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traeth
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Using Twitter as a marketing tool

Hey All;

If you are interested in finding out how to use Twitter effectively you might want to attend a free series of calls going on next week. Not sure if I can post the link here, so if you are interested please email at me at learningcottage@live.com Put Twitter Calls in the subject and I will send you the link.

I am new to Twitter, but am enjoy using it. Not sure how to quite work my marketing into it yet but getting there. My Twitter is http://twitter.com/ladytracy.

Wishing you all
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rocketdocket
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Building relationships on Twitter by interacting with targeted groups using the search function is a very powerful marketing tool.

Enter a keyword or phrase related to your niche into Twitter, scan tweets, then watch for pain points, ask and answer questions and offer help.. This encourages people to respond to your interactions, build stronger relationships and follow you, eliminating the need for automated, canned tools that only seek to increase followers.

Although I'm in the mobile space, I believe the strategies are sound and will work in any niche. The key is to engage people, create conversations and cement relationships.

For further information, read my "Twitter best practices" blog post on IM-Mobile:

http://tinyurl.com/qtwjag

I've also produced a video demonstrating how to use TweetDeck to implement the strategy:

http://tinyurl.com/kuly5l

Let me know how the strategy works for you. Good luck!
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mixer7707
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Nice info , I'LL check it out
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chrisgoddard
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Hi there!

Twitter can be a great marketing tool, but it can also be a great learning tool as the content posted on there is often far more relevant and notable than what you find in a search engine. So make sure your giving and taking on Twitter, not just using it as another promotional channel.

I've written a few blog post on using Twitter in the past, check them out here:
http://www.affilorama.com/blog/the-web-is-a-twitter
http://www.affilorama.com/blog/4-ways-t ... popularity

There's also a lesson on Twitter in the Affilorama lessons: http://www.affilorama.com/web-2/using-t ... -marketing

Be aware though that Twitter is constantly changing and evolving, so be aware that this lesson might be a bit out of date. Still a lot of good fundamentals there though.

Also, personally I use a Firefox plugin called Twitterfox to manage my Twitter accounts, you can get that at http://twitterfox.net/

I also use Tweetlater to schedule tweets throughout the week. http://www.tweetlater.com

Hope that helps.
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stewane
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awesome, Chris and all, thanks for sharing the knowledge
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teamrama
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Thanks RocketDocket!!! I'll be trying out that strategy later on today...I'll get back you you on how it works.
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captain
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Twitter is good to have as a feature on your site for others to use who have a Twitter account, so they can tweet about your page. Other than that I dont use Twitter at this stage for affiliate marketing, feel its a bit of a time waist, get much better results with ppc and seo.

The above goes for affiliate marketing, however if you have your own product or are some guru of a niche, then Twitter can be a fantastic tool, have not found it yet to be highly effective for affiliate marketing.
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faradina
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There's a new blog post about how to make twitter work as an effective affiliate marketing tool. And you can get a FREE Daily Twitter Plan, too :)

Check it out: http://www.affilorama.com/blog/the-affi ... daily-plan
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f5mtadas
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traeth wrote:Hey All;

If you are interested in finding out how to use Twitter effectively you might want to attend a free series of calls going on next week. Not sure if I can post the link here, so if you are interested please email at me at learningcottage@live.com Put Twitter Calls in the subject and I will send you the link.

I am new to Twitter, but am enjoy using it. Not sure how to quite work my marketing into it yet but getting there. My Twitter is http://twitter.com/ladytracy.

Wishing you all


I think facebook fan pages are better than Twitter followers and I think using facbook tools you can make more profitable business, rather than using twitter.
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faradina
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While a facebook page may be better than twittering, using both is certainly better than using just one of them. Like I mentioned in my recent post on the AffiloBlueprint Member's Private Forum, I find that having a facebook page for my affiliate site is very effective and I have it set up so that anything I post on the facebook page gets tweeted automatically. There's an application on facebook for that. So I get to kill two birds with one stone :)
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luckylook3
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twitter never worked for me for internet marketing, i think that 90% of twitter users are only robots and not a human being.
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f5mtadas
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rocketdocket wrote:Building relationships on Twitter by interacting with targeted groups using the search function is a very powerful marketing tool.

