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Old 25th June 2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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So since I've joined this site I went from 11 followers on Twitter to 29 (as of last night). Cool!

Today I have 16. I've posted once on Twitter since I've been here I think lol. Should I be posting more on twitter? Is that why people left? Am I boring LOL I have to admit I'm not getting the whole twitter thing....

(ps not looking for more twitter followers just want to know how to use twitter better I guess)

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Old 25th June 2010, 02:26 PM   #2
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I find I get the most value out of using twitter search (search.twitter.com) you can use it to see what people are interested in in your area.

I ran this search to see what came up for people asking questions with the keyword guitar near toronto (I excluded the keyword hero to weed out those looking for guitar hero information)

Guitar -hero near:Toronto within:50km ?

You'll want to try different searches to see what will give you the best results, but that search returned a tweet asking if it's easier to play electric guitar or acoustic guitar? You could answer them and it would be a good opportunity to talk to that person who seems to be getting ready to learn guitar.

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Old 25th June 2010, 02:54 PM   #3
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I find I get the most value out of using twitter search (search.twitter.com) you can use it to see what people are interested in in your area.

I ran this search to see what came up for people asking questions with the keyword guitar near toronto (I excluded the keyword hero to weed out those looking for guitar hero information)

Guitar -hero near:Toronto within:50km ?

You'll want to try different searches to see what will give you the best results, but that search returned a tweet asking if it's easier to play electric guitar or acoustic guitar? You could answer them and it would be a good opportunity to talk to that person who seems to be getting ready to learn guitar.

Hope this helps.

Thanks,

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Wow! This is awesome. Thank you so much. I have heard of using the search before but never tried it nor thought of trying it like that. Amazing!

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Old 25th June 2010, 03:32 PM   #4
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Glad I could help. I also forgot to add in my last post that you can create all the queries using the "advanced search" feature if you don't want to memorize them.

A few other things you could search for are "drum circles" or groups and see who is active there, they may not be direct customers if they are already proficient but I'll bet they get a lot of beginners asking them the best way to learn, and may be happy to refer them to you.

Or connect with local musicians in your genre that you could work with to cross promote.

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Old 28th June 2010, 05:24 PM   #5
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Sometimes people follow on twitter without any reason. In my twitter account, I think I never post interesting story, but still people join me and never leave me.

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Old 28th June 2010, 10:06 PM   #6
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You can also use twellow.com and followerwonk.com to find people in your target market to follow.

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Old 29th June 2010, 01:04 AM   #7
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Some good tips, here. Thank you.

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It seems to me that the problem was in the quality of posting. Then try to post regularly and make your posts interesting.

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Old 3rd July 2010, 03:11 PM   #9
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Yes, there are good tips here. Thank you everyone!


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It seems to me that the problem was in the quality of posting. Then try to post regularly and make your posts interesting.
Thank you David for your honesty and help. I have to admit I am at a loss as to what makes a quality post. I find it difficult to "talk with text" if you know what I mean. If I met you in person I would have no problems talking! But for some reason I am having a difficult time connecting with Twitter and my facebook page.

I also don't know what an interesting post is. Might sound rediculous but really I don't know where to start. Part of the problem is that I get most of my clients from the street- literally. I've had 4 people inquire on line about my service and the rest is word of mouth and my street sign. So I think I have a hard time investing in social media when I see no ROI.

Maybe I need to dive into the blogger/twitter world and see what's popular. I have to admit I don't like it when people post every minute what they're doing. But at the same time the goal of my Twitter acct. is about building my brand. So I have to find a health and happy medium lol

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Old 5th July 2010, 01:23 AM   #10
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i think using twitter as a bookmark is a good way to promote online business!

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