The Top 10 Twitter Landing Pages

“A twitter landing page is a page on your blog or website that is specifically written for those arriving at your blog having clicked on the link in your twitter profile.” – Darren Rowse (@Problogger) of Problogger

Airplane Landing

Darren has written what I believe to be the best argument for creating a custom Twitter landing page.

Please read: Develop a Twitter Landing Page

Marketing, thanks to the advances in connection and communication on the Web, is giving people a chance to meet on an individual level. The Web allows businesses and to move away from segmenting and toward a more individual relationship with consumers.

With a landing page you are acknowledging the specific individuals that click on the link on your Twitter profile.

Twitter Landing Page

Rather than sending individuals that visit your Website via your Twitter profile to your company’s home page or to your personal blog home page, you’re sending them to a more personalized landing page with targeted and relevant content.

By providing relevant content and information for specific visitors, you increase the chances of gaining a longtime follower.

I’ve looked through my list of followers and those I follow on Twitter to find the 10 best Twitter landing pages – surprisingly there were very few who had landing pages. I’d say (and this by no means scientific – it’s actually only a rough estimate of my own Twitter community – that less than 5% of Twitter users have Twitter landing pages).

Let’s take a look at each of the 10 best…

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It turns out that not many people in my Twitter community have Twitter landing pages. And since there are relatively few Twitter landing pages I didn’t think it would be right to do a ‘Best of’ list after doing some searching.

Do you have a Twitter landing page?

If so please let me know by leaving the link to your Twitter landing page in the comments below. I’d love to include a full write-up about you and your site in this post.

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If you’d like, I’ll help you develop your own Twitter landing page. Just contact me (Contact Form at the bottom) and let’s get your page up. 🙂

Here are a few I found via the Problogger article and Google:

About Darren Rowse (@problogger)

Blog for Profit Twitter Landing Page

Free From Broke Twitter Landing Page

About EH Design & Consulting (@ehdesign)

Miscellaneaarts Twitter Landing Page

HBM Twitter Landing Page

Now, it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t share my own Twitter landing page for HBM: Welcome to Hunting Business Marketing.

I named it something more generic so I could potentially use it for other social media. The posts I highlight what I think are the most valuable posts on HBM along with Twitter Related Posts.

What to read next on Hunting Business Marketing

Use Twitter to Improve Your Business

Aggregate Your Archives to Capitalize on New Popularity

Ways to Increase Traffic

What to read next on the Web

In A Connected Society, Comprehension Of Sociology Is King

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Twitter Landing Pages, 10 Elements of a Successful Twitter Landing Page

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5 Habits of Successful Hunting Business Owners on Twitter

This post is inspired by 5 Habits of Successful Executives on Twitter by Bruce Philp (@brandcowboy) of BrandCowboy.com on Mashable.com (@mashable).

Twitter is about making connections.

Connecting With Twitter

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If you’re the CEO of a hunting business I suggest the article above for reading on how some CEOs successfully use Twitter to make connections with their customers as themselves and on behalf of their businesses.

There is a crucial point in the previous sentence worth repeating:

“…make connections with their customers both as themselves and on behalf businesses.”

Smart CEOs know how to separate themselves from their company. They know when it’s important to be the face of the company and when it’s important to let the employees or the product or the service or in other words the brand be the face of the company.

Twitter is about making connections both as yourself and as the brand of your business.

It’s important to remember that all of your Tweets and actions on Twitter (and anywhere) should be about adding value for your customer.

With that in mind, I thought I would highlight a few of the remarkable hunting business owners who have done a great job using Twitter to make connections and add value with and for their customer.

Also, you can follow me on Twitter @DayneShuda.

1. Highlight other people (including your customers)

One of the best things you can do to add value for your current or potential customers or for your peers in the hunting industry is to highlight them and talk about how great they are.

Your clients will appreciate the kind gesture if you tweet about them. Your followers will see your tweet and possible follow your client. There is also the chance someone may find your client and become their customer.

