5 Simple Steps to Going Viral on Twitter

Going Viral!

Successful viral marketing on Twitter is not as simple as many assume, however, with the right guidelines and steps, it can be done and bring about a rewarding outcome!

Therefore, for today’s post, I will be sharing you 5 simple steps to going viral on Twitter:

1. Call on Action:

Don’t take retweeting, or lack of it, lightly. An RT is a way to show your Twitter friends and followers that you care about them and about the content they share with you. If retweeting is the action you wish your readers to take, the best way to persuade people to do it is to motivate them to by asking or offering incentives. When tweeps retweets your content, they’re very likely to also repost your call to action, lending it their credibility and influence.

2. Timing is King:

There is a window of time during which sharing on Twitter occurs more often so you should keep an eye on the following:

  • The first few days of the business week.
  • Monday through Wednesday (weekends are usually slower).

3. Links Rule:

Almost 70% of all retweets contain a link. Therefore, if you want to spread your off-Twitter content, you should make sure that you do utilize links in your tweets. However, make sure you do mix it up with other types of tweets now and then and do not spam your followers with ads! Continue reading »

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6 Things About Twitter that Make Me Mad!

I love Twitter, I really do; I love how it connects you to people from all over the world, people who would never ever get the chance to meet otherwise! I also love how it helps you promote different products, services and people while having to stick to a certain number of characters which, naturally, teaches you how to be creative in a unique manner.

The Angry Twitter Bird :)

The Angry Twitter Bird :)

However, there are a few things about Twitter that can drive me (and many others) nuts. So, for today’s post, I will be sharing those things with you in order to help you realize what you should try to avoid when using Twitter so you will get less unfollows and more follows:

So what are the things that make me mad wen it comes to Twitter?

1. “So-Called Gurus” on Twitter:

Whether you are an expert in marketing or any other field, I think claiming that you are a “guru” is very pretentious and annoying. I actually know many so-called gurus who have less followers than regular, sharing and active tweeps!

2. Twitter Users with Eggs as Avatars:

I usually look at the avatars of those whom I intend to follow on Twitter. To me, an “egg” avatar is somewhat insulting in the sense that thousands of Twitter users took the time to make sure they have unique avatars while those with the egg avatars didn’t even bother. Here’s the thing: I will not follow you if you had an egg for your avatar, regardless of how active you are; others agree with me as well!

3. Bio-Less Twitter Profiles:

Your Twitter profile is your introduction to new followers as well as a great way to put yourself on the internet map, therefore, you should invest time in creating a strong bio for yourself. If you don’t, you will probably be unfollowed using applications such as Tweepi. Continue reading »

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10 Must Follow Twitter Users (1)

Tweeting is a fun activity; it could also be a great way for you to meet great Twitter users who can really enhance your tweeting experience tremendously!

Therefore, today I chose to share with you 10 of my favorite Twitter users so you can follow them and learn from their tweeting habits :)

1. @Chrisvossblog

Whether you are seeking random quotes or specific tips about a variety of topics, Chris Voss is the man for you! Not only is he an active tweep, he also retweets and reciprocates follows.

Chris Voss Blog

Chris Voss Blog

2. @LoriMoreno

Smart, beautiful and positively entertaining, Lori Moreno always has something to say, and it’s always good! Follow her and get a whiff of her wide knowledge about a variety of subjects and enjoy the quotes she shares about love and life.

Lori Moreno

Lori Moreno

3. @Johnlusher

One of the first tweeps I followed when I first joined Twitter, John Lusher has to be one of my favorite tweeps! He’s into social media, marketing, relationship building and content management amongst other things. He shares interesting information and he replies to your tweets and cares about what you say. You gotta love him!

John Lusher

John Lusher

4. @bkmacdaddy

With a unique sense of creativity and a good eye for design, bkmacdaddy is a great source for web and graphic design tips. He also shares fun links related to design as well as SEO and Twitter tips.

bkmacdaddy

bkmacdaddy

5. @ruhanirabin

Not only is this guy a genius, he is also a sweet heart! If you have a useful post with valuable information, he will retweet it for you and make it popular! Moreover, he shares really good tips about several topics and some motivational quotes as well.

Ruhani Rabin

Ruhani Rabin

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Top 10 Things That Make Twitter A Treat!

Twitter Value

Twitter Value

What is the real value of social media? What makes “the act of tweeting” a delicious treat?

Despite the stubborn stands against “tweeting” claiming it’s a waste of time and breach of privacy, it seems that Twitter does provide value to its users!

The top 10 value-driven reasons to use Twitter are:

  1. The marketing coup: Through consistent use, thousands of individuals and companies are utilizing Twitter to increase Web traffic, or to perpetuate a brand.
  2. Using Twitter, as opposed to E-mail, Blogs and Instant messaging, provides the value of fast and compact communication. If used correctly, Twitter is an attractive tool for sharing relevant content quickly with interested users.
  3. Twitter holds a high value to corporations. It helps them learn new things from their audience and in turn teach their target about their services/products; thus promoting collective intelligence.
  4. Twitter proves to be a very good way to connect with current friends and meet new ones in an engaging environment. Furthermore, Twitter provides its followers with the luxury of “venting” to friends about feelings, likes, dislikes, interests and so on.
  5. Twitter is everywhere! It has solved the problem of staying in touch when you’re not physically bound to your computer! Through Twitter, you can keep up with the buzz even when you’re on the move, with text or IM. Continue reading »
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Tweepi Tips: 10 Must-Know Twitter Pros & Cons

Many people have tried to capture the importance of  Twitter. In today’s post, we will introduce to you the top must-know advantages and disadvantages of  Twitter so you’ll be aware of how to use it in the safest and most valuable possible ways!

Twitter Pros & Cons

Twitter Pros & Cons

5 Must Know Disadvantages of Twitter:

  1. The wrong Twitter brand strategy could put you at a viral social disadvantage and may even damage your reputation, i.e, when you make a mistake offline, a few will know but when you make a mistake in front of hundreds or thousands of your Twitter audience, most of them will know!
  2. Using Twitter for marketing and advertising could be more time consuming than companies expect. Continue reading »
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