Benefits Of Using Twitter For Internet Marketing

If you’re trying to succeed in the world of internet marketing, you’ve undoubtedly been told that you can make money with the microblogging tool, Twitter. Maybe you’re already dabbling with it. Let’s look at some ways of Using Twitter For Internet Marketing.

Tips On Using Twitter For Internet Marketing

Using Twitter For Internet Marketing Following people on Twitter can give you insight / information from them and having them follow you creates a potential audience for you to sell to as well. You can post links to blog posts and articles you’ve written, comment on other peoples’ status, mention specials and promotions (sparingly, of course), and find people to ‘follow’ who might be among your target market.

Twitter can be great for helping you get traffic to blogs, articles, and improve your SEO as well as help you build an online presence. People these days prefer buying online from someone they trust and in many cases, someone they connect with.

Not only is Twitter a place where you can socialise but it’s also a place where you can get information. Learn about what’s being talked about, get opinions, ask your tribe of Twitter followers for their opinions, for favours, etcetera. Internet marketers often follow their mentors to see how they’re using Twitter to their advantage.

Engage With Your Audience

Twitter offers an informal way of micro-selling to your customer. Instead of a hard pitch you can gently work toward a sale. By engaging with people, you can demonstrate your ethics and personality and that could make you an appealing person for them to buy from.

Your link and bio can be clicked on by any of your Twitter followers and it can be seen by people who follow the public timeline so it has some great potential. There’s a lot to Twitter but here are is some helpful information for starters. It can help you build your presence on one of the most popular social websites on the net.

Twitter Etiquette Rules

When Using Twitter For Internet Marketing, or personal use, you need to be somewhat aware of twitter etiquette otherwise you won’t have many followers and could even be banned. In general, you should remember that anything you say and do can make an impression and with social search tools, people can find you and what you say and do by searching for you.

It’s polite to respond when people ask you questions, it’s also nice to thank someone when they re-tweet a link for you. It’s not polite to simply pump out links and it’s also considered un-cool to send direct messages to people for the purposes of spamming. It’s wise to consider your ratio of promotional to non-promotional tweets and check it regularly because nearly anyone who is going to consider following you is going to probably look at your last ten to twenty tweets to see if you’re worthy of adding to their list of people to follow.

If you’re already using Twitter, have a look now at your last ten tweets. Sure, there may be the odd tweet telling the world you just ate the best grilled cheese sandwich ever but are a few of those tweets helpful? Are too many of them spammy?

Twitter is definitely a tool that can help you make more online friends, build your brand, find customers, improve your site’s SEO, and make a great impression. Use it but be mindful of how you use it. Be helpful, honest, and professional and you could soon find that Using Twitter For Internet Marketing (in moderation) may help you make more sales than ever.

If you want to connect, feel free to check out my Twitter profile.

About Sean Rasmussen

I am a passionate blogger and have been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When I'm not with my family, you will find me doing SEO, building websites for many of my clients, and creating products out of thin air! This is a cool gig and I love it!

Comments

  1. Twitter is a great internet marketing tool that everyone should be using. Take Sean’s marketing advice and use twitter to your benefit.

  2. I really get annoyed when the same person sends out 20 twitter posts all containing links (obviously for marketing purposes) within a 5 minute period – totally spamming.

    I remove these people as soon as I see it. Its OK to send out tweets, but sometimes people just go overboard.

  3. Like all the social media sites, Twitter has its own etiquette/unspoken rules. Interesting when you learn about them and what ticks people off.

  4. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I love using Twitter and I think it’s like all the other social media sites. I think I will be most successful when I work on building relationships with people before I start pushing my products at them.

    I definitely think that the most successful people are the ones who are best at creating conversations, socializing and networking. I do think a subtle approach to marketing your products is needed with Twitter.

  5. I find Twitter is a great way to keep an eye on what the competition is up to!

  6. Just as an experiment I created a Twitter user purely for experimenting with internet marketing. While I use a nom-de-plume, I am up front with what I am doing. I state that I am just curious about what to do and not do with internet marketing. At last count I had nearly 2000 followers and it is increasing by over 100 per day. Most of my tweets have other peoples links on them (using the YOTA SBMT). One day, if this account has enough followers, it could be worth something.

  7. Hi Sean,
    It has taken me a while to build a following on Twitter. I must admit I did not had a focus when I joined so my Tweets are a bit all over the place on what I tweeted about.

    I’m not sure if I have potential customers following – or that I follow. I could only have merchants who want to sell to me something.

    I’m following over 2000 people but have not made “friends” with anyone. I will need to do better and rectify that now that I have a better understanding what’s required and why it’s important to make personal contacts with people.

  8. Hi Sean
    I am just starting to learn about Twitter however I am a fast learner and it will only be a matter of weeks before I will be up and running.

    I will be looking at that fantastic “Ultimate Twitter Guide” for lessons on how to give the most to Twitter.

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