Monday, November 03, 2008

Twitter: Free Local Business Promotion

Twitter is a "messaging service" or "micro=blogging" service which you have either heard of, never heard of, love it or hate it type deal. If you're not Twittering yet, hopefully you'll do so in the near future! For those already using Twitter have you been harnessing the power of twitter for free business promotion? Here is a quick run down on how you can use Twitter for free local business promotion.

Free Business Promotion using Twitter

  • Create your Twitter account and include a picture. Folks prefer to converse with a "person" instead of company logo.
  • Make the most out of your bio line; add your company website, blog or mention your company specialty!
  • Have more than one person at your business utilizing twitter. This is helpful when trying to reach a wider range audience, providing different insight and having online back up.
  • When promoting your own posts ensure you add alittle something to your tweet! Link dropping is not welcomed in the twitter community unless its followed with commentary, question or additional input!
  • Try not to make it all about just you. Tweet about what you find interesting, share info, links and "cool" sites! Try to engage your audience.
  • Check out what people have under their "favorites" there is useful information there! It'll give you insight as to what your audience likes!
  • Make use of Twitter Search - from here you can see what the trendy topics are. Also, use it to search for your name/company to keep tabs on what's being said about you.
  • Ensure you're providing feedback. Comment or reply to tweets, retweet or simply thank a person for a link. Everyone loves feedback!
  • Harness the power of Twitter polling! Easy and instant feedback is a huge plus to the twitter community- opinions are quick to come by using this service.
  • Twitter news travels fast! So if your a local business try attracting & befriending people in your community. Utilize Twitter Local to keep tabs on local twitterati!
  • Make the most out of local "Twitter Meet-ups" getting to know the potential cliental can make the difference in attracting newbie customers.
  • Twitter Real Estate! Ensure you make the most out of your Twitter background, include company logo for brand recognition or contact info for easy viewing or go the extra step and include images of products or special promotion info!

Check out my Twitter post here for additional Twitter tools and goodies. There are a number of other services which have surfaced since that post; therefore check back soon for a Twitter tools & goodies update!

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Spooktacular Halloween Fun Sites

Halloween Fun Sites

Is Trick or Treatin'not your thing? Have you not gotten into the spirit of Halloween yet? Well perhaps you can still join in the Halloween fun by adding some fright to your online persona.

Halloween Fun Sites:

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Win a $500 Apple Gift Card in time for the Holidays!

7Search Video Contest
Looking for a bonus this holiday? Do you own a video camera? Well then, here is an opportunity you can't pass up! 7Search.com is holding a video contest to promote their company. It's a simple contest.

To enter participants must:
  • Create a short video
  • Incorporate the 7Search logo
  • Submit your video to the 7Search YouTube Group

The video with the most views and highest rating wins 1st prize

7Search.com Video Contest Prizes:
1st Place: $500 Apple Store Gift Card
2nd Place:
$100 Apple Store Gift Card
3rd, 4th & 5th Place: $50 7Search advertiser account credits

Visit the official contest page here!
Or simply join their YouTube page here.

If you'd like to participate in the contest yet don't have a camera or editing equipment look around online, there are plenty of services out there that would enable you to create a video in a jiffy. My 7Search Video Contest example found is proof that creativity is all you need! This video was created using free online services and complimentary music found on YouTube "audio swap". Be creative and have fun.

Good luck to all participants!