Web 2.0 Marketing Tip #24: Make Readers Your Facebook and Twitter Advertisers
By Ralf Skirr.
When it comes to Web 2.0 marketing, it’s important that you gain a lot of followers or fans, depending on the medium you are using. There are various ways you can accomplish this, and one we have already pointed out is the fact that you can start contests with reports, discount coupons, and the like as prizes.
However, not all marketers have enough money or products to give away. If you feel like you don’t have enough resources or you are simply feeling lazy to organize such a scheme, then you have to learn this other “Get Fans and Followers” scheme.
Easy Way to Get More Fans and Followers
Facebook and Twitter have become very powerful marketing platforms, thanks to them being home to thousands and millions of our targeted customers. However, if you can’t get a good number of fans and followers, marketing on these media will be in vain.
Do you want to get more followers for your Twitter account or more fans for your Facebook page? Why not try this approach?
- To get started, simply ask your readers to tell friends about your Twitter page or your Facebook fan page through a status update or tweet.
- In your status or tweet, include 2-3 lines of encouraging text. You can simply say that you will appreciate if they recommend your page to friends, should they find your content and resources useful.
- Let your current friends and followers do the scouting and inviting for you.
For best results, you might want to use any of these tools or posts they can easily use and re-post or re-tweet:
- Tell-a-friend scripts
- Direct links for social bookmarking
- Pre-written e-mail copy
- Facebook update/comment
- Pre-written tweets
You might be wondering: Will this bring instant massive traffic to your Web 2.0 business profiles and primary website? The answer? Probably not, but if you combine many of these tiny steps, which take very little time to do, you will surely reap a combined result that’s worth it!