Your own potential clients will also want to connect with you because you’re the kind of person/business who takes the time to recognize their remarkable clients. (See @RosenhausSports for an example of this).

Here, Sherry does a wonderful job of raving about highlighting Alan Clemons (@BigAlFishes).

Sherry Kerr Outdoor Media Resources

Tweeter: Sherry Kerr (@SherryinAL)

Hunting Business: Outdoor Media Resources

2. People love pictures, images, and video

Whether it’s offline or on the Web, it’s a simple fact that people love pictures, images, and video.

People are visual and adding just a little something more to your tweets can make you and your hunting business stand out.

For any hunting business, visuals and video are great ways to enhance the connections you make with your clients.

Check out the tweet from Mike Bishop of Windy Hill Outfitters.

Mike Bishop Windy Hill Outfitters

Tweeter: Mike Bishop (@WHOutfitters)

Hunting Business: Windy Hill Outfitters

3. You can get personal

As with any aspect of your hunting business, it’s alright to be an actual human being (with feelings, emotions, and regard for your client’s well-being).

People connect with people and your clients and potential clients are looking to connect with you and the other people in your business. This can get tricky since you want to have a nice balance of personal branding while making sure you keep the focus on your business where appropriate.

Kendall Card Camofire

Tweeter: Kendall Card (@CamoFire)

Hunting Business: Camofire.com

4. Respond and answer questions

Interacting with your followers on Twitter is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to make meaningful connections.

When you’re on Twitter, make sure you answer questions (even if not asked of you directly) for others on Twitter. People really respond strongly when someone (especially a business owner) reaches out to help them (with no strings attached).

Andrew Bennet Deneki Outdoors

Tweeter: Andrew Bennett (@deneki)

Hunting Business: Deneki Outdoors

5. Encourage others

Sometimes your customers just need a little encouragement for them to do remarkable things.

If you can offer just a bit of encouragement to others you can change the way they feel about themselves. People like to feel encouraged in life about their ideas and thoughts. When you reassure people and even offer your own advice you can make some valuable connections with hunters.

Take the simple steps to make the day of others while you’re using Twitter (and while interacting anywhere regarding life and business) and you’ll benefit from the valuable connections you’ll make.

Ben Gustafson Ben G Outdoors

Tweeter: Ben Gustafson (@BenGOutdoors)

Hunting Business: Ben G. Outdoors

Bonus – 6. Giveaways never hurt

People love to win stuff.

If your business has the opportunity to offers giveaways you can generate some faithful followers on Twitter.

You can also share the giveaways that other businesses are offering.

While offering giveaways is great for you own business, you will also be seen as a valuable Tweeter if you share valuable information in your Tweets like the giveaways of others.

Businesses love when you share their giveaways also. It’s another great way to make connections with peers in the hunting industry as well as with hunters (and potential clients).

Kevin Paulson of Hunting Life on Twitter

Tweeter: Kevin Paulson (@HuntingLife)

Hunting Business: Hunting Life

Bonus #2 – 7. Excitement and passion are contagious

People love being around people who are passionate about anything, but they especially love being around people who share their same passions.

Don’t afraid to share your excitement and passion on Twitter.

Share your experiences on Twitter and hunters will be drawn to you and want to connect with you and your business.

Jason FLW Magazine

Tweeter: Jason (@FLW_Magazine)

Hunting Business: FLW Outdoors

Summary

It’s often the simplest gestures that make lead to the best connections on the Web. You don’t have to do something complicated to properly use Twitter. Focus on adding value to the lives of others by being meaningful, valuable, simple, and remarkable on Twitter (and other social media) and you’ll have success that may lead to increased business.

Check out previous posts related to Twitter:

What is the Point of Twitter?

Use Twitter to Improve Your Hunting Business

10 People All Hunters Should Follow on Twitter

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5 Examples of Hunting Businesses that Get It

Reviews of Remarkable Hunting Blog Posts

The Top Hunting Blogs: Part 1

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What is the Point of Twitter?

