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Buffer Adds Scheduled Retweets

bufferBuffer, already one of my favorite marketing tools, just got even better. In addition to being able to schedule your tweets, you can now also easily add retweets to your queue to be shared in your Twitter stream.

Scheduling your retweets is very easy, and will allow for a more efficient use of your time, a more consistent engagement with others, and a better flow of information to your followers.

To Schedule Retweets from the Web

You’ll need to add the Buffer Browser Extension (very quick and easy).

Now, whenever you find great content on the web that you want to retweet, click on the buffer icon on your dashboard, select the account(s) you want to share it from, and “Buffer” – the article will be entered into your Buffer schedule.

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To Schedule Retweets from Twitter

Buffer from TwitterYou can hover over the tweet to change its format or to add a comment.

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To Schedule Retweets from your Mobile Device

To set up Buffer Retweets for you mobile device, you will need to request a secret Buffer email address – very easy and fast – auto generated upon request.

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Use the Buffer Android or iPhone app to “save” your secret address and it will be added to your contact list as “Buffer”.

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When you find content that you want to share on your favorite client, click “Mail Tweet” to email the Tweet to your secret email address and it will be schedule to be published.

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If you’re not already using Buffer, I would highly recommend you check it out and let me know what you think! If you are, how do you plan to use the new retweet option?

As always your comments and questions are welcomed and appreciated!

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Take Triberr to the Next Level with Reblogging!

TriberrHave you discovered reblogging on Triberr yet?  If not,  you’re missing out on a great opportunity!

Are you . . .

. . . looking for more exposure for your content?

. . . looking for Guest Blogging opportunities?

. . . hoping that your content might be shared in syndication?

. . . needing more content to publish?

. . . interested in content curation?

. . . wanting to improve your SEO?

. . . trying to increase reader engagement?

If you’re on Triberr already, it’s pretty safe to assume that you’ve answered “yes” to at least one of these  questions, if not all of them – and that reblogging could be your solution!

What is Reblogging?

The Triberr Reblogging option allows you to repost other “Triberr Reblog” member’s content on your blog.

How Does it Work?

You need to be a member of Triberr (free!) and to be using the WordPress.org blogging platform.

Begin by installing the Triberr plugin on your blog.

Now, as you scroll through your Triberr stream, you can identify other “rebloggers” by the inclusion of an image in the introduction to their content, and the “reblog” link in the options at the bottom of the listing.

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To repost an article on your blog, click the “reblog link”, and the article will appear as a “draft” in your list of posts for your blog.

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Preview the article and make any formatting changes that are necessary, and “Publish”. The article will appear on your blog, and thanks to the Triberr widget, the author’s bio and a Triberr Comment Box will appear at the bottom of the post.

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Additionally, any comments that appear on ANY copy of this article, from another post or the Triberr platform, will appear as a running commentary stream on all blogs that carry it!

Did Someone Say “SEO Benefits”?

It’s in my nature to view everything from an SEO perspective, and Reblogging definitely offers SEO benefits. As well as providing more fresh content, each reblogged post will provide, at minimum, a link back to the original post from the author’s bio. In addition, any links within the body of the article will also remain live and become backlinks to that content.

Hard to believe it, but Triberr just got even better!

Thanks for reading. As always your comments, questions, or reblogs : ) are welcome and appreciated!

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Is Klout Gaining . . . Clout?

As search engines move more towards “influence” indicators like “Google Authorship” and social signals, how long will it be until Influence measurement sites like Klout.com and Kred.com become significant search factors?

Measuring “influence” is a controversial subject, but love it or hate it, you can’t ignore the current realities or the future possibilities.

Klout and Bing

Just this past August Klout and Bing announced a partnership that came to fruition this week as both announced changes to their platforms.

“Bing has added Klout scores to the information it displays about professionals and celebrities who are active on social networks or have a commanding web presence.” (Bing)

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“This is one of the early and natural fruits of our with Bing that we announced last fall.” (Klout)

In addition, Bing has been added to Klout as a connected network – alongside Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, G+ and others –  for the purposes of influencing Klout ranking.

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Go here to connect your Klout account to Bing.

Klout and Instagram

On March 27th, Klout also announced a partnership with Instagram, the popular photo sharing and social networking site.

According to Klout, they have designed their platform so that connecting more social media accounts to your Klout account can only increase your Klout score – it will never decrease it. In other words, if you are interesting in improving your Klout score, you should connect all possible accounts – whether you are an active user, or only an occasional user of those accounts.

Results of connecting Instagram accounts:

  • 10 percent of Klout users who have Instagram connected will see their scores increase into the 50 to 70 score range
  • 77 percent of users see their score increase 1-5 points
  • 16% will see an increase of 5 or more points.

If you want to connect your Instagram account to Klout, you can do so here.

What is the future of Klout? Will it become more influential in SEO and search? What are your feelings on “influence” measurements like Klout and Kred?

As always, your comments are welcomed and appreciated.

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