6 Ways You Benefit Using Twitter Now
Do you ever wonder why you should be using Twitter now? Often, I get asked by folks who don’t use Twitter why I do.
“What’s in it for me to use Twitter now”? They then say “Isn’t Twitter Going Away?” Of course, they read many stories in the media of how poorly Twitter is doing making money.
“I don’t get it, why do people tweet?” “What will Twitter do for my business?” Lots is my answer. Be careful, you’ll really get me going if asked why you should use Twitter now.
1. The Seo Benefits of Using Twitter
Therefore, if you are tweeting and using hashtags they 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. Finally, it can quickly multiply over time. Therefore, this an awesome reason to be using Twitter now.
2. Meeting New People on Twitter
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. Naturally, they may interact. This will form a relationship with others. Therefore, you can tweet out to anyone even if they are NOT following you.
— Cynthia Toti (@CynthiaToti) September 26, 2015
Hence, I always tell the story of how I met several local women on Twitter when there was an earthquake in RI. (A very unusual event) and ever since we get together every few months for lunch. It’s wonderful! And we still do it today…These ladies were the first to send me flowers when I was in bad snowmobile accident just over 2 years ago. My boyfriend (husband now) asked who are these flowers from? He looked at me funny when I said the Twitter Girls.
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. #Twitterrocks Click To Tweet
— Nancy Jean (@NancyPJean) April 13, 2017
3. Keeping Up With The News Using Twitter
Twitter is great and known for breaking news. When news breaks, Twitter is the place to go and see what’s happening as it’s happening.
You may be watching news on TV or hear on the radio and Twitter will be referred to often. They will quote who tweeted this or who tweeted that. 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. (Fake news!) Mostly, I do this especially with impending storms like with the impending hurricane headed for the east coast a few years ago. (It looks like the Euro model won out and we were in the clear!)
When news breaks, Twitter is the place to go and see what's happening as it's happening. #WhyTwitter Click To Tweet
4. Become An Authority 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. Use a tool like Elokenz to schedule others tweets out along with your own. Be sure each tweet offers something of value to someone who follows you.
It’s okay to reveal a little about yourself too in a tweet. People want to get to know you better and it builds more trust. Don’t just tweet out daily what you eat though. People will get tired of it real soon. Sam Hurley is a master of authority on Twitter. (LinkedIn too!) He is a great example to follow. His quote tweets are truly inspiring.
— Sam Hurley ??? (@Sam___Hurley) April 24, 2017
5. Increase Sales Using Twitter Now
People can sell products vai Twitter. Tweet the links in a clever fashion so people will click on a product. And that may lead to a buy. Yes, even automobiles have been sold via Twitter. Nissan sold a car has sold a new car exclusively through Twitter. It was the first time in Europe a car was sold via Twitter. It was from a Twitter user that created a challenge viahashtags. Raul Escolano.
Escolano sent out a number of tweets using the hashtag #compraruncocheportwitter (translation: he wanted to “buy a car on Twitter’). Antamotor reps tweeted back that they’d like to help Escolano, as did several other auto dealerships.
What set Antamotor apart, was its use of Twitter features like the live-streaming app, Periscope, which Antamotor used to create a thoroughly personalized walkthrough of the X-Trail crossover.
Nice, right? After viewing them and others from other auto delears Esolano polled Twitter users which car to purchase. The Nissan X-Trail received 43 percent of the votes. His poll received 2.6 million views! In 6 days the vehicle was purchased from the first tweet to the sale becoming completed online. Image what you could sell via Twitter if automobile dealers can sell cars via Twitter?After viewing them and others from other auto delears Esolano polled Twitter users which car to purchase. The Nissan X-Trail received 43 percent of the votes. His poll received 2.6 million views! #PowerofTwitter Click To Tweet
6. Increase Readers To Your Blog or Website
Finally, Twitter does generate traffic to your blog or website with the use of many tweets. It does take time. Therefore, it will not happen overnight if you are new on Twitter or to blogging.
You can see on the side here that Twitter outranks Facebook for traffic to my blog. You may also noticed JustRetweet and Triberr on the top list as well. Those are via tweets too. Of course Facebook does rank second driving traffic here. You can see my little secret traffic Flipboard here too. It works great with Twitter as well.
Some Last Tips to Using Twitter Now
- Try to keep your tweets on your main niche topic but share other topics that your audience is 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.
- Use a good Twitter profile – don’t let that area be empty!
- 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 – being yourself and engaging with others.
If you are tweeting – how are you using Twitter now?
If not do you have more reasons to use Twitter now?