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Maximizing Twitter and StumbleUpon

Posted in Observations with tags , on February 21, 2010 by bearmancartoons

Last month I wrote an article for Webcomic Planet, so to ease back in from my much deserved and needed break, I thought I would repost it here.

Raise your hand if you use Twitter to announce when you have posted a new comic/cartoon.  Raise you hand if you also like to submit your new post to sites such as Reddit, Digg, or StumbleUpon.
 
If you are a user of Twitter and a registered user of StumbleUpon there is a great but little known tool at your disposal that you can submit a link to both sites at the same time.  When posting your comic’s URL to twitter you either have to use a URL shortener like bit.ly or allow Twitter to shorten it for you.  Instead, I recommend using http://su.pr to shorten your URLs. 
 
Make sure you are signed into both Twitter and StumbleUpon.  Once you have posted your latest cartoon, go to su.pr and type in your tweet along with the full URL of the post.   Then hit submit.  Your post will be submitted to both sites. 
 
Here is what really makes it impactful.  Now when someone clicks on your link in twitter they will go to your post on StumbleUpon where they can not only view your cartoon but also give it a “Thumbs Up”.  The more “Thumbs Up” you get, drives potentially more visitors. 
 
Even better is that Su.pr has analytics of who retweeted your post.  If you are like me it can be difficult to determine if someone retweeted your post especially if they don’t use your twitter name.  With Su.pr, anytime they use the shortened URL in a tweet, it will show up on su.pr analytics who sent out the message.
 
Hopefully this is a tool that is useful to you and please if you see the SU header in a post and you like it, take the second and give it a thumbs up.  Your fellow cartoonists will appreciate it.  And as always you can find me on twitter at @bearmancartoons.

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The Power of StumbleUpon and Twitter

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , on January 21, 2010 by bearmancartoons

George this one is for you. I wrote an article for WebcomicPlanet on using StumbleUpon and Twitter and being able to post to both using one tool – Su.pr. Check it out here.

Testing New Social Links

Posted in Cool Stuff with tags , , , , , , on July 3, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Thought I would join the world of bloggers who have social media buttons on their posts.  But of course I had to make some of my own for my favorites.  Many of you already have seen my Tweet This button to allow readers add any article to Twitter (directions here).  Well my other two favs are Digg and StumbleUpon so I created those as well.

Now in order to catch all the remaining ones, since I am hosting on wordpress.com there are some limitations.  A guy named Hillel Storer created GetSocial to easily handle this for any post.  Click here for an overview and click here for the latest download.

Let me know what you think and if I screwed up any of the coding.

BTW…I have gotten requests about using my Tweet This button in the past and I there may be some for these new ones.  I have no problem with anyone using them on their own site with one simple condition.  You must add my site to your blog roll.

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