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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by AmericanForum.com, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    Did a quick search and couldn't find what XF is implementing with Twitter.

    Can anybody chime in on this ? :)

    Again I need what IPB already has in core and that is the ability to post to Twitter directly from

    the website ...

    Also ... ideally I would like to award trophies based on the member posts that received

    x number of tweets. :)
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There are plans for Twitter integration at some point, but we haven't decided what those plans are.
  3. Dan

    Dan Well-Known Member

    In the interest of fairness and balance, XenForo has already incorporated the Facebook "like" for each thread so a "Twitter This" is in order. :)
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  4. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    Come on Mike, with the talent and speed at which you guys move, you can do this during a coffee break. :D
  5. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    I agree ... the other thing to consider is that with Facebook you are merely making the worlds biggest forum bigger ... in the end your users will simply abandon you (give it time as FB improves)

    ... however with Twitter you can generate very good traffic almost instantly and bring the conversation to your forum.

    I am not crazy about Twitter personally but I can not deny how well it works to generate traffic ...

    Test it here Mike and do a few Tweets and have others Tweet ... chances are good you will break your present traffic record in a few hours :)
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  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Fully agree.

    We had one of our tweets re-tweeted once by the 5Live F1 team (BBC) and it broke the online users record :D
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  7. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    I can't grasp Twitter, it confuses the hell out of me, granted that isn't a feat that takes a lot.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Just think of it as free advertising for your site :D

    I generally just use it to direct people towards relevant posts or information on my site, using the appropriate hash tag, usually #F1.
  9. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    See that means absolutely nothing to me.

    I'm going to have to read up on this here Twitter thing.
  10. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Yes, indeed! :)
    It makes me sad, and pains me to see people under a rock... :-/

    Twitter is pretty powerful. You have no idea what you're missing.
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  11. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    Twitter is really good at brining traffic into your forum. Helping Facebook is feeding your competitor in the long term. (not all forums though)
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well for example I run a motorsport site and after every F1 race we tweet the overtakes, yes really, people are interested in stuff like that.

    So I open my Twitter page and tweet the following:

    #F1 overtaking analysis and data for the Italian GP now available http://bit.ly/b5PTcv

    Anyone who follows the #F1 tag will see that tweet, as will anyone who is following me.
    Anyone else can re-tweet the message which will in turn be seen by their followers, and so on.

    The end result is it drives traffic to my site.
  13. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    This. And whoever searches the keywords you use for your tweet - BOOM. It shows up on the list of tweets.

    What people don't realize is that Twitter is trying to be a mini-search engine by itself.
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  14. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    The key is not to spam your followers ...

    give them the content they are looking for and boom instant crowd materializes in seconds ... also you can automate your posts ... I love this feature in IPB.
  15. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    Cool, I'll look into it.

    Thanks guys.
  16. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    Like I said ... for me you can give Twitter to the birds and I wouldn't miss it ... but for traffic generation it is what it is. :)
  17. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Plus, it's fun. :)
  18. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    Yes breaking traffic records is fun ... too bad we can't do it for XF :)
  19. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Promoted Tweets coming soon to a screen near you. ;)
  20. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Ah yes. :) I misunderstood your post. :(

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