New tool: 'Find My Audience' writer app available

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Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · edited about 1 year ago · 2 likes
I used it for about a week. I’m not sure whether the data that I put in up front just wasn’t diverse/detailed enough for whatever algorithm is powering this, but I kept getting Twitter recommendations to RT the same guy over and over, and often tweets that were really out of date.

Finding your audience is more of an art than a science, I guess :)
Luft 30  linkedin square Alastair Luft · Author · edited about 1 year ago · 1 like
@Craig A. Munro , I’ve had similar repeat recommendations on the retweets as well, the only thing I was wondering is whether the hashtags / comparison titles could be adjusted so that the feedback was better. Still, the most I’ve gotten out of the app so far has been to increase Twitter following (very marginally) and I think there are other Apps that do this more effectively at this point, such as Crowdfire.
Dsc00487   copy Craig A. Munro · Author · edited about 1 year ago · 2 likes
I’ve given it a good long try but I’ve deleted my account. 

The program suggested old blog posts to me as well that were of little or no value, no recommendations at all 1/3 of the days, and after the first week the retweets and such it was recommending were 90% from the same three people over and over again.

The service seems to be a beta at best and I feel it wastes more of my time than it saves. 
428313 265782713496947 10458611 n Lemery.Logan · Author · added about 1 year ago
I will see if I can skip it.
Luft 30  linkedin square Alastair Luft · Author · edited about 1 year ago · 1 like
Yeah, I can’t remember how I got around the ISBN request, but I must have just left it blank as I’m actively using the app and I don’t have an ISBN yet. For some reason I think there was an option later on to select whether the book was published or not, but my memory is spotty and I’d have to go back through the process.
428313 265782713496947 10458611 n Lemery.Logan · Author · added about 1 year ago
Because one of the first screens wanted me to put the ISBN number.
Luft 30  linkedin square Alastair Luft · Author · edited about 1 year ago · 1 like
Not necessarily, but you’d need to have a good enough take on the book so you know what the comparison titles would be. Essentially the app looks at putting you in touch with groups / market segments similar to whatever audience you’ve defined for your book. By that, it’s not so much a marketing app per se, but really lead generation or establishment of relationships. If your book is done, that could be better, but an incomplete book won’t stop you from getting the leads.
428313 265782713496947 10458611 n Lemery.Logan · Author · added about 1 year ago
This is if the book is done, correct?
Luft 30  linkedin square Alastair Luft · Author · added about 1 year ago

Hi, just wanted to offer a few thoughts on how the Find My Audience app is working and see if anyone else has some experiences.

A quick summary of what’s involved when you sign up, I opted for the daily e-mails and it’s pretty straightforward. Each day, there are 3 recommendations for people to follow on Twitter, 3 recommendations for Tweets to like, 3 recommendations for Tweets to retweet. Also, there are generally recommendations on a few blogs to read, plus a Pinterest page to follow.

For me, I’ve generally found the recommendations on people to follow to be suitable, but this is obviously a function of what keywords and comparison titles you provide. If you don’t give much info, it’s possible that you’ll get a wide variety of recommendations, so something to consider when you’re developing your market segment.

I find the tweets to like and retweet a little less relevant. Maybe it’s a function of my search terms / hashtags, but the tweets that get recommended are often from over a year ago. There’s no guarantee that the profiles associated with those tweets are even still active, so I haven’t found this extremely helpful. Still, I’d accept that I need to refine search terms.

For much the same reason, the recommended blogs haven’t been all that helpful as many are outdated, effectively being zombie blogs. Again, I’m willing to accept that I probably need to play around with my search terms.

Anyone else have experiences to share?

10492145 10152537787574467 5636434093663626414 n Ricardo Henriquez · Author · added over 1 year ago
same here. looking forward to it.
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
I’m all registered now. Looking forward to my first email :)
Userphoto1 original Reader Writer · Reader · added over 1 year ago
Hi -- for authors interested in using the Find My Audience tool, please use the findmyaudience.com URL to register.

Thanks-- Jamie Barnett, Principal Technologist, Find My Audience
Userphoto1 original Reader Writer · Reader · added over 1 year ago
Hi  Ricardo Henriquez and J. Graham-Jones  -- please go to the URL: findmyaudience.com to register. The failure occurs using the www.findmyaudience.com URL. 

Please don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you continue to have issues.

Thanks -- Jamie Barnett
Userphoto1 original Reader Writer · Reader · edited over 1 year ago · 2 likes
Hi  Ricardo Henriquez and J. Graham-Jones  -- thanks so much for trying to sign-up with Find My My Audience and I apologize for your difficulties. We have tested our application on numerous browsers and versions. 

Would you mind telling me which browser & version you are using? If you’d prefer, you can email me directly with that information: 
jamie(AT SIGN)findmyaudience.com.

Thank you so much -- Jamie Barnett, Principal Technologist, Find My Audience


Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · added over 1 year ago
Ditto what @Ricardo Henriquez said - would love to sign up but the Twitter auth seems to be broken. 
10492145 10152537787574467 5636434093663626414 n Ricardo Henriquez · Author · added over 1 year ago
for some reason I can’t get it to work, the authorization with twitter keeps crashing. I’ll try later on
Picture JF Dubeau · Author · added over 1 year ago
A marketing tool you say?

That’s like offering water to a fish.
Portrait 21 dave Dave Barrett · Author · added over 1 year ago
The signup seemed painless enough.  Let’s see how it works!
18556222 10209961108327141 2328507054331889997 n Avalon Marissa Radys · Inksharesian · edited over 1 year ago · 4 likes
Hey authors,

Although we haven’t used it ourselves yet, I wanted to pass along a potentially helpful resource/tool: www.findmyaudience.com. The CEO reached out a few days ago and it struck a chord. If anyone tries it out, I’d love to hear how helpful it is for you in case there’s integration potential down the line. 

The founders describe it as a "micro-marketing app that serves as a lightweight lead generation tool for authors". They send daily or weekly emails with leads on social, publishing trends, and posts authors might want to read.

Tutorial material: http://corporate.findmyaudience.com/resources
FAQ: http://corporate.findmyaudience.com/faq
Blog posts: http://blog.findmyaudience.com/

Hope it’s useful!