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6.2. Twitter

A Twitter account is great for a micro-blog post that you make or read asTwitter has a maximum character limit of just 140 characters (and, yes, that's including spaces).

Create a Free Twitter Account

Twitter is really easy to get started with; just visit: http://twitter.com/

 

Click "Sign Up"

Enter your name , a username , your account password and your email address, agree to the terms of service and click "Create your account".

Click the [Tweet] button below this article and a tweet will be automatically be added to your account about this article..

The next order of business is to get followers reading your twitter profile ... this is where the real action happens:

Every post, or Tweet you make, goes straight to the news-feed page of your followers. They can then reply to you with thoughts on your tweet or even, re-tweet your tweet and this means that your original tweet and link will appear on their twitter profile. Your tweet will be shared in a viral way as will your link and more people will be exposed to it. The more people that are exposed to it, the more awareness there will be about your particular brand or product.

It is, hands down a fantastic way to get word around about your website and services, in a viral way that is interactive and friendly.

You can use the free Google URL shortener to shorten any links you add to your Tweets so that they will fit within the character limits (remember that the maximum character limit is only 140 characters)

Twitter and Your Website

You can also connect Twitter with your website so that your website visitors who like your content can follow your tweets.

Visit the following link to get access to many Badges, Buttons and Widgets for your website: http://twitter.com/about/resources/ letting your website visitors know that they can Tweet about your website or any of your website pages.

Remember; you want your viewers sharing your links to improve the SEO of your website!

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