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10 REASONS YOU SHOULD STOP USING TWITTER

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  1. Premiums

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    1. Tweets Get Lost
    With roughly 500 million tweets sent per day on Twitter, and most users following several hundred profiles, your tweets can quickly and easily get lost in the chaos. Without any way of weighting the most relevant posts to users as Edgerank does on Facebook, it may feel futile struggle to get your voice heard.

    2. Large Amount of Spam on the Website
    While the company has introduced a number of features to reduce spam, the amount of spam on Twitter has been steadily increasing over the past few years. With fake accounts flooding peoples’ feeds with bogus products and potentially harmful links, users and businesses alike should be wary of Twitter spam.

    3. Poor Source of Traffic Comparatively
    The amount of traffic that Twitter drives to a website can be quite low when compared to Facebook and even more so when compared to email. If people aren’t following your tweets to your site and content in large numbers, is the effort worth the trouble?

    4. Poor Source of Conversions Comparatively
    Twitter has shown to have a much lower rate of conversion when compared to other social media and marketing efforts. Even if users are able to find your tweets, it can be challenging to translate those numbers into customers.

    5. Lots of Talking, Less Listening
    Much of the energy spent on Twitter comes from individuals and businesses sharing and promoting their own interests, but often times people are rarely taking the time to read or “listen” to what others are saying. As a result, potential customers might miss out on your message, and likewise businesses miss out on learning valuable information from their audience.

    6. The Company Runs a Big Deficit
    As of last year, Twitter’s accumulated deficit was $418.6 million, and expected to rise much higher. With such a high rising deficit raising questions about profitability, you have to wonder if Twitter is a place where you want to be investing your social media strategy.

    7. Celebrities and News Rule
    Much of the noise generated on Twitter comes from celebrity buzz and eye-catching news stories, leaving little room for businesses to get their message heard. Competing with an army of celebrities and their fans, not to mention the 24-hour news cycle, can be a daunting challenge to companies of all sizes.

    8. Ads Perform Poor Comparatively
    While many businesses are using Twitter Ads, promoted accounts and promoted tweets to increase their visibility and conversions, ads on the platform have shown to perform poorly compared to Facebook, Google, and other avenues.

    9. Many Twitter Profiles are Automated
    To increase their activity on Twitter without all of the hustle; many companies (and celebrities) are turning to automated programs to write and send tweets. Beyond adding to the blanket of noise to compete with on Twitter, automation can also often back fire on a business.

    10. People Follow and Unfollow to Get Followers
    Many Twitter users follow an account only to quickly unfollow in an (misguided) effort to get more followers for themselves and boost their “followback” rate. This artificial boosting method detracts from the importance of providing valuable content and engagement, and generally just cheapens the value of the platform.

    https://ignitevisibility.com/10-reasons-you-should-stop-using-twitter/
     
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  2. Haroon Basha

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    Very constructive advice. Thank you very much.
     
  3. Jurgen Wolf

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    I don't use any SNs due to the only one reason: they burn my time.
     
  4. D Haynes

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    I don't use any Social Networks either. Not for business or personal. I fully believe they will play a large part in the destruction of society as we know it. I'd hate to be a teenager right now
     
  5. triplec0886

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    I took a break from them for about 2 months a few years ago and magically my productivity skyrocketed! Made the mistake of going back and it has been hard to let go ever since!
     
  6. gipson

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    On the other hand, FB, has destroyed its own advertisers applying and suspending accounts for absurd policies or implementing an search results algorithm in which no matter if you have a group of several thousand users, your content will reach a very small percentage what forces you to pay FB ads forever, So, those who have few users and those who have thousands are in the same place.
     
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  7. Haroon Basha

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    Hats off to you for your bold statement: I fully believe they will play a large part in the destruction of society as we know it. (sic)
     
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  9. triplec0886

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    Yes! I think extensive damage has already been done.
     
  10. FolioTeam

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    Thanks for sharing. I fully agree with the points listed in the article
     
  11. urljunky

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    Twitter is for mindless drones and influencers of mindless drones.
    Facebook is better.
    YouTube is ok for linking back to your site.
    They all take to much of your time unless you hire someone to do it for you
     
  12. Bob Hawkes

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    While I found the article well written (and I gave the post a thanks :xf.smile:), and most of what it says is true, I must say that I find the article one-sided. Most of the criticisms apply even more to some other social media venues like FB and Instagram (such as the celebrities comment) while others apply but are not integral to Twitter for most of us. Others, like 5, I dare say applies to us sometimes on this forum!

    Point 1 is definitely true, and I recall research that shows that the lifetime of a tweet is very short - like 18 minutes as I recall. If an engagement does not start rapidly, it never will. Blogs are better for long-term, but a blog and a linked Twitter account are much better than a blog alone. Many of us use the like feature as a sort of bookmark for content we want to go back to.

