It’s been a fun couple of months. OK, more like exciting.
To date we’ve had 12 folks out there apply for jobs that we’ve posted; 4 people go to a yard sale and 1 out-of work poster looking for a job. These are what we know of. There may be others. There may not.
This is our goal- to be an online ‘heads-up’ for the folks in Union County. Twitter is especially useful for this: Tweet something out there to your followers, they re-tweet it to their followers, and on it goes. The more followers you have, the better shot you have that some interested party will get the message.
And the more followers you can piss off. Constructive criticism is always helpful- and if one person says it, 10 people are thinking it:
“I know u have advertisers, but enough with the dbl & trpl tweets already. Gonna lose followers…once daily/ad is PLENTY!”
And he’s right- we probably will. It still amazes us that 2500 people would want to follow us in the first place. And while we want to hang on to every single follower for ever and ever, it probably won’t happen. Because of what we do here.
We tweet Union County job openings. We tweet Union County rentals. We tweet cars for sale by Union County folks. We tweet Union County yard sales. We tweet foreclosures in Union County. We tweet business and financial news. We re-tweet other Union County links and ads. We tweet things that are probably not interesting to most folks… until they’re interested in them, or know someone else who is. We tweet Union County ads- after all, This is Union County.com
And we do tweet affiliate links- they help keep the lights on, so to speak. We’re not oblivious to the fact that they can be annoying, and try to keep them to a minimum. But like Twitter itself- affiliate links are a means to an end. (And sometimes they’re a freakin’ deal!)
We don’t have paid banner ads or subscriptions. Quite frankly, we can’t see how useful they would be to the advertiser, yet: According to Google Analytics, we only get about 1000 hits a month and 25 new users a day- so for now it would probably be a wasteful venture.
But posted ads work great. They are viewed by visitors. They are indexed by search engines. And if they are launched into the Twitosphere, well, the internet’s the limit. Plus, they’re free.
This, Twitter followers, is what we do here- and we appreciate your help thus far. And if you see an ad that you like, click it. If you see an ad that someone else would need or like- re-tweet it. But if you see no value in this whatsoever