22 • Twitter Tips | Read This And You’ll Know Everything You Need To Find Success

22 • Twitter Tips | Read This And You'll Know Everything You Need To Find Success

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Now that you’ve built your blog [ if you haven’t – click here ], it’s time to promote your work on social media and Twitter is a GREAT place to do so.

It’s my favorite, personally.

My first tip is to start simple and start small. Master your accounts one at a time. Twitter was my first goal.. It took months of trial and error to figure out how to build a voice with such limited characters, but – this is what I’ve learned.

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1. A Good Header & Profile Picture

  • The “perfect” picture is a professional, clear image, straight on – of your face.
  • People are more willing to trust and connect with faces as opposed to graphics & logos. And of course, smiles are the most inviting!

T I P ! Take notes from your favorite accounts which target a similar audience as you

  • At the very least, use a “side” or “back” shot. Something that’s humanizing.
  • Do NOT keep your picture set to the Default Twitter Egg. This will make you look like you’re new to Twitter, an inactive member or even a spam account.
  • If you’re seeking anonymitycreate a virtual character of yourself.

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2. Effectively Explain Who You Are

  • Your goal is to introduce yourself FAST and EFFICIENTLY. Never assume people know who you are, what you do, or what you’re talking about.
  • Always remember to address both your new and old followers.
  • Don’t feel pressured to be funny.
  • The point of Twitter is to get your point across in a manner that’s not boring.
  • Try to be witty and clever whenever possible.
  • Don’t feel uncomfortable selling your service, talking about yourself, or bringing up your good qualities. That’s the point of your profile!

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3. Fill Out Your Bio, Entirely

  • Don’t use pointless words.
  • Use full words instead of abbreviations whenever possible.
  • Don’t feel the need to fill out all 160 characters.
  • Don’t leave your profile empty!
  • Be creative with what you write, how you write it, and where you write it.
  • Remember that hashtags, “@’s” and links are clickable in your bio.
  • Add your Birthday to your profile. Balloons will flood your profile on that day – giving your followers a reason to interact & celebrate WITH you!
  • You can still hide your Birthday (or just the year) from your Profile.

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4. Use The ‘Pin To Top’ Feature


Use the ‘Pin To Top’ feature to prevent a tweet from getting lost on your page. It’s a great way to bring your reader’s attention to something important.

TO DO THIS:
➔ ‘click the 3 dots in the right-hand corner of your tweet
➔ ‘Pin to profile page’

 

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5. Make Use Of Your ‘Theme Colour’

TO DO THIS:
➔ Edit Profile
➔ ‘Theme Colour’
➔ Select a colour or add a custom CSS number

Like all social media accounts, your Twitter page should keep a theme.

Keep your photos and colours consistent throughout all your accounts. This will allow you to create effective brand recognition. Match a colour from your Profile Picture or logo to your ‘Theme Colour.’

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6. Your Bio Is The Most Important

Your Twitter bio. is the most important part of your Profile.

You have 160 characters and less than 60 milliseconds to sell yourself to a stranger. Take your time when writing yours. Chances are the perfect one won’t be written on your first try. Keep trying. Keep editing!

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7. Use The Best Adjectives

Don’t rely on the Twitter Bio Generator to describe you and make your biography- BUT you can use the relevant and clever adjectives that they mention to help create your own.

Use an online Thesaurus if you’re struggling to find an appropriate word.

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8. Track Your Tweet Activity


Your Tweet Activity Dashboard may not be of interest for those tweeting for fun, but if you’re a business or a blogger – it’s crucial. Your Activity Dashboard will:

  • Let you see how people engage with your Tweets in real time.
  • Compare your Tweet followers/growth to see how they trend over time.
  • Get the details on any Tweet (including retweets, replies, likes, follows, or clicks)

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9. Make Your Tweets Worthwhile

  • Balance personal, informative, promotional and fun tweets.
  • Have some tweets without links or hashtags. As important as it is to promote your work – keep some free of any clutter. Just a simple text or image.
  • When you DO add hashtags – make them relevant. Use hashtags that people will actually be searching for. That’s usually 1 or 2 words.
  • Try to keep your tweets funny, informative or witty.
  • Tweets are more likely to be retweeted if you ASK your followers to do so. You can do this in a subtle way by including some tweets with “RT this if you…”
  • Tweet frequently ( but don’t OVER do it ) Aim for a few times a week.
  • Participate in #FollowFriday

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10. Make Use Of Images

Twitter has gracefully added more features to attach images to your tweets.

It’s important to make use of this! Thumbnails are now displayed when you add a link – i.e. blog posts, articles, and even videos; which will help your work to stand out amongst a busy timeline.

