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Published on September 28th, 2010 | by Janine Popick

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Twitter For Your Business!

TwitterBy now you’ve probably heard that Twitter is a powerful business tool. We think that even  though you constantly hear about using Twitter for your business, you may not hear enough about why it is a great business tool.

If you haven’t joined Twitter, or if you have a Twitter account and don’t know what to do with it, here are our top ten “tweetable” reasons why you should give it a try:

  1. It’s free.
  2. It can help grow your email marketing list when you post email-only offers.
  3. It will expand the life and reach of your email campaigns (use the VR Social Sharing Feature.)
  4. You can find and make connections by following people and asking them to follow you.
  5. You can stay up-to-date on industry trends by following trendsetters.
  6. You can monitor what your customers are saying about you so you can make necessary tweaks to your business.
  7. You can host a Twitter Chat to engage with and acquire more followers.
  8. You can handle customer support related issues (check out Twitter.com/Supportvr for inspiration.)
  9. You can find your advocates and reward them!
  10. You can promote your business to new and existing customers.

Have you had success with Twitter for your business? Tell us about it in the comments!

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13 Responses to Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Twitter For Your Business!

  1. Chris says:

    I have recently started a new business and have found it a great way of getting my brand out there. I have also picked up some design work through Twitter which was unexpected. I agree it keeps me up to date with what’s going on in the world and it’s fun too.

  2. Rahul Ghosh says:

    Hi i had 200 followers but suddenly my follwer count stopped and decreased. I used twitter to promot emy blog for a steady traffic. Can you guys help me in getting ways to get more followers.

  3. Carl - Web Courses Bangkokc says:

    This has inspired us to write a an article on this explaining to our trainees doing our Online Marketing Course. Twitter is a really special thing for me as you mention in number 5 we can keep up-to-date on what is happening in the world of design, development..thanks for the post. Simple and effective.

  4. Togrul says:

    Hi,
    I used to make some little profit from Twitter a year ago and now only use it solely as one of the marketing tools to drive traffic to my blog.
    Cheers,
    Togrul

  5. Love your list!
    After taking a poll of our ecommerce clients, we found that people prefer Facebook to Twitter. BUT, Twitter does have its good qualities. Both are great and necessary for any social media marketing campaign.
    Take a look at these stats that show what a typical Facebook and Twitter user are like.
    For tips on marketing for ecommerce, follow me on Twitter @VolusionMolly

  6. Mike says:

    I’ve been using twitter and have earned a few new fans there. Some followed us to twitter, and by retweeting our posts, they brought new people to us and our site. Slow process, and if not used right can be annoying. One effective tweet is better than 20 useless tweets.

  7. This is a great reminder for me to update my Twitter more often.
    I set up an account and posted to it frequently for the first few days…but that was about it! I need to get back into it to keep my followers growing!

  8. Sudoku_coza says:

    Oh I could never quite understand this Twitter thing, must admit it took a while lol … well, that has all changed. Followed some advise and the results has just been phenomenal! woweee Twitter :-)
    Eddie

  9. I still can’t seem to get a handle on how to use Twitter! I know we should be doing more! I have Twitter guilt!

  10. Poppy says:

    Hi Jessy,
    My name is Poppy and I am the Social Media Manager here at VerticalResponse. Getting followers can be a challenge, but just like building your email list, it takes time and is worth the effort. Have you tried sending out an email marketing campaign promoting your Twitter account?

  11. Scubawendy says:

    Twitter has definitely worked for me. It has brought me several new clients.

  12. Jessy says:

    I started using twitter just recently and I can’t seem to get followers. Do followers need to be solicited?

  13. this concerns USA, Twitter doesn’t work on European B2b customers

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