6 Things About Twitter that Make Me Mad!

I love Twitter, I really do; I love how it connects you to people from all over the world, people who would never ever get the chance to meet otherwise! I also love how it helps you promote different products, services and people while having to stick to a certain number of characters which, naturally, teaches you how to be creative in a unique manner.

The Angry Twitter Bird :)

The Angry Twitter Bird :)

However, there are a few things about Twitter that can drive me (and many others) nuts. So, for today’s post, I will be sharing those things with you in order to help you realize what you should try to avoid when using Twitter so you will get less unfollows and more follows:

So what are the things that make me mad wen it comes to Twitter?

1. “So-Called Gurus” on Twitter:

Whether you are an expert in marketing or any other field, I think claiming that you are a “guru” is very pretentious and annoying. I actually know many so-called gurus who have less followers than regular, sharing and active tweeps!

2. Twitter Users with Eggs as Avatars:

I usually look at the avatars of those whom I intend to follow on Twitter. To me, an “egg” avatar is somewhat insulting in the sense that thousands of Twitter users took the time to make sure they have unique avatars while those with the egg avatars didn’t even bother. Here’s the thing: I will not follow you if you had an egg for your avatar, regardless of how active you are; others agree with me as well!

3. Bio-Less Twitter Profiles:

Your Twitter profile is your introduction to new followers as well as a great way to put yourself on the internet map, therefore, you should invest time in creating a strong bio for yourself. If you don’t, you will probably be unfollowed using applications such as Tweepi. Continue reading »

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10 Must Follow Twitter Users (1)

Tweeting is a fun activity; it could also be a great way for you to meet great Twitter users who can really enhance your tweeting experience tremendously!

Therefore, today I chose to share with you 10 of my favorite Twitter users so you can follow them and learn from their tweeting habits :)

1. @Chrisvossblog

Whether you are seeking random quotes or specific tips about a variety of topics, Chris Voss is the man for you! Not only is he an active tweep, he also retweets and reciprocates follows.

Chris Voss Blog

Chris Voss Blog

2. @LoriMoreno

Smart, beautiful and positively entertaining, Lori Moreno always has something to say, and it’s always good! Follow her and get a whiff of her wide knowledge about a variety of subjects and enjoy the quotes she shares about love and life.

Lori Moreno

Lori Moreno

3. @Johnlusher

One of the first tweeps I followed when I first joined Twitter, John Lusher has to be one of my favorite tweeps! He’s into social media, marketing, relationship building and content management amongst other things. He shares interesting information and he replies to your tweets and cares about what you say. You gotta love him!

John Lusher

John Lusher

4. @bkmacdaddy

With a unique sense of creativity and a good eye for design, bkmacdaddy is a great source for web and graphic design tips. He also shares fun links related to design as well as SEO and Twitter tips.

bkmacdaddy

bkmacdaddy

5. @ruhanirabin

Not only is this guy a genius, he is also a sweet heart! If you have a useful post with valuable information, he will retweet it for you and make it popular! Moreover, he shares really good tips about several topics and some motivational quotes as well.

Ruhani Rabin

Ruhani Rabin

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10 Valuable Twitter Tips for Small Businesses

Using Twitter for Your Small Business

Using Twitter for Your Small Business

Twitter can be used for business and pleasure. When used correctly, Twitter can be a great tool for small businesses to grow and prosper.

Therefore, today’s post will be a collection of 10 valuable tips every small business could benefit from:

1. As I have mentioned before, and I can’t stress this enough, do not use “eggs” as your Twitter avatar and be smart about your choice of Twitter background.

2. Use a business Twitter account to create a great place for customer relationship management. Teach your clients to use Twitter to keep with the happenings of your company. Also, it can help you share the news and information regarding the success of your clients.

3. Use Twitter as a discussion forum. Ask your clients and prospective clients what they would like to see, hear, taste, and experience.

4. Use Google Analytics to measure the traffic directed from Twitter to your blog or website. If you can measure the traffic related to sales or acquisitions it help you understand an ROI from the tool.

5. Encourage your employees to join Twitter and become part of the conversation.

6. Fill out your profile. Make sure you put information regarding your personal life as well as your business life. This is important because, yes, tweeps do check it. Continue reading »

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10 Tips to Increase the RTs You Get on Twitter

Some people think that it is easy to get retweets on Twitter. Trust me when I tell you: it’s NOT! More often than not, unless you are famous – a celebrity, singer, company, actor, politician and so on – your tweets might get lost in the tide!

So, from my experience on Twitter, here are 10 valuable tips which can help you increase the number of retweets you get on Twitter:

1. Make Your Tweets Count!

First and most importantly, you should always invest in your tweets. Your tweets are a reflection of who you are on Twitter so you should make them valuable and interesting enough to RT.

2. Choose Your Followers Carefully:

In case you haven’t realized it yet, you may have thousands of followers yet get a few retweets on your blog posts or in your mentions. If you are wondering why, remember that quality always comes before quantity. So, make sure the tweeps you want to follow are active on Twitter.

Check out the klout score & recent tweets to measure activity

Check out the klout score & recent tweets to measure activity

3. Don’t Be Selfish!

It is only natural that you should treat others like you want to be treated, this applies to Twitter as well. If you want others to retweet you, make sure you retweet others as well!

4. Tweet Your Gratitude:

I found it very useful to tweet my gratitude for the retweets I get every now and then. Showing your appreciation make a lot of difference and encourages tweeps to support you by retweeting you more often.

Nothing beats "thank you" tweets!

Nothing beats "thank you" tweets!

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