How Twitter Differs From Facebook and LinkedIn

January 25, 2010 by Melanie  
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Facebook is more of a social networking site. It was created by a couple of college kids from Harvard. The point of it was for college kids to network online. Facebook was created to be very easy for applications. This is most likely why Facebook took off more than MySpace.

It was easy to use the applications in Facebook and this makes Facebook far more flexible than MySpace. MySpace was very inflexible for a while. Now they have changed that somewhat

MySpace used to be very limited in what you could do outside of the MySpace walls, but Facebook was very open. You could connect things to it. You have to remember that Facebook was started by college kids for college kids. The reason that’s important is that Facebook has the most tenuous relationship with entrepreneurs and business people. They are not all that keen about Facebook being used for business purposes and they have done a lot to dissuade businesses and make it more difficult for them.

Facebook is probably not going to completely ban business people. They have a love/hate relationship with them, but it is something to keep in mind. Tomorrow they could decide they have had it with business people and not allow businesses on Facebook anymore and that will be the end of it.

It was designed for college students to connect, date, make friends, to find relationships and parties. People have just taken it and turned it into something much bigger than that. Facebook has 164 million profiles and continues to grow. It is fairly easy to get on and use, then you can add things to it and connect.

Facebook is in between Twitter and LinkedIn in terms of being formal. You can invite anyone you want to be friends. It doesn’t matter. They don’t care that you have lots of people that you don’t know that are friends. That doesn’t bother them so it is not going to get you banned. It’s a good way to promote teleclasses and events. That’s one very powerful way to use Facebook. Because it is so powerful, it is a little over used, but that’s what Facebook can do for you.

About the Author

Bret Ridgway is co-founder of the Newsletter Formula. For your copy of the free report “7 Ways to Make Money with Newsletters and Continuity Programs” visit http://www.NewsletterFormula.com

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Twitter Traffic – How to Use Twitter to Send Traffic to Your Teleseminars

January 18, 2010 by Melanie  
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Can you fill up a teleseminar just with Traffic from Twitter? You sure can – read on to find out how.

I remember the first time I did it. I was setting up my next teleseminar. On a whim I sent out the first invitation on Twitter. The sign ups started to roll in. I quickly had several hundred people signed up before I even invited my email list.

Hmmm, maybe I am on to something here. Ever since, I’ve been experimenting and playing with different strategies for inviting prospects to a teleseminar. Some have crashed. Many have worked. Here are the ones that worked.

A few tips on using Twitter to fill up your Teleseminars

1. Twitter knows first – Invite your Twitter followers first, and use this language: “Twitter know first.” I use this all the time and people like the exclusivity of it. You can begin to invite listeners as far out as a week in advance using this strategy.

2. Twitter Traffic – Part of this is mindset. You must realize that when handled properly Twitter is a great source of Traffic. Many people have not gotten this yet. They think of Twitter as just a place to yak it up with friends. And you can do that on Twitter. You can also you it as a tremendous source of traffic for your Teleseminars.

3. Before the TeleSeminar – In the 3 days before your Teleseminar, you will want to step up your invitations on Twitter. You can type in your invitations by hand or use an scheduler like HootSuite.com or TweetAdderNow.com Because Twitter is so fluid, it’s important that you invite people several times a day. People are in and out of Twitter all the time, and if you only invite once a day many people will miss the invite.

4. Right Before the TeleSeminar - You can tweet like this: “2 hours until…” “90 Minutes until” etc. As with all your tweets, provide the link to sign up for or listen to the TeleSeminar.

5. The Incredible Power of RTs – RT stands for Re-Tweet, which is when some likes what you have tweeted and repeats for their list. Your Teleseminar invitations can quickly go viral on Twitter this way.

6. During the TeleSeminar – You can set up your “auto-tweeting” tool to tweet during the teleseminar that you are holding it right now and invite people. Your listeners can tweet about what they are learning and invite others as well. This can create a strong buzz and get people on your call.

