Comments for Molly Greene: Writer Blogger & Author, Gen Delacourt Mysteries Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:51:27 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Schedule Bulk Messages With Hootsuite by Lorilyn Roberts Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:51:27 +0000 That’s how I do it. If you would like to follow me, I’m at @LorilynRoberts and @John316Network.

It took me a while to figure out how to RoundTeam also.

What’s your handle?

Comment on Schedule Bulk Messages With Hootsuite by Anne Hagan Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:44:00 +0000 Nevermind; I figured out you meant RoundTeam not RoundTree. I signed up with them today. There’s a bit of a learning curve but after watching a few of their videos and setting up a couple hashtags and one of my lists, I think I’ve got the hang of it. I can still add another list too but I think what I’ve got will give me some pretty varied retweets for now which is what I needed. Now I’ll have stuff going out every day, 20 times a day that’s good stuff and I don’t have to worry if I don’t make it over to Twitter to do a little backscratching, so to speak.

If it works like it appears it’s going to, I’m thinking I’ll step up to the 2nd level paid account and add our haunted house twitter feed too. It’s always an afterthought for me and, frankly, our followers there are much better at engaging…I just need to engage them.

I’ve given SMQueue a look and a similar service, SocialJukebox. I’ll be picking one of those this weekend. Since I’ve set up the retweets of other people’s stuff to be more active on Twitter it only makes sense to mix in my own stuff daily. I don’t have the size of list you have but it grows a little each day and hopefully spending a little each month as you’ve suggested will nudge it along.

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Comment on Schedule Bulk Messages With Hootsuite by Anne Hagan Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:29:14 +0000 Do you have a link for Roundtree? They’re not easy to find.

Comment on Schedule Bulk Messages With Hootsuite by Anne Hagan Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:27:33 +0000 Thank you. This is very helpful.

Comment on Schedule Bulk Messages With Hootsuite by Lorilyn Roberts Wed, 16 Nov 2016 23:41:32 +0000 I use Roundtree without the ads by paying a few bucks a month. It’s worth it to me — looks more professional not to have the ads.

Again, for my own retweets, I use

For follows and unfollows, I use Crowdfire.

When I’m replying to messages or want to see several feeds at once, which you aren’t limited on the feeds like you are with hootsuite, I use which is free.

Also, I use on my blog and website to give my tweets additional exposure as well as keep fresh feed coming to both. Most people don’t know about the widgets, but they can be personalized with size, colors, how many are “live,” et cetera

Hope this helps someone. I think I pay about $25 per month for everything. It’s the best money I have spent on “advertising” compared to anything else I can think of. In the last 28 days, I just checked both accounts, and I’ve had 343,000 impressions.

I can’t think of anything else I could have bought for $25 and gotten that amount of exposure. And that’s just my own impressions. That’s not counting all the retweets I get. I had on the 22,000 follower account almost 1,776 profile visits.

I just keep slowly building my followers, very organic. Nothing spectacular, I follow three to 500 people per week. And then unfollow most of those who don’t follow me back. That way I always have more followers than I am following. It’s important to always have more followers than you are following for twitter ranking.

Comment on Schedule Bulk Messages With Hootsuite by Molly Greene Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:49:12 +0000 Ha! I wouldn’t have replied to that, either 😉

Comment on Schedule Bulk Messages With Hootsuite by Lorilyn Roberts Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:44:45 +0000 I don’t reply to most. But if I see something that catches my eye, I will. Like from the election , I did a lot of bantering back and forth.

You can use Tweetdeck to quickly see what your mentions are. I also do closed captioning for television, and I don’t caption the commercials, so I have a lot of commercial wait time when I can’t really do anything so I tend to do any twitter stuff then, like picking up follows or seeing what’s in my twitter feed or what’s trending. So really, for me Twitter takes up no writing time. Just time that wold have been wasted time anyway. It’s what I call making use of time when I can’t do much else.

I also will go through the feed and see what people are posting. I’ve found many people that way who I’ve become friends with because I’m selective in who I follow and block a lot of followers. I also get a lot of retweets as I am a pretty big retweeter myself. My books require a lot of research and when I read articles I like, I always retweet. I try to provide relevant, interesting information to people who follow me. It’s not work, it’s just when I find something interesting, I’ll share it.

So no, I do not respond to al lot of those mentions There are too many, and many of them are just automatic. But if it’s personal and relevant and I see it, I’ll respond as a tweet. Someone recently sent me a message, Are you Married? No, I did not respond to that. You get the drift.

Comment on Schedule Bulk Messages With Hootsuite by Molly Greene Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:57:18 +0000 Aha! That’s the platform you told me about. I’m almost “over” Hootsuite after only using the free trial for two weeks. On to Feed140 next, and so far I’m loving the price and the dashboard. Isn’t it grand that we at least have great choices??! Mwah!

Comment on Schedule Bulk Messages With Hootsuite by Sue Coletta Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:34:26 +0000 I got so aggravated with Hootesuite I gave up. I used to use RoundTeam, and I loved them until they flooded my timeline with advertisements for their site. Once in a while is fine, but they bombarded me with a 1:3 ratio. For every three tweets they sent one ad. Not cool.

The best tool going, IMO, is drip marketing by MissngLttr. I love them. It’s so easy. Once you sign up for a free account (they have paid accounts too, which rock) and connect your blog, they do the rest. All you need to do is approve/deny campaigns. Over the course of a solid year, they tweet your campaigns, so it ends up being a nice mix of blog posts while resurrecting old posts. They have a bunch of great features, too. I feel a blog post coming on. LOL