3 Tools to Improve Competition Success

The power of the web keeps expanding by providing new options to search smarter and even to program social media to work a certain. Using web services such as BufferApp, IFTTT, and Google Alerts have the potential to speed work on the web and make interactions between people more enjoyable. Correct use of these interesting tools can save time and can work like robotic computer assistants. It becomes possible to receive information on a regular basis with only one request, and a series of actions can be scheduled so a week’s work is completed in a few minutes. Smarter web-based applications benefit both solitary users and groups engaged in complex activities such as competitions.

The Automagical BufferApp Application

The Buffer company likes to describe its software as “Automagical.” This basically means you can reap the benefits without worrying about the technical details. While there is probably no such thing as trouble-free software, BufferApp can add a lot of control to the release of information. It is basically an automated control center for social media accounts. Other services allow a person to upload the same post to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and similar sites with one button; BufferApp takes this a step further by releasing a whole stack of posts at predetermined times. A few hours of work will make sure that messages and mail are sent on schedule for the next week or month. It creates the appearance of an update feed without being labour-intensive.

IFTTT Allows Contestants to Keep Each Other Updated

The IFTTT solution is similar in function to BufferApp but it has its own special powers. Rather than focusing on social media, IFTTT makes it easy to communicate over a broad network including email and LinkedIn. It is like a programming language for social media. IFTTT has the power to monitor accounts and then to react if certain triggers are released. For example, if a customer or colleague posted to a comment to a LinkedIn page, then IFTTT will send the interested party an alert or cause an even more complex reaction. The company promises “If This Then That.” This means that a complicated social network can be automated. Artificial intelligence does routine clicking for you. For the organizer of a contest, it has the potential to regulate interactions and set rules for a competition that occurs over social media.

Google Alerts For Automatic Web Monitoring

Google Alerts is a free service that allows the owner of a Gmail account to receive email updates for changes that occurs to specific websites or search choices. This is essentially a search engine 2.0, and it is a brilliant idea from Google. While the Google Alerts system cannot monitor absolutely everything that happens on the web, it creates some exciting opportunities. It alerts you either immediately, once a day or once a week and reports major changes. It is even possible to set the feed so changes or updates are reported vai RSS. If a person makes broad use of this service, it might be a good idea to have a dedicated email account. Participants in a contest might find this a free and easy way to stay updated on the profiles of rivals.

Robert Phillips uses these tools to manage and run competitions on Safe Options

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