Is Twitter USELESS for NEWBIES trying to get into Internet Marketing?

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To me, Twitter is just meant for celebrities and people who are in the limelight, like politicians, etc, etc. These people are followed by the media and by their fans and haters and they get a lot of 'HITS' to whatever they post on Twitter.

But for people who are new to IM and trying to get people on Twitter to see what they are doing -
They would do far better trying to scale Mt. Everest!

Twitter is just so useless to such newbies!!

But then, that is just my 2 bits.

What do you think guys?

Do share please.

If you think Twitter can work for newbies too, do share why you think so and how it will work for newbies to IM?

Your answers are sure to help many newbies to IM, who post on Twitter - and get ZERO results!

Thank you.
Regards.
#internet #marketing #newbies #twitter #useless
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    Hi,


    Twitter is as you say great for those that are already famous or have a massive following.


    However you can harness the power of Twitter even if you are not so well known.


    The thing to do is to create an account and follow people in the same field as you such as internet marketing.


    Follow around 20 or more per day until you are following a couple of hundred.


    Post articles that will be of interest to people in your field and have a link to your website.


    If you are consistent after a while you will get traffic from Twitter. It is really a matter of getting into the habit of following others, and then posting at least once a day, which does not really take long.


    Hope this helps.
    Ged
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by Ged3 View Post

      Post articles that will be of interest to people in your field and have a link to your website.
      Within the Twitter environment this would be considered spamming to say the least. Really a BAD strategy.

      The alternative... Do a search for a key term in your Niche and see where that term has been posted.. and go in and try and add to the conversation - Add Value. DO NOT drop a link to your latest and greatest post that's just a dick move and not appreciated by anyone.

      So how do you link to your content? you place your website in your profile. and you can leave links to articles within your feed. But again in the middle of doing this add value to your niche.

      You can go around and follow people if you like... knock yourself out. However... following vs actually being "Social" - Social will win every time - that is kinda the idea of the platform isn't it?

      Just remember Twitter is a SOCIAL platform. join conversations, add value - and let THAT draw people to your account.

      You can follow the exact same strategy for Instagram as well.

      Hope that Helps!
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      • Profile picture of the author VirtualVeena
        Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

        Within the Twitter environment this would be considered spamming to say the least. Really a BAD strategy.

        The alternative... Do a search for a key term in your Niche and see where that term has been posted.. and go in and try and add to the conversation - Add Value. DO NOT drop a link to your latest and greatest post that's just a dick move and not appreciated by anyone.

        So how do you link to your content? you place your website in your profile. and you can leave links to articles within your feed. But again in the middle of doing this add value to your niche.

        You can go around and follow people if you like... knock yourself out. However... following vs actually being "Social" - Social will win every time - that is kinda the idea of the platform isn't it?

        Just remember Twitter is a SOCIAL platform. join conversations, add value - and let THAT draw people to your account.

        You can follow the exact same strategy for Instagram as well.

        Hope that Helps!
        Yes of course, that helps.
        You are always very helpful to me.
        And I really appreciate all the time, trouble and effort to take.
        Thanks a ton.
        Best wishes and regards.
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    • Profile picture of the author VirtualVeena
      Originally Posted by Ged3 View Post

      Hi,


      Twitter is as you say great for those that are already famous or have a massive following.


      However you can harness the power of Twitter even if you are not so well known.


      The thing to do is to create an account and follow people in the same field as you such as internet marketing.


      Follow around 20 or more per day until you are following a couple of hundred.


      Post articles that will be of interest to people in your field and have a link to your website.


      If you are consistent after a while you will get traffic from Twitter. It is really a matter of getting into the habit of following others, and then posting at least once a day, which does not really take long.


      Hope this helps.
      Ged
      Oh WOW Ged.
      Pretty good advice.
      Thanks a lot for sharing.
      Best wishes and regards.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivan84m
    Yes. It's easy for celebs to get twitter followers. But people have used twitter to get famous over time.

    Also, celebs often take years to get a good opportunity on the mainstream media. They usually don't get famous in a few days or months.

    Besides the advice from others, use a couple of hashtags that are not so popular at the end of your tweets. If you use popular hashtags, your tweets will get lost among many other tweets on the hashtag page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Please use the 'thanks' button.
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    • Profile picture of the author VirtualVeena
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Please use the 'thanks' button.
      Oh.
      I did use the Thanks button for Ged3 and savidge4.
      Now what did I do wrong?
      I apologize if I erred again.
      Regards
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Originally Posted by VirtualVeena View Post

        Oh.
        I did use the Thanks button for Ged3 and savidge4.
        Now what did I do wrong?
        I apologize if I erred again.
        Regards
        The thanks button is usually enough to show your appreciation of a post. There's no need to quote the whole post just to say thanks again, unless you have something extra you want to add.
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        • Profile picture of the author VirtualVeena
          Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

          The thanks button is usually enough to show your appreciation of a post. There's no need to quote the whole post just to say thanks again, unless you have something extra you want to add.
          Ok.
          I did add something extra.
          But, will keep this in mind.
          Thanks for the advice.
          Regards.
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  • Profile picture of the author VirtualVeena
    Just posted on Twitter.
    I got 169 impressions.
    5 hits to my website.
    And 5 followers.
    Is that good or bad?
    Regards.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
      Originally Posted by VirtualVeena View Post

      Just posted on Twitter.
      I got 169 impressions.
      5 hits to my website.
      And 5 followers.
      Is that good or bad?
      Regards.

      That is really good. Great results!


      Did you place the link to your website in your post (or) did you place the link in your profile?
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      • Profile picture of the author VirtualVeena
        Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

        That is really good. Great results!


        Did you place the link to your website in your post (or) did you place the link in your profile?
        Hi Jeffery.
        Appreciate your taking the time to drop by and comment and give me encouragement.
        I posted the link in my post.
        Regards.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by VirtualVeena View Post

      Just posted on Twitter.
      I got 169 impressions.
      5 hits to my website.
      And 5 followers.
      Is that good or bad?
      Regards.
      All you have to do now is repeat this 5 times a day, EVERYDAY.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    A great result!


    Keep those posts going and you will soon build a very large following.


    Kind Regards
    Ged
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  • Profile picture of the author digital55
    Keep being consistent on Twitter if you want to see more results.

    Post every day.
    Follow people and interact with others.
    Post useful content.
    Have a link in your profile.
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  • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
    great advices here already.
    what I want to add:
    be careful what you do and post on twitter..


    they limited my reach..
    and I'm still not sure what I did wrong haha
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  • Profile picture of the author Aheroeslair
    Never used it. Seems very complicated
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  • Profile picture of the author VirtualVeena
    Been posting on Twitter since the past couple of days.
    Got 23 followers.
    37 hits to my site.
    Just wanted to share this.
    Regards.
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  • Twitter is a mystery for me, too. Thanks for this thread. I will be coming back for the great tips in here.

    Thanks again!

    And I'm glad you're doing great on your Twitter, VirtualVeena! Way to go!
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