7. After the Call – After the call, right after and for days after, you can invite people to the Audio Replay of your TeleSeminar. You are recording them, right?

It sounds so incredible I know, but you really can fill up a teleseminar just by using Twitter.

And to learn more about how you can use Social Media and Social Marketing for success in your business you can grab your FREE Instant Access to an 11 minute video and a special report on The 7 Universal Laws for Social Marketing Success & Profit when you visit http://SocialMarketingBlueprint.com
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Running a Twitter Contest

January 11, 2010 by Melanie  
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If you want to attract online attention to a particular product, service or cause, consider running a Twitter contest as Twitter is an ideal social media platform for this marketing strategy.

How to Run a Twitter Contest to Promote a Product

Let’s say you want to promote a new product – we’ll call it “Miracle Copywriting” – that sells for $89. You tweet about this new product, including the link to your site where the product is sold.

You’d like other people to tweet this link also. What will motivate them to do so?

You launch a contest that everyone who tweets the link will be entered in a random drawing to get a free copy of “Miracle Copywriting.” (You can track who tweeted by using tweetbeep.com to let you know whenever the link appears on Twitter.)

You send out the information on the contest through your email optin list, you post the announcement on your website, and you create an announcement through twitwall.com to tell people on Twitter about the contest.

Now if you write a good headline for the twitwall announcement, you can get extra exposure for your product. Perhaps the headline will be: You Only Need to Tweet Once for a Chance to Own “Miracle Copywriting”

How to Run a Twitter Contest to Increase Your Email Opt-in List

Let’s take another imaginary scenario: You run announcements on Twitter about a contest for the top five essays by Internet marketing college students. To enter, contestants have to go to your website, where they will find an opt-in offer for a free report on top tips for Internet marketing.

Then, of course, you would post the winning essays on your website and tweet about these essays. More people would be motivated to come to your site to read these winning essays – and again be exposed to your opt-in offer.

How to Run a Twitter Contest for a Non-Profit Cause

Now let’s say you want to use Twitter for fundraising. You can attach a contest component to the fundraising efforts. For example, you can solicit gifts for the top five largest donors. And to encourage people to give more, you can tweet about these gifts.

And the way to extend the reach of this type of contest is to solicit partners on Twitter – and preferably partners who have their own blogs. Then each of you blog about the contest, tweet about the contest, upload videos to YouTube, and whatever other online methods you want to use to get out the word about the contest for who donates the most money to the cause.

Warning: While the variations on running a Twitter contest are many, an effective Twitter contest does take work. It requires:

- Planning – how long does the contest run for; when is the best start date
- Coordination – are your Twitter partners on board
- Consistency – a few tweets are not enough; you must continually find new ways of announcing the contest so Twitter doesn’t slam you for tweeting the same thing over and over again
- Transparency – everything you do in connection to the contest must be public with no hidden affiliate relationships

And, remember, the saying “you get what you put into it” is particularly true for running a Twitter contest.


About the Author

Phyllis Zimbler Miller (@ZimblerMiller on Twitter) has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and is an Internet business consultant. If you liked this article, you’ll love her FREE report on “How to Become a Twitter Marketing Expert” – download the report now from http://www.millermosaicllc.com/free-twitter-report.

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Twitter Traffic Machine Review – Am I Gonna Get Followers and Make Money?

July 31, 2009 by Melanie  
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Twitter

The Twitter Traffic Machine is a fairly new program available to you online that is supposed to enable you to generate traffic and create a following for you on Twitter. Twitter is fast becoming one of the fastest growing micro blogging networks on the web and this machine is going to help you so the advertisement states. Are you asking yourself: Is this another program that costs me a bunch of money to get set up? The answer is no as this program only costs you $27.

