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        • @DavidSpinks If you're not seeing results, it's probably not twitter's fault, it's how you're using it. That's ok. Reevaluate why you're there and apply.
    #1
  • 3.
        • @divinewrite Help people.
    #2
  • 4.
        • @mooshinindy Be yourself on twitter. People will either love you or hate you for it but at least it's you.
    #3
  • 5.
        • @calamity7373 Create a dialogue with your followers, don't just push promotions about your brand in their face.
    #4
  • 6.
        • Twitter about how your promoting your business, or how your getting paid, give followers something they can use! @DunnMich
    #5
  • 7.
        • Don't just talk about your product, talk about your area of expertise. And the key talk - have a dialog with your customers or potential customers.
    #6
  • 8.
        • Be the first to share. Get an RSS feed of topical news for your industry and post a link as soon as breaking news hits the search engines.
    #7
  • 9.
        • @UTFCU From reports I've seen, we're the first credit union to use Twitter. We promote rates, products, special events.
    #8
  • 10.
        • Have you written a lot? Tweet the titles of all articles you have written, and each URL, so your followers can easily find them. @BeerFoxTM
    #9
  • 11.
        • Twitter is a conversation. Take some time to listen to what is going on and respond, don't just talk at people. @virtualewit
    #10
  • 12.
        • From @hatmandu: don't just use auto-follow tools to spam legions of people - instead, create individual conversations
    #11
  • 13.
        • Use Twitter as way to grow your networks on other social media channels. It can be the hub of your social media wheel, each channel a spoke
    #12
  • 14.
        • Marketing Is about promoting what your expertise is & how that is advantageous to someone else. Now get tweeting that!
    #13
  • 15.
        • Twitter is not a scripted dialog. It is an open conversation between you, your followers and your potential followers. @followthecolson
    #14
  • 16.
        • We all got to learn somehow! Just so much to learn, and so many followers.
    #15
  • 17.
        • If someone you know has good news (e.g., been promoted), but is too modest to Tweet about it, you might consider Tweeting about it yourself. @appellatelaw
    #16
  • 18.
        • @bradjward Don't get caught up in the numbers game. 100 relevant followers on Twitter is worth more than 1000 followers any day of the week.
    #17
  • 19.
        • @makingcjc learn ow to RT (re-tweet) it not only helps you stay active, but let's people know what your interested in.
    #18
  • 20.
        • "Retweet" is a powerful tool on Twitter; helps to build your brand, following, trust & seen as an expert in your field. @mayhemstudios
    #19
  • 21.
        • Twitter is as good as the people you follow. @lookwebdesign
    #20
  • 22.
        • @ sarahebuckner : It drives me crazy when people don't post for a few hours, then post 9 times in a row. If they do that a lot, I unfollow.
    #21
  • 23.
        • @KristieKreation Don't just retweet, post links and post quotes!! Make sure you carry on conversations so others know a little about you.
    #22
  • 24.
        • @ TimPiazza : When you trend, trying to follow your brand is like riding in the front of a roller coaster. Every moment thrills and scares.
    #23
  • 25.
        • @ watsonk2 : Tweet 80% content your readers will find helpful and 20% self promotion. A good mix will get you farther than 100% promotion.
    #24
  • 26.
        • @ Arsene333 : Before you click send ask yourself "Would I follow this person solely based on this one tweet?" If yes, clink send.
    #25
  • 27.
        • Find the perfect balance between the quantity of your tweet versus the quality.
    #26
  • 28.
        • Make sure you're able to talk to the people who follow you. Make sure your on when their own, and free to chat.
    #27
  • 29.
        • If business has taught you anything is that you have to pick a niche. Apply that to Twitter.
    #28
  • 30.
        • DON'T BE STUCK UP! Talk to the people who took time to mention you, follow you, and/or DM you.
    #29
  • 31.
        • @ SandyDfromNJ : Twitter is a great place to clarify your vision, mission & message. Are you being Re-Tweeted?
    #30
  • 32.
        • Like in Shakespeare the more interesting characters are rounded, not flat or static. So be well rounded (or appear to be).
    #31
  • 33.
        • First- Get followers. Second- Keep followers. Sounds easy right? It's actually not. It takes patience and hard work.
    #32
  • 34.
        • @ Arsene333 : Think of Twitter as your own public relations campaign.
    #33
  • 35.
        • You are the brand!!! Nothing else. You're selling yourself as a person and showing that you are worthy of being followed.
