The idea that more technology can somehow give us more time is seldom true. The idea that a cell phone or an email will save us time is much prettier than the simple truth that the more accessible we are to the world, the more the world will intrude on our personal time. Do you ever watch those movies from just 10 or 15 years ago and wonder how did we do it without cell phones, laptops, instant emails and of course electronic guidance systems.
In this age of ever advancing technology, the ability to stay on the forefront is harder than ever. Technology is changing at ever faster intervals. It is unfortunate fact that by the time a college student graduates from a University most of the material they had learned will be obsolete. It is a delicate balancing act to know what is going on, being prepared to act quickly to changes in the marketplace and to maintain some personal time and space. I first heard the notion of “EFS”s back in my Network Marketing days. An “EFS” is an electronic focus splitter, such as a cell phone, camera, laptop etc… I find it more and more important in my personal and business life to set up some personal boundaries to maintain my sanity.
It is important to remember, that technology without boundaries is Armageddon. I bring all this up to discuss the proliferation of social media automation services that are becoming more and more frequent. From simple stuff like posting status updates to multiple social media accounts like http://Ping.fm to mass uploading of videos at the touch of button with http://TubeMugal.com, the proliferation of these, time saving websites has not had the impact it was designed to. Instead of saving Internet marketers much needed time, it has simply created a paradigm shift in social media marketing and upped the ante.
The rise in competition between internet marketers has caused the advancement and proliferation or Facebook automation, twitter automation and Myspace automation tools and devices. In the last couple of years these powerful social media marketing tool websites have been developed:
These sites have completely changed the way social media marketing is done. The way social media marketing worked in the past was different. The rules we played by were not as they are now. Many online marketers had a couple of Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace and Youtube accounts. They may have personally or hired an intern, employee and may have even considered outsourcing this work abroad because of the time intense nature of social media marketing. Clicking on hundreds of followers and friends was not necessarily the best use of time for top level web marketers.
The game is at a completely different level now and the giant influx of new internet marketers, especially with an MLM interest are playing the game with a giant disadvantage. Unfortunately for them, they are on an uphill battle with the pros. The pros have experience, time, systems, more money and tools that new online marketers are not familiar with. The pros will happily sell a few of their secrets for mass profits but never the good stuff.
What is the good stuff you ask? The good stuff has to do with proven systems that work over and over again. The good stuff can drive traffic to an MLM squeeze page, or an online dating PPA landing page. It can boost your Alexa ranking on your business blog to the first page of Google for all your key words in no time at all. These systems have special tools and work over and over.
One of the major focuses web marketers understand is that of time saving tools or devices. There are many automation websites and available downloads that can automate part or all of a system. There are a number of valuable systems that more for online marketing. Automated online SEO is one, advanced social media marketing is another, and article posting is a third. There are automation systems for things like posting ads on Craig’s list which have made people millions of dollars. There are YouTube automation services that artificially increase the number of views, comments and five starts ratings that one gets.
They have amazing automated social bookmarking sites that can get you on the first page of Google in a Week. As these websites get bigger, wealthier and more powerful it will be interesting to see how big business and the search engines handle this. As advanced as Google’s algorithm is, there are more and more internet marketing geniuses sharing the system. As Facebook, Twitter and Myspace use more and more code to attempt to confuse and frustrate automators, the reverse seems to happen, the automators simply continue to improve their skills.
It reminds me a little bit of the guys who created the speed radar gun. It was a great invention for the police. The problem is that when one creates a paradigm shifting product such as a radar gun, it instantly opened up another market to defeat the radar gun. Thus, the radar detector and many other products were created.
To think that a little Captcha, the annoying thing that makes you type in a couple of words will keep brilliant computer programmers from using automation is ignorant. The truth is much simpler. In order to really achieve monetary success now for any person who wishes to do internet marketing and into the future you will need to have a number of automation programs working 24 hrs a day 7 days a week to propel your websites in the search engines. These Facebook automators, twitter automators, Myspace automators, YouTube automators etc… will continue to improve and continue to be critical to drive traffic, build a following, automate messages, make friends, build lists, increase links, increase page rank and much more.
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