Twitter Fed Advertising for Blogs

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with WhereToLive.com

Here's an advertising idea for real estate professionals who use Twitter: Pay local bloggers to syndicate your latest Tweets onto their website.

This should greatly expand the reach of your audience beyond the people currently following you on Twitter, help build your Twitter follwers, and reach truly local people with real time messages.

Here's how it can be done.

1: Create a twitter widget, then pay a local blogger to embed it into their site.

or

2: Have a local blogger running a Wordpress blog syndicate in the RSS feed of your Tweets using the KB Advanced RSS plugin. It's easy and free for the blogger to set things up, so it comes down to the value of access to their viewers.

To see this in action, check out the right column of my Minneapolis blog, The Deets. The ad from Common Roots cafe is actually their latest message sent out through Twitter. So you can update your ad at any time from your phone by sending in an update to Twitter.

What's this worth? That will vary based on the amount of traffic a blog receives and their demographics. In the case of The Deets, I currently price this type of ad at $100/month.

Pretty cool, eh?


Comments (3)

Shawn Davis
Home Crossings, P.C. - Davison, MI
Homes For Sale, Genesee County, Michigan

Yes, pretty Cooooooool!  Thanks for sharing Ed....Hugs....and Merry Christmas...Shawn

Dec 17, 2008 06:04 AM
Mark Menzella
RE/Advantage - Fairfield, NJ
We build websites for REALTORS®

The thing that worries me is will twitter be filled with ads now if everyone starts doing this, thus diluting the real content?

Dec 18, 2008 09:57 PM
Ed Kohler
WhereToLive.com - Minneapolis, MN

Fair point, Mark. I don't think that will be a problem since Twitter is opt-in. You only follow people, businesses, news alerts, etc. that you find interesting.

Dec 19, 2008 01:27 AM