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4 Valuable Ways You Will Benefit Using Twitter Now

4 Ways You Benefit Using Twitter Now

I often get asked by folks who don’t use Twitter why I do. “What’s in it for me to use Twitter now”? “Isn’t Twitter Going Away?” “I don’t get it, why do people tweet?” “What will Twitter do for my business?” Lots I answer. Be careful, you’ll really get me going if asked why you should use Twitter Now. But I will show you just 4 ways today so you don’t get overwhelmed.
Using Twitter Now

 

  • SEO Benefits of Using Twitter NowNeil Patel explains this one well in a recent blog post. “Take Twitter, for instance, which gets an impressive 2.1 billion queries per day. That’s not far behind Google.” If you are tweeting and using hashtags it could be found via search right on Twitter. (Tweets can also be found on Google search now as well!) When they click on the links to your website or blog it helps your website’s / blogs SEO as well. As Neil went to mention you can get more followers thus driving more traffic to your website. It can quickly multiply over time.
  • Meeting New People Using Twitter Now– On Facebook and LinkedIn you must know people first. That is not the case with Twitter! You can meet like minded people on Twitter. Follow and tweet them. They may interact. This will form a relationship with others.

I always tell the story of how I met several local women on Twitter and now we get together every few months for lunch. It’s wonderful!

  • Being in the Know Using Twitter Now– Twitter is great for breaking news. When news breaks, Twitter is the place to go and see what’s happening as it’s happening. Of course be sure to follow trusted new sources as your are checking out a major news story. There can be some misinformation being tweeted too. I had been doing this lately with the impending Hurricane headed for the east coast. (It looks like the Euro model won out and we are in the clear!)

 

  • Become An Authority in Your Niche Using Twitter Now – Sharing info about your niche can help make you become an authority. Be someone that others will follow and trust on the network. They know you are not just tweeting your own “stuff” if you use the 80/20 rule with 80% being others “stuff”. People then will spread your tweets into Twitterland and beyond.

A Few Last Tips to Using Twitter Now

  • Try to keep your tweets on your main niche topic but share other topics that you are interested in.
  • Be sure that your Twitter followers are interested in those topics too! Otherwise they may mute you on Twitter.
  • People on Twitter will get to know you better by what you tweet about.
  • You won’t just be constantly tweeting about one thing only and bore your followers.
  • Just be yourself. You will then get genuine followers and engagement. That’s what it is all about on Twitter.

For those not tweeting – are you ready to tweet now?

If you are tweeting – how are you using Twitter now?

Do you have more reasons to add to this list? 

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Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Social Media, Blogging and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others?
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34 Responses to 4 Valuable Ways You Will Benefit Using Twitter Now

  • Don Purdum says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Absolutely, Twitter has been absolutely huge for me.

    I really think people don’t understand Twitter because they don’t spend any time on it.

    Several years ago I know I didn’t understand Twitter and I refuse to use it. But since I got really active on it I figured out list and I get added to them all of the time.

    I now get a lot of traffic to my website as well as new clients every week just from Twitter. In fact what’s really cool our Twitter chats. I’ve met some really cool people there a few niche conversations and it’s and it’s a great tool.

    Great conversation Lisa I appreciate your post.

    I hope you have a great into your weekend!

    ~ Don Purdum

    • Lisa
      Twitter:
      says:

      Hi Don, that is good to hear. Yes – you are absolutely right, they don’t take the time to understand Twitter and how it can be beneficiail. I have to get going on some Twitter chats, which ones are you doing and when? Glad you liked the post and that you have a great new week ahead Don. The weekend was good and sure flew by as usual! Thanks for coming by and for your input.
      Lisa recently posted…The Most Awesome Social Peeps In 100K TweetsMy Profile

  • Rohit Shitole says:

    I agree with you. Twitter can help to get much more traffic. I read many articles about twitter. But you explained them in short and nice words.
    Well i am new to twitter and learning it slowly. Anyway thanks for the great post and keep posting 🙂

  • Theodore Nwangene says:

    Great post Lisa,
    And i agreed with your points. Twitter is really a very good and affordable marketing tool and if used very well, it can give you lots of traffic and leads.

    And yes, i also read that post by Neil explaining how Twitter impacts ranking. Like you mentioned, its also helpful in connecting you with so many friends that will also help to grow your business.

  • Leslie Denning says:

    Hi Lisa. Oh, my gosh, we would be going to funerals every day of the week if all the rumors were true. Blogging, email marketing, Facebook, PPC, Twitter, Google+ have all been declared dead.

    I agree with you that Twitter is very much alive, and it’s a great way to put yourself in front of a lot of people. Frankly, it’s only dead to people who don’t use it or use it the wrong way.

    Thanks for sharing your insights.

    All the best,
    Leslie

  • Andrew
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hey Lisa,

    This was a great post.

