I am excited to see that my @dinvesting Twitter account now has 5,000 followers. I was late to adopt Twitter, but it has become one of my go to places for sharing links and having discussions with people. It has also been a great place to find content for blog posts and to learn about new resources to follow.
I have not done a great job of (more…) → Read More
I saw this excellent video and think it offers a valuable lesson that you might want to consider the next time you are using social media. It's not a new video, but I think it's well worth a watch when you have a few minutes to spare.
Thanks to Charles Christopher for sharing this video. → Read More
Several years ago, Moniker pretty much ruled the roost when it came to the preferred domain registrar of domain investors. The company was known for its security, but I think the primary reason for its popularity was because of the personal care company founder Monte Cahn gave to his clients. The underlying feeling was that if there was ever an issue, you could call or email Monte directly and the issue would be resolved ASAP.
I was thinking about this when I discussed Voodoo customer support, and it got me thinking about the types of connections we have today. In addition to meeting account representatives and executives at conferences, I think relationships can be forged using social media options like Twitter and Linkedin.
There are a number of companies that have great social media outreach, and I want to share some tips other companies may be able to use to connect with their customers on a more personal level and establish a relationship.
- Follow customers on Twitter - from official accounts and personal accounts
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I really like what Name.com has been doing with videos, and the video I am sharing with you today can benefit you if you are developing your domain names into businesses or communities. The topic is how to generate leads with content and social media, and it features Rebecca Corliss From HubSpot. The video was shot at HostingCon 2012 in Boston.
Kudos to Name.com for their outreach efforts - I've mentioned them several times in the past for their humorous and informative video channel as well as the company's engaging Twitter feed. I think it's good for the domain industry, especially when a company called "Name.com" is out there selling domain names and engaging the small business and developer communities.
The company is certainly practicing what it preaches in the video. → Read More
I had an email conversation with Shane, and we ended up briefly talking about social media traffic. When I looked into how much traffic Twitter and Facebook drive to my website, I was pretty surprised at the number.
I post links to my articles on my Facebook and Twitter feeds, often with commentary about the articles (well, as much commentary as you might expect). My blog has over 2,400 Twitter "followers" and my blog has 220 Facebook "likes." Before looking into it, I expected that there would be a good amount of traffic from Twitter and Facebook.
Upon closer inspection, it looks like I was wrong about that, and perhaps I should even stop spending time posting article links. Here's the amount of traffic my blog received via Twitter and Facebook in the last 30 days, according to Google Analytics:
- Twitter: 876 visits
- Facebook: 764 visits
In total, just over 1,600 visits in the past 30 days. Considering my blog has received over 54,000 visits in the last 30 days, social media accounts for a minuscule amount of → Read More
A while back, I set up a Facebook page for my blog. At the moment, there are 177 "followers" of Elliot's Blog on Facebook, all of whom opted in to be a "follower." Although I do have a bit of dialog on the Facebook wall, I prefer to discuss articles on my blog since the readership is far greater and it would be more information for others to read.
I often post links to articles from my blog on this Facebook page's wall to let people know that a new post has gone up. I don't post links to my articles on my personal Facebook page because I can assure you that none of my friends care about what I am posting on my business blog. Therefore, the only people who should see these links are those who have opted in to my Facebook page or perhaps others if someone else posted a link on their own wall.
Yesterday afternoon, I tried to post a link to a new article and received an error message when I tried: "This message contains blocked content that has previously been flagged as abusive or spammy. Let us know if you think this is an → Read More