If you’re producing content – for your business or yourself – you’re spending a lot of time posting, tweeting, writing, designing, shooting video or taking photos. And you want people to see it, right?
Well, they can’t see it if they don’t know about it. You need to get found in online search, promote yourself and your personal brand on multiple networks, and make people not only aware of your work, but where they can find it.
I’ve found 3 tools that can help do all of that:
About.Me is a personal homepage that provides information about you, what you do, your content, and your profiles on multiple networks all in one place.
It’s really easy to set up. Create an account, and fill in your biography, which includes location, job info, and education. Add links to featured content – your blog, YouTube or Vimeo. And connect to your profiles on 28 social networks and apps. Add a photo, choose your fonts, and colors, and voila – you have a nice little homepage dedicated to your personal brand. Plus, you can track activity to your page with About.Me’s stats – check out how many visitors you’re getting, how people are finding your page, and what they’re clicking on.
If you’ve wanted your own email signature that easily links to your social profiles and embeds your latest tweets, WiseStamp is the tool for you.
The WiseStamp editor allows you to add a photo, links to your website, blog, contact information, and social profiles (including your About.Me page!). You can also embed your latest content – the email apps tool will insert your most recent tweet and WordPress blog post at the time you write an email. WiseStamp works with just about every Internet browser, and you can insert it into your Gmail, Yahoo mail, Hotmail, and Outlook.
Do you have presentations to promote? Upload them to SlideShare, a personal portfolio for all of your creative work. And – if you add the right content and tag it correctly – it will get found and shared. Every month, 51.6 million visitors go to SlideShare to find information and ideas.
When you create your SlideShare profile, you’ll add the usual details – links to your social profiles, location, job title and workplace, industry, and website. Add a description about you and your work, and then start adding your content. The free account includes uploads of PDFs and PowerPoint documents – you can add larger files and videos with a paid version.
The free version also gives you some analytics – you can see how many times a presentation has been downloaded and viewed, and you receive weekly performance update emails.
So these are the tools I’ve found and used recently. Are there any that you would suggest to promote your content? Please share them in the comments!
2 thoughts on “3 tools to help you promote your personal brand and content”
I used to be able to link to my latest post. I can’t seem to do that once I reset my Firefox browser account and downloaded the latest WiseStamp. Do you know what I can do?
I haven’t had problems with the WordPress app on WiseStamp. One suggestion is to disable WiseStamp, then add it again, but that means you’ll have to build your signature from scratch.
If the WordPress app isn’t working, have you thought about using the RSS feed app instead? Here are WiseStamp’s instructions http://wisestamp.com/goodies/how-to/create-an-updating-rss-blog-feed-email-signature/ – there is a link for WordPress instructions at the bottom of the post.
Hope that helps!