Using Twitter to grow your online presence has many advantages, especially if you are just starting out. For those who have been living under a rock, Twitter is a micro-blogging website where you accumulate “followers.” Each post is called a “tweet,” which is composed of 150 characters. The aim of the game is to accumulate as many followers as possible. Now you might be asking yourself, “How do tweets grow your online presence?”
Twitter And Your Niche
To begin with, people in your specific field would tend to seek people who have good knowledge or expertise in their particular field or niche. This being the case, not only do you gain a good following of people who have knowledge or expertise in your field but you also have experts who you can draw information and resources from. If your particular topic is very rare or unique, Twitter will also help you gain quick recognition due to the high volume of individuals that will see your Tweet.
How Do I Get Started?
After learning a little about some of the benefits of setting up a twitter to grow your online presence, you’re probably asking yourself “How do I get started?”
If you have a blog, website, Youtube page or other various social page, it is important that you use them to link to your Twitter page. This ensures that your current base of viewers know you have a Twitter account and this could potentially lead to them telling their friends to spread the word and become your Twitter follower.
Another thing you could do is to befriend the big guys of your industry or find people who would need you. Finding a good veteran could potentially lead to more followers. Tweeting during the “rush hour” of Twitter helps you gain the attention of the masses especially if you arrive at a good time.
The next step would be to follow key people in your industry, engage in conversation, make remarkable comments and get noticed. This is a sure way to draw enough attention to yourself, but remember try not to tarnish your reputation with unwanted or unsupported comments. Twitter after-all is a social network fostering good communication with your followers so it’s ideal that you keep them engaged and interested in your tweets.
Lastly, if you have many followers it would be good to re-tweet relevant and/or useful information or opinions. This is one way to build a fantastic relationship with other members of Twitter as well as creating fresh and unique content. This is the key to a successful Twitter account and a website in general. Having content that is dry or repetitive tends to bore people after a while, so ensure that you come up with ways to spice up your content!
With lots of advances in social networking, sites like Facebook and Twitter are a great way to grow your online presence. If managed correctly, Twitter should bring you lots of new and dedicated visitors in to your site, and to you.
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