Tuesday, June 19, 2012

22 Excellent Twitter Tips

Twitter bird image from Bobby Owsinski's Music 3.0 blog
Cheryl Lawson has some interesting Twitter tips that deserve mentioning:

1. Set up a photo and bio. Your bio should include who you are, and or what you tweet about.

2. Logos are OK but people like to connect with other people. Try using a photo of you.

3. If SEO is important, name your profile photo.

4. Include your website/blog link in your profile.

5. Make connections. Twitter is about conversations with interesting people. make sure you @ people.

6. Retweet (RT) if you enjoy a tweet. Share it with your followers. Retweeting = showing love.

7. Engage with people outside your normal friends circle.

8. Use link shorteners like Bit.ly to make more room to tweet and share links.

9. Use a Twitter client like Hootsuite or Tweetdeck to see things in one place and see analytics.

10. Don't worry about the number of followers. If you tweet good content, they will come.

11. Find your favorite brands/bands/artists/companies on Twitter and follow them. Tweet them your feedback.

12. Find people talking about your band, music or brand and follow them.

13. If someone mentions your brand/company/you, be sure to respond.

14. Set up Google Alerts for topics of interest to tweet.

15. Subscribe to @Discus or similar to share blog comments with your followers.

16. Tweet live from events. Tweeting from events keeps your followers and positions you as an expert.

17. Balance tweets, replies and retweets. Too much of a good thing is too much.

18. Promote others more.

19. Tweet photos. A picture is worth a thousand words.

20. Find ways to meet your tweeps face to face.

21. Ask for help from your tweeps.

22. Dont feed the trolls. Not just on Twitter. You'll find people who want to pick a fight. Don't get in the ring.

These are all excellent suggestions. Use them wisely.

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