This tip is straight from my friend Brian Solis, and it has worked exceptionally well. Brian has a massive network at this point and yet he still responds to every comment on his blog and to comments on his Facebook walls and on Twitter. This takes plenty of effort but it is the reason why Brian has so much influence. To learn more about this method I recommend that you grab a copy of Brian’s book Engage !
Relationships are not instantaneous, the take communication and sharing over time. To build deeper relationships with people you meet on Twitter it might make sense to connect with them on Facebook as well.
To facilitate Facebook connections I created a custom design for my Twitter background that features a link to my Facebook profile. On my blogs I try to respond to anyone who leaves a comment if it makes sense to do so. If they have a blog as well I might take a minute and visit it to return the favor.
This point has been key to my success on Twitter, and my ability to achieve thousands of retweets. Even if you are not an avid content creator you can still add serious value by sharing awesome content.
Use Twitter Lists to create streams of people who share the best information and then share the best content that they share. Browse the biggest blogs to find the best content and create lists of epic content. The more value you are able to add the more people will people will realize that you are a valuable person to follow!
Everyone likes to buy things but no-one likes to be sold. Twitter is a place to build relationships, and if you focus on doing that people will click your links and look for products that you have to offer. Focus on the connections and the cash will flow.
Resist the urge to use your profile picture as your avatar. You are your brand, so act respectable if you want respect. Try not to spam Twitter will dozens of Tweets in as many minutes. I tend to tweet about one tweet an hour, sometimes a little more, sometimes much less. Conversational tweets don’t count, as they are only seen by people who are following both people tweeting.
Although Twitter is a household word at this point it is still only about 5 years old and it’s only been mainstream for less than two. This means that there are still epic developments to come. By having knowledge about the latest and greatest tools and tips you will be ahead of the curve and you will be able to skyrocket your Twitter success. Sign up for our free Twitter Course and we will let you know about our latest articles when they go live.