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200+ Internet Marketing Gurus on Twitter

By Brian Chappell

The twitter train is pulling up, are you on board yet? Twitter is one of the most revolutionary messaging systems to come out in my opinion since AOL Instant Messenger back in 1997. It allows groups of users to simultaneously engage in conversations all at the same time, similar to being in a “chat room” in AOL. As a marketer this can be a golden tool if utilized properly for personal reputation management reasons.

Many underground conversations go on within Twitter that never make it to the blogosphere or news sites. It can be a dynamite location for link bait ideas, breaking stories, and general topics you might not think about on a daily basis. You might even find yourself obtaining clientèle through it. I really could go on and on with what you could do with Twitter.

Top 25 Online Marketers to Follow on Twitter

If you’re looking to expand your Twitter universe, you’ve found the right post. While opinions will vary on any list of this sort, I’ve picked out and reviewed my choices for the top 25 online marketers you should be following on Twitter. They are not presented in any particular order so as to prevent any in-fighting with those listed :-).

I tried to dig in and give you a little more depth provided in most of these kinds of lists and I suspect these folks would love for you to follow them if you are not already.

I hope you enjoy and feel free to add your own favorite online marketers to follow in the comments!

Twitter Ads Finally Set To Make Public Debut

It has been a long awaited and long talked about prospect but it looks like Twitter is finally letting us all know at least one way that they plan to make money. To literally no one’s surprise it will be through ads that Twitter calls “Promoted Tweets”.

The New York Times reports

Twitter will unveil on Tuesday a much-anticipated plan for making money from advertising, finally answering the question of how the company expects to turn its exponential growth into revenue.

The advertising program, which Twitter calls Promoted Tweets, will show up when Twitter users search for keywords that the advertisers have bought to link to their ads. Later, Twitter plans to show promoted posts in the stream of Twitter posts, based on how relevant they might be to a particular user.

Twitter’s Mobile Experience Enhanced

Before we get into the changes that Twitter has made to its iOS and Android apps, it’s important to consider just how many people actually use the official Twitter experience over third party providers like HootSuite and others. I found some ancient statistics (over a year old) which claim 42% of Twitter users used unofficial apps but that was not looking at mobile solely. Reliable statistics in these areas can be hard to come by for sure.

With mobile use exclusively this kind of data is even harder to track down. Regardless of who is using what though, it’s likely that Twitter is more interested in everyone using native Twitter mobile apps moving forward which further indicates their march to limit third party development around the platform. If the latest tweaks to the mobile experience are any indicator then that is a fair guess.

Twitter Is More Than Connecting

By Patricia Skinner

It has been said (too often) that Twitter is for connecting. And with over 6 million users it certainly is. But it’s for so much more than just connecting.

  • Can you learn on Twitter? Personally I think it’s one of the best places on the net to get an education on just about any subject you care to name.
  • Can you get traffic on Twitter? More than you can cope with if you’re prepared to invest a little time and a little of yourself.
  • Can you sell on Twitter? Yes, if you make the right moves.

It’s possible to connect up with your potential target market like no other place on the Web, if you only understand the way Twitter works.

Twitter Doesn’t Exactly Instill Confidence in Memo to Journalists

imagessources-unreliableTwitter has taken a bit of a reputation ding after the hijacking of the AP Twitter account last week. Financial markets dipped and now federal attention is being given to the activities to see who profited from this event.

The result has been the promise, or the rumor, of a two step authentication process. Uhhh, those are nice words but until it’s in place and works it means absolutely nothing. Now to add to the uncertainty that surrounds the security of a Twitter account and, as a result, the reliability of the service in ‘reporting’ the news (God help us if Twitter is actually seen as a reliable breaking news source ever but it seems inevitable) is the following memo sent to journalists trying to help them protect their Twitter accounts.

BuzzFeed provided the contents of the memo and here it is.

A Less Hype Oriented Look At Twitter

Twitter just celebrated its fifth birthday. The blog post over at Twitter celebrating this ‘event’ has a nice video (see below, it’s worth the look just to see Snoop Dog’s ‘wake and bake’ reference to Martha Stewart … classic). The Twitter post also has some statistics that, of course, come from the nest itself so we can set the stage with how Twitter feeds the hype.

Twitter users now send more than 140 million Tweets a day which adds up to a billion Tweets every 8 days—by comparison, it took 3 years, 2 months, and 1 day to reach the first billion Tweets. While it took about 18 months to sign up the first 500,000 accounts, we now see close to 500,000 accounts created every day. All of this momentum and growth often pales in comparison to a single compassionate Tweet by a caring person who wants to help someone in need.