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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

My Top 6 Twitter Apps

Not 5 or 10. Why? Because I don't conform, so there!

I use Twitter extensively for business (and personal) infact I have used Twitter since March 2009.

I'm a stingy S.O.B. and I don't like to pay for anything, the versions that I use are all free!

I have used a LOT and I MEAN A LOT of Twitter Apps over the last couple of years, I've spent hours, no! Days on some of them. All in all it's been a great experience. I would like to let you know which Apps I use and why. I haven't been paid (yet) for any of this...

Just to get the story straight from the beginning, this is MY interpretation of why I use these Twitter Apps. This is not a summary of all the features within any of the Apps mentioned.

In no particular order...

Twitterfeed http://twitterfeed.com/
Being in the recruitment game, this is a saviour. Upload your job (in my case) feed, via rss, to an easy to use interface. Authorise a particular Twitter Account and "Bobs your uncle!"  We have limited our accounts to tweet jobs at 2 per 30 minutes. Being on Twitter a lot has lead to this. People get annoyed with streaming jobs all the time with little or no interaction.

Gremlm http://gremln.com/
Oh you little bugger!!! :) Back in Sep of 2011, I was looking for a Twitter App that would send out automated scheduled Tweets (we can't all be awake all the time!) Back in the day (that is how we refer to Sept 2011) this little beauty was called Twaitter. I spent hours and hours sorting out a series of scheduled Tweets to various Twitter accounts. The system continually crashed!  I had spent so much time on this system that I complained. I was amazed that I got a response. It happened again, I got another response. Now, I enjoy good customer service and the very fact that these guys kept coming back to me and helping sort our issues gave me the motivation to stick with them. They have now (seemingly) sorted out their new platform and it is a pleasure to work with. I don't use the full range of facilities but Guys! Well done and thank you! Excellent product.

TwitCleaner http://thetwitcleaner.com/
A very easy to use interface, you log in via Twitter and the system lets you know about a lot about your followers and how they interact. Do they RT a lot? Only post links? No interaction for x number of days? This one saves you time (and therefore money) A great resource and again, thanks guys, excellent product.

Twubs http://twubs.com/
Do you want to register a #Hashtag? No? I'm not sure either but I have done, a number in fact #CheckOutMyCV #IamLookingForWork and others.  Twubs gives you the ability to register a hashtag, (is that legal?) create a page, upload rss feeds, website links and tag subjects. The site is a little slow but the SEO is to die for. Well worth the time invested.

TweetDeck http://www.tweetdeck.com/
Running on Abode Air (Mmm, sexy!) I wanted something other than the web based Twitter and opted for this one. Allows multiple Twitter accounts to view. I especially like this as it gives you the ability to RT your other Twitter accounts. Easily search for trending #Hashtags (I recently searched #Kony2012 and TweetDeck said I was throttling the feeds) LOL! It's easy to use, smooth and fast. Great stuff!

I'm sure there are more but I'm happy to stay with the above for now.

What do you use or recommend?

Thursday, 8 March 2012

CareerTown - The UK Recruitment Services Directory

We have pleasure in letting you know about our UK Recruitment Services Directory, launched today.

It's been a long time in the making but here we are.

As many of you know, I run a number of UK JobBoards. As I have been developing them and doing what little I know of Search Engine Optimisation, I continue to look for quality recruitment related sites to link too. The process seemed to be a long winded one. You link with their site but get no acknowledgement. You spend days and days linking with sites that you never really know will return your link. How often are the sites being viewed? How popular are they? Who knows? (I do use Quirk SearchStatus 1.40 which is a great PageRank tool)

Well, I thought "It's time for a change!. If I can't find what I want, I'll bloody well come up with something myself!"

CareerTown was born!
Submit your link here http://www.careertown.co.uk/links.php
Fill in your details, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, EmpireAvenue and Company Blog.
An email comes back to us (just to check it's not spam) and within moments (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm GMT) We will upload your link.

You can upload any company that has dealings with the UK Recruitment Industry, we have categories from Web Design to JobBoards, from Umbrella Companies to Recruitment Software. If we haven't included your specialist category, ask me! I'll get it changed!

We are already looking at some enhancements on the site. We will have an automatic Recruitment Article section for research purposes and you will soon be able to upload logos onto profiles.

There is limited advertising available (No Google Adwords) Homepage and category slots are available to rent on a monthly basis. Contact us for more details

Please have a look, let me know what you think and if you don't want a link, for heavens sake click on the homepage G+ :)

Remember, it'll be great for your SEO!!