Twitter traffic machine is an actual automated machine that actually does just what it says it does. I thought I would give it a try and after watching the five instructional videos teaching you to maximize traffic and generate the most followers to your posts. It is very well done and thought out as I am a little bit behind the times when it comes to understanding how certain things work on my computer and the step by step instruction was a very pleasant surprise. Believe it or not some programs out there just show you a platform and say go, not teaching you anything but just showing you a base plan. Not here as I was easily guided through the whole process beginning to end.

My first day I started at 22 followers. After using the steps provided in the course I woke up on day 2 and had 174 followers. When I got home on the night of day 2 I had 286 followers. I am now at day 6 and I have 1214 followers. I am telling you now that if you do indeed follow the instructions from beginning to end and do not compromise any of the program by skipping a step you will get the kind of numbers you are looking for. Twitter traffic machine in my opinion is well worth the small investment if you are looking for followers and the possibility of making money while you tweet away. $27 is basically a night at the movies and I would trade that night out for the possibility to earn big steady income from home anytime.

Now there is a lot more this program has to offer but overall the Twitter Traffic Machine is a great program which will help open doors for you that you didn’t even know existed and enable you to get your product out there. for more information on Twitter Traffic Machine System and other programs like this look here.

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MLM Internet Business – Twitter Introduction

July 28, 2009 by Melanie  
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Twitter Birdie

Twitter is a relatively new tool that can be used (in a specific way) to assist in building your MLM Internet Business. This tool can be used to create a large list of followers, some of whom may become your friends, customers or business partners. In this article, we discuss what Twitter is, and introduce you to the concepts behind using Twitter for your business.

You might be wondering what Twitter is? It’s called a micro blogging tool, which means it is like blogging, but you write very small messages each time. It’s also different from a blog because when you write a post on a blog, that post (if it’s public) is displayed on your blog’s web page for anyone to see. With Twitter, your short message is available on a twitter page, as a “Tweet”.

Those who use Twitter usually have an application they use to see the tweets of those they are following. You follow people within your area of interest, and others follow you. Your followers (and anyone who searches on a word that appears in your message) will see the message you “tweet” on Twitter. When you follow people, you will see messages they write.

Most applications that make Twitter more friendly consist of a page on your computer screen, with small pictures of the faces of the people you are following. Next to each person’s face, is the message he or she has typed. If you click on a little symbol on the person’s face, you can type a reply which all your followers can see. In addition, you can send a direct message to one of your followers, which only that particular follower will see.

If you build a large list of followers, you have more people who will see your message, and the chances of you meeting someone interested in your product or business opportunity are higher. We recommend having separate Twitter accounts, one should be relevant to some problem your product can solve. For example, if you market a nutritional product for dogs, then have a twitter account that “tweets” about dogs and healthy stuff they can eat. If you have a blog about nutrition for dogs, you could  send a tweet each time you make a blog post.

The other twitter account for your  MLM Internet Business could be about you and you could tweet about stuff you are doing, so your followers can get to know you. It’s a good idea to tweet whenever you write an article or a blog post or create a video, which has some educational value.

If you treat your Twitter followers nicely and provide them with educational content, they will start to like you because over time, you will earn their trust and prove to be a very credible resource. And, if you follow them, and help them get what they want, without asking for anything in return (that’s a very important part of having a large following), you will start building a relationship with some of your following. Many followers will then read your blog posts, and many of those will purchase what you are selling.

To summarize, Twitter is a tool used to build thousands of followers. If you provide educational content to your followers, this list will be a valuable resource for your business, both for selling products and your business opportunity. Treat your followers nicely and give them educational content, so they grow to trust and respect you. Once you learn to use Twitter as a relationship builder, you will have a lot of fun, and it will assist you to build a large MLM Internet business.

About the Author

Julieanne van Zyl is an MLM Internet Marketing consultant, who specializes in Attraction Marketing. If you fill out your details at the following page, she can guide you through the MLM Internet Steps for building your Business online.


