Posts Tagged ‘Twitter Profile’

Twitter Search, Profile and Settings Now Visible @ Web Login

March 5, 2009

Today while logging into Twitter, I noticed my account now features the Twitter Search box in the upper right hand corner of the page.

Placing Twitter Search atop Twitter account pages makes using their search feature much more likely.

Searching Twitter before the search box required scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking Search or having to navigate directly to Twitter search in another browser window.

Having search on the same page will keep Twitter users on Twitter’s site.

Twitter Search

Twitter Search

Clicking on Search takes users to Twitter’s real time search box where Twitter users can “See what’s happening – right now.”

Twitter Trends

Twitter Trends

Searching Twitter produces a list of the 15 most recent “real time” Tweets containing the searched term.

Search Twitter

Search Twitter

Just to the left of the Search Now box, Twitter also provides a “Trends” drop down tool box.

Clicking on Trends takes account holders to a list of Twitter’s Top 10 most mentioned terms.

Twitter Trends Toolbox

Twitter Trends Toolbox

Click on any one of the terms to reach the real time stream of Tweets for any of Twitter’s Top 10 Trends.

Here Twitter also provides a list of Tweets containing the Trending term along with a list of Matching users and Featured users like it does on their “realtime results” page.

By providing Matching and Featured users Twitter gives its users a chance to explore topics they have already confirmed they have an interest in.

Matching Users Featured Users

Matching Users Featured Users

Twitter has also pushed links to both the account holder’s “Profile” and “Settings” to the Twitter users home page.

Name, Location, Web and Bio information are still found on the Twitter account holder’s public page.

Twitter Profile

Twitter Profile

By placing account related links on the “What are you doing” page, Twitter has reduced the number of clicks required to navigate Twitter account while also simplifying overall Twitter account management.

Twitter Settings

Twitter Settings

If the web continues to account for the majority of Twitter’s use as previously reported, surely adding search to every Twitter account will increase both Twitter’s use and usefulness further.

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How Not To Market on Twitter

February 21, 2009

I received the following email from a Twitterer today which in turn has prompted this post: How Not to Market.

Twitter Follower Notification

Twitter Follower Notification

How Not to Market?

First set up a Twitter account under a sexy sounding girls name and then grab an image of the hottest looking girl you can find (preferrably a stock image you don’t have to pay for) Actually image ownership rights of the girl won’t matter because your site won’t be visited by anyone other than those you follow.

How Not To Market On Twitter

How Not To Market On Twitter

Next, get an affiliate account id for some spammy product that purportedly sells well with possibly your own domain pointing to the spammy affiliate page and then post your new prized domain on your Twitter profile page under your Web address.

Begin search for Tweets about Twitter or other generic non specific terms in Twitter Search.

Compile a list of recent Tweets and their authors to first stalk and then follow in the hopes their Twitter accounts will automatically follow you. If “stalkees” don’t automatically follow you back,  your hot girl picture should at least do the trick to get the followed to at least click through to your web address to learn more about what it is that you do.

This assumes the followed aren’t suspicious about your single update which upon reading sounds like the introductory sales script from a telemarketer’s cold call.

Then – PRAY! – those who you followed actually eyeball your spammy affiliate web site are also in the market for whatever it is your affiliate site is selling.

Twitter Web Address

Twitter Web Address

Increase click-throughs to your site and hedge your bets by making the biggest promise of all –  that your giving away endless quantities of cash – just like the latest Twitter spammer above who followed me did.

The problem with this “social media marketing model” is if anyone of the followed actually visit your website – they will do so only once and then they will probably be mad they were tricked into visiting your website to begin with.

If the new / social media marketer is lucky, they may even get a special  blog post written about just how special their social medai marketing  “user experience” was.