17 Aug, 2009
Posted by: Brian In: Social Media Marketing
I have 3,000 followers on twitter!!!!
IT DOES NOT MATTER
People using Twitter for marketing a product or service get this crazy idea in their head that the amount of people following them means something. This is contrary to the amout of people that click your ads on Google AdWords. It means nothing unless there people actually what you are tweeting about..
On one of my business accounts I use I have approximately 400 followers. about 5 minutes after I post a link to a new post or something cool i found, i get about 10-15 clicks. After digging deeper, about 50% look at other pages on my blog (bounce). These people clicking are REAL people.
NEVER EVER EVER buy followers. These are all automated accounts and will eventually be banned. I’m sure you have see the Tweet spam “OMG! I have 300 followers, click here so you can too!” These are all crap sites looking to make a quick buck.
When marketing a business or service, tweet like a person. Spam accounts don’t work and will be banned. I have had great success with driving traffic to my website, and offering people tips on the service that I am marketing for.