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 »

Posted in Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

10 Great Tips from 10 Great Twitter Users!

Who can give you better advice on using Twitter effectively and creatively more than the “creme de la creme” of Twitter users themselves? The answer is simple: No one!

Therefore, for today’s post, I will be sharing with you 10 great tips from 10 equally great Twitter users that are sure to enhance your overall tweeting experience:

  • ryansholin – Be honest. Have fun. Don’t try to sell anything.
  • wpcandy – Twitter about stuff that has to do with your blog, but also Twitter stuff that has nothing to do with your blog.
  • scottkarp – Share links, share ideas, ask questions, answer questions — anything but “what are you doing?” unless it’s really interesting.
  • rosshill – Join the conversation, there are too many blog promoters on twitter who just broadcast. Learn @ and start networking :)
  • soniasimone – Write each word like it matters, because it does. Continue reading »
Posted in Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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 »

Posted in Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

5 Twitter Etiquette Tips for All Twitter Users

Twitter Etiquette

Twitter Etiquette

Tweeting “right” is not a piece of cake, especially if your intentions go beyond the random act of tweeting to actually promoting products, services and/or people.

Therefore, for today’s post, I”ll be sharing with you 5 Twitter etiquette tips that work for all you Twitter users out there:

  1. Avoid text speak and “dnt tlk lyk ths”- if you are not able squeeze a proper sentence into 140 characters (or, ideally, less), just keep on trying; nobody likes random, incomplete and senseless sentences!
  2. Find the balance between being overly negative and too happy. Neither are enormously popular except with others like them. Don’t be somebody you’re not, but if the real you is a jerk, a sap or a fraud, you should probably work on it.
  3. It goes without saying, but trolls, bullies, spammers and stalkers are not welcome (MySpace would work better for those!) Continue reading »
Posted in Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Keeping Twitter Relevant: The Art of Unfollowing [Reblog]

As you all now by now, Tweepi is a Twitter tool created to help you follow and unfollow tweeps easily and effectively.

Unfollowing via Tweepi

Unfollowing via Tweepi

Recently, we came across an interesting post by Soren Gordhamer in which answers a very important question when using tools such as Tweepi “When do we decide to unfollow or no longer receive another user’s updates?”

Here is what Soren has to say as a response to this infamous question:

1. Update Overload – Hold Back on the Posts, Please!

I want to know what people are doing and thinking, but I do not want to hear every little thing. If someone discovers fifteen news items a day, I would rather they put some time and thought into choosing the best three to post, instead of submitting all fifteen.

Short updates (or tweets) on social networks like Twitter allow us to do something quite phenomenal: we can now quickly and easily transfer small amounts of data from our mind into someone else’s. Large numbers of tweets often reveals that someone gives little consideration to this privilege, and as a result easily overwhelms others with information.

I generally find that if a person regularly posts more than five times a day, it is more information than I am interested in consuming, and I tend to inflow. Continue reading »

Posted in Clean up your Twitter, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment