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Cosmin Lupu
post Nov 13 2013, 11:20 AM
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For instance, I set it so that it will announce me regarding the number of new subscribers to the mailing lists of the projects in which I have installed it. It's a really cool tool biggrin.gif


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post Nov 23 2013, 12:20 AM
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Here is a link to a FREE video course on YOUTUBE created by youtube. Very helpful info!!


http://creatoracademy.withgoogle.com/course

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post Nov 23 2013, 07:39 PM
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Hehe! Thanks man! I'm curious if it can do something for my channel - it has been in a slow progress for the last 4-5 months, but it is somehow stalling..


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post Nov 28 2013, 04:08 AM
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Sure smile.gif Why not? A giveaway contest is a good way to bump up traffic. Contact the folks that you represent in terms of gear and see if they can give something that you could give away in a video contest on your channel. smile.gif

Also, look in to putting a little ad spend in to play. A little ad spend can go a long way smile.gif]
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Hehe! Thanks man! I'm curious if it can do something for my channel - it has been in a slow progress for the last 4-5 months, but it is somehow stalling..



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post Nov 29 2013, 08:33 AM
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Great idea! Thanks Todd! biggrin.gif I will see what I can cook up in terms of a contest then and lay down a plan.


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post Jan 15 2014, 07:41 PM
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Wanted to share the findings of something done by buffer.com, big shock, on FACEBOOK, LONGER POSTS DO POORLY!!! smile.gif

I"m guessing everyone knows this. But just in case. When posting on your facebook "Fan Page" (if you don't have a fan page for your music, go make one, it's free) try to keep the posts short. Longer posts just don't generate good returns in terms of folks reading or responding. Here is a handy chart to illustrate.

The "sweet spot" is about 120 characters for a facebook post smile.gif This is even SHORTER THAN TWITTER!!! (140 characters) so basicallly, your fan page posts should be shorter than a tweet!

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post Jan 16 2014, 10:01 AM
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Good call here man smile.gif Facebook is an INSTRUMENT which can and should be used as such. A short announcement pointing out to something behind a link, is the way to go - am I right? smile.gif


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post Jan 18 2014, 08:04 AM
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Pretty much smile.gif It can be a post about anything your fans may be interested in, just keep it short and always use either a PICTURE or a VIDEO in the post. Text only posts generate very little response sad.gif

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Good call here man smile.gif Facebook is an INSTRUMENT which can and should be used as such. A short announcement pointing out to something behind a link, is the way to go - am I right? smile.gif



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post Jan 19 2014, 04:56 AM
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Hmm, interesting. On my personal profile, I can get quite response on posts and photos, but A lot of my posts on my Facebook page don't seem to get much of a response. In fact new song announcements tend to have the worst response of all. Is there something behind this

My page: https://facebook.com/TakaPerryMusic

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post Jan 19 2014, 09:14 AM
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I think that I am somehow having the same problem smile.gif By this I mean that my personal artist page doesn't receive as much attention as I would like it to. On the other hand, I haven't quite took enough time to post there that often and somehow, I don't know how, I managed to make people expect news on my personal profile. I will dig more into this after the new Days of Confusion video release and let you know what I think we should do. If you discover something, please post here as well wink.gif


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post Jan 19 2014, 11:07 AM
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It's just the FB works. It makes FB page owners promote their posts. :/


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post Jan 19 2014, 02:26 PM
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QUOTE (miguelbatalha @ Jan 19 2014, 09:07 PM) *
It's just the FB works. It makes FB page owners promote their posts. :/


You're right, after all Facebook is a business and all they need is money. I think its a good practice to point people to your website, because you have total control over that smile.gif that's what I do.


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post Jan 19 2014, 04:07 PM
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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Jan 19 2014, 01:26 PM) *
You're right, after all Facebook is a business and all they need is money. I think its a good practice to point people to your website, because you have total control over that smile.gif that's what I do.


Good point here man - we will get our site up tomorrow most likely and try to redirect things there as much as possible... maybe even create a monthly newsletter..


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post Jan 20 2014, 03:35 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 20 2014, 02:07 AM) *
Good point here man - we will get our site up tomorrow most likely and try to redirect things there as much as possible... maybe even create a monthly newsletter..


