Here is a simple and free Twitter Search widget for your site or blog. Many of the widgets only show what you are tweeting. This one allows you to set search terms.
You can search by username by placing the @username
Pull tweets to your widget from # tags
Do an exact phrase match just put your phrase in “’s “Super Cool”
I can also pull Tweets such as “Blog” near:”Las Vegas” – If a person near Las Vegas sends out a tweet and it contains the word Blog – Bam it is in my widget.
I’ll show you in a minute where you can find more neat ways to pull specific tweets.
This Twitter Widget can be sized to match your side bar, you can also match the colors with your blog!
Here is one I made – I am using the Internet Marketers Guild as an example.
My search parameters are – "Internet Marketers Guild" OR @TIMGuild OR "Spam Free Forum"
I told you it was cool.
Simply go log into Twitter,
At the bottom of the page you will see “Goodies”
Or click this Twitter Goodies link.
Pick Widgets – choose from Website, Myspace, or Facebook depending on where you would like to place your widget.
In the setting to build your Website Widget just fill in the blanks –
Search Query - try some advanced queries (See Advanced for Better Search Queries)
Loop old results?
Change your widget colors in the Appearance Tab – Click in the #number box, put in your own numbers or pick colors from the color bar.
HINT- You can go back to the SETTINGS tab & click Test Your Settings and the widget will show your new color choices. If they aren’t what you want try again.
The Dimensions tab will allow you to size your widget to fit your sidebar.
Now grab your code –
If you use a Wordpress blog you can add a TEXT widget to your blog sidebar & insert your new Twitter code.
With a B2evo blog you can add your new Twitter widget in a Free HTML sidebar widget.
If you find the size you picked is not working – no need to go back and remake your Twitter Widget you can adjust Height and Width right in the code with no problems.
Go on, you know you want one of these on your blog!
See who on Twitter is talking about your favorite search terms!
PS. Before you ask, I placed the widget in my post rather than on a sidebar so people could find it with the “How To” rather than me trying to point it out on a sidebar.
Yes, Add a Live Google Map to Your Website!
If you are planning any type of event to market online this is a must have.
If you do direct marketing parties, planning a conference, charity gathering, or even a Tweet Up you will save your attendees time, No need for them to ever leave your site.
What I am showing you today is revolutionary. Ok, maybe not but, it’s freakin cool.
As an example-
I am advertising that I am holding a conference in the Las Vegas area!
I can simply say that it will be at
12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South
(Yes, Henderson is a run on city to Las Vegas but, most people would not know that)
I could also give brief driving instructions but, that leads to a problem. Do I give the directions for people coming in from the North, South, East, or West?
What about attendees that are from out of town (staying in a hotel) and have no idea which direction to even start from?
Here is where the Google Map Gadget comes in.
You go and create your live map gadget, it’s free and easy.
All you need to do is put in the location of your event, pick a boarder color, and size it.
Hit Get The Code – now place that code on your site with your event announcement.
Now all your guest need to do is place their starting address in the box and they will be given directions from where they are right to your super cool event.
Go ahead – try it! -
Want something really neat?
Put in Your City and State - It will give you cross country driving instructions. Just don't let your family know or they might be able to show up at your door. LOL!
I think that even sites like churches, stores, parks,…could benefit from this map gadget.
Why make someone work harder to find you?
Keep them on your page and let them get the information they need to show up at your door.
If you use this gadget and make HUGE money at your event – I would like a finders fee please. LOL!
Get your own Google Gadget Map
Also see - How to Make a Survey Using Google Docs
Dan Thies’ 2009 SEO Fast Start is due out next week.
For any of you that may not know what that is….Where have you been?
SEO Fast Start was a free ebook that I read last year and was amazed that I could understand anything that had the term SEO in the title. It is written so everyone can read and understand the great info.
Dan Thies is part of the Stompernet training, if you got the Stomping the Search Engines 2, then you listened to Dan talk about backlinking. He also has a new training of his own that just started called Link Liberation.
I have been on Dan’s ‘list’ for over a year now and will tell you it is not like being on most others. He does not send out the next big launch of everyone in the “Guru Circle Jerk”. In fact I can only recall him sending out 1 promotion. In that promo letter he actually gave his affiliate link and the link of someone else. The other guy was offering a better bonus than what Dan did so, he suggested that you may want to buy through that link to get the bonus. That meant that Dan would not get the affiliate commissions if you bought but, he seemed more concerned that his readers got a helpful bonus program.
Pretty sure that they will never let poor Dan into the ‘Circle of Jerks’. I would bet that he will be fine without them because he is damn good at what he does.
I strongly suggest that you go ahead and sign up to be on the List at SEO Fast Start so you will get notified as soon as the new edition (2009) is out.
You can pop over hear and see Dan’s latest news letter that was sent out - Link Liberation News - See it’s NOT the spammy shit you may be accustomed to. He didn’t even imply that I was pond scum because I was unable to join his Link program. I know, Kinda freaky eh?
I will give you a warning – after listening to Dan speak on the Stomping the Search Engines 2 – I had dreams about him. No, not that kind of dreams, get your head outta the gutter! I was dreaming about backlinking with him. Ummm, guess that may sound kinda dirty but, it wasn’t. In fact Brad thought it was great that I was so excited about learning more.
Ok, now go get on the list for the Fast Start Release. When you visit the News Letter, listen to the interview with Manny it will open up your mind to some great ideas.
It is here! Dan has just sent out the link to 2009's SEO Fast Start Ebook. Now get your butt over there and get your copy!
SEO Fast Start 2009
Be sure you register so you can get any updates or news that Dan sends out.
Remember, Dan is giving you this information but, it is up to you to read it and put it into action.