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ToolsDec 28, 2011
HOW TO Post Your Tweets At Optimal Times

Ever wondered what your truly best times to Tweet are? Knowing when you can reach most of your friends and followers can have a huge impact. We found that it can increase the number of clicks by 200% , double your retweets and considerably increase your Klout score. So, over the past few weeks, we over here at Buffer sat down with the team from SocialBro and brainstormed a solution for you. SocialBro [

Buffer NewsDec 20, 2011
The 19 Awesome Investors In Our $450,000 Seed Round And How We Met Them

Update: There were 2 amazing posts on GigaOM and TechCrunch featuring our story, check it out. Today is an amazing day. We are happily announcing the closing of our seed funding round of Buffer. We set out with the vision to make sharing content on Social Media a lot smarter and more efficient. And we were fortunate enough to have 19 awesome investors and advisors who shared this vision with us and came on board. Instead of the usual funding announcement, I wanted to to give you a complete ins

ResearchDec 16, 2011
18 Questions To Find Out If You Should Use Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter was  most recently crowned “the most buzzing network of 2011” . And I think rightly so. Most of Twitter’s recent changes are amazing I believe and make it my personal top Social Network to use. Yet, Twitter is still quite small compared to Facebook. Whilst everyone already has Facebook, the question of “should I use Twitter?” is often hard to answer. Personally, I would go with this

Buffer NewsDec 14, 2011
15 More Top Blogs With The New Buffer Button, And How To Get Yours

When we launched our button last week with 15 amazing partners , we added a bunch more blogs that you can all Buffer from now. In fact, there are close to 800 blogs out there with the new Buffer button . And we are adding a ton more every day. Since then, we had some of the most awesome bloggers out there put the Buffer button on. If you aren’t using Buffe

Online MarketingDec 13, 2011
Cool Tool: How To Easily Make Your Site More Successful With Marketing Grader

Yes, there is an incredible amount of tools out there that help you understand more about how well your website performs, where your users come from and more. One thing I realised though is that they are also very complicated to use. The Google Analytics of the web are powerful, but it might not be always what is right for the job. In the past few weeks, I found myself using a few tools that are taking a rather different approach. They aim to educate you about your blog or website without dumpi

Tips / How ToDec 12, 2011
3 Creative Uses of the Twitter “Follow” Button that You Have to See

Of the useful tools that Twitter offers, most of the focus has gone to getting more Tweets with the variety of “tweeting” buttons available. There is another tool that Twitter offers that can be great for getting more followers, yet I don’t see that tool being used as effectively as it could be. That is the Twitter Follow Button , listed under Twitter’s resource section. Today I’m going to show you 3 effective ways to use the Twitter follow bu

Buffer NewsDec 9, 2011
Edocr And Buffer Help You Schedule Document Uploads

Here is just a quick update of another integration that has gone live recently with Buffer. Edocr , a great app that helps you upload documents and allows you to share them publicly with anyone, just like Slideshare does with slideshows, now has a Buffer button. When you first sign up and wish to add all your new document uploads right into your Buffer account, simply head to your My Account page. From there, on the right hand side, you will see the Buffer icon. Simply click i

Buffer NewsDec 8, 2011
HOW TO Schedule Your Retweets From Any Twitter Client

Have you ever wanted to browse your Twitter stream and filter the best Tweets to be scheduled and retweeted later on? For long, this was one of those things that I always wanted to do. Whilst it is very easy to do this if you are using Twitter.com , it is a lot harder to schedule any retweets from our great dashboards at TweetDeck, HootSuite, Twitter for Mac or any other client you might be using. Fortunately, there is an awesome wa

Buffer NewsDec 1, 2011
The 15 Top Blogs With The New Buffer Button, And Why Your Blog Needs One

Things are moving very fast here at Buffer and we are excited to roll out the next big thing for you. A few weeks back we launched the Buffer button in a beta version. With the Buffer Button, you can add any article straight to your Buffer, for it to be Tweeted or posted to Facebook at a better time, well spaced out over the day. As we have shown to increase clicks on Tweets by 200%, I believe this should be a major benefit for any blogger too of course. With over 300 blogs using the button al

ResearchNov 30, 2011
36 Million Reasons To Use Social Media To Find Your Next Job [INFOGRAPHIC]

Yes, there are that many reasons your next job should be found through Social Media. In fact, this is the number of people that have used either Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook for finding a job this year in America alone. Personally, I think that this is a mindblowing number. It’s also interesting that LinkedIn comes in 2nd after Facebook on top and Twitter third for getting you a job. Here is the breakdown in numbers: * 18,400,000 people found a job through Facebook * 8,000,000 people found

Tips / How ToNov 28, 2011
3 Little Known Ways To Get More Tweets About Your Blog Content

This is a guest post by Gregory Ciotti, a contributing Buffer Blog columnist. Read more about Greg at the bottom of the post, or read his latest piece on how customer perception affects support. Recently I covered four tips to get the most out of your self-broadcasted tweets, but how can you get more people to share your content on their own? Twitter remains one of the biggest drivers of traffic on the web, so encouraging people to tweet about your content can have a serious impact on your wri

Guides & CoursesNov 23, 2011
The 4 Different Ways To Retweet Someone, Which One Is Best For You?

