Why Using Twitter Can Drive More Traffic to Your Business

Twitter is a free social networking and micro blogging program that allows users to send and reads posts that are called "tweets". Tweets are posts that have 140 characters or less and once sent go out to their followers, in which many individuals have more than 100 hundred thousand followers.

In early 2006 Jack Dorsey created Twitter when he was brainstorming with a group of board members to relight their business known as Odeo. It was initially used internally by employees but went public and into a full scale version in July 2006. Twitter later in April of 2007 spun off and later became its own company. Twitter got its major jumpstart during the South to Southwest festival in 2007, during this festival the tweets went from 20,000 per day to 60,000 per day.

Twitter is currently ranked as 1 of 50 most popular websites in the world. One report done in February of 2009 ranked Twitter as the third most used social network based on 6 million visitors and individuals that tweeted 55 million times. In March 2009, Twitter was ranked as the fastest growing social networking site in the Members Community for February 2009 in which they grew 1382 percent, to where Zimbio grew 240 pct and Facebook grew 228 percent. Most of the growth came from more mature adults that had never really got involved with social networking, and surprisingly enough the age group of 12 to 17 only accounted for roughly 11 percent. In knowing this depending on what your business is and who it caters to, this could be a phenomenal advantage.

In June 2008 nearly two thirds of all Twitter users were in the United States, while the U.K. and Canada were a close second and third. As social networking sites have evolved over the last couple years you can link them all together to where you can tweet a message or a sales pitch and hit post on your other networking sites you may be affiliated with. Some great examples of these popular sites include, Eons.com, Facebook, My Space, Flickr, LinkedIn, Bebo, Friendster, hi5, Orkut and Perfspot just to name a few.

In July 2009 a group called Twicco.jp which is currently only available in Japan was formed by Twitter Japan and Digital Garage. This group and community feature puts ads in the news feeds, which goes out to millions of followers.

In October 2009 the tweets has risen to an astonishing 26 million per day and at the end of 2009 there has been reported that there are 18 million users worldwide. This is why it is so important that if you are in Internet Marketing and own your own Internet Business you have got to really learn how Twitter works and how it can help your business.

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I am the founder of Global Online Marketing Consulting that helps small business owners with their online marketing ventures. We believe that every business owner has the right to market their business, products and or services online without the hindurance of education or monetary budgets. We do this by giving people different options to market their businesses with different results, and realistic expecations.
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