I started a Twitter account in 2009 when I was doing other things.

(Mark Baker @marcus_baker) Currently I have 13.2K following me and 11.6K followers.

To be honest I have never really understood how best to use Twitter and in the last few years have hardly used it. It seems to just have a life of it's own whether I am there or not which is a bit scary.

It seems a bit of waste not to use it, the question is, is it worth using since the following is largely untargeted in relation to what I'm doing?

I've now uploaded some branding from an active WA website. Am I right to be doing this or should I keep it personal? Should I change the handle? Why/ why not?

Actually I just need some advice about what to do with it.

Thanks for your help.

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J-KWest Premium Plus
Definitely utilize it, you can drive a ton of traffic if you use it right and of course depending on your niche. Here's just a quick screenshot of clicks that I was mostly getting from Twitter. Conversions are not so great, but there is definitely value... especially with 13K plus followers (there's a ton of value and potential there).

I've since let up on Twitter to isolate and focus more on blog traffic and conversions but I still actively build my following and brand and will get more aggressive with it eventually :-)
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remapot3 Premium Plus
Hi, J-KWest

I have a question for you,
To be able to get more traffic, what exactly you need to do?

My website has given rank 200,
How do I make my page on top page?

I am not getting paid
What do I do more to reach to get paid?

need help
Thanks
Sham
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MarkBa Premium
Thanks. Wow that's a good lot of clicks. Like you say with 13K even if I can tap a very small percentage it's worthwhile.
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J-KWest Premium Plus
Absolutely Mark... and your content reaches further than those 13K when someone retweets your posts. I also heard something interesting on a podcast once... everyone is targeting to their niche. But people have more than one interest so it's good to go outside of your niche where you don't have any competition. It's not advice I'd take if I was paying for it... but with your following you can experiment quite a bit and see if there's any gold out there :-)
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J-KWest Premium Plus
Hi Sham, I've made so many mistakes and changed directions so many times trying to find something that works... the best advice I can give is to stick to the training; to what Kyle, Jay, Carson, and the successful members and mentors who have been here for awhile teach.

I can't count the hours I've put in... how my life revolves around this and yet I've watched people who started after me and are now much farther ahead...

The big difference is that they stuck to the training while I messed around with different strategies because I heard some "guru" say it on a podcast, or I joined someone's list and bought the products they were promoting on the "what if" it was the secret. It cost me a ton of time and money (although I can take from it a learning experience). I'm still trying to undo a lot of the mess and get myself back on track here at WA.

Meanwhile those who are succeeding here are doing so because they stuck to the training.

My only other advice would be patience and persistence. It simply takes time for your website to mature, to start moving up the rankings. You can help it along with strong keyword research and quality content... but there is no short cut. (or at least not one that I've found... and unfortunately I went looking) :-)
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MarkBa Premium
Great. Since I have the numbers and set up to experiment with that it might make a good case study. Thanks for the idea. I'll keep track of everything with that in mind. :)
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MarkBa Premium
That's invaluable advice Jay. I've heard it before and that's for a very good reason. :)
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imbella Premium
From what I have learned from a mentor, Twitter is your "loud place marketing". If people have tweeted you before, retweet those. Do utilize it to inspire other people. E.g. A photo quote for people to retweet again and again. You want something that people would want to share or retweet. :) I hope this helps.
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MarkBa Premium
Thanks Kimko. I like that.
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SurfinClouds Premium
Start a business account.
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MarkBa Premium
Thanks and why is that a good idea Elizabeth?
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SurfinClouds Premium
Utilize all of your existing followers that make sense for your business account.
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MarkBa Premium
OK Thanks.
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PatsyC Premium
Hi Mark, it's worth it bringing in traffic!

Also posting gets you 'out there'.

I wrote a few blog posts about what I have learned if you want to check them out.

I got 2 referrals through Twitter and one from Pinterest. I don't have a WA website but a banner on my sidebar.

Robert has a tutorial that will help, I used it when I joined a few weeks ago. You have an awesome start with your followers!

It now has analytics I have screenshots of what it looks like in my blog The problem I found was that most of the information here at WA and in Google searches were outdated. Social media constantly changes.

If you need help PM me :)
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MarkBa Premium
Thanks Patsy. I will definitely look at the links. Much appreciated. You're so right about how fast social media moves. It's a bit overwhelming. I'll def PM you if I have questions. Will be giving this some attention in the next few days. :)
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PatsyC Premium
You are welcome.

Don't get overwhelmed just take your time, you have lots of followers. All you need to do is post your stuff and 'like'/share others. I always retweet fellow member's tweets to help get them out there.
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MarkBa Premium
Appreciate your advice Patsy. I am such a social media 'baby'. :)
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PatsyC Premium
Haha, big baby!
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MSnargrass Premium
Go for it! Just don’t become a spammer! Do a mix of somewhat personal and business. If you already have a good following, take advantage.
All the best,
Marcus
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MarkBa Premium
Thanks Marcus. Makes sense.
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