How to get followers… This is a question anyone serious about social media asks. In this article, we’re going to answer that question and give you some solid tips you can use for your entire social media career. Welcome to Sky Alphabet, a leading Vancouver social media agency. Our goal with this rather long article is to describe in detail how to get followers using the various free followback/follower/audience management tools. We know a fair bit about how to get followers on Twitter. We manage social media accounts that need to grow at a decent pace and we used these same apps until we got to a point where we needed to code our own. We’re a Twitter agency, but […]

Public company social media is its own special breed of communications. We say this because there is risk associated with an open, public, two-way global communications channel. This is exactly the reason why the management of social media in a public company context requires experienced hands. This is why public companies of all sizes rely on Sky Alphabet. We are a social media agency with a unique pedigree. Our history involves $45 billion in capital markets experience. This kind of experience makes us one of Canada’s leading social media consultants for professional service firms. If you are an investment advisor, law firm, insurance broker, hedge fund, quantitive trading operation, or any other firm that is regulated or abides by a […]

We test drove all of the free unfollow apps: Managefliter, Crowdfire, Tweepi, and UnfollowSpy and rated them. We found some surprising features that you will want to check out. Rating the unfollow apps: these apps are key to developing a strong social media audience. Today we rate and discuss a slate of free products dedicated to following and unfollowing people. These apps are also known as #followback apps. You will absolutely **love** one of these tips. When Twitter accounts grow to around 3,000 followers, it becomes necessary to use some sort of software to manage the audience. Today we look at the most popular free versions of unfollow apps. Specifically, Tweepi, Crowdfire, Manageflitter and Unfollowspy. We test drove these […]

Which is better Hootsuite or buffer? We tested both of these free social media apps to determine the champion. Buffer won. Here’s why. By Steve Yanor @skyalphabet vol. 002 Two of Twitter’s Favourite Free Scheduling Apps Go Head to Head. Once you get serious about Twitter it becomes obvious that you’ll need some sort of scheduling App. It’s called autoscheduling: How else are you going to Tweet while you sleep?​ Thankfully there are two heavyweight apps that do exactly that (and more): Buffer and Hootsuite.  Both of these applications are excellent at scheduling Tweets and sending them on a pre-determined (“custom scheduled”) or “auto-scheduled” basis. Hootsuite’s scheduling interface (mobile app) At one time Hootsuite used to offer a bulk uploader (you could […]

One of social media’s best kept secrets is how to make Buffer loop endlessly. We’re going to show you how. How to make Buffer loop endlessly. Look, one of the massive advantages that Buffer has over Hootsuite is that Buffer works with a program called IFTTT. Hootsuite doesn’t. If you haven’t heard of IFTTT, we’ll give you a minute. Because you’re about to learn how to instruct Buffer to re-fill itself to you can create a Buffer loop. Ready? Cool. IFTTT is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) website that lets apps like Buffer talk to other things. Like security systems and lightbulbs and clock radios and gmail and…Twitter! My colleagues are saying right now “are you crazy? Why are you giving away […]

Interview with the King of Twitter: Sam Hurley Sam Hurley @Sam___Hurley    FOLLOWERS: 141k In this exclusive interview with Sam Hurley, the King of Twitter reveals his secrets to growing your Twitter account.  Most pro social media marketers who operate on Twitter know Sam Hurley. Many have retweeted him at one time or another. His tweets cover the range of digital marketing topics: anything from driving traffic to your blog, to SEO to making a great landing page.  As a content aggregator Mr. Hurley is without rival; you won’t find quotes from people you’ve never heard of filling Sam’s tweetstream. Nope, Sam Hurley is all about digital marketing. And that’s why hundreds of thousands switch to the world’s most active Twitter channel each and every day. In the […]

Audience Development

Look: the best thing about social media is that you own your own audience. It’s the best thing ever! So let’s build your fan base. And your recurring revenue. We find the people who matter most to build your brand with software we coded from scratch.