20 Nifty Twitter Tips To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

By on November 23, 2012

Learning Twitter tips like these will give you good insight into how you can improve your strategy, and ramp up your networking efforts this Thanksgiving. From now until Christmas, you have a window of opportunity to leverage these great ideas and make them work for your business. Today, I’m giving you a quick and easy list of pro tips for your Twitter strategy.

#1: Add a Page Header

You can now add a page header image (1200×600, max 5mb) make sure that yours helps define your brand identity.

#2: Bookmark Twitter Tips

Add a few key search terms on Twitter tips to your list of indexed keywords on Google, and have fresh information delivery to your inbox each day.

#3: Dial Back The Direct Promotion

Instead of publishing ad tweets, add value by promoting something worthwhile, and attach an ad message to that once the reader clicks through.

#4: Exclusive on Twitter

Treat your Twitter followers like they are special, and give them exclusive deals and coupons. These twitter tips will help expand your fan base.

#5: Be a Twitter Crusader

Your Twitter details belong on your business card, email signature, general stationary, website, sales pages, forum extension – everywhere you can put it.

#6: Use Lots of Images

One of the best Twitter tips I can give you is to focus on uploading images that enhance your tweets. People love to respond to the emotion in images.

#7: Find People on Twitter Directories

Want to add relevant people to your page? Use Twitter directories like Twollow, WeFollow.

#8: Resource Twitter Tips

Share resources with your community that are truly valuable and interesting. Anyone can find an infographic, but is yours something special?

#9: Make Hashtags a Habit

Use hashtags to describe your blog posts, Facebook updates or other content – or integrate a hashtag into important content, that will draw people to your Twitter page.

#10: Get on Expert Lists

Make friends with 5 key niche experts, and interact with them often. Twitter tips like this will get you put on expert lists, by the experts.

#11: Be a Twitter Chatter

Host live tweeting events or attend them to become more visible in your niche. There, you can connect, network and share with lots of influencers and potential followers.

#12: Focus on Quality Users

Focus on getting quality users by finding people to connect with who always share things on Twitter. Twitter tips like this will have a dead page transform into an active feed within days.

#13: Maintain Your Profile

Check on your connections daily, follow back, learn, reply, retweet – be active. You need to maintain your profile all the time.

#14: Use a Twitter Client

If you find direct platform use a bit much to manage, use a Twitter client like Tweetdeck. There you can form a strategy and schedule tweets.

#15: Focus on Variety

Twitter tips often don’t extend to the conversation itself, but that’s what you’re after. Focus on speaking to and about a variety of things (and people), to attract more followers.

#16: Creative DM Use

Don’t use your direct message system to try and sell something to new followers. Be creative, personal and add value instead.

#17: Be Direct and Honest

When connecting with people, get to the point! Be direct and honest and make your intentions known, or you won’t get replies.

#18: Thoughts VS Actions

Actions are important, but thoughts on Twitter matter more. A Twitter tips stream for example, with no opinion or substance won’t gain many followers.

#19: Showcase Twitter Talent

Use your Twitter community to enhance your blog, newsletter and other marketing goals. Roundups, shout-outs and ‘discussion topics of the week’ are a great place to start.

#20: Going The Extra Mile

Twitter tips like these will keep your profile buzzing! One last thought – Being on Twitter is like paying to get into a nightclub. You’ve made the effort to be there, but you won’t have a good time if you don’t reach out to other people. Buy people drinks, put a platter out – show them some great dance moves, and you won’t have to spend the night alone!

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About John Souza

John Souza is founder and chief strategist of SMMU and Social Media Impact, and is a bestselling business author. He won the 2011 Tech Marketing Awards ‘Social Media Marketer of the Year’ and most recently the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Online Education Site. John has appeared on The Michael Gerber Show, and his business has been honored at the Mashable Awards, Forbes Business Awards and The Stevie Awards.
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