Monthly Archives: August 2012

Buying Twitter Followers (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly)

You can actually buy Twitter followers nowadays. However, before you rush out and buy 1 million Twitter followers, there are some things you should know…

Twitter Terms of Service

Buying Twitter followers is considered a violation of Twitter’s TOS. This means, they can suspend or ban your account if you do so. However, in my experience, this has never been a problem. Just make sure you’re careful – don’t buy too many followers too fast.

I’ve had no problem buying 10,000 to 20,000 Twitter followers at a time. I buy them through Fiverr, usually for $5 per 10,000 followers.

Are The Followers Real?

The followers you will get will NOT be real followers. They will be botted accounts. This means that you will NOT get any real traffic or sales from buying followers directly.

So why even bother?

Well, increasing your Twitter follower count can do several good things for you and your online business:

Provide more credibility (people trust someone with 20,000 followers WAY MORE than someone with 100 followers).

Increase your likelihood of gaining new followers (people are WAY MORE likely to follow someone with a significant following than someone who has few to no followers).

Allow you to use TweetAdder aggressively to build a targeted, active following. Twitter restricts the number of people you can follow on Twitter each day – especially if you have less than 2,000 followers. By buying followers, you can skip this limitation so that you can start following up to 1,000 people a day with TweetAdder.

This is DEFINITELY worth it in my opinion because it means you will dramatically increase your number of REAL followers much more quickly.

Anything Else To Know?

You should know that Twitter is cracking down on bots so many of your bought followers will steadily drop off, at the rate of maybe 50-100 a day in my experience. This means that if you’re NOT using TweetAdder to add new followers daily, your total follower count will be quickly diminishing.

This is why I ONLY recommend buying Twitter followers if you’re using TweetAdder. Remember you can buy TweetAdder here: http://bit.ly/NAVZ0s

Where Can I Buy Twitter Followers?

Here are some places I’ve used successfully:

http://fiverr.com/twitter_ruller/get-you-16000-real-looking-twitter-followers-follow-in-less-then-8-hours-with-out-the-need-of-your-pass-word

http://fiverr.com/twitter_20000/get-you-12345-good-quality-real-looking-twitter-followers-within-5-hours

How To Maximize Your Return On Investment With Twitter

If you’re an entrepreneur, work for a small or large business, or just someone who wants to earn an extra income from home, then this book is for you!

Whether you want to increase your personal income or your business income, the key is to spend less and sell more. And that’s exactly what Twitter allows you to do – spend far less money on marketing and achieve far more sales and new customer relationships than you ever dreamed imaginable.

The problem, though, for most of us isn’t understanding how Social Media can make us money. It’s how the heck can Social Media be profitable AND worth the time, effort and energy it takes to Tweet all day long?

That’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do in this book – how to make a profit Tweeting without wasting your time.

You see, I used to spend hours a day Tweeting. I would check Twitter when I woke up, before breakfast, during breakfast, after breakfast, before lunch, during lunch…. Well, you get the picture.

I was spending day and night on Twitter. Although I was creating profitable new customer relationships, at the end of the day, I kept wondering…

Is the time I spend Tweeting worth it?

How long can I continue to Tweet like this before something goes wrong?

Is there a better way to build my business with Social Media?

These questions screeched in my head like someone running their fingernails down a chalkboard… it was painful to think about!

But these questions DROVE me to find a better way to use Twitter and Social Media to maximize my Return On Investment (ROI). Not only that, these questions drove me to learn how to maximize the return on my time – getting the most results for the least amount of time, energy and effort.

In short, I DRASTICALLY changed how I used Twitter. In fact, I now have a rule for myself that I can never spend more than 15 minutes a day using Twitter. I keep that rule every single day. And, despite what I imagined would happen, my traffic, sales and followers on Twitter have skyrocketed like I never before thought possible.

How did I do it?

This book will show you how – step by step. Whether you’re completely new to Twitter or a social media pro, I guarantee this book will give you what you need to double your business using Twitter while spending no more than 15 minutes a day using this powerful new marketing tool.

Are you ready? Then let’s begin this amazing journey together…

 

If you like what you’ve read so far, then you’ll love reading the whole book How To Make Money With Twitter: A Complete Guide To Twitter Marketing & Monetization

A Sneaky SEO Strategy That Delivers Top Search Engine Rankings

So you want to increase your search engine rankings, huh?

Well, if you’ve been reading the blog here then you know that guest blogging is the best SEO strategy that exists – and it’s free!

But some of you, I know, are looking for a simpler way to do it – that will get you SEO results and improved rankings much faster. So, here it is.

This SEO tip is PURE GOLD – and if you apply it, I guarantee you will see more traffic on your site. Instead of writing a long, detailed post on how to do it, I just recorded this screen capture video to show you exactly how to do it.

Watch the video now!

Okay, for those of you who are too lazy to watch the video or just want a review of it, here’s the basic idea:

Super Awesome Guest Blogging SEO Strategy

1. Find A HUGE Blog

You know what I’m talking about – a site like Huffington Post, Social Media Examiner, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, etc… A site with millions of visitors a month!

