Lately I’ve been getting quite a few followers who have a huge amount of followers and 0 tweets. I know that these accounts are automated most of the time but what’s the point? Most of them don’t even have links in their profiles to make it somewhat interesting.
Am I missing something with these accounts? I see some pretty high profile names in their list of followers sometimes.
I know that people sign up to Twitter and collect as many followers as possible just so they can blast their products or affiliate links but these accounts are really strange.
Anybody have any insight?
I was reading an article on Small Business Labs that relates very well to my current small business, particularly the first trend.
This is from the article:
1. The Shift to Contingent Workers Turns Employees into Entrepreneurs
Employers large and small are shifting from full-time employees to part-timers, freelancers, outsourced services, partnership arrangements and other forms of contingent workers…
Being in the IT industry, I’ve always kinda wondered why more businesses don’t operate this way. Since I work almost solely with a computer, I can remote into any network that has the capability. I could log in to anybody online collaboration or project management tool. I could share files using a huge variety of services.
These days, I could turn Twitter or Facebook into a collaboration and communication platform without any extra work. If I don’t want to go that route, I could hook into a Yammer account.
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My last landing page post was pretty popular so I thought I would offer up another one. Nobody seemed to like sharing the last landing page for a tweet so this one is all yours. No need to share, you ungrateful …. Just Kidding.
If you you want to share this one, click the re-tweet button or the Facebook Like. It’s not like I did any hard work to get this all ready for you.
What you get with this one:
- HTML – Fully coded
- CSS – Fully formatted
- PSD – Pre sliced and slices in-tact
Click the link below or right click and save as. It’s been a long 2 weeks and I’m really tired. If anything is wrong with the files, comment and let me know. I’ll fix them up and re-upload.
I read an interesting article on Entrepreneur.com about a project called StartupBus.com where a group of entrepreneurs get together on a bus trip for 48 hours and create and prototype a start up business.
Having worked as a developer for so long, I like this approach. I’ve never been a fan of the long drawn out planning phase, generating pages of requirements, etc. Don’t get me wrong, for many projects, that is a must. I just don’t like it.
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To download your template click the link below. You may also right click and save link as. This zip file contains the PSD, HTML and CSS for your template. The HTML and CSS have been tested in Firefox, IE8, Safari, Chrome and Opera.
Thanks for the download and enjoy.
Black Tie Free Squeeze page template
Oh, if you use it, send me a link in the comments.
If you use Google Analytics for your site or blog, I have 3 quick tips on how you can use it to enhance your content strategy. This is a very new blog, so I like to check in and see what my visitors are interested in. I’ll show you how I go through that process using Google Analytics.
The goal is to figure out what content is being read the most and to create new content or enhance existing content to retain visitors and attract new people. So let’s take a look.
If you have an Analytics account, log in and follow along.
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If you have ever created or currently create landing pages, you’ve most likely done a little work in AB or split testing. If not, you should be. If you aren’t familiar with AB testing, it’s basically the creation of 2 landing pages with a collection of differences between the two.
To test effectively, you create a goal for the test and change the designs accordingly. You then release the two landing pages and see which of the two performed closest to the goal.
I was surfing this morning and found an excellent resource on AB testing.
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If you’ve ever done Facebook development or even customized your Facebook fan page, you will very likely have had moments where you wanted to cancel your Facebook account and give up.
For example, this morning I checked the Facebook fan page for Socialeers.com and I noticed that no new blog posts were imported since the day I set it up. So I went to the page, clicked to import my blog’s RSS feed and noticed that the previous feed that I saved was no longer there. No biggie, I’ll add it back.
So I paste my feed URL into the input box and… Read more about “Facebook isn’t so good at the social side of things.” »