Why join Twitter?

Discussion in 'Social Media for Business' started by techsense, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. techsense

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    I am working on Twitter from last few months but I am not able to generate traffic to my site. Now I have started wondering whether Twitter is really as good as most of the people claim.
     
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    20 reasons to join Twitter!

    1) It can create traffic for your blog or Website
    2) It helps to make Connections
    3) It's a Good Learning Tool
    4) It can help build your personal “brand.”
    5) It helps you to Keep UP with the "latest"
    6) It’s the Next Big Thing
    7) You can interact with your readers and get advices
    8- You can tweet to your entire list from your phone
    9) Get Real Time Information
    10- You can do your General Research / Surveys
    11) You can get an SEO Advantage
    12) It ignites New Ideas
    13) Its FREE and you can have Fun with it!
    14) Consider it as Word of Mouth Advertising
    15) You can check out what people think about you or your business
    16) It can Save You Money
    17) It can help you Relieve your loneliness
    18) Its Fast and Easy
    19) It can help you Monitor and grow your business
    20) Lastly, Twitter can be a Great Marketing Tool
     
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    techsense have you been building up the number of relevant followers you have? You might consider including a link to your Twitter profile in your signature here on Business Advice Forum. This will help you get more followers. You could also include a link to your site in your signature, as forum members are generally happy to visit the sites of their fellow members, because they have something in common.

    You could also search for people interested in discussing similar topics to you, by using Twitter Search. If you follow these people, a lot of them will follow you back.

    [Moving thread to Online Business forum!]
     
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    Well, i also recently learning how to promote my sites by using twitter, I still new to that, but i have see a lot of articles and blog post on the success story by using twitter. I do hope i will get something from twitter too.
     
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    I have programming blog as linked in my signature which is linked with twitter account. So new posts are posted automatically on twitter. I found all the followers on twitter that way. I don't manually tweet from that account. I gained members that way as well. Also one business person joined forum to answer question because of my post on tweeter.
     
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    If you're promoting a business via Twitter you'd want to be careful with the content & volume of your Tweets so as not to be too noisy and repetitive that it would cause users to block or unfollow you.

    I know myself as a Twitter user that if I'm constantly getting the same tweet from a business in my stream I usually unfollow.
     
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    We use private twitter feeds in our company...

    Its a way that a boss can keep the company updated with recent developments - as they happen. It helps to ensure good communication
     
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    I use twitter on two of my three forums.

    Since adding twitter ( via an installed mod package) both forums have become affiliated with other like minded forums.
     
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    I don't see a problem with using Twitter, personaly I think it's pretty poor though if used effectively it can be useful.
     
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    OMG, I use twitter for business

    When you're out and about networking in the REAL world, don't forget to use Twitter then as an opportunity to update your customers and peers on what you're seeing and doing. This shows them that you're being proactive and it's a lot of fun as well.

    Plus don't get all caught up. Just remember as you continue to use it, it will get easier and better. Love what you do.
     
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    try to use twellow so that you can get in touch with people of the same interest as you...
     
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    I've just had a look at http://www.twellow.com/, it certainly is a good site for finding people on Twitter with similar interests to yourself. When you follow people with similar interests, they generally follow you back, so it is a helpful resource for anyone looking to expand their Twitter profile. Thanks for sharing that with us.

    Twitter Search is another great tool for finding people with similar interests.
     
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    Whatever next?

    Will certainly be having a look at this.
     
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    I actually wrote a blog post on this yesterday. This is my first post here so i cant add the link yet, but Its about growing your business and how and why Twitter is good for this.

    You can find it at onlinebusinessadviceblog.com

    Interestingly i noted that Rupert Murdochs Newscorp is banning Google from spidering any of its sites and will be looking to use tools like twitter to reach its audience instead!
     
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    Welcome to Business Advice Forum Andrew, thanks for posting, there are some great tips in your blog post. I've subscribed via Google Reader and am following you on Twitter.
     
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    It is really good when you have big list of followers and then your posts are interesting. then it can produce a good deal of traffic.
     
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    Twitter is popular for micro blogging. Hundreds of thousands of internet users are using twitter for various reasons. But you need quality followers, not spam followers to get most of it.
     
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    Twitter can also be your prominent way to bring traffic to your website.
     
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    Can you please provide a little more detail and info on how it can do that?
     
  20. alia

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    anybody here can please tell me about twitter ? why we use it?
     

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