Category Archives: Web/Tech

Five Design Tips To Let Your Message Run Wild

I love sharing information, including technology trends, social media How To’s, breaking and local business news, and information on advocacy groups. On Twitter, I’ll share 5-10 items per day, sometimes in a rapid fire method. On Facebook I’ll “Like” or “Share” several posts a day. Multiply these activities by the number of Twitter and Facebook users and you have an unprecedented amount of sharing and re-sharing.

So why limit the scope of your message? Continue reading

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Facebook Creates Sneaky Way To Suck In Gmail Contacts

Google recently closed off Facebook’s access to import Gmail contacts. Google felt that if Facebook was able to import its Gmail contacts that Google should be able to import from Facebook. Since that wasn’t going to happen, Google pulled the plug on its Facebook integration.

To counter this Google move, Facebook added instructions to its site on how users can download their Gmail contacts then upload them to Facebook. Continue reading

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View Your Twitter Followers In One Big Bunch

Generating a “group picture” of your Twitter Followers makes for a great visual for your Twitter background or for blog graphics.
I just ran into at tool called Twitter Mosaic which allows you to see either your followers or your friends (those you follow that follow you back). Continue reading

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How To Get Facebook Page Notifications

Facebook has a myriad ways to receive notifications but not from your own Facebook Page (formerly known as “Fan Pages”).

In order to get notifications you have to do a workaround and “Like” your own Page post. After doing this for a while, this can get old for your regular Facebook profile friends.

Enter NutshellMail, an site that allows you to manage portions of your social network via email. My favorite feature – NutshellMail allows you to receive Facebook page notifications!

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Trackbacks In WordPress Sites [Video]

This is a video response to Cathy Larkin (@WhyDoWeBlog on Twitter) who asked about Trackbacks during a #blogchat conversation. What are trackbacks and when they would be used in relation to WordPress.org blogs? Watch the video and find out.

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How To Track Tweet Button Clicks In Google Analytics

I use Google Analytics to track activity to and from my blog.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of holes in that process, especially related to Twitter clickthroughs. Continue reading

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How To Give Your Blog SEO Super Powers

You don’t have to buy a book and take a seminar or ever buy a fancy blog theme to crank up your blog’s SEO Super Powers.

These top tips will help you zoom up the organic search rankings without breaking a sweat.

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10 Ways to Create Your Blogging Persona

Too many bloggers are suffering from an identity crisis. It’s like those dreaded high school years when you awkwardly try to find your way and be comfortable in your own skin. It’s not much fun.

In business, it’s critical to develop your identity, brand, voice and persona for one reason. Revenue. If you don’t have a clear and crisp voice (through your blog), how can you expect anyone to pay attention to it? Would you give your hard-earned money to someone who is unsure of themselves? Of course not.

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Why You Should Care About Backlinks

I ran into a cool backlink checker Web tool and thought I’d share it. Every time a web site has a link to your site, that is called a backlink (also referred to as an inbound link). Search engines love backlinks because that tells them that someone cares enough about your site to have a link.

I was blown away when I saw the over 1,200 links coming into jesseluna.com!

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My Social Graph “Suggestions For You” Twitter

I was pleased to finally receive the “Suggestions For You” feature since I’ve been hearing about it all week. My initial impressions were:

  1. Dang, I thought I was following some of those people already
  2. Um, I recently unfollowed some of those folks
  3. There were several people who showed up frequently in the “Followed By:” field, but they weren’t people I engage with much
  4. There are a lot of celebrities on this list
  5. These are real people, not feeds
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