Who are you ? Are you on About.me ?

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Several years ago I was a member of a UK based networking site and when people asked about me I simply gave them a link to my profile page on the site Unfortunately that website no longer exists and so my search has been for a new home for my profile.

The key to the continued success of my next profile site About.me is that it is ranked by Alexa in the top 1500 sites globally , this means traffic levels which are far ahead of other social profile sites. Your task is to make your profile highly visible on the site , which is far easier than promoting your own blog site.

There are resources on site to help you , a thriving support community and a very large friendly group of site members . Enrolling is both easy and free. You can see my About.me profile here .

About me is the

second of the sites where you can store all your online presences

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The benefits

The benefits

Interaction

About.me is more than just a static page to store your pages.

There is interaction – lots of it … you can track all your connections , make new connections.

You can see who has viewed your profile if they are on about.me and of course return the favour.

Interaction

Statistics

About.me tracks the visits to your profile . You can see that until September 2013 there was little activity .

I decided to link all of my major online presences (Facebook , Twitter,LinkedIn) to my about.me account . The results were a major increase in traffic .

As you control what shows on your profile it really is a great , cost free way to market yourself and your services and products.

Attracting traffic to your website is an ongoing battle , the difference with about me is that the site is not just about you , it is about everyone . You can get greater consistent traction by promoting your about.me page

Statistics

You can set your own background picture

edit your biography , change colours and fonts , add links to your social sites and websites and much more.

You can set your own background picture

My Profile

which shows my social presence , with links to all my main profiles , my recent blog posts .

My Profile
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Klout hits the Buffer and still goes steaming down the track.

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If you are on twitter you have probably heard of Klout and  love it , hate it or ignore it.

Until now Klout has simply monitored your online activity and given you a Klout score based on how effective it thinks you are . There are arguments for and against how accurate the score is but Klout is well established and I use it not to monitor my score , but the trend  over the months .

Now Klout has had a revamp and has extended the facilities available on the site , which may make it more useful .

Scheduling Posts

Buffer has been the de facto standard for scheduling posts for release at any time of day on any day of the week . In this global village in which we live posting is now a 24 hour a day activity if you want to reach people in all continents. It is very handy if you manage more than one Twitter or Facebook account .

Enter Klout ,

Klout Scheduled Sharing

Your Klout Profile

now shows suggested content to share . You can scroll through the list and select an item by pressing the share button

Your Klout Profile

The share screen is then displayed

and you can set to share on Facebook and/or Twitter (after authorising them)

When you press the schedule button , you can select date and time to share . I set this item to post on my timeline at 2pm Saturday.

The share screen is then displayed

You can review

all your scheduled items .

You can review

As you can see Klout is not as sophisticated as Buffer , you can only at this point in time share content they suggest

They will be providing a metrics system to show you how the Klout sourced content has been received on Twitter and Facebook . So not only are they measuring your performance ,they are helping you to create content.

The interesting thing is the way they have been able to use all those +K you have received from your friends over the years to display content which is relevant to you.

In terms of finding content relevant to your audience this is a good start . Swayy started up last year and do an excellent job in
finding fresh content for you to schedule and share with their free to use package. I wonder if Swayy and Klout might be a good fit.

Mind you both have a long way to go before they can rival Scoop.it . Scoop.it is the best and most cost effective way to gather and share content for your audience . Daily updated content from sources you choose , in topics you choose , a superb page to display it on and a development team which listens to their customers.

These are certainly interesting times in content curation and Klout’s initiative is to be welcomed.

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Who are you ? Are you on Xeeme ?

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Several years ago I was a member of a UK based networking site and when people asked about me I simply gave them a link to my profile page on the site Unfortunately that website no longer exists and so my search has been for a new home for my profile.

Ideallly you want a page which people will want to visit which stores a short biography and then links to your main Social presences , you also want a place is is visible to everyone . This rules out Facebook as in order to view a profile you have to be a member of Facebook . LinkedIn does give you a public profile page , but does not show as much information as members of LinkedIn can see .

Over the course of this week I will look at three or four sites which close to providing a great profile page  Xeeme , About.me and newcomer Follr.me

There is no ideal solution , there is choice and you can simply select the one which suits your needs. If you know of other sites which perform the same function please let me know.

 

Social Profiles

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Xeeme Overview ( “Xeeme Main Page” )

I have been using Xeeme for about 3 years and it has definitely helped promote my social presence

There is an active Facebook support group ( “Xeeme on Facebook” ) . The management team of Axel Schultze ,Marita Roebkes and Rob Stevenson are very involved and ultra responsive to Xeeme members input .The forum is very active and over the years many friendships have grown. It is a community in the true sense of the word.

As a well connected person or brand you keep in touch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, SlideShare, Google+, maybe Pinterest, various groups and other places and spaces. Instead of sharing all those URLs or let your contacts search for you, give them a single URL:

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Xeeme Advantages

Xeeme Advantages

steven’s XeeMe

Setting up a Xeeme account is straight forward .

You simply add links to all your sites and they are then presented on one page.

If you then give someone a link to your Xeeme page they can quickly see and visit all your online presences

They do not need to have their own Xeeme account .

My Xeeme is here “Steven’s Xeeme”

steven's XeeMe

Xeeme Future

The profile site is just one aspect of Xeeme.

In 2013 Society 3 who run Xeeme also launched Buzz , a highly effective social content promotion system.

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CRM Systems

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You want to effectively manage your contacts and interactions , then you need a CRM system.

The list below highlights the ones currently available .

 

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