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How to Boost SEO With Twitter

July 25, 2009 by Melanie  
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Twitter Business

Of course, it’s certainly no closely guarded secret that to get more web traffic to their sites, many internet marketers have been taking advantage of Web 2.0 technologies in order to boost SEO. In fact, this couldn’t be more apparent than it is with blogs and social networking sites.

However, in more recent times, many marketers are becoming heavily involved with Twitter. Of course, one could argue that Twitter does in fact fall into the same category as social networking, but the difference is Twitter is unique in that it’s a micro-blogging service as well. If you’re currently involved with internet marketing and you’re also considering taking advantage of Twitter in order to boost SEO, then you’d be well advised to look at some of the problems and challenges faced by fellow marketers.

A Big Challenge Awaits New Users

One of the first things new users need to realize is, you have to start off slowly, in much the same way as you no doubt started out with other social networking sites. First and foremost, you need to become a follower of all the other Twitter members that you’ve become acquainted with via other networking sites. If all goes according to plan, they will return the favour as such by following you as well. As you more than likely already know, if you want to improve your rankings, you need to have as many followers as possible.

In Twitter, Shared Link Have “No-Follow” Attribute

One of the most discouraging aspects of Twitter is that when somebody clicks on your link, it has absolutely no effect on your page ranking. However, there is no need to throw in the towel because of this. Instead, you can post rewritten URL’s with the necessary keywords on the link which will of course ensure they are discovered by the various search engines.

Character Limits in Twitter

Essentially, you need to pay close attention to two numbers in Twitter. The first number is 30, and this is the character limit for live links. The second number is 140 and this in turn is the overall character limit for each message. While it simply isn’t possible to get around the 140 character limit, there are a few workarounds with regards to the 30 character limit for URL’s.

For example, many marketers now make use of sub-domains on their sites in order to point to their longer page. For the most part, sub-domains are easy to customize for free and what’s more, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to squeeze in a few words within the character limit. Likewise, some savvy marketers are also using dummy blogs which have similar content, but which link to the page they are wanting visitors to see.

The Importance of Keyword Research

As many marketers can attest to, Twitter can be painfully tough if you limit yourself too severely with regards to the keywords you use. However, because Twitter has such a phenomenal page ranking, the use of keywords is vital. By doing adequate research for the ideal keywords, you’ll be able to tap into a potentially endless supply of traffic.

Of course, Twitter is more beneficial to some than it is to other. This of course depends on what product or service you’ve chosen to promote but even if Twitter is not the ideal tool for you, you can still use it to your advantage, even if you only use it to ensure your site gets listed on the search engine results.

About the Author

Andrew Plimmer is CEO of Suncoast Internet, Sunshine Coast SEO, web design and web development specialists. For a free SEO report on your website go to http://www.suncoastinternet.com.au/

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Blogging and Twitter

July 22, 2009 by Melanie  
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Twitter Bird

Twitter Bird

Blogging is becoming a preferred method of making money from the internet. It is, put very simply, a platform that allows you to update your site easily, without having to mess around with FTP or Cpanel or similar programs.

The search engines favour sites that are updated regularly, and often, as they are considered to have more relevant information than a static site. It is good to have your site favoured by the search engines because more searchers (potential customers) are directed to your site.

Twitter is a form of blogging, which only allows postings of 140 characters, or less. A post is called a tweet. It has become very popular as a social tool. Many celebrities are using it to show their popularity and probably as a free form of advertising.

As Twitter increases in popularity, more and more people are joining. It is free to join and they don’t mind you advertising your business or site. They do have some rules, mostly to do with fair use and not doing anything to damage the site, but their rules are very fair.

To get the most out of your Twitter account you would use it to advertise your blog site. The best method is to use a teaser. You partially describe what you’re selling, giving the audience good reason to want to know more. You then direct them to your blog site for the full story. You have to be pretty inventive as you only have 140 characters to use for each tweet. It’s almost like writing an AdSense ad.

