Your cell phone can be a powerful Twitter tool. There are many ways you can use it to benefit not only you, but your followers as well. With your cell phone you can continue to contact your friends and followers and they can tweet you as well. Your cell phone is a communication highway and with Twitter added to it,  it becomes a networking wonder.

There are many tools you can use to tweet from your cell phone. Depending on the type of phone you have, you can go mobile in a number of ways. Tools like Jott, Hahlo, Mobile Twitter, Thin Cloud Twitter, Twitter to Go, Twitter SMS, Twitter IM, and Twoble are all available for various cell phones and plans to help you tweet tweet away.

I personally love my Blackberry and I’ve been testing two Twitter applications, Twitterberry and TinyTwitter. I really love Twitterberry and I’m having a hard time finding things that I want to do using TinyTwitter. I give 2 thumbs up for Twitterberry! Now I’m never bored waiting for my doctor appointment or waiting for my kids to finish their music lesson, dance class or basketball practice.

Here are just two of the many cool ways to use any cell phone to harness the power or networking through Twitter:

If your phone has a mobile browser, you can go to www.m.twitter.com and you are good to go. While this is not the best option, it is an option and it works. This is a simple tool that allows you to view Twitter from your cell phone and allows you to tweet back and let people know what you are doing as well.

Flurry is a mobile mail client/service. You can download the Flurry client on your phone seconds after you sign-up. Flurry, which started out as a service that would let you check e-mail on your cell phone has recently added a feature that allows you to add RSS feeds and read them on your mobile phone.

In case you did not know, you can set up RSS for all your favorite Twitter users. All you need to do is add RSS feeds generated by the Twitter accounts of your friends. The best part about it is that you don’t have to pay for anything – it’s free. If you want to send messages of your own from your cell phone letting people know what you’re doing, just use the SMS (texting) feature on your phone.

Your cell phone has so many capabilities and so does Twitter. By using the two together you have yet another way to utilize the power of social media. Of course you don’t want to drive and tweet at the same time but you can always pull over to the side of the road and tweet your ideas, thoughts, or updates away.

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Naomi Trower
Internet Entrepreneur
“Teaching Others Social Media”

Popular Twitter Plug-ins for WordPress Blogs

By · November 26, 2008 · Filed in Twitter Tips · 6 Comments »



WordPress is one of the main choices for a blogging platform on the Internet today. Twitter has quickly become the hottest micro-blogging application. So can you imagine what occurs when the two meet and marry? A partnership that creates a most wonderful thing – that’s what!

Well, maybe not wonderful but then again it all depends on how you look at it. With the proper plug-ins you can create an awesome social networking tool since both Twitter and WordPress are both strong contenders in the social media arena. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular Twitter plug-ins that you can use on your WordPress blog to create a social power house match made in heaven.

TwitThis is a simple way for people to send Twitter messages about your blog post. When visitors to your website click on the TwitThis button or link, it takes the URL of the webpage and creates a shorter URL using the TinyURL tool. Then visitors can send the shortened URL and a description of the web page to all of their friends on Twitter. Talk about word-of-mouth! The TwitThis button is a cute little button that you can add to the end of your blog posts making it readily available to your readers once they’ve finished browsing your post.

TweetMyBlog is a plug-in that will automatically announce your blog posts to your Twitter followers and include a link directly to the post. This plug-in will also include a sidebar widget that will pull in your latest tweets and link them back to your Twitter profile page. Finally the creators of this plug-in have an affiliate program that is available to every “TweetMyBlog” user.

TwitterFeed is a plug-in that allows you to simply promote your blog to your twitter followers. Much like TweetMyBlog, but not as extensive. You can customize the message that will announce your blog post to all your twitter pals. Again, a direct URL is provided in the tweet.

TwitterTools is a plug-in that creates an integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account. With TwitterTools you can pull your tweets into your blog and create new tweets on blog posts and also from within WordPress.

TwitterBadge is not so much a plug-in as it is a way for you to let others know that you are a user, maybe even addict – it’s ok we won’t tell, of Twitter. There are many badges from the cute little Twitter bird to the simple badge that basically says, “Hey, look at me. I Twitter too!” When people see your badge and click it, they’ll be taken to your twitter profile.

The bottom line – Twitter is the place to be online, but you may not always be able to be there as much as you would like. By using the above plug-ins you can automate your own WordPress blog and Twitter to create a beautiful traffic generator and a great way to connect with your tweeps.

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Naomi Trower
Internet Entrepreneur
“Teaching Others Social Media”

Generate Targeted Traffic Using Entrecard

By · November 24, 2008 · Filed in Traffic Generation · 1 Comment »

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I’ve been having a lot of fun with Entrecard lately. Entrecard is a blogging network that allows you to advertise your blog on different high traffic blogs. The great thing is that you “drop” or visit other blogs and earn credits to advertise your blog. You also earn credits when others drop on your blog and when you advertise others on your blog.

