Website Traffic and Social Marketing with Twitter
By Brian Edmondson
Every Internet Marketer worth his or her salt knows that in order be successful as an online entrepreneur you must have some way to get people to your website. If they don't come, they won't buy. And if they don't buy-well, you're not much of a marketer; at least you're not a successful marketer.
So every online maven uses every available trick to bring traffic to their websites. I'd like to tell you about one method of brining in the traffic may have been overlooked by many marketers.
Twitter is a free social networking and mini-blogging application that allows its users to write 140 characters per micro-blog. These updates are sent to all their friends, who are people that are 'following' them, as well as being put out on the public timeline where every Twitter on planet earth can see them. Some people use Twitter as their own personal blog, where they talk about everything from their cats and kids, to the savvy internet marketer who places the url's of their online business offerings in their 'tweets' in order to get those website addresses out in front of as many people as possible.
In order for this to work, you must be 'following' a great many people and have a great many people 'following' you as well. If you're following someone on Twitter, it means that you see all of their updates (micro-blog posts) each time they post. The more people you have following you-the better it is for your online endeavors.
You can perform searches on Twitter to locate people in a geographical area or by interests. Once you've found someone you want to follow, you go to their Twitter page and click on the word 'follow' underneath their avatar. Some Twitter folk have their updates protected-meaning that the general public is barred from reading their updates. You can request to follow them and an email will be sent to them with your request.
Using Twitter as a social networking tool is a great way to get to know people who share your interests-whether they be about the music you like or your brand new eBook that went on sale today-and an excellent way to generate interest and traffic. You can send Twitter updates via your cell phone from tech events or just from your bus while you commute. There are all kinds of add-ons to Twitter that you
Social Networking sites like Twitter are best used by creating a following-and following others-in order to foster a relationship with potential clients. Once you build trust by giving them a window in on your world, it's much easier to make them a customer. People tend to buy things from people they trust-and they will discover as they read your Tweets, that you are a trustworthy soul.
So in order to funnel more traffic to your website, it's a good idea to use every social networking tool at your disposal and that includes Twitter.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brian T. Edmondson specializes in teaching others how to make money with Internet and Information Marketing. Discover his secrets of how fun and easy it is to make money on the internet at http://www.BestBusinessOnEarth.com
Following is a good video from Ed Dale at 30DayChallenge that explains some great benefits of using Twitter.