BeTweeted: Another Ad Solution For Twitter
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.
how much is the compensation of this program. is the program break the term of service twitter
Hello Thord… Nick Carter, Owner of BeTweeted here…
I’ve asked that question myself. I believe one of the biggest reasons is that traditional affiliate programs supply links to overtly promotional content and they are delivered through a medium (i.e. blog sidebars, etc.) where that sort of content is appropriate. A socially responsible advertiser on Twitter would not likely agree to tweet “re-grow your hair in days with this product…” or the like. Instead, BeTweeted targets advertisers with “social” content to share — blog posts, news items, contests, etc.
So, mechanically speaking, BeTweeted doesn’t differ much from standard affiliate links (except for the Retweet function). It’s the intent and nature of our content that makes us uniquely “tweetable.”
Thanks for your comment Nick. It’ll be interesting to see how this turns out. Do keep us posted.
Here’s to keeping you posted. 8-days in to a career in Twitter ad sales and I’ve realized something. Companies will say they like “socially responsible,” but the proof is in the pudding. We’ve experienced advertisers (who shall remain nameless) that will not advertise with us because the anti-spam stance we take restricts their ability to blast their message… in essence, they say “that’s nice… but we’re gonna spam with these other guys.” I’m interested in meeting advertisers with a conscience!