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