Twitter.com has carved itself quite a buzz recently with a plethora of subject gurus using Twitter on their TV and radio shows , and marketing experts telling us we can leverage Twitter to create hundreds of followers , the interest in Twitter is at a record peak . You almost certainly have friends and work colleagues on Twitter and your major suppliers have probably asked you to be their Twitter fan . So the million dollar question is this . What are YOU doing about it for yourself?
A lot of people, actually I think most, don’t even “get” Twitter. And that’s partly because it can be many different things to almost as many people. And to some extent, they may even be all true, at least to that person.
But however you approach your Twitter strategy and there’s a great FREE training video about that at http://www.TrafficHug.com/twittervideo/ but whatever you do, you should be doing something. Even at a minimum you have one more point of contact via Twitter , ideally with some way of people finding you by your keyword, or your name. I mean a few people are just going to wonder if your business (or you) are on Twitter and type in twitter dot com slash acme widgets. Now it will be embarrassing is a cyber squatter is sitting on your own name, so another good reason to make sure you secure your place in the Twit’o’sphere. (By the way things can be done about cyber squatters, just ask me.)
We have other articles on getting targeted traffic, but let’s look at something we can do today A right now We’ll take a more detailed look at targeted traffic but first let’s explore a quick and easy option.
Most people perceive Twitter traffic as an internal channel of Twitter itself . A concept most Twitter directories encourage . But with Twitter , the advantages of having your normal traffic subscribe to you on Twitter are plentiful . So huge that we need to take action today .
A very quick solution is to add a Twitter “badge” to your web presences . A Twitter badge is a graphic showing who you are on Twitter with a link direct to your Twitter page. In the videos I mentioned earlier , you’ll see how , but we’ll stick to just the badge for now .
WHERE CAN I CREATE MY BADGE ?
You can get your own customised Twitter badge for FREE from this site ;
http://wwwTwitterHug.com/twitter/category/badge/ – Custom Twitter Badge for free .
You just paste the HTML it provides in to your page .
It also works on WordPress blogs. I’ve inserted them on all of my own blogs.
The Twitter badge is provided in its own little HTML DIV tag so should exist fine almost anywhere.
If you create a table or div tag to position it in , then you can just paste the code in in that place . With WYSIWYG html editors, there is usually an HTML “object” box you can place in the desired location and just place the code in to that. Adobe Dreamweaver users can just insert an AP Layer (from the insert menu) and then paste the code in to that using the HTML code view pane.
There couldn’t be anything easier than using a Twitter badge. And it’s the glue that links your web 2.0 with your normal web. Don’t miss the boat.