Sep 282010

Twitter 300x241 ..must remain twitter less

Twitter has over 100 million accounts and more than 300,000 people join twitter everyday… Its a no-brainer that any new blog/website that wants maximum exposure should hop on the bandwagon and join twitter, right? Well, I don’t think so

This blog is extemely new and I am still in the process of optimizing everything. I have been thinking about how to attract traffic and keep traffic coming back on a regular basis – which is not an easy task – for anyone.

Last week, on the digital point forums, I came across a member who has over 1,000 twitter followers and graciously offered to tweet about anything you sent him (which is greatly appreciated). So, since I am trying to popularize my .co blog, I jumped on the offer and used google analytics to track traffic. I also verfied his tweet and sure enough the sentence I asked him to tweet was there.

I figured that since so many people have twitter I would get some traffic directed to my site -
especially since he has over 1,000 followers – but not quite. I wasn’t able to attract even 5% (about 50 people) with the tweet. This is obviously not something that I wanted – but that was the reality of it.

Then I put myself in the other peoples’ shoes < -- If I were following this guy on twitter, and he started posting links to people's blogs in his twitter account, I would not click them either. I dont know if its spam, malware, shitty pop ups, or what. I also dont know if someone got into his account and started tweeting crap - I finally understood why I had no impact on traffic (well, thats what I assume).

I started researching the average twitter user and came acrosss some very interesting facts. Yes there are over 100 million accounts and yes more than 300,000 people create a new account everyday. But that does not mean that these accounts are used daily or ever after they are created. Here are some interesting facts I came across:

  • 85.3% of all Twitter users post less than one update/day
  • 21% of users have never posted a Tweet
  • 93.6% of users have less than 100 followers, while 92.4% follow less than 100 people
  • 5% of Twitter users account for 75% of all activity

These are very surprising twitter facts which all make sense now. YES, it is good to promote your blog but chances are that twitter will be a hard method to use, especially if you are new. Now, if you are a celebrity (#1 tweeter, ashton) or a twitter-whore (britney spears), then I’m sure you will have much more success than me. However, I will keep this path clear and use a different method to *hopefully* gain more blog exposure elsewhere. Farewell you time consuming, tween infested, 135 max character BASTARD!

If you are interested in reading a twitter study click here for a PDF.

Sep 202010

jon stewart daily show 150x150 RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY reaches 93,000+


Ever hear of that one before? Well so have I and Im sick and tired of all these morons and their opinoins and pointless rallies. Opinoins are like assholes – everyone’s got one.  

Jon Stewart recently announced his “Rally to restore sanity” which is being held on Saturday October 30th at the Washington Mall. Well the buzz has spread like widlfire since he already has 93,000+ Facebook RSVP’s. This will be one HELL of a rally. Finally a rally that that I am looking forward to! Don’t know what this is? Havent heard of it – Look below! 

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Sep 172010


Everyone has heard of the expression “If you build it, they will come” – however how true is that? This is the first post of MANY – and I look forward to sharing ideas, tips, strategies, and whatever comes to mind.. To begin, YES this is a .CO <— More GREAT things to come!