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Twitter on Tuesday opened up its advertising options for all U.S. users.
If you're a Twitter user, you'll know what a is. If you don't I'm going to tell you. The word , is and of itself is confusing.
The fun part of Twitter is not always about having lot of followers. Of course, having more followers is good, but the real fun is in getting to know more people, sharing ideas, interacting with them and basically having lots of fun. Twitter’s “Opt in” mechanism makes sure that people fall in to similar groups and interact more with similar minded folks, thanks to the “unfollow” button. Now, if you’ve been wondering how effectively have you been communicating with your followers, here are nine cool tools that will help you find out your reach, communication effectiveness, popularity and analyze your twitter usage statistics – let’s call it Twitter Power ! 1. Find out whom you Re-Tweet most / active hours etc
There are many tactics companies can implement as part of a smart Twitter Marketing strategy. Growing the initial following is important as is providing the budding community you’re building with something of value to keep coming back and to spread the good word to their networks. One such tactic that offers value and brings people together is the Twitter chat. I’ve been involved with about 5 or 6 different Twitter chats as a guest and they are a unique experience.
As we noted yesterday, the launch of the new Google Buzz API means that applications like TweetDeck, Seesmic, Plancast and Boxee can now integrate directly with Google Buzz. Seesmic Desktop released its first version with Google Buzz support yesterday and today TweetDeck joins the Google Buzz party. The new version of TweetDeck also adds support for Foursquare , enabling users to view updates, see venue information, check in from a venue and more. Tweetdeck also now supports custom URL shorteners, better video upload and scheduled updates. One of the features we're most excited about testing out is global filters. Tired of seeing Justin Bieber take over your TweetDeck?
So you want to succeed with Twitter eh? Before you run off and chase shiny butterflies and little blue birds, take a seat and collect yourself. Then read the following tips on creating a potential Twitter marketing strategy that will help you become more productive and successful using Twitter for business. First things first. Who are you trying to connect with? 1.
Chats on Twitter can be an effective way to grow your brand I was Tweeting out a series of tips on how to get more out of participating in a chat on Twitter during # MackCollier ’s # BlogChat 9-10 pm ET, Sunday night. As I started to send out # ChatTip # 4 , I thought – this needs to be a blog post. Right Then @ ConnieReece sent a tweet/message asking if I’d done a blog post – as she’d like to tweet out a link. So here it is.
January 24, 2010, marked my first post about Twitter. At the time, I was skeptical, unconvinced and very unsure how I was going to use this new social medium to my advantage. Now you must understand, at the time I had zero followers, about five tweets which were basically equivalent to Facebook status updates and a cloud of doubt that led me to believe that Twitter would not help me in any way at all. Twitter offers more than I ever imagined.
PEW released an interesting document on twitter demographics along with some other interesting information. For example, did you know that 11% of online adults use twitter or a service like twitter to update their status online? Here are the key stats from the PEW study regarding the demographic of twitter users: 19% of online adults age 18-24 have used twitter or something like it 20% of online adults age 25-34 have used twitter or something like it 10% of online adults age 35-44 “ “ “ “ 5% of online adults age 45-54 “ “ “ “ 4% of online adults age 55-64 “ “ “ “ 2% of online adults 65+ “ “ “ “
How do you grow your influence and measure it on Twitter ? That is the question that many companies, organizations and individuals are trying to answer, now more than ever. Edelman has created a popular tool that measures an individual’s importance on Twitter called TweetLevel . This tool can help you understand and quantify the importance levels of Tweeters and their usage of Twitter. However, judging a person’s true level of ‘ influence ’ is tough to define, even though many people have provided a great start. While doing research for this blog post, I came across several great articles, blog posts and resources to share.
1. Index This compares audience composition of the site to the entire Internet population. The higher the index number, the more concentrated a site is in a particular demographic.
A while back, I wrote 50 Ideas on Using Twitter for Business . It still gets plenty of attention, as it’s listed as an official resource on the Twitter business resources page (thanks, @ed !). But you know, I can’t leave well enough alone, so here I am with another 50 Power Twitter Tips . Feel free to repost all or any of this, but if you do, please give credit to this link . I broke them down into five categories: intent, technical, business, integrated usage, and off-twitter. Some could probably fit in more than one category, such as it were.