How to Find Leads on TwitterAnita Kirkbride
A post by Gary Vaynerchuk inspired me to show Halifax business owners just how easy it is to find leads on Twitter… and to do it regularly. Gary even said I could “borrow” his idea. So, here goes!
www.Twitter.com/search-home is the most useful url you’ve never used. If you’re complaining about Twitter noise, try being a little more proactive and searching for people who are looking for you, not just waiting for them to find you. Of course do this directly from Hootsuite, where I can save the search in a stream that is always updated for me when I login.
Halifax… here are some people who have recently been looking for help. Could you have helped?
Search term “Where Can I”
— Jessica Doiron (@Jdanielledoiron) August 26, 2013
Jessica even included appropriate hashtags and STILL not a single insurance agent replied!
#baot Can anyone suggest a school that offers a good, well respected Masters in Business Analysis?
— Mark Hawes (@sewah_kram) August 27, 2013
Halifax has the most universities per capita in Canada… but none replied to this tweet.
Where can I find cool techy gadgets in #halifax ?
— Ashley S (@ashswa) September 1, 2013
Where can I get a haircut on Sunday?
— Liam MacLellan (@LiamMacLellan) September 1, 2013
Quick! Twitter! Where can I get a nice set of wine glasses for a colleague that has a new job? Not NS Crystal (too $$!). HALP!
— Paige (@LifewithPugs) August 29, 2013
Where can i get holographic nail varnish from, I need it, its a must
— Mol (@molb_a) August 28, 2013
That stuff’s not cheap! Get her in your salon and she could be a customer for life!
Where can I find exercise/running motivational posters in the HRM.
— Durwin (@Durwin) August 27, 2013
Search Term “Looking For”
And here are a couple I passed along to Twitter friends:
Looking for recommendations for handyman in Halifax/Bedford.
— Kathy Jourdain (@shiftingshape) September 1, 2013
Looking for a cheap car now. Got a line on a 1987 gold Mercedes. The temptation is unbearable…. For serious.
— Alderney Landing (@AlderneyLanding) August 30, 2013
Not only did I find all of these in just a few minutes of searching on one evening, I found one person looking to intern in a social media position… so I even found something to follow up on myself… and I wasn’t even looking for myself! I also found a ton of job postings, organizations looking for volunteers, people looking for roommates and hotel room shares, rides and more. If you’re not searching Twitter, you’re missing out.
Go ahead. Try searching for people looking for your product or service at www.search.twitter.com and let me know how you make out!