Today’s article in the weekly series #FridayFinds brings you multi-media Twitter cards, some social networking sites that you may be unaware of, an informative infographic on SEO and an introduction to reblogging on Triberr. It will be interesting to hear how many of you are on these sites, use Twitter cards and reblog on Triberr.
Have you been noticing tweets with images and videos embedded in them? Ever wonder how to do it? Lisa Buben shares some great examples of how to create these in her article Twitter Cards To Add Some Zing To Your Posts On Twitter. If you want to delve right into them, you can learn more by reading the official Twitter Card documentation. (Okay, I haven’t done this yet myself but it’s high on my priority list.)
Are You Missing Out on These Social Sites?
A month ago, I wrote an article that addressed the question How Many Social Networking Sites Should You Join? The general consensus is that we need to limit the number of social media sites that we’re active on to a number that’s manageable. Everyone who commented seemed to be in agreement that the major sites they focus on are Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter. When I wrote my post this week about Triberr, it was evident how many readers are huge advocates of that platform as well.
This week, while I was reading Website Magazine, I came across the article 10 Social Sites You’re (Probably) Not Using But Should Be. In her article, Allison Howen talks about the myriad of smaller sites that can be used to help build our brand and authority, foster relationships and generate traffic. She’s included 10 sites that you may or may not be familiar with. They’re worth checking out. I learned that StumbleUpon has a paid discovery option. I was also introduced to Sulia (which is a subject based social network) and Haro (which is a service that helps reporters to connect with sources). Haro could be useful to B2B businesses. (Sign up to be a source and answer questions. You may get some free publicity from it.)
An Infographic on SEO
For those of you who enjoy infographics, check out SEO Checklist For 2013 – Complete Guide by Bashir Ahmed. It gives you a quick look at some of the SEO tactics to avoid, a quick summary of the “animals of SEO” (Penguin, Panda & Zebra), new tactics for 2013 and a basic checklist. There’s a lot of great info captured here from these sources: seomoz.org, seroundtable.com and searchengineland.com.
Reblogging on Triberr
I’ll be honest that I haven’t given a lot of thought about this one but there may be some real opportunities here. Triberr reblogging is an option that enables you to repost another member’s content on your blog. (You need to have the Triberr plugin installed to make this work.) I need to learn more about the SEO benefits of doing this but it has piqued my interest. If you’re interested in learning more, check out Take Triberr to the Next Level with Reblogging! by Brent Carnduff.
Over to You:
What are your thoughts? Are you already using Twitter cards? Do you reblog on Triberr? Do you think you’ll join any of the social networking sites that were discussed in the Website Magazine article? Please feel free to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences so that we can all continue to learn from each other.