6 #TwitterTips to Master Twitter for Business
Twitter is a growing network, the fastest growing actually. The network experienced a 44% growth in users from 2012 to 2013. With 550 million registered users and 215 million monthly active users, the site is by far done showing us what it’s got. But right now, those millions of inactive users are, if I had to guess, business accounts that were created in a time of great optimism, and were abandoned like a new year’s resolution.
With this in mind, I wanted to provide every single individual with a twitter account, and wants to grow a community of loyal followers, to check out these 6 tips that will either jumpstart a following, or keep it from puttering out.
- If you start a tweet with an @ character, only the people who follow you AND the mentioned user will see it.
- If you are trying to reach business men/women, schedule your tweet just before or after the hour. That way you catch them between meetings and their desk.
- Make sure you’re favoriting and retweeting people who are sharing your content, even if they don’t directly mention you.
- If you are looking for retweets, keep your tweet around 100 characters so there is room for a retweeter’s additional text.
- The Twitter social network is unique in that it is totally acceptable to tweet out a blog post more than once in a day.
- Always give thanks for retweets and new follows either via DM or a tweet/follow