Backing Up Your Social Media Accounts

Have you ever wondered how you can back up all the data that you put onto Facebook, Twitter, and your blog?

You never know what could happen to Facebook, Twitter or your blog. By backing up your accounts on a fairly regular basis you are less likely to lose any important info that keeps your business running.

There are tons of quick and easy ways to back up your social media data.

Facebook: Facebook recently allowed all users the ability to download all of their content – the info on their wall, photos, videos etc. This is how you do it:

  • Go to Facebook and log in
  • Go to Account Settings
  • Click on “Download Your Information” and allow Facebook to download your info
  • Wait for an e-mail that will let you know your info is ready
  • Go through the security test that allows you to download your info onto your desktop
  • Once it’s downloaded, double click it to unzip. From there you can open it and view all your information.

Twitter: There are many ways to back up your tweets. Even the Library of Congress is categorizing and storing tweets. So how can you store yours?

  •  This site has a free version which allows you to sync up to 3 Twitter accounts and provides detailed analytics, or you upgrade to the paid version which allows an unlimited amount of accounts for only $5 a year! The only downside is I found it takes quite a while to sync your data, but the site is really easy to navigate
  •  This site is free and super easy to use. No bells and whistles but it is super easy to navigate and it’s nice being able to sync and save specific hashtags.

Your Blog:

  • WordPress Blog: If you have a WordPress blog, download the plugin WP-DB Manager, this plugin gives you the option to optimize, backup and restore your entire database. If you want to just backup specific parts of your WordPress blog, in your Dashboard, click ‘Tools,’ then click ‘Export’ and you can then choose which posts you’d like to backup
  • Non WordPress Blog: If you don’t have a WordPress blog you can use This service works for all other blog formats, provides a daily backup, runs over the internet, and there is no need to install anything!

So now that you have the tools, I highly recommend before the month is over to go backup your data.

I’d love your comments or feedback on backing up all your Social data. Leave me a comment below.

Tips on Blogging

How often do you need to post to your blog?

Since the most prominent bloggers out there are blogging every day – sometimes multiple times a day, many beginning bloggers think they have to match that pace. Not exactly true.

I recommend beginning bloggers commit to at least three posts a week, 5 if you can.

Surely you can come across three things worth telling your readers over the course of seven days. If you can’t then I’d say you aren’t on the pulse of your target audience – which is a different matter entirely.

Anytime you email something to a friend or colleague or make a mental note to read an article later on – BLOG IT.  Add to your online storehouse of knowledge.

Many blog tools allow you to schedule your blog’s posts ahead of time. You can schedule a week’s worth ( even a month’s worth) of blog posts in the time it takes to drink a pitcher of Long Island Iced Tea (which is neither tea nor required to be from Long Island – discuss!).

If nothing else… remember these two things:

1 – In the Beginning… these blogs you are doing are not really meant to be read by humans. They are purely for “Search Engine Bait”.

2 – Put anything in your blog you would say to a prospect who is asking you about whatever it is you do.

Once you get the hang of blogging each day… you’ll find something to blog about. Then, don’t forget to Tweet on Twitter that you just posted a new blog. It will help your blog in the search engines! REALLY!

Have a good weekend!


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