mickmel - 2:02 pm on Sep 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
There's some funny stuff in here...
jetteroheller -- First you said you had 27,000 followers, then later said you had 7,000, which you acquired by purchasing them, and then got suspended. In either cases, those numbers might as well be zero. If you don't use Twitter to actually interact with others, it's worthless.
Lame_Wolf -- Talking to your potential customers, readers, etc, isn't "important"?
My main purpose on both sites is interaction, gaining knowledge, finding story ideas, etc. However, for those that want real numbers, we've had about 5,000 visitors this month from our Facebook page and about 2,000 from Twitter. Neither one has huge numbers of followers/fans, but the ones we have are legit. No games, no shortcuts -- just steady growth.
I'll admit that those aren't huge numbers, but they're rising every month. While Google certainly isn't going anywhere, and I'll continue to work hard on SEO, Facebook is consuming more visitors than Google is and we can't just ignore that.
Your users are on these sites whether you are or not. Giving them simple ways to share you content with their friends is only going to help.