    I could go on about the specific points but let me instead say what positive things I find about Twitter:
    (a) It is super current. It is my goto source to see what has just happened. Yes, a lot more flowing by, but if something happens in the domain world, it will be on Twitter within minutes. I can count on people like Elliot Silver (Twitter=DInvesting) and Andrew Allemann (Twitter=DomainNameWire) and Twitter=DomainGang and so many others to let me know what is happening.
    (b) I find (and this is hard to explain to non-Twitter users) it does help build community, in that you do genuinely interact with others, at least in the best of Twitter you do. I have not yet been able to attend a domain name conference, but I do find that I have numerous contacts on Twitter I feel a connection with (I would say NPs does the same of course).
    (c) One reason why I think people should be on Twitter is that it is easier to interact with communities outside the domainer world of sites like NPs. Ultimately, if we hope to serve end users, they are from outside the domain world. While some people build a Twitter following just of like minded people, it is easy, and I would express the opinion wise, to include others. On Twitter I interact with those in conventional investment, branding, startups, science and technology, as well as domain names, and I like that.
    (d) I like a lot the analytics features of Twitter. I look regularly to see how many impressions my Tweets have, and then which posts got those impressions. This gives me feedback that I take to heart in future tweets.
    (e) I like the visual look of Twitter that has got better over the years. It is standard to have visuals accompany most tweets, both still and movie.
    (f) Contrary to the claims of this article, I find it is (when you are selective) often a very authoritative source of information. Big names in every field are active on Twitter. And most good tweets include links to where you will see more detail and the evidence for what is being said. Because it is so immediate, people do respond when something is said without justification.

    I realize that there are many who abuse Twitter (and FB and forums and everything) and I have no patience for those who only post a string of tweets buy this domain name incredible premium.... I also know there is a whole genre of abusive people saying mean things. It is easy to ignore, block and report people on Twitter. It is also full of tender hearted people who go out of their way to be kind. Countless times over the year I have seen this as people respond to others they do not know really, in empathetic kind ways.

    I don't see Twitter as a way to sell domain names, but I do see it as way to become educated and informed, and to build connections. Maybe, now and then, that will indirectly help sales, but if you try to make Twitter only or mainly that you will fail at using Twitter.

    Thanks for listening.

    =AGreatDomain on Twitter :xf.smile:
    (AKA MetBob on NPs)
     
  13. Addison

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    Twitter... (n)
     
  14. Bob Hawkes

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    It should probably be pointed out that the person who wrote the cited article linked in this thread is still active on Twitter (as I check now he last tweeted 19 minutes ago), he has tweeted more than 22000 times, and has over 170,000 followers. He also follows over 150,000 people, including me I see, so he must have good, but not very discerning, taste haha :xf.wink: So he does not seem to be giving up on Twitter personally.

    PS From the date of the comments on the linked article, it also appears to have been written in 2014. I dare say a bit has changed in Twitter over the past 4 years:glasses:.
     
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  15. Avtar629

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    ok so.........this is an old post I found after googling "Namepros Twitter". I was looking to check to see the namepros Twitter account.

    @Bob Hawkes

    So........promoting domain auctions via twitter is a bad idea? and never works? I wonder if anyone on NP has some actual analytics. like a "before a tweet" and "after a tweet" where the amount of bids actually increased?. There has to be someone on NP that's used their twitter account to promote their domain auctions either directly or indirectly.

    Even Instagram.

    that you pointed it out means it's rampant? I'm not in twitter as a domainer nor on Instagram. actually I created an account for it but left it dormant. you try to connect with other domainers and simply get your connection request ignored. and on occasion I get an "FU!"
     
  16. Bob Hawkes

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    It is important to realize the the OP here was abased on an article from 5 years ago, so the information is not at all current. I am not sure if the poster realized it. It is perhaps also relevant that the writer (not the NP member) is still active and promoting his own Twitter account, so do as I say, not as I do.

    I still strongly feel that the article is pretty one sided and there are good reasons to be on Twitter. All of the big name bloggers and industry players (well almost all) are active on Twitter and often it is where you first hear things, even before NPs.

    I doubt that mentioning an ongoing auction will have much of an impact but every now and then it will I think. It will totally depend on how big your Twitter audience is in terms of meaningful followers. I think the domain auctions held directly on Twitter, just a handful, have been mixed in success (some would say more negatively than that).

    There is no doubt that some big name domain sales first started with a connection of some sort on Twitter. I think that it is one, of many, techniques that you can benefit from. But as I said earlier...
    Anyway, to directly answer your question, I do not know of research on explicitly that and suspect that it would be so dependent on the Twitter account that it would be pretty meaningless. The most successful domainer right now does regularly mention domains he is selling or has just acquired. Many others that are doing well, it would seem, are active on Twitter. If you do try Twitter don't be one of those people who just constantly post your own names for sale though.

    Bob
     
  17. Bob Hawkes

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