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HootSuite

 You might look at trying HootSuite for managing multiple social profiles. Here's some info about it...you can: Manage multiple social profiles Schedule messages and tweets Track brand mentions Analyze social media traffic The free service for HootSuite. OK if you have up to 5 social network accounts Basic - FREE Free Quick Reports 5 Social Pr...
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Videos as Social Media

Talking heads, animations walking across a website, and audio files...all geared to engage the listener/viewer and (hopefully) get a desired response. Videos are really hitting their stride these days. I remember back to the early days of website development in which you had a choice of two things: an expensive (thousands of dollars) video for your...
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Tweet Old Post Widget

Tweet Old Posts is a plugin designed to tweet your older posts to get more traffic to them. Tweet Old Posts randomly picks your older post based on the interval specified by you. The primary function of this plugin is to promote older blog posts by tweeting about them and getting more traffic. This helps bring "back to life" some of your older twee...
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Cools Sidebar Floating Social Icons

Those cool sidebar floaters that keep your HOT HOT links right in front of the viewer's eye...they are great to help direct traffic to certain pages and places. Here's a great WordPress plugin that gives you that ability. Lot of options; add any link to a button, left or right scrolling, similar to Mashable.com, can display all social sharing butto...
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Interactive Features: Add a Poll

Opinion polls can be fun and increase interactivity between you and your readers. They can also help folks come back often. We've got two we've been using: Wp-polls, using an AJAX poll system: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-polls/ SodaHead Polls ( frankly the name is just fun!) http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sodahead-polls/ Here's the ...
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Post Sizes

In case you were wondering, Tweet size is 140 characters, Facebook is 63,206 characters (whew if I ever write something that long!!), and LinkedIn is 700 characters. Of course a blog article can be as long as you want...
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