How to Automate Tweets with Images

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How to Automate Tweets with Images – using Hootsuite

Daniel asked in my Online Learning Club Facebook Group if anyone knew how to automate Tweets which contained images.  It is not a simple process so I thought the best thing was to create a little video to show you how I automate tweets with images.

Here is the video I have made which explains how to do it.


To explain the steps is straight forward:

  • Create an image – I use canva.com (free as long as you don’t use their paid images)
  • Download the image to your computer
  • Open Hootsuite – Upload the image to Hootsuite
  • Take the resulting short ow.ly code and put it at the end of your main tweet but before any link
  • Create the CSV file for scheduling one or more tweets
  • Column 1: Date and time. The accepted DATE format is: mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm or dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm Be sure to identify which format you are using above.
  • Column 2: Your message. For Twitter there is a limit of 140 characters, including the URL (which reserves at most 23 characters)
  • Column 3: URL (optional): The full URL
  • Schedule the message(s)

You can reuse the link to the image multiple times but if you want different images you will need to upload each of them to Hootsuite to get your separate link.

If you have any questions, just come over to the Facebook Group, join if you have not already done so, and ask away!

Scheduling is a paid function of Hootsuite so you will need to subscribe.  If you would like to sign up for a 30 day trial of Hootsuite Pro just click this link.  (Affiliate Link – thank you for your support)

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What are the Benefits of Twitter?

What are the benefits of Twitter?

 

What are the Benefits of Twitter?

In the last post in this series, I discussed the Benefits of a Social Media Funnel.

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In this post, I want to move on to look at some of the Social Media platforms and I want to start with Twitter.

Here is the video….

Twitter needs to be an important part of any integrated Social Media Strategy.

Its unique format means that you can have a conversation – due to the limit of 140 characters

You can listen to the conversations of those you are following and, just as importantly, you can listen to what others (including your customers) are saying about you, your company and your products and services.

The scale of the platform means that there is an incredible diversity of conversations going on all the time and when you combine this with the platform’s search capability you can use it to keep yourself informed on a wide variety of topics.

Taking the search capabilities a step further, you can use the platform to research topics as so many tweets link to great content which has been posted out on the web.

You can use Twitter as a syndication tool for your own content sharing blogs, podcasts and videos to name but three.  Twitter is also very good at sharing pictures.

Finally, as you can follow an initial limit of 2,000 other Twitterers with very few limitations, you can search for people who are relevant to your business and extend your network by following and conversing with them.

I hope you find this discussion helpful.

If you would like to know more you can contact me directly for a no obligation discussion to see whether I can help you with your Social Media Strategy.

You can reach me by email at jbdcolley[at]aol[dot]com or call me on my UK cell phone +44 7813 672 612.

In the next video in this series I am going to look at the Benefits of Google+

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Audience or Influence?

Audience or Influence?

What is more important online?  Audience or Influence?

Is it better to have 10,000 twitter followers or 100 Evangelists?

What does this tell us about our own Social Media strategy?

 

 

 

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Is Anyone out there?

Across the major Social Media Platforms, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Google + etc we are continually being told how many people are “members” and encouraged to go out and convert as many of these members to Fans, Followers or subscribers.

Take a look at this short video in which I introduce the subject…

Does this really make sense?  What does it mean to have 10,000 Twitter followers? How can you “friend” this number of people, when the Dunbar number tells us that the actual number of people an individual can have interactive relations with is 150.

Is this all about Social Proof? Do we chase these numbers to convince others that we some how have significance on social media?  And of course, in so doing, encourage them to join the multitude of fans and followers because clearly the others know something they do not?

Who are these people anyway?  If I look at my “networks” I find that there is actually very little overlap between say my Twitter followers and my Linkedin connections.  Should I be doing more to cross convert one to another?  Would this make me more influential or make any difference to my business?  I doubt it.

Social Media is not a Soap Box! (Click to Tweet)

So what about Influence?

Do you have Kred? or Klout? or a signifcant Peer Index?  Check out the links if you are not sure what I am talking about.

Is it more important to influence your followers and fans than just accumulate them?  Even more important should you try to reach out and connect with Influencers who score highly on these influence measurement platforms, hoping that some of their magic dust will rub off on you?

In my view sharing information and engaging with people who have a common interest in a topic is far more valuable than simply building a follower list.  If you have some value to give and you take the time to blog or tweet or post on Facebook, then you want your audience to gain that value from you and make use of it.  Simply collecting fan and follower notches on the social media bedpost is a waste of your time. (Click to Tweet)

Seth Godin argues in Tribes (Amazon affiliate link) that you only need 1,000 true followers and that influence tops audience any day of the week.  The great thing with Social Media is that you have the tools to create these communities and interact with turning them into your “tribe” in the process?

  • The challenge for business today is how to do this most economically and effectively?  How many networks should you focus on?
  • What type of media should you use?
  • How do you integrate this with your “old style” outbound media?
  • How do you use each platform to best effect?
  • Do you need to become an expert on everyone?
  • How much time is all this going to take?
  • How do I measure the ROI and find out if it making any difference?

Where on earth do I go from here?  Well, if you are facing these questions and challenges and would like to take some initial steps to answering the questions, contact me and we can discuss the challenges you face and how we can address them.

Tell me what you think!  Leave a comment or email me at jbdcolley[at]aol[dot]com.

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