Friday, October 5, 2012

Simple Strategies For Creating A Loyal Twitter Following That Will Make You Money

By James Steele

It's hard to believe how important social media has become to internet users. These aren't just social sites anymore; they're also major marketing centers. Most online marketers today are active on one or more social media networks. In some ways, Twitter is the simplest social media site to use and it has millions of members. The focus of this article will be on ways to create a large and targeted following on Twitter. We'll also talk about how to develop solid relationships with your followers.

No matter where you live, be honest about your location on your Twitter bio. Sure, you'll be conducting business across multiple countries around the world. That is one of the perks of Internet Marketing. But people like to know where you're located. Putting your real location in your profile is good for this. If you're after a local following, this is especially helpful. Would someone honestly want to partner with you if your business showed a location as "Earth" or "online somewhere"? Besides, if someone is searching for a business in your area, they'll find you more easily. It's also important just to be honest about where you're located. Make sure that you are tagging your own tweets with the appropriate hash tags. Type in a hash symbol and then put the words you want to use, but remember not to add any spaces between anything. The end result should #looklikethis. Those tags are how people find you when they're searching for various topics on Twitter. Choose appropriate hash tags that accurately describe the phrases people can search for to find you. This is a great way to start conversations as well as attract new profile visitors and followers. It is also how you show that you understand how to use Twitter, which is always important.

Almost everything you tweet (direct messages are the exception) is public. Essentially, people can check your profile page and read your previous tweets, as well as see any @ replies you made in the past. So be certain your Twitter feed contains more information than sales hype. Focus on participating in conversations and find ways to offer useful information instead of trying so hard to focus on sales. If all people see are marketing messages, they will think you are little more than a sales bot and they won't be likely to follow you or talk to you.

There are many ways to grow a Twitter following if you do it the right way. There are obvious ways to do this. There are many not so obvious ways that you might overlook.

If you experiment long enough, you'll eventually find out what works and what doesn't work at all. Use the tips that we've talked about in the previous paragraphs to give yourself a good start. What you need to do is find loyal active followers to join your list and follow your tweets. You'll figure out how to do as you work and learn.

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