Awesome! Let me know how you do the newsletter, I still don't know how to create one smile.gif


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post Jan 20 2014, 08:19 AM
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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Jan 20 2014, 02:35 AM) *
Awesome! Let me know how you do the newsletter, I still don't know how to create one smile.gif


First of all you have to decide on what newsletter sending service you shall use smile.gif I for one am going for Mailchimp -> http://mailchimp.com/

Then, make an editorial calendar based on what you want to announce - that means, if you will have 1 newsletter/month, which I personally think is enough for our level of activity at THIS point, you will have to prepare 12 subjects (12 months - 12 subjects) which you think your fans would be interested in, based on your activity. Each newsletter should have interesting stuff in it, revolving around news regarding your activity, tips and tricks on composing and orchestrating your songs and pretty much everything you feel like your fans would find engaging and nice, interactive and all that smile.gif You can even start a contest once you have a fan base of 200-300 people tongue.gif

I hope I sparked something there biggrin.gif


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post Jan 25 2014, 07:12 PM
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Found a site that could be useful, it's called PayWithATweet:

http://www.paywithatweet.com/

You give a download link that people have access to after tweeting on Twitter or sharing on Facebook.

All it takes is one person to get the viral ball rolling.


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post Jan 26 2014, 03:29 PM
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QUOTE (Socky42 @ Jan 25 2014, 06:12 PM) *
Found a site that could be useful, it's called PayWithATweet:

http://www.paywithatweet.com/

You give a download link that people have access to after tweeting on Twitter or sharing on Facebook.

All it takes is one person to get the viral ball rolling.


Hmmm... interesting concept mate, tell me, does it work? I mean, have you tried it?


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post Jan 26 2014, 03:35 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 20 2014, 06:19 PM) *
First of all you have to decide on what newsletter sending service you shall use smile.gif I for one am going for Mailchimp -> http://mailchimp.com/

Then, make an editorial calendar based on what you want to announce - that means, if you will have 1 newsletter/month, which I personally think is enough for our level of activity at THIS point, you will have to prepare 12 subjects (12 months - 12 subjects) which you think your fans would be interested in, based on your activity. Each newsletter should have interesting stuff in it, revolving around news regarding your activity, tips and tricks on composing and orchestrating your songs and pretty much everything you feel like your fans would find engaging and nice, interactive and all that smile.gif You can even start a contest once you have a fan base of 200-300 people tongue.gif

I hope I sparked something there biggrin.gif


That sounds awesome. I've actually tried Mailchimp a few times before, and I don't if this is just Australia, but they always needed my home address. It was for some spam prevention or something. Anyway, I found out every time someone subscribed to my mailing list, it publicly showed my address, which was no good. I never worked out how to hide my address, but maybe I didn't look hard enough :\


QUOTE (Socky42 @ Jan 26 2014, 05:12 AM) *
Found a site that could be useful, it's called PayWithATweet:

http://www.paywithatweet.com/

You give a download link that people have access to after tweeting on Twitter or sharing on Facebook.

All it takes is one person to get the viral ball rolling.


This sounds very promising. Especially for musicians, I think it's more important that people hear your music than buy it.

I'm glad that that there is the option to share on Facebook. I find thinhns gets drowned out on Twitter, because it seems to be just a constant stream of advertising biggrin.gif


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post Jan 26 2014, 06:56 PM
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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Jan 26 2014, 02:35 PM) *
That sounds awesome. I've actually tried Mailchimp a few times before, and I don't if this is just Australia, but they always needed my home address. It was for some spam prevention or something. Anyway, I found out every time someone subscribed to my mailing list, it publicly showed my address, which was no good. I never worked out how to hide my address, but maybe I didn't look hard enough :\




This sounds very promising. Especially for musicians, I think it's more important that people hear your music than buy it.

I'm glad that that there is the option to share on Facebook. I find thinhns gets drowned out on Twitter, because it seems to be just a constant stream of advertising biggrin.gif


Mate - I am using an 'official' mail address so it's not a problem smile.gif If you have a website, you can create an [email protected] address and use that one - why not? smile.gif


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post Feb 17 2014, 01:33 PM
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Quickie about a new social media service called "KLOUT". I know what your thinking already, "Good night, yet another social media time suck!" and I feel your pain!! The good news is that klout is really just a way to measure your impact on the social networks you are involved in.

DISCLAIMER: ONLY FOR FOLKS INTERESTED IN LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA TO INCREASE VIEWS/LISTENS!!

So then, go join up @ www.klout.com and link it to the social media that you use on a regular basis. Klout will then track the impact you are having on the networks you inhabit. You will then get a "KLOUT RANK".

The ONLY reason the klout rank number matters is that biz folks see it as a "Hard Metric", meaning a number that can't be faked. You either have X amount of "reach" on social media, or you don't. So when approaching a vendor/manufacturer, this can be part of your arsenal of data to show why it's worth it for them to send you free stuff. smile.gif

Here is my KLOUT SCORE

not a ground breaking score, but in the top 20% of "influencers" which is something you can point to when establishing you/your brand to anyone your trying to pitch.

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Here is a breakdown of my social networks.

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A handy chart showing where I have the most "reach". These types of "metrics" are becoming more and more important and as more and more folks establish themselves online. So steak your claim and watch your metrics!!

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