Took me a bit of time to realize but....

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Hey all,

Just the other day while looking in the warroom I found this cool tidbit of a site called IFTTT.com If this then that...

Its point is to automate certain tasks you may do on a regular or semiregular basis.... Any way, I have heard people saying automation is key systems are key to your success, etc....

Sorry to say but I didnt think that these things would make things much easier until I got into this site....

Instead of going on this long old diatribe on how i found it out, etc I am going to get right into the meat of the process I have set up for my business.

This is the flow of how I post to my blog now and simultaneously post on twitter, my facebook fan page and linkedin.

The whole site works on what are called channels such as a phone call channel. In each channel there are triggers and actions. Any way you can find out all you need about this stuff on the site. So what I did is activated the phone call channel and stuck it to my activated wordpress blog channel for one task in the next task I set up a tweet to go out when a new post is put up on my blog. Another task is set to send out to my facebook page when the twitter update is posted and finally a post to linked in when the facebook page is updated.

It may seem complicated, but since I dont like to type and this stuff even includes ways to access the mp3 audio I figured it would be the perfect way to automate and systematize blog posting, social media interactions AND deep backlinking from major PR websites... Hope this helps and dont hesitate to hit me up on my website or skype if ya need help with it. Btw, theres so much more you can do with it its unbelievable.

Talk soon.

Jason
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Thanks...Looks like it could be very powerful for a lot of uses.

    Too bad threads like this don't get the attention they deserve, while other threads about the same ol', same ol' get too much.
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  • Profile picture of the author DP55
    Sounds like a great way to save some time. I'm definitely going to look into using it for my SEO efforts. Well, social media too I guess!

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    "Put the internet to work for you"? This is a weird site that i dont understand.
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  • Profile picture of the author James.N
    Nice post Jason. I'm like you..I know I need to do more automation but never seem to do it. I need to just buckle down and get a few small things like this automated. If you think about how many times you do some of these things each week you start to realize how much time you can save.

    I've never heard of that site, but definitely checking it out now!
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    Very good. I will check it out. I love automation.

    You said you found that in the War Room. There is a wealth of free information and software in there.

    I found this in there a few months back that does social network post automation

    http://www.warriorforum.com/war-room...-networks.html

    And I also linked all by social networked to a text message so in addition to the above scheduled posts that once I set up are just done automatically, whenever I want, I can send a text message and it gets posted to all my main social networks.

    Thanks for the post. This is just another example of why I think you can find out just about everything you need to know to run an online business on this forum mostly for free.

    :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Elizabeth Fee
    I think often the word "automation" might scare some folks (or maybe it's a just a minority of folks) because often times it is equated to spamming, black hat techniques, or just plain and simple: not understanding what it is you are automating.

    But if you read between the lines, automation can do wonders if used appropriately and not abused, AND you take the time to do things manually so you truly understand what's going on when you decide it's time to automate a few things.

    Finding the right way to automate such mundane tasks can allow you to focus on other things, so thanks a bunch for bringing this site to our attention.

    It kind of reminds me of my old college days when I took programming courses - very logical and direct. :-D

    Elizabeth
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    • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
      Originally Posted by Elizabeth Fee View Post

      I think often the word "automation" might scare some folks (or maybe it's a just a minority of folks) because often times it is equated to spamming, black hat techniques, or just plain and simple: not understanding what it is you are automating.

      But if you read between the lines, automation can do wonders if used appropriately and not abused, AND you take the time to do things manually so you truly understand what's going on when you decide it's time to automate a few things.

      Finding the right way to automate such mundane tasks can allow you to focus on other things, so thanks a bunch for bringing this site to our attention.

      It kind of reminds me of my old college days when I took programming courses - very logical and direct. :-D

      Elizabeth
      Funny. I never thought of the word "automation" to have anything to do with what you mentioned above.
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      • Profile picture of the author Elizabeth Fee
        Originally Posted by TopKat22 View Post

        Funny. I never thought of the word "automation" to have anything to do with what you mentioned above.
        Yeah... I think it can depend on the task you're looking to have automated, but that is also why I said that perhaps it's more of the minority that may see it that way.

        I like doing things manually just so I can gain the knowledge and know what the heck it is I am doing before I start automating those tasks. My mind frame was more thinking in terms of things like automated blog commenting, backlinking, directory submissions, etc.

        It can be abused, but you know... maybe "automation" isn't the right word to equate with what I said... it really boils down to the person behind it and how they use their tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisjenva
    Thanks for the share. I could use something like this to add to my automation tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaybaker
    If anyone has any other ideas for cool sites or tools like this please share. Your input is greatly appreciated.
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