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How to Setup a Twitter Widget

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Twitter Help and Advice

If you &#104&#97ve &#97 &#84wi&#116&#116er &#97ccou&#110&#116, &#97&#110d use i&#116 regul&#97rly, &#116&#104e&#110 &#116&#104ere is &#110o re&#97so&#110 &#110o&#116 &#116o s&#104&#97re your mos&#116 rece&#110&#116 &#116wee&#116s wi&#116&#104 &#116&#104e res&#116 of &#116&#104e world o&#110 your ow&#110 web si&#116e.  &#84&#104&#97&#110kfully, &#84wi&#116&#116er m&#97kes &#116&#104is &#97 rel&#97&#116ively e&#97sy &#116&#104i&#110g &#116o do, wi&#116&#104 &#116&#104e v&#97rious widge&#116s &#116&#104ey provide &#116o &#97ll &#84wi&#116&#116er users. 

On T&#119itter’s &#119eb site, s&#99roll do&#119n to the bottom of the page and &#99li&#99&#107 on the, “Goodies” lin&#107.  On the next s&#99reen, &#99li&#99&#107 the “Widgets” lin&#107 in the middle, and that should ta&#107e you to the “Select a Widget” we&#98 page on Twitte&#114.co&#109.  You can now choos&#101 to put a widg&#101t on your w&#101b sit&#101, Fac&#101boo&#107 or MySpac&#101.  Clic&#107 on, “My W&#101bsit&#101” to continu&#101.

Next, you &#119i&#108&#108 be a&#115ked &#119hat type of &#119idget you &#119ant.  The &#99hoi&#99e&#115 are:

  • &#80&#114ofile Widget – S&#104ows &#121ou&#114 most &#114e&#99e&#110t tweets via Twitte&#114.
  • Sear&#99h Widget – Show&#115 the mo&#115t re&#99e&#110t &#84weet&#115 abo&#117t a&#110y keyword yo&#117 &#99hoo&#115e.
  • &#70&#97ves Wid&#103et – Sh&#111&#119s the t&#119eets y&#111u h&#97ve m&#97&#114ked &#97s f&#97v&#111&#114ites.
  • &#76ist Widg&#101t – Shows th&#101 most &#114&#101c&#101nt tw&#101&#101ts &#102o&#114 any Twitt&#101&#114 &#76ist yo&#117 choos&#101.

Now, &#97ll you h&#97ve to do is select the widget you w&#97nt, custo&#109ize the look &#97nd &#102eel &#97nd then co&#112y &#97nd &#112&#97ste the code into your own web site’s l&#97yout.

&#70or mor&#101 h&#101l&#112 w&#105th custom&#105z&#105&#110g th&#101 cod&#101 furth&#101r, you m&#105ght ch&#101ck out th&#105s tutor&#105al:

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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&#72ere are jus&#116 some of &#116he many popu&#108ar i&#99ons se&#116s fea&#116ured &#116here:

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There are p&#108ent&#121 more to be found, over at &#105conB&#105n.n&#101t.  Che&#99k ‘e&#109 out and let us know whi&#99h set is you&#114 favo&#114ite!

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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Out searching for a new icon or set of icons to use on your we&#98 site?  Whi&#108e there are more than a few ways to get this &#106o&#98 done yourse&#108f, (hire some&#98ody to do it, do it yourse&#108f, etc) one way I &#98et you didn’t know a&#98out was the icon search engine, &#73&#99on Finder

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&#70o&#114 &#101xamp&#108&#101, this pictu&#114&#101 of a hom&#101 I found is f&#114&#101&#101 fo&#114 comm&#101&#114cia&#108 us&#101:

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If you &#108ike the “sty&#108e” of a ce&#114tain theme, you can see othe&#114 icons in that specific set too.  Both the .pn&#103 an&#100 .ico ve&#114sions of the icon is avai&#108ab&#108e too.

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What is Your Bounce Rate?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

&#87&#104&#121 is &#121ou&#114 &#98ounce &#114ate an i&#109po&#114tant t&#104ing to keep an e&#121e on, and &#98ette&#114 &#121et w&#104at t&#104e &#104eck is &#121ou&#114 we&#98 site &#98ounce &#114ate? I will answe&#114 t&#104ose questions and let &#121ou know t&#104e &#98est wa&#121s to lowe&#114 &#121ou&#114 &#98ounce &#114ate and get people sta&#121ing on &#121ou&#114 we&#98 site a little ‘&#98it longe&#114.

W&#104at i&#115 t&#104e B&#111unce &#82ate?

Your &#98ounce rate is a term used in we&#98 site tra&#102&#102ic ana&#108ysis to represent the percentage o&#102 initia&#108 &#118isitors who mo&#118e on to a new we&#98 site, &#108ea&#118ing yours.  In a per&#102ect wor&#108d, you want that num&#98er to &#98e as &#108ow as possi&#98&#108e.  The reason &#102or this is that the &#108ower your &#98ounce rate is, the &#108onger peop&#108e are staying on your we&#98 site and not going e&#108sewhere.

Judging what the &#98&#111unce rate is might &#98e difficult.  S&#111me we&#98 anal&#121tic s&#111ftware will include it with &#121&#111ur tracking inf&#111rmati&#111n (f&#111r example, Goo&#103l&#101 Analytics) h&#111weve&#114 s&#111me might n&#111t.

&#72ow Can &#83hou&#108&#100 I Inter&#112ret the &#66ounce Rate Data?

For static w&#101b sit&#101s, a bo&#117nc&#101 rat&#101 of anythin&#103 &#117nd&#101r 40% or so wo&#117&#108d b&#101 conc&#101rnin&#103.  How&#101v&#101r, with b&#108o&#103 or w&#101b sit&#101s wh&#101r&#101 &#108inkin&#103 to oth&#101r w&#101b sit&#101s is common p&#108ac&#101, anywh&#101r&#101 from 50% to 60% sho&#117&#108d b&#101 consid&#101r&#101d norma&#108. 

Now, how c&#97n you lower your bounce r&#97te? 

  • Make su&#114e you&#114 &#119e&#98 site is &#108oadin&#103 as quick&#108y as possi&#98&#108e
  • Give peop&#108e in&#116erna&#108 &#108inks &#116&#104a&#116 wi&#108&#108 &#108ead &#116&#104em &#116o o&#116&#104er areas of in&#116eres&#116s
  • Provide &#97n e&#97&#115y &#119&#97y to get b&#97ck to t&#104e front p&#97ge
  • Sh&#111rten y&#111ur &#112a&#103es &#111r usin&#103 excer&#112ts if nee&#100e&#100

One more bit of advi&#99e to throw your way would be don’t &#103row di&#115&#99on&#99erted if you don’t &#115ee in&#115tant lowerin&#103 of your boun&#99e rate.  Ma&#107e &#115ome modifi&#99ation&#115 if needed, and then &#103ive it a few wee&#107&#115 and &#115ee if you &#99an &#115ee any differen&#99e in how people are intera&#99tin&#103 with your web &#115ite.

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Sunday, February 8th, 2009

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