Twitter Makes Major Changes To Your Profile

It’s hard to avoid conversations about the new Facebook Timeline, the new profile Facebook is currently rolling out (click here to watch a pair of videos 1 | 2 that we’ve done on the Facebook Timeline). As for Twitter, they made some “under the radar” changes to your profile recently. Check out Twitter’s new look in this video:

Like I mentioned in the video, I usually use TweetDeck or HootSuite, so I didn’t notice the changes on Twitter.com right away. Twitter conducted its makeover in mid-February. The makeover hasn’t fully taken hold though. When I log in to Twitter on my home computer, I get the new-look profile. When I log in to Twitter on my work computer, I get the old-look profile.

Aside from aesthetics, Twitter isn’t that much different. The “@ Connect” tab is more in-depth than before. Instead of just showing when you were mentioned, it now shows all of your “interactions,” including who recently followed you, favorited one of your tweets, etc. The “# Discover” tab is new and different. Instead of just searching for hashtags, Twitter now offers popular topics in story form. You can then “View Tweets About This…” and get in the conversation if you find the story interesting.

One of the cool features that real estate professionals can take advantage of is the “Browse Categories” section under “# Discover” (you can find the “Browse Categories” option in the top left-hand corner of your screen once you get into the “# Discover” section. You can now search “real estate” or “real estate in [whatever city you live/work in], and Twitter will find real estate professionals and/or companies that you might find of interest. Follow the cool people you find, connect with them, and start building a business relationship. It’s that simple!

I don’t have any major complaints about the changes. In fact, I kind of like them. Twitter is still easy to use, and I honestly think it’s easier to navigate than it was before (once you get used to the control panel and feed flip-flopping sides).

I would love to know what you think about Twitter’s changes. You can connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and/or Google+.

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Quickly Unfollow On Twitter With ManageFlitter

Find out how to quickly unfollow on Twitter with this simple tool called ManageFlitter. We use this Twitter unfollow tool several times a week as we aim to increase Twitter followers on all of our PowerUP Social Media accounts. Check out this video for a step-by-step guide on how to unfollow people who don’t follow you back or are inactive on Twitter:

You might be asking why you need to unfollow on Twitter. There’s a very simple answer for that…

As I explained in the video, we encourage everyone to do the Twitter Shuffle. The Twitter Shuffle is basically following a bunch of people who you think will be interested in your message in hopes that they’ll follow you back. Some people will follow you, but others won’t. The folks who don’t follow you back essentially become deadweight, because they can’t see your tweets in their timeline (and that’s the whole point of having followers). Since there is a Twitter follow limit, clearing space for more followers is essential.

After three, four, or five days you need to unfollow the people who aren’t following you back. ManageFlitter is easily the best tool we use to unfollow on Twitter.  Once you’ve made room, you can follow a new chunk of people and quickly grow your Twitter presence. The more targeted followers you have (in this case you want to follow those who are interested in real estate), the more networking you can do and the more deals you can make.

NOTE: Those are just the basics behind the Twitter Shuffle. You can learn much more about the process in our PURE Training program by clicking HERE.

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Twitter User Galleries Perfect For Real Estate Professionals

Twitter unveiled a new feature this week called user galleries. A user gallery puts your pictures front and center on your Twitter.com profile (much like an album on Facebook). That’s a huge bonus for real estate professionals and I’ll tell you why!

The last 100 photos you’ve posted on Twitter will now be showcased on a single page. That means real estate professionals can finally show off properties in one place! You’re still going to have to post the pictures as individual tweets, but they’ll now all appear in a single photo gallery. That should make life much easier for you and your clients.

You might not have a user gallery yet, but it’s coming. Twitter is currently adding user galleries to profiles. You’ll soon find “Recent Pictures” with a link that says “view all” directly under your follower/following count on Twitter.com (click here for an example). All you have to do is click the “view all” link to open the user gallery.

Here are a couple of helpful pointers to keep in mind:

— You don’t have to do any extra work. Everyone is getting a user gallery attached to their account. That means the only thing you have to do is keep posting pictures (or start tweeting photos if you haven’t already).

— Your clients have to be signed into Twitter to see your user gallery. That makes it even more important to grow your audience on the social media platform.

— An image you manually retweet will be added to your user gallery, but a picture you retweeted with the Twitter retweet button will not.

— Tweets with video links will not be included in user galleries. They are currently for pictures only.

— The only way to delete a picture from your user gallery is to completely delete the tweet from your timeline (and in many cases you’ll have to delete it from a third-party service (TwitPic, yFrog, etc.) as well).

Click here for more information on user galleries.

Twitter has recently introduced other updates that aim to better showcase photos and videos on its site. Earlier this month, Twitter rolled out its image-sharing service, which allows users to upload photos from Twitter.com, then include them in their tweets as links.

All of these changes should make life easier/better for real estate professionals (and we all like the sound of that)!

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Sign Up For The “PowerUP Your Twitter Presence” Webinar

It’s our goal at PowerUP Social Media to help real estate professionals dominate the world of social media. One of the ways we’re doing that is through webinars (a.k.a online seminars). The first real estate social media webinar we’re putting together is called PowerUP Your Twitter Presence.

Here’s what you’ll learn for absolutely FREE:

  • A keyword tool you can use to create a killer Twitter profile (so people can find you through the clutter)
  • Tips on exactly what you should be tweeting to your Twitter followers
  • An advanced Twitter search tool that helps you network with potential clients and other real estate professionals
  • How to utilize the “Twitter Shuffle” to quickly grow your audience
  • Tools you can use to become more efficient with Twitter (spend less time with incredible results)

There are two opportunities to get involved in the “PowerUP Your Twitter Presence” webinar. You can sign up for Tuesday or Thursday (both begin at 6pm PT). All you have to do is click the link below! 

http://webinar.powerupsocialmedia.com

The webinar runs 45 minutes. That means you’ll learn a ton in a little bit of time! It also means you can get back to your real estate business (or family, friends, etc.) without taking a dent out of your busy schedule.

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When Is The Best Time Of Day To Tweet?

I just found this new Twitter tool that shows you the best times to post tweets to your followers!

This is important because people tend to check their social profiles at different times during the day. If you post during “high traffic” times, more people will see what you’re posting. On the flip side, if you tweet something important during “low traffic” times, then your followers might miss your message completely.

The tool is called Tweriod.com. You can go there, enter your Twitter username and password, and get a graph built specifically for you that shows the best times to post.

Here’s an example of the graph:

I really hope this helps! I would love to hear your success stories with Tweriod.com in the comment section below!

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