10 Great Twitter Integration Tools

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There’s no better time to start utilizing Twitter integration tools than right now. Here are 10 of the most useful ways to start turning your site readers into Twitter followers, and vice versa:

  1. Add Tweets: Allows you to make your own Twitter update widgets for your site or blog using javascript.
  2. Twitterfeed: A tool which enables you to post your blog to Twitter and Facebook through your RSS feed.
  3. Follow Me On Twitter Buttons: A blog post which offers multiple choices for “Follow me on Twitter” buttons.
  4. Loudtwitter: Ships your tweets to your blog and allows you to find all the tweets that contain a specific term or phrase – be it a person, a domain name, or any phrase in general.
  5. PingTwitter: Enables you to automatically update your Twitter account when you publish a new blog post. Continue reading »
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How to Choose Your Twitter Headlines

When thinking of posting any type of content or reading material on Twitter, the most important thing to consider is your headline and it value. Your headline is more of a promise than a “catch phrase” thus a good headline promises some kind of benefit or reward in exchange for attention. That reward could range from an amusing diversion to the solution to a pressing problem.

One of the best ways which you could utilize to guarantee that your headlines always offer a compelling “reward” is to use the 4-U approach:

Your headlines must:

  1. Be USEFUL to the reader,
  2. Provide him/her with a sense of URGENCY,
  3. Convey the idea that the main benefit is somehow UNIQUE; and
  4. Do all of the above in an ULTRA-SPECIFIC way.

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10 Quick & Easy Tips for Designers on Twitter

Designers play a very important role in almost everything we see around us and especially on the internet. They rely on creativity and hard work to provide us with design solutions for websites, brochures, business cards and the likes which, in the end, act as the “face” of anything we are trying to promote.

As we all know, designers always have a lot on their hands so this post will be short and simple and will outline how designers could use Twitter to their benefit in terms of promoting what they do to their target audience.

1. Look for and follow other designers and design studios.
2.Use Twitter search to find jobs and projects.
3. Help the community by engaging, critiquing and responding to fellow designers’ questions.
4. Post your newest projects and published websites and keep your followers up to date with your achievements.
5. Tweet and discover new web resources. Continue reading »

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20 Twitter Hashtags for Writers

Twitter hashtags are both practical and valuable; using relevant hashtags in your tweets increases the likelihood of others seeing them and becoming followers. Moreover, hashtags are a great way to engage with any particular community of Twitter users.

Therefore, for today, I will be sharing with you 20 hashtags which every writer on Twitter can use to attract attention, build communities and make more Twitter friends:

#author
#poettues (writer chats)
#novels
#novelists
#100words
#poem
#vss (very, very short)
#poet
#poetry
#pubtip (publication tips)
#publishing
#scifi
#selfpublishing
#webfic (web fiction)
#weblit (web literature)
#wip (work in progress)
#writer
#writetip (writing advice)
#writing
#writingtips (writing advice)

Happy tweeting to all you writers out there :)

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10 Tips for Success on Twitter (2)

Welcome back to part 2 of our Twitter success tips. Here are 5 more tips to help you make better use of Twitter:

1. Invest in Efforts:

A quick direct message to thank a new follower, or a simple message sent to a Twitter friend you have not seen in a while says a lot about how important connections are to you. These extra efforts don’t take much time or effort, but mean the world as you are building and sustaining your network.

2. Ask Questions:

Never hesitate to continuously ask questions. Questions help initiate conversations and they help you and others learn new things all the time.

3. Proclaim:

Don’t be shy about proclaiming the accomplishments of others. Twitter is not only about self promotion but rather the promotion of all who can make the conversation better. ReTweeting, sharing links, and pointing your followers to others they may not yet know about adds value to the entire experience. Continue reading »

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10 Tips for Success on Twitter (1)

Ever wondered why you are not benefiting from Twitter as others are? Ever wondered where you have been going wrong? If so, this is the right post for you! Today we will be giving you 5 tips for success on Twitter that are easy to apply and have proven to be effective with many throughout their Twitter usage (and mine as well):

1. Repeat Your Tweets:

Many tweeps fear that repeating tweets every now and then could get them unfollowed in the long run. However, and from personal experience, I can assure you otherwise and that it is alright to repeat tweets every now and then in order to make sure that your Twitter friends end up seeing them (especially since many Twitter streams might be flooded with tweets and might simply miss yours).

2. Stay Upbeat & Positive:

Although you might not want to believe this, but no one likes drama, badmouthing or plain negativity. This doesn’t mean that you should be something you are not but with every tweet you have a choice. Be positive or stay away.

3. Test Your Tweet Times:

Tweets must always be planned based on where you are and what your time zone is. Therefore, it is important to test your tweet times. This can be achieved  using multiple bit.ly or ow.ly short URLs and via testing tweeting at different times of day. Give yourself the best chance of being RT’d by influential followers by knowing when they are likely to be on Twitter. Continue reading »

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