Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Social Jukebox Review Tim Fargo

When I learned about Tim Fargo´s new project in 2015 I was not very excited. Another Twitter tool. Nice. The world needs more Twitter tools.

Just out of courtesy I tried the Beta Version (it was still called Tweet JukeBox). It is 2017 now and I am still a user of Social Jukebox.

Social Jukebox is not a Twitter tool anymore. It is now a social media tool, supporting the major networks.

Social Jukebox Review Tim Fargo


Review of Social Jukebox 


Those who know me know that I am not a social media person - never will be. But I love people and understand that social media is a way of connecting with them.

I am using Twitter maybe 5 minutes per week.

While some of Social Jukebox users have several hundreds of thousands of followers, I have "only" 2.300. Still an incredible amount for something who hardly uses Twitter.

What is more important to me than the number of followers is the amount of mentions and views on my profile. These are the clicks that lead to click-throughs - and that is what matters in the end.



Tim Fargo Forbes

Tim Fargo is an interesting personality. The classical dream story of someone who made it to the top, fell into a deep hole and came back from the dead. 

Actually, he made it to the cover of  Forbes with his Social Jukebox. Click on the picture to read the article. 

Tim Fargo Tweet Jukebox


To learn more about Tim, you can also look him up on Wikipedia. 

Social Jukebox Review




Social Jukebox Features


Jukeboxes

A jukebox is a collection of tweets. You can set up your own jukeboxes and use the jukeboxes of others. Players that are now household names have utilized this features, for instance brainyquotes, Neil Patel, John Maxwell,

Targeted Posts

Targeted posts is a feature that allows you to schedule certain posts for a campaign. You can choose that your tweets automatically get added to one of your regular jukeboxes.

Auto Schedule

The wonderful thing about this function is that - opposed to other solutions I have tried - you do not have to define a time for a tweet to go out. You set the number of times and when you want to post and the system automatically does the rest.

Library

You are able to use the public libraries (tweet collections) of others or add your own to the library. This is in my mind the most important feature and unique selling point of Social Jukebox.

Analytics

The analytic function provides details about the accounts that interacted with you as well as the number links have been clicked. Plusseveral more features.

Browser Extension

A browser extension is available. That has the advantage that you can post "once and done" tweets without automation.

Upload / Download

You have the option of uploading (or downloading) a series of tweets. That has the advantage that you can prepare them in an Excel sheet and save a lot of time and work (for instance, if you like me use the same hashtags for all of your posts).

"Thank you" tweets

This function is very popular for reasons that are beyond my understanding. Personally, I have unfollowed people for spamming my stream with 40 automated "thank you" tweets.

But for those of you who love them: Social Jukebox certainly offers this feature.


Pro
  • Intuitive interface, easy to use
  • True!!! automation 
  • Supports administration of several twitter accounts
  • Check for duplicate tweets
  • Public libraries are a unique and extremely useful feature
  • Supports LinkedIn and Facebook as well


Con
  • I don't believe in the automation of  LinkedIn. Automated LI posts are annoying and easy to spot
  • "Thank you" tweets might cause people to unfollow (they can be turned off, though)

Conclusion


I have tried several other Twitter tools and found Social Jukebox the most effective for automating your Twitter work. 

"Free trial" is not good enough these days. Time is the most precious and limited good so that the question is: Is it worth your time? 

I say: Yes. Definitely.

You have seen above how Social Jukebox works for me with a time investment of about 5 minutes per week (excluding initially setting up my jukeboxes). 

Three of my juke boxes are available. Even though my fingers tickle, I will not post a link as this review is not supposed to be a pitch (but do message me if you would like to get them!). 

Where to try


A free trial (no credit card needed) is available HERE

Where to buy



Professional packs start at 19.99 (+ 2 months free if paid annually). You can sign up HERE

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Best Business Advice - For Free









Please enjoy and I will be back soon with some new content for you  (:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Interview with beBee Co-Founder Javier Camára Rica

beBee Brand Ambassador


Those of you who know me will have a hard time believing that I (of all people) was appointed as Brand Ambassador for a Social Network.

How could that happen?

beBee is refreshingly different. It´s a "no rules" site. Whether you want to share information about Change Management or a cute cat picture - everyone is welcome. Job searchers and recruiters find their place just like plumbers, philosophers, managers, bloggers ...

The affinity-based approach makes sure that we can connect with exactly the people or topics we chose.

It could not replace LinkedIn and the German pendant (I´m expanding!) XING. A particular group of corporate management will never participate in online socializing. They are glad when in their limited free time no salespeople can bug them. And they could not share personal interests.

But they will leave their static business card on business networks so that to me the question is not LinkedIn or beBee.

The new connections and good mood from successful social media work on beBee reflect on everything else you might do on the net.

I started on XING a week ago, and have already 103 connections, founded a group that has 24 members. That might not sound impressive to American ears. But for a specialized topic and a country the size of Germany, it´s a great start. My group became the second largest group for the topic in 3!! days.

I had two meaningful (phone/skype) appointments and am discussing a partnership.

Networking on beBee makes me so happy, that I forget that I hate social media - and that leads to good results everywhere.

But ... this is not a Cheerleading event.

What I have achieved with the help of beBee

  • More interaction on LinkedIn
  • Could FINALLY close my Facebook account
  • Two new clients in the last 23 days
  • Two new testimonials
  • and lots of fun, engaging conversation 
Fun and likable clients are the ultimate measures, and the site is just starting to grow in the US, Germany - worldwide.  


Equity for Ambassadors

Well, as an Ambassador you are entitled to equity. Would you agree with me if I say that people who own a piece of a network will find a way to make it successful?

That said, 11 Million users in the first year is impressive as it is.

Words are words - facts are facts. 

Check out beBee

Below is the link to the interview and also my profile where you can see the number of followers I gained in a short period and how much quality comments and discussions take place under my posts. 




See you there!

PS: Oh, and drop me a note, I´ll be happy to "introduce" you and help you to get started there.