Some advertisers give away a free gift or enter you into their competition for retweeting their message. Retweeting a message just means that you are passing it on to anyone who looks at your twitter page, or subscribes to your tweets. This is incredibly effective as it quickly is spread to many people. This is called ‘going viral’.

Using Twitter with your blog is an incredibly effective advertising method and the best thing is that it is free.

About the Author

Wendy Streater is interested in using her blog to make money from the internet. Her site http://www.blogbillions.info is packed with ways you can use your blog to make a living from the internet.

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Connecting With People on Twitter and Facebook – How to Use Social Networking to Enhance Your Life

July 16, 2009 by Melanie  
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Twitter

Connecting with others on Twitter is good for so many reasons. I work full time on the internet, but I am also active in my local community. I have met many new people while tweeting, and I usually end up meeting them in person if they live nearby. So while my primary focus is on meeting new prospects and joint venture partners, meeting people who live close by is also important to me.

Today our speaker at my Rotary Club cancelled at the last minute. I am in charge of arranging programs right now, so I had to think quickly about what to do. I have a large following on Twitter, so I sent out a tweet asking if anyone was available to come and speak. Within five minutes I had five responses. My first choice for a speaker arrived at our club two hours later, in plenty of time to speak to the group on her topic.

The point I am making here is that you can use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter or a variety of reasons. Don’t allow yourself to think that you can only use them for what you have always been doing. Use some creative thinking and ideas to see how else you can benefit from connecting with other people online.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing you have always done and expecting a different outcome. I challenge you to come up with some new ways to use social networking sites to do more business, help your community, or to make a difference somewhere in the world. Even though most of us are online to do business, business is just one small part of who we are.

Download a free teleseminar on building your online business by visiting http://www.EbookWritingandMarketingSecrets.com to learn how to write articles, blog, become involved in social networking and learn the technology needed to build a profitable online business. Connie Ragen Green has been online since 2005 and teaches people how to build their own online business in record time, offering free teleseminars weekly, as well as online courses in a workshop environment with webinars.

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To Twitter Or Not to Twitter That is the Question? Or Better Still – How to Twitter

July 10, 2009 by Melanie  
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Twitter

In my previous article on Twitter I focused on the advantages of Twitter as a resource tool and some of the ‘cool’ products you can use to gain productivity. But many people have asked why bother twittering either from a social networking or business point of view. But first let me explain what twitter is; first and foremost it is a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time. It is not an eBay nor is it a place for direct article or product marketing.

It is a place to build your social network through interesting tweets and the place to sell your products through subtle headlining using the art of subconscious influence. So the main reason to join is that you want to influence, make friends and expand your business. Here is a brief list of other reasons why you should twitter and what you gain from doing it!

Reason 1: Twitter is a great tool to practice headlining since you have only 140 characters per update. This really makes you think what you want to say and how you want to say it. Think about it, you only have a few words to get your point across and get them to click your link to your website or to reply to you. This makes Twitter fertile ground to develop your headlining capabilities either to attract people to your social network and/or to develop your advertisement skills all in real time!

Reason 2: Do you know how to get across who you are in 140 characters? The ‘Bio’ section only allows you 140 characters. This really helps you focus on being brief about who you are and why people should want to get to know you or why to buy from you. This ‘Bio’ and the quality of your tweets is the key to your success and influence on twitter which nicely dove-tales with the next two reasons.

Reason 3: Similar to bygone ages where tribes or clans used to exist to give like minded people protection or common reasons for staying together, twitter with its following concept is very much like the tribe or clan. People follow you because they like what you have to say and how you say it (or what you ‘tweet’ in twitter language). This provides you with the opportunity to develop your influencing (leadership) skills from either a business or social perspective. People want to follow someone they trust and respect, its human nature and many, many people want to be lead. So here is a great opportunity for you to brand yourself whilst developing your leadership, a win-win situation!

