Sunday, May 2, 2010

Twitter followers coming by keyword searches

Just another thought on Twitter: I've been tweeting about various subjects, and it's clear by the followers I'm getting that they often come via searches for certain keywords.

For instance, early on I tweeted about UFOs, and sure enough got a follower whose site was dedicated to the subject of sightings of alien space ships. Recently I mentioned the term "dating sites" in a tweet, and soon had a follower who was tweeting about these and nothing else. Of course, there's no point in following these guys. And they'll unfollow me in time anyway, when they realize I'm not in their niche.

My Twitter page is really eclectic, so this is going to happen from time to time. Still, through this process I'll eventually bring in followers who are interested in the same range of subjects I am. So, it's a good lesson. Just as with blogging, it's always worth including popular search terms and keywords.


  1. Thanks for your kind words– definitely keep encouraged! The rules are indeed simple and effective, and the more you do it, the more like second-nature it becomes. Pretty soon, you’ll feel an innate urge to Twitter and message your news, without even thinking about it!

  2. I'm not so certain that Twitter will actually remain as the great marketing tool that it already has been claimed to be.
    It is fun to play with, and I've tried my hand in it to some extent, but remember it's always good to diversify. Never keep a finger in only one pie!