Listening to so-called “Social Media Marketing experts”. For every five twitters, there’s one twitter that claims to be an expert in social media. They have a taste for spam and like to post links to blogs spouting off their knowledge about how to amass a huge following. Note: they don’t tell you how to gain a solid, strong following where the Twitters are actually interested in what you have to say. If you look closely at their own followers, it consists of – big surprise here – spammers and so-called Social Media Marketing experts.
Experts who are too busy promoting their own business. People who are interested in quantity, not quality. These experts utilize bad business Twitter strategies by focusing on the number, not the profit. Twitter is quickly becoming one of the most amazingly popular social media networking sites on the World Wide Web. Now with over six million users (and growing) this microblogging site has attracted everyone from President Obama to NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.
Ifanr.Com Tweetdeck: TweetDeck is an Adobe AIR desktop Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Buzz and MySpace application. Like other Twitter applications it interfaces with the Twitter API to allow users to send and receive tweets and view profiles from one application. You can also make lists and view DM’S @ responses, favorite tweeter lists or groups all from one application. Get your own Twitter account. You need to sign up with Twitter before you can interact with other members.
Don’t worry as it’s relatively easy. It’s basically the same when you’re making an email account. I suggest that you use the http://wearesocial.sg/blog/2012/01/social-asia-tuesday-tuneup-11/ name of your business for your Twitter name. Then, make use of a great picture, perhaps a cup of coffee and your best-selling sandwich or group of people enjoying the food that you serve. What if you are not in business and you just want to get to know people? After all that is why you are using social media in the first place right?
In order for you to get the most and give the most out of Twitter, you must think in terms of value. Most people could care less that you are having a cup of coffee, but if you mention you are having a cup of coffee and post a link to your favorite coffee recipe, now you are adding value to what you are saying. People are curious creatures and they are often curious about the goings on with you. That doesn’t mean they want to hear about the mundane.
All of this comes on the heels of the news that Georgia player Jeff Owens’ started a blog. As technology expands, fans are getting access to their favorite teams via other methods than the traditional newspapers. The problem lies in one specific element of the system: the solicitation to purchase Twitter Traffic Machine itself which is contained in the automated response to new followers. What this means is that if you follow the set-up instructions precisely, whenever someone decides to follow you, they receive a message looking for a sale.