BeTweeted is yet another ad solution for Twitter. The idea here is that you’ll sign up with them, and then pick from advertisers, who will pay per click. Everything is presented in a fairly friendly way, with the promise of no automatic feeding of links or other obtrusive methods, you’ll initiate each BeTweeted ad that you want to spread and, potentially, earn money from yourself.
Fair enough. Now tell me why twitterers shouldn’t just sign up with affiliate programs and tweet pay per click and -action links themselves, cutting out the middle man?
The one thing that BeTweeted could potentially bring to the table is campaigns designed to go viral, but needing a little extra push. However, for something like that, I’d prefer a CPI solution, meaning Cost Per Influence rather than CPC, Cost Per Click, for the advertisers. That would surely be more profitable for the twitterers as well.
Ads are coming to Twitter, both via obnoxious spammers and regular users. Would you send ad tweets if it made you money?
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.