Friday, August 26, 2011

3 Twitter Tips for Social Media Success

Twitter is a great tool for getting the word out about your business and establishing yourself as a credible source in your niche.

You’ll want to make sure you are doing a few things right from the beginning, though. Here are three Tips for using Twitter effectively and to attract your ideal following:

1. Do not follow people or post Tweets until you have completed your bio and posted your photo. Nothing bugs Twitter users more than not being able to find out a bit about who is following them.  In order to be credible on Twitter you must have your bio and photo available so take the time right away to get a photo uploaded and your 160 character bio completed.

2. Your bio is something you can freely play with. As you get more familiar with Twitter and the various communities you want to connect with it’s totally normal to change words, focus on different aspects of your business and it’s totally normal to put a personal thing or two in your bio too (like loves food, wine, travel, etc.) Focus on good keywords for Search Engine Optimization in your bio. Since you only have 160 characters, make every one count!

3. Start making lists using the “LIST” feature right from the start regarding people and topics you are interested in. Once you get a sizeable amount of followers it’s really difficult to go back and start putting them on various lists! Depending on your business, you may want to follow the current “gurus” in your profession and put them into a list so you can easily see that they are saying.

More tips to come and these three will put you out there in the right way and set you up for success!

 

 

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