The micro-blogging website opened up its self-service ad platform to India in September last year and in the last four months, thousands of Indian SMBs have advertised on Twitter and the average monthly spend has grown 60 percent per SMB advertiser, Twitter Head of SMB Sales (Asia-Pacific) Emily Huo told reporters here.

She, however, did not gave the exact number of SMBs using the platform to advertise.

"India is one of Twitter’s fastest-growing SMB markets worldwide and, in just four months, is already our third largest SMB market in Asia Pacific, after Japan and Australia," she said.

She added that with Startup India initiative, India is one of its top priorities now.

"We just launched a Twitter handle which specifically teaches businesses of best practices and we have also launched our marketing website to help educate business and the points mentioned there are relevant to India," she said.

"We're excited to work with the Indian SMB community to help them achieve their business goals and reach over 320 million Twitter users worldwide," she said.