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Let me start off with a statement- I’m generally not a big fan of SEO, marketing, advertising, etc. I’m a big believer in the idea that if you have quality content and a reliable social network, you should be able to build traffic to your site. It would seem Google agrees:

While SEOs can provide clients with valuable services, some unethical SEOs have given the industry a black eye through their overly aggressive marketing efforts and their attempts to manipulate search engine results in unfair ways. Practices that violate our guidelines may result in a negative adjustment of your site’s presence in Google, or even the removal of your site from our index.

That said, you’ve got to start somewhere!

There’s already a bunch of places to find info on adult promotions. Here are a few I’ve come across:

7 Tips for Better Twitter B2B Marketing

Promote Yourself: A Few Ideas

Fairy Whore Mother

And some general purpose SEO info:

Google’s Guide to SEO

Search Engine Land- How to SEO

Twitter is a valuable resource for promotion. In addition to the tips I’ve given already, here are some directories you can add yourself to:
Twellow
Just Tweet It
Tweet Find
Twitter Counter
Klout

Blogging

Blogging is another excellent way to get your name out there. If you don’t have a blog, start one! I’m a fan of WordPress. There’s a lot of ways to build up traffic for your blog.

When it comes to building traffic to your blog/site, there’s a number of factors to consider. I’m no expert, but I’ll try to cover a few methods such as link exchanges, back links, and directories.

Link Exchanges:

Link exchanging is the process of putting a link to another blog on your site, and vice versa. There are many services that offer to do this for a price, but again I believe in quality over quantity in this area as well. Find a few quality blogs, and contact them to see if they’d be interested in putting a link to your blog if you link to theirs. Search engines like this to be as organic as possible, so don’t submit your site to too many free directories. This might actually decrease your page rank, as your site could be flagged as spam or having fake visitors. Here are a few Adult Directories you may want to try, though I’m not certain how reputable they are… it’s a start, though:

Adult Blog Directory

Porn Blog Catalog

Cam Model Directory

Back Links:

Back Links are links to your blog/site on other sites. There are a bunch of ways to accomplish this. Here are a few good ones:

Fetlife:

Have a Fetlife profile? You should already link to your site in your profile. It doesn’t stop there, though. Join groups relevant to your blog content, and either comment or create threads that link to your content. There is a thin line between sharing relevant content and spamming, so tread lightly. Here’s an example of a thread I started that got me hundreds of unique visitors:

Commenting:

Commenting on other people’s blogs is an easy way to get links back to your site. When commenting, you are usually able to enter a link to your own site. Platforms like WordPress and Blogger do this automatically if you’re signed in. Each time you comment on a blog, it creates a nice, fresh, organic link to our site. Just be careful- make sure you don’t spam other blogs! Your comments should be authentic, relevant, and of a decent length. No “thanks great post!” or “like this post” comments, please! A few tools you might want to set up are Gravatar, Disqus, and Blogger.

Kinda Sketchy Pro Tip: Sites with a .edu domain look better on search engine page rankings. Try commenting on some .edu sites! (you may need to find an unmoderated, defunct blog on a university site.)

Relevant Content:

Another excellent way to get folks to link to your content is… to post good content! I like posts that give a unique and comprehensive take on specific issues. One of the great aspects of blogging is the ability to link to other posts instead of covering everything in one place. By creating topic specific posts, you can create a useful resource for other blogs to link to. Everyone wins!

So, those are some thoughts on SEO. Take it with a grain of salt- I’m not a professional, and I’m not a big fan of online marketing in general… I think it tends to attract a lot of sketchy folks interested in the short sell, who’ll do anything for a buck. This is dangerous, because there’s a ton of personal information out there on the web for those who are willing to mine it and exploit it. Anyways- for professional advice, contact a professional! Here’s two folks who know a thing or two: Domino Damoiselle and Isobel Wren (Lol… no relation! 😀 ) Or, go hang out on forums like Stripperweb . Hopefully this intro post will be useful to a few people!

So this morning, I saw a tweet lamenting the removal of recurring tweets from the functionality of 3rd party applications. I’ve never had recurring tweets before, but it seems like a useful function for those who want to have a message broadcasting regularly. So, I thought about it for a bit, and here’s what I’ve come up with.

1) Go to http://www.boomeranggmail.com/ and install this gmail plugin for Firefox or Chrome.

2) Go to https://ifttt.com to sign up for their free service.

