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Leverage your tweets for more engagement – Part 1

Getting more eyeballs on your tweets

Twitter birdNo matter how many followers we have, all of us Twitter users wonder how many people see our tweets.  Are they useful?   Are they appreciated, or are they silly, narcissistic or dull?  Without a reply or retweet, you never know.

With the vast majority of our tweets we believe that we have 140 characters that are important enough to share with someone.  To get the engagement that we all desire, it is important to offer your updates at times when they will be seen. Think of all the tweets in your stream every day.  My full stream is usually updating too fast to follow.  With a tweet’s life of less than 3 hours, you have a very small time window to get your message in front of your followers, and timing is important, because you want to serve that tweet to as many readers as possible.  It stands to reason that if most of your followers are within a time zone of you, staying up late and tweeting at 3 AM will miss many of them, your post being buried in the stream and “expire” before most of your target audience wakes up.

There are plenty of strategies to get more eyes on your tweets.  In this 2 part series I will introduce 2 tools to space  and schedule your tweets, and to offer them to your followers when they are most likely to be online to read at them. Continue reading

Tech tip: Check your site in browsers you don’t use

It seems that those of us who are looking for the shiniest new technology objects seldom look back at the applications we have kicked to the curb.  So it is with web browsers.  I have been addicted to Google’s amazing Chrome browser for quite a while now.  I browse in Firefox occasionally, but Internet Explorer?  Didn’t everyone leave IE behind years ago?   To be honest, I have only used IE for the proprietary Realtor  tools that, for some reason, are written to perform only in IE.  Otherwise, I doubt if I would have would fired  it up except by accident.

The other day, I accidentally brought up the new version of my real estate site http://spake.com in IE, and I was appalled.  A site that looked pretty clean in Chrome and Firefox, was distorted as  a website Picasso might have designed when displayed in IE. (Too bad I didn’t get a screen shot)  To my surprise, Google Analytics told  me that 35.56% of my site visitors  this year used a version of Internet Explorer.  Time for panic!  Over a third of the visitors to my business website, were getting unformatted, and partially unusable content.  No wonder IE generated the highest bounce rates of any of the major browsers  opening spake.com.

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