    Interestingly enough I never bothered to use twitter until 2 years ago. I thought it was foolish in the early goings but quickly realized that it’s an excellent way to connect with people.

    I still don’t use Twitter as effectively as I should be using it. I need to find and participate in chats more … But twitter is a great to connect with people. Hopefully people don’t make the mistakes I did and wait to get on it.

    – Andrew
    Andrew recently posted…Reader Discussion: What Do You Blog About?My Profile

    • Lisa
      Twitter:
      says:

      Hi Andrew, thank you! Wow, really? IT took you that long to join or to use it? It really is an excellent way to connect with people. I am in that boat too, I haven’t done chats like I should at all of late. I’ll have to find some great ones and maybe even start one. You got me inspired for that now Andrew. Thank you and thanks for coming by and commenting today. Have a great rest of the week.
      Lisa recently posted…4 Valuable Ways You Will Benefit Using Twitter NowMy Profile

  • Kore Duke says:

    Hi Lisa,

    You are so on point, Twitter is a place for meeting like minds. The benefit of twitter can’t be underestimated when it comes to SEO and meeting people as I’ve met some amazing people on twitter.

    I use twitter to search for post to read about and I share less of my post and more of others.

    Thanks for sharing this great post.

    Have a great day

    • Lisa
      Twitter:
      says:

      Hi Kore, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. It sure is and that’s my fav thing about Twitter – meeting like minds. I like using the 80/20 ratio with sharing 80% of others and 20% of mine. Though sometimes I only do like 10% of my own. I have to ramp that up a little now and then 🙂 You are welcome and I hope you have a great rest of the week there Kore.
      Lisa recently posted…4 Valuable Ways You Will Benefit Using Twitter NowMy Profile

  • Hey Lisa,

    You are right about meeting new people on twitter. I met quite a few serious bloggers in similar niches and we have been helping supporting each other with our bligs.

    I also like the fact that you can find tweets on search engines. For a lot of us twitter can be convoluted with a bunch of tweets and one way to find the topics you desire is through search engines.

    Besides that I also lately have been doing search in twitter itself to find topics to read about. Twitter is definitely a great source to use if you’re putting out content or looking for specific content!

    Thanks for sharing Lisa! Have a great week!
    Sherman Smith recently posted…Blogging Strategies: 6 Extremely Powerful Fail-Proof TipsMy Profile

  • Donna Merrill
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hi Lisa,

    For a long time I wasn’t using Twitter. I was focused on other things and just didn’t get the point. Lately, I would say the past few months, I’ve stepped into it and find it is amazing. At first I had the attitude “What’s the use…my tweet goes away in a few seconds.” Boy was I wrong.

    Re-evaluating, I am now using it wisely. Stepping into it slowly and getting so much from it.

    Thanks Lisa for keeping me on my toes.

    -Donna
    Donna Merrill recently posted…Are Your Subscribers Responsive To You?My Profile

  • metz
    Twitter:
    says:

    I have to agree. Twitter is a social media platform enabling brands or marketers become known by people that have an interest in knowing them more. Tweeting dissimilar topics would help and won’t bore their followers.

    Yes, Twitter in breaking news is apparently advantageous and helpful. It gives people around the world a fresh news of what is currently happening to certain places.

    Meeting new people and SEO benefits are two undeniably two of the best benefits using Twitter.

    Sad to know, many are inactive and don’t have an account.

  • Sunday
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hi Lisa,
    The use of Twitter provides very many benefits. I wonder why someone will still be asking of the benefits when it is glaring that Twitter Trend ( if not for anything) is used in breaking news to keep us in the know. For the average blogger, Twitter has SEO and branding benefits.

    We must exploit this platform now to enjoy all the benefits shared. Twitter is social media platform where which we can utilize to create and share value!

    I left the above comment in kingged.com as well

    • Lisa
      Twitter:
      says:

      Hi Sunday, LOL I know but many people are not into blogging or website management so they don’t understand it. I agree it’s an awesome platform even for those folks not into blogging, etc because they can follow their interests, news and much more. Thanks for coming by Sunday and taking the time to comment today. Have a great rest of the week.
      Lisa recently posted…4 Valuable Ways You Will Benefit Using Twitter NowMy Profile

  • Patricia Haag says:

    I really appreciate your points on the value of Twitter. I think it is uniquely good for communicating and making new contacts. It also keeps me up-to-date on news topics when they are trending. I wish I liked FB as much as I like Twitter.

    Patricia Haag

  • Adrienne
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Yeah, Twitter can be a very powerful platform and still to this day I have blogging friends of mine who aren’t using it mainly because they find it too confusing. They haven’t taken the time to understand how it can benefit them. Granted now, not everyone’s target audience may be on Twitter but that’s up to them to do the research first. It’s like any other social media platform out there today. It won’t do you any good unless your audience loves it as well.