Last night, we had another one of our weekly Buffer meetups here in San Francisco. Klaus (@cavemanklaus), one of our awesome Buffer friends asked us a question that I originally thought might be much easier to answer: What is the best way to retweet someone? Klaus mentioned he sees a ton of different ways people are doing retweets these days. What is the best way to go about it? What are the advantages of doing a Twitter native retweet? What are the disadvantages of doing an “RT” retweet? Wh

Buffer NewsNov 21, 2011
Ifttt And Buffer Team Up, Top 5 Ways To Use Them Together

We are thrilled to announce our latest partnership with ifttt today. Although TechCrunch beat us to the punch , I wanted to walk you through the features of the amazing new feature for you here. What is ifttt (If this then that)? Ifttt (If this then that) is a fantastic new way to connect any two web services together. Say, if there is a new photo tak

Buffer NewsNov 18, 2011
How I Managed To Handle Disaster Control With Buffer

This is a guestpost and in fact incredible story from Eddy Weiss, CEO at Chasing4Life. When Eddy approached me and told me how Buffer has helped him, I was blown away. Here is his story, it is amazing: It was a scary night and the sounds of sirens kept you and your family awake. Luckily, your home sustained minimal damage, but upon arriving at the office, you realize that the problem there is much larger. Trees are down, power lines are down, and it appears that a portion of the office building

Tips / How ToNov 17, 2011
4 Little Known And Underused Twitter Tips For Bloggers

This is a guest post by Gregory Ciotti, a contributing Buffer Blog columnist. Read more about Greg at the bottom of the post, or read his latest piece on what customer centric companies do differently . Content marketers and Twitter have been friends since the beginning. But I’ve noticed a common: marketers who are on Twitter rarely use the effective tactics that they apply on their own blog. It might be that people think their blogs and their

Tips / How ToNov 16, 2011
HOW TO: Be A Better Listener On Twitter

This is a guestpost by Mandy Kilinskis (@ImAmandaJulius ) from Quality Logo Products , more about Mandy at the bottom of the post. One of the earliest Twitter lessons for me was this: Twitter is a two way street . Even though it’s a great resource for spreading opinions, blog posts, and other content, you also need to know when to take a step back and just listen. What’s going on in your industry? What’s the latest innovat

Online MarketingNov 15, 2011
5 Tips For Creating A Mashable Like Online Community

This is one of the those posts I have been looking forward to sharing with you for a long time. Mashable, amongst all top tech news site, sets itself miles apart. And the reason for this is their amazing understanding of growing and nurturing a community I believe. If you look at how Pete Cashmore has handled things, it is just amazing how every step he took is to first and foremost benefit the community. The most exciting part is that despite its skyrocketing growth, this community driven focu

6 Reasons To Get Up And Attend Offline Twitter Meetups

Yes, I admit it. For a long time, I couldn’t imagine the thought of meeting someone that I only met online. However I believe that things have changed considerably over last few years and it has actually become one of the most natural things for me to do. With last weeks BlogWorld expo happening and also our weekly Buffer meetup here in San Francisco, I found that meeting people offline can have a lot of benefits to you. So here are 6 reasons why it

Case StudiesNov 10, 2011
3 Incredible Stories Made Possible Through Twitter

This is a guestpost by Mariana Ashley, writing about online colleges . More about her at the bottom of the post. Sure, like me and many others, you might use Twitter for personal pleasure, keeping up with friends and the latest happenings in the world at large. Or perhaps you use Twitter for marketing purposes or some other professional pursuit. But how often is it that Twitter has substantively changed someone’s life? Apparently, more often than you would think

News and TrendsNov 9, 2011
Facebook Stops Penalizing Third-Party Apps, Focuses On Posting Quality

Wow, this is one of the most exciting updates coming from Facebook in a long time. When it became clear after a recent study that Facebook penalizes 3rd party Apps significantly, there was a lot of uproar. A large number of publishers were facing a strong disadvantage when it came to posting updates. In a recent study it was revealed that engagement with posts from these 3rd party Apps can drop up to 80% [http://edgerankchecker.com/blog/2011/09/does-using-a-third-party-api-decrease-your-engagem

Buffer NewsNov 8, 2011
Buffer and Facebook, Together at Last

Here at Buffer HQ, we had our heads focused on baking the next hot thing for you. And we now have it ready. Fresh out of the oven, Buffer for Facebook is now available for everyone. Buffer for Facebook has been the top requested feature and we were keen to give it the looks and functionality it deserves for you to use it. Little things and attention to detail with picture and thumbnail preview as well as editing of summary and the full word count were key. Largely developed and designed by our

Guides & CoursesNov 4, 2011
Infographics: How To Get A Job And Build A Career in Social Media

So you want a job in social media, do you? Realize it’s not always about experience.  Attitude sometimes has a lot to do with getting hired in a social media job. Your future employer will Google you, and top social networks you are on will appear. So be on all the big ones, and be current, appealing, and active. An up-to-date profile with a clean-cut headshot or face pic is a must. Also, have a personal page, like a blog or Tumblr. Ideally, own your own .com with your first and last name. Gu

Tips / How ToNov 3, 2011
5 Tips To Build An Online Brand That Makes You Stand Out [VIDEO]

This is a video from Mark Jeffries (@Markjeffries1) at one of the largest Marketing Executive conferences in San Diego a few weeks ago. Mark hit a great nerve with his talk when he spoke about the importance of your personal online brand besides your business brand: Your Personal Online Brand from Mark Jeffries on Vimeo . Most important bits Mark talks about * Building your online brand a

Guides & CoursesNov 3, 2011
The Big List of 77 Twitter Mistakes: Which Do You Make?

Don’t worry, we’ve all made mistakes. And Twitter can be tough to learn! But some things are easier to excuse than others. You have to make an effort. One of the easiest ways to learn Twitter is to follow good people and ask them questions. Or read blogs with lots of Twitter tips (like this one). Keep a real or virtual notepad handy to jot down questions as you go so you won’t forget them later. Then take some time each week to ask folks or do some searches to find the answers. Got a specifi