10 Valuable Twitter Tips for Small Businesses

Using Twitter for Your Small Business

Using Twitter for Your Small Business

Twitter can be used for business and pleasure. When used correctly, Twitter can be a great tool for small businesses to grow and prosper.

Therefore, today’s post will be a collection of 10 valuable tips every small business could benefit from:

1. As I have mentioned before, and I can’t stress this enough, do not use “eggs” as your Twitter avatar and be smart about your choice of Twitter background.

2. Use a business Twitter account to create a great place for customer relationship management. Teach your clients to use Twitter to keep with the happenings of your company. Also, it can help you share the news and information regarding the success of your clients.

3. Use Twitter as a discussion forum. Ask your clients and prospective clients what they would like to see, hear, taste, and experience.

4. Use Google Analytics to measure the traffic directed from Twitter to your blog or website. If you can measure the traffic related to sales or acquisitions it help you understand an ROI from the tool.

5. Encourage your employees to join Twitter and become part of the conversation.

6. Fill out your profile. Make sure you put information regarding your personal life as well as your business life. This is important because, yes, tweeps do check it. Continue reading »

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10 Twitter Mistakes You Should Avoid

Twitter Mistakes to Avoid

Twitter Mistakes to Avoid

When you are roaming the web, searching for valuable Twitter related tips, what you really want is tested tips that are effective and straight to the point.

Therefore, for today’s’ post, I will be sharing with you a list of 10 simple and direct Twitter mistakes you should avoid when using Twitter:

  1. Thou shall not blabber.
  2. Thou shall not follow random tweeps just to increase one’s number of followers.
  3. Thou shall not be inactive and complacent.
  4. Thou shall not talk too much about oneself and one’s achievements.
  5. Thou shall not expect to be retweeted if thou do not retweet in return. Continue reading »
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10 Tips to Increase the RTs You Get on Twitter

Some people think that it is easy to get retweets on Twitter. Trust me when I tell you: it’s NOT! More often than not, unless you are famous – a celebrity, singer, company, actor, politician and so on – your tweets might get lost in the tide!

So, from my experience on Twitter, here are 10 valuable tips which can help you increase the number of retweets you get on Twitter:

1. Make Your Tweets Count!

First and most importantly, you should always invest in your tweets. Your tweets are a reflection of who you are on Twitter so you should make them valuable and interesting enough to RT.

2. Choose Your Followers Carefully:

In case you haven’t realized it yet, you may have thousands of followers yet get a few retweets on your blog posts or in your mentions. If you are wondering why, remember that quality always comes before quantity. So, make sure the tweeps you want to follow are active on Twitter.

Check out the klout score & recent tweets to measure activity

Check out the klout score & recent tweets to measure activity

3. Don’t Be Selfish!

It is only natural that you should treat others like you want to be treated, this applies to Twitter as well. If you want others to retweet you, make sure you retweet others as well!

4. Tweet Your Gratitude:

I found it very useful to tweet my gratitude for the retweets I get every now and then. Showing your appreciation make a lot of difference and encourages tweeps to support you by retweeting you more often.

Nothing beats "thank you" tweets!

Nothing beats "thank you" tweets!

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10 Great Tips for Twitter Beginners

Tips for Beginners

Tips for Beginners

Many blogs seem to have forgotten that there are new Twitter users signing up every day; they focus their posts on those who know their way around Twitter and just end up providing all sorts of advanced tips!

However, we know better and therefore, out of concern for the new Twitter users, we bring you 10 great tips for Twitter beginners:

  1. Build lists to watch people who matter to you more closely.
  2. You don’t have to read EVERY tweet (it is a waste of time and effort!)
  3. Customized @replies and mentions show other tweeps your humanity and engagement.
  4. Shrink your ULRs; it saves characters and also helps you follow up on and track traffic. Ow.ly and bit.ly are my favorites, and they are free too!
  5. Use Search.twitter.com to find your friends, celebrities, or organizations, or for searching for specific topics you’re interested in. Continue reading »
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Quick Tweepi Tip: Unfollowing the Unfollowers

When using Tweepi to unfollow those who did not follow you back, you can choose amongst multiple presets such as Klout Score, Number of Tweets, Number of Followers and/or Time of Last Tweet.

However, since you can’t wait forever until a tweep decides to follow you back, you can always depend on the “Date Followed” to make a decision about unfollowing tweeps.

Tweepi Presets to Use for Unfollowing Tweeps

Tweepi Presets to Use for Unfollowing Tweeps

Personally, I give tweeps up to 2 days to follow me back, a longer time period would mean:

  1. They are not interested in following me back.
  2. They do not know (and might never know) that I am following them.
  3. They are inactive.
Example of My Unfollowing Technique Using "Date Followed"

Example of my Unfollowing Technique Using "Date Followed"

Hope you found my tip useful.

Don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you have in the comments section below :)

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Tweepi Tips: Top 10 Twitter Dos

What are the best Twitter practices an active tweep can carry out to make the best out of his/her overall Twitter usage?

Tweepi will help you figure out the answer for this question by sharing with you our list of top 10 Twitter Dos!

1. Show your gratitude: As prayers are important in life, “thank you” mentions are as  important on Twitter!

@han_dry giving thanks :)

@han_dry giving thanks :)

2. Send out love and smiles: You might think it’s lame, but gathering a group of people who bring  a smile to your face, through their tweets, and sending them a smile every once in a while makes a huge difference.

3. Greet Your Fellow Tweeps: – with “good morning” and “good night” messages as often as you can, let people feel that you do care to greet them and not just advertise to them!

4. Be Creative! Why stick to the traditional already available hash tags and follow recommendations? Create your own!  Continue reading »

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