3) Connect your ifttt account to your Twitter account by going to Channels and giving permission to access your account.

4) Next, go to this link to activate the recipe for posting to Twitter via email. It will create a trigger for emails to post new tweets. https://ifttt.com/recipes/54448

5) All you need to do now is email trigger@ifttt.com post tweets to your account. Copy the email into a new message and enter the text you would like to appear in your recurring tweet. (Or test. It’s a good idea to test it out first)

6) Finally, instead of hitting “Send”, hit the new button to the left which should say “Send Later”. At the bottom of the options should be “Schedule Recurring Messages”. Click it and set your schedule for the tweets.

That should be it! This is the result of trial and error, and I believe it’s an easy way to control automated, recurring tweets that bypass Twitter’s API restrictions.

Like many of you, I spend… too much time on Twitter. If you do too, these tips and resources will probably be nothing new to you. If, however, you’re just starting out, or are a casual user, hopefully you’ll learn something new. I really like Twitter- there’s a ton of spam, creepers, scammers, and shills, but if you stay focused and find some awesome people, it can still be a delightful and exciting experience. As with most of my “Tech Tips”, these are essentially general purpose tips, but with an increased focus on security, privacy, and promotion. I’m not a marketer, though, so you should look for that info elsewhere…

On to the list!

Geolocation

Don’t use it. Go to your account settings and make sure the Locations setting is NOT clicked. If you’ve had it enabled at any point in the past, use the “Delete all location information” button to remove any geolocation data from previous posts. Make sure it’s disabled in the settings of your mobile apps as well.

Replies

@ Replies are actually a big complicated. Here’s how they work:

Your followers will only see @replies in their timeline if they are following you and the person you’re replying to.

To see what was being replied to, click on the tweet. It will show the history of the conversation

If you want to make sure all your followers see your reply, put a period before the @. So, instead of “@maxwren Duh. I knew that already!” it would be “.@maxwren Duh. I knew that already!”

If you have protected tweets, which I’m not a big fan of, you can only reply to approved followers.

More Free Twitter Tools!

Here are some more tools I like to use:

Twit Cleaner – An excellent tool to see which followers are inactive, spammers, boring, or just plain sketchy. They make the unfollowing process fair and easy. They’ll also rate your profile to let you know how if you are showing up in reports of others, and give you tips on how to improve.

Peer Index – A neat tool that shows who you influence, and what you’re influential about. Essentially just another analytics tool.

I like to end these posts with an expert tip. So, let’s see… Oh! Ok, so this is kind of a Twitter Tip, but uses Bitly as the tool to do it. Let’s say you wanted to share all the free Twitter tools I’ve posted so far on this blog. You have 2 options. The first would be linking to all 3 posts. The easier option, at least from a follower perspective, would be to create 1 link bundle that would contain all of the links I’ve posted to far. To do this, follow these steps:

1) If you haven’t already, go to bit.ly and create a bitly account by linking it to your Twitter account.

2) Once you’ve linked your Twitter account, go to Bundles and create a new Bundle. The “Public” Bundle option should be selected by default.

3) Add your links to the bundle using the “Add another bitmark” button.

4) When you’re done, you can tweet a link the the bundle using the little orange bird at the top of the page!

There’s more to come. Some day I might even do a post about a social medium other than Twitter!

My last post on this topic got a few hits, so I figured I’d keep going with an advanced course on techniques for Twitter. Here goes!

  • Don’t click DM links from people you don’t know. Even if you do know them, DM them back to verify they actually meant to send the link. If the account that sent you the link has been compromised, it may be a link to malware.
  • If you ignore the above tip and the link isn’t what you expect, reset your password and audit your App authorizations.
  • Quality followers are better than quantity. Focus on finding paying customers to chat with and new friends. #teamfollowback is a giant circle jerk.
  • The best time to post is typically 1-3PM EST weekdays. This is the time when you are likely to get the most clicks. Not necessarily new customers, though. I’d ask the folks over at Stripper Web for that info.
  • Bitly is a great tool for link shortening. Once you connect it to your twitter account, you can use the analytics feature to see how many click-throughs were generated from each tweet. This will show you what types of tweets get more clicks.
  • If you have a personal twitter account in addition to your performer account, use a different application for each account. You can have multiple accounts in one application(I have >4), but separating them into personal and professional apps helps eliminate the risk of posting to the wrong one.
  • Save hashtag searches and browse them to find new conversations.
  • Want to know how your twitter account is doing and where you need improvement? Try Tweet Grader, an analytics tool.
  • Want to find new folks to follow, and add yourself to searchable directories? Try wefollow

