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Old 17th February 2016, 03:56 PM   #1
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Anyone using Twitter with any regularity and getting any good business out of it? I'm not the most social media savvy person, so wondering who has done any good twitter work.

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It's not one of our major channels, but we do post a few times a day (mostly scheduled posts using Hootsuite) and we do see traffic to our main website and our blog from there. It's taken us years to build up to our current level, though, so no one should expect Twitter to "skyrocket" their traffic overnight.

As to "getting business" from it -- I don't think Twitter is good for driving direct sales or for lead-generation by itself; it's more useful for people toward the upper end of the funnel. In other words, it's more for making people aware of you in the first place, and for helping establish yourself as an expert, maybe driving some initial traffic to your site. Depending on what software you're using and how good it is at tracking multi-channel attribution, you may or may not see Twitter contributing, but if you post interesting stuff regularly, it should be able to send you some traffic, some of which may eventually convert.

When you post links to blog posts or pages on your website, using a link-shortening service like Bitly will allow you to see which specific types of articles get the most click through. That way you can tailor what you post on Twitter to what most interests your audience.

It's also a great customer service channel, if you have someone available to monitor and respond quickly to customer inquiries.

(And once you have a following, it can be useful for sending out quick "breaking news" alerts, such as when your phone system is down or your website has gone offline.)

So, yeah, it has a use for us, but directly driving business isn't our goal in using Twitter.

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Old 22nd February 2016, 08:32 AM   #3
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We usually make at least 1 post per day.

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Hey all,

Anyone using Twitter with any regularity and getting any good business out of it? I'm not the most social media savvy person, so wondering who has done any good twitter work.

Thanks!
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Depending on your niche some social media platforms are better than other. That said, it is important to use all of them so you have access to a larger audience.
I`m using Twitter for all my websites and depending to the niche I have come to the conclusion that you should post at least once a day.

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It's not the channel that directly give us 'business.'

But, it's one of the major channels that are giving us good traffic.

So, it's more for marketing.

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We are using Twitter and tweet daily on it,share blogs,images and also have number of followers.It helps to promote our business a little bit.Facebook is more beneficial to us as compare to Twitter.

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Does the time of posting really matters so much? Read much about it but haven't checked in practise.

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Does the time of posting really matters so much? Read much about it but haven't checked in practise.

Hello! The time of posting matters because you want your target audience to see it. Ie If you have 3 tweets per day and your target market includes professionals, then posting during their commute in the morning, lunch break and when they clock out from work may be more optimal for you to get more eyeballs on your content.

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Twitter is a fast paced micro blogging site and it will help your product and services make a shout in this medium through interesting title in the tweet such as latest update and benefits for the users.

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Yes it matters, and yes, you should test it, because not all audiences are the same.
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