The Sponsored Tweets idea is starting to stink bad. If you don’t approve the tweets manually, which is a ridiculous time-sink, 80% of the tweeters (at least in my case) are bots – or people that only post ads. The single tweeter that landed 22 clicks simply tweeted “#ad” and the link – which brings in completely unqualified traffic – people who were just curious about the link, as opposed to curious or interested on the offer.
I would pay good money for a blacklist of bad tweeters, and a whitelist of legit ones.
The Sponsored Tweets system needs to get a Trust system in place ASAP so folks can start rating each other (think: eBay feedback – that’s a trust system)
I’m going to let this little experiment run its planned course – Who knows, I might be wrong.