Twitter is one of the most popular social networking sites that are based on a micro blogging platform. It is more like a blog along with a chat room, allowing you to get your ideas out before an audience interested in your stuff transmitted in real time. This makes twitter as a marketing tool for advertisers and publishers all over the world.
There are many ways in which one can use Twitter as a Marketing tool that we will discuss in this article. Earlier, we discussed about how to use Twitter to flour your business.
FOR NEWBIES : Twitter Definitions For Newbies
How It Works?
It might be helpful to discuss in brief the way Twitter works. It is like a walky-talky in which only person switched on to your channel (that is by following you) can hear your messages. In a similar manner, when using Twitter one can receive messages from those people whose channel you are following. So, the first thing to do in order to use Twitter as a Marketing tool for your Business, after you join, is to start adding people to your followers list. You will be then switched on into their channel & be able to receive their tweets.
Whom Should You Follow?
Anyone who is interested in your industry. So if you are promoting mobile phones, you should follow people who are interested in gadgets and technology. If you are promoting pet insurance, then people interested in dogs and cats would be appropriate. While using twitter as a marketing tool, one must use the “find people” option at the top right corner of the screen when logged into the Twitter page & type keywords related to a topic. This will display a list of Twitter users labeled with those keywords. Take one or two accounts and start following those who are following that account.
Things To Remember
There are few things to remember while using twitter. Twitter does have a follower limit, so that you may follow no more than 2000 people at a time until 2000 or more people are following you. After the threshold limit, one may follow an additional number of people no greater than 110% of the number of people following then. Hence you should be careful about whom you follow. Don’t just follow someone because they are following you. If you want to employ twitter as a marketing tool, you definitely seek followers who will actually read your tweets, and are not just following you to increase their follower count. If used judiciously, Twitter can be a great marketing resource.
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Quite recently I found the above video in YouTube and I was really freaked out. It is created by passionate Twitter User and Addict, American Comedian Andy Milonakis.
He did that along with Kool Kojak, another Twitter user and icon. Believe me, this song is really rocking and freaking. You can check the video for more. Let Me Twitter Dat will the Twitter Anthem forever, I guess.
It is going to rock the entire Twittosphere. Cheers!
Twitter is considered to be the next thing after Blogging and Networking. Everyone has Twitter account. Even the celebrities too. If you are new to Twitter, you will be very confused with jargons and definitions. I had this same problem. But now I became very familiar with them. Got some interesting new friends in Twitter now. So I’m happy with Tweeting. I consider Twitter next to my Blog and Facebook. I can’t live without these three. Below are some of the common basic definitions which a newbie to Twitter should be very aware of. This will help him to get addicted to Twitter easily! 😛
I picked some terms and definition which were very confusing and strange to me when I was a newbie to Twitter, so that it will be useful for newbies like you to be familiar with such terms before or after signing up in Twitter. You can consider reading this Quick Start Guide for Twitter. So what are you waiting for re? Start Tweeting now!
GOT CONFUSED ? HERE ARE SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS OF TWITTER FOR FRESH TWITTERERS OR TWEETERS
Twitter : Your Online Status Message.
Tweet : A Short Update of what you are doing for about 140 characters.
Followers : People who are subscribed of your updates or fondly known as Tweets.
Following : People you are interested for following by subscribing to their updates or tweets.
Direct Message (DM) : Sending a Direct Message to your followers.
At (@) : You can use this when you are referring him/her in your updates. You can prefix their username with @ to display his/her Twitter account in the update.
Re-Tweet (RT) : You can Relay a tweet or update by a Twitterer or Tweeter to everyone who are following you.
Hash (#) : When you want to tell something specific about some issue or subject, you can prefix your subject with #.
Tweet – Up : When a group of Twitterers or Tweeters arranges a meeting for a social interaction or for some bloggers meet and so on.
Blocking/Spam : You may get requests from Spam Twitterers. You can block them in two ways. Directly from the User’s Twitter page or through your Followers list. Just hit Block and Twitter will confirm it.