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Combine All Your Online Communities Into One Place With Digsby

By Ray "Catfish" Comstock

Ok I admit it. I am a little resistant to change. Which is not a great trait for someone in the SEO / Web 2.0 business. So in an effort to break myself of old habits, I have been using Digsby for the last two weeks.

I must say I'm impressed. Not only was it easy to combine my AOL, Yahoo and Gmail chat clients into one interface, but now my life streams from Twitter, MySpace and Facebook are a click away from my task bar.

I wasn't sure if I would really use the Facebook, Twitter and Myspace feeds that Digsby offers but to my surprise, not only have I used them, but they have allowed me to be more connected to those communities and I find that I interact with those communities much more now on a daily basis. It also allows me to respond more quickly to messages that I get from those communities.

The thing that has made the biggest impression on me is how much I really do interact with those life streams. And because of that, I have realized the importance of updating your status (which appears in your friends life streams) consistently and always including a live link when applicable.

I recommend adding the Twitter app to Facebook and allowing your tweets to update your Facebook status. Then make sure that your blog posts are automatically imported into your Twitter account and Shazam! Every time you post a new blog, it gets updated in your status which then gets updated to your friends life streams. Thus providing you an additional viral opportunity for your blog posts.

That's just one of the cool things I have discovered using Digsby. I am sure there are more to follow. So if you don't already have it, give a whirl. It's free and it's useful. And that's a pretty good combination.


About the Author:
Ray "Catfish" Comstock has spent over 9 years in the search engine optimization field and has successfully ranked numerous companies in the top-10 of all major search engines for ultra competitive markets such as travel, real estate, computer software, retail, broadband internet and various manufacturing sectors.
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