Monthly Archives: August 2013

How To Use Communities To Gain Followers


When using communities you might not think about getting more followers. Your caught up in sharing something with other people that have the same interests. But communities are one of the best ways to meet new people. Meeting new people is what gets you the followers. The reason communities are so good for meeting people, is that you can find a community about something that you are interested in and everybody in that community will had the same interest. So when you share to the community you will only be sharing it with people that appreciate it. So these people might just follow you. Its that simple, just share to communities, and communicate with others in the community.

You can also use communities to share your blog and website posts. Again you just find a community that relates to your post, then share it. Even when you do this people will check out your profile and they might add you. Just remember when people follow you, you should follow them back. It will cause a domino effect where you will show up in their followers suggested when they are looking for people to add.

How To Get Followers On Social Media

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If you have been having trouble gaining a following on social media. You came to the right place. Gaining a following does not require fame, fortune, or smarts. All you need to do is follow these simple steps and you will see an increase in the number of people adding you to their circles.

The first thing you need to do is click on people on the left hand tab. Then go into added you. Add anybody that you might want to be friends with. If They added you Why not return the favor and give them an extra follower. Now click on suggestions and do the same thing. Add anybody that you might want to be friends with. There that was step one.

Step two is even easier, make your account public. If people are looking for people to follow a public account is going to be a lot easier to add than a private one. Another reason why this will help you gain followers is because if people can see what you are interested in they might think it is interesting and add you.

Now that you have the basic ways to gain followers out of the way its time to get into the juicy stuff. Your going to want to do some digging to find something that is very interesting to you. Once you have found it share it. Other people will see these interesting things you are posting and add you. Why would they do this? Because you are a source of information to them, and they want more of the interesting content or pictures that you can provide them.

The reason that you have to find something that is interesting to you in the previous step is because some of these people are going to want to talk to you about the subject. This is step four, Communicating. It can be hard to face for some people but if you are actually social on social media you will get more followers and actually make friends. These friends will cause people that have added them to have you in their suggestions when they are looking for people to follow. So don’t be afraid to ask questions and comment on peoples posts, and respond when people comment on yours.

And of course there is the laziest and most expensive way to gain followers and that is to buy them. This is the worst thing you can do. All you are doing is paying so that other people think that you have followers. The followers you gain are just fake accounts that, once paid, the owner will one by one log in to each account and follow you. I believe that it is a complete waist of money but if you are desperate, go ahead.

By: Jacob Kehler

New From Google

The Google Plus app now has a swipe down for update. I have been waiting for this for a while. Now you can just swipe down and the app will update your feed. I also like the yellow red blue and green bars that slide across while your feed loads. The app update also puts your cover photo at the top of the navigation bar. Can’t wait to see what they add next.

Gmail has recently updated. It now has three different tabs, primary, social, and promotions. These tabs automatically organize your mail into the tabs. Primary is your actual mail. This contains personal mail and website notifications. Social contains all of your social media notifications. Promotions just contain spam from websites. These tabs make finding mail easier and faster. Personally I like the new Gmail. Some people don’t like change, but I like having my mail automatically organized. How do you feel About the new Gmail?

Why Businesses Should be Involved With Social Media

There are millions and millions of people that log into a social media service every day. Twice as many eyes scan through pictures their friends post and countless amounts of worthless information, searching for something interesting. If businesses were to share an eye catching picture of their product or service it would catch their attention instantly, maybe even draw them in to see what is going on. Social media is basically free    advertising for their company. Why not take the time and get people interested in their product. 80% of fortune 500 companies CEOs don’t participate in social media. Do you see something wrong with this picture? Why wouldn’t they just do it. Its not rocket science!

Why Do You Use Social Media?

Social media has many uses. Even though its intended use is to get you in contact with people, it also provides businesses with a place to advertise and find customers. If you are like me you also use it to promote content, weather it is yours or you are just sharing someone else’s. By doing this you are giving thousands of people easy access to your work. It is like setting up a big ad in the middle of times square. If you are not promoting content on Google plus you are missing out on lots of readers that might just like what they see and come back for more. You can promote your content on any social media site. Just share a link and all of your followers or members of a community will be able to get to your work with the click of a button.

Instagram and Snap My Ad

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Most people know that Instagram can sell its users photos to generate their own revenue. But wait have you ever read the new terms and conditions. Instagram cannot sell your pictures to earn money but now you have your chance to get rewarded for your photos. Snap my ad is the new app that allows you to sign into your instagram account and choose what photos you want to share. The next step is to search brands to interact with and get rewarded for your photos. The prizes include gift cards and magazine subscriptions. The brands get rewarded with the right to use your photos in ads. If you want to give this app a shot you better own an IOS device because the app is only available on the app store. The app is not available on the google play store, yet. So I have no way to try it out. But if you try it let me know how your experience with the app goes. Here is the link to download http://www.snapmyad.com/

Google Contract Over Bing Is In

Google’s contract with Apple has run out so it looks like Siri will be learning a new way to find what you are looking for. Now that the contract is up Apple has to, A: renew the contract with Google, or B: find a new browser. So instead of keeping the Google as the default browser for IOS 7 Bing will step up to the plate. But i’m sure that 99% of iphone users will change it right to google when they find out that bing can’t touch the bat to the ball. But its ok because Google could care less what apple does.

The whole IOS 7 is basically Android so why have two great things together it was either keep google and keep IOS or remake Android and scrap Google. But the decision is done and Bing will be the default browser when all of those iphones update and get packed into boxes headed for a tech store near you. I’m not saying that Bing is terrible, it is just that bing is not google, nothing will ever compete with google. Google is slowly taking everything over. It started out as a browser and has turned into a part of everyday life and has done it successfully. No other browser will be as successful as Google, and it certainly won’t be Bing on the iphone.

Instagram Videos Have Stopped Vine’s Rise In Popularity

Personally I thought that Instagram videos would not be able to compete with Vine. I could not be more wrong. Instagram’s videos are longer and you can delete segments. After more than a month of using the new service I have not looked at my vine account, so I would say that it is better, for me at least. Weather or not you prefer short or shorter videos that is up to you. We will see how vine and instagram evolve and change. Vine has improve their android app. Now that I am looking at the app after all these weeks, it is really starting to look like the instagram app. But Instagram has one thing that vine seems to be having trouble with. It is the fact that on instagram I have actually met people and communicated with them, on vine the only vines I see are by people I already know. So only time will tell what new changes these two video sharing apps will go through.