Tweet Your Expert Author URL

We’ve begun testing a new Twitter feature that will tweet your EzineArticles Expert Author URL [example] on a frequency that you choose.

Why do this? To share with your followers that you’re an EzineArticles Expert Author, bring more exposure to your articles and build credibility for your expertise over-time.

What’s it look like? [Live tweet examples]

You can find access to this feature from the Social Media tab within your EzineArticles Membership interface, click on “Twitter” and Authorize the link between EzineArticles & your Twitter account. You can revoke these rights at any time.

Two questions to help us improve this feature before we tell all members about it:

  1. What should the default expert author tweet be?

    Right now, it’s this:

    • EzineArticles Expert Author, Christopher Knight: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Christopher_Knight
  2. What should the default tweet frequency be?
    • Every 14 Days
    • Every 30 Days
    • Every 60 Days
    • Every 90 Days
    • Every ___ Days?

My gut feeling is that we have the default tweet wrong and that it should be more like, “I am an EzineArticles Expert Author: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Christopher_Knight” or “Check out my latest: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Christopher_Knight”… Open to your thoughts.

Based on the members who have stumbled into this feature over the past few weeks that we’re testing it, the “Every 14 Days” is the default frequency most have been choosing. This is surprising to me as I’d have done every 30 or 90 days personally. Open again to your suggestion for what we should make as our DEFAULT frequency, that members could then change at any time to their preferred default. As of today, the default is NO frequency.

Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on the above two questions and/or this new feature. Thanks!

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Paula Harvey writes:

I think the default should be 30 days and the tweet should say: I am an EzineArticles Expert Author: URL here.

Thanks for asking for our input. You deliver quality service as usual.

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 11:10 AM

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I like the defaults of both questions.

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 11:10 AM

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Of the 438 members who found this feature before we announced it, here’s the break down of the tweet frequency they liked best:

Every 14 days: 327 (75%)
Every 30 days: 87 (20%)
Every 60 days: 13 (3%)
Every 90 days: 11 (2%)

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 11:11 AM

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Simon Bunker writes:

I personally agree that 30 days is acceptable. 14 days is in my opinion a little too regular.

In terms of the tweet I think ” Check out my latest: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Christopher_Knight ” is the best.

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 11:14 AM

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Gavin Head writes:

I like this for the Twitter post default- Check out my latest: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Christopher_Knight

Every 30 days for frequency default setting.

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 11:20 AM

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14 days is the right choice.
You have to remember that Twitter is not like email – at any one time only a fraction of your followers will actually see it – the current research into peaks of readership on Twitter is quite interesting.

If you add into that the timezones then 14 days for many people is just fine. For example, if the tweets were sent in the afternoon Eastern time, then none of my UK followers would ever see the tweet – unless they were insomniacs!

My suggestion would be:
I’m an EzineArticles Expert Author – read my articles here: linky.com

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 11:24 AM

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Phase 2 or 3 will take into consideration *WHEN* or in which time zone your tweets go out.

Right now, we’re just trying to get this feature out the door and implemented. :-)

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hosea writes:

I m having this problem too.

Any possibility that we can send out to all time zones? Let say i choose the 30-day option and the tweet will start sending out to all time zone evenly within the 36-hour period. It will be good if such feature exist and will not look like a spam.

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Danielle writes:

I use the 14 day option as I agree with Alison (see above) but I think the default should be 30 days. Not everyone is going to want to do the 14 day option.

As for the tweet itself, I like Alison’s suggestion as well.

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 11:35 AM

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James W. Chase writes:

I think the default should be 14 days and the tweet should say: I am an EzineArticles Expert Author: URL here.
Thanks for asking for our input

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 11:57 AM

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Janis Opie writes:

I apologize, but I am new at all this, when signing up for this is it going to just post to Twitter my articles, every 14 day (or whatever) or is it going to post everyone who is signed up for this feature to my Twitter posts page?
Thank you,]
Janis

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 12:15 PM

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If you authorize us to tweet on your behalf, the current defaults are:

We will tweet your new articles ONCE whenever they are 1st published.

We will not tweet your Expert Author URL unless you tell us to in the frequency that you choose. This will soon be changed after we listen to member feedback as we’ll most likely set it to default of tweeting your Expert Author URL once every ___ number of days while also giving you the ability to disable it or change the frequency.

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J writes:

I believe the default should be set to 30 days with the option to change to 14. Not everyone is tearing up the keyboard with regular entries, 30 days would avoid embarrassing anyone with an empty announcement.

I would be happy with, “Hey yo, look what I done. I can write… Check it out man, at xxx.com”

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM

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Walethia writes:

I’m new at this, however I would like the default to say something like, check out my new article…

Every fourteen days seems to be about right.

