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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

Linking FAA Uploads & Posts to Social Meida

Hi Omaste, maybe you can weigh in on this.
When I first created my FAA account, I made the rookie mistake of linking my FB account to FAA and they flooded my FB timeline with all my uploads. I was immediately called on the carpet by friends and Photographers who follow my page. So I killed that and I broke the “automatic connection.
Now I only publish to my wall once every ten or more uploads (no more gnashing of teeth is heard) The one thing I don’t want to do is annoy potential customers by constantly bombarding their news updates with “Jeff uploaded another 10 images”.
I agree with them. as I saw a week later three “friends” on FB start up and the uploads were flying everywhere. Annoying as hell…

Now I just went to a gentlemans G+ link and all it was, was announcement after announcement of a new image on FAA… Nothing about the photographer… it sounded desperate to me and that I found a media channel outlet… BORING!
One thing I do know is that our customers want to get a feel for the photographer and create a connection. When all I see is “buy my print”,”buy my print”,”buy my print”,”buy my print” etc then I head for the hill or at least the next page. What is there to interest me to get me to look at the persons artwork?
Maybe I shouldn’t say anything so I don’t have to compete with these people but since we’re supposed to be helping each other out… I thought it would help to mention this. It does no good to fire and forget your announcements because the louder you yell, the less they listen…  Oh if I’m wrong let me know, I’m not perfect and my sales are not what I base this on. I base it on what I believe the very successful do to get found and sell.

Posted by : Jeff Folger

Descriptions on FAA & Other Sites

Hello everyone,
I frequently come across images posted on FAA that only have the word None in the image’s description tag and many go do not even have a title. My tip is to fill in these tags and to give it some thought first because doing this properly will help to get you listed on various Search Engines and can even entice viewers there to at least take a peek at your work. Try and describe the image, the technique(s) used, colors, theme, reason for this work, etc. Also include your keywords, as well as who it might be suitable for. It is also a good idea to include your formatting and/or suggestions as to where it might be hung. You can always go back and change what you have written. I update my tags by adding that an image is being featured or when I find a better keyword.

Posted by : Andrew Govan Dantzler

Selling FAA work on Amazon

I know that if you have a Premium FAA account, you can contact FAA Support to have FAA manually linked to Amazon.com

Posted by : Chalet Roome-Rigdon

FAA & Posting to Google+

‘d like to share what I’ve been doing over on Google+ and I’d be interested to hear what you do there.

At least once a day, often 2 or 3 times during the day I will post a piece from my FAA portfolio. I post a good sized watermarked image for visual impact with a link to that piece on my Artist Website. I try to say something about it. Then I post links to all the daily photography and art themes which that particular image is suitable for. This increases your audience and sometimes the theme page will do a feature widening the audience further.

To find all the daily themes see the link below. All you need to do is copy and paste the string of links and when you post, the links become live.

http://www.gplusphotopages.com/posting_to_themes.php

Tropical Garden – Auto post FAA to Twitter vs. Customizing a Post

Tropical Garden

Something I commonly see on Twitter is people making the mistake of using the auto fill text on Sharing Buttons. In order to be engaging to an online audience you need to be able to make them want to click on your link. You do this by describing your work not just letting us know that you put it online.

I am posting an image of mine that is For Sale on Fine Art America
If I click on the Twitter button on this page on FAA, you will see this text as an auto-fill, and you will always need to change this text. NEVER POST the auto generated description of your work for sale.
“I uploaded new artwork to fineartamerica.com! – ‘Tropical Garden’ – http://fineartamerica.com/featured/tropical-garden-omaste-witkowski.html via @fineartamerica”

I use Hoot Suite to shorten the http link and I add my own text and #hastags. This is an example of how I would tweet this picture.

Get lost in a tropical garden and beware of your own imagination. Is this reality or fantasy? http://ow.ly/lHota #tropical #sculpture

I am hoping to catch an audiences attention and make them take the time to see what I am advertising. Invite them to enjoy my work. Not just let them know that I am selling something.


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