Best Way To Market Using Twitter

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What is the smartest thing you did in using twitter or the like to draw traffic to your website. How did you draw the most traffic? And how do "pick" followers?
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  • Profile picture of the author petelta
    You need to search for your target audience. It's simple to find people at least related to your niche with twitter. There is a search keywords in their names and descriptions. There is another search for keywords in their tweets. You can't ask for more then that to find targeted traffic.

    Follow them and most will follow you back. Start building a relationship with these people by answering their questions about your niche. Once you have the trust, only takes about a month if you do it right, you can sell to them all the time. I get hundreds of viewers from twitter everyday to all my sites.

    Social networking is all about building relationships. Like the name implies, it's networking. Gain friends and recommend them something you truly think can help them. You will always make money this way.

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  • Profile picture of the author Soozi
    Well I am new on here but saw this and thought I would respond. Personally I am not that great with twitter but I know a lot of people who have been using this fairly new system (which by the way I am not involved in so I dont get paid for telling you this unfortunately Anyway, it's called Twittollower, you have to pay for it like anything but you never have to search for anyone if you use this. You can pick your target market and on auto pilot it will get those people to follow you and you follow them. They guarantee around 2000+ followers in a month if using this system. I have no idea how it works but it does.

    Hope it helps
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    • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
      Depends on the niche and how you're monetizing traffic. Whatever you do, don't go the SPAM way that's a quick road to nowhere.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
        Most important is to establish yourself as an authority with your followers (targeted followers). Twitter is becoming a place for info and news. Supply your followers with good niche-related info and news, and the occasional promote (again targeted, niche-related, and helpful) and you'll get good results on Twitter.

        Just received an e-mail from one of my members who is promoting my Twitter Me This, and he found of all the vehicles he used he was getting best results on Twitter.
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        • Profile picture of the author Cornerstone
          sdentrepreneur

          Watched your video was very informative.
          Have a question

          Looks like you are posting acutal video on your twitter page rather than a link to the video. Is that correct. Could you explain how that is done.

          Seems like a really good way to build a relationship with your followers with out them leaving twitter

          Thanks
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          • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
            Originally Posted by Cornerstone View Post

            sdentrepreneur

            Watched your video was very informative.
            Have a question

            Looks like you are posting acutal video on your twitter page rather than a link to the video. Is that correct. Could you explain how that is done.

            Seems like a really good way to build a relationship with your followers with out them leaving twitter

            Thanks
            It's an Add-On to your Firefox Toolbar called PowerTwitter, Google it and download, its pretty slick.
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            • Profile picture of the author Cornerstone
              WOW,
              Thanks
              Looks like my twitter account is going to get some life back into it
              I'm definately going to check it out. The possiblilties are endless
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            • Profile picture of the author BenAlberstadt
              Originally Posted by sdentrepreneur View Post

              It's an Add-On to your Firefox Toolbar called PowerTwitter, Google it and download, its pretty slick.
              Power Twitter rocks!
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              • Profile picture of the author richhaz
                Twitter tools can help. Setting up automatic messages to new followers via social oomph has yielded a 10% conversion rate for me by offering free twitter training strategies to my new followers. You can have 10,000 followers and not get much traction if you are not building relationships though. You would probably do better with 50 real followers that value your advice than you would 10,000 who don't know who you are and don't see any value in following what you say, so make sure you are adding value. 90% value/10% promotion is a good ratio to follow.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
      I'm just testing twittollower at the moment, I'm still on the sidelines at the moment trying to decide whether it's worth the money

      No point in having 2000 followers if you can't monetise them. and at the moment the system is $77 a month, which is an offer and I believe will be going up quite sharply.

      Ok I think for a one off, but not sure how they can justify it as a monthly price.

      Kim

      Originally Posted by Soozi View Post

      Well I am new on here but saw this and thought I would respond. Personally I am not that great with twitter but I know a lot of people who have been using this fairly new system (which by the way I am not involved in so I dont get paid for telling you this unfortunately Anyway, it's called Twittollower, you have to pay for it like anything but you never have to search for anyone if you use this. You can pick your target market and on auto pilot it will get those people to follow you and you follow them. They guarantee around 2000+ followers in a month if using this system. I have no idea how it works but it does.

      Hope it helps
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      • Profile picture of the author toolsmith
        Have a look at Tweet Whistle (link in my sig) for another demo to try. It's a lot less expensive then $77.00 a month

        Thanks,
        -Paul

        Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

        I'm just testing twittollower at the moment, I'm still on the sidelines at the moment trying to decide whether it's worth the money

        No point in having 2000 followers if you can't monetise them. and at the moment the system is $77 a month, which is an offer and I believe will be going up quite sharply.

        Ok I think for a one off, but not sure how they can justify it as a monthly price.

        Kim
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      • Profile picture of the author Soozi
        Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

        I'm just testing twittollower at the moment, I'm still on the sidelines at the moment trying to decide whether it's worth the money

        No point in having 2000 followers if you can't monetise them. and at the moment the system is $77 a month, which is an offer and I believe will be going up quite sharply.

