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Four Free Ways to Put Your Tweets Into Your Email Signature

twitter logoWhy Put Twitter in Your Email Signature?

The holy grail of social media is cross pollenation of your social media efforts meaning bringing your facebook friends to your twitter presence, bringing your college buddies to your linked-in profile, bringing your church friends to your facebook, etc.  Growing your network is crucial to social networking efforts and I don’t mean gaming the system, I mean making genuine connections with people in your market.

Adding your latest twitter message update (aka “tweet”) to your email signature is not only a great conversation starter (“what is that?”) and/or is a way for people outside of your social media spheres to get to know you and possibly get them interested in joining you there!

So here are four ways to get ‘er done:

The process is the same for all of these options- you enter your twitter name (none require your password) and it generates multiple options for color choices or design and gives you the code to copying and pasting into your email signature (or on your blog if you’re so inclined to fit it there).  All four options below function the same way, so pick which one you think is pretty and run with it!  Note: if your twitter account is private like mine, this service will not work.

TwitSig

twitter email signature

twitter email signature

TweetBars

tweetbars.com

TweetSig

visualizing twitter

visualizing twitter

visualize twitter

Twisig
twitter image signatures

twitter image signatures

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

26 Comments

26 Comments

  1. tomferry

    July 3, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks Lani! We might have to try this one out!

  2. Twitsig

    July 3, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    “Note: if your twitter account is private like mine, this service will not work”

    Twitsig can work with protected tweets, as long as we are granted access to view them. (DM us to set it up) the downside of course, once you have granted us permission, anyone with your twitter name, can then use twitsig to view your tweets.

    -Jason @ Twitsig

  3. Missy Caulk

    July 3, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Interesting, I can see using it for certain email signatures I use. Not all but some.

    Does it work on Mac’s for mail ?

    I’ve had a hard time getting some html codes to work on mail?

  4. Lani Rosales

    July 3, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Missy, they all should work on any mail program that allows html in the signature but I’m on a PC so I can’t guarantee it.

    My favorite email signature tool is “Blank Canvas Email Signatures” it’s a Firefox add-on and I looove it!

  5. Missy Caulk

    July 3, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks you never know til you try…right?

  6. Fred

    July 4, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I still don’t see the importance of using Twitter for Realtors.

  7. Lani Rosales

    July 4, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Fred, Twitter is just a marketing tool just like blogging, going to happy hour networking functions, print ads and having business cards. Each tool should be hand selected by the user and some tools aren’t good for some people- socially awkward people won’t thrive at a networking event and people who insist on using comic sans font won’t thrive in print advertising.

    Realtors should choose their tools wisely and only use the ones they understand.

  8. Morgan

    July 4, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Fred,

    Here is why it is important:

    https://search.twitter.com/search?q=%22house+hunting%22

  9. Karen Rice

    July 4, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I use Twitter to find new friends – new agent friends, and hopefully local tweeps as well. It’s another networking tool. Use it or don’t use it – like anything else.

    I liken it to rubbing elbows at the deli, at the local diner, or at a convention – only it can be done whenever you want, wherever you have an internet connection. I have made friends with several realtors online – whom I would be happy to refer clients to and receive referrals from.

    A few years ago, a lot of agents didn’t see the necessity of using the Internet much, or having their own website, either.

  10. Fred

    July 4, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    @Morgan – I still don’t see it… It make no sense to throw out one liners.

    When I try read stuff on Twitter, it seems very hard to follow any conversation. Just jibberish… Does anyone else find it hard to follow?

    It make more sense to blog on your Facebook page because its much easier to follow.

  11. Karen Rice

    July 4, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Riding a bicycle is hard too, until you learn how.

  12. Morgan

    July 4, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    @Fred,

    It’s not about throwing out one-liners. The difference between blogging on Facebook and Twitter is that you can’t find people sticking their hands up asking for help on Facebook. They work together. I like to think of Twitter as a big cocktail party. If I’m in real estate and someone is talking about real estate I’m going to be interested in that conversation. Am I going to go – hey I’m a Realtor and you should work with me? Not unless I want a drink poured on my head. Am I going to try to be helpful, offer some information and try to connect with the person to a point where they might say “And what do you do?” and let the conversation go from there? Absolutely.

    I think it’s all about looking for opportunities to connect with people in a lightweight sort of way, just as you would at a neighborhood BBQ, and you can’t get that on Facebook or a blog or anywhere else really.

    Whether or not it works for you is of course up to you; but it definitely works for Realtors that have found a way to work it into their work flow.

    Regarding the difficulty following conversations a desktop client like Tweetdeck or Seesmic desktop (my fave) can help a ton.

    Happy 4th! Now time to go BBQ myself! 🙂

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