When you publish a blog post, article, video or anything else online, it’s pretty standard practice to share content you create on your social sites. As the search engines get more advanced, social mentions are becoming more important for ranking too.
It’s not enough that your content is shared by just you.
One of the hardest things online is getting other people to share your stuff. Even with the best content, if you don’t have the connections to share for you, it’s not going to gain much traction.
It’s hard as you build your online community of followers, you simply don’t have the social clout to get the ball rolling.
How do you get people to share content you publish online?
Last week, I discovered a really simple and ethical site to help promote your content and start generating some social buzz.
Now, this site is not for everyone!
It’s designed for bloggers and does not accept commercial links – products or sales pages etc. Neither does it cater for every type of business.
While this site is not local specific, I do think it is ideal for consultants, coaches, web designers and services, authors, speakers, and more. Basically, any service or consulting type business who has an “online arm” and wants to do more to get their name out there.
The site is Just ReTweet and it is very simple to get started. It’s free to use with the option to purchase credits rather than share other people’s content for credits. Despite its name, there is the option to like on Facebook and +1 on Google Plus.
How does Just ReTweet work?
It’s certainly not a new concept. You submit your status with a link back to the content you want to share. Then assign the number of credits you will pay people to share it and the number of times you want it shared.
You earn credits by sharing other’s content, either by tweeting, liking on Facebook or +1 on Google Plus. If you don’t want to share content, then opt to purchase credits.
I do have a couple of niggles with JustRetweet
First of all – make sure you define the scheduling timeframe in your settings. I didn’t at first and had the tweets I had chosen going out every 15 minutes. That’s the default setting, and personally too much for my liking.
Secondly – like any service of this nature, there will be idiots who submit crap (there’s no polite way to put it). Make sure you visit the link before sharing it!
To help you I’ve a PDF guide for you to download that talks you step-by-step how to set up an account and begin generating some social buzz about your blog posts, videos, articles and online content.
Since you do require a Twitter account to sign in to Just ReTweet, I thought why not try a pay with a tweet. To download your step-by-step guide simply click the pay with a tweet button.
Just ReTweet has made its way into my nifty online toolbox and I will be using it regularly. Will you be adding it to your online armoury?