        Ok I think for a one off, but not sure how they can justify it as a monthly price.

        Kim

        Wow I didnt realise twittollower was $77 a month, is it working for you?
        I tried it at the very start and didnt pay that much, I seemed to be getting a lot of followers but then I had to stop due to family loss so was no longer doing any promotion on there.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Morgan
          1. follow people interested in your niche. The "add thousands of friends" scams just put useless numbers up. None of those people are interested in your product.

          2. Post quality content. Post things that are relevant to your audience's interest. This is not always links, it could be quotes, jokes or just about anything.

          If you're looking for followers, nothing gets them faster than having good quality content people talk about.

          3. Re-tweet valuable things from respected sources. One way to become a respected source yourself is posting quality stuff. Retweet some of what the experts tweet to build your own credibility.

          4. Tweet about personal stuff sometimes. The more personal your page is, the more people will listen. If they think your Twitter feed is a huge marketing message, they'll ignore it.

          5. Interact with others, often. Build your network. Even if it's just 10 people, start building your network up and getting to know people. They'll refer you to others, and retweet your stuff. Relationships are crucial on Twitter.

          6. Don't post too many links, especially your own. If your twitter feed contains a bunch of links to your site, you'll be unfollowed quickly. Sprinkle your own link here and there, among others. Make sure it's something GREAT that others will retweet.

          If you start thinking from the perspective of the people following you, and making your twitter feed something people really value your followers will show up in droves.

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  • Profile picture of the author rammbhat
    heres a question to people who have been successful with twitter.. How many followers did u have before you REALLY saw the numbers? 10 k? 15k?
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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    Hi guys

    I always searched for people to follow using twellow.com and still do that now. though if say im after people in the food niche - i will check out the lists for the top person in that niche and then follow those.

    To get the most clicks by using a few keywords in a tweet can have the full impact or RT someone with those keywords will always work.

    If you work in say make money online you could post a tweet that has make money online and work from home or business opportunity in the tweet and then you will have the traffic.

    The big point though is to make sure you dont spam - dont send tweets with links out all day do some other ones too even if you are contributing to the trending topics.

    kind regards


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  • Profile picture of the author toolsmith
    The best way I've found to increase your twitter followers is to search and follow people sharing the same interests as you. You can follow up to 2000 people and between 40 - 60 pecent will follow you back. Once they start following you it's a good idea to post meaningful tweets and avoid posting spam.

    Just my $0.02
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  • Profile picture of the author silvervixen
    I don't know how effective Twitter is. I think you have to be a chatty kind of person to be able to make it work, plus you need to find people who are actually interested in what you have to say and not just trying to sell their own stuff to you.

    I made the mistake of following a lot of people in certain niche and then stopped when I found out I was pretty much wasting my time. I still get followers, but I don't follow anyone and I pretty much stopped using Twitter other than when EZA sends out their tweets when my articles are published.
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  • Profile picture of the author WarriorJ
    The best way to monetise twitter is to gain targeted followers for a specific subject, and then promote to them related products.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Morgan
      Originally Posted by Voges12 View Post

      The main problem is twitter does not accept more than 1000 updates per day.You can follow not more than 2000 people.So need to take special way to increase the follower.My recommendation is to use twitter karma for deleting existing following people.Then you can increase your follower.
      At 2,000 people a ratio is implemented, so you can't follow more people until more people follow you. It's not a hard limit, you can follow tens of thousands of people, but you have to have that same amount of people following you.
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  • Profile picture of the author James12C
    I was pretty doubtful about Twitter until I came across a eBook by Paul O'Mahoney - very informative and helpful (it's out there somewhere). He recommends Buzzom and Social oomph. Anyhow (for once) I followed the recipe and quickly got 1000 targeted niche followers over the weekend. There were a fair few spammers, but a high number relevant people. I have found automated tweets useful but I'm careful with it, so as not to overwhelm.
    Like all these things - get to know it, play with it, don't expect it to be THE answer...

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  • Profile picture of the author woodgate
    for me the best way is follow people that are related to your niche then you post valuable content to you followers
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  • Profile picture of the author greff
    Traffic, smaffic. But do they buy?

    Personally, after spending a lot of wasted time on Twitter, I would rather buy a banner ad somewhere. But I do use Twitter for news and info, as Kevin suggested.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Morgan
      Originally Posted by greff View Post

      Traffic, smaffic. But do they buy?

      Personally, after spending a lot of wasted time on Twitter, I would rather buy a banner ad somewhere. But I do use Twitter for news and info, as Kevin suggested.
      In my experience, both as a marketer and someone who works with many twitter marketers, the answer is: No, they don't buy. Most of the time.

      But they do spread your link, visit your site and tell others about your site. They put links to your site on their blogs, and they virally transmit your link in other areas.

