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WHAT IS TWITTER? HOW TO USE THIS AMAZING PLATFORM?

by Anjali Vyas
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Today, Twitter is continuing to grow and getting increased service in the wide media. Everyone you can think of is tweeting or have at least heard of it once or twice. Huge corporations are turning to twitter experts to position their company along with the broad media. And yes people are making money through twitter and getting a large amount of their traffic from twitter.

So, what is that attracts people more about Twitter?

It’s probably a great many things, but most likely it’s because Twitter not only offers as a social media, micro-blogging site — via its 140-character posts — a readily accessible communication platform to a diverse group of users ranging from family members and friends who want to stay in touch; to politicians, celebrities, and others wanting to reach out to supporters, fans, and followers; and to others who want to do such things as organize clean-ups in riot hit areas of London; but also Twitter has intrinsic value as a marketing tool which increasing numbers of online marketers are utilizing to position themselves as experts in their respective niche; to brand themselves favorably so they can build a following; and to drive targeted traffic to the products and services they promote, so they can make money online.

Post more to achieve success:

After you make your initial 140-character post, you need to keep repeating this practice thereafter twice daily as your schedule permits. There are really no stringent posting requirements in order for you to achieve success. Some marketers get good results by posting three times daily – morning – noon – and evening. Others get results by posting once daily or only occasionally.

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Regardless of your number of postings, though, in your initial tweets or posts, you need to refrain from posting promotional links until after you have accumulated some followers. Strive to keep your postings about informative things that will interest your target market.

Build a list of followers on Twitter:

Meanwhile, you need to find followers to read your posts. Focus on finding people in your niche. While there are a number of ways you can go about building your list of followers, here are three that are free to get you started:

1. Click on the Twitter Find People link and perform a single keyword or keyword phrase search related to your niche. When you locate potential followers with similar interests, click the follow links on as many as the system will allow. Wait one to several days to give them opportunity to follow you back. The ones that do not follow you, you can simply click the unfollow link. Keep repeating this process to build your list of followers.

Monitor it:

2. Solicit followers by blogging about your Twitter profile, posting in forums via a forum signature that includes your Twitter link, and by mentioning it to your newsletter or email list if applicable.

3. After you accumulate some followers in your niche, you can start following the people who are following them. You can achieve best results by following people who are actively posting on Twitter and have large followings.

What next?

As you start Twittering or posting interesting tips, quotes, advice, links to articles, and connecting with other Twitter, you’ll notice that some of them will send automated messages to your email with a link to products or services they are promoting. This is a feature that you can use as well by going to sites like Twitter DMer and others you can find by doing a Google search.

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The right approach on Twitter and you can bring that traffic to your site.

Here’s are my 4 steps on how to use twitter to bring traffic to your site and increase your online exposure

Pick A Controversial Article Idea

When it first launched, it attracted a heavy tech-oriented population similar to Digg. These folks are usually the first adopters in any new technology, so it’s hardly surprising they gravitated toward the platform. If you wanted to get their attention, you needed to create content that was both controversial and technical.

Times change quickly. It has hit the mainstream with coverage on CNN, Time, and other popular media properties. That means anything you write that is controversial can potentially hit a sweet spot and attract traffic. Think about content that will polarize your market.

Use the Tweet This WordPress – Plugin

I recommend that you use a WordPress blog. Not only does the architecture perfectly complement effective search engine optimization strategies, but some of the plugins will make your marketing much easier.

Download and install the “Tweet This” WordPress plugin on your blog. It automatically loads a link at the end of each of your posts that allows your readers “re-tweet” them with a single click. If you’re using Twitter to drive traffic..

Channel the Viral Effect

Suppose you’ve written a controversial article that is relevant to your market. For example, if you’re marketing the health reform bill, you might write a post about the problems with reform and how it will be of no use to the united states, but will only promote socialism.

Once you create the content, post it on your blog. Then, “tweet” about it within your Twitter account. The more Twitter followers you have, the quicker bump in traffic you’ll Similarly, the larger your blog readership, the faster your article will spread drastically.

Work smartly

Encourage your blog readers to jump-start your post by clicking the “Tweet This” link at the end of it. Assuming many of them have an account, their re-tweets will get the ball rolling and increase your exposure. Some of their Twitter followers will visit your blog post and re-tweet it as well, creating a snowball effect. A few of them will also subscribe to your RSS feed, which paves the way for re-tweets on your future posts.

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Unless this platform fades away under its own momentum, the service is going to be around for a long time. There’s plenty more to reveal, such as branding your account, adding gear, optimizing for social media search, and more.

How to get more followers?

Anyone can use it and get followers. Just how many followers you can get is governed by such things as how interesting, educational, controversial, or provocative your message is. It’s little wonder that Twitter users are so diversified and its growth so phenomenal when you consider that anyone with an email address can get started with Twitter right away. Signup is free and only takes a few minutes. Just go to Twitter.com and fill out your profile to join. Include information about yourself, your interests, your website link, and your picture, so others can decide whether they want to follow you. When you’ve finished, click the submit button. Go to your email provider and confirm your subscription. You can now start posting.

Done miss the chance of being on the platform

From this, whether you are an online marketer, a politician, a celebrity, a family member or friend wanting to keep in touch with other family members and friends, or someone who simply has a message to get out, it should be easy for you to deduce the potential benefits offered freely by Twitter. So, if you haven’t already signed up for Twitter, you may want to give it a try now. If you are still undecided, you need to consider that 163,194,117 million Twitter users — a number exceeding the U.S. population by 1.13 times — would not be using Twitter unless it was providing them with benefits.

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