Hey what does everyone (or anyone;o) think of Twitter? How about Facebook? I've just started on both. Any juice from backlinks from Twitter? I can see Facebook is for socializing more than anything, but Twitter seems to be a bunch (I already have over 1000 followers)of people trying to sell stuff, and I have a feeling not much is bought. Anyway your thoughts?
I can't really see the purpose of Twitter either - unless you naturally create a bunch of followers who truly are interested in what you have to say...I've recently signed up, but just don't quite get it!
Sounds to me like you get it. Getting real followers is the only way for Twitter to be used as a marketing tool.. However, marketing was not the original purpose of Twitter. It's a microblog that is used to give real time updates on what you are doing, thinking, reading, listening to, etc. It became a marketing tool because of its nature. When everyone makes these updates which are known as "peer recomendations" certain companies can take advantage of this info and implement it in their marketing strategy.
I have a twitter account because a place I write everyone uses it to promote their articles. But personally I think it's the biggest waste of time I ever saw!
I can't even remember to make my own tweets, let alone follow what anyone else is doing. It's the dumbest thing I ever saw and I'll drop my account soon.
Having a boat load of followers and then tweeting unrelated articles is not going to do much other than get you a tiny bit of traffic.
You have to define why it is you are online and then find like minded followers. You have to play to the niche and if you deviate from it you stand to lose your followers.
I can pick up ideas from those I follow and quite agree with livewithrichard got to keep to related or near related niche to have twitter be useful.
Ah yes back to the niche That's what I'm in need of mastering - finding a niche of personal interest, but also has the potential to gain traffic and maybe even earn a $1 here and there. I'm not yet at the point where I can just create multiple niche websites... right now I'm sticking with ones I personally enjoy writing about.
livewithrichard has a great hub about long tail keywords which I read, and now I'm spending my Sunday figuring out something which might just work for me!
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