    #34
  • 36.
        • B human. dont B the person who only talks abt their product/service. Interact w/ ppl (RT, DM, etc) on a personal level.
    #35
  • 37.
        • Don't be all over the place. Be known as the go to page for a topic, and as a reliable source for information on that topic.
    #36
  • 38.
        • @ jennielees : Pay it forward - giving is as good as getting, and social capital is invaluable. It's not all about you any more.
    #37
  • 39.
        • @ douglaskarr Find out who is tweeting your links with Backtweets http: //backtweets .com/
    #38
  • 40.
        • @Alonis DO NOT PUSH YOUR PRODUCT. There, in 26 characters.
    #39
  • 41.
        • @azvibe Don't use twitter if all you're going to do is promote the latest and greatest or ask for help for your business. Be yourself!!
    #40
  • 42.
        • @ KevinEikenberry : The 3 Twitter Marketing P's To use twitter effectively, be provocative, provide value, and most of all, be personable
    #41
  • 43.
        • Remember that Twitter is about communicating, not marketing. Focus on adding value to the conversation, not selling something to someone
    #42
  • 44.
        • @Chadrichards identify, engage, respond, repeat ;)
    #43
  • 45.
        • @JillHarding Simply be genuine and share useful information as in time it will come back to you.
    #44
  • 46.
        • @bnyquist Don't constantly or ever change your avatar as it's one of the main consistencies in your online branding.
    #45
  • 47.
        • If you murder someone, don’t Tweet about it. Bad for the brand @brianspaeth
    #46
  • 48.
        • Broadsting is great for TV. Not for Twitter. Participation is a two-way street. Get to know your groups and they will get to know you. @chuckgose
    #47
  • 49.
        • Focus on building conversations and relationships and the followers will come @roundpeg
    #48
  • 50.
        • Keep your business and personal life separate. Would you like to see someone you were considering to do work for you drinking on a boat?
    #49
  • 51.
        • Build relationships. Share ideas and info with people who have similar interests and then meet them offline @gioias
    #50
  • 52.
        • Since becoming a Twitter user, a link in each tweet back to my web has increased traffic
    #51
  • 53.
        • Listen. Listen. Listen. And engage in conversations. Do not spam
    #52
  • 54.
        • Understand your business purposes for spending time and energy on Twitter @whalehunters
    #53
  • 55.
        • Twitter is a great equalizer. CEOs, gurus, and regular joes all have to make the best of 140 characters. @karamartens
    #54
  • 56.
        • Be mindful that your horse precedes your cart. Relationships are key. @fleurdeleigh
    #55
  • 57.
        • BROADCASTING is one thing. LISTENING is a major thing and REACTING is the real thing @gambitfauri
    #56
  • 58.
        • Have fun. Meet people. Share ideas. They visit your website.
    #57
  • 59.
        • Content is king @taskwum
    #58
  • 60.
        • Putting a real name and face on your identity allows customers to associate with your brand on a personal level
    #59
  • 61.
        • Employ a content lure strategy. You point users to help content in exchange for influence
    #60
  • 62.
        • @jecates Following thousands of people hoping to get their attention is more likely to get you blocked than followed
    #61
  • 63.
        • @ForwardSteps Want your blog posts fed to Twitter? In friendfeed setting, you’ll see Twitter publishing.
    #62
  • 64.
        • With every tweet you’re either giving people a reason to retweet or you’re giving them a reason to unfollow @claymabbitt
    #63
  • 65.
        • @augie_malson develop/build relationships with your (potential followers) 2.use a background image that connects to your other sites.
    #64
  • 66.
        • Listen think then react. Don’t tweet just because. Many following doesn’t mean you are a “super star” @greenphare
    #65
  • 67.
        • @unmarketing Twitter is a conversation about your business/industry whether you're there or not. Your choice.
    #66
  • 68.
        • I might be crazy enough to believe Twitter can lead Social Awareness movements. Lead people to involvement @BeTheLink
    #67
  • 69.
        • If you can’t have a vested, genuine interest in your followers then you are in the wrong business @PhillipM
    #68
  • 70.
        • Tweet about other people’s stuff.
    #69
  • 71.
        • Build relationships through interaction and remember quality of content over quantity will get you the right followers @yougonetwork
    #70
  • 72.
        • @unmarketing Take 5 min daily to reply/retweet others, nothing about you. Engage, interact, build.
