What’s so important about social networking that people are visiting sites by the millions every day? It all has to do with the personal interaction. Folks love technology, they love keeping busy and in touch with others, and these days they love a site called Twitter more than anything.
Twitter is one of the newest social networking sites to rear its head, and it’s certainly one of the most popular. The concept of the site is unique in that people can follow each other’s lives by way of instantly-updatable message. Everybody from celebrities to soccer moms tweet about their current activities, and for some odd reason people love reading about it.
It was only a matter of time before the marketers got a hold of Twitter and started using its immense power to drive traffic to sites. After all, any hugely popular site is a powerful marketing tool, and when a site is as powerful as Twitter, you can bet it’s a hot-bed of marketing activity.
In order to correctly use Twitter to market your business, you must first integrate into the Twitter community. What does this mean? Well, simply opening up an account and linking to your site is not going to do the trick. You’ll instantly be recognized as a spammer that’s if you’re recognized at all.
No, in order to infiltrate the ranks of Twitter, you basically have to enjoy the site for what it is and let it work its own brand of magic.
The first thing you can do is sign up to follow some of the most popular Twitter users. Their pages have thousands upon thousands of members whom, if they like what you’re tweeting about, will certainly have no problems adding you as a friend.
This puts you directly in the loop; and one of the best parts about Twitter: there’s no limit to just how many friends you can have and how many messages you can leave. You can tweet about anything and certainly be interactive in tweeting back and forth to some of your friends.
What’s the importance of playing along? Integrating in the Twitter community will give you a solid reputation. You’d be surprised at just how many average people have personal websites and blogs they’re linking through their tweets, so seeing a link from you to your business won’t stand out as spam to a community you’ve been friendly with.
After folks begin to visit your site, you’ll start to see not only increased revenue from the traffic, but the clicks will start to make your page rise in the search rankings. This means that folks outside of Twitter will also be able to find your site easier.
Twitter is certainly a powerful website to use for Internet marketing, but just remember to actually use the site and engage with people. Spammers will be ignored.