What is the point of Twitter?

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Twitter seems to be everywhere these days. Recently the latest numbers came out from Compete.com and the big news was that Twitter passed The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal in traffic.

There is a lot of buzz on and off the Web about Twitter. You know something has reached the masses when your parents are asking you “What is Twitter?” and wondering if it’s something inappropriate.

Well I got caught up in the word-of-mouth buzz and passed along the news to a few people at work.

I received one response back “Why is Twitter compared to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and not other sites?”

This was an awesome response.

It caught me off guard and while some people might take that the wrong way, I take it as a chance to ask the question “Why?” and look for a more beneficial answer.

I love when people ask “Why?”

So I thought I’d take some time to discuss what exactly why people use Twitter, how I benefit from Twitter, and how exactly you may be able to use it for the benefit of you and your hunting business.

Why should I use Twitter?

I used to think that people who asked “Why should I use Twitter?” simply didn’t get it. Now I’m starting to realize they raise a valid point.

Why do people use Twitter?

After thinking about it for awhile…it seems people use Twitter for one of two reasons:

1) Self gratification

2) Empowering of others (which may cause self gratification).

Think this is too simple?

Think about it more…

What do you notice as you Tweet and read the Tweets of others…

Do you use Twitter to converse with your peers? Your conversation is empowering to the both of you, plus you get self satisfaction by feeling connected with others who may share a similar (or complete opposite) worldview.

Do you share links to remarkable articles? You’re empowering others by sharing great content while ultimately trying to get some self-gratification by feeling important for sharing such great content.

Do you share links to your own work (I’m guilty)? While you may be trying to empower others (and that’s the goal) you may on some level just be trying to get attention and self gratification (it’s always fun to check your bit.ly stats to see how many clicks your link got).

So why should I use Twitter?

The two reasons I mentioned above are precisely the reason you should use Twitter: for self satisfaction and to empower others (while [subconsciously] looking for self satisfaction.

It’s the ultimate form of connection with other humans and content.

Twitter may be seen as a news source (as I implied when I passed on the news about Twitter passing The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal for Web traffic), but Twitter really is the latest technology that allows us as humans to connect with others, learn, and improve ourselves.

When people pass along up-to-the-minute news on Twitter, they are simply trying to achieve one or both of those two things.

It’s not wrong.

It’s simply fact and it’s great.

So yes, Twitter can be compared to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal (where it looks impressive), but it can also be compared to other forms of connection (where it might not seem as impressive – the iPhone, etc.).

Why and How I use Twitter

As you have probably guessed…I use Twitter for both of the two things I mentioned above: for 1) Self Gratification and 2) Empowering others (which may cause self gratification).

If you follow me on Twitter (@DayneShuda), you probably know that I put up a link to every one of my blog posts.

You also probably notice that I link to articles, blog posts, and other content I find important enough to share with you.

These are both examples of empowering others (sharing remarkable content for the benefit of others) while at the same time empowering myself (I feel like I’m important when I share something people like).

But what I find the most unique is what happens when I share seemingly unremarkable things on Twitter.

For example, I can post something like:

Tweet about opening beer

And get a few responses:

Twitter responses

What’s the significance of this?

Connections.

When you find people who share the same interests, feelings, and worldview as you, you are able to form connections that are beneficial for all parties. You can truly create inspiring products and services when you connect with your customers or your peers.

So it’s been interesting to see the response you can get by sharing what might seem like something irrelevant to others.

I guess even when we think we’re the only ones thinking or doing something we find others just like us.

How Twitter can help you

Twitter can be whatever you want it to be. Sure…Twitter today may seem like the ultimate source of up-to-the-minute news, but who’s to say that tomorrow someone else doesn’t find a better use for it?

Most businesses start out with a goal and end up adapting and changing to meet the demands of their customers.

The free market is powerful and smart businesses are challenged and excited about changing for the benefit of their customers (and for their own profit).

