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Thankfully, Twitter finally updated the mobile app to show the full cover and moved the profile photo and bio to the bottom left, instead of in the middle, so our cover images now look the way we intended, everywhere.

If you need a cover designed for Twitter, or any of the other major social networks, it would be my pleasure to design one for you. http://socialidentities.com/
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Wow, that was scary. Facebook went down for a few minutes and I thought this was it.
At precisely 9 a.m. PT on Friday, August 1, 2014, Facebook went down. The catastrophic event sent the world into a panic which resulted in Armageddon and the world as we knew it, ended. August 1, 2014. Where were you?
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If you use Twitter you're going to love this! They've just added some amazing real-time analytics that are at least as comprehensive as Facebook's Insights. They're only available to advertisers but that's an easy fix, since anyone can sign up as an advertiser, whether you ever plan to actually advertise or not.

Now, you'll be able to see exactly how many impressions your tweets get plus a whole lot more, including how many clicks links get. Seeing how many retweets and favorites your tweets get doesn't begin to give you the full picture. You'll now have a much better idea which tweets work best with your audience.

Here's Twitter's blog post about the new analytics. http://bit.ly/1m3ZTuM

I love their dig at Facebook... "On Twitter, nothing comes between your Tweets and your followers."

If you're already an advertiser you can see your analytics here: http://analytics.twitter.com/

If you're not an advertiser yet you should definitely sign up, even if it's just to get access to your stats. https://ads.twitter.com/getstarted
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Taking away the benefit to linking our blog with our Google+ page with authorship seems like yet another sign that Google has either completely lost it's direction for G+ or that they've just given up and it will soon be joining Wave.
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FREE custom Twitter cover photo with purchase of Facebook, Google+, YouTube or LinkedIn cover. http://socialidentities.com/offer.php
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When you promote your Facebook Page you better target the audience because Facebook is happy to take your money whether you get what you wanted or not.
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No real difference in that sense compared to traditional media.  If I have a Swedish golf store I advertise in Swedish newspapers, preferably golf or at least sports magazines.  
I think Facebook still is better.  You can target on demographics much tighter than you can in traditional media.  The problem of course is to get the number of followers up. 
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Unless you're only goal was to use Facebook for spamming or to impress your friends with a high fan count, you won't miss fangates.
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There are ways to bypass Facebook's News Feed algorithm.
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Social media works best when we can get others to do the selling for us so we need to find ways to turn happy customers into enthusiastic customers.

If you do it right you should be able to build an army of brand advocates who will be happy to tell their friends about your product. These are the people who will like, +1, retweet and share your content. 

If you really do it right you'll be able to convert some of those advocates into evangelists who will go out of their way to tell complete strangers about your product. These are the people who will create the content for you. 
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Don't Get Ripped Off With Twitter Ads

If you advertise on Twitter, are you aware of what "clicks" you're being charged for? Billable clicks include clicks on a link, favorites, hashtags, embedded media, profile pic, username, tweet permalink and tweet expansion.

Just think, you could be paying $1.00 a click thinking you're paying only for people who click your link and visit your website and yet you could be paying for clicks that don't help you in any way.

Here are a few things I highly recommend you consider when creating a promoted tweet. 

I would definitely avoid using hashtags. Clicks on a hashtag will offer you zero benefit but you'll pay for them. 

Make sure any images you use are sized to the exact display dimensions, otherwise, if people need to "expand" them to see the entire image, you'll be paying for those clicks.

Do not use videos or animated GIFs (embedded media) in your ad tweets because people need to click those to play them and you'll pay for each click.
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Dang. Facebook was down for a few minutes so I mixed up a batch of Margaritas and jumped in the pool. My wife has been trying to tell me it's back up but I'm pretending I can't hear her. Love these noise canceling headphones and my waterproof Galaxy S5.
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I've made the switch. It was a difficult decision and I hope my friends and family can come to accept the change, but.... I will no longer be using Google+ as my personal page but will start using this business page from now on. 
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Smart move.
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