Social Network Marketing #2: Preliminary thoughts about Twitter.

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Blog entry by pashley posted 03-02-2010 03:04 PM 1075 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Man, there is a LOT of wasted messages in TwitterLand.

People can posted the dumbest stuff – “Just got a cup of coffee!”, “Can’t believe it’s Monday!” and so on. WHO CARES?!

Then you have the sharks – “I make $2,600 a day on Google adsense – find out how!” – the get-rich-quick guys.

And it seems some people just follow ANYONE in the hopes that those people will follow them back, building their following number.

What I did learn is that you can use target words in your post that people searching on that topic will find. For example, “Come see my great mantle clocks – they make awesome gifts! #wood #handmade #wedding” Not only will your followers see your message, but anyone that searches Twitter on those search terms will find your tweet. Ok, that’s a good thing.

Also found a website URL shortening service that will shorten a url so you can fit it into a Tweet. So, instead of:

I can use:

Not only that, they track the number of clicks on the link – all for free.

-- Have a blessed day!

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 03-02-2010 03:12 PM

I’m listening. You’re coming up with a lot of good info.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 03-02-2010 04:59 PM

You could tweet “Come see my great mantle clocks – they make awesome gifts!” with tinyurl after that but that’s still advertising which people tend to avoid. You could tweet something like “I have added a new oak mantle clock to our inventory” with the tinyurl. But you should also tweet helpful / fun information such as the first mantle clock was made by Mr. Smither in London in 1492. This way, when people see your twitter profile page, they see you are posting more than advertising links.

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