So here is my suggestion for you: Use Twitter.

Use Twitter as I use it. Use Twitter as you see others using it. Do what is successful for others and you’ll be sure to find success as well.

But even more importantly – don’t forget that nobody has figured out the right way of using Twitter.

And that’s probably the single best thing about Twitter – the company lets its users decide what is important and beneficial.

You can find your own way to benefit from using Twitter. It’s what is great about being an entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, you strive to change what people currently settle for.

Don’t settle for what Twitter or anything on the Web currently represents. Work to find your own benefit. This is how you can become remarkable.

Twitter Saturation?

Today, after I heard the “Why?” question from a coworker I came across a post from Dr. Pete on SEOmoz The Real Power of Twitter.

As you can tell by the chart above, Twitter is getting big. And when something gets bigger than big it tends to outgrow its welcome.

Consider the first paragraph of Dr. Pete’s article:

I’ve been suppressing the urge to write this post for a while now. It’s not that I don’t love Twitter (I suspect my wife is a few days away from scheduling my intervention); it’s just that I’m saturated by it. It’s not the tweets themselves, but the incessant whining noise made up of every second-rate media personality in the world “discovering” Twitter on a daily basis and every self-declared “social media guru” regurgitating the same How to Twitter post a thousand times a week.

So Twitter has probably reached saturation. Personally I reached a saturation point with Facebook. I haven’t been using it much in the past few months. I’ve found better use of my time with other things such as reading blogs, writing for this blog, and working on other new ideas.

Does this mean Facebook and Twitter have no use?

Absolutely not.

But I think there is a lesson here: [Presently] The Web is the ultimate form of competition in a free market. Just what is the competition for you ask?

Site editors are competing for your attention…constantly.

A service that captures the imaginations of millions today may be gone tomorrow.

Why?

Often when a Web business finds success they get complacent and stop competing for your attention. It may be because they become too caught up in the benefits you can create for them and not the other way around.

On the Web, the user is the benefactor of the pure competition.

Business models are still being worked out on the Web. Those that have succeeded have truly scare products or services that benefit a segment of business or consumer customers. And these companies continually perfect their services/products or work to change the paradigm in their favor through innovation.

Once again, customers win in this situation.

So has Twitter reached saturation?

On some level I think it has, but there is still a place for it with your business just as there is a place for Facebook – for now.

Summary

The real lesson with Twitter, Facebook and any new innovation on the Web is that the most advantageous aspect of it all is connection.

The Web allows you to connect with people and content fast, efficiently, and on a deep level of interaction.

The Web allows you to learn about life, information, history, and just about everything else.

Technologies will come and go on the Web.

Tomorrow the new will be old – the innovative will be prehistoric.

It’s the way it is and businesses shouldn’t be afraid.

As long as you truly dedicate yourself to benefiting your customer you will have success.

And with success and true scarcity comes profit (which is what we’re all after).

Update

The idea of “…staying ahead of the curve and continually looking to improve with technology instead of waiting to see what others do and then act…” is something I read at The Future Buzz from Adam Singer.

It’s a theme he often touches on. Here is the post I think I first noticed it from: Your Marketing is (most likely) Dated.

“Don’t let your business miss the boat just to uphold the status quo. Diving into something new is actually less risky than ignoring it. You have everything to gain and far less to lose. The wait and see approach is far more dangerous, because you risk ceding ground the nimble competitors.”

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5 Creative Ways for Hunting Businesses to Use Twitter

Twitter is a great medium of exchange for Web users. There is a lot of great conversation taking place on Twitter.

Rocking Chairs on the Porch

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Many businesses and Websites are using Twitter has a way to connect with their target audience on a deeper level. This effort results in stronger relationships for the business and the consumer.

A stronger relationship with your clients can mean a steady stream of income from loyal customers.

These smart businesses are realizing the benefits of using Twitter and seeing what a little extra effort can lead to on their sales sheets.

