Last week's blog post came from none other but social media guru, Heidi Dean. If you haven't visited her website yet, make sure you do. It has a ton of great advice for actors on how to market themselves online. For example, Heidi got us, here at IADB, using ManageFlitter. Thanks to her, we've been able to do some "house cleaning" on Twitter so that we can continue growing our followers base. Now, I don't want to give away all of Heidi's secrets, but she has a lot of aces up her sleeve, and she knows how to make sure that your social media accounts are running smoothly. This week I'd like to point out some of the tools that IADB built recently that might be helpful to you.

QICK.CO - URL shortener

This is our URL shortener, there are many like it, but this one is ours. Bonus points for you if you guessed the movie this is from (minus the URL shortener part of course). These are great to use on your social media. Not only do they make URLs more readable (i.e. will link back to this blog post), but you can also reuse them, track clicks, and even add passwords to secure your private pages. Of course this one is free for anyone to use, but we will link this up to your IADB account in the future so you can generate short URLs on the spot for whichever piece of media or press article that you'd like to share from your website.

INSTAVCARD.COM - mini website

Tired of having a single link on Instagram? Insta V-Card builds a mini website for you to use where you can plop in multiple links, which makes it much easier to share on Instagram. Instead of somebody having to copy and paste the URL you're sharing, they click on your Insta V-card link and instantly gain access to multiple links including your website, your IMDb profile and your other social media accounts. It takes seconds to create a profile. If you want a free premium access to Insta V-card, register for an account and paste your Instagram username in the comment to this blog. We'll hook you up.

IADB is dedicated in helping you achieve online success and we'll keep creating tools to do just that. If you have an idea for a tool that can help you improve your online presence and would like us to build it for you, feel free to leave a comment below or email us and we'll see what we can do for you.