This can be extremely beneficial if you target your drops to your specified niche. You can view the most popular blogs, click on the drop button to show them that you visited their site and so far all of them have returned back to my blog. This can increase your chances of your blog being showcased on an already high traffic site.

You want to build up credit in order to advertise on the blogs that have the most traffic. I enjoy dropping on other blogs because it gives me ideas for my blog. I’ve seen some incredible blogs from great design to great content. Here is my other blog that shows the Entrecard widget Fat Loss Blog

The only downside is that you can’t use Entrecard with your free WordPress.com blog.  These blogs don’t support javascript which Entrecard requires to add the widget. I’ve actually worked around this problem with my self-hosted wordpress blog by linking this blog to that site. I have had a TON of people visit this site from my other blog.

Graham Langdon is the founder and CEO of Entrecard. He launched Entrecard in November, 2007. Since its launch, Entrecard has grown to serve millions of free clicks to its members every month. There is an easy to follow Entrecard ebook on their site to get you started right away with some great beginner to advanced traffic generation strategies. Have fun blog hopping!

Podcasting For Profit

By · November 21, 2008 · Filed in Internet Marketing Strategies · 2 Comments »

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Podcasting is one of the hottest technology and marketing buzzwords today, and it has lept from total obscurity to media headlines in a span of less than 18 months! In it’s simplest definition, podcasting is the publishing of audio programming to be distributed by the internet and listened to at the listener’s discretion.

Here is a more comprehensive definition:

Podcasting is a method of publishing audio broadcasts via the internet, that allows users to subscribe to a regularly updated feed of new files. Podcasting is unlike most other online media because of its subscription model. Podcasting usually uses a feed (such as RSS) to deliver an enclosed file, although not all podcasts require subscription.

Podcast Formats Podcasting can take many formats, just like a TV or radio show. Here are some common formats:  interview one or several experts in the niche you serve

The interview show – interview one or several experts in the niche you serve

The call in show – People call in and you talk to them.

The monologue – You simply tell people your ideas but be fun and entertaining!

The dialogue – two or more people are discussing a topic

The quiz show – ask questions, pause for some music and then reveal the answer

Secrets to Successful Podcasts

Have a script but don’t read from it

Put some music at the beginning and end of your podcast

Give bullet points of your topic in the beginning of your podcast

Speak Clearly

Be excited about your topic

Add Value to your audience

Here are some useful podcasting forums

http://podcastingnews.com/forum

http://podcastalley.com/forum/index.php

http://podcastpickle.com

Here are some other useful sites

http://premiumpodcasting.com/index.php
This site hosts podcasts that you can sell to subscribers, like pay-per-view for your MP3!

http://portablemediaexpo.com/audio.htm
This is an excellent weekly podcast on podcasting. If you are going to model your podcast after a well done podcast, this is the one to use

http://stephenlive.com
Stephen Pierce hosts a podcast on making money. Entrepreneurs will really enjoy this podcast.

http://podcastingnews.com
This is an excellent and comprehensive site that stays on top of the podcasting industry.

http://blogtalkradio.com
This is really popular to incorporate blogging into a podcast.

 This is just a summary of an excellent 83 page podcasting ebook. This ebook has a lot more details and feel free to purchase it below or just use my tips here and get started!

Naomi Trower
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How To Market Your Business Using Craigslist

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Today, Craigslist is one of the most well known of all online urban communities on the web. It allows people to place free classified adverts relating to various subjects, as well as having forums where people can discuss various topics.

Craigslist was founded by Craig Newmark from the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995 and then it became incorporated in 1999.  Since it’s incorporation as of November 2006, there were over 450 cities where a Craigslist has been established.

You can have the option to learn more about how to effectively market your business or product via Craigslist with this tool.

Inside you will find:

  1. How to List Your Product in Multiple Cities
  2. Learn the Secret to Multiple Postings without Deletion
  3. Capitalize on 9 billion page views per month
  4. Learn the Best Times to Post Your Ads
  5. Get List of Cities with the Highest Traffic
  6. Watch a Video Presentation of the Hottest Craigslist Marketing Tips

Don’t miss out on this opportunity.  Craigslist Marketer Pro

Naomi Trower
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BREAKING NEWS! My Internet Business Opens Retail Store..

By · November 6, 2008 · Filed in Internet Marketing Strategies · 4 Comments »

Well folks, My Internet Business just keeps on expanding it’s features and benefits. My Internet Business now has a customized online retail store to sell top internet marketing strategies on an individual product basis. This is a great option for those who may not want an all inclusive product line. There are many people that want to buy one particular product with a certain focus. There are articles, ebooks and videos to browse through on various topics.

Take some time to shop around as there are many personal topics as well.

Shop to your hearts content

Naomi Trower
Passive Cash Gal
Entrepreneur