Twitter provides search marketers the ability to better connect with customers. Here are four ways to use Twitter to improve your search activities.
We all know that social media marketing has exploded onto the scene. My views here are based on looking at social media marketing from the point of view of a search marketer - what impact it has, what opportunities, and how to work with your social media team or agency. Today, we'll look Twitter.
Utilizing Twitter in Keyword Search
Twitter, love it or hate it, has rapidly grown into a major source of real-time, user-generated content.
With so many users, Twitter provides a wealth of opportunities for search marketers to participate in the action and better connect with customers. Here are a few ways we've used Twitter to improve our search activities:
Twitter is a pretty new phenomenon, and no doubt there are other great ideas for leveraging it in your industry that haven't been thought up yet. Hopefully, these examples will give you a starting point to come up with some innovative strategies of your own.
Join me at SES Toronto or comment below if you have other ideas on leveraging social media marketing. Watch this space for more on search leveraging social in future stories.
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Crispin Sheridan is the Senior Director, Global Search at SAP. As part of the digital team, he established and leads the search and testing practices at SAP. Crispin is responsible for paid, natural, and mobile search and all online testing. Search and testing at SAP are fully centralized and globally funded and run under a hybrid in-house and agency model.
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A frequent guest speaker at conferences, including SES New York, San Francisco, Toronto, London, Delhi, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, Crispin was appointed to the SES Advisory Board in December 2009. He has also been a guest speaker at the e-Metrics Summit and ad:Tech, and is a member of Google's B2B Technology Council. You can follow him on Twitter at @crispinsheridan and read his monthly SEO column on ClickZ.
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