7 Tips for Twitter Success

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By: @Garin

Building a successful brand on Twitter is not rocket science.

Twitter success takes persistence and patience.

By making time for Twitter you open your brand up to a world of possibilities and with the following 7 steps you can build your twitter brand in a very powerful way.

1. Make Tweeting a Daily Habit

Install a Twitter app into your phone, and sign up for a Hootsuite account.  Try to respond to any @mentions you get as fast as possible.  Engaging on Twitter is the key to success, and the more you put into Twitter the more you will get out.

2. Tweet Valuable Stuff

Tweeting valuable information is an excellent way to get more retweets.  Getting more retweets lead to getting more Twitter followers, and more followers is an important element of a strong network.

3. Don’t Spamreport-twitter-spam

Noone likes spam.  Spam people and they will unfollow you.  Report spam to @spam, or by clicking the gear icon and then selecting “Report spam” in the web browser based version of Twitter.

4. Timing is Important

Timing on Twitter is vital to spreading your message far and wide.  Twitter is far busier during the week than it is on the weekend.  Peak traffic time on Twitter is typically between 3-5pm, and is  busier as the week winds down, on Thursday and Friday especially.  Use tweet scheduling tools like Hootsuite to ensure that your bestcontent goes out during these times.

5. Don’t Hide Behind a Logo

People connect with people, not logos.  If you do not use a picture of yourself for your profile pic you are missing out on many people who would rather follow someone who is not hiding their face.

Just because your logo is not your profile pic does not mean you can’t custom brand your Twitter profile.  Your background is customizable, and a great place for company logo’s and information.

6. Reciprocity is Key

On Twitter it’s often true that you get what you give.  Retweet others and the chances that they will follow and retweet you increase exponentially.

Suggest others for #FollowFriday and you will often find that they will to do the same for you.

7. Link it up

Throw down links to your Twitter profile wherever possible, and more people will follow you.  Use links in your tweets and more people will retweet you.

bit.ly, goo.gl, and su.pr are three of the best link shorteners to use for links in tweets, as they will lead to the most clicks through to your content.

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9 Responses to 7 Tips for Twitter Success

  1. Rita DeLongchamp February 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    Learn something new every day.

  2. Rita DeLongchamp February 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    Learning something new every day is fun.

  3. johngphoto February 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    I loved this post. It lays out basic rules that everyone should consider. I think of these as Twitter's 7 Commandments!

    Well done!
    – John

  4. Doncrawley April 2, 2011 at 6:16 am #

    Garin, you continue to provide THE GREATEST content and direction! Thanks so much … Don

  5. Sam Golden September 20, 2011 at 2:06 am #

    Good post as usual Garin, I've been trying to increase the amount of followers I have on twitter for a while now and despite the fact I have some valuable followers (journalists & politicians) I still don't have the numbers. If you get a chance to reccomend me as a accurate & dynamic source of international news then that would be amazing. Sam — @GoldenGatsby:twitter

    • Garin Kilpatrick September 20, 2011 at 5:16 am #

      Glad you like this Twitter success article Sam!  When it comes to Twitter followers quality matters more than quantity, but having a large list of followers will enable you to reach a wider audience, so you might be interested in this post about 50 ethical tips for getting more followers.  I've got your tweets on my radar and I'll keep you in mind for #FollowFriday!

      Cheers,
      Garin

  6. SocialExpert1 April 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

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