Here are three super quick Twitter tips to get you better traction when using Twitter for your business so you will start seeing great results!




If I start my tweet with an @ sign, only people who follow BOTH me and AND the person I am tweeting to will see this tweet.

It won’t be seen by ALL of my followers. It won’t appear in their feed, unless they follow Mari Smith too:

twitter for business

Why? Twitter views your tweet as conversational and only shows up on your stream, the stream of whoever you tweeted at, and those followers you both have in common. Its so you don’t flood other people’s streams when you are tweeting back and forth with someone.

So…if you start your tweet with the @ sign to tweet directly to someone and you want it to appear on ALL of your followers’ feeds, use a period before the @ sign, like this:

twitter for business

Remember when you use the @ in the middle of the tweetALL your followers see this tweet, like this:

twitter for business



Tweets that include images generate approximately 50% more likes and retweets than those that do not! Make use of the new photo options on Twitter like Multiple Image Upload and Tag Your Friends.

IMPORTANT NOTE!  When tweeting using an image, use Twitter, NOT Hootsuite, TweetDeck or any other social media management software. Why? Because the image shows as a link only. Way less effective and compelling! If posted from Twitter, the actual image shows in your timeline on your homepage.

This is an image posted from Hootsuite with link only showing in timeline: twitter for business


This is an image posted from Twitter with image showing in timeline: twitter for business


Make sure your Twitter bio (i.e. your mini resume!) is crafted carefully and smartly. This tiny 160-character blurb can make the difference between one click to Follow and one click to move on and ignore you. It also reminds your current followers who you are. You can update your bio to include special info as often as you need to.

Keep these 3 super quick tips in mind when using Twitter and you will gain more traction for your business!

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