With Grace and Charm,
Walethia Aquil

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 1:04 PM

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Maria writes:

I like the “check out my latest…” better than “I am an expert” and I think 30 days is a good frequency. Thanks for asking.
Cheers,
Maria

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 1:16 PM

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Based on feedback:

We’ll be changing this template:

EzineArticles Expert Author, Christopher Knight: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Christopher_Knight

To this:

Check out my latest articles: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Christopher_Knight

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 1:34 PM

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Lisa writes:

I like this!

I chose the 14 day option because I am a frequent Tweeter with a large following (over 23,000) and it’s easy for tweets to get lost in the fray. The other options are just too long apart for me.

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hosea writes:

“Check out my latest articles:”, IMHO too spammy!

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Mike Bond writes:

I agree with Mr. Knight on the default and 30 days is fine,
Best wishes,
Mike

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 2:34 PM

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Jeff Herring writes:

Hi Chris!

I like “I’m an EzineArticles Expert Author – check out my latest articles: link”

I think EzineArticles Expert Author should be mentioned, for credibility, both for the author and for EzineArticles.

Just to be clear, because I am not on this, if you have already authorized the “auto-tweeting” do you need to do something else additional to have this new announcement sent out…?

Jeff

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 2:37 PM

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Jeff,

Go into your EzineArticles account, click on Social Media tab, click on Twitter, choose your “Jeff Herring” author name.

At this point, because we’re not tweeting your newly published EzineArticles for you (I thought we were at one time?), you’ll need to AUTHORIZE TWITTER ACCESS first. Once you do this, you’ll be able to select which frequency of tweet you’d like.

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Mark Halpert writes:

Having EzineArticles in the tweet is great — but what is the benefit you are providing —

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 3:59 PM

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The benefit?

Helping you bring awareness to your EzineArticles Expert Author URL to your loyal Twitter followers.

You could do this manually and don’t really need to have us do it for you, but we automate the process to make it easy for you to get continued exposure to your articles by your twitter followership throughout the years…

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I think that “Check out” is too banal and used by too many twitter users, besides being too informal, what means that it is not adequate for authors that write about serious topics.

I prefer something like: “Expert Author Name and Surname, latest publications: url.”

The default tweet frequency must be every 14 days if we want it to be noticed, among so many tweets… Most people are following thousands of people…

I also think that you should post our new articles more than just once, for the same reason.

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 4:47 PM

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K. MacKillop writes:

Putting my $0.02 in for every 30 days as the default (since it is easy to change it to more frequently). The new “Check out my latest articles” is good for a default — it hits the middle ground. As long as it is editable (and it looks like it is), most people can work with it.

I second the suggestion of being able to re-tweet new articles or best articles on a schedule.

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 5:31 PM

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“Check out my latest…” That way, even if you haven’t written a new article lately, it’s still your “latest.”

Thanks for asking!

Kathryn

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 9:48 PM

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Personally I prefer to tweet whenever a new article is published myself. What I would really like to see is an option on each article publication where the readers could re-tweet an article if they really like it.

That way the article would spread to viewers outside of my own twitter followers.

At any rate I like:
“I’m an EzineArticles Expert Author – check out my latest articles: link”

every 14 days option.

Cheers,
Kitty.

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 11:02 PM

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hosea writes:

I prefer this tweet than the present one.

Christopher Knight is now featured in EzineArticles. Get his expert view: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Christopher_Knight

or

I am now featured in EzineArticles. Get my expert view: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Christopher_Knight

The present tweet, having EzineArticle at the front give the first looker an impression that you are trying to spam something from EzineArticles. The present tweet dont motivate people to click.

“I am now featured in EzineArticles.” sound like “I am on TV”, come take a look. I feel it is more attractive to encourage a click.

2 cents.

Comment provided January 15, 2010 at 2:24 AM

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Geoff writes:

Default 30 days I`d say.

Comment provided January 15, 2010 at 11:37 AM

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Ofra Keinan writes:

I would like to have these articles in my email,
Ofra

Comment provided January 15, 2010 at 1:26 PM

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George Parker writes:

I think 30 days is a good interval. Also, I like “check out my latest articles”. short and sweet.

Comment provided January 15, 2010 at 2:00 PM

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Is wondering if Tweeting the Expert Author page every 30 days will help with boosting traffic to articles published, in encouraging other website content producers to pick up articles and republish it, so that writers can get more inbound links..

Comment provided January 17, 2010 at 8:50 AM

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Seriewoordenaar writes:

I would keep the current defaults.

IMHO everyone should customize the message anyway. Social media is all about the social, so a default message can hardly be optimal.

Comment provided January 18, 2010 at 6:30 PM

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EzineArticles really know how keep someone in business. This is a wonderful feature made available. I highly appreciate it. Thanks once again.

Comment provided February 11, 2010 at 8:37 AM

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