Enter a keyword or phrase related to your niche into Twitter, scan tweets, then watch for pain points, ask and answer questions and offer help.. This encourages people to respond to your interactions, build stronger relationships and follow you, eliminating the need for automated, canned tools that only seek to increase followers.

Although I'm in the mobile space, I believe the strategies are sound and will work in any niche. The key is to engage people, create conversations and cement relationships.

For further information, read my "Twitter best practices" blog post on IM-Mobile:

http://tinyurl.com/qtwjag

I've also produced a video demonstrating how to use TweetDeck to implement the strategy:

http://tinyurl.com/kuly5l

Let me know how the strategy works for you. Good luck!


Also do you think twitter is better for marketing than facebook?

I have heard that FB already have some problems with spamming.
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honestly, they both attract different people. yes there are spammers on FB, but honestly I see more spammers on twitter. The thing is with any site, you can either spam them or you can provide quality and build your business.

Some niches do better on twitter and some do better on Facebook. I also have contacts that I make through twitter that I wouldn't find via FB and vice versa, so using both is really the best bet. I like to use Tweetdeck, and that allows you to post to both at the same time.
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kate reber
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I heard a lot about twitter, but I've never been tried it and I think Facebook Fan Page is more helpful. But social networking have their own advantages and disadvantages.
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pazalfon
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I agree! I just signed up with twitter and i am using it as a marketing tool for my online store and blog site for five months now. I am amazed on the increasing hits in my blog and online store....
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ineedq
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I would recommend a program called tweetattacks. You will be able to market to twitter nation without needed to build a huge following.
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redmachine
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Following the right people on twitter is the key” The first thing you need to figure out is who to follow.  If you like to know what being said this minute about your organization, people, products, competitors or brand? It is good tool for that. You can promote your products and services directly to a target audience.
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I am not much of a Twitter user and much prefer to do my marketing through Facebook. I feel I am able to reach more people by setting up a fan page in FB, than having to "follow" and/or look for "followers" in Twitter.
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abruptburning
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How can i get people to like my facebook page or even visit it or know it exists? Is it free to create a facebook fan page?
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aditd
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Twitter is quite a powerful marketing tool.
Managed to get 300.000+ click with only one affiliate network that I work.
Also sales available on Twitter! :D
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Twitter works well for me, but I used it in conjunction with Facebook. There are a lot of non-human users on it, but there are ways I can tell real users from fake ones. There is A LOT of spam. Facebook the spam is much less so I do enjoy that aspect of it. You really have to choose your followers carefully and quickly weed out the non-human users. I think Twitter is a great took for marketing.
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karell_li
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Twitter and facebook is a good marketing tool. But between the two I prefer facebook.
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abruptburning wrote:How can i get people to like my facebook page or even visit it or know it exists? Is it free to create a facebook fan page?


Creating a Facebook fan page is free and easy. Getting people to notice your fan page and like it is the difficult part. After creating your FB fan page, notify your friends or the people within your niche to visit the fan page and like it this will make your fan page visible on their wall. You can also look for groups in FB or other people who are into the same niche and request them to like your fan page.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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monish1235
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Twitter is really a very good marketing tool. Link removed by moderator
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marsiayw
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I think push marrkting is good for twitter. Update post on your twitter account and also link to your website. If people read your diary and like your product, they will drop an inquiry.
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Hi all,some great tips! can you put a paypal button on facebook fan page?
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I think you can put a PayPal Donata button on a Facebook fan page with approval from Facebook. Otherwise, you can't. You might want to go over Facebook's Page Guidelines or contact their support team.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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