I thought it would be beneficial to go through my Twitter stream and find a few ways businesses are using Twitter effectively and then relate it to how hunting businesses could better utilize one of the fastest growing communication mediums on the Web.

So here are…

5 Creative Ways for Hunting Businesses to Use Twitter

1. The Setup Approach

Homemade Wine (@homemadewine)

The Setup Approach

This is a great example of setting up the benefits of your product or service. @homemadewine uses descriptive language to entice response. They were successful as they had a couple of questions about their business. This led to further discussion on Twitter thus forming a deeper connection with potential customers.

Use The Setup Approach to entice your followers to engage in conversation with you about your business. Use descriptive language and really give them a reason to @reply you.

You could tweet something like:

Summer bear hunts are a rush! There’s nothing like stalking these predators as they feed on fresh salmon. It’s you against 8ft giants!

You’re hoping it sets your followers up to comment on how they would “love to hunt bear”. And you’ll be there to possibly make their dream come true.

2. Helpful Trends

Jesse Stay (@Jesse)

Helpful Trends

Here, Jesse uses his Web expertise and shares a trend he’s seeing that is beneficial to his followers. This is a great way to build your reputation as a leader in a niche and be seen as a source of valuable knowledge. Someone who realizes trends and is willing to share them on Twitter is a valuable resource and will likely have a large audience (followers).

Use the Helpful Trends approach to share your own insight for trends in your niche. Give hunters a reason to follow you. Become a valuable resource.

You could tweet something such as:

We’re seeing a late rut this season. We’re allowing clients to push back their hunts to accommodate. If possible, get your hunt pushed back.

You’re trying to provide crucial observations that may help your potential customers with their guided hunt. This can be valuable info when customers have lots of money tied up in a hunt.

3. Helping Others

Job Angels (@JobAngels)

Helping Others

I like what Job Angels does. They try to help businesses and workers find each other. They ask their audience to help aid job seekers and they post job openings. This is a valuable resource both for businesses and workers. Finding a worker who is experienced with Twitter and the Web is crucial for businesses today. And for a worker, finding a company who is forward-thinking on the Web by showing that it uses Twitter is appealing.

Use Helping Others as a way to grow your audience by showing your willingness to bring people together in relevant ways.

You could tweet something along the lines of:

TJ just won a new Mathew’s Bow. He purchased last year’s model brand new so he’s looking to sell the new model. Anybody interested? 25% off!

Here, you’re showing the type of connections you have. This is valuable knowledge. You’re helping Joe sell his bow and make some money.

4. Ask a Question

Lee Babauta (@zen_habits)

Ask a Question

Lee asks a great question here. The future of books and their role on the Web is an important question for content creators. It’s important to know if books are being replaced. This way, content creators can adapt their medium of conversation.

Asking a question may seem obvious, but sometimes we forget what’s most simple. Ask a question of your followers. They’re experts in your niche (they’re your potential customers after all) so ask them for their input. Get to know them better.

Use Ask a Question to give your readers the chance to help you for a change. People love helping each other. Just as you like providing useful tips, links, and articles with your followers, they like sharing their insight for your questions. Deeper and more meaningful connections are the result and valuable for everybody.

For you, try tweeting:

Is trust an issue with booking a guided hunt online? What would make the process easier? Are reviews beneficial or unreliable?

Make sure you’re honest and try not to lead your customers. It’s tough at times, but make sure your questions aren’t biased. You’ll really learn something valuable in most cases plus you’re showing your customers your willingness to listen to them.

5. Simple Advice

My Iguanas (@myiguanas)

Simple Advice

Here the advice is simple, useful, and necessary for iguana lovers. Someone might have been wondering what those little dots on their pet were. It’s great advice from an expert. People love following experts in their niche of interest.

Use Simple Advice to provide basic knowledge you have on the topic of hunting and particularly the topic of hunting you’re most knowledgeable about.

Again, this is simple, but simple is often the most beneficial for everybody, especially on Twitter.