2. Find A List Post Where Guest Bloggers Contributed

Find a post on that huge site where guest bloggers contributed content (usually big list posts are structured this way).

3. Click The Links For The Guest Bloggers

Go to the guest bloggers websites – if they themselves are bloggers, then contact them and ask them if you could write a guest post for their site.

4. Follow-Through and Write The Guest Post

Then all you have to do is follow-up with the bloggers who respond, write a guest post for them, and ask them to link to you in the signature – BAM! You’ve now got high quality backlinks coming from blogs that have been linked to by the biggest, highest quality website(s) in the world.

How To Setup A New WordPress Blog From Scratch (Tutorial)

Do you want to setup your own blog using WordPress?

Then this video tutorial is for you! In it, I show you step by step how to setup a self-hosted WordPress blog.

How To Setup A New Blog

Step 1. Buy A Domain

For the Domain, I use GoDaddy.com. Just find a domain name you think would be good for your blog. Usually, people want to pick their own name, like I did with http://www.tomcorsonknowles.com/blog

You can also use your business name as the domain name.

Step 2: Get Hosting

For hosting, I use Bluehost. I like Bluehost because they have 24/7 customer support (just like GoDaddy) and whenever I call them, they help me with any problems I have. It’s invaluable to have someone you can call on for technical support when you’re running a business online!

Step 3: Install WordPress

Next, you have to install wordpress on your Domain. You’ll have to update the Nameservers on your domain to the Bluehost nameservers. Don’t worry if it sounds too technical, all the details are in the video above and it just takes a few clicks.

Step 4: Post A New Article

Once your blog is installed, you’re all set! Now it’s time to post you first blog article.

Congratulations! You are now a blogger 🙂 Welcome to the world of blogging!

Got any questions about setting up your blog? Post them in the comments below and I’ll answer them ASAP.

How To Verify Your Blog For Technorati

If you haven’t heard of Technorati, it’s one of the biggest blogging networks and your blog’s Technorati ranking has become industry standard for determining how successful your blog is. (Although, it says nothing about how PROFITABLE your blog is!)

I highly recommend going to Technorati, creating an account and verifying your blog. To verify your blog, Technorati will email you a claim token. You have to paste that claim token code inside a blog post and it must show up in your RSS feed so Technorati can verify that you do indeed own the blog. (Sorry, you can’t claim someone else’s blog!)

So, here’s my Technorati claim code. I hope the software engineers over there accept it… J3X6ECHCWRBE

How To Add Someone As A Facebook Ads Manager Admin

So you want to add someone to be an Admin of your Facebook Fan Page and Facebook Ads Campaign?

Here’s how you do it!

The video walks you through the process step by step and you can also follow along in the written instructions below with the pictures.

 

How To Set Up Someone Else To Manage Your Facebook Page and Facebook Ads

Step 1. Login to your Facebook Account

Step 2. Go To Your Fan Page

Step 3. Scroll Over “Edit Page” and Click “Change Admin Roles”

Facebook Changing Admin Roles picture

Step 4: Type The Name or Email of the Person you want to be a new Admin for your Fan Page

Note: If they are NOT your Facebook friend, you will have to know their Facebook email address to add them as an Admin.

Step 5: Pick what Type of Admin you want – Manager, Content Creator, Moderator, Advertiser or Insights Analyst. In this case, since they will be managing ads for you, click “Advertiser.”

Step 6: Hit Save (Facebook will prompt you to enter your password for security)

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE A NEW PAGE ADMIN!

But there’s just one more step to get them set up so they can create and manage your Facebook Ads account for you:

Step 7: Go to the Home Page of Facebook and Click “Ads Manager” on the Left Side of the page to open up your Facebook Ads Account.

Ads Manager Facebook picture

Step 8: Click “Settings” On the left side of your Facebook Ads Dashboard

Adding A Facebook Ads Manager

Step 9: Scroll Down Until You See the “Permissions” Section and Click “Add A User”

Add A User Facebook Ads Button

Step 10: Type in the name or email of the person you want to be your new Facebook Ads Manager (There are two options – “General Manager” – that can create and edit ads and “Reports Only” that can only look at your ad reports and cannot change your ad campaigns. In this case, you’ll want to click “General Manager”

Then click SAVE and you’re all done!

Got any questions? Post them in the comments below!

Facebook Fan Reviews App – Awesome For Facebook Marketing

I just found out about Nick Unsworth’s “Fan Reviews App” and fell in love with the idea! As you probably now, I’m huge into Facebook marketing and this app just makes sense – what’s better than getting viral 5-star reviews from your fans?

Anyways, I wanted to give you an inside view of the app in case you’re wondering if it’s a good idea for you so I made this video below that shows you how it works on the back end.

If you want to see the app in action, you can check it out on my fan page here: Facebook Fan Reviews App

If you want to grab the app yourself, you can buy it here.