Twitter Tips & Tricks Presented by: Sweta Patel Social Media Eatery
Objectives How to get more twitter followers, faster Creating a connection with followers Converting followers to fans of your products or services How to get your followers to re-tweet
How do you get more followers faster? “Twitter is like a box of chocolates” Add yourself to Twitter directories: i.eTwellow and Wefollow Use Twibes to group yourself with people who have similar interests
Okay I am in the directories, Now what? Create Content Find your Audience Spread the Word
Ideas Use Twitter as a tool for tech/customer support Connect your blog and other social media profiles to your Twitter page Learn to pitch Twitter influencers with articles relevant to their interest Explicitly ask another user to recommend your profile or exchange recommendations
Don’t Mass follow Mass follow= spammers Twitter sites:Twitter Blacklist and Twerpscan to show who is spamming and weed out people who try to follow many users in order to build an large audience.
Take Home Message Give value to your target audience share ideas promote your own website or blog “Twitter All About It (With a Link!)”
Creat a Connection Follow back to show them interest Answer any questions they may ask through their tweets Arrange Tweet-ups #FollowFriday (interest group) @shoutout
Write About Interesting Content Become the source of your Industry “Widget Discovery Solves World Hunger” “Band Named After Widget” Add Value “Widgets Invented by Forefathers” “How To Catch The Elusive E-Widget”
Other ideas Share ideas through Re-Tweeting Conduct a poll which engages your followers and share opinions
Do not only Promote your own stuff
Convert Followers to Fans and Products of your service Tweet them asking how their service was. This creates loyalty among your customers and eventually fans of your products
Keep Converting Provide VALUBLE Content! Didn’t I already say that? Hint Hint!
How to get Followers to Retweet Let’s See….. We need
Fresh Industry Perspective
And a dash of promotion.
…..and maybe some oregano.
More Ingredients for Re-Tweeting Twitter Contests People love to Re-Tweet quotes breaking news beautiful photos controversial topics questions jokes Make sure you expose your Twitter name everywhere so people know you
Take Home Messages Tweet other people’s blogs Recommend others through #FollowFridays Respond to Tweets Add them to a List
The Golden Rule Help 5 a Day Keeps the Fail Whale Away Everyday make it a point to visit 5 profiles and Retweet 5 tweets; respond to 5; or visit 5 of your followers blogs or websites Away!