All About Twitter’s New Buy Button and How Small Businesses Can Take Advantage

All About Twitter's New Buy Button and How Small Businesses Can Take AdvantageTwitter has been going through quite a few changes as of late, and business owners might want to start paying attention. The blue-bird-themed social networking platform recently added a buy button to some of its tweets. With this button, users can now buy right from Twitter on their mobile devices, a move that should bring Twitter much needed revenue; but how will it affect casual users, and are the terms attractive enough to bring new business owners on board? Only time will tell, but let’s take a deeper look into these new Twitter changes to see what’s up.

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Twitter: What’s In 140 Characters?

What's in a Tweet anywayTwitter started when a group of programmers set out to write a script that would allow them to send SMS messages to a select group of followers. Pretty soon this unique method of social networking became known as micro-blogging and Twitter took off, and take off it has. Today you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t at least heard of Twitter. It’s used by celebrities, politicians, authors, executives, sports stars, moms, dads, middle aged the elderly and yes Teens are using it en masse. The bottom line is that everyone’s using Twitter, but if you want to use it effectively, you need to learn how to use the 140 characters to your advantage.

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How To Make Your Tweets Count

always look for new techniques for effective tweetsAre you looking for more effective ways to reach out to your audience on Twitter? The microblogging platform is popular with brands, individuals and celebrities, to name a few, and it seems that everyone is tweeting away with increasing regularity. This results in a sea of tweets that can make it difficult for your audience to discern your tweets from all the others. As a brand, you should always be looking for techniques to help you write more effective tweets. The following tips will help your tweets stand out amongst the crowd so that you can get the most return from your use of Twitter.

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Everybody Loves Twitter

A new study came out recently showing that Twitter has reached 500 million users. It’s clear: everyone loves Twitter. This is great news for you, the Twitter marketer. Once you know where your audience is, you can target that audience with targeted marketing materials. That sounds good on paper, but you must tread carefully. The reason Twitter is so popular is because it is a community where people go to share thoughts and ideas. They don’t go to Twitter to be sold to and they certainly didn’t go to receive any spam. So how do you handle twitter marketing so that you can crack into this veritable cornucopia of prospects and customers? You do it by being social on the Twitter social network.

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How Twitter Has Changed Over The Years And Why It Still Works

If you haven’t used Twitter for online marketing purposes, you may be missing out on some serious market share. With everyone so focused on Facebook, many people don’t realize that Twitter is not far behind the social giant in popularity and scope. If Facebook can gain your business more exposure and sales, Twitter can do the same, only it might do it better. Let’s take a look at Twitter, how the social platform has changed over the years and how to use it today to take your online marketing efforts to new heights.

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Can My Team Help You With Your Online Marketing?

2 quick things I needed to tell you about:

First:
I’m making my entire marketing team available to help your business. If you’ve got an existing business and you need a website makeover or help with your marketing… they can help you! These are the same people who work on my sites & they’d like to help you with any aspect of online marketing & site design:

Call 1-877-797-6825 to learn more about how they can help you.
or visit:
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Last Chance To Win The iPad: Viral Online Word Of Mouth Marketing Contest

You probably heard about my contest where I’m giving away an Apple iPad. Well… the contest ends in 2 days! Now’s your last chance to get some bonus points into the contest (or to join the contest before it’s over).

To make it worth your while… I’m DOUBLING all contest points for the last 2 days of the contest!

So go right now to promote your word of mouth contest links on Twitter, Facebook & Google Buzz for double points. Just for hitting the “like” button on Facebook & using our FaceBook App you’ll also get double points!

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The Google Buzz Buzz

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Yesterday was a BIG day for Google. And for social networking. I went over it in my live show at BusinessInnerCircle.com, as well. But I wanted to make sure and post it here so everyone knows.

Google released their newest product called “Buzz” yesterday. Essentially, it’s a social network which links your twitter feed, your youtube videos, your flickr pics, and all other social networks that Google can figure out that are connected with you…all to your gmail.

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Live Online Marketing Questions 2 Feb 10

Every week on my live show I answer questions from both the members-only chat at BusinessInnerCircle.com and also the public chats. This week’s questions answered covered a variety of marketing and advertising topics:

1. The best Twitter app
2. How long I’ve been blogging
3. Good keyword tools
4. Tools to submit sitemaps
5. Good pay-per-lead programs

For answers to these questions, watch the clip. And stop by tonight to get your own specific questions answered.

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Backupify Online Backup Tool: Act Quick!

I mentioned this on the Tuesday show, but I wanted to post a reminder on here for those of you who might be interested.

Backupify is an online backup tool that backs up your social data, blog posts, pictures, etc. from your WordPress blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and many other social networking sites. Until the 31st of January it’s FREE. So if this is something you are interested in, you only have 2 days to get it for free. I’m not an affiliate for them, and this isn’t a product I own or sponsor in any way. I just thought it was cool, and I like to promote helpful tools to my friends and fans.

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