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11. Design Your Account

  • Use Emoji’s to describe yourself. It adds colour and fun – all while saving space.
  • Similar to Emojis, you can use symbols to add a minimal yet unique look to your Profile & tweets. There are so many sites to get these from Google. ✎⚐♡
  • Don’t use “busy” or cluttered photos that clash or contradict each other.
  • Be creative with your image placement.
  • EXAMPLE: put your logo ( with a white background ) as your Profile Picture, and a clear image of yourself ( or your team ) as your Header Image.

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12. Have Tweets In Your Drafts

Sometimes you go days without having a thought that you feel is worthy enough to share. Save a few tweets in your drafts – just in case you’re ever in a desperate need. Keeping your tweets consistent will keep your followers happy and growing!

  • It’s easy to take advantage and ‘Draft’ every tweet you MAY use later – but this could cause you to lose important tweets. Occasionally, go through and delete tweets that are now irrelevant or that you simply no longer like.

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13. Shorten Your Links

You may not see this as important but it truly makes a difference. When you shorten your links, your tweets will look more attractive and the clutter from the URL won’t take away from the text. It’s an extra step to take but turn it into a habit. I use: Bitly

  • Try not to include your links at the end of your tweets. It’s claimed that links placed 25% into a tweet will relieve the most clicks.

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14. Interact With Your Followers

I love to interact with my followers. It’s a great way for promotion but it’s also a great way to learn from others and build connections.

T I P ! 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. is claimed to be the time for the highest volume of retweets

Scroll through your Feed once in awhile and find something that catches your eye. THEN RESPOND! The writer will appreciate it and you may gain a few followers or a “retweet” in the end.

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15. Keep Up With Trending Topics

Take a look through the ‘Trending Topics’ section. If one catches your eye – use it! It requires you to be clever, smart, or even honest. It will bring a new audience to your account, provide you with material, and help you to remain relevant.

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16. Join A Community

It’s amazing the friendships and communities that are built on Twitter.

There are regular chats that will let you bounce ideas back and forth with like-minds. It’s so easy to ask their opinions and to give your own by using popular hashtags such as #lbloggers and #fbloggers.

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17. Don’t Send Automated DM’s

Have you ever opened a DM ( Direct Message ) and done what it asked you to? Probably not. Automated DM’s should be treated like Facebook messages.

Send a DM to plan a collaboration, discuss a tweet, do business, etc.

Don’t use it as a form of promotion. Far more people will be frustrated than tempted.

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18. Follow Others Back

It may look cool to have 1,000 followers and only be following 200 back – but it’s not important and it’s actually preventing your growth.

T I P ! The maximum accounts you can follow is 2,000, UNLESS more than 2,000 accounts are following you

Don’t be afraid to follow others. It’s a great way to gain followers and find a community. Readers and consumers appreciate humble brands.

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19. Make ‘Twitter Lists’


‘Twitter Lists’ lets you organize people into categories according to interest groups. You can even add people you AREN’T following to a List. This will help you see the recent tweets on the topics you want just by looking at your ‘Lists’ page.

TO DO THIS:
➔ Go to the profile you want to add to your list
➔ click the ‘person’ icon
➔ In the ‘Actions’ menu, select ‘Add to list’
Enter your list and choose PUBLIC or PRIVATE.

  • List Ideas: Artists to watch for, favourite bloggers, co-workers, classmates, friends, News accounts – the ideas are endless. Once you create a list it will identify the number of members ( which the public is able to see ).
  • If you’re dedicated (and find people who share your vision) you can build a very successful community and brand, without even having a blog.

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20. Address Controversy, Properly

Keep in mind the language you use and the possibility that people MAY be offended by what you write. You’re free to be as honest as you’d like, but don’t be surprised if you lose a few followers as a result. Examples: Religions, Politics, Drugs & Alcohol, Sexuality, Human Rights and Global Issues.

  • Be yourself but do your best not to whine, complain or be aggressive. People tend to unfollow those with a constantly negative attitude.

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21. Find New Followers

Social media success can best be described as the ‘snowball effect’.

The more tweets you have, the more followers you have, and the more followers you have – the more followers you’ll get; because unfortunately, numbers are essential when proving your credibility.

  • MORE TWEETS = MORE FOLLOWERS!
  • Follow people that are engaged in a similar topic to what you’re commenting and tweeting. Use hashtags [such as #lbloggers and #fbloggers ] or just type keywords into the Twitter Search Bar.
  • People are more likely to follow you if you’re following them

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22. Promote Your Account

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  • Click To Tweet is a plugin that allows you to easily create tweetable content for your readers to share. The boxes are simple and beautiful! They’ll bring attention to a specific point, break up text, and allow your readers to share your work.
  • Google your name to see what ranks the highest for those who search you. You should notice that your Bio ranks pretty high as search engines love Twitter.
  • Include it on your business cards, personal accounts, mention it in conversation

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It’s important to know Twitter. Learn the lingo, symbols, and their functions. Take a look at Twitter’s Official Glossary for the simplified meanings.

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