I went to the BTW (Blogger Twitter Whatever) meetup in the Clarion on Thursday night organised by Jason Roe. It was great to chat and exchange stories with other twitters that I talk to regularly. Below is a picture of me and Emilio Navarro chatting over a pint.
Its the statement we all want to be able to say! Whether your pushing affiliate programs, selling your own products or subscription services, everybody is trying to monetize twitter. Finally there is a service which will pay you to tweet. It’s called SponsoredTweets.com and its authorised by Twitter and brought to you by the IZEA network.
Basically SponsoredTweets pays you per Tweet that is authorised by their advertiser. They calculate how much your tweet is worth based on your influence/follower count. So the lower your twitter following, the lower you get paid.
It has a real simple interface and is very easy to get setup on:
No matter who you are there is always somebody out there who is better or who gets information before you. Trying to keep up can sometimes be difficult without the proper tools. The best way to keep up is by tracking what websites they are visiting and interacting on. Let me introduce a service that allows you to do just that, Backtype.com.
What does Backtype do?
Backtype is a comments search engine with a bit more functionality. Basically you can enter any url and it will list all websites where it has commented on, so you can build up a profile of what websites of where they are interacting and commenting on. Not only that but you can follow certain websites and be alerted when they have created a new comment on any site. To give you an example below is a screenshot for Richard Hearnes excellent SEO site RedCardinal.ie:
Along the right hand side you can see all the websites they have commented on. As you’d expect foran seo consultant there are a lot of seo related websites.
What else can you do with Backtype.com?
They have a feature called “Connect” and this feature is great if your a blogger. Have you ever wanted to know what articles or topics get the most reactions? Sure you can use the search function of technorati but what about the reactions on all the new social media sites like twitter etc? To show you an example I’ve put in Shoemoney’s site to see what articles of his have generated the most comments.
As you can see his article about making money from Twitter generate huge reactions which gives me suggestions for my next post.
This weeks Promo Tuesday, I’m promoting Claire Boyles “Tweeting for Business Success!” seminars. Claire is a successful business coach who runs her own company Management Matters. One of Claires specialities is using Twitter for business. She plans to run a series of “Tweeting for Business Success!” Seminars in the Clarion Hotels in Dublin in August. These seminars are aimed at Twitter novices or any business owner who might be considering using Twitter for marketing purposes.
After attending this seminar you will be able to:
Set up your own twitter account
Have the inside knowledge of twitter etiquette
Get your tweets Retweeted by others
Learn about various applications to enhance twitter functions
Gain World Wide, Irish & European exposure to key customers
Know how to develop relationships & keep your tweeps happy
Her previous twitter seminars have been fully booked and places are strictly limited- early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!
Weds 5th August @ 12-2.30pm
@ The Clarion Hotel, IFSC -
Price : €47 including light lunch & a great opportunity to network with other business owners
Well after 18 days I’ve finally reached my first Twitter milestone. We’ve got a 1000 followers. In honour of of this achievement, I’d like to share with you the twitter tools I use and why I like to use them.
Twollow is a great service whch will allow you to automatically follow people on twitter based on the keywords they use in their tweets. It is a great way to follow people with the same interests as you!. For Affiliate Marketing purposes you can use it to follow people interested in your niche. Hopefully they will follow you back
Twist is a nice little app that allows you to monitor trends in twitter. Want to see what the best time of the week to tweet about Affiliate Marketing? Want to see who the top tweeters are about your niche? Twist can help! Below is a graph monitoring tweets about Affiliate Marketing.
Twitalyser will allow you to evaluate the activity of any Twitter user and report on relative influence, signal-to-noise ratio, generosity, velocity, clout, and other useful measures of success in social media.
I love Qwitter.com because its developed by an irish company. It has been developed by Eoin and the lads at contrast.ie . Qwitter e-mails you when someone stops following you on Twitter with a message that details what the last tweet you did which caused them to stop following you.