What do PPC (pay per click) and Twitter have in common? Well the short answer is everything when it comes down to the core of it. The most powerful feature of Twitter (and one of the major factors in it taking off) is the ability to search for keywords or terms. PPC ads are often based on search terms (keywords) you bid on, as in the case of the ones we see on Google everyday.
If you or your company is running a PPC campaign then you should have a list of keywords you’re bidding on and have a core set that are the most valuable to you. You should also know which keywords have the best conversion and which ones are costing you the most per click. These keywords should be translating directly into your Twitter searches.
By using the same keywords on both mediums you’re going to be able to hit more people who are interested in and talking about the keywords you’re interested in targeting. The big difference is on Twitter you have the ability to make a connection with the person and make it a more personal experience than a PPC ad.
Social media integration doesn’t just stop at making sure your Twitter and FaceBook profiles are listed on your companies site it involves making sure that all of your other marketing enhances your social media efforts and vice versa. It’s about looking at everything you have available and seeing how they can best fit together.
What do you think? Any other “basic” internet marketing tactics that could easily help with your social media use?
Thanks for reading,
Josh “Shua” Peters
I’ve had a few discussions on Twitter with people (mostly via DM or I’d post it up here) about this article and they felt I missed out on a few points or that I didn’t give enough info to use the word everything. Sometimes when you get so used to working and playing in the field you forget that not everyone draws the same parallels immediately because it’s not something they mess around with everyday.
Someone felt as though I was “speaking above them” and felt I did a horrible job of explaining to people trying to learn. I apologize sincerely for this and hope no one was seriously off put by this.
To make up for this I’m going to add a few more points and give a few tips for managing this in a post I’ll put up tomorrow. I have work I need to finish right now, but I will burn the midnight oil to get a companion piece up for you who want a little more info and I’ll do better next time, I promise… fair enough?
Josh “Shua” Peters
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