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How to get $100 in free Twitter Advertising

– Posted in: Traffic Strategies, Twitter

Twitter advertising is here. That’s about all I have to say about that, as I haven’t yet tested it, but I will be putting together a campaign and will definitely post the results. If you have any experience with it, positive or negative, please post a comment here. Meantime, there’s a great piece over at Search Engine Land on the topic, along with how to get your first $100 of advertising on Twitter for free:

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As you can plainly see, Twitter has started offering users $100 in an effort to encourage more advertising sign-ups. What’s not clear to me — and I’ve reached out to Twitter Communications to learn more — is who all is getting these emails and how many are being sent.

Twitter’s self-serve ad product is still invite-only, and was originally focused on small business owners. But the company has been sending out invites to more accounts: the account for my (non-profit) U2 fan site was invited to advertise a couple days ago, and my personal account got an invite a month or two ago.

The $100 offer is a more aggressive incentive to get users to give Twitter ads a try. The fine print at the end of the email explains that the discount is only for accounts with a U.S. billing address that have never advertised on Twitter — in other words, people like me that have been invited to advertise, may have kicked the tires a bit, but decided against it.

I asked around on Twitter while writing this story, and others are saying they’ve also recently received the $100 incentive offer.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Don Peterson October 26, 2012, 8:01 pm

Thanks for sharing what you know. I hope my business gets the invite too. What can you advise business owners (a start-up business) who are not tech savvy and don’t use the internet that much? I don’t have budget to hire others to do this. Any advice is a great help. Thanks in advance!

Dave Sherwin October 31, 2012, 8:39 pm

Without a budget, you just have to outwork your competition! I have many ideas here on my blog that you can do for free. Almost all social marketing can be done for no cost. For example, if you write great content on your blog, then tweet it, Google plus it, Facebook it, and create a video out of it, you increase your chances of exposure and SEO rankings. So, basically you have to be your own content factory! Put out your message, in an engaging way, in as many formats as you can, and be consistent! It will feel like a waste of time for a LONG time, but don’t get discouraged, it will work! But you have to stay at it, be a great student, and continue after you think it’s not working. Sooner or later, you’ll get your breaks and things will hum for you!