Reason 4: You can turn followers into perspective buyers without the headache of mailing lists. Instant list building with like minded people, wow what a concept, now you instantly have targeted traffic with potentially high conversions! From a social networking point of view you can quickly meet like minded people allowing you to expand your sphere of influence into a huge resource pool of ideas.

Reason 5: Kenneth Wu (email copy writter on twitter) has developed his sparks theory that when you put like minded people together and under the right conditions you can get an explosive growth of ideas that has huge marketing potential. He also states Twitter through social networking can provide the platform for change, both of which positions you as a ‘mover and shaker’. You gain incredible influence and respect both across the business and within social networks.

Reason 6: Twitter works similarly to the human mind, namely in short sharp bursts of focused interest. Most people enjoy variety and can quickly scan across tweets to find their areas of interest without wading through masses of text. Use this human concept to build your influence and show the breadth of your understanding in your or any ‘field’ of human diversity and interest. Unlike other social networks twitter has huge diversity, a brilliant place to try out new and untested ideas quickly.

Reason 7: Informal setting, like a golf club membership, you can make deals, joint ventures and strategic alliances in an open and safe environment. As you build your tribe, clan or membership you have a trusted set of allies willing to work with you and so are more open to deals social or business.

Reason 8: This is a great tool for basic market research. Twitter itself tracks trends but additional tools like tweetdeck, tweetbeep, tweetlater and many others all help you manage the vast source of new and emerging needs.

A last point, one of caution, it is very easy to waste a lot of time on twitter if you do not have a clear strategy or reason for using twitter. If you use it as social networking then make sure your tweets are of interest to your tribe. If you are using Twitter to expand your business then make sure you use subtle advertising and do not over tweet your products. Kenneth Wu has a great course on twitter that shows you how to use twitter to your benefit. You can find this course on either of my web sites listed below.

I hope you found this article of value and you will join me on Twitter. My username on Twitter is simonsayzzz and I would love it if you join, and send me a message and say hello. I do not think you will be disappointed especially if you are looking for people to meet and you are like me, hate writing long winded hellos! And if you are sparked with what I have to say then follow me on twitter and you may find what you are looking for on my websites, you will find my sites unusually constructed, hopefully interesting. Hope to hear from you on twitter and do say hello to Kenneth Wu!

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Twitter – List Building Made Easy

July 7, 2009 by Melanie  
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Twitter

Between blogging and social networking sites, there are lots of opportunities for businesses to stay connected online. Twitter, for example, is a free micro blogging site that people use to share thoughts in 140 characters or less. Many businesses are using Twitter to stay in touch with clients and give them updates about their business. Another way you can use it is to help you with list building.

Getting started*

The first thing to do, of course, is sign up for a Twitter account. It’s quick and easy (and free) through their website. It’s also a good idea to use your business email when you register so any email updates, such as new followers, come to your business email account. Once you have your account, you can start tweeting (submitting Twitter posts). Though you’re limited by 140 characters or less, you can use Twitter to give news and information about your business, directing readers to your business’s website for more information. Be sure to post often, since many people who use Twitter are frequent readers and tweeters.

Utilize your profile*

With Twitter, you’re given 160 characters to use as a bio of yourself or your business. This is an under used aspect of Twitter that can also help your business. When you create your bio, be sure to include the purpose of your business, or a way for potential clients to contact you outside of Twitter for more information. If changes are made to your business, update your profile. It’s yet another way for people to know what’s going on in your business.

Contact new followers right away*

As you use Twitter, people will begin to follow you. This means they’ll see your updates on their own Twitter home page for easy reading. When you get a new email notification that someone is following you, be sure to send them a direct message through Twitter, thanking them for following you, introducing your business, and giving them any contact information they need. They’ll appreciate it, and it gives them another point of contact.

Though Twitter was created as another blogging technique, it has developed into a great tool for businesses. And with a few simple steps, you can use your tweets to list build and grow your business!

About the Author

Javier Salces is an experienced online marketer and list building expert. To find out more on how you can profit from internet marketing visit his website

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