Is paying someone that has a lot of Twitter followers worth it to promote or mention your website?
For starters I don’t believe that traffic originating from Twitter is very good or of high quality. Many Twitter users simply follow someone in hopes that they will follow them back. Their list of followers grows and grows. However, I have doubts that many of them actually have an interest in whatever it is your website has to offer.
So you pay someone $5, $10, $20, or whatever to Tweet something about your website.
Let’s assume they have 20,000 followers. Boom! Out goes the Tweet!
Are all 20,000 followers going to be online…no.
Are all 20,000 going to eventually see it when they are online…doubtful.
Are some going to be online and see it…sure.
Are some going to click or check your link…probably.
Are they going to be interested in your website and spend much time there…iffy.
Did you just waste $5, $10, $20, or more for the Tweet…maybe.
It is very difficult to say whether you will get anyone visiting that will take an interest in your website. Whether they will spend 5 seconds there, or 5 minutes.
You may get some visitors as a result of the Tweet, but if the person has 20,000 followers who are just following to gain followers themselves I doubt that you are going to see much of a conversion rate out of it.
The bottom line is that you really never know what the outcome will be without testing or trying. I have noticed a lot of Twitter fanatics will click on just about anything, but they don’t tend to stick around very long.
If you only paid a few dollars for a Tweet to 20,000+ followers it’s still pretty cheap advertising or promoting even if you didn’t see very good results.
I would however, think about it before dropping $20+ per Tweet, unless it happens to be someone extremely well-known and popular.
It never hurts to do a little research first.
I am not saying don’t pay for a Tweet or don’t waste your time with it. I am just suggesting not all Twitter traffic converts or amounts to that much. It really depends on the followers.
Some folks claim to have very good results and luck with Twitter, and I have nothing against it.
Obviously you could build up a huge list of Twitter followers yourself if you wanted to spend the time to do so.