Great WordPress Management Tool – WP Remote

WP Remote Delivers

Here at Real Big Marketing we are always looking for ways to better serve our clients. Today I wanted to throw the spotlight on a handy tool that can help those of us who are managing a large number of WordPress sites.

This tool is called WP Remote. What this tool does is allow you to have one location that you can login to and monitor all the updates needed by your WordPress sites. This I have found to be extremely useful and is so much faster than logging into each individual site every time a plugin needs an update.

But this feature is not the only benefit. WP Remote also offers a site backup feature. This is very important to me since I have had problems in the past with theme updates obliterating some of my customizations and tweaks.

This site is incredibly easy to use and best of all, it is entirely free. All you need to do is go to the site and it will walk you through the quick, three step process of installing their plugin on your site and you are good to go.

We hope you find this review useful. If you have used this tool also, please feel free to leave a comment and tell us what you thought.

Great Twitter Management Tool

[box type=”note”]Important note: This is an older post and some of the features described here are no longer supported by Tweetadder.[/box]

Tweetadder: The Power of Automated Network Building

For the past several months, we have been trying out a popular Twitter automation program called Tweetadder. What Tweetadder does is allows you to automate a number of important tasks related to your Twitter accounts. It is truly a fantastic program for marketing on twitter. Here is my review thus far:

Tweetadder review

Features include automation that allow you to:

I manage a large number of accounts and Tweetadder has been magnificent so far at handling them all. It is a local program that you install on your computer, rather than a web based program such as Hootsuite. This has advantages and disadvantages but for the most part I am happy with. I like the fact that it is a one time purchase and not something you must subscribe to monthly.

What I primarily use this program for is helping grow the network size of my accounts. To do this, you create some automated searches for keywords relating to your account. Then you automate the number of follows and unfollows per day. Lastly I automate the thank you messages to send out something polite and relevant to each account.

In the end, once everything is configured, all I do is look at the program now and then. It makes me smile every time. Every account grows very quickly and I do almost nothing. I do use Hootsuite for actually tweeting but Tweetadder can be an effective tool for that as well if you want to do it all in one.

I have had to contact support several times about a few issues but each time they responded to me in a reasonable time frame and were able to solve my problems.

The two biggest drawbacks are rooted in the fact that it is a local and not a web based application. Because of this, your computer must be on for Tweetadder to do anything. Also, collaboration is difficult because your settings will be stored on the computer. They can be transferred to other machines but it has to be done manually. Plus you only get two or three licenses.

In conclusion, Tweetadder is a very helpful program for anyone who manages multiple accounts and wants to grow a large, relevant following.