    #71
  • 73.
        • Twitter works best when integrated. Use it to supplement blogging and other social media efforts
    #72
  • 74.
        • Don’t overplan or overtest. Just do it and see how it works. @tushin
    #73
  • 75.
        • If you expect people to RT your post leave 20 -25 characters for convenient RTs! @chrisfyvie
    #74
  • 76.
        • Watch, learn, and listen – then jump on in. You can’t understand social media until you use it. @VisitFingerLake
    #75
  • 77.
        • Do not put all of your eggs in one basket @pmhub
    #76
  • 78.
        • Twitter marketing is cheap, easy, and effective. If you can’t do it alone get some help.
    #77
  • 79.
        • All tweets are read – not just your branding or marketing ones. Be careful what you tweet! @krisplantrich
    #78
  • 80.
        • @LindsayManfredi Twitter should be about relationship building and trust. Use it wisely and people will get that. Please don't try to sell to me.
    #79
  • 81.
        • @MrBusinessGolf My thoughts are the best market to be in is the market you create.
    #80
  • 82.
        • @coffee_online If it smells of marketing then you're going to convince no-one. That includes spraying fake camouflage scent to cover your tracks
    #81
  • 83.
        • @socialjulie Good marketers can focus on intricacies with a short lens and can then strategize with a long lens and with a strong ROI filter
    #82
  • 84.
        • Don’t be a tweet hog! 15 tweets in a row gets irritating @krisplantrich
    #83
  • 85.
        • @AlaneAnderson Don't be the JERK at the party that just wants to sell u something.
    #84
  • 86.
        • If all of your links point back to you chances are I am going to ignore you @makeseriously
    #85
  • 87.
        • Speak simple. Share Your passion. RT the best words of others. @MacksMind
    #86
  • 88.
        • Building communities that will be sticky takes longer than a few tweets – tweet early and tweet often.
    #87
  • 89.
        • @ForwardSteps Remember to leave 20 or so characters free at the end of tweets, for news that you’d like others to RT
    #88
  • 90. @jacobm Promote your twitter name, I have a link to my twitter profile in my email signature, on my business cards, and at the end of all of my posts. #89
  • 91.
        • Be a person to follow – not just a Twitter account @ericblonde
    #90
  • 92.
        • Make friends with your followers and tweet then as you’d like them to tweet you @Aislinnye
    #91
  • 93.
        • Don’t think Twitter can’t be useful for something. You can sell, broadcast, activate, converse, and share. @JasonFalls
    #92
  • 94.
        • Expertise, sex, news, controversy, and humor get retweeted. Making fun of yourself is my favorites. @briancarter
    #93
  • 95.
        • Tweet funny stuff in funique (fun+unique) ways. Funky ways works too. Funquee. @briancarter
    #94
  • 96.
        • Be shockingly honest. Usually at least one person connects with that.
    #95
  • 97.
        • Always remember you were a beginner once too @sarahrobinson
    #96
  • 98.
        • @photogeneve if you are a business, don’t always try to promote! Share things you find interesting, and others might too
    #97
  • 99.
        • Don’t answer “What Are You Doing? Instead: Reply, Retweet, and Respect (by following back those who follow you @authorlisalogan
    #98
  • 100.
        • @jennypratt Be Bold. Have an opinion. Talk to strangers and have fun!
    #99
  • 101.
        • Twitter bios rule. If say something interesting about yourself in 140 characters imagine what you can do with stuff you really care about? @jennypratt
    #100
  • 102.
        • Follow people outside your niche. I’ve read books I would have never known existed all from random tweets.
    #101
  • 103.
        • Honestly, I really don’t care what you have for lunch. But I do care to know about the light moment you created @jennypratt
    #102
  • 104.
        • Don’t be a marter. Be a friend. Be a resource. Be yourself. @donschindler
    #103
  • 105.
        • When tweeting, you don't need to make it all about you.
    #104
  • 106.
        • Staying on message in Twitter is dangerous. Learn to adapt and listen to what they are telling about your service/product
    #105
  • 107.
        • @askfrasco Twitter is a give and take relationship, you have to contribute yourself in order to have others contribute to you.
    #106
  • 108.
        • It's called a "social network" for a reason build your network online as you would in real time | you don't have 2 to like every @homestarstaging
    #107
  • 109.
