A Beginner's Guide To Twitter

Twitter is perhaps the most popular social media marketing and micro blogging service on the web. Since the introduction of this service in Oct 2006, it has become one of the most potent weapons in your arsenal for internet marketing. Are you familiar with it? If not, here's a basic guide about starting with twitter and expanding your blog's reach with this intuitive and interesting service.

What is Twitter?

It is primarily a micro-blogging site, which allows you to send text posts up to 140 characters long via SMS, IM, E-Mail or web. Combining the features of social networking, it provides excellent platform to share your ideas and views. When used sensibly, it has the power to network and pull traffic to your blog. You can follow other twitter's and they can follow you. Whatever you post on twitter, it is fanned out to all your followers, and they are updated with your activities.

How to Start?

Register yourself on Twitter, and make a crisp and appealing profile. Create an account on TwitterFeed, and direct your post excerpt with link to your twitter account. The people tracking the keyword within your post excerpt and who are following you will instantly receive your twitter post. In this way you can automate the process of disseminating the fresh content of your blog on twitter.

If you use Google Talk, make sure you add 'twitter 'at' twitter.com' in your buddy list. It is an automated twitter IM interface, enabling you to twitter using Google Talk. If you have Facebook account, you can easily integrate the twitter widget to keep your friends updated of your twitter activities on Facebook. There are many desktop Twitter clients available viz., TWhirl and TweetDeck. With passage of time, twhirl has become one of the most popular twitter client and is used by millions of people around the globe. These client software give the ease of twittering right from your desktop.

With twitter, you can make your impact on targeted audience, and can get strong network to build and expand your business.

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MintBlogger author - Rajeev EdmondsRajeev Edmonds has been blogging since 2006 about digital marketing, social media and of course about problogging. He specializes in WordPress installation and Thesis theme customization. He is the founder and editor of MintBlogger where he blogs about new media strategies.

Since April, 2012, he's making his living entirely from his blogging efforts. He holds a post graduate degree in computer applications and loves to dig in CSS/HTML code. Read more →

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