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Twitter Isn't a Waste of Time If You Have a Brain

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by newmanhia, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. newmanhia

    newmanhia Junior Member

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    Some people say twitter is worthless. Worthless to me means there is no monetization potential.

    This is true if you are talking about spamming affiliate links, but many people fail to think outside the box.

    I don't give specifics, just general scenarios so put your own twist on things. There are a ton of real people on twitter, despite there being a high ratio of spam accounts. I know this just by typing in a search term and looking at the results.

    I am sure if you type MMO there is going to be tons of spam, but this is besides the point.

    Okay, so most people who buy sites are IDIOTS, I mean stupid as stupid can be. Look at that one mans blog that sold for 10K or something. People will purchase zombie blogs just because they have a ton of social media traffic and subscribers.

    Here is what I would do.

    Make a legitimate site on a popular topic, say windows 7. (just a stupid example)

    Tweet for 7 or so days then start using tools to add followers. Also update your blog regularly by hand by putting your own take on news stories.

    Also have an opt in lightbox to get people on your aweber newsletter list.

    Wait about a month until your site goes supernova.

    In this hypothetical scenario you would probably have 1000 visitors a day + and a couple thousand subscribers to your newsletter.

    This should not be difficult if you offer something free and compelling for signing up to the list. I am almost never the guy who signs up for anything (advertising resistant) and even I have been tempted to sign up when the offer is tempting.

    Sell the site for big $$$.

    Alternatively you could also just use the list yourself and market products to people, building their trust all the while. I would go for the quick sale though.
     
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  2. Michael Rivero

    Michael Rivero Newbie

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    you are excatly right. Twitter is where the money is at because everyone is there.
     
  3. thesyndicate

    thesyndicate Regular Member

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    You better find a very good niche for that. So much spam on twitter now going on.
     
  4. LaoTzu

    LaoTzu Newbie

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    Great share. Would you recommend any websites other than S1tep0int (or as it's called now, Fli*[email protected]) to sell your blog?
     
  5. Warbucks

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    I am solidly on record as saying that Twitter is like the movie Weekend at Bernies. Dead but people keep carrying the corpse around pretending it's not.

    Quick hit things like the OP mentioned can make some money, but it's not scalable. The key is would you rather spend an hour making a site and tweeting to sell a site for a few hundred bucks, or would you rather spend that time working a sustainable twist that might bring you $10/day for... well, forever?
     
  6. thesyndicate

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    well i am sure we have some legit readers left on twitter but from what i can see and get it is so much spam.
     
  7. Warbucks

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    The problem isn't just the spam. It's that for every real twitter user that's joining there are 10,000 or more spam accounts. And with the whole autofollow method of follower farming most of what you get will be spam followers.

    If you do the math the percentage of real users, the kind that might have a shot at actually clicking your CPA is getting smaller and smaller with each passing day. I seriously doubt that the ratio of real to fake users on twitter is 10%. If it is, in a month it'll be 9%.

    It comes down to "is it worth my time?"

    I've actually got a list of about 2000 twitter users I actually bought from sellers on BHW. I have a plan for them that's highly automated. It's goign to require almost no effort on my part which means that if it converts at 1% I'm still ahead. Anything that requires any work on my point would make the ROI go negative.
     
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  8. yooozy

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    regarding this specific twitter problem, I think getting real persons on your list is crucial for your success at twitter and then you'll know that it's more efficient to get active users

    I used a couple of methods on my old accounts trying to get real users but none of them seems to work the only thing that works all the time is common sense!

    I got huge success with a couple of accounts I created lately. In these accounts I tried not to focus on followers number, but followers quality instead! so I disagree with many twitter tutors as they emphasize on getting followers, and I think it's just stupid to have like:

    35% Bot accounts
    30% brand(company) accounts
    15% inactive accounts
    11% lurker accounts (acc with few Tweets)
    9% real users
    ▲▲▲this looks decent for big accounts but what about ROI?....??? *I know you're asking too many questions here :cool2: *

    in fact these are the usual results for most of all methods out there believe me I read too many books and seen a lot of tutorials like perry pelchter ..etc



    what I do to beat this is by using common sense to follow ppl, and I only care about number of ppl following me when the account is fresh!

    I usually change my strategy when I get like 1000 followers, I gradually unfollow those crap accounts, and always refine my list over and over again. so if I maintain a quality list of 10,000 followers is a lot more better than having 100,000 that will scatter my efforts uselessly

    my quick tips:

    follow people:

    *who spent time customizing their profiles
    *who don't provide links in their Tweets
    *Who do what Twitter is all about "What are you doing now"
    *who like conversation, RT and respond to others

    don't follow ppl:

    *who use automation apps (always check the text under Tweets saying: 5 sec from ______ ) "from web" means they use the browser directly
    *who quickly DM you when you follow them, they usually say smth like "thank you...and see my site.."


    finally,remember that providing good content is king, crucial and a must!
    you have to discover your own ways doing that :cool2:


    ~yoozy