2010 will be the year of information overload, and managing your social media profiles by getting rid of all the junk can help you get to relevant information quicker, effectively promote your store, blog or brand and make social media a little less overwhelming.
1. Clean Up Your Twitter Followers
One of the pains of Twitter is the inability to mass follow or unfollow. When I first started out on Twitter I followed everyone from real estate to make money quick tweeters.However, my niche on Twitter is fashion related business, blogs, retailers, etc. Cleaning up my followers helped me clear the clutter and focus on my niche. My favorite tool is Twitter Karma
. Not only does it allows you to see who you are following and if they follow you, but it also allows you to bulk follow, bulk unfollow and bulk block.
2. Clean Up Your Facebook Groups
Do really need to be a member of “Understanding How Fast Grass Grows”? Seriously, most of these groups junk up your news feeds, send out irritating fan messages and keep you from focusing on the information you really need to see. Cleaning out your Facebook Groups is pretty simple.
3. Find Out Where You Are Online
If you’ve been online as long as I have, you know that there is no telling how many profiles you may hove out there. Finding those profiles is important to making sure you can use them effectively. There are many social media sites that I signed up for that I just forgot about. My favorite tool to see exactly where I am online is KnowEm?
, a username check service that lets you know if you username is taken or available online. Not only is a great for finding out which sites you forgot about and for figuring out which sites you should reserve your username for, but you can check your username without signing up.