How I Did On Twitter This Week Courtesy of Social Quant

How I Did On Twitter This Week

You want to know how I did on Twitter this week? Take a look at this. Thank you @SumAll!

I’m digging these stats. I love the number of new followers. It’s 2-3x more than it was a few months ago. I’d like to share how I did this.

I’ve been trying out an interesting service called Social Quant. I recently met Mike Kawula, the company’s CEO, on Twitter. I was so impressed with him that I interviewed him for my #TwitterSmarter podcast. The episode is not out yet but when it does, you’ll love it. Mike has become a regular on my weekly #TwitterSmarter chat. He’s a great guy, always quick to share information and advice.

Let’s breakdown my Twitter:

Social Quant has a free 14-day trial that I decided to try out on August 4. The goal is to increase the size and quality of my Twitter following. The benefit from this is aligning my brand on Twitter with people I want to connect with.

Upon sign up, Social Quant asks for 15-25 keywords of the type of connections you are looking to connect with on Twitter. They have their big data and analytics that magically improves your Twitter account.

I’m very impressed with the testimonials on their site from heavy hitters John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing, Josh Parkinson of Post Planner and Andrew Warner of Mixergy.

When I signed up I had 32K followers. Here we are, 59 days later, and I have 35K followers. I’m about to hit 36K. I’m wow’d by this. In this short period of time, my followers grew 10%. It’s quite impressive.

Social Quant

Prior to using Social Quant, I was getting between 150-200 new followers each week. Now I’m getting between 350-400 a week. One week it was 500! These are highly targeted followers. People, organizations and businesses I would have sought out myself.

If you put in good, relevant keywords into Social Quant, out will pop great followers. The beauty of this is it frees me up to focus on engaging with people.

I give Social Quant a high five, thumps up, props, hearts, likes. You know, all the cool ways you show your love on social media platforms.

Give Social Quant a try and let me know what you think.

Testimonials Are A Girl’s Best Friend!

Testimonials Are A Girl's Best Friend!

We all agree. Testimonials are a girl’s best friend. But they’re even better during a live Twitter chat!

Last night I participated in one of my favorite Twitter chats, #InfluencerChat. It’s run by three lovely ladies – Rebekah Radice, Ann Tran and Diana Adams. I adore each of these ladies because they are amazing writers and contributors to the world of social media.

Rebekah sent me a nice reminder on Facebook. My iPhone did too. Yes, I have reminders in my iPhone for every chat I love. There’s too many to remember!

@InfluencerChat is every Tuesday on Twitter at 8pm ET. It’s the best hour packed with great topics revolving around social media. Last night’s topic: How To Build Your Brand Through Influencer Marketing.

Even though this is a fast moving chat, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great questions. Awesome answers. I saw many peeps from my #TwitterSmarter chat in attendance. I love bumping into them out in the Twitterverse. Also attending was one of my GoGirlsMusic community members, Smooth. I’m always thrilled when someone from my music community drifts over to the social media community. She had some nice things to say about me that put a big smile on my face.

I tweeted back and then she said:

You just don’t get better than this – an awesome testimonial during a largely attended Twitter chat. I was in heaven. Also in awe of Smooth. Not too long after that our friends from Applebee’s stopped in and joined the conversation. They have been a regular on my #TwitterSmarter chat for weeks. A few of us were talking about how much we dig the chat. Then Applesbee’s chimed in with this:

And my response:

Testimonials are definitely a girl’s best friend when you are on #InfluencerChat. #WhatAGreatNight

#TwitterSmarter Podcast: How Periscope Will Rock Your Business with Ryan Steinolfson [Episode 22]

Ryan Steinolfson

Ryan Steinolfson, “Periscope Ryan” as he is also known, is the president of Accelerate Marketing, Inc. Based in San Diego, CA, this digital marketing agency specializes in accelerating clients’ brand recognition to help ensure maximum potential for increased sales and exponential growth. In fact, the company is currently on a mission to assist 1,000 organizations in just such a manner over the next five years.

Given Ryan’s live streaming expertise, we’re going to take a slight departure on today’s #TwitterSmarter podcast episode. Instead of his best Twitter tips, Ryan will help us understand how to leverage Periscope (which is owned by Twitter) for business.

Episode Highlights:

  • Periscope amassed 10 million users in its first four months. By comparison it took Facebook nearly 10 months to garner 1 million users.
  • In part, Periscope’s quick rise was because of its direct connection with Twitter. Therefore, it makes sense that Twitter is the perfect place to search for target audience pain points and hashtags that will resonate during your Periscopes.
  • The reason Ryan and others have been so successful is because they understood right away that it’s not about being perfect. When it comes to live streaming, you just have to jump in.
  • Ryan shares a number of great business successes – Applebee’s, Hootsuite, T-Mobile – with applicable lessons for businesses of all sizes.
  • Having a place to send people immediately after your ‘scopes will enable to them to get to know you even better through the consumption of your content.
  • Through the power of Periscope, Ryan attained 650 email sign ups for his “gadgets list” in just two months.


  • We’re the media today. We are the camera crew and the host at the same time. Tweet: We’re the media today. We are the camera crew & the host. @RyanSteinolfson from the #TwitterSmarter podcast
  • Live streaming is the perfect medium to show the culture behind the brand – get personal. Tweet: Live streaming is the perfect medium to show the culture behind the brand. @RyanSteinolfson #TwitterSmarter

Links to tools and resources mentioned in this episode:

  • Periscope – explore the world through someone else’s eyes (tagline on website)
  • Zoom – video and web conferencing services

How To Reach Ryan:
You can reach Ryan on Periscope and Twitter @RyanSteinolfson, or via his website

Your Call To Action:
Your call-to-action for this episode is to download the Periscope app (it’s available for iOS and Android) and start scoping like a maniac! Be sure to tag me @MadalynSklar and let me know what you think.

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