11 S(t)weet Tips For Increased Twitter Engagement

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“Only those with no memory insist on their originality.” ~Coco Chanel

When I first started my business and my Facebook Page, I scoured the internet & blog posts for Twitter tips and ideas on how to improve my own overall Twitter experience.

I would read, implement and be very excited to have learned something new. I would then put what I had learned into tips: S(t)weet Tips, in my own words, adding my personal experience to the mix.

Putting my own spin on how to use a feature, how to make a list or how to use the twitter interface or mobile site. The tips were curated from those more experienced than myself yet completely my own.

Fast forward 2+ years and my S(t)weet Tips are coming to me at a rate of one new tip a week. Add those to my Pin Point(s), the Linked Lowdown, Face Value and GOOGLE briefs, I end up with about one new ‘social media platform’ tip per day for my Facebook fans.

I am planning on curating the GOOGLE briefs, Face Value and Pin Point(s) tips on my blog in the next few weeks as well. Stay tuned for those.

I still read many, many blog posts, many Twitter, Facebook and Google+ posts and I have conversations on these platforms with people and I continue to learn new things every day. I am always trying to stay up to date on all things social media.

What follows below are some of my most favorite S(t)weet Tips featured on my Facebook Page More In Media and I sincerely hope you will enjoy them, share them and use them to increase your Twitter engagement.

  1. S(t)weet Tip: Twitter announced an update to their lists –>You can now make up to 1,000 lists (up from 20), and each list can include up to 5,000 accounts (up from 500). Can we say ‘wow’?! If you are NOT using lists yet, get to it. We use Twitter lists for curation purposes and improved interaction!
  2. S(t)weet Tip: Thank those who tweet out your content, whether it’s a re-tweet or your blog posts. Acknowledgment can lead to great conversations and those can lead to meaningful connections.
  3. S(t)weet Tip: Twitter chats are a fun way to make new connections on Twitter. A chat happens when a group of people tweet about the same topic using a hashtag (#). The chats are at a specific predetermined time and often repeat weekly (or bi-weekly).
  4. S(t)weet Tip: You can send a direct message to someone who follows you, but did you know that if you’ve not followed them, they can not respond to you with a DM? Food for thought. Are you missing part of a conversation? Maybe it’s time to have a conversation in public via @mention.
  5. S(t)weet Tip: If you have not done so, we suggest grabbing the brand new Twitter Music iPhone app today, or listen to it on the web! “Twitter #music is a new way to discover music and emerging artists.” We did, and love it.
  6. S(t)weet Tip: Have you uploaded a Twitter Header yet? It might not seem important to you, but making a first impression is key! Just like your bio, your header says a lot about you and/or your business without mincing words. FYI: The recommend size for the header is 1252×626.
  7. S(t)weet Tip: If you are a local business trying to connect with local companies and customers, you will want to turn on your tweet location on Twitter. This feature is off by default and you will need to opt-in to use it. Go to your profile and hit ‘edit’ to see that option.
  8. S(t)weet Tip: Is your Twitter audience growing? Are you missing tweets because your stream is crowded? Use Twitter lists! Use your keywords in your list name and description for added SEO value.
  9. S(t)weet Tip: Tweet Chats are a great way to connect with new tweeps, learn something about a topic and discuss your heart out! We use a combination of tweetchat.com, Hootsuite and the Twitter interface while on a chat.
  10. S(t)weet Tip: Monitor, monitor, monitor. When someone mentions you on Twitter, you want to respond in time. And yes, the sooner the better!
  11. S(t)weet Tip: If you yourself, or someone you know, are stuck at 2001 following, it’s time to unfollow some accounts before you can follow some new tweeps. Using a free tool like ‘justunfollow.com’ makes it a breeze to find those that haven’t followed you back!

Enjoy these tips and tweet me @moreinmedia to let me know if these were helpful tips!

Dino Dogan

Global Force for Badassery | Founder of Triberr | Refugee from Bosnia | Writer for Technorati | Speaker | Lousy Martial Artist | Pretty good singer/songwriter | Hi :-)

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  • http://www.theworld4realz.com/ Andi-Roo

    Some great tips here, Dino! I would only add the following: Be consistent! Don’t disappear for days on end and expect your number of followers not to reflect this. If you leave your Twitter account alone for a while, your followers will leave it alone, too! On the other hand, don’t OVER tweet! Find a happy medium — a schedule with which you can keep up on a regular basis that doesn’t leave your followers either drowning or parched.