How to Not Send a Lame, Generic Connect Message on LinkedIn (with video)

When you connect with someone on #LinkedIn from their profile, you have an opportunity to add a personal message to remind them how you know each other or to let them know why you should connect. But right after that, the People You May Know screen comes up. If you click Connect from there, that lame, generic connect message goes right to them…no opportunity to add a message.

This video shows you how to send a personal message from that screen.

Hope you’ll use it.

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PEACE.

Unfollow Posts That Have Lots of Comments–Google Plus

If you’ve ever commented on a post on Google Plus that’s popular, you may want to stop the notices you receive every time someone else comments. You can do this by muting the post…similar to Facebook’s Unfollow. This graphic shows you how easy it is to do it.

So don’t hold back your comments for fear of being inundated with updates. Listen in for awhile, add your two cents, then mute if you need to.

 

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How to Add Your YouTube Channel Videos to Your Facebook Business Page and Rearrange the Apps (with video)

You can add your YouTube videos to your Facebook business (also called fan, brand, timeline, like) page for more exposure. This online video shows you the app I’m using and how to install it. I also show you how to  rearrange the app order so your YouTube videos show on your main page.

Once the app is installed, every time you upload a new video on YouTube, it’ll appear on your Facebook business page.

If you know other ways to make this happen, please leave a comment below.

 

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How to AutoPost Your Blog to Other Social Media Accounts for Better Time Management

When I write a new blog post, I don’t want to have to visit all my other social media sites to post it. When I publish a new post, it automatically goes to Facebook (personal and business pages), LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google Plus. Here’s how I autopost (times vary and posting isn’t always immediate so be patient).

Facebook: From your main page, search for the app, Networked Blogs. When it comes up, register your blog and be sure to syndicate it for automatic publishing. Create auto updates to your personal and business pages.

Google Plus. The WordPress plugin, WPGPlus will autopost your new articles to your Google+ profile. After you install the plugin, go into Settings and add your Google Plus email address and password.

LinkedIn: Add the app, Blog Link (or WordPress if that’s your platform). They both link directly to your blog from LinkedIn. To find the app, click More, Other Applications, choose Blog Link or WordPress.

Twitter: If you use WordPress, try a plugin such as Tweetilyto automatically tweet your new posts. After you install the plugin, go into it’s settings and make desired changes (I changed the “Minimum age of post” to zero and the Random Time to 1.)

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter auto updates: Twitterfeed.com is another option to autopost to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. When you use a bit.ly link, you can track stats.

Take a few minutes now to set this up and save time later. If you have other ways to autopost, please leave a comment below.

PEACE.

The Easiest Way I Have Found to Quickly Delete Lots of Facebook Friends (video)

When I first joined Facebook, I accepted way too many “friends” on my personal page. I didn’t know the people! All that’s changed, and on my personal page, I now only accept people I actually know. Everyone else should connect with me on my business page, DigitalBreakthroughs.

Once I changed my policy, I wanted to rid my page of all the people I didn’t know, but Facebook (at this writing) does not make it easy. I tried various ways to do this as quickly as possible, and this video demos what I ended up with. I hope it helps.

If you’ve found a better, faster way, please leave a comment below.

 

PEACE.

How to Remove Spam from Your Twitter Stream Using Hootsuite (with video)

Here’s a quick video I recorded that shows you how to remove spam from your Twitter stream. I’m using Hootsuite.com to manage my tweets, and when I remove a spammer from here, they also disappear on Twitter.com. At this writing, I’ve not figured out a way to do this directly on Twitter.com. If anyone knows how, please leave a comment.

It’s easy to remove spam from your Twitter stream using Hootsuite.com

 

PEACE.