Learn how to use Twitter to get more business
Most people hear the hype about Twitter (and Facebook) and how some users are using this technology to enhance their businesses. Many think they just signup at Twitter and the other followers will come. Not actually the way it works, and that’s what I’m going to discuss today.
Top Twitter posters and how they send tweets
1. The way I see some of the top Twitter posters using the service is by sending out mass tweets (what some call the short 140 messages sent out using the Twitter service) with all types of intersting information. Out of all these constant tweets there are only a small percentage that mention anything relating to the business the person owns that is sending out the messages to its followers. While posting tweets frenquently may work for them, I don’t advice it because if you are on Twitter often like I am, the constant tweets will keep you from viewing tweets from someone else you’re following. This can get annoying quickly and I end up unfollowing them.
2. Some other top posters on Twitter use the occasional method of posting tweets to their followers and that may seem like they are too busy to post. You may already know that poster is an expert in his or her field and to know they are busy just helps reinterate that point. If their busy, they must be good at what they do because they don’t have time to even post on Twitter about their own business.
3. How I post on Twitter is by sending random posts as a business owner, telling others about my services or about new articles they can find on my blog (this one). I will also post links to SEO blogs I find interesting. If you follow me on Twitter @SEOWebHelp you will notice I post links to random fun things too.
Those are just some of the ways to post on Twitter.
How to get more visitors on Twitter
Once you set up your account you can start following people. It is advised to follow more people that are not in the same industry as you, as they are less likely to be bringing you extra business if they are in some ways your competition. Twitter will only allow you to follow 2000 people in your first days as a member. After following you should post some interesting posts and wait to see how many people start following you back. This may take up to a week, so just keep posting and check back often to see who’s following you and you may find some entertaining posts from them.
Now that you have the word out, you may get some people interested in what you have to say or the services or products you’re offering. Keep posting and following more people and you should start to get a good following in return. This will help get you noticed. It’s up to you to keep posting and interacting with the other people you associate with on Twitter. Everyone is generally friendly, so introduce yourself and have fun with your tweets.