Keep Track of All Your Social Networking Sites

Here’s a simple strategy that’s going to make your social media life a LOT easier!

I want you to start a spreadsheet to keep track of all of your social media website logins. If you haven’t already experienced this, those sites can add up FAST and keeping track of where you have accounts can get cumbersome quickly.

First create a spreadsheet with the software of your choice that contains columns for site name, URL, username, password, and any notes you want to add.

Then start going through your bookmarks (or your existing password-keeping system if you have one) and entering your info for social networking sites such as facebook and twitter, social bookmarking sites such as digg and delicious, any forums or private groups that you’re a member of, and any other sharing sites such as flickr or slideshare. (Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of any of these! Just write down the sites that you are on.) If you’ve lost your username or password on any of these sites, take a moment to use the “lost password” feature and grab it.

Better to take the time now than be frustrated when you need it!

Whenever you sign up for a new site, make sure to add it to your spreadsheet. When you want to update your profiles you now have one central document to go to – no more outdated info living all over the web.

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About Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who gives businesses of all sizes the tools they need to make their mark on the web. She is the creator of the social media scheduling software Edgar, as well as social media marketing web courses like Creating Fame and Social Brilliant.

Comments

  1. This will surely help me, thanks Laura! I’ve already experienced the frustration of wanting to log into one of the social networking sites, but not being able to, because the log in info escapes me at the time. Not to mention how often I’d neglect a site, because, let’s face it, there’s only so many things you can contain in your mind simultaneously. And you are right that these sites add up fast, very fast!
    Best wishes!

  2. I’m a fan of simple lists and it sure is effective to have a list of all of your favorite play-places and hidey-holes all in one spot.

  3. Hi Laura,

    Thank you again for this invaluable advice. Indeed, it doesn`t take at all long to have a string of sites & to have forgotten all the usernames & passwords.

    At least now, everything is at hand at a cenral location.

    That really makes life so much easier!!

    Nick

  4. I use a web site called Social Marker to keep up with all mine. It’s also quite good for submitting all at once. Yet, there is something to be said for the simplicity of a spreadsheet, too.

    Unfortunately, Twitter has recently updated their API and it takes a bit longer to register an app with it. I had to go through that process with my blog, too (for the Twitter Tools plugin). So it seems Social Marker has been hit by that, at least temporarily.