Twitter....? Worth it?

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Exact Rototilling, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Rui

    Rui Inactive
    Posts: 22

    Hi Tony,

    Good ol' independent chart information! ;)

    As for successes. I've had two companies (same industry) in the exact same city achieve completely different results with social sites. It's actually really odd sometimes, but going with the gathered data obviously gives you the best results. Like you mentioned @tony - test, test and test. Then when you think you've tested everything you could, test some more.

    To be honest though ... social sites are a great tool but it should only take about 30 minutes MAX out of your workday everyday, unless you're getting direct replies and have to manage them.

    The most success that I believe you will find and where the effort should be placed for a service like landscaping is in SEO and Door hangers/cold knocking.

    SEO - you're acquiring the client directly with the intent to purchase without having to cold sell.

    Door Hangars/Cold-Knocking - because like in every service business, it just has to be done even if the conversion rates are sometimes low.

    What should you do on social sites?
    • Take photos of your clients homes (with their permission, don't include house number) and post them up. (do your best to have before and after)
    • Take photos of your team / or yourself working hard (not possible if you're the only person :p lol. - this offers a personal and friendly touch
    • Videos are a great tool especially with people not liking to read anymore. If you have the budget and time to do it - time lapsed video is phenomenal

    • Avoid telling people why you're the best every 5 minutes and sending them endless messages. They'll just delete you.

    Hope this helps.


  2. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    Isn't there a program you can use that when you post to one it updates everything else. Like say you were blogging, then it would update your twitter and FB and any other things you added to it?
  3. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,943

    The whole point of social media is social - interacting with people. If Twitter is nothing but a platform to which your automated platform pushes your FB or other posts and you're not interacting with folks, good luck getting any benefit from Twitter. People WILL tune you out, or just stop following you altogether.

    I'm on Twitter but I don't see it as a valuable means of lead generation unless I want to devote way more time to it. Where it has been useful is professional networking with other designers and generally expanding my social media footprint.
  4. JimmyTheGlove

    JimmyTheGlove LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    You make an EXCELLENT point. Twitter can be, without a doubt, extremely beneficial if you devote a good amount of time to it. I personally believe that's it's worth the time put into it.

    We all understand the importance building links, right? If so, this video will open your eyes to the true and awesome power of Twitter:
  5. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    Just wondering if there were any updates or different thoughts on this post.
  6. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Posts: 1,067

    Twitter is still just a tool. Some find it useful and others find it a waste of time. No one uses it to find clients (or vice-versa).

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