Dear Truly Twisted Marketing…What are Hashtags and How Do I Use Them?

Posted on November 11, 2013

I get this question a lot!So, I figured it might be a good idea to answer it with the full explanation according to the original inventors of Hashtaging - Twitter!Here's the original, verbatim explanation straight from the halls of Twitter."Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages." You'll find with ...

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3 Reasons You Should Add a Facebook Like Box to Your Web Site

The Facebook like box looks like the box below. Utilizing it connects your social media efforts with your web site and puts Facebook on autopilot!   Here’s why you should add a Like Box to your website: Your website audience is a warm audience and are very likely to follow you on Facebook too.It’s easy to implement (takes less than 5 minutes!) and is one of the more effective ways to grow a quality fan community.The Like ...

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Facebook Timeline Cover Image ~ Are You Utilizing this Premium Marketing Real Estate?

So the "new" Timeline has come and is now officially in place. And you, being the savvy techno-marketing geeky business owner you are have all your bells and whistles in place. Your page is stylin' and pulling in new traffic and really working for you. Right? If that person I just described is you then woooooohoooooo for you! I'm applauding you right now and singing your praises for your industriousness and for being on top of ...

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Ramp Up Your Marketing: How to Integrate Pinterest & Facebook

Pinterest has proven, already, to be a social media power player. So far, it's  referring more traffic than Twitter and generating more revenue per click than Facebook - this (in case you are wondering) is quite AWESOME! So, when I discovered this sweet new way to streamline and combine my social media efforts I knew I had to share it with you. :) After setting up the TTM Pinterest page, I had the thought that there needed to be a ...

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Want Traffic to Your Site? Why StumbleUpon Can Be One of Your Best Sources

Posted on December 12, 2010

We’ve been stumbled. Ahhhhhhh, love it.StumbleUpon is by far one of the absolute best traffic sources for any blog or website with the exception of search engine traffic from Google.But first, let me tell you WHAT StumbleUpon IS then we can get into the WHY it is so fabulous.StumbleUpon is all about social bookmarking (yes, just like Digg or But the cool factor has to do with the slick toolbar that installs directly into your ...

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Get Stumbling in the Right Direction Using StumbleUpon – Part 2

Posted on June 17, 2008

Ok, as promised, it's time to get stumbling in the right direction. But before we do, I just want you to know (because several people have asked why the next post didn't come quicker) that I was out of town and internet connection! I know, I know...gasp! :-) Grab your pen and take some notes. Here we go. In part 1 we talked about how StumbleUpon can be one of the best traffic sources to your blog or web site and how ...

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Visualize Your Web Site Links – Stay Connected

Posted on January 11, 2008

I always say we are all connected. Each and every person on the planet is connected by family, race or religion but the biggest connection is that we are all human beings – a giant matrix of connectedness spanning lifetimes and groups. I know, I know…touting my own philosophies…AGAIN…but there is a point I am making here so stick with me for a sec. It does relate to a cool new marketing tool.Let’s take a walk ...

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women bloggers – hellooooooo, anyone out there?

Posted on February 7, 2007

Ok. Where are they?This blog is owned and operated by a woman – yes, that would be me. I know there are tons of other blogs by women but where are they? The reason I’m asking this question is simply that I was thinking the other day about women and that we, as a group, don’t really have a place online or enough places online that are just for us. Okay, guys, no eyeball rolling please. And to take it one step further, I don&rs...

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Social Media Generated Traffic From Buzzfeed

Posted on January 24, 2007

The TrulyTwistedMarketing traffic stats are off the hook. Somehow, (as a marketer, I'd dearly love to take full credit for this but can't) a little post I created got picked up by Buzzfeed. Check the number two article. Yep, that one right below Techcrunch. ;) (okay, when I first posted this the article WAS in the #2 spot. Now, it seems, we are located in the #1 spot and Techcrunch is waaaaaay down at #7) That wee little ...

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Social Networking Television? Joost it up Baby!

Posted on January 22, 2007

I am literally drooling with anticipation over Joost."What's so special about it?" You might ask. "What the heck is it, anyway? A new energy drink?"Even better. Joost is a functioning real-time social network. You can watch a show, rate it, share it and chat with friends using its IM platform. How cool is that?The best part? It's free.Out of the box users can participate in a community chat that will, in ...

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