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!
1. USING THE PERIOD BEFORE @ SIGN
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:
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:
Remember when you use the @ in the middle of the tweet, ALL your followers see this tweet, like this:
2. — USE IMAGES IN YOUR TWEETS
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:
This is an image posted from Twitter with image showing in timeline:
3. MAXIMIZE YOUR TWITTER BIO
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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