Ok, so I had this problem, I’ve been active on Facebook for a long while now..
Originally I had twitter hooked up to my Facebook account, every tweet updated my status in Facebook etc
though wasn’t really working out, lots of stuff I didn’t want on Facebook ended up there from twitter, so I disabled it.
Though since I’ve been more active in Facebook, my twitter followers have been getting neglected. I’ve been posting some really cool stuff across Facebook and often forget to update the same info across twitter.
I’ve got a solid following on twitter and didn’t like that I was not paying attention to them.
So though, cool, there must be a way to update my twitter feed with my info I post to Facebook.
2 nights searching, revealed
(a) lots of people looking for answers to this problem.
(b) up till 6 months ago, Facebook did have an RSS feed for peoples status update, but they disabled it.
So a lot of the search results I found, where from people asking the same question I was looking for.
So I investigated and found that 12,100 people a month are searching for this query in google
post from Facebook to Twitter
So of course that prompted me to see if I could create my own solution and help all these other people with the same problem.
I got in touch with a developer I’ve been using on other small Facebook application jobs and we had a meeting over skype, I left her to go out and do some research, the next day we had another meeting, with research in hand I then came up with a design to create a facebook app, that fixed the problem that I had and another 12,100 people search for per month.
This was the result of my design etc.
1 posts status updates from Facebook to twitter.
2. if longer than 140 characters, supply bit.ly link to full status update on Facebook.
3. When uploading image to Facebook, image auto uploaded to Yfrog account and text for message and yfrog URL supplied to twitter.
4. Upload video to Facebook, text to twitter, thumbnail of video to yfrog, bit.ly link supplied to the video on Facebook URL
Coming, update fanpage entries to Twitter account.
After that meeting I went and registered.
This is how I register a domain, some people will find this interesting, for others its common knowledge.
1. search my registra www.mycheapdomains.com.au to see if the domain is available. Yes it was.
2. Go to my server and create the domain account.
3. Register the domain , at the same time updating the DNS upon registration to suit my server etc.
in 10 mins the domain is live on the web To me, after all this time, that’s still really cool, having a new domain live on the web in just 10 mins!!
As you guys know we are testing EVO PRO, doing LOTS of runs continually.
So I ran EVO pro over this domain, just as it is. completely empty.
It was indexed very fast, under 24 hours, which is cool, considering there is absolutely NO content on it, its an empty domain LOL.
I think all up I did 3 or 4 runs of EVO PRO over this empty domain, (mind you there were very little sites in EVO PRO during this time, we were adding more as the testing progressed. e.g once its live it will have 200 sites we gain backlinks from, at this time of testing it was around 12 to 15.)
That was about a week and a half ago, fast track to yesterday, I put up a wp blog on it, with minimal content on it, was mainly focusing on getting the word press plugins to work correctly, which was completed last night.
Last night I did another run of EVO PRO over it, actually 2 runs, this time the software had approx 30 sites in it to gain backlinks from.
So now we get to why I love my work! This morning I checked in Google.
Bang!! First page listing in under 24 hours of the blog being installed.
I don’t know, it must be because I’m a real geek or something, but man, seeing that first page listing, to me is what its all about!! Like its VERY VERY cool!!
What other industry can you find a problem, come up with a solution that helps so many people and have it up and running in under 2 weeks?
so now its only a matter of time, adding more and more backlinks using EVO PRO and I’ll get much higher up the first page listing.
I’ll get top 5 easy, then make a couple of videos showing people
how simple the app is to use etc and get them ranked up the top as well. Make some images which may appear in the serps.
This product consists of a facebook app. which has its own URL
a facebook page, that has its own URL plus the word press blog.
So I’ll start supplying links to those other URL’s as well and because these are hosted on Facebook.com they have instant authority in the serps and will get first page listings as well.. though I’ll target broader terms with them to get additional traffic.
So what do I get out of this I hear you say? Firstly, its very cool and I love making new stuff, especially stuff that’s so easy to use and people get a lot out of, secondly, when people grant permission to the Facebook application, I alert the users to letting them know that we are storing their name and email address, so I can update them about new additions to the App and other very cool stuff.
So I get to build a nice targeted list from people interested in social media, specifically Facebook.com and Twitter.com Plus get a lot of cred from people for making such a cool Facebook application. Plus it gives me the ability to write this article to tell everyone how I do my stuff and how cool my other products like EVO PRO are and showing in real time the results it offers its members.