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Twitter - Some Interesting Facts & Why You Should Be Twittering

Why tweet? Beacauae the results are neat!

Twitter - Some Interesting Facts & Why You Should Be "Twittering"


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While running around Cary and Apex, North Carolina with some very excited 1st time buyers today, I received an email from some company trying to sell me followers for my Twitter account. After hitting the delete button, and upon my return home, I decided to do a little research on Twitter...

First I went to, one of the best website ranking tools I've come across, to check out where Twitter ranks on the internet.

I discovered that Twitter is the 13th most visited website in the United States and 14th most visited site in the world. Over 600,000 web pages have a link to Twitter's home page, and there are approximately 17 million Twitter accounts!


But why Tweet? Is it worth it? Will it bring you any business?

At first I was reluctant to even join Twitter. My theory was that if a 12 year old can type in something like, "I made brownies today and they were delicious!", then it's probably not a very effective marketing tool. But I was wrong...

My thought process on the whole Twitter thing changed when some folks who read one of my Real Estate Tweets contacted me. I asked them what it was that caught their attention and they told me they were just searching
around Twitter and one of my ActiveRain localism blogs drew them in! On ActiveRain they read some more of my posts and felt that I should be their Realtor.

In short, yes, Twitter can bring you business! If you don't have a Twitter account, get one. If you do have an account, Tweet daily. You just never know where your next client will come from! Twitter is an excellent way to drive traffic to your website through the networking connections you'll make. Its simplicity makes it easy to post messages to, and there are dozens of free applications available to enhance your Twitter experience.

Below is a chart I made depicting the average age of a Twitter user. Although the average is still quite young, this demographic uses Twitter as a means to connect. Why not give them the opportunity to connect with you? After all, they will be buying a home someday.


The Average Age of a Twitter User


This next chart shows that less than 15% of Twitter users Tweet on a daily basis. Why not be among the 85% who do?


Average number of Tweets per day by user


By the way, I'd love it if you followed me on Twitter...AND subscribed to my blog! For those of you who already follow me or are already subscribed to my blog...Thank you!

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Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice.

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Comment balloon 7 commentsCheryl Ritchie • January 27 2010 05:11AM


Need to know more about it but it seems good. Don't know how to find followers though.

Posted by Dennis Swartz, MBA, GRI...experience counts! (Full Circle Property Management) almost 10 years ago

Hey Cheryl--Interesting Post. I am getting some traction from Twitter. People coming in from out of state looking for a lawyer.

Thanks for putting this all together.

Elliott Topkins

Posted by Elliott S. Topkins, Massachusetts Real Estate and Title Atty (Topkins & almost 10 years ago

I have not joined twitter but have an open mind. Maybe some day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 10 years ago

I have joined Twitter and don't seem to be getting anywhere with it -- I went to a social networking class last week and was told that Twitter is the way to go!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) almost 10 years ago

Hi Cheryl,  I agree - twitter IS neat!  Nice of you to reblog for Craig...

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) almost 10 years ago

Thank you Cheryl for the re-blog! I'm glad you found it worthy enough to include it on your blog site!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 10 years ago

Cheryl: great post! Twitter is like the Last Frontier for us. Personally I didn't see in the past how it would bring us business but you outlined the case beautifully. Now I'm excited to get going with Twitter. Thanks!


Posted by Cari Anderson almost 10 years ago


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