Twitter Unearths A Secret - Marketers Have Opinions

Brattleboro, VT (PressExposure) September 29, 2009 -- Twitter is one of the "new kids on the block" in the Social Media or Web 2.0 world. It has some fantastic social aspects and if used correctly it can be a great tool. You can use Twitter for market research, which should be one of your core Internet marketing strategies. The best thing about using Twitter is you get the research done quickly--and for free! Not only that, but you can use Twitter to find out what other marketers think of what it is you're trying to accomplish.

Broad Audience

One of the best aspects of Twitter from a marketing perspective is the broad reach you have. You can touch millions of people around the world. At any given moment there are literally millions of people twittering away.

You put a tweet out to the Twitterverse...asking a question and you will get short, spontaneous answers...these tend to be direct and not calculated because they are spontaneous. The Tweeple don't take time to think about their answers...tweets are flying by too quickly for they just answer!

You can either put out the questions manually as in "What is your favorite flavor ice cream?" or you could use one of the applications and create a poll or survey giving them specific choices.

After you get your initial results, you can even tweet the outcome giving people a chance to respond and further refine or clarify your research!

Eaves Dropping

You can also conduct market research by listening in on other people’s tweets. You can find out for free what people are buzzing about, what they are looking for, problems they are encountering, solutions they wish they could find...or just info they are seeking.

Twitter has a search function built in so you can find people talking about a specific subject. You can also use different search applications to find comments. The hash tag (#) is a popular way for people to identify a topic they are interested in.

So if I want to find out what people are talking about regarding ice cream, I could type "ice cream" in the search box, or "#icecream". The hash tag will return tweets by people who have put that exact phrase #icecream in their tweet.

So I could ask my question so I catch both groups--"what is your favorite ice cream flavor? #icecream" And I still have 91 characters left!

By getting this input, you can then direct your next project to solve a problem that you know exists! This is one of the classic offline and Internet marketing strategies: find a need and fill it! This research might lead you to promote a different product than you had originally intended. Or maybe it gives you clues on how to write the sales copy to make your product more appealing. It might inspire you to create a new product or improve an existing product--or to provide a service that fills a need.

Learn Fast Act Fast

Another one of my Internet marketing strategies is acting while a market is hot and Twitter really helps here! Because you got the research quickly, you can also act upon it quickly.

By using social media, specifically Twitter, you are able to implement at least three of your Internet marketing strategies--market research, filling a need, and acting quickly. For more great Internet marketing strategies, come to, and see what we have to offer. Tellman Knudson and the crew will help you to start or improve your business just as quickly as Twitter comes up with ideas.For more information, visit right now!

About Overcome Everything, Inc.

Founded in 2004, Overcome Everything, Inc. began when Tellman Knudson found himself rocketing to Internet Marketing fame and fortune with his List Crusade, a series of teleseminars that he recorded with some of the biggest marketing names in the business. Since then, the corporation has released a series of "My First" products to assist new marketers in getting started in making money online and has become one of the leading young companies in the business, known for cutting-edge, daring tactics that get stunning, check-cashing results. It’s most popular site today is The ListBuilding Club, where new Internet marketers learn to start out right.

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Press Release Submitted On: September 29, 2009 at 1:26 pm
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