100 Retweet Targets for Web Professionals

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There's no question that Twitter drives website traffic. This is particularly true when one of your updates (blog post, special offer, etc.) is retweeted within the industry. And the effect is two-fold: You not only get a good dose of traffic to your site, but will also likely gain new Twitter followers as a result. This will help with future Twitter marketing and can even land you on other users' lists.

Also, take into account a September, 2009 study by Middleberg Communications and the Society for New Communications Research, that found 70 percent of journalists said they use social networks to assist in reporting - up from 41 percent the previous year. In all, social networks, including Twitter, can be a very powerful way to get your message and your brand in front of people who are seeking news stories and resources to share with their audiences.

With that in mind, Website Magazine conducted a little research to come up with a list of 100 Twitter accounts for Web Professionals to follow, and target as retweet prospects. This list is in no way scientific and it is not all based on the accounts' number of Twitter followers. In some cases, the account's willingness to retweet has been weighed along with total followers. We cannot guarantee that each account is an expert in the industry, or that they will follow you back - some will, but some will not. However, even if they don't follow you, consider an occasional "@" tweet to get their attention - just make sure it's a quality update that is relevant to their interests. The following list is in no particular order. Of course, you will want to start by following @WebsiteMagazine. Good luck.

BLOGGERS

twitter.com/shoemoney 
twitter.com/SalesBlogcast 
twitter.com/problogger 
twitter.com/Scobleizer 
twitter.com/copyblogger 
twitter.com/TheNextWeb 
twitter.com/ryan 
twitter.com/socialcitizen 
twitter.com/StartupPro
twitter.com/chrisharrington


MARKETING

twitter.com/adage 
twitter.com/SocialMedia411 
twitter.com/MarketingProfs 
twitter.com/danschawbel 
twitter.com/HarvardBiz 
twitter.com/PublicityGuru 
twitter.com/RickM 
twitter.com/ducttape 
twitter.com/eMarketer 
twitter.com/JoeTrippi 


SEO

twitter.com/dannysullivan 
twitter.com/reelseo 
twitter.com/SeanSEO 
twitter.com/leahsoleil 
twitter.com/briancarter 
twitter.com/AussieSEO 
twitter.com/SEOTipADay 
twitter.com/fadisemaan 
twitter.com/the_gman 
twitter.com/theDukeOfSEO 


INTERNET MARKETING

twitter.com/ShawnRobinson 
twitter.com/ezyhelper 
twitter.com/atniz 
twitter.com/joshlam 
twitter.com/AlexGoodall 
twitter.com/Bullhunter 
twitter.com/tomsebastiani 
twitter.com/shawnafennell 
twitter.com/Pat_Lorna 
twitter.com/giaiphapso 


PR

twitter.com/prnewswire 
twitter.com/steverubel 
twitter.com/Steveology 
twitter.com/wearesocial 
twitter.com/MagicSauceMedia 
twitter.com/PublicityHound 
twitter.com/Kathy_Johnson 
twitter.com/ereleases 
twitter.com/PressAbout 
twitter.com/justinkistner 


SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

twitter.com/leeodden 
twitter.com/BrandRepublic 
twitter.com/iMediaTweet 
twitter.com/larrybrauner 
twitter.com/smmguide 
twitter.com/ideas4rent 
twitter.com/SocialNetDaily 
twitter.com/socialmediamind 
twitter.com/brandyou 
twitter.com/jaybaer 


DESIGN

twitter.com/smashingmag 
twitter.com/DesignerDepot 
twitter.com/inspiredmag 
twitter.com/naldzgraphics 
twitter.com/DesignNewz 
twitter.com/designfollow 
twitter.com/Design_Innovate 
twitter.com/Reencoded 
twitter.com/nishanjoomun 
twitter.com/Minervity 


AFFILIATE MARKETING

twitter.com/bigmouth_aff 
twitter.com/affmeter 
twitter.com/affiliatetip 
twitter.com/MissyWard 
twitter.com/webaffiliates 
twitter.com/affiliatesummit 
twitter.com/btabke 
twitter.com/affiliateapps 
twitter.com/affbuzz 
twitter.com/robertbarry 


TECH

twitter.com/kevinrose 
twitter.com/google 
twitter.com/LeoLaporte 
twitter.com/Veronica 
twitter.com/timoreilly 
twitter.com/guykawasaki 
twitter.com/engadget 
twitter.com/mollywood 
twitter.com/BBCClick 
twitter.com/rww


WEBSITE MAGAZINE CONTRIBUTORS


Geno Prussakov:  twitter.com/eprussakov 
Bryan Eisenberg:  twitter.com/thegrok 
Tim Ash:  twitter.com/tim_ash 
Heather Lutze:  twitter.com/Heatherlutze 
Dante Monteverde:  twitter.com/SEOcorner 
Kim Krause Berg:  twitter.com/kim_cre8pc 
Ann Smarty:  twitter.com/seosmarty 
Karon Thackston:  twitter.com/karonthackston 
Jordan Kasteler:  twitter.com/JordanKasteler 
Cindy Krum:  twitter.com/suzzicks 


BONUS: BIG MEDIA

You might not stand much of a chance being retweeted by these, but it's worth a shot due to their sizable audiences.

twitter.com/cnnbrk
twitter.com/nytimesbits
twitter.com/Newsweek
twitter.com/BreakingNews
twitter.com/bbcbreaking
twitter.com/TechCrunch
twitter.com/huffingtonpost
twitter.com/WSJ
twitter.com/wired
twitter.com/nytimesbusiness

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3 comments

Badass Builders 02-24-2010 10:36 PM

Thank you for the quality content and profiles... It is always good to follow people in the industry...

Rick 02-26-2010 6:19 PM

Great tip. I always used to wonder how to increase traffic with twitter.

NastyaM 02-27-2010 3:13 AM

And another added. 30 web designers on Twitter - http://bit.ly/zshuT

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