Best Ways to TweetAugust 27th, 2012
Tweeting today has changed from personal messaging to something more, an element of business strategy. Did you know that you can greatly expand your web presence by being an active Tweeter? We’re taking a deeper look at this seemingly easy social networking practice. Read these tips and get instant results!
Twitter, a microblogging platform that is attracting more than 1 million new users per day, has quickly become an indispensable web communication method in the 21st century. Tweeting is fast and flexible messaging that is a true reflection of today’s fast paced world. Your business should not miss out.
Tips on How to Tweet for Success
It may seem easy, but successful tweets require careful analysis and well thought-out planning. We’ll help you reach your goals! Read our tips below on how you can reach and engage your target audience.
1. Know when to tweet
There can be a radical difference to the amount of people you reach if you tweet at a busy time or at a low point in the day. Make sure you do your research and plan accordingly. Sign up with Tweriod for free and you’ll get customized info of the best times to tweet! Check out TweetStats to monitor your tweeting habits! Use the tool Tweetlater for setting your tweets to a certain time in case you’re not online at a critical period in the day.
2. Be effective
Design an appealing profile: Don’t just add basic information about your business, but pull new followers to your profile by giving it character and showing what your business really believes in.
Be brief: This cannot be stressed enough. Fortunately, Twitter already provides a limit to the length of tweets, yet still, the most successful tweets are under 100 characters!
Grade your account: Check out your grade on TwitterGrader and find out where you stand among the millions of other Twitter accounts.
3. Attract and challenge your audience
Provoke feelings: If you provoke feelings of curiosity, desire, or need, users will feel compelled to know more.
Ask intriguing questions: Which tweet is more interesting to you?
A. Find out how you can get more Twitter followers on our blog. or B. Are you fed up with not getting any Twitter followers? Read our post for the solution.
Be personal: It’s good to show you’re “human” sometimes, so occasionally make the effort to add a personal touch to your tweets. You can comment about the weekend, about colleagues, birthdays, there are many options.
Use magic words: Tweets with the word “you” are unsurprisingly retweeted most often. Followers feel the tweet refers to them personally. Furthermore, free, Twitter, please, and blog are highly common words used in retweets. If you want to see more magic words, click to this list.
4. Use Twitter-speak
Yes, learning a new language can be tough. But in this case you have great help, meaning we suggest you check out and follow other Twitterers. Mention a user with an @ sign, like @johnsmith, or use hashtags for a trending topic, that categorizes a topic, like #webnode. Use the website Hashtags.org to find the latest hashtags for which users are searching. We also recommend Twitter’s Help section on hashtags.
5. Ask followers to retweet
A very overlooked method, just simply asking users to retweet actually brings results fast. Don’t be afraid, followers just need that extra call to action to forward your update!
6. Add links to further information
Tweeting gives you a great chance to advertise your website or your blog. It also provides further information to your followers, news or updates that would otherwise not fit in your short Tweet. There’s also a Twitter for Facebook app so tweets appear on your Facebook profile and you get maximum reach.
7. Add the Twitter widget to your website at Webnode
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What do you Tweet about most often? News, personal info, current events, or something else?