Twitter as I explained it to my mom

Blue jays tweet, too. When they aren't squawking.

After talking with my mom (@adiehl on Twitter) about Twitter, the “microblogging” website that asks you to explain “What are you doing?” in 140 characters, it prompted me to write yet another How to Twitter posts, but a less technical and more practical how to get started guide.

Twitter is not blogging. It’s not RSS. It’s not chat.

Twitter is direct: If you want to be part of someone’s life, you follow them. Once you follow a person, you get to see what they update on Twitter. You can respond directly to them. You may read what they are doing, sharing, or discussing. Unless the profile is locked, no one has to accept your request to follow. That means that you are able to become part of anyone’s social network. You have a way to directly communicate with lots of amazing people.

Getting started can be intimidating, but here’s how I got started with Twitter. Continue reading “Twitter as I explained it to my mom”

How to increase online exposure through social bookmarking

Are you having the exposure blues?

Do you write articles that few people read? It may be because they aren’t finding your article! Writing on your blog is not enough when you’re starting out. It’s important to spread the word.

Doing a little legwork after you write an article makes a large difference in the traffic you will get.

When you write a blog post, what happens?

Depending on the blogging platform you use (WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, Movable Type to name a few), when you write a post, a few things happen:

Upon posting:

  • Your sitemap will get updated
  • Search engines and other websites will be notified of the update
  • Your RSS feed will be updated
  • Gremlins dance a jig around a cauldron of boiling yam juice and frog eyes

These processes will notify the search engines, but in order to increase your website’s exposure, there are a some websites you should submit your article to. After writing an article, take 5 more minutes and submit your site to bookmarking websites.

Continue reading “How to increase online exposure through social bookmarking”

Katz Web Design is now on Facebook


You’ve heard a lot about social networking, bookmarking, and media. Facebook is the biggest social networking site out there.  Katz Web Design now has a page on Facebook.

My clients have been interested in how to use Facebook and other social sites (like MySpace) to promote their business. I will write articles shortly about advertising on Facebook and building your network.

Check out KWD on Facebook, and add yourself as a fan!