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My Twitter Fail

Updated on May 22, 2012

In my pursuit of internet income, i decided to conduct a twitter experiment. I connected with like minded people first. I had about 100 followers. After that, i spent $5 and got 1,000 more followers in about 2 days. I expected that some of these would drop off over time. I waited about a month. Out of the thousand, 200 had dropped away, thus winding up with a net of 1,000 followers.

I would tweet almost every day. Mainly articles that I wrote on hubpages. A few had links back to my website, but nothing more than that. I noticed on twitter that the people who had many more followers than me were constantly tweeting. It was almost continous. Some had links back to their site for free items and some were to buy things. These people also seemed rather successful on the business end of things.

With this research in hand, i decided to do a few things to start my experiment. Here is what I did:

1.) I have about 40 hub articles
2.) I made sure that all had a video on them
3.) Each hub had a link to my site, some had two
4.) 90% of the links were an offer to buy something directly
5.) 10% were just links to the site and/or free products

As I was doing these things, I loaded up my Hoot Suite program and scheduled a tweet every hour for two days. That is 48 tweets.

I expected two things

1.) I would get alot of reads on my hubs - at least 2-3 on each
2.) I would get at least 2 sales

So, with somewhat low expectations, i was shocked to see the results.

I had 127 reads on my hub articles. That was about a 200% increase over my daily average reads in the last 30 days.

I had zero in sales.

My intial reaction was that twitter worked because i got traffic and that my sales ethods on the articles failed.

However, looking closer at my stats, it was amazing to see that not ONE of the reads ever came from twitter! Not one persn clicked on a tweet! Out of 48. I was very amazed at this.

Needless to say, there is more testing to do, but not via twitter!

I have proven that I can get reads on my articles, but the are coming from other sources. Therefore, I have to look at how I am getting people to my sales pages from the hubs.

As for twitter, well, I believe that I will let that bird fly away for now.

If you think differently about twitter, or know something that can assist me, please let me know.

Till then, be prosperous!



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    • createmyeconomy profile image

      createmyeconomy 5 years ago from USA, Australia

      Thank you libby1970 for your comment . I will get on that asap.

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      libby1970 5 years ago from KY

      An interesting read. I use facebook and believe it or not I get quite a few hits from facebook. I get some from twitter... but if you use reddit you will get hundreds a day... try it!

      I wrote an article...published it... placed it on reddit and the next morning I had 600 views!

      Reddit is awesome for getting traffic!