Over 74 slides, one is just hit with fact after fascinating fact – initially about the reach and penetration of social media, and then how to converse with audiences. It’s truly inspiring stuff. The short answer is: subtly. You can’t always lead the conversations – and you need to be honest. Don’t bombard the audience with noise and marketing messages – they will just switch off, or you’ll be lost in the din – neither are optimal situations.
Beginner bloggers may have started out on one of the many free blog-hosting websites (such as Blogger, WordPress and similar), lovingly crafted their post and sat back, only to realize that no-one has read it. Some give up. Others investigate, only to discover that for their blog to reach a readership they will have to divert time away from writing and put it into search engine optimization, link-building, directory listings and other methods of self-promotion.
A little bit of SEO (search engine optimization) isn’t too arduous. Choosing a few keywords and attending to tags doesn’t take much time. Listing with directories and indexes (Technorati is a well-known name) can’t hurt. Joining a blogging community can help – after all, if you don’t read and respond to other people’s blogs, http://www.littleredbook.cn/category/blog/china-social-media-blog/ why should they bother with yours? But the fact remains that to gain a wide readership you either have to have something reasonably spectacular to offer or a lot of time to spend on promotion.
As you can see there are many valuable uses for this new microblogging technology. You hear all of the great things about Twitter. Now its time that you give it a shot and let it help you out in your own real estate business. The best part about Twitter is that its free. So you get a wealth of information at no cost. So what are you waiting for. Build some backlinks out there. Write original content. Social Network, Tweet for crying out loud- But please stop spending so much time reading when you should be taking action.
From telling people that you are getting ready to take a shower to telling others how mad you are about something, Twitter provides a great avenue for sending messages. You can also upload your blog feed to Twitter so that Twitter automatically posts your new blogs online for others to see. Twitter is a great way to gain exposure for those who are otherwise unknown. From celebrities to your mom and dad, everyone seems to have a Twitter account.
But the big question on many people’s minds is whether or not Twitter will last. Is this Twitter revolution similar to Facebook and MySpace? Will it have any staying power, or will it fade away almost as abruptly as http://wearesocial.sg/blog/2012/01/social-asia-tuesday-tuneup-11/ it came into the lives of so many? Only time will tell.