    I’ve met some amazing people through Twitter. Wish I’d met some to have lunch with often, that’s actually pretty cool. I’m not surprised though, you are a Twitter superstar obviously. You keep us in the know my dear and I want to thank you for that.

    I don’t really use Twitter in a lot of the ways that you’ve mentioned here like being updated with the latest news of what’s happening. Honestly, everywhere I turn I’m being hit with that whether I like it or not but you’re right, it’s a great place to be informed.

    Thanks for this share Lisa and I hope your Monday started off well and you enjoy your week.

    ~Adrienne
    Adrienne recently posted…How to Really Succeed With Your BlogMy Profile

    • Lisa
      Twitter:
      says:

      Hi Adrienne, Isn’t that amazing that some are STILL not using it? If they only took a few minutes to learn it. It can really be help in so many ways – business and personal. It’s great meeting like minded people there Adrienne and then you connect later on Facebook or other networks if you want or go to lunch 🙂
      Yes, when news breaks I usually check my local media news feed or weather feed. I was doing a lot of that last week but thankfully that hurricane stayed offshore and we ended up with some beautiful fall weather here.
      You are welcome and so far so good this week, I hope your week is great too! Thanks for coming by and taking the time to comment.
      Lisa recently posted…4 Valuable Ways You Will Benefit Using Twitter NowMy Profile

  • Hi Lisa,

    I love Twitter, it’s my preferred social media platform. It’s so easy to connect with people and I’ve connected with brands and local celebrities here in Houston. What’s more is those folks reply back instantly whereas on Facebook, it could be days before someone replies, if they do at all.

    I did not know Tweets are not showing up on Google search. That is another good reason to use appropriate hashtags. I’m going to read Neil’s post too…thanks for the link.

    As always you remain the Twiiter Queen! Have a great new week my dear. See you in the socialverse!

    Cori
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  • Jens-Petter Berget
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I’m using Twitter daily, but mostly because it’s so easy to communicate and very easy to use. I don’t do it to stay updated and I don’t use it for the SEO benefits, even though I should. Once in a while, when something new happens and I want to know about it fast, I use Twitter to get the latest news.

  • Harleena Singh
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Good to be back, and over to your blog after my break 🙂

    You are right about all that you mentioned and the best being the wonderful connections you make through Twitter. Speaking of myself, thanks to Twitter and Triberr, there are many new friend’s who join the community and visit the blog.

    Yes, all the latest news I think first comes onto Twitter than any other social platforms, and Hastags are what really make Twitter run like wildfire to spread the news.

    Loved the tips you shared in the end, especially tweeting a variety and not boring your followers!

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
    Harleena Singh recently posted…7 Steps to Strategize Smart Goals to Achieve SuccessMy Profile

  • Brenda Pace
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hi Lisa!

    It seems odd to find you posting near the weekend! You know how much I LOVE Twitter. It is my #1 source for traffic to both of my sites. I also get to communicate and network with so many fabulous people all over the world. If G+ and FB were to disappear today, I will still be hanging out on Twitter. However, if Twitter decided to disappear, I would be devastated. It truly is the best social networking platform out there today.

    Thanks for sharing the “good” about Twitter, Lisa. Some people just don’t realize what they are missing out on.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    Brenda
    Brenda Pace recently posted…Landing Your First ClientMy Profile

    • Lisa
      Twitter:
      says:

      Hi Brenda, Oh yes, I did on Saturday actually. I decided when it’s done and I have time, do it! Me too – I would be devasted if Twitter disappeared! I haven’t been on G+ much at all. I’ve been meeting more and more people that don’t understand or use Twitter so I had to write about it. Thanks for coming by Brenda and I hope you had a fab weekend!
      Lisa recently posted…4 Valuable Ways You Will Benefit Using Twitter NowMy Profile

  • Adrian Jock
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Twitter became the main source of social media traffic for the blog from the sig, while for other blogs like the one from the entertainment niche Pinterest and G+ are still on top and there’s no chance to see a change.

    The point is that Twitter may not work for everyone (or every niche) because their potential readers or customers are hanging out somewhere else – By “may not work” actually I understand that they may get better results somewhere else.

    Anyway, recently Twitter became my favored social network and I’m glad you wrote this article. See you on T and enjoy your weekend! 🙂
    Adrian Jock recently posted…How to Harm Your Twitter Marketing by Using TrueTwitMy Profile

    • Lisa
      Twitter:
      says:

      Hi Adrian, I’m glad you clarified may get better results elsewhere instead of not working. I’m not so sold on G+ and haven’t been on it in a while. It seemed to get baron over there. Twitter is still my fav and I get most results from it but as it should since I spend more time there developing leads and nurturting relationships. Thanks for coming by Adrian, I hope you had a great weekend and a good new week ahead!
      Lisa recently posted…4 Valuable Ways You Will Benefit Using Twitter NowMy Profile

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