list of interwebs marketers on twitter

Posted in followers, following, marketing, other blog comments, other blogs with tags , , , , on January 18, 2008 by Zack

Marketing Pilgrim has posted a wildly generous resource, listing 75+ social media experts, SEO champs, search marketing experts, et al. 

From Marketing Pilgrim’s post:

Many underground conversations go on within Twitter that never make it to the blogosphere or news sites. It can be a dynamite location for link bait ideas, breaking stories, and general topics you might not think about on a daily basis. You might even find yourself obtaining clientèle through it.

Some of the talent listed include @NewspaperGrl, @chiropractic, @JasonCalacanis, @EricFriedman, @johnandrews, y mucho mas.

I should note this list is dynamic, as Marketing Pilgrim is encouraging self-listing via its comments.  75+ is fast becoming 175+.  Expect to see some massive followers/following increases among this set, especially as this post comtinues to be dugg.  This is a great idea!

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the mortgage tweet and the opt-in buy in

Posted in followers, marketing, other blogs, trying to learn with tags , , , , , on January 18, 2008 by Zack

Brian Brady from WorldWideWeathPlanners.com is using twitter to share his take on mortgage rate activity and market information.  Find him at @mortgagereport.

He tweets once or twice a week.  (I follow him, despite knowing next to nothing about mortgages — other than that I’m thankful I’m not trying to sell my home right now.)  Brady’s model is one that would be excellent for local businesses to use to drum up weekend foot traffic, for instance.  The Alamo Drafthouse could post its midnight movies.  Hyde Park Theatre could post new show times and link to positive reviews.  Restaurants, their specials, fish in season, drinks, so on. 

I found Brady’s mortgage report and @AndyBeal‘s follow-me-and-win contest (he’s up to 643 now, by the way — his contest is kicking ass) from their blogs.  So in both cases they are solving the ‘finding followers’ challenge by posting elsewhere and directing traffic to twitter. 

Also in both instances, the new follower has a clear incentive for following.  It’s not enough to say: follow me on twitter.  Instead: here’s why you should follow me on twitter. 

Businesses should also consider including instructions for joining twitter in their promotions.  Build that in, and show just how easy it is to adopt twitter use.  Accept the responsibility for promoting the twitter brand along with promoting your own deal.      

run andy run

Posted in marketing, other blogs with tags , on January 15, 2008 by Zack

@AndyBeal up to 583.

MobiFeedLive

Posted in business, marketing, other blogs, twitter friends with tags on January 14, 2008 by Zack

MobiFeedLive is a very green, uber-beta fan app that analyzes twitter conversations.  Use it to track trends and popularity of given words or to analyze link popularity by discovering how many people linked to a given URL.  At present, the second most linked-to URL on Twitter is Station Ripper’s twitter app

This fan app appears to be in its infancy, and it will be a good one to follow and use as it develops.  They seem to be working on deeper metrics: link popularity over one day, three days, one week, last 30 days.  With link age and link popularity together to compare, one could evaluate the average timespan required for optimal twitter spread, success rates of link stickiness. 

A future feature I hope to see is a digest of user ids connected to that link’s popularity.  Depending on what the link is related to, digests as these could serve as qualified leads. 

‘follow me and win’ cont.

Posted in followers, marketing on January 14, 2008 by Zack

See earlier post for background.  9:30 CST, @AndyBeal is up to 576 followers.  I’m not sure how he’s benchmarking this contest, but it is appearing successful to me.

how will porn penetrate twitter

Posted in business, trying to learn with tags , , , , , , , on January 14, 2008 by Zack

You said penetrate, huh huh.

Not neccessarily porn proper either…but how will adult entertainment get its piece of the twitter pie? 

Agh.  Did it again.  *sigh*. 

Here’s one example of a new user doing what she can to draw a crowd: @bambidollface.  Her bio labels her a Bi Nympho Teen CumSlut, but thus far her posts are tame, on the whole.  She should use links more.

@GirlieGurl has more success than @bambidollface.  Her background is NSFW, but her tweets are tame.  My guess is she is more established elsewhere among the interwebs.  Has a home page in bio, prob a dirty lil number.

@Lexilapetina, bio says adult site owner.  Also has home page in bio.  Already I’m thinking they should embed their link in every tweet they do.  (True for other businesses too, or just the internet lookin’s?)  @audaciaray is a porn director and ‘sex nerd’, with many recent tweets from adult film awards ceremony.  @hardnhorny also has a home page that sounds adult enough for me to resist clicking it and putting it on the pc’s history.  His posts are protected, so as to whether he’s a fan or a biz, can’t tell.  @MidwestTeenSex purports to be booked for the Katie Couric show.  According to their bio, they make funny movies about teen sex.

And there’s plenty more users out there — you can click through replies from these users and learn more about the community.  I’m betting sex would sell better in twitter if my ‘following’ weren’t visible to all.  If that feature ever becomes optional (especially on a friend-by-friend basis), and the ‘following’ feature can get a little less transparent, adult entertainment will have way better results in twitter – like instant results.

if jaiku were a stock, would you buy shares today

Posted in other blogs with tags , , on January 14, 2008 by Zack

Twitter to Jaiku user comparison

Graph showing jaiku to twitter user numbers, courtesy of ReadWriteWeb.