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  • Social Networking Tools Part 2

    Posted on Timeless Kathy Sammons 19 comments

    In the sister post Social Networking Tools Part 1 there are some great tools for keeping abreast of your social networking sites in one organized platform.  Many of the tools allow you to do real time updating on the sites, as you see them.  That way, you can better monitor what is being said and can respond to it.  You can even direct them to one of the other sites where similar conversations are taking place, there by expanding your reach and theirs.  In this post you will find a very special tool for collecting and storing information.

    Here we are going to look at a tool that will save you time when you are doing research.  You could use this when you are looking for information on a topic for your next blog post, research on a new opportunity, or a new online lead system.  You might even be on a mission to learn a new skill, or you may be collecting information for some other purpose.

    For all of these purposes this tool I believe you will find it very helpful.

    So, here is the problem,  we have all been in situation where we read something and we want to keep it for future reference.  I do not know about you, but I try to keep items in folders on my desktop to keep them organized.  Then my desktop gets too messy.  So I start a folder, such as one titled Internet Marketing, then I drag and drop all of the folders pertaining to that topic into that new catch all folder.

    OK, now I am sharing too much about myself, oh well!  Here it is… one of my short comings is being able to remember where I put things or what I named them!!!!  That is why this tools is such a great one for me to have.

    Zotero.org is the time and effort saving tool to beat all.  Here you can organize your data collection all in one place.  The best part is that it does not matter the format of the data collected, you can still put it all together.  It could be a PDF file, a website URL, and a note created on the embedded Word platform, all in one collection.  As you collect data you can add tags to each item that you collect and also define a related topic.

    The purpose of that is, when you return to this data and you want to find a new string of information you can search on that topic and create new folders or sub folders of related material to develop a whole new collection of data.

    For instance, if you were collecting information on SEO, the folder for that might contain a URL to SEO Networker where you can find valuable information about this topic.  You will probably also search blogs written on the topic.  When you find information that you like,  you can capture a snapshot of the page and it will place that in your folder.  Then you remember that you have something in your documents on your computer that would work nicely in this piece, you can attach a stored copy of that file.  As you collect each one and attach tags to them, such as SEO, Internet Marketing, Computer Progamming, Lead Generation Tools etc., you are preparing those pieces to be used in the future for other topics of interest.

    What is even better, Zotero sits in the bottom edge of your Firefox browser so it is always there when you want to add to your collection.  One last critical function is that when you are saving information is it syncing to the web based server so if Firefox has a problem you do you loose your valuable research.

    Stay tuned for other tools that will make life easier for you when doing the multiple tasks of online marketing.  Here’s to your success!!!

    Kathy

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    • http://www.carlosanastacio.com/ carlos

      Kathy,
      Excellent tools you just shared with this community.What is your favorite tool and which one is bringing the best results?

    • http://barrymonteiro.com/ Barry

      Kathy,

      Thank you for the great tip! If it helps with organization, I can definitely use it!
      Keep up the great work,

      Barry

    • http://www.cassiestromlive.com cassiestrom

      Great Stuff Kathy …. Thanks for sharing :)

    • http://www.katherinedroguett.com/ Katherine

      Kathy, This is exactly what I needed!rnI am very disorganized with my files and this tool will be so helpful :) rnrnThank yournrnKatherine

    • http://JohnStoneBlog.com John Stone

      Internet marketing does require organization for sure. Thanks for showing us the tools.nnJohn

    • Anonymous

      Hey Kathy,nThanks for sharing. I had not heard of Zotero.org so I guess I have to get with the program. Looks like an excellent addition to my toolkit.nnKeep sharing info like this & I will keep coming back to see what you have found for us.nnTo Your Continued Success,nBill

    • http://www.Bertmcclure.com/ Bert

      Love the time saving organizational tools Kathy,
      I think this one warrants a good look.

      Thanks,
      ~Bert

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      Hey Carlos thanks for the question, my favorite is Zotero the one listed here. When I find something that I want to keep from the internet there is not anything better. Even if I do not use it for awhile, it is there and convenient when I want it.

      Hope all is well,
      Kathy

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      We all need organization. This tool has done that for me.

      Peace…
      Kathy

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      I hope that this works for you, I have found it very helpful.

      Let me know if your use it and how it works for you.

      Thanks,
      Kathy

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      I hope that this works for you.
      Kathy

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      Thanks for coming by and I hope you find the tools useful.
      Kathy

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      Bill thanks for coming by, this is a great tool and I hope that you can use it to your benefit.
      Kathy

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      Thanks for coming by Cassie.
      Kathy

    • http://LinusRuzicka.com/ Linus Ruzicka

      I wanted to wait until I saw part 1 before I commented on Part 2 ;)

    • jeffmitchell

      I am extremely guilty of being “unorganized” and keeping things where I can find them. So maybe this sweet little tool will give me a method among my madness.

      Jeff Mitchell

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      Jeff, I hope that it works for you. Even if you do not have anything in particular that you want to put up there, if you get it started it will be there when you need it and I believe that it will be helpful to you.
      Hope all is well,
      Kathy

    • http://meetyole.com Yo Le

      Kathy,

      I've never heard of this tool before, however I'm always open to anything will help keep me more organized! ;)

      I'll be checking it out.

      - Yo

    • http://www.kathysammons.com/ Kathy Sammons

      It is very cool, because the info is there when you need it for a post or for whatever reason you stored the info there.
      Thanks
      Kathy