Twitter Tips and Tricks

16 10 2009

Twitter is rapidly becoming one of the most-used social networking sites for businesses.

But what is it that makes Twitter so good for businesses?

There are many reasons; the first would be that it is great for getting your message across to a lot of people. Twitter currently has around 6 million active users per month; many are businesses and many are individuals. In this post I am going to tell you how to make the most of this site.

When Twitter first originated, it was used by individuals to keep in touch with their friends, and to let them know what they are doing. Recently, however, businesses have discovered the potential Twitter has to grow their business.

Businesses use Twitter for a couple of different reasons; to build rapport with prospective clients, and to raise their brand awareness.

To be successful on Twitter as a business, there are a few simple rules;

  1. Increase your visibility. The more you tweet, the more people are likely to follow you. The more people that follow you, the more people you can get your message to.
  2. When you first join Twitter, you will have to create a profile. Think about the impression your profile has on people visiting it; is it boring, or is it something that intrigues the viewer, and makes them want to receive your tweets?
  3. When someone send you a message or tweets about you, don’t ignore it. This is exactly what you want from Twitter; a chance to interact with someone. Many people make the mistake of just tweeting and not interacting with other people. You shouldn’t do this; one of the main reasons for you joining Twitter is to interact with not only individuals, but other businesses as well
  4. NEVER tweet direct sales messages, such as ‘visit this site to buy …….’ You want to redirect people to your site, and your site will do the selling for you.
  5. Don’t just tweet about yourself; tweet about interesting articles you have read on the internet, and include a link to it
  6. Establish yourself as an expert – if people think of you as an expert in your industry, you are going to be the first person that they ask regarding a problem they may have. They also increases the chance that they will want to do business with you in the future.

And there you have it – a few tips to increase your success on Twitter. In my next post, I am going to give you a few tips to using Facebook for your business. Don’t miss it! If you have any more tips for Twitter, leave a comment.

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