Holy Crap! I Think I Broke Twitter!

Reblogger Lori Fleming
Real Estate Agent with Golden Spike Realty 5501959-ab00

Dose twitter confuse you as much as it confuses me. This is a great start to understand just what the impact this program has on the world look like we will all be twitting soon. where we wont to or not!!!

Original content by Craig Rutman 210155

Holy Crap! I Think I Broke Twitter!

This morning, as I do every day, I posted a few local Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area events on Twitter.

But this is what came up on the screen when I refreshed to see my posts....

Oh Crap, I think I broke Twitter!


Oh Crap, I think I broke Twitter!

By the way, if you're not using Twitter to promote your business, you're nuts!

Check out these numbers I put together in a blog some time back. Bear in mind that I wrote this blog last year and the numbers are even better now.

Oh, and if you want to follow me on Twitter, just click the Twitter beaker on my post!

Twitter - Some Interesting Facts & Why You Should Be "Twittering"

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While running around Cary and Apex, North Carolina with some very excited 1st time buyers today, I received an email from some company trying to sell me followers for my Twitter account. After hitting the delete button, and upon my return home, I decided to do a little research on Twitter...

First I went to Alexa.com, one of the best website ranking tools I've come across, to check out where Twitter ranks on the internet.

I discovered that Twitter is the 13th most visited website in the United States and 14th most visited site in the world. Over 600,000 web pages have a link to Twitter's home page, and there are approximately 17 million Twitter accounts!

But why Tweet? Is it worth it? Will it bring you any business?

At first I was reluctant to even join Twitter. My theory was that if a 12 year old can type in something like, "I made brownies today and they were delicious!", then it's probably not a very effective marketing tool. But I was wrong...

My thought process on the whole Twitter thing changed when some folks who read one of my Real Estate Tweets contacted me. I asked them what it was that caught their attention and they told me they were just searching
around Twitter and one of my ActiveRain localism blogs drew them in! On ActiveRain they read some more of my posts and felt that I should be their Realtor.

In short, yes, Twitter can bring you business! If you don't have a Twitter account, get one. If you do have an account, Tweet daily. You just never know where your next client will come from! Twitter is an excellent way to drive traffic to your website through the networking connections you'll make. Its simplicity makes it easy to post messages to, and there are dozens of free applications available to enhance your Twitter experience.

Below is a chart I made depicting the average age of a Twitter user. Although the average is still quite young, this demographic uses Twitter as a means to connect. Why not give them the opportunity to connect with you? After all, they will be buying a home someday.

The Average Age of a Twitter User

This next chart shows that less than 15% of Twitter users Tweet on a daily basis. Why not be among the 85% who do?

Average number of Tweets per day by user

By the way, I'd love it if you followed me on Twitter...AND subscribed to my blog! For those of you who already follow me or are already subscribed to my blog...Thank you!

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Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice.

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Craig Rutman
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Hi Lori, thank you so much for deeming my post worthy of a re-blog. While I'm not the authority on this topic, I do know that I've achieved a bit of success from my exploits on Twitter. I hope you will now too!

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