Promoting Your Website on Twitter

By Angela Wills

Twitter is all the rage these days for online business and marketing.

If you don’t know what Twitter is, then let me do my best to explain it to you:

Twitter is a mixture between an instant messenger and a forum that only allows you to type 140 characters at a time. You can log on to your Twitter account at any time and find people chatting amongst themselves, ‘tweeting’ out inspiring messages, ‘retweeting’ cool stuff or linking out to interesting websites.

So great stuff, right? You’ve probably heard that Twitter is a great way to build relationships and your business, and you’re also probably wondering just how to promote your website on it.

Twitter-marketing is all about building relationships. When you give first, you’re setting yourself up for success on this social media site. So with that in mind here are some of my best tips for promoting your website with tweets:

1. Don’t Auto-DM!
A DM is a direct message. Beyond the actual public tweeting there are private direct messages that get sent to the receivers email address. Some people think it’s a good idea to automate their social media marketing by sending automatic DMs that do things like:

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