The impact of Twitter, and what it has caused is immense. Have you noticed that even Facebook now uses hashtags? Not tags but hashtags, the sharp sign is evident on the string of words written on the status update. This is proof of how influential Twitter has become in social media. It definitely took advantage of the fact that compared to Facebook, MySpace and Youtube, Twitter is not bandwidth happy nor subject to office firewall scrutiny as it focused on expressing oneself in compact sentences hence the term “micro-blogging”. It complemented best what advertisements should be – short and sweet.
An effective way to take advantage of this huge market is by using the search button. Try typing “affiliate marketing”, for example. Find people in order to create a custom list of folks interested in the exact things you are interested too. Has it ever occurred to you that somebody you don’t know from Adam decided to follow you on Twitter? You might have tweeting something that got you viewed as a potential customer online especially when some words are written as hashtags. In this day and age of too much information, hashtags just make it a lot easier to trace what demographic market a certain product or service caters to.
A common mistake some practitioners of affiliate marketing do on Twitter is boredom. Either their tweets start with “Buy this” or “Try this” or “Please retweet”. Sure, character count is limited only up to 140 characters, but that should not be an excuse for being lazy in marketing. Have some variety. Generating leads online often start with a status update catchy enough to spark interest along with an article link to further explain what the catchy statement is pertaining to. Twitter has become the platform of choice for most bloggers and online retailers to elicit website hits.
If Twitter is your top choice for online marketing, the Affiliate Marketing Blueprint is set. You are the affiliate and Twitter is the network. Your blog or online store is the merchant, and those who click the links you tweeted are the potential customers. Grab the opportunity to close sales. Now of course Twitter is not for everybody. If you are a more visual person, then Pinterest might be right up your alley. A social media website with a unique take on the online marketing tactic. They “sell” their products through pictures alone. Ever heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words?” Well humans are extremely visual creatures, thus the reason Youtube is actually the biggest search engine in the world. If people can watch someone, or look at a picture about a product, website, etc., they tend to believe in its authenticity much more then just reading an article about it.
I strongly suggest that if you are just starting out to open up a Pinterest account right away. Then start several categories in your area of product marketing. You can find stunning and crystal clear pictures to promote your website at iStockphoto.com. The average price runs from $166 to $333 per month depending on the amount of photos you want to upload. In my opinion it is worth every penny.
Last but not least is Google Plus. A fairly recent addition to the social media landscape in the last couple of years. You can build up a circle of friends who will automatically get updates from your blog, website, and or Youtube channel since Google bought them out. I find this social hub to be a conglomeration, all in the style of all the previously listed sites above. Visual pictures, Tweets, Facebook connections, you name it. This social hub is also separated into categories like Pinterest, with friends, family, and acquaintances. It can be streamlined however you want to show only text, videos, links, or even polls that have been taken by you. However you want it to look is your choice.
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