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Twitter - Some Interesting Facts & Why You Should Be Twittering

And if you're on the fence about getting involved in Twitter, this summary by Craig Rutman, may change your mind.

Twitter - Some Interesting Facts & Why You Should Be "Twittering"


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While running around Cary and Apex, North Carolina with some very excited 1st time buyers today, I received an email from some company trying to sell me followers for my Twitter account. After hitting the delete button, and upon my return home, I decided to do a little research on Twitter...

First I went to, one of the best website ranking tools I've come across, to check out where Twitter ranks on the internet.

I discovered that Twitter is the 13th most visited website in the United States and 14th most visited site in the world. Over 600,000 web pages have a link to Twitter's home page, and there are approximately 17 million Twitter accounts!


But why Tweet? Is it worth it? Will it bring you any business?

At first I was reluctant to even join Twitter. My theory was that if a 12 year old can type in something like, "I made brownies today and they were delicious!", then it's probably not a very effective marketing tool. But I was wrong...

My thought process on the whole Twitter thing changed when some folks who read one of my Real Estate Tweets contacted me. I asked them what it was that caught their attention and they told me they were just searching
around Twitter and one of my ActiveRain localism blogs drew them in! On ActiveRain they read some more of my posts and felt that I should be their Realtor.

In short, yes, Twitter can bring you business! If you don't have a Twitter account, get one. If you do have an account, Tweet daily. You just never know where your next client will come from! Twitter is an excellent way to drive traffic to your website through the networking connections you'll make. Its simplicity makes it easy to post messages to, and there are dozens of free applications available to enhance your Twitter experience.

Below is a chart I made depicting the average age of a Twitter user. Although the average is still quite young, this demographic uses Twitter as a means to connect. Why not give them the opportunity to connect with you? After all, they will be buying a home someday.


The Average Age of a Twitter User


This next chart shows that less than 15% of Twitter users Tweet on a daily basis. Why not be among the 85% who do?


Average number of Tweets per day by user


By the way, I'd love it if you followed me on Twitter...AND subscribed to my blog! For those of you who already follow me or are already subscribed to my blog...Thank you!

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Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice.

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Comment balloon 5 commentsAnn Dail • January 27 2010 11:22AM


OK...I guess I'll try tweeting. I just don't get it, but you present some very good facts.

Posted by Sandy Wagner, Short Sale Specialist Tacoma, WA, and Gig Harbor, (RE/MAX Professionals 253.225.8322) about 10 years ago

I started twitter this year and have actually gotten a few customers from it.  You never know where you will find them.

Posted by Kyle Jan, Phoenix AZ Homes for Sale about 10 years ago

Very well done post.  I reblogged it so I can use it in my technology blog on my website.  When Active Rain started the feature where we can auto posting our blogs onto Twitter, it expanded our outreach signifigantly.  That and Localism are great relationship building tools.

Posted by Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem (Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551) about 10 years ago

Thank you Ann for the re-blog! I'm glad you found it worthy enough to include it on your web site!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) about 10 years ago

Hi Ann,

I will tweet more. Thank you for sharing an informative and helpful post.

John Pusa

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) about 10 years ago


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