Its no secret that I love Twitter, and can’t live without it (in fact – feel free to follow me). Even other people, like I found on Twitter today, share my addiction of Twitter and may need Twitter interventions:
I went on to answer @SEOAly that it was not possible because I had tried several times, and failed. It leads me to ask the question though about what kind of chatter you are monitoring Twitter for? I love following other people in my industry, and it helps me find and stay on top of all that is going on. This is one of just many uses I have for Twitter. Are you using Twitter search as a part of your online reputation management? I am not going to go off and say its the next big search engine or anything silly like that, but are you using it to see what things people are saying about you and your business?
If you are not checking it out to see whats being said, you could be missing out on some cool stuff. Check this out that I found when I was checking up on my name:
Now I am not sharing this to pump up my ego, but what if I did this and someone said that I sucked and was the worst ever? I would have been able to reply and ask them exactly what I had done they didn’t like – and I would have been able to make improvements for the next time. It’s cool to also see stuff like this too because you can use it as a mini-testimonial for your name, brand or company too. This kind of real time feedback can be an amazing thing for businesses who care about what people are saying!
I guess the real question I am asking is this; Do you just waste time on Twitter, or are you taking advantage of it? This is real time folks, and with this instant gratification world we live in there is nothing better then real time feedback and monitoring. You are going to find stuff, and people talking about way quicker on Twitter then you ever will on Google, and that is the main reason you need to be interested in the chatter!
What are some other ways you use the Twitter chatter? I would love to hear!