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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5 Ways to Avoid Being Filtered From Twitter Search

Twitter search is very important. If you do use it, you probably noticed that not all tweets show up in your search. The reason for this is that Twitter filters out certain tweets from Twitter search.

Your tweets not showing up in the search results is not a good thing, especially if you are using Twitter for business. Being filtered out is not good for your social presence either.

Therefore, today we will present you with 5 ways to avoid being filtered from Twitter search:

A Snap Shot from Twitter Search of beiruta

A Snap Shot from Twitter Search of beiruta

  1. Don’t spam: We all know by now that spam could devastate your presence on Twitter, so please don’t do it!
  2. Don’t post duplicate tweets: If you want to promote your website, blog, product, etc, better do it over a couple of hours. It’s very annoying to see your service or blog linked five times in a row. Continue reading »
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10 Ways To Get Yourself Fired Through Twitter

For me, it’s just common sense to separate my personal from my business life so it’s a no-brainer that I wouldn’t say anything that might cause me trouble at my work. Even though courts have already ruled that companies should not restrict their employees from talking about work on social media, it still is not worth risking it.

There are plenty of legal ways short of firing you to make your work life a living hell, however, for the following tweeps, they deserved to be fired, period.

Fake Over-time and Brag About It

It’s stupid enough to fake over-time, it’s a completely different level of stupid when you implicate yourself:

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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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