Twitter, Twitter, Twitter… it’s been quite a while since a day has gone by without hearing something about Twitter. If you don’t twitter, you just aren’t up to snuff. At least that’s what many people seem to believe, and they aren’t afraid to put in your face day after day. I admit that it can be a powerful tool for any website owner. But, I haven’t got too caught up in Twitterland. (Go ahead, I’m bound to have my hand smacked here and that’s ok with me!)
Sure, I joined and was active for a short period of time. Trying to make time to Twitter and keep up with the tweets is an awfully big task that takes up too much time, though. Sure, there are a few automated systems out there. Maybe once I find time to get my hands into those, I’ll get back on the Tweet-wagon.
But are you a chatty little tweeter? If so, you may be able to borrow some instant credibility from an authority figure in your field. There are likely many of them out there using Tweeter and hopefully you’re chirpy friends. If so, you can try to get re-tweets of your messages containing links to your website, blog, offer, etc…
This is something that Dan Zarrella talks about in detail on a new post at Copyblogger. The post has some nice information about stats of re-tweets. This method may be able to bring you a decent amount of traffic if done correctly and you actually get a few good re-tweets. But how easy do you think it really is to get those high-profile tweeters to do it? Have you ever tried this? What’s your success (or unsuccessful) story?