Is There Any Way To Sort Applets In IFTTT?

By April

In episode 221 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if there is any way to sort applets in IFTTT.

The exact question was:

Is there any way to sort my applets in ifttt? They are all just kind of lumped together in the ‘my applets' page…I've looked at the iffttt support/faq pages and couldnt find anything, and dont seem to get any access or response to any real person from them so figured I'd try here. I love that its free of course but would gladly pay them for an easier to manage system.

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Using IFTTT To Expand Your Snapchat Reach

By Semantic Mastery

Are you using Snapchat? If you're one of the over 150 million people using Snapchat every day, you might be happy to find out that you can grow your reach with simple automations that can be set up in minutes using the popular tool IFTTT (If This Then That).

What Can You Do With Snapchat & IFTTT?

When you set up an IFTTT account (free) you can connect your Snapchat photos folder on your phone (iOS or Android) and then go nearly anywhere with them!

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Snapchat to…where?

Here's an example.

Let's say that you wanted to update your Instagram feed with your Snapchats.

Instead of taking a screenshot of your own Snapchat, or saving the picture and then reuploading to your Instagram account after opening the app and doing all the detail work, you can set up an IFTTT applet (these used to be called recipes) to automatically post for you!

This means you just use Snapchat and the rest is taken care of for you.

Where else can you automate Snapchat?

There's more than just Instagram, so what else is possible?

Well, here's some more great examples of places that you can syndicate your content to using IFTTT:

  • Twitter – create an automatic tweet based on your Snapchat
  • Facebook – update your timeline and post from your Snapchats
  • Evernote
  • Reddit
  • WordPress
  • Tumblr
  • Email
  • Slack channel
  • So much more – it's up to you!

How Do I Actually Set This Up?

Here's the trick.

While you can't connect Snapchat directly in IFTTT, you CAN connect Google Photos (or iOS photos – but Google Photos works on both iOS and Android, so we're using that for this example).

You'll need to first get your Snapchats saved to your phone…if you're not sure if you're already doing that, or need to know how, Gizmodo has a good guide here:

Then, you'll need to create a Dropbox folder for your Snaps. Lastly, create an applet to take your Snaps from that Dropbox folder…to anywhere! You can also use Google Drive, and many other storage options.

Right now, it cannot be totally automated, but it's close and this way you retain control over what's shared.

Just click “save” on your Snap, then move the ones you want to share to your Dropbox or Google Drive folder and let IFTTT do the rest.

If you want to save some time and effort and don't absolutely have to use Snapchat, Instagram is a service that you can connect directly to with IFTTT which means you can truly automate Instagram content syndication.

Interested in finding out more about content syndication and how to get your content automatically distributed across many online properties that you control? IFTTT applets are not only limited to social media account!


Then you need to check out the Semantic Mastery Syndication Academy!  We got some awesome stuff to get the best results from your digital marketing campaigns!

How Can You Be Everywhere Online?

By April

When it comes to internet marketing, it all comes down to Awareness and Presence.

So How can you be everywhere at once?

You know that pretty much everyone that visits a website or surfs around the web is constantly being hammered with ads, banners, videos, etc. Hell! Even YouTube has become an ads-serving platform (and boy are those video ads annoying!).

How can you be everywhere at once

And you know that media companies and big conglomerates are pouring millions of dollars, month after month, to make their online campaigns work. So these questions come to mind:

  1. How can you compete with and outrank them?
  2. How can you, without spending millions in advertising, get to the same position and even win terrain over their marketing efforts?

It is not impossible or as difficult as you might think!

At Semantic Mastery, we are all about Awareness and Presence. In fact, we dedicate ourselves to creating a sort of “Omnipresence” to our clients. That being said, you can become the go-to authority in your niche if you follow some simple but vital strategies to position your brand, your name and create an immediate link between them, what you do and what you represent.

So let’s get to it:

Make Google Your Buddy

You must make Google your friend to be successful

Many might think that climbing to the top spots in Google has to do with magic and witchcraft. But since the latest Google algorithm updates, the playing field has been leveled, and Google has shown an enormous weakness for some websites, making these “types” of websites easier to rank and much faster than the average website (and I’ll show you how tap into this weakness and use it to your benefit).

Also, Google is showing an increasing Narcissism, since it will rank anything that belongs to Google’s kingdom (including, but not limited to: YouTube Videos, Google Plus Profiles, Blogger Blogs, Google Sites, etc.) on the first page.

Best of all, these platforms are completely free and ready for your to make use of them! But let’s continue on what you need to do before giving you more specific steps.

Use Social Media to Your Advantage.

You must use social media to your advantage

Not so long ago, having a website was more than enough to attract new clients and to be “The Cool Guy of the Block”. But with so many new sites being created each and every day, those days are long gone. Now, you need to approach your Online marketing efforts from a traffic point of view. No traffic = No sales. No Sales = Useless Webpage.

Social Media Platforms are a topic in and of themselves, but for the time being (and directly related to the step before), you must use social platforms to broaden your reach. If you haven’t registered your Google Plus Profile, Facebook Page, Twitter Profile and WordPress Blog, with your Brand and Niche on them, stop everything else you are doing and get those done!

This will also help with what I already mentioned, since all of the platforms have access to Google's weak spots (also known as loopholes), and you can rank these and get traffic flowing from them to your website.

Have an “Omnipresent” Approach

Last but not least, the approach to your internet marketing efforts must be “Anything and Everything” instead of “Either / Or”. By this I mean that if you are given the choice of managing your webpage or your blog, why should you have to choose? Use them both!

That’s exactly what you learn in our IFTTT course: how to manage multiple properties (several dozens at a time in fact) that talk about you without you having to write the same article over and over but in a different way and shoot the same video multiple times – pretty powerful, and time saving, huh?

You want to draw traffic from all over the place, using as many platforms as possible. A huge mistake made by some internet marketing newbies or affiliate marketers is to think in terms of just one website, just one profile, just one post, etc. That usually means that whenever Google decides to rock the boat a little and take a closer look at your website, it could be catastrophic for your business. And any business that depends solely on Google to generate traffic and sales is not a business; it becomes an entirely different concept dependent on Google's whims.

You Must Take Action to Succeed

Action Steps:

  • If you haven’t done so, have your website assessed and optimized by an SEO expert.
  • Get a Social Media profile on all of the following websites:
  1. Blogger
  2. Google Plus
  3. Facebook
  4. Twitter
  5. WordPress
  6. Tumblr
  8. Diigo
  9. Delicious
  10. StumbleUpon
  11. Storify
  13. Pinterest
  14. Instagram

Note* – The websites listed above are only a few of the ones used in our IFTTT training series.

  • Start making value added posts on your websites, using videos, pictures and other rich media.
  • Share them on all of your newly opened profiles.
  • Take a look at what your competition is doing and emulate them.
  • Track your visitors and ranking positions in Google (you can do this via Google Webmasters and Google Analytics).

But the best action step and the best investment for your business is to sign up for our exclusive training where we will show you how all of this is put together this for maximum effect, and much more!