STILL not satisfied? You’re insatiable! Ok, here’s an expert tip:

In the last expert section, I showed you how to create a link that will open a window with a customized status update. To refresh your memory:

http://twitter.com/home?status= Thanks @maxwren! Love your blog! https://maxwren.wordpress.com/

When made into a link, it works like this- Thanks Max!
This process works great, if you don’t have a hashtag. If you try to use a hashtag, anything you include in the link after it won’t show up in the update. To solve this problem, we have to use URL encoding. You can find out all about it here. For hashtags, the URL code is %23. So, a customized status update link with a hashtag would look like this:

http://twitter.com/home?status= Thanks @maxwren! You're one %23Kinky %23Bastard! Love your blog! https://maxwren.wordpress.com/

When I make it into a link, it creates a status update with 2 hashtags. Try clicking this link- Wow, that’s cool!

That’s it for now! If you have questions, ask me here or on my Twitter, @maxwren.

So, you’ve set up your camgirl persona, c4s store, or independent porn store, and now you’d like to promote it on Twitter. Smart move! Twitter is a great place to find new customers, but it’s also an open forum with a lot of risk involved. A good first step is to check out this thread on Stripper Web on preventing stalkers and protecting your identity.
(If you’re not on his forum already, you should be!)

So I’m only going to talk about Twitter, with specific tips and ideas.  First of all, don’t use the web interface. It’s generally not worth it. The application I’d recommend is TweetDeck for desktop, and Hootsuite or TweetCaster for mobile. On to the tips..

Basic Twitter Tips

  • Don’t use your real name. Ever. Not in tweets, not in replies, not in Direct Messages, not in the email you signed up for.
  • When you’re starting out, find about 100 people to follow who you find relevant to your persona. Don’t just follow who you are interested in.
  • If you interact with potential customers, a good rule of thumb is not to send more than 1 tweet if they haven’t gone to your cam show, bought a clip, paid tribute, etc. Even after they’ve done this, it’s probably a good idea not to interact much until there’s a pattern of paying. Even if they pay, there still may be chargebacks, pirating, or other BS to deal with.
  • Don’t interact too much with non-payers. This shows other non-payers that you’re open to chatting with them for free. Customers should be talking about how much they like your content.
  • Avoid drama with customers and performers. Most customers don’t want to see that, and it will attract those who may want to expose your identity or trolls.
  • Mix links, replies, and regular tweets. Too much of any can be boring.
  • Use lists. A common list I use is Awesome Fet Girls. These are cool people I’ve found who reliably respond to tweets and have something interesting to say.
  • Put a link to your Twitter pretty much wherever you can.
  • Use hash tags. Don’t overuse them, but many folks search by hash tag to find new people to follow. For starters, try a search for #fetish, #bdsm, or #kinky.
  • Disable geo-location services for Twitter.

Twitter is essentially two things:

1)A micro-blog you can use to share your opinions, find friends, generate new leads for clip sales, find new cam customers, and gain insight into the porn industry from all aspects.
2) A content curation platform. You can use it to promote your stores, cam shows, new content, blog posts, tumblr accounts, etc. It’s an easy way to get some cross-platform promotion going when you’re just starting out.

Advanced Tips

So you’re already on Twitter, and nothing in the above list was helpful or new? Here are some tips for more advanced users:

Manage your OAuth AppsOAuth is an authentication protocol used to give limited access to an HTTP service. This means that third party applications can be granted permission to post to your profile, see your friends, see your tweets, and updated your profile. This can be a good thing- OAuth allows you to show your Twitter feed on your blog, connect your Twitter and Tumblr, and do a bunch of other neat things. But you want to make sure you know who has been given access, and revoke it when necessary. To do this, follow these steps:

1) Go to Twitter.com and in the upper right drop down box select “Settings”

2) Select “Apps” on the toolbar to the left.

3) This will bring you to Apps page, which will allow you to revoke or modify access applications have to your Twitter account. If you see anything you don’t recognize, revoke it!

Still not satisfied? Ok… Last one!

To create a link that will open a new status update, use this example:

http://twitter.com/home?status= Thanks @maxwren! Love your blog! https://maxwren.wordpress.com/

Then I create a link with the example entered- Tweet This!

That’s it for now! I have more to say, but this is a good start.

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