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Twitter Advice From a Twitter Expert

Posted by: Nadine and Bob Johnston

Many use different ways of building their Twitter Accounts. Some pay money to get new followers, but felt that did not suit me, as it is a one time expense for each group, and there are no additional benefits. Stumbled across this link, and decided to try it. Spent the same money Id probably have used to buy followers, but have an ongoing advantage. So bought a copy of TweetAdder with multiple accounts up to five.

At the time had less than 800 followers, and it took me a time investment, but beginning in August 2012, by January 1st 2013 had in our two accounts totalling over 25,000 followers. In the program, you can search for users who follow others, as I have a LOT of Grand Canyon Photos on FAA, began searching followers of GrandCanyonNPS on twitter. It gave me thousand of followers who were interested in goings on in the Grand Canyon as well as those who go there. Figuring my photos might be better than theirs, even they may make purchases. So built an enthusiastic group of followers using my Twitter name @GrandCanyonPics … and Nadines @Nadine1939
(If this were the only benefit, Id have bought it.)

It also automatically follows, anyone who follows you. So, when others retweet our tweets, and they have followers who click to follow us as they like the pics, it follows them. This can go on, and on, and on, sometimes I get a dozen new followers, from some of the ReTweets my followers send.

Another great feature, You add Tweets into the program, and they get automatically sent out, the number per day you choose. In the beginning set to keep the tweets in the program and kept adding interesting ones that I found. Humor, Quotes, helpful info, etc… then interspersing tweets with our work. Id click Tweet in FAA, then instead of sending it, copy it into TweetAdder. That built a list of over 500 reoccuring tweets that kept repeating, so began saving a copy to the drive. Over time it has built up to 2000 tweets, and I have them sent in order, set so it removes each one. Then, when it runs out, load the copy of the list again. As it takes time to run through the list, they are not repeating the same ones as often as it would, if were set to Random Order.
(This saves so much of my time, if this were the only benefit, Id have bought it.)

It will also Re-Tweet or resend Tweets of others automatically, like added the GrandCanyonNPS to it, and it re-sends all GC tweets. Have added some others of interest also.

There are a lot of other features in TweetAdder, and am using all of them, too many to explain all here.
But, here is a link where you can check it out further: http://bit.ly/18HOVcU

Selling Art Online – Basic Exposure

You must be on Twitter and Fine Art America.
In my opinion, these two sites are the most important selling and social media sites to be listed with. There are many other links on this website but these two are the most important. If you want to sell your art online and are just starting out, then click on these 3 links Fine Art America, Twitter and Hoot Suite, and set up basic accounts for FREE.
*In order to get the most out of Twitter I recommend using Hoot Suite.

Fine Art America (FAA) is the best place I have found to create a portfolio of your work and sell your work online. If you only have time to list in 1 place online this is the place to be.
“You can stop searching…you’ve found the world’s most powerful websites for photographers and visual artists.
With absolutely no programming experience required, you can create a professional artist website in minutes and immediately begin selling prints and greeting cards to a worldwide audience.   Yes – really!   Your website is built using the same technology that transformed FineArtAmerica.com into the world’s fastest growing art site and earned the devotion of tens of thousands of photographers and visual artists all over the world. The features that we provide are simply unbeatable… and so is our price! ”

Websites for Photographers

Twitter: Twitter.com is the absolute best way to get in front of many people all the time. It is essential to use a program like Hoot Suite https://hootsuite.com/to automate your posts over time.
You will want to learn the program and set it to tweet for you during the day. The key with Twitter is to stay active.

If you want to take it one step further Pinterest is the next logical step. Very visual and a great resource.
Pinterest.com

Learn how these websites work and check back often for tips and tricks on getting the most out of your online presence.

How to Use Pinterest Rich Pins: What Marketers Need to Know

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/rich-pins-on-pinterest/

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Published June 3, 2013

“Do you use Pinterest for your business?

Have you heard about Pinterest Rich Pins and how they can help your marketing?

In today’s post, I’ll show you how businesses can get more from Pinterest Rich Pins.

Get to Know the New Pins

Pinterest is continuously expanding their functionality for businesses, from creating business accounts to marketing materials to help businesses get more from Pinterest.

The latest additions to Pinterest are the introduction of rich pins to include more information about pinned images and the integration of the Pin It button with mobile apps.

There are three types of pins that now allow you to share more information: products, recipes, and movies. The additional information for pins in these categories is provided by specific websites.

For example, major brands whose product pins have extended information include Anthropologie, Home Depot, Nordstrom, Overstock, REI, Sephora, Sony, Target and Walmart.”

Google Tips

Some great tips here!
One that I am still getting used to is Google+. However, I cam across Guy Kawasaki.

Brilliant information on google! http://www.guykawasaki.com/what-the-plus/

Posted by: Debra Forand

Marketing Art and Increasing Visitors

Just found a link from Beths 1st Angel site about marketing art and increasing visitors. It talks about using social media and the new ways to communicate which are coming out. Worth a read.

http://1stangel.co.uk/blog/2013/six-ways-to-increase-your-web-traffic/

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