Try tweeting something along the line:

For great hunting photos, go back to the woods during the day and set yourself up near a nice set of trees like birch. Face the sun.

Give simple yet useful advice. Listen to what your audience is asking (it’s often subtle) and answer their questions.

Summary

Twitter is a great medium of exchange. Learn how Twitter works best for you and your business and use it to create better connections. It’ll benefit you and your audience.

If you need ideas for how to craft your tweets, surf your Twitter feed and see what others are doing and what’s effective for them. Try doing the exact opposite of what they’re trying. Maybe you can come up with a different approach, a better approach.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

And don’t be afraid to try something.

The great thing about the Web is you can try anything and learn what works and what doesn’t.

Don’t let your competitors grab the Twitter market before you.

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Small (or Big) Hunting Website

Do you ever have a “What do I do next?” moment?

Thinking on a Bench

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“What can I do to improve my Website?”

“Should I do this task or delegate it to someone else?”

If you’re (honestly) all caught up on your tasks for the day and you need a few ideas about what you could do right now here are…

5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Small (or Big) Hunting Website

1.  Create a ‘Top 50 Keyword’ for Your Hunting Site/Blog

I love using the Google Keyword Tool. It’s great for seeing how much traffic is going to search terms that relate to your Website.

Take some time right now and enter in a few keywords you think your potential customers might search for on Google. Then download the results to Excel and sort by Advertiser Competition and Average Search Volume. Then try the top keywords in Google and see if your competitors appear.

You should find a few keywords that offer you some opportunity.

Target your Website and blog at these keywords.

2.  Review Your Title Tags

Title tags are important for search results. Although it’s important, some Websites are not setup to target the correct keywords with title tags.

Go to each page on your site and check your title tags.

Does the title tag give a clear picture of what is on the page?

Does the title tag use relative keywords that will generate traffic? (This goes back to the keyword tool.)

It’s a tricky balance, but worth taking some time out to look at.

Example

on your site…

Title Tag at the Top Left

and in the search results…

Title Tag Search Results

3.  Go to your favorite blog and click on the links in their posts

If you have a favorite blog, go to your favorite posts by that blogger and click on some of the links you may have missed the first time.

Chances are you and that blogger have a similar worldview. Thus, chances are that blogger has linked to a few sites you will probably be interested in.

Click on these links and discover new content and expand your knowledge.

Get those creative juices flowing.

4.  Use Twitter Search to Answer 10 Questions

Twitter is a great tool for connecting with individuals. Twitter Search is a great tool for finding people with similar worldviews.

Be proactive and seek out the questions your potential customers are asking on Twitter.

Search for hunting, hunting website, etc. You’ll probably have to get more specific than that, however. “Job hunting’ is popular and that’s (might be) unrelated to what you are looking for.

Do some searching and answer 10 questions.

You’ll hopefully make 10 new connections.

5.  Ask Five Questions (in the Comments) on Five Different Blogs

All Website owners and bloggers love when people participate. It gives the site owner/editor a chance to interact and make a connection.

One of the best ways to participate on Websites, blogs, and forums is by asking relative questions.

You’ll likely make a connection with a leader in your area of interest.

You’ll help out a fellow editor and they might just return the favor.

You’ll get a link to your site.

And you might even get a great answer to your question!

Please…ask your questions below. 🙂

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10 People All Hunters Should Follow on Twitter

Twitter is taking off. Are you on board?

Flying Geese

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Twitter truly is bursting off the launch pad and heading for the big time. It’s a simple, yet an extremely useful and valuable tool.

There is a lot of value in making connections and Twitter is a facilitator of connections.

I hope the site is around for a long time and continues to improve as the days go by.

Improvement and change will be the key to Twitter’s continued success.

For now, Twitter gets it.

The chart speaks for itself.

This post was in response to the challenge from Darren Rowse on TwiTip.com.

I’ve written about Twitter before. I’m fully on board the Twitter train. It’s such a great way to connect with other people.

