Some time back, I wanted to search one of my own social network post. It was a resource I had shared and somehow I was not able to “google” it (again). I eventually found it – but it took me 15 odd minutes to scroll down to my twitter feed. It was NOT fun! And I thought to myself – there’s got to be a better way! And I thought – It’ll be great if I solve it for not just Twitter but all my social network activities that includes LinkedIn, Facebook Pages, Google+. So here’s couple of things thats working for me, I hope it helps someone out there too:
Now, before we begin when I say “Searchable” – I mean searchable by YOU (or a human being) and not necessarily search engines. But it turns out, both my ideas increase your chances of getting your social media activities Indexed! With that, Here are the ideas:
1) Syndicate your Social Network Activities (Posts/Images/Updates) to Tumblr/Blogger
I use IFTTT to syndicate my Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn activities to Blogger
2) Create a post about your social network activities on your blog:
Here’s an Example: Things I shared on Social Media Networks during Oct 19 – Nov 11
Though Idea #2′s main goal is to keep my blog readers updated about my social network activities – But it also acts as a good way to make my social media posts “searchable”.
And remember I said earlier that the chances of your social network posts getting indexed by search engines increases? That’s because WordPress, Tumblr & Blogger’s posts are accessible by Google (unless you choose to block it). So that’s about it for this post. If you like the idea(s), please let me know! And if you have other ideas – also let me know, I am always looking for ways to make my social media activities easily searchable to me as well as for anyone else.
Let’s connect and converse on any of these people networks!