Twitter Starts TV Advertising!

Twitter TV AD
Twitter TV AD

Twitter has stated advertising on mainstream TV in the US market with a recent promotion with NASCAR, Twitter has pushed several advertising slots in a hop to go more main stream in social media to get traction on competitors such as YouTube and Facebook who have a higher reach.

Twitter Competition Winner Announced.

Thank you to every one who entered my Twitter competition for my 2000th Tweet on Twitter, it was a good success with various different online marketers entering. As their can only be one winner I placed all the Twitter user names into a hat and shuffled them and the winner ended up been Perth SEO Bob Jones.

Video of competition draw here:

Stay tuned for more competitions soon, thank you to all who entered!

2000th Tweet SEO Competition on Twitter, How you can win!

Hello everyone,

I have decided to have a competition on my blog for my 2000th Tweet,

SEO Prize
SEO Prize

What is in this prize pack?

1 x Extra Large Facebook Hack Sydney Shirt white (Australia)
1 x Extra Large Navy Blue Facebook shirt.
1 x Large Acquisio Black shirt – “I report to no one” shirt.
1 x Facebook stickers Hack Sydney.
1 x Facebook stickers.

(All items are new and never been used, come with no tags)

How do I win?

To enter this competition all you need to do is post the following (exactly) onto Twitter: http://twitter.com

I have entered into the #competition on http://jamesnorquay.com to win great SEO and Search goodies, run by @connections8 Australian SEO.

Conditions of the competition:

Please note I will send this prize (100% paid for by me to the following countries)

– Australia
– United States
– United Kingdom
– Canada

– Countries which fall outside this region, I may not include postage too, please confirm your location in the comments field below.
– Competition start date – Thursday 26th April 2012 (6pm Australia eastern Standard time)
– Competition will be drawn on the following date: Saturday the 5th of May 2012 (11.30am Australian eastern standard time)
I will enter all competition entrants into a hat and draw a winner from random)
– Their is only 1 winner of the above prize pack.
– If you have any questions please ask in the comments field below, Good luck and please share with friends.

Recent images a new feature on Twitter, is Twitter trying to mimic Facebook?

Today Twitter rolled out another new feature to enhance the engagement within the product, the feature called recent images displays any new images which have been added to your twitter account. (view screen shot below)

Recent-images-tab
Recent-images-tab

What this shows is that Twitter is trying to mimic Facebook recent images in some ways and to also make the product not just for text based content yet also for visual content images and video.

Twitter SEO Value drops as Google search deal ends!

Twitter-SEO-Drops
Twitter-SEO-Drops

News today on the SEO front is that Twitter and Google’s search deal which started in October 2009 has ended, this has now resulted in Real Time data from Twitter been removed from Google. Yet the most evident change is the impact on Tweets from authority sources and ranking for SEO terms. I have noticed that many large scale SEO’s in the US market are testing Tweet related tests and it is evident that the power of Tweets may have in fact been dropped significantly.

This is a very interesting development from a Social SEO front and we will be testing and monitoring development further.

Putting a @Follow us tag in a website Title Tag for a Huge Website?

So a huge website in the US has taken an interesting move which I have not seen many websites do online.

This website ranks first for terms like “Hip Hop” so I imagine the traffic would be good and the Alexa is quite high.

The title tag they are using is as follows – AllHipHop.com: Follow Us! @AllHipHopcom, view the image below:

All Hip Hop
All Hip Hop

Any one seen something similar to this, if so please share the example here!

Top Users on Twitter A Great Graphic

Here is a graphic which shows the top users currently on Twitter.

Top Twitter Users by followers
Top Twitter Users by followers

The most popular are musicians and the important thing to remember is that these guys will be popular for many years to come and will be able to charge thousands per Tweet.

Follow me on Twitter @connections8

Charlie Sheen Gets back his Domain name charliesheen.com

For any one who has been following the Charlie Sheen developments over the last few weeks, you be be well aware that Charlie Sheen is building a strong following via social media channels. He built 1 million followers on Twitter in 1 day, He is building strength via uStream and other website where thousands to millions of users want to know what he is saying and in the blogasphere he is going crazy.

In the middle of all this I was wondering why is Charlie Sheen building up a social presence on Twitter and other websites which he does not technically own, I decided to check out Charliesheen.com and see who owned it to my dismay it was pulling up a 404 error page. I instantly did a who is check which allows me to see who owns the domain name, some company called Alberta Hot Rods owns the domain for many years interesting.

Yesterday I saw Charlie put up a tweet, saying he had taken his domain back from the Troll, now he owns it because if you visit charliesheen.com you see his website come up –

charliesheen.com domain name
charliesheen.com domain name

Charlie is Winning once again taking the domain from Albert Hot Rods and now owning it, I am sure he can make his personal brand via social media even stronger now with a domain name to divert all this traffic back too.

Weird Twitter spam!

Today I was on Twitter and I noticed a few suspicious @ comments posted to me, it seems these guys have bots that automatically make a bunch of account then they run off some type of script to bombard many users in a same group.

Weird Twitter spam
Weird Twitter spam

the link they keep spamming me with is going to a payments gateway.

Has any one seen this type of spam before using @ comments on twitter?

NAB Takes aim at CBA via Social Media!

So the NAB bank has recently been pushing alot of advertising material on offline media – TV/Print and online telling people to move from their current bank.

This week I had some problems with Commonwealth bank, I needed to urgently send some money.

Yet they had issues with their network so the whole Netbank was down for the best part of a day, I took to Twitter to post about the issue saying how I was not happy with CBA and thinking ab out changing banks.

Instantly (within 30 minutes) NAB strikes back offering me to join their bank:

NAB-CBA twitter
NAB-CBA twitter

So it shows these types of customer acquisition’s methods whilst are a little sneaky are obviously working for big banks.