Connect with Local Customers Using Twitter

By On 11, May, 2011 |  In: Marketing Strategy | Tags: , ,  | 1

Company internet marketing in case of small businesses often targets local customers. Twitter can be a really handy tool in finding such customers. It is a great platform to increase the visibility of your business and grow your customer base. Here are some of the ways in which you can use Twitter to connect with the locals.

Make use of Twitter’s Advanced Search

Advanced search enables you to include a geographical range in your search. For instance, you can look up the most recent tweets posted within five to ten miles of a zip code or name of a city with Twitter’s Advanced Search.

Look for people with your city name in their profile

You can enter the name of your city in Twitter’s search box to get a list of recent tweets that match your search. Although Twitter allows you to look up people with your city name in their profiles, the list is incomplete. It does not include all the people who list your city.

Find people in your locality using Twellowhood

Twellowhood feature of Twellow, a public Twitter directory, enables you look for people based on location. You just need to pin-point the desired location by specifying your continent, then country, state and finally city. This will give you a list of Twitter users in your city. You can now follow desired people and connect with them.

Use Twitter Grader

Twitter Grader is a handy tool that grades Twitter users between 1 and 100. Fifty people with top grading in every city are called Twitter Elite. This tool will help you find Twitter Elite in your city. Connecting with these people can be very useful as they have the power to influence others.

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