That being said, here are the Ten People All Hunters Should Follow on Twitter.

These are in no particular order.

  1. Cory Glauner: @gothunts -Twitter Bio: Outdoorsy Family Man. I run a Hunting/Fishing Brokerage and a Web Development Business. Equally comfortable with keyboard and fishing pole.
  2. Kevin Paulson: @HuntingLife – Twitter Bio: A lifelong hunter and wildlife conservationist.
  3. Jody Narantic: @thehunterswife – Twitter Bio: Finding humor in my life with a hunter. 
  4. Chad Coleman: @buffalokill – Twitter Bio: Interests include web design, reformed theology, hunting, 2A rights, www.constitutionparty.com
  5. Jason Imboden: @TheDeerTree – Twitter Bio: Hunting Blog and Info site
  6. Tom Sorenson: @tsorenson – Twitter Bio: Dad and husband. Hunting/fishing nut – and professional editor of outdoor videos.
  7. Mike Feltman: @MikeFeltman – Twitter Bio: geek, entrepreneur, excellent speller
  8. James Squires: @jamessquires – Twitter Bio: Tech Lead at www.space150.com
  9. gbsand: @treestand – Twitter Bio: Tweets from a tree stand during the Wisconsin gun deer hunt. 20′ up, and nowhere to go.
  10. Michael Turk: @MichaelTurk – Twitter Bio: He’s just this guy, y’know?

Bonus: Dayne Shuda: @DayneShuda – I’d love for you to follow me!

So there they are.

If you think I’m missing some important Twitterers that all hunters should follow, please leave your comments and we’ll get them on the list.

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Use Twitter to Improve Your Hunting Business

These days, everybody is using Twitter to make meaningful connections…

Dog on Computer

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Twitter has different meanings and uses for people.

To me, Twitter is a tool that facilitates connections.

I started using Twitter after reading about it on a few blog posts. It started out as a curiosity, but then escalated into a great way to make connections with other hunters, businesspeople, and friends.

Twitter is great for your life in general…

For this post, I’ll focus on a few things you can do with Twitter specifically for the improvement of your hunting business.

Share your hunting business’s important news/updates

One of the big hurdles for some people is opening up and sharing. Using Twitter doesn’t mean you have to share every detail of your life. But using Twitter to write valuable posts about your business can be a great way to spread the news and let others know what’s going on.

Encourage your colleagues, clients, co-workers to follow you on Twitter.

For example, if you have made an improvement to your product/service, Twitter can be one of the ways you can write about the update; letting your followers know instantly.

Follow influencers from the hunting and business world

One of the best ways to learn and stay informed about your industry is to keep in touch with the key influencers. As Twitter becomes more populated, it’s easier to follow and connect with others in your industry.

Following key successful marketers, businesspeople, hunters, etc is a great way to see what others are doing that drives their success.

You might be able to pick up on something you can use to improve your own hunting business.

Search for possible useful information

One of the great aspects is Twitter Search, found at search.twitter.com. Search is a great way to explore the world of Twitter and see what’s going on that relates to your business.

If you’re looking to connect with other hunters, you can type in “deer hunting” or “hunting business” to find others that share your same passions.

There are many creative searches you can try to find people and make valuable connections.

Remember to have fun!

Your life is interesting! If you have an interesting experience…share it on Twitter. If you have a question…ask it on Twitter. If you think you’re the only one going through something…share it on Twitter.

Twitter is about making meaningful connections.

Use it to improve your hunting business and your life.

It’s fun and fulfilling.

See you in 140 characters or less!

Related posts on the Web:

How I Use Twitter – Tips for Bloggers

50 Ideas on Using Twitter for Business

Some people to follow on Twitter:

@DayneShuda (Follow me!)

@zappos (a great example of a CEO using Twitter)

@AdamSinger (a creative marketing genius)

@js_packers (for the most up to date Packer news…for fellow Packer lovers)

Plus many more!

There are tons of people you can follow on Twitter that may prove to be valuable connections.