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Would It Be Worthwhile to Make The Wizzley Twitter More Interactive?

 
cazort
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on 08/12/2013

I took a peek at the Wizzley twitter account, and I noticed that it's just a feed of posts.  It also doesn't have very many followers (<600).  I have a website, RateTea, that is much smaller overall than Wizzley, and has less total traffic, but has far more of a following on twitter...I have 2150+ followers on my RateTea twitter.

I really would like to see Wizzley's traffic and visibility increase.  I think this would benefit everyone as a whole.  I think that as it stands, as a publishing platform and as an online community, Wizzley is way ahead of "competitors" like Squidoo.  But in terms of search traffic and rankings, it seems to lag behind.  Similar articles I publish on Squidoo still seem to draw more traffic.

My experience with twitter suggests that if a twitter account is more interactive, it will actually attract more followers.  I know that when someone follows me, if I just see a feed of posts and no interaction with other users, it looks a little spammy.  I'm very reluctant to follow accounts that don't ever @-message other users.

I obviously don't want anyone to sink too much time into this if you think it would be a better use of time to be doing other things, but I think that adding just a little bit of interaction to the Wizzley twitter account would look really professional, and would probably make that account attract more followers.  I don't put much time into the RateTea twitter...I probably post a lot less than Wizzley...but I think the interactivity makes a huge difference and I suspect that may be the main reason for the higher number of followers on that account.

Also...is anyone @-messaging the twitter account currently?  I wonder if there are opportunities that are being missed to engage in dialogue with people out there.  I think it is very unlikely that a site this big and prominent wouldn't have at least someone @-messaging their twitter account.

Just some thoughts!


Alex Zorach, editor of RateTea and co-founder of Why This Way
cmoneyspinner
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on 08/13/2013

Good thoughts.   I just went to check the Twitter account and Twitter is having technical difficulties.

I'll check back later to see if it's fixed and perhaps add my thoughts.  Good or bad?  IDK.


Treathyl FOX aka cmoneyspinner.  My Blog Stop! and My Pain, Your Gain! are my blogs.  Please visit!
chefkeem
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on 08/13/2013

All valid ideas, Alex, but also a matter of time.  Frown

I'll keep it in mind, though. 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
cmoneyspinner
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on 08/13/2013

@cazort

OK.  Twitter is back up now.  I contributed a few remarks.  But as @chefkeem says, time permitting.


Treathyl FOX aka cmoneyspinner.  My Blog Stop! and My Pain, Your Gain! are my blogs.  Please visit!
cazort
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on 08/13/2013

 

chefkeem: 08/13/2013 - 11:24 AM

All valid ideas, Alex, but also a matter of time.  Frown

I'll keep it in mind, though. 

Yeah, that makes sense.  I definitely don't want you or any other site admins spending time on this if you are convinced there are better ways to be spending your time!

I personally have found that my RateTea twitter account doesn't lose much by having long periods of inactivity, so I tend to just use it for bursts of PR, and responding to inquiries via @-message.

Twitter can be a huge time-sink and I've also found that it's not really worth putting a lot of time into it.  I could easily spend an hour a day doing it and the time periods where I was that active on it didn't really yield much benefit in terms of sustained traffic.

I mainly use it to network.  But I think that you might actually have a lot of passive traffic to your twitter account, from the link at the bottom.  I say this because I noticed that when I added my similarly-positioned link to RateTea, I started getting a lot of new twitter followers every week, even when I wasn't tweeting.  The fact that Wizzley gets way more total traffic than RateTea makes me wonder if you are missing an opportunity.

I suspect that if your account even looked more interactive, even if it was less active in totality, you might get more followers, which would then mean more traffic to the site through the posts there.


Alex Zorach, editor of RateTea and co-founder of Why This Way
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