It's been a week or two since I've planned to blog about 'the twitter factor'. This in connection with the blog series social networking for search engine optimization. So let's head directly up to the point. Twitter started on the early 2000. But it has became a 'powerful tool' for business and website promotion from the last two years. Yeah, we can find many good information about twitter's involvement with business on net. And of course, I don't have anything 'very new' about twitter to share with you. But still there are lots of things one can talk on this topic. And without a topic about twitter we can't complete this blog series about social networking.
Twitter - a powerful Identity
Twitter has changed a lot, and now the profiles stands as powerful identities of the respective users. Why so? The main reason behind this is twitter is one among the top ten websites which is having millions of daily visits. Google and all other major search engine robots always crawls each and every pages inside twitter. So if some one create an identity in his own website (say yoururl.com) that won't get the same effect as a twitter profile (twitter.com/you) can produce. It's all because twitter is already popular and highly crawled, your profile will be indexed with in a few hours on search engines. [Offbeat: Remember the method that've used before to index new websites. SEO Experts was used to put a link of new websites on high PR and popular websites because of the extra search engine attention of those sites. So the links these high page rank websites carry also get a part of the SE attention and the websites got indexed soon on search engines]. I think I've explained enough about the process.
The 'twitter factor' in business
Have you seen Sun, Microsoft, Adsense etc on twitter? Why these biggies came to twitter? It's all because of the 'on growing' exposure that twitter can bring to business. Yes, twitter is growing per day. The fact is the concept of microblogging has became business blogging. You cannot find any tweets without a link now! So how twitter can promote business? You may be surprised seeing blog updates sharing their success with twitter for affiliate marketing. Yes, twitter can bring sales too. But it's an intelligent game, the most intelligent guys grows and the least fails. While approaching twitter Follow the 3 Rules.
1. Be personal at the beginning: Try to get more attention, don't promote your business, make relations and bring followers.
2. Be active on the twitter environment: Don't just send a message and disappear, be active on discussions, it will help you.
3. Be selective with the people you follow: Try to be in your subject. This will bring more responses to your tweets. Remember there is nothing to talk about shoes on a vegetable market. So do things logically.
You also have to bring more and more followers to your account. Where ever possible just leave your twitter profile url (to promote your business with twitter first promote twitter :laugh:) Do some basic optimization for the profile on the places/blogs/forums where you have accounts. This can bring more exposure to your account. This will make your twitter profile and hence your business profile popular. Within a few days, a keyword search for your business will be popping out your twitter profile. That's the power of twitter. Always remember to give live links on your tweets once you make a strong base over there. So that the profile visitors will be redirected to your websites.
The SEO factor
Personally, I don't use twitter for my business purpose. It's all about search engine optimization for me. I have done good optimization for my profile in the very beginning and still adding followers. The benefits for me is instant responses to my tweets ( I often get 50+ respond clicks to my tweets - it's also because I will be having some information with my tweets always. I never tweet advertisements). And recently I've changed my twitter url, let's see how it affects the responds.
As you can see thousands of other sites are existing just because of twitter. These sites (not all) takes the tweets from certain profiles (or if you have accounts and connections on such sites with your twitter account) and publish on their websites. This will add more benefits and link exposure. I have great connections with other twitter supported sites and thats working as a link building campaign for me.
Don't tweet with shorten urls. Don't you think that both are the same? If you tweet a plain url or a shorten url both will be redirecting to the same website. Then why can't we save some text counts? But its another game. As I've stated above the tweets will be published on many other sites. We know that twitter provides a nofollow link platform. So it doesn't matter whether you are tweeting a short url or a real one. But in case of the other supporting sites they are dofollow. So if you are sending tweets with live urls that will work as backlinks. I repeat, in an above paragraph I have talked about the technique used to index websites quickly. But now you can index your website just with a tweet (with a plain url not a shorten one) and after a day if you give a search for the domain name you can see that the tweet pops up.
The only sad thing is twitter became an area of spammers as it can bring greater results than any other social networking platforms. I am unable to comment whether it's a good move or not. Because, in a way even you and me are spammers there.Number Of Views 855
Dear Readers, let me wish you a very prosperous and bright new year.
So, with the New Year, Google has made another page rank update. I think most of the webmasters would be aware about this. So how the recent PR update affected your websites? An exciting jump or a bad drop? Anyways our Blog worked well and it has jumped to PR 2 from No PR. At this time I’d like to thank all of our readers and other webmasters who’ve helped to get this with in a very short time. The exciting thing is many of our individual posts are rank very well with the update. This PR update is the cause of this post. So I request all of you to be a part of the discussion and comment on this topic with your thoughts and ideas on Google PR. I think as per the current market, business (I’m talking about those whatever comes under ‘Online’ category) it’s a very important topic.
The Role of Google PR
So what’s exactly Google PR? What do you think? It says that it’s a measure of a website’s authority and quality of the content. But do you think that getting a high PR is going to help you with your earnings? If you are asking me, I will say a big NO. Yeah, simply getting a good PR is not gonna help you in any ways. Then? Remember always that people get sales, money, business etc online - only depending on the search engine result pages (SERPs) and Exposure (the visibility of the service on the web other than SERPs).
You can find some great results with no PR websites for highly competing keywords. They make more sales and profit than some high PR websites. Yeah, SERP results doesn’t means that the website is having a high PR and high PR doesn’t mean that your website will come on top of SERPs. But links from high PR websites with less amount of OBL (outbound links) can really help you to increase SERP. But you have to make many more things for search engine ranking improvement. A perfect example is our corporate site’s service page was not at all having a PR before, but at the same time we were on top of SERPs (still we are for certain great keywords).
Then how a high page rank helps you with business? According to my knowledge you can show/advertise that you have a great authority rank from Google to promote your services. But that’s not the real game. PR is much more important for webmasters those who sell websites, links, and pages. Yes, there the PR is very very important. As you know backlinks from high PR websites will really help websites grow, webmasters charge higher amounts for such links (Google is against paid dofollow links though). Another business is websites itself. Some intelligent guys are creating website with great content just to sell them. Once they get greater PRs they sell the websites/blogs for good prices. The last use of PR is to those who offer blog posts about other companies (either promotional or as a review) in such cases also Google PR plays an important role. As a conclusion we can say that PR is not only for SEO purpose the actual thing behind why webmaster try hard to get it is the Business means of it.
Feel free to share your thoughts on the topics. Let me know more about the subject from your knowledge.Number Of Views 972