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Twitter Account

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Peggy, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    My new site is opening next month, and I have a question.

    Do you have a twitter account for your website? I know alot of you do, including XenForo.
    What are the benefits, in your opinion? Sure you can tweet site stuff, but you can do that under your own account too.

    So what's the deal?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Twitter is great for driving traffic to your site.

    I have a site Twitter account but I don't have a personal account.
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  3. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    Since my site is new, its Twitter account hasn't been used too much, but right now, I'm just using it to tweet about new music and music news. Once the site gets going, I'll use it to announce some interesting new threads when they pop up, more news, and possibly take song requests and things from it. I created and currently run the Twitter account for the vB site I administrate as well, and we do the same thing--tweet about new threads and new events on the forum, as well as forum updates. Using an "official" account instead of my own account is nice because I can be more...professional with it, and that way, people can also follow site news without having to scroll through all of my complaining and boring tweets that they may not care about if they just want site stuff. :p

    If you want to see examples of them, they're at @voiceradio and @pokefarm. :)

    EDIT: Oh; what Grover said too. I often notice when I tweet a link on PF that it brings in a good handful of guests (though most are probably bots :p).
  4. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Do either of you have a twitter icon on your sites so others can click and follow you?
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Not yet....but I will have when we convert.
  6. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    PF has Tweetboard, which is one of those "annoying" (to quote that other thread :p) scrolly boxes that sits on the index and, when clicked, opens to show tweets. I'm now updating via TweetDeck, so those don't show up, so I'm going to look for a different option.

    Right now, The Voice is using a sidebar block where social media pages will be linked to (with images) once they're all set up. I was also thinking about putting them on the right side of the header if it's possible (like where the content box is on Flexile).
  7. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Oh wow, now I have a dilemma........

    when trying to set up a twitter account, I ran into an issue. The name of my site is We ♥ Our Kids. The heart is made by pressing the alt key and 3. But when trying to do this at twitter, for the username, it doesn't work. What do you recommend?
  8. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    a <3 ?
  9. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    (btw, alt + 3 simply goes to the 3rd tab in chrome for me, I suspect it also needs to be the right numpad with numlock on.)
  10. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    There's an idea, thanks Mikey.

    Yeah I use alt and the 3 on the numpad w/ numlock on.
  11. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    Yeah; Twitter doesn't allow for special characters in its usernames. Maybe @weloveourkids, like your domain?

    EDIT: I'm pretty sure < isn't a usable character either, unfortunately.
  12. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    It's not. :(

    the domain is actually weheartourkids.com, so I'm going to go with WeHeartOurKids.
  13. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    Oh, duh; I was thinking it was the one that wasn't what I expected (love instead of heart). :p @WeHeartOurKids sounds good to me!
  14. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    It's all set up. :D
  15. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I have one, and been using it for my business for a year now...Its been driving a lot of traffic to my site. :D

    Here is mine: www.twitter.com/CarlosX360

    See? I advertise, but I leave spaces between tweets. Nothing too bothersome, nothing too annoying, and likewise, not spammy. :D
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  16. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Have you tweeted yet? My own account is a sad and sorry place cause I keep forgetting to update it :(
  17. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Yep I tweeted. Gotta do something to dress up the page a bit.

  18. Sean S

    Sean S Active Member

    Interesting topic as I just created a account for my website couple days ago but I don't have a personal account. Been keeping a close eye on it to see what kind of traffic it would really generate. I'll be using it mainly for website and industry related updates, we'll see how it does.

    As for the benefit, it's really about getting traffic and getting your websites name out there. Imagine for example, you publish an interesting article and post a link in your twitter account. And someone that's following you sees it, likes it, and retweets it. That's a possible chain effect that can go on to couple more people and there you have more visitors to your website.

    At least that's what I think of it lol
  19. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Think I managed to follow you :)
  20. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    LOL you did. If you want to follow my personal account it's @peggygurney

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