      Depending on what your goals are Twitter can be very useful. For direct sales it's kind of tough though.
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  • Profile picture of the author duia
    You should search for your target audience following the niche of your sites.
    When you have followed them, then what you should do is to try to communicate with them.
    If they feel that you provide good and interesting information to them, then they may follow you too, which is a good way to gain more traffic to your sites gradually.
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  • Twitter and other social media sites are only as good as how effectively you use them. The trend thus far has been 'follow everyone' and 'they will follow you'. The problem with that is when you do this, you get lot of followers (quantity) with varied interests not the least interested in what you actually have to say. Twitter now has certain advanced search capabilities that allow you to exactly define your target follower audience (quality). This is really powerful. If you do this and engage those followers, then they are bound to not only follow you back but even carefully listen to what you have to say and share.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    #1: Get followers who really care about you
    #2: Provide value
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Morgan
      Originally Posted by mohammad111 View Post

      #1: Get followers who really care about you
      #2: Provide value
      That's pretty much the shortest, most direct way to summarize all our advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosaline
    We can use Twitter karma for increasing follower.By making handsome amount of follower we can get huge amount of traffic.So we should use twitter for getting traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author dhoste2
    The best way to get relevant followers on twitter is to tweet about whatever business you are in. Become an authoritative voice on the subject and many will follow you. try to avoid general tweets about whats going on in your life or your day...stick to the biz
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Morgan
      A note about getting followers. I found this comment on mashable that pretty much sums up what your potential followers on twitter are thinking:

      I think we've all been getting lots of new followers that turn out to look more like companies than people. I don't follow them back.

      I don't think that spam can become a problem in Twitter (as it currently is set up) because we all have the power to turn off anyone (or company) we like.

      However, I hope that the rise of all these companies and bots doesn't make it harder for real people interested in engaging on Twitter to find friends who'll follow them back.

      If I get a new follower and I see nothing but link dumping, auto-tweeting, or a lack of @'s, I'm not going to follow back. But if they look like a real person (a mix of thoughts, a few links, and conversation) I'll return the follow.
      Food for thought..
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      • Profile picture of the author Marty S
        Originally Posted by Jeremy Morgan View Post

        A note about getting followers. I found this comment on mashable that pretty much sums up what your potential followers on twitter are thinking:

        Food for thought..
        I am beginning to think much the same:

        http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...5iTesntO1gkDOD
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        • Profile picture of the author genietoast
          I've heard many different strategies, but the only one I thought that had any real effect on gaining you followers is posting useful content from your blog or someone else's blog.

          The more useful content you have that's relevant to your niche, you'll start to get people following you on their own.

          Like email list, you don't promote, promote, promote. People just smell spam.

          It also helps if you converse with a few of your followers. It lets people know that you're talking to them and willing to respond.

          So Twitter is like a real-time social book-marking site. You're throwing useful stuff out there, including your own blog posts or articles which leads to something profitable for you.

          It doesn't hurt to throw in some current events or neat videos. It shouldn't be all business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dale Fisher
    Search for others following or related to your niche.
    Follow them and many will follow back.
    Start by slowly sending out useful content..links to items of interest for the niche...blog posts, ideas, video links, news, etc.
    Refer them to useful content on your blog.
    Have giveaways with special offers.
    If you develop a relationship and trust, eventually you can start directing traffic and they will start retweeting your tweets..the key is make it useful!
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  • Profile picture of the author thenextcameron
    Add follower who has the same interest with you. Get a good relationship with your followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dunder
    It's easy to get lots of followers on Twitter.

    The biggest problem is that 99.9% of the traffic on twitter is automated bots automatically following automated posters , and only the other 0.1% is real live people.
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  • Profile picture of the author binko
    The best way to market on Twitter is to not be an obvious marketer. You need a bufferzone between Twitter and your offerpages so the transit doesn't become too abrupt. Sending people directly from Twitter to a sales letter or a squeeze page is the kiss of death for your Twitter reputation.

    Sending people directly from Twitter to an optin-page for a webinar is usually OK though and that is in effect a squeeze page :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Morgan
      Originally Posted by binko View Post

      The best way to market on Twitter is to not be an obvious marketer. You need a bufferzone between Twitter and your offerpages so the transit doesn't become too abrupt. Sending people directly from Twitter to a sales letter or a squeeze page is the kiss of death for your Twitter reputation.

      Sending people directly from Twitter to an optin-page for a webinar is usually OK though and that is in effect a squeeze page :-)
      This is very true. Twitter is an excellent tool for branding and building traffic, but direct sales are pretty tough. And if you post too much marketing stuff you'll get flagged for spam and deleted.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayanuaria
    2 Ways

    1. The old way - following then unfollow those who doesnt follow me back. Because you need a lot of followers so that many people can read your tweets.

    2. @mention and @replies - I prefer this one. Using @username, this way I can send tweets to thousands of people and they can read it even if they are not following me back.

    And of course, automating the process.. Im just leaving my tool running overnight. Then check my sales in the morning.
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