        • @socialarts Find something that you care about, make it your goal to share that passion with followers, without expecting ANYTHING in return
    #108
  • 110.
        • @Leahsgotit Encourage followers, all R potential customers. If 1 posts abt being down, send a cheer-up tweet, they'll remember U well 4 it.
    #109
  • 111.
        • Provide value and I will watch for more...
    #110
  • 112.
        • @tonymarshall Remember that it's called "tweeting," not "squawking."
    #111
  • 113.
        • @addresstwo a drawing at a tradeshow you have to tweet a link from the booth to enter. I got a ton of traffic off tweet-to-win back in may.
    #112
  • 114.
        • @LeahsGotIt Most imp., be genuine. Ppl will smell it if you're being a ratty salesperson. Yell 'n sell just as annoying in tweets as on TV.
    #113
  • 115.
        • @socialjulie Marketing on Twitter is really a stripped down type of marketing. It's authentic communication; no other approach will work.
    #114
  • 116.
        • @bradpiercephd "If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you"
    #115
  • 117.
        • @smquaseb Twitter is an ongoing conversation you participate in. It isn't about how much info you can shove out, it is about communicating.
    #116
  • 118.
        • @jacobm Remove people you follow if they don’t bring any value to you or if you just don’t find them interesting.
    #117
  • 119.
        • @blakenquist Don't talk AT people. Talk TO people. (or Don't broadcast. Engage.)
    #118
  • 120.
        • @JustShireen Talk. Interact. Respond. It should be a conversation, not a sales pitch.
    #119
  • 121.
        • @MarcusBarnes Posterous will allow you to easily post MP3s, files, videos and photos to Twitter .
    #120
  • 122.
        • @LisaMarieDias Keep in mind; even if you don’t have a fleet of followers, by tweeting, you are sending info out into the larger worldwide web .
    #121
  • 123.
        • @hendrylee Experience has told us that early adopters to a marketing technology that works is going to give an unfair advantage over others who come in much later.
    #122
  • 124.
        • @jacobm Follow people YOU think are interesting, don’t just follow folks because everyone else is.
    #123
  • 125.
        • @joshmiles Want to recruit your employees or coworkers to Tweet? First take a minute (in person) to explain what to do and why they should.
    #124
  • 126.
        • @wowbroadcasting Add the Twitter icon to your website
    #125
  • 127.
        • @OnRamp101 Don’t be a stranger. Say hi on the weekends. Tweet in the evening. Bring a bit of your self into your Tweeting, even if you’re using it primarily for business connections and learning.
    #126
  • 128.
        • @screationz First and foremost, you need to know the difference between posting often and spamming.
    #127
  • 129. @mpdotcom recommends finding a valuable blog post referenced on Twitter, leaving a comment on the blog, then retweeting it. #128
  • 130.
        • @ FranchiseKing suggests tweeting one of your recent press releases or blog posts daily, mixed in with other links to useful and relevant articles and blog postings.
    #129
  • 131.
        • @ MoxieMarketing creating a strategy before jumping into Twitter. What do you want to accomplish? Who do you want to reach?
    #130
  • 132.
        • @ timage T.W.E.E.T: "Timely, Worth reading, Educational, Entertaining, and Tweople-connecting."
    #131
  • 133.
        • @ JonBacon create real conversations, and remembering that everything you do on Twitter represents your brand.
    #132
  • 134.
        • @ searchguru note that best way to get retweeted is to post content that has value, such as useful blog post.
    #133
  • 135.
        • @LisaP check Twitter first thing in the morning, then spending about 10 minutes on it at two hour intervals to keep up with the most important tweets.
    #134
  • 136.
        • @ RainShadowVA tweeting periodically throughout the day, such as with your morning coffee, at lunch, at the end of the work day, and in the evening.
    #135
  • 137.
        • @DesireeScales HootSuite allows you to manage multiple Twitter profiles through a single interface and provides metrics showing the results of activities in Twitter .
    #136
  • 138.
        • @ MichaelHartzell creat a unique landing page to link to from your Twitter profile with a greeting and introduction that is a "secret page" only for your Twitter followers.
    #137
  • 139.
        • @ JoeManna note the importance of commitment, and recommends spending at least a half hour per day discovering and Tweeting.
    #138
  • 140.
        • @ StaciJShelton following people who retweet your content in order to build relationships with people who value what you share .
    #139
  • 141. @DellOutlet The shorter and more direct your message is, the more successful you're going to be. #140