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Twitter tips

  1. 1. Top 5 tipsfor new twitter users
  2. 2. Set the sceneMake your Twitter profile look good.No one wants to follow an egg on the standard basic skyblue Twitter background.Go to ‘settings’ and ‘profile’ to add a profile picture andyour name, location, website and bio.Go to ‘settings’ and ‘design’ to change that boring oldTwitter background and inject some personality into yourpage.
  3. 3. Don’t fall into the celeb trapCelebrities very rarely follow back.This can leave you with a poor follow back ratiowhich isn’t going to help your Twitter ranking in the initialstages of setting your account up.If you are dying to know what Lady Gaga has been up tojust search for her in Twitter and you can see her posts.You can see most people’s Twitter posts withoutfollowing them first, unless they have a padlock symbolwhich means they have protected their tweets.
  4. 4. Tell your friendsStart by following your friends and acquaintances that arealready on Twitter.You can tweet your friends and tell them you are new toTwitter and ask if they wouldn’t mind following you back.Following someone you don’t know when you have nofollowers could make you look like a Twitter nobody, oreven worse they could think you are:A SPAMMER!!!
  5. 5. Start to spread your twitter wingsOnce you have established that your Twitter account isworthy of some follow backs move onto following thepeople you don’t know, but would like to get to know.Use the search bar in Twitter to look for people who shareyour interests.Use the gear icon to access advanced search to refineyour targeting even further.
  6. 6. InteractDon’t be afraid to start a conversation, after all, Twitter is asocial networking site and most Twitter users (with one ortwo exceptions) are friendly sociable people!When someone you like follows you say thanks!If someone says something funny or something you agreewith reply or retweet it.If someone is spamming or saying things that areinappropriate report or block them.
  7. 7. The resultsIf you keep doing this beforeyou know it you will have lots ofnew followers and you will findthat Twitter is agreat place to be!

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