Using Plaxo to Organize Your Contacts … and Find New Ones!

If you’re like most people, you’ve got contacts stored in numerous locations. Some of your contacts are on Facebook or LinkedIn. Some are stored in your personal email account, others can be found in your business email account. Would you like an easy way to organize all these contacts and be able to access them via your computer or phone at any time of day? Then Plaxo is for you!

Getting Started with Plaxo

Plaxo is a free, online address book that lets you sync your contacts from Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Yahoo, Outlook, and more! Plaxo makes it easy to import your various contacts into one, convenient account that you can access at anytime via your computer or smartphone.

So when you’re on the road, no need to call into the office for Betty Lou’s phone number because she’s a Facebook friend and isn’t in your Blackberry contact list. All you need to do is go to the Plaxo app (yes, there’s a smartphone app) and get Betty’s number because you imported all your contacts into Plaxo.

Plaxo's Variety of Mobile Apps

But there’s more. If Betty changes her phone number and updates it in her Facebook account, you won’t need to bother asking Betty for her new number and changing it in your phone. Plaxo automatically updates contact information whenever someone changes it in their social networking accounts.

But wait! There’s even more! If your contacts have posted their birthdate in Facebook or LinkedIn or similar, you’ll get an automatic notice reminding you of their birthday. So if Betty Lou is a good customer and you want to impress her, you can send her birthday greetings via Plaxo’s online e-card service (some of the cards are free, some require a small fee). Won’t Betty be surprised you remembered her special day?

Automated Birthday Reminder from Plaxo

And yes, there’s still more. You can find potential contacts on Plaxo by using their search directory – much like using the White Pages to look for someone’s phone number. You can choose to be included in this free directory on Plaxo, but if you’re worried an old flame might look you up, simply remove yourself from the search directory with one click of your mouse.

Plaxo also provides a calendar service so you can keep your appointments updated online. No more forgetting important meetings or phone conference calls!

If you’ve never heard of Plaxo and are thinking no one really uses it, think again! Ignite Social Media recently launched its 2012 Social Network Analysis Report to break down which demographics are using what social network outlets. Plaxo has the highest percentage of the richest demographic, followed by LinkedIn. Plaxo also has the oldest demographic of the social networks.

Regardless if you use Plaxo to find new contacts for business, it’s still a great way to organize all your contacts and have them at your fingertips any time of day! To create your free account, visit (Note – Plaxo has enhanced services available for a small, monthly fee.)


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