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For my blog, I am somewhat active on Twitter, although I generally use it as a means to communicate outwardly rather than having a discussion with others. I’d say that about 60% of my posts are “Tweeted” by me shortly after posting, and I get a bit of traffic as a result. With so many balls in the air, I don’t really have enough time to check in with Twitter very often.

A while back, I set up Twitter accounts for Lowell.com, Newburyport.com, and Burbank.com, and I still update them occasionally using CoTweet. I didn’t bother to set them up for other websites of mine, figuring it wasn’t necessary. Well, that assumption was pretty wrong.

Today, I decided to open a Twitter account for DogWalker.com, and within an hour or so of setting it up, I had two new registrations and one paid listing. I don’t have a lot of followers yet, but I am now following quite a few people. It seems that when you start out, you end up following a lot more people than people who follow you, but with a bunch of people automatically following their followers, you can build up quite a number of followers.

Instead of having to laboriously search through Twitter to find related businesses to follow (dog walkers and pet sitters), I noticed that one company had a list of hundreds of pet care companies, so I just followed all of them. I don’t expect to “Tweet” much, but I might give special offers on Twitter – like donating $10 to local non profits of a new advertiser’s choice.

The total time it took to set up was under an hour, and I expect this to help generate business. Sometimes the most obvious things are missed, and I certainly missed it with some of my newer websites.

Yes, this idea is pretty obvious right now, but even smart people who know this sh*t need to be reminded every once in a while.


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


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Comments (6)

    TeenDomainer

    Great reminder though I mean setting up a twitter account takes no time at all and even if it just leads to small jump in traffic and a few more paid listings it is totally worth it.

    October 4th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

      Elliot

      One thing I didn’t mention in the article is that Twitter is great for transactional websites where people sign up for business listings. With my blog, an interesting Tweet might result in a comment from someone who sees it. With a transactional site, it might end up in a sale.

      October 4th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    hairy.com

    why dont u use ‘the facebook ?? cheers , 2w

    October 4th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    hairy.com

    sorry , please le tme update my question

    why dont u use ‘the facebook
    instead o twitter ?

    by the way , v’r also using twitter only

    thanks , 2w

    October 4th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Peter

    Its sound interesting. I will try to use twitter and facebook

    October 4th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Poor Uncle

    How do you “automatically following their follower…”
    I have to do it manually. Is there something is tweeter setting to allow auto follow?

    October 4th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

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