homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.145.172.149
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Social Media / Twitter
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: not2easy & rumbas

Twitter Forum

    
Report: Twitter Planning Launch of Geo-Targeted Ads for Retailers
engine

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month Best Post Of The Month



 
Msg#: 4586468 posted 4:09 pm on Jun 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

I really wonder how this one will fly (tweet, fly, geddit).

As soon as the end of the year, Twitter is planning to let brands show promoted tweets to people who open its mobile apps within close range of their stores.

Twitter will enable ads to be targeted to people who are near specific latitudes and longitudes and could be ready as soon as the fourth quarter, according to two people briefed on the product.Report: Twitter Planning Launch of Geo-Targeted Ads for Retailers [adage.com]

 

bill

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Best Post Of The Month



 
Msg#: 4586468 posted 11:02 pm on Jun 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

The idea isn't bad. It's been done before in Japan by mobile phone carriers. If you opted-in to receive the ads they would pop up when you were physically close to the business. It soon got annoying and I turned it off, but it might appeal to some.

However, I doubt many would be using Twitter to find out more about local bushinesses. Maybe Foursquare or Maps, but not necessarily Twitter.

Dinkar

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4586468 posted 7:48 am on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

The best way for twitter to offer such advertising service is to start AskTwitter service. It should work like this =>

User will tweet @ AskTwitter
~ "i am hungry"
~ "need restaurant"
~ "where is restro"
~ somthing like this

and then AskTwitter should offer list of restaurants as per user location etc etc.

daniel142005

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4586468 posted 4:31 am on Jun 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

Starting AskTwitter would put them in competition with Google in multiple categories... that would be interesting. Especially if they used Wolfram Alpha as the engine behind it, at least alongside theirs. When you want facts, Wolfram Alpha is a much better choice than Google... It also does nearest restaurant, even responds to "i am